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This needs to be said.

2020.  Take most of your usual video game expectations for a given year, open the nearest window and throw them out.  We are in a global crisis unlike any of us have ever seen.  It will impact absolutely everything in some form.  Release dates, expectations, expenses, etc...that window I mentioned, yeah, they and much more should all be well below your window by now.  If not, do so now.  I'll wait....

Tossed them all out?  Good.  News, information, rumors, etc...are going got be sparse, often changing or flat out wrong. Some things will remain normal.  Other things will alter in ways we never suspected.

E3?  Gone.  In fact, do not be surprised if we now exist in the post-E3 world.  As in it's not coming back in 2021...at least in the form we're familiar with.

Our demands as loyal consumers are going to be tested. And we are going to be dissatisfied along the way. Games we anticipated.  News we expected.  Stuff we pre-ordered. Not all of it is going to abide by our scheduled expectations.


But one element of normalcy won't be broken.  Online communities. 
Social distancing is built in.  Not by choice but by function. We will continue to discuss the latest announced games, our favorites from the past, upcoming consoles, what sold the most each week, etc...

So while what we talk about, what we expect and what we wish for may all be tempered with a new dose of harsh, cold reality....the community persists.



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Sounds pretty normal to me.

Release dates etc. moving around (always later than expected) is very much normal. Games not being as good or being more expensive (thanks DLC) than expected is also normal.

News... well interesting news at least is already rare, so that won't be any different.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Yakuza 7 has new game+ and higher difficulty behind a DLC paywall! Wheeeee! If you're a fan of Yakuza or Ryu ga Gotoku Studios in general, you know this is a dirty cockslap to the face. My most anticipated game of the year has been torpedoed into a no-buy. 2020!



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Honestly, I'm fine with this in a way. It'll make it much easier to lay off the new game purchases this year (which oddly enough was my plan long before the virus thing had cropped up anyway). This will allow me to stockpile some more cash and also focus more hours on review games and my insane backlog as well as my writing work.



 

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It definitely isn't normal, and I even feel like there's a little more to it than just video game release dates.



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mZuzek said:
It definitely isn't normal, and I even feel like there's a little more to it than just video game release dates.

We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.


It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).



               

Chazore said:
mZuzek said:
It definitely isn't normal, and I even feel like there's a little more to it than just video game release dates.

We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.


It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).

Where are you?



Chazore said:
mZuzek said:
It definitely isn't normal, and I even feel like there's a little more to it than just video game release dates.

We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.


It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).

Come to Brazil, then.

Here, the president treats the pandemic like a joke and all the politicians and rich people are making video pleas for people to go out on the streets and take kids to school and continue on living their lives normally - after all, in the words of one of these rich people, "the death of 5-7 thousand people is meaningless compared to the danger to the economy". Cool stuff.

Just stay at home, dude.



mZuzek said:
It definitely isn't normal, and I even feel like there's a little more to it than just video game release dates.



Take one, and kickback... relax.

Now repeat after me "This is fine!"

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mZuzek said:
Chazore said:

We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.


It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).

Come to Brazil, then.

Here, the president treats the pandemic like a joke and all the politicians and rich people are making video pleas for people to go out on the streets and take kids to school and continue on living their lives normally - after all, in the words of one of these rich people, "the death of 5-7 thousand people is meaningless compared to the danger to the economy". Cool stuff.

Just stay at home, dude.

Brazil has a population of like ~210 million.
If this only kills 7 thousand people there, thats getting off lightly.