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Top 100 Games Trends in 2019

From eSports Game Streaming Devices to Rewarding Grocery Games

— January 19, 2020 — Tech
This collection of 2019 games trends highlights the best and brightest innovations from the past year including such examples as eSports game streaming devices to rewarding grocery games and beyond.

One of the most prominent themes within the collection is the increasing number of eSports examples that highlight the pastime's continued transition from niche subculture to mainstream embracement. We've also seen a rise in the number of brands creating products ranging from hardware to clothing in a bid to appeal to the rising number of consumers unabashedly embracing digital entertainment.

A number of other 2019 games trends includes products for younger consumers to help them learn the basics of coding and other STEM principles. This is being praised by tech-savvy parents who are keen to get youngsters ready for the classroom and workforce in a fun, interactive manner.

For more gaming innovations, check out Trend Hunter's 2020 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Rugged Gaming Console Cases
Rugged Gaming Console Cases
The GAEMS Guardian Gaming Station Works with Your Choice of Console
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99
Voice-Controlled Adventure Stories
Voice-Controlled Adventure Stories
Audible & Amazon Alexa are Reviving Choose Your Own Adventures
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98
Charitable eSports Soccer Events
Charitable eSports Soccer Events
Gfinity's War Child FC FIFA Tournament Raised Funds for Kids
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97
Wireless eSports Gamer Peripherals
Wireless eSports Gamer Peripherals
The New HyperX Wireless Desktop Accessories are Efficient
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96
Full-Size Keyboard Gaming Consoles
Full-Size Keyboard Gaming Consoles
The C64 Draws Inspiration from the Commodore 64 System
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95
Grocery Chain Collaborative eSports
Grocery Chain Collaborative eSports
Houston Outlaws and H-E-B Create Exclusive Items and Events
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94
eSports Deodorant Contests
eSports Deodorant Contests
The AXE Gaming Contest Invites Gamers to Show Off Their Skills
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93
Dedicated Gaming Networks
Dedicated Gaming Networks
VENN Will Be an esports Channel Creating 55 Hours of Weekly Content
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92
Camo Cast-Iron Pan Giveaways
Camo Cast-Iron Pan Giveaways
BAPE is Giving Away an Exclusive 'PUBG' Crate and Cast-Iron Pan
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91
AI-Powered Chessboards
AI-Powered Chessboards
The Square Off Robotic Chessboards Allow for Solo Training and More
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90
Song-Inspired Slot Machines
Song-Inspired Slot Machines
The I Like Big BUCK$ Slot Machine Pays Homage to Baby Got Back
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89
Video Game TV Shows
Video Game TV Shows
Sony Pictures Television is Turning Final Fantasy XIV into a Live-Action
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88
Retro Gamer Services
Retro Gamer Services
The Atari Gaming Subscription Service is in Partnership with Antstream Arcade
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87
QSR-Sponsored eSports Competitions
QSR-Sponsored eSports Competitions
Chipotle, DreamHack & ESL Collaborate on the Challenger Series
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86
Digital Inspiration Board Games
Digital Inspiration Board Games
The Space Invaders Board Game Celebrates the Iconic Video Game
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85
Digital Solution Puzzle Toys
Digital Solution Puzzle Toys
The Spin! Magic Cube Helps Users Solve the Puzzle from Any Point
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84
Limited Edition eSports Jerseys
Limited Edition eSports Jerseys
UNDEFEATED Partners with New York Excelsior for the First Time
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83
Branded Mobile Gamer Controllers
Branded Mobile Gamer Controllers
The Conceptual 'Xbox Cloud' Controllers Clip onto a Smartphone
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82
Online Game-Inspired Fashion
Online Game-Inspired Fashion
FaZe Clan & Neff Work on a Collaborative Fortnite Apparel Collection
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81
Success-Driven eSports Fashion
Success-Driven eSports Fashion
The FaZe Clan x Champion 2.0 Build on a Previous Partnership
