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Old 03-20-2002, 06:56 PM   #1
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I Saw It in the Store Today!

Went to Electronics Boutique at Hurstville (Sydney, Australia) and the box was there along with the $99.95 price tag. The box looks pretty cool.

The guy at the counter confirmed for me that it will be available tomorrow Aussie time.

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Old 03-20-2002, 06:58 PM   #2
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Tomorrow? I uh...don't think so.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:01 PM   #3
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WHAAA???? DID YOU SAY HE SAID ITS AVAILABLE TO BUY TOMORROW???!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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Yep, according to the EB guy. I physically touched the box (it's black with the blue light saber logo thing on the front) and he confirmed for me tomorrow.

He's a sales assistant. He could be wrong. I'm hoping he isn't.

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
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I think this is VERY doubtful. I know it would be hard, but a little bit of proof would be nice.


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:11 PM   #6
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If that is true then you are to lucky. If not than he might be playing a trick on you to get you to come out, but i doubt it.

Well i don't belive i have welcomed you to the forums yet. Welcome!

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:13 PM   #7
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Sounds like another red herring, not unlike the March 19th thing on the LEC site.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:14 PM   #8
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Well, i went to my local EB (Highpoint, Melbourne, Australia) today just to see if these rumours for an early release were true. And yes - i saw the lovely black JO box there too I talked to the guy there (who seemed to know what he was on about) and he said that it will "hopefully" be available tomorrow (the 22nd). i thanked this guy and left, seeking more confirmation. I went down to another store, that usually gets games in early (standard computers, altona, melbourne) and the chick there said there was no such game arriving for PC, but a title was coming out soon for PS2 (riiiiiiiiight). i backed away slowly and talked to someone else who said the same thing as EB! that it would be on sale TOMORROW!!

I dunno how i'd be able to prove this - but i'm definatly gonna call up tomorrow and, if the game is there, buy the thing

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:15 PM   #9
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Welcome Hoth

You touched a real box or a demo one?

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welcome perkz too!

You may be telling the truth. If It's true the game went gold at least a week before we were told I guess

We can only wait, but I still doubt it, why would all the American websites be saying they will shipp around the 29th?


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:17 PM   #10
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Hmmmm, maybe all the Aussie forum dwellers are playing a trick on us.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:18 PM   #11
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It was a REAL box. There was about 12 of them all with price labels on them.

I just got off the phone to the distributors for this region. A lady will be emailing me later today to confirm the Australian release. It's important to me because I pre-ordered online with EB and that will cost me twice as much as getting it here locally and sooner!

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:19 PM   #12
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Hmmmm, maybe all the Aussie forum dwellers are playing a trick on us.
No way! want me to take my digi cam along with me tomorrow and take photos of it on the shelves?? hehe
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:22 PM   #13
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:23 PM   #14
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Today would truly be a great day to be an Austrailian...... I think....maybe.


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:25 PM   #15
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TOMORROW !!!! Will it be re schedule for north america ?


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:26 PM   #16
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It makes me wonder...

why would an American developer company and an American publisher company would publish the game FIRST in Australia?? Won't it make more sense if it is published in America first?


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:28 PM   #17
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Well, i went to my local EB (Highpoint, Melbourne, Australia) today just to see if these rumours for an early release were true. And yes - i saw the lovely black JO box there too I talked to the guy there (who seemed to know what he was on about) and he said that it will "hopefully" be available tomorrow (the 22nd).

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Tomorrow is the 21st. Friday is the 22nd.

This is a fasle alarm, no way JO will be out a week early.


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:29 PM   #18
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Haha..once again, wishfull thinking.

Its out in most countrys on the 28-29th. Please dont put out rumors of a tomorrow release.

Aint going to happen. Those demo boxes are all over the US since weeks btw. Means nothing and most sales people know less about computer games then the guy working next door at Foot locker.


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:30 PM   #19
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Wow, that would be freaky if all this is true. I'm curious about one thing though, why would they release the game to Australia a week earlier than they plan to release to their major markets. Those being U.S., Canada and Europe, I don't see it making much business sense but who knows, weirder things have happened. Can't think of any right now but I'm sure they've happened.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:30 PM   #20
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Tomorrow is the 21st. Friday is the 22nd.

This is a fasle alarm, no way JO will be out a week early.

In Austrailia it's already the 21st.
Tomorrow to them is the 22nd. :P


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:31 PM   #21
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Tomorrow is the 21st. Friday is the 22nd.

This is a fasle alarm, no way JO will be out a week early.
Thank you Glad to hear that

Maybe it's a preorder box...like I saw in BestBuy for C&C: Renegade....($10 off or something)


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:32 PM   #22
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ok wtf made in ******* AMERICA NO OTHER COUNTRY SHOULD GET IT FIRST BUT US!!!!! sorry australian d00ds

wuts funny is this, I call up my local babbages and I am like, hey when is jedi outcast coming out? I heard it might be out tomorrow and he goes oh no it was pushed back I am like WTF! then he goes yeah the release date is march 28th I am like..........hehe thx!

