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Fan Takes Away Geralt's Disease Immunity to Incease Llong COVID Awareness

Kamil Kleszyk, 14 May 2023, 14:23

With a new modification for The Witcher 3, Geralt will have to deal with long-term symptoms of the coronavirus. The work was created for a worthy cause.

Electronics Shortages Could Return After Lockdown in Shenzhen

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2022, 13:57

Foxconn's Shenzhen factories have stopped working due to a lockdown. This does not bode well for the availability of electronics and their prices.

Anti-mask Message in Domina Patch Notes Enrages Players on Steam

Adrian Werner, 14 March 2022, 12:58

The patch notes of the latest update for Domina included controversial anti-mask content. As a result, the game's profile on Steam was flooded with negative reviews.

E3 2022 Not in Person; Show's Future Uncertain

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 January 2022, 13:05

Also this year we won't see E3 in person. This time, however, even the online event is not 100% certain to be held.

2022 Will Bring More Game Delays and Hardware Shortages

Adrian Werner, 09 December 2021, 14:00

Analysts predict that in 2022, the pandemic will continue to cause major delays in game development and further trouble with hardware availability.

Pfizer Hosts a Vaccination Event in GTA Online

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 November 2021, 13:11

Pfizer has come up with an unusual idea. The pharma giant promotes vaccinations on the Brazilian server of GTA Online.

COVID Hurt the Gaming Market in 2021; 2022 Could be a Record Year

Adrian Werner, 19 November 2021, 14:52

Thanks to the pandemic, 2020 was a record year for the gaming industry. This year, however, the coronavirus dealt it a severe blow. All due to numerous delays.

Electronics Crisis Grows Worse - Power Shortages and Lockdowns

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 September 2021, 16:16

Shortage of chips, shortage of computer components, can it get any worse? How about power restrictions in China, lockdown in Malaysia and the resulting shortages of everything?

Corporations Will Introduce Mandatory Vaccinations for Employees

Michal Ciezadlik, 29 July 2021, 14:41

Stationary employees at Google and Facebook will have to get a mandatory vaccination if they want to return to work on the companies' campuses and offices.

BlizzCon 2021 Canceled

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 May 2021, 21:45

This year we won't get a full-fledged edition of BlizzCon either. Blizzard has just canceled the event and is preparing a replacement event for early 2022.

Take-Two's CEO on Pandemic's Impact on Games: „This Change is Permanent”

Gabriela Sicinska, 23 May 2021, 19:27

The pandemic changed the gaming industry forever - Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick commented on the past financial year in an interview with

EVE Online Saved Scientists 330 Years of Research

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 May 2021, 17:26

The third phase of Project Discovery in EVE Online is in full swing. As part of the action, the players have completed enough science-based tasks to spare the professionals over 330 years of coronavirus research.

Gamescom 2021 Will be Held Exclusively Online

Hubert Sledziewski, 05 May 2021, 23:01

Organizers of gamescom 2021 have announced that this year's event will not be held in hybrid mode, as previously planned, but entirely online.

San Diego Comic-Con 2021 Goes Online

Przemyslaw Dygas, 02 March 2021, 13:07

The physical edition of this year's San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled. The popular event will once again move online.

E3 2021 Officially Without Live Events; Online Edition in Preparation

Ness, 28 February 2021, 21:21

The physical editon of E3 has, for the second year in a row, been canceled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the games fair is set to get an online event, unlike the 2020 edition.

Rainbow Six Quarantine Likely to be Renamed

Bart Swiatek, 16 February 2021, 14:57

Ubisoft most likely plans to change the title of Rainbow Six: Quarantine. This has to do with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.

E3 2021 Likely to Take Place Online

Bart Swiatek, 09 February 2021, 10:39

Everything indicates that the next edition of E3 will be held as an exclusively online event. The information comes from anonymous developers with whom the organizers shared their plans.

Plague Inc. PC Gets Free DLC The Cure

Adrian Werner, 31 January 2021, 19:18

Plague Inc: The Cure, a free DLC that lets players tackle global pandemics, has debuted on PC.

