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Future Shop preparing midnight launch

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 08:39 AM MDT | By Neil
Future ShopCanadian retailer Future Shop is the latest store to announce a midnight launch event for Grand Theft Auto IV. The company says that it will open 107 stores for one hour, starting at 00:00 on April 29th. The company says that it is "really excited" about Grand Theft Auto IV and that it expects "thousands" of customers during the time.

To encourage people to go shopping at the late hour, the company will be offering a free Grand Theft Auto IV baseball cap to everyone who buys at the launch, while stocks last. The stores which won't be participating are in Quebec and Sudbury.
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thugskater
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wow.. is this bad? i've never heard of future shop... blame canada?
04-21-2008 09:26 AM
owned_by_gta
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oh well. i live in gooood old america XD
04-21-2008 09:46 AM
Manlington926
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Aye. News is irrelevant. I haven't preordered the game or anything, jjst going to try my luck.

I guess if nothing works out, I can always go to Canada!
04-21-2008 10:05 AM
gtaiv punk
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do you now if gamestop is launching a midnight release because i heard about it but itll be good if i hear from you guys please post
04-21-2008 10:08 AM
DJ-PRIME90
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I live in Quebec...I went to EBGames, GameStop and BestBuy, each one of them told me they wouldn't be doing midnight launches.

The reason being, its illegal for stores to open at midnight...because during the week stores are open from 8am-9pm every day. And to open an extra hour would be against the regulations set for cashiers.

Very disappointing...but the stores guaranteed they'd have it when the store opens.

And for those of you who don't know, Futureshop is owned by BestBuy.
Only difference is that Futureshop employees run on commission, BestBuy employees don't. Around here, most Futureshop's and BestBuy's are only a couple of blocks apart from eachother...which seems kind of stupid.

[ post edited 04-21-2008 10:25 AM by DJ-PRIME90 ]
04-21-2008 10:22 AM
owned_by_gta
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mostly all of the game stops in the US are doing it but sadly some places in canada are not

haha thats funny 1 company competing with itself lol

[ post edited 04-21-2008 11:02 AM by owned_by_gta ]
04-21-2008 11:00 AM
DJ-PRIME90
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Well theres some Wal-Mart's in Alberta, Canada which stay open 24/7 for like 2 weeks before christmas...I can see why they would do that since the stores are crazy in those 2 weeks, so they open all night long and people do their christmas shopping at like 3am and then go home.

They'd love to do that here, and they probably do it in other places...but its illegal to do that here.
04-21-2008 12:47 PM
owned_by_gta
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if i lived in canada id go to the US to go to the midnight launch...its kinda a big thing
04-21-2008 01:11 PM
DJ-PRIME90
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Too expensive =P
04-21-2008 01:13 PM
Jonny2183
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Yess i live in toronto so thats great i might just pick it up at my local furture shop.. and yes furture shop is like the kinda best buy of canada. its the big corp Canadian electronic store even if i like best buy better
04-21-2008 02:21 PM
Josh1988
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Most, not all GAMESTOPS here in America will be doing a midnight launch. Some stores will re-open at MIDNIGHT and some will stay open through to MIDNIGHT. It's up to each individual stores managers.
04-21-2008 02:30 PM
INDIGO
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It's true. My Gamestop choice is staying open right through "until the last person in line" get's a copy. The manager claimed he'd have enough to fulfill pre-orders and about 20 extra, so I'm curious to know how many pre-orders he got...I should've asked. Working in the same mall where Gamestop is is great. A stones throw away!
04-21-2008 08:33 PM
owned_by_gta
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id be pissed if they gave my copy to someone else....can they do that?
04-22-2008 06:45 AM
 

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