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News: Take a Closer Look at the Nintendo PlayStation

Take a Closer Look at the Nintendo PlayStation

True treasure

You've all seen – and angrily commented on – our story about the Nintendo PlayStation, but how would you like to take a closer look at the cancelled console? The prototype platform's owner, Dan Diebold, has uploaded a video on YouTube showing off the disc-based device, which was conceived as part of a poisoned partnership between...

News: Oh Look, It's a Nintendo PlayStation Console

Oh Look, It's a Nintendo PlayStation Console

You what

Fridays are usually pretty quiet when it comes to games journalism, probably because everyone just wants to start the weekend early and, actually, you know, play some video games for once. Apparently, though, a poster over on ASSEMbler didn't get the memo, as they've revealed the existence of an actual Nintendo PlayStation console that...

News: Imagine Buying and Dumping a New PS4 Every Time You Travel - That's What NBA Players Do

Imagine Buying and Dumping a New PS4 Every Time You Travel - That's What NBA Players Do

Not that kind of travelling

When you've got money to burn, we suppose that buying expensive hardware like home consoles doesn't matter all that much. This theory's supported by Giannis Antetokounmpo, an NBA player, who, in a recent interview, says that his teammates buy PlayStation 4s when they're travelling to away matches, only to ditch them at...

News: These PS4 Fans Really Want a SOCOM 2 Remaster

These PS4 Fans Really Want a SOCOM 2 Remaster

Tango down

Ah, remasters: some loathe 'em, some love 'em. Whichever camp you fall into, it doesn't sound like they're going to stop anytime soon – especially when people are campaigning for more to get made. SOCOM 2 is the latest target of fans, as a group of military aficionados rally around the forgotten franchise to get its second instalment...

News: With $50,000, You Too Could Transform Your Basement into an Elder Scrolls Tavern

With $50,000, You Too Could Transform Your Basement into an Elder Scrolls Tavern

Fit for the Dragonborn

Ah, the whims of the rich. The Elder Scrolls mega fan and DC Comics artist Tyler Kirkham spent $50,000 turning his home's basement into a place of worship for all things Elder Scrolls. Essentially background dressing for when he decides to sit down and soak up some Skyrim, the living space contains numerous nods to the...

News: Sony Agrees to Review Investigation Process after BBC Report

Sony Agrees to Review Investigation Process after BBC Report

Lessons have been learned, apparently

BBC's long-running consumer rights programme Watchdog took PlayStation to task as part of its latest episode this evening, reporting on two cases in which fraudulent account charges had left customers out of pocket. The first, regarding John Lappin's inability to obtain a refund for a game that he never...

News: PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

The weakest link

Sony's no stranger to Watchdog, the BBC consumer awareness show that's been running in the UK for over 30 years. One legendary report saw the PlayStation 3 taken to task following the yellow light of death scandal, but it's the PlayStation Network that will be subject to an Anne Robinson-fronted grilling in tonight's episode. The...

News: SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

What year is it?

SEGA smashes Shenmue and Streets of Rage are set to receive special edition vinyl soundtracks this September – and just so you don't panic, you're definitely still reading this in 2015. London-based record label Data Discs will be handling the uber-limited LPs. We imagine that the firm's based in Shoreditch and only hires...

News: Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Game changer

BBC's planned television drama, currently titled Game Changer, is about the controversy surrounding Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series. The plot follows the long dispute between Sam Houser, Rockstar's president, and Jack Thompson, the outspoken lawyer and critic who says that video games cause real world violence. Rockstar has now...

News: Canadian Kid Goes Crazy Over Confiscated PS4

Canadian Kid Goes Crazy Over Confiscated PS4

Don't do this at home

We suspect that the majority of you learned at an early age that you can't always get everything that you want in life – but we hope that you didn't smash up your house with a baseball bat when the realisation set in. That's exactly what one Canadian kid got up to over the weekend, after his parents confiscated his...