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#1 Sep 17 2010 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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OK, so I live in Los Angeles... Inglewood area. And I'm trying to find a Gamestop that's doing a midnight release on Tuesday! Mainly because with the servers going up @ 8pm Tuesday night PST (^_^) I'd like to get the patching out the way at midnight hopefully so I can just get up Wednesday morning and play.

I know this is a long shot but is anyone here aware of any going on anywhere in So-Cal? I'm willing to drive an hour if I can maybe find a gamestop in Orange County or the I.E.
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#2 Sep 17 2010 at 8:18 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know about GameStop but there's a lot of 24 hr walmarts. Thats where I go when GameStop fails
#3 Sep 17 2010 at 8:31 PM Rating: Good
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Hmmmmmm.... never considered that. But surprisingly it's hard to find a good Wal-Mart in Los Angeles! In every other part of the state/country I've been to, Wal-Mart is like the one stop shop for EVERYTHING. The closest thing we have to that here is like Target... or Costco. The local Wal-Mart is pretty sh*tty to be honest.
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#4 Sep 17 2010 at 11:19 PM Rating: Good
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Nosrondd wrote:
I don't know about GameStop but there's a lot of 24 hr walmarts. Thats where I go when GameStop fails


Good idea about the 24hr Walmart but I just checked their website and they say the game is only available online.

Also, I'm in Riverside county and checked a couple of the local GameStops but haven't found one doing a midnight release yet either.
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#5 Sep 17 2010 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
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Pretty sure the GameStop I bought mine from is holding one. They love them some midnight releases. They usually do game trivia, with prizes, and give out free pizza & drinks for those in line. Sometimes some of the nearby competitors come over and offer discounts, free swag (usually shirts or hats) or "Insert-New-Flavor-Of-Mt.Dew" to try to steal customers too. The competition has been pretty hilarious in the past with the managers competing and the customers booing or cheering. Plus there's this chill little bar literally right next to the store. The owner (or a regular, haven't bothered to ask) comes out sometimes (actually he's been there at every release I've been to) and shoots the **** with people, cracking jokes and telling bar stories to help pass the time. Never had a boring/bad release there, to say the least.

To be honest, I'm not sure if you'll be able to score a copy as they almost always sell out (only seen 2 people not turned away at their releases), but I'll call em up tomorrow to confirm whether or not they're actually holding one for FFXIV, and shoot ya a PM with their response/address. Shouldn't be more than a 30min drive for ya tops if they are holding one (Lakewood/Long Beach area).

**EDIT: For anyone else possibly interested in the area, I called my local GameStop and was told they're not sure if they will be able to hold a midnight release on Tuesday, because SE has yet to give them the green light. Yay, good night's rest? ^_^;

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 1:45am by Giblos

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 6:59pm by Giblos
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#6 Sep 18 2010 at 12:04 AM Rating: Good
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Ooooh snaps! Long beach/Lakewood is definitely within my driving range lol. If you could shoot me their cross streets so I could call and see if I need to move my pre-order that would be dope!

And yea I'm coming to Riverside tomorrow to visit the grandparents... was gonna check out there myself. But I *Kinda* figured Riverside would be just as bad as far as a midnight release goes. Nice to see some other So-Cal gamers tho!
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#7 Sep 18 2010 at 12:50 AM Rating: Good
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i think i remember the one in whittier off of whittier blvd is doing a midnight release.

and woot, i had only met 1 person in FFXI that lived in LA in my four years of playing, we should play together sometime!
all my friends play wow ...
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#8 Sep 18 2010 at 1:28 AM Rating: Good
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and woot, i had only met 1 person in FFXI that lived in LA in my four years of playing, we should play together sometime!
all my friends play wow ...


Hear ya on that. Most everyone around here that I've met either plays WoW, DotA or Starcraft II now...I've been done with WoW for a loooong time now, the DotA/HoN/LoL community has proven too much of a turn off (for both me and my buds who I tried to get to roll with me), and I enjoyed Demigod's take on the genre moreso anways (especially the art direction), plus I'm a 40K: Dawn of War fan on the RTS side of things (WAAAAAAGH!).

