Articles by Mack Ashworth

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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash “No Shirt, No Shoes, All Service” Limited Edition Announced

Xseed Games has revealed a limited physical edition of Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash entitled “No Shirt, No Shoes, All Service,” which will be available at select stores when the game releases in the West during Summer 2017. Those wanting to grab a tangible version of this title at launch will have to fork over $69.99, while those happy with digital will find the game available on the PlayStation Store. In addition to the physical disk, “No Shirt, No Shoes, All Service” owners will get a bunch of other goodies, too: The SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash “No Shirt, No Shoes, All Service Edition” physical release comes with an array of refreshing content, including a Blu-ray disc containing a compilation of opening animations from previous SENRAN KAGURA games, an art book of the girls’ summer adventures, the game’s soundtrack on CD, and a DLC key that will grant the Soaking Wet High School Uniform costume, a set of colorful bikini costumes, the Futomaki Roll Bazooka special weapon, a Bebeby pet card, and a special set of skill cards. If you want to know more about the game, a newly updated description should give you a good idea of what Senran Kagura Peach Beach READ FULL…

Episode 2

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 2 “Under Pressure” Launch Date Announced

The second episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will release on June 6, available to download on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. After a decent start to the series, in which we especially liked the impressive action setpieces, we’re looking forward to diving back into this galaxy and finding out what’s next for the heroes. If you can’t wait until then, the upcoming episode’s description gives a tease at what to expect: In “Under Pressure,” the Guardians just can’t seem to outrun the past (or their tab), but if they figure out how to control the untold power of their mysterious new relic, they might not have to. With help from dubious old friends and unwilling new allies, Star-Lord and company scour the galaxy for answers. But how long can they elude the genocidal maniac hunting them? And will simmering tensions finally tear the team apart? And get ready to delve into a certain Rocket Raccoon’s past… Are you prepared for episode 2? Hoping that it lives up to the great movies? If you’ve not yet seen the official trailer, you can check it out here. [Source: Telltale News] READ FULL STORY AT…

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age “Gambit System” Showcased, Allows Players to Adapt To “Any Situation”

[embedded content] Square Enix has posted a new trailer offering details about Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age‘s “Gambit System,” a mechanic that made the original game fun and unique. Click above to give it a watch. For the PS4 remaster, the developer has added a host of new features and tweaked things to bring this classic RPG up to modern standards. Also, this version of the game will be the first time that fans in the West will be able to try out the Zodiac Job System. In addition to a tweaked-to-perfection Gambit System, The Zodiac Age will improve on the original with high-definition graphics, audio improvements such as support for both the game’s English and Japanese voice tracks, as well as performance and quality of life improvements, including shorter load times and an auto-save feature. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is set to release on the PS4 on July 11 in North America and Europe, and July 13 in Japan. [Source: Square Enix (YouTube), Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Sonic Mania Release Date Revealed via German Steam Trailer

[embedded content] Following Sonic Mania‘s delay back in March, many fans of the blue hedgehog were wondering when we’d get a concrete release date. Well, it seems like the PC digital platform, Steam, has an answer! Embedded above is a re-uploaded version of the Sonic Mania Steam trailer, which appears on the game’s German Steam page. At the very end of the video, what we assume is at the very least a European release date, is revealed. The vague “Summer 2017” has been replaced with “August 15th 2017.” As this will be a Tuesday, we’re hoping more of the world will get access as well. Wondering why Sonic Mania is worth getting excited about? Here’s some gameplay footage to get you in the mood for speed. Oh, and we can’t forget about Sonic Forces, which is also set to launch towards the end of the year! You can even create your own custom hero! Which Sonic experience are you most hyped for? It’s going to be interesting to see what impact the games releasing alongside one another has. [Source: Steam via @Nibellion, SonicWindBlue (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for May 26-28, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Hereafter sniper rifle. Hunters can grab the ATS/8 ARACHNID helmet, Titans can pick up the Helm of Saint-14 helmet, and Warlocks can purchase The ram helmet for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Heavy Weapon Engrams for 31 coins. In addition to his usual inventory, Xur is also stocked up on a Monte Carlo and Superspy bundle, as well as a Truth and Prototype bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in Tower North, across from the Speaker. In other Destiny news, Bungie has given us a taste of Destiny 2 gameplay. More info on the new game can be found here and here. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next Friday for details on READ…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for May 24, 2017 Listed

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, Bungie has given us a taste of Destiny 2 gameplay. More info on the new game can be found here and here. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for May 19-21, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Bad Juju pulse rifle. Hunters can grab the Skyburners Annex helmet, Titans can pick up the Eternal Warrior helmet, and Warlocks can purchase the Heart of the Praxic Fire chest armor for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Body Armor Engrams for 29 coins. In addition to his usual inventory, Xur is also stocked up on a MIDA Multi-Tool and Arctic Survivalist bundle, as well as a Red Death and White Witch bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in Tower North, to the right of the Speaker. In other Destiny news, Bungie has given us a taste of Destiny 2 gameplay. More info on the new game can be found here and here. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and READ…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for May 17, 2017 Listed

May 17, 2017 Written by Mack Ashworth It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, Bungie has released a teaser trailer for Destiny 2. The team has also detailed what will carry over from the first game into Destiny 2. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal coming up on May 18th. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Live Stream, Watch Us Hunt the Undead

