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Top 50 Gaming Trends in August

From Retro Gaming Consoles to Anime Gaming Chat Apps

— August 27, 2016 — Tech
Nostalgia is one of the most prevalent themes in the top August 2016 gaming ideas.

The augmented reality game Pokémon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon, appealing to a new generation of anime fans, as well as a large group of Millennials who grew up dreaming of being Pocket Monster hunters. Alongside what's officially offered through the popular app, there have been numerous apps, services and devices created to enhance the gaming experience—this includes dating sites, standalone chat apps and even professional Pokémon hunter services.

A desire to rekindle the flames of the past is also being seen from major brands like Nintendo and Sega, which both recently announced that they will be launching their own small-scale retro gaming consoles that will come pre-loaded with an assortment of classic games.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Portable Gaming Systems
Portable Gaming Systems
The PGS Console Lets You Play PC Games While On the Move
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49
Realistic Wartime Games
Realistic Wartime Games
EA's 'Battlefield 1' Captures the Gruesome Reality of WWI
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48
VR Music Studios
VR Music Studios
The SoundStage Lets You Engage In Virtual Music Creation
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47
Anime Gaming Chat Apps
Anime Gaming Chat Apps
The 'RazerGo' App Hosts 'Pokémon GO' Chats
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46
Leisurely Sports Games
Leisurely Sports Games
The VR 'Rec Room' Game is Part Chatroom and Part Online Multiplayer Game
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45
Interactive Tapping Games
Interactive Tapping Games
This Game Lets Amateur Drummers Channel Their Tapping into Mogees Play
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44
Asymmetrical Gaming Laptops
Asymmetrical Gaming Laptops
This ASUS Gaming Laptop Optimizes Gamers' Keystrokes
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43
Gyroscopic Gaming Peripherals
Gyroscopic Gaming Peripherals
This Advanced Gaming Mouse Has Gyroscope and Accelerometer Functions
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42
Trailblazing Graphics Cards
Trailblazing Graphics Cards
This NVIDIA Graphics Card is Targeted Towards High-End Computing
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41
VR-Centric Graphics Cards
VR-Centric Graphics Cards
This ZOTAC Graphics Card Features Heat-Dissipation Technologies
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40
Hyper-Slim Gaming Keyboards
Hyper-Slim Gaming Keyboards
This Razer Keyboard Cover Promises Boosted Performance
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39
Retro Gaming Consoles
Retro Gaming Consoles
The Sega Genesis is Set to Be Launched as a New Nostalgic Toy
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38
Minuscule Gaming Towers
Minuscule Gaming Towers
The DAN Cases Offer Powerful Processors Without Compromising on Space
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37
Anime-Inspired Dog Walks
Anime-Inspired Dog Walks
Pokémon Go is Being Used to Attract Animal Shelter Volunteers
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36
Outsourced Gaming Services
Outsourced Gaming Services
'PokeWalk' Sends Professional Walkers to Catch Pokemon Go Characters
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35
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals
Humanitarian Video Game Festivals
The Games for Change Festival Links Gaming With Social Good
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34
TV Gaming Console Hybrids
TV Gaming Console Hybrids
The Upcoming Nintendo NX System Will Have Detachable Controllers
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33
Wheelchair Gaming Avatars
Wheelchair Gaming Avatars
The Xbox Avatars are Expanding with Better Disability Representation
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32
VR-Ready Graphics Cards
VR-Ready Graphics Cards
This New Nvidia GPU Can Handle Heavy Virtual Reality Applications
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31
Slender Gaming Consoles
Slender Gaming Consoles
The Xbox One S Features a Newly Compact Design
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30
VR Drone-Racing Games
VR Drone-Racing Games
First-Person Drone Racing is a Reality with This New Game
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29
Story-Rewinding Games
Story-Rewinding Games
Episodic Video Game Life is Strange Lets Players Affect Previous Events
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28
Girls-Only Gamer Parties
