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Microsoft Build 2020 cancelled, now a digital event

Added: 13.03.2020 10:01 | 10 views | 0 comments

Microsoft has pulled the plug on Build 2020, its developer conference. At least as a physical event. Instead, it will be online-only, following other major cancellations around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting people in from all over the world is probably a bad idea right now and even though May is still a couple of months away, Microsoft is playing this one safe. Interesting times, eh?


Marvel’s Shang-Chi Pauses First-Unit Production as Director Self-Isolates

Added: 13.03.2020 6:20 | 8 views | 0 comments

Director Destin Daniel Cretton is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

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Nintendo Of America Employee Tests Postive For COVID-19

Added: 13.03.2020 3:41 | 10 views | 0 comments

All staff allowed to work from home.
After game releases and shutting down this year's , the coronavirus outbreak has now hit Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. is reporting a Nintendo employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and has also been in contact with other staff members.
The video game company reportedly confirmed this on Thursday evening. All Nintendo employees in contact with this individual are now in self-quarantine, whether they have symptoms or not. Here's a direct statement from NoA:
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Niantic Updates Pokémon GO To Protect Players From The Coronavirus

Added: 13.03.2020 1:55 | 11 views | 0 comments

Will continue until "further notice".
The COVID-19 pandemic – commonly known as the coronavirus outbreak – has already had a huge impact on the games industry. Certain games have been , Switch stock is in in some locations around the world, and most recently it's resulted in the of E3 2020.
Now, to add to this, Niantic will be making some temporary changes to its popular augmented reality mobile game , which typically requires players to go outside and socialise with each other around points of interest.
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Universal Studios Closes Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Added: 12.03.2020 22:42 | 9 views | 0 comments

Universal Studios has shut down at least for the next couple of weeks, the latest major closure stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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A New Witcher Game Coming After Cyberpunk 2077 - IGN Daily Fix

Added: 12.03.2020 22:42 | 8 views | 0 comments

In today's IGN Daily Fix, Sydnee reveals that CD Projekt Red's next project after Cyberpunk 2077 is a new game set in the Witcher universe -- but what could it be? And COVID-19 causes the delay of F9 and a Quiet Place 2, and the reveal of LEGO Super Mario.

CinemaCon 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Added: 12.03.2020 3:56 | 9 views | 0 comments

Hollywood's biggest exhibition trade show latest event nixed due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Nintendo Responds To Cancellation Of E3 2020, Says It Will Consider "Various Ways" To Engage With Fans

Added: 12.03.2020 1:55 | 12 views | 0 comments

"And will have more to share as the year continues".
So, it's official, E3 2020 has been due to "increased and overwhelming" concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
A number of major third-party publishers such as Ubisoft have already issued , and now it's Nintendo's turn. Here's a response provided to GameSpot by a Nintendo spokesperson:
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