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#1 Sep 22 2010 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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On neither Gamespot nor IGN is there any main page news story or announcement about XIV launching. Seems a surprising and interesting omission, until you take into account word of mouth?


Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 1:14pm by hexaemeron

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 1:15pm by hexaemeron
#2 Sep 22 2010 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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My thoughts? I think when the OFFICIAL release date arrives, we'll see something. This is like "pre-release". That's my guess anyway. I may be wrong. :O)
#3 Sep 22 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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I went thru the Sunday paper ads this past weekend, checked for FFXIV ads, and nada.
I think you're right. Hopefully, the ads will be in this coming Sunday's ads. If not, then SE is doing their usual bang-up job of heavy advertising in the states. :(
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#4 Sep 22 2010 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I think they are still calling the 30th the official launch and CE is Early Access. So I don't think the commercial sites are evaluating them as a released game yet. I'm not sure SE will do much advertising in NA but would expect to hear a lot more buzz about the game around the 30th.
#5 Sep 22 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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On my hunt this morning for scant copies of the CE I noticed a distinct lack of advertising for FFXIV, CE or SE.
In fact most if not all of the staff in each games shop I went into had only learned of the release date being that morning, and that was probably down to the people who had asked about the game before me a few minutes earlier.

In all this morning I went into 5 games shops and they had a combined total of less than 10 copies. (Of those - I think it was 8, - 5 of them were pre-orders, whenever the shipment arrived in the day. I didn't want to hang around for 5 hours to find out if I would get one.)

So for all you you across the pond voicing your woes, spare a thought for us over here - at least you have copies in your stores and had a pretty good chance at picking one up today.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 5:29pm by Kreisash
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