Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Splinter Cell: Conviction & RUSE Delayed by Ubisoft
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Just when you thought Splinter Cell: Conviction was within touching distance, Ubisoft's upcoming console exclusive suffers another setback and slips from February to April.

In today's financial update on its third quarter fiscal performance, the French publisher stated, "Splinter Cell Conviction is now expected to hit the stores in April 2010."

No reason is cited for the delay, whether it's the strong competition in terms of other titles or that the game needs more polish; that currently remains unclear. Either way, it's a huge blow for fans of the series.

Amongst other delays, Ubisoft also announced that its deception based RTS, RUSE, will also slip further back into 2010. Unlike Splinter Cell: Conviction, there is no estimated release date for RUSE other than "2010-2011."

Looks like February became a hell of a lot clearer. You can still look forward to Bioshock 2, Aliens vs. Predator, Dante's Inferno and if you own a PS3, Heavy Rain.


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Comment #1 by EthanHunt
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:28:36 PM
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Comment #2 by JoeyStone
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:30:16 PM
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Comment #3 by mattcrossUNC
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:31:11 PM
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I'm convinced thos game will never come out :-(

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Comment #4 by toonsage
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:31:33 PM
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ouch, wnated to try this game =/

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Comment #5 by SWAGGART
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:31:43 PM
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Can not believe it, I had myself all ready to tackle this, oh well I guess that frees up more time on Bioshock 2 Multiplayer hope thats sort of alrite should be a nice change for once, Ill just keep cracking out for Splinter.

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Comment #6 by mattcrossUNC
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:32:15 PM
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^oops, *this game (splinter cell)....silly iphone typo.

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Comment #7 by VladimirK
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:32:33 PM
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I can see why this will be bad news to a lot of people, but for me I'm actually pretty pleased about this.

Now I can hold money back after my birthday and pick up the special collector's edition of Splinter Cell as opposed to not :D

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Comment #8 by ExileEffect
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:32:50 PM
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A huge blow to fans...that have to wait 2 more months? Sorry but if 2 months is too long for you to wait then you need help.

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Comment #9 by Spudbag
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:34:05 PM
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AGAIN??? :(

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Comment #10 by FalconParade
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:34:05 PM
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Damn! I only just pre-ordered Splinter Cell today as well! Oh well, i would rather it perfect rather than rushed.

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Comment #11 by nate64
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:35:09 PM
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YES!! I really wanted this game but it would have been the fourth game in just one month that I needed to buy. I wouldn't have cared which one it was but I'm happy one of them moved back.

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Comment #12 by MasterKingz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:40:30 PM
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Isnt this the 3rd time splinter cell has been delayed?

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Comment #13 by Infomouse
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:45:34 PM
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This doesn't come as much of a surprise to me, there's building hype for a game and there's failing to bring something to your fans you've been promising for years.

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Comment #14 by I HAZZ3R I
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:47:00 PM
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OMG im so annoyed, this is 6 months past the orignal release date now!

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Comment #15 by Heartbeat
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:48:54 PM
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#12 this is the 5th or 6th time, it's been delayed. I was originally due out in November of 2008. OT: This doesn't surprise me, it will inevitably fail to live up to the hype that ubi thinks it will have and the franchise will die, if not immediately after conviction comes out, then shortly thereafter. This will be the last SC game you will play until ubi revives the title in 20 years, a la Prince of Persia. R.I.P. Splinter Cell

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Comment #16 by ReinSTONED
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:49:19 PM
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Haha sweet, I'll have money by then.

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Comment #17 by PuttyGod
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:52:22 PM
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Fuck me twice on Sunday. Come on Ubi, stop being such a cock tease.

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Comment #18 by volcomsd615
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:52:46 PM
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been delay for ever, this game must suck.

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Comment #19 by Ratchet
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:52:51 PM
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Comment #20 by iKiddo
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 12:58:13 PM
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Get your act together ubisoft. This is obviously because of most the games you release these days don't meet sale expectations. You know why? They SUCK. People are probably all fed up with this imagine stuff you keep releasing. I mean you expect it all to sell well? And things like Avatar don't sell well. They never have and never will. Why? Because 9 out of 10 movie games SUCK.

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Comment #21 by Dragonjet
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:06:19 PM
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boooo, im so tired of this already.

