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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?...

Weirdness: What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

What if the PS4 Was a Really Nifty Laptop?

Forget your MacBook Air

There are people that don’t have much spare time – and others that have way too much. One such talented individual is Ed Zarick, a self-taught engineer who may have abnormal amounts of free time, but is at least putting it to good use. Having previously designed the Xbook – a portable Xbox 360 for those out of the...

News: NBA 2K15 Doesn't Always Look Good, and These Pics Prove It

NBA 2K15 Doesn't Always Look Good, and These Pics Prove It

Monsters in our midst

Face scanning features rarely ever work, and NBA 2K15’s is no different. Despite being one of the better looking next-gen franchises, 2K Sports’ latest has kicked up shots of some frightening looking players – all made possible thanks to the power of the PlayStation Camera. Yeah, maybe that thing would be best left for...

News: Oh No! Sony Has Even Bungled DriveClub's Box

Oh No! Sony Has Even Bungled DriveClub's Box

Proof is in the pudding

As the editor of a relatively popular PlayStation website, typos are this author’s immortal enemy. However, we pump out such a vast amount of content every day that any embarrassing slip-ups fortunately get buried in a matter of hours – but that’s not the case when you’re in charge of producing the text on the back...

Weirdness: This Minecraft Remake of P.T. is Almost as Scary as The Original

This Minecraft Remake of P.T. is Almost as Scary as The Original

Block party

It was only a matter of time before a crafty fan remade Hideo Kojima's harrowing P.T. demo in Minecraft, and, as usual, the enterprising community has outdone itself. All of your favourite moments are represented here: the famous looping hallway, the embarrassingly dirty bathroom, and, of course, the lingering sense that downloading this...

Weirdness: These PS4 Sneakers Are Sublime

These PS4 Sneakers Are Sublime

"Please could you not step on my dunks?"

Confession: this editor purchased a pair of Air Jordans a few years ago. As has become a parody for some parts of popular culture, they never get worn – primarily because they cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, they weren’t as expensive as these custom PlayStation 4 sneakers, which will set you back...

Weirdness: What if The Last of Us Was Really Resident Evil 4?

What if The Last of Us Was Really Resident Evil 4?

The last of Leon

The Last of Us and Resident Evil 4 are, in this editor’s eyes, the two greatest horror games ever made – so, like cheese and pineapple, it’s hard to imagine them being anything but amazing when put together, right? Not quite, but this mod by LegalSoul is still fun. It replaces original protagonists Leon and Ashley with Joel...