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Ghost Recon

Ghost Recon Wildlands Single-Player Video Shows You How Freedom Makes Things Better

[embedded content] Ubisoft has released a new Ghost Recon Wildlands single-player video that shows us how much freedom the player has in tackling missions. In the video above, we get to see the player sneak into a cartel all the while helped by three AI teammates. As one can expect from a Ghost Recon game, synchronized attacks are plentiful, just going in, guns blazing, won’t be the best course of action. Those who prefer to complete their objectives with stealth, you’ll need to be mindful of your teammates since they can alert the enemies when spotted, too. In addition to the gunfights, we also get to see some of the character progression and customization available in Ghost Recon Wildlands, which look to be more robust than your usual third-person shooter. Ghost Recon Wildlands will make its way out on March 7, 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

PlayStation VR Now Supports 360° YouTube Videos

If you’re one of the many PlayStation VR owners out there, then chances are you’ve tried the PS4’s YouTube app and wished that 360° videos were supported. Well, you now have your wish granted! As part of the YouTube PS4 app update that’s already out, PSVR now supports 360° videos from YouTube! Yes, this means you can watch videos either in Cinema mode, or watch videos that take advantage of the PSVR’s capabilities. The latest update – released today – adds support for YouTube’s rapidly expanding library of virtual reality videos, allowing PS4 and PS VR users to once again step beyond the screen and explore detailed 360° worlds as though they were standing right there. If you want to test it out, then go check out the YouTube Virtual Reality page. The fine folks over at the PSVR Subreddit have also put in their suggestions (and yes, some of them might be NSWF). Got a YouTube video that’s perfect for PSVR? Share ’em below for the other readers. [Source: EU PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Versus – Nintendo Switch Reveal vs. PS Vita Reveal

[embedded content] In case you didn’t know, Nintendo revealed almost every pertinent detail regarding its upcoming console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. While the staff of PlayStation LifeStyle already weighed in on what we thought of it so far, we decide to take a look at how the Nintendo Switch reveal compares to Sony’s latest portable, the PlayStation Vita. While the Nintendo Switch is also a traditional home console, given that it’s mostly seen as a portable, we decided to pit it against the PS Vita rather than the PS4. So which reveal did we like better? Watch the video above for our Nintendo Switch vs PS Vita reveal face-off! Remember, we’re only sizing up each handheld’s reveal and not the actual games, power or other stuff. What do you think? Which handheld had the better reveal and got accepted by fans better? Sound off in the comments and let us know. Want to see more Versus episodes? Then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content you can only find here, and of course, the latest game trailers. Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring video series where we pit a game, franchise, basically anything game-related against another and pick a…

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Story and Characters Revealed

If you like a little bit of story in your shooting games, then Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 might be just what you need. In a press release, CI Games has revealed the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 story and characters. First off, check out the game’s story straight from CI Games’ press release. Jon North is dropped into a hot conflict zone in the Republic of Georgia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is of critical strategic importance and is sliding into the chaos and slaughter of civil war. Jon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) mission is to neutralize the Separatist Leaders who are destabilizing the country. Personally, Jon is coming to grips with the capture and presumed death of his younger brother, Robert, nearly two years ago. Jon was present at the attack and was unable to save Robert. Recent intelligence chatter puts a very much alive Robert in Georgia, in an area controlled by Separatists. Jon believes he has a second chance to do right by his brother. While Sniper Ghost Warrior 3′s main protagonist is Jonathan North, he’s joined by Lydia Jorjadze and his brother, Robert North. You can check out each character’s in-depth back story…

The Division Movie Gets Its Director

Liked the Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation? Want more game-to-movie treatments from Ubisoft? Well, if you’re one of the people that do, you might soon be getting your wish, as The Division is inching its way to production with the hiring of its director. In a press release, Ubisoft has announced that Academy Award winning film director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syria) has been tapped to direct and write The Division movie. Gaghan gave a statement to the media regarding the recent announcement. I’m excited to work with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and collaborate with their team at Massive Entertainment to bring The Division to the big screen, they’re great guys, exceptionally creative, and willing to take risks. The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities. It’s also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story Ubisoft created is more relevant than ever. Developing The Division movie adaptation will be Ubisoft’s movie arm, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. While…

