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Old 23 July 2020, 16:29   #1
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Gabe Newell has been a 'COVID refugee' in New Zealand since March

Gabe Newell has been stuck in New Zealand since March and he seems to be loving it. So much so, that he appeared on New Zealand morning television today to announce a free concert to thank the country for its hospitality.



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Gabe knows where to be in case of pandemic...
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Old 23 July 2020, 23:23   #2
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Would rather Half Life 3 then the concert :/
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Old 24 July 2020, 09:28   #3
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... damn, did he drop like half his weight?
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Old 24 July 2020, 12:24   #4
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He still wont sell the valve index in New Zealand or Australia tho.
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Old 07 August 2020, 17:28   #5
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There are worse places to be stuck in during a pandemic.
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Old 07 August 2020, 21:05   #6
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I'd be hard-pressed to name better places to be in general, actually. Except for all those damned orcs.
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Old 10 August 2020, 21:01   #7
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They just had 101 day with no local transaction of Covid-19.

One of rare countries that did right thing for its people.

Best place to be in times of this pandemic.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...mmunity-spread

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It's still a bit early to be honest. Manufacturing jobs in New Zealand have shut down and laid of a lot of workers. The Aluminium smelting plant in the South Island has shut down as well. I think it's still too early to see how bad this was. It could have been a lot worse. Lots of people are struggling, but I haven't resorted to selling my Amigas.

I hope Half-Life 3 is ok, I heard everyone was annoyed at Blizzard. The only game I play of Blizzard is War Craft2 shareware. I played their single screen flashback type game. That was neat.
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I hope Half-Life 3 is ok, I heard everyone was annoyed at Blizzard.
Yes, Half-Life 3 is still under development at Blizzard. No worries.
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Old 11 August 2020, 14:23   #10
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Got me completely confused...

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Old 11 August 2020, 15:40   #11
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Old 12 August 2020, 00:34   #12
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I meant people were annoyed at blizzard with their latest release
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I've no idea what you are talking about... and how it relates to this story.
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Old 14 August 2020, 16:38   #14
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Someone there got C-19 again and the entire country went back into shutdown mode.
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Yes, after 3 months of no cases, they are up to 13 and they are in lockdown mode.

My county had 40 new cases yesterday and that was considered low, state had over 1000 new cases. And idiots are working on opening schools mid pandemic?!
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Old 16 August 2020, 11:21   #16
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Its the endless struggle of "not being an idiot VS covid" and "not being an idiot VS society" and "not being an idiot VS economy" - right now, there is only one possibility: you're an idiot in the eyes of a large group of people, no matter what choices you make.
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Big price to be paid if any country chooses to try to live like nothing ever happened. That's what the stats say at least. More people at hospitals, more deaths, more insecurity, economy again is going down. People don't spend when they are insecure. It's too dumb. Need to solve the problem in it's root, kill the virus somehow, at least minimise it's effect while it's safe to continue normal life. A vaccine i guess, or a cure.
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I've got covid-19 and it sucks. I'd recommend that nobody leaves the house until there's a vaccine frankly
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Sorry to hear that. You might as well get lucky and overcome the symptoms quickly though. My niece (the daughter of my cousin) got Kawasaki disease, sure sucks (covid-19 of youngsters of sorts). Btw, I don't understand why Brits had to leave their resort in France in haste. Would it be such an infamy to get quarantined for just a few days, when holiday time is up for everyone ? What about enjoying French wine, beautiful dancers swaying of the hips.

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I've got covid-19 and it sucks. I'd recommend that nobody leaves the house until there's a vaccine frankly
Sorry to hear that, and hope that you and everyone in your family don't have any complications or life treating symptoms.

Tonight I will have to talk to my parents who got tickets to go to Europe this weekend. Something just not right with their brain and I think it has to do with Facebook misinformation.
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