A new Coronavirus, named COVID-19, was first detected in China's Wuhan Province in 2019. This virus as of February 2020, has tens of thousand of reported cases in China, with more appearing outside the region as time goes on. The Coronavirus impact on gaming has slowly grown, seeing manufacturers report delays of new and existing hardware, the pullout of companies at events like GDC and PAX East, and even full cancellation of events. While small right now, the Coronavirus impact on gaming may expand over time.

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Tales of Arise Delayed Beyond 2020


Tales of Arise, the latest game in Bandai Namco's long-running Tales series, has been delayed beyond 2020. No new launch window has been announced for the game as of yet.

Path of Exile

Path of Exile 2 Beta Delayed Until Next Year


Path of Exile 2, which was announced last year to be potentially releasing its beta later this year, has had its beta delaye

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Donate to Direct Relief and Get a Borderlands 3 Antisocial Mask


Like many other companies, Gearbox is stepping up to help out with charitable relief efforts for the professionals dealing with COVID-19.

Pride Crossing

Animal Crossing Now Has a Global Pride Festival


With COVID-19 not allowing for festivals of any sort to occur this year, organizers have turned to video games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons instead.

EVE Online

EVE Online Project Discovery Lets You Fight COVID-19


CCP has launched the third phase of Project Discovery together with Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), which is both a citizen science project and mini-game that can be found within E

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Local Business Recovery Initiative Announced


Today, Niantic is announcing a new initiative to help small businesses in the recovery from the economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic thus far this year.

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Niantic Announces Remote Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Plans


In light of the state of the world still working around Coronavirus this year, Niantic has understood that they won't be able to have a concentration Pokemon GO Fest as they have in previo

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Pokemon GO Community Stays Together During Social Distancing


With stores closed, public places shuttered, and most of the world in general lockdown, video games have emerged as one of the few pre-pandemi

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Play NYC 2020 Will Be A Free Online-Only Show


Details on Play NYC 2020 have been announced and it's kind of what we expected: New York City's biggest dedicated gaming convention is going to be using an online-only format, but it's not all bad

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Ary and the Secret of Seasons Delayed Again


Earlier this year, it was announced that the upcoming 3D Metroidvania Ary and the Secret of Seasons