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Top 30 Games Trends in April

From Video Game Subscription Services to Custom Gaming Workstations

— April 28, 2019 — Tech
These April 2019 games innovations range from video game subscription services to customizable gaming workstations. While examples like Apple Arcade -- a platform that provides gamers with a myriad of titles -- aim to enhance the gaming experience by eliminating ads and the need for in-app purchases, others like the Ingrem Veyron J20 take gaming to new heights with temperature controls, a massage feature and more -- all designed to provide maximum comfort.

An abundance of charitable gaming initiatives round off this list and speak to gamers' and game developers' growing desire to gamify the giving experience. Standouts include the Gamers for Giving's event, which raises money for children's hospitals through interactive e-sports tournaments. GameBlast19 is another notable example and aims to change lives by allowing more people with physical disabilities to play and take part in tournaments.
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Activity
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Powerful Wire-Free Game Streamers
Powerful Wire-Free Game Streamers
The 'Shadow Ghost' Game Streaming Box Offers 4K UHD Resolution
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Show-Inspired Vulgar Video Games
Show-Inspired Vulgar Video Games
Trover Saves the Universe is an Immersive Rick and Morty Game
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Video Game Subscription Services
Video Game Subscription Services
Apple Arcade Provides Gamers with Access to Hundreds of Titles
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Next-Gen Gaming Platforms
Next-Gen Gaming Platforms
The Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Service Requires No Updates or Downloads
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Affordable PC VR Headsets
Affordable PC VR Headsets
The Oculus Rift S Boasts Five Separate and Integrated Sensors
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Festive Charitable eSports Streams
Festive Charitable eSports Streams
Yogscast's Jingle Jam Takes Over Twitch During the Holidays
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Charitable eSports Tournaments
Charitable eSports Tournaments
ELEAGUE Launches Through a Call of Duty eSports Charity Event
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Charitable VR Gaming Initiatives
Charitable VR Gaming Initiatives
The VR Charity Challenge Game Show is Organized by ESL and Oculus
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Celebrity-Voiced VR Games
Celebrity-Voiced VR Games
'Shadow Point' is a VR Puzzle Game Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart
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Charity-Focused Gaming Sidekicks
Charity-Focused Gaming Sidekicks
Whomper is a New Gaming Pet by Blizzard and Code.org for WoW
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Storytelling VR Puzzle Games
Storytelling VR Puzzle Games
The Creators of Myst are Launching a Next-Gen Game Called 'Firmament'
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VR Ninja Attractions
VR Ninja Attractions
The VR Ninja Dojo in Tokyo Appeals to Tourists Coming to Japan
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Charitable Weekend-Long Gaming Tournaments
Charitable Weekend-Long Gaming Tournaments
Gamers for Giving Raises Funds for Children's Hospitals
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Inclusive Gaming Organizations
Inclusive Gaming Organizations
GameBlast19 Changes Lives by Making it Possible for All to Play
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Convenient Livestreaming Donation Platforms
Convenient Livestreaming Donation Platforms
JustGiving Made It Easier for Gamers to Donate
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Empowering Streaming Platform Fundraisers
Empowering Streaming Platform Fundraisers
Twitch and 1000 Dreams Fund Team Up for a Charity Event
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14
DIY Console VR Kits
DIY Console VR Kits
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Builds Various Different Accessories
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Social Good Gaming Platforms
Social Good Gaming Platforms
Tiltify Helps Top Livestreamers Raise Money for Charity
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Online Game Charity Tournaments
Online Game Charity Tournaments
Skillz & Susan G. Komen Host the Play for the Cure Event
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Charitable Limited Gaming Skins
Charitable Limited Gaming Skins
The BCRF Launched a Charitable Skin in Overwatch: PINK MERCY
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Charitable eSports Soccer Events
Charitable eSports Soccer Events
Gfinity's War Child FC FIFA Tournament Raised Funds for Kids
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Charitable Celebrity Gaming Tournaments
Charitable Celebrity Gaming Tournaments
Deadmau5 Won $20,000 in an Online 'Battle Royale' Game
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Bold Female Empowerment Campaigns
Bold Female Empowerment Campaigns
The Canadian National Film Board's 'Draw Me a Penis' Has a Twist
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Empowering Promotional Video Games
Empowering Promotional Video Games
'Pitaya' is a "Game-Changing Game" from Telecom Company Tuenti
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Multiplayer VR Experiences
Multiplayer VR Experiences
Magic Leap's Grordbattle is a Hyper-Realistic Action Game
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Semi-Translucent Game Controllers
Semi-Translucent Game Controllers
The Xbox One Phantom Controller Comes in White and Clear Designs
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HD Android-Powered Portable Consoles
HD Android-Powered Portable Consoles
The POWKIDDY X18 Portable Handheld Console is Feature-Rich
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3
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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2
Connected Laser Tag Toys
Connected Laser Tag Toys
The Takara Tomy X-Tag Light Gun Works with Your Smartphone
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Immersive Massaging Digital Workstations
Immersive Massaging Digital Workstations
The Ingrem Veyron J20 Provides Soothing Heat and More
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