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Grand Theft Auto hits it big and SimCity travels to the world of tomorrow.

By Sam Barsanti • September 23, 2013

The Bulletin is a roundup of a few game-related news stories from the previous week.

Grand Theft Auto V, a game about taking money from people, has taken all the money
Grand Theft Auto V

We don’t cover financial stuff at The Gameological Society often, but this is the sort of feel-good underdog story that everybody loves to hear about. Remember Grand Theft Auto V? According to Polygon, it made $800 million worldwide on the first day it was in stores, setting a new launch-day record for the series. Unless you’re reading this on a solid gold MacBook, it’s probably hard to imagine just how much money that really is. Let’s lay out some examples to help visualize it. With $800 million, you could buy 125,000,000 delicious chicken burritos from Qdoba. You could buy 800 copies of the million-dollar Saints Row IV special edition (giving you 800 trips into space, 800 Lamborghini Gallardos, and so on). According to Wikipedia, $800 million is more than the nominal GDP of Grenada. The point is, $800 million is a ridiculous amount of money for Grand Theft Auto V to have raked in after only one day.

Even more ridiculous is the news, as reported by Joystiq, that the game’s sales crossed the $1 billion mark on Thursday, breaking a record set by Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, which took 12 days longer to reach $1 billion. If the game continues to sell at the rate of about $1 billion a week—and there’s no reason to think it won’t—it will pass the GDP of Iceland by the end of the year and make the developers at Rockstar enough money to build a house out of Lamborghini Gallardos. We can put any doubts about the possibility of Grand Theft Auto VI to rest.

Wii Sports coming to Wii U, but it’s not Wii Sports U
Wii Sports

Since its launch, the Wii U has struggled to replicate the cultural ubiquity of its predecessor. Some observers have attributed this to its lack of a Wii Sports-like experience—a game that is approachable and conveys what makes the system special to anyone who plays it. Now, Nintendo is set to bring the Wii U its very own Wii Sports-like experience, which is to say, Wii Sports is coming to the Wii U. The same Wii Sports. The one that was free with every Wii console. It wouldn’t be a Nintendo game if the company weren’t charging you for something old, so this new version of Wii Sports, dubbed Wii Sports Club, will not be free. As reported by Kotaku, each sport will be available separately as a $10 download, or you can rent 24 hours of access to all of them for $2. Wii Sports Club will also introduce online multiplayer to the series with a “club system” that allows you to register by “state or region” to compete in events and chat with other nearby players. The Wii Sports Club games will start coming to the Nintendo eShop on November 7 with tennis and bowling—aka, the best ones—arriving first. Boxing, baseball, and golf will be available at some point in the future.

Blizzard announces plan to shut down Diablo III auction house
Diablo III

It looks like some Diablo III players are going to need to get a real job. Last week, the developers at Blizzard announced they will be shutting down the game’s auction house, a system that allows users to sell in-game items for in-game gold and real out-of-game money. As explained on the company’s official site, Blizzard felt that the auction houses “undermines Diablo’s core gameplay: Kill monsters to get cool loot.” To that, I say: Duh. Diablo has always been about going into a dungeon and hacking at monsters until they spit out a better sword or a fancier pair of pants. When you give people the opportunity to bypass that monster-killing and buy that fancy pair of pants with real money, it defeats the purpose of killing virtual monsters in the first place. The auction houses won’t be closed down until March 18, 2014, so there’s still plenty of time to trick some poor sucker into paying way over market price for your level 45 Vengeful Skull Hammer (or some actual Diablo III item).

EA announces new expansion to take SimCity…TO THE FUTURE

Life hasn’t been easy for EA’s SimCity reboot. The internet connection-dependent game ran into crippling issues early on and endured mixed reviews. The best way to solve your problems is by using a time machine, which is why SimCity’s next big expansion pack is taking the urban-management sim into the future with Cities Of Tomorrow. As seen on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the expansion will allow you to turn your metropolis into a gleaming wonderland of idealism, full of shining white towers and probably a lot of chrome, or you can pack it full of bleak industrialism and neon-lined everything like the smog-filled hellhole from Blade Runner. You can also build super-tall skyscrapers called MegaTowers, in case you want to be the mayor of the sort of town where crime runs rampant on the streets and the only thing standing between your citizens and anarchy is a man named Judge Dredd. Cities Of Tomorrow will be available Nov. 12 for $30.

