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Here's yet another correction, induced by GameTap's error in originally announcing a February 8 Launch date, then later changing it to February 15.

=== REVISED POST ===

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Marten asked me to provide links when I posted this on the DRC site, so here's the whole post over again, with links and a couple extra tidbits:

Yet another well-timed event:

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Interesting bit of trivia:

MOUL's launch date is almost exactly 3 years from the day that the original Prologue beta test under Ubisoft was shut down. (That occured on Feb. 9th, 2004. The new launch date is Feb. 8th, 2007.)

That's right! I noted other little coincidences just like this which are dates that conclude a full year (year(s) minus one day):

1. Laxman's reemergence with a DRCsite post in 2005 (12/21/05) to GameTap introduction of Preview (open beta, 12/20/06).
http://www.drcsite.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=99 (Laxman post)

2. Explorer request for DRC representatives (1/18/06) to resignation of remaining Liaisons (1/17/07).
http://www.drcsite.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=184 (request)
http://www.drcsite.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1683 (resignation)

3. Ubisoft cancels Uru Live (2/9/2004) to GameTap reopening Uru Live (2/8/2007). (It's very difficult to not interpret this as a /taunt at Ubisoft, but I reluctantly suppose it could just be pure sentiment).

Does RAWA also collect (or, dare we think it, manipulate) these stats?

What's next?


EDIT: I'm not going to change the now-erroneous text in #3 above and just list #4 below.

4. Cyan Worlds' D'mala shard announced (2/14/06) to GameTap Launch (2/15/07). Ok, this one's a year and a day, breaking the symmetry, but it's close, no? It's possible there was no explorer access until 2/15/06, however, making it one year exactly.

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I understand that some of you might be happy, but to me, this mean goodbye live, as I can't afford 10 euros / month.

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I will still be able to come as a visitor, but it won't be as much fun.


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New Gametap email corrects the launch date to February 15th.

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Could somebody post that entire eMail? I never got it and can't find any official word on that date here at this Site :-|

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Hey RUSSELL,

Regrettably we published an incorrect date in the "Mark Your Calendar" section. The correct date for launch of Myst Online: Uru Live is 2/15.


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Hamsta wrote:
I never got it


I guess it's only for GameTap subscribers.

That said, I echo your request; I can't find anything on GameTap's site about this either. No press release, no news page, no nothing.

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I'm not deliberately a GameTap subscriber, being in the UK. I think it will have gone to whatever email address you used when you created a GameTap account.


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Hamsta wrote:
Could somebody post that entire eMail? I never got it and can't find any official word on that date here at this Site :-|


@Hamsta:

First Gametap newsletter:
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2/08
There's cause for celebration as GameTap Original, Myst Online: Uru Live, emerges from its beta state to finished product.


Second one, following right after:
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Hey <name>,

Regrettably we published an incorrect date in the "Mark Your Calendar" section. The correct date for launch of Myst Online: Uru Live is 2/15.


Welcome to our first monthly update of 2007! We're just getting started, and we've got even more great games, more awesome video content, and plenty of amazing interactive experiences you'll only see and play on GameTap. Make sure you check out this week's bounty of puzzle games. They're sure to stretch your synapses and keep you entertained for hours!


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:shock: No word about how international explorers should deal with this news ! :evil:

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Could some mod merge threads ?
... or at least close this one ?

same topic over there: http://www.mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6118

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EowynCarter wrote:
I understand that some of you might be happy, but to me, this mean goodbye live, as I can't afford 10 euros / month.

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I will still be able to come as a visitor, but it won't be as much fun.


While we will miss you in the cavern, it just couldn't have lasted forever. Continuously giving out free product is simply bad business.


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As requested, here is the newsletter in it's entirety, minus graphics.

GameTap Newsletter wrote:
Hey Bugsy,

Regrettably we published an incorrect date in the "Mark Your Calendar" section. The correct date for launch of Myst Online: Uru Live is 2/15.

Welcome to our first monthly update of 2007! We're just getting started, and we've got even more great games, more awesome video content, and plenty of amazing interactive experiences you'll only see and play on GameTap. Make sure you check out this week's bounty of puzzle games. They're sure to stretch your synapses and keep you entertained for hours!

Chu Chu Rocket (Dreamcast)


From the creative minds of Sonic Team (the developers of the Sonic the Hedgehog series), this deceptively simple, fast-paced, and seriously addictive gem of a puzzler challenges you to lead your Chu Chus (mice) around the playfield and into the waiting rockets while avoiding the KapuKapus (cats). These lemming-like rodents only turn right when hitting a wall, object, or corner, and you must figure out where to place arrows in order to get them safely home in this ultimate game of cat and mouse.

