NEW: You asked, we listened! Our release calendar is now available for both EU and US regions!
You know what it’s like, browsing your local games shop trying to decide what to spend your hard earned cash on. Every now and then there’s something in the back of your mind insisting you should hold on for another week in case something else crops up, so you head home empty handed only to find the game you’re waiting for has been delayed by a few months. Damn.
Well, worry no more. With The Gaming Review’s exclusive release calendar you can carry an up to date, automatically updated release calendar with you wherever you go. As long as you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or Android device you can just whip your gadget out and quickly check any confirmed EU or US PS3 and 360 release dates.
Not only that, but you can set this up on your desktop computer as well. Using Outlook 2007 or 2010, iCal on OSX or Google Calendars you can be sat at your desk with instant access to our up to date release dates. Once you’ve set it up (which takes seconds) that’s all you’ll ever need to do; the calendar will update itself regularly with newly announced release dates as well as correcting any dates that have been brought forward or delayed.
You won’t find this on any other gaming site – this really is the only place you can subscribe to a regularly updated calendar of PS3 or 360 updates. So how do you get it set up? It’s very very easy, just follow the steps for the relevant bit of kit you’d like to use it on. Don’t forget you can easily subscribe to multiple release calendars, just repeat the instructions for each calendar.
iPhone or iPad
Easy one this – just browse to this page using Safari on your device and click the relevant PS3 or 360 image below. You’ll be asked if you want to subscribe; once you’ve picked the Subscribe option you’re done. Your calendar app will be full of upcoming releases for your choice of formats and will refresh itself at regular intervals without you having to do anything.
Outlook or iCal
Whether you’re on a PC or Mac you can set up the calendar in either of these programs easily. Again, open this page in your browser and click on the link below depending on which calendar you want. The relevant software should load and ask you to confirm a few settings. The defaults are normally fine – once you’ve confirmed the settings the calendar should be imported and be ready to use.
Mozilla’s free email software has a host of add-ons, including the fairly brilliant Lightning which brings calendar functionality. Not only that, once you’ve installed Lightning (from here) you can set up a new calendar and follow the iCal wizard to subscribe to the calendars.
Google Calendar (for use with Android or web browsers)
When setting this up with Google Calendar there are a few more steps but it’s still nice and easy. Make sure you are logged into your Google Calendar (https://www.google.com/calendar/) and look for a section on the left called “Other calendars” – Click the Add link and choose Add by URL. Copy the address of the calendar you’d like to use (they’re next to the images below) and click Add Calendar. Everything will be imported and, again, keep itself up to date.
This is a new and exciting development for us and something we’ll be adding to and improving over time. If you’ve got any comments, problems, suggestions or questions then please either contact us using the option on the top menu or leave us a comment on this page. And obviously, if you know someone who might benefit from this then pass it on, you never know when it might come in handy!