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    With nearly every company cancelling their appearances at this year's Game Developers Conference due to fears of Coronavirus, the organizers of the event had been forced to either cancel, or delay GDC 2020. A new press release shows that "after close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community", GDC 2020 has been postponed by a few months into late summer. Whether or not this will put the Game Developers Conference before or after E3 is yet to be seen, but we'll soon learn more details about the rescheduled plans for the event in the coming weeks.

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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Man, even fighting game tournaments getting canceled over this virus, what am I supposed to watch on twitch? :blink:
     
  4. osaka35

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    Is Games Done Quick (GDQ) done and over with? I always forget when exactly they do it, but it's around this time.
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Nope. :ninja:
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    dumb media makes everyone panicking but the reality is that not even 0.1 of the population has it plus the chance that you don’t die from it is pretty high
     
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    E3 is always early summer. So it will be after E3.
     
  8. Jayro

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    Let's just cancel everything this year because a few pussies can't handle the flu. :rofl2:
     
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    >Let's just cancel everything this year because a few pussies can't handle the flu.
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    Thing is, summer ends tomorrow for us Southern Equator folks, so this always sounds funny to me - either it'll be delayed until December (or the start of next year), or they're going to go back in time a month or two.

    I think I'm just weird.

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    I'd say the more important figure is the "Deaths" tally at the bottom; it's roughly 3000 now, which means it's a killer and not just an inconvenience like the flu is.
    ...Though, so far, it is better than the 1910s flu outbreak; that killed a horrifyingly large number of people. I just hope it - or anything else, especially drug-resistant viruses - doesn't ever reach that pandemic stage.
     
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    Ok, correction... A few thousand pussies can't handle the flu.
     
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    Cancel everything? :blink:
    YOU MAD MAN! You can't cancel everything, what about EVO!? :angry:
     
  13. Jayro

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    Let's cancel E3 too, since Sony won't be attending to show off their PS5 shit.
     
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    Sucks to see, at least they let people know a head of time. The CS GO tournament going on now, the gov revoked the event license at 9pm THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT. After everyone had already traveled and was checked into the hotel. Really sucks to see everyone get screwed like that.
     
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    I don't know how much postponing is really gonna make a difference, this is still going to get worse before it gets better. Might as well just save a little face and cancel it now.
     
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    Sony isn't going to E3 regardless, and most likely never will attend another E3 any time soon cause of the cost. As an outsider looking in, I don't see any benefits for Sony to go.
     
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    I'd bet you'd run like a pussy if someone next to you on a train couched and said I think I got corona
     
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    Oof. Even saw Sony pull out of PAX East now. Some of the show floor is a little bit more wide open than we expected it to be.
     
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    Can you post some pics if can or you doing when you finish the event
     
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    I haven't been taking many (on account of being here to work with Thunderful Games, rather than attending for leisure) but I can absolutely put a post up, keep an eye out in general off-topic chat on Monday or Tuesday!
     
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    Virus is highly contagious. Average attendance is around 27,000 people - you let the virus in, you can easily get 27,000 infected (especially since such event aren't known for highest hygienic standards). Out of those 27,000, a small chunk will die, and those who won't die can infect people who may die (children or other relatives for example).
     
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