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From Gun Control Video Games to Stylish First-Person Shooters

 - Apr 15, 2018
As legend has it, the first game to ever be played involved two cavemen bidding rations of mammoth meat to see who could throw a tapir's thigh bone farther, so the impressive detail and immersiveness in the April 2018 games trends show just how far gaming has come in humanity's short time on this planet.

The gaming industry is massive, and today there's an entire sub-industry that's risen up around it: e-sports and streaming. Through the 90s and 2000s, the kid who was happy to simply sit and watch his or her friends playing a game was an outlier, but sites like Twitch and even YouTube streams have shown that watching someone else play a game can be riveting. Indeed, esports matches have become popular live entertainment for Gen Z and even some Millennials, and companies are building esports arenas in response. Arlington, Texas, will in fact play host to the first ever arena built solely for gaming competitions.