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Weirdness: Bloomin' Heck, Someone Made Shenmue in Minecraft

Bloomin' Heck, Someone Made Shenmue in Minecraft

Search for sailors all over again

It’s funny how you can remember your way around familiar locations even if you haven’t been there for years. We spent so many hours in Shenmue’s eighties recreation of Yokosuka on the Dreamcast that we know every crevice of this incredible Minecraft replica. It’s been built using a modified edition of the PC...

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...

Weirdness: Here's What Grand Theft Auto V Would Play Like With a First-Person View

Here's What Grand Theft Auto V Would Play Like With a First-Person View

Mind the clipping

Grand Theft Auto V certainly doesn't have the best shooting mechanics that we've seen in a game, but perhaps a first-person view would make its gunplay more appealing. If this has been a thought that's crossed your mind more than once, you'll be happy to hear that modder and YouTuber XBLToothPik has crafted a script that allows...

Weirdness: There's a Rapping Trout with a Really Foul Mouth in Watch Dogs

There's a Rapping Trout with a Really Foul Mouth in Watch Dogs

Flow Rida

Watch Dogs is a game that takes itself far too seriously at times – but considering its scale, it still finds room to squeeze in the odd Easter egg or two. Of the various secrets uncovered so far, this one has definitely swam away with our heart, as it shows an ornamental trout rapping about what it’s like to be a fish in Chicago. You...

Weirdness: Bomb Squad Summoned After Watch Dogs PR Stunt Badly Backfires

Bomb Squad Summoned After Watch Dogs PR Stunt Badly Backfires

DedSilly

Here’s a lesson for all aspiring public relations people: don’t wrap review codes in pretend bomb packages. While fancy press kits are not unusual in this industry, Ubisoft’s decision to send a beeping parcel to one Australian journalist backfired hard earlier this week, when the offices of Ninemsn were evacuated – and the local...

Weirdness: What if Grand Theft Auto V Was a Commodore 64 Game?

What if Grand Theft Auto V Was a Commodore 64 Game?

Los legend

Grand Theft Auto V isn’t a Commodore 64 game, but it would probably control a darn sight better if it was. Perhaps acknowledging that fact, Hungarian animator Balazs Kalocsai has produced a trailer showing what the game would look like on the old-school hardware. This is based on one of the open world epic’s early trailers, and is a...

Weirdness: Nintendo's Better at Promoting the Vita Than Sony

Nintendo's Better at Promoting the Vita Than Sony

Well, someone needs to do a decent job

We all drop the odd clanger from time to time – Watch Dogs footage, anyone? – but its better when a giant corporation does it. Indeed, this latest hiccup by Nintendo is especially humorous – as it’s somehow managed to post a PlayStation Vita video while attempting to promote our sister site Nintendo...

Weirdness: Mugen Souls Z's DLC Lets You Beat Enemies with a Body Pillow

Mugen Souls Z's DLC Lets You Beat Enemies with a Body Pillow

Killing you softly

While Saints Row IV will always be the winner of the craziest weapon award with such wonders as the Dubstep Gun and the Inflato Ray, NIS America's role-playing game Mugen Souls Z is taking a good shot at the title. The folks moderating the release's Wikia page teased a weapon that will be included in one of its first DLC packs: a...

Weirdness: This Metal Gear Solid V iDroid iPhone Case Is Epically Impractical

This Metal Gear Solid V iDroid iPhone Case Is Epically Impractical

But totally rad

One of the most intriguing new pieces of tech in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is Snake's handy dandy iDroid. The technological toy replaces some of the functions of the traditional codec, while also adding in a few nifty new abilities. It's a pretty unsubtle jab at the insanely popular iPhone, but we'll forgive it, if only...