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Weirdness: Snake, Roy Campbell, and Psycho Mantis Are, Er, Promoting Ford Cars

Snake, Roy Campbell, and Psycho Mantis Are, Er, Promoting Ford Cars

Vehicles to surpass metal gear

There's the odd ad every now and then where video game publishers will unite with companies to advertise something that never fails to surprise. Among many examples, Konami is no stranger to this with the Metal Gear franchise by promoting Doritos and a Japanese energy drink. Nintendo has even teamed up with...

Weirdness: Ubisoft Chiselled a PS4 Out of Stone Because Far Cry Primal

Ubisoft Chiselled a PS4 Out of Stone Because Far Cry Primal

Stoners

Reckon your PlayStation 4's a paperweight in its plastic guise? Well, publisher Ubisoft's crafted an even more useless version of Sony's console – out of stone. It's a publicity stunt for Far Cry Primal which we're totally playing into, but it is pretty cool. The company commissioned accredited master carver Nick Roberson to create the...

Weirdness: Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Fortune's fool

The console wars may be awash with warriors angrily biting their thumbs, but the word star-cross'd springs to mind when observing the latest social media fad. This tragic tale of two adoring PlayStation and Xbox representatives actually did the Twitter rounds a couple of years ago, but it's made a comeback overnight – even prompting...

Weirdness: Police Arrest Man Who Urinated on Video Games

Police Arrest Man Who Urinated on Video Games

In a wee bit of trouble

If you've got to go, for God's sake don't relieve your bladder all over a bunch of video games. That's what one Target shopper did, as he was caught on CCTV urinating over a shelf of software and accessories. The incident took place on 5th January in Pennsylvania, and police have since brought the chap in for questioning...

Weirdness: Zombi Rises Again for Retail on PS4

Zombi Rises Again for Retail on PS4

Boxed version to emerge on 21st January

Talk about beating the undead horse – Ubisoft has decided to announce a boxed retail version of Zombi, a game that it's pretty much bled dry over the course of three years. First starting out as a Wii U game, Zombi then was ported to PS4 earlier this year, and was well received by reviewer Greg Giddens, who...

Weirdness: Adult Site Sees Drop in Traffic on Fallout 4 Launch Day

Adult Site Sees Drop in Traffic on Fallout 4 Launch Day

High vaultage

Vault dwellers found a different kind of joystick to play with on Fallout 4's launch day, as adult site Pornhub – not linked for obvious reasons – reported a 10 per cent decline in traffic on the day of the role-playing game's release. Apparently page views dipped at 05:00AM on 10th November, around the time most people would have...

Weirdness: PS4 Perv Slaps the Salami Over System in Store

PS4 Perv Slaps the Salami Over System in Store

#4TheFappers

We all like to twiddle our joysticks for entertainment – but when it comes to the PlayStation 4, the majority of us have our hands firmly on the DualShock 4. One saucy shopper had a very different piece of equipment between his fingers, though – as he was caught choking the chicken in front of the console in an electronics store...

Weirdness: Yakuza as a Live Performance Looks Suitably Mental

Yakuza as a Live Performance Looks Suitably Mental

The real Dragon of Dojima

A stage show that the editors of this very site would have paid to see purely for the experience, 'Yakuza' obviously ties in to the fantastic action role-playing game series of the same name. Featuring staple characters such as protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and the crazy Goro Majima, the show was unleashed on the Japanese...

Weirdness: Man Blames PlayStation for His Bad Driving

Man Blames PlayStation for His Bad Driving

Jailed motorist didn't have a license

A 24-year-old man who took police on a 100mph pursuit through Lincolnshire has admitted that he learned to drive on a PlayStation. Adam Jones crashed his way through Grantham like he was playing Burnout Paradise, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage along the way. It was subsequently revealed that he...

Weirdness: This Is How Big Boss Would Look in Quiet's Clothes

This Is How Big Boss Would Look in Quiet's Clothes

Haven't got a stitch to wear

There's been much controversy over Quiet's threads – or her lack thereof – in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but perhaps things would be more tolerable if Big Boss donned her outfit instead. We're making no further observations on this artwork as we quite enjoy our ability to breathe, but here's one artist's...

Weirdness: Star Wars Battlefront Is Even Being Sold with a Han-Solo Fridge

Star Wars Battlefront Is Even Being Sold with a Han-Solo Fridge

This is going to get silly, isn't it?

Just in case you didn't get the memo, Star Wars is about to blow up all over again in a big way. The hype surrounding The Force Awakens is already unbearable, and that means that everyone wants a piece of the action. Sony's smartly buddied up with EA Games for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, and now...

Weirdness: Telltale Puts Xbox Button Prompts in a PS4 Game

Telltale Puts Xbox Button Prompts in a PS4 Game

Great job, Jeremy

Telltale's notorious quality assurance department is at it again, forgetting to change some of the button prompts in Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4. One eagle-eyed NeoGAF user spotted that his PlayStation 4 copy of the title popped up controller art from the Xbox release – and they caught the error on video in order to...

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...