Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. for info on coronavirus

Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. for info on coronavirus

The game Plague Inc., which lets you simulate a global pandemic, has been exploding in popularity ever since the coronavirus outbreak in China made headlines. However, the game’s developer are warning people to seek information on the disease from official sources, rather than relying on its game. The company linked to a page from the WHO with information about coronavirus.

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Dave
Dave 1 months

No, but it's more trustworthy than the Chinese government.

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

Is anyone seriously claiming that Plague Inc. makes you a virus expert?

Taft Tibbs
Taft Tibbs 1 months

ummmmm..... yes it does. Just like Facebook makes you a hardened seasoned deep fried expert on deep fryers.

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

Bro you aint ever played Plague Inc. unless you created a virus called something hilarious.

170K
170K 1 months

Getting the feeling that the world isn't taking this as seriously as they should and a lot more people are going to die as a consequence

Joseph
Joseph 1 months

No shit Sherlock. It does not make you an expert but it does give you an understanding about how easily diseases can spread and the dangers associated with it.

Jester
Jester 1 months

I named my virus “Clintoned” lol

Ywacch
Ywacch 1 months

But it doesn’t not make you an expert

undertow
undertow 1 months

And yet I’m watching the exponential spread thinking I hope it doesn’t mutate in an extreme bioaerosol

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 months

You would get a better grasp of how a pandemic happens by reading Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 months

no it doesn't make anyone an expert, but the developers did say they tried to make it realistic in way of spread and reaction to the disease. That and Gen X and millennials are known to have a dark sense of humour to deal with the bullshit we are fed. it makes for great entertainment. *edit: yes a silly name is mandatory I have done winne the flu a few times in the last week.

Yan K
Yan K 1 months

Yes it does

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