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Top 100 Game Ideas in 2017

From Haptic Feedback VR Suits to Fantasy Game Pizza Menus

— January 27, 2018 — Tech
Though the 2017 game ideas here are certainly impressive, it's worth noting that there are some misconceptions about the gaming industry. Despite recent investments from traditional pro sports organizations in esports leagues, esports isn't nearly as big an industry as any of the traditional sport leagues.

Many like to bandy about the stat that the League of Legends finals had more online viewers than the Super Bowl, but according to several independent studies, the total viewership for the NFL (or for any other professional sports league) is currently far higher than the total viewership for esports — and that doesn't take into account other factors like sponsorships and promotions. The misconception is that while esports do indeed pull in viewers for big events, they don't come close to competing with the regular season consistency of traditional sports.

All this isn't meant to be damning against esports. In fact, it's just the opposite. That esports have even gotten to the point where it can be considered a serious competitor against traditional sports show the massive potential of the extremely young pastime. MLB has been around for well over 100 years; esports have been around for about 15 (and even that number is pushing it). The degree of precision and thought behind the 2017 game ideas reflects that absurdly quick development.
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Activity
Freshness
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Minuscule Gaming Controllers
Minuscule Gaming Controllers
The 8Bitdo Zero Easily Fits on a Keychain
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99
Hunter Arcade Games
Hunter Arcade Games
The Sure Shot HD at CES 2017 Turns Any TV into a Shooting Gallery
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98
Iconic Digital Football Games
Iconic Digital Football Games
The Mattel Classic Football Game Keychain is Intentionally Retro
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97
Prop Video Game Fists
Prop Video Game Fists
Sega Built a Real Power Fist Ahead of the Release of 'Warhammer: 40,000'
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96
Sculpted Lag-Free Monitors
Sculpted Lag-Free Monitors
The Massdrop Vast Curved Gaming Monitor Immerses Users in Gameplay
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95
Robotic Safari Adventure Games
Robotic Safari Adventure Games
'Horizon Zero Dawn' is an Exclusive Release for Playstation 4
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94
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
The NVADR ORION 4000x Game Computers Boast Impressive Specs
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93
Lightweight Mobile Gaming Systems
Lightweight Mobile Gaming Systems
The Nintendo 2DS XL Sports Large Screens and a Stylish Design
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92
Retro Game-Compatible Consoles
Retro Game-Compatible Consoles
The 'Seedi' Retro Gaming System Works with Old CD-ROMs
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91
Immersive Gaming Monitors
Immersive Gaming Monitors
The Samsung QLED Curved Gaming Monitor Has a 144Hz Refresh Rate
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90
Smartphone-Connected VR Systems
Smartphone-Connected VR Systems
Zeiss VR One Connect Puts PC VR Content on Mobile VR Headsets
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89
Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
The ATARI 9000 Video Gaming System Combines Functionalities
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88
Millennial-Focused Casino Games
Millennial-Focused Casino Games
'Line 'em Up' Hopes to Be the First Skill-Based Game in Casinos
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87
Ephemeral Football Games
Ephemeral Football Games
Anheuser-Busch Brought Back Its 90s 'Bud Bowl' Ad as a Snapchat Game
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86
In-Store Game Development Classes
In-Store Game Development Classes
Microsoft's Xbox Academy Teaches Game Development and More
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85
Voice-Controlled Murder Mysteries
Voice-Controlled Murder Mysteries
'The Wayne Investigation' is a Batman Story Told Through Alexa
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84
Goo-Shaped Gaming Controllers
Goo-Shaped Gaming Controllers
Hori Created a New PS4 Remote in Honor of Dragon Quest Xi
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83
Powerful PC Gaming Consoles
Powerful PC Gaming Consoles
The MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC Console is Laptop-Sized
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82
