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PSLS Help Desk – How to Unlock All Destiny 2 Beta Exotics

Destiny 2 is nearly upon us and this week the beta is giving everyone a small glimpse of the final game with a story mission, a cooperative strike, and two competitive modes. This week’s Help Desk is going to help you get your hands on every exotic available in the Destiny 2 Beta so you can try them out before the game launches on September 6th. Exotic weapons are the game’s best guns, usually having special perks or abilities that standard weapons do not. There are three exotic weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta, and each can be obtained by completing the story mission with each of the three classes, Warlock, Titan, and Hunter. About a third of the way through the story mission after selecting your character class you will meet up with Shaxx. He’ll pry open the door to his armory and allow you to pick up a weapon. The weapon you pick up will be one of the three exotic guns, dependent on which class you selected. Titans get access to Sweet Business, the exotic auto rifle that acts as a gatling gun. Holding the trigger on this gun will automatically load up the magazine with any READ…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – July 18, 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 July’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-Orders Dino Frontier ($23.99)(out 8-1) The Long dark ($27.99)(out 8-1) Patapon Remastered ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)(out 8-1) Sundered ($16.99)(out 7-28) PSVR Games Archangel ($39.99) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY SPECIAL ($7.99) Children of Zodiarcs ($17.99) Deadcore ($7.99) Digerati Bundle 4 Pack Part 5 ($29.99/PS+ $7.49) Fallen Legion Bundle ($29.99) Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire ($19.99) Orcs Must Die: Unchained (Free to play) RobotRiot Hyper Edition ($7.99) Yonder: The Cloud catcher Chronicles ($19.99) PS4 Add-On Content DOA5LR 64 Costumes + 18 Female Fighters Set ($43.49) DOA5LR 64 Costumes Set ($36.49) Fortnite – Deluxe Founder’s Pack ($59.99) Fortnite – Limited Edition Founder’s Pack ($149.99) Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack ($39.99) Fortnite – Super Deluxe Founder’s Pack ($89.99) THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS VIEWING REVOLUTION DLC ($1.99 and up) Injustice 2 Sub Zero ($5.99) LittleBigPlanet mcbess Sticker pack ($1.99) MLB: Theme and Avatar Team Bundle ($3.99 READ FULL…

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TennoCon 2017 – Warframe Plains of Eidolon Interview With Sheldon Carter

In the middle of a very busy TennoCon 2017, the convention dedicated to Digital Extremes’ wildly successful game Warframe, we were able to have a chat with Studio General Manager Sheldon Carter. Read below to glean some information about what to expect with the newly-announced expansion, Plains of Eidolon, as well as take a glimpse into the studio’s creative process, in our interview below. PlayStation LifeStyle: Describe the Plains of Eidolon in one sentence. Sheldon Carter, Studio General Manager: It is a brand new gameplay space for Warframe, that both is going to challenge our veterans, but bring new players into the game. PSLS: Where does the name Eidolon come from? The term appears to be Greek in origin, and means phantom or ghost, so… Sheldon: There’s a lot of that feeling from the idea, I think when [Director] Steve [Sinclair] was showing you guys the [early-morning] demo, he kind of showed you the husks of the Sentients, from the Sentient battles, that were out there. So, there’s kind of a mysticism around this ancient battleground that the Ostron, the people that are in the town, have built up. So, I would say that that kind of feeling of ghosts, READ…

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Let’s Talk! – Open Discussion #2

Welcome to this week’s open forum. Our Let’s Talk! debut last week was a success, and it was really refreshing to see all our readers engage in discussions on a plethora of non-gaming topics – movies, music, events – you name it! In case you missed the news earlier this week, Disney will be hosting its D23 livestream event today (1-2pm PT/4-5pm ET/8-9pm GMT), during which we’ve been promised some “special” Kingdom Hearts III news alongside updates on Star Wars Battlefront II and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Stay tuned as we’ll be covering the event, and come chat with us right here afterwards. As we mentioned last week, in the interest of our diverse community, controversial and divisive topics like religion and politics are not fit for discussion here. Additionally, since the idea behind Let’s Talk! is to give our readers a space where they can comfortably talk to us and other readers, we will be moderating this forum quite closely. Threats, personal attacks, racist remarks, homophobic comments etc will all be removed. With all that said, it’s over to you. Chat away! 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!

