Coronavirus

Spread the love       Tweet    CrossfireX is the upcoming shooter from Smilegate Entertainment and Remedy. For the release, Smilegate is handling the multiplayer segment, while Remedy comes in to put together the single-player campaign. The split in development was always going to make things a little trickier than if it were a single studio; however, COVID-19 seems
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Spread the love       Tweet    Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, is the virus that has thrown the world into a pandemic, causing lockdowns, distress, and forcing all our beloved video game conferences to be delayed or outright canceled. It’s no lie that the virus has had a huge effect, and for us in the video games industry,
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Spread the love       Tweet    Games Done Quick recently wrapped up their summer extravaganza, raising over $2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders. Due to COVID-19, the event was held entirely online. The organization’s other massive speedrunning event is now doing the same. Awesome Games Done Quick will run its 2021 version from January 3-10 entirely online. It’s
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Spread the love       Tweet    Development on The Last of Us Part II is “at the one-yard line,” Neil Druckmann, the game’s creative director, said. Following Thursday’s news that Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated sequel had been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, Druckmann joined the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast to discuss the circumstances of the
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Spread the love       Tweet    Master Chief himself has now joined the battle against COVID-19. In a new message on Twitter, Steve Downes, who has been the voice of the iconic Master Chief in every Halo title since Combat Evolved, said that he’ll be raising money throughout the month of April for the charity Project C.U.R.E. Downes utilizes
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Spread the love       Tweet    For the most part, everyone is trying to do their best right now to slow down the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has spread across the world. Practices such as washing your hands, social distancing, and not leaving the house have been stressed by health officials around the globe as some simple things
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Spread the love       Tweet    Ndemic Creations is the team behind the popular game Plague Inc. The original game lets players create their own disease that they would then release on the world, hoping to end humanity. Today, the team announced a few important updates they’re making in light of the ongoing worldwide pandemic. Not only did
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Spread the love       Tweet    On Thursday, March 19, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that all businesses except for those considered to be “life-sustaining” are to be closed to help combat the spread of coronavirus throughout the state. This comes within days of both Governor Gavin Newsom of California and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, who
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Spread the love       Tweet    Earlier this week, Square Enix informed fans that because of ongoing shipping issues that stem from the coronavirus pandemic, the physical release of Final Fantasy VII Remake could be impacted for some. While Square said it was still actively moving forward with the game’s April 10 release date, they said the status with
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Spread the love       Tweet    Final Fantasy VII Remake is releasing April 10, but those who pre-ordered the game through Amazon might have a problem getting it on launch day. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the online retailer has suspended shipments of non-essential products to its warehouses in an effort to meet higher-priority demands for medical
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Spread the love       Tweet    So I’m sure everyone heard the news by now, Electronic Entertainment Expo 2020, E3 2020, got canceled amidst Coronavirus (Covid-19) concerns. It’s been heavily rumored since yesterday, and an official statement by the Entertainment Software Association happened today. Going forward, Ubisoft released a statement where the company fully supports the ESA’s decision,
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Spread the love       Tweet    In the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic, it’s fair to wonder if any scheduled gaming events will continue as planned. Another major event joins the ranks of those that have been postponed or outright canceled: the Minecraft Festival. What makes this cancelation worse is that the event was announced just last week.
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Spread the love       Tweet    Like many companies announced the past week, Microsoft will not be attending Game Developers Conference 2020 (GDC 2020) in San Francisco due to health concerns associated with coronavirus. In Microsoft’s latest Game Stack blog post, the company announced they would be withdrawing from GDC 2020 stating, “The health and safety of players,
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Spread the love       Tweet    Alongside other companies such as Kojima Productions, Sony, and Facebook, publisher Electronic Arts is said to now be “limiting” the presence that it will have at GDC 2020 due to ongoing concerns stemming from the coronavirus. The news comes by way of EA employee Alex Sherer who posted on their LinkedIn page
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Spread the love       Tweet    A little over a month before the release of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve has now apparently become the latest video game company that has felt the effects of the coronavirus. In a report from UploadVR, Valve stated that the ongoing sickness that has taken root in China will lead to shortages of the Valve
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Spread the love       Tweet    PAX East isn’t the only show PlayStation is backing out of. Just a day after announcing it had canceled its appearance at next week’s convention due to coronavirus concerns, GameIndustry.biz reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment also nixed its plans to attend this year’s Game Developers Conference later in March, once again because
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Spread the love       Tweet    Thus far 2020 hasn’t been an amazing year, and that can be greatly contributed to a new coronavirus. The current virus–coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–broke out in Wuhan, China and infected thousands. Currently, over 12,000 people are infected. Most cases are in China, but the virus has recently spread to the UK and the US.
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