Milwauke, Texas — Video game nights are back on the menu in the Dallas area, and the best ones are here to stay.
Milwaukee’s Madison Square Garden has the best games in the country, according to the American Gaming Association, a nonprofit group that counts the top 10 U.S. video game night markets.
The annual Madison Square Park, where the Dallas Mavericks play, has the biggest games, followed by the Houston Astrodome, which has the second-biggest games, and Dallas’ AT&T Center, which is the fourth-bigger game.
The list also includes several other venues with big games in Dallas, including the AT&Ts Center and the Texas Museum of Art.
The Milwaukee games have been on a steady decline over the past year, and a lot of that is due to the decline in video game viewership, according a group of local developers and industry experts who spoke to Bloomberg News.
The game industry in Milwaukee is in a decline, and many people are not spending money on video games anymore, said Michael Matson, vice president of media strategy for the Entertainment Software Association.
People don’t go to the movies anymore.
People don’t play video games.
People are not buying new games, so the market is not big anymore, Matson said.
They are going to the malls and shopping centers.
There’s a lot more competition for game nights, he said.
That’s part of the reason the Milwaukee market has such a big impact.
Games are a little more affordable in this country, and you have to spend a little bit more money for a game night.
I think it is still a very, very viable market, Mathy said.
The games are a great way for people to connect, to play, to socialize, he added.
I think they have great potential for the next decade and beyond.
Matson also sees a great future for the video game industry.
There is a lot happening in that space, and I think the game industry has a lot to offer.