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GamesCom Wises Up, Goes Fully Digital

GamesCom 2021 will be a fully digital event this year, GamesCom officials announced in a press release today. The move is a reversal of earlier plans for a semi-live event, inadvisable given the, y’know, roiling pandemic that’s still an ever-present aspect of everyday life. Held annually in Cologne, Germany, GamesCom is one of the more prominent trade shows in the video game industry. Though not quite E3-tier in terms of omnipresent publicity, the event is still a hotbed for trailers, updates, and announcements.Last year, as countries around the globe struggled to contain the covid-19 pandemic, GamesCom pivoted to an entirely…

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Here’s The E3 (And Not-E3) 2021 Press Conference Schedule So Far

Last year, amid a mismanaged pandemic and sweeping social distancing regulations, the Entertainment Software Association called off its annual E3 event. But the stretch between late May and early November was positively littered with digital showcases and press conference conferences. If you followed video games closely, you tuned in to a new event on what felt like a weekly basis. This year is shaping up similarly. E3 is back, but as an all-digital event. Many of the industry’s biggest players are following suit, turning to digital presentations to relay the spree of trailers, updates, reveals, and “just one more thing”s…

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Summer Game Fest 2021 looks set to be “more condensed” than debut year

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 12:00 GMT But we still don’t know what to expect from this year’s iteration of Geoff Keighley’s show.This year’s Summer Game Fest is going to be “more condensed” than its debut in 2020.That’s according to organiser Geoff Keighley, who said on Twitter that the team was going to “make it more condensed.” In a subsequent tweet, the industry personality said that its debut last year was “tough” due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Last year was tough with COVID, appreciate the vote on confidence,” Keighley wrote.“We are seeing what can come together!”There isn’t much news…

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Report: E3 2021 Being Planned As An All-Digital Event

Last year the Entertainment Software Association cancelled E3, the biggest trade show in gaming, due to covid-19 concerns. According to pitch documents obtained by Video Games Chronicle, this year’s E3 might be as a strictly online affair, with three-days of streaming content running from June 15 to 17. When E3 2020 was cancelled, game publishers, websites, and Geoff Keighley rushed to fill the void with a seemingly endless array of digital events. The pitch documents being distributed to publishers and developers suggest a show featuring lengthy keynotes from game partners, an awards show, and multiple streams from smaller developers and…

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The Game Awards live stream was more popular than ever this year

The industry event continues to draw a bigger and bigger audienceGeoff Keighley’s The Game Awards attracted more viewers than ever this year.The event – which took place on Thursday, December 10 – reached a record 83 million people, an increase of 84% on the 45.2 million people that tuned in to watch the show in 2019.The Game Awards saw a peak of 8.3 million concurrent viewers, too. This is in part because the event was streamed across 40 different services around the world, gaining a significant international audience in the likes of  China, India, Japan, Russia, South East Asia, South…

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Gal Gadot, Troy Baker, Brie Larson and more announced as presenters at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 5 December 2020 11:59 GMT It’s turning into a who’s who of geekdom at The Game Awards.The Game Awards are set to air on Thursday, though their structure isn’t yet clear. The awards will have studios in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo as the show bounces from location to location.As is always the case, it looks like the ceremony is trying to acquire some celebrity guests to add prestige to proceedings. Tom Holland has already been announced to be presenting an award, with many expecting that this will lead to our first look at the Uncharted…

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E3 Host Geoff Keighley Bows Out Of Show, Criticizes Event’s Direction

Rumors of Nintendo’s possible absence from this year’s E3 have proven to be unfounded, but doubts are still swirling around the 2020 edition of gaming’s signature mid-June hype festival in Los Angeles. Earlier today, longtime E3 participant Geoff Keighley announced he wouldn’t be involved with the show this year.“I have made the difficult decision to decline to produce E3 Coliseum,” he announced on Twitter, referring to the series of livestreamed developer interviews he had put together for the last few years. “For the first time in 25 years, I will not be participating in E3.” Keighley had attended every E3…