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Aim Controller

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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Now Loading…Why Do Some People Not Consider Indie Games “Real” Games?

While there’s a significant amount of games released each month, not all of them are AAA big-budget titles; some are smaller, more intimate affairs made by small studios, which are most commonly referred to as “indie games.” For some reason or another, some gamers don’t see indie games as “real” games. When people complain that there’s “nothing to play,” that usually means there’s no AAA game out, even if there’s a multitude of indie games out in the same time frame. Why do some gamers don’t consider indie games as real games? Check out what the staff thinks in this week’s edition of Now Loading. Do you see indie games as real games? Why do you think some people don’t and what can developers do to remedy this way of thinking? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Got a Now Loading suggestion? Let us know via email or in the comments and it might be featured in the next Now Loading. Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms). Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Everything You Need to Know

Friday the 13th: The Game – Everything You Need to Know

Ask any horror fan worth their salt to rhyme off their favorite locations from film history and you’ll likely encounter a spine-chilling concoction of answers that includes the Overlook Hotel, the USCSS Nostromo, and the Evans City Cemetery from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. But there’s another iconic locale that has stalked our nightmares ever since Mrs. Voorhees first drew blood in 1980, and that’s Camp Crystal Lake. Known affectionally as Camp Blood among the franchise’s impassioned fanbase, this is a summer camp that has achieved notoriety through countless murders and care-free teens, where nightmare fuel festers amongst the shrubbery   of a quaint and, crucially, isolated forest. And though it initially began life as Slasher Vol 1: Summer Camp before Gun Media gained access to the license, Friday the 13th: The Game is all set to take a deep dive into one of cinema’s time-honored franchises, resurrecting Jason Voorhees in the process. It’s important to stress that only the multiplayer portion of Gun Media’s horror title is launching later this week, with the single-player experience due out this summer. Stay tuned for more on that one. So, you’re ready to venture forth into the unknown? Not so READ…

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…

Everything You Need to Know

Rime – Everything You Need to Know

When Rime was first unveiled at gamescom 2013, the PlayStation community was beside itself with excitement. Here was an indie game bursting at the seams with potential, one that adopted the cel-shaded aesthetic of Wind Waker and Shadow of the Colossus — not to mention a sprinkling of Studio Ghibli classics in the vein of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away — and used the vessel of a young, wide-eyed boy to anchor its fantastical story. So far, so promising. Initially hatched as an XBLA exclusive by the name of Echoes of Siren, publishing policies and other red tape forced Microsoft to drop Rime altogether, though it didn’t take long for Sony to swoop in and acquire the IP, promoting it to a PS4 exclusive in the process. That was just prior to the aforementioned gamescom unveiling four years ago, So, you’re ready to chase the Mediterranean sun? Not so fast! In anticipation of its launch on May 16, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile all the necessary information you could ever need pertaining to Tequila’s sun-kissed puzzle platformer. Rime is booked in to launch across PS4, Xbox One and PC READ…

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Now Loading…What Do You Think of Destiny 2 So Far?

In case you didn’t know, Destiny 2 was revealed yesterday with actual gameplay. While Bungie did took to the stage to announce some of the new gameplay features that will be in the sequel, we don’t know a whole lot other than what we’ve seen. In this edition of Now Loading, the staff weighs in on what we think of Destiny 2 so far. Bear in mind that aside from Chandler who attended the event, no one from staff has played a second of it. Nonetheless, we did see quite a handful of gameplay, so we’re basing our opinions on that. What did we think? Check the gallery below to find out. What did you think of the Destiny 2 reveal? Did it live up to the hype? Too much like the first one? Let us know what you think in the comments. Stay tuned for more Destiny 2 coverage here on PlayStation LifeStyle. We have a hands-on preview, raw gameplay and more set to hit the site very soon. Got a Now Loading suggestion? Let us know via email or in the comments and it might be featured in the next Now Loading. Now Loading is a recurring READ…

DC Comics

PSLS Help Desk: Injustice 2 Brainiac – How to Unlock Without Paying

The biggest gaming release this week is NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice 2. The superhero fighting game features all of the biggest names from DC Comics’ vast library of characters, but it also features a lot of lesser known heroes and villains like Firestorm and Captain Cold. In all, the game features a roster of 29 playable characters on-disc (the first DLC character—Darkseid—is already available as well). Every single character is unlocked from the get go, except for Brainiac. This week’s PSLS Help Desk will tell you how to unlock Brainiac in Injustice 2. In total, there’s two different ways to unlock Brainiac. The quickest is to go into the game’s Extras menu, and purchase the powerful villain from the PlayStation Store for $5.99. That’s the same price as Darkseid, who was a bonus character for those that pre-ordered NetherRealm’s latest. If you don’t want to spend money, you’re in luck, as it’s pretty easy to unlock Brainiac without spending a dime. To unlock Brainiac for free, players will want to play through the entirety of Injustice 2‘s story mode. Brainiac appears as a major antagonist in the cinematic story, and once the player completes the mode they’ll unlock him for use in READ…

