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BlizzCon cancelled for 2021, but not forever

BlizzCon cancelled for 2021, but not forever

Blizzard posted this week notifying the public that they will not be holding a BlizzCon for the year 2021. They've suggested that the "guidelines in California around in-person gatherings continue to evolve" and the status of the pandemic "fluctuates around the globe," and as such, they will not be holding BlizzCon this year. So don't go buying any tickets, if you've not already done so.

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Here’s when Summer Game Fest 2021 kicks off

Here’s when Summer Game Fest 2021 kicks off

Last year, Geoff Keighley kicked off Summer Game Fest, a months-long digital game festival that wound up filling the void left behind by E3 2020 after it was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Summer Game Fest organizers confirmed that the event will be returning once again this year, but details at the time of that announcement were few and far between. Today, we're learning new things about Summer Game Fest 2021, including when it will be kicking off.

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Summer Games Done Quick 2021 full week schedule revealed

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 full week schedule revealed

The 2021 installment of Summer Games Done Quick - an annual, week-long event in which gamers from all over the world showcase speedruns to raise money for charity - is quickly approaching. Set to take place at the beginning of July, today Games Done Quick revealed the schedule for SGDQ 2021. Previously, the organization revealed the games list for the event, but now we know the order in which these speedruns will be showcased.

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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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World’s biggest Star Wars Celebration ready for post-COVID-19 world in May, 2022

World’s biggest Star Wars Celebration ready for post-COVID-19 world in May, 2022

The biggest in-person Star Wars event of the year is almost certainly Star Wars Celebration. This event is massive, largely because it is Lucasfilm's official Star Wars fan event. It's been massive since inauguration back in 1999. After a 2-year hiatus, this gathering of Star Wars fans is set to return in 2022, and EARLIER than previously announced.

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Gamescom 2021 changes course, goes all digital

Gamescom 2021 changes course, goes all digital

Throughout the past year, a number of trade shows and press events have been forced to go entirely digital because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gamescom was one such show, and after having gone all digital last year, its organizers were hoping to host a hybrid show that blended in-person events and digital livestreams in 2021. As it turns out, that won't be happening, as the organizers behind Gamescom have announced that the show will be all digital once more this year.

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Google I/O 2021 schedule revealed with focus on What’s New

Google I/O 2021 schedule revealed with focus on What’s New

Google released the schedule of events set for Google I/O 2021, including keynotes, sessions, and breakouts of several sorts. On the first day of Google I/O 2021, Google will deliver sessions and keynotes in three key areas: Android, Google Play, and "web platform." They also have Chrome in the title of events on the schedule - same for "Wear", but they're not part of the big three on day 1.

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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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Summer Game Fest is making a return for 2021

Summer Game Fest is making a return for 2021

Following the cancellation of E3 2020 last year, Geoff Keighley organized a new, summer-long event he called the Summer Game Fest. It proved to be a big year for Summer Game Fest with the impending arrival of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, and now we're going to see it make a comeback in 2021. It's been revealed that the Summer Game Fest will kick off once more in June, though at the moment, details are fairly slim.

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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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Summer Games Done Quick 2021 goes online once more: Dates and details

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 goes online once more: Dates and details

We've been waiting an unusually long time for the dates for Summer Games Done Quick 2021. While they would have normally been revealed at the end of Awesome Games Done Quick in January, this year the show ended with only the promise that Summer Games Done Quick would be happening, with more information forthcoming. Today, Games Done Quick made good on that promise by revealing the dates for Summer Games Done Quick 2021.

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Pokemon GO April: A simple event run-down

Pokemon GO April: A simple event run-down

Today we're taking a peek at Pokemon GO events that'll take place in the month of April, 2021. In addition to a whole lot of Mega Pokemon action, we'll see Incarnate Thunderus, Tornadus, and Landorus, as well as a Shiny versions of each. Every Monday of the month of April, users will get a free bundle with a Remote Raid Pass in the in-game Pokemon GO store, too.

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