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Call of Duty: Black Ops Midnight Sales

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Store Locator offers intel on where to find stores where Call of Duty: Black Ops will be on sale at 12:01 am on Tuesday, November 9, when the military shooter sequel is first officially available. This is not quite as helpful as it seems at first, as there's a footnote saying: "This list may not represent all participating stores. For stores listed here, please call to verify participation." Activision also announces a random bonus, saying: "Also, the first 50 attendees at one of the 2,700 24-hour participating Walmart locations will receive an exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops bandana."

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10. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Midnight Sales Nov 6, 2010, 07:21 LittleMe
 
spindoctor wrote on Nov 6, 2010, 03:16:
PC gamers have the option to either buy it at midnight and wait a measly 3 hours, or just show up 3 hours later,

Logic fail. Can't buy it at 3am because the midnight launch doesn't last that long. Think of it like this..

You schedule your evening/night around a big midnight launch with some friends. They bring their PC's over and set their machines up. You all head to the store for the midnight launch, buy the game, come home and the game refuses to run due to a bureaucratic timezone error between STEAM HQ and your own timezone. There was no advanced warning and console derps get to play the game without this restriction. So it is upsetting to experience firsthand unless you are a Buddhist monk but in that case you wouldn't be playing it anyway.

Sure, you and your friends can play a different game but that defeats the purpose of planning the night around that specific launch.

And yes, three hours is a significant inconvenience, especially to a paying customer and even more so at midnight because 3am is when the evening is over and people want to go home. Night ruined.
 
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