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  • Sam_Barsanti

    Also, something Valve-related is happening in about an hour, and it’s probably going to rhyme with shmideo shmame shmonsole.

    http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/

    • Spacemonkey Mafia

      Good.  I’ve been waiting for them to release a blideo blame blonsole for years now.
         I haven’t owned one since my Bloooper Blintendo.

      • duwease

        The only Blooper Blintendo I know of is the most depraved sexual act of all time..

        • Spacemonkey Mafia

          Or the most sacred, if you’re an Orthodox Goombaterian.

    • PaganPoet

      Lydia’s shame tonsils?? Why is she so ashamed?

      • Sam_Barsanti

        I guess we’ll know why in about 45 minutes.

    • SamPlays

      Wow, a video game console that is meant to be played in your living room on your wall mounted HDTV. Let me pick my jaw off the floor. This is unprecedented. This is 21st century. This is incomparable. More importantly, why is Soupy staring at that SNES controller with the missing button? Sign me up for the revolution. 

    • PugsMalone

      You’d think that they’d finally announce Half-Life 3, what with Gordon Freeman free of his commitments for Breaking Bad.

    • O Superman

      Hmm, maybe this what that whole 77 Days thing has been about?

    • Fluka

      Aaaah, the PC Gaming Reckoning is upon us!!

      *Panics, drinks her kool-aid too early, gets drowsy and needs a nap.*

    • Simon Jones

      It’s awfully nice of Valve to release something that’ll make the Xbox One feel less embarassed about itself.

      Also something about this generations Dreamcast. And Linux.

      • Sam_Barsanti

        We just need to come up with a condescending nickname for whatever this is so the Xbone fans will be able to make fun of something.

        • Simon Jones

           In all seriousness and meaness aside, does anyone see this ending in anything other than failure?

        • ItsTheShadsy

          “Linux console.”

        • Unexpected Dave

          Steam-O’s

        • beema

          SOS kind of satisfies that

        • stepped_pyramids

          Uh, this sounds amazing, and I am hurling money at them as soon as there is a hole for me to throw money.

          Why are people being so negative about this? I honestly don’t see what’s not to like.

        • Electric Dragon

          Kettle

    • The_Helmaroc_King

      I think they have three announcements planned, one per day.

      I think I’d be more interested in some kind of Steam-integrated video-casting more than a new console. Maybe there’s a market for a console/PC hybrid, but I’m less interested in buying a new PC than I am in using my current one.

      • http://mrglitchsreviews.blogspot.com/ Mr. Glitch

        “Try the new Steam OS! Make your $2,000 gaming PC much less useful!”

    • GaryX

      Or operashion shism.

      Which basically just means “console.”

      But having their own unique “OS” makes more sense than Linux. By pushing it as more developing for a console, they’re likely to get more developers involved than just saying “Hey, please make Linux ports of your games, you guys.”

      • Fluka

        It sounds like it’s directly meant to be used on livingroom consoles, rather than on a PC?  (Actually, I wonder if it’s meant to run on a desktop computer at all?).  Will be curious to see A) how good the streaming feature is, B) what the “thousands” of games actually are…

        • GaryX

          Here’s my thinking copy and pasted from my Polygon comment:

          I have a feeling the OS push is so they can have their cake and eat it too. It’ll be a way for them to have a general target spec for developers to aim at (for a console) but allow anyone to download it. I bet this is just the infrastructure for the console. It’d be like if, instead of Games for Windows or whatever, you just downloaded the Xbox 360 OS and could boot it on your computer OR go out and buy an Xbox 360.

          It also allows them to talk to developers about developing for “SteamOS” rather than “Linux.” While it’s somewhat just semantics, I have a feeling the former is easier to convince devs of than the latter, especially if there’s going to be some kind of SteamOS certified hardware in the works.

          Anyways, I bet the other announcements go like this:

          2) SteamBox

          3) Half-Life 3/Source Engine 2

        • Fluka

          @GaryX:disqus That all sounds about right.  Given that they’ve already announced sharing, I don’t think that’s an extra announcement either.  I bet announcement 3 is either, as you say, Source 2, or (given that day three kind of looks like goggles) some kind of Oculus Rift support.

