Tag Archives: the sun
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 06:18 BST
Here’s a delightful little blip: UK newspaper The Sun apparently ran a story on cybernetic implants this week, making mention of an eyeball implant manufactured by “US firm Sarif Industries”. Sarif Industries is, of course, an entirely fictional company within the universe of Deus Ex, and the eyeball shown is a piece of Eidos Montreal’s concept art from Human Revolution. Here’s a picture of the story in situ, although we can’t confirm its veracity. It’s good timing for Square Enix, though; the publisher is currently promoting the Director’s Cut re-release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which drops this month on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 | 14:29 BST
British tabloid The Sun has expressed concern over the quality of Nintendo’s Wii U console in a new article that lists five reasons why you shouldn’t buy one.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 | 09:44 BST
Thu, Apr 07, 2011 | 08:29 BST
Here’s everything short-based for Thursday. Read it.
Wed, Apr 06, 2011 | 10:26 BST
UK national The Sun has slammed 3DS’s 3D capabilities in today’s paper, saying children shouldn’t be allowed to play with the console for hours and testing its effects with a doctor and subject.
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 | 13:47 BST
A report in today’s Sun claims that 3DS has seen a “record” level of returns since its UK launch nearly two weeks ago.
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 20:19 GMT
The Sun has reported that newly unattached tennis star Andy Murray was “dumped” by his “blond” 21 year-old girlfriend Kim Sears because he played on his PS3 seven hours a day, and it literally “drove her mad”.
Apparently, he is crazy about playing tennis and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the console which forced her to stop ironing his clothes and “ferrying him around” in her car.
However, other rumors say that his PS3 is not the only issue, apparently his new Ferrari and “blond” Miss Scotland Katharine Brown also played a part.
According to Murray’s agent, he doesn’t “play computer games any more than any other 22-year-old”, so take that discerning readers of The Sun.
Hit the link to read the rest of the sordid details and see a pic of Murray playing a game with an Xbox 360 controller, and a Wii next to the TV.
Looks like he has all three major consoles – lucky guy.
Thu, May 21, 2009 | 16:51 BST
This was never going to be pretty. Following a Sun story this afternoon that claimed Paul McCartney ex Heather Mills demanded a “six-figure sum” to appear in Capcom’s Bionic Commando, the amputee model has said she’d like to appear in a game in which journalists from the paper were shocked at the genitals from a lie detector.
“I know one game I’d happily appear in and I’d do it for free,” she said on her Twitter account.
“Connect Sun journalists to a lie detector machine which triggers an electric current attached to their privates.
“If they tell the truth they’d get a good boy drop. But if they tell a porkie pie… it’d give them a short sharp shock to the privates.”
Mills went on to say the Sun’s journalists would likely have fun at the treatment.
“They’d probably enjoy it and not only would we all be able to tell Sun fact from fiction,” she said. “One day’s power surge from their uncontrollable bullshit would generate enough power to light up England each and every week.
“Now that’s what I call alternative energy.”
The Sun’s original story said Mills had turned down involvement in the game after Capcom refused to pay a significant sum of money.
Mills reacted, saying the money was to be a charitable donation.
Capcom declined to comment on the matter this afternoon.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 | 12:07 BST
According to this Sun report, 16,000 copies of Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway were stolen from a delivery lorry – and then re-nicked after the haul was impounded by the police.
“Shutters at cops’ secure depot were smashed open and the vehicle driven off before being checked for fingerprints or DNA,” says the piece.
A police spokesman said: “We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry, including eBay transactions where a number of the games have been potentially identified as being advertised for sale. Arrests have already been made in respect of this.”
The loot was stolen in Northampton while the driver rested. The games were just PS3 discs, apparently.
More through the link.
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 12:34 BST
The Sun’s Dr Keith has hit out at games such as “virtual tennis” for stopping men exercising by filling their leisure time with “clicking on consoles with eyes glued to a screen.”
“The only bits of anatomy many young men exercise are their fingers and wrists,” he said. “No sniggering at the back, please, I’m talking about computer games.
“All those leisure hours we used to fill with climbing trees or kicking balls have gone. Because we’re all too busy clicking on consoles with eyes glued to a screen.
“I recently caught my teenage kids playing virtual tennis.
There’s a tennis court down the road. But instead of getting fresh air, they were wearing out our carpet, their thumb joints and my patience.”
He has a point. Get off you ass and feel the burn, maggot farmer. More through the link.