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  • E3 2020 Cancelled as Covid-19 Declared Global Pandemic

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    E3 2020 Cancelled as Covid-19 Declared Global Pandemic

    Wait, am I out of a job now?

    Earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (Covid-19) a pandemic. Think of a pandemic as an epidemic that has a much greater reach. Epidemics could be considered to be localized to just a few places in the world. Pandemics signify that there is a global impact. For a while, Covid-19 was still considered an epidemic because it was largely contained to areas of China and mostly to those that travel. As the virus continues...
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  • Geoff Keighley to Skip E3 for First Time as Troubles Mount for Dying Trade Show

    This comes the same day the exhibitor list was leaked.

    Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, revealed today that he will not be attending E3 2020. His decision to not attend this year's event will mark the first time in 25 years that the industry veteran will not be in attendance. It also means that he will not host the annual E3 Coliseum show. This was a regular event where Keighley would host a series of game developers in a rather informal Q&A, allowing them to talk freely...
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  • PlayStation is Officially Ditching E3 2020

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    PlayStation is Officially Ditching E3 2020

    A surprise move with the PlayStation 5 mere months away from release.

    In late 2018, Sony announced that they would not participate in E3 2019. Today, history repeats itself as Sony has once again announced that they will not be participating in E3 2020. For the second year in a row, Sony and their PlayStation lineup will be a no-show at, what used to be, one of the largest industry events of the year.

    Sony has been present at every previous E3 up until 2019. They have...
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  • Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds

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    Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds

    This joint effort announced today by the ESA.

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), yes that one, announced today that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will now have required policies that ensure the odds of loot boxes are known on their platforms. These odds will be shown on any and all paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platform.

    This comes straight from the ESA's chief counsel for tech policy during a workshop on loot boxes held by the Federal Trade Commission. ...
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  • E3 Event Organizers Leak Personal Information of Over 2,000 Journalists

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    E3 Event Organizers Leak Personal Information of Over 2,000 Journalists

    The full list includes personal information for journalists, editors, and content creators.

    The E3 website was home to an open secret for who knows how long now. On the site was a spreadsheet that contained the contact information, phone numbers, and personal addresses for over 2,000 game journalists, editors, and even some content creators. This spreadsheet, and all of the information it included, was publically accessible on the official E3 Expo site.

    E3 is run and operated...
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  • U.S. Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Pay-to-Win Microtransactions

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    U.S. Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Pay-to-Win Microtransactions

    "Keep ur politics out of muh vidyagams!"

    Representative Josh Hawley announced a new bill that aims to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win (P2W) microtransactions in games that are "played by minors." The senator understands that it's a broad label but clarified that this will include games designed for kids under 18 and games "whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions."

    Sure, that is still a fairly broad umbrella...
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  • Much Ado About Loot Boxes

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    Much Ado About Loot Boxes

    Once again, the hot topic of video game loot boxes finds itself in the spotlight. This past week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced their plans to investigate loot boxes. They cite concerns over the potential impact of children. In response, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) doubled down on their stance that loot boxes can "enhance the experience." They claim that the loot boxes are not anywhere close to traditional gambling, which you can practice using ...
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  • TheMexicanRunner Beats Battletoads Turbo Tunnel Blindfolded without Dying

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    TheMexicanRunner Beats Battletoads Turbo Tunnel Blindfolded without Dying

    Beating Battletoads in 15.5 minutes is one thing. It's certainly no small feat and it is precisely what speedrunner TheMexicanRunner did this week at ESA Summer. That's quite impressive as it is, but he decided to one-up himself right after his run. TheMexicanRunner played through the dreaded Turbo Tunnel level of Battletoads without dying. Not only that, but he did so while blinded by a bag situated over his head. The bag had an adorable cat print on it. Here is TheMexicanRunner pla...
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  • ESA Summer 2018 Marathon - Speedrunning to Save the Children

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    ESA Summer 2018 Marathon - Speedrunning to Save the Children

    It's a marathon filled weekend, because we have another one to tell you about. The European Speedrunner Assembly (ESA) is holding the aptly named ESA Summer 2018 marathon this week. Starting today and in the days ahead, a bunch of speedrunners from all over will be running games in an effort to raise money for Save the Children.

    The event started earlier today and is expected to wrap up on Saturday, July 28. Now here is where things get interesting. ESA has not one but two streams...
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  • E3 2017 Public Passes Sold Out

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    E3 2017 Public Passes Sold Out

    ESA's move to open up E3 2017 to the general public seems to have been a rather big success for them. The public tickets have now been totally sold out.

    That's a rather impressive feat considering there were 15,000 passes available for the public. The first 1,000 tickets for three days were $149 (USD), with the remaining 14,000 going for $249. Business passes are still apparently available for a mere $995. The announcement was made on the official E3 Twitter earlier today. ...
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    E3 2017 Public Passes Sold Out

    ESA's move to open up E3 2017 to the general public seems to have been a rather big success for them. The public tickets have now been totally...
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  • ESA 2016 - A Speedrun Charity Marathon Benefiting Save the Children

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    ESA 2016 - A Speedrun Charity Marathon Benefiting Save the Children

    Hey, do you like watching events like SGDQ and AGDQ? Yeah? You also like helping out charity? Cool, me too! That's why you should check out ESA 2016! The European Speedrunner Assembly is again holding its week long charity marathon of some amazing games to benefit charity.

    This year, the charity is none other than Save the Children.
    Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves -- a healthy start, the opportunity
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  • ESA 2016 - A Speedrun Charity Marathon Benefiting Save the Children

    Hey, do you like watching events like SGDQ and AGDQ? Yeah? You also like helping out charity? Cool, me too! That's why you should check out ESA...
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    Bethesda and Three Others Join ESA

    Four companies were added to the ESA today, including Bethesda Softworks. The other three studios are Greybox, Snail Games, and Vantiv.
    Washington,
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  • ESA Kicks Off - European Speedrunning Marathon to Benefit Charity

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    ESA Kicks Off - European Speedrunning Marathon to Benefit Charity

    The European Speedster Assembly (ESA) has officially kicked off. It's a speed running marathon similar to Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) or Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), but this takes place in Europe. As was the case with the previously mentioned marathons, ESA will also be raising money for Doctors Without Borders, an organization that brings medical supplies and assistance to more than 60 countries. They aim to help people "threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to ...
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