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Mobile gaming moves beyond apps to mimic consoles

Implications - Smartphone gaming tends to evoke images of mainstream consumer-friendly apps, however, peripherals and in some cases, tweaked mobile design is skewing more toward the hardcore gamer. This is being executed by taking direct cues from console gaming. This shows a convergence of two opposing subcultures within gaming culture as a whole.
SCORE: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,125 Total Clicks May 16 - Dec 16
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This Year and Mild 368 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 16
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