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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:56 am 
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Techno Teaboy

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Hi guys!

Maybe I am wrong, but I think that the Zzap!64 printed in their issues the release dates of games.

Who knows, when they started to do that?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:30 am 
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Due to the problems of games being delayed/changed/cancelled, ZZAP rarely printed SPECIFIC release dates. They would often say things like "out next month" or "due at the end of April".

In the majority of cases, the review date is a good guide to when a game was released... but even that is difficult to prove. Take Rainbow Islands, it was months (and through Ocean rather than Firebird) after the review before it was released.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:40 am 
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You're surely right. But I am quite sure that there was a part of releasing dates in the mag...

Anyone else an idea if that's right or not.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Professor Brian Strain wrote:
Take Rainbow Islands, it was months (and through Ocean rather than Firebird) after the review before it was released.

And Parasol Stars, which wasn't released at all.


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