[embedded content] PlayStation LifeStyle’s Mack and Jasmine are teaming up to check out the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Zombies Chronicles” expansion. Access was provided by Activision. You buy purchase the expansion through the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe). It’s priced at $29.99 and comes with eight maps, 20 vials of Liquid Divinium, two Whimsical GobbleGums, and the exclusive Zombies Pack-A-Punch Weapon Camo. Here’s every map included in Zombies Chronicles: Call of Duty: World at War Nacht der Untoten – Where it all began: an abandoned airfield suspended in space and plagued by infinite hordes of the undead. Verruckt – Welcome to Wittenau Sanitorium, a German asylum with dark corridors, terrifying undead enemies, and even darker secrets. Shi No Numa – A “swamp of death” located in Japanese territory, surrounded by a sweltering jungle, hellhounds, and endless armies of the undead. Call of Duty: Black Ops Kino der Untoten – An abandoned cinema packed with swarms of Crawler Zombies and fiery traps. Ascension – An abandoned Soviet Cosmodrome where unholy creations lurk in the shadows, and dark undead experiments run loose. Shangri-la – A legendary shrine lost in an exotic jungle where the undead emerge from within a treacherous labyrinth of underground READ…

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Elgato Stream Deck Review – Convenience Mastered

[embedded content] It seems that every other gamer is streaming these days, myself included. Presenting gameplay and commentary to a live audience brings about a certain thrill, and really enhances enjoyment of the medium. Current gen gaming platforms have embraced streaming as well, making it easy to hit a couple of buttons and start transmitting. The PS4, for example, has its own “Share Button,” which allows players to start broadcasting in a matter of seconds. This is all fantastic for casual streaming, and for many it’s enough. However, for those looking to take things to the next level, with vastly higher production values, things can quickly become more complicated. With potentially multiple scenes to switch between, sources to enable and disable, graphics, sound effects, and notifications — this can all get to be a bit much. And when you’re trying to play a game, while entertaining an audience, you don’t want a mess of distractions weighing you down. This is where Elgato Gaming has stepped in, to allow high production values without sacrificing the actual enjoyment of streaming. The Stream Deck aims to save the day with a powerful feature set contained within a small form factor. Small, Yet Powerful…

Elgato

Elgato Stream Deck Review – More Than Just a Meme Machine

[embedded content] It seems that every other gamer is streaming these days, myself included. Presenting gameplay and commentary to a live audience brings about a certain thrill, and really enhances enjoyment of the medium. Current gen gaming platforms have embraced streaming as well, making it easy to hit a couple of buttons and start transmitting. The PS4, for example, has its own “Share Button,” which allows players to start broadcasting in a matter of seconds. This is all fantastic for casual streaming, and for many it’s enough. However, for those looking to take things to the next level, with vastly higher production values, things can quickly become more complicated. With potentially multiple scenes to switch between, sources to enable and disable, graphics, sound effects, and notifications — this can all get to be a bit much. And when you’re trying to play a game, while entertaining an audience, you don’t want a mess of distractions weighing you down. This is where Elgato Gaming has stepped in, to allow high production values without sacrificing the actual enjoyment of streaming. The Stream Deck aims to save the day with a powerful feature set contained within a small form factor. Small, Yet Powerful…

activision

Destiny Xur Location and Items for May 12-14, 2017 Listed

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Xur location and item post here on PlayStation LifeStyle. This weekend players can spend 23 coins on the Zhalo Supercell auto rifle. Hunters can grab the Khepri’s Sting gauntlets, Titans can pick up the Immolation Fists gauntlets, and Warlocks can purchase the Ophidian Aspect gauntlets for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Leg Armor Engrams for 29 coins. In addition to his usual inventory, Xur is also stocked up on a Hawkmoon and Carrior bundle, as well as a Zhalo Supercell and Not a Toy bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Tower Hangar bar. In other Destiny news, Bungie has released a teaser trailer for Destiny 2. The team has also detailed what will carry over from the first game into Destiny 2. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th. For those of you who haven’t yet spoken to the Gunsmith this week, here’s the full list of available Foundry Orders and Test Weapons. Join us again next READ…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for May 10, 2017 Listed

May 10, 2017 Written by Mack Ashworth It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Destiny Armsday Foundry Orders and Test Weapon list here on PlayStation LifeStyle. Grind your Gunsmith reputation to level 1 or higher using the weapon bounties for access to new cool weapons. These will be delivered the following Wednesday. Each order costs 2,500 glimmer. In other Destiny news, Bungie has released a teaser trailer for Destiny 2. The team has also detailed what will carry over from the first game into Destiny 2. The sequel’s expansion schedule has reportedly leaked by a GameStop employee. Destiny update 2.6.0.2 is live, addressing the Trials of Osiris match issues. We unboxed our invite to the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal coming up on May 18th. What are you picking up from the Gunsmith this week? Has he finally got what you were searching for? Or have you chosen another package to try your luck again next week? Join us again next Wednesday for all of the Armsday details and new weapons up for grabs, and don’t forget to watch out for Xur this Friday. We’ll have the full details of his location and items as soon as he arrives! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Elgato

Elgato Stream Deck Explained in 60 Seconds

[embedded content] After Elgato Gaming announced its new Stream Deck product, we’ve been eager to get our hands on the device to see how it aids livestreaming. Happily, we’ve been sent a pre-release sample of the product for review. If you’re not familiar with Elgato, or this device, then you’ve come to the right place! We rundown the Elgato Stram Deck’s features and need-to-knows in this handy video. In today’s episode of 60 Seconds, we’ll be giving a quick overview of the Stream Deck’s main features, and how they can be applied to streaming. Over the next week, we’ll be putting this device through its paces, with our review scheduled to go live by the end of next week. Be sure to keep an eye on the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel for upcoming streams to see the device in action. Related Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!