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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:41 PM

Would somebody explain me something? I pre-ordered the game from Amazon and choose their free shipping which is 5 to 9 days. In the E-Mail I got from them telling me about the delay, it said:
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Release date: 12/02/2008
    Estimated arrival date: 12/15/2008 - 12/19/2008


WTF!!?? Why is the shipping time longer? Why is it gonna take at least 2 weeks to ship? Are they routing it through Australia? Does this mean they're gonna wait a week before shipping it? They weren't gonna do that for the original release date. Why now?

I've never pre-ordered(or even bought) a game before. How does it work? Does Amazon get the game a couple days before the official release date and ship it on the release date or do they get it when they get it and then ship it?


This delay iis for everybody, not just the US right?


I think the reason for the delay (if its true) is to take advantage of the Christmas season.


OK, I bought Nintendo games (And Atari too I think) when I was a kid. But I only chose them and didn't actually pay for them so maybe that doesn't count. tounge2.gif

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (heat84 @ Oct 30 2008, 22:41)
Would somebody explain me something? I pre-ordered the game from Amazon and choose their free shipping which is 5 to 9 days. In the E-Mail I got from them telling me about the delay, it said:
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Release date: 12/02/2008
    Estimated arrival date: 12/15/2008 - 12/19/2008


WTF!!?? Why is the shipping time longer? Why is it gonna take at least 2 weeks to ship? Are they routing it through Australia? Does this mean they're gonna wait a week before shipping it? They weren't gonna do that for the original release date. Why now?

I've never pre-ordered(or even bought) a game before. How does it work? Does Amazon get the game a couple days before the official release date and ship it on the release date or do they get it when they get it and then ship it?


This delay iis for everybody, not just the US right?


I think the reason for the delay (if its true) is to take advantage of the Christmas season.


OK, I bought Nintendo games (And Atari too I think) when I was a kid. But I only chose them and didn't actually pay for them so maybe that doesn't count. tounge2.gif

Don't forget that there are millions of people wanting the same thing as you. This could just be traffic. turn.gif

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:44 PM

What the?!!!!!!!
Do you live in the US?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:47 PM

ehhehe i'm from europe 21 november i have it : D

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:49 PM

In europe the game will NOT be released before the USA. It is just impossible.
Btw, Gamesforwindows says 4 december...

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:54 PM Edited by heat84, 30 October 2008 - 11:05 PM.

I just logged in to my account at Amazon and it says ship date December 8th. Why is there a 6 day delay? There wasn't a delay for the original release date.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE (FunGt @ Oct 30 2008, 22:49)
In europe the game will NOT be released before the USA. It is just impossible.
Btw, Gamesforwindows says 4 december...

well the console version was released earlier in europe than in the USA (all be it 5 hours but thats besides the point)
also when you consider the game is made by a european based company why shouldnt we get it before the americans
we usually always have to wait a few days or even weeks to get our hands on games that americans have already completed and are gathering dust
why is it an unwritten law that America MUST have everything before europe,

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (method.man 2 @ Oct 30 2008, 17:59)
why is it an unwritten law that America MUST have everything before europe,

Because that's the pecking order of the world. USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa, and Canada bringing up the rear. tounge.gif

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:20 PM

i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:20 PM

Well the game is developed in the UK but is most likely published in the US, so it'll probably be delayed for us too. I do find it odd though that the EU/AUS release date is officially unchanged, but it's not worth getting your hopes up.

Another 2 weeks wait does suck but so long as the final product is good then all this bother will soon be forgotten. For me personally it's not so bad since I'm at uni and so get a 4 week holiday starting on the 6th Dec biggrin.gif , which will be just in time for what I assume will be the 5th Dec release of GTA4 over here. Also Fallout 3 is out tomorrow, that'll more than tide me over till December.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:19 AM Edited by heat84, 31 October 2008 - 12:21 AM.

