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PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases This Week: May 30, 2017 – Danger Bridge

Some of the biggest new releases this week include Tekken 7 and Lock’s Quest for PlayStation 4, Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PlayStation VR, and Ys Origin for PlayStation Vita. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 2 (PSN) – NA ACA NeoGeo The Last Blade (PSN) – NA Briks (PSN) – NA Crossout (PSN) Damascus Gear: Tokyo Battle HD Edition (PSN) – NA Danger Zone (PSN) Energy Balance (PSN) – NA Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (PSN) Illusoria (PSN) Lock’s Quest (PSN) MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame (Retail & PSN) – EU Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator (PSN) – NA Paddle Vs. Paddle (PSN) Perception (PSN) Polarity: Ultimate Edition (PSN) – NA Randall (PSN) – NA Tekken 7 (Retail & PSN) Thea: The Awakening (PSN) – NA Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version (PSN) PlayStation VR Games Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Retail & PSN) PlayStation Vita Games Bodycheck (PSN) – EU Shu (PSN) – NA Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version (PSN) Ys Origin (PSN) DLC Ghost Recon Wildlands ‘Fallen Ghosts’ (PS4 – Season Pass Owners) Mafia III ‘Stones Unturned’ (PS4) The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ‘Episode 5: From the Gallows’ (PS4) *Keep in mind that all READ FULL STORY…

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PSLS Help Desk – Aim Controller FAQ and Troubleshooting

Farpoint and the Aim Controller for PlayStation VR released last week. While we thought that Farpoint was a passable experience, it was really there to highlight the capabilities of the incredible Aim Controller, which we couldn’t be much happier with. Sony’s PSVR gun controller goes all in to make sure that you get full immersion with 1:1 tracking in the virtual reality space. With new hardware peripherals comes new things you need to know, so we’re here to give you a rundown of the Aim Controller FAQ and to help troubleshoot any problems you might be having with your Aim Controller. Aim Controller Features Before you can troubleshoot your Aim, it helps to know all of the features that it has. Motion sensing and light tracking technology Two handed ergonomic controls Full DualShock 4 controls Vibration feedback Rechargeable battery Operation The PlayStation Camera is required for the Aim to function. It will not work as a standard DualShock 4 controller, and at this time is intended only to be used with PSVR games that have compatibility. The light orb must be visible to the PlayStation Camera in order for it to pick up tracking. The Aim Controller can be READ…

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Report: Sony Santa Monica Is Working on a Big PlayStation VR Title

According to a report from VR Focus, an unnamed representative of God of War developer Sony Santa Monica told them that the studio is working on a “full-blown 2nd wave title” for PlayStation VR. The source adds that it will be revealed soon, and they know it will go well with the core PlayStation audience. Here’s what the source told VR Focus, after mentioning that past VR projects from Sony Santa Monica have mostly just been prototypes from game jams: [Sony] Santa Monica are working on something big. It’s a full-blown 2nd wave title for [PlayStation VR]. It’ll be revealed soon and I know it’ll go well with the core PlayStation audience, but I can’t say any more than that! Other VR games Sony Santa Monica have been a part of include Here They Lie and Bound. The studio also created a God of War VR prototype several years ago, which was mentioned by Sony’s Richard Marks in a recent interview with Glixel: So this is 2009, 2010. We had the PlayStation Move controllers, and a lot of people were just doing different stuff with them. We put them on our head and did this with the TV. Another guy in R&D was READ FULL STORY AT…

DLC & Patches

Farpoint Update 1.03 Rolled Out, Fixes Issues With Co-Op and Challenge Mode

Farpoint developer Impluse Gear has released Farpoint update (1.03) today and it’s pretty straightforward. According to the studio, the title update addresses issues players were experiencing when playing co-op and the Challenge mode. Farpoint Patch 1.03 is now available. This patch addresses issues some users were experiencing when playing Co-Op and Challenge mode. — Impulse Gear (@ImpulseGear) May 23, 2017 That’s about it, basically. In other Farpoint news, the PlayStation VR shooter seems to already be a hit commercially (at least in the UK), as it debuted right behind Injustice 2 in the UK sales charts, which is quite impressive. You can check out our Farpoint review right here to see what we thought of it. [Source: Impulse Gear (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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PlayStation Store Global Update – May 23, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update May’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-Orders Dirt 4 ($59.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind ($59.99/PS+ $53.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector’s Edition ($79.99/PS+ $71.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector’s Ed. Upgrade ($59.99/PS+ $53.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind  Upgrade ($39.99/PS+ $35.99)(out 6-6) PS4 Games Black & White Bushido ($12.99) Chroma Squad ($14.99) Deliriant ($.99) Digerati Bundle 2 Pack Part 7 ($8.59) Embers of Mirrim ($17.99) Eternal Ring ($14.99) Furi – Definitive Edition ($21.99) Overwatch GOTY Edition ($41.99) Portal Knights – Sapphire Thrtone Edition ($19.99) Pox Nora (Free to play) Puzzle Showdown 4K ($9.99/PS+ $7.99) SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada with Bonus ($49.99) Shadow Warrior 2 ($39.99) Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island ($9.74) Smuggle Craft ($14.99) Spellspire ($9.99) Star Ocean til the End of Time ($20.99) Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception ($49.99) PS4 Add-On Content Birthdays The Beginning Avatar Ornament Set READ FULL…

