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Top 25 Gaming Concepts in April

From Music-Mixing Games to Ping Pong Office Apps

— April 30, 2017 — Tech
Gaming might still seem like a young industry, but the April 2017 gaming trends show that the field of video games has already reached the point of referential nostalgia. Though video games have only really existed commercially since the late 70s at the earliest, that nonetheless means that millions of adults grew up with video games throughout their childhoods. Many of the April 2017 gaming trends reflect those games of past decades.

Some nostalgic gaming systems this month feature updates on classics. Alan Pan's Zelda home automation system, for example, uses a Raspberry Pi computer to make the legendary N64 game more versatile and interactive by adding several different controller interfaces.

Some gaming nostalgia goes beyond actual video games themselves. A Washington, DC, bar turned into a Super Mario-themed pop-up to celebrate both the game and cherry blossom season in the American capital.
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Gamer Smart Home Controllers
Gamer Smart Home Controllers
The Zelda Home Automation System is Controlled by N64 Songs
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GPS Adventure Games
GPS Adventure Games
'Quest to LEGOLAND' is a Boredom-Busting GPS Game for Kids
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Online Gamer Event Platforms
Online Gamer Event Platforms
'Victus.gg' Acts as an Event Discovery and Management Platform
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22
Programmable Gamer Control Panels
Programmable Gamer Control Panels
The Elgato 'Stream Deck' is Customizable
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21
Multi-Screen Console Devices
Multi-Screen Console Devices
The 'LUMI Split-box' Lets Users to Play a Console on Multiple Screens
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20
Real-Time Zombie Games
Real-Time Zombie Games
The Walking Dead Turned Facebook Live into a Live-Action Video Game
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19
Retro Cartridge Games Consoles
Retro Cartridge Games Consoles
The Analogue Nt Mini Upscales Game Quality for an HD Experience
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18
8-Bit Pop-Up Bars
8-Bit Pop-Up Bars
The Super Mario Bros Bar Celebrates the Blooming of D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms
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17
Gamified Dating Apps
Gamified Dating Apps
The Splish Dating App Makes Users Complete Quizzes to Get Matches
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16
Virtual Reality Cafes
Virtual Reality Cafes
'Vrei' is a Hub for Trying Out Virtual Reality Technology and Games
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15
Glove Gaming Controllers
Glove Gaming Controllers
The 'CaptoGlove' Wireless Controller Utilizes Your Hand for Gameplay
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14
Ping Pong Office Apps
Ping Pong Office Apps
The 'PongUp!' App Tracks Scores of Workers for a Fun Office Experience
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Vibrational Feedback Headphones
Vibrational Feedback Headphones
The 'StringPad' 4D Motion Simulator Headphones are Immersive
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12
In-Store Game Development Classes
In-Store Game Development Classes
Microsoft's Xbox Academy Teaches Game Development and More
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11
Arabic Emoji Games
Arabic Emoji Games
The New Wain Waleed Game Functions as an Extension of the Halla Walla App
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10
Powerful PC Gaming Consoles
Powerful PC Gaming Consoles
The MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC Console is Laptop-Sized
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9
Interactive Gaming Console Displays
Interactive Gaming Console Displays
Best Buy's Nintendo Switch Display Features Interactive Videos
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8
DIY Gaming Consoles
DIY Gaming Consoles
'MAKERbuino' is a Customizable DIY Game Console That Can Be Made for $35
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7
Music-Mixing Games
Music-Mixing Games
Hasbro and Harmonix Teamed Up to Create 'DropMix'
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Chromatic PC Gamer Keyboards
Chromatic PC Gamer Keyboards
The Zalman ZM-K900M Mechanical Gaming Keyboards are Customizable
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5
eSports Gaming Stadiums
eSports Gaming Stadiums
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a Large-Scale eSports Venue
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4
Video Game AR Toys
Video Game AR Toys
The 'SwapBots' Digital Toys Exist in Real Life and in the Digital World
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3
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
Sectioned Gaming Keyboards
The Kinesis Gaming 'Freestyle Edge' Video Game Keyboard is Ergonomic
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2
Modular Gaming Devices
Modular Gaming Devices
The 'Potan' Handheld Entertainment Device Has Interchangeable Components
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1
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
Haptic Feedback VR Suits
The 'Hardlight' VR Suit Vibrates and Responds to Gameplay
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