Uncharted and Bond Suffer More Delays

Karol Laska, 22 January 2021, 15:09

It's a day like any other - famous studios don't take any chances and decide to postpone another blockbuster movie premieres. This time the cards pointed at Uncharted, and we finally learned when we will see the new Bond movie.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Enables Us to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine

Tom Borys, 21 January 2021, 23:08

An event has just appeared in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, in which the players will be able to transport an extremely valuable and sensitive cargo: COVID-19 vaccine.

Japanese Gamers Offended at Sony for Lack of PS5s

Arkadiusz Strzala, 19 January 2021, 21:09

Shortages of PS5 persist all over the world. It would seem that in Japan - the home of Sony's console - the situation should be better. However, the opposite is true and this state of affairs has persisted for some time, which strongly annoys the local gamers.

Bond Delayed Once Again; New Year, Same Cinematic Crisis

Karol Laska, 13 January 2021, 14:01

We didn't have to wait long to see premieres of more blockbusters pushed back. Among other titles, Cary Fukunaga's No Time to Die can be expected much later.

Minecraft Earth Shuts Down But Not Before Final Update

Karol Laska, 05 January 2021, 22:23

Minecraft Earth has received another, final update. The game will no longer be supported due to the change of priorities at Mojang Studios.

Writer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Passes Away

Bart Woldanski, 07 December 2020, 13:48

Sergey Ivanov, the writer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, has passed away. This sad information was published on the Russian website Gamepedia, dedicated to the post-apocalyptic game series from the Ukrainian studio GSC Game World.

Fortnite Tournaments Canceled; Competition Will Move Online

Paul Musiolik, 06 December 2020, 19:27

Epic Games has canceled the Fortnite World Cup tournament scheduled for 2021. The reason for this is the on-going pandemic and related restrictions, as well as concern for participants' health.

Save the World with Plague Inc. The Cure for Free During COVID Pandemic

Damian Gacek, 13 November 2020, 17:17

Developers from Ndemic Creations have announced that Plague INC: The Cure is now available on iOS and Android devices. Unfortunately, PC owners will still have to wait. The expansion will be free until the world contains COVID-19.

EVE Online Players Against COVID-19

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 November 2020, 19:37

CCP Games boasted the results of the third edition of Project Discovery in EVE Online. As part of it, players performed 47 million coronavirus-related tasks, thus helping scientists in their research on COVID-19.

Researchers: You Wanna Lock Young People at Home? Give Them Free Games

Christian Pieniazek, 09 November 2020, 15:17

British scientists point out that in order to encourage young people to stay at home, various awards should be offered. These include free video games.

Coronavirus Interrupts Production of Netflix's Witcher Once Again

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 08 November 2020, 21:03

The coronavirus has once again stopped the work on the second season of The Witcher. This time, four people connected with the production tested positive, but there are no major actors among them.

Interesting COVID Easter Egg in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Milosz Szubert, 06 November 2020, 20:10

It turns out that the scriptwriters of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla have decided to refer to a rather important problem plaguing humanity in the passing year. They did so in the form of an easter egg hidden in the emails appearing in contemporary storyline.

PS5 Pre-order Limit Reached in Japan

Milosz Szubert, 05 November 2020, 19:28

The official Japanese PlayStation blog informed that the limit of PlayStation 5 consoles that could be pre-ordered in this country has been reached. In addition, it was announced that Sony's next-gen won't be available in stores due to the coronavirus.

Disney Turns Away From Cinemas

Karol Laska, 13 October 2020, 18:43

Beginning with today, The Walt Disney Company will focus on streaming. This is directly related to the current situation in the world, but also to the latest box office results of Mulan. Is that a good decision? It certainly is more financially secure.

Villeneuve's Dune Delayed by One Year

Karol Laska, 05 October 2020, 23:17

Some time ago it was the new Bond, now Denis Villeneuve's Dune - the 2020 premiere calendar is starting to looking very poor. We will watch the film based on Herbert's prose only in a dozen or so months.

