"I don't do this anymore...but in the past I've faked being sick just to stay home on the release date of a game I've really wanted. But it wasn't simply a "call in sick" day. No, I'd go the full-on Oscar-worthy production. I could plan well in advance what days I'd be "sick" on just to get in a few extra hours with a much-anticipated game. Starting a couple days before, I'd begin "acting sick", puttin in a cough here or there and saying "Wow, I feel achy." The day before I'd up this a little, making myself look weak and tired and when people ask "Are you OK?" I'd say, "Man, I don't know, I'm just starting to feel kind of icky." Then it'd be no suprise when I call in "sick" the next day...and people believed it!"
Do any of you guys have any particularly crazy or elaborate contingency plans to ensure that you'll have a 360 by daylight tomorrow?
they're already in line...