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Specifying regions in news articles
« on: December 08, 2014, 05:51:40 AM »
Every so often you guys will bring us news like "Game x is coming to PSN" or similar. It would be nice if you would standardised specifying the region that this news is applicable to since it's not always there. I get that the staff is mostly based in the US but you have a lot of European (like myself), Australian etc. readers that would benefit from the news being a little more specific regarding regions.
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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 05:58:45 AM »
I agree! Though I think we do this mostly.

I'm Australian, and I proof and post almost every news article that goes up on the site. I generally do try to keep an eye on it, but some do slip past me. Also, unfortunately, we often are only given a NA release date when we get sent press releases/research info, so information for other regions just isn't available. I suspect there have been some articles though where, when we only have a NA date, we don't specify a region.

We've actually made a concerted effort over the past year or so to include more dates for other regions. 2+ years ago, it was pretty much exclusively NA dates posted. We'll continue to try and up our game! Thanks for the feedback, Maxx.

Edit - Oh, to clarify: Getting release dates for regions other than Europe/NA is pretty much unheard of. So, when I'm saying we "already to this mostly" they're what I'm talking about. Though Europe and Oceania tend to share release dates.
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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 04:29:47 PM »
I agree! Though I think we do this mostly.

I'm Australian, and I proof and post almost every news article that goes up on the site. I generally do try to keep an eye on it, but some do slip past me. Also, unfortunately, we often are only given a NA release date when we get sent press releases/research info, so information for other regions just isn't available. I suspect there have been some articles though where, when we only have a NA date, we don't specify a region.

We've actually made a concerted effort over the past year or so to include more dates for other regions. 2+ years ago, it was pretty much exclusively NA dates posted. We'll continue to try and up our game! Thanks for the feedback, Maxx.

Edit - Oh, to clarify: Getting release dates for regions other than Europe/NA is pretty much unheard of. So, when I'm saying we "already to this mostly" they're what I'm talking about. Though Europe and Oceania tend to share release dates.

Right, so I've always wondered, since you're Australian, and it's tomorrow in Australia, do you post the news on the site marked yesterday? Or today? (which is tomorrow).


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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 04:34:18 PM »
Actually, it's today here and yesterday in America. ;)

I post news from the future to the past, since all dates on the site are North American!



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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 04:50:46 PM »
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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 03:06:15 AM »

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Re: Specifying regions in news articles
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 04:44:51 AM »
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