This ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ wedding is both amazing and weird…

While Japanese traditional-style weddings are still popular, most newlyweds tend to tie the knot with weddings based on Western-style themes and traditions with the bride in a white, flowing gown and the groom in a sharp tux. But what about a wedding that’s espionage-themed?

That’s what this promo for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain attempts to showcase. The video hilariously chronicles the pair’s most important day, from the altar approach to the couple’s profile videos and even the banquet afterwards. The video peaks when the father finally gives away his daughter to his new son-in-law with a ceremonial PlayStation Dual Shock 4 controller, but to an incredibly confused caterer who has no idea what’s going on.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases on September 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Gilded Gaming: 24-karat gold gaming controllers by Colorware

 

Sony introduces its PlayStation Now Game Streaming Subscription

Arguably the most glaring omission from Sony and Microsoft‘s feature-packed next-generation gaming consoles is the complete lack of backwards compatibility between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and their predecessors. Thankfully, that’s all about to change (at least to some degree) for the PS4 with the introduction of Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. First announced back in January of 2014 and finally set for an official debut — following last year’s rental-centric open beta — later this month, PlayStation Now’s new subscription will eschew rental periods and instead offer instant and unlimited access to a catalog of more than 100 PS3 games on your PS4. And since you’re streaming the games, there are no downloads, installs, or patches (not to mention trips to the store) involved.

PlayStation Now will be available beginning January 13; one-month subscriptions will go for $19.99 USD while a three-month subscription will cost $44.99 USD. The service will first be available for PlayStation 4 consoles across North America before making its way to additional regions and devices later this year.

A Closer Look at the Xbox One “AAPE by A Bathing Ape” Edition

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AAPE by A Bathing Ape recently partnered with Microsoft to produce an Xbox One bundle pack. In this collaboration, BAPE’s signature camo pattern has been applied to almost the entirety of the Xbox console and controller, with the ventilation grille remaining a consistent brown color andAAPE branding in contrasting white.

Also in the bundle is a controller plushie and an Xbox x AAPEby A Bathing Ape tee and tote bag. The package itself was presented solely as a promotional gift and will not be available commercially.

 

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Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

Image of A Closer Look at the Xbox One "AAPE by A Bathing Ape" Edition

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Xbox One x AAPE by A Bathing Ape (Japan) Capsule Collection

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Details have emerged regarding yet another AAPE by A Bathing Ape collaboration with a third party outside of the familiar territory of clothing. The brand’s latest endeavor is a partnership with Microsoft for a special release of a limited edition Xbox One bundle pack.

The pack features a BAPE camouflaged Xbox One and accompanying controller, in addition to a tee and tote bag featuring artwork that unifies the two brands. Stay tuned for future updates regarding pricing and availability on this Asia exclusive release.

 

 

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Image of Xbox One x AAPE by A Bathing Ape Capsule Collection

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Nintendo sold fewer Wii U’s in a year than Xbox One’s or PS4’s sold in two months

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Nintendo‘s had a pretty tough year trying to push its Wii U into homes, as evidenced by the latest sales figures released today. Since this time last year, the gaming giant has just about doubled the number of Wii U’s sold cumulatively, going from 3.06 million units to 5.86 million units as of December 31st. That’s right, only 2.8 million Wii Us — along with 17.68 million software titles — were sold during 2013, which is pretty worrying when compared to the 3 million Xbox Ones and the 4.2 million PS4s sold in just the first couple of months after they launched. It’s also nowhere near the 100-million-unit milestone achieved by the original Wii, which easily beat the more expensive consoles from Microsoft and Sony in the same generation.

On a brighter note, Nintendo managed to sell 12.9 million 3DSs in 2013, making it a total of 42.74 million units plus 152.29 million titles since its debut in February 2011. Alas, net income is still down by 29.9 percent year-over-year to 10.2 billion yen ($98.7 million). With no plans to offer its games on other platforms, we sure hope Nintendo’s increased R&D spending will guarantee a solid comeback this year. More details in the PDF document linked below.

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Nintendo sold fewer Wii U’s in a year than Xbox Ones or PS4s sold in two months

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PlayStation 4 sales hit 4.2 million as of December 28th

 

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SCEA CEO Andrew House just took the stage during Kaz Hirai‘s CES 2014 keynote to announce some PS4 sales numbers: 4.2 million systems, and 9.7 million games sold as of December 28th. That’s exactly double the figure the company told us last month, notching 2.1 million cumulative sales by December 1st. It’s a seriously impressive start for Sony‘s next-gen console, putting it clearly ahead of the 3 million Xbox One sales recorded in 2013 (although Microsoft’s console is available in fewer markets right now).

Moving forward, Sony will build on its sales momentum by launching PlayStation Now, a service that’ll eliminate cross-platform compatibility issues by letting gamers stream titles on their PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, smartphone and tablet directly from the cloud. Based on Sony’s acquisition of streaming outfit Gaikai, PlayStation Now will come as part of a new subscription model for users, and will kick off with a limited beta starting later this month, followed by a full US rollout in the summer.

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PlayStation 4 sales hit 4.2 million as of December 28th