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  • PAX East 2021 Goes Online Only

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    PAX East 2021 Goes Online Only

    Now called PAX Online 2021.

    Penny Arcade and ReedPop just announced that they have cancelled PAX East 2021 because of reasons that should be abundantly clear by now. Hint: It rhymes with BOVID. In its place is PAX Online 2021 that will take place Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.

    The event organizers say that PAX East will return to Boston in 2022. As of right now, the show organizers are "cautiously optimistic" that PAX West and PAX Unplugged for 2021...
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  • Path of Exile 2 Likely Coming in 2022

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    Path of Exile 2 Likely Coming in 2022

    Playing the blame game.

    Those who have been eager to get their hands on Path of Exile 2 are going to have to wait quite a bit longer. The new sequel to the popular action-RPG Path of Exile has been in development for a while now and will be for a while longer.

    The reason? You guessed it: COVID-19.

    PC Gamer reports on a phone interview conducted with Grinding Gear Games studio head Chris Wilson. The interview includes a bit about how COVID-19 has impacted the...
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  • Gambling with COVID-19

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    Gambling with COVID-19


    You see it everywhere these days. You see it on the news. You know about it from talking with friends. You know about it from the radio, politicians, and medical expert. The "it" that we are talking about is none other than the global pandemic known as COVID-19.

    It is a far-reaching disease that has impacted nearly every person in the world in some way, shape, or form. COVID-19 has continued to ravage places like the United States for months now, with no real end in...
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  • Summer Games Done Quick 2020 is Online Only

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    Summer Games Done Quick 2020 is Online Only

    This move follows a delay until August.

    Earlier this year, the speedrunning event that raises big amounts of cash for charity, Summer Games Done Quick, made the decision to delay the event until August 2020. This decision was made due to the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that many people seem to think is already over with. Today, the event organizers made another decision that impacts the event and its usual format.

    Instead of having a large-scale group event, Summer...
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  • BlizzCon 2020 Officially Cancelled, Online Event Planned for Early 2021

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    BlizzCon 2020 Officially Cancelled, Online Event Planned for Early 2021

    Online event tentatively planned for early 2021.

    In a move that is probably the least surprising one in this hell that we call "2020," Blizzard has officially announced that this year's BlizzCon event is cancelled. It's not gone entirely, but the event itself will be online only for the first time ever.

    Saralyn Smith, executive producer of BlizzCon delivered today's unfortunate news in a posting that explains how the decision to cancel the in-person event was...
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  • GameStop Makes Stupid Decision to Reopen Stores Already

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    GameStop Makes Stupid Decision to Reopen Stores Already

    Welcome to GameStop, where our employees are completely expendable.

    We're still in the midst of a global pandemic but that sure hasn't stopped the morons of the world from wanting to open everything back up. Speaking of which: GameStop corporate have started to reopen a number of stores around the world. They join city mayors, state governors, and a bunch of Trump supporting protesters that blindly threw themselves at an astroturfing campaign to force people back to work. It's easy...
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  • Death Stranding for PC Delayed Until July

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    Death Stranding for PC Delayed Until July

    Another delay as a result of working from home.

    You hate to see it happen, but this sort of thing is expected in our current day and age. Early in the day on April 21, Kojima Productions announced that they have delayed the launch of the PC version of Death Stranding. Originally slated to release on June 2, Kojima Productions pushed out the game's release by six weeks to July 14, 2020.

    The announcement was made through Twitter and the Death Stranding page on Steam. The...
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  • PSA: Free Games from PlayStation, Ubisoft, and More

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    PSA: Free Games from PlayStation, Ubisoft, and More

    FREE. GAMES!

    Just a quick public service announcement for all of you who are quarantined. You are staying inside, right? You better be. If you are, you might be bored! That's why a bunch of places are offering up some free games during these trying times.

    From today through April 17, 2020, you can add Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition to your Uplay account on the PC. It's free. Totally free. If you add it now, it's yours to keep forever and ever. Just be sure to add it...
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  • Rick May, Voice of TF2's Soldier, Has Passed Away

    Rick May, Voice of TF2's Soldier, Has Passed Away

    You were good, son. Real good. Maybe even the best.

    ​​​In the late afternoon hours of April 13th, voice actor John Patrick Lowrie passed along word that his friend and colleague, Rick May, has passed away. The two voiced characters from Valve's Team Fortress 2. Lowrie voiced the Sniper while May was the voice of the Soldier.

    While Covid-19 may have been what ultimately took May's life, the actor did suffer from some unfortunate health issues in the preceding months. He...
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  • 2019's Biggest Dumpster Fires - An Abridged Version

    In late January 2020, I wrote up about some of the fantastic games that were released in 2019. It was a "game of the year" focused piece with...
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  • Amazon Developed MMO New World Delayed Until August

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    Amazon Developed MMO New World Delayed Until August

    The delay is the result of... yeah, you guessed it: Covid-19.

    Early in the day on March 9, Amazon Games Studios made the sad announcement that their upcoming MMORPG, New World, is getting delayed. The game, which was initially set to be released to everyone in May 2020 has instead been pushed back until August 25, 2020. A closed beta for the game has now been added as well, and will begin in July.

    The reason behind the delay is attributed to the still ongoing Covid-19...
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  • Soulcalibur and Tekken World Tours Cancelled Through June

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    Soulcalibur and Tekken World Tours Cancelled Through June

    Tournament events all over the world are cancelled.

    Bandai Namco announced today that they are removing a number of World Tour events "until further notice." These include two Soulcalibur World Tour 2020 events and nine different Tekken World Tour 2020 that were scheduled through June.

    These changes have been made in response to the "highly dynamic nature surrounding (the) coronavirus (Covid-19)." Bandai Namco says that they will make future announcements...
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  • Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

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    Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

    It's almost like people have more free time.

    For the first time ever, Twitch has surpassed 3 billion total hours watched in a single quarter. This information comes direct from StreamLabs and Stream Hatchet. They also show that in addition to Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming also saw an increase in viewer numbers for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2020.

    According to the public facing report, Twitch had hit 3.1 billion hours watched. This is an increase of 17% from...
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  • Someday You'll Return Delayed

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    Someday You'll Return Delayed

    You won't return delayed, the game is called... oh forget it.

    The release of the upcoming psychological horror game, Someday You'll Return, has been delayed slightly. The game was originally supposed to ship on April 14, 2020 but has since been pushed back a few weeks to May 5, 2020. The reason for the delay? If you guessed the coronavirus, you would be correct.

    Initially, CBE Software thought that a release would be postponed "until the situation gets better globally,...
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  • The Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely

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    The Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely

    This decision comes direct from Sony.

    In the early afternoon on April 2, word came direct from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), that both The Last of Us Part II and Marvel's Iron Man VR are delayed "until further notice." The reason behind these delays is, you guessed it, due to the ongoing global crisis.

    Word first came from the official PlayStation Twitter account. ...
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