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  1. Gaming

    Missed Out on Xbox One and PS4 Preorders? Walmart’s Giving You a Second Chance

    Those Xbox One and PS4 preorders went by pretty fast, huh? If you overslept the day that retailers put them out, then good news: Walmart's going to have a new stock of preorders available August 24, which is this Saturday. So maybe South Park was wrong and Walmart's not that evil after all.

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  2. Weird

    Because We Need More Stuff: Walmart Reports Best Black Friday Sales Ever

    In today's totally depressing news, it appears that the American impulse to needlessly purchase junk in bulk is alive and well. Black Friday no longer exists just on Friday, despite the infamous day's name. No, our cup spilleth over to Thanksgiving as well. Walmart was already doing ridiculous amounts of business last night, and they've reported their best Black Friday events ever with almost 5,000 items sold per second between 8PM and midnight.

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  3. Entertainment

    Pitbull is Totally Going to Kodiak Walmart, Bringing the Guy That Engineered His Exile

    Hey remember that time that a bunch of people on the Internet took it upon themselves to send popular entertainer Pitbull to a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska? Well, the unflappable Pitbull has taken it in stride and is not only going to make the trek, but will be bringing the prank's mastermind with him. Well played, Mr. Pitbull.

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  4. Entertainment

    The Internet is Sending Pitbull to a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska

    There's nothing quite like corporate campaigns meant to harness social media being taken by the reins and subverted. The latest hijink comes courtesy of the unsuspecting marketing people behind Walmart and Pitbull, the hip-hop star that will shill out for just about anything. That includes Energy Sheets, which is the brand oddly paired with sending Pitbull to whatever Walmart has the most "Likes" on Facebook by July 15th. So now the collective will of the internet is sending him to Kodiak, Alaska.

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  5. Weird

    Thousands of Birds Die Flying Head-First Into Walmart Parking Lot, Mistaking It for Water

    Today in unfortunate bird news, thousands of migrating grebes crashed into a Walmart parking lot -- as well as other similar constructions throughout Utah -- because they confused it with a body of water. Wildlife officials said the duck-like probably mistook the parking lot for a safe resting spot, like a body of water, considering grebes are aquatic. Wildlife program manager for the southern region of the Utah Department of Wildlife Resource's Teresa Griffin said the birds are "just everywhere," and that people are even coming into the department's office, dropping them off.

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  6. Science

    Woman Attempts to Cook Meth Inside a Walmart

    This is Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, also known as Alisha Halfmoon. Halfmoon is 45 and, like many Americans, has spent a lot of time in Walmart. In fact, on December 8th, she spent about six hours in Walmart. Except she wasn't looking for amazing Holiday deals. Instead, Halfmoon was attempting to cook meth.

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  7. Weird

    Woman Sues Walmart For $0.02 Price Discrepancy, Wins $180, Not as Frivolous as It Sounds

    There are a lot of people who will say that Walmart has some bad business practices, treats their employees and customers poorly, and puts small companies out of business. There are less that are willing to take them to task on it. There is only one who would do it over 2 cents and principle: Mary Bach of Pennsylvania. When she was charged an additional 2 cents on top the listed price for her Banquet "Brown 'N Serve" sausages --something she claims has happened more than once -- she decided to sue, won, and was awarded $180.

    From the get-go, this case seems to have all the hallmarks of frivilous, "I'll sue you and your dog!" litigation, but Bach claims there's more to it and I'm inclined to believe her. This is not Bach's first suit against Walmart. In fact, she's sued five times in the past for exactly the same thing: Being charged more money than the listed price. While it's only a few cents, given the freqeuncy of the event and the number of customers Walmart has daily, Back thinks this amounts to some serious unearned, dishonest revenue.

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  8. Tech

    Walmart’s Vudu Video Streaming Assault Begins

    Omnipresent brick-and-mortar retail chain Walmart has just launched a video streaming service on its website. The service is powered by Vudu, a digital video company that Walmart acquired over a year ago. Unlike Netflix, Vudu is not a subscription service and instead charges users for individual streaming rentals or purchases. Prices range from $1-$5.99 for rentals, with purchases starting at $4.99. Though Vudu has been around for a while, its launch directly on Walmart's website opens a new chapter for the service. It is also the surest signal that Walmart, a juggernaut DVD retailer, wants a piece of the streaming video pie. It's possible that the company might not see optical media like DVDs and Blu-rays as the sure bet they once were, and is seeking to diversify its stock.

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