Playing video games, whether on smartphones, tablets, consoles, or PCs, has been mainstream for some time. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic and all the subsequent upheavals from the previous year, the hobby catered to by a multibillion-dollar industry has spread its influence deeper into the global pop-culture zeitgeist.

Cheddar's Baker Machado and Azia Celestino break down gaming from the console wars to the gamification of job recruiting.