PS4 Doubles Atari 7800 Sales During Morning Drive Time

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Sony sold two Playstation 4 units during the financial period spanning 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, July 25th 2015, outperforming the one Atari 7800 console sold during the same period.

The figures were provided in a recent coffee shop chat issued by two Craigslist users, Mark and Kevin.

According to Mark’s report, the PS4 sales contributed greatly to his rainy day fund.

PS4 sales were listed as two for the period, which is an increase from the zero it sold during the same period two hours before.

Mark expects to spend his rainy day fund to fix either his roof or his water heater; whichever goes first.

Kevin, meanwhile, revealed that his video game fund decreased by $25. According to him, this was driven by “purchasing an Atari 7800 console from Craigslist.”

Kevin said he purchased one Atari 7800 console at 7:30AM compared to the previous hour’s zero. He did not clarify whether or not it came with games or if it was worth $25.

Kevin expects to rebuild his video game fund in the next few months after selling off his McNugget Buddies toy collection.

 

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Dollar General Manager Speaks Out About Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator

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Scott Cawthon, creator of the survival horror game Five Nights at Freddy, spoke about his life before creating the successful game on the discussion page for his Steam game. “Before this, I worked at Dollar General,” said Cawthon. “I had three bosses who were still in high school.”

The manager of the Dollar General that Cawthon worked for says this is just not the case.

“Dollar Generals only have one manager at any time,” said Kevin Stookey, Cawthon’s previous boss. “I was the only manager there when he worked and I graduated high school one month after he was hired.”

Stookey says that Cawthon was an “okay worker” but that he spent most of his time bragging about how rich he was going to be when his new game came out.

“On multiple occasions I had to break up a storage room huddle,” said Stookey. “He wouldn’t shut up about this game and he was always distracting employees and customers with tales of what he was going to do when he made it big.”

Cawthon says that he’s trying to do right with the money he has been “blessed with.”

“I pay my taxes, I give to charity and I buy every copy of Mega Man 3 that I see,” said Cawthon. “I don’t do anything ‘evil’ with my money.”

Stookey has worked for Dollar General as a manager for two years when he was hired following a new effort by Dollar General to employ mostly high school students. He says that since he has graduated high school that his contract is almost up but the retail giant is allowing him to stay on until he finds another job.

“I have applied at our local Target for a Freezer Section Supervisor position but I’m still waiting to hear back.”

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Playstation Plus/Xbox Live Games For Gold August Items Announced

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Sony has announced the free items for Playstation Plus subscribers for August.

All of the games drop on August 4th and here are the items you’ll receive:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • The Last of Us (PS3)
  • Super Mario PS (Nintendo PlayStation)
  • Hot Girlfriend of Your Choosing (Your Circle of Friends)
  • $1,000,000 (Your Bank)

Microsoft has also announced the free items for Xbox Live Games for Gold for August:

  • EA Sports UFC (Xbox One)
  • Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (Xbox 360)
  • A Slap (The Wrist)

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Destiny Players Own Margbloss In Magpie Raid In Under Two Hours

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A team of Destiny players called Deepkill completed the impossible this weekend by defeating the Margbloss in the Magpie raid in one hour and 56 minutes.

If you’re familiar with the Magpie then you know how hard it is to complete the raid, let alone in under two hours. Part of the challenge of this raid is the possibility that a Margbloss could show up at any minute to thwart the best efforts of the party. A Margbloss is a particularly gruesome character in that if you can’t field its rays with your Milptheed weapons before it spawns its Needle Harp then your team is sent back to the entrance minus one Carpac.

Most teams take the long way around the Margbloss lair by cutting through the swarms of Silkbutters on the outer rings of the cave. This takes the crew out of harms way but adds an extra thirty minutes to the completion time which lowers the amount of XP, DigiCur, AP and BuffP rewarded for completion.

What Deepkill figured out is if you are able to kill the Margbloss first, it teleports you to the end of the raid for an instant win. The team devised a plan to attack from all sides using nothing but Thraxxers which choked the Margbloss and stopped it from unleashing its Thrypquills.

The entire run has been posted to Deepkill’s Youtube page.

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Console Cheaters Exposed After Hackers Access ZeldaAran Hookup Site

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UPDATE: This news story has been updated.

ZeldaAran.com, a website for Xbox One and PS4 trolls to secretly play Nintendo products, has been hacked and had its data posted online. The breach was confirmed in a statement by ZeldaAran:

“We apologize for this (sort of) unprovoked intrusion on our customers’ information.”

ZeldaAran’s slogan is “Troll hard. Play hard.” Users can sign up for the service which puts them in contact with Nintendo console owners to set up meeting times to play exclusive Nintendo games. Anonymity is key.

“Our trolls normally spend most of their day badmouthing Nintendo and it’s customers,” said Jeam Melon, CEO of ZeldaAran. “It’s imperative that their online reputations aren’t tarnished by a little pixel tryst every once in awhile.”

Link’s Crusade, the team behind the hack, have posted an unusually short manifesto to their site demanding that ZeldaAran shut down or they’ll release the rest of their information. The entire post is as follows:

“ZeldaAran must shut down or we’ll release the rest of the information.”

Users of the site have been mostly silent on the breach but some are worried they might lost their standing as top trolls in the community.

“I spent an entire year’s worth of 7th period Graphic Design classes building my rep on sites like IGN and Gamespot, “said an anonymous ZeldaAran user. “I am feared by most of the Nintendo fans there and I shudder to think what might happen if it gets out that I like Nintendo games too.”

UPDATE: A 20-page addendum to the manifesto has been posted stating the reason for the hack:

“Nintendo fans have been unfriended for too long. Unless these secret Nintendo fans want to come out of the closet and openly friend us, we will do it for them.”

 

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