PSLS Help Desk – PS4 User Settings

If you have multiple people in your household, there’s a good chance you’ve got more than one user registered on your PS4, which is why it’s important to know the specifics of your PS4 user settings. Even if you don’t, you might have multiple logins for various regions. The PS4 user menu allows you to control various login functions, create new users, and delete old ones from the system, you know, in case you have a big falling out with your best friend or move away from your family. To get to the PS4 user settings go to Settings > Users. The options available are detailed below. Login Settings These settings will customize how you log in to the PS4, whether its’ automatic log in, or facial recognition. Log In to PS4 AutomaticallyTurning this setting on will log you in to the PS4 automatically when the console is powered on. This can only be active for one user at a time for obvious reasons, and if other users want to log in, they will first have to log out of the auto logged in account. Enable Face RecognitionUse this setting to have the PS4 recognize your face using the PlayStation Camera…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – July 11, 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 July’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-Orders Conga Master ($9.99/PS+ $8.99)(out 7-21) Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire ($19.99)(out 7-18) Pyre ($17.99)(out 7-25) Super Cloudbuilt ($19.99/PS+ $17.99)(out 7-25) Superhot ($24.99)(out 7-21) SUPERHOT MIND IS SOFTWARE BUNDLE ($39.99)(out 7-21) Superhot VR ($24.99)(out 7-21) PSVR Games Arizona Sunshine ($39.99) The Bellows ($4.99) Fantastic Contraption ($17.99) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO PULSTAR ($7.99) Accel World VS Sword Art Online Launch Edition ($59.99) Alien Shooter + Doodle God Bundle ($9.99) Black the Fall ($14.99) Day D Tower Rush ($6.99) Derelict Fleet ($9.99) Digerati Bundle 3 Pack Part 5 ($21.99/PS+ $6.59) Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail ($7.99) Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age ($49.99) Hunting Simulator Day One Edition ($39.99) Iron Crypticle ($9.99) Leap of fate ($9.99) MLB The Show 17 All Star Edition ($49.99) MotoGP 17 ($49.99) Mr. Shifty ($14.99) Save the Ninja Clan ($2.99) Serial Cleaner ($14.99/PS+ $11.99) Toby: The READ FULL…

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Now Loading…Are You a Fan of eSports?

In this week’s Now Loading, we tackle one of the video game industry’s biggest and to some, most important, aspect, and that’s “eSports.” Those not familiar with the term, eSports is just that: playing video games as a sport, and professionally (for money, sponsors, etc.) Like it or not, eSports are here to stay. It isn’t even exclusive to shooters or fighting games now, even. Sure, Call of Duty still has a super big presence, but other games like Rocket League and the like have a massive fan following as well. This week, the staff weighs in on whether they like eSports, are fans, or can even follow what’s going on in the wold word of electronic sports. Are you a fan of eSports? Do you want to be a “professional gamer” some day? Let us know what you think  and whether you want us to feature more eSports on the site, too! Got a suggestion for our next Now Loading? Let us know via email or leave a comment below and we might just feature it next week! Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms). READ…

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Let’s Talk! – Open Discussion #1

Welcome to the first “Let’s Talk!” PlayStation LifeStyle’s weekly open discussion “forum” of sorts where everyone can talk about anything (well, within reason, of course). Want to talk about video games? That’s fine. Movies, comics, your personal life? Sure! While we want this to be as free of moderation as we can, we all know that’s an explosion waiting to happen. So before anyone starts, let’s set a few rules for the betterment of everyone, alright? We won’t tolerate posting about: any religious attacks, posting nude pics of any kind, talking about child pornography or anything as sick, baseless political talk, recent movie, game, TV, etc. spoilers (if you’re going to do it, be vague). Essentially, as Mack puts it, “Don’t be a twat!” Got that? Good. We’ll be deleting comments that break these rules and will moderate some that do nothing but promote toxicity. What can you talk about? Anything under the sun, really. Talk about the current state of video games. Ask other readers why you’re thinking of buying a Nintendo Switch. Sky’s the limit! Let’s get this discussion going, people! If you have suggestions, complaints or anything regarding this recurring feature or the site, feel free to READ…

