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Amazon Delays New World MMO To August

Amazon Games' upcoming MMO New World has been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post, the developers revealed that the game would be delayed to 25 August 2020, while the closed beta will be launched sometime in July 2020. "Like most of you, our entire team has been sequestered as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic," th...

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We May Not Get An Offline BlizzCon This Year, Says Blizzard

Bad news: there wouldn't be a BlizzCon 2020. At least on the physical space. Blizzard will still hold its annual fan convention in Anaheim this coming November, but it may be cancelled if the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. Can't have huge crowd gatherings if it's a virus that can spread through physical contact, right? Our guess?...

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Axle Motorsport Announces Global Edition Of ERacing Grand Prix SEA

Axle Motorsport has announced the eRacing Grand Prix SEA - Global Edition, which will see the "best simulator race car drivers from around the region take on the best drivers from the Asia Pacific region". The Grand Prix will have the GT3 and GT4 classes. GT3 will feature professional drivers like Edoardo Mortara and Arjun Maini, while GT4 is t...

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The Last of Us Part 2 Is Delayed Indefinitely

The end seems nigh, as Naughty Dog announced today that it will not be releasing its hugely-anticipated game The Last of Us Part 2 on 29th May for PS4. Also, Marvel's Iron Man VR will be delayed, in case you were looking forward to that game. The reason? According to PlayStation, the global crisis is preventing the company from providing the laun...

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Kojima Productions Temporarily Closes Office Due To COVID-19 Case

Kojima Productions announced that it would temporarily close its office floor and implement remote working after an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Death Stranding developer made the announcement on 30 March, the date it found out about the positive test result.  "The employee has been at home from March 20th and as s...

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Pro NBA Athletes Transition From Court To Online In NBA 2K Players Tournament

Games publisher 2K, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament, an esports tournament where 16 current NBA professional athletes will go head-to-head with each other in NBA 2K20 on the Xbox One. These include top NBA seeds Kevin Durant of the Brookly...

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Samuel Jackson Tells People To “Stay The F**k At Home”

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some folks advise others to stay at home politely. Others do so a bit more firmly. Then there's Samuel Jackson, who has an entire, expletive-filled poem dedicated to telling us to "stay the f**k at home". In a video chat with Jimmy Kimmel, who is under quarantine, the actor said that he got a call from Adam M...

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“Conquer COVID-19” With Humble Bundle’s Special 30+ Gaming Bundle

In case you didn't have enough games to play during this social distancing period, Humble Bundle has launched a new one-week bundle for the occasion. Named as the "Conquer Covid-19" bundle, it offers over 30 games, with all proceeds going to support organizations that are responding to the coronavirus. The games include Into the Breach, Undertale,...

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Malaysian Gaming Chain Embroiled in HR Issues During MCO [Update]

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting many non-essential businesses all across Malaysia, including a particular Malaysia's video game store chain that rhymes with "Baby's Day Out". And it seems that there's a bit of kerfuffle going on behind the scenes, particularly from an HR's standpoint. According to a recent reveal via Twitter, the management be...

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One Of The World’s Biggest Hentai Publishers Insists You Practice Social Distancing…

Everyone can play a part in battling COVID-19, and that includes Fakku. The hentai publisher recently announced a new initiative on Twitter in order to encourage people to stay home and practice social distancing. "As the world continues to practice social distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19, we must come together and stay inside," they wro...

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Steam Tweaks Auto-Updating In Response To Covid-19

To reduce the strain on internet bandwidth during this time of social isolation, Valve is making tweaks to Steam's auto-update function. Steam will now prioritize games that were played during the last three days for immediate updates. Games that haven't been played recently will instead have their updates scheduled for "the next off-peak local ti...

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Sony Delays Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife & Uncharted

It seems like every major movie for the next several months (or the rest of the year, for that matter) are getting pushed back and delayed from their initial release dates, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. A bunch of upcoming movies by Sony Pictures have received the same treatment as Warner Bros' Wonder Woman 1984 and Marvel Studios' Bla...

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Final Fantasy XIV Suspends In-Game House Demolition During Coronavirus Lockdown

Square Enix is giving some of its players some slack, at least those who cannot pay their subscriptions in time. The company will be turning off its automatic house-demolishing system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which usually happens if a player lapses in his or her subscription payments. This is done in wake of the worldwide COVID-19 lo...

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It’s Official: Video Games Will Save Us From The Pandemic…

In Malaysia, we're already in the second week of our one-month self-quarantine in accordance with the Government's Movement Control Order mandate. Many of us have been working from home and doing whatever we can to pass the time, including playing video games, of course. Your family members or housemates may be berating you for gaming too much dur...

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Here Is Sony’s Official Statement Regarding COVID-19’s Impact On Game Delays

The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected the global economy and disrupted many businesses in the process, including the games industry. Major gaming events like E3 2020 and GDC 2020 have been cancelled, while developers are mandating that their employees work from home. As such, gamers have been appropriately worried about the sch...

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Taipei Game Show 2020 Cancelled, To Be Moved Online

Taipei Game Show 2020 was originally supposed to take place in February 2020 but was then delayed to June 2020 due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in China. However, the organisers have now announced that the upcoming event has been officially cancelled. According to the Taipei Game Show 2020 organisers, many international attendees would hav...

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New Plague Inc. Mode Makes You The Anti-Plague

In Plague Inc, your usual objective is to spread a deadly pathogen across the world. A new update now offers you the chance to do the opposite and "save the world from a deadly disease outbreak" instead. "Players will have to balance managing disease progression and boosting healthcare systems as well as controlling real-world actions such as tria...

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Check Out These Sweet Cosplay Works At Japan Expo Thailand 2020

As the world grapples with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, social gatherings are being minimized and events are being cancelled one after the other. Of course, that means that cosplay events are a no-go for the time being. Japan Expo Thailand 2020, held from 31 January 2020 to 2 February 2020 in Bangkok, was probably one of the last big cospl...

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Formula 1 Is Going Online Due To COVID-19

Formula 1 has launched a new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with several current F1 drivers featured. "The virtual races will run in place of every postponed Grand Prix, starting this weekend with the Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday March 22," says the announcement. "Every subsequent race weekend w...

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The Major Esports Tournaments Affected By COVID-19

The COVID-19 coronavirus has been affecting one esports tournament after the other, to the extent that such news is almost expected rather than surprising now. If you're wondering what got cancelled, postponed, or moved online, we've made a list of major tournaments (or tournaments involving major games) that got affected by this pandemic. Various...

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