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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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Insomniac Games kicks off rebranding effort
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Angry Birds signs deal as new sponsor in English Premier League
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Nintendo shares riding nine-year high
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How to launch a mobile game in multiple countries
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Destiny 2: Critical Consensus
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Error leads to Fortnite cross-platform play between Xbox and Playstation
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How to RGB: A system builder’s guide to RGB PC lighting
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Nintendo Deal With Tencent Paves Way for China Push
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Searching for the “hidden motion” to unlock the Switch’s NES emulator
Ars TechnicaKyle Orland
This weekend, Switch owners learned their consoles are apparently holding a hidden copy of the NES game Golf, along with a built-in NES emulator designed to run it. But Switch hacker yellows8 and others who have been able to run that emulator...
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Gaming Software, Technology Industry
YouTube’s Twitch-like ‘Sponsorships’ open to all YouTube Gaming creators, expand to YouTube’s main app
TechCrunchSarah Perez
YouTube today is taking on Twitch with the launch of a new program that will allow gamers to make money from their channels through the use of sponsorships. Like Twitch’s subscriptions, which offer fans access to custom emotes, special badges and other...
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Brand Management, Gaming Software
Insomniac Games kicks off rebranding effort
Game Industry InternationalEditor, James Brightman
Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games has today unveiled a new-look logo as part of a studio rebranding effort in advance of next year's much anticipated Spider-Man launch. The AAA independent developer hasn't radically altered its logo since 2002, but as the...
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Angry Birds signs deal as new sponsor in English Premier League
Game Industry International
Developer Rovio Entertainment describes deal as the “logical continuation” for the global brand
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Economic Policy, Gaming Software
Nintendo shares riding nine-year high
Game Industry International
Nintendo's stock price is in rude health these days. Bolstered by the early success of the Switch, Nintendo shares are trading at their highest point in roughly nine years, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Nintendo shares closed Tuesday's trading in...
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How to launch a mobile game in multiple countries
Game Industry International
Tappx CMO Ignasi Prat offers advice to developers hoping to release their app in as many markets as possible Mobile represents the biggest addressable audience for any developer - but only when you can bring your game to numerous territories. The fewer...
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Destiny 2: Critical Consensus
Game Industry International
The original Destiny may not have lived up to expectations upon reflection, but there's no denying it broke new ground for the industry. For the past three years, the game has managed to retain audiences in a way that no console-based shooter...
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Gaming Software, Microsoft Corp
Error leads to Fortnite cross-platform play between Xbox and Playstation
Game Industry International
A configuration issue on Epic's survival sandbox game Fortnite allowed for cross-platform play between Xbox and Playstation over the weekend. Despite being an error, it was the first time that cross-platform play has been enabled for consumers between the two consoles. A...
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How to RGB: A system builder’s guide to RGB PC lighting
Ars TechnicaMark Walton
Corsair has a lot to answer for. In 2014, the PC parts specialist debuted the world's first mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX RGB switches. The idea, according to Corsair, was to provide the ultimate in keyboard customisation by individually lighting each key...
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Gaming Software, Microsoft Corp
Nintendo Deal With Tencent Paves Way for China Push
The Wall Street JournalAlyssa Abkowitz
For all its global popularity, Nintendo Co. NTDOY 5.35% has had relatively limited business in China. Now a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCEHY -1.39% has investors excited at the prospect that Nintendo’s Switch console and smartphone games could take off in...
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