Automated Table Tennis Scorekeepers
Automated Table Tennis Scorekeepers
The 'SensorScore' Automatically Tracks Ping-Pong Game Score
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81
Arabic Emoji Games
Arabic Emoji Games
The New Wain Waleed Game Functions as an Extension of the Halla Walla App
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80
Gaming Subscription Boxes
Gaming Subscription Boxes
The ThinkGeek Capsule is a Limited Edition Service for Avid Gamers
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79
Antiquated Two-Player Consoles
Antiquated Two-Player Consoles
The Love Hulten Cary42 Console Boasts a Portable Design
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78
Analog Smartphone Game Controllers
Analog Smartphone Game Controllers
The 'Gamller' Gaming Controller Offers an Ergonomic Grip
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77
Fantasy Pizza Menus
Fantasy Pizza Menus
Domino's Recreated Popular Pizzas for Final Fantasy Fans
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76
Gamer Livestream Microphones
Gamer Livestream Microphones
The Razer Seiren X Condenser Microphone is Sleek and Powerful
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75
Anti-Technology Smartphone Apps
Anti-Technology Smartphone Apps
The 'Forest' App Plants a Garden That Flourishes Without You
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74
Educational Electronic Block Toys
Educational Electronic Block Toys
The 'HoneyComb' Electronic Toy Blocks are Simple to Use
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73
Elemental Experience Gaming Devices
Elemental Experience Gaming Devices
The 'Vortx' 4D Environmental Simulator Makes Gaming Intense
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72
DIY Gaming Consoles
DIY Gaming Consoles
'MAKERbuino' is a Customizable DIY Game Console That Can Be Made for $35
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71
Virtual Reality Sci-Fi Cartoons
Virtual Reality Sci-Fi Cartoons
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Offers a Deep Dive in the Show
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70
Smartphone Gaming Systems
Smartphone Gaming Systems
The Kanex GoPlay Sidekick Wireless Game Controllers are Highly Portable
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69
Candy Game-Inspired Fashion
Candy Game-Inspired Fashion
This New Moschino Capsule Collection Features Candy Crush Prints
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68
Photographic Dance Machines
Photographic Dance Machines
The Pop n’ Lock Dance Machine Blends Stop Animation and GIFs
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67
Streamlined Ergonomic Keyboard Kits
Streamlined Ergonomic Keyboard Kits
The Razer Turret Keyboard and Mouse Kit is for Avid Gamers
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66
Liquid-Cooled Gamer PCs
Liquid-Cooled Gamer PCs
The Alienware Area 51 X299 Can be Fitted with Intel Core i9 Processors
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65
Competitve GIF Games
Competitve GIF Games
GIFs Against Friends Challenges You to Make the Quickest and Best Reference
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64
Responsive HD Gaming Projectors
Responsive HD Gaming Projectors
The BenQ Gaming Projector Ensures a Lag-Free Image
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63
Chromatic PC Gamer Keyboards
Chromatic PC Gamer Keyboards
The Zalman ZM-K900M Mechanical Gaming Keyboards are Customizable
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62
Conceptual VR Console Headsets
Conceptual VR Console Headsets
The Nintendo Switch VR System Headset Imagines Capabilities
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61
Music-Mixing Games
Music-Mixing Games
Hasbro and Harmonix Teamed Up to Create 'DropMix'
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60
Pop Star Game Characters
Pop Star Game Characters
Ariana Grande's 'DW' Will Be in the Upcoming Final Fantasy Mobile Game
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59
Vulgar Cooking Games
Vulgar Cooking Games
Restaurant Dash with Gordon Ramsay is an iOS App Featuring the Celebrity Chef
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58
Handheld Retro Gaming Consoles
Handheld Retro Gaming Consoles
The Atari Flashback Portable Consoles Come Loaded with 60 Games
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57
Gaming Computer Console Cases
Gaming Computer Console Cases
The 'SENTRY' Game Computer Case Boasts a Slim Design Aesthetic
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56
Built-In Speaker Hats
Built-In Speaker Hats
The Atari Connected Life Speakerhat is Embedded with Audio Equipment
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55
Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
