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civ v demo release time announced: 10 AM eastcoast, 7 AM westcoast, 4 PM middle europ

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Necro-, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. KyleCraig

    KyleCraig Chieftain

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    because the release date for the rest of the world is not until the 23rd and/or the 24th (at least I know that about Europe):king:
     
  2. feelotraveller

    feelotraveller Chieftain

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    It is being released at midnight EST but you have to be in Australia and wait until the 22nd!
     
  3. Wezqu

    Wezqu Warlord

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    Well its more of a tradition. In america games have always been released on the middle of the week and in europe on end of the week. Neither want to change the date so it usually is that europe gets the games later than america. Spore is one of the rare games that was first released on europe and few days later in america.
     
  4. smackthewise

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    Nooooooooo! I thought i'd be able to play it today! Hmmmm well I guess I won't be sick today then.
     
  5. Panda_Power

    Panda_Power Warlord

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    I live in Shanghai and here it unlocks at 8am on Friday morning, which is 1am GMT.
     
  6. deanej

    deanej Deity

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    Why do they even give a hoot about tradition? It affects nothing. To be honest, I think release dates should be abolished; content (not just games) should be released as soon as they are ready, no sooner and no later.
     
  7. 12agnar0k

    12agnar0k Emperor

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    Steam has more than enough bandwidth to support the number of CFC members lol.
     
  8. Robovski

    Robovski Chieftain

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    It's still early release for me as I'm waiting to the 23rd to be able to play (uh, woo?). I'm on nights but I think I'll need to get up early so I can start teh download of the demo this afternoon as I full plan on spending my couple days off playing with the demo before the 'proper' release.

    edit: From the Firaxis post:
    "The demo will allow you to play 150 turns. You get a choice between 3 civilizations to play as, and you can't change the map settings (Small Continents) or game speed (Standard.) The tech tree is also limited to everything up to the medieval era."

    Sounds like an excellent taster.
     
  9. Baleur

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    Date? How do you get jobs in italy anyway?..................... dating? :eek::lol:
     
  10. -PET-

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    8:46 AM here in Europe. I guess I should go to sleep to pass time faster ... I hope I can get the demo today.
     
  11. muhtesem insan

    muhtesem insan Amateur Revolutionary

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    is there any info of the file size.
     
  12. Bino

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    Seems i wont be able to DL it from work, damned proxy :mad:

    Not that i'll have much time to try it out before saturday anyway :cry:
     
  13. V. Soma

    V. Soma long time civ fan

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    demo: 150 turns, up to medieval, continents?
    clever: you can't get any victory :)
     
  14. NinjaCool

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    I had hoped demo would come an hour or 2 earlier then full release so I sure hope their servers can handle our combined downloads :D
     
  15. goodolarchie

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    Well, you can Pre-download the game files if you pre-purchased through Steam, no need to wonder about their servers. I can't imagine you'll need to get a patch or hotfix upon the moment of release, probably just a cd-key or validation certificate generated by Steam (other Steam games were like this).
     
  16. maurizio_if

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    ;);)
    business date...
    ..... :)
     
  17. mmix2000

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    Well, piracy will level the playing field, as always. It doesn't really affect them from my end because I always preorder so they'll get my money, its just a shame that their idiocy will cost them money from people who'll conclude from the pirated version that game is not worth buying. Internet destroyed a lot of locality based traditions, this one should die off too.
     
  18. Robovski

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    It should just be a global release. But then the same should be said for movies...
     
  19. kyrill

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    :drool:
    I really hoped they'd release it at 00:00 of any US time so I'd be able to play the demo right as soon as I wanted to (don't have to work today)
    grml... now I have to do some usefull stuff -_-
     
  20. GustavBjorklund

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    Yessss I get off work 4pm, this is perfect.
     

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