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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:57 PM

Hey guys.

My pop's birthday is on the 16th and he lives out of the city limits. If I were to be at gamestop by 11:00 or 11:30 would that be okay or do you have to be there at a certain time? I never really done the midnight releases. I will probably get out early enough. If not i'd rather be with my dad anyway and will just pick it up on the 17th. I was just curious because I only been to one midnight release a long time ago and they were weird with the people who showed up at like 11:45ish... I had to be there at like 9 or something and I just sit in my car and listen to music lol.

 

I'll probably just pick it up on the 17th. Is there a certain time with most gamestops they like you to be there though for future notice? I just remember everyone was mad at the people who showed up at like 11:50 when people had been standing there from like 9:00 lol

 

Thanks guys 

 


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

Uh.. at midnight? 00:00 aka 12:00 am


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

Midnight release maeby starts at midnight

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Really the time doesn't really matter, just try and get there before 1 AM. Most people like the overall atmosphere of waiting in line with a bunch of guys who are just excited as you, but I've showed up to a midnight launch multiple times around 12:30 when there aren't many people left just so I could walk in and walk out quickly.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

Believe you answered your question in your question. Midnight

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

im guessing midnight local time


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

Really the time doesn't really matter, just try and get there before 1 AM. Most people like the overall atmosphere of waiting in line with a bunch of guys who are just excited as you, but I've showed up to a midnight launch multiple times around 12:30 when there aren't many people left just so I could walk in and walk out quickly.

 

Righton that sounds like what I will probably do. I got massive social anxiety and hate standing in lines etc. I may just pick it up in the morning on the 17th too. 

 

Thanks everyone. I know it's called a midnight release but I remember at the last one they got pissed if people showed up at 12:00... huh.  :lol:


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:13 PM Edited by mikekolesar, 09 September 2013 - 05:13 PM.

Lol at all the kids who has never been to a midnight release and are being smart asses in response to the OP.

 

To answer your question OP you can go there as early as you would like that day, I believe. For all of the Call of Dutys I got there around 8pm and was around 10th in line and waited for 4 hours. You can easily just go at 11 and get a decent spot. If your local gamestop manager isn't retarded they will have a familiarized system planned so the line moves super fast. 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

We don't know. We don't know how big the shop is, how many people have preordered from said shop, we don't know if the person serving is actually a meerkat in disguise...

if your worried, get there earlier, if your not, rock up at midnight.

You takes ya chances.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:14 PM

have you tried calling the store? I mean they would give you a better answer then people on the internet.  

 

Also I'm sure it starts at midnight


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:15 PM

This is funny

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

You can get there by 11;59 and be fine. They encourage people to come a little earlier to pay off their preorder so that when 12;00 comes along everybody is in and out as soon as possible.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

you can queue up whenever you want, but the doors usually dont open untill midnight, if the shop is nice they may let you stand inside but sales arent done before 00:00


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

They can't start selling until 12:01AM according to the store I'll be going to. I'll probably roll up around 9:30/10pm so I can find somewhere to park (there's no car parks near the place and its in a big busy town) So I'll rock up take a ticket and probably go sit back in the car if the weathers bad or the crowd is bad. Hell even like one guy said you could just show up at midnight itself and see if the crowds have died down a little.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

Call Gamestop.. And ask them.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'm glad to inform you, it start's at Midnight!  :colgate:


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

These guys are all wrong... Midnight release starts at 8am

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

GTA V doesn't exist.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:56 PM Edited by RockStarG, 09 September 2013 - 05:59 PM.

Lol you guys can be brutal man.  :lol:  Alright I think I am set. I just didn't know if they closed the doors at midnight or what. Thanks for the helpful replies to those of you that were kind enough to not be a smartass :p 


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:58 PM

Lol you guys can be brutal man.  :lol:  Alright I think I am set. I just didn't know if they closed the doors at midnight or what.

They OPEN the doors at midnight. You'll be all good


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:58 PM

No, you can't be this stupid I won't allow it. It's simply impossible.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Gonna take a wild guess and go with....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..... midnight.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

It's starts at 7:00 AM, or sometimes a bit earlier, 6:30 if the shop owner wakes up earlier to go to work.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

10:30-11pm probably.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

my reaction to this thread

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Apparently all these guys live in butt f*ck nowhere with a total population of 1,253 people and 44 Gamestops in their little town

To the OP, the earlier you arrive, the better your spot. My recommendation would be to show up anytime after the store's regular operating hours. I'll expect to be at mine between 10:30 and 11

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hey guys.
My pop's birthday is on the 16th and he lives out of the city limits. If I were to be at gamestop by 11:00 or 11:30 would that be okay or do you have to be there at a certain time? I never really done the midnight releases. I will probably get out early enough. If not i'd rather be with my dad anyway and will just pick it up on the 17th. I was just curious because I only been to one midnight release a long time ago and they were weird with the people who showed up at like 11:45ish... I had to be there at like 9 or something and I just sit in my car and listen to music lol.
 
I'll probably just pick it up on the 17th. Is there a certain time with most gamestops they like you to be there though for future notice? I just remember everyone was mad at the people who showed up at like 11:50 when people had been standing there from like 9:00 lol
 
Thanks guys


The Gamestop here in Richmond Virginia said that midnight release starts at 10p, and they are doing the actual release in groups according to how early you came to pay off the game. The closer you are at 10p toclaim your game, the quicker you receive it after 12. As for just paying when you get it, that starts at 12a

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

There is no picture of facepalm that is big enough for this thread.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

I dont usually post on these forums and only just lurk but I had to reply to this thread. GOD DAMN! This just proves that people do not really read the OP but just reply using the title of the thread. READ people, the OP knows its a midnight release, he is asking when should he get there.

 

like some one said earlier, this is a giant facepalm and that might be an understatement too!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:20 PM

At my Gamestop you have to go there before midnight & pay for the game. Their official launch party thing starts at like 9:00 PM, but you can go really any time to pay off your copy. Then at midnight everyone will have already paid, so you just get in line & walk up, they hand you your copy, & you leave. Thats it.

 

They are supposed to hand out 500 copies in about 15 minutes. Its super easy when everyone has already paid.





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