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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of May 23, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find an Extended Play Sale, which discounts games, Season Passes, and game + DLC bundles, with PlayStation Plus members saving extra on select titles. Here’s the games on sale through the PlayStation Store this week, with many deals ending on May 30 at 8am PT/11am ET: Extended Play Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) PlayStation 4 7 Days to Die ‘The Walking Dead Skin Pack Bundle’ – $1.49, $1.19 ARK: Survivor’s Pack – $43.99, $41.24 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Season Pass – $12.89, $9.89 Batman: The Telltale Series Season Pass – $14.99, $12.49 Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – $90.99, $77.99 Battlefield 4 Premium – $19.99, $14.99 Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $23.99, $17.99 Battlefield Hardline Premium – $19.99, $14.99 BioShock: The Collection – $35.99, $29.99 Bloodborne Complete Edition Bundle – $20.99, $17.49 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $23.99, $19.79 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition – $59.99, $49.99 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass – $29.99, $24.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition – $59.99, $39.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts Gold Edition – $29.99, $19.79 Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – $29.99, $24.99 Dark Souls II: Scholar READ FULL…

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Sony: There’s 26 Million PlayStation Plus Subscribers & 70 Million Monthly Active PSN Users

In Sony’s IR Day 2017 presentation today, they revealed that there were more than 70 million monthly active PlayStation Network users at the end of Fiscal Year 2016 (ended March 31, 2017). By comparison, Microsoft reported 52 million monthly active Xbox Live users across Xbox and PC during their latest quarter. Also in Sony’s slideshow, they said there were 26.4 million paid PlayStation Plus subscribers at the end of 2016, which is up from 20.8 million at the end of 2015. For the end of 2017, they hope to grow this number. As part of their strategy for this fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018), Sony wants to “maximize profit during the “harvest” period” in the PlayStation 4 ecosystem, “further expand PS VR as a game and entertainment medium, incubate new content ecosytem,” deliver the best-in-class viewing experience in the OTT TV market with PlayStation Vue, and develop a new audience by creating a new mobile content opportunity in the Japan/Asia region. To maximize their PS4 profit, Sony hopes to get sales up to 78 million by the end of this fiscal year, enhance the game lineup (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo Sport were the two games mentioned), and READ FULL…

Deep Silver

Kingdom Come Deliverance Will Have “Better Graphics” on PS4 Pro, No PSVR Content Planned

Warhorse Studio’s Michal Barton has answered a series of community questions about the upcoming RPG Kingdom Come Deliverance, particularly focusing on PlayStation platforms. We’re told that the game will support PS4 Pro but the developer isn’t exactly sure of the full extent of the enhancements yet. Nevertheless, there “definitely will be higher resolution or better graphics quality settings,” according to Barton, who also noted that “the game itself has to be equal to base version.” In response to a question about potential PSVR support, Barton said that not only are the studio’s games not in the VR genre but that he would “not recommend using this type of game in VR if you have any weakness for simulation sickness.” In other words, don’t expect any VR content. Published by Deep Silver, Kingdom Come Deliverance releases sometime this year simultaneously for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more on the game, check out our previous coverage. [Source: Warhorse Studios] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Special Delivery Is an Arcade-Inspired Newspaper Delivery Game Coming to PSVR on June 6

[embedded content] From Meerkat Gaming, arcade-inspired newspaper delivery game Special Delivery is coming to PlayStation VR on June 6. A price wasn’t announced for PSVR, but it’s $9.99 USD on Steam. While Special Delivery is “designed exclusively for VR with motion controllers,” the PSVR version will only support the DualShock 4 and VirZoom bike at launch. “We weren’t happy with the [PlayStation Move] tracking and performance,” Meerkat wrote on Twitter. Asked about the PSVR Aim Controller, Meerkat replied, “We have not tried the Aim yet! That could be interesting :).” Here’s the description for Special Delivery: Dodge cars, dogs and tornadoes as you grow your subscriber base and expand your paper route in this arcade inspired newspaper delivery game. An Interactive Environment Become the terror of the neighborhood and gain bonus points for smashing lawn gnomes, knocking over trashcans, blow up barbecues, and breaking the windows of non-subscribers! Gameplay Features Arcade inspired scoring and progression Traps including cars, dogs, tornadoes, grannies and more! 28 Rounds. Progress through 28 game days unless you lose all your subscribers before then! Four neighborhood sections. Route expands into a new section each game week. What do you think of Special Delivery? [Source: Steam, Meerkat Gaming (1), (2), Special Delivery; Screenshot READ FULL…