PlayStation Store Global Update – May 16, 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 The Golf Club 2 ($39.99) (Out 6-27) Madden NFL 18 Standard Edition ($59.99) (Out 8-25) Madden NFL 18 G.O.A.T. Edition ($79.99) (Out 8-22) PSVR Games Dick Wilde ($14.99) Farpoint ($49.99) PS4 Games ACA NeoGeo Over Top ($7.99) ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’95 ($7.99) Akiba’s Beat ($49.99) Baila Latino ($29.99) Demon’s Crystals ($4.99) Digerati Bundle 6 Pack Part 1 ($38.99/PS+ $11.69) Dreamfall Chapters ($29.99) Eclipse Games Bundle ($14.99) Future Unfolding ($19.99/PS+ $15.99) Injustice 2 ($59.99) Injustice 2 – Deluxe Edition ($79.99) Injustice 2 – Ultimate Edition ($99.99) Seasons after Fall ($19.99) Steep and The Crew ($79.99) Tango Fiesta ($7.99/PS+ $7.49) The Crew and Trackmania Turbo ($59.99) The Surge ($59.99) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and Rainbow Six Siege ($99.99) PS4 Add-On Content Akiba’s Beat — Full Wardrobe Set ($14.99) Akiba’s Beat Sets ($3.99 each) Baila Latino 5 Tracks Bonus Pack (Free) Call…

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Now Loading…Which Publisher Should Pick Up Io-Interactive

With the recent news that Square Enix is offloading Hitman developer Io-Interactive, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle decided to offer our thoughts on which publisher we think would be a good fit for the Danish studio. In this week’s Now Loading, the PlayStation LifeStyle staff weigh in on who we want to pick up Io-Interactive. Is it EA? Activision? Bethesda? Check out the gallery below to see which studio we think best fits the studio. In related news, Io-Interactive will reportedly retain the rights to the Hitman franchise it built (yay!), and Hitman Season 2 will make its way out in 2018. Which publisher do you hope picks up Io-Interactive and why? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments. Got a Now Loading suggestion? Let us know via email or in the comments and it might be featured in the next Now Loading. Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms). Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Everything You Need to Know

Farpoint – Everything You Need to Know

Not since the launch of Capcom’s back-to-basics horror revival, Resident Evil 7, have PlayStation VR owners received a AAA experience. We’ve had the racing facsimile in DriveClub VR — the on-rails thrill ride (Until Dawn: Rush of Blood); the cockpit sim (EVE: Valkyrie); the marquee survival horror experience (RE7) — but it’s almost time for PSVR to expand into one of the industry’s most lucrative genres: the first-person shooter. RIGS: Mechanised Combat League notwithstanding — it’s more of a futuristic arena shooter than anything else — Sony and developer Impulse Gear are on the verge of launching Farpoint, a sci-fi shooter in which players do battle against grotesque bugs. Part Starship Troopers, part space oddity, Impulse’s bold new IP is built from the ground up with PlayStation VR in mind, and even incorporates the new Aim Controller for added immersion. So, you’re ready to mow down alien baddies in virtual reality? Not so fast! In anticipation of its launch on May 16, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile all the necessary information you could ever need pertaining to Impulse Gear’s sci-fi shooter. Farpoint deploys for PS4 and PlayStation VR READ…

Everything You Need to Know

Injustice 2 – Everything You Need to Know

Four years on from the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Warner Bros. Interactive and developer NetherRealm are back, back, back with Injustice 2, a cutting-edge brawler with a difference. Indeed one of the ways NetherRealm’s sequel stands out from the crowd is the implementation of the Gear System, a progression concept that allows players to fine-tune their chosen champion as they see fit, and the end result is a fighting game with an RPG-like twist. And did we mention the character roster? The creative team at NetherRealm has left no stone unturned in assembling DC’s iconic rogues gallery. From Swamp Thing to Harley Quinn, Captain Cold to the Clown Prince of Crime, there’s a raft of options available, and considering that the studio is gunning for something “unexpected and long-term” for Injustice 2, early adopters will find themselves a little spoilt for choice in the fighter department. All of this, and much more, gets the spotlight in our info compilation down below. It’ll be updated right up until the moment when Injustice 2 launches on May 16, so keep your peepers peeled. So, you’re ready to take a deep dive into DC’s rogues gallery? Not so fast! In anticipation READ…

Help Desk

PSLS Help Desk – How to Get PS4 Service

PSLS Help Desk has always been about helping people troubleshoot problems with their PlayStation products, as well as preventative care and maintenance, and good to know FAQs about Sony’s stuff to help you get the most out of your consoles and peripherals. Sometimes though, you just reach a point where PlayStation products are beyond your own troubleshooting and you need to contact Sony directly for service. Before you reach out to Sony, make sure you have done sufficient troubleshooting to fix the issue yourself. This applies to any device, whether it’s PS4, PS3, Vita, a DualShock 4, or your PlayStation VR headset. After you’ve done your own troubleshooting, you can contact the retailer of your product. If you are still within the return policy, or you bought an extended warranty through them, this may be the fastest and most effective way to get your PlayStation device fixed. Extended warranties are a third party service that have nothing to do with Sony. Depending on your product, you’ll have to check if it is still under warranty, as well as finding out what documentation you need to verify the warranty and get service through Sony. You can check all of the READ…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – May 9, 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 Agents of Mayhem ($59.99)(out 8-15) Call of Duty® Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles ($29.99)(out 5-16) NBA 2K18 ($59.99)(out 9-19) NBA 2K18 Legend Edition ($99.99)(out 9-19) NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold ($149.99)(out 9-19) PSVR Games Moonshot galaxy ($9.99) Passengers: Awakening ($9.99) Polybius ($15.49) PS4 Games AFL Evolution ($59.99) Birthdays the Beginning ($29.99) Blade & Bones ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) Bloons TD 5 ($14.99) Butcher ($9.99/PS+ $7.99) Butcher – Special Edition Bundle ($12.99/PS+ $10.39) Digerati Bundle 4 Pack Part 3 ($31.49) Digerati Bundle 5 Pack Part 1 ($29.99/PS+ $7.49) Dreamfall Chapters – Launch Edition ($29.99) Elliot Quest ($14.99) Flