Midnight Release Faces [Pic]

Submitted by: collegebound 4 years ago in Entertainment

I still reek of failed mother"s dreams, stale boiled hot dogs, and BO...
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Male 2,619
Luckily for me, I finished work at 2am (wait, what? I`m lucky?) so waltzed straight into Asda (UK equivalent of Walmart) and bought GTA V.
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Male 5,094
madduck: Hahaha! I see what you did there! :D
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Male 5,872
Spot-on Ferdy.
I have time-slipped by 6-12 months. This means that I buy top dollar movies at a quarter of the initial price.
Mobile phone? Last year`s `Blimey-That`s-Good` model is half-or third the price of original release.
Clothes? End of season sales.
I get laughed at a lot, but who cares? I get to have exactly the same as everyone else, just a year later, at significantly less.
(Sadly this does not apply to beer or food)
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Male 1,983
Just wait until the next day and download the pirated torrent.
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Male 13,630
I nigh on never buy anything bang on new
always wait 6 months, DVDs games, etc..
its good, always have a good flow of stuff if you carry it on
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Male 352
Digital download people! Oh wait, it`s a console release.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`d rather wait another 6 months and buy it for less than half the original price.[/quote]

I buy most of my games on gog.com. No DRM at all and the usual price is under $10. $6 is common. As little as $2 during their sales. Sure, the games are usually old (it was called "Good Old Games" until it started selling new games as well) but there are good games in there.

Worth a look if you`re gaming on PC. They do new indie games as well now, along with new games from the dev that`s part of the same company. The last game I pre-ordered was from gog - Witcher 2, which I bought solely to support their policy of no DRM, at all, ever, even on brand new big-budget games. I never even played it.
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Male 768
There was about 300 people at the place I went to for the midnight launch.. Took an hour to get my game.. NEVER AGAIN.
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Male 40,728
Apparently there`s a "party atmosphere" as geeks of a feather flock together.

IDK though, I`ve never done it!
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Male 510
I`d rather wait another 6 months and buy it for less than half the original price.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I can`t grasp standing in line for something that you can walk into any store and buy a couple days later without waiting at all. [/quote]

It`s even worse than that, because you can do that later the same day. You`ll probably have been waiting months for the game anyway, so I don`t understand why queuing in the street in the middle of the night is worth doing in order to get the game a few hours earlier.

But hey, if people want to do that then that`s fine by me. I`ll just stroll into the shop in the afternoon and not queue at all or I`ll buy a digital copy from my comfy chair at home (which I could start playing at exactly release time, while the people were still in a queue).
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Male 2,436
I picked up a copy at 5:30 PM. No line.
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Male 3,668
"what am i doing with my life?" definitely crossed my mind several times when i was standing in line for gta 5. stood in line for half an hour freezing my ass off. i didnt even play it when i got home, i just went straight to bed.
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Male 2,516
I get out of the line at the bus stop if there`s no chance I`ll be able to sit. There`s no way I`m getting in line for the release of anything
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Male 833
@HolyGod
it is indeed baffling
especially when you can pre-order at any game store to guarantee your copy will be there whenever you have the time to pick it up
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Male 9,738
I wouldn`t stand in line for much of anything.

However I at least get the standing in line for concert tickets or a black friday deal, because if you don`t there and wait you won`t get it.

I can`t grasp standing in line for something that you can walk into any store and buy a couple days later without waiting at all.

Can someone explain it?
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Male 14,331
[quote]Especially when the release is on a tuesday. [/quote]

So you got GTA V too huh?? I went after work and there was still a line for it of about 15 to 20 people never seen that before.... Oh to have a fraction of the money this games going to make!!
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Male 625
@madduck - Ever want anything? Something hyped for months? A few hours earlier can be worth hanging out in a line for an hour at midnight. Especially when the release is on a tuesday.

Should I make a joke regarding the 40-49 calling midnight the `middle of the night`? Nah, I`ll be there soon enough :)
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Female 8,045
nickel2- take it you do your own laundry then..
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Male 5,872
I haven`t had a midnight release for years now.
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Female 8,045
So, let me get this straight. Because I struggle- people get up in the middle of the night simply to buy something hours earlier than otherwise? A thing which will continue to be sold for as long as people want it? Okaaaaayy...
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Male 40,728
Nice one! I think it covers all the bases. Basics? Something like that.
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Male 3,745
Link: Midnight Release Faces [Pic] [Rate Link] - I still reek of failed mother`s dreams, stale boiled hot dogs, and BO...
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