GAME OVER? THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE VIDEO GAME SECTOR

Guillermo Paredes Otero



 

Did you know that a video game predicted the Covid-19 pandemic eight years before it took place? What was the E3 Los Angeles venue used for after the event was cancelled? Could a game help find the vaccine for this new coronavirus? To what extent was the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons a success during confinement?


These questions and many others are answered in this pioneering journalistic investigation on the impact that Covid-19 has had on the most lucrative audiovisual entertainment industry in Spain and the world throughout the first wave of infections. For this, Game Over? The effects of Covid-19 in the video game sector focuses on large companies -Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, among others- as well as independent development studios, video games themselves, interactive leisure events and eSports. Aspects of gamer culture that have not remained indifferent to a virus that has changed our way of life and whose game against it has not yet ended.

 

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9798583412532

2020

241

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