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PSVR Sales Now at Over 900, 000 Sold Through

While Sony hasn’t been coy in saying that the PlayStation VR is a commercial success, the company has now given the gaming public an exact number. In a press release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that PSVR sales numbers are now at over 915,000 sold worldwide as of February 19, 2017. Note that the 915,000 figure is “sold through,” which means sold and not shipped. Given how hard it is to find PSVR units for sale in various parts of the world up to this day, that figure isn’t really that surprising. In addition to that impressive sales figure, Sony has also mentioned that there are over 100 new PSVR experiences set to be released in 2017. Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment: Since its October launch, PS VR continues to be well received by people around the world thanks to the high quality, revolutionary VR experience it offers. With more than 53.4 million PS4 units sold through globally we firmly believe PlayStation VR will take the lead position in the VR market. We are increasing production to meet demand and will continuously support content developers as they create innovative VR experiences that are only READ FULL…

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Old Time Hockey Release Date Announced

[embedded content] Hockey fans, rejoice! There’s another player skating to the rink, and it’s coming out very soon! In a press release, V7 Entertainment announced that Old Time Hockey will shoot out this March 28 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Not familiar with the game? Check out the release date trailer above. Old Time Hockey is a classic arcade take on the sport (NHL 94, Blades of Steel), coupled in with an old school visual style. Prepare for brawls, high scores and lots of mustaches! Check out details from the game, as well as the 10 teams that you’ll be able to play as in Old Time Hockey. Control schemes range from arcade 2-button controls, beer mode (one-handed) control scheme to more modern style. Play competitively or cooperatively on the couch with your friends in arcade mode, or take to the ice as the worst team in the Bush Hockey League in the hijinks-filled story mode! Cascadia Timber Cats – INDEPENDENT STATE OF MINDThe Cascadia Timer Cats are based in Seattle, Washington. The Timber Cats were originally called the Seattle Chuckanuts and were the farm team of the historic Vancouver Urbanites. Charlestown Stonemasons – NEW ENGLAND, STAND UP!The READ…

BioWare

Mass Effect Andromeda Weapons Get the Spotlight in Latest Video, Game Has Gone Gold

[embedded content] While we just got a new Mass Effect Andromeda video yesterday, we have yet another one today and I’m not complaining! For this one, BioWare gives us an overview of the Mass Effect Andromeda weapons players will be able to wield at launch. First off, all classes can now equip any kind of gun type, so that alone is a major step up compared to past Mass Effect titles. In Andromeda, there are four kinds of guns: pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and sniper rifles. As for melee weapons, we see in the video that there’s three kinds: the sword  Asari sword), a Krogan hammer and what looks like an omni blade that seems to be similar to the one Commander Shepard used in the trilogy. Weapons aren’t the only things that can decimate enemies, of course. There are different kind of abilities available to cater to every play style. Finally, the video gives us a quick look at Andromeda’s mobility system that’s a big departure from the old games in the franchise. This time, players will be able to hover, dash to the side and evade. Additionally, the official BioWare Twitter account has tweeted that Mass Effect Andromeda…

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Everything Wrong With For Honor

[embedded content] In what’s quickly becoming a tradition here at PlayStation LifeStyle, another game is getting all its flaws pointed in yet another episode of our Everything Wrong With video series. For this episode, we take a look at Ubisoft’s latest new IP, For Honor. While the game itself is a breath of fresh air in a crowded multiplayer market, it does have its fair share of flaws. And before anyone asks, yes, we talk about the network issues still plaguing the title up to this day. What else did we find wrong with it? Hit play in the video above to see Everything Wrong With For Honor! Agree with our complaints? Did we miss anything? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments and let us know. Want more original video content from us? 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. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Gravity Rush 2’s Kat Getting NieR: Automata Costume as DLC

[embedded content] In a NieR: Automata PlayStation video presentation titled “PlayStation Matsuri Presents: NieR: Automata Special Talk Live,” Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat, will receive a NieR: Automata outfit worn by that game’s protagonist, 2B. Aside from the costume being released as DLC, no further details such as the release date, etc., have been released. You can watch the NieR: Automata PlayStation video feature above. And yes, it’s in Japanese. Stay tuned to our NieR: Automata review hitting the site soon! Our own resident JRPG nut Martin is playing through it as we speak. You can also check out our Gravity Rush 2 review right here. [Source: Games Talk via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Arkane Studios

