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Archived Post 02-01-2010 03:20 AM

australian release date fail 11/2/2010
i got all excited, thinking copies be in store next couple of days, even been to eb games or harvey normans, and neither on them know much about STO, its like it barely exists, then i look on the eb website and it states release date for australia is 11/2/2010. i know you can get online copies, but how does that compare to the nice new shiny manuals n cd cover you pick up from your games store.
if thats the cause that i have to download the game to play, why do i have to pay for the right of the program, as it is a pay per month game, other online game that you download have no cost for software.

so now i have to wait till 11th, how is that fair on australians, it like who gives a frig for the land down under.
sure i could download it, but where subject to bandwidth curfews, mines 12g, per month, so if i download it, probly cant play it as i have now idea how large it is, bit more information would be more viable.\

maybe a chat with atari is in order, as atari doesnt seem to have a decent name, an i wont use steam to download STO becuase of the crap i had to deal with when i purchased dawn of war 2, and had to wait for steam to approve that i had my original dvd store purchased copy, then had to wait for it to process the drm crap.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 03:47 AM

If you pre-ordered from EB we actually get a pretty good deal.. the Constituion class + the Borg Bridge Officer. We always get jarred with release dates, sometimes even by a month.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 03:53 AM

yeah, we get stiffed on the headstart, have to wait longer than the rest of the world for the game.. and guess what.. we still get to pay full price. Not exactly what i would call a good deal at all.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 04:41 AM

Sounds like an australian issue in general. And if thats the case, Cryptic probably can't do much about it.

However, I can partially feel your pain as the "official" launch date for Europe, if I am not mistaken, is the 5th, while the "mostly" general release date is the 2nd.

My favourite games dealer, in spite of this, told me he'll have the game on sale by the 2nd, so I hope I can "circle around" the as of yet still unexplained time difference in release dates.

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