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The Controller People Review Custom PS4 Controller

[embedded content] Our hunt for the perfect custom PS4 controller continues with this, a rather standard looking pad from The Controller People. Whereas in previous reviews we’ve looked at controllers that sport all sorts of bells and whistles, this time around we’re focusing on a more subtle design. I should quickly mention here that you can get fancy colors and swap about the black buttons for red or blue and whatnot, and it is something that The Controller People offer, but we decided to go for a more stealthy style. So the front of our pad is the standard new DualShock 4 face, with some additionally grippy analog sticks, while on the rear you’ve got the S.S.T. trigger stops, and the ClickSticks. Grippy thumbsticks mean fewer slip-ups: literally for your thumbs, and virtually in the game you’re playing. S.S.T trigger stops prevent the trigger from bottoming out, meaning a quicker reset time and faster input rate. Basically, it means you can fire rapidly. Then there’s the main attraction: the ClickSticks. As their official description states: “ClickSticks are extra buttons which are remapped to the back of your PS4 controller.” We’ve seen our fair share of paddles attached to the READ…

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for July 21-23, 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 MIDA Multi-Tool scout rifle. Hunters can grab the Knucklehead Radar helmet, Titans can pick up the Thagomizers gauntlets, and Warlocks can purchase The Ram helmet for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Helmet Engrams for 29 coins. Xur is also stocked up on an Invective and Storm’s Reproach bundle, as well as a Nemesis Star and Silver Bullet bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in Tower North, close to the Speaker. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. Check out our Destiny 2 interview with Luke Smith. Here’s what Bungie had to say about the most common Destiny 2 error codes. Check out the two features we’ve written, inspired by the Destiny 2 beta: “Ghaul is the Villain Destiny Has Always Needed” and “The Destiny 2 Beta Didn’t Impress Me, But I’m Still Buying It.” 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 Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for July 19, 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, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. Destiny‘s Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner modes will soon be gone for good. Check out our Destiny 2 interview with Luke Smith. Here’s what’s included in the Destiny 2 open beta. Have a watch of our “Top 5 Things to Do in the Destiny 2 Beta” video. 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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Top 5 Things to Do in the Destiny 2 Beta

[embedded content] Early access to the Destiny 2 beta starts today, at least on PlayStation 4, so if you’ve got a code or you pre-ordered, you should be ready to play when the gates open up at 10am PT, 1pm ET, and 5pm GMT. If you haven’t got a code, and didn’t bother pre-ordering, you’ll have to wait for the open beta, which kicks off on July 21. So once you have access, what should you do? Well, the Destiny 2 beta boasts quite a lot of content, and it’s important that you see all of it. To help guide you, we’ve put together the above video. Give it a click and have a watch! What are you most looking forward to trying out during the beta? Let us know in the comments below. For more videos like these, 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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D23 Expo 2017 Press Conference Livestream

[embedded content] The hour-long D23 Expo 2017 livestream can be viewed above. During this 60-minute showcase, you can expect to see more Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel games. Of course, we’ll be covering all the big announcements, so don’t fret if you can’t watch now, or would prefer to read. Just keep an eye on the front page. Superstar YouTubers JackSepticEye and Strawburry17 will get their hands on the latest games from Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel including Star Wars: Battlefront II, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Kingdom Hearts III! This presentation promises exclusive trailers, interviews, and special guests. You won’t want to miss it! About D23:D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is for the fan in all of us– your source for everything from all the wonderful worlds of Disney, including news, behind-the-scenes content, exclusive events, and more! Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Call of Duty: WWII Zombies Trailer Leaked, Offers a Brief Glimpse at the Heroes

[embedded content] It appears that a Call of Duty: WWII zombies trailer has leaked. You can view it above. (Following any takedowns, we’ll continue to update this post with re-uploads.) The two-minute tease was leaked by Twitter user @ww2zombieleaks. However, that account now seems to have been shutdown. In the trailer, we hear the voice of Edward Richtofen, as we’re presented with zombies shuffling through a variety of dark environments. Who we assume are the heroes can be seen armed with guns. It appears that Sledgehammer Games won’t be straying too far from the traditional zombies experience, which could please the more hardcore fans, but may disappoint those hoping for a refresh. The zombie segment of the game looks to be called “Army of the Dead.” Thanks for the tip, Leon! [Source: @WWIIZombiesLeaks via theblackops3.com] Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Call of Duty WWII Zombies Trailer Leaked, Looks Like Nazi Zombies Are Back!

[embedded content] Update: Sledgehammer Games has posted a response to the leak on Twitter. The official zombies reveal is expected to be shown during Comic-Con, which begins on July 20th. Leaks aren’t ideal, but know that we appreciate the support. We’re almost done with the Nazi Zombies Trailer. Hang tight, it’ll be worth it! — Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) 15 July 2017 It appears that a Call of Duty: WWII zombies trailer has leaked. You can view it above. (Following any takedowns, we’ll continue to update this post with re-uploads.) The two-minute tease was leaked by Twitter user @ww2zombieleaks. However, that account now seems to have been shutdown. In the trailer, we hear the voice of Edward Richtofen, as we’re presented with zombies shuffling through a variety of dark environments. Who we assume are the heroes can be seen armed with guns. It appears that Sledgehammer Games won’t be straying too far from the traditional zombies experience, which could please the more hardcore fans, but may disappoint those hoping for a refresh. The zombie segment of the game looks to be called “Army of the Dead.” Thanks for the tip, Leon! [Source: @WWIIZombiesLeaks via theblackops3.com] Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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The Round-Up – PlayStation News Now Recap (7/10/17 – 7/14/17)

