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IGN's Summer of Gaming event has been delayed to June 8

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IGN has pushed back the start of its Summer of Gaming event from June 5 to June 8, "out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world."

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The IGN delay follows similar postponements of events being held by Sony (opens in new tab) and CD Projekt (opens in new tab), spurred by ongoing protests against police violence and anti-black racism across the US and around the world. The protests have been ongoing since the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer David Chauvin, and have been met with violent crackdowns by police and National Guard units. Chauvin has been charged, though the three officers who stood by while Floyd was killed have not been.

We've assembled a list of resources (opens in new tab) on the Black Lives Matter movement and protests, including reading lists and videos, information on how to prepare for protests and links to donate to funds supporting protesters, the families of victims, and black businesses and charities.

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.