From Gameplayer: Despite the games industry having grown up – it's not just some cowboy-led, new-fangled, fly-by-night phenomenon that will likely go bust before your toast has a chance to burn, which was the feeling back in the '80s – one thing has never changed. Games continually miss their planned release dates, to the point where if a title actually ships on its expected date it's more the exception than the norm.
Just take a look at some recent games that have suffered the release date time warp – Alone in the Dark and Haze… two titles that were hyped to death, had the marketing buzz happening so big time that we were genuinely frothing at the cakeholes to get our power gloves onto them, but they failed to deliver, spectacularly.
Release date slips: are they good for you and I? Discuss.