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80 Gaming Culture Innovations

From Gamer Subscription Services to Themed Video Game Restaurants

— June 29, 2015 — Tech
Cosplay bicycle races, celebrity gamer fundraisers and arcade game eateries are just some of the gaming culture innovations that have taken the world by storm in recent years.

Fueled by their love of video games like Super Mario, Sonic and even Final Fantasy, grown-up gamers are celebrating their niche interests through art projects, novelty fashions and even dining concepts that reference their favorite game features and characters. In addition to themed video game bars, restaurants and cafes, gaming culture weddings are also on the rise along with competitive cosplay events that bring together like-minded individuals.

Other favorites include online gaming communities that encourage discussions among fans of particular titles and even imaginary character blogs that feature fan fiction and niche gaming facts.
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Activity
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Gamer Eating Habit Spoofs
Gamer Eating Habit Spoofs
MrTVCow Created a Hilarious Video on How Gamers Eat their Food
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77
Celeb Gaming Fundraisers
Celeb Gaming Fundraisers
Will Ferrell Hates Cancer and is Playing Video Games for Charity
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76
Toothpick Gamer Tributes
Toothpick Gamer Tributes
This Super Mario Bros. Start Screen Was Created with 14,000 Toothpicks
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75
Epic Fantasy Adventure Games
Epic Fantasy Adventure Games
Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Give Players More Options Than Ever
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74
Gamer Stunt Short Films
Gamer Stunt Short Films
Real Life Assassin's Creed Parkour Video Debuts at San Deigo Comic-Con
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73
Gaming Eye Trackers
Gaming Eye Trackers
Assassin's Creed to Implement SteelSeries Sentry to Control the Game's Camera
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72
Video Game Building Facades
Video Game Building Facades
Drexel University Transformed into a Giant Tetris Game in Philadelphia
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71
Gamer Racing Competitions
Gamer Racing Competitions
The Nismo PlayStation GT Academy Converts Gamers to Racecar Drivers
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70
Shocking Video Game Promos
Shocking Video Game Promos
PlayStation Electrocuted Users for a Chance to Win inFAMOUS: Second Son
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69
Gamer-Inspired Runways
Gamer-Inspired Runways
Bjorn Borg's 'First Person Lover' Fashion Runway Show Emulates Gaming
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68
Gamer Fantasy Show Spoofs
Gamer Fantasy Show Spoofs
The Pixel Kingdom's Video Game of Thrones Mashes Up Zelda with GOT
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67
Luxury Gaming Cars
Luxury Gaming Cars
Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz Team up for Wii-U
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66
Gamer Streaming Services
Gamer Streaming Services
Sony's PlayStation Vue Curates Live and On-Demand Programming
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65
Drone Football Campaigns
Drone Football Campaigns
This Pepsi Max Campaign Transformed a Game of Street Football
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64
Acapella Gamer Theme Songs
Acapella Gamer Theme Songs
Smooth McGroove's Creates the Super Mario Bros. 2 Theme with His Voice
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63
Video Game Bars
Video Game Bars
Battle and Brew is a Video Game-Themed Bar in Atlanta
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62
Eye-Controlled Video Games
Eye-Controlled Video Games
Infamous: Second Son from Sony Uses Eye Movement to Guide the Game
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61
Pain-Reducing Video Games
Pain-Reducing Video Games
This Augmented Reality Game Allivates Pain in Amputee Patients
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60
Customizable Gaming Devices
Customizable Gaming Devices
The Arduboy Game System Allows Gamers to Create Their Own Program
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59
Language-Teaching Video Games
Language-Teaching Video Games
The Koe Video Game Teaches Users How to Speak Japanese
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58
Video Game Music Videos
Video Game Music Videos
This Interactive Video Game Music Video Brings Sound to the Virtual World
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57
Space Simulation Video Games
Space Simulation Video Games
