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Never let anyone tell you that shopping frenzies are for fashionistas only. Last Thursday, geeks across the country lined up outside video game stores for the release of "Wrath of the Lich King," which is a new update to the online game World of Warcraft. Experts predicted that the game would sell two million copies on Thursday, and five million by the end of the month. In the line the night before the release, NPR found multiple people who'd taken the day off work, and one guy who'd taken three. "Gotta use those vacation days somehow," he said. [NPR]