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welcome
FROM THE EDITORS

ALL TOGETHER

T

he world has changed quite dramatically since we published our
last issue of Walmart Gamecenter
magazine. Over the past few weeks, the
COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly
every aspect of life around the globe. Our
hearts go out to everyone affected.
The world of gaming has certainly seen
some significant changes, as well. Events
that usually bring the biggest gaming
reveals of the year, like E3, Gamescom,
and San Diego Comic-Con, have either
been cancelled
or forced to shift
to an online-only
format. Numerous
games have been
delayed past their
planned release dates, with The Last of Us
Part II being perhaps the most high-profile
example-though thankfully the added
wait wasn't too long in the end.
In this challenging time, however, gaming has also become a beacon of hope.
Our hobby can help us unwind, explore
new worlds from the comfort of our
homes, and stay connected to our friends
and family even when circumstances
require us to be physically apart. Online
gaming services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam are reporting
record traffic. On Switch, Animal Crossing:
New Horizons has become perhaps the
defining game of this time, with its stressfree gameplay attracting millions of fans.

The World Health Organization has even
launched a campaign encouraging us to
stay at home and play video games. That's
right-no matter what your parents ever
told you, gaming is officially good for your
health.
With major sporting events canceled,
organizations like NASCAR have adapted
by televising contests in the motorsports
simulator iRacing featuring real drivers
going head-to-head online. Professional
basketball and soccer players are participating in high-profile tournaments in NBA
2K and FIFA. Even esports games that
don't have any traditional counterpart are
seeing surges in viewerships, scratching
our itch to watch competitions between
the best of the best.
We hope this issue of Walmart Gamecenter will likewise help you relax, and
hopefully introduce you to a few new
titles you can pick up and enjoy in the
coming months. If you're looking to relive
yesterday's classics with modern polish,
we've definitely got
you covered, with a
big story on SpongeBob SquarePants:
Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, a
preview of Destroy All Humans!, and our
verdict on Final Fantasy VII Remake. If
you're in the market for something totally
new and technologically cutting edge, we
can help there as well, with looks at the
samurai action game Ghost of Tsushima,
the co-op sci-fi shooter Outriders, and
Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II.
With any luck, by the time you're reading
this issue, the situation around the world
will be improving. In the meantime, stay
safe, and know that the Walmart Gamecenter
team will continue working hard to keep
you at the center of all things gaming.

In this challenging time,
however, gaming has also
become a beacon of hope.

Josh Harmon and Mollie L Patterson
EDITORS

MAY/JUNE 2020
PUBLISHER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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