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    Street Date Broken

    Saw over at the neogaf forums that apparently at least 1 Toys R Us broke the street date

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1119/...27b26149a3.jpg

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/...e27c3a5d83.jpg

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    If that's real, then legal actions should follow. That's not fair and not legal -.-

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    LMAO......Bastards

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    Crap! I wish I could find that Toys'r'us

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    ooooo but i can see a certain store/clerk are going to get in a lot of ☺☺☺☺e for this

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    Argh!! I don't like football but I envy the person for the rest of the photo!

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    NOT FAIR!

    Change the street date NAO

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    It like Oblivion all over again!

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    ahh who cares he dont have that amazing limited edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatinMcRib View Post
    It like Oblivion all over again!
    Wrong, its like every anticipated game ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakura Jolithion View Post
    If that's real, then legal actions should follow. That's not fair and not legal -.-
    The store that sold it early will get a fine.... a BIG fine. Breaking street dates is a huge deal.
    I remember when I worked at Wal-mart, we sold a few games early by mistake (they were not dated or anything) and got in big trouble for it. For each copy sold early the store got a 5 thousand dollar fine.

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    Lucky guy, he even got Madden 08!

    I'm so jealous.

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    ... at least i know what box coloring to look for when it is on the shelves ...

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    Don't take my word on this but I thought that as long as the stores get the merchandise they can sell it. The 'release date' is only a non-binding agreement.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Hello unemployment.

    Lucky for that guy.

    Unlucky for that employee.

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    Not really when a department store gets a game that has a street date the cardboard boxes the games come in state: Streeted do not sell before this _____ date!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrax View Post
    Don't take my word on this but I thought that as long as the stores get the merchandise they can sell it. The 'release date' is only a non-binding agreement.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    actually i believe it is a contract between stores and the publisher just think of it as being the same as a book

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    I HoPE OYU LOOSE UR JOB AND THAT CERTAIN STORE GETS BLOWN UP

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    Guy playing BioShock RIGHT NOW!

    http://forums.xbox.com/14658960/ShowPost.aspx

    Deamos Seraphim check his gamercard

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrax View Post
    Don't take my word on this but I thought that as long as the stores get the merchandise they can sell it. The 'release date' is only a non-binding agreement.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Wrong.

    Street dates are set by the publisher and stores are required to follow, it is a legal stipulation for selling media of this kind.

    And as I posted earlier breaking said street dates can result in a hefty fine for the store and possibly a termination for the employee.

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    I'm surprised that they didn't bundle it with Madden NFL 09 instead of 08.

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    so beautiful yet so ugly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien_Azreal View Post
    Wrong.

    Street dates are set by the publisher and stores are required to follow, it is a legal stipulation for selling media of this kind.

    And as I posted earlier breaking said street dates can result in a hefty fine for the store and possibly a termination for the employee.
    I see the street date for games broken every time, you don't hear a whole lot about anything happening afterward.

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    God damnit, why the hell don't they release it now anyway.

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    Gamestop and EB games are the one exception, unless they are given the ok by the publisher to sell the games early.

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    Well it's usually big name stores that do it, breaking a street date for a store like Best Buy or Wal-Mart is no big deal. They have the resources to take care of it no problem.

    But I've seen people get fired over it. My Wal-mart has been fined several times for doing it.
    The EB an hour away... the fired two guys for breaking street date on STALKER, they were selling copies to their friends.

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    Stores have them already? They should just give the OK to release!

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    Yeah so suprising... NOT it seems its only the xobx versions so far though... Makes sense.... there is still no pc demo either

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    Lucky bugger! He definitely has the right connections. I'm guessing the game is in warehouses right now!

    This is good news, because I was worried 2K was playing a massive joke on us and was going to announce next week that the actual release date is Aug 24th 2008....

    Only 10 more sleeps until I'm playing Bioshock! YES!!!

    P.S. Australian release date is 24th August, so if you're a yank please don't rub it in that you're getting it on the 21st

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    o great i can see the ending being spoiled in a few days by this guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by manan123 View Post
    o great i can see the ending being spoiled in a few days by this guy
    Nope, said he's trying not to give away any spoilers.

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    I want my BioShock NOW!!!!!!! (runs back into the game room and plays the demo again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobokiller View Post
    Nope, said he's trying not to give away any spoilers.

    That's good, unfortunately he's not the only one that got it early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobokiller View Post
    Nope, said he's trying not to give away any spoilers.
    Maby he is but think about all the other ppl that got hold of da game.

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    So...do him or his profile say where he lives?

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    ☺☺☺ now im pissed i whant bioshock must play if he can play then why cant i ahhhhhhhhhhh ☺☺☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim View Post
    That's good, unfortunately he's not the only one that got it early.
    were do you live i demand to know

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    For clarification, not exact address-wise, state wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim View Post
    That's good, unfortunately he's not the only one that got it early.
    there are more ppl playing this on live?

    how stupid can one be. If u for some reason got the game early i wouldve pulled the internet cable and not tell a soul about it until a day or 2 after release.

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