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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...

Weirdness: Sony May Be Making a Movie About the Console Wars

Sony May Be Making a Movie About the Console Wars

Blood bath

Forget about the fight between the Helghast and the ISA, as the so-called console war is undeniably the biggest brawl in gaming. And in a strange twist of fate, Sony Pictures could be producing a movie inspired by the neverending skirmish, charting SEGA’s assault on Nintendo in the early to mid 1990s. We don’t know about you, but...

News: Virtue's Last Reward Sequel Sunk by Japanese Investors

Virtue's Last Reward Sequel Sunk by Japanese Investors

Seek a way out

Kotaro Uchikoshi, the creator of Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, opened a personal Twitter account for his English fans this week. Sadly, the reasoning behind this spelled bad news for the series' future. Despite the PlayStation Vita murder mystery and its Nintendo DS predecessor 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors being...

Talking Point: Who's the Cutest Couple on PlayStation?

Who's the Cutest Couple on PlayStation?

Love at first sight

Roses are red, violets are blue, and believe it or not, there’s a PlayStation couple out there for you. While you deal with the consequences of buying your significant other the wrong box of chocolates, we figured that you may appreciate a spot of escapism. And what better way to celebrate the current commercially exaggerated...