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Top 50 Games Trends in April

From Gun Control Video Games to Stylish First-Person Shooters

— April 22, 2018 — Tech
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.
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Iconic Videogame Orchestras
Iconic Videogame Orchestras
The Metal Gear Orchestra Is Finally Coming To Europe and North America
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48
Finish Line-Free Racing Games
Finish Line-Free Racing Games
Codemasters' 'Onrush' Changes the Dynamics of Racing Games
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47
Goofy Golfing Video Games
Goofy Golfing Video Games
What the Golf? Embraces Absurdity with a Nominally Golf-Based Experience
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46
Boss Battle RPGs
Boss Battle RPGs
Neo Impossible Bosses Will Challenge Even the Best Micromanagers
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45
Passive 2D Brawlers
Passive 2D Brawlers
'Way of the Passive Fist' Turns Focuses on Defensive Combat in the Wasteland
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44
Free PC Game Programs
Free PC Game Programs
Twitch's Free Games With Prime Will Be Available for Prime Membership Users
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43
Zen-Inducing Video Games
Zen-Inducing Video Games
Bird Game Lulls Players Into Peace But Also Challenges Them Intensely
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42
Story-Driven Platformers
Story-Driven Platformers
Apocalypse Cow Blends Elements of Animated Films and Classic Games
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41
VR Cultivation Board Games
VR Cultivation Board Games
Catan VR Brings a New Experience to the Classic Pastime
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40
Dinosaur-Hunting Games
Dinosaur-Hunting Games
'Jurassic World Alive' Will Let Players Live Out Prehistoric Dreams
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39
Cloud Gaming Services
Cloud Gaming Services
The Microsoft Gaming Cloud Division is Hoping to Change the Market
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38
eSport Cryptocurrency Initiatives
eSport Cryptocurrency Initiatives
Unikrn Has Seen Progress in Its eSports Crpto Betting Goals
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37
Audiophile Gaming Headsets
Audiophile Gaming Headsets
The New Arctis Pro Line Brings High-Quality Audio To Gamers
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36
Blockchain-Powered Board Games
Blockchain-Powered Board Games
The Blok.Party Playtable Uses Modern Tech to Change Classic Games
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35
Hacker-Focused Indie Games
Hacker-Focused Indie Games
'Tech Support: Error Unknown' Gives Players Power But Forces Choices
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34
Trivia-Focused Dating Apps
Trivia-Focused Dating Apps
The Updated Lively App Hopes Users Will Connect Over Live Video Trivia
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33
Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Games
Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Games
Clunker Junker is a Unique Gaming Experience With a Massive Set Up
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32
Joyful Nonviolent Videogames
Joyful Nonviolent Videogames
Color and Music are the Main Focuses of Newt One and Its World
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31
Dream-Inspired Video Games
Dream-Inspired Video Games
The Proxi Game Gives Players the Chance to Have Their Memories Featured
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30
Mysterious Gaming Box Sets
Mysterious Gaming Box Sets
Playdead Has Announced a Realdoll Collaboration of a Mystery Box
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29
Randomized Ruminant References
Randomized Ruminant References
'Llama or Alpaca?' Asks a Simple Yet Difficult Question
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28
Calming Enviroment Games
Calming Enviroment Games
Puny Astronaut's Skye Focuses on Art Style Rather Than Intense Action
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27
Military-Inspired Gaming Headsets
Military-Inspired Gaming Headsets
The Victrix Pro AF ANC Uses Military Tech to Aid Pro Gamers
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26
Lossless Audio Gamer Headsets
Lossless Audio Gamer Headsets
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Series Headphones are High-Quality
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25
Life-Emulating Video Games
Life-Emulating Video Games
'The Way Of Life' Lets Players Experience Life In Various Stages
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24
Gamified Stock Apps
Gamified Stock Apps
'The Trading Game' App Makes Stocks and Forex Trading More Enjoyable
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23
Avid Gamer Lifestyle Laptops
Avid Gamer Lifestyle Laptops
The Acer Nitro 5 Laptop is Ready for Intensive Gaming Sessions
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22
High-Performance Gaming Headphones
High-Performance Gaming Headphones
The Audeze Mobius Give Players an Edge Through Immersion
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21
Expression-Based AR Games
Expression-Based AR Games
Tender Claws' TendAR Stars a Virtual Fish That Responds to Emotions
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20
Celebrity Streaming Appearances
Celebrity Streaming Appearances
Drake's Fornite Stream Shattered Streaming Records On Twitch
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19
Retro-Themed Horror Games
Retro-Themed Horror Games
The Bvoid Horror Game Focuses on Atmosphere Rather Than Jump Scares
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18
Mobile Battle Royale Games
Mobile Battle Royale Games
The PUBG Mobile Game Brings the Frantic Gameplay to Smartphone Users
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17
AI-Powered eSports Apps
AI-Powered eSports Apps
The Blink Mobile eSports Platform Uses AI to Highlight Clips for Sharing
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16
Iconic Console Revivals
Iconic Console Revivals
The Atari VCS Will Be at GDC 2018 and Pre-Orders Will Be Open Soon
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15
Gun Control Video Games
Gun Control Video Games
Game For Our Lives Raises Awareness For The Changing of Gun Control Laws
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14
Motion-Tracking VR Systems
Motion-Tracking VR Systems
OptiTrack's Active VR System Lets Player Movements Control the Game
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13
Reverse Horror Games
Reverse Horror Games
The 'Carrion' Game Puts Player in Control of a Ravenous Monster
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12
Official eSports Sponsorships
Official eSports Sponsorships
Old Spice Has Just Become the Sponsor for the Overwatch Contenders
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11
Information-Relaying Gaming Lights
Information-Relaying Gaming Lights
The 'Pink Basilisk' Light Displays Health or Other Metrics
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10
Game-Upgrading VR Apps
Game-Upgrading VR Apps
The 'CLOVR' App Lets Players Partake in Any Game in VR
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9
Surreal Typing Games
Surreal Typing Games
'David Lynch Teaches Typing' is an Educational Game Based on the Director
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8
Intense Gamer Smartphones
Intense Gamer Smartphones
The RAZER Tarox offers Advanced Functionalities for Gamers to Enjoy
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7
Audiophile-Approved Gaming Headphones
Audiophile-Approved Gaming Headphones
The Audeze Mobius Brings Advanced Sound to Gaming
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6
Professional Esports Stadiums
Professional Esports Stadiums
'Esports Stadium Arlington' Will Provide Immersive Live Experiences
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5
Stylish First-Person Shooter Games
Stylish First-Person Shooter Games
Alientrap's Gunhead Game Is Action Packed and Visually Stunning
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4
LED-Equipped Speakers
LED-Equipped Speakers
The Logitech G560 Speakers Feature Impressive Specs and RGB Lighting
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3
Retro-Inspired Indie Games
Retro-Inspired Indie Games
The Messenger is a Ninja Gaiden-Esque Adventure For Modern Gamers
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2
Gravity-Bending Retro Games
Gravity-Bending Retro Games
'Jelly Mario Bros' Breaks the Original In a Fun and Hilarious Way
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1
Underground eSports Bars
Underground eSports Bars
Red Bull Opens a Gaming Sphere with the Latest Tech in Gaming Culture
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