The Ataribox Wood Video Gaming Consoles are Exceptionally Sleek
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54
VR Arcade Cabinets
VR Arcade Cabinets
The 'VR Sense' Cabinet Recreates Environmental Effects in Virtual Reality
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53
Arcade-Like Gaming Retailers
Arcade-Like Gaming Retailers
The ASUS Republic of Gamers Store Lets Consumers Test Equipment
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52
Gearhead-Gamer Art Mashups
Gearhead-Gamer Art Mashups
These Video Game Console Cars Feature Retro and All-new Systems
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51
Cocktail Playing Cards
Cocktail Playing Cards
These Unique Cards Feature Drink Recipes and Beautiful Illustrations
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50
eSports Gaming Stadiums
eSports Gaming Stadiums
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a Large-Scale eSports Venue
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49
Gamer Soundbar Speakers
Gamer Soundbar Speakers
The Creative 'Sound BlasterX Katana' Computer Speakers are Immersive
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48
Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
This Gaming Booth is for Husbands to Use While Their Wives Shop
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47
Stress-Alleviating Game Controllers
Stress-Alleviating Game Controllers
The 'SimyBall' Lets You Play to Improve Mental Wellness
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46
Retro Projection Game Consoles
Retro Projection Game Consoles
The 'ZETTE SYSTEM' Gaming Portable is Made from Real Wood
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45
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
The Kinesis Gaming 'Freestyle Edge' Video Game Keyboard is Ergonomic
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44
Modular Portable Game Consoles
Modular Portable Game Consoles
The 'GameShell' Portable Console Lets You Play and Modify Games
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43
Glowing Electric Tube Games
Glowing Electric Tube Games
The Nixie Chess Set Game Uses Nixie Tubes for a Glowing Experience
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42
Dual-Power Supply Laptops
Dual-Power Supply Laptops
The Acer Predator 21 X Mobile Gaming Laptop Has a Curved Display
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41
Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
The Colorware Joycon Classic Controller is Inspired by the NES
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40
Body-Positive Fashion Games
Body-Positive Fashion Games
Popular Mobile App Covet Fashion Now Features 50 Models for Styling
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39
Modular Gaming Devices
Modular Gaming Devices
The 'Potan' Handheld Entertainment Device Has Interchangeable Components
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38
Chromatic Eye Test Games
Chromatic Eye Test Games
iGame's Free Eye Test Assesses Color Recognition
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37
Multi-Position Smartphone Gamepads
Multi-Position Smartphone Gamepads
The Conceptual Nintendo Cross Turns the iPhone into a Gameboy
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36
Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
Joint Stress-Relieving Keyboards
The 'X-Bows' Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Enables Faster Typing
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35
Team-Building eSports Platforms
Team-Building eSports Platforms
The HypSports App Helps Gamers Build a Team and Play New Events
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34
Portable Liquid-Cooled PC Consoles
Portable Liquid-Cooled PC Consoles
The Corsair One Pro Compact Gaming PC Can Go with You Anywhere
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33
Sports Material Joystick Covers
Sports Material Joystick Covers
The 'JoyTops' Incorporate Stylish Customization onto Joysticks
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32
Professional Gaming Shorts
Professional Gaming Shorts
KontrolFreek's Performance Gaming Wear is for Competitive Gaming
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31
Entertaining Virtual Reality Trilogies
Entertaining Virtual Reality Trilogies
Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab is a Free VR Experience
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30
Preschool Coding Game Pop-Ups
Preschool Coding Game Pop-Ups
Primo Toys' Pop-Up is Teaching Preschoolers About Coding
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29
Universal Customizable Controllers
Universal Customizable Controllers
The 'ALL Controller' is Compatible with All of Your Devices
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28
