Photos of the Irvine launch event courtesy Kate from I Shoot Games
Getting time off from work to play a game can be tricky. Ryan devised a unique, but particularly painful solution to the problem for today’s Fallout: New Vegas launch:
I’m a school bus driver in cold ass Duluth, MN. Time off isn’t given to me very liberally, so unless I have a valid reason, I don’t miss a day. However, this game is something I’ve been looking forward to since its’ February announcement. I had to guarantee myself some time to play it, without anyone being able to ask me to move off of the couch. So, what did I do?… I scheduled all four of my wisdom teeth to be removed tomorrow, and I will have to be off work for five days, recuperating on my couch, and unable to help family or friends with anything at all. It’s time to Fall-Out!
“Rodent” had a more direct approach:
I just straight told my boss that I can’t come in on Tuesday because Fallout trumps trolling on the computer. It’s even marked “FNV” on the calendar — but indecently I logged about 80 hours of Fallout 3 just at work so it’s not even an issue.
Brett found his boss amusingly receptive to a similar idea:
I already filled out my card for absence for the rest of this week so I will be able to play the game the whole week. I didn’t lie however — I was straight up with them saying I was going to be gaming out all week, and my boss laughed at me. I will end up blaming you if I end up getting some form of anxiety and sleep disorders… but good game!
Meanwhile, Collin is gaming the system:
I actually am playing it right now from work! I remoted into my home gaming rig at the highest bit rate, and it’s actually quite playable! No sound though…
Angelica sacrificed her launch event to save the lives of others:
I’m not cool enough for midnight release, got the flu you see =/ Plus I wouldn’t want to ruin peoples’ epic experience by my puking. Then people would be writing on here going “yeah mine was cool until some chick threw up in the line.” My brother is gonna go get it for me =)
Ryan needs to search some desks:
Played all night and came into work. Could definitely use some jet or psycho this morning.
Steve’s busy life is no match for the Mojave Wasteland:
I’m 41 years old, have 3 kids, an ex wife, a girlfriend and a real job, and yes I am taking Tuesday off to play New Vegas. I’m going to drive to GameStop at midnight and stand with guys half my age and stay up all night touring the new wasteland. I’m not ashamed. I play in a band. To my kids’ friends I’m “the cool dad.” But bring on the mutants, ghouls, and hacks. It’s time to hit Vegas.
I’m sure many of us can sympathize with Anthony’s timeline:
1a.m. Get home, put game in console.
2a.m. Okay let’s save this and go to sleep, I have work tomorrow.
2:30a.m. Crap… I should have been off by now.
“Polykarbon” bid a fond farewell to his loved ones:
Picking up the new @fallout today. Must remember to kiss the family goodbye for a few weeks.
Finally, pity Jederson from Brazil, for he is sleeping on the couch tonight:
Hello my name is Jederson, I am Brazilian, I’m 20. This midnight my girlfriend called me out to dinner, but I will not because I want to play FALLOUT NEW VEGAS.