As the night rolls on, retailers across the world have opened their doors at midnight to sell large groups of grown men a video game they simply couldn't wait another nine hours to get their hands on. Here's some pics!

[headline pic: GameStop in LA, courtesy of Treyarch's John Enricco]

Best Buy in South Philly (thanks Javier!)

Around 1/4 of the line at Gainesville, Florida's GameStop (thanks Matt!)

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The US Army seizes the moment for a spot of recruitment (thanks knickmaster!)

200+ people waiting in the cold, and George is in shorts (thanks georgeb3dr!)

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GameStop, San Bruno (thanks Adam!)

Cornwall, Ontario (thanks Todd!)

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Some of the 60-ish in line at the GameStop in Renton, Washington (thanks Ryan!)

Eastlake, San Diego (thanks Chris!)

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American Fork, Utah (thanks Jonas!)

Greenwich St, NYC (thanks Zain!)

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Portsmouth, England (thanks Parker!)

Huber Heights, Ohio (thanks Nate!)