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Todmcfly

Warning, Dangers of midnight release

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Todmcfly

I'm assuming due to the popularity of this game that the midnight release crowds will get rather large.

 

I have been a law enforcement officer (on patrol for 7 years now) and have personally taken robbery reports from people who have been robbed (at gun point) while waiting in line.

 

So just a friendly reminder to everyone, be aware of your surroundings when in line. I personally have the night off so I will be armed in the line while waiting (think free security). I may be a 30 year old adult but I've been playing gta since I was a kid! Random topic I know but I think it is more relevant than most the other topics right now. Don't get robbed in real life, save that for Los Santos, see ya guys online.

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elite378

'MURICA

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JoM

Yea I remember this happening at the release of gta4 over in Ireland here,pathetic,but a good heads up for people who haven't queued before

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oblivionskate

thanks for the heads up, it's easy to get caught off gaurd do to your excitement for the game, I imagine it will be even worst when the new console come out this November

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Kevstyle

Good reminder for people that do this ;) But I have it at my door on release date :D (Postal Delivery)

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Cforumlbgfeva

That's why I'm only buying the game in the mid day during open daylight!!!! safety first!

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AtomicPunk

If your a good cop who really knows how the world is, then you'd encourage people to do like me; To carry a .45 LEGALLY with a concealed weapons permit.

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ItsNavin

I had a friend who was robbed his Collectors Edition of CoD MW3. He saw a van pull up and slowly follow him and some guy ran out as a distraction and another one came from behind him and grabbed his bag.

 

but for OP: That's a kind reminder. Thanks :)

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WildBrick142

My preorder is at a Gamestop inside a Shopping Centre (Which will probably be closed at that time) so I will not be on Midnight release.

 

Thanks for the reminder though :^:

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Todmcfly

whachu look like? a negga need to know who to run from.

Hhaha well I look like almost every cop out here in California, White, 6-2 with a shaved head. But don't worry I won't chase you I want my copy of gta too badly.

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truespur

im straight robbin mofos when they come out the store

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NorthofSeattle

I go to the local Fred Meyers for midnight releases and thankfully, not many people seem to go there :D

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Todmcfly

If your a good cop who really knows how the world is, then you'd encourage people to do like me; To carry a .45 LEGALLY with a concealed weapons permit.

I'm all for concealed weapon permits, but sadly in the county I'm in( in California) they are rather hard to get.....

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Lurk101

I will arm myself also, with my good old knife. My buddy on the other hand has a concealed carry permit... so we should be all good.

 

I live in a good area, but there has been some robberies going around lately.

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MichaelTn21

thanks for the heads up, it's easy to get caught off gaurd do to your excitement for the game, I imagine it will be even worst when the new console come out this November

 

It's coming out in February 2014 (the 20th to be exact) not in November. :)

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theworldfamous

yes the prospect of an armed ex cop in line with me is very reassuring

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GTAboob

Yup, gotta love the indoors :D

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Winston Smith

Just wait untill PS4 comes out. I remember riots, and robberies when 3 came out so I would expect more of the same.

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Todmcfly

yes the prospect of an armed ex cop in line with me is very reassuring

Hey I'm not an ex-cop still currently employed and I got a good packet no trouble at all

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hsthompson

Then I'll utilize my CCL

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MovieGuy786

I'm assuming due to the popularity of this game that the midnight release crowds will get rather large.

 

I have been a law enforcement officer (on patrol for 7 years now) and have personally taken robbery reports from people who have been robbed (at gun point) while waiting in line.

 

So just a friendly reminder to everyone, be aware of your surroundings when in line. I personally have the night off so I will be armed in the line while waiting (think free security). I may be a 30 year old adult but I've been playing gta since I was a kid! Random topic I know but I think it is more relevant than most the other topics right now. Don't get robbed in real life, save that for Los Santos, see ya guys online.

A Cop from Cali that is actually NICE? No way!

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Fail_At_GTA

I live in a good neighbourhood and nothing ever happens here. In the past 5 years, there was only 2 stabbings, one had to do with family matters and the other one I'm not sure of. I feel so safe, as if I could drive there in the fanciest car, leave the keeps in the ignition, casually walk into the store with thousands of dollars and flashy clothes, and walk out perfectly fine. But in reality my friend is driving me there and I'm just walking in with casual clothes haha. But I live in a safe neighbourhood so no big deal.

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Jew Rosenberg

I will arm myself also, with my good old knife. My buddy on the other hand has a concealed carry permit... so we should be all good.

 

I live in a good area, but there has been some robberies going around lately.

yeah im also bringing a knife in my sock, the gamestop i go to is across from a really bad housing project, so im gunna park my car close, dont and not bring any credit cards or money.

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JohnMcClane2078

I'm a cop too. As long as your Gamestop is not in a (you know who) neighborhood you'll be ok.

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chipface

I've done midnight releases before at the EB in a mall near my house and it's been completely safe.

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GTaGB

My preorder is at a Gamestop inside a Shopping Centre (Which will probably be closed at that time) so I will not be on Midnight release.

 

Thanks for the reminder though :^:

 

Our local midnight release is in a shopping center aswell.

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S-T-F-U

I'll just go to Tesco at 6 in the morning. All mugger and thieves will be asleep by then.

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_KC

GTA is safe. Jordans brings the goons out

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..GhosT

Pff, a mate got his GTA IV stolen on the midnight release. He went straight in for another copy because he couldnt wait.. got stolen by some other dude too.

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Monsterousness

thats why im bringing my taser, (sneakaly hidden in a cell phone pouch under my shirt)

 

i picked it up when some asshat smashed my car window but didnt take anything.

 

Always be prepared guys, dont wait for something to happen first

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