It’s time for The Round-Up! PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring weekly where we compile the week’s biggest, best and most interesting news, reviews, features and more! Fear you’ve missed out on this week’s happenings? Or just wondering what’s coming up for next week? Well, take a look at the list below and get up to speed! News: Reviews: Hardware: Games: Previews and Interviews: Features and PSLS Originals: What’s Coming Next Week: Reviews of the lastest releases, including: Fortnite, Archangel, Fallen Legion, and Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. A countdown of the most expensive PlayStation 4 accessories. The full video review of the ClickSticks Custom PS4 Controller. *Deep breath* And that’s that! All the key news, reviews, and features from this week. What was your weekly highlight? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check back next Friday for the next PlayStation LifeStyle content recap! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Controller Modz Custom PS4 Controller Overview

[embedded content] Another day, another custom DualShock 4 pad overview. This time we did things a bit differently, opting for a less subtle design. Inspired by the recent Friday The 13th: The Game release, we picked out a horror theme. Of course, the main attraction remains the buttons on the back of the pad, which can help give players an advantage in fast-paced games. Check out the video above for a quick rundown of the features, including the cost-saving ability to add just one rear button. There’s a lot to like here! You can check out more info about Controller Modz on their website. Here’s a direct link to the “Build Your Own” DualShock 4 page. We’ll be doing a full review of this Controller Modz pad, once we’ve tested it thoroughly enough! Related Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Destiny Xur Location and Items for July 14-16, 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 Monte Carlo auto rifle. Hunters can grab the Crest of Alpha Lupi chest armor, Titans can pick up the Immolation Fists gauntlets, and Warlocks can purchase the Starfire Protocol chest armor for 13 coins each. Xur is also selling Exotic Legacy Body Armor Engrams for 29 coins. Xur is also stocked up on a Dragon’s Breath and Tigershark bundle, as well as a Suros Regime and Basilisk’s Glory bundle, with each costing 30 coins and 25 silver dust. For this week, Xur – Agent of the Nine can be found in the Tower’s bar area. In other Destiny news, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. Destiny‘s Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner modes will soon be gone for good. Check out our Destiny 2 interview with Luke Smith. Here’s what’s included in the Destiny 2 open beta, which you can now pre-load! 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 Xur’s location and his Exotic supplies. READ FULL STORY…

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Masquerada Gets a Launch Date & Trailer, Tactical RPG Inspired by Renaissance-Era Venice Coming to PS4

[embedded content] After previewing the game at PSX 2015, we’ve been eager to see Masquerada made available on PlayStation 4. First slated for a 2016 release, the game’s launch had been delayed. Thankfully, it’s now almost ready for PS4 owners to play, with a newly revealed launch date of August 8, 2017. What’s more, the brand new “New Game+” mode has been announced and will be available at the console version launch. Not only can you replay the game in this mode, but it additionally includes “new scenes and extended dialogue in existing scenes, as well as fights including a fiery giant chicken boss.” Cicero Gavar, the main protagonist, will also “gain the ability to equip skills from all four elements” in this mode. Here’s a rundown of what the story will entail: Set in a city-state whose people don’t believe in an afterlife and where only the rich and powerful are granted the privilege of being remembered after their passing, the world of Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is one with rich lore and world building, bright, hand-painted environments, and a thoughtful story that explores how societies deal with love, life, power and death. It’s been five years since Gavar was exiled. Allowed to READ…

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Shenmue III Gamescom Presence Confirmed, However It Will Be Limited to the Business Area

Though Shenmue III has already been confirmed to be making an appearance at gamescom 2017, with the “newest movie clips” and “new announcements” promised, it looks like those wanting hands-on will have to possess a media or business badge. As explained by Ys Net, gamescom splits into two areas: the Business Area, and the Entertainment Area. The Business Area We will be participating in the business area. The area is limited to media and other business members of the game industry. Unfortunately, general admittance visitors cannot enter this area. For the latest on-site info, we please ask you to check the various media outlets. The Entertainment Area This area is open to the public. We have no events planned for this venue at the moment, but we are communicating with the organizers to see if we can do something with the fans in this area. Should we have an event in the entertainment area, we will notify you with the details as soon as possible. While it’s sad news for Shenmue fans that are attending the event, there’s at least the possibility of some fun Shenmue-related events. gamescom 2017 will take place from August 22 to 26. Shenmue III is currently set to READ FULL STORY…

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One Piece VR Title Announced Alongside An “Unprecedented One Piece Game”

Two new One Piece games have been revealed in the latest copy of Weekly Jump. The magazine details a PlayStation VR title called “Grand Cruise,” while the other is unnamed, referred to only by the mysterious codename “Dawn.” While details on each title are sparse, Gematsu has done a great job collating the information. You can find the easy-to-digest bullet points just below. One Piece: Grand Cruise (PlayStation VR) The game’s genre, release date, and price have yet to be announced. The game’s content is also yet to be announced, but screenshots in the magazine show exploration of a ship. This is only a guess, but perhaps it is a game where you interact with your crewmates? A special demo of the game will be playable by up to eight users at once at the “Tokyo One Piece Tower” event in Tokyo Tower on July 22. The official website will be available here when it opens. Unprecedented One Piece Game (Platforms Unknown) The game is code-named “Dawn” and is being developed in collaboration between Shueisha, Toei Animation, and Bandai Namco. It is an “unprecedented One Piece game.” (In other words, it has not been done before.) It is a game with an unheard of, super new feeling. The READ FULL…

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Destiny Gunsmith Armsday Orders and Test Weapons for July 12, 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, Destiny 2‘s exclusive PS4 content has been revealed in a new trailer. We’ve also learned when the beta will be hosted, and there’s a new release date for PS4 players. Destiny‘s Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner modes will soon be gone for good. Check out our Destiny 2 interview with Luke Smith. Here’s what’s included in the Destiny 2 open beta. 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!