I also only ever met one person who enjoyed FFXI, but he had since quit well before I met him due to RL commitments. Managed to get a few of my old WoW buds to at least try FFXI back in the day, but they said it was too hard/punishing. They mostly didn't like the leveling down and solo difficulty (This was well before even CoP for most of them, before a lot of the solo-friendly changes)....yet, I then got a few of them to try, and actually stick with, EVE Online (even after losing multiple ships to Hulkageddon/Random Wars). :P To each his own though, don't expect this series to be everyone's cup of tea. Thankfully, there's ton of games out there to enjoy!

But yar, most likely playing on Selbina come launch, since my beta shell is migrating there (last I was told). Actually play all kinds of games as you can see, though I'll be giving FFXIV most, if not all, of my attention for awhile here. Regardless, always looking for new buds to run with!



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#9 Sep 19 2010 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
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I'm late on these replies. But ummmm.... Yea I called those gamestops and they said they don't "think" there will be a midnight release :-(.

But yea, I am a Los Angeles local! I'll be starting on Wutai folks ^_^
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#10 Sep 19 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Default
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TaruHunk wrote:
I'm late on these replies. But ummmm.... Yea I called those gamestops and they said they don't "think" there will be a midnight release :-(.

But yea, I am a Los Angeles local! I'll be starting on Wutai folks ^_^


I'm in San Pedro and I can't find a Gamestop that will have a midnight release. Any stores you know that will have it?
#11 Sep 19 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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Aristio wrote:
TaruHunk wrote:
I'm late on these replies. But ummmm.... Yea I called those gamestops and they said they don't "think" there will be a midnight release :-(.

But yea, I am a Los Angeles local! I'll be starting on Wutai folks ^_^


I'm in San Pedro and I can't find a Gamestop that will have a midnight release. Any stores you know that will have it?


Nope... can't seem to find one. Bummer really. Oh well, Wednesday it is!
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#12 Sep 20 2010 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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YAY!!! some FFXIV Fans from cali. Im From Oxnard not to far from u guys plus no luck over here with the midnight launch from gamestop :'( But yea i might go to Wutai Sever aswell Taruhunk plus all from this tread should join this sever cali power
#13 Sep 20 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Yay SoCal players!! I'm from the I.E. and I never met anyone around here who played XI during the years I played it, so it's nice to know there are some of you out there! :)
#14 Sep 20 2010 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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LOL! I don't know a single person who plays this. Nor have i ever bumped into anyone at gamestop picking up the game or any of it's expansions :-( lol. If u guys go to Wutai shoot me a pm with your names!
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PsylockePhoenix wrote:
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#15 Sep 21 2010 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Hey guys I'm from Los Angeles and the gamestop in Monterey Park is having a midnight release. It's on atlantic, close to east LA college. Good luck, see you in game.
#16 Sep 21 2010 at 11:20 PM Rating: Good
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OMG ii've should of checked this earlyier i would of went /slap my self.
U r a lucky guy there :'(
#17 Sep 21 2010 at 11:27 PM Rating: Good
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I'm from the Los Angeles area and our guild will be playing on Cornelia. Most of us are going to be patient and wait to pick up the game tomorrow. The servers are congested now anyways and it seems like it's a pain to log in.

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#18 Sep 22 2010 at 1:55 AM Rating: Good
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Tacuasin wrote:
Hey guys I'm from Los Angeles and the gamestop in Monterey Park is having a midnight release. It's on atlantic, close to east LA college. Good luck, see you in game.


Thanks dude!!! I just got back from picking mines up! (uninstalling beta currently since I forgot to do it earlier lol)

See u guys in game! (Wutai!)
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#19 Sep 22 2010 at 2:27 AM Rating: Good
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Not a problem. Glad I could help. See you guys in game!
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