Skyrim comes out on Remembrance Day... ?

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#1  Edited By xyzygy

So Skyrim comes out on Remembrance Day. I realize that they wanted to go for the whole 11/11/11 thing but why release a game when stores are CLOSED?!

This means that we'll have to wait until the following Monday to get the game, regardless. Unless the shipments do actually come in and are on shelves on the Saturday.

Does anyone else find this weird?

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#2  Edited By bioblood22

Only closed in Canada...not the rest of the world.

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#3  Edited By Firepaw

Remembrance Day? What is that? Some American thing?

Well stores are open here, but if they are closed where you live then Bethesda fucked up big time...

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#4  Edited By spazmaster666

Since Remembrance Day isn't celebrated in the US and Europe (except for UK) and most other countries in the world, it's probably not gonna be a big deal in terms of first-day sales. Not to mention, there will be a significant number of people who have orderd it online.

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#5  Edited By xyzygy

@bioblood22 said:

Only closed in Canada...not the rest of the world.

That's what I mean. So for fellow Canadians, what does this mean? Does anyone who works at HMV / WalMart / EB Games / whatever else know anything about this? Will we be able to get the game Saturday?

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#6  Edited By KowalskiManDown

Stores are open here in the UK, we just do the minutes silence thing at 11am.

Sounds like this only affects your country.

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#7  Edited By bioblood22

@xyzygy said:

@bioblood22 said:

Only closed in Canada...not the rest of the world.

That's what I mean. So for fellow Canadians, what does this mean? Does anyone who works at HMV / WalMart / EB Games / whatever else know anything about this? Will we be able to get the game Saturday?

I don't know sorry. I live in the US.

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#8  Edited By bibamatt

We have Remembrance Day in the UK (it's a big deal!) but I don't think our stores close? Is it a proper national holiday in Canada?

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#9  Edited By KowalskiManDown

@xyzygy said:

@bioblood22 said:

Only closed in Canada...not the rest of the world.

That's what I mean. So for fellow Canadians, what does this mean? Does anyone who works at HMV / WalMart / EB Games / whatever else know anything about this? Will we be able to get the game Saturday?

Surely if you preorder it online, you'd just get it anyway?

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#10  Edited By xyzygy

@bibamatt said:

We have Remembrance Day in the UK (it's a big deal!) but I don't think our stores close? Is it a proper national holiday in Canada?

Yep, we've always had the day off school and for some reason this year my university has the day before it off too.

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#11  Edited By spazmaster666

@xyzygy said:

That's what I mean. So for fellow Canadians, what does this mean? Does anyone who works at HMV / WalMart / EB Games / whatever else know anything about this? Will we be able to get the game Saturday?

Isn't EB Games open on Remembrance Day? I would assume other major chains would be open as well.

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#12  Edited By xyzygy

@spazmaster666: Is it? I had always thought that all stores were closed on Remembrance Day...

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#13  Edited By spazmaster666

@xyzygy said:

@spazmaster666: Is it? I had always thought that all stores were closed on Remembrance Day...

It is according to this link

I guess it would depend on where you live.

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#14  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming

Oh Canada, Oh Canada. Maybe you can move the Remembrance day a day before, or later.

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#16  Edited By Burns098356GX

@xyzygy said:

So Skyrim comes out on Remembrance Day. I realize that they wanted to go for the whole 11/11/11 thing but why release a game when stores are CLOSED?!

This means that we'll have to wait until the following Monday to get the game, regardless. Unless the shipments do actually come in and are on shelves on the Saturday.

Does anyone else find this weird?

Not every province observes that as a stat holiday. Most of the country still operates.

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#17  Edited By metalmoog

Yeah I'm in Alberta and Future Shop is open on Remembrance Day according to the employee I talked to on the phone.

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#18  Edited By groin

The IBM compatible version on Steam can be downloaded on that day instead. There are no holidays on the internet.

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#19  Edited By project343

@xyzygy: This is why you pre-purchase on Steam. Always. :D

Expecting to be fully pre-loaded and playing at 12:01am. I know this isn't always the case, but I guarantee that I'll be playing it before stores typically open (at like 9am)! :P

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#20  Edited By bicycleham

Wait, you mean Veterans' Day?

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#21  Edited By Marcsman

Remember what?

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#22  Edited By Cloudenvy

@Marcsman said:

Remember what?

Canada.

; )

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#23  Edited By Dagbiker

What are you remembering

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#24  Edited By AlexW00d

Wallmarts close?

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#25  Edited By AlexW00d

@Marcsman said:

Remember what?

