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Wed/Thurs Releases

06-22-2011, 09:28 AM
#1
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Wed/Thurs Releases

I think the amount of games released in this period is really starting to get a little out of hand. Look at tonight: almost a dozen new quality releases at once. Am I complaining? Well, not really, I'm glad in a way to be so spoiled for choice, but I would much rather see those games released at more spaced out intervals during the week.

It's just, I don't understand this trend because I don't see whom it benefits. Developers are all competing with each other which can't be good for them, us punters have too many interests pulling us in different directions at once. And then, there's always the odd indie who either through bad luck or bad planning releases a potentially worthy game into the mix at the same time and gets completely ignored in the feeding frenzy.

Not to mention, I can't even keep track of the new games released during this period any more. I feel like I must make a list to not lose track of the ones that are going to speedily disappear off the front page of the forums. And then, on other nights I'm looking for something to buy and it's just dead. Wouldn't it make more sense to release games evenly throughout the week?

Last edited by Gabrien; 06-22-2011 at 09:31 AM.
06-22-2011, 09:33 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
I think the amount of games released in this period is really starting to get a little out of hand. Look at tonight: almost a dozen new quality releases at once. Am I complaining? Well, not really, I'm glad in a way to be so spoiled for choice, but I would much rather see those games released at more spaced out intervals during the week.

It's just, I don't understand this trend because I don't see whom it benefits. Developers are all competing with each other which can't be good for them, us punters have too many interests pulling us in different directions at once. And then, there's always the odd indie who either through bad luck or bad planning releases a potentially worthy game into the mix at the same time and gets completely ignored in the feeding frenzy.

Not to mention, I can't even keep track of the new games released during this period any more. I feel like I must make a list to not lose track of the ones that are going to speedily disappear off the front page of the forums. And then, on other nights I'm looking for something to buy and it's just dead. Wouldn't it make more sense to release games evenly throughout the week?
Nah i like them all in one night. Means that i don't have to keep going back and checking to see if a game is out. But i think the updates are starting to get bunched up.

For example tonight we had an update for Infinity Blade, AB Seasons, Jenga and FTS.

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06-22-2011, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
Nah i like them all in one night. Means that i don't have to keep going back and checking to see if a game is out. But i think the updates are starting to get bunched up.

For example tonight we had an update for Infinity Blade, AB Seasons, Jenga and FTS.
That sounds like coincidence. Updates have always been very spaced out for me, with the occasional weighted day.

As for the releases themselves, I like it as well. You can always just ask around in mass what should I get thread for anything you missed, and the list and reviews on the front page usually get all the rest from today on to through the next week.

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06-22-2011, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by injuwarrior View Post
That sounds like coincidence. Updates have always been very spaced out for me, with the occasional weighted day.

As for the releases themselves, I like it as well. You can always just ask around in mass what should I get thread for anything you missed, and the list and reviews on the front page usually get all the rest from today on to through the next week.
Plus its easier for me when i do my posts, Saves me having to do countless posts.

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06-22-2011, 09:43 AM
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Plus its easier for me when i do my posts, Saves me having to do countless posts.
Oh yeah you're one of the lucky ones that gets the game early. Well its never been a big deal to me since I rarely by games at release, and usually get them the weekend after (I dunno why, might be to watch out for any crazy bugs or something really off in the game). And yeah it does make it easier for you. You get the games an hour after New Zealand?

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06-22-2011, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by injuwarrior View Post
Oh yeah you're one of the lucky ones that gets the game early. Well its never been a big deal to me since I rarely by games at release, and usually get them the weekend after (I dunno why, might be to watch out for any crazy bugs or something really off in the game). And yeah it does make it easier for you. You get the games an hour after New Zealand?
Actually i get them 6-7 Hours after NZ,

Perth 6-7Hours
Melbourne/Sydney 3-4Hours

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06-22-2011, 09:49 AM
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Not to mention, I can't even keep track of the new games released during this period any more. I feel like I must make a list to not lose track of the ones that are going to speedily disappear off the front page of the forums.
Use these links and you wont forget any NZ release
iPhone: http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumd...c&daysprune=-1

iPad: http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumd...c&daysprune=-1

But yeah, I hate such releases too. Wish there was just a couple of NZ releases every day instead of 2 dozen on wednesday night and nothing before/after that.
06-22-2011, 09:50 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
Actually i get them 6-7 Hours after NZ,

Perth 6-7Hours
Melbourne/Sydney 3-4Hours
Okay that makes more sense. Thought I read somewhere it was sooner for some reason.

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06-22-2011, 09:51 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Use these links and you wont forget any NZ release
iPhone: http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumd...c&daysprune=-1

iPad: http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumd...c&daysprune=-1

But yeah, I hate such releases too. Wish there was just a couple of NZ releases every day instead of 2 dozen on wednesday night and nothing before/after that.
Maybe if they were spread out over 2 days?

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06-22-2011, 10:06 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Use these links and you wont forget any NZ release
iPhone: http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumd...c&daysprune=-1

iPad: [url]http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=24&page=1&pp=20&sort=datelin e&order=desc&daysprune=-1[/url
That is simply awesome. Thank you!

How did you do that? Is it a preference you can set when viewing a forum?