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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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GameInfluencer raises funding for influencer marketing platform
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Fan project makes 2D Breath of the Wild prototype a reality
Ars Technica • Kyle Orland
Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial slurs
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‘Scanner Sombre’ arms you with lidar for a gorgeous, creepy explore-’em-up
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Critical Consensus
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Netflix to borrow additional $1 billion to produce more original movies and shows
Ars Technica • Valentina Palladino
Avalanche takes over $10M in funding from Nordisk film
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This might be your last chance to buy the NES Classic
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GameInfluencer raises funding for influencer marketing platform
Venture BeatDean Takahashi
GameInfluencer, a startup with a platform for influencer marketing campaigns for digital games, has raised an undisclosed amount of money from European game insiders. The Munich-based company said it raised a six-digit amount in euros from investors including Heiko Hubertz, former Bigpoint...
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Gaming Software, Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley season 4 starts by teetering on the edge of repetition
Ars TechnicaJoe Mullin
Stop me if you've heard this one before: On Silicon Valley, the show's main character, Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) is actually facing some small degree of success. But he panics in the face of it, then runs headlong into an awkward confrontation...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Fan project makes 2D Breath of the Wild prototype a reality
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
At last month's Game Developer's conference, Nintendo set Zelda fans' imaginations running wild with screenshots from a 2D version of Breath of the Wild that was used to prototype the sprawling open-world game. Now, one fan is working to give you a...
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Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial slurs
Game Industry International
Toronto Esports announced yesterday that it released pro Overwatch player Matt "Dellor" Vaughn after he grew frustrated during a recent Twitch stream of the game and repeatedly used a racial slur, as reported by PVP Live. In a statement confirming the dismissal,...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
‘Scanner Sombre’ arms you with lidar for a gorgeous, creepy explore-’em-up
TechCrunchDevin Coldewey
Something about the polychromatic pointillism of lidar imagery has always intrigued me, but as a writer I can’t say I have many opportunities to use the technology. That’s why I’m excited about a lovely looking new game from the creators of Prison...
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Gaming Software
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Critical Consensus
Game Industry International
After The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo Switch launch lineup was a bit thin by design. Nintendo determined it was more important to have a regular cadence of high-quality first-party titles post-launch than to have a robust slate...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Netflix to borrow additional $1 billion to produce more original movies and shows
Ars TechnicaValentina Palladino
Netflix's ambitious plans to release more original movies and TV shows are well-known, but we now have a clearer picture of the price. Netflix announced that it would raise an additional €1 billion, or about $1.08 billion, from "non-US persons" to fund...
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Avalanche takes over $10M in funding from Nordisk film
Game Industry International
Avalanche Studios, the Stockholm headquartered developer of Just Cause, theHunter and Mad Max, has secured over $10 million in investment from Scandinavian media company Nordisk Film, which will make the operator a minority interest stakeholder in the company. "It's great to have...
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Consumer Electronics, Gaming Software
This might be your last chance to buy the NES Classic
TechCrunchRomain Dillet
Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. While this decision is still puzzling, you might still be looking to buy one before it disappears into the ether forever. Best Buy stores have some of the last units starting today. If you plan...
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Gaming Software, Reddit
Decrypted: The Expanse “It’s part of the equation now”
Ars TechnicaJonathan M. Gitlin
It's been a fun 13 weeks, but the second season of The Expanse has finally drawn to a close. Did it feel like a satisfying conclusion to you? Readers of the books will note we're still not quite at the end of...
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