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    Exclamation im so jealous

    all u americans get all the cool stuff first!
    eg
    gran turismo 4
    nintendo ds
    psp!!!
    why?
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    The japanese got the PSP and Nintendo DS before the americans.

    shmoove

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    it depends where they are made and where the manufacturers are. A lot of Electronics are made in Asia, so Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan etc simply because the people are cheaper to employ (tight companies )

    However, some electronics is made in USA and then UK etc...It depends where the people are who want to test them etc I think.

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    Europe gets the short end of the stick as far as games for three big reasons: PAL, the many different languages spoken in the territory and the fact that it's game development industry is the smallest.

    Oh, and europeans usually have more patience (the OP doesn't seem to).

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    Australian's get it worse! We get everything a billion years after USA and UK, and it's more expensive!
    Omnis mico antequam dominus Spookster!

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    lol mhtml do u know what ranch dressing is? i went to australia in summer of 2004 and asked if they had any they said "no, i don't believe i know what that is. You have to remember that we are 20 years behind the rest of the world."
    I guess it is true..

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    Lol! Well, I have heard of it.. I know it exists, I don't believe I've ever tasted it though.
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    okay so what do u put on top of your salads then? ranch dressing is the ideal topping for salads in the US

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    Err...we have beer?!
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    I beg to differ on the games thing - console games in the UK are released later than over the water, but a large chunk of PC games are available before (and most at the same time).

    Last time I checked, there are 30 or so PC game software houses in the UK - which is a huge portion of the global industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhtml
    Err...we have beer?!
    You pour your beer on salads?!? What a waste!

    @Horus Kol: Yeah, I was thinking mostly about consoles.

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    lol, no we don't.. Well maybe some people I dunno, I prefer to drink it myself (but that's just mainly because it's cheaper than anything else at the pub lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhtml
    Australian's get it worse! We get everything a billion years after USA and UK, and it's more expensive!
    + the GTA series is banned there, isn't it?

    I remember reading a while ago in XBN that MS was clamping down on a lot of European development studios as they were taking forever to develop (some highly anticipated) games and constantly requesting more money without any serious indication that previous money was being used productively. Galleon is a prime example of this as it released about 4 years after the Xbox and looked like a game that would have barely passed for acceptable when the Xbox came out. Fable, on the other hand, took 4 years to develop and was artistically (not so much technically) brilliant. Now let's hope Lionhead releases BC before Xbox 2 comes out and Oblivion (currently only set to see the PC, but the Xbox was where they sold the most copies of Morrowind) is potentially released for it, along with no doubt a ton of other graphics showcases.

    As someone that plays a lot of games I'm glad I live in North America

    Is ranch dressing even twenty years old?

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    The GTA series isn't banned here.
    Omnis mico antequam dominus Spookster!

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    Might have been NZ then? or maybe I'm going crazy...


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