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Amazon Pulls From GDC Amid Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 7,110
edited February 2020 in News & Features Discussion

imageAmazon Pulls From GDC Amid Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus

Amazon joins a growing list of companies canceling their plans at the Games Development Conference in San Francisco this month amid concerns over the Coronavirus in Northern California.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 16,061
    edited February 2020
    Missing a "conference" is not like missing work, until workplaces are effected there will not be that much effect. If that does happen then this will be serious, meanwhile the media (not this item) drums up alarm to the maximum. Even our "best" broadcasters here do discussions where they think throwing in a couple of "are we worrying to much here?" makes up for repeatedly suggesting that the Prime Minister should be seen in hospitals and so on, which would just lead to more alarm. As always they highlight a very overdramatised paper headline, infer criticism and then do half a programme on the virus to heighten alarm themselves.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 6,803
    An Amazon games conference would have taken all of 30 seconds anyway.
  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 2,096

    Aeander said:

    An Amazon games conference would have taken all of 30 seconds anyway.



    AWS tech is a huge part of the internet. They usually have a rather large showing at GDC and lots of developers want to see what they have on display. This isn't to show off New World.
  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member EpicPosts: 2,025
    xD_Gaming said:
    do everyone realize the corona virus is an old virus. read your Lysol cans and then check the date. This outbreak is manufactured,
    Multiple strands, bud. It’s a new one. 

    Learn. 
    boris20TacticalZombehUtinni
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,671
    edited February 2020

    xD_Gaming said:







    xD_Gaming said:


    do everyone realize the corona virus is an old virus. read your Lysol cans and then check the date.



    This outbreak is manufactured,




    Multiple strands, bud. It’s a new one. 

    Learn. 






    so how are strands of virus improved ? when it was not an epidemic to begin with ? Which now covers 2/3's of the world with people getting it who weren't even in Asia or Europe ? How did Iranians get it ?



    According to some news outlets, there was a lot of people dropping the ball ranging from not testing people until almost a week after reporting symptoms to some of the staff that were supposed to check people not having the proper equipment and ended up spreading to others. You couple this with the speculation that some people won't even know they have until 1-2 weeks after exposure. I mean I know no system is fool-proof but people being incompetent to boot really isn't helping.
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