Today is a day that will live in infamy for Lazygamer

Today is a day that will live in infamy for Lazygamer

Yesterday, September 12th, 2013 — a date which will live in infamy – Lazygamer.net broke a record we have been striving for for quite some time, officially we expected the record to be broken in early 2014 following our normal growth pattern but things change dramatically at E3 this year.

Just prior to E3 our server was upgraded and a new wave of readers were able to get on and enjoy the experience that is Lazygamer.net And yesterday at around lunchtime we finally broke the 30 day rolling record we’ve wanted for so very long.

1million

Yeah baby. 1 million hits were logged between the 12th of August 2013 and the 12th of September 2013. If you’re wondering how important this is to me personally, this is what I looked like last night. I will save you the actual video as it’s quite disturbing and my wife says no one else should ever be subjected to that.

happy-dance

As always we want to thank you wonderful and amazingly beautiful/handsome readers with incredible taste in video game news for helping us reach this mark. We are by no means done and plan to continue to grow and improve until the end of time itself.

Here are some random factoids for those out there who like this sort of thing.

All these facts are valid at the time of writing (6am September 13th)

  • Pageviews from last 30 days: 1 067 385 (via Google Analytics; not made up nonsense using AWstats)
  • Most popular article over last 7 days – GTA Footage Leaked – 39 655 page views
  • Top 10 search terms
    • gta v
    • pokemon x and y
    • gta 5
    • lazygamer
    • batman arkham origins
    • uncharted 4
    • ps4
    • pes 2014
    • gta 5 leaked gameplay
    • ffxiv
    • gtav
    • (You think people are maybe excited about GTA V?)
  • My current domination in Batman (our in house tracking software)
    • CurrentBatman
  • Top concurrent (people on the site at any given second)  users we’ve ever spotted
    • 1026 during Gamescom Microsoft keynote
  • Average concurrent users
    • 200 ish
  • Average time we start work
    • 5:30am (Gavin and Zoe)
  • Average time we end work
    • 6pm (Gavin and Geoff)
  • Average time Darryn works
    • We are still trying to agree whether Darryn works or not
  • Average beer consumption of Gavin
    • 6-9 beers per night
  • Average hours of sleep for Geoff
    • 3 hours per night
  • Number of days sick that Geoff should have taken off in the last 12 months
    • 62
  • Number of days that Geoff’s taken sick in the last 12 months
    • 1
  • Number of times Darryn has been sick since joining Lazygamer
    • 0
  • Number of severe medical conditions suffered by Lazygamer staff
    • 3, excluding Darryn’s emotional issues
  • Number of times we mock Darryn per day
    • 15-20 personal insults
  • The only single member in the core team is Darryn
  • International PR reps think Darryn is the most amazing man on the planet. I have lost track of how many times I’ve been told that Darryn is just the perfect man and that they want to take him home with them.
  • How many times we roll our eyes back at Zoe’s stupid Americanisms per day
    • 8
  • Total number of African media sites on Metacritic
    • 1… us.. yeah still proud
  • Total number of external companies who despise us but pretend not to
    • OVER 9000!!!!
  • Number of times I’ve insulted Darryn in this post
    • 3

Okay I think you get the message, this is a great day for us and I will be popping some champagne later and dribbling it.. wait.. family show…

You guys are awesome. We love you tons and keep on letting us know what you want to see, read and hear and let us know what we are doing wrong. We do this to entertain you and to push South African gaming into the world limelight. It’s what we love doing, and can you believe some of us get to work in the gaming industry full time in South Africa. How cool is that?

Oh and don’t forget we are having a Johannesburg meet up at Hogshead in Rock Cottage on the 5th of October, RSVP here and a Cape Town one on the same day at BananaJam which you can RSVP to here.

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  • That Tall Twit

    I noted no Xbox 1 in the top 10 searches! XD

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      LULZ

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s because the search engine isn’t powered by Bing. 😉

      • Hammersteyn

        That’s clever!

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        Snapsetmatch

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        I think it’s cus the search engine keeps getting caught on GTAV, BOOM!

  • Hillbillly Gamer

    Achievement Achieve : Best Gaming News site In South Africa for South Africa.

  • That Tall Twit

    Congrats guys, you all have worked hard for this. We keep on coming back to this site because of that fact. Rock on!!! o/

  • SaintsRowLee

    Nicely done, Lazygamer.net (Seriously) the only gaming news site on the entire internet worth visiting!

    • Alex Hicks

      Well it is the only one I visit daily. Not sure if the site is so good that I visit daily, or if the reason to visit daily is because I do … 😉

      Grats to the team. Well done.

  • Spathi

    Nice going Gavin and the team. You make the SA gaming community proud.

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Indeed!!

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        Your avatar frightens me!

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          Well it saddens me, if you played the original Silent hill

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I did, and that is WHY is scares the shit out of me!