Latest Prey Trailer Showcases the Mimic Matter Ability

[embedded content] In a press release, Bethesda has shot out a new Prey trailer titled “Mimic Madness.” In it, we see one of the game’s abilities, the “Mimic Matter,” shown off to great effect. When you awaken aboard the Talos I space station, you that find you are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. Talos I has been overrun by an alien force, and you must stop the Typhon threat from destroying humanity. As Morgan Yu, and mankind’s last hope, fend off the alien infestation armed with the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. One of the first alien powers you’ll learn is Mimic Matter. Acquired from the diminutive (and aptly named) Mimic Typhon, this power allows you to take the form of just about any appropriately sized object aboard Talos I. You’ll start small – a coffee mug, a teapot, a lamp, a banana – but as you level up this ability, you’ll soon be able to mimic more complex objects, including an impressive array of security turrets and Operator robots.  Developed by Arkane Studios (Dishonored), Prey is set for READ FULL…

Guerrilla Games

Horizon Zero Dawn: Guerrilla Confirms the Term “Zero Dawn” Is Story-Related

While you won’t see us post anything spoiling Horizon Zero Dawn’s story, we do know now that the term “Zero Dawn” is indeed tied into the game’s tale. In an interview set to hit the site soon, PlayStation LifeStyle managed to have a sit down interview with Horizon Zero Dawn Lead Concept Artist Roland Ijzermans regarding the game’s development, graphics and more. One of the things we asked Ijzermans is whether the term Zero Dawn is directly tied to the open world game’s story, and Ijzermans, without spoiling anything, confirmed it. PlayStation LifeStyle: Is the term Zero Dawn story-related? Roland Ijzermans: Very much so. It will get a lot of meaning. For the one that play the game or once you know the story. That will fall into place. Stay tuned to our full interview set to hit the site very soon. In the meantime, make sure you read our Horizon Zero Dawn review and why you absolutely need to play it. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Now Loading…Have You Pre-Ordered a Nintendo Switch?

Here at PlayStation LifeStyle, we’re a fan of all forms of gaming believe it or not. While we’re primarily a PlayStation-focused site, we do follow multiplatform gaming news and happenings. As some very well know, one of these big happenings is the Nintendo Switch’s retail release which is happening next week, March 3. If you pre-ordered one back when the name, price and other details were announced, there’s a chance you will get one. But for those who didn’t or haven’t, well, prepare for to wait in super long lines, or for some price gouging shenanigans. But we’re not here to talk about whether you’ll be able to get a Nintendo Switch at launch, but whether what Nintendo has shown so far has convinced you to pre-order one. In this week’s Now Loading, the PSLS crew shares whether they pre-ordered a Nintendo Switch or not, and why. Are you pre-ordering or have pre-ordered a Nintendo Switch? Why or why not? Same as before, we look forward to hear what you have to say in the comments. Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms. Essential Reading: READ…

Atlus

Persona 5 Velvet Room Detailed in Latest Trailer

[embedded content] If you’re a Persona fan, then chances are you’re familiar with the game’s “Velvet Room”. Now, for those who aren’t familiar with it, the Persona 5 Velvet Room is where collected personas can be upgraded, turned into items and more. Check out the trailer above and there’s also the official description straight from the press release below, too. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Velvet Room, it’s a special area where personas can be… played around with. Basically, the room is where personas collected in the Metaverse can be upgraded, turned into items, or undergo fusion. Let’s start with the most morbid one, shall we? Fusion allows personas to be fused together to create a new, hopefully stronger, one. There are three ways to fuse personas, basic fusion lets any two be fused together, while advanced fusion is preset and require three or more. Oh, there is one little thing I should mention. Your personas will need to be executed via guillotine to undergo the aforementioned fusions, so always remember their noble sacrifice when Velvet Room wardens, Caroline and Justine, lets the blade drop (be wary of accidents though). The third method of fusion READ…