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – Everything You Need to Know

Though it tends to steal all the headlines, Final Fantasy VII isn’t the only Square RPG from yesteryear headed to PlayStation 4. Also on the way to Sony’s current-gen system is Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a HD re-release of the 2006 classic that proved to be the franchise’s last hurrah on PS2. Now, more than a decade later, Vaan and the gang are bound for PlayStation 4, and not unlike Square’s handling of the FFX and FFX-2 HD remasters, The Zodiac Age comes packing a raft of new features. It’ll be priced at $49.99, too, while there’s also mention of 7.1 surround sound,  auto-save and shortened loading times, along with the 12-job character progression system that ought to be familiar to those who played the international version of the 2006 original. All in all, it makes for an exciting proposition for those who perhaps missed out on the chance to experience Ivalice the first time round, while the runaway success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is further proof that the nostalgia factor continues to be a big draw for old-school players itching to take a wander down memory lane. So, you’re ready to indulge in a little Final Fantasy-related nostalgia? Not so READ…

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The Round-Up – PlayStation News Now Recap (7/3/17 – 7/7/17)

Welcome to The Round-Up! PlayStation LifeStyle’s brand new recurring weekly where we compile the week’s biggest, best and most interesting news, reviews, features and more! Hey, we know not everyone has the time to constantly monitor our social feeds and the site! If so, then this should let you catch up to speed on the week’s events. For this week (7/3/2017 – 7/7/2017), there’s not a lot of big game releases in terms of reviews, but there are a lot of juicy news that should be of interest to PlayStation fans. Without further ado, check out the week’s biggest news, reviews and features. News: Reviews: Hardware: Games Features and PSLS Originals: What’s Coming Next Week: Hardware review of a Thrustmaster steering wheel for the PS4 Razer Thresher headphone review Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age info compilation post and review Metal Gear Solid retrospective in time for the franchise’s anniversary …and more! Note that this recurring feature is a work in progress. Want to see it like this every week? Want the news stuff broken by day? What’s hot? Or done in a more traditional (paragraphs and links to interesting stuff) manner? Let us know in the comments below READ…

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Everything Wrong With Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

[embedded content] While we’re more than impressed with Vicarious Visions’ remake of Crash Bandicoot’s PlayStation 4 debut in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (here’s our review), there’s still a few things we found fault with it. Either old school trappings that never got updated or changed, technical issues,or an inflated difficulty curve, there’s a few things we wanted changed in this Crash Bandicoot trilogy. And yes, once again, we know some of the complaints here are bordering on nitpicking. What are our issues with the game? Hit play and check out our Everything Wrong With Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy video! Agree with our complaints? Issues or not, Crash Bandicoot is indeed back and fans are speaking with the best way they know how: by using their buying power! Let us know your complaints about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in the comments below. Enjoyed this video? 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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PSLS Help Desk – PS4 Power Save Settings

One of the most important things to know about your PS4 is how to adjust the various power saving settings to ensure that the power draw is at a minimal state. The PS4 power save settings include setting power off timers, controlling what the PS4 can do in rest mode, and setting the time until your controllers power off. Our latest Help Desk is going to run you through the PS4’s power save settings to ensure you have even more knowledge about how your PlayStation 4 works. To get to the PS4 power save settings go to Settings > Power Save Settings. The options available are detailed below. Set Time to PS4 Turns Off Here you can set the amount of time until the PS4 powers down. You can set different times for either media playback or general applications. Set Features Available in Rest Mode At least one of these must be selected for your system to be able to enter the Rest Mode state. Supply Power to the USB PortsWhen this is selected, you can charge the DualShock 4 through the USB ports on the front of the PS4. This will also allow you to charge other peripherals READ…