Posts Tagged ‘WP’

Big Slip: Far Cry 3′s Release Date A Far Cry From Reality

By John Walker on June 25th, 2012.

Well, everyone should expect it now.

Not that it will be a surprise to Rock, Paper, Shotgun readers, all familiar with my legacy, the Walker Principal*, but the release date for Far Cry 3 has just slipped by almost three months. It’s now at the end of November. Perhaps a touch ironic, after Nathan recently reported for us that the PC version would be launched alongside the consoles. It turns out what they meant by that was, “not at all, for a bit.”

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XCOM: Release Date Unknown: FPS Slips To ‘Fiscal 2014′

By John Walker on May 22nd, 2012.

You're so pretty, but we can't touch you.

I hope you’re all now familiar enough with the Walker Principle to have assumed that XCOM wouldn’t be released on its stated release date. As surely as the Sun rises in the morning and floats off into outer space, there was no chance the concerning FPS remake of the classic strategy game would appear on the 6th March 2012. And you’d have to be a fool to then believe it could come in the months after, last November’s slip pushing it into 2K’s “fiscal 2013″. Well, now only two months into that mad-money-date, it’s been announced as slipping again, this time all the way into fiscal year 2014. Which starts next April. Because of the reasons.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Incubating Until 2013

By Adam Smith on May 21st, 2012.

"Don't be so hasty, sir, these are top quality encyclopedias and at good prices!"

Back in February 2008 when Kieron first wrote that Gearbox were working on an Aliens game, you’d have had to be the sort of maniac who believes Prometheus is a sensible name for a hubris-invoking scientific expedition to propose that the game wouldn’t be released until February 2013. Today, any such maniacs can be released from the padded cells that hold them because it turns out they were right all along and it’s the rest of us who are mad for not invoking The Walker Principle with enough gusto. Randy Pitchford has today taken to the airwaves and declared that Colonial Marines will be released on February 12, 2013. There’s also a new trailer to get you all excited about something that is happening more than a half a year from now.

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Hitman’s Sniper Challenge Available Now To Pre-Orders

By John Walker on May 15th, 2012.

My cat yet again getting product placement in games.

We mentioned Hitman’s pre-order oddity, Sniper Challenge, a few days back. It seems the PC version of the pre-order is now in alignment with the rest, and is yours today if you pre-order. On another note, pre-ordering is a ridiculous thing, paying money for a game before you know whether it’s any good or not. It’s mad. Why are you doing it? The game’s not out until November! And that’s the first release date, so the Walker Principle says it’ll be some time in space year 3059.

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Tomb Raider Jumps, Misses, Slips Into 2013

By John Walker on May 14th, 2012.

It's not quite within her reach. LIKE THIS GAME! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Obviously by now, everyone is applying what I assume is known as the Walker Principle, which states whatever first release date is given for a major game is to be ignored. So no one will be in the least surprised, let alone disappointed, to learn that Tomb Raider now won’t be with us until 2013.

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No BioShock Infinite This Year, Not For You

By John Walker on May 9th, 2012.

This embrace is not within your reach.

Let’s do this, okay: When a new game first announces a release date, let’s just go ahead and ignore it. Wasn’t it Einstein who said the very definition of insanity was filling a balloon with kittens and then severing off your own leg? So it is that BioShock: Infinite has declared it won’t be with us this year at all. They’re now looking at February next year.

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