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Optimus Prime gets turned into original PlayStation

- July 25th, 2014

Alright Takara Tomy, you win Comic-Con today.

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The Japanese toy company announced on Friday they had special designs for a new product to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation being created; they’re going to resell them in the form of an Optimus Prime Transformer figure.

While it won’t be an authentic PlayStation (Sony has nothing to do with the sale of the figure) it’s an absurd idea that manages to tick off each box on the cool checklist.

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Game Informer is also reporting interested buyers will be able to buy a MegaDrive Megatron in Spetember. These models, however, won’t be available to the mass market through mainstream retail outlets, but will be shipping to North America.

 

 

20 things you might not know about PlayStation 4

- November 13th, 2013

SOON.

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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E3 2013: The Last Guardian still alive

- June 12th, 2013

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Never have so many questions been asked of so many people about a single game’s status. So let’s add another piece of wood to the fire.

Notably absent from E3 this year is The Last Guardian, an upcoming (or is it?) game from the creators of the modern classic PS2 titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. It seems every interview with a Sony executive includes a question about the game. Is it cancelled? On indefinite hiatus? Is it going to be for the PS3 or the PS4? There have been conflicting messages.

So at the end of an interview today with Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, I simply asked him if The Last Guardian is still something we can look forward to.

“I think The Last Guardian is something we can look forward to,” House said with a smile. Which doesn’t really clear a whole lot up, other than the game isn’t yet dead. Or maybe he just meant we can look forward to it the same way we look forward to winning the lottery. Doesn’t mean either will ever happen.

No, I’m gonna go with the “will come out some day” interpretation of that remark. Trico lives!