Right now, there are thousands of people around the country, waiting outside a GameStop or other participating retail location, ready to file in and snag their copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 shortly after midnight. It's crazy.
Now, this always gets me thinking. Is there any game out there that would make me do such a thing? I mean, we're not talking about a week early; we're literally talking about a few hours, as the stores will be officially open in the morning. Furthermore, one has to assume that if you're waiting outside at midnight, you have no intention of going to school or work the next day, which is just pathetic . If you're doing that, you need to reassess your priorities.
But if there was a game that I desperately wanted, I suppose I might join in on some midnight festivities. But I can't really think of a title that would do this to me…maybe I'm just getting old. I don't consider myself any less of a gamer these days and yet, even if it was a game I knew I'd adore, like Grand Theft Auto V , I'd just get it on launch day. Really, I don't have ADD. I can wait a few hours to play a game. I don't want to take anything away from the hardcore fans (even if they are a tad frightening), but I do have to question incentive and motivation…
Wait, I know the game. A true-blue Final Fantasy VII remake. For the PS3, on Blu-Ray. The same damn game only in glorious HD. Yeah, that would do it. Midnight launch, here I come!