Former ArenaNet And Guild Wars 2 Technical Art Lead Jens Hauch Has Passed Away At 46

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Former ArenaNet Technical Art Lead, Jens Hauch, unexpectedly passed away on March 29, 2020 at the age of 46. He is survived by his wife and two kids. Hauch started working in the games industry in 1997 as a technical and environment artist for various video game development studios including Beep Industries, Cavedog Entertainment, and Cranky Pants Games. Hauch eventually [...]

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Video Game Companies Launch #PlayApartTogether Campaign Against COVID-19

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Here’s today’s dose of COVID-19-related MMO and gaming news. Eighteen game companies, including Activision Blizzard, Riot Games, Unity, and Twitch among others, have teamed up with the World Health Organization to launch the #PlayApartTogether campaign in an effort to combat the spread of the deadly virus. “It’s never been more critical to ensure people stay safely connected to one another,” [...]

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GDC Rescheduled For Summer, League Of Legends And Gamigo Report Increased Demand Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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Another day means another round of COVID-19 related news. Today, we’ve got news from GDC, League of Legends, and Gamigo. First on the list is Informa Tech’s announcement that the cancelled Game Developers Conference has been rescheduled for August and will be called GDC Summer. The event will run from August 4th to August 6th at the Moscone Center in [...]

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Razer Converts Lines To Manufacture Surgical Masks, To Donate 1M Masks To Help Combat COVID-19 Virus

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As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to run its course, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPEs), like surgical masks, has risen exponentially. Unfortunately, manufacturing companies, especially those in China, are having a hard time keeping up the demand and most frontline medical personnel are now short on supplies. In an effort to help in the fight against the virus, [...]

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Double XPs, Increased Drop Rates, And Other Events Await MMO Players This Month Amid COVID-19 Quarantines

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A number of MMO studios have taken the opportunity to give quarantined gamers a little more incentive to play their games while they’re stuck at home. Here’s what’s up: Standing Stone Games makes all Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online content available to all players, including those locked behind expansion packs, until April 30th. The 5% [...]

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CD Projekt Red, Daybreak, And Other Studios Start Working From Home As The COVID-19 Virus Continues To Spread

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Here we are again with your daily dose of COVID-19-related gaming news. More and more video game companies have transitioned to a remote working setup as an increasing number of countries and states are put under strict lockdown to try and put a stop to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These companies include Hi-Rez Studios, Rockstar Games, Jagex, ZeniMax [...]

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