Source: Gaming site Shacknews, spotting a handful of retailer Web sites.
What we heard: Initially, the PC edition of BioWare's fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins was expected to ship before March 31, 2009. However, to the collective groan of all who had been waiting for the game since it was announced in 2004, EA said in February that the PC edition of the game had been bumped to this fall to coincide with the launch of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. That date was eventually honed down to October 20.
Now, it's possible that even those many months of extra development time won't be quite enough. As first spotted by Shacknews, a handful of retailers have updated their online databases to indicate that Dragon Age has been pushed to November.
GameFly, which owns Shacknews, now lists the Xbox 360 edition of the game for a November 3 release, with the PS3 date pegged to November 19. Tech gear wholesaler Newegg lists both console editions as coming November 4, while the PC edition has retained its October 20 date. CD Universe, on the other hand, has the Xbox 360 and PS3 games holding onto their October 20 date, but the PC edition has been bumped back to November 4.
Notably, two of the largest retailers don't reflect any change at all for the heavily anticipated game. According to Amazon's and GameStop's online databases, Dragon Age remains on track for its announced October 20 launch.
Retailers are often tipped off by publishers of changes in a game's release schedule so that they can accurately allocate shelf space and promotion. However, their online databases are far from the final source of information concerning any given title.
The official story: [UPDATE] Over the weekend, BioWare confirmed that Dragon Age has indeed been pushed back to November. "Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 3rd in North America and November 6 in Europe on the Xbox 360 video game entertainment system and PC. The PlayStation 3 version will follow later in November."
Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus.