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Old 11-15-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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anyone else planning on doing this?
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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I did the whole EB games pre-order and then waited in line to pick up my paid for new PS2 back when it first came out. I was like 1 of 4 people who left the store with one. Pretty cool. But back then I had a part time job, you get the idea. So now not waiting in line, no pre-order... I'm buying one next year sometime.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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I am going to try to, I wont camp more then a day and I wont do it outside lol. I plan on standing in walmart all day thursday and calling in "sick".
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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I am going to try to, I wont camp more then a day and I wont do it outside lol. I plan on standing in walmart all day thursday and calling in "sick".
If you stand at Wal*Mart any earlier that 10pm you will be kicked out of the store. I don't know if all locations will do so but on Dimond and Old Seward you will be escorted to leave the premisis.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:30 PM   #5
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I did the whole EB games pre-order and then waited in line to pick up my paid for new PS2 back when it first came out. I was like 1 of 4 people who left the store with one. Pretty cool. But back then I had a part time job, you get the idea. So now not waiting in line, no pre-order... I'm buying one next year sometime.

I pre-ordered my PS2 when it launched also. I did it at the store in the Dimond Center, I forget what the store was called when I did it. It's the same one now, just one of the different parts of the store chain. It might have been EB, I donno, anyway.

I don't remember how many people were in line, there was a few. It was just pre-orders though, my friend and I picked up ours and went back to our respective appartments in the same building and didn't talk to eachother for awhile. haha.

I'm not getting a PS3 for awhile. So far, the only games I want are Gran Turismo 5(HD) and FFXIII. Which aren't due out for quite awhile. So, I'll wait and buy a nice TV instead.

I'll be picking up my Wii Saturday night! Then playing it all day Sunday. I'm getting Zelda and Super Monkey Ball. It comes with Wii Sports which I'll try to get my mom into playing because she "wants to play a game". I almost got her to play FFXII, but, that might be a hard start for someone with NO gaming experience.... anyway.....

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Old 11-15-2006, 03:33 PM   #6
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If you stand at Wal*Mart any earlier that 10pm you will be kicked out of the store. I don't know if all locations will do so but on Dimond and Old Seward you will be escorted to leave the premisis.

The best thing to do is go in and talk to the Manager for the games section before you go line up. they will probably have something figured out. I really doubt they'll make people line up outside. Aren't these Wal-Marts open late anyway?

On Friday most places will know exactly how many they are getting. Also, where ever you decide to line up make sure they aren't going to do a lottery. If they are going to do a lottery, find out when they're doing it and come back then. No sense in waiting for luck-of-the-draw.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
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The best thing to do is go in and talk to the Manager for the games section before you go line up. they will probably have something figured out. I really doubt they'll make people line up outside. Aren't these Wal-Marts open late anyway?

On Friday most places will know exactly how many they are getting. Also, where ever you decide to line up make sure they aren't going to do a lottery. If they are going to do a lottery, find out when they're doing it and come back then. No sense in waiting for luck-of-the-draw.
To many problems happened last time I was working during the release of the 360. With PS3 units going for as much as $2,100 on ebay things will get crazy. Their will be a designated location within the store that you must wait at and be able to get dips on your copy. However, if you are found roaming around the electronics area with obvious intentions of being there for nothing else but the PS3, you will be asked to leave. They don't want full crazy a$$ devoted gamers causing a dangerous situation for other customers. I was told 10pm...not a minute earlier.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:49 PM   #8
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I say we tear wallmart apart if we dont get one!!!! WHOSE WITH ME? CHARGE!
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:56 PM   #9
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lol that would go well huh
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:09 PM   #10
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I'll be picking up my Wii Saturday night! Then playing it all day Sunday. I'm getting Zelda and Super Monkey Ball. It comes with Wii Sports which I'll try to get my mom into playing because she "wants to play a game". I almost got her to play FFXII, but, that might be a hard start for someone with NO gaming experience.... anyway.....

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Last week Toys-R-Us had an early shipment of the Wii and sold them all. My friend bought one and the Wii Sport.... it's extremely fun
You'll like it man. Nintendo did a nice job on this
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:51 PM   #11
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Each and every store including both wal-marts have their own rules. I've called every store in Anchorage. I have two chances just incase the first one doesn't work out.

The rules are pretty simple and fair. One does require a camp out though, wich in this weather isn't going to be fun.

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Old 11-15-2006, 11:09 PM   #12
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Last week Toys-R-Us had an early shipment of the Wii and sold them all. My friend bought one and the Wii Sport.... it's extremely fun
You'll like it man. Nintendo did a nice job on this
WTF? Toys R Us broke street date? .... Pictures, or it didn't happen. heh.

Anyway. Yeah, I'm sure I will like it. Ilove my some monkey ball and Zelda is fun too. plus Resident Evil 5 will (better!) come out for it. and it's only a matter of time before I star wars game comes out where i can use a lightsaber and kill some mofo's in the most un-jedi like fashion possible.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:05 AM   #13
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WTF? Toys R Us broke street date? .... Pictures, or it didn't happen. heh.

Anyway. Yeah, I'm sure I will like it. Ilove my some monkey ball and Zelda is fun too. plus Resident Evil 5 will (better!) come out for it. and it's only a matter of time before I star wars game comes out where i can use a lightsaber and kill some mofo's in the most un-jedi like fashion possible.
haha go buy Red steel the same day to. Maybe you can get some jedi fun in a samurai game for the time being!
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:50 AM   #14
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yeah. i'm going to hold off on other games. i don't have a lot of extra money right now, so I just have to get what i need. Luckily I already paid off the Wii. I want to have enough for an extra controller and nunchuck too.

The swords would be cool, but, it's just not the same as when you hear the snap-hiss of a lightsaber turning on... the glow..... wwhhwwooommmm vvhoowoommm....


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Old 11-16-2006, 12:52 AM   #15
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youre all nuts. Over some silly video games. I'm gonna play my cheap PS2 until it dies. Then i'll probably buy the skinny version. hehe. thats just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:18 AM   #16
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I think Im just gonna show up about 10 minutes prior to them opening with my camera. I just wanna watch (from a safe distance of course)
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:24 PM   #17
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Preordered 60gig.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:09 PM   #18
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I stopped by the ER Walmart at 6:00am and I was just a few minutes too late, there were about 15 people in line so I decided to go to work . Oh well, when does the second shipment come in?
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:54 PM   #19
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That's the problem. Only 2 million worldwide by the end of the year and no one knows when the next shipment will be. That's one reason why they're selling as high as they are on Ebay.

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Old 11-16-2006, 04:00 PM   #20
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haha go buy Red steel the same day to. Maybe you can get some jedi fun in a samurai game for the time being!
Has anyone played Red Steel? Even on the commercial it looks like it's got a huge delay/lag
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:14 PM   #21
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I can see people breaking those Wii remotes very easily... cracking the case or pulling the wires apart.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:53 PM   #22
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seriously, I can see the supply and demand taking over here, but paying 5 -10 times the typical street price just to be "one of the firsts" seems rather ridiculous to me.. and yet we are only feeding the system. do you think for one moment they'd play this numbers game if we didnt give a crap?

I'll get one eventually, probably on sale a year from now, or heck, a used one after lil johnny gets tired of playing it and his parents sell it at a 1500 loss. LOL.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:18 PM   #23
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I'm not getting one until sometime next year when the bugs are worked out and more titles are available to purchase. Right now for whats there... heck no on $599... you kidding? And I know EB games canada matched the serial numbers from E-bay to the units they had coming in for people and had E-bay pull the sale down and not allow it. Makes sense. Thats what I heard anyway.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:20 PM   #24
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Ya the bugs on systems sucks. My friends 360 is started to really flip out now with their overheating problems and whatever. It's stupid because it is no where near any carpet and is on a stereo speaker 3 feet in the air so it has full ventalation but still is having issues.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:27 PM   #25
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If it developes a problem with in one year of buying it you can send it back in. I am going to try and get one when ever the second batch comes in, If I cant get one from the second batch then I think I might get a 360, (but I realy want the blu-ray player).
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