Not that this is in any way technical, but i do want to say that as a Gamestop employee I'm a little concerned about the 2010 release date. The Reason? It's not available for reserve yet. Let me explain why this concerns me...
Gamestop will not typically put a game up for reserve unless they have concrete information from the developer about a release date. The fact that S-E hasn't given Gamestop a projected release makes me think that it could easily get bumped back into 2011.
Believe me, I want this game in 2010, i want the beta, and i know a lot of other people who are pumped for this game. But I'm thinking we should be a bit more cautious about its release date. I know this isn't a be-all, end-all for release dates, but most games enter Gamestop's reserve list AT LEAST 1 year in advance of release, and with this being a big MMO, I'm just not seeing the 2010 release as enough time to drum up orders to compete with the other big MMO's.
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