Shopping centres across the region were once again packed out with hundreds of gamers in the early hours of the morning, desperate to get their hands on a new computer game.
Just over a week after the late night launch of Grand Theft Auto V games geeks were back at the shops to get hold of a copy of Fifa 14.
Shops in Walsall, Cannock, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Birmingham were among those to open up at midnight for the launch. Around 250 people queued up outside Game in Park Street, Walsall.
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Among them was Liam McDonough, 18, from Pelsall, who took time off work at Barnsby Cliff Saddlery in Walsall to play the game.
He said: “I don’t normally do this kind of thing but the game looks really good so I had to get a copy.
“I made sure I booked the time off work to come here and to play it. Around 15 of my friends also came to get a copy and we are all looking forward to competing against each other.”
At Game in Cannock Shopping Centre, some fans had been queuing for almost two hours before being let into the store.
First in the queue were friends Matt Till, 17, and Asa Pedley, 17, both from Chadsmoor, who had brought a football along with them to pass time while waiting for the store to open.
Asa said: “I always queue up for games, it’s just something I like to do. I know I have them and can play them when I want to rather than having to wait.”
Deputy manager James Maskrey said: “When a new game is released we always have a queue of people who can’t wait to get their hands on it.”