As a kid, San Francisco seemed like the birthing ground of video game greatness. In and around the city, talented video game developers gathered to make magic.
Today, San Francisco, and its surrounding cities, are a dominant force in both game development and games journalism. But if a city — or now, the entire state of California — has so much power over an industry, is it in danger of inadvertently creating a monoculture?
If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series in which members of Polygon's editorial staff answer an important, unusual or agitating question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe an opportunity to speak with you directly via video.
Today, I'm joined by Senior Reporter Colin Campbell to answer this question: Does California have too much power over video games? The episode will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be available via YouTube following the recording.
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