Digital Extremes

Warframe The Glast Gambit Update Now Available on PS4, Xbox One

[embedded content] Digital Extremes has released free-to-play shooter Warframe’s first update for 2017 called “The Glast Gambit.” Out today on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Glast Gambit features new weapons, quests, customizations and more. The Glast Gambit is a free download for players who already finished last year’s expansion, The War Within. Check out some of the highlights of the latest expansion in the trailer above, and we’ve compiled some of the key features below as well. Key The Glast Gambit update feature: NEW WARFRAME: Plague your enemies with the Infested powers of Lotus’ newest warrior, Nidus. Spread the Infestation by spawning maggots that seek nearby enemies, manifest plagued tendrils to immobilize foes, and redistribute the damage you take to infected victims. NEW COSMETICS: New community-made Customizations from the TennoGen program have arrived on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One! Console players can now get their hands on the Volt Amp Skin, Volt Arrester Helmet, Mag Orbit Skin, Chroma Tarrasque Helmet and the Excalibur Sentient Slayer Skin from the Market to stylize their Warframe. NEW QUEST: Nef Anyo has stolen the children of the Mycona Colony, and the Tenno must challenge Nef in The Index and beat him at his…

Codemasters

Best of 2016 Games Giveaway!

While we already ran our Best of 2016 month-long feature last month, we’re not done with 2016 just yet! As a big year-ender thank you to our readers, we’re doing the biggest game giveaway PlayStation LifeStyle has done ever since it started. We’re giving one lucky reader a chance to win almost every game that won in our Best of 2016 awards! Yes, you read that right! Someone will win our Game of the Year, Best Shooter, Best Adventure Game, and more! How to win? Super simple! Just enter via the widget below, and we’ll pick a winner after a week. a Rafflecopter giveaway Curious what this amazing game giveaway bundles has included? Well, the grand prize winner will get U.S. digital PS4 codes for: Uncharted 4 Final Fantasy XV Titanfall 2 DiRT Rally  Inside Ratchet & Clank Until Dawn: Rush of Blood In addition to the grand prize, two lucky 1st runner-ups will get three codes of either Uncharted 4, DiRT Rally, Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2 and Ratchet & Clank. How to enter? Simple! Leave a comment telling us why you should win the 1st runner-up three-game bundle (not the grand prize) and what you want to READ…

For Honor

Three For Honor Heroes Showcased in New Trailers

In a press release, Ubisoft gives players a quick in-depth look at some of For Honor’s Heroes. The For Honor Heroes revealed today are The Lawbringer, The Nobushi and The Valkryie. These Heroes represent the “Hybrid Hero” type, which combines the features of two Hero types into one. Check out the videos and description of each Hero below. [embedded content] The Nobushi: The Nobushi are the defenders of the villages too far from the Imperial City for the army to reach. They are elegant fighters with a curious weapon. They have the lightest armor that allows them to move like the wind but cannot take a lot of damage. But don’t let their appearance fool you, they are one of the most effective fighters the Samurai have. [embedded content] The Valkyrie: The Valkyries have made a deal with the gods. They will fight and earn glory so that those who can’t will be counted in the halls of Valhalla. They are scouts and trackers who use their spears and shields to deadly effect. They are chosen by the gods — hope you never encounter one on the battlefield. [embedded content] The Lawbringer: The Lawbringers are the justice in Ashfeld. READ…

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The Division Last Stand Reveal Happening Tomorrow via Livestream

[embedded content] If you’ve been patiently waiting for The Division’s third and final paid expansion, Last Stand, then you’re going to want to tune in tomorrow as Ubisoft has announced that it will reveal The Division Last Stand via its Twitch channel! The Division Last Stand expansion reveal will take place tomorrow, January 19, at 8 a.m. PST/5 a.m. EST, and should (hopefully) feature some of the new missions, added tweaks and of course, what other end game content players can expect from the shooter’s final expansion. Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek. If you can’t catch the livestream reveal, don’t worry! We’ll be sure to report on everything that we know of Last Stand within the day. What are you expecting from Last Stand? Have you tried The Division once again after the big gameplay tweaks Ubisoft Massive has made? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Cryptic Studios

