Friday, January 7th 2022

E3 2022 to Occur in Digital-Only Space Once Again as Omicron Surges

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that the 2022 edition of the famous Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) show will once again occur in a digital venue. The decision has been justified due to the current Omicron infection waves sweeping across most of the world, and while recent studies place Omicron as a less severe variant, its extremely high infection rates should still give decision makers pause.

Interestingly, the ESA still hasn't confirmed the date in which this digital E3 is to take place - something the association always did at the close of each edition. Reports state that the decision to hold a digital-only event for 2022 might have been taken even before the current Omicron surge, and perhaps as early as last year. Should E3 2022 occur in an online format, this will be the second time this happens since the event's first edition back in 1995. In all these years, E3 has only ever been fully canceled in 2020, the year that COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.
Source: GamesBeat
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14 Comments on E3 2022 to Occur in Digital-Only Space Once Again as Omicron Surges

#1
The Quim Reaper
So, getting vaccinated really is pointless.

If all people are going to do, is act like a bunch of cowards after going to so much trouble to get the jab, you have to ask, why bother?....why bother.
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Vayra86
The Quim ReaperSo, getting vaccinated really is pointless.

If all people are going to do, is act like a bunch of cowards after going to so much trouble to get the jab, you have to ask, why bother?....why bother.
The thought is logical but at the same time, not realistic. I 'feel' the same way, and yet...

This takes time. Vaccination is still the only road out of this, but we are impatient and far too lenient on people who dont vaccinate.

So far the only meaningful & quantifiable progress is being made ever since people started vaccinating. But as long as we have open societies, until you have good vaccination rates everywhere, youre gonna be surprised over and over again. And if needed vaccines can be adapted to that. So yes. You will be boostering again... no doubt.

The only other option is saying 'yolo', but thats impossible to sell. Yet people are selling it, somehow, thinking it will amount to anything other than more chaos and more lockdowns. GL with that. Some people like seeing the world burn, I guess.
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the54thvoid
The Quim ReaperSo, getting vaccinated really is pointless.

If all people are going to do, is act like a bunch of cowards after going to so much trouble to get the jab, you have to ask, why bother?....why bother.
Using the available global statistics where vaccinations have been used, deaths have been vastly reduced. However, I disagree with further lockdowns, event closures etc, given we have choices - vax or not. If you get vaccinated, the odds are more favourable, if you don't that's that person's choice. IMO, with the offer of vaccinations, it should be up to society how it moves forward. One caveat - this virus still sends people to hospital, and can big companies afford for that to happen in terms of productivity? Can healthcare cope? Not really.
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#4
claes
the54thvoidOne caveat - this virus still sends people to hospital, and can big companies afford for that to happen in terms of productivity? Can healthcare cope? Not really.
This is why the CDC in the US went from a 10 day quarantine to 5, and check out our record breaking hospitalization rates!

To be fair, Omicron is far less fatal, and the symptoms are minor, when compared to previous variants, but all the more reason for masks and vaccinations. It’d be nice to live with this variant rather than letting it spread and potentially mutate into something more serious.
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#5
Steevo
Vayra86This takes time. Vaccination is still the only road out of this, but we are impatient and far too lenient on people who dont vaccinate.
So are you saying we should have more concentration camps for the unvaccinated? Seems like the dehumanization of unvaccinated people is almost complete, its the same thing that happens right before humans anywhere are treated like cattle. Maybe we should segregate them and send them in rail cars to be educated by the ministry of right think, what shall we do with those who still don't comply? How many jabs is enough to be acceptable comrade?

How about no more lockdowns and let people be free, if they want to die of a easily preventable disease they can, the same way they can die of eating too much, smoking tobacco or pot, taking drugs that are now legal...

You seem authoritarian and its not a good look.
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#6
the54thvoid
I implore the next person to post do so with compassion, consideration, and an eye on the science. Vaccination isn't always possible. And though it is a path towards an exit, we can also take care of the vulnerable people by other means. Likewise, posting BS anti-vax disinformation isn't helpful.

Consider that a warning moving forward.

Edit: with hindsight, posts about vaccines etc will be LQ'd to keep the thread lean.
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#7
the54thvoid
For a news post about the cancellation of E3 2022, there's not much discussion of E3. Thread closed.
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