Only done it once for Skyrim since I really fucking wanted to play it already and it was Friday so I was like fuck it. Oh also me and my friends went to Super Smash Brothers Brawl, though after playing roughly 100 hours of Dairantou Smash Bros. X, it was mostly as a joke.
never have, never will. if i want something the day it comes out, i will preorder it from Amazon. i am almost never up at midnight, so going to a midnight launch would be pointless as I would probably go to bed as soon as I got home and wouldn't be playing it until after I would have gotten it delivered via preorder anyway. And I have no interest in any sort of social aspect going to one of these events may have.
Nope. They only do them for console games or WoW and I don't play WoW or buy console games new at full price. In the past I did it for GTA 4 and Halo 3 because I bought the super ultra deluxe awesome editions and it was just not worth it. By the time I got home I had no desire to play them because I was tired and since it was pre-ordered I could have just picked them up the same day. Also Steam. Just pre-load the game and when I wake up start playing it.
I've picked up a few games at midnight because I used to work a 3pm to 11pm shift and there was a store that is open 24 hours on one of the ways I could take home.
The only launch "event" I went to was the Wii. That shit sucked, had to stand out in the freezing rain/snow for hours.
I tried to go to the DoA 5/Fifa/WoW midnight opening. I got there a little late (11:30) and it turns out the store got robbed after they closed down from normal business hours and were setting up for the midnight opening. Thankfully nobody got hurt or anything. That has put me off from ever going to a midnight opening at that Gamestop ever again though.
That would have to mean that I buy something on launch day, and it would also have to mean that the store I pre-ordered from is having a midnight launch. Unfortunately that's not the case for the Wii-U, so I guess the answer is no. The closest I did was waking up around 6AM to find a Wii on launch day, after running into lines at two stores I finally found a Gamestop (then EB Games) with only two or three people in line. Me and my little brother who would have been maybe 12 years old at the time insisted on waking up and standing in line with me. If anything, you can make a lot of great memories at Midnight launches and I wish I purchased/was interested in things that were eligible for em.
Not for a really long time. I did it for Halo 2 and GTA San Andreas, and I want to say in both cases I didn't even end up playing them when I got home. I remember the HS jocks driving mommy and daddy's car hazing us in the Halo 2 line...that was kind of surreal.
Neh, doesn't really interest me. I guess it can be pretty exciting to do (there has to be reason why stores keep on doing it)...but because pre-orders exist, I don't really see the point of it. Heck, you can even pre-order games online and possibly get them a day early.
...and seeing as the nearest game shop is about 20 miles away, it's not really practical for me...
When I was younger, I had given it some thought. My friend really liked going to them, I recall he did it a number of times. He always asked me to come along, but I never did. Nowadays I still don't have any interest in it.
I guess this is compounded by the fact I rarely by games when they are released.
The last and only time I did this was to pick up my limited edition of Halo 2, which is coincidentally the very first game that I played online for competitive multiplayer. I haven't been excited enough about any recent games to warrant going to a midnight release, but then I am an old, grumpy fuddy duddy now.
I'm awake well past midnight usually anyway. Sometimes if I get a "day of" impulse to buy a game with a midnight release that I wasn't planning to pick up, I might go. Did that for Halo 4. Also, for some special occasions for games i'm really excited for. Last one was Skyrim. Normally I just order from Amazon though.
Also, the lines aren't usually that long here, i'm in and out in under 15 minutes. I hate when people look down their noses at others who go to these, though. You wish you were that excited for things. I know I do.
My favorite games are not the type that open stores up at midnight. Trackmania 2, Littlebigplanet2 and vita, Minecraft, Lumines, Mortal Kombat 9, rayman origins, Wordament, tetris, and mario kart. The only one that fits that description for me would be GTA.
The last time I went to a launch event (I think it was Halo Odst) it had quite a foul smell at that Gamestop....It was like a mix of Cheetos and sweat that makes me gag till this day.
So many people there would never believe in bathing every once in a while. Plus, they are immature kids. I'd rather watch some tv and sleep.
Video games can wait till the next day~
I really don't understand why people do this. Its not like the games will be unavailable the next morning - with no wait. Personally i usually wait months to years for games to get cheaper unless I've really been anticipating them. Even if i've been looking forward to a game for years, though, i wouldnt be compelled to wait at a store for it... on a line... at night... outside... in the cold... why?
Nope. There are very few games I feel as though I want to play as soon as possible, and, even if I do want to play the game immediately, I'll usually have school the day it releases, so going to a midnight launch wouldn't be very good for that. I actually haven't bought a game in a store for a couple years. I get all of my games from either Amazon or digital download services.