coronavirus

Looking Back on April 2020 in a Decade Will Be a Wild Experience

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Someday we'll all look back at this and laugh at the dog wearing a sombrero.

Sales Are up for Now, but the Pandemic Is Still Hurting Games

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Console sales and engagement numbers have been up, but nobody's happy about COVID-19.

Meet the Teacher Who Turned Half-Life: Alyx Into a VR Classroom Amid the Coronavirus Lockdown

This 7th grade teacher, now stuck teaching online, has found a way to spice up his lesson plan with a trip to City 17.

Games Done Quick Is Putting on a Coronavirus Relief Marathon Next Month

The premiere speedrunning fundraiser is also delaying its annual summer event.

GameStop Says Its Stores Should Stay Open Because They're "Essential Retail"

Despite the pandemic and pressure from authorities, GameStop wants to stay open.

GDC Announces Three-Day Summer Conference Following Original Conference's Postponement

The organization reassures that it's still monitoring health concerns around the coronavirus.

Steam Concurrents Sets Record Amid Coronavirus Quarantine While PSN and Xbox Live Hit With Server Issues

Steam just crossed 20 million concurrent users for the first time ever, a record that'll likely be smashed again soon.

The NBA’s Suspension Due to COVID-19 is Having an Adverse Effect on NBA 2K20 [Update]

Users are having trouble simulating a league that isn't playing.

How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games

From tower defense games to resource management sims, these games capture the anxiety around the coronavirus outbreak.

GDC 2020 Has Been Postponed

This year's Game Developers Conference will no longer be held in March due to novel coronavirus concerns.

Microsoft Just Pulled Out of GDC Due to Coronavirus Fears [Update: Epic is Out Too]

Xbox developer joins Sony, EA, and other major devs in canceling events as Covid-19 spreads.

USG Notebook: Some of Gaming’s Biggest Shows Have Been Upended by the Coronavirus

Two major conferences are seeing their major players stay home.

EA Backs Out of GDC 2020 Over Coronavirus, Says It Will Limit Attendance to Other Events

The publisher is the latest to withdraw due to the global situation.

Kojima Productions Withdraws From GDC 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Death Stranding developer is the latest to back out due to the coronavirus.

Square Enix Scales Back Its PAX East Plans for Final Fantasy 14 Due to Coronavirus

Game director Naoki Yoshida and other Japan-based staffers are bowing out.

Sony Cancels Its PAX East Presence Due to Concerns Over Coronavirus [Update: Statement From PAX East]

The Last of Us Part 2 won't be playable in Boston this year.

Delayed Games, Canceled Events: How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has Impacted the Games Industry

A health crisis overseas has had global ramifications.