        • That Tall Twit

          The hat just doesn’t sit right. :/

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    I VOTE BEST ARTICLE EVER!!!!!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    BOOM! This has become one of my favourite sites, if not the favourite.

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      What about that other with the sheep and glue? 0-O

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        For the last time, it was an undercover sting designed to take down an Australian human trafficking ring!

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          With sheeeeep?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            How else are you supposed to get close to them?

        • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

          Austrian*… Australia deal mainly with sheep trafficking :O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol Austrian human trafficking is underground.

            I’m going to hell for that one.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Ouch….

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            See you there bud 😉

      • Sageville

        Pfft, I prefer classics: Hamster Duct-tape!

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    I’m PROUD to be a part of this. You guys ROCK!

    • Airborne

      Well said… I am a part timer, but i always stop to read whenever i get a chance… WELL DONE GUYS!!!

  • Otto_ki

    Well a big thank you from my side and the community 😛 I love coming into work, make a coffee and read up whats new on Lazygamer.net

    • Spathi

      Dude, you are doing it wrong. I go to my Lazygamer reading station in the morning and now and again do some work while taking my coffee break.

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        LULZ

      • Otto_ki

        Just checked my Web stats I have been on Lazygamer 679 times since Monday…so definitely agree with you, MORE Lazygamer than actual coffee 😀

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          HAHA

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    You forgot one stat:

    Number of times I troll you okes on Skype per day: 90000000000

  • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    Addendum: I love you all. Srsly.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      Aye, as do we

    • Rock789

      We love you too, man! **sniff**

  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    INCORRECT:

    “Number of times Darryn has been sick since joining Lazygamer : Continual sickness of the mind!”

    Just trolling bro, we lafs yooo!

  • Umar Silent Hill Save lIsa :(

    Ya’ll Are the bestest I LOVEs You Guys to Bits

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7rsc5kGho1qln8sso1_500.gif

    • That Tall Twit

      HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq734_nZ7Eo

    I love you You love me
    We’re a happy family
    With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you.
    Won’t you say you love me too

  • Hammersteyn

    Congrats guys. Here’s to the future!
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a44b781_460sa.gif

  • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    Well done people, really, well done! So proud to frequent this place, really.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      You said it man!

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Same here

    • Jonah Cash

      So you would say this site is the bestest?????? I still think that Foxhound ass is one of the regulars pulling all our legs… And my money is starting to shift over to your side….

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        Agreed, don’t trust em!

  • Yep you are wrong! Shush

    Amazing you guys really deserve all the kudos, nothing like hard work to lead to amazing success!

    I reckon at least 25% is made up of what I like to call the LG.Net comment Mafia (you know who you are) they seem not to be able to go through a day without using the LG.Net comment section like a facebook status page.

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Those guys are awesome

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        Indeed

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          Right? They are super mega sexy too

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Agreed, except that Umar dude…

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Naa, actually he might like look like a squirrel but he is quite popular with the babes

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            The little piglets?

            😛

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            ……yes :(

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Nothing wrong with that, they are hard to impress

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        I hear, when they aren’t being awesome, people are carving sculptures out of diamond. Especially this one fellow, Rise, Rind, Rice, something like that…

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          Yeah he’s a cool guy. A community leader…even though he has a sadistic streak and punishes people and put them in boxes

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I hear his generosity knows no bounds, helps old women across roads (and doesn’t trip them), helps cats out of trees (and doesn’t spray then with water) and even volunteers (not as a judge in a strip joint), Damn fine man…

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            He even plays Alien Colonial Marines for fun!!what a trooper

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O
          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            LOL ol Jean, when last did I see his face.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      Vleisboek is so 2010…

      😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      What do you mean?

      I’m hungry.

    • Brady miaau

      Yeah. I comment on here

  • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    And I think you guys and gal deserve this special award! Specially for @b80348306eb32d8844c0398d15132a5d:disqus for his terrifying Avatar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0&noredirect=1

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Awww first downvote

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        Boom! Only 2 though :(

        • Brady miaau

          4. Help you out there.

          Pleasure.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          5 now
          BAD RINCE

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            What concerns me are the two up votes 0-O

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Indeed

        • Spathi

          #6

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            Thanks! Still, it should be #8…

          • ZackFirst

            me upvote u :p

  • eXpZA

    Lazygamer.co.za is all I remember. #Hipster

    • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

      LEGEND!

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    I am a recent addition here and this place is awesome! 2 million next!

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      WOOOT

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Welcome Gir sibling.

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        and to you too GIRbling o/

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          GIRbling!!!!

