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Summer Game Fest is set to bring you plenty of breaking gaming news all summer. Fans will get a season worth of in-game events, free playable content, and brand new gaming news. It will be going on from May through August 2020. Summer Game Fest is the first of its kind, an all-digital, multi-month global festival that will highlight and celebrate video games. Here is the trailer:

 

According to the press release, fans will get updates from this still growing list of companies and platforms during the event:

  • 2K
  • Activision Publishing
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Bethesda, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bungie
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Digital Extremes
  • Electronic Arts
  • Microsoft (more details coming from them next week)
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • SQUARE ENIX
  • Private Division
  • Riot Games
  • Steam
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

Each developer or publisher will announce their own events. Players will be able to try limited time demos and trials of select games. These events apply to Steam, Xbox, and of course some other platforms. The timing of these demos and trials will vary for each platform. The Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition will run from June 9-14th.

Curator Geoff Keighley will be hosting both pre and post shows for big publisher events. Geoff will also produce and host gamescom: Opening Night Live on August 24th. This is set to be an industry-wide finale to the Summer Game Fest season. Meanwhile, collectibles innovator, iam8bit, is producing a showcase of upcoming games. Geoff Keighley commented about the festival:

“In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s more important than ever that video games serve as a common and virtual connection point between us all. SGF is an organizing principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home.”

The press release also states that programming that is part of the Summer Game Fest will be available on all major streaming platforms, including publisher owned and operated channels. Major platforms like Facebook, Mixer, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube are all included. You can find out more at www.summergamefest.com.

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.