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The big E3 game news we expect from Square Enix’s 2021 showcase

The big E3 game news we expect from Square Enix’s 2021 showcase

Square Enix today confirmed its plans for E3 2021, announcing that it will host another Square Enix Presents livestream in which it make a bunch of new reveals. Like most companies, Square Enix is keeping its biggest plans a secret, but it has revealed some of the games that will feature during the event. Of course, we can also make a few educated guesses about what Square Enix might show off during the event as well.

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Devolver Digital confirms E3 2021 showcase

Devolver Digital confirms E3 2021 showcase

Like many other gaming companies, Devolver Digital has confirmed its E3 2021 plans. The company today confirmed which day its E3 showcase will go live, and if it's anything like the Devolver Digital shows of the past, then this one will definitely be worth tuning into. Unfortunately for us, Devolver hasn't divulged which games will be on the docket for its E3 2021 presentation.

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Nintendo Direct plans for E3 2021 confirmed

Nintendo Direct plans for E3 2021 confirmed

E3 2021 is now just a couple of weeks away, and today, Nintendo confirmed its plans for the show. As it usually does at E3, Nintendo will host a special Nintendo Direct where it will reveal new software headed to Nintendo Switch. Following that presentation, Nintendo will also be livestreaming deep dives into the games it announced through a lengthy Treehouse: Live stream.

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E3 2021 reveals official app, details all digital show

E3 2021 reveals official app, details all digital show

E3 2021 is quickly approaching, and after last year's show was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is returning this year as an all digital show. Outside of some of the major exhibitors who will be in attendance, the fact that E3 2021 will be an all digital affair is the only thing that's been confirmed about the show so far. Today, that all changed, with E3 organizers not only announcing a dedicated mobile app for the show, but also detailing how E3's content will be delivered to viewers.

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E3 2021 dates moved, Nintendo and Xbox confirmed for all-digital show

E3 2021 dates moved, Nintendo and Xbox confirmed for all-digital show

Last week, in response to a report claiming that the ESA was considering sticking some parts of E3 2021 behind a paywall, the organization confirmed that the digital show will be free for all while also saying that it would have more details to share in the near future. Today, some of those details came down the pipeline, with the ESA confirming new dates for E3 2021 and a list of exhibitors who have signed on for the show early.

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E3 2021 confirms free digital show following paywall rumors

E3 2021 confirms free digital show following paywall rumors

With just a couple months to go before the show would normally kick off, we don't know a whole lot about E3 2021 yet. Earlier today, rumors started circulating which claimed that the Entertainment Software Association was considering putting at least some parts of the show behind a paywall. Now the ESA has pushed back against those rumors, in the process giving us an idea of what the show will look like later this year.

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Here’s how Nintendo and Microsoft are reacting to the E3 2020 cancellation

Here’s how Nintendo and Microsoft are reacting to the E3 2020 cancellation

Earlier this week, the ESA made the decision to pull the plug on E3 2020. E3 is one of the biggest gaming trade shows of the year, and this year, the expo was of particular importance because Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch new consoles. With the show officially canned, a number of companies are detailing the plans for the announcements they were slated to make.

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E3 2020 canceled – now it’s official

E3 2020 canceled – now it’s official

Just as the rumors last night foretold, E3 2020 has been officially canceled. It won't surprise anyone to learn that the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak was the deciding factor in pulling the plug on E3 2020, but in this case, the show's organizers seem to be playing things exceptionally safe; while other major trade shows have been canceled with two or three weeks of lead time, E3 2020 wasn't scheduled to happen until June.

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E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

Events and conferences are dropping like flies and it's probably for the best. The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has thrown many organizations and their planned events into chaos, some canceling just days before schedule. Others, however, may be hoping that it will all be fine in a few months despite calls for cancellations and the withdrawal of key participants. It seems that the E3 gaming conference may be next in line which further raises questions about the event's future.

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Geoff Keighley joins Sony in dropping out of E3 2020

Geoff Keighley joins Sony in dropping out of E3 2020

Despite the hype that the impending arrival of a new console generation brings to it, it seems that E3 this year might be a bit more silent than previous years. We already knew that Sony will skip E3 this year - the second year in a row that it's done so - but now Geoff Keighley has announced that he'll be doing the same thing.

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PlayStation is skipping E3 2020, throws subtle shade at the event

PlayStation is skipping E3 2020, throws subtle shade at the event

With the upcoming launch of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, the console wars are back again in full swing. Depending on who you ask, one or the other is the console to beat this year. It is arguable, though, that Microsoft's gaming platform may be enjoying the lion's share of the media attention while Sony seems to be biding its time. That perception may have just been reinforced now that Sony has said, somewhat still unofficially, that it will be skipping the E3 show for the second time in a row.

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ESA’s pitch for E3 2020 is alarming to say the least

ESA’s pitch for E3 2020 is alarming to say the least

E3 is typically one of the biggest shows of the year, with many companies opting to make their biggest announcements of the year during it. This year, however, we saw instances of publishers and platform holders deeming E3 unimportant. Sony sat the show out entirely, which is not a great look considering that Sony is one of the big three gaming companies.

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