Publisher hosts AMA on site banned from Google
Just when you thought the games industry couldn’t possibly get any dumber, THQ Nordic hosted an AMA (or Ask Me Anything) on infamous website 8chan. For those of you who don’t know, the site’s “infamous” because it’s been delisted by Google due to its suspected inclusion of child pornography...
In the lighter days prior to the GamerGate scandal, there was an image of Geoff Keighley that went viral. It showed the journalist-turned-presenter sitting uncomfortably, surrounded by Doritos, Mtn Dew, and various bits of Halo paraphernalia. Fans, as they’re wont to do, had a little fun with the picture, and thus the Doritos Pope was...
Bolt from the blue
Assume a pointed pose and post a Jamaican flag emoji, because Olympic legend (and Manchester United fan) Usain Bolt is ditching his running shoes for some footy boots as he laces up ahead of a bizarre cameo appearance in PES 2018 later this year. The eight-time gold medallist and fastest human in the world will be available as a...
And it's 98 cents
There’s a hot new game on the North American PlayStation Store: it’s called 5-Star 1000 Top Rated. The 98 cent digital download is essentially a slide puzzle title that’s billed as the “world’s fastest Platinum Trophy game”. Watch its launch trailer in the video embedded above and you can see that it’s clearly not shy...
It's time to stop
Not going to lie, we’re getting tired of reporting on the silly things that people in the games industry have said of late. First it was PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan on backwards compatibility, then it was Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the PlayStation 4 Pro, then it was
Death Stranding's two trailers are connected – though you'll need a YouTube Doubler to understand exactly how. You may remember the first clip showing Norman Reedus clutching a baby before it disappears. Well, it turns out that – when played aligned with the new trailer – it's actually Guillermo del Toro's character who's pulling...
Robber tries to run away with system down his trousers
West Palm Beach resident Christopher Caldwell tried to smuggle a PlayStation 4 console out of a Wal-Mart store in his pants – but was caught by police with his trousers down. The 36-year-old squeezed the six pound system next to his crown jewels, and then subsequently tried to pile a couple...
We're not ones to kick a game when it's down – after all, we really like parts of Ready at Dawn's inaugural PlayStation 4 exclusive – but The Order: 1886 is probably the last title on the planet that needed a 256 page strategy guide. Still, that's exactly what Brady Games has produced, and it's already proving a hit in some hardcore...
... And so it begins. We already expected the bulk of this week to be riddled with teaser trailers and subtle hints, but we didn't anticipate that we'd be stumped as soon as Monday evening. Scratching our collective heads we are, though, as the Spanish PlayStation Blog has uploaded a video for “PlayStation's best hidden secret". The clip,...
Ratchet and clanger
Someone may want to get SCEA boss Shawn Layden on the blower, as Sony appears to have forgotten that Insomniac Games is working for the guys in green these days. The platform holder launched the first instalment in its Hallowe’en sale earlier today – and acknowledged the occasion with an image employing Xbox One exclusive...
"Bring me a PS4 or my sister's kitten goes in the blender"
Stella Artois swigging eight-year-old Damian Garside has told Santa that he wants a PlayStation 4 for Christmas – and if he doesn’t get one, he’ll be making an animal smoothie out of his sister’s pet kitten. The hard-as-nails pre-pubescent tearaway from Crewe – pictured dragging on...
Scarier than Silent Hill
We could have pricked our fingertip and penned a feature about some of the greatest horror games in this space, but there are genuinely more terrifying titles on the PlayStation 3 than Dead Space, Resident Evil 5, and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Unfortunately for the releases included below, though, it wasn’t necessarily...
Claims latest project is being funded by pensioner who can cure werewolves
God of War creator David Jaffe has always worn the signs of a mad genius. After all, who could forget his customary curse-laden rants or that weird Twisted Metal trailer where he started shooting a machine gun at a replica of Sweet Tooth’s famous ice cream truck – in...
Counting the cash
We’ve heard a rumour that the team at Rockstar North has refilled the paper towel dispensers in all of its Edinburgh-based office’s toilets with £50 notes, and now we know why: Grand Theft Auto V has raked in a whopping $1 billion (£625 million) in retail sales after just three days on the market. That’s absolutely,...
Don't worry, it's just a joke
Naughty Dog’s known for packing its games full of Easter Eggs, and The Last of Us is no different. One keen Reddit user spotted this newspaper in the post-apocalyptic game, which reveals that Justin Bieber will assume the role of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Movie. Thank goodness for fungal infections, huh? The...
Company mistakenly posts PS4 exclusive on its Facebook page
Everyone makes mistakes, but this blunder is a right old corker. Promoting the Xbox One ahead of E3, an unfortunate Microsoft employee has posted an image of four “top games” to the official Facebook page of Windows Netherlands. That’s all fine and dandy – except the second title...
Navigating the seven seas
You may not know this, but when not out risking life and limb battling bioterrorist attacks, B.S.A.A. operatives Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine enjoy nothing more than getting glammed up for fancy dress parties. The upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations will finally acknowledge that, by allowing you to kit out the...