Kerbal Space Program is a Space Flight Simulating Game
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56
Opensource Video Game Platforms
Opensource Video Game Platforms
Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 Lets Users Build Games for Free
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55
Rewarding Video Game Quests
Rewarding Video Game Quests
This Dragon Age Quest Rewards Players with Free In-Game Content
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54
Galactic Gamer-Inspired Frescos
Galactic Gamer-Inspired Frescos
Dan Hernandez Imagines Historic Paintings as Space Invader Art
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53
Retro Pixelated Gamer Bouquets
Retro Pixelated Gamer Bouquets
The 8-Bit Hero Heart Bouquet Lets You Power Up Your Love Life
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52
Virtual Car Chase Games
Virtual Car Chase Games
Nissan's Chase the Thrill Immerses You in an AR Car Chase on Foot
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51
Pop Culture Video Games
Pop Culture Video Games
'Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes' Makes a Great Gift for the Holidays
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50
Imaginary Gamer Blogs
Imaginary Gamer Blogs
Fake Video Games Bring Ridiculous Games to Real Life
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49
Animated Wedding Desserts
Animated Wedding Desserts
This Donkey Kong Wedding Cake from Meals For Reals is Animated
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48
Video Game-Styled Doorbells
Video Game-Styled Doorbells
This Mario Doorbell Plays Classic Sounds When Pressed
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47
Gamer-Designed Concept Coupes
Gamer-Designed Concept Coupes
The Honda Forza Civic Si Was Designed for Virtual Racers
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46
Virtual Reality Controllers
Virtual Reality Controllers
These Motion Tracking Stem Controllers Will Revolutionize Gaming
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45
Converted-Gamer Race Drivers
Converted-Gamer Race Drivers
The GT Academy Transforms Gamers into Real-Life Race Drivers
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44
Fear-Overcoming Video Games
Fear-Overcoming Video Games
The Nevermind Video Game by Erin Reynolds Monitors Heart Rate
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43
Cosplay Bicycle Races
Cosplay Bicycle Races
Japan's Good Smile Racing Cup is a Unique Bike Ride for Cosplayers
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42
Affordable Gamer VR Headsets
Affordable Gamer VR Headsets
The Oculus Rift Consumer Edition Works with Xbox One Controller
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41
Retro Gamer Cleansers
Retro Gamer Cleansers
The Super Nintendo Gamer Soap Cartridges Keep Geeks Clean
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40
Virtual Reality Tennis Games
Virtual Reality Tennis Games
Roger Federer Teams Up with Google Glass for Virtual Reality Tennis
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39
Monstrously Massive Monitors
Monstrously Massive Monitors
This 34-Inch LG Monitor is Jaw-Droppingly Big
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38
8-Bit Karaoke Bars
8-Bit Karaoke Bars
The Highball Lets You Belt Out Tunes in a Mario-Inspired Room
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37
Reworked Video Game Leashes
Reworked Video Game Leashes
This Xbox Controller was Transformed into a Functional Dog Leash
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36
Gamer Cosplay Weddings
Gamer Cosplay Weddings
This World of Warcraft Wedding Turns the Virtual World into a Romance
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35
Multi-Touch Gamer Laptops
Multi-Touch Gamer Laptops
The New Razer 'Blade' Laptop is a Cutting-Edge Gaming Machine
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34
Gamer Fan-Art Contests
Gamer Fan-Art Contests
Blizzard and DeviantART Have Partnered to Host a Diablo 3 Fan Art Event
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33
Handicap Console Controllers
Handicap Console Controllers
Newark & Element 14 Created a Controller for the Disabled
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32
Video Game Romantic Novels
Video Game Romantic Novels
These Video Games Got Reworked, Romance Novel Style
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31
Retro Gamer Knapsacks
Retro Gamer Knapsacks
The TravelBoy Backpack is Shaped to Resemble the Classic Game Boy
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30
Video Game Light Art
Video Game Light Art
This Pac-Man Light Installation Creates Pop Culture with Camera Tricks
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29
Gamer-Specific Stadiums
Gamer-Specific Stadiums
Permanent Arenas will Put Professional Gaming in the Public Eye