Experience an all-new Age!
We recently released the first never-before-seen world within Myst Online: Uru Live. Eder Delin is an all-new garden Age that features the first Myst Online multiplayer puzzle so jump in, meet a new friend or two, and see if you can solve the puzzle. If you get stuck, you can also sneak a hint or two in the Forum section at www.gametap.com/mystonline.

We also recently announced that Myst Online: Uru Live will soon be available for Mac as well. If you know someone who has a Mac with an Intel processor, they'll be able to sign up for Myst Online and the two of you can play together in the same world. More information about the Mac version is available in the What's Happening Now section of the game website at www.gametap.com/mystonline




Episode 3 is almost here!
On Thursday January 25th, Sam & Max Episode 3 ("The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball) premieres exclusively on GameTap. The new episode of the award-winner series begins as Sam & Max are called in to investigate some nefarious activities that may be occuring at Ted E. Bear's Mafia-Free Playland and Casino. Could anything illegal be taking place at a casino that's blatantly advertised as Mafia-Free? Nah.

You'll visit new locations, meet new characters, and play new minigames as you help Sam & Max stop the evil plans of the Toy Mafia. Of course, there's always tons of Sam & Max's trademark humor and the reappearance of a familiar face or two, so get ready to play Episode 3 only on GameTap.


1/25
The GameTap Originals keep coming! Watch out for more hilarity and adventure with Sam & Max and their third episode: Sam & Max� "The Mole, The Mob, The Meatball".

2/01
Feeling like a good challenge? Then have we got the games for you! Challenged Games return with a vengeance this week, with Last Duel, Puzzled (a.k.a. Joy Joy Kid), Son Son, and Tumblepop.

2/15
There's cause for celebration as GameTap Original, Myst Online: Uru Live, emerges from its beta state to finished product.


2/22
Head out on the highway looking for adventure with a truckload of intense driving games. Interstate '76™, Interstate '82™, and Offroad Redneck Racing are just a few speeding their way onto your computer screens this February.




GAMES TO DATE 808


Buku Sudoku (PC-WIN)
The puzzle phenomenon that's been sweeping the nation has just arrived at GameTap! Now you can exercise that grey matter and play at home on your PC while solving countless puzzles using numbers, shapes, pictures, and symbols.

Buku Kakuro (PC-WIN)
Take one part crossword puzzle, mix it up with the number placement of Sudoku and you get Buku Kakuro - a fun and unique logic puzzle game that will keep you challenged and entertained for hours!

Pyramid Magic (Genesis)
This fun puzzle title was originally available to only SEGA owners in Japan, but has now found a home at GameTap. Discover keys, break barriers, and solve devious puzzles in order to escape the Pharaoh's tomb.

Arthur's® Pet Chase (PC-WIN)
Arthur has decided to start his very own pet-sitting business, but in his dreams all the pets have escaped and are roaming free throughout dreamland. Run, jump, fly, and chase your way through 30 levels of arcade action in this fun-filled game.

Arthur's® Computer Adventure (PC-WIN)
Play along with Arthur and friends as they embark on a deep sea adventure to fix the computer before mom gets home. Along the way, learn math, vocabulary, and other important skills as you read - and play - this interactive storybook.

GameTap Tracks: The Hold Steady
Sit back and rock out as Brooklyn-based music group The Hold Steady perform their hit song "Stuck Between Stations" off their latest album Boys and Girls in America - exclusively for GameTap!

Our email address is changing!
Please add [email protected] to your address book!

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kateR wrote:
Could some mod merge threads ?
... or at least close this one ?

same topic over there: http://www.mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6118



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I think it's very very wrong from Gametap's side to announce US-only information when us International users don't get information at the exact same time.. I thought we were way past the time where Gametap treated US and Canadian users better than International users.. What is wrong?
It's like International users are only guests when US and Canadian users are VIP's in MOUL and the whole Gametap service.. I thought Cyan would keep the promise that International users certainly not would be neglected in any way. I see the exact opposite right in this very moment.

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zam wrote:
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@zam: thx, helps us to keep information tight at one place ;-)

...and btw.: I second that Freelanzer! ^^

It's a shame they could'nt give information right at the very same time.
Again we international explorers are helpless, asking ourself : What is going on ?

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I think it's very very wrong from Gametap's side to announce US-only information when us International users don't get information at the exact same time..
I don't follow that. I have the GameTap newsletters at the same time US / Canada does. I suggest you check your mailbox, including spam before you blame GameTap. Which email address did you give GameTap when you set up your account?


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