Remember to tip the container upside down
Every meal tastes better with a hearty dollop of mayonnaise on the side, but as much as we love the taste of the egg-based condiment, we’re not sure whether we could stomach a full game about the rich, creamy sauce. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation, a brand new PlayStation Network title...
No, that's the actual name
Believe it or not, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute is the name of a light novel turned anime series in Japan. Having already spawned several wildly popular outings on the PlayStation Portable, the franchise is now making the jump to the PlayStation 3, prompting plenty of throats to be cleared all over the world...
The year is 2007, it is the future
Don’t be a reporter on April Fools’ Day. At times it can be impossible to discern the real stories from the nonsense – and this Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon trailer definitely falls into the latter category. Our instincts tell us that the supposed spin-off’s Transformers-inspired teaser trailer and Geocities...
We don't know whether to laugh or cry
Remember when GTTV host Geoff Keighley revealed that he was about to interview the CEO of Moby Dick Studio, Joakim Mogren? Well, here’s a picture of the supposed Swedish developer behind The Phantom Pain – covered in, er, bandages. Could this story possibly get any more ridiculous? We certainly hope s
Say it like you mean it
Remember when Sony Worldwide Studios gaffer Shuhei Yoshida purchased a Wii U? Well, he’s been using it quite a lot. The affable executive has been playing plenty of Nintendo Land – and sharing some brutally honest messages in the game’s Miiverse plaza. A recent post from the first-party president – picked up by Kotaku...
Christmas cards can be pretty bland. You either get chilly winter themes, or those corny designs with jokes that were funny about five decades ago. Thankfully, the fine folks over at GamerPrint.co.uk have come up with a way of fusing video game references into their line of festive greetings cards. The A6 designs pay homage to...
Kyoto-based developer Q-Games may be best known for its work on the PixelJunk franchise, but the studio has been quietly expanding its portfolio into rock and roll over the past couple of months. Designed as a distraction to keep morale high during hectic coding sessions, the studio has formed a trip-hop supergroup known as The Electric...
Teaser trailers are the bane of the video game industry – but FuturLab appears to be in on the joke. The Velocity developer has released a devious video dedicated to its other PlayStation Mobile launch title. The trailer shows gaffer James Marsden frantically tapping his PlayStation Vita’s touch-screen. But what does it all mean?...
Light up the dark
Collector’s editions have become pretty predictable over the past couple of years – but the Metal Gear franchise refuses to comply. Konami has tossed aside usual conventions, announcing that the premium package for its upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will ship with a lamp based on Raiden’s sword from the main game...
It’ll cost you almost a grand to look as good as Resident Evil 6 protagonist Leon S. Kennedy – and that’s without splashing out on an expensive floppy haircut. Publisher Capcom has added the Resident Evil 6: Leather Jacket Edition to its European store. It’ll set you back just £899. The pricey package includes a replica of...
Someone cull the crops
In perhaps the most bizarre announcement of the week, Focus Home Interactive has announced that Farming Simulator 2013 is set to plough its way onto PS3 next year. The strangely popular PC series has already proved a massive hit in Europe, where it has sold a total of 2 million copies since its inception in 2009. Keep in mind...
Reinventing the wheel
Sony hasn't released quite as many plastic add-ons for the Move controller as some may have expected, but according to a patent found by PlayStation Lifestyle it could yet release a very versatile-looking plastic shell. The patent shows a plastic housing into which the Move controller would slot, but with handles and face...
You couldn't make it up
Former Team Ninja supremo Tomonobu Itagaki has revealed how he came close to leaving the games industry after Tecmo executives released an unfinished version of Dead or Alive 2 on PlayStation 2. Speaking at this year's DICE summit, Itagaki recalled being approached by Tecmo's general sales manager during the PS2 port's strict...
Just when you thought Saints Row: The Third couldn't get any weirder, publisher THQ has announced that CheapAssGamer
com</a> proprietor, CheapyD, is set to join the cast of the bananas open-world game. As explained by the man himself, PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to grab the "character" for free from the PlayStation Store next week. Bafflingly, CheapyD recorded "hundreds..
We have a new champion
It's crowded on retail shelves at this time of year. If you want to make your pet project stand out, you need to offer something new, but a fresh gameplay experience is only half the battle: marketing counts for plenty in convincing gamers and gifters to pick up your product. We can't decide if Winter Stars has that all...
Better than Space Camp?
When the name Cabela's comes to mind, what's the first thought that crosses you mind? For us it sparks thoughts things like: Big Game Hunting, Dangerous Hunts, arctic survival and even merchandise stores packed to the brim with hunting and fishing apparel too. But, a sports compilations mix that features PlaySta
What the heck is going on with I Am Alive? The game's been mysteriously absent from any of Ubisoft's release schedules for years now, and yet its popped up on the ESRB's website this afternoon with a rating of "Mature"
That means the game's presumably finished and ready to be released somewhere. And it's not the first time it's been rated either — an Australian board outed the title earlier in..