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:40 PM   #23
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yeah, it's true. Just so happens that hugh jackman, mel gibson, heath ledger and russel crowe are all hufe JK fans and pulled a few strings. Paul hogan tried too, but he got laughed at.


Seriously though. Was there a slight weightlessness to the boxes and you simply attributed it to all the iron you've been pumping? Or was there a cd inside?
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:43 PM   #24
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Maybe it was a gift from LEC for all the filming they did in Austrailia?

Or....am I smoking crack and they haven't filmed one scene there? I honestly forget


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:44 PM   #25
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Even if they do get the game tomorrow (for them ozzies)

They will have to give info or ELSE!


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Old 03-20-2002, 07:46 PM   #26
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This wouldn't be the first time such a thing has happened with a game, but I'll believe it when someone buys one.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:47 PM   #27
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This would be AWESOME, but i'm skeptical. But it if was true, maybe this would confirm the other rumor from my local EBX employee that they shipped the game on monday or something like that and that it could come out earlier than the 28th. See my forum post about it here.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:53 PM   #28
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Yeah and I posted about getting Outlaws (kick ass game) early. Veru early from babbages. Outlaws as you all know is a LEC product. I called tech support cause the game didn't work and they asked where I got the game from because i had it so early. It was in a box behind the counter at babbages.

We have been hearing Austrailia's date is the 22nd for some time now so maybe - who knows -- we've heard a lot of rumors in the 4 years we've been wating for this game.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:54 PM   #29
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I dunno. I just called EB, and he said it still said the 28th on the computer. I asked him about a possible early arrival, and he said they rarely get games before the date they're scheduled for.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:59 PM   #30
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I really hope its not true. and If it is well YOU BETER GIVE PROOF!!!!!!! (IE: scans of manual, box, screen shots, etc)
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:01 PM   #31
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WHOA!!! This is bad, this is bad. I WANT THE GAME! Well, what do I do? Aussies will have the game finished before I get to buy it!!!
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:04 PM   #32
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I'm very skeptical. I really don't see how a game developed in America would be released in Australia so soon. Great for you guys if it happens, but I doubt it.
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:16 PM   #33
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Metal Gear Solid 2 came out in the United States much earlier than it did in Japan. That was a shocker to many.


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Old 03-20-2002, 08:20 PM   #34
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It all sounds very suspicious to me too . It's all a conspiracy I tell you!!!

Seriously though, just a couple of points I feel I should raise.

1) Maybe the game is out earlier than planned. It would make sense that the first batches would arrive in Australia before anywhere else if they are going for an international release a week earlier. After all, Australia sees Friday the 22nd before us other countries (damn these bloody things called time zones!!)

2) A good way to check would be for people in other countries to ring / go to their game stores tomorrow (the 21st) and see if they have received shipments of the game early. After all, for most of you USA guys who have checked since this post, it's still the 20th.

3) Don't discount the possibility that what you saw/touched was a display box (although I believe that retailers will often get the actual game the same time as these display boxes unless they are purely for advertising purposes). Plus, the people you've talked to may well be cretins as has already been suggested

4) Who publishes LEC games in Australia - is it Activision rather than LEC? If so, it may be that the distributor in Australia got the earliest batches of the game - after all, they must have made a substantial number of copies/boxes etc. already since going gold. It's possible that the Australian distributor got the some of the earliest batches and decided to get the game out onto the shelves early.

Anyway, if it is out early - good for you. Just remember, we want details people ! If it's not going to be out in the UK till next week (as may well be the case as all the games stores near me have had their weekly deliveries - no JK here this week!), I'm going to have to find an Australian e-tailer who exports to the UK quickly!

EDIT: Just a further though. Was this box you saw shrink-wrapped?


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Old 03-20-2002, 08:26 PM   #35
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Angry WTF!?!?!?!?!?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This just ****** me off so badly. If Aussies get it tomorrow, then my pre-order should arrive ALSO. If not, LEC store spamming again for me. MUHAHAHAA



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Old 03-20-2002, 08:28 PM   #36
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Well, i've heard the same from MANY stores in New zealand, so dotn be surprised if all us NZ and AUS guys arnt on here much


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ok wtf made in F*CKING AMERICA NO OTHER COUNTRY SHOULD GET IT FIRST BUT US!!!!! sorry australian d00ds
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Metal Gear Solid 2 came out in the United States much earlier than it did in Japan. That was a shocker to many.
Japanese version and US version? Two different places to publish? Two different company doing two different versions? I don't know...But I know Australia people speak English...


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Old 03-20-2002, 08:30 PM   #39
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Hmm, this is indeed an interesting development. I suppose we'll only know for sure tomorrow. If it is released there tomorrow, and it has already been shipped as far as Australia(far from the factories, since it's an american game and produced in america) then America may also have hope for an early release. I doubt that the game will truly be available to the public anywhere in the world this week though. But I suppose stranger things have happened.
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