Fallout 4 Release Causes Significant Drop in Pornhub Traffic

With reports coming in that Fallout 4 has sold 12 million copies on release day alone, there’s no doubt about it, Bethesda’s latest game is a smash hit. We’ve all heard the excuses, people booking time off work, people phoning in sick, telling their friends “I can’t make it out tonight” and so much more, just to snuggle up on the couch, or at their desks to play their new games. However, it seems it’s not just work and friends that have been set aside for this game release.

One of the most popular adult sites in the world, Pornhub, reported that it saw a 10 percent drop in traffic when Fallout 4 launched. Around 5am on November 10th, Pornhub traffic started to dip; approximately the same time a lot of people finished downloading the game on steam. I might also add that the game would have downloaded sooner if they weren’t sat streaming videos… and stuff.

“We can’t say we’re too surprised with what happened to our traffic during peak gaming hours,” Pornhub vice president Corey Price told GamesBeat. “Based on the data, it looks like a huge surge of people decided to indulge in some wasteland wandering by taking the day off of work and school to play, while the rest of the world had to wade through what we assume were the longest hours of work ever in anticipation of some alone time with their consoles.”

Of course, this isn’t a big surprise, it’s not like people only have one hobby and sometimes it’s just funny to see how one industry can have an effect on another like this.

“As huge fans of the game, we can’t say we blame anyone for swapping Pornhub time for some Pip-Boy surfing instead,” said Price. “We would have done the same.”

By 11pm it seems people had seen enough of the wasteland for the day, and traffic at the site was back to normal.

 

The NSA Has Its Own Special Room for Watching Hardcore Porn

The news may seem a bit awkward, but US forces have found a large stash of adult entertainment content after raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

This proves two things, one being that terrorists are perverts and the other may indicate that there are hidden messages in some of the pornographic material. NSA analysts were then tasked to visit the websites frequented by jihadists in search of encrypted messages in the digital porn clips and photos.

“We have terabytes of this stuff,” an US intelligence analyst told The Daily Beast.”It isn’t possible that they are encrypting messages in all of this stuff. Some of these guys are just perverts.”

Watching porn all day long and getting paid for it may seem a great job, but the reality of it is that the content may be disturbing at some point. It is said that not all clips and photos are similar to what you know from PornHub related sites, having some of it including pornographic images of children.

This is why the intelligence agency has a squad of psychiatrists and therapists to help employees tasked with the job of watching these pornographic material cope with what they see.

“They’re being exposed to material that, day in and day out, we’re not exposed to broadly in America,” a senior physician with the CIA’s Office of Medical told Daily Beast.”That has its own sort of impact and own sort of, for lack of a better term, shock value.”

“Typically, for operators working in support of military operations, they’re told, ‘You’re going to see images that might disturb you. Just prepare yourself and realise there are counselling resources available to you,'” an ex-chief of the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations group added.

Employees who work with this type of material are not uncommon to go through regular depressions and grief, in addition to feelings of anger and a sense of urgency to track down those responsible.

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Xbox the Most Popular Console for Porn, According to PornHub

Xbox users were the most frequent viewers of pornography in 2014, according to an end of year report by website PornHub. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles – both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, presumably – account for 45.7% of traffic from gaming machines, up 70.5% on last year.

Sony PlayStation users are also well represented, having a 40% share of console traffic, but is down on 2013’s figure by 36.8%. Wii Owners are at 8.2%, while the two handheld devices, the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, are responsible for 8.7% and 1.1% of PornHub views, respectively.

Source: Polygon