Digital card game Duelyst to shut down permanently
Duelyst, a unique title released in 2016 by Counterplay Games combining the mechanics of digital card games and combat strategy games, has announced that it will be closing down its servers permanently in February 2020 due to a declining player base. Since the game was online-only, playable on Steam, shutting down servers effectively spells the end of the game's run.
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Rayman Legends to be the first in a series of Ubisoft giveaways
The world-famous platformer 'Rayman Legends' is currently free for anyone who wishes to download it. Ubisoft has said that it intends to give away a large number of games over the next few weeks in order to encourage social distancing. The game will be available until April 4th and can be downloaded from the Uplay.
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The consumer response to Half Life: Alyx will determine if the games continue to use VR
Valve has said that the form of the next Half-Life game will be determined by the response to Half-Life: Alyx, a game made entirely for VR. Critics have been praising the game since it's release, especially for its revolutionary use of VR technology. The company still has not confirmed Half-Life 3.
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Polish government creates Minecraft server for kids stuck at home during quarantine
The Polish government has shut down all schools until April 10th to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In order to continue to teach these children, they have launched an initiative that has created a number of educational activities children can take part in, online. This initiative has also created a Minecraft server where these kids can compete with each other.
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Major eSports tournaments forced to make changes due to coronavirus
All three big upcoming League of Legends tournaments will now take place without audiences within closed studios while a Dota 2 major has been postponed altogether. These cancelations are coming after the global coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly over the last few days. Fans who bought tickets will be refunded soon.
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