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The Last of Us Modder Replaces Joel With Tess, Watch the Results

[embedded content] Ever wonder what it would be like to play as Tess instead of Joel in The Last of Us? YouTuber Freako (via Kotaku) actually decided to mod the game a little bit in order to swap the two characters, the results of which you can see above. While he did make some textures for the mod, do note that Freako couldn’t replace the voice lines. We assume that would require a ton of additional work given Tess’s short role compared to Joel’s. Regardless, check out the video above. While we don’t consider anything we saw a spoiler, we still advise that you proceed with caution if you haven’t played The Last of Us yet. Interestingly, the video caught the attention of Tess’s voice actress, Annie Wersching, who seemed to enjoy the video and joked that she’ll record new lines to make it work. What do our readers think of this? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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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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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European PlayStation Store Launches New Round of Discounts

The European PlayStation Store just applied a new set of discounts today which brings the prices of several games including PS4, digital-only, PS3, and PS Vita titles. First off, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is this week’s Deal of the Week so from today through June 1, 2017, it can be purchased for only €12.99, down 78% from its original price of €59.99. There is also a large list of games which are now priced under €20 until June 6, 2017, including EA Sports FIFA 17, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, EA Sports UFC 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year edition, Fallout 4, and more. Here’s the full list of games under €20: Here’s the list of digital-only titles on sale until June 7, 2017, including Euro Fishing, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Super Meat Boy, DYING: Reborn, and more: Lastly, here’s the list of PS3 and PS Vita games on sale until June 9, 2017: As always, pricing and availability may differ per region. [Source: PlayStation Blog (EU)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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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Japanese Sales Chart: Prey Opens in 5th, Sells 7,100 Copies

Prey and Danganronpa 1&2 Reload for PlayStation 4 were the only new releases in the top 20 last week, with Prey opening in 5th with 7,100 copies sold and Danganronpa debuting in 8th with 3,900 copies sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch was easily able to repeat at #1, moving 28,800 copies. As for hardware, the PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS Vita were all flat week-over-week, with the Nintendo Switch taking home first place yet again. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from May 15 to 21, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 28,781 (440,696) Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 12,643 (1,479,189) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Switch) – 10,849 (465,631) Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 7,470 (146,408) Prey (PS4) – 7,105 NieR: Automata (PS4) – 4,740 (330,293) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (LE Included) (3DS) – 4,400 (179,268) Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – 3,880 Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition (PS4) – 3,302 (55,979) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 3,286 (122,993) Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (3DS) – 3,238 READ FULL…

DLC & Patches

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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Next Spend $100, Get $15 Back PlayStation Store Promo Starts June 9, 2017

Sony has revealed that the next Spend $100, Get $15 Back promotion on the North American PlayStation Store will run from Friday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 20. By spending $100 using your PlayStation Network wallet between June 9 and June 20 at 11:59pm PT, you’ll receive a $15 promo code on or before July 5 through your PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or email address. The code expires on July 18, and only one $15 code can be earned during the promotion period, regardless of how much you spend over the initial $100. Here’s Sony’s terms on the promo: Promotion is available to legal U.S., Canada, and Mexico residents with a Sony Entertainment Network account (“Account”) registered in their country of residency who are 18 or older and who have spent $100.00 or more using the PSN Wallet between June 9th, 2017 12:01AM PT and June 20th, 2017 11:59PM PT. Each Account may only accrue a total of $15 in PSN Wallet credits pursuant to this promotion. It’s worth noting that E3 2017 takes place during the promotion period, and the June 2017 PSN Flash Sale will likely happen on Friday, June 16. Be sure to check READ FULL STORY…

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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…

Report: Tom Holland Cast in Uncharted Movie, Which Is Now a Prequel

Spider-Man Homecoming star Tom Holland is attached to play a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, Deadline reports. Furthermore, Deadline’s report says the Uncharted movie will act as a prequel to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games, drawing inspiration from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception where a young Drake first meets Sully. The report adds that Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman decided to redraft the movie as a prequel after seeing the latest cut of Spider-Man Homecoming. A new writer will be brought on board to create the storyline that follows Nathan Drake as he grows into the adult treasure hunter from the games. [Source: Deadline via Geoff Keighley] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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UK Sales Chart: Injustice 2 Debuts in 1st, With Farpoint Right Behind It

The first fighting game to debut at #1 in the UK since Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2 opened in first place last week, and launch sales were up roughly 33% from Injustice: Gods Among Us. There were a few other new releases on the chart, including Sony’s Farpoint, which finished in 2nd place, making it the highest-charting VR-only game to date (PlayStation VR Worlds opened in 7th last year). Further down the chart, The Surge placed in 10th, while Portal Knights was in 30th. Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending May 20, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track: Injustice 2 Farpoint Grand Theft Auto V Prey (down 31%) Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (down 16%) FIFA 17 Ghost Recon Wildlands Rocket League The Surge LEGO Worlds The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Horizon Zero Dawn Resident Evil 7 Gears of War 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Overwatch LEGO City Undercover Skylanders SuperChargers Where do you think RiME will debut on the chart? [Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2), Games Industry] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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PSN Maintenance Today, May 22, Will Last For One Hour

From 10pm PT to 11pm PT today, Sony will be doing some “routine maintenance and improvements for PlayStation Network.” This will affect the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and website. If you already have a PSN account, you can sign in, play games, and use most applications during the PSN maintenance. However, you won’t be able to access Account Management, Gaming and Social, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music, and PlayStation Video during the maintenance. After giving their usual reminder to activate your PS4 as your primary console (go to Settings > PlayStation Network/Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4), Sony says, “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.” [Source: PlayStation Network] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

April 2017

April 2017 NPD: PS4 Outsold by NES Classic, Infinite Warfare Outsold by Black Ops 2

For the month of April 2017, total industry sales in the United States were up 10% year-over-year to $636 million, the NPD has revealed. This includes a 37% increase for hardware to $195 million, a 6% increase for console software to $304 million, and a 4% increase for accessories to $125 million. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said, “The Nintendo Switch was the catalyst for this growth with sales exceeding 280,000 units. The industry drove the highest April hardware dollar sales since April 2011.” Additionally, “Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in unit sales for the month, with the Nintendo Switch at #1, followed by NES Classic.” The NPD didn’t say if the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in April 2017. Looking at software, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe opened in 1st place, while Persona 5 finished in second and set a franchise record: Persona 5 experienced the strongest debut month for any title in Persona franchise history, with packaged dollar sales five times that of the previous best-selling debut, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. The NPD also noted that Mario Kart is the best-selling racing franchise in the US, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II was able to place in 10th (and outsell Infinite Warfare) last month because it’s READ FULL STORY…