Neverwinter Update Rolled Out Today Adds Seas of Moving Ice Content

The folks over at Cryptic Studios has just rolled out the latest Neverwinter update on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it’s quite the hefty one for the massively popular free-to-play MMORPG. In the press release sent out earlier today, the Neverwinter: Storm’s King Thunder  – Sea of Moving Ice content update adds a new adventure zone, new artifact, weaponry, fishing mini-game and more. Continuing the story from Storm King’s Thunder, the threat of the Ring of Winter persists, leaving Neverwinter and its surrounding lands in peril. Adventurers must gather support against Jarl Storvald and his stronghold while navigating dangerous surrounding waters with the new khyek. Along the way, they’ll be able try their luck at an updated fishing system, hunt for bottles filled with treasure maps and uncover lost relics to earn powerful artifact weapons. This update to Neverwinter’s Storm King’s Thunder introduces several features, including: Assault on Svardborg – This epic, new level 70 trial pits 10 adventurers against the mighty Jarl Storvald in the heart of his stronghold, with both Normal and Master difficulty levels. New Adventure Zone – Adventurers will traverse over half a dozen large ice mountains and several smaller icebergs to READ…

Persona 5 Game Mechanics Explained in New “Palaces” Trailer

[embedded content] In a press release, Atlus has unleashed a new Persona 5 trailer that talks all about Palaces and what to do. We’ve included the entire in-depth explanation of it which you can read below. While the Phantom Thieves keep up their guise as normal Japanese high-schoolers during the day, they travel to another world (via smart phone) to unleash their true Personas and raise some hell at night. This world is known as the Metaverse, and it’s essentially the “collective unconscious” of all mankind. In the Metaverse, the most distorted desires of people manifest themselves as Palaces, and it’s up to the Phantom Thieves to infiltrate and defeat the evils within a Palace.   In order to enter a Palace, the team picks a target, figures out certain key bits of information, and plugs it into their Metaverse Navigator app to gain access. Once the thieves are in the Palace, they must fight hordes of Shadows, solve puzzles, defeat the Palace ruler, and steal the target’s deepest darkest desire (which takes the form of Treasure, naturally). When the Treasure is stolen, the target’s heart will be changed and they’ll finally understand the evilness of their core desire. Every…

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Watch Dogs 2 Free Trial Out Now on PS4

[embedded content] Out late last year in November, Ubisoft is now letting people try Watch Dogs 2 for free on the PlayStation 4 for a few hours. Players will be able to download the full game, but will be limited to three hours of free playtime starting today on the PS4, with the Xbox One free trial out on January 24. The three-hour Watch Dogs 2 free trial will give access to all the game’s features which includes co-op and multiplayer. And as one can expect, once your three hours of free playtime’s up, you can then purchase the full game and your trial progress will carry over. We’ve listed the entire Watch Dogs 2 free trial FAQ below along with the download link. PlayStation 4 Download [US] Q. What is the Watch Dogs 2 Trial? The Watch Dogs 2 Free Trial is an opportunity for you to play the full experience of Watch Dogs 2 for a limited time. You are able to download and play the complete Watch Dogs 2 game experience for up to three hours. Q. What does the Watch Dogs 2 Trial include? The free trial will give you access to the entirety of READ…

Ark

ARK: Survival Evolved Update Out Now on PS4, New Content Added

[embedded content] In a press release, Studio Wildcard announced that it has now rolled out an ARK: Survival Evolved update on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This latest update now brings the console versions on par with its PC counterpart v253 and is, of course, free. The title update brings with it, two new underwater environments to explore, and five new creatures. Also of note on the PS4 title update adds the “Procedurally Generated Maps” feature which allows players to generate an infinite variety of new ARKs to experience, and has been available already on Xbox One and PC. You can check out a detailed description of each new creature in the gallery below. If you notice any gameplay tweaks and whatnot, share them in the comments to let others know as well. ARK: Survival Evolved’s full retail release will be out in spring 2017. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Capcom

Resident Evil 7 Won’t Feature “Obscure” Puzzles From Demo, Pre-Orders to Come With Diapers in Belgium

If you’ve played the Resident Evil 7 biohazard demo, then chances are you’ve come across a puzzle or two that’s not only odd, but kind of confusing since most of them have no actual rhyme or reason behind them. For those worried that the full game will be full of stuff like these, then rejoice! Capcom has confirmed that “obscure puzzles” like those won’t be making an appearance in the final game! Resident Evil Producer Masachika Kawata confirms this and says the puzzles in RE7 is a “good balance.” I think compared to previous puzzles the players are going to have to think a little bit further for the puzzles but rest assured we aren’t going to include these insanely obscure puzzles that you see in the demo. We feel as though there’s a good balance in terms of the puzzles that you see in the main game. This is good news, right? In other Resident Evil 7 news, those who pre-ordered the horror game in Belgium and The Netherlands can expect a rather weird bonus — but one that might be needed — in the form of adult diapers. Yep, go check the image below. Given READ FULL STORY AT…