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burp

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We got them before the US.

That's surprising/unusual/great. Lets keep that trend going with all film and game releases please.
 

madwedge

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burp said:
We got them before the US.

That's surprising/unusual/great. Lets keep that trend going with all film and game releases please.
Hell yeah! The recent wind up for me was the Space Marine game. Mainly because Games Workshop is a UK company, but the UK was shafted with regards to the Demo's (Not available on UK Steam, at all!) and the actual game release; a couple of days after US and still not available on UK Steam! Quite shocking!
 

gavpowell

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But the game itself was developed by a Canadian developer and published by a Canadian publishr - GW just own the copyright on the brand.
 

madwedge

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It was more the point that the UK has been shafted compared to the UK with regards to how the demo and full game were handled. Why should the game be released a couple of days after the US?!
 

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It's because (allegedly) Game Group (with the support of other B&M retailers) are trying to compete with Steam by essentially striking deals to have an exclusivity window on the game, despite it being a Steamworks game.

To be honest, it's rarely an issue, as the retail cost via Amazon or Play will usually be cheaper than Steam's initial cost. It'll turn up on Steam eventually (ala BRINK) at a reduced price.

If you're talking about the release date disparity, then it's just further retail holdover. Historically, games have always released on Tuesday in the US & Friday in the EU/UK. Despite the internet having no oceans, the retailers still ensist on a synchronous release to prevent their profits being further decimated.
 

madwedge

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Rinshaw said:
Compared to the UK the UK is being shafted by the UK?
Well, the UK is shafted, so that statement is factually correct. :) However I obviously meant compared to US.
 

Rinshaw

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madwedge said:
Well, the UK is shafted, so that statement is factually correct. :) However I obviously meant compared to US.
Ignore me, I'm in a nonsensical mood today.
 

bsoltan

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How did they come up with that number? It seems very low considering it could land anywhere on earth.
 

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madwedge

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cptwhite said:
They've completely misunderstood the probability. There's a 1/3200 chance it will hit SOMEONE, you know, 1 of the 6 BILLION people here on earth.

So the actual probability it will hit YOU specifically is 1 in 128 billion.

Maths fail.
I thought it was more the fact that it's gonna break up into millions of pieces on reentry, and so it was the chance that one of those pieces might hit you?? I dunno, lol!
 

burp

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Just put a brolly up if you go outside, don't worry about it.
 

madwedge

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burp said:
Just put a brolly up if you go outside, don't worry about it.
Lol, yes I'm sure that paper thin polyester, or nylon or whatever will stop a sharp bit of metal travelling at, what, freefall speeds?? I'm taking my car bonnet with me!!