@Dagbiker said:

What are you remembering

All the people who died during the War(s).

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#26  Edited By Stingraymond

@Cloudenvy said:

@Marcsman said:

Remember what?

Canada.

; )

Or you know.. the end of fucking World War I and paying a bit of respect to all the servicemen and women who have died since then serving their countries. Douche.

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#27  Edited By Cloudenvy

@Stingraymond said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Marcsman said:

Remember what?

Canada.

; )

Or you know.. the end of fucking World War I and paying a bit of respect to all the servicemen and women who have died since then serving their countries. Douche.

Yes, because I cracked a joke about Canada I am obviously a douche. : )

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#28  Edited By Jimbo

I'm going to remember by killing a fucking dragon, just like Saint George would have wanted.

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#29  Edited By Mattalorian

It's unfortunate, but I would guess that having a memorable release date like 11/11/11 is worth it, even though a portion of the audience can't pick it up on day one. Also, I think it matters little to PC gamers, because very few people buy retail PC games anyway. Could be wrong, but I would imagine that a good portion of the overall sales of Oblivion were on PC. So yeah, it's a bummer, but I'm sure it makes financial sense for Bethesda, otherwise they just would've chose a different release date.

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#30  Edited By canucks23

Most stores here in Alberta are open on Remembrance day.

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#31  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

What about a midnight release? Is that an option for you?

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#32  Edited By RageExpressive

Armistice Day is a day of quiet reflection and thanks for those serving and those who have fallen in service within the UK on the 11th November.

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#34  Edited By xyzygy

What's with people assuming that others are getting the PC version? I like boxes, even if I was getting it on PC I would want the disc version.

@BirdkeeperDan said:

It's not a statuatory holiday for over half of the Canadian population. see http://www.statutoryholidays.com/ It's pretty bad that people don't know what Veterans/Armistice/Remembrance Day is. So if you read this then remember the different names and that it happens Nov 11th. I don't think it is that wierd but maybe the small negative impact might counteract the small positive impact from people being able to remember 11/11/11.

Oh wow thanks. I'm in Nova Scotia and it's apparently an optional Holiday. Maybe I'll be able to get it after all!

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#35  Edited By chawliemurphy

I actually went into an EB cause I was concerned about this as well, major retailers (inculding EB) will be open in Canada on Remembrance day.

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#36  Edited By Shady1992

I'd suggest buying the game through Steam

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#37  Edited By ckeats

My local "not EB Games" game store is closed that day so he told me to "check the day before or earlier the week" Boo yeah.

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#38  Edited By astonish

Most stores are only closed until mid day. I know the gamestops/EB here in Ottawa were telling preorder people that they won't open until noon.

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#39  Edited By Bwast

Everything's closed on the 11th here. That's what happens when you live in a place with more trees than people.

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#40  Edited By ArbitraryWater

So wait, the Canadians and the British both have their own names for Veteran's Day (i.e. the holiday meant to mark the end of World War I)? That's kind of nifty.

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#41  Edited By Donkeycow

@ArbitraryWater said:

So wait, the Canadians and the British both have their own names for Veteran's Day (i.e. the holiday meant to mark the end of World War I)? That's kind of nifty.

We're allowed to have our own name for the event haha, seeing as we fought from beginning to end unlike a certain other country :p

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#42  Edited By ShadowConqueror

@ArbitraryWater: It was called Armistice Day in America too for a few years before eventually changing to Veteran's day.

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#43  Edited By fattony12000

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

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#44  Edited By jakob187

I remember...just like it was yesterday...

Never forget. <>

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#45  Edited By Vinny_Says

I work on friday so I'm assuming it's not just my stupid company but most places that are open or operating on sunday hours. If they are operating on sunday hours I'll have to leave work for the best buy across the street to buy skyrim and make it back in 10 minutes max...

don't fret I'm sure stores will be open

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#46  Edited By Three0neFive

I actually just thought of this earlier today.

Then I realized I'm buying it on Steam.

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#47  Edited By Patman99

Pretty sure the big companies and malls are open on Remembrance Day in Canada. Just the smaller businesses that close so there is probably a chance that one store is going to be open.

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#48  Edited By FluxWaveZ

I live in Canada. I have school on the 11th. What the hell?

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#49  Edited By izzygraze

Canada post isn't shipping anything that day at least. I chose the 2-3 day shipping and it's scheduled to arrive Nov 16th or 17th.

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#50  Edited By Lukeweizer

They're not closed on a Remembrance Day, they just have holiday hours. You can still go get it.

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