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Summer Game Fest bringing over 60 pre-release demos to Xbox One later this month –

Including Haven, Skatebird, and more.

Summer Game Fest, the months-long video games showcase helping to fill the void left by this year’s cancelled E3, continues to rumble on and will be turning its attention to Xbox One later this month, offering a week of playable, pre-release demos.

The occasion is officially being referred to as the Summer Game Fest Demo Event, and it’s along the lines of the similar Steam Game Festival on PC, which, you might recall, recently returned in June. The gist is that from Tuesday 21st July to Monday 27th July, Xbox One players will be given access to a host of playable demos, many for upcoming, unreleased games.

According to Microsoft’s announcement, there’ll be more than 60 such pre-release demos available across the week, and likely a total of between 75 and 100 demos in all.

A full list isn’t yet available but Microsoft has detailed a small number of games getting the demo treatment during the event, including developer The Game Bakers’ romantic co-op sci-fi adventure Haven, Glass Bottom Games’ avian-themed skateboarding game Skateboard, audio-based action-adventure The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, biographical island adventure Welcome to Elk, Nodding Heads Games’ Raji: An Ancient Epic, and more.

That tease of a list can be found as part of Microsoft’s announcement post, but it says the full list will be revealed closer to the Summer Game Fest Demo Event’s launch on 21st July .

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Summer Games Done Quick 2020 moving online this year – Polygon

Games Done Quick announced on Friday that Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), the annual charity speedrunning event, will be held entirely online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SGDQ was already postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic. The event’s original dates were June 21-28, and it would have been held in Minnesota. In March, as the coronavirus was starting to spread across the U.S., Games Done Quick postponed SGDQ 2020 until Aug. 16-23, but the plan was to still hold the event in person. However, with concerns about the virus still high, Games Done Quick has now chosen to move the event online instead. It will now be called Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online.

This year’s event will have an official broadcast from the Games Done Quick studio, while the runners themselves will remain in their own homes. There will still be commentators for runners if they’d like to have them.

This won’t be Games Done Quick’s first online event. In April, the organization held an entirely online event called Corona Relief Done Quick, where it raised money for Direct Relief to help those affected by COVID-19.

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online will still run from Aug. 16-23, and will start at 11:30 a.m. EDT. All of SGDQ will be broadcast from the Games Done Quick Twitch channel, as usual. All donations to SGDQ 2020 Online will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

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