As you're likely aware, yesterday saw the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. And while the game was always going to have a huge launch, this year's Call of Duty release may be bigger even than the American workforce. According to a recent IGN poll, 1 in 4 respondents said they planned to skip work on Call of Duty's launch day to play.
"Today, my only job is earning XP and bein' racist."
With both Amazon and GameStop expecting to set company records with the title, 1 in 4 people calling in is a big deal. There are going to be a lot of jobs that simply don't get done because the employee in charge of them is at home with his X-Box.
"The pilot called in sick!"
But there might be even more people shirking their responsibilities on Call of Duty day. Remember, not everyone who bought the game goes to work. How many people are skipping school to play? Avoiding girlfriends? Rescheduling book clubs? The point is, there are a ton of things people could be cancelling for Black Ops II.
"Eh, I can start the chemo next week."
I totally understand the appeal of skipping work for a game, but those of you skipping work for Call of Duty are going to have a lot more work to do the rest of the week. Dodging responsibility has consequences. And I can speak from experience — I did stay up all night to play Halo 4 last week, and basically ignored EVERYTHING else I had to do that next day, including grocery shopping, voting, even feeding my dog. And do you know what happened? I'm still hungry, Barack Obama is president, and my dog died.
I'll throw him in the trash as soon as I level up.
Did you get Black Ops 2? And if so, are you even going to school/ work/ doctor's appointments? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!
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