Communal Gaming

As the popularity of gaming expands, players turn to more communal methods of play

Implications - As gamer culture continues to expand with the advancements of technology and online interaction, players are becoming more open and expressive of their gaming habits as a means to connect with a societal emphasis on play. Adding more physical interaction to traditionally private methods of online gaming, high-tech gaming TVs and entertainment systems allows consumers to immerse themselves in fantasy while simultaneously opening up the door for more connected play.
SCORE: 2.9
Untested Top 5 Examples: 4,017 Total Clicks Jan 13 - Apr 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMultimediaGamesGadgets
Media Machine Consoles - The 'Qubi' Media Center Has Everything You Need for Entertainment
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 1,040 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 14
Media Machine Consoles
The 'Qubi' Media Center Has Everything You Need for Entertainment
The ‘Qubi’ Media Center is one of the most intuitive entertainment consoles that has been launched on Kickstarter. It combines a gaming console with a local streaming media center for... [More]
Cloud-Streamed Videogame Systems - The Sony PlayStation Now Just Launched at CES 2014
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,575 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 14
Cloud-Streamed Videogame Systems
The Sony PlayStation Now Just Launched at CES 2014
Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming system is about to make some waves. Sony’s announcement of a stream-based cloud system is showing the other companies it is (no pun intended) not playing... [More]
Video Game TV Stations - Xbox TV Will Be Coming Soon as Xbox One Will Get Its Own Programming
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 595 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 14
Video Game TV Stations
Xbox TV Will Be Coming Soon as Xbox One Will Get Its Own Programming
Xbox TV isn’t the working title but the idea that Microsoft’s newest system—the Xbox One—will be receiving its very own programming is very true. Since the Xbox One and PS4 were... [More]
Holistic Gamer-Friendly Spaces - New Illumiroom Microsoft Technology Expands the Borders of TV
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 389 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 13
Holistic Gamer-Friendly Spaces
New Illumiroom Microsoft Technology Expands the Borders of TV
Gamers are always looking for ways to expand immersion in their favorite games, so leave it to the minds behind the Xbox at Microsoft to turn an entire room into a gaming environment with Illumiroom... [More]
Voice-Activated Entertainment Systems - Microsoft’s New Xbox One Uses Voice and Face Recognito
SCORE: 1.5
Untested 418 Clicks Pub: May 22, 13
Voice-Activated Entertainment Systems
Microsoft’s New Xbox One Uses Voice and Face Recognito
Microsoft shows huge improvements since the original Xbox came out 12 years ago; the new Xbox ONE is “next generation,” according to President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment... [More]