Well this one's a turn up for the books
You could probably call this a megaton if you wanted. THQ has just announced that the next entry in its Homefront series will be handled by Crysis developer Crytek. What the heck, indeed. Naturally the game will run on Crytek's CryEngine technology. The game's currently scheduled to release in THQ's fiscal year ending March 31st, 2014. We'd assume — given..
In the past year we've had a lot of fun with PlayStation Move and you probably have too, but we bet you've never enjoyed yourself as much as the people in these new lifestyle photos from Sony. The shots feature all your typical Move situations: Mum working out, boys and girls singing and dancing together, but strangely no sign of...
We thought we were doing well with our Level 21 PlayStation Network account
Since 2008 we've accrued over 4,400 trophies, but that's nothing compared to trophy hunting extraordinaire Hakoom's eye-watering 13,605 trophy tally. Hakoom has scored more than 250 Platinum trophies in his pursuit for Trophy Level 50, which we have to imagine has become a...
Gunnar Optics is bringing out a new line of 'Advanced Gaming Eyewear' complete with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 branding
The Infinity Ward sponsored specs are designed to reduce strain and enhance contrast when looking at LCD screens. Perfect if you're planning a 12 hour Call Of Duty marathon. The glasses are set to release exclusively at Best Buy alongside the game, and will run you a whopping..
You read that right
Dancing Eyes is without a doubt the most bizarre PlayStation Move game we've ever seen, with the most bizarre trailer to accompany it too. A conversion of a 90s arcade game, you play a tiny monkey who has to strip females down to their underwear. We're really not sure why. The game is coming to PSN in Japan, but we'd be...
Motion on the Move
Remember when Wii came out and discount stores were flooded with cheap plastic imitations? History has a knack of repeating itself, and while we thought this horrible PlayStation Move imitator was bad enough, here's another one to impress you. Manufactured by the brilliantly named Ever Sparkle Technologies, the Motion on the Move...
CTA Digital strikes out
The Wii is notorious for hosting some of the most ludicrous accessories known to man — BigBen's Cyberbike is one of our favourites — but PlayStation Move isn't exempt from the plastic add-on craze. CTA Digital, the company behind the PS3 transforming sniper rifle and Move sub machine gun, is set to release
You read that right
If you've got Move and want a party with your family, Start the Party, Buzz the Ultimate Music Quiz and TV Superstars pretty much have you covered, but what if you want a party that's a little less clean-cut? Ubisoft is about to have you covered with We Dare, coming to European PlayStation Movers this Friday. While the game blurb...
Have you struggled to find a solus Move controller since its launch in September? Has it been difficult enough for you to believe, however crazy it may sound, that it's no longer being manufactured? Here comes Amazon to add a little fuel to that fire with this listing. Amazon.com is listing the Move controller as "discontinued by...
Remember our excitement for the retail Dreamcast Collection rumours late last year? Despite our anticipation for Shenmue and Jet Set Radio, we closed that story with the grounding statement, "Were going to assume the retail collection will just be a packaged compilation of the PSN titles though
Its best to set your standards low in order to avoid disappointment." Disappointment averted..
SEGA may have stepped away from the console business, but if the "Toylet" is anything to go by, the Japanese giant's never stopped being awesome
If you didn't guess from the pun, SEGA's Toylet is a bizarre video game platform operated by the steady stream of your own urine. The device, which has been installed in four Tokyo metro stations, has LCD screens mounted above the urinal and is fitted with..
Up until mid-way through this generation, Sony's marketing strategy for the PlayStation revolved around creating some kind of classy, otherworldly brand image for the platform
After taking a caning from Microsoft and Nintendo's "no-nonsense" advertising, Sony's switched to more generic campaigns with the fake PlayStation exec Kevin Butler in the US and "The Game Is Just Start"..
Check out the other updates
Whilst we Western PlayStation owners sometimes get a raw deal when box art makes the trip from Japan – just ask anyone who picked up an American Ico – it's not always a one-day street, as evidenced by this amazing Start the Party! box art from the Far East. The remainder of Move software fares significantly better,...
The Lion shows us how to Move
Just yesterday we brought you news of John Daly's ProStroke Golf's release date, and now we have these killer photos of the Lion himself getting to grips with his own game. Daly also had time to pass comment on the upcoming Ryder Cup whilst pretending to make a few shots, though he stopped short of suggesting the...
An increasingly packed field
A pretend Vice President pretending to move in with a pretend family to convince you how realistic Move can be? Boring. Two anonymous beings dressed as giant Move controllers? Now that's advertising. Sony Norway's acquitted itself admirably in putting together this off-the-wall advert, showing how two strangers showing...
Someone sent us this picture today
We were planning on ignoring it, until we cross-checked some of the other sites listed. Apparently they've received something similar. If anyone has any information, please drop it in the comments. We're bemused.
Firstly, if working at SCEJ is actually like this - we want a job now
Secondly, no-one actually knows what this teaser video is about, nor do they know its true origins. It's perfectly possible this could be fan-made, but Kotaku speculate that it's a Sony teaser for upcoming 3D support in the PS3. We'll just put it out there that the last image on the screen says "PS4". Just saying, like..
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