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Top 50 Gaming Trends in August

From LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks to High Tech Tag Games

— August 26, 2017 — Tech
More and more, gaming has transitioned from the physical world into the digital one, but the August 2017 gaming trends show that not all gaming needs to be digitized. With the help of that selfsame ephemeral tech, real-world games can be just as engaging, fun, and immersive as any video game on the market.

Before video games, board games were one of the best ways to play collaboratively. If board games are less popular by sheer volume, they've certainly still got a rabid following, and there are many games that continue to carry the torch. One of the most recent of those is Echelon, a new mixed reality board game that plays like the famous holochess game from 'Star Wars.' 'Beasts of Balance' is a further partially technological game that's a spin on a classic, this time using odd shapes and digitization to reinvent Jenga.
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Legendary Game Characters
Legendary Game Characters
The Pokemon Go Game Now Includes Legendary Pokemon
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Pixelated Encyclopedia Adventures
Pixelated Encyclopedia Adventures
'Wikipedia: The Text Adventure' is in an Old-School Game Format
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Mobile Assassin Games
Mobile Assassin Games
'Assassin's Creed Rebellion' is a Strategy Game Based on the Ubisoft Title
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App-Based Fantasy Board Games
App-Based Fantasy Board Games
Dungeons & Dragons Beyond is a Digital Reworking of the Classic Game
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Retro Video Game VR
Retro Video Game VR
Mario Kart VR is Now Available to Who Visit the VR Zone in Shinjuku, Japan
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Fantasy-Inspired Sports Games
Fantasy-Inspired Sports Games
Supergiant Games' 'Pyre' Combines Elements of RPGs and Sports
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Classic Game Mash-Ups
Classic Game Mash-Ups
The Remixed Board Game 'Monopoly Gamer' Fuses Super Mario and Monopoly
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Daily Gaming Limits
Daily Gaming Limits
Tencent Has Put Time Limits on Its Hugely Popular 'Honor of Kings' Franchise
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42
Expansive Storage Console Drives
Expansive Storage Console Drives
The Seagate Xbox Game Drive Hub Stores Over 200 Games
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Autistic Video Game Characters
Autistic Video Game Characters
Overwatch's 'Symmetra' is Canonically on the Autism Spectrum
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VR Physics Games
VR Physics Games
'4D Toys' is a Physics-Based Puzzler Set in a Virtual World
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Digitized Stacking Games
Digitized Stacking Games
'Beasts of Balance' is Like Jenga with a Digital Twist
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Urban eSports Leagues
Urban eSports Leagues
Overwatch League Will be a City-Based Professional eSports League
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37
Gaming Immersion Headsets
Gaming Immersion Headsets
The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 Gaming Headset is Packed with 10 Drivers
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VR Cooling Fans
VR Cooling Fans
The Vive N Chill Keeps Users Cool While Wearing Builky VR Headsets
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35
Interactive Bear Toys
Interactive Bear Toys
Roby d'Bear is a Robot That Blurs the Lines Between Tech and Reality
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34
Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
The New Riot Games Program is a First for the Company
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33
Scientific Discovery Games
Scientific Discovery Games
EVE Online's Project Discovery Mini-Game Helps IRL Astronomers
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Rehabilitative Card Games
Rehabilitative Card Games
Rehab Gaming USA Helps Families and Couples Boost Relationships
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LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
'Algobrix' is a Railroad-Building Kid-Friendly Coding Game
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Cartoon-Branded Slot Machines
Cartoon-Branded Slot Machines
Scientific Games Corporation's Simpsons Game is Intuitively Designed
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AR Travel Distractions
AR Travel Distractions
'Around the World with Mr. Adventure' Keeps Kids Occupied During Layovers
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Fake News-Testing Games
Fake News-Testing Games
Factitious Tests Players' Ability to Detect False News Articles
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Mini Reissued Gaming Consoles
Mini Reissued Gaming Consoles
The SNES Classic Boasts 21 Built-in Games for Nostalgic Gamers
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HD Gaming-Enabling GPU Cases
HD Gaming-Enabling GPU Cases
The Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box Upgrades Your Existing Laptop
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25
Haunted Gaming Experiences
Haunted Gaming Experiences
'The Haunted Experience' a Brave Gamer to Play in a Haunted House
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Minuscule Gaming Controllers
Minuscule Gaming Controllers
The 8Bitdo Zero Easily Fits on a Keychain
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Iconic Digital Football Games
Iconic Digital Football Games
The Mattel Classic Football Game Keychain is Intentionally Retro
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22
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
The NVADR ORION 4000x Game Computers Boast Impressive Specs
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Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Brave Explorers Brings IRL Gamescapes to Life With its Mobile App
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Immersive Gaming Monitors
Immersive Gaming Monitors
The Samsung QLED Curved Gaming Monitor Has a 144Hz Refresh Rate
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Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
The ATARI 9000 Video Gaming System Combines Functionalities
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Mixed-Reality Board Games
Mixed-Reality Board Games
'Echelon' is a Hololens Game That is Like Star Wars' Holochess
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17
Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Sega Forever Brings Nostalgic Games to Smartphone Screens
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16
Smartphone Gaming Systems
Smartphone Gaming Systems
The Kanex GoPlay Sidekick Wireless Game Controllers are Highly Portable
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15
Streamlined Ergonomic Keyboard Kits
Streamlined Ergonomic Keyboard Kits
The Razer Turret Keyboard and Mouse Kit is for Avid Gamers
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14
In-Airport Gaming Stations
In-Airport Gaming Stations
Nintendo Opened a Free Gaming Area in Kansai International Airport
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Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
The Ataribox Wood Video Gaming Consoles are Exceptionally Sleek
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Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
This Gaming Booth is for Husbands to Use While Their Wives Shop
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Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
Retro Console-Inspired Controllers
The Colorware Joycon Classic Controller is Inspired by the NES
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10
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Snapchat's 'Dancing Hotdog' Filter Has Become a Video Game
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9
Multi-Position Smartphone Gamepads
Multi-Position Smartphone Gamepads
The Conceptual Nintendo Cross Turns the iPhone into a Gameboy
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8
High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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Weatherproof Gaming Tables
Weatherproof Gaming Tables
The Pure Outdoor Foosball Table Brings the Game to Exterior Spaces
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6
Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
The Cyber Gadget Nintendo Switch Keyboard is Convenient
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5
Ergonomic Gaming Console Cases
Ergonomic Gaming Console Cases
The Skull & Co. 'SwitchCase' Nintendo Switch Case is Protective
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4
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
Ergonomic Contour Mouses
The Delux Wireless Vertical Mouse Reduces the Instance of Wrist Pain
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3
Modular Gaming Controllers
Modular Gaming Controllers
The 'EXEO' Console Gaming Controllers Let Players Interchange Uses
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2
Multiple Sound Driver Headphones
Multiple Sound Driver Headphones
The Primer Studios 'P-42' Headphones Offer True Surround Sound
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Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
The Candy Crush Cafe Was Hosted Over a Two-Day Period in London
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