PlayStation VR: News, Rumors, Specs

PlayStation Store Global Update – March 28, 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 March’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-orders Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition ($50.99)(out 4-7) Cosmic Star Heroine ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)(out 4-11) Toukiden 2 with Bonus ($59.99)(out 4-3) Yooka-Laylee ($39.99)(out 4-11) PSVR Games Fated: The Silent Oath ($9.99) Korix ($19.99) PS4 Games Anoxemia ($7.99) Digerati Indie Darling Bundle ($10.19) Harvest Moon®: A Wonderful Life Special Edition ($14.99) Has-been Heroes ($19.99) Heroes of the Monkey Tavern ($7.99) Horse Racing 2016 ($12.99) KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 +2.5 ReMIX ($49.99) MLB The Show 17 ($59.99) MLB The Show 17 MVP Edition ($69.99) MLB The Show 17 Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.99) Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call ($9.99) Old Time Hockey ($11.99) Rain World ($19.99) R.B.I. Baseball 17 ($19.99) Resident Evil Super Bundle ($51.99) Skyforge: Early Adopter Pack ($14.99/PS+ $11.99) Snake Pass ($19.99) Tom Clancy’s The Division® Premium Credits Edition ($65.99) Vikings-Wolves of Midgard ($59.99) We are the Dwarves ($13.49) Zero Eszcape: The Nonary games…

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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of March 28, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find a Resident Evil franchise sale, a new round of PlayStation Plus Specials that includes For Honor and Skyrim Special Edition, and much more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on April 4 at 8am PT/11am ET: Resident Evil Sale PlayStation 4 Resident Evil – $9.99 Resident Evil 0 – $11.99 Resident Evil 0 Costume Packs – 18% to 20% off Resident Evil 4 – $9.99 Resident Evil 5 – $9.99 Resident Evil 6 – $9.99 Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – $74.69 Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – $19.99 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Costume and Character DLC – 50% to 60% off Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – $11.99 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode Two – $2.99 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode Three – $2.99 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode Four – $2.99 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Extra Episode: Little Miss – $2.49 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Extra Episode: The Struggle – $2.49 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode: Throwback Map Pack – $2.49 Resident Evil Revelations 2 Season Pass – $7.99 Resident Evil Super Bundle (Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4, Resident READ FULL…

John Koller

PS4 Media Player Update Today Brings 4K Video Support to PS4 Pro

In an update coming out today in North America and tomorrow in Europe, the PlayStation 4’s Media Player app will receive 4K video playback support on PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as 4K virtual reality video content support on PS4 Pro for PSVR owners. “Following this update, 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app (remember, you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to watch the videos in 4K),” Sony’s John Koller says of the 4K video support on PS4 Pro. Your home server will appear as a media option in the Media Player automatically. Since PSVR’s display resolution is 1920xRGBx1080, 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. “Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot,” Koller adds. As a reminder, PS4 Pro doesn’t support 4K Blu-rays. [Source: PlayStation Blog (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases This Week: March 28, 2017 – Silent Heroes

In a jam-packed week for new releases, you’ll find MLB The Show 17, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Snake Pass, Has-Been Heroes, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, Fated: The Silent Oath, Salt and Sanctuary, a couple of PlayStation 2 Classics on PlayStation 4 in the form of Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2 and Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition, and much more. Looking at DLC, you’ll find new content for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Final Fantasy XV, Mafia III, Dark Souls 3, and Battlefield 1. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games 88 Heroes (Retail) – NA Anoxemia (PSN) APB Reloaded (PSN) – NA Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 (Retail & PSN) – EU Atari Flashback Classics Volume 2 (Retail & PSN) – EU Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 2 (PSN) – NA Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition (PSN) – NA Has-Been Heroes (Retail & PSN) – NA Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (PSN) – NA Horse Racing 2016 (PSN) – NA Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Retail & PSN) MLB The Show 17 (Retail & PSN in NA; PSN in EU) Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call (PSN) READ FULL…

News

PlayStation Europe Is Sending Out Stats Emails to Celebrate 10 Years of the PlayStation Store

Today marks 10 years since PlayStation Store launched in Europe. Here’s to the great memories and the next ten years! #10YearsofPSStore pic.twitter.com/FTivnPjtWS — PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) March 23, 2017 To celebrate 10 years of the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Europe is sending out emails to players where they offer some interesting stats about when you joined the PlayStation Network, the game you’ve played the most, your rarest Trophy, and more. “Help up celebrate a Decade of Play on PlayStation Store,” the email says. “Scroll down to see some of your gaming highlights. Here’s to the next 10 years!” PlayStation Europe Community Manager Chris Owen shared his stats email, revealing that he joined the PSN on December 14, 2016, he’s played online for 1,393 hours (putting him in the top 2%), he’s played Everybody’s Golf World Tour for 1,012 hours, he spent 233 hours with FIFA 16 in 2016, his Trophy collection puts him in the top 1%, and he owns 475 digital games – which is only 8% of all the games on the PlayStation Store. DriveClub Game Director Paul Rustchynsky also shared his stats and, unsurprisingly, DriveClub is his most played game: Here are my PlayStation Play Highlights – turns out #DRIVECLUB is also my READ FULL STORY…

