By Melissa Scheffler
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:35 PM CST, November 12, 2012
Adam Linthicum is used to being on this side of the controller.
"I am guilty of taking off work in the past to play the video games,” Linthicum said.
He admits he would call in “sick.” Or just take the day off. But as a manager at the "Game Exchange," he has to be at work Tuesday for the "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" release.
"My boss knows better, so I don't normally get the video launch days off now,” Linthicum said.
But he knows countless kids and maybe even your co-workers might catch a "Call of Duty" cold. The popular game is being released across the country at midnight at retailers like Best Buy.
"We usually have a bigger turnout for those midnight releases like those,” Dave Wells with Best Buy said.
The Best Buy in East Wichita says it will have plenty of copies of the combat video game.
"They always send us enough copies to take care of the people who weren't able or just didn't want to do a pre-order and show up the night of the release to get that. They can just come in and purchase it,” Wells said.
Think about that Tuesday when you don't see all your co-workers.
"Everyone and anyone can be a gamer,” Linthicum said. "They don't all look like me anymore."
We called around to a couple of school districts. One said, kids are still expected in school, on time, no matter how late they stay up.
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