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Sony pulls ‘masturbation’ PlayStation ad from YouTube

- November 24th, 2014

Sony has pulled a controversial PlayStation Vita ad from its YouTube, The Verge reports.

The ad starts with a porn-staresue doctor seemingly accuse the viewer of chronic masturbation:

“I know you’ve already done it today and I bet you really enjoyed yourself,” she begins in a sultry voice. “How many times did you do it yesterday? Are you afraid you’re doing it too often?”

Then she goes on to list on the places the viewer likes to do “it.” Eventually she pulls out a PS Vita and it becomes clear that she’s actually been talking about the the remote play feature the device shares with the PlayStation 4 and Xperia Z smartphone.

Business Insider reports Sony first posted the now-pulled ad on its European PlayStation YouTube channel on Friday, but it has been reposted elsewhere. You can watch it below.

What do you think? Does the ad go too far?

Ubisoft reveals Rainbow Six reboot

- June 9th, 2014

Team Rainbow is gonna come knocking. And chances are they’ll blow your door right off its hinges.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, a reboot of the long-running tactical action series, will explode onto the Xbox One and PS4 in 2015, Ubisoft announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

In development at Ubisoft Montreal for the past year and a half, the game will revolve around counter-terrorists assaulting heavily fortified terrorist locations, with the bad guys using all manner of tricks and tactics to defend their positions. Sort of like soldiers repelling the invaders of a medieval fortress.

“In our game, we are able to change the level design in real time,” Rainbow Six: Siege creative director Xavier Marquis said during an advance reveal of the game yesterday. “You can turn a house into a castle.”


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20 things you might not know about PlayStation 4

- November 13th, 2013


Greatness awaits. And that wait is nearly over.

Following many months of hype, buzz and unfettered curiosity, the PlayStation 4 finally goes on sale Friday across North America. As the successor to Sony’s 80 million-selling PlayStation 3, and with a glitzy marketing campaign pinned to the “greatness awaits” slogan, expectations for the PS4 are very high indeed.

While there’s been lots of talk about the hardware specs and the game lineup and the fierce battle that will be waged between Sony’s new dream machine and Microsoft’s Xbox One, there are still some PS4 perks, tweaks and features that haven’t yet been revealed.

All that will change in a couple of days when the PS4 lands in the outstretched arms of millions of clamouring gamers, but here’s a head-start cheat sheet of 20 things you might not know about the newest member of the PlayStation family.

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Xbox One first impressions

- May 23rd, 2013

One Xbox. Many questions.

Earlier this week, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Xbox One, the company’s next-generation successor to the eight-year-old Xbox 360 game console. Now that the initial fanfare is over – at least until the E3 Expo gets under way in a little over two weeks – I’ve had a day or two to mull over what I heard, saw and touched this week. Here are my early impressions of Xbox One.

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