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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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'FIFA 18' Name Change: 'EA Sports FIFA' is the new title for the Nintendo Switch version
Mic.com • Jason Faulkner
Turtle Rock’s Steve Goldstein believes the console game industry lacks risk takers
Venture Beat • Dean Takahashi
'League of Legends' the movie: Riot says it might be considering a full-length film
Mic.com • Alex Borkowski
'Hitman' games: Studio sale doesn't equal the end of the popular franchise
Mic.com • Brittany Vincent
Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset
Ars Technica • Ars Staff
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Might Actually Be The Best Value In Gaming
Forbes • Contributor, Paul Tassi
Destiny 2 moves to a more server-centric networking model
Ars Technica • Kyle Orland
Rime: Critical Consensus
Game Industry International
'Red Dead 2 Redemption' Release Date: Delay won't effect fall sales, GameStop says
Mic.com • Ryan Khosravi
Monster Hunter Switch reveal spikes Nintendo shares
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'FIFA 18' Name Change: 'EA Sports FIFA' is the new title for the Nintendo Switch version
Mic.comJason Faulkner
It seems that FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch is getting a name change when it launches in the fall. The Switch version of the game will be titled EA Sports FIFA according to the lineup for EA Play 2017, which was...
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Disney Channel, Gaming Software
Turtle Rock’s Steve Goldstein believes the console game industry lacks risk takers
Venture BeatDean Takahashi
I’ve formed a lot of opinions about the game industry over the years. And I recent got the chance to spout them in a conversation with Steve Goldstein, president of Turtle Rock Studios, the maker of the Evolve video game published by...
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Digital Media, Gaming Software
'League of Legends' the movie: Riot says it might be considering a full-length film
Mic.comAlex Borkowski
Aside from the inexplicably long-running Resident Evil series, movies about video games tend to be a bit of a mixed bag. Michael Fassbender couldn't save Assassin's Creed from being a dud, and the Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider reboot is being treated with...
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'Hitman' games: Studio sale doesn't equal the end of the popular franchise
Mic.comBrittany Vincent
Square Enix made the decision to "withdraw," as Polygon reported, from developer IO Interactive at the end of the previous fiscal year, which fell on March 31. The sale of the developer was a shocking move for some, especially for fans of...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset
Ars TechnicaArs Staff
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. If you want to run a ridiculously successful board gaming Kickstarter campaign, use this tried and tested...
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Gaming Software, Microsoft Corp
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Might Actually Be The Best Value In Gaming
ForbesContributor, Paul Tassi
Grab A Retirement Saver's Tax Credit Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Promoting your service as the “Netflix of X” has been a goal of many companies for ages now. I literally just logged into my home workout’s website and was told that thanks...
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Destiny 2 moves to a more server-centric networking model
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
With Destiny 2 moving the franchise to the PC for the first time, a lot of players were hoping Activision would use dedicated servers to ensure stability and reliability. The company mentioned last week that those hopes for a dedicated server wouldn't...
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Rime: Critical Consensus
Game Industry International
After four years, Rime has finally landed on shelves. The third title from Spanish studio Tequila Works - following Deadlight and The Sexy Brutale, the latter a joint venture with Cavalier Games Studios - Rime originally debuted back in 2013 as a...
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'Red Dead 2 Redemption' Release Date: Delay won't effect fall sales, GameStop says
Mic.comRyan Khosravi
It was announced recently that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date has been delayed. Instead of launching in fall 2017, as previously promised, the game will now arrive in spring 2018 instead. Red Dead Redemption 2 release date: What it means...
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Monster Hunter Switch reveal spikes Nintendo shares
Game Industry International
Nintendo's share price surged today after the announcement of a potentially key piece of third-party software support. As noted by CNBC, Nintendo shares closed trading up almost 5.5% to ¥33,510 ($300.72) after Capcom's Friday announcement that it would be bringing Monster Hunter...
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