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Developments in gaming software have powered growth and made the video game industry one of the largest in the entertainment sector. It is an industry that is dominated by the next big thing though, so it is constantly evolving. Stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in gaming software news with the free Wiser daily email. Gaming software traces its origins back to the 1970s, and today it is a multi-billion dollar industry. It has two main branches - console gaming and mobile device gaming. In terms of hardware, the console gaming market is dominated by Sony's Playstation, Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo's Wii. But when it comes to software the industry is much more diverse, particularly when you look at gaming software on mobile devices. It has been a huge growth area in recent years, and that trend is set to continue. Other developments to expect in the future include virtual reality gaming and augmented reality gaming. Software designers are also dealing with changing demographics, including the trends of increasing numbers of older gamers and female gamers. You can get daily information on this fast-changing industry with the Wiser gaming software news email. Register today for free.

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Bioware is a formidable force in gaming. Despite its hiccups, it's managed to pull itself back up again (I mean, there's the whole Andromeda fiasco, but eh, I liked Andromeda enough). Its RPGs are known for being prime examples of high fantasy...
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Video game food is so much more important than you think
MashableKellen Beck
The sun sets earlier and earlier every day. As we approach the shortest and darkest days of the year, we fight back with bright candles, colorful lights, optimistic songs, and delicious meals. But in times like these, it's more than just the...
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Why casual games need a narrative
Game Industry International
Retention is the key to any mobile game's survival, let alone its success. While there are many ways to bolster retention - regular release of new content, a compelling progression system, and so on - some casual games studios have found a...
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Blizzard, Bethesda Come To The Rescue Of Laid-Off Gazillion Employees
International Business TimesMike Luces
Following the news that Gazillion Entertainment is no more, video game companies started to offer job opportunities to laid-off employees of the publisher. Among the publishers who are expressing concern for the laid off developers and video game designers are Blizzard and...
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Entrepreneurship, Gaming Software
Kevin Chou joins the board at Critical Force
Game Industry International
Critical Force has attracted a new very important board member. Kevin Chou is one of the most influential persons in the esports market. He is the founder and CEO of the Korean Silicon Valley Esports (KSV) organization. KSV has acquired the franchising...
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“People in AAA talk about games being mainstream - they're not”
Game Industry International
But they soon will be, and Massimo Guarini founded Ovosonico to be a different kind of studio, making a different kind of game When you visit game developers on a regular basis it doesn't take long before the environments in which their...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp impressions: Nintendo should be ashamed
Ars TechnicaSam Machkovech
Animal Crossing debuted as a weird, unique, and very Nintendo-like video game in 2001. It resembled popular life- and farm-sim games, where your experience in a small, riverside village revolved around simple tasks and monotony. But Nintendo added a very special pinch...
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Accounting, Finance
Rovio share price down nearly 20% after latest financial report
Game Industry International
Rovio Entertainment's first quarterly financial report since its IPO on the Helsinki exchange has left a lot to be desired for investors. The Angry Birds developer was valued at over $1 billion when it went public two months ago. However, its share...
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Gamers won ‘Battlefront 2’ spat with EA, but in-game purchases will probably persist
Los Angeles TimesTracey Lien
If you’ve already paid $60 for a video game, haven’t you spent enough? That’s the question Electronic Arts, or EA, the maker of games including the Madden NFL series, FIFA and Battlefield, has to answer after angering customers who eagerly anticipated one...
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Gambling Industry, Gaming Software
Victorian gambling commission: "What occurs with 'loot boxes' does constitute gambling"
Game Industry International
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is the latest government body to weigh in on the loot box debate. Responding to a request from Reddit user Caesar, strategic analyst for the compliance department at the VCGLR, Jarrod Wolfe, said: "What...
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