Tag Archives: early

Simply Games slams "inaccurate" reporting over Black Ops II sales… but ships game regardless

Online retailer Simply Games has criticised the media for its coverage of its decision to sell Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 early. On Friday the retailer received stock of the game and told its customers that if they ordered before 4:30pm they were likely” to receive it the following …

Read More »

UPDATED: Simply Games customers get Black Ops II early

(This story has been updated – headline was originally ‘Simply Games tells customers they can have Black Ops II by tomorrow’. Updates at end of article.) Online indie retailer Simply Games is currently telling customers that they will have Call of Duty: Black Ops II in their hands by tomorrow …

Read More »

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC gets early release

Gearbox has announced that its Mechromancer DLC for Borderlands 2 will arrive a week earlier than expected. It had originally been scheduled to launch on October 16th. The download will go live on Xbox 360 and PC this afternoon, though it likely won’t arrive on PSN until Sony’s weekly store …

Read More »

Early Resident Evil 6 sales in Poland sourced from stolen stock

It’s true – Resident Evil 6 WAS on sale this weekend. Reports emerged online claiming that some Polish consumers were able to get their hands on the game on a store in Polish city Poznan, though many doubted the authenticity seeing as it’s so far ahead of the game’s official …

Read More »

Pre-purchase Guild Wars 2, get guaranteed beta access

NCsoft has announced that consumers who pre-purchase upcoming free-to-play MMO Guild Wars 2 will be guaranteed access to a range of beta events for the title. In addition, access to the full game – which is still waiting for its official release date – will be granted three days earlier …

Read More »

Ubi plots market share grab with early Assassin’s Creed III release

The next Assassin’s Creed will arrive earlier than usual as Ubisoft looks to grow its best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed III hits retail on October 31st for PS3, 360 and PC.?That’s two weeks earlier than its usual mid-November release window. Ubisoft believes the game will hold its own against the Q4 …

Read More »

Alan Wake finally heads to PC

Psychological action thriller Alan Wake will be released on PC in early 2012 – a year and a half after its Xbox 360 release. The game, which was published by Microsoft on Xbox 360 in May 2010, will be available as a downloadable PC title on Steam. Developer Remedy has …

Read More »

MS threatens to ban early Modern Warfare 3 players

Managed to get hold of a copy of Modern Warfare 3 early? Then Microsoft is urging you to think twice before putting the disc in your Xbox 360. The warning, which has become fairly standard nowadays, comes from Xbox Live’s director of policy and enforcement Stephen Tolouse. Responding to questions …

Read More »

Aussie retailers break Batman: Arkham City release date

The Australian arm of video games retailer Electronics Boutique has begun selling Warner Interactive’s Batman: Arkham City a day ahead of its official release in the territory. And as a result, rival GAME has also gone live with its sales of the title on its website. The move was brazenly …

Read More »

INTERVIEW: Ubisoft Digital

Every publisher is busy shaping up their digital offering. And Ubisoft is no different. In fact, it has been quietly but confidently prepping a beefed up digital offer, last year hiring a dedicated VP for digital games, Chris Early – the former head of Microsoft’s casual games business. His job …

Read More »