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PSA: Swine flu cases confirmed at PAX

Important note for PAX attendees only: Okay, before we get into this, you have to promise us you're not going to panic. Promise? Okay. Some people who attended PAX have been stricken by confirmed cases of swine flu. So, if you were there, and you start feeling sick (like many apparently have), do...

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Dead Rising 2 skips PAX, shambles to TGS

Capcom is still worried about all of this Swine Flu business, apparently, as MTV Multiplayer revealed that the company will not bring Dead Rising 2 to upcoming PAX (or Games Con, either). Instead, Chris Kramer, senior director of communications, revealed that the next glimpse of the game will be a...

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E3 2009: Dead Rising 2 trailer gets gritty

Though we're not going to be seeing Dead Rising 2 at E3 this week due to Swine Flu concerns, Capcom has apparently released a brand new trailer just before the show to keep the game fresh in our rotted, bloodthirsty minds. To be Frank, the newest trailer paints a sincerely more serious picture of ...

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Some Japanese companies not attending E3 over Swine Flu concerns

No, we can't believe we just wrote that headline either. And according to scattered reports (and a variety of phone calls we made this afternoon), it's the unfortunate truth: Some Japanese developers and producers are canceling their trips to E3 2009 due to Swine Flu worries. Capcom's Keiji Inafune...

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Inafune skips Nordic Game conference due to swine flu restrictions

Capcom Producer Keiji Inafune won't be pigging out on fine Swedish meatballs at the Nordic Game conference, due to swine flu concerns. GI.biz reports a Nordic Games spokesperson was informed that Capcom has a "corporate policy restricting foreign travel" during the current media-hyped pandemic. Ca...

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Swine Flu-based games becoming an internet pandemic

A GamePolitics article recently turned our attention to two new Flash-based titles based on every news outlet's current infatuation: Swine Flu. The first is noteworthy because it's actually pretty fun -- originally titled Sneeze but now going by the more timely moniker Stop Swine Flu, the game ta...

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Swine Flu worries? Ian Bogost's Killer Flu will make you feel better

A few months back, Ian Bogost and his studio, Persuasive Games, were tasked with creating a game for the UK Clinical Virology Network to teach folks about seasonal and pandemic flus. Named Killer Flu, the game operates on a hexagonal board and, while learning about how to infect a populace by play...

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Swine Flu good for gaming in Mexico

As if the rampant window plasticizing and complete blanketing of nighttime news with Swine Flu stories weren't bad enough, USA Today is reporting that Mexicans are flooding markets before a five-day quarantine begins in Mexico. The good news? People are renting games (and, ya know, buying other stuf...

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Despite swine flu fears, E3 progressing as planned

Thanks to our chemical inability to modulate our level of fear, we've been in an utter, blind panic since the first time we heard "swine flu" mentioned. The ESA is a lot calmer than us, though, saying that planning for E3, which packs people from every continent into a single building like intern...

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