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Top Gaming Trends in 2015

by Heather

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is already here, but it seems like this year could be the biggest year yet for gamers. Do you have a gamer in your home? For us, it is my husband. I feel like this is all I hear about during his “free talk” conversations. You know, when we aren’t talking about our daughter, our day, bills, etc… So today, we’re going to take a look at what are expected to be the most significant gaming trends in the year ahead.

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

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One of the biggest changes that we’ll see will be the emergence of wearable gaming technology. With Apple’s announcement of the Apple Watch in early 2015, many are seeing this as a watershed moment in how we interact with games.

And seeing how quickly the Wii entertainment system became naturalized in our homes, it’s going to be very interesting to watch how this wearable technology will supplement our gaming choices.

THE REBIRTH OF FANTASY

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It’s one of those things that is forever coming in and out of fashion, but 2015 looks like it will see some big-hitters in the gaming world adapting to the trend for fantasy-themed gaming.

With some of the biggest forthcoming titles like the formidable Final Fantasy and Legend of Zelda series returning to our screens, it seems that fantasy is well and truly back. There will also be some hot new titles like Below for Xbox and Windows, as well as great online games like Casino Saga Fans that all seem to inhabit weird and wonderful worlds!

MOBILE VS CONSOLE

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2015 looks to be the year that game play will decisively switch from using consoles to mobile technology, due to the fact that the most downloaded apps are gaming apps.

This will inevitably result in games being targeted away from the traditional gaming fan base – young males – towards a broader audience who are gradually becoming exposed to the technology that offers them gaming in the palm of their hand.

MASSIVE MOVIE TIE-INS

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Another trend that will be magnified in 2015 is the synergy between different media outlets that seek to capitalize on the huge new revenues offered by gaming.

So 2015’s biggest film blockbusters such as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, will also be shifting their marketing weight behind a range of cross-platform games such as Star Wars: Battlefront.

VIRTUAL REALITY

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Finally, it seems that the future is well and truly upon us with the rise of Oculus Rift. The hyper-real, low-latency headsets have recently received a massive boost through their $2 billion purchase by Facebook. And with the release of some very exciting beta games demos on their website, it seems that the next chapter of gaming has surely just begun!

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Sridhar Sri January 31, 2015 - 10:11 am

Awesome Gadgets and Games to come. I am a gamer and love to use them all. And those Techie Things Aare most awesome one

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pumpkinsfan76 January 31, 2015 - 9:48 pm

Thanks for sharing these gaming trends with us. I don’t really get into this kind of technology.

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Mo February 1, 2015 - 9:32 pm

I do hope Apple Watch would do to smart watches what the iPhone did to smartphones

Because, right now, I can;t for the life of me think of a reason to dump my collection of analog watches in favour of a digital one, smart or otherwise. And I really want to. Last time I wore a digital watch was in the `80’s… It could save up to a 100 phone numbers and even had a calculator! More tan a decade before I got a Palm Pilot…

Right. I was saying… Apple will ave a tough time to take smart watches and turn the into something really cool. I really do hope they still have the what it takes.

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lindamanns February 9, 2015 - 8:47 pm

This really just amazes me. The watch is unbelievable. I guess people will be able to play these games wherever we go. It worries me that this is all taking us away from interacting with people face to face. Thank you for sharing

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Jerry Marquardt March 31, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Thak you for the heads up on this, I really appreciate the information.

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Olivine Eyes September 1, 2016 - 8:47 pm

I thought back then Final Fantasy XV and the new Legend of Zelda would be released in 2015. Who knew the game of that year would be The Witcher III. A nice surprise.

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