Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus

An Important GDC 2020 Update announces that the 2020 Game Developers Conference is being postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Word is they plan to reschedule the trade show to an unspecified time this summer:
After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.

Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time.

We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and connects at GDC. For this reason, we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.

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Feb 29, 2020, 12:42
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Feb 29, 2020, 12:42
 
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
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Feb 29, 2020, 12:50
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Feb 29, 2020, 13:06
JTW
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Feb 29, 2020, 13:06
JTW
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.

There's a possibility that it could turn out to be seasonal, and there is nothing that prevents them from canceling it later if it's still an issue. This is a smart move. The concerns right now are mostly precautionary. It may turn out the be a huge deal, it may not (although 'probably will' seems likely.) This way they are covered either way with the least risk.
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Feb 29, 2020, 14:46
Prez
 
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Re: Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus Feb 29, 2020, 14:46
Feb 29, 2020, 14:46
 Prez
 
Cancel everything. Everyone stay in your homes and do nothing except view the world through your computer monitor. In other words, live like I do.

This comment was edited on Feb 29, 2020, 16:39.
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:05
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Bunch of car shows getting delayed and cancelled too.
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:12
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:12
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

https://bit.ly/2I5RmN5
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Re: Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Feb 29, 2020, 15:19
NKD
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:19
NKD
 
I've been assured that this is all just a fluke and America has an impenetrable forcefield preventing sick people from getting in.
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:42
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:42
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

https://bit.ly/2I9mDhT
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Re: Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Feb 29, 2020, 15:42
PHJF
 
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:42
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NKD wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 15:19:
I've been assured that this is all just a fluke and America has an impenetrable forcefield preventing sick people from getting in.

No no no, it's a Democrat hoax. That's what the president says.
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:45
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Feb 29, 2020, 15:45
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 15:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1
https://bit.ly/2I5RmN5
2,94190 DEAD PEOPLE who had Covid19 disagree.
Where in the hell did you even find an article that appears to be written by the actual CoronaVirus itself, either that or a close friend of the virus.
On a side note; I'd like to hear from the scores of people who are on their 4th day of being on a ventilator.

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Feb 29, 2020, 16:10
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:10
 El Pit
 
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIIIIEEEEEEEEEE!
Yes, we will. One day. Most of us will not killed by this flu, though. It is a flu, and flus are bad. But most people will get sick and will get better after 2 weeks or so. It is not the end of the Earth for most of us. Like every flu, it is dangerous to older people and/or people which are already weakened by other health problems.

So - be careful, but don't panic.

Just in case - keep a towel close to you. You never know... Ford Prefect could be right after all.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:19
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:19
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 15:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

https://bit.ly/2I9mDhT

Wonderful that you use a site that gives me a popup claiming the need to save "conservative news." Wonderful.

Anyway, let's look at why that happened with the swine flu, straight from the Fox's mouth:

One of the most systematic looks yet at the swine flu pandemic confirms that it is at worst only a little more serious than an average flu season and could well be a good deal milder, researchers said on this week..

It's fatality rate was 0.01%-0.08%, basically in line with the common flu. In the US, it was almost exactly 0.02%. Coronavirus is 2.1%. Those numbers should seem extremely different to you.

Again, from Fox, here's how Obama was discussing it prior to it hitting the US. No claims of it being a hoax, instead, The swine flu might run its course "like ordinary flus" but the government is preparing for a "worst-case scenario" as a precaution, President Obama said Friday.

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Feb 29, 2020, 16:39
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:39
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

liberal morons, as far as the eye can see.
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:57
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Feb 29, 2020, 16:57
JTW
 
We'll be fine! We're stockpiling elements of medical!
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Feb 29, 2020, 17:14
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Feb 29, 2020, 17:14
 
just host on Steam...
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Feb 29, 2020, 17:50
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 16:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

liberal morons, as far as the eye can see.

You voted for a guy that can't even spell the name of the virus.

Edit - since I find Trump voters to generally be ostriches, sticking their heads in the sand to desperately not hear about his stupidity, here he can't spell it correctly at all, and here, more recently, he doesn't know how it's capitalized.
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:01
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:01
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

https://bit.ly/3cjksGv

Actual numbers instead of stupid memes...and from a hack liberal site so you can't cry Fox.

Eat those numbers.
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:10
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:10
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 16:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

liberal morons, as far as the eye can see.

Aye. Ain't it the truth. Rolleyes
Can't wait for the epic tantrum in November when he wins again. Probably a landslide.
(I know) There's no guarantees but, I am reasonably confident.
The Lame Stream Media in the USA these days is nothing more than a Democrat Party protection racket.
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:54
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Feb 29, 2020, 18:54
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 18:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1

https://bit.ly/3cjksGv

Actual numbers instead of stupid memes...and from a hack liberal site so you can't cry Fox.

Eat those numbers.

I mean, we're arguing the same thing.

First off, your article is incorrect. It says the fatality rate of Spanish Flu, 1918, was 10%. He's wrong, it was well documented as 2.5%. He says that's the mortality rate. Again, that's incorrect.

So we're off to a bad start by using an investment site as our primary source, when they can't get their historical numbers correct.

Next, he goes into the rates of what we're seeing here. Again, they're pretty high.

Individuals aged 10 years to 39 years had a case fatality rate of only 0.2%. The case fatality rate increased for individuals with confirmed cases in their 40s (0.4%), 50s (1.3%), 60s (3.6%), 70s (8%), and 80s (14.8%).

The flu is 0.1% across the board. Each of these rates is about 20x what the regular flu is. Which means that these are the same numbers we're telling you are a concern. 1 out of every 100 people over 50 that get this will die. That's why conferences are shutting down. How many people at GDC do you think are over 50? A few thousand.

But the biggest issue, unsurprisingly, is that this will kill 15% of people over 80. You guys seem to think that's cool. Others of us feel like we need to be prepared to find ways to bring that number down.
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Feb 29, 2020, 19:39
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Feb 29, 2020, 19:39
JTW
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 18:54:

Individuals aged 10 years to 39 years had a case fatality rate of only 0.2%. The case fatality rate increased for individuals with confirmed cases in their 40s (0.4%), 50s (1.3%), 60s (3.6%), 70s (8%), and 80s (14.8%).

The flu is 0.1% across the board. Each of these rates is about 20x what the regular flu is. Which means that these are the same numbers we're telling you are a concern. 1 out of every 100 people over 50 that get this will die. That's why conferences are shutting down. How many people at GDC do you think are over 50? A few thousand.

But the biggest issue, unsurprisingly, is that this will kill 15% of people over 80. You guys seem to think that's cool. Others of us feel like we need to be prepared to find ways to bring that number down.

They're trying to foster a feel-good delusion. Quit trying to ruin their day with pesky facts!
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