My experience at my local Modern Warfare 3 midnight launch tournament.
It was Aaron's. It was 8:45. Over 150 people crammed into the back of the store huddled around four flat panel TVs. Cheers of victory, laughter, and the grunts of humiliation and defeat carried through the place. A woman - practically the only woman - in a Gamestop t-shirt occasionally called out a raffle ticket number. It was late in the evening on November the 7th, and anyone that drove by and saw the crowded parking lot would know why we were all there.
Modern Warfare 3.
Okay, so that's probably enough with the fancy theatrical sentences. I have to say: Modern Warfare 3 was a great first midnight launch tournament. The energy in the place was insane. It was an embodiment of why these developers love making video games. Playing online just can't compete with the experience of over 100 eyes watching your performance while you listen to their reactions. My performance in the tournament was far from impressive; I got 11 kills and 13 deaths in the first round. Oh well...I've honestly played a fraction of the amount of Modern Warfare that most of these people played. It was fun, and that's really what's important.
Oh yeah, and I did get some raffle prizes, so that was pretty cool. I got my Gamestop's (only!) MW3 standee plus a bumper sticker and refridgerator magnet. All-in-all, not too bad.
Refridgerator magnet and bumper sticker...
I bought Modern Warfare 3 on Steam, so I'll be getting on tomorrow morning and getting it on.
See ya later,