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August 30th, 2008, 10:41
Some time back i read (by Gorath i think) that the strategy involved with the timing of some games releases can be crucial if not critical - the impact of a release can somehow be either elevated or conversely kicked into the gutter simply by getting the release date wrong?

Now i'm no expert and can only listen to comments from people "in the know" of such marketing strategies.

If say, through bad timing the release of a potentially good game is swamped by whipped-up media coverage of another potential (or rival) game, one can effectively 'out-do' the other - almost like a game of chess.

I suspect there's a lot more to game release strategies than meets the eye, though with the uniqueness of AoD i somehow can't see any competitive problem apart from the normal expectations of bug free polishing.

I love this type of Turn based game and hope the reviews are enough to sway me to buy AoD, from what i can see, i think it will turn a few heads.

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