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80
Personal Retro Arcade Machines
Personal Retro Arcade Machines
Tastemakers Launches a Series of New Arcade1Up Classic Consoles
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79
Professional eSports Facilities
Professional eSports Facilities
Nerd Street Gamers Will Create a Public eSports Facility
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78
Rewarding Grocery Games
Rewarding Grocery Games
No Frills' Branded Video Game Lets Players Earn Real Loyalty Points
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77
Mobile-Friendly PC Controllers
Mobile-Friendly PC Controllers
The SteelSeries Stratus Duo Controller Works with Android and PC
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76
Dedicated Android Game Consoles
Dedicated Android Game Consoles
The Conceptual 'Android Gaming Console' is Feature-Rich
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75
Smart Chess Sets
Smart Chess Sets
The Centaur Smart Chess Set Adapts Its Difficulty to Player's Ability
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74
Supplemental Screen Gaming Laptops
Supplemental Screen Gaming Laptops
The HP Omen X 2S Laptop Has a Second Screen Above the Keyboard
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73
Voice Assistant Game Controllers
Voice Assistant Game Controllers
The Conceptual 'Playdream' Controller is Angular and Robust
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72
Therapeutic Autism-Friendly Games
Therapeutic Autism-Friendly Games
The 'Things' Therapy Game Helps with Sensory Development
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71
Multi-Machine Gamer Controllers
Multi-Machine Gamer Controllers
The PowerA MOGA XP5-A Plus Bluetooth Controller is High-Quality
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70
Extensive Virtual Reality Zones
Extensive Virtual Reality Zones
Sparky's VR Zone is a Gaming Experience in Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi
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69
Multiplayer VR Experiences
Multiplayer VR Experiences
Magic Leap's Grordbattle is a Hyper-Realistic Action Game
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68
Immersive VR Seat Controllers
Immersive VR Seat Controllers
The 'VRGO Mini' Pushes Users Further into the Digital Experience
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67
Modular Customization Game Controllers
Modular Customization Game Controllers
The SCUF Prestige Controller Can be Remapped by Players
<
66
High-End Cubic Gaming PCs
High-End Cubic Gaming PCs
The Syber Cube Xtreme 400 PC Looks Like a Sculpture on Desktops
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65
Game-Boosting PC Peripherals
Game-Boosting PC Peripherals
The Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock Comes in Three Size Options
<
64
In-Game Fashion Collaborations
In-Game Fashion Collaborations
Fortnite Outfits are Elevated by a Nike Air Jordan Partnership
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63
Celebratory Gamer Peripherals
Celebratory Gamer Peripherals
The MAD CATZ R.A.T. 8+ 1000 Optical Gaming Mouse is Powerful
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62
Dual-Touchscreen Laptops
Dual-Touchscreen Laptops
The 'Gemini' Dual-Screen Laptop Maximizes Productivity
<
61
eSports League Gaming Chairs
eSports League Gaming Chairs
Dreamseat's Zipchair Gaming Chairs are Used by the Overwatch League
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60
Digitized Tic-Tac-Toe Toys
Digitized Tic-Tac-Toe Toys
The '4Play' 3D Tic-Tac-Toe Allows for Four Styles of Play
<
59
Vinyl Device Skins
Vinyl Device Skins
dbrand's Skins Can Be Used to Personalize Laptops, Smartphones and More
<
58
Semi-Translucent Game Controllers
Semi-Translucent Game Controllers
The Xbox One Phantom Controller Comes in White and Clear Designs
<
57
eSports-Centric E-Commerce Fan Shops
eSports-Centric E-Commerce Fan Shops
We Are Nations Enters a Partnership with Walmart Marketplace
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56
Cookie-Centric AR Games
Cookie-Centric AR Games
Oreo's Twist, Lick, Dunk Augmented Reality Game Encourages Play with Food
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55
Customizable Retro Gaming Consoles
Customizable Retro Gaming Consoles
The TALENTEC 'RasPi Arcade Stick' Works with Retropie and More
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54
Nostalgic Portable Gaming Systems
Nostalgic Portable Gaming Systems
The Evercade Handheld Console Runs an Array of Retro Titles
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53
Large Immersive Gaming Chairs
Large Immersive Gaming Chairs
Acer's New Predator Thronos Air Will Feature Three Screens
