Friday I reported about rumors (key word being
"rumors" and that I even used the term rumors while most
news sites opted to call it fact...damn, I'm good!) stated on
MSNBC.com about PStwo coming out on October 26th and GTA:SA being
delayed to match this release date for an identical release to boost
the sales of the PStwo. Well, from a new Rumor
Control segment at Gamespot.com (I love this column...had to say
it), they picked apart the rumors from the fact as well as they can
with the knowledge people are willing to let out on the
as far as I can see, GTA:SA will come out on the 26th of October,
despite a week earlier release date being in the works for the
majority of this year. This is, if it holds true, one of the few
times I can think of that Rockstar/Taketwo would actually delay a
much anticipated game (and is there one more anticipated right now
than GTA:SA? I think not). However, the whole release date of the
PStwo, or if it's even ready for release, or what the status of it
is...well, it's all basically in limbo as far as the PR people are
crap load of rumors being called fact all came out when PJ McNealy,
a technology analyst, came out with a report saying that if a new
and smaller PS2 would be coming out, Sony would probably opt for a
release on the 4 year anniversary of the PS2's launch (October
26th). However, this report started to get perceived as fact by many
news organizations and, in turn, it was called fact.
as far as I can piece things together, here's the deal;
Probably will happen at one time or another since Sony can try to
milk a little more out of the sales of PS2 by trying to make it look
a little more on the trendy side. So, for now, it is doubtful to see
a PStwo on October 26th, but it will probably come out sometime in
the near future (as in the next year).
Looks like the date will be October 26th, despite earlier
announcements by Taketwo of a release about a week earlier. This is
pretty rare for Taketwo, but it might be happening this time
around...at least it's only a week and not the year or more delay of
games like Halo 2, Half Life 2, Fable, Doom 3...well, the list goes
on and on...
bundle of GTA:SA with the PStwo: Not happening now, at least. I
don't see this one ever happening, but who knows...
this will be the end of this type of crap-journalism that requires
people not looking into their sources (like seeing if something was
announced by a company as opposed to being anticipated by an
industry analyst...I'm looking at you Reuters, etc).