Beijing Light & Digital Technology

PlayStation China Hero Project Announces New Line-up of PSVR Games

[embedded content] The PlayStation VR headset has proven to be a hit for Sony, with over 900,000 units sold so far, and Sony Interactive Entertainment Shanghai has just announced a slew of new PSVR titles, developed by Chinese developers. The new games are part of the company’s “China Hero Project” initiative, which supports the development of new PlayStation games by Chinese developers. A total of 10 titles, several of which are PSVR games or have PSVR support, have made it through the project. Around half of the announced titles will be heading to PSVR including The Walker from Haymaker, The X Animal from Internet Stars, and Pervader VR from Beijing Light & Digital Technology, among others. While some of the titles will be completely VR-based, some will only provide PSVR support. Here’s the full list of games and their respective developers: No release dates or word on western releases for the games have been announced, as of yet. [Source: China Hero Project via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse Released for PSVR, Is 10 Minutes Long

[embedded content] Priced at $6.99 USD, and requiring two PlayStation Move controllers, Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse from Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is now available for PlayStation VR in North America. It isn’t available on the European PlayStation Store yet, and PlayStation Europe didn’t mention it in their upcoming releases for this week. Labelled as an app instead of a game, Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse lasts for about 10 minutes and is the first chapter of Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Jake Zim told io9, “Where we put out chapter one, if people like it and see what they want, then we can add chapter two and keep going. Ghostbusters is so big you can kind of go all over the place.” Zim added that several more chapters are in the works. Here’s the description for Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse: The Ghostbusters need your help. Step into and explore the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse, where you’ll meet Mooglie for the first time. Plus, get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite troublemaker, Slimer! Your adventure begins outside the firehouse in the streets of New York where Mooglie volunteers to be your guide. As you enter the firehouse, you’ll have the chance to explore Ecto-1, assemble and fire READ…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – March 21, 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 March’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-orders PaRappa The Rapper™ Remastered ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)(out 4-4) PSVR Games Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse ($6.99) PS4 Games 4-in-1 Bundle ($23.99/PS+ $7.19) ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU ($7.99) Avante Garde Bundle ($44.99) Banner Saga Complete Pack + Survival Mode ($37.99) Berserk and the Band of the Hawk ($59.99) CHAOS CODE -NEW SIGN OF CATASTROPHE- ($19.99) Classic PS4 Bundle ($19.97) Escape Plan Ultimate ($10.04) Everything ($14.99) Freedom Planet ($14.99) Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse ($6.99) Goat Simulator: Waste of Space Bundle ($13.99) Kona Bundle ($19.99/PS+ $17.99) Mass Effect: Andromeda ($59.99) Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition ($69.99) Mass Effect: Andromeda Super Deluxe Edition ($99.99) Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight ($9.99) Rayon Riddles – Rise of the Goblin King ($11.99/PS+ $8.99) The Rhythmic Bundle ($10.07) Royal Defense ($6.99) Royal Defense Invisible Threat ($6.99) Super Dungeon Bros MEGA Bundle Pack ($22.99) SMITE: The Victory Adventure Bundle ($11.99) Touhou Double Focus READ FULL…

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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of March 21, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find an Only on PlayStation Sale that discounts a number of exclusives across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, as well as an NBA 2K17 sale and more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on March 28 at 8am PT/11am ET: Only on PlayStation Sale PlayStation 4 (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) Avant-Garde Bundle (Flower, Journey, The Unfinished Swan, Bound) – $44.99 Bound – $10.99 Classics PS4 Bundle (Kinetica, Twisted Metal Black, War of the Monsters) – $19.97 CounterSpy – $7.49 Entwined – $4.99 Escape Plan – $10.49 Escape Plan Ultimate (PS4) – $10.04 Fat Princess Adventures – $3.74 Flower – $1.95 flOw – $1.97 God of War 3 Remastered – $5.99 Guns Up! Special Forces Bundle – $5.99, $4.99 Guns Up! Welcome Bundle – $8.99, $7.49 Helldivers Democracy Strikes Back Edition – $9.99 Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition – $19.99 Here They Lie – $10.99 Hohokum – $8.99 Journey – $5.99 Journey Collector’s Edition – $12.49 Kinetica – $3.99 Resogun – $3.74 Shadow of the Beast – $13.99 Sound Shapes – $5.99 Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle – $11.99 Super Stardust Ultra READ FULL…

