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No advertisement for CSI ?

posted by phaedon on - last edited - Viewed by 459 users

2 videos,a teaser and a dev diary,a site that hasn't been updated since its creation,a totally inactive forum that no devs visit and finally no news on the game,even if you think that its supposed to be out on 13/10/09 (PC) ...So what's going on ? Will you be able to dissect bodies as the Ubi description promises or is it just for the DS ?

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  • @Udvarnoky said: The reason Telltale hasn't talked is because the marketing is squarely the responsibility of Ubisoft's. I could be wrong but I don't think they're allowed to breathe a word about the game with Ubi's consent. And the reason Ubisoft hasn't given this game a whole lot of coverage online is apparently because they don't need to - all the previous games had similar levels of exposure and it didn't seem to harm their sales.

    CSI isn't really a license Ubisoft needs to spend any money on making sure that online based, hardcore gamers become aware of. As this game is aimed squarely at devotees of the show who don't necessarily play games, hardcore gamers are destined to despise it anyway. (See: Any review of the CSI games from a hardcore gaming site.) CSI is, like, the biggest show on TV, so all they really need to do is toss some promos on TV during the airing of an episode, and bam, you automatically break even. (Or something.)

    The day of the publisher having the leash has been long gone for years :P

    Developers are just as busy as the publisher in the upcoming weeks to their gold finally being released to the public. The publisher of course have the costly packaging, mastering and distribution to contend with, but the harder work is still with the developer :P

  • @DABhand said: And who would know better than ubisoft the publisher. If they say 13th. Then its the 13th.

    If it were coming out on the 13th, the stores selling it would already have them in stock and would start shipping them today or tomorrow, so I am 99% sure it's not out tomorrow.

    It's not like Gamestop gets their shipments in on a Tuesday and says "Oh we didn't know this was out today" and then throw it out on the shelf, they get their shipments far before the release date.

  • @Pale Man said: If it were coming out on the 13th, the stores selling it would already have them in stock and would start shipping them today or tomorrow, so I am 99% sure it's not out tomorrow.

    It's not like Gamestop gets their shipments in on a Tuesday and says "Oh we didn't know this was out today" and then throw it out on the shelf, they get their shipments far before the release date.


    But yes you are correct stores would have had the copies by Saturday at the latest to be on the shelves by tomorrow.

    But why have ubisoft, who originally said the 20th on the site now have moved the PC version forward to the 13th? Thats been changed recently.

    And remember online review sites are not privvy to every piece of information. Either way, if its not out tomorrow it isnt, if it is it is. I am only going on what Ubisoft have said themselves.

    *shrugs*

  • @DABhand said: But yes you are correct stores would have had the copies by Saturday at the latest to be on the shelves by tomorrow.

    But why have ubisoft, who originally said the 20th on the site now have moved the PC version forward to the 13th? Thats been changed recently.

    And remember online review sites are not privvy to every piece of information. Either way, if its not out tomorrow it isnt, if it is it is. I am only going on what Ubisoft have said themselves.

    *shrugs*

    Ubisoft doesn't care that much about CSI.I mean why is Imagine:... on Coming Soon and not CSI ? Why isn't it in the games shown at the start ? *shrug* It is possible that Ubi didn't care enough to change the date...I am not sure I want to buy it then... :( I mean I have waited all the time and I have even scheduled my week so that I could have time for CSI and write a review for it but I am very disappointed by Ubisoft,and yeah dissecting bodies is propably out...I may buy some months later or something :(

  • @phaedon said: Ubisoft doesn't care that much about CSI.I mean why is Imagine:... on Coming Soon and not CSI ? Why isn't it in the games shown at the start ? *shrug* It is possible that Ubi didn't care enough to change the date...I am not sure I want to buy it then... :( I mean I have waited all the time and I have even scheduled my week so that I could have time for CSI and write a review for it but I am very disappointed by Ubisoft,and yeah dissecting bodies is propably out...I may buy some months later or something :(

    I have faith that TTG wouldn't release a bad game.

  • I did not say that they will release a bad game.They will release a good game that will have new feautures but not do an actual rebellion from the series.Most fans agree that Season 9 was the worst CSI Season ever and TTG instead of trying to stay away from it and make a neutral CSI game they make a Langston 75% CBS game with "the more drama they could get in" (not my words).I was already very sceptical and now the date change has made me not looking forward from this game at all.I mean c'mon what is attractive to a CSI game when you are trying to avoid the cheesy lines of certain characters,you try so much to enjoy it that it becomes annoying.TTG I am pretty sure that you will make another great CSI game,but it will propably the only one I am not looking forward to playing soon...my opinnion

  • Ubisoft has changed its date to the 27th.

  • Ubisoft's website is right! We can confirm that the game debuts on the 27th, so hold onto your hats and get ready to swab some unmentionables.

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