Browsing tag: covid-19

GameStop Now Requiring All Customers to Wear Face Masks Starting July 27 News 0

News 0 Headed to your latest GameStop soon? If you are, better make sure you’re wearing a face mask. Today, the video game retail giant has announced that it is now requiring ALL customers to wear “face coverings” when shopping in all US stores. More MP1st Reading: Next-Gen Game Prices Possibly Rising: How It Might Affect You […]

Sony Announces PlayStation “Play at Home” Initiative, Free Games Offered News 0

News 0 With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, more and more people are being advised to stay at home to help stop the spread of the disease. Video game companies have not only instructed their employees to work from home, but are even offer incentives for doing so too. Sony has today announced the PlayStation Play […]

Bungie Hosting Destiny 2 COVID-19 Fundraiser Tomorrow News 0

News 0 Regardless what field you’re in, what hobbies you have, chances are very high that the global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you somehow. That sentiment isn’t lost on Destiny 2 developer Bungie, as the studio announced a Destiny2 COVID-19 fundraiser! Set for April 13 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Bungie will host the event on […]

EA “Stay Home. Play Together” Initiative Announced News 2

News 2 With multiple studios now instructing devs to work from home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it seems even publishers are getting in on it as well, with programs designed to incentivize people to stay at home. EA has announced just that with their “Stay Home. Play Together” initiative as part of the EA COVID-19 […]

Microsoft Comments Xbox Exclusive Game Development and COVID-19’s Impact News 0

News 0 While we already had Halo studio 343 Industries comment on how the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the studio and the franchise, Microsoft’s Xbox division has given a statement on the Xbox exclusive game development situation and how COVID-19 has affected that as well. Here’s what Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty had to say about […]

343 Industries Talks About Developing Halo and COVID-19 News 0

News 0 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard of the global pandemic that is COVID-19. With multiple cities worldwide issuing social distancing protocols, and telling people to stay at home, that applies to studios as well. Halo studio 343 Industries has addressed this as well in their […]

GameStop Deems Itself “Essential Retail,” Orders Employees to Work Amid COVID-19 Lockdown News 0

News 0 No, that headline isn’t a mistake. Despite many retailers closing their doors to consumers as a preventative measure against COVID-19, GameStop believes that the should remain open as they are essential to consumers during these times. The report comes from Kotaku, whom of which were able to receive a company memo issued to staff. “Due […]

Gaming and Livestreaming Usage Rises Due to COVID-19 News 0

News 0 With more and more countries issuing lockdowns and quarantines to try and stifle the ever-growing COVID-19 pandemic, one entertainment avenue has been a big benefactor of it all and that’s gaming. This doesn’t just mean gaming as in playing video games, but also those watching content related to gaming. Reports from streaming tools StreamElements and […]