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Grand Theft Auto 5 Sets 7 Guinness World Records

Samuel:

Been so busy I haven’t had time to play. I feel like I am missing out.

Originally posted on Extra Mustard - SI.com:

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Grand Theft Auto 5 continues its run of pop culture dominance, as the Guinness World Records announced yesterday the game broken seven world records:

1.    Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours

2.    Best-selling videogame in 24 hours

3.    Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion

4.    Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion

5.    Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours

6.    Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours

7.    Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

Number three is especially impressive, as GTA 5 sold 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, generating revenue of $815.7 million, then reached $1 billion by day three. This beats the record of any video game or movie, including The Avengers and Avatar.

In a statement, Craig Glenday, the Editor-in-Chief of Guinness, said:

“GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be…

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Rap-Themed Video Games That Need To Exist

If these existed, I’d actually buy them!

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I feel bad for this kid when he grows up

 

Poor little boy.

So they named their kid after a video game character because of a contest?

Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer is his name. It’s from Skyrim (whatever that is) and now he’s going to be ridiculed for life. I’ve always felt that giving your kid a name is a huge responsibility. Giving your kid a name that’s either normal/common or something that’s cultural is always nice.

But off a video game? He might get bullied when he goes to school. Poor kid.

He gets free video games for life, but is it worth it? I think by second grade, he’ll just go by Tom and try to blend in as a normal boy.

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Grand Theft Auto V trailer is out and I am excited!!!!

The trailer for it was just released and it looks really good. It looks like it’s based in Los Angelese — which is the same one as San Andreas. But the storyline looks simple and I am sure this will be just as fun as GTA IV.

Excitement!!! I better finish up Liberty Stories first though…

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Why did it take me so long to get into Fleetwood Mac?

Shame on me. I should have gotten into these guys sooner.

Now first of all, let me give you some background. I knew of Fleetwood Mac for a very long time. But I never got a chance to really listen to them until recently. I knew about them when I was in high school and I was starting to get into my classic rock phase.

The first song that I heard from them (when I knew it was them) was “The Chain” and I fell in love with that song. I then found it it was from Rumours and through reading and other things, I was told that was a great album. I even borrowed it from the library my freshman year at SJSU, but I never really listened to it. I just burned it.

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Madden 12: In a few days, my life will be turned upside down

Huge fan and my copy is coming in soon. I bought this off Amazon for $60 (free S&H). Plus, it comes with a $20 Amazon gift card and downloadable code for the Rookie and Sophomore teams. So basically, it’s $40 for me. Huzzah!!!

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The dawn of a new era: HKBS is the hottest band out there today!

This logo took me two minutes to create.

Yesterday, my friend Chris and my cousin Stephen came over to to my house to play Rock Band 3. We decided that we needed to make a band within the game and have them do tour stuff in the game.

When Chris and I were kids in elementary school, we imitated The Beatles a lot! One of the random things that came up when we were kids (and when we discovered profanity) was the term bullshit. Somehow, someway, we ended up with the term “Hong Kong Bullshit”. Yesterday, having not said that since elementary school, we decided to name our band HKBS.

Our band features me on the drums, Chris on lead guitar, Brandon Flowers (lead singer of The Killers) on vocal and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on keyboard/bass. We created each of them and now we just finished our East Coast tour. Stephen is our official manager for the band.

My hands hurt from all the drumming… plus I got some blisters too.

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Another fun eBay story in which I get something for free

So which one of these is the real video game?

During Black Friday, I tried to get NBA 2K11 for $29.99 but because of stupid people, it never happened.

Because I really wanted the game, I went on eBay to buy it and I found a deal in which I can buy it for only $31 (with some shipping cost I can’t remember). But it was a good deal and I jumped on it.

But before I did, I had to think about how legit this listing was. The bar code matched, the description matched and the location of the item was in New York. With that, I believed that I was buying from a seller from the States, not some bootleg seller in some other country.

I placed the order and I waited. The seller sent me a tracking code for the order. I checked it and I discovered something odd.

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