No Time to Watch; New Bond Delayed

Karol Laska, 03 October 2020, 23:34

If you've been waiting for the latest movie with James Bond, we have bad news for you. No time to die just became another movie whose release date has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Elon Musk Won't Take Covid-19 Vaccine, Calls Gates a Knucklehead

Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2020, 21:11

Elon Musk made another controversial press statement. This time he said that neither he nor his family are going to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The billionaire responded to Bill Gates' criticism, calling the founder of Microsoft a knucklehead.

Naughty Dog Renames The Last of Us Celebration Due to Corona

Michael Kulakowski, 22 September 2020, 21:29

Naughty Dog announced that, as per tradition, on September 26 the company will present new announcements related to the The Last of Us franchise. This year's edition of the so-called Outbreak Day will be held under a new name, because developers want to distance themselves from associations with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avengers Star Wears a Baseball Cap so You'll Wear a Mask

Karol Laska, 15 September 2020, 12:07

Paul Rudd, known primarily for his role as Ant-Man, took part in an action to promote the wearing of masks in America, performing in a short, humorous video published on YouTube by the Governor of New York.

Work on The Batman Suspended as Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Karol Laska, 03 September 2020, 21:46

The actor playing the role of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman movie, Robert Pattinson, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This led to a decision to suspend work on the set.

Tom Cruise Spent Fortune on Ships to Complete Mission: Impossible 7

Karol Laska, 02 September 2020, 15:03

Work on Mission: Impossible 7 will resume, and Tom Cruise does not want any more delays due to the pandemic. As a result, the actor has rented cruise ships for the entire film crew to reduce the risk of infection.

Fans Fly Across the World to Watch Tenet

Karol Laska, 27 August 2020, 14:56

Flying to other countries or cities in the time of coronavirus is probably not the safest idea. It does not stop people from travelling to watch Christopher Nolan's Tenet as soon as possible.

Worst Smartphone Sales Since 2013

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 26 August 2020, 16:19

Smartphone sales results from the first half of 2020 show biggest drops in history.

Facebook is a Threat to Public Health? Specialists Warn

Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 August 2020, 18:22

A lot of information on Facebook can be a health hazard. Avaaz is presenting a report on the increase in harmful content related to the pandemic and medicine in general.

Star Wars Has no Time for Pandemic; Work on The Mandalorian is in Full Swing

Karol Laska, 19 August 2020, 13:31

The producers of The Mandalorian not only managed to film the second season without any problems, but also made sure that the filming for the third season proceeds as usual, regardless of the scale of the coronavirus pandemic.

After Chernobyl, It's Time for HBO Series About the Coronavirus

Karol Laska, 28 July 2020, 14:40

HBO in cooperation with Hyperobject Industries will create a series about a corporate race for a coronavirus vaccine. Adam McKay will be the main producer of the project.

Pandemic Helps Video Game Industry; Record Results in the US

Karol Laska, 18 July 2020, 18:08

2020 promises to be the most profitable year for the video game industry in the last decade. The reason for this may be the home isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Oliver Stone Criticizes Hollywood

Karol Laska, 14 July 2020, 16:04

In one of his recent interviews, acclaimed American director Oliver Stone sharply criticizes the political correctness of Hollywood, strongly linked to the social changes taking place in the world.

BlizzCon 2020 Canceled

Milosz Szubert, 27 May 2020, 12:52

Blizzard decided to cancel this year's BlizzCon. However, the famous company is considering a replacement in the form of an online event. It will most likely take place early next year.

People Blame Bill Gates and 5G for COVID-19, at Least in Australia

Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 18:58

The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent breeding ground for disinformation and authors of cheap conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, more and more people believe in the content they create, in which they put guilt on Bill Gates and the 5G technology in particular.

Well-known Ubisoft Franchise Will Return as AAA Game

Paul Wozniak, 14 May 2020, 21:10

From Ubisoft's latest financial report we can learn that the French company has another unannounced title in store for this fiscal year. The president of the studio, Yves Guillemot, also informed that the coronavirus pandemic may affect the delay of the release of one of the AAA titles.

Here's First Non-gaming Product From Razer

Smoczy, 13 May 2020, 11:25

Razer decided to create something appropriate to the situation in the world. The company's first non-gaming product is a vending machine with disposable masks.