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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

Here are links to lists of stores opening at midnight on the 28th. If you find any more, post them, and we'll update the list. A number of the stores will only stay open for 15-30 minutes after midnight. Some stores might sell out, so it would probably be a good idea to show up a little early in case there's a line.

Australia
EB (No list, but several people have said it's all stores. Might want to ring them to be sure.)

Belgium
GameMania (+ free posters - only preorders)
At The Movies - Wetteren
Extrazone

Canada
Future Shop
Wal-Mart

Denmark
Blockbuster
EB (Another with no list, supposedly all stores.)

Finland
Tilt (I can't read the site to find a list. blush.gif YukiEiri says a few are opening though)
VPD

Ireland
Xtravision (no list, should be all stores nationwide though)

Netherlands
Mediamarkt (can't find a list of stores, but several people have reported midnight openings)

New Zealand
EB (all stores?)

Norway
•Spaceworld - Oslo (opens midnight, no list.)
•Game - Bogstadveien, Oslo; Kirkegata

South Africa
BT Games

Sweden
•Game- Malmö (possibly more/all?)

UK
Game
Asda (all stores)
Gamestation (probably all stores, but they don't have a list..)
HMV (no list of stores on site, might want to call first)

USA
GameStop/EB
Best Buy
Blockbuster (site is crap, but most will probably stay open a bit after midnight to sell IV)
Hastings (this guy got an e-mail from customer service saying they'll be open)
•Wal-Mart (if your local store is open 24/7, then you should be able to get the game at midnight)

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:23 PM

Wow. I didn't know my local store would be doing it. I wish I could have went now.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:25 PM

Ok, if you have a copy pre-ordered, do you necassarily have to go to a Midnight Release to get it? Or can you wait later that day to pick it up. I mean, the whole point of pe-ordering is to ensure you get a copy on release day right?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:38 PM

most places like game stop will hold your reservation for 48 hours so you can indeed go mid-day on tuesday or wednesday and still get your reserved copy.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:41 PM

Sweet. That's probably what I will do then. I don't feel like waiting in a line for several hours.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:34 PM

Gamestation are. Walking past one of their branches earlier was a poster in the window saying "This store will be opening at 00:01 to release GTA IV".

I know Game owns Gamestation, but alot of people don't know this.

For reference, I'm in Southampton, England.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:17 PM

yeah gamestation in Edinburgh are doing it too, but there is:
strictly no under 18's - pre-orders only - no trade in's on the night and are open from 11.30 pm

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:23 PM

Gamestation in the UK are definatley opening at midnight mate.

I have been on the phone to them none stop and will be there for the release cnt wait smile.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:24 PM

I'm attending the midnight opening at GameStop in the Dartmouth Mall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

EDIT - Nevermind blush.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:31 PM

Just got a phonecall from Gamestation in the UK of a midnight release. Yey!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:38 PM

many blockbusters in england are joining the fun, kingsmead

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:06 PM

What's the deal with Wal-Mart? Are they taking preorders or first come first serve at midnight?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:10 PM

Anyone from Dublin know if gamestop donaghmede are doing a midnight release

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:35 PM

Australia
EB Games

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:43 PM

Eb games winnipeg up on kennasten <-spelling on that street mite be need...is having a midnight release.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:45 PM

Blockbuster in Glasgow are doing it aswell . Byres Road is the place to be at 12 biggrin.gif icon14.gif

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:56 PM

I know that most Ebgames shops in Australia are

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:56 PM

Game Crazy is doing a midnight release as well...at least in the Philly area.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:59 PM

I've never done a midnight/wait in line purchase, but now that my store is doing it and it's GTAIV there's no way I can resist. It ought to be quite entertaining and embarrassing. Though I'd be surprised if more than ten people were at the GameStop in Hadley, MA at midnight I can at least pray for one teenage boy dragging his tired parents along.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:04 PM

As far as I know gamestation are not owned by Game.

Gamestation in Reading is doing an 00:01 launch. Will it be really busy? Ive got my preorder there but I dont know if i need to get there early and que, there are 2 Game stores in Reading also doing the launch aswell as several supermarkets and blockbusters, so I'm not expecting it to be stupidly busy.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:54 PM

All Gamestops in the Iowa & Illinois Quad Cities are opening at midnight CDT (central daylight time) I will be at the West Kimberly store next to Walmart!! cool.gif

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:21 AM

does anybody know if they're sreeling it in el salvador

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:26 AM

Both game stops in the mall in huntsville alabama will be open midnight cookie.gif cookie.gif cookie.gif

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:22 AM

My local HMV (Southampton, UK) reckoned that they might be opening at midnight. They said 'watch the front window for a sign, nearer the time'. Still no sign yet, however. confused.gif They opened at midnight for GTA:SA, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:21 AM

the game crazy where i ordered mine(maryland) is having a midnight release... if that is anyhelp to anyone.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:52 AM

Some, if not all, EB Games locations in Ontario (maybe all of Canada) are doing midnight releases - opening at 12:01AM, closing at 2 I think. Got the phone call just an hour or two ago.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:09 AM

in reference to the Australian midnight launches, i'm not sure if there are any Aussies from Tassie here, but i know my local store in Glenorchy is doing one (my friend works for them so i get prime position biggrin.gif ) and pretty much every store in the Hobart area is doing them. I would think that if a place as small as Tassie/Hobart is doing them, then big ciities such as Sydney and Melbourne would be doing them!

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:19 AM

Game crazy is having a release party from 800 to 1200 on the 28

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:22 AM

In Finland shop called Tilt is selling XBox360 arcade and GTA IV to the first five for 1€, that's about 1,6$

Helsinki Citykäytävä and Tampere Tuomiokirkonkatu stores will open at 00:00.


***** EDIT *****
Normal prize for the game is 69,95€
and 99,95€ for the special edition.




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