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Steam Game Festival and EA Play Live have been postponed

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The Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition, has been postponed. It was originally slated to run June 9-14, but Valve said today that it's been pushed back to June 16-22.

The Steam page for the Game Festival hasn't been updated yet, but the Steamworks page for developers does reflect the new dates.

The delay follows similar pushbacks of online events by Sony, IGN, Guerrilla Collective, and PC Gamer in support of the ongoing protests against police violence and racism spurred by the killing of George Floyd on May 25.

The EA Play Live online event planned for next week has also been postponed, and will take place on June 18.

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To follow along with all the online gaming events and expos planned for this summer, keep an eye on our schedule (that we're doing our best to keep up to date) here.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.