          Or it’s Half Life 3 and the end times truly are upon us.

        • HobbesMkii

          If the third one is HL3, I’m going to eat my shoe a la Werner Herzog.

        • stepped_pyramids

          As a current Steam Linux user, I’m over the fucking moon. And there’s been more and more stuff on almost a weekly basis for us.

        • http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz132/toemali/stuff/bosun.jpg Colliewest

          Half-Life 3. Only on SteamOS.

    • Fluka

      NEWS: IT’S A STEAM-COMPATIBLE PANINI PRESS.

      (Finally!  Stupid Xbox One *not* being a sandwich press…)

      • Citric

        Ever since I rigged up an “X-Toaster” for a high school French project, I’ve been disappointed that gaming and bread have been kept separate.

        (The X-Toaster did not actually run games, it instead was rigged to appear to run games, which was accomplished with a willing volunteer miming the motions and a VHS tape with footage of Chrono Cross. So basically it was only slightly more faked than an E3 press conference.)

        • http://mrglitchsreviews.blogspot.com/ Mr. Glitch

          Well be disappointed no longer. I give you… the Nintoaster!

          Well, *a* nintoaster. 

        • signsofrain

          I love that video. It’s especially funny if you’ve ever seen any other technical instruction videos.  I’ve even gotten people who wouldn’t otherwise be interested in electronics or modding to watch all 33 minutes of it! I queue it up pretty often. I wish he’d do another long-form instructional video.

    • Aurora Boreanaz

      Going by the little symbols they have on the page:

      O , [O  ] , O + O

      Where the O is SteamOS, tomorrow is SteamOSBox, and the day afterward is “Yo dawg, I put your SteamOS in your SteamOS so you can Steam while you Steam!”

      • Fluka

        I am really kind of disappointed they didn’t just name it GLaDOS.

        • GaryX

          Well, but then you’d have to spend all your time worried the OS would become self-aware and kill you.

        • Fluka

          @GaryX:disqus You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        • SamPlays

          Ms. DOS was already used by Microsoft.

    • beema

      Steam OS… is everyone as non-plussed as I am? Who the hell cares?

      • GaryX

        I think there’s a good amount of potential, at least.

      • Simon Jones

        Aw. But who isn’t looking forward to a console that contains everything that was wrong with Xbone, except you need a PC to run it and an OS almost no one is going to develop for?

        Also, it’s Steam so you’re not allowed to complain about it because discounts or something and we’ll pretend GoG and Greenman don’t exist.

      • stepped_pyramids

        A prepackaged thing I can install on a premade console to put on my TV which can stream whatever the fuck from my hated Windows machine or play any of the Linux games I have? 

        Yes, please. Give to me.

  • The_Helmaroc_King

    No-one likes a demonic rat race. “Buy this axe to hack at the demonic hordes, hack at the demonic hordes to pay for this axe.” All the while, the rich get richer. What happened to the middle-class demon hunters, Blizzard?!

    • Spacemonkey Mafia

      I was flipping through the Sotheby’s catalogue this weekend and saw a tripple-slotted Regia Purum ancestral Khopesh that I simply had to have.
         The missus said as long as we were looking, there were some fine Hudson school pieces that would pair well with our Remington bronze.
         I figure, well, what the hell, it’s been a good year, let’s just get both. 

  • Aurora Boreanaz

    My take on the Diablo III auction house mess:

    Diablo II had a thriving black market for in-game items, sold on eBay and other sites, despite Blizzard’s attempts to reign it in.  Around 2004 I spent quite a few hours trying to treasure hunt for potential items to sell for real money (I was unemployed at the time). I purchased a few small-value items to help me with my own treasure hunting ability, but never found anything worth selling back.  (This was also several years after I’d already played through the main campaign and expansions.)

    With Diablo III, Blizzard decided to try and get a cut of the action by making the RMAH.  The two problems I ran into that turned my opinion from optimistic about possibly making some money back to total revulsion:

    1) Security and reliability of the Auction House were very shaky at first, with stories of people’s Battle.Net accounts being hacked almost instantly after game release (possibly due to the accounts being unknowingly compromised via WoW).  So just by linking a credit card to your account, you were risking fraud or identity theft.  (These rumors may have actually been false or inflated, but the damage was already done.)

