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Weirdness: Sony Craftily Joins Dress Colour Debate

Sony Craftily Joins Dress Colour Debate

Introducing the new white and gold DualShock 4

Those that have topped up their Tumblr knowledge of late will be aware of the dress debate that's taken social media by storm. For those out of the loop, an image showing a white and gold dress has prompted an online rift, as some argue that it's actually black and blue. We'v

Weirdness: This Abandoned Mall Looks Just Like the One from The Last of Us

This Abandoned Mall Looks Just Like the One from The Last of Us

Out of business

Spoilers: you spend a good chunk of The Last of Us: Left Behind in an abandoned mall. Here's the really, eerie bit, though: the derelict shopping centre appears to exist in real life. Cleveland-based photographer Seph Lawless recently snapped some shots of the snow blanketed Rolling Acres Mall in Ohio, which was shuttered in 2008...

Weirdness: What if Hideo Kojima Was the Star of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?

What if Hideo Kojima Was the Star of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?

War changes

The best thing about games releasing on the PC is that modders instantly get to work tinkering with the source code. While this isn't our idea of entertainment, said part-time programmers do often come up with some nifty tweaks. And this Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes modification, which puts auteur Hideo Kojima in the lead role, is...

Weirdness: This Christmas Gift Is the PS4 Equivalent of Coal

This Christmas Gift Is the PS4 Equivalent of Coal

Stone the crows

If you reckon that you had a rough Christmas trying to connect to the PlayStation Network, then spare a thought for Igor Baksht's poor 13-year-old niece, who almost received a box of rocks for the big day. According to the Daily Mail, the aforementioned unfortunate shopper picked up a PlayStation 4 from Wal-Mart, but was sold a box...

Weirdness: Sony Yanks The Interview Amid Intensifying Threats

Sony Yanks The Interview Amid Intensifying Threats

Firm has no plans for future release

We’re pretty sure that only Sony could spend approximately $40 million on a movie that has to be scrapped a week before release because of intensifying threats. The firm announced yesterday that it’s ditching all 25th December release plans for its latest flick The Interview, after a hacking group named the...

News: Blood Sport Is Probably the Worst Kickstarter Idea Ever

Blood Sport Is Probably the Worst Kickstarter Idea Ever

Bloody hell

It takes a special kind of Kickstarter campaign to make this author feel squeamish, but as your humble host taps out this story, let it be known that his skin has turned a subtle shade of green. Blood Sport is quite possibly the most mind bogglingly terrible idea in the history of crowd funding – and it’s no surprise that the drive...

Weirdness: Listen to This Gorgeous Acapella Cover of The Last of Us' Main Theme

Listen to This Gorgeous Acapella Cover of The Last of Us' Main Theme

Clicker along

While much praise is lavished over the gameplay and story of Naughty Dog's survival horror opus The Last of Us, comparatively little is said about its soundtrack. Indeed, the harrowing melodies composer Gustavo Santaolalla created for the game go a long way to making it the memorable and emotional experience that it is. Thankfully,...

Weirdness: Ooh Matron! This PS4 Remote Play Ad Is All a Bit Saucy

Ooh Matron! This PS4 Remote Play Ad Is All a Bit Saucy

Carry on playing

Don’t take your temperature after watching this bizarre Belgian commercial for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, as there may be some inaccuracies in the results that you record. It would appear that Sony hasn't forgotten about its portable platform in Europe – and is quite literally, ahem, bringing out the big guns to help sell the...

Weirdness: What if PS4 Launch Hero Knack Was a Character in Killzone?

What if PS4 Launch Hero Knack Was a Character in Killzone?

Stahl-wart

It’s been ten years since this fresh faced editor first read about PlayStation 2’s supposed ‘Halo killer’ Killzone in one of the many gaming magazines around at the time. The series hasn’t gone on to become quite the commercial juggernaut that many predicted, but it’s still carved out a sizeable fanbase for itself, with each...

Weirdness: This Sneaky Sony Engineer Hid His Name in Your PS4

This Sneaky Sony Engineer Hid His Name in Your PS4

Can you find it?

If you were about to leave a company, what would you do to make sure that your name lived on within its walls? Well, Kazuya Sakakihara – an ex-software engineer for Sony, who helped design both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – decided that the best way for him to leave an indelible mark on the Japanese giant was to quite...

Weirdness: Ubisoft's Bundling Exclusive Assassin's Creed DLC with Shaving Gel

Ubisoft's Bundling Exclusive Assassin's Creed DLC with Shaving Gel

Edge of shaving cream

With the ongoing Movember charity event raising awareness for men’s health, shaving is in the headlines a little more than usual right now. It’s a perfect time for Ubisoft to partner with gel manufacturer Edge, then – but did it really need to attach exclusive in-game Assassin’s Creed Unity content to the partnership?...