Outer Wilds wins Best Game award at 2020 BAFTA Game Awards
Both Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium dominated this year's BAFTA Game Awards, winning three awards each. The Best Game award went to Outer Wilds and the Best Debut went to Disco Elysium. Control and Death Stranding only won one award each despite having the most nominations. The ceremony took place online.
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Epic Games is offering World War Z for free this week
As part of its weekly offering of free games, Epic Games has added the co-op zombie survival shooter World War Z to its roster of this week's free games, along with puzzle game Figment and cerebral dungeon crawler Tormentor X Punisher, which was a finalist in the 2018 Independent Games Festival awards. World War Z imitates the movie's dynamic of mindless zombies piling up to overcome obstacles against the player.
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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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Ubisoft says coronavirus will slow down Rainbow Six Siege development
French video game studio Ubisoft has announced that the coronavirus has disrupted the company's regular operations. They have said that development on most of their projects, such as the incredibly popular Rainbow Six Siege, will have to either pause or at least slow down for the foreseeable future. The company has enacted a work from home policy for its employees.
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