Korix

Korix Coming to PSVR Later This Month

Chalk another game up for the PlayStation VR. It’s not a walking simulator or anything like that, but an RTS (real-time strategy)/tower defense VR game by the name of Korix. If you’re not familiar with Korix, StellarVR Founder Mark Taylor explains what his game is and what people should expect come March 28. Hello, my name’s Mark Taylor and I’m the developer of Korix. Korix has been a real labor of love over the past year with my sole goal being to release a game with old-school gameplay reminiscent of RTS’s from the late 90’s on PS VR. I’m so excited to see Korix released and more importantly, I finally get to play with you! Korix places you deep in space, fighting for your race’s survival after your homeworld is destroyed. With nothing left to lose, you’re put in the role of commander with the sole mission of taking the fight back to the enemy. Build up your defenses, capture resources, and construct your own army to exact revenge. Korix will have both a single-player and multiplayer (2-4 players in co-op or versus) portion, and has been optimized to run at 120fps (frames-per-second) on the PS4 and READ FULL STORY…

Bionik Announces the Mantis PSVR Headphones

The PlayStation VR has proven to be one of Sony’s most successful accessories for its PlayStation 4, with sales already breaking the 900,000 mark. And it looks like companies have started to acknowledge that success with many announcing accessories for Sony’s VR headset. One such company is Bionik, a new gaming accessory company that has just announced a new headphone set designed for the PSVR. Called the Mantis, the two-piece headphone set clips onto the PSVR using spring loaded clips, making attaching and detaching quick and easy. According to the company, the Mantis uses lightweight materials and is easily adjustable. It also comes in the same white and black color scheme as the PSVR. Bionik’s senior vice president of Product Development Amir Navid had this to say about their new product: Based on the incredible growth and upside of the virtual reality industry, including positive momentum recently reported on sales of PlayStation VR, the Mantis VR headphones are appearing at the perfect time. The Mantis VR was designed for the PlayStation Virtual Reality headset with the core purpose of delivering great sound and performance while reducing the clutter and inconvenience of using traditional gaming headphones.  Great care was taken to…

Trophy Theory: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Online Trophies

[embedded content]If there is one type of trophy that tends to elicit a strong reaction from the community, it’s online trophies. Of course, by reaction, I’m talking specifically about a strong unfettered hatred towards these accomplishments that can range from the mundane “play 10 games” to the ridiculous “reach the top of the leaderboards.” There is certainly an argument to be made in favor of online trophies hidden deep beneath that loathing many PlayStation gamers feel towards them, but there is a mountainous pile of reasons why online trophies will sometimes turn players entirely away from a game, as they feel they have no chance at proper completion. The rest of us who put up with them do so through gritted teeth, while making sure that our complaints are heard in every forum post and comment board that will listen (or not. Doesn’t really matter, we just feel the need to get these things out). What better platform to bitch a bit about every trophy hunter’s bane than Trophy Theory? In high school debate, I was taught that to properly argue your own side, you need to fully understand the opposition, so let’s take a step back and look at the…

Battlezone

Battlezone Update Adds New Difficulty Modes, Missions, Weapons and More

For those blowing stuff away in Battlezone for the PlayStation VR, you’ll be glad to know that a new Battlezone update is out now, and it adds a fair bit of content, and it’s free! First up, there’s two new difficulty modes added for opposite sides of the spectrum. There’s a new “Beginner” level that’s good for easing players in, and a new”Extreme” difficulty mode that should provide a new host of challenges for seasoned vets. As an added incentive to beat it, the Extreme difficulty mode has a shiny new Trophy just for beating it, and it’ll even grant you a three new tank loadouts! Of course, you do have to beat it three times to get each new loadout, though. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Check out the other Battlezone updates below, and yes, they’re all free. More Missions, New EnvironmentsSince launch we’ve added new missions, maps, and events to the Battlezone campaign, again all free, and we’re doing the same with today’s update. The new levels we’ve added this time around are all swimming in lava, so you might imagine when you’ll start seeing them (Hint: near the end!). We’ll let you READ FULL…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – March 14, 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 March’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-orders Call of Duty: MWR Variety Map Pack ($14.99)(out 3-21) Dark Souls III: The Ringed City DLC ($14.99)(out 3-28) Everything ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)(out 3-21) Kingdom Hearts HD – 1.5+2.5 Remix ($49.99) (Out 3-28) Rain World ($19.99/PS+ $15.99)(out 3-28) Snake Pass ($15.99)(out 3-28) PSVR Games Dying: Reborn Ultimate Bundle ($24.99) Leave the Nest ($12.99) Star Trek Bridge Crew PS4 Games 2Dark ($29.99/PS+ $23.99) Blue-Collar Astronaut ($9.99) Danganronpa 1•2 Reload ($39.99) Death Squared ($19.99) Dying: Reborn Ultimate Bundle ($24.99) Eekeemoo – Splinters of The Dark Shard ($4.99) Leave the Nest ($12.99) NeuroVoider ($13.99) Siralim 2 ($14.99) Styx: Shards of Darkness ($49.99) PS4 Add-on Content 3on3 Freestyle PS+ March Bonus pack (Free) Battlezone Bobbleheads ($.99 each) Battlezpne Tank Skins ($.99 each) DOA5LR Mash-up Characters ($2.99 each) Homefront: The Revolution – Beyond the Wall DLC ($12.99) Industry Giant 2: 1980-2020 DLC ($9.99) Paladin Crystal packs ($4.99 and READ FULL…