Although the game was slated for release today, gamers and retailers are fighting past the frustration of yet another release date error. This time is a little different as the game is actually slated to be on sale today...
wasnt gonna pick it up till friday anyway so cud care less. i remember when this happened to splinter cell for ps3. it was quite annoying
This delay stuff is getting old. I can't wait til they can get their cards in order and release games as promised. Not the retailers fault here, but hey, this is ridiculous.
Every Tuesday, Every Friday.
Instead of this Dirt Tuesday, HS on Wednesday, anything on Thursday, Friday?
This Wednesday Dirt, HS and next Wednesday yadda, yadda, yadda, you get the picture.
Truthfully, games hit major retailers on Wednesdays unless otherwise stated. Some major game releases (i.e. Halo 3, Rock Band) may elect to have a "special day" just for the game, but most cases, Wednesday is release day. Nobody seems to be following that rule lately though. :(
...call this a 'mishap.' I work at a Game Crazy and I could have told you a week ago that we wouldn't have the game until the 13th. That's the way it goes for any game that isn't 'street dated.' The same thing happened with Metroid. The release date everywhere listed it as the 27th, but Nintendo's site said "In stores August 28th." That's because games almost always ship the day they're "released" and arrive the following day, with some special exceptions. This is not a "delay." The game will be everywhere tomorrow. Trust me, I'm as eager as the rest of you!
Everyone knows this, unless there is some official launch.
If gamestop says shipping on the 12th is on the shelves the 13th.
heh heh, not really I just found out the other day when trying to pick up warhawk :D
I got smart YEARS ago and realized to add one day to the release date before I knew I could pick it up. Maybe it's an east coast thing though.
First gamestop called me on tuesday evening and said it will be there wednesday afternoon.Then today they called again and said thursday.So i called an individual store where i used to live about 3 miles away and to my surprise they had it,I coulnt wait so i got it today.ITS A HEAVENLY GAME FOR GOD SAKE!!!!!!
Wish I turned on my pc when I came home to read this. Instead I drove to gamestop and they told me it wasn't going to be there until tomorrow. I thought they were lying....whoops.
Add one day to 'Release Date', and you get the day it's available for purchase. This is pretty much standard for videogames and movies, though exceptions do happen for huge releases.
i just like the last ditch: "We did receive Dirt on time though if anyone is interested." Lol.
seriously, though, just change it. if the 12th is the ship date, call it the ship date. if the 13th is actual release date, then list the release date accordingly. or plan ahead. retailers typically have media in their possession prior to release (thus the recent toys r us fiasco).
I agree; if I can't pick it up today, then it wasn't "released" to me today. I don't know why they can't do the same as the DVD industry, and send out their product in advance. When I worked at Movie Gallery back at school, we recieved all of the new DVDs on Friday so that we'd have time to prep them (and of course, watch them) before Tuesday. Movies and Music already come out that day, as promised; why can't the game industry just follow suit and save us a trip to the mall?
Last night there machine message called me to tell me my preorder of Heavenly Sword would be in tomorrow around noon. So after work I drove my 10 miles to hear were sorry it comes out tomorrow.
I would of been pretty p1ssed off driving 10 miles to be told it wasn't in yet!
Online: Sept 12
Flyer (in store): Sept 13
And it's sister store, Future Shop flyer: Sept 14
Basically pick a date, any date : )
i'll be playing this game tomarrow
I saw how Circuit City had it for sept 11th and even an employee said it would be available around 2pm. Kept looking at the website but nothing ever changed. Best Buy has said it has a release date for the 13th. Every other store said it was only shipping on the 12th but by the time you get it....the 12th if you pay next day shipping or even longer. I am waiting for tomorrow for Best Buy cause I had $15 in reward zone money I wanna use. I just purchased an HDMI cable also so need to save some money. Man RFOM is sweeeeeettt with HDMI, sounds better and looks incredible. Love my PS3.
yeah i went to best buy and gamestop today and they both said tomorrow.
i thought it shipped tuesday
i'm in Los Angeles, and the game store across the street called me around 5pm, and told me i could pick the game up.
so i did.
i'm enjoying it so far. *A LOT.
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