So let's say its Monday night 12:04 and you're just now returning home with Halo Reach securely in your hands. You walk, briskly into your house, apartment, dorm, whatever and you put that son of a bitch in your Xbox. The question here is, what are you going to do next?
Will you play the campaign? Along? With friends online? Or are you even throwing a Halo party?
Will you play matchmaking to get a head start on those doing the former? Again will you be alone or with friends?
Of course you could always go to bed after picking up the game. Even if that would defeat the purpose of going to the release but maybe you have a life and have work in the morn.