Welcome to State of Play, a new editorial column from Pixelated Geek. In State of Play, we’ll be dealing with major issues in the gaming community and reaching out for feedback and interaction. Our goal with State of Play is to create a respectful, professional, and insightful dialogue within a group of serious interested parties. Games are a serious business. They’re not just the largest moving part of the entertainment economy, they’re a form of expression where emotionally impactful stories are told throughout communities that grow and bond, as well as an important educational tool. We take games seriously, and the goal of this article is to seriously analyze the serious business of games.