Open Thread: Long, Cold Lines for Call of Duty 2 – What Would YOU Wait in Line For?

Open Discussion:

News stations all over the country are reporting long lines starting early on Monday in anticipation of the release of the new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 video game.

Apple products are also famous for accumulating long lines when they are debuting a sought-after new product.

In the past, people waited in line for tickets to concerts and new record releases. Now those things can be done online, so freezing-cold queueing is rarely necessary. However, for something like Call of Duty’s new game, people seem willing to do it.

What do you think of the long lines for new products? Is there anything you’d queue that long for?

Have you ever camped out in a line over night?

 

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  1. What would I queue that long for?

    VOTING.

    That’s about it.

  2. I wonder if the long lines reflect the more social nature of modern video games. In the 1990s, you were lucky if a game even allowed a second player, but today you can play online with dozens of people simultaneously.

    Other events that people wait on lines for are usually social in nature. I definitely waited for several hours to get into Star Wars episodes 1-3, and also for the release of Return of the King. Those sorts of experiences were great because you shared them with friends. If today’s video games are becoming more social, maybe the line waiting was inevitable?

  3. (1) Gas

    (2) Free ticket to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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