Listen, we get it, we'd go out in a hurricane too for Assassin's Creed 3
, but the simple fact of the matter is GameStop stores in the path of today's storm in the northeast United States won't be open at midnight.
"Our top priority is the safety of our employees and customers. In compliance with directives issued by state and local authorities, stores in the path of the storm will remain closed until it is safe to re-open and midnight openings for Assassin's Creed 3
have been cancelled in the northeast," a GameStop representative informed Kotaku
. "Customers should check with their local stores for details on when we will re-open."
And as I sit here, staring out my rain-battered window in Boston, watching the trees wave and the final leaves of autumn be ripped off horizontally, I echo GameStop's concern: if you're also being affected by Sandy, please stay safe tonight.