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Kansas City Gamers Find Community And A Virtual Escape Amid Pandemic Pressures

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Alex Carmichael
The video game industry earned a record $10.8 billion in first quarter profits in 2020.

From Assassin's Creed to Animal Crossing, video games have provided a much needed outlet for those stuck at home.

The coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing restrictions may well be behind the gaming industry's $10 billion in first quarter sales. Today, players explain what having other worlds to experience means in the midst of the pandemic.

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