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News: The First Fansite for PS4 Exclusive Dreams Is Live

The First Fansite for PS4 Exclusive Dreams Is Live

Day dreamer

Media Molecule's always had a vibrant community surrounding its games, and it looks like that's set to continue with Dreams, the mysterious PlayStation 4 exclusive that was announced at E3 2015 earlier in the year. We don't even know what the title is yet, but that's not stopped dreambubble.me from arriving on the scene...

Feature: Meet the Man with 40,000 PlayStation Trophies

Meet the Man with 40,000 PlayStation Trophies

Platinum unlocked

It's a warm yet rainy evening in New Hampshire, but Michael 'Roughdawg4' Sinclaire is uninterested in the weather. He's got a DualShock 3 controller in hand, and his gaze is fixed on a nearby television screen. White Knight Chronicles, the oft-forgotten PlayStation 3 collaboration between Japan Studio and Level-5, is the focus of...

Weirdness: The Ouye Is the Ultimate PS4 Rip Off

The Ouye Is the Ultimate PS4 Rip Off

Shameless

Introducing the Ouye, a Chinese console packed with so much plagiarism that it's bordering on parody. The device – which is currently up for crowd funding – boasts the chassis of the PlayStation 4, but the controller of the Xbox One. We're sure that we've heard the name somewhere else before, too, but we're drawing blanks. This...

News: PlayStation's Sending Out Super Cute Birthday Gifts

PlayStation's Sending Out Super Cute Birthday Gifts

Many happy returns

The secret to corporate success was simple all along: you just have to pretend to be your consumer's friend. Sony cottoned onto this at the start of the generation, making silly videos about used games and reminding us that it cares. And now Microsoft has stumbled upon the strategy, with gaffer Phil Spencer whispering sweet...

News: BioWare Community Bands Together to Bring Friends to Next-Gen Dragon Age

BioWare Community Bands Together to Bring Friends to Next-Gen Dragon Age

The Inquisition is for all

The BioWare community has always been pretty tight-knit, as evidenced by countless successful community-driven events over the years, both within the developer's creations and at social occasions like conventions or expos. This latest effort from fans is particularly heart warming, though, as a group of Dragon Age:...

News: 345,000 People Made It to Gamescom 2015

345,000 People Made It to Gamescom 2015

Annual show's popularity increases

It was a successful Gamescom this year if these newly released figures are anything to go by. According to official numbers, 345,000 people attended to German event, which is 10,000 more than 2014's total. Apparently, attendees came from 96 different countries - which is a particularly impressive statistic. We...

Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides

Why I Love Strategy Guides

A game's best friend

Sometimes I think that strategy guides are a little bit misunderstood. I understand that spoilers are a big problem these days – especially with titles that are heavy on story – and there's no denying that finding your own way through a game is, more often than not, the most rewarding way to play. But for me, the appeal of...

News: This Bloodborne Statue Is Devilishly Detailed

This Bloodborne Statue Is Devilishly Detailed

Bloody expensive, though

As the old saying goes, the devil is in the detail, and this is certainly true of Bloodborne's latest piece of merchandise. Two slightly different 32cm statues are available to pre-order in Japan from Gecco, but they each cost a whopping $300 or so. One model is tinted with a splash of blood, while the other appears to be a...

Weirdness: People Are Already Covering Horizon: Zero Dawn's Soundtrack

People Are Already Covering Horizon: Zero Dawn's Soundtrack

We know we weren't the first ones here

Dutch musician Joris de Man may have been missing from Killzone: Shadow Fall, but he's proven that he's still the man by composing Horizon: Zero Dawn's soaring soundtrack. And so affecting has the E3 trailer's short audio snippet proven that people are already taking to YouTube with their own rendition of the...

News: This R2-D2 PS4 Laptop Is Bleeping Badass

This R2-D2 PS4 Laptop Is Bleeping Badass

C3PO would be impressed

Sony is astutely positioning the PlayStation 4 as the platform for Star Wars this year, but while we're sure that it's going to have a handful of custom hardware bundles to celebrate the release of Battlefront, we doubt that any of them will be this darn awesome. Ed Zarick has been making custom console laptops for a while,...

News: Watch the Crash Bandicoot Cartoon That Never Was

Watch the Crash Bandicoot Cartoon That Never Was

"Play our game and tell your friends so we'll make lots of loot"

Crash Bandicoot turned out to be one of the biggest brands of the 90s, but Universal Interactive Studios had even bigger plans for the property before Sony licensed it for its legendary PSone platforming trilogy. During the early days of development, the publisher was knocking around...

Weirdness: There's a PSone on the Way to Pluto

There's a PSone on the Way to Pluto

Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation

If you thought that your yellowing PSone was good for late-night sessions of Crash Bandicoot only, then you may want to have a rethink. NASA engineers repurposed the system's MIPS R3000 CPU back in 2006, using it to control a grand piano-sized space probe which is on its way to Pluto. According to The...

News: PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

In a friendly game of Disney Infinity 3.0

Can you hear that? It's the sound of Hell freezing over. At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, PlayStation wish fulfiller Adam Boyes and Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb hooked up for a head-to-head in Disney Infinity 3.0's all-new Sumo Digital developed kart racing mode. Neither of them looked especially...

News: This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

This Kid Clearly Wishes He'd Won a PS4 at Comic Con

Yay

When companies give away consoles, they do so with the intention of building positive press. Microsoft is on the showfloor at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, handing out Xbox Ones among various other prizes. But while this winner may have gifted the Redmond firm a viral video, it's not quite the Nintendo 64 sequel that the organisation may...