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Comment #23 by Baihu1983
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:07:05 PM
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Duh fuck!

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Comment #24 by Darf Spud
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:08:22 PM
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Ah, crap. Wanted RUSE soooo badly and Convicton looked good. God damn you Ubisoft!

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Comment #25 by Mudkipzzzz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:08:45 PM
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Comment #26 by LegendaryMSN
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:09:45 PM
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Ubisoft SUCKS!

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Comment #27 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:15:37 PM
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On the plus side, Heavy Rain is looking good!

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Comment #28 by DUGFINGER
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:15:39 PM
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Lame, actually placed my pre-order for the game earlier today. Bit of a kick in the balls.

Still, agree with what a lot of others have been saying. At least it'll give me time for Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, AvP, Battlefield: BC2 and FFXIII.

With all those game that I I plan on purchasing (that's a lot of cash to spend), I don't really care after all.

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Comment #29 by Kamikze Ants
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:17:47 PM
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:'( was really looking forward to Conviction

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Comment #30 by DJSeth227
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:22:20 PM
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GOD #%&#& so many delays god if this game isnt like the best thing in the world i will break into ubisoft and bitchslap everybody or hug em and sai i lovez your game

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Comment #31 by AOSKINS
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:27:17 PM
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Lots of other good games to play, but BOOOOOOO!!!!

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Comment #32 by mickjsg
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:41:51 PM
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I'm not really too bothered about those games myself, my friends will be though.

Hasn't Splinter Cell been delayed once already?

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Comment #33 by DirtDiver31160
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:43:05 PM
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Wow, someone should make a chart of how many times SC:C has been delayed or has been in development hell. I bet its a pretty impressive length of time. But listen up Ubisoft, I can only prestige so much before I REALLY can't play MW2 anymore! So get your act together!

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Comment #34 by Ricass
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:43:14 PM
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Yaay Heavy Rain.

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Comment #35 by Drunk x360a
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:43:31 PM
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Now I can finish AC I, AC II, Call of Duty 2, and Call of Duty Classic before this game comes out. yay!

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Comment #36 by _L3THAL
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 01:50:45 PM
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How many delays now?

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Comment #37 by BadBoyKillah89
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:01:23 PM
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Are you kidding me? I haven't had my Splinter Cell fix since 2006, they need to quit stalling.

Now that I think about it, it's coming out right around Red Dead Redemption. Hopefully SC is early in the month as RDR is at the end of the month.

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Comment #38 by Divian BE
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:13:19 PM
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To me, It's not that bad as Mass Effect 2 is going to take some time. And better this way then providing in game glitches...
April will have another "looking forward"...

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Comment #39 by mksystem74
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:15:50 PM
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Splinter Cell is done, they are just keeping in storage till their next fiscal year which is stupid. They're going to lose sales over this. Morons.

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Comment #40 by DEAD 3Y3 TBONE
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:19:22 PM
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This doesn't surprise me that they've delayed it xD

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Comment #41 by Atarii
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:23:36 PM
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I'll play SC whenever it's released but I have more than enough to keep me busy now, and soon games such as ME2, Bio 2 and Final Fantasy, all before the new fiscal year.

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Comment #42 by ClutchPapi34
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:27:24 PM
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this game will never come out.

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Comment #43 by asilent boom
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:29:54 PM
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I was getting BF:BC2 over this and wasn't going to pick up SC:C until April or May anyway, but this sucks for the people who were really looking forward to this.

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Comment #44 by ClutchPapi34
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:30:31 PM
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why don't they announce a release date when they are done...

Halo, cod, gears of war, etc. never have this problem

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Comment #45 by Nerotic Shadows
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:37:17 PM
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Fuck Ubisoft! I'm guessing the demo for Conviction due this month will be delayed too?

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Comment #46 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:38:30 PM
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Am I the only one who sees that Conviction is the exact opposite of what a Splinter Cell game is supposed to be!? Give 'em what they want I guess.

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Comment #48 by ChocoDK
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 02:54:32 PM
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Wow maybe they should've just put the release date as "TBA." Honestly, this is not fair to the fans who were looking forward to the game. Personally, I have no interest in this game. However, I was surprised to read this headline.