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PlayStation E3 2017 Live Show Plans Revealed, E3 Experience Will Return to Theaters

[embedded content] Sony has revealed that PlayStation Live From E3 2017 will run for four days this year, from Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15. It will feature more than 16 hours of live content “across dozens of games on PS4 and PS VR,” including new game demos, developer interviews, and new trailers. The whole things begins at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Monday, June 12 with the pre-show for the PlayStation Media Showcase, which starts at 6pm PT/9pm ET in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. You’ll be able to watch PlayStation’s E3 2017 coverage on Live.PlayStation.com (complete with quests to unlock rewards), Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. It was also confirmed that the PlayStation E3 Experience will return to movie theaters in the United States, Canada, and South America, letting you watch the press conference on June 12. Expect more details in the next few weeks. Here’s the full PlayStation Live From E3 2017 schedule: Monday, June 12 – 5:00pm Pacific Time Tuesday, June 13 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time Wednesday, June 14 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time Thursday, June 15 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm Pacific Time Will you be watching the press conference live? [Source: READ FULL…

Capcom

Capcom Expects Resident Evil 7 to Sell 10 Million Units

It looks like Capcom is putting a lot of faith in Resident Evil 7 as it expects the title to sell at least 10 million units during its lifetime, according to a recent post-earnings Q&A the company posted on its investor relations site. Since the game’s launch in January until the end of the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2017, Resident Evil 7 has sold over 3.5 million copies. That’s half-a-million less than what Capcom expected to sell in the same time frame but the company still believes the game sold well. It is a solid start, considering the short span between launch and fiscal year end. Further, unit sales for both titles continue to grow even now. What is more, the re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for current generation platforms are an example of successfully leveraging our library of assets; and they shipped a total of 2.8 million units during the fiscal year. The lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales; as a result, Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have each sold more than 7.5 to 10 million units cumulatively (including catalog and re-release sales). As READ FULL…

Aim Controller

PlayStation VR Aim Controller Hardware Review – Right on Target

[embedded content] A peripheral for a peripheral; the PlayStation VR Aim controller is entering a tough market and doesn’t just need to pass muster, but prove itself as yet another necessary add-on as it sits at the far point (pun totally intended) of the buyer’s mind. Sony first needs to convince people to get a PlayStation 4. Then it needs to sell them on PlayStation VR. Then, somehow, they’ve got to say that this PlayStation VR gun peripheral is worth purchasing to enhance the experience. It’s already a limited playerbase that will even be considering the Aim, and it surprisingly proves itself as a worthy accessory to heighten the already impressive virtual world, something that every PSVR owner should seriously consider. Let’s get the looks out of the way. Alright, so the Aim controller isn’t an AR-15 lookalike. In fact, yes, it looks like a bunch of PVC piping stuck together, but I’ve come to appreciate the Aim’s minimalist and modern design. It appeals to all users and uses, meaning that although its design is that of a gun, other developers can utilize it for their games without feeling the need to only use it as a “gun.” It can…

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Farpoint Review – Aiming for Greatness (PSVR)

[embedded content] E3 2017 is a less than a month away and we’ll likely see evidence at that time on whether or not Sony continues to support PlayStation VR in a strong meaningful way. In the meantime, one of PSVR’s most highly anticipated titles and peripherals just released, making an attempt to finally prove that traditional ambulatory first person shooters not only have a place in virtual reality, but excel on the platform when given a proper chance. A shuttle pilot tasked with bringing back a couple of researchers is pulled into an an anomaly near Jupiter, stranding them on an alien planet. Separated from the rest of the crew, your task is to seek out survivors, and not get yourself killed by the hostile creatures on the planet’s surface. There’s a pretty good sci-fi, space faring story that evokes a lot of emotion and humanity, but it’s distinctly separate from the Starship Troopers-esque action sequences where you’ll be firing your weapon at bugs and other such threats in a dusty canyon. It’s this on again off again nature of the story and the action that shows the pacing problems with Farpoint’s narrative. Modern gaming has largely done a great…

PlayStation VR Aim Controller Key Features Showcased in This Video

[embedded content] While we’ve already seen it be unboxed in one of Farpoint’s trailers, you can check out what the PlayStation VR Aim Controller’s good for in this latest video from Sony. There’s surprisingly a lot of things you can do with the Aim Controller that might make it worth the purchase. You can aim through the scope, change weapons and of course, aim and use it like a “real” gun. In addition to that, there’s the usual assortment of buttons You can get the PSVR Aim Controller for $59, or bundled with Farpoint. Stay on the lookout for our Farpoint review to see how the PSVR Aim Controller works compared to a regular DualShock 4. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!