Archiact

Darknet Hitting PSVR Next Month

[embedded content] In a press release sent earlier today, Augmented and virtual reality studio Archiact has announced that E McNeill’s cyberpunk hacking game “Darknet,” will be releasing for the PlayStation VR on March 7 for $14.99. Released last year for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, the PSVR version of Darknet has been “tailored” for Sony’s platform which includes a few notable improvements such as: full audio integration to the DualShock 4’s built in speaker, art enhancements to the user interface (UI), and of course, Trophy support that players can earn as they play. You can check out gameplay of Darknet in the clip above (gameplay clip from Oculus Rift version) READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Cyanide Studio

Latest Styx: Shards of Darkness Video Presents How to Make a Goblin

[embedded content] Cyanide Studios has released a new Styx: Shards of Darkness video today, and this one shows us how a goblin like Styx exists in the game’s world. If you’ve played Styx: Master of Shadow, then you’ll know Styx isn’t some brute who can wallop enemies in an instant. He’s more of a crafty little bugger that has to use stealth to dispose of foes. Cyanide Studio, developers of Styx: Shards of Darkness, today share in video how they envisioned and gave life, personality and soul to the main lead of their game, the witty goblin Styx.More ambitious than its predecessor in every department, Shards of Darkness takes our nimble thief out of the shadows of Akenash and into a bigger world with more skills, a greater bestiary, and more intricate, vertical level design. Shards of Darkness benefits from a larger production and better realization, with a story supplemented by cutscenes in which Styx expresses his trademark wit and snark – get a sneak peek at his sarcastic, fourth wall breaking humor in this video! You’ll learn why Styx is not the kind of character you’re used to playing, and how his wits outweigh his weaknesses. As a goblin, direct READ…

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Top 5 Things to Do in Horizon Zero Dawn (No Spoilers)

[embedded content] While we already published our super glowing review of Horizon Zero Dawn, we’re not done covering the open world action game just yet. In this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the top five things to do in Horizon Zero Dawn! And as the title plainly states, there are no spoilers, so watch away, friends! While most of the stuff in our list aren’t a necessity, it will make your Horizon Zero Dawn playthrough a whole lot more fun. Stay tuned for more Horizon Zero Dawn coverage here on PlayStation LifeStyle! Once embargo for streaming and other video stuff are lifted next week, expect more footage from us. Enjoyed this video? Don’t forget to subscribe to the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel for your weekly dose of top five videos, as well as for other original content. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Versus – PS4 vs PS4 Pro Boost Mode

[embedded content] With confirmation that PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 will bring a “Boost Mode” for the PS4 Pro, we’re naturally curious how this new feature sizes up compared to the games performance of the original PS4. In this Versus episode, PlayStation LifeStyle pits the PS4 vs PS4 Pro Boost Mode gameplay experiences from what we know so far. While it’s obvious that the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode will understandably fare better on a technical level, we take a look at it whether it’s worth upgrading your original PS4, or how valuable this new feature is. Curious? Yeah, you should be. What do you think? Will this PS4 Pro Boost Mode feature give a significant upgrade to old games? And will it be as big of an improvement as some people assume it’ll be? 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 winner. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

GRIP Digital

Mothergunship Announced for PS4, Lets You Craft Outrageous Guns

[embedded content] Liked DOOM’s gameplay? If so, you might be in for a treat! Terrible Posture Games (Tower of Guns) in partnership with Grip Digital, have announced Mothergunship, a “bullet-hell” first-person hybrid that looks to inject some adrenaline to your standard FPS. Watch the announcement trailer above to see why the term bullet-hell seems apt for Mothergunship. Oh, and you can craft guns! Not in the same way like in RPGs where you need to find materials or recipes. In Mothergunship, players will be able to create new armaments of destruction by picking up barrels, splitters and other parts and assemble ’em in any way they like, with the stats that they prefer. MOTHERGUNSHIP mixes bullet-hell intensity with the shooting, customization, and traversal of the first-person genre. Fight your way through the alien fleets, facing randomized enemy and level mayhem as you clear rooms and take out some of the biggest bosses seen in the FPS genre. Fight – Face off against overwhelming odds in brutal, non-stop combat where thinking on your feet is the only way to survive. Dodge hundreds of bullets with unique FPS/Bullet-hell hybrid gameplay. Each ship hosts hordes of alien machines, deadly traps, and intimidating bosses, READ…