Suggestive Doodles (YouTube)
Remember, it's only dirty if you think it's dirty.
GameStop manager suspended after 'games for grades' policy (local news site)
The dipass manager who unilaterally decided that he would not sell product to kids unless their parents vouched for their good grades has been tossed. Look buddy, if you want to climb on your moral high horse, working at the Peon+1 level inside the corporate moneymaking machine is not the place to do it.
And also, I am going to open a store where I will not sell you NASCAR memorabilia unless I can punch you in the face.
Tytla animation art for sale (Cartoon Brew)
An original cel of Chernabog from Fantasia is expected to sell at auction for only $800?!?! WTF.
30 Years of Very Stupid D&D Monsters (Head Injury Theater)
I haven't thought about the Gelatinous Cube in forever.
Halo 3 Fuck-upWatch!: Halo 3 Disc Read Errors Rampant (Kotaku) / Xbox Live Coughing, Spluttering Under Weight Of Halo 3 (Kotaku) / Microsoft Replacing Scratched Halo 3 Discs (Kotaku) / Fifty Minutes to Glitch (Aeropause)
Good to see that Microsoft was totally prepared for their huge Biggest Day in Entertainment launch. Bigger than Spider-Man! Bigger than Harry Potter!
The Halo Haters have already been over this, but $170 million divided by $60 comes out to a generously rounded 3 million games. Still, that's 3 million games in one day, which is huge and no other game has ever done that... but that's nothing compared to how many people saw Spider-Man 3 on opening weekend (something like 15 million) or bought Harry Potter 7 on release day (8 million).
3 million copies means that roughly 40% of 360 owners in the US thought the game was important enough to buy on launch day. Again, huge. But, as this is THE GAME for the 360, that's to be expected. I'm surprised it's not a higher percentage, actually.
You can go to The Truth and see what a best-selling video game really looks like. Halo 3 has a looooong way to go before it cracks the top 20 best-selling video games of all time. It even has a pile to climb to get inside the top 20 best-selling franchises of all time.
Microsoft is spinning a disengenous tale with their PR, although I can't imagine any game publisher who wouldn't do the same. It's just a shame that Moron News Media latches on to the simplistic blurb - "Xbox Game Outsells Everything!" - and sidesteps the proper context. But, anything to pitch a story that leads with "Boy, aren't gamers weird! You won't believe this..."