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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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Detroit developer sues French press over “toxic culture” reports
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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review: Grandpa battle simulator
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Video: Ben Brode dishes on the secrets of Hearthstone
Ars Technica • Kyle Orland
Westworld producers are set to adapt a William Gibson novel for Amazon
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Former Microsoft designer leaks likely future of Windows and Xbox “avatars”
Ars Technica • Sam Machkovech
Sega to release Mega Drive Mini this year
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The new 'God of War' is a major technical achievement — here are 5 ways it nails the fine details
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A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?
The New York TimesJason M. Bailey
In the 1980s, arcade games chugged quarters as players tried to reach new levels. Today, many video games let players at home spend a dollar — or much more — to open digital “loot boxes” that offer features like new character outfits...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
Newly published Tegra bootROM exploit could be a big headache for Nintendo and others.
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Detroit developer sues French press over “toxic culture” reports
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
Developer goes to court to fight what it calls a "smear campaign."
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review: Grandpa battle simulator
Ars TechnicaArs Staff
Age hasn’t slowed down Yakuza’s lead character in his final starring game.
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Video: Ben Brode dishes on the secrets of Hearthstone
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
Part two in our continuing video series on the unsolved mysteries of popular games.
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Westworld producers are set to adapt a William Gibson novel for Amazon
Ars TechnicaSamuel Axon
The trend of streaming TV adaptions of classic sci-fi works continues.
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Former Microsoft designer leaks likely future of Windows and Xbox “avatars”
Ars TechnicaSam Machkovech
Originally slated to launch by end of 2017; closely resembles last E3's reveal.
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Consumer Electronics, Gaming Software
Sega to release Mega Drive Mini this year
TechCrunchMatt Burns
Just like Nintendo before it, Sega is releasing a mini version of its iconic Mega Drive game system. The system is supposed to be available sometime in 2018 and the company also announced at least 15 classic Sega games will hit the...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
The new 'God of War' is a major technical achievement — here are 5 ways it nails the fine details
Business InsiderDave Smith
Dave Smith/ "God of War," which launches as a PlayStation 4 exclusive on April 20, is a major technical achievement that raises the bar for all other video games. While we've already shared many of our (very positive) thoughts on the game...
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Sci-fi stunner Prospect values small stories in a galaxy far, far away
Ars TechnicaNathan Mattise
Western meets DIY in this space saga that's pretty enough to hang in a gallery.
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