This time on the sound gumbo that is The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy learn about feelings and fight about the power of nerd rage and how much Disney should fear it as they possibly consider resurrecting Darth Vader (even though they probably won’t). After that, it’s straight on through to the magical land of Twinkie death and Marvel as they discuss a future seer named Roger who knows… things… things about the upcoming slate of Marvel movies but who didn’t know that America’s favorite snack cake was going to be filled with sad.
Into video games? Hell yeah you are you twinkie munchin mother fffer and this week Jason and Jeremy are goona gush about Halo 4 and Modern Warfare‘s ridonk sales figures and the life replacement system that is GTA V. Oh no Ho Ho, we ain’t done yet, the guys are also talking about the shocking lack of more Firefly, and Jason fills us in on his middling trip to a New Jersey porn convention that smelled like astroglide and sadness. All that and more on the 500 Cl… on The Bastardcast!
Also, they talk about the death of Hostess… you know, in case you didn’t realize.
According to Kotaku, a survey by Goo Rankings (the link is in Japanese, but hey, go for it) playing video games in excess is the 4th leading reason for women to divorce their husbands in Japan. So, basically, what this tells me is that all those hours that I spent developing valuable hand eye coordination skills in an effort to make myself a fingerbang jedi means absolutely nothing!
In all seriousness, saying that excessive gaming leads to divorce is a bit broad. I’m sure there are certain video game things that, in and of themselves, lead to divorce more than docile, stand alone gaming. Perhaps avatar adultery, excessive masturbation to Lara Croft… or Kratos (he’s beautiful, don’t judge me!), and strategic DualShock controller placement while repeatedly firing off a machine gun in Call of Duty should have their own ranking.
Speaking of the rankings, according to the English language breakdown of the study, which polled 721 Japanese women of varying ages, the top 3 reasons for leaving ones husband are adultery, spending too much money, and having a drinking problem. Surprisingly, having pixelated genitalia did not rank.
Sources: Kotaku, Goo Rankings, What Japan Thinks
If you’ve noticed the streets are empty, void of the usual human hustle and bustle, no you didn’t miss the rapture, everyone is playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The game was released on Tuesday at midnight. It sold 6.5 million copies in North America and the U.K. in the next 24 hours, setting the record for the biggest entertainment launch ever with more than $400 million in sales.
This is the third year in a row that Activision’s Call of Duty franchise has broken first-day video game sales records.
Last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 5.6 million copies in the U.K. and North America, raking in $367 million in its first 24 hours. By Dec. 21, 2010, it had surpassed $1 billion in sales worldwide and by March 2011, it had become the best selling game of all time, surpassing the previous record-holder Wii Play, market research firm NPD Group reported.
In 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — the direct prequel to the latest release — sold 4.7 million copies and took in $316 million in its first day.
Activision also announced Friday that it is donating $3 million to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit corporation that provides job placement and training for veterans. So just keep that in mind this weekend when you are tea bagging newbs, you are tea bagging for a great cause!
Source: Coming Soon