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E3 2020’s schedule and streams, or Summer Games Fest, or… whatever this is

June is here but E3 is not, with the games expo's cancellation leaving the the industry without an anchor for the year's big announcements and marketing blasts. E3's organisers are not planning an online replacement of their own, so instead a load of different small expos, festivals, and marketing blasts will be filling in this year. While E3 and the surrounding blast are done inside…

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First Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay coming Thursday in Microsoft’s stream

We'll see Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay and learn about other upcoming games in a Microsoft stream on Thursday. With E3 off and everything topsy-turvy, Microsoft are planning to hold monthly showcase streams in the run-up to the launch of their new Xbox Series X later this year. Which effectively means they're also hosting monthly streams showing off PC games, in these blessed days when Microsoft…

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EA’s would-be E3 showcase is confirmed for June 11th

E3 2020 may be cancelled but many of its big announcements will still be made. Electronic Arts today EA Play, their annual E3-adjacent showcase of upcoming games, will return on June 11th. That would have been the final day of E3. They'll once again host a live show with games and that, just without an audience sitting MORTIFYINGLY close. Now begins the guessing game: what…

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Summer Game Fest is collecting displaced E3 announcements into a season of online events

As we've likely all heard, E3 is off this year thanks to the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. To replace the week-long announce-o-rama that happens each June, Geoff Keighley (Mr. Game Awards and Death Stranding cameo man) has announced a four month long online event called the Summer Game Fest running from May until August. Looks like he's corralled all the usual big swingers together to…

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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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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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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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Feature:

Every gaming coronavirus cancellation

Over the past month, at greater and greater pace, games events and happenings have been disrupted by precautionary measures against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. E3 is off, GDC is postponed... this year's PC gaming calendar is looking quite different. We've posted about some of these as they cropped up but it's hard to follow in drips and drabs. So! Here's a long list of effects…

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E3 2020 is officially cancelled

As rumours predicted, E3 has officially been cancelled. Like all the other events cancelled recently, it's down to health concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus. The highest-profile marketing event of the games industry calendar is binned."After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime E3 partners – we…

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E3 is cancelled, rumours say

Update: Annnd it's official: E3 is cancelled.With more and more events being cancelled over recent weeks due to concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus, it's seemed nigh inevitable that June's E3 would be binned. The organisers have so far said they were keeping an eye on the situation while moving ahead buuut now several outlets are reporting they've heard that E3 is scrapped. Rumour says this…

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E3 2020 is going ahead as planned, organisers say

Following the postponement of this year's Game Developers Conference due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus, the organisers of other upcoming games events must surely be asking themselves that same difficult question. For E3 2020, at least, the Entertainment Software Association say they're keeping an eye on things but "moving ahead full speed" with planning. Which I guess means they're are hoping this will have…

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E3 organisers say they’re trying really hard not to leak media’s personal information again

Last summer, it came to light that the organisers of E3 had left personal details of thousands of media people (including some of our own) in a file anyone online could access. Welp. It didn't exactly make anyone keen to return to that cacophonous hellhall. But this year they're really trying not to leak addresses, phone numbers, or anything, for real. In an update about…

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