          HAHAHA

          You should comment more dude

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            lol! I am a rather intense comment whore… You will see a lot more of me! o/

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Another member to the Clan…you will be initiated soon, please be sure to have an extra pair of underwear ready

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            I normally wear two pairs anyway… My body is ready!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Ask John and Tanya how they handled it…

          • Spathi

            I haven’t seen Tanya here today, so maybe not all that well :)

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Oh, she is working on her quiz test I sent through

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            This remind me of my favorite quote from Watchmen:

            “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with you. You’re locked up in here with me.” – Rorschach

            xD Love that movie and Rorschach!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            He was badass.

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            But what if you go commando? 😛

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Then I feel sorry for you lol

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        Actually saying welcome to you too makes no sense… You’ve been here for a while… Writing this one off as Friday 13th mistakes…

  • Mossel

    Well done guys! I would just like to point out that if there is any poor service delivery in Cape Town, that’s probably your fault seeing as I hang around this site more than I actually work…. totally worth it.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      THAT, and the late night Witchering…

      • Brady miaau

        You done yet? I finished two days ago, Roche path this time. Was awesome!

        I got the big boy weapons (not Dark Mode) that missed last time around…….

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          Nay good sir, rather busy of late, only 7hrs in :(

          • Brady miaau

            Good luck!

            I played till 1 am each night till Wednesday night, for about a week.

        • Spathi

          You guys playing the first one? I’ve played it twice now, but never finished it. Have the 2nd one also, but haven’t touched it yet as I still want to finish the first one!

          • Brady miaau

            !st 1 is great. BUT people do not complete it because they say the swamp is too hard, the final mission there and stuff. You need to grind a bit, get more powerful and then the swamp missions are so easy is not even funny. But you must grind a little.

            Leave the start swamp area, go to town and then come back later, monsters have come back, kill again.

          • Spathi

            The difficulty wasn’t a problem, it was Mass Effect or something that came along. Must just start playing again maybe. I really really like good RPGs (No Skyrim!)

        • Mossel

          I had to make that decision last night, was most stressful.

          • Brady miaau

            It is indeed. That is why you need at least two play throughs.

            The key is that neither side is good nor evil, the Witcher does not really care about all that stuff.

      • Mossel

        Everytime!! I tell myself, ok 15mins…then BOOM, 12:00 and I wake up at 05:30.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          LOL, indeed

  • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    Well done guys… I found this site after a really bad breakup and it honestly helped me get out of a very bad place :)

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      Sing it boet!

      • Spathi

        *Grabs guitar* “Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya!

        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          No! ‘Allll byyy myyyy seeeeeelf! #alwaysSP I went through a break up a few months ago, and if it wasn’t for LG I’d also be far worse off.

          • Mossel

            So THATS why you comment so much! :)

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            NO!

          • Mossel

            hehe just teasing! The community here is quite warm. I used to be a lurker, now I find myself commenting!

          • Brady miaau

            What, so you used to bury yourself underground and thrown spines at people through the ground? Also, be invisible to the average joe while doing that, of course?

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I thought I was the only one…

          • Mossel

            I was the best lurker no one even knew!

          • Spathi

            Well, after one post (with your previous nick) you were infamous!

          • Brady miaau

            What post?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            SNORmossel I think?

          • Brady miaau

            Still not getting it?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Me getting the joke? Please dude, I’m Afrikaans

          • Spathi

            I think Brady is still not getting it 😀

            Brady – Snormossel refers to a certain part of the female reproductive organs (Or actually, it is more a collective name if you want to get technical!)

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Aye, Spathi hit the nail on the head

          • Spathi

            His nick was snormossel previously, so it was more to do with that than the actual content of his post :)

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            YES!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            MAYBE!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            What was the question? 0-O

          • Spathi

            I can’t imagine you any worse O-o!

          • Mossel

            Feel the BURN!

          • Skyblue

            “Cue Violins” ;p

  • Nick de Bruyne

    The biggest of big congratulations to you guys ^_^

    • Spathi

      You helped Nick! I miss your GT / Forza articles. These guys are all such noobs when it comes to driving / racing sims! 😛

      • Nick de Bruyne

        Haha, thanks man

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      You are in no small part responsible for the success. Thanks for everything, big guy.

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      You also helped dude! At least one of those hits was inspired by you 😉

      • Spathi

        His Forza / GT track time comparison article is still one of the best done stories on LG for me. Was really well done.

        • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

          Yeah. Very few journous can cut a comparison as clean as Nick without going all Fanboi.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            Good skill that

    • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

      Surprising that there was no Forza vs GT debate for the past 30 days.

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    conmotherfuckinggratulations!!! Thats wicked guys, well done!

  • matthurstrsa

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! And well deserved.

  • http://ExplorationsInCode.blogspot.com AndrewJacksonZA

    Congratumalations and well done guys!!! :-)

  • MacDoodle

    Bloody good going well done and well deserved!

  • Brady miaau

    “International PR reps think Darryn is the most amazing man on the planet. I have lost track of how many times I’ve been told that Darryn is just the perfect man and that they want to take him home with them.”

