Let Psychiatry take over a Major City, . . . what else would you expect? They've taken one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities on earth and turned it into this, underneath its coat of human excrement.
Stench and The City: San Francisco's Summer of Urine
Michelle Robertson, SFGATE
Published 12:49 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
More than 28,000 international gaming professionals recently congregated at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, where they tested the latest VR tech and sampled hundreds of indie games.
But some attendees, many of whom traveled thousands of miles for the annual convention, found the city streets outside the Game Developers Conference (GDC) inhospitable, the sights disturbing.
"My GDC feedback was simple: Stop hosting it in SF," wrote Emre Deniz, director of Melbourne-based game company Opaque Space, in a recent viral tweet that received more than 2,500 likes.
San Francisco, Deniz continued, "is a dangerous city and America is not welcome to non western developers."
"The city hates us being there," he wrote. "We are worried being there, move it."
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GDC started in a San Jose living room in 1988 before moving to San Francisco in the early 2000s. This year marked the 32nd iteration of the ever-expanding conference, touted by organizers as "the world's largest and longest-running" professional game industry event. The gathering routinely draws upwards of 20,000 people from across the globe for a week of lectures, network events, discussions and a sprawling expo.