Suggestion Countdowns for highly anticipated game releases on the home page?

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  1. Sinon
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    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

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    As the title says I think it would be cool to have a countdown (or countdowns) running on the home page for highly anticipated game releases
     
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Sounds like a cool idea but also bad at the same time. If they don't do most games, someone will wonder "Why wasn't the game I was looking forward to playing listed" or something like that. :ninja:
     
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    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

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    If "X" game is not considered highly anticipated it just won't be listed

    I honestly don't see people complaining
     
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  4. ShonenJump

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    i would like to see this. i remember gbatemp front page with scene releases although of course there wasn't a countdown for that. Love the see actual Game releases. But isn't the front page a bit full right now with The download section and webcomic? Unless we can add/remove the sections.
     
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    Well, I didn't take that into consideration
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Do we stop the clock when a Scene release hits?
     
  7. AmandaRose

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    And how exactly would it work as we still live in an age where diferent countries get games on different days/weeks sometimes still it's many months later. Which country would be used for the countdown!? If you use USA then how is that fair for people in Europe/Japan ect ect.
     
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    I love the idea as an optional widget, but as mentioned by amadarose, what do we do for different timezones?
     
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  9. The Minish LAN

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    Base it on system clock, maybe? I remember being able to do that with some JS code.
    EDIT: Actually, would timezones matter if it's a countdown?
     
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  10. duwen

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    If it's 'highly anticipated' why would you need a countdown? Anyone 'anticipating' it will know when it's out...
     
  11. Sinon
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    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

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    Make it based on you'r phone's timezone (it is posible but may require more time to set up)

    It been an optional widget sounds good to me
    Good question
     
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  12. osaka35

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    I could also see this sort of thing having its own...section? or dedicated thing? something where everything is sorted by console, sorted by closest to be released, and some sorting options. Though all that script might make things a bit rough X'D But I do like the idea. I miss so many of the minor and major releases, releases I'd probably like to at least look into. To be honest, I haven't ever thought to look for any sites that do this already, but it seems like a nice idea.
     
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  13. Shadowfied

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    I like it!

    As for regional release differences, could be multiple dates behind the scenes, but display only the one for the users current region (an expand button or something on the widget to show all release times would be cool as well though).
     
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    It can be based on the region set in your GBATemp user profile.
     
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