High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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27
Retro Video Game Controllers
Retro Video Game Controllers
The NES 30 Arcade Stick Controller Works on the Nintendo Switch
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26
Advanced Customization Game Controllers
Advanced Customization Game Controllers
The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is Fully Configurable
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25
Maze Game Phone Cases
Maze Game Phone Cases
This Retro Maze Case Offers Entertainment Should Your iPhone Ever Die
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24
Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
The Cyber Gadget Nintendo Switch Keyboard is Convenient
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23
Reimagined Gaming Computers
Reimagined Gaming Computers
This Classic Computer Has Been Reinvented For Nostalgic Gamers
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22
Augmented Reality Textile Games
Augmented Reality Textile Games
The SpinTales Game Is Being Unveiled at CES 2017
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21
Code-Teaching Computer Puzzles
Code-Teaching Computer Puzzles
The 'Turing Tumble' Mechanical Puzzle Teaches the Basics of Coding
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20
Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
Tiny Nostalgic Gaming Consoles
The Bittboy is a Handheld Device That Provides Retro Entertainment
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19
AR Smartphone Game Controllers
AR Smartphone Game Controllers
The Sharper Image Virtual Reality Alien Attack Game is Interactive
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18
Tailored Gamer Backpacks
Tailored Gamer Backpacks
The Mobile Edge 'CORE' Gaming Backpack Packs All Gamer Essentials
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17
Ergonomic Gaming Console Cases
Ergonomic Gaming Console Cases
The Skull & Co. 'SwitchCase' Nintendo Switch Case is Protective
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16
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
The 'Hardlight' VR Suit Vibrates and Responds to Gameplay
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15
Bluetooth Boxing Glove Games
Bluetooth Boxing Glove Games
The 'Jabii' Boxing Game Offers a Fun, Safe and Connected Experience
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14
Romantic Gamer Rings
Romantic Gamer Rings
The Oathkeeper Keyblade Engagement Ring is Inspired by 'Kingdom Hearts'
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13
PC-Packed Coffee Tables
PC-Packed Coffee Tables
The Surface Tension Nucleus Table Hides a Windows 10 PC Within
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12
Elegant Gamer Drinking Glasses
Elegant Gamer Drinking Glasses
This Pokeball Cocktail Glass is Designed for Grown-up Geeks
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11
Modular Gaming Controllers
Modular Gaming Controllers
The 'EXEO' Console Gaming Controllers Let Players Interchange Uses
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10
Anime-Inspired Lunch Boxes
Anime-Inspired Lunch Boxes
The Poke Ball Lunch Box is Perfect for Marathon 'Pokemon Go' Sessions
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9
Gamer Pop-Up Hotels
Gamer Pop-Up Hotels
Xbox's 'Stay N' Play' Provides Gamer-Specific Hotel Suites
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8
PC Gamer Lap Desks
PC Gamer Lap Desks
The 'Hover X' Ultimate Gamer's Lap Desk is Extremely Functional
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7
One-Handed Gaming Keypads
One-Handed Gaming Keypads
The AULA Gaming Keyboard Showed Off a Condensed Design at CES 2017
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6
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
Augmented Reality Gym Classes
The SAGA Interactive Gym is Being Used in Quebec Schools
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5
Ergonomic Video Game Gloves
Ergonomic Video Game Gloves
The Icehawk Gaming Gloves Prevent Pain and Increase Dexterity
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4
Virtual Reality Arcades
Virtual Reality Arcades
'Ctrl V' Uses Virtual Reality Technology for a New Kind of Arcade
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3
Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
The Candy Crush Cafe Was Hosted Over a Two-Day Period in London
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2
Ergonomic Gaming Chairs
Ergonomic Gaming Chairs
'Buddy the Game Chair' Puts a Player in the Optimal Sitting Position
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1
Professional PC Gaming Desks
Professional PC Gaming Desks
The BenQ ZONE eSports Game Desk is for Hardcore Gamers
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