Want To Make Video Games? Not As Far-Fetched As You Think

Video games aren’t just for your nerdy cousin anymore. Is that even news in the age where it’s just as common for Mom to be playing Bejeweled on her iPhone as it is for Grandpa and the kids to share in a round of Wii bowling? No matter what, games are here—and so far, weathering the recession fairly well. U.S. sales of video games and consoles were up 9 percent in December 2008, 19 percent for all of last year. And not surprisingly, many of the companies that make these games are hiring.