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11-07-2008 @ 8:06AM
Got mine pre-ordered at the local GameStop and plan on grabbing it at midnight.
11-07-2008 @ 8:45AM
I had a gift card to Gamestop, and I pre-ordered (paid in full with gift card). I just have to walk up at midnight and grab my copy. I generally am not a fan of Gamestop, but I have a friend that works at the one near my house.
11-07-2008 @ 10:08AM
GameStop, though generally vaguely evil, is doing a really smart thing with the midnight launch in at least the locations I've heard about.You reserve the game ahead of time and pay some portion of the price (I don't know what the minimum is, but I believe there is one) then on the night of the release you come between 10 and 11 to get a ticket (and finish paying if necessary.) Then the door opens at midnight and everyone walks through trading tickets for boxes.They did the same thing for the Wii when I preordered it, and it went incredibly smoothly, especially compared to how the XBox 360 preorder distribution went. A line of about 30 Wii-buyers got through the door and out again in less than ten minutes.Sadly, I was on the bubble, and the last machine went to the person two spots in front of me, so I didn't get my Wii... nevertheless, the system works.
11-07-2008 @ 12:00PM
Did GameStop change their pre-order methods? I went in for the BC launch and waited in line until about 1AM before I was able to pay for my copy. Same with Super Smash Brothers Melee.Because of this, I'll just go to Wal-Mart and grab my copy at midnight, like several others did nearby for BC. 15 minutes into the midnight launch, and they walk in with copies of Burning Crusade. Wish I did that...
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