The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in various events around the world getting cancelled. E3 is one of them where the organization stated that they will not be hosting a physical event this year. Instead, the organization suggested that they might be looking at an online event.
Now that sporting events have been largely called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, professional athletes are now turning to eSports to help keep them in the game. We’ve seen this with the NBA and more recently, NASCAR has also adopted a similar approach by having professional drivers race in online games.
Sony has a new console in the works in the form of the PlayStation 5. As it stands, no one really knows what the console actually looks like, and even though we’ve come across various leaks, Sony has yet to officially confirm any of them. However, the company is peeling back the layers bit by bit, starting with the controller.
When the Nintendo Switch was first announced, there were only two color options for the Joy-Cons that gamers could choose from: grey or a red-blue color scheme. The latter was the most popular and was quickly sold out. Nintendo has also since introduced a bunch of different color scheme combos for customers to choose from.
With the coronavirus spreading around the world, businesses are forced to temporarily suspend their operations. For some smaller companies, this could actually spell the end of their operations as they might not have enough cashflow to wait out the virus outbreak, which could last for months.
It has been several years since a new Resident Evil title was launched. The last major title that was released was back in 2017 in the form of Resident Evil 7, and Capcom has been filling that gap with remakes and remasters ever since. However, if you’re looking forward to a brand new Resident Evil game, you might have to wait until 2021.
Amazon’s Twitch platform has been a largely one-sided affair. This means that streamers stream their games and its viewers watch, where leaving comments and messages is pretty much the only interaction that streamers and viewers get to have with each other, but that is expected to change soon.
When Nintendo first revealed that they were working on a new console which eventually launched as the Switch, the company was understandably cautious and guarded with the design as they did not want to give away its secrets ahead of the launch. When the Switch was eventually released, many lauded its uniqueness.
Last year, the folks at Naughty Dog announced that they would be delaying the release of their highly-anticipated The Last of Us 2 to 2020. The date was originally set for the end of May 2020, but it looks like that will no longer be happening. In a tweet by the developers, they have announced that the game has since been indefinitely delayed.
As more people are staying home to work or study due to the coronavirus outbreak, there also seems to be a rise in demand for home entertainment systems, such as the Nintendo Switch gaming console. Now, the console was always pretty popular, but now that more people are stuck at home, it has resulted in the console being sold out across various retailers.
When it comes to video game characters, there aren’t many around that are quite as famous as Mario. The Mario franchise has been around for decades and this year, the Super Mario series will be turning 35 years old, an incredible achievement for a video game. To celebrate the 35th anniversary, word on the street is that Nintendo has planned several Mario games.
Social distancing is the key to helping countries and its healthcare systems better manage the current coronavirus pandemic. This means that simple activities such as going outside for a jog, a stroll, a bike ride, are no longer encouraged. It also means that players who have been going out to play games like Pokemon GO are now stuck at home.
Earlier this year, Square Enix announced that they will be delaying the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake to April. While delays for video games are expected from time to time, given that a lot of us are stuck at home due to lockdowns introduced by various governments around the world, we’re sure that many would love to take this opportunity to play some video games.
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While some of us are fortunate to still have a job and to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak crisis, there are some who are less fortunate. As businesses are being forced to temporarily suspend their operations if they’re not deemed to be essential, it means that there will be plenty of people out of a job during this period of time.