Gamestop will be holding midnight launches for the Halo 3: ODST launch on September 22 at 3600 stores nationwide.

The launches are usually accompanies by trivia, game tournaments, giveaways and more, and bring out hundreds of local hardcore gamers waiting in line to be amongst the very first to play the new Halo title.

So if someone calls out sick on September 23, you can blame the folks over at Gamestop.