Metro ServiceToday’s multiplayer online games feature participants from all walks of life who connect via their gaming consoles, computers, tablets, and smartphones. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Video games have a strong and enduring fanbase. Since their inception in the early 1970s, video games have been a popular component of personal recreation and culture. The Entertainment Software Association annual report says 65 percent of homes in the United States own a gaming device, while 48 percent own “a dedicated game console.” The report also indicates consumers spent $25.5 billion on gaming in 2015, with $16.5 billion on gaming content alone. Although video games originated as arcade entertainment and one- or two-player
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