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Gamers line up for midnight launch of GTA 5

Post #1 by Riskynet » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:06 pm

[b][size=134]Gamers line up for midnight launch of GTA 5[/size][/b]

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[b]TIMMINS[/b] - For anyone plugged into the gaming world, Tuesday marked a significant milestone as the long-awaited release of Grand Theft Auto 5 had people lining up to be the first to get their copy at locations throughout the Timmins area.



Five long years after Grand Theft Auto 4 was released, Logan Kant was first in line to pick up the newest installment in the popular crime series shortly after its midnight release.



“I got here just before the mall closed, around 8:50 p.m.” he said. “It’s the newest version of it, and just like anyone else in line here tonight. I think we’re all here because it looks so badass.”



The game set industry records with a production cost ringing in at $265 million, a cost which production company Rockstar Games earned back on pre-orders alone.



“I pre-ordered it months ago, basically when we were able to pre-order, I did,” said Kant. “I’m definitely an avid gamer and this is an big moment for me.”



Industry experts have predicted the game will sell a record 25 million copies over the next year, netting Rockstar a record-breaking $1 billion in profits.



“This game is just so much more realistic than any of the other ones in the past,” said Kant. “This is just the best game of its type out there. It blows GTA 4 out of the water and other games like Saints Row don’t even come close.”



With gamer expectations at an all-time high and marketing projections skyrocketing, Kant isn’t concerned about the possibility of the game being a disappointment.



“I am not going to regret this purchase or standing in line for this long, especially, when you think about the fact that I game a lot. This game is really going to probably be much, much more than any of us could have possibly expected.”



Though Kant was first in line, the prospective wait didn’t phase any of the more than 150 people lined up in the Timmins Square on Monday night, leaving EB Games manager Lisa Hughson more than happy about the launch.



“This isn’t a corporate directive at all,” she said. “As a staff, we get to pick and choose which games we’d like to promote and offer a midnight launch like this one and I’ve got to say, I know that this is going to be a huge success.”



Hughson wasn’t far off, with just shy of 500 pre-ordered games, the event couldn’t fail.



“This is what gamers love,” she said. “Lining up to be the first to get it, to play it and to brag about their achievements. This is what they thrive on, meeting up with like-minded individuals and sharing the one common passion.”



The staff at EB were just as excited as those in line, handing out free stuff, from posters and key chains to special edition lanyards to help commemorate the occasion.



“They come out to these launches to be around other people who share their passion,” said Hughson. “They exchange gamer tags, scores and interests.



They bond, they hang out and they go home having met some new people, experienced something a little different and above all, with that new amazing game in hand before anyone who chose sleep over gaming.”





[url]http://www.timminspress.com/2013/09/17/gamers-line-up-for-midnight-launch-of-gta-5[/url]

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Post #2 by Captain Steubings » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:51 pm

robotman - are you in that pic? lol

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Post #3 by JosephMcCarthy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:53 pm

I bought my copy at Walmart last night and didn't have to wait in line more than a few minutes at the cash.
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Post #4 by Riskynet » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:54 pm

Will be getting my copy next trip in Timmins.

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Post #5 by DenBen » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:01 pm

[quote="Captain Steubings"]robotman - are you in that pic? lol[/quote]




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Post #6 by robotman5 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:56 pm

[quote="Captain Steubings"]robotman - are you in that pic? lol[/quote]

[laff 3 Nope i don't have a PS3 or xbox 360. But i am waiting for them to release the game for PC tho.

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Post #7 by Captain Steubings » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:28 pm

what the 'stars' of GTA V really look like :p



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Post #8 by JohnW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:09 pm

Stars? piffff

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Post #9 by DenBen » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:50 pm

Cap did use quotes... [carryon

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Post #10 by Riskynet » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:54 pm

Just got it this afternoon. [woot

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Post #11 by DenBen » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:54 pm

So when will we see you again? [snicker

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Post #12 by Riskynet » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:07 pm

That's funny, my wife was asking the same question. [giggle

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Post #13 by Captain Steubings » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:19 pm

I'm only at about 50% completed :(

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Post #14 by Riskynet » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:53 pm

[quote="Captain Steubings"]I'm only at about 50% completed :([/quote]


50% when did you start ?

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Post #15 by Captain Steubings » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:59 pm

Tuesday afternoon :)

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Post #16 by Riskynet » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:09 pm

That's pretty fast I think. Enjoying it I bet. Will be starting later tonight. :)

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Post #17 by Captain Steubings » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:45 am

must have been further then i thought - got to the credits lol

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Post #18 by DenBen » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:26 am

How much sleep have you had in the last 5 days? [teehee

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Post #19 by JosephMcCarthy » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:44 am

I'm only at the 2nd part... at the farm after the car chase.... haha. Just got started.
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Post #20 by Captain Steubings » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:11 pm

[quote="denben73"]How much sleep have you had in the last 5 days? [teehee [/quote]

I'll sleep when i'm dead! lol

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Post #21 by Captain Steubings » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:11 pm

[b]Grand Theft Auto V sales top $1B in first three days[/b]



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Post #22 by DenBen » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:15 pm

[quote="Captain Steubings"]I'll sleep when i'm dead! lol[/quote]

Jon Bon Jovi is going to sue you for copyright infringement. Lol

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Post #23 by Kramer » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:10 pm

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