QUOTE (noid449 @ Oct 30 2008, 18:20)
i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

Yes your're absolutely right. France is last. lol.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:52 AM

http://www.joystiq.c...layed-to-dec-2/

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:53 AM

I've already paid for MY copy, but I'll download it ASAP. Once a final version gets online, it'll be everywhere. This delay actually may end up hurting sales...

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:59 AM

Old.....

http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=375153

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:00 AM

And what about the Europe and rest world release date? Looks like delayed too. But this doesn't make me too disappointed, I have my first exam on 21st Nov.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:07 AM

Hmm reasons...?

-Bugfixes
-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans
-New LIVE delay?
-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

Anyways it's not a dissaster it's only 2 weeks and I rather have a game that works than a game that crashes all the time(if that is the case).

This give me time to concentrate my gaming hours on FM09 and Left 4 Dead those two weeks.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:11 AM

QUOTE (SynTerro @ Oct 31 2008, 09:07)
Hmm reasons...?

-Bugfixes
-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans
-New LIVE delay?
-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

For me, I think the new LIVE delay is the main thing, besides that, maybe they're preparing the special edition, just for the US.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:14 AM

QUOTE (heat84 @ Oct 31 2008, 00:19)
QUOTE (noid449 @ Oct 30 2008, 18:20)
i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

Yes your're absolutely right. France is last. lol.gif

At least no one said anything about Welsh, you f*ckers. turn.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:14 AM

QUOTE (TheRealPcGamer @ Oct 31 2008, 02:11)
QUOTE (SynTerro @ Oct 31 2008, 09:07)
Hmm reasons...?

-Bugfixes
-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans
-New LIVE delay?
-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

For me, I think the new LIVE delay is the main thing, besides that, maybe they're preparing the special edition, just for the US.

There probably will be spesial edition for europe to then

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:16 AM

Maybe...The 2 weeks delay is the cost. I think most of us don't like the Special edition for PC. Just want to play the game.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:19 AM

QUOTE (TheRealPcGamer @ Oct 31 2008, 02:16)
Maybe...The 2 weeks delay is the cost. I think most of us don't like the Special edition for PC. Just want to play the game.

Well special edition is'nt supposed to be for most us anyway, if people buy it why not?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:21 AM

Even though it was delayed, It will help me earn more money to upgrade on the bullsh*t specs.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:27 AM

I'm confused. Has the delay been confirmed by R*? Or is it just the other sites changing their dates and it will most likely turn out to be delayed? confused.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE (DML @ Oct 30 2008, 23:59)
So, with GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas all being released on time (6 months after console releases)

Hasn't SA been delayed for one week?

QUOTE (method.man 2 @ Oct 31 2008, 00:59)
when you consider the game is made by a european based company why shouldnt we get it before the americans
we usually always have to wait a few days or even weeks to get our hands on games that americans have already completed and are gathering dust

It's an European game developing company based in New York. Much bigger issue is the fact US market is just terrible for PC sales. They managed to sell only a few hundred thousand copies of SA.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE (apos2008 @ Oct 30 2008, 21:05)
hope that still remain 21 of november at least for europe otherwise i will be playing need for speed or call of duty world at war until it gets released...Damn rockstar you destroyed me devil.gif and i have been counting days now its month not weeks devil.gif

same here, i play COD5 and Undercover til GTA4

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (mkey82 @ Oct 31 2008, 16:29)
Hasn't SA been delayed for one week?

I'm not sure. I wasn't following that release as closely as I'm following this one. If it was, then it is evidence that this timing/deadline problem of Rockstar's has been getting progressively worse with each release of GTA. smile.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:33 AM

In the preview from clubic they are saying that the release date didn't change.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:37 PM

But i think its better that they delay it because people will be busy buying cod5 and nfs undercover so its better that they delay it in order to get more Market

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:41 PM

I think we were looking at Gamespot's site the other night and there was a blurb about it being early December release? I didn't know what the date was, however. So it's not any skin off my nose... and being broke as well.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:01 PM

Pre-ordered from Amazon UK yesterday - delivery date is quoted as 21 Nov 08. No official confirmation of delay from Rockstar.




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