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Curiousity Questions - Why are some games released at certain times?

12-08-2010, 11:10 AM
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Curiousity Questions - Why are some games released at certain times?

Just seeing if anyone knew what the reason that some games come out at specific times (e.g. - Infinity Blade at midnight tonight) whereas I see other games that are released at random times.

Something I was just wondering...

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12-08-2010, 02:42 PM
#2
Depends if the developer sets a specific release date (then it will be released at the appropriate midnight or 11 PM EST across the world) or allows the game to be just released on approval.
12-08-2010, 03:24 PM
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Plus the iTunes fairy is just so busy that she can has to spread things out.
12-08-2010, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Albie View Post
Plus the iTunes fairy is just so busy that she can has to spread things out.
Probably more this than what I said. Bow to the iTunes Fairy.
12-08-2010, 04:37 PM
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Some companies time thier releases , an option that apple allows. This actually gives time for the developer to promote his game and build up some momentum. That way when the game is released , they will recieve maximum downloads that day. If the game is downloaded alot in one day, then the game rank will be higher.