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Janelle, Nolan and Alex discuss the increasingly large list of events cancelled due to COVID-19 and what it might mean for the industry. Elsewhere, a collector sells the last Nintendo PlayStation for an unexpected price, a new Animal Crossing game looms on the Horizon, and Harvard gets into game preservation.

Articles talked about in this episode:

Numerous events cancelled due to COVID-19:

https://gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-03-02-esa-moves-ahead-with-e3-2020-planning-despite-coronavirus-concerns…

https://mobile.twitter.com/TwitchCon/status/1235942102556651521…

https://latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-03-06/coronavirus-events-canceled-concerts…

The Nintendo PlayStation sells for $360k 

https://cnn.com/2020/03/07/tech/nintendo-playstation-sold-360000-auction-trnd/index.html 

NEWS ARTICLE

Devotion and Detention being preserved by Harvard-Yenching Library

https://siliconera.com/horror-games-devotion-and-detention-will-be-preserved-by-harvard-yenching-library/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=horror-games-devotion-and-detention-will-be-preserved-by-harvard-yenching-library…

Persona 5 Royal Will Change Homophobic dialogue for western release

https://ign.com/articles/persona-5-royal-will-change-homophobic-scenes-for-western-release

Theme music is "Flamingo (Azureflux Remix)" by Kero Kero Bonito (freemusicarchive.org/music/Kero_Ker…zureflux_remix), modified under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).

 The Emerald GamesCast is a weekly video game news and discussion podcast from the Emerald Podcast Network with an industry focus. Hosted by three best friends, each episode will provide the listener with a week's worth of gaming headlines and conversation about current releases. Guests welcome, scripts discouraged and passion essential.

Emerald podcast producer Sophia Prince produced this podcast, and Emerald senior podcast editor Sararosa Davies edited.

 

Sararosa Davies is the senior podcast editor at the Emerald and has been on staff since her freshman year.She focuses on the intersection of arts, culture and health, but started out in music reporting. Sararosa loves hummus, music and weird theatre.