September 23rd?

So by now you’ll all probably have read the heavy speculation about September 23rd being the release date. It’s been reported all over the place, mainly because the EA site in Singapore gave that date. We’re bound to find out for sure whether this is the plan or not, it’s plausible but there’s still the guild beta and open beta to get through first.. and some time needed for early access (unless Sept 23rd is that date).

I have no amazing insight into whether this will happen or not. I did glance at my work schedule and figure out it’s not the greatest date for me, nor is it the worst. Except it means we need those big announcements of date and subscription cost quite soon.

Which reminds me, just saw this over at Videogamer and thought you all might be interested in GOA’s comment on the release date:

When contacted for comment this morning GOA refused to confirm or deny the release date, but did provide a statement: “Yes we will be announcing a release date extremely soon.”

Anyway, in the meantime, I thought I’d check out what else happened in history on September 23rd!

  • First commercial production of chewing gum
  • Billy the Kid arrested for the first time
  • Nintendo Koppai (later Nintendo) founded in 1889, made a card game
  • Norway and Sweden sign the Karlsbad treary
  • Euripides, Kubla Khan and Augustus Ceasar born
  • Sigmund Freud, Pablo Neruda and Bob Fosse died

Not a bad little list, eh?

10 Responses

  1. Yes, the damn Norwegians. They should be thankful they are are not ruler over any longer, like giving up some of their oil 😉

    WAR release > Nintento founded
    /flame on! 😉

  2. Ive been convinced for a bit that the absolute earliest that the game could release would be just after Gamesday UK.

    Some more dates to add to the pot.
    From my pre-order on Amazon

    Items not yet shipped:
    Shipping estimate: October 6, 2008 1 of: Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Collector’s Edition [DVD-ROM]
    Sold by:, LLC

    And from the item itself, the open beta access code expires on September 30th.

    The only thing I’d say about the 23rd …. a Tuesday?

  3. “extremely soon”! That’s better than “Soon (TM)”. 🙂

    Oh, I just remembered that September 23rd was my first day of Army basic training (a long, long time ago).

  4. 1884 – Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine. (IBM)

    Without him, we wouldn’t be playing WAR…not that I am now.

  5. Hehe, I knew everyone would enjoy playing the Sept 23rd game! Will have to update it when we have an actual date.

    I agree a tuesday is strange Ardua, but if that was the early access day, and the game itself released on the friday – then I’d think that was a bit more normal.

  6. Tuesday’s are the typical release day for new games in North America (which makes sense why it is speculated to be the 23rd).

  7. And it’s my birthday!!!

  8. @regis

    lol, interesting. But without Nintendo who knows what video gaming would be today.

  9. According to Illuminati, all incidents and events are connected to the number 23!

  10. Well, 23 is also one of the Lost numbers ;p

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