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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Real Release Dates

Can we all just accept the following fact:

Retail sites are not reliable sources for release dates. They never have been. They never will be. The idea that some computer jockey entering SKUs into the Best Buy database has more access to inner workings of say, 3D Realms, than say, 3D Realms, is just silly.

Here's another tip. Companies want you to know when the games will be released. They have done extensive research on the subject and found that it increases sales if people know the product will be in stores. So stop trying to scoop them.

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