I have never been to a midnight launch for a game, but I am going to go to my nearest Game on Monday night for GTA because I am quite unreasonably HYPE.
I find it hard to imagine that there will be anyone else there bar me because the shop is so weird, which kind of makes it even more intriguing.
Basically the shop is one tiny unit in an equally small shopping centre made from Porta-Kabins called Boxpark. It is about 15 kabins long, two wide and is two storeys high.
The shop (which only sells Xbox products for some reason) is about a 1/4 of the size of the Giant Bomb office and is situated on the second floor of this weird temporary looking structure, where it is invisible from the road and has no signage. It is located right next to the City of London's financial district, an area where no-one lives and which would usually be empty at midnight on a Monday. I am only going because it is the closest to my house, I can walk there in about 20mins. But I have no idea at all what it is going to be like.
Anyway I was interested in the Giant Bomb experience of Midnight Launches. Do you like them? What things have you bought there? How were the people? Are they strange, crazy or just queues of slightly enthusiastic nerds waiting in the dark?