Here’s another fine article by Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report. It sounds like some people are using Street Fighter IV like it was the GTAIV of the industry to get attention. Read on:
The first ever Play.com Live! event took place in London‘s Wembley Stadium over the weekend — the inaugural event proved a large draw for gamers of all ages, but was also embroiled in controversy.
Upon opening a large number of event visitors were sourly disappointed to find that Capcom were not showing the game and had had no intention to show the eagerly awaited arcade title.
Capcom representatives’ questioned by Stinger representatives, confirmed that they refuted the claims that the game had been planned to be shown, and had already been deluged by visitors at their booth wanting to see the game – angry at its non-appearance.
Capcom had made apologies on Play.com‘s behalf regarding the confusion, though many disgruntled players saw this as a callous and profiteering exercise by the event organizers to increase their visitation.