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Active Shooter at Madden Tournament Killed Two Gamers and Himself in Florida

A competitor in a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, opened fire during the event on Sunday afternoon, killing two people before taking his own life.  In addition to condolences and condemnation of the violence, EA has donated one million dollars to the families of victims and encouraged others to donate.  EA called off 3 other Madden NFL tournaments to review safety protocols for competitors and spectators.  PAX West organizers, in advance of their Labor Day Weekend event in Seattle, WA, released a statement that in coordination with law enforcement, their security measures involve proactive measures – both visible and not visible to attendees.


Nintendo’s New Mobile RPG is Coming to the US and Japan Next Month

Dragalia Lost, a mobile action RPG from Nintendo and in collaboration with Cygames, will be released on September 27th in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau as well as the U.S. and Taiwan. No release date has been announced for Europe.   Dragalia Lost is a completely new IP for Nintendo.  A Nintendo Direct broadcast published on Wednesday of this week provides a first look and more information.


Destiny 2: Forsaken

Bungie revealed a new ViDoc and the planned roadmap of DLC content that will come to Destiny 2 after Forsaken has arrived.  Annual Pass content will be released throughout the year and will work in concert with the free Seasons to help keep the world alive and fresh.  Forsaken kicks off Destiny 2’s fall season, which runs from September through November and is called Season of the Outlaw.  Annual pass holders get access to the Black Armory, which includes Light and Fury weapons, as well as the new Forges of the Chain activity, a Raid Lair, exotics, and bonus rewards.


Airports Open Virtual-Reality Lounges to Occupy Delayed Travelers

Recent research reveals that 67% of Americans play video games.  It only stands to reason that sooner or later the ability to play anywhere anytime would become ubiquitous.  Delayed airline travelers are now getting the opportunity to pass the time playing video games in new on-premise gaming lounges at U.S. airports.

Last month, the first U.S. airport video game lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft Corp. Xbox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth International, while John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is hosting the first virtual-reality “experience center” this summer for the 70,000 travelers who traverse Terminal 4 each day. “Whenever a plane has any kind of delay, we get filled up quickly”, says Jordan Walbridge of Gameway Inc. an Oregon based company who is installing consoles at airport terminals.