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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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After debut, Star Trek: Discovery will only be available on CBS All Access
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Get yourself to a viewscreen: Sunday, September 24, 8:30pm ET is the moment that Star Trek fans have spent years waiting for. The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will broadcast on traditional television (your local CBS station) as a way to...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy
Ars TechnicaNathan Mattise
The early moments of Spettacolo, the latest documentary from the team behind the acclaimed 2010 work Marwencol, may cause travel lust. As the film gets underway, old brick buildings serve as a backdrop for European architecture and vistas, practically begging viewers to...
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Is beaming down in Star Trek a death sentence?
Ars TechnicaXaq Rzetelny
In the 2009 movie Star Trek, Captain Kirk and Sulu plummeted down toward the planet Vulcan without a parachute. “Beam us up, beam us up!” Kirk shouted in desperation. Then at the last second, after a tense scene of Chekov running top...
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PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up
Ars TechnicaSam Machkovech
It's inevitable: every time a wildly successful video game comes along, imitators quickly follow in its footsteps. The tradition began with Pong and Pac-Man clones, and that practice has continued on PCs, consoles, and smartphones ever since. "Homages" at best and "blatant...
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I have an SNES Classic Edition, and it rules
TechCrunchDevin Coldewey
Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from Nintendo containing what will likely be its hottest item since the NES Classic Edition… which is to say, of course, the SNES...
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Cleaning up from the quake, Mexico continues search for survivors and answers
PBSPbs Newshour
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, the death toll in Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico neared 300 today, as rain hampered rescue efforts in the capital, Mexico City. In a moment, William Brangham will have a...
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Firewatch dev starting his own studio
Game Industry International
Firewatch designer Nels Anderson today announced that he is starting up his own studio, called Caledonia. Details are scant, but the developer said on Twitter he has started forming a team "to make a sweet video game." Anderson was one of the...
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Ubisoft management gets big support as Vivendi threat looms
Game Industry International
There's no denying that Ubisoft is still quite concerned about the possibility of a hostile takeover from French media conglomerate Vivendi, which some reports indicate could be attempted this year. Vivendi holds 27% of Ubisoft's capital share and if it reaches 30%...
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GamesIndustry.biz's Best Places to Work Awards: In Pictures
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Yesterday, GamesIndustry.biz bestowed honors on 12 winners of our brand-new Best Places to Work in the UK games industry. As well as 12 certificates, we also honored three 'special recognition' prizes, which went to Failbetter Games (best small studio), Playground Games (best...
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How Video Game Obsession In Childhood Leads To Problems For Adults
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The quickest way to tell the difference between real life and video games: video games are fun. Cartoon by Steve Napierski. Comment on this story
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