Gaming Trends of 2016

When it comes to gaming, there are many trends that come and go, as there are so many types of games available. With 2016 almost coming to a close, we take a look back on the past year, and see what gaming trends we have had in 2016.

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Online roulette

With the online casino gaming industry booming in general, it is no surprise that online roulette in particular has become such a huge and popular phenomenon in the past year. With a variety of online casinos and games, such as mrgreen roulette game, there are many games to choose from. With slot machine games being incredibly trendy for the past few years, we have seen online roulette inch up behind it, becoming more and more trendy. People like online roulette as it is an incredibly easy game to play, and it is also a lot of fun –not to mention the fact that you could win some money if you bet correctly!

Indie games

Indie games have become hugely trendy this past year, with more and more people exploring the variety of indie games on the market. This has gone hand in hand with the subculture of hipsters who are purposely anti-mainstream. As a result, the indie gaming industry has experienced much growth in the past few years due to the increased demands for interesting, independently produced games that give gamers something new and exciting. It appears that gamers are not satisfied with the same games produced time and time again by large gaming companies such as EA Games and Blizzard. This is encouraging more indie game developers to work on their games as there is now a keen audience awaiting them.

Table top board games

Table top board games such as Dungeons and Dragons, have been around for a long time and have had relatively stable popularity throughout. However, with media mentions –like in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things –people have begun to remember that these table top games still exist and are a lot of fun too. Most of them are RPGs –Role Playing Games that allow you to take on the identity of fictional being. This can be a lot of fun, but also a good way to relax and forget about all the stress you have in your real life.

Pokémon

With the release of Pokémon GO earlier this year, all things Pokémon have been incredibly trendy throughout the world. Of course, Pokémon GO itself has been a huge hit; the smartphone mobile game that uses augmented reality and GPS location to help you ‘catch ‘em all’ has been such a huge hit. However, the craze does not stop there. We are seeing a big resurgence in the popularity of the original Pokémon card-based game. These cards are selling well with both older customers who may have played the game in their childhoods and are buying the cards for a nostalgia rush, as well as with the younger generation who are only not discovering the card game for the first time.

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