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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 2:29PM (Unverified) said

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@NeverDeath

So what? This game is selling it's self with an Oscar winning story? Masterful quest writing? Emotional in game cinemas?

Nope it's selling it'self with sex. Nothing more, nothing less.

Also why is 'Feminist' a bad word?
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 2:32PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified)

Also I was kind of joking around. o_O

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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:22PM JayFiveAlive said

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@Verus

Which was later overturned. Perhaps jail time happened, but the courts decided the verdict wasn't right and overturned it later.

Regardless, this game looks sick and I can't wait to beta this weekend.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:29AM ArcherAvatar said

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This is starting to take on the nature of a slow motion accident unfolding directly in front of you... you know that lives are about to be lost, and flesh and bone are about to be rent assunder by twisted red-hot metal and glass... and yet you cannot turn away...

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:38AM (Unverified) said

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@ArcherAvatar

It'll still sell well.

Male gamers, can't resist the giggly giggly T&A.



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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:48AM Wild Colors said

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Similar thing happen with Bioware and SWTOR physical pre-orders.

if you bought the game through a third-party seller, sometimes you had to wait quite a while for the code that let you set your account as a pre-order account (and thus get some beta access and create pre-launch guilds and the like). And up until the last minute it looked like physical third-party preorders wouldn't be able to play during headstart.

It's not just En Masse...everyone goes through logistical problems at this point.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 1:10AM malaclypse said

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@Wild Colors

no. only people still buying physical media.

digital ftw.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 2:34AM ImperialPanda said

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@Wild Colors

It's not that you can't get your codes. You can't even buy the CE because no retailer knows it exists.

(and obviously retailers have no idea beta codes exist either)
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 6:22AM (Unverified) said

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@malaclypse : "digital ftw"

Normally I'd agree with you, but in this case, I believe if you do a digital pre-order, you get billed for it in full immediately. Pre-order a physical copy through a shop and you still have a chance to check out the beta and if it's terrible, cancel your pre-order and not blow your money.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 3:25AM eLdritchZ said

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^^ man i gotta say... all of this is SO funny when you have absolutely no interest in this game xD don't worry fellas all of this fubar is just to get you into the ACTION COMBAT spirit ^^

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 5:22AM Alex Oglitchkin said

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My digital copy works just fine. The physical CE copy that costs $20 extra for nothing really special. All they have to do atm is reserve the regular copy at like a Gamestop and just move it over when the CE is in the system. But the main problem is I don't think people have gotten their beta keys from them yet.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 8:00AM tentimes said

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I would not part with any money unless on credit card. I suspect this still might not launch and they are desperately trying to resolve financial problems. Atari not getting their deposit for making the packages seems a distinct possibility.

Wait and see if this actually ships and is in shops before ordering is my favourite option. My personal hunch is that this is not going to launch and they will go bust.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 8:04AM tentimes said

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By going bust I mean that they have already had the pre-notice of legals in the EU and feel that the case would sink them, so have to pull.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:02AM Zaken said

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@tentimes
Now that is something I didn't think about. That actually might add up the story of why no US retailers have the item listed for sale.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:01AM Sinfulle said

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@tentimes
The game lunched in other countries despite NCsoft trying to take legal action against BlueHole Studios. The chances of them stopping it here are extremely remote.

The problem in this case seems to be Atari. Each retailer is supposed to offer a different version of a mount for the CE pre-order, those details were supposed to be worked out between the retailers and the publisher. EME is trying to step in and work directly with the retailers to get the CE into their databases, as well as beta codes.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:10PM silver001 said

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@Sinfulle U.S has stronger copyright laws than Asian countries.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:43AM tentimes said

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To clarify - I am not saying I have knowledge of any legal action. I just know that it is a common occurence here in the EU, and bans are easy to come by. Just look at Apple banning sales of Samsung tablets/phones.

I apologise if my comment sounded like a fact - it is just speculation on my part, but I am fairly sure it will happen (or has started).

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:53AM Zaken said

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@tentimes
I am not sure about the EU. I do hope they will sort out the US CE today. It is starting to look bad if they can't even get the product listed.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:12AM tentimes said

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I would say the chances of legal action are greater in the EU, not less. Also, the chances of getting a judgement (injunction) are much higher die to our crappy laws.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 3:42PM Allenomura said

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@tentimes Who would NCSoft pursue in the EU? That region's publisher has no direct connection to Blue Hole Studios, whilst En-Masse Entertainment was set up by people formerly employed there, who have previously been found guilty in a court of law.
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