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44 Gamer Lifestyle Innovations

From Business-Minded eSports Expos to Creature-Catching Game Events

— August 24, 2017 — Tech
These gamer lifestyle innovations range from business-minded eSports expos to creature-catching game events that bring together like-minded tech buffs.

When it comes to gaming experiences to remember, standouts include franchized eSports bars like Meltdown's expansion which brought the European franchise to Montreal Canada. Pairing craft cocktails and food with both new and retro game releases, eSports bars are becoming all the more popular among Millennials seeking to expand on an at-home hobby. Additionally, events like Microsoft's Xbox Academy target hands-on gamers and are classes hosted in-store for visitors looking to learn the essentials of coding, animation and game design.

Rounding off this list are novelty home decor accessories that draw inspiration from popular characters along with pop-up cafes that celebrate retro arcade game titles.
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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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Live Radio eSports Segments
Live Radio eSports Segments
SiriusXM Radio Is Releasing an eSports Radio Segment
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VR Rock Concert Games
VR Rock Concert Games
Rock Band VR is Coming to the Oculus Rift
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Feminist Gaming Avatars
Feminist Gaming Avatars
The Creators of 'Dots' are Releasing a Game with a Female Protagonist
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Social Gamer Clubs
Social Gamer Clubs
The Gentlemen's Lunchtime Association Shares Viral Video Game Streams
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Integrated Gaming Tournament Systems
Integrated Gaming Tournament Systems
ESL and Microsoft Have Collaborated For Xbox Live
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Gaming-Inspired Webisodes
Gaming-Inspired Webisodes
TheAtlanticCraft's Original YouTube Red Series is Inspired by Minecraft
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Video Game-Themed Concerts
Video Game-Themed Concerts
Blizzard Entertainment Featured the Music from Its Games Live for Fans
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Expansive Gaming Networks
Expansive Gaming Networks
The 'Gizer' Global Gaming Network Connects Gamers and Hosts Together
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Basketball Gaming Fitness Campaigns
Basketball Gaming Fitness Campaigns
Fitbit Will Give Gamers Points in NBA 2K17 for Fitness Goals
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User-Ranking Gaming Campaigns
User-Ranking Gaming Campaigns
Playstation Plus Service Subscribers will Receive Free Games
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Galactic Virtual Reality Frisbee
Galactic Virtual Reality Frisbee
Echo Arena is a Competitive Frisbee Game Played in Zero Gravity
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Creature-Catching Game Events
Creature-Catching Game Events
The Pokémon GO Fest Celebrates Several Milestones
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Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
The New Riot Games Program is a First for the Company
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Girls-Only Gamer Parties
Girls-Only Gamer Parties
Microsoft Japan Threw an Xbox Party Exclusively for Girl Gamers
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Amateur Gaming Competitions
Amateur Gaming Competitions
Mtn Dew Reveals a Competition That Turns Amateurs into Professionals
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VR Gaming Centers
VR Gaming Centers
'VR Park Tokyo' is a Destination for Entertaining Virtual Reality Games
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Anime Game-Accepting Malls
Anime Game-Accepting Malls
Colonie Center Has Redesigned Its Atrium to Be a Pokemon Go Arena
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Gamified Marathon Events
Gamified Marathon Events
'The Gaming Marathon' by Samsung is a Real-Life Race Game
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Video Game Website Platforms
Video Game Website Platforms
'ManaKeep' Helps Developers Promote Their Indie Games
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Online VR PC Networks
Online VR PC Networks
The 'VRLD' Online VR Platform Offers Intuitive Experiences for Users
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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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Business-Minded eSports Expos
Business-Minded eSports Expos
Esports BAR Brings Together Leading Companies in the World of Gaming
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Haunted Gaming Experiences
Haunted Gaming Experiences
'The Haunted Experience' a Brave Gamer to Play in a Haunted House
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Comprehensive eSports Sponsorship Frameworks
Comprehensive eSports Sponsorship Frameworks
Red Bull Ensures That it Caters to Gaming Audiences
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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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In-Store Game Development Classes
In-Store Game Development Classes
Microsoft's Xbox Academy Teaches Game Development and More
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Franchised eSports Bars
Franchised eSports Bars
The New Meltdown City Clash Tournament Brings eSports to Montreal
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Curated Gaming Apps
Curated Gaming Apps
The Halo PC App Offers Curated Community and Discovery Features
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Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Sega Forever Brings Nostalgic Games to Smartphone Screens
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eSports Restaurant Cafes
eSports Restaurant Cafes
'Storia' by Square Enix is a Destination for Viewing Video Game Contests
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Anime Research Exhibitions
Anime Research Exhibitions
The 'Pokemon Research Exhibition' Teaches About the Fictional Creatures
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eSports Gaming Stadiums
eSports Gaming Stadiums
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a Large-Scale eSports Venue
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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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Wearable Gaming Platforms
Wearable Gaming Platforms
The SuperSuit Takes Laser Tag Gear to New, Smart and Heroic Heights
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Team-Building eSports Platforms
Team-Building eSports Platforms
The HypSports App Helps Gamers Build a Team and Play New Events
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Energy Drink eSports Labs
Energy Drink eSports Labs
Red Bull Created a Lab to Help Professionals Improve Their Gaming Skills
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Pizza Chain Gaming Sponsorships
Pizza Chain Gaming Sponsorships
Pizza Hut is a Large Donor for Many eSports-Related Events
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Virtual Reality Cafes
Virtual Reality Cafes
HTC has Opened Several 'Vive VR Cafes' Across China
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VR Drawing Games
VR Drawing Games
'Virtual Reality Pictionary' is a New Tonight Show Segment with Jimmy Fallon
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Virtual Reality Arcades
Virtual Reality Arcades
'Ctrl V' Uses Virtual Reality Technology for a New Kind of Arcade
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Gamified AR Workouts
Gamified AR Workouts
ARX Turns One's Exercise Routine into a Challenging Game
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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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