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Developments in gaming software have powered growth and made the video game industry one of the largest in the entertainment sector. It is an industry that is dominated by the next big thing though, so it is constantly evolving. Stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in gaming software news with the free Wiser daily email. Gaming software traces its origins back to the 1970s, and today it is a multi-billion dollar industry. It has two main branches - console gaming and mobile device gaming. In terms of hardware, the console gaming market is dominated by Sony's Playstation, Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo's Wii. But when it comes to software the industry is much more diverse, particularly when you look at gaming software on mobile devices. It has been a huge growth area in recent years, and that trend is set to continue. Other developments to expect in the future include virtual reality gaming and augmented reality gaming. Software designers are also dealing with changing demographics, including the trends of increasing numbers of older gamers and female gamers. You can get daily information on this fast-changing industry with the Wiser gaming software news email. Register today for free.

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Level up: How video games evolved to solve significant scientific problems
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The SNES Classic Edition Finally Went On Pre-Order At Walmart, Then Sold Out Immediately
Forbes • Contributor, Dave Thier
Classic Video Game ‘Galaga’ to Be Developed Into Animated Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety • Henry Chu
'NBA 2K18': If Kyrie Irving Is Traded Before The Game Releases, What Happens To The Cover?
Forbes • Brian Mazique, Contributor
Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion
TechCrunch • Stefan Etienne
Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date
Game Industry International • Editor, James Brightman
Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable
TechCrunch • Lucas Matney
Atari Is Entering the Wearables Market in Oddest Possible Way: A 'Speaker Hat'
Inc. • Heather Wilde
Washington Governor to open VR and indie filled Casual Connect USA
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Mario Kart director philosophical about need for the blue shell
Ars Technica • Kyle Orland
 
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Level up: How video games evolved to solve significant scientific problems
Ars TechnicaArs Staff
In the early 1950s, just as rock ‘n’ roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and a scientist was behind it. In October 1958, Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist William Higinbotham...
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The SNES Classic Edition Finally Went On Pre-Order At Walmart, Then Sold Out Immediately
ForbesContributor, Dave Thier
It's been weeks, but the SNES Classic Edition finally went on pre-order in the United States. Last night, units became available on Walmart's website and sure enough, they sold out mere moments later. Nintendo first announced the micro-console back in June, and...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Classic Video Game ‘Galaga’ to Be Developed Into Animated Series (EXCLUSIVE)
VarietyHenry Chu
Anyone old enough to have set foot in a video arcade recognizes the name Galaga, the game that had players vaporizing housefly-like aliens in outer space. Now, in the endless hunt for marketable IP, the insectoids are getting their own back story....
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'NBA 2K18': If Kyrie Irving Is Traded Before The Game Releases, What Happens To The Cover?
ForbesBrian Mazique, Contributor
Kyrie Irving is an All-Star point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he's the cover athlete for NBA 2K18, but there's a chance only half of that statement will be true in the next few weeks. Per Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, Irving...
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Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion
TechCrunchStefan Etienne
Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). Created at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin in 2013, the IIDF has...
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Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date
Game Industry InternationalEditor, James Brightman
In an offical Oculus blog post yesterday, head of content Jason Rubin wrote a bit about the state of VR and Oculus specifically, revealing that, "Multiple games have passed the $1M mark, and players have logged more than 1.3M hours combined in...
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Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable
TechCrunchLucas Matney
Video games have never been just games, but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing much murkier. To hear more about it, join us at Disrupt SF...
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Atari Is Entering the Wearables Market in Oddest Possible Way: A 'Speaker Hat'
Inc.Heather Wilde
The year was 1982. The movie, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, was the most popular movie ever released. Atari was the most successful video game manufacturer on the planet. It seemed like a match made in heaven. What followed was the most disastrous event...
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Washington Governor to open VR and indie filled Casual Connect USA
Game Industry International
Jay Inslee, the Governor of Washington State, will deliver the opening address at Casual Connect USA next month, kickstarting a programme that brings together the leading names in VR and indie development. Inslee will welcome the Casual Connect conference to Seattle, its...
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Mario Kart director philosophical about need for the blue shell
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
Since its introduction in Mario Kart 64, the blue shell has become a universal shorthand for the perils of video game rubber-banding; an item I called "scourge of the skillful and the great white hope of the novice" in my own Mario...
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