Girls-Only Gamer Parties
Microsoft Japan Threw an Xbox Party Exclusively for Girl Gamers
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27
RPG Smartwatch Games
RPG Smartwatch Games
Square Enix is Launching 'Cosmos Rings' as a Game for the Apple Watch
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26
Gamified Anime Marathons
Gamified Anime Marathons
Runners Can Play 'Pokémon Go' at Virgin Active's 'Pokérun'
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25
eSports Gaming Laundromats
eSports Gaming Laundromats
Samsung's 'LANdry' Cleaning Laundromat Appeals to Teens
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24
Physical Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Physical Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Hyperkin Smart Boy Smartphone Games Console is Retro
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23
Anime Game Business Stops
Anime Game Business Stops
The Pokémon Go Lure Modules Have Potential to Increase Customer Traffic
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22
Interactive Pet Posters
Interactive Pet Posters
This Digital Poster from 'Pets at Home' Engages Movie-Goers
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21
Illuminated Gaming Devices
Illuminated Gaming Devices
This Gaming Computer Mouse Has a Useful Electroluminescent Cable
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20
Retooled VR Games
Retooled VR Games
Bethesda Softworks Announced Fallout 4 VR for the HTC Vive at E3
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19
Augmented Reality History Apps
Augmented Reality History Apps
This Pokemon Go-Inspired App Helps You Get To Know Moscow
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18
Customized Video Holograms
Customized Video Holograms
The HoloVit Converts Films Into Free-Floating Illustrations
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17
Expressive VR Headsets
Expressive VR Headsets
This New VR Headset Translates Your Facial Expressions
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16
Immersive Entertainment Chairs
Immersive Entertainment Chairs
SoundNova's Seat is Interactive For an Engaging Virtual Experience
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15
Game-Inspired Design Competitions
Game-Inspired Design Competitions
UNIQLO Themed Its Annual Clothing Design Competition on Nintendo
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14
Compacted Classic Game Systems
Compacted Classic Game Systems
The 'NES Classic Edition' comes with 30 Built-In Vintage Games
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13
Anime Gaming Battery Cases
Anime Gaming Battery Cases
The Pokedex Battery Allows For Longer Pokemon GO Sessions
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12
All-Inclusive Gaming Boards
All-Inclusive Gaming Boards
The Roccat Sova Includes a Keyboard, Mouse and Connectivity Cable
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11
Video Game Photography Tools
Video Game Photography Tools
Ansel from Nvidia Takes In-Game Pictures from Any Angle
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10
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Nintendo Controller is Being Remodeled to Incorporate iPhones
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9
Anime Gaming Taxis
Anime Gaming Taxis
Pokemon GO Players Can Hitch a Ride to Catch Pokemon
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8
Virtual Carnival Games
Virtual Carnival Games
Nvidia’s VR Funhouse Simulates Whack-a-Mole, Shooting Galleries and More
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7
Rejuvenating Gamer Care Packages
Rejuvenating Gamer Care Packages
The PokéMAN Care Package Helps Gamers Look and Feel Refreshed
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6
Adult Anime Apps
Adult Anime Apps
The App Lets You Enjoy a Modified Version Of Pokemon For Adults
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5
3D-Printed Gaming Cases
3D-Printed Gaming Cases
This 3D-Printed Phone Case Makes It Easier to Play Pokémon Go
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4
Retro Arcade Consoles
Retro Arcade Consoles
'Dreamcade Replay' Offers Thousands of Classic Game Titles for Free
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3
Virtual Battle Simulators
Virtual Battle Simulators
The 'Totally Accurate Battle Simulator' Uses Computers to Imitate Combat
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2
Game-Saving Helper Drones
Game-Saving Helper Drones
The 'Pokedrone' Goes Where Pokemon Go Users Can't to Catch Pokemon
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1
Locating Anime Monster Maps
Locating Anime Monster Maps
The Poke Radar Shows Pokemon Go Players Where the Best are Hidden
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