    2) Blizzard set a minimum listing fee for all items (weapons, armor, etc) at $1.25.  (By comparison, you could usually find lower level items in Diablo II for $0.10 to $0.25 easily.)  That completely eliminated the ability for people to sell low-value
    items and still make a profit, as most non-Legendary or Set Items would
    never sell that high.  It’s like going to buy a soda from the store for $1.00, and finding out that tax and recycle fees make it cost $3.00 instead.  Why bother?

    I know there were a lot of people pissed about the RMAH idea from the very beginning, but I think if Blizzard had handled it better from the start it might have been worth it.  If someone is willing to pay for in-game items in free to play games via microtransactions, why not let players participate as well?

    • Drinking_with_Skeletons

      I agree with you that the AH was a good idea, in theory.  My perception was that people found the game to be too AH-oriented; players almost couldn’t succeed without using it.

      This had two major effects:

      1)  The poor drop rate, which was the big cause of the AH focus, could be viewed as a symptom.  That is, Blizzard was intentionally throttling drop rates to drive business at their AH, where not only would they generate profit but would be able to post items they conjured at will without having put in any effort.  Whether this is true or not will likely never be known, but the perception was enough to engender a lot of distrust and anger towards Blizzard.

      2)  The economy fluctuated wildly.  In Diablo II, there was more going on than simply buying items; players cobbled together a thriving economy using specific items as currency (the Stone of Jordan being perhaps the most famous) which kept prices stable.  For reasons I won’t pretend to understand, Blizzard’s controlled environment led to hyperinflation on some servers (primarily for the gold-based AH) which meant that many players simply couldn’t afford to use the AH.  However, since it was all but required to obtain good equipment…

  • SamPlays

    Maybe with all that cash, Rockstar can finally build a structure to compete with PayPal’s floating city. Its values will run counter to the libertarian ideals of PayPal’s and will be ironically dubbed “Liberty City”. Mayhem will constitute roughly 75% of the GDP, followed by stunt jumps (17%), unintentional car accidents (5%) and superfluous side missions (3%).

  • Raging Bear

    Dammit, Nintendo.

    • Mercenary_Security_number_4

       I would like that on a t-shirt.

  • Spacemonkey Mafia

    Man, I would love a Mega City 1 mod or expansion for Sim City.  Gotta buttress those walls to the Cursed Earth, less the muties or Angel Gang get in.
       How are you going to rebuild after that last Block War took out Enid Blyton Block?
       Will you appease the citizens by putting in an Otto Sumps’ Ugly Clinic, or an Aggro Dome?
       And when you get tired of your city, send in the Dark Judges or East Meg One missiles.

  • GaryX

    Dorkly had a graphic breakdown of stuff that costs more than what GTA V made: http://www.dorkly.com/article/54101/things-worth-less-than-what-grand-theft-auto-v-made-in-one-day

    • SamPlays

      I’m sorry but no seven paintings are ever worth ~$700 million. That’s just hype and branding run amok.

  • ItsTheShadsy

    Okay, so a digital rental model isn’t a bad idea by any stretch. But I don’t understand why it’s being applied to such a low-price game. Parceling out access to a bigger $20 or $30 title makes sense, but I can’t imagine anyone would pay $2-a-day for a game that costs only $10 for total access to the full product.

    • Aurora Boreanaz

      Read that again, though.  They’re saying $10 PER SPORT.

      In other words, screw you, Nintendo.

      • ItsTheShadsy

        Oh whoops okay. In that case the rental model actually makes more sense then.

        • Aurora Boreanaz

          IMHO, neither option makes sense because it’s bloody WII SPORTS.  But yeah, a one day rental is much better in that case.

        • ItsTheShadsy

          @AuroraBoreanaz:disqus Yeah, it would seem to me that anyone who purchased a Wii U with interest in Wii Sports would want to own it… it’s an okay model but it just doesn’t seem like the right game for it.

      • Roswulf

        Think of it as a public service- now that you have to pay for it separately, nobody will ever be tricked into spending twenty minutes playing WiiSports Golf again

      • evanwaters

         This honestly strikes me as the worst decision they’ve made with the WiiU so far.

        The big problems with the console are 1) the tablet gimmick doesn’t obviously introduce new play possibilities the way motion control did, and 2) they were really weirdly low key about marketing the thing and never actually sold us on the idea of it. (Also a weak launch slate.)

