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Top 45 Gaming Trends in June

From AR Gaming Festivals to Arcade Game-Inspired Watches

— June 30, 2018 — Tech
Game theory is a line of behavior analysis that assesses how people will perform under given circumstances, and the June 2018 gaming trends here show that modern gamers could potentially stand to learn a thing or two by delving into the thinking behind game theory. But whether or not gamers need to go take a few political science courses, it's clear that gaming continues to grow in popularity and dominate more of the cultural spectrum.

Speaking of the cultural spectrum, developers are beginning to use gaming and gamification in order to help broaden people's cultural vista. Most people think of gaming as a solo, isolating activity, but 'The Verbling Language Game', and others like it, help players to learn more about other people. The game tests players on language identification based solely on snippets of dialogue.
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Activity
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Industrially Corporeal Games
Industrially Corporeal Games
'Homo Machina' Presents a Human Body as a Complex Machine
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Comical Literary-Inspired Games
Comical Literary-Inspired Games
'Austen Translation' Turns Dating a Dangerous Games
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43
Anime-Inspired Fantasy Games
Anime-Inspired Fantasy Games
'Forgotton Anne' Thrusts Players into a World Of Living Lost Objects
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42
VR Home Run Games
VR Home Run Games
The MLB Home Run Derby VR Lets Players Play on Realistic Iconic Fields
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41
Bird Romance Indie Games
Bird Romance Indie Games
'On The Fly' Blends Multiple Game Styles to Tell a Charming Story
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40
Investigative Indie Games
Investigative Indie Games
'Dead Secret Circle' Has Players Investigate and Avoid a Serial Killer
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39
Live Sports Trivia Games
Live Sports Trivia Games
Steph IQ Will Only Begin When a Three-Point Shot is Made
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38
Face-Focused Photo Features
Face-Focused Photo Features
God of War's New Photo Mode Lets Players Adjust Facial Expressions
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37
Coffee-Themed Fighting Games
Coffee-Themed Fighting Games
'Coffee Crisis' Pits Metal-Loving Baristas Against Alien Invaders
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36
Performance-Driven Gaming Laptops
Performance-Driven Gaming Laptops
Acer's Predator Helios 500 is a Core i9 Portable Powerhouse
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35
Brilliant Billiards Games
Brilliant Billiards Games
'Pocket-Run Pool' is a Sleek Modern Version of Pool for Mobile
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34
AR Game Festivals
AR Game Festivals
Pokemon Go Fest Will Bring In-Game Events and Rare Pokemon to Chicago
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33
Model-Created Mobile Games
Model-Created Mobile Games
Tyra Banks Released an America's Next Top Model Mobile Game
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32
Cloud-Connected Gaming Subscriptions
Cloud-Connected Gaming Subscriptions
This Nintendo Service Offers Cloud Saving and Classic Games
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31
Language Identification Games
Language Identification Games
The Verbling Language Game Challenges Cultural Knowledge
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30
Credit Card Loyalty Programs
Credit Card Loyalty Programs
MasterCard's App Lets You Spin a Wheel and Win with Every Purchase
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29
Story-Focused Anime Games
Story-Focused Anime Games
'Forgotton Anne' Prides Itself on Art and Story
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28
Superhero-Themed Gaming Consoles
Superhero-Themed Gaming Consoles
Microsoft Unveiled a Limited-Edition Black Panther Xbox One X
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27
Nostalgic Hand-Painted Games
Nostalgic Hand-Painted Games
'Knights and Bikes' Follows Young Girls in Small-Town 80s England
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26
VR Wildlife Games
VR Wildlife Games
'Virry VR: Wild Encounters' Puts Players Close to Wild Animals
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25
Adjustable Console-Charging Stands
Adjustable Console-Charging Stands
The Adjustable Charging Stand for Nintendo Switch Extends Play
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24
Mini Classic Arcade Cabinets
Mini Classic Arcade Cabinets
The Neo Geo Mini Packs 40 Classic Games in a Compact Package
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23
eSports Production Courses
eSports Production Courses
The eSports Content Production Module Focuses on Virtual Storytelling
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22
Variable VR Controller Apps
Variable VR Controller Apps
The 'SteamVR Input' System Helps Gamers Customize Their Controls
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21
Accessible Gaming Controllers
Accessible Gaming Controllers
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is for Gamers with Limited Mobility
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20
Luck-based Indie RPGs
Luck-based Indie RPGs
'Roulette Knight' Requires More Luck Than Skill to Survive
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19
Powerful Humanoid Battle Toys
Powerful Humanoid Battle Toys
'Super Anthony' is a Champion Fighting Robot
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18
Foot-Worn Gaming Controllers
Foot-Worn Gaming Controllers
The CapLab Bcon Adds an Extra Button Into Gaming
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17
Cold War-Inspired Games
Cold War-Inspired Games
'First Winter' Draws Terror From the Cramped Walls of a Soviet Sub
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16
Hardcore Gardening Games
Hardcore Gardening Games
'Dark Soil' Forces Players to Plant and Fight Leafy Monsters
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15
Revamped Japanese Consoles
Revamped Japanese Consoles
The Famicom Mini Will Celebrate a Manga Magazine With 20 Games
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14
Hybrid Customizable Gaming Controllers
Hybrid Customizable Gaming Controllers
The Scuf Vantage Adds Impressive Depth to PS4 Games
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13
Commuter-Friendly Gaming Laptops
Commuter-Friendly Gaming Laptops
The New Razer Blade Laptop is Just 0.66 Inches Thick
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12
eSports-Focused Ethical Apparel
eSports-Focused Ethical Apparel
Ateyo Clothing Takes Fashion Experience into the eSports Ecosystem
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11
Accessibility-Focused Controllers
Accessibility-Focused Controllers
The Project Z Controller Helps Disabled People Game Better
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10
Contemporary VR Cafes
Contemporary VR Cafes
Toronto VR Games Transports Visitors to Otherworldly Universes with Tech
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9
Gamified Loyalty Programs
Gamified Loyalty Programs
EB Games' Edge Reward Program is Four-Tier and Easy to Level-Up
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8
Hassle-Free VR Console Controllers
Hassle-Free VR Console Controllers
The 'MoveShock' Controllers Offer an Intuitive VR Experience
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7
Action-Packed Cooking Games
Action-Packed Cooking Games
Snack and Slash Changes Cooking Games with a Giant Knife
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6
Detailed VR Painting Apps
Detailed VR Painting Apps
'CoolPaintrVR' is Playstation's New VR App
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5
Realistic Relationship Games
Realistic Relationship Games
The 'Together' Indie Game Does Not Always Have a Happy Ending
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4
Competition-Focused Game Controllers
Competition-Focused Game Controllers
The Scuf Vantage Prioritizes Customization and Performance
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3
Immersive Gaming Motion Controllers
Immersive Gaming Motion Controllers
The 'Kai' Gesture Controller Intuitively Tracks Hand Movements
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2
Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Romain Jerome Introduces the 'Pac-Man' Level III Timepiece
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1
Encouraging Water Bottles
Encouraging Water Bottles
'Gululu Go' Talks to Kids and Motivates Them to Drink Water
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