You might find some empty cubicles at work as many video game junkies take the day off Tuesday. Last week it was Halo 4, this week gamers will be all abuzz over the new Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Gamers across the nation stood in line for the midnight release, and are either skipping work or using vacation time to play the popular war game on their Xbox, Wii or Playstation.
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"This is an annual thing now, this is bigger than Black Friday for us video game dorks," one gamer told KTRH News.
He says it's a chance to play online with distant friends until the sun comes up.
"It's a war game, first-person shooter," he says. "Also, they have the zombie mode, and of course zombies are a big deal now, so what better way to get out frustrations than shooting zombies?"
But taking off work? Texas Tech pop culture expert Rob Weiner says we've all done in some form or another.
"There's nothing like the moment when a band comes out on stage, there's nothing like seeing a movie the first day of it's release, or even going to a midnight screening," says Weiner.
"It's just a part of who we are," he says. "Maybe 30 years ago it was Dungeons and Dragons or other role-playing games. People still play those, but it doesn't compare to the way video games have taken over."
Experts warn be honest with the boss, don't just call in sick to play video games. Schedule vacation time instead.