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Last Updated: Saturday January 10 2009 13:29 GMT

Games to become 'top pastime'

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Computer games are set to take over all other formats of entertainment, according to console experts.

Lots of gamers got together for a big show in America to talk all things Playstation, Nintendo and Xbox.

The experts said that while the number of people going to the cinema and watching TV has fallen, the gaming industry has grown by a whopping 40%.

And they say gaming will become even more popular with more powerful consoles and more interactive games.

"Video games are poised to eclipse all other forms of entertainment in the decade ahead," said games studio boss Mike Griffith.