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English Premier League players are competing in a Fifa 20 tournament this week

With the football off thanks to the pandemic, the English Premier League is turning to Fifa 20 to settle rivalries. Starting today, the ePremier League Invitational knockout tournament will see 20 Premier League players (well, and a few fans) throwing down in Fifa, leading to a final on Saturday that'll even be shown on Sky Sports. Many sports have been running similar virtual competitions in…

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Corona Relief Done Quick raised $400,000 with speedrunning this weekend

Over the weekend, dozens of speedrunners whizzed through 50-odd video games in a bonus Games Done Quick to raise money for charity. In total, the Corona Relief Done Quick event raised $400,774.60 (£320k) for an American charity providing personal protective equipment and medical support in these trying times. That's pretty great! And it produced a whole lot of solid speedruns you can still watch in…

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Steam will host more virtual game festivals during lockdown

With calendars wiped clean by the ongoing lockdown, another two virtual games events have announced plans to fill in the gap with showcases on Steam for the public to play demos and hear developers. Valve and Geoff Keighley's official Steam Game Festival will return in June, and it's probably no coincidence they're claiming dates previously held by E3. And the Polish games conference, Digital Dragons…

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Unofficial World Of Warcraft server briefly simulated their own (educational) pandemic

Last weekend, World Of Warcraft private server Elysium planted a single, awful seed. Server organisers coated one in-game item with a highly infectious virus. Within 24 hours of first infection, it had spread to over 7,000 players. This was Pandemic in Azeroth, an attempt from one fan project to deliver actionable real-world advice on surviving the Covid-19 pandemic to World Of Warcraft's fantasy denizens.

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World Of Warcraft’s double-XP buff will now last until the next expansion’s pre-patch

Did this whole "being stuck inside" thing get you reinstalling World Of Warcraft again? No? Well, I'm proud of you. If you did fall back into the MMO (or never left), however, the next few months should be smooth sailing indeed. Blizzard this week announced that the Winds of Wisdom double-XP buff has been extended, and will now run until the pre-release update for WoW's…

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Gamescom cancelled, will be an online-only event as Germany blocks public gatherings

Chalk another one on the board, team. Gamescom 2020 has been added to the illustrious list of events called off due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, nestled alongside the likes of E3 and GDC. But look on the bright side - while the Koelnmesse might be silent this August, Gamescom organisers this week announced plans to replace the on-site show with an entirely-online digital event.

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Covid-19 won’t delay Cyberpunk 2077’s September launch

Business are shuttered. Streets are quiet. Sirens blare back and forth. No, this isn't some piece of post-apocalyptic fiction - increasingly, it's every urban space under the escalating Covid-19 pandemic. With developers, publishers and retailers alike scrambling to get their staff working from home, Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red are keen to remind fans that they'll still get their 21st-century dystopia come September 17th.…

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E3 won’t have a replacement “online experience” this year after all

The organisers of E3 are not planning to host an official online replacement this year after all, though I don't think that will be much of a problem. When the Entertainment Software Association announced E3 2020's cancellation in March, due to the ongoing sitch, they did say they were considering arranging an "online experience" to fill in with announcements and that. Well, now they've confirmed…

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‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message spreads to video games in new government campaign

In case people haven't yet heard or don't believe that staying home when possible is pretty sensible right now, the UK government have launched a partnership with several video game companies to spread the message into games. Sniper Elite studio Rebellion say they're going to put messages echoing the government's "Stay At Home, Save Lives" instructions onto game menus, and Dirt Rally 2.0 has already…

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Now Play This livestreamed virtual field trips and hiking tours last weekend

As with many other events in the year of Covid-19, Now Play This—the yearly exhibition on experimental game design—transitioned to a virtual space last weekend. Although not every planned part of the exhibition could be shown off in the new format, they still appeared to get up to some neat stuff that you can now watch back yourself. Game designer Gareth Damian Martin took players on…

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Tonight’s Grand National replaces real animals for a pack of digital horses

It's been on everyone's mind. As Britain steps deeper into lockdown and the world grapples with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, we've all been asking: "But what about the horse-racing?". In lieu of watching fourty powerful equines tearing down a racetrack tonight, the nation's telly viewers will instead find themselves watching The Virtual Grand National - a simulated recreation that's safer for viewers, riders, and (let's…

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Five current F1 drivers will compete in the second Virtual Grand Prix

Proper Formula One races are off for the time being due to Covid-19 coronavirus public health concerns. A couple weeks back, F1 organised the first Virtual Grand Prix race in F1 2019, vowing to continue hosting esports races so long as the live ones were cancelled. The first race featured a few current F1 drivers behind the controller along with a smattering of other celebrities, drivers,…

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Bethesda aren’t planning a digital announce-o-rama for June

June is typically a big month for gaming announcements but as with many other things, the Covid-19 coronavirus is putting a hold on that. Whether at E3 proper or in the week leading up to it, big publishers like Bethesda use the month to show off plans for the year. E3 is cancelled, as are many other gaming events, and according to Bethesda it won't…

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Paradox are running a sale to fundraise for coronavirus relief

Paradox Interactive are pitching in on Covid-19 coronavirus relief efforts with a sale on several of their big management games and RPGs until Friday, April 3rd. You can snag some mighty hefty discounts on things like Cities: Skylines, Pillars Of Eternity, and BattleTech. Paradox are committing proceeds from the sale to the World Health Organization's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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Minecraft Dungeons is coming out a little later than planned due to the pandemic

Mojang's Minecraft Dungeons has seen some setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, pushing back its release. It's not a huge delay: the launch is now on May 26th, when previously they'd said Minecraft action-RPG spin-off would be out by the end of April. And now you have a firm date.

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Humble’s Conquer Covid-19 bundle has over $1000 worth of games and ebooks for just $30

Humble have announced a special one-week bundle to help support organisations tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Conquer Covid-19 bundle, you'll get over $1000 worth of games, ebooks and comics for just £25.50 / $30, and all of the proceeds will go to charity. Here's what you get.

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QuakeCon 2020 is cancelled

The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center will not ring with the detonation of rockets or chugging of Bawls this August, for QuakeCon 2020 has been cancelled. Id Software's 25th annual fragfest is called off due to the usual concerns and uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. What began as a big ol' LAN party has grown into a big marketing event too, particularly after Bethesda…

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Steam will delay some game updates to help free up your bandwidth

Almost everyone is stuck at home right now due the Covid-19 lockdown, and whether you're working or gaming, your internet bandwidth is likely being soaked up a lot more than normal. Steam is one of the worst offenders when it comes to devouring bandwidth, often using a bit more than its fair share. So to help out with how much it's using, Valve are rescheduling…

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A cat picked this week’s hero pools for the Overwatch League

The Overwatch League casters, hosts and players alike are all holed up at home for the time being, with matches taking place online while the world waits for the Covid-19 pandemic to run its course. It seems like cabin fever is starting to set in though, as this week they've adopted a cat into the analyst's panel to decide on the hero pools.It went about…

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