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28
Obsessed Gamer Editorials
Obsessed Gamer Editorials
The Game Boys Fashion Story for F****** Young! Online is Designer-Clad
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27
Cosplay Video Game Weddings
Cosplay Video Game Weddings
This Final Fantasy Wedding Makes Gaming the Focal Point
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26
Joystick-Controlled Motorbikes
Joystick-Controlled Motorbikes
This Recumbent Bike Trades a Handlebar For a Joystick Control
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25
Multiplayer Battle Game Costumes
Multiplayer Battle Game Costumes
This League of Legends Annie Cosplay is Super Cute
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24
Autopsy Console Controller Photographs
Autopsy Console Controller Photographs
Artist Brandon Edgar Allen Disassembles Game Controllers
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23
Gaming-Inspired Recipe Books
Gaming-Inspired Recipe Books
This Video Game Cookbook by Holly Green Makes Virtual Dishes Real
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22
Armored Girl Gamer Headgear
Armored Girl Gamer Headgear
The Metroid Samus Helmet Guarantees Comic-Con Costume Contest Wins
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21
Rage-Preventing Gaming Headsets
Rage-Preventing Gaming Headsets
The Immersion Headset Can Control Your Gaming Rage
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20
Member-Only Gamer Communities
Member-Only Gamer Communities
The Rockstar Games Social Club Enhances and Extends the Experience
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19
Luxuriously Geeky Homes
Luxuriously Geeky Homes
The Boca Raton Mansion is Full of Sci-Fi and Video Game References
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18
Virtual Reality Command Centres
Virtual Reality Command Centres
The Portable Command Centre is a Virtual Military Command Post
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17
Gamer Subscription Services
Gamer Subscription Services
Loot Crate Delivers Monthly Boxes of Geeky Swag of Video Game Lovers
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16
Urban Gamer Apparel
Urban Gamer Apparel
Insert Coin Features Video Game Fashion Staples
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15
Video Game Paintings
Video Game Paintings
Artist Ronan Lynam Brings a Classical Touch to Pop Culture Characters
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14
Projection Gaming Systems
Projection Gaming Systems
Microsoft RoomAlive Turns Any Room into a Giant Xbox Game
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13
Video Game-Inspired Jackets
Video Game-Inspired Jackets
Enzo Volante Makes MegaMan Jackets
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12
City-Inspired Arcades
City-Inspired Arcades
The Kowloon Walled City Arcade is Designed After the Real Place
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11
Anime Pop-Up Shops
Anime Pop-Up Shops
A Pop-Up Shop in Paris Opened to Promote Pokemon X and Y
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10
Medieval Horror Game Restaurants
Medieval Horror Game Restaurants
The Dark Souls Cafe is Designed for Fans of the Video Game Series
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9
Gamer-Inspired Appetizers
Gamer-Inspired Appetizers
Nerdy Nummies Shows Us How to Make Super Mario Fire Flower Appetizers
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8
Gamified Garbage Disposals
Gamified Garbage Disposals
This Augmented Reality Trash Can Turns Garbage Into Multimedia Tetris
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7
Video Game Cafes
Video Game Cafes
The Artnia Cafe is Based on Final Fantasy
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6
Wearable Headphone Screens
Wearable Headphone Screens
The Mask Personal Movie Theater by Dashbon is Extremely Portable
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5
Video Game-Themed Apartments
Video Game-Themed Apartments
Super Mario-Inspired Decor Explodes onto Every Inch of This Apartment
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4
Iconic Gamer Eateries
Iconic Gamer Eateries
The Eorza Cafe is a Restaurant Inspired by Final Fantasy XIV
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3
Fashionable Comic-Con Cosplayers
Fashionable Comic-Con Cosplayers
Fab Sugar Combs the Convention for Legit Street Style
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2
Nostalgic Gamer Aquariums
Nostalgic Gamer Aquariums
Kelsey Kronmiller Constructed a Super Mario Aquarium
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1
Ultra Geektastic Weddings
Ultra Geektastic Weddings
This Geeky Wedding Theme Mashes Up Multiple Pop Culture Franchises
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