Comic-Con 2021 cancelled, Comic-Con@Home dates announced
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Comic-Con 2021 cancelled, Comic-Con@Home dates announced

The organizer of Comic-Con 2021 announced today that the convention is cancelled. Instead, they are holding an online event. In a statement, they explain the decision: It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we…

Latest Humble Bundle supports healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients
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Latest Humble Bundle supports healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients

The latest Humble Bundle will have 100 percent of proceeds going to support organizations responding to COVID-19. It’s called the Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle, and it just launched today. It will be live through Tuesday, April 7. All told, there are 45 games included in the bundle as well as a number of comics, ebooks, and audiobooks….

GameStop closes stores to customers, shifts to online orders during pandemic

GameStop closes stores to customers, shifts to online orders during pandemic

In a reversal, GameStop now says that it will close its physical stores to customers starting today. The company is switching its emphasis to online sales during the coronavirus pandemic. Games can either be delivered or picked up curbside at select stores. That’s according to a pair of reports from Kotaku and Polygon. Here’s more…

GameStop reportedly tells employees it’s an ‘essential’ retailer during the pandemic

GameStop reportedly tells employees it’s an ‘essential’ retailer during the pandemic

GameStop is reportedly telling employees that its retail operations are considered “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to two separate reports from Kotaku and Polygon. Those websites cite sources within the company and a memo. Here’s more from Kotaku: “Due to the products we carry that enable and enhance our customers’ experience in working…

GOG is giving away more than two dozen free games
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GOG is giving away more than two dozen free games

Millions of people are stuck in their homes during the pandemic. To help people cope, GOG is giving away over two dozen classic PC games. People are understandably on edge right now as cities like Chicago shut down bars and restaurants and others issue travel advisories. So, to be sure, video games are a damn…

E3 2020 has been canceled due to coronavirus
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E3 2020 has been canceled due to coronavirus

The ESA announced today that it is cancelling this year’s E3 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The news follows the cancellations of SXSW, GDC, and other conventions nationwide. It’s affecting other events with large gatherings of people, too. Just today, it was announced that Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and river dyeing is…

E3 organizer ESA ‘actively assessing’ coronavirus
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E3 organizer ESA ‘actively assessing’ coronavirus

The ESA said today that it was “actively assessing the situation regarding coronavirus.” The E3 organizer says that it “will continue to develop measures to further reduce health risks” at the show. The statement from the organizer of E3 came on the same day that the city of Los Angeles – which hosts the show…