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    News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Four lads have spent the last week in a tent in Oxford Street waiting for this moment!
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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Four guys in a one man tent for five days? The smell must be gettin, lets say, a bit peculiar.

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Pre-ordered this. Looks good .

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Mine arrived today from Amazon. I'm a bit bemused by this because it says on the order that it will be released tomorrow.
    Oh well, I'm not complaining. :-)

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    No midnight releases in Banbury.

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    A sad time for humans when you spend a week in a tent, on a pavement waiting for a lacklustre games console. Even if the console was actually worth having, queuing for days in a tent is still a futile exercise (oh, snap!)
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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    A sad time for humans when you spend a week in a tent, on a pavement waiting for a lacklustre games console. Even if the console was actually worth having, queuing for days in a tent is still a futile exercise (oh, snap!)
    I have to agree. It makes me sad that anyone will line up to wait for either a game or a console of any sort. Will it kill you to pick it up at 8am?

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    A sad time for humans when you spend a week in a tent, on a pavement waiting for a lacklustre games console. Even if the console was actually worth having, queuing for days in a tent is still a futile exercise (oh, snap!)
    Nothing wrong with that IMO. It's fun to get a new console, especially if its from Nintendo.
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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Nothing new. I remember exactly the same thing happening at the launch of Win 95. Then, as now, I remember thinking WTF?! You have to be some sort of religious zealot to want to be 1st in line. Personally I'd prefer to be in the pub/in bed/watching tv and get it shipped mail order.

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    In the internet era where one can have things reserved or delivered I worry about people who's best use of their time is to queue up for no apparent reason..

    Also it's buggery cold out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Also it's buggery cold out there.
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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

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    Manly nerds.
    Bravery or stupidity. Fine line..
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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    The four students are members of a development company called Vertalex Studios and the queuing has brought a good bit of publicity for them.
    They haven't done it solely for the console, they are getting good publicity for their studio.

    I think it borders on stupidity, but having a secondary benefit makes the incentive less enough crazy for me not to think of them as mad.

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    Re: News - Wii U launches in the UK at midnight tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Mine arrived today from Amazon. I'm a bit bemused by this because it says on the order that it will be released tomorrow.
    Oh well, I'm not complaining. :-)
    Amazon do this a lot, I often receive Pre-Ordered items earlier than release date.
    Amazon like to get Pre-Orders out the warehouse ASAP regardless of whether you opted for free or pay for shipping. I've never paid for shipping on pre-order items and still get them early.
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