    Awesome, I like that. Well played Darryn, well played Gavin, Geoff, Zoe, the rest of the team. Well played indeed.

  • Darthdad

    Congratulations! The best gaming website on the planet.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      Agreed!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Go lagz team!

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Hardly see you these days

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Yeah man. New job. Entered during a hectic period so been crazy busy. Missing all the fun and games here man

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          Aww man, I know the feel…goodluck man!! Look forward to the day thing cool down and you return :)

  • Scruff304

    That is awesome!!! Congrats guys, keep up the amazing work!!!

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      Aren’t you happy you are back! :)

      • Scruff304

        I’m happy I got to be a part of it xD Not sure what I would of done if I missed it 0_o

  • HvR

    Well I say. Well done ol’ chaps.

    Although I did expect to “MSSA dirty corrupt lying scoundrels” and “Debra and Tanya sex tape” under teh top 10 search items.

  • Deano

    Congrats guys! keep up the good work

  • DarthofZA

    Number of extremely well written articles of boastfulness: 1
    Most fun reading stats has ever been! Well done guys, you deserve the success.

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      Hehehe, well said!

  • Ir0nseraph

    Well done

  • Firebrat

    Congratulations guys – well deserved!

  • Marc

    Well done!

  • Anon A Mouse

    Very well done to Gavin and team LG. Glad I could be part of a bit of history (although LG seems to break new ground every month or so).

    Oh and Gavin why are you grading Batman on a curve. Surely Zoe is the bestest Bat out there.

  • HvR

    As soon as you schedule and workloads allow you should maybe consider a LG podcast.

    I think you have great group people with differing personalities that can can pull off a good show.

    Ever since 1UpYours got canned there has been a void in my gaming life :(

  • Jonah Cash

    Well done!! That is just awesome!! May it be 1,5m by middle next year!!

  • Paul Fouche

    well done guys!! lets make this even better!! * oh and why not durban meetup DAFUQ :S *

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Congrats peeps. Yet another reason for all of us to get together and celebrate. (in your respective city of course.)

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      Anyone here from Snor City wanna arrange a shindig?

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Snor City?

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          Yes, you no heard of it?

  • Purple_Dragon

    Fantastic stuff. Great to see LG growing so much. I remember when I started following this site there wasn’t much activity especially comments wise.

    Don’t go a day without reading LG, really makes my day with the humour and information, but mostly the humour.

  • Tidycpc

    Congrats!

  • Weanerdog

    Awesome achievement guys keep up the great work.

  • Rock789

    That is awesome! Nice job guys and gals of Lazygamer… Totally and utterly deserverd!

    Proud to be part of the community on this site! :)

  • http://lazygamer.net/ oVg

    I bet half of those hits were from our Admiral Chief 😛

  • Trebzz

    Congrats.

  • John

    How many unique hits did you get? Because there is a massive difference between page views and unique visitors…

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      Hi John… IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME

      You have a valid point, while I don’t want to release all our information in public simply because a girl has to keep some secrets I can state that our uniques are in the mid hundreds of thousands.

      Are stats are available to all our advertisers and we are audited by Effective Measures as well so it’s no state secret.

  • iAmWeasel

    Hate to rain on your parade, but page views is not a very meaningful metric. If you’ve hit 1 mil page views then I’m guessing you’ve got in the region of 200k visitors during that period – not such a nice big round number :-)

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Yes, we do realise that pageviews are not a great metric – but we’ve wanted that million for so long. As for your estimate; it’s very wrong, on the low end of the scale. Our verified, audited stats are available via the DMMA should you wish to see them.

      • iAmWeasel

        Nah it’s cool man, well done either way. Gaming in SA is a small audience so you’re all doing a great job.

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      Yeah the problem is with so many numbers it’s hard to get one meaningful one.. but hey a million is such a pretty number.

      I live by milestones and this was definitely one I wanted.. the next i obviously a million unique and then 10 million hits.. and on and on

      We also managed to log over 4 million ad impressions which is another nice big number.. was so chuffed when that one hit 1 million

      • iAmWeasel

        Clearly there is growth, so that’s the main thing. Keep up the good work.

  • giddieon

    Huzzah Huzzah Huzzah, I am glad to say I am one of those new people… and i have to say I am very pleased with this site… i have been looking for another great site to come to and be able get great news and chat it up with it’s other members….

    Cheers Lazy Gamer… On to the next milestone…

  • http://www.jeeva.net/ RZR | jeeva

    You should run Cloudflare Analytics below Google Analytics for even more accurate readings. AWstats isn’t made up btw, it just records hits differently. e.g. Every time someone Google’s a keyword and your site pops up in one of the 1,000,000,000 return results it will count as a hit. (even though they didn’t visit your site)

    How many unique in that 1 Million pageviews & what is the bounce rate?