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Op Ed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - No Oceans- Call For Worldwide Release Dates.
Crysis 2 comes out today! And Lego Star Wars III! Hooray! Except of course, only if you drawl your vowels. These two big games are out in America only today. Crysis 2 reaches Australia on Thursday, and the finally completes its journey to Europe by Friday. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is taking a three day journey to Europe to reach us by Friday, before then walking to Australia to eventually be released eight days after its US launch. We’ve had enough.

No Oceans is RPS’s campaign to have the UK release day for games changed to Tuesday, to come into line with North America. Which will be a lot of work. It means convincing retail to change their delivery days, and reschedule their systems. But we think it’s worth it, both for them and for customers. Here’s why.

Games On Net - The Killer Inside.
Killing is bad, or at least heinous. Most of us would be sick at the prospect of actually having to plot and enact a murder, provided it wasn’t that chick who ‘sings’ Friday. But the list of homicides you’ve committed in the name of gaming numbers in the countless, and the amount of times you’ve stopped to consider the form of said entertainment? Possibly zero. Why? It’s fun, you think nothing of it. Friend of a friend of mine works the big guns for a certain country’s Special Forces. One time he took a video on his phone of 155mm shells scattering a village full of insurgents – and, possibly, some civilians – to the four winds. It’s awful. He cringes every time he clicks ‘play’ on it. But he can still enjoy a game approximating something very similar to that reality. Visibly gets off on it, just like the rest of us. The Romans sank under the weight of similar appetites; we just have the technology to actualise them without physically feeding Gaulish slaves to lions (although some might argue that reality television is a perilously close modern equivalent).

23. Re: Op Ed Mar 23, 2011, 19:21 Asmo
Hyatus wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 14:58:
And why should the digital customers get theirs before the B&M store customers do? I mean, they got off their ass, wasted gas and went to support a local business. You just helped take away jobs in your own country to give jobs to Americans(thanks, btw).

Because the availability of physical stock should not dictate when a digital copy, which can arrive much faster (particularly if preloaded), can be unlocked...

That's competition (something I would have thought capitalist yanks were all in favour of ; ). B&M's will serve a purpose for sometime but their role is diminishing. Why pay for packaging and shipping when you don't need to?

Oh and re: the jobs, you're welcome. The rest of the world understands you need as much help as you can get. X D
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  1. Mar 23, 12:02 Re: Op Ed Hyatus
  3. Mar 23, 12:28  Re: Op Ed spindoctor
  12. Mar 23, 14:58   Re: Op Ed Hyatus
  13. Mar 23, 16:10    Re: Op Ed Creston
  16. Mar 23, 17:39     Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  14. Mar 23, 16:15    Re: Op Ed spindoctor
  17. Mar 23, 17:43     Re: Op Ed Hyatus
  19. Mar 23, 17:52      Re: Op Ed Beamer
  20. Mar 23, 18:10      Re: Op Ed spindoctor
  22. Mar 23, 19:01       Re: Op Ed Hyatus
  21. Mar 23, 18:49    Re: Op Ed Fifth
>> 23. Mar 23, 19:21    Re: Op Ed Asmo
  24. Mar 23, 19:37     Re: Op Ed Beamer
  2. Mar 23, 12:19 Re: Op Ed Creston
  4. Mar 23, 12:32 Re: Op Ed Luther
  5. Mar 23, 12:41  Re: Worldwide release dates Shok
  6. Mar 23, 12:43  Re: Op Ed Beamer
  7. Mar 23, 13:23 Re: Op Ed reisub
  9. Mar 23, 14:16  Re: Op Ed Beamer
  8. Mar 23, 13:44 Re: Op Ed ASJD
  10. Mar 23, 14:28  Re: Op Ed jacobvandy
  11. Mar 23, 14:43   Re: Op Ed Beamer
  15. Mar 23, 16:58 Re: Op Ed Dades
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