Call of Duty: Black Ops, 2010's Best Excuse to Call in Sick?

Now some of us are "gamers" and some of us are "GAMERS!#$!", the difference is easy to tell by their personal priorities in the importance of certain game releases.

It's the line drawn between the ones that call in sick to work when the new Call of Duty game hits the shelves and the ones that take a vacation day prior to that day, knowing that they wouldn't be showing up for work.

Today marks the day that most "gamers" cross that line or not with the release of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops game for all major video game systems.

Sadly, I am neither type of gamer as I've never been very good at the Call of Duty/Turok/Goldeneye/Gears of War type games (I was the kid in high school that would just paint the walls when playing multiplayer Goldeneye on N64, which would annoy my friends to no end).  These games take skill and practice to be good at, neither which I possess when it comes to my game playing.

My friends have always been ultra hardcore as they have called in sick or taken entire weeks off of work just to play a game right when it came out.

I'm wondering...are there more people out there as hardcore as my friends?  If so, what's the craziest thing you've ever done/said to get off work, get out of hanging out with friends/girlfriend or boyfriend, etc. to stay home and play the latest and greatest game?

Also, has a game ever "possessed" you like it did the kid below?  Enjoy...

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