"If you think back to this past year's E3, the biggest title (besides Uncharted 2 of course) by far had to be Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. A couple of weeks before the convention IW released their very 1 teaser trailer that ended with the release date of 11/10/09. Prior to the trailer there were many other titles slated for a November release as well. However, following Modern Warfare 2's showing at E3 that all would change, like a domino effect, one title after another it seemed as all had begun backpedaling into early 2010. This epidemic of delays in the gaming community would come to be known as the "modern warfare flu".
Not every title was delayed, as some managed to actually move up in the calendar. Some titles like Uncharted 2 did the right thing. Naughty Dog and Sony, had probably the most impressive showing of any title at E3, yet they still adjusted to Modern Warfare and moved up from their original November date to October 13th. This was done in order to make sure it wouldn't get caught in the holiday release shuffle (*cough* and avoid Modern Warfare *cough*). While Uncharted 2, was making moves in the right direction, other titles we doing the absolute worse thing (besides cancel the game of course) they could have done by slipping into 2010..."