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Spyder810
08-24-2011, 08:07 PM
As the title says the game had a release date of Sept 5 now it's the 6th? Why would it get pushed back just a day?

BuckarooBanzai
08-24-2011, 08:14 PM
As the title says the game had a release date of Sept 5 now it's the 6th? Why would it get pushed back just a day?

what country are you in? its always been the 6th for me in the US.

ATLbandit
08-24-2011, 08:29 PM
what country are you in? its always been the 6th for me in the US.

Are you following me?! :eek:

Yes, it has always shown as the 6th here in the US. Our media entertainment releases on Tuesdays and has for quite some time. Well, not including theatrical releases but I don't go to those anyhow.

BC2 Cypher
08-24-2011, 08:36 PM
It says September 5th for me on the store page.

I live in Vancouver, BC.

AlHudson1
08-24-2011, 08:36 PM
Sure I also want this game Now! ;)

MrPotatoman
08-24-2011, 08:50 PM
It says September 5th for me on the store page.

I live in Vancouver, BC.

That probably means its going to unlock the 6th at midnight in the east which is 9pm the 5th in the pacific.

Spyder810
08-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Google "dead island september 5 release" for yourself, first result shows the 5th in the description from before the wiki was edited as well as other websites such as gamespot and gamefaq. I know I remember seeing Steam say the 5th.

Edit: I'm in the US.

tdenh2
08-24-2011, 09:19 PM
what is this it says september 9th for us Aussie brahs.

apsmustang
08-24-2011, 10:00 PM
i'm in the US and the steam store still says the 5th for me.

ATLbandit
08-24-2011, 10:04 PM
Guys/gals, games come out on Tuesdays here just like always. That would correctly put the release of the game on the 6th of September.

Spyder810
08-24-2011, 10:22 PM
Guys/gals, games come out on Tuesdays here just like always. That would correctly put the release of the game on the 6th of September.

So why is Skyrim releasing on a friday then?

BuckarooBanzai
08-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Are you following me?! :eek:

Yes, it has always shown as the 6th here in the US. Our media entertainment releases on Tuesdays and has for quite some time. Well, not including theatrical releases but I don't go to those anyhow.

how can I be following you when you quoted my post? stalker. :o

So why is Skyrim releasing on a friday then?

because it has dragons. der.

richei
08-24-2011, 11:17 PM
All the stores i've been in have said the 6th, even that wiki page says the 6th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Island

AlgirdasL
08-25-2011, 06:31 AM
That probably means its going to unlock the 6th at midnight in the east which is 9pm the 5th in the pacific.

You are correct. As of right now, the game will release at midnight U.S. Eastern time. I live in U.S. Central time and the current Steam clock tells me that it will unlock in 1 week, 4 days, and 16 hours. Currently being around 7:00, we can add the weeks and days, and approximately 16 hours and see that the release date will be Sep. 5, 2011 at 23:00 for Central time or earlier for those before Central time zone.

Deus Ex Human Revolution had the same midnight unlock, however keep in mind that for DXHR, they went by Valve's local time as well as the earliest (latest depending if you wanted to play the game at midnight Central ;) time zone, the Pacific time. The game released at 00:00 Pacific time, therefore 2:00 Central time and 3:00 Eastern.

ATLbandit
08-25-2011, 09:28 AM
So why is Skyrim releasing on a friday then?

November 11, 2011 is a Friday? Pretty sure my calendar says that is a Tuesday.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bethesda-softworks-announces-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-111780584.html

how can I be following you when you quoted my post? stalker. :o

lol snap, you caught me.

luckyjim
08-25-2011, 09:46 AM
November 11, 2011 is a Friday? Pretty sure my calendar says that is a Tuesday.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bethesda-softworks-announces-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-111780584.html



Might want to check that calendar :P

I only know this because MW3 releases on the 8th of November, which IS a Tuesday.

ATLbandit
08-25-2011, 10:09 AM
Might want to check that calendar :P

I only know this because MW3 releases on the 8th of November, which IS a Tuesday.

Ouch yes, I'll imagine that will get pushed back then to November 15th or pushed up to the 8th.

It was actually the 8th I was looking at because of the ad for MW3 on the Steam home page.

Pentinor
08-25-2011, 01:46 PM
So why is Skyrim releasing on a friday then?

Because they liked the 11/11/11 date?

And its not required to be released on a tuesday, its just the industry standard.

TimL
08-25-2011, 02:34 PM
Nice it's 9th sept. in Europe.
Really nice.

tkellaway
08-25-2011, 06:39 PM
I don't quite get the idea behind it, but it seems suspicious to me that The Cartel was pushed back to release one day before Dead Island (in Europe at least).

The two games are in the same engine - I'm worried they haven't optimized it well enough for PC and they don't want anyone to know until it's too late. PC ports have been getting pretty hairy lately, with Brink and From Dust. I don't want to be Ubisof'd on this one.