Yea, planning on being there for my Xbox One. I don't live in a super heavily populated area so there's not really a need to camp out or anything. Go up to my Gamestop (one of the few staffed by super helpful people) about 10pm, finish my transaction and talk with some friends til midnight. then it's back home to hook it up!
If I do end up preordering a new console (unlikely), it will be most definitely be though Amazon. So while I won't be up at midnight waiting for [insert console], i could see myself taking the day off to mess around.
That's interesting. What's the reasoning for them being banned?
Man, last time I went to a midnight launch was for the original black ops. It was cold and we had to wait outside in a dark parking lot. Me and my friend started getting nervous when dudes in a car kept staring at us, mothafuckas kept looking like they was about to rape somebody. Ever sense I never went to a midnight launch again.
No because where I live you're pretty safe to just go into the store that morning and pick up your preorder.
Pretty much this, plus the fact that I can wait till next morning.
I understand midnight releases are some form of tradition to some people though.