GDC Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns; E3 Organizer The ESA ‘Watching The Situation Very Closely’

The Game Developers Conference, which was set to take place March 16 to 20 in San Francisco, Calif. has been postponed by its organizers Informa due to concerns surrounding the global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. The conference, which started in 1988, draws attendance from an international pool of developers, publishers, press, and more.

You can read the statement from the organizers of GDC in its entirety below.

“After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.
Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time.
We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the commun..

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Plague Inc. Removed From China’s App Store

Plague Inc. is a game that pushes players to try to annihilate all life with an evolving pathogen. The game was released on mobile devices in 2012 and has been played by more than 130 million people, but has recently been pulled from China's digital stores during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ndemic Creations, the studio behind Plague Inc., issued a statement that details the reasoning for the removal. The game “includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China.”

Ndemic says Plague Inc. has been one of China's most popular paid games, and the team is working hard to try to get the game back up in the stores. “It's not clear to us if the removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing,” the statement reads. “Plague Inc.'s educational importance has been repeatedly recognized by organizations like the CDC and we are currently working with major global health organizations to determine how we can ..

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Check Out A Ridiculously Fast Round Of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s 3v3 Gunfight

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Gunfight matches are meant to be fast, but not this fast. Reddit user IPyro58 posted a clip that achieves a feat most of us will never duplicate – three headshots with one bullet. The opposing team was well coordinated, but the formation was too tight. The only way this match could go faster is if IPyro58 didn't have to run to get into position. What a shot!

My fastest 3v3 round ever from r/gaming

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Zarude, The Rogue Monkey Pokémon, Unleashed in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Click here to watch embedded media To celebrate Pokémon Day, a new Mythical Pokémon is being introduced into Pokémon Sword and Shield – Zarude. This Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon is known as the Rogue Monkey, and it uses vines grown from its body to get around, attack, and even heal itself.

The new trailer for Zarude gives players just a glimpse of the creature's vine abilities, and developer Game Freak says more info on the Pokémon is coming in the future.

In other news, the company has announced limited-time Max Raid battles. Starting today at 4 p.m. Pacific until Sunday, March 1 at 3:59 p.m. Pacific, Dynamax Mewtwo may appear in Max Raid Battles. It can't be caught, but if you beat it you'll get rare items like Ability Capsules.

You can also encounter Dynamax Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and others in Max Raid Battles, but unlike Mewtwo, these can be caught.

All of these limited-time Pokémon will put up a challenging fight, so it's suggested you bring alo..

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Star Wars Battlefront II Adds A Wealth Of New Content, Including More Cooperative Play

Star Wars Battlefront II has quietly transformed into a success story, moving from the microtransaction-heavy bowels of the sarlaac pit to the comfy seat of a soaring X-Wing carrying a payload of free content. The game's latest update, dubbed The Age of Rebellion, is impressive in size. With the focus on the original trilogy, players can now play cooperatively on the classic locations of Mos Eisley, Yavin IV, Hoth, Jabba's Palace, Endor, the Kessel mines, and the Death Star II. As an added bonus, DICE is making co-op play available on the prequel-era capital ships, the Venator and Dreadnaught.

This update also introduces the Ewok hunter, an infiltrator unit with a bow and arrow, and the ISB agent, a dual-wielding infiltrator. The ISB Agent's final ability regenerates nearby allies' base health, and the Ewok hunter can single out weakened foes.

Players can also bring new weapons into the fray, such as a new blasters like the E-11D and DL-18, as well as the T-21 hea..

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PlatinumGames Reveals Its New IP

Click here to watch embedded media PlatinumGames, the studio that developed titles like Bayonetta and Nier: Automata, has revealed a trailer for a brand new IP going by the working title Project G.G. for now. The video (which you can watch above) teases an action-focused experienced with a transforming hero and a giant monster.

In an official message from director Hideki Kamiya, he explains that Project G.G. is different from previous PlatinumGames efforts because it is a new IP owned by the studio. “For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – PlatinumGames is in full control,” Kamiya says.

The announcement contains no release window, but don't expect to see the game soon. Kamiya's message notes, “The finish line is still a long way away.”

The reveal of Project G.G. is part of a recent push from PlatinumGames that began with the Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign. Both are part of what the company has called the “Pl..

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