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Updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:26PM by Chris "Assimilator" McLerran
This really did not come as a surprise to me, or just about any one else, but Diablo III has broken the record for PC game sales in a 24 hour period. In the first 24 hours of the game being on sale they sold 3.5 million copies. This number doesn't include the 1.2 million copies that people got with their World of Warcraft annual pass subscription. That means approximately 4.7 million people were ready to play on day 1. Over the next week that number grew to 6.4 million users. Congratulations in the record Blizzard, and in being able to have so many bugs at launch and still have people love you.
As many of you may know NDK is a bit off still, about 8 months roughly away, but that doesn't mean you can get lazy and complacent. Reservations for the DTC Marriott, the hotel where the convention is held, started yesterday. All the normal and atrium rooms for the hotel sold out in an hour. This is a record for the convention and a sign that they are quickly out growing the convention space of the hotel, but we already knew that. At the time of this writing the hotel still had outside balcony rooms available and it is possible a cancellation will open up some rooms in coming months. I personally would not hold my breath on that happening. The anime geeks will be watching for those like hawks.
If all else fails then you can also get a room at the Hyatt and Hilton hotels nearby. From experience the Hyatt (after correction) is a nice hotel with a decent restaurant and the walk over isn't as bad as you would think. It's also good to remember to pre-register for the convention just in case with the attendance cap in place because you don't want to be left out do you?
To see the posts for NDK record hotel reservations, please visit their website here. If you'd like to pre-register for NDK, you can do so through this link here. We look forward to seeing you all there again this year!
OK, Carebear informs me it was the Hyatt that we stayed at, not the Hilton. Too many Hotels with starting with H.
Also here is the link to NDK Registration: http://ndkdenver.org/registration
So for a long time the thing to do in older video games was to beat a game in as little time as possible. This usually meant running recklessly through an area, making sure not to die and that you are powered up. Well that pursuit has become boring and stale. So how does one come up with new ways to challenge themselves to our old favorites? They go for record low scores!
Now you may think that this would be easy, and you would be wrong, dead wrong. This means (in the case of Super Mario Bros) you have to skip every question block, every enemy must live(except for the last Bowser), you cannot get any coins, and you have to finish levels with no time on the clock. So lets give NotEntirelySure a hearty congratulations for his grand achievement in sub-par gaming!