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52
Touchpad Smartphone Game Controllers
Touchpad Smartphone Game Controllers
The HandScape 'MUJA' Touchpad Controller is Customizable
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51
Gamer Reward Soda Promotions
Gamer Reward Soda Promotions
The Mountain Dew Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Promotion is Rewarding
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50
Ergonomic Split-Design Gamer Controllers
Ergonomic Split-Design Gamer Controllers
These Conceptual Xbox Controllers Prevent Fatigue
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49
Customizable Coding Board Games
Customizable Coding Board Games
The 'Arcade Coder' Board Game is for Players Aged Six and Up
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48
Customizable Digital Racing Vehicles
Customizable Digital Racing Vehicles
The Conceptual Toyota 'e-Racer' Changes to Suit Needs
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47
Major Esports Brand Partnerships
Major Esports Brand Partnerships
PUMA is the Official Apparel Provider for the Cloud9 LCS Team
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46
Kid-Safe Media Players
Kid-Safe Media Players
The 'Birdie' Smart Media Player Grants Preschool Kids Independence
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45
Video Game-Inspired Vodkas
Video Game-Inspired Vodkas
Bethesda and Rebel Distillers Launched the DOOM Bone Vodka
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44
Cocktail-Style Gamer Tables
Cocktail-Style Gamer Tables
The Arcade1Up Head 2 Head Gaming Table Lets Players Go Head-to-Head
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43
eSports Game Streaming Devices
eSports Game Streaming Devices
The Razer Ripsaw HD Game Capture Card Records Wins and Losses
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42
Icy eSports Gaming Laptops
Icy eSports Gaming Laptops
The Asus ROG Glacier Blue Laptops Have a High Energy Color Profile
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41
VR Valentine's Day Pop-Ups
VR Valentine's Day Pop-Ups
Atrium Toronto is Set to Host a Romance-Inspired Pop-Up Shop
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40
All-in-One Gaming Console Cases
All-in-One Gaming Console Cases
The 'Manji' Nintendo Switch Case Maximizes Functionality
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39
Game Streaming Service Controllers
Game Streaming Service Controllers
This Conceptual Google Stadia Controller Has a Compact Design
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38
Music-Making Portable Gaming Consoles
Music-Making Portable Gaming Consoles
The Analogue Pocket Plays Any Game Cartridge from the Past
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37
Immersive 4K Gaming Monitors
Immersive 4K Gaming Monitors
The Samsung CRG9 Curved Gaming Monitor Eliminates Lag
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36
Co-Branded eSports Fan Apparel
Co-Branded eSports Fan Apparel
OpTic Gaming and Champion Join Forces on an Exclusive eSports Line
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35
Special Edition Ergonomic Controllers
Special Edition Ergonomic Controllers
The DAEMON X MACHINA Hori Controller is Customized
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34
Pro-Grade Technology Terminal Lights
Pro-Grade Technology Terminal Lights
The Elgato Key Light is Ideal for eSports Gamers and Vloggers
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33
Intuitively Designed Gaming Consoles
Intuitively Designed Gaming Consoles
The Conceptual Nintendo Switch UP Imagines a Next-Gen Device
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32
Retro-Inspired Portable Consoles
Retro-Inspired Portable Consoles
The Playdate Handheld Console Has a Pared Down Design
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31
Virtual Pet Dragons
Virtual Pet Dragons
Dragon Federation Brings Dragon Eggs to Life with an Interactive App
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30
Customizable Smartphone Controllers
Customizable Smartphone Controllers
The 'LumiControl' Game Controller Changes According to Needs
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29
Modular Multifunctional VR Controllers
Modular Multifunctional VR Controllers
The 'Mixed Reality Controller' Immerses Users in Gameplay
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28
Digitized Baduk Board Games
Digitized Baduk Board Games
The Conceptual 'Bo' Digital Board Game Has a Futuristic Design
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27
HD Android-Powered Portable Consoles
HD Android-Powered Portable Consoles
The POWKIDDY X18 Portable Handheld Console is Feature-Rich
