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Hundreds queue outside GAME in Barnstaple as Call of Duty: Black Ops II is released

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 13, 2012

  • Shoppers queuing inside and outside GAME in Barnstaple ahead of the midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Hundreds of people queued outside GAME in Barnstaple’s High Street last night desperate to get their hands on the latest copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Around 300-400 people queued outside the store from 6.30pm ahead of the special midnight opening.

The queue stretched from the storefront along the High Street as far as the entrance to Green Lanes Shopping Centre as gamers waited patiently to pick up their copy of the sought after game.

Doors opened at 11pm as store staff allowed shoppers to queue inside the shop and peruse merchandise and enjoy the atmosphere.

At 12.01am, the tills opened and gamers were quick to purchase the sequel to the 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Fans of the franchise, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, had pre-ordered a special edition of the shooter game weeks in advance meaning they simply had to collect their copy from the till at midnight.

Others were able to purchase the standard edition, as well as an array of merchandise on offer including t-shirts, key-rings and gaming accessories.

By 2am, the queue had died down and the store closed ready to re-open again this morning for a full day’s trading.

On Twitter, the store’s official account @GAMEBarnstaple posted: “Thanks again for the FANTASTIC turnout. Doors open again at 0800 hours. Bring in those trade ins to get an extra 33% towards the season pass.”

Did you queue up to get a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II? How long did you queue for? Send us your pictures by email to emma.glanfield@northcliffedigital.co.uk or write to us on Twitter: @ThisisNDevon

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