Evening Reading

By Garnett Lee, Feb 18, 2011 5:00pm PST This is one of those three-day holiday weekends with signature sporting events here in the United Stated. The NBA makes a weekend out of the midseason break with the Rookie Challenge tonight, 3-pt and Slam Dunk Contests tomorrow night, and then the All-Star game Sunday. NASCAR starts the season with its "The Great American Race", the Daytona 500.

Seems to me a couple of games missed out on their chance be part of the weekend's festivities. Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 both come out next week, but plenty of people would have enjoyed making their weekend out of either of them. Granted, it's not an issue outside the US, but if either had released this past week...well, it's hard to beat a three-day weekend and a new game. Eh, maybe it's for the best; it just means more time for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and catching up on all the other games I want to play.

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  • Dawn of War 2: Retribution release news UPDATE
    re: http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=25304137

    Those of you that have preordered a copy of the Retribution: Collector's Edition through the THQ Store, might have gotten an email from THQ stating that the Collector's Edition would be available on February 25, 2011. To clarify, the title officially launches March 1st for North America, or March 4th for Europe, but we will begin shipping out orders to North America on February 25th in order to try and get the game out to you as quickly as possible. The exact delivery date for your copy of the Collector's Edition is dependent on the method of shipping you selected at purchase and you will receive a notification from the THQ store when your product ships out.

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