Pikachu and ten other Pokemon are Japan's official mascots the 2014 World Cup in Rio. I bet Domo and Hello Kitty are kicking themselves right now.
When we think video game mascots, PlayStation isn't the first console that comes to mind, but Sony has quite a few iconic heroes and villains in its ranks, as proven by both PlayStation All-Stars and this series of Vine vids our fearless leader capturing during his E3 travels. Can you name them all?
Here's a YouTube comment on PlayStation 3 EyePet that caught my eye last week: "Both are useless this and milo both stupid." Hints of a 21st century version of Sonic Vs. Mario, starring a Microsoft boy and a Sony pet?