AngryFacing.com: "Although it isn't very probable, could we possibly see Gears of War 3 release earlier than we thought all because of the massive leak that occurred?"
. September is critical to the holiday rush sales. The games biggest demographic is on holidays from school and most are enjoying the warm weather and the great outdoors. Keep in mind, that a lot of sales are friends playing with friends and word of mouth spreading the word on the game. The beginning of the school year is perfect environment for this and as Halo has shown over the years...VERY profitable time slot. The game will sell well regardless as was shown by the beta, the multi-player is the biggest draw followed by the Co-op and Horde features. The biggest problem with the leak is giving the competition a peak at your game and adjusting their games to match. Also of course, giving away the plot and story ending doesn't help by any stretch of the imagination. I would argue that the spoilers won't bother most as it's the interactive aspect that people/gamers enjoy the most. Titanic was the highest grossing movie for a long time ( till Avatar ) and everybody knew what happen to the ship so it was more of enjoying the story as told by James Cameron and the great effects the movie employed. No matter what tho...it's a bad thing. I don't know who would do such a thing. It was someone who hates Epic deeply. Why U-tube or anyone else would allow this for a game that is months away from release is crazy. Maybe because it's M$...they take down video's all the time and nothing is being done about this and we know how much Goggle loves M$. I'm surprised M$ hasn't said anything. M$ builds the most high tech software in the world and has many military contracts to prove it. They could track this leak down anywhere in the world to any computer and yet...NOTHING...very strange . My tin foil hat is of the highest quality and it tells me something is amiss.
I do agree that it won't get an early release, but I just threw the chance out there. I also am wondering why Microsoft hasn't said anything regarding this leak. They don't know where it originated from, or anything.
I don't understand why most games don't release in the summer, when school/college is out. Summer is usually when people have the most time to play games.
and when students have money to spend for once
Yeah, that's true. But nothing overcomes holiday shopping. College students and adults are a large part of the market, but so are kids in high school and lower grade levels. They release in that holiday block and it appeals to everyone at once. I can wait till September, since I am getting married at the end of the month and going on my honeymoon in August. When things settle down, it's all Gears 3!
MS has commented on the leak, they said something like "it has come to our attention that gow3 content has made its way onto the web, and we are working with our security department, and law enforcement to address the situation" at least something i guess
for a game as massive as Gears, it's not as simple as changing a date 2 months away from release. I doubt it will change at all. From retail space, marketing plans and budget, projected sales calculated, timing, competition space - yeah, I'd hate to be the team who would have to organize all that all over again
No, don't be retarded.
That's not what urmom said :P On topic, I don't think it will release earlier, unless it undergoes a breakthrough of code.
I agree. I do think that it may have the chance to release after it's gone through cert though, which could be up to two weeks before it's release. I mean, I got ODST from NewEgg practically three weeks early. We may see retailers shipping games out early to those who pre-ordered. Who knows.
Since when does a game get released months early because of a leak? Not to mention this leak is only playable on JTAG Xbox's, not modded ones that play burnt games.
Since when is there not a first for anything? Also, there are plenty of people out there who have access to JTAG Xbox 360s and Developer Kits. The leak has already spread bad enough which is ruining the game for millions of customers.
It's a blockbuster title, it's not going to be released early because millions of people will still buy it. Had it been a smaller game company then maybe. Of course there's plenty of people with JTAG's but not even close to the amount of people with modded consoles. Gears 2 sold around 6 million I believe and people with modded consoles could easily download the game for free, but it still didn't have an effect on their sales.
any game that is pirated has an effect on sales. 60.00 is still 60.00.
I hate opinion pieces.
nope,because millions of people like myself will buy the game on sep 20th
I have been playing GEAR OF WAR 3 online on " XLink Kai " and the game is brutal!The server on XLink Kai is full of people with jtag consoles playing GOW3 MP!By the time it gets out in already full of GEAR 3 MP.And at least on XLink Kai dont get the annoying kids bragging to the mic. Good wait till september ... not for me!
My brother was been playing Gears 3 on XLink Kai all night long and he also enjoyed.Lots of people playing mp of Gears 3 on XLink Kai and its very easy to connect.I guess wend the final version gets relesed for Live this people will have an advantage since they already know the hot spots kills of maps .....
although I see MS is waiting to capture the sept-dec holiday rush sales, but I honestly want it released earlier. And not because Im impatient. But because I might not buy it otherwise. Im serious too! I have soo many titles I expect to get come sept-november, and Gears3 isn't that far up in my list. If it were to be released in August, I could then justify a otherwise improbable purchase.
noooooooooooo! dont release it earlier! do you know what? delay it more if necessary. a wanna play a epic not a piece of rushed shit and know how shity is that^^
Shouldn't happen, won't happen.
Theres torrents for gow3 n still no early release, so epic will stick to sep 20 but i sure hope im wrong.
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