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26
Sliding Keyboard Gaming Laptops
Sliding Keyboard Gaming Laptops
The Acer Predator Helios 700 Features the New HyperDrift Keyboard
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25
Apparel-Testing eSports Labs
Apparel-Testing eSports Labs
The H4X L4B is Place to Play Games and Wear-Test Performance Apparel
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24
AR Ice Cream Games
AR Ice Cream Games
The Magnum Pleasure Fair on Snapchat Replicates the Magnum Pleasure Store
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23
Extravagantly Luxurious Casino Spaces
Extravagantly Luxurious Casino Spaces
Palms Casino Resort Looks Toward Multi-Purpose Entertainment
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22
Laid-Back eSports Chairs
Laid-Back eSports Chairs
The Gamewarez Granite Hurricane Gaming Seat is Stylishly Functional
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21
Designer-Honoring Game Consoles
Designer-Honoring Game Consoles
The R-Kaid-R SK-4 from Love Hultén Pays Homage to Dieter Rams
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20
Professional eSports Backpacks
Professional eSports Backpacks
The 'PentaCarry' Gaming Backpack Boasts a Military-Grade Build
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19
Engaging Exploratory Public Events
Engaging Exploratory Public Events
Summer of Games Boasts a String of Multi-Media Events in Dundee
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18
Bubbly Playful Game Designs
Bubbly Playful Game Designs
Mcdonald’s Monopoly Was Given Life by MORPHINE Motion Graphics
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17
Immersive Massaging Digital Workstations
Immersive Massaging Digital Workstations
The Ingrem Veyron J20 Provides Soothing Heat and More
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16
Anime-Inspired Video Game Ads
Anime-Inspired Video Game Ads
Sony & BANDAI NAMCO's Jump Force Game is Interestingly Marketed
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15
Entertaining Pop-Up eSports Bars
Entertaining Pop-Up eSports Bars
Drink Company Collaborates with Events DC on a Summer Initiative
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14
Portable Vintage-Style Game Consoles
Portable Vintage-Style Game Consoles
The Playdate Console by Panic Has an Unusual Feature
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13
Collaborative eSports Jerseys
Collaborative eSports Jerseys
Foot Locker, Champion and Five eSports Teams Launched a Collection
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12
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
The 'Joyscube' Interactive Gaming System is VR-Compatible
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11
Connected Laser Tag Toys
Connected Laser Tag Toys
The Takara Tomy X-Tag Light Gun Works with Your Smartphone
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10
Esports-Centric Pop-Up Fan Events
Esports-Centric Pop-Up Fan Events
Mastercard Delivers a League of Legends Experience to Players
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9
Interactive Home Notification Projectors
Interactive Home Notification Projectors
The HTC VIVE AR Lamp Eliminates the Need for Screens
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8
High-End VR Headsets
High-End VR Headsets
The HTC VIVE Cosmos Promises an Immersive Digital Experience
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7
Projection Tabletop Games
Projection Tabletop Games
The 'Atmo' Interactive Board Game Console Has an Immersive Design
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6
Modernized Handheld Gaming Consoles
Modernized Handheld Gaming Consoles
The Conceptual Nintendo Flex is an Update to the GameBoy
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5
Retro Gaming Console Timepieces
Retro Gaming Console Timepieces
The PlayStation Loading Times Watch is a 90s-Inspired Accessory
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4
Manual Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Manual Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Xiaomi Mijia Flydigi Feizhi WASP Controller is Intuitive
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3
Digital Fidget Gadgets
Digital Fidget Gadgets
FidgeX is Microprocessor-Based and Shares Interactive Activities
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2
Smartphone eSports Accessory Kits
Smartphone eSports Accessory Kits
The 'StygianForce' Mobile Gaming Accessories Kit is Pro-Grade
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1
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Conceptual 'LUDI' Controller Turns Phones into Consoles
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