All these games were delayed into Q1 to avoid MW2. But now all these Q1 games are being delayed to avoid all of the AAA titles being released. Its getting stupid already. At this rate nothing will come out due to fear. Maybe companies should release things in the summer.

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Comment #49 by Heavystormer
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 03:09:50 PM
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Noooooooo, not conviction again....

Seriously though, UBI should think about there customers rather than there back pockets, these delays are going to turn people away from there games.


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Comment #50 by DipCheese83
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 03:11:42 PM
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Comment #51 by TheFalcon
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 03:49:04 PM
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Splinter Cell: Forever

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Comment #52 by Emfulz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 04:45:33 PM
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This is the worst news I've read! I was so hyped to get Splinter Cell in the coming weeks but now I read that it's delayed! This is some crap! This is like last year with Batman...

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Comment #53 by Elit3 m0nkey
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 04:45:36 PM
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@48 SC: C is a AAA game, RUSE not so much.

@32 Nope more like 5 or 6 times since when ever development started.

FUCK YOU Ubisoft really! Why bother giving us a release date if you are just going to delay it again. Oh I almost forgot ... FUCK YOU Ubi.

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Comment #54 by THC BLUNTED
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 04:59:58 PM
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This is a disapointment, but if the reason they are delaying it is for improving the game I think thats a good thing. We dont need another MW2.

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Comment #55 by I GameMaster l
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 05:06:20 PM
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FUCK you ubisoft for delay AGAIN Splinter cell!!! i begin to think that this game will never come out.

what's the matter with ubisoft, why the hell they delay this game so much?? i felt it so nearby, already i had the pre-order of the collectors edition's.

and they come up with this bullshit, i should be accustomed, they have done the same thing in countless ocassions.

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Comment #56 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 05:08:40 PM
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OH COME ON! First time a sword out loud in my home in a long time after reading Conviction being delayed AGAIN!!! GAAAWWDDD!!!

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Comment #57 by Lonegunman718
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 05:42:35 PM
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they didn't get the nick name ubisucks for nothing.

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Comment #58 by Fata1Stryke
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 05:59:28 PM
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Do you enjoy fucking with us, Ubisoft?

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Comment #59 by NaughtyNinja74
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 05:59:37 PM
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Comment #60 by CrossFireZX5
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 06:19:53 PM
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Oh me nerves! Maybe now though I can justify buying BioShock, AvP and maybe Dante's Inferno.

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Comment #61 by FinalSnake Eye
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 06:32:57 PM
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@ #8
Its not just two months. I believe its more like 2months + 2 years.

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Comment #62 by padraiglovesyou
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 07:04:24 PM
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bah! it was so close too! :[

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Comment #63 by SuperGaz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:22:00 PM
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Im going to start a facebook group called:

"I want to live long enough to see splinter cell conviction released"

FML Im just gonna get bioshock instead. Their taking the piss.

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Comment #64 by SuperGaz
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:23:02 PM
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before anyone corrects me ***They're***

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Comment #65 by Night45Fox
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 11:15:31 PM
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FUCK! they expect to boost sales by delaying it but it will only cost them consumers.

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Comment #66 by Hato
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 06:07:40 AM
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NO! Dammit! D: D: D:

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Comment #67 by makk 88
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 08:24:58 AM
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You never know, the delay could be to add SvM! Just throwing it out there!

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Comment #68 by Dracolyte
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 11:30:09 AM
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Yes! Hopefully the delay is to include Spies vs. Mercs in all itz original glory! Not that Double Agent crap, X P!

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Comment #69 by Californigus
Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 12:23:33 PM
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@15 I was originally due out in December of 2007...

These are great news for me, now i can buy God of war 3 and this without having to choose only one of them.

And Ubisoft is delaying it for some GOOD reason, no need to be childish is just two months for fuck sake...

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Comment #70 by RVG667
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 04:14:22 AM
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WTF?? April?? Twice delayed for SCC.......... Damn......

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Comment #71 by SolidSnake2000
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 08:12:12 AM
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They delayed this because everyone is complaining about the "win button" but you do realize that that button is only in single player? Also, you dont have to use it if you dont like it

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Comment #72 by DarkenHell
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 10:15:29 AM
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No! I dislike this very much

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Comment #73 by gafirefighter9
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 11:05:46 AM
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This is ok as it will give me more time with ME2 and Bioshock 2!

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