I think the play.com date has been posted since the start, so may simply be as much of a stab in the dark as Amazon's original 20 July shout. I also have the Amazon.uk email predicting despatch around 21 August, and the most polite way I can express my reaction is "wtf!?". If, as reported, it really is already shipping in the US, France & Germany, why the h*ll are we going to be waiting another 4 weeks, give or take, to get copies in the UK. Are they transporting US copies across the Atlantic by kayak? Or -is this just Amazon dicking around again (nb even if it is, it means they don't yet have stock, as other territories evidently do). Or is the lack of a press release/official Aspyr announcement indicative of some bigger foul-up going on behind the scenes - it's certainly the oddest (aka most incompetent) marketing launch of any media product I've ever seen.