The Last Of Us Part II Goes Gold

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The Last Of Us Part II Goes Gold

Naughty Dog has overcome the recent COVID-19 delay to finally go gold in preparation for its June 19 release date.

Writer/director, and studio vice president, Neil Druckmann took to twitter to make the announcement, and also to assure fans that regardless of the recent leak, they aren't prepared for how good the game is in his estimation.

Our own @Neil_Druckmann has some exciting news about The Last of Us Part II...
(Beware of spoilers in the replies)https://t.co/mq0smECvXt

EA Play Live Will Be A Digital Event Next Month

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EA Play Live Will Be A Digital Event Next Month

E3 was canceled this year, but EA just announced a digital EA Play Live event full of "world premieres, news and more," which will take place on June 11.

This would have been around the time that E3 would have happened, so hopefully this is a good way to kick off the summer and we'll get some exciting announcements. Fingers crossed for a Mass Effect collection!

EA Play Live goes digital in 2020! See you on June 11th at 4pm PST... World premieres, news and more! https://t.co/ShTNzjqJ3D pic.twitter.com/xqmYfGBWfs

Vader Immortal Coming To PSVR This Summer

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Vader Immortal Coming To PSVR This Summer

Former Oculus exclusive Vader Immortal is coming to PlayStation VR this summer as a single experience encompassing all three episodes in a game entitled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series.

Executive producer Mark Miller has also teased on the game's announcement at the Official PlayStation Blog that there will be more to share about the title on PSVR in the coming months, so stay tuned for further details.

For more on Vader Immortal, check out Reiner's review of the first episode.

Evo 2020 Canceled Due To COVID-19, Organizers Planning Digital Event

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Evo 2020 Canceled Due To COVID-19, Organizers Planning Digital Event

The organizers behind the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) have announced that its 2020 event is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Evo 2020 was originally scheduled to take place July 31 to August 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Instead of a physical event, the Evo team is creating an online event, which will occur this summer.

You can see the full statement from the Evo team below.

A message from the Evo team... pic.twitter.com/ANXUXDiNGK

The Last Of Us Part II Leaks Didn't Come From Sony Or Naughty Dog

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The Last Of Us Part II Leaks Didn't Come From Sony Or Naughty Dog

According to an update given to GameIndustry.biz today, the leaker(s) responsible for the massive The Last of Us Part II leaks did not come from Sony or Naughty Dog. 

This goes against many of the internet rumors, Reddit threads, and forum chatter swirling around the leaks.

Sony's statement to GameIndustry.biz confirms that they have identified the primary individuals responsible for the deluge of leaks, and that the information is currently subject to an ongoing investigation.

Hasbro Unveils The Next Batch Of Star Wars Collectibles

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Hasbro Unveils The Next Batch Of Star Wars Collectibles

May 4 is right around the corner, and that's a big deal for Star Wars fans. May 4 is "May the 4th be with you," and it usually means we get new Star Wars merchandise to buy and perhaps even a sneak peek at what is coming next for Star Wars movies and television series. Hasbro jumped the gun a little today with new Star Wars reveals falling into what it is calling "Fan First Friday."

The reveals include new figures for the Black Series and Vintage Collection, along with a fantastic Boba Fett prototype helmet. If you are fan of Hasbro's throwback design for the 40th anniversary Empire Strikes Back figures, many more are on the way. For the Black Series, Hasbro announced new 40th anniversary versions of 4-LOM, Zuckuss, and Han Solo in Carbonite. Hasbro is also releasing a Black Series two-pack of Luke and Yoda, a "carbonized" version of Darth Vader, a new Clone Trooper, and a Stormtrooper inspired by The Mandalorian.

If you like the smaller 3.75-inch line, Hasbro is issuing a new version of Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper armor for its Vintage Collection. If you are looking for something a little different, yet another Star Wars version of Monopoly is on the way, this one is called "The Child Edition," and yes, it's all about Baby Yoda. Most of these toys will be hitting in the summer and fall. You can see all of them below:

The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley Announces Summer Game Fest

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The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley Announces Summer Game Fest

Organizer and host of The Game Awards Geoff Keighley has announced Summer Game Fest, a summer-long all-digital event that promises to deliver fans breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content. 

Running from May to August of this year, the event promises updates for games and platforms from the following companies:

Keighley also says additional publishers will be announced in coming weeks. During this festival, Steam, Xbox, and "other platforms" will give fans the chance to play limited demos and trials of select games. Steam's Game Festival is currently set to run from June 9 to 14, with additional platform dates to be announced. According to a press release, we will learn more details about Microsoft's participation next week – presumably following Xbox's special Series X-focused Inside Xbox stream on May 7.

Dota 2's International Delayed, Likely Until 2021

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Dota 2's International Delayed, Likely Until 2021

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, Valve has delayed this years International global tournament event, likely until sometime next year.

The event was slated to take place in Stockholm, Sweden. With teams coming in and competing from all over the globe for enormous prize pools to stadiums packed full of fans, it's not hard to see why an event of this nature could present a risk given current conditions. 

Full details are available on the official Dota 2 blog.

Check Out Apex Legends' Legacy of a Thief Trailer

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Check Out Apex Legends' Legacy of a Thief Trailer

While full details for Apex Legends' upcoming Season 5 are not yet known, today we got a taste. Beginning May 12, Apex Legends will roll out a new game mode - Quests. Quests have different treasures, mysteries, and explorations to explore each season, with big rewards for those that complete them. The update rolls out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In addition teasing that new mode, Apex Legends has a spiffy new trailer showcasing Season 5 - Fortune's Favor. Check out the Legacy of a Thief trailer below!

GDC Transitions Delayed Summer Conference Into All-Digital Event

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GDC Transitions Delayed Summer Conference Into All-Digital Event

Earlier this year, the annual Game Developers Conference was the first major video game industry conference to alter its plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled to take place March 16 to 20 in San Francisco, Calif., organizer Informa postponed the conference to August in hopes that the late-summer public-health situation would allow for safe large gatherings. Unfortunately, that does not appear as though it will be the case, and the organizers announced that the renamed GDC Summer will take place as an all-digital event.

The organizers released a statement, which you can see in its entirety below.