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Okay, so today Rock Band 2 is out, and last Sunday Spore was released. This has me wondering what is the logic of a Sunday release? If it was to give players the chance to buy and play a new game over the weekend, it would make more sense to release on Saturday. And the main effect of a Sunday release would seem to be that it gives brick-and-mortar stores and digital downloads and advantage over getting games through the mail, but it's not clear to me why publishers would be motivated to create such a situation.

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12. Re: Fewtball Sep 15, 2008, 00:45 deadgoon
 
If Rodgers keeps this up Green Bay won't be missing Brett for long, considering how he was playing today.

Two words: John Kitna

 
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11. Fewtball Sep 15, 2008, 00:00 Cutter
 
Holy shitballs! Some goodamn great football today! See that Packers game? If Rodgers keeps this up Green Bay won't be missing Brett for long, considering how he was playing today. Have to say the game of the day - at least as far as I saw - was the Denver V. SD today, Jesus that was some good, classic football! Goddamn am I ever happy that football is back!

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10. Re: New System Sep 14, 2008, 21:23 Enahs
 
No one cares - as we all hate you. Freeloading hippie punk college kid.

You are just jealous because my system will be better then yours!



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9. No subject Sep 14, 2008, 20:52 Dev
 
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That actually makes sense. So they can get the biggest possible 1st week sales numbers.

Which incidentally is one of the main reasons why some movies hit wed or thurs, they can sometimes count those extra sales as opening weekend box numbers. (presuming you don't mean the midnight thursday movies which are actually friday since they are 12:01)

 
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8. Suckage Sep 14, 2008, 20:49 banddirector
 


Well, WarPig, ready to kill yourself yet?



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7. Re: New System Sep 14, 2008, 20:21 xXBatmanXx
 
Good times.

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6. sunday release Sep 14, 2008, 19:03 shul
 
my theory is that people start working on monday, and so the technical support (low level) can start patching the game if needed on monday, when the bug reports start rolling in.

 
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5. New System Sep 14, 2008, 18:21 Enahs
 
I just purchased the components for my new system.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • 4 gigs OCZ Gold High Performance Gaming Memory
  • Asus P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 motherboard w/ 8-Phase Power Optimized Stable Overclocking
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  • Simple but powerful PSU
  • New SATA Hard-Drive 250GB (just need a decent hard drive with fast access, bulk storage will be on my older huge ass drives
  • Vista 64 Bit (I will be Booting Both Vista 64 and an XP)
  • Another nice LCD monitor for Dual Screen action


  • I will be using my 8800GT for now in it though. My current system, everything but the 8800GT is the bottleneck. In the new system, it will be the bottleneck. The motherboard supports all the fancy new video cards and such for upgrading later.

    Good times.




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    4. Releasing on Sunday Sep 14, 2008, 16:55 Kxmode
     
    Because a week technically begins with Sunday, not Monday.

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    3. Re: No subject Sep 14, 2008, 11:51 deadgoon
     
    the gaming industry has always been a bit different than the movie/music tuesday release.

    For a time you could only get a Wii at the ass-crack of dawn on Sunday if you were lucky.

     
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    2. No subject Sep 14, 2008, 11:14 JaguarUSF
     
    The Sunday release is to ensure that every store has copies of the game on that particular date. Deliveries are made on Friday and that gives one full day to stock the shelves and get coordinated. At least that's my theory.

     
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    1. No subject Sep 14, 2008, 11:13 xXBatmanXx
     
    Yea, not sure. I never understood why movies came out on Wed/Thur and games came out on Tuesday? WHY NOT GAME RELEASES ON FRIDAY YOU DUMBASSES!

    Ugh. Bothers me to no end. And seriously - NFL Sunday. Week 2? Kids aren't going to get the tv time on a Sunday like they would on other days....

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