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News: PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

This is for Powers

Regardless of whether or not you liked the content, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was much better paced than its E3 2014 one. The folks at SCEE cut out all of the fat, and peppered the organisation’s media briefing in Cologne with trailers, announcements, and very little corporate gobbledygook. SCEA boss Shawn...

News: That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

Heartwarming hardware

You may remember a story that we ran a few days ago about a decidedly colourful PlayStation 4 with an important message. Dubbed the 'GayStation 4', this colourful custom SKU was constructed to coincide with the Stockholm Pride festival, and was planned to be auctioned off in order to raise money for Swedish charity RFSL. Well,...

News: This Multicoloured PlayStation 4 Has an Important Message

This Multicoloured PlayStation 4 Has an Important Message

Lovin' it

Sony has announced a wealth of different PlayStation 4 skins for its next-gen super machine, but they all pale in comparison to this one. Available exclusively at Swedish retailer Webhallen, the colourful unit has been designed to tie in to the Stockholm Pride Festival, which is set to kick off today. The vibrant device will be auctioned...

Weirdness: Beat the Heat with Media Molecule's Innovative Arctic Facebreeze

Beat the Heat with Media Molecule's Innovative Arctic Facebreeze

#Coolvolution

The downright debilitating temperatures here in the UK are showing no signs of coming to an end – just like the current video game drought. Seemingly discontent with both the weather and the absolute dearth of industry news, Sony first-party Media Molecule has announced its latest innovation: Arctic Facebreeze. This is a real doozy,...

Weirdness: The Last of Us' Ellie Can't Play Guitar, But She Can Sure Rock a Violin

The Last of Us' Ellie Can't Play Guitar, But She Can Sure Rock a Violin

Audio from the end of the world

Father figure Joel may promise to teach Ellie how to play guitar at one point in PlayStation 3 – and soon-to-be PlayStation 4 – exclusive The Last of Us, but we didn’t realise that the potty mouthed protagonist was already something of a whiz on the violin. In truth, she’s not – that’s just musician...

E3 2014: PlayStation and Xbox Executives Slay the Web with a Simple Embrace

PlayStation and Xbox Executives Slay the Web with a Simple Embrace

This isn't how it's supposed to be

We thought that this industry was all about a war of words and exclusive games – not hugs and kisses prior to the biggest gaming convention of the year. Alas, it seems that new Xbox boss Phil Spencer and former PlayStation president Jack Tretton are eager to prove that the console war only exists on the Internet,...

Talking Point: Is Watch Dogs Proof That You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Is Watch Dogs Proof That You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Greedy guts

There’s no shortage of gamer clichés capable of sending groans through the office each time that we encounter them, but this editor has a particularly vehement distaste to the vapid criticisms pertaining to game length. While we can appreciate that gaming is an undeniably expensive hobby, we find it frustrating that consumers are...

News: This Awesome Art Book Is for the Fans of Naughty Dog

This Awesome Art Book Is for the Fans of Naughty Dog

Turn back the pages

You may not know it, but Naughty Dog turns 30 this year. The award winning Californian studio was first founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin way back in 1984 as JAM Software. Five years later, it changed that name to the one that you’ll recognise, and set to work on its first full title: Keef the Thief for the Apple IIGS and...