        This is the first really objectively boneheaded decision, though. Who would do this?

    • Mercenary_Security_number_4

      “each sport will be available separately as a $10 download, or you can rent 24 hours of access to all of them for $2.”

      EACH sport is $10 (so like $40? not sure how many sports are included), or all the sports for $2 for a day.  Probably good for parties.

      edit: though back in the day, I can remember parents who would NEVER buy VHS tapes but let kids rent like crazy, so they’d end up renting the same movie over and over to the point that it would have been much cheaper to buy it. Never underestimate the things a tired parent will pay for.

      • TaumpyTearrs

        I made my parents rent me Gobots vs. the Rocklords so many times as a kid the damn tape nearly broke. Man, my older brother hated that shit. EVERY time it was my turn to pick the movie rental that was it, for probably nearly a solid year.

    • stepped_pyramids

      I would maybe pay $10 for Wii Tennis, but no way I’d pay a red cent for the others.

      Especially considering that Wii Sports is the best-selling game of all time and you could get the disc in a Cracker Jack box.

  • His_Space_Holiness

    I’m just glad that GTAV finally came out so that I won’t be as utterly bombarded with ads for it every time I walk down the street. I don’t have anything against the game itself, but damn, a lot of that $800 million is going to go to making back the marketing budget.

    Of course, they’ll just be replaced by some other damn thing. It’s the circle of annoying life.

    • Simon Jones

      Hey there, Watch Dogs. It looks like we’re going to be hearing a lot about you.

    • Fluka

      Hey, Gameological gets super-gangly Stephen Merchant ads for the moment, at least!

    • Citric

      I actually didn’t mind how inescapable GTAV ads were, because at least they had a decent art style and some craft there. I’m dreading the CoD: Ghost Dog campaign that’s surely coming, since CoD campaigns aren’t very visually compelling, going by the past at least.

      • SisterMaryFrancis

        I’ve seen some of the ads. You’re right to dread.

      • His_Space_Holiness

        Inevitably, they’d get cropped for space, and somehow the woman in the bikini never got cut out. Not that I’m complaining exactly, but it was funny.

      • evanwaters

         Seeing that dog everywhere should be amusing, though.

    • HobbesMkii

      I’ve read they spent more than the cost of the game development itself to market the thing. Wikipedia has estimates of the cost of development being anywhere from $140 million to $265 million. 

      • TaumpyTearrs

        This stuff is always so bizarre to me. SO you have one of the best-selling, most famous game franchises of all time, and its basically a guarantee that all you have to do is release the damn thing and sell a million copies. Obviously, you should spend $100+ million marketing it to people who already intend to buy it.

        Games that actually need advertising and promotion don’t get the budget for it, because they aren’t known and successful qualities. But a game like GTA V that has had millions of fans waiting for YEARS to line up and purchase it, after months of endless coverage and previews, would have sold nearly as many copies with NO advertising. And then the few people who didn’t know it was coming out would probably just buy it the first time they noticed it in a store. I’d say some eye-catching displays or demos in-store would sell the game to the minority that haven’t been following it for months.

        • HobbesMkii

          There’s an old adage among marketing and advertising execs that illustrates the whole industry’s approach: “I know half my budget is worthless, I just don’t know which half.”

    • beema

      They are still bombarding the TV. I have that damn song stuck in my head

  • Brian Rose

    Goes to show you can make a lot of money by robbing random people in the streets and stealing their cars.

    • GaryX

      Actually, it’s all about the stock market these days.

      • http://www.avclub.com/users/merve,96925/ Merve

        It’s like robbery, but legal!

        • GaryX

          Well, except for the parts where I’m capping fools to make the market fluctuate…

        • Carlton_Hungus

          The market fluctuates?!  That’s what I’m doing wrong!

  • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

    Hey there Animal Crossing: New Leaf gang, how’s your turnips? Laid out enough cash for 41 stacks, so hoping to make out alright.  Had 91 this morning and 131 this afternoon, so looks like I’m on a rollercoaster week.

    • SonjaMinotaur

      It’s probably too early to say I’ve got nothing, but: I’ve got nothing (looks like the start of a downward pattern). And I put 3 million bells on the line this week so I am VERY INTERESTED in turning a profit.

      • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

        I’ll keep you posted if I hear anything.  With that amount on the line it sounds like if you get a good price you’ll never have to worry about bells ever again. :)

        • SonjaMinotaur

          That would be nice, but I kind of doubt it. I’m thinking I might as well try for the 100 million bell achievement, so… there will never be enough bells.

      • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

        @SonjaMinotaur:disqus , just sneakily checked prices at work, I’m selling at 409!  I am a greedy boy, but also a pessimist, so will probably sell out at that price.  I can open the gates in around 3 hours when I get home, if you want in.

        • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

          Oh and returning the favor for @ChrisIngersoll:disqus … does Disqus ever work?

        • SonjaMinotaur

          That’s fantastic! I’ve been checking with my network and they look like they’re all on the downward spiral too, so I am ready to cash out.

        • SonjaMinotaur

          Hey, if it’s cool, could my friend get in on this too? FC: 4398-9630-6157 

          • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

            Uh sure, will add them, gonna open the gates shortly… let them know they can donate to the Resetti center in progress (hint hint). :)

        • SonjaMinotaur

          Thanks, I’ll let her know. I’ll probably be on around 6 Pacific. (I’m still at work, blah)

          • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

            Oh okay! I have the Nite Owl ordinance in effect so we’re open late, might just leave the 3DS plugged in and AFK then.

          • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft

            Ermmm… that was you, right? Can I close up?

        • SonjaMinotaur

          Yes, all done! THANK YOU! 

  • SisterMaryFrancis

    Finished GTA V’s story friday night (78% complete overall). Did anyone who finished the story find it, I don’t know, kind of lacking? I liked the ending, but I really wanted more heists or missions along those lines. All I seem to have now are the stranger gathering missions and I don’t see them giving me some massive payoff. I might have to put the game down until GTA Online starts up.

    • SamPlays

      Don’t worry, everyone agrees and someone will invariably point out that every GTA story has been lacking except for Vice City, which really tapped into the hubris and psychopathic nature of its protagonist. Or something, something Burt Ward.

    • GaryX

      Wait a week or so and the hype will inevitably turn into the backlash and then in about a month it will all settle and probably be like “Hey this was good! But yeah the story was kind of lacking.”

  • Mercenary_Security_number_4

    A friend just walked past and glanced at the screenshot up top of the guys in the jumpsuits.

    him “you reading about a breaking bad game?”
    me “there’s a breaking bad game?”
    him “yeah? cool.”

    It took me a second to realize each of us thought we were asking a question and neither of us actually had any information to share.  This is how rumors get started.  Anyway, that made me realize how much I would hate the very idea of a breaking bad game. 

    Ok, that’s all I had to say.

    • SamPlays

      I’m sure there’ll be an iOS Excel spreadsheet simulator based on the financial management of Los Pollos Hermanos.

      • Shain Eighmey

        Meth Tycoon! I’d buy it. 

      • evanwaters

        Wouldn’t it just be that drug dealer game that showed up on graphing calculators?

        (Why has that never been ported?)

        • TaumpyTearrs

          Oh man, memories of wasted class time flooding back… at our school we also had a couple variations of the drug dealer game, including a pimp game and a killer redneck game. Who the hell actually took the time to program those things in the first place? Its like playground limerics, little pieces of kid-culture that seem to exist everywhere without ever having a specific creator.

  • http://www.avclub.com/users/merve,96925/ Merve

    Gameological in real life news:
    The other day, without thinking, I told one of my friends, “Whoa, slow down there, Hitler.” I think I need to abandon the Internet.

    • SamPlays

      No @Merve2:disqus , abandon your friends and join us. Whoa Hitler is waiting for you. 

    • Spacemonkey Mafia

      Maybe you just shouldn’t be friends with Hitler.

    • OldeFortran77

      Why should you listen to your friend; he’s Hitler!

    • http://starttocrate.tumblr.com/ Http Lovecraft
      • http://www.avclub.com/users/merve,96925/ Merve

        Last time I was in Williamsburg, there was a shocking number of people who looked like that.

    • Mercenary_Security_number_4

       I’m just waiting for “Hey, speed up, Mussolini” to become a thing.

  • stepped_pyramids

    Come on, don’t italicize Wikipedia.

  • Randy Miller III

    Wii Sports Resort is still loads of fun, especially table tennis.