Why can I only see US release dates?

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#1 Edited by Raeldor (770 posts) -

I used to be able to see release dates for ALL regions, including Japan. Now I only see the US. Is this going to be like that episode of Mystery Science theatre where we see a spinning globe with only the US on it? There are other countries in the world, you know! :P

#2 Posted by GeminiEntity (1183 posts) -

It's even worse than that. Games that were not even released in the US are still listed with the "US release date" title. The database is just broken.

#3 Posted by edgework (352 posts) -

@Raeldor said:

I used to be able to see release dates for ALL regions, including Japan. Now I only see the US. Is this going to be like that episode of Mystery Science theatre where we see a spinning globe with only the US on it? There are other countries in the world, you know! :P

Look to the right of the page in the 'Filter Games" box. There's a 'Region' option. That's what you're looking for.

#4 Edited by dab198 (3905 posts) -

@edgework said:

@Raeldor said:

I used to be able to see release dates for ALL regions, including Japan. Now I only see the US. Is this going to be like that episode of Mystery Science theatre where we see a spinning globe with only the US on it? There are other countries in the world, you know! :P

Look to the right of the page in the 'Filter Games" box. There's a 'Region' option. That's what you're looking for.

It would be much more useful if these dates also showed up on the game pages. Maybe even using some geolocation on IP addresses to show the "best" release date instead, or giving us an option to set which region's date we want to see by default. US dates aren't much use to me, except for games that have a worldwide release date.

This wasn't an issue when there were regional GameSpot sites, as you always saw the date most relevant to you.

#5 Edited by GeminiEntity (1183 posts) -

Why can't we just have them all listed on the game page? As this new way is clearly causing a problem if a game isn't released in the US, given it lists every game as a US title...

Seriously, this new site just seems more tedious. Now instead of seeing all release dates, we must search for the game first. Which isn't even working for me at this moment. I typed in the exact title and region, even the platform, game didn't show up.