In partnership with Quartz
Future of Gaming
Video games are more artistic, interesting, and immersive than ever before. As gaming becomes the dominant form of entertainment this century, game developers increasingly track player behavior to tailor experiences that will keep people playing longer and spending more money. So even as games become more artistic and interesting, they’re looking more and more like gambling all the time.
What Happens Next
What Happens Next, produced in collaboration by Retro Report and Quartz, is a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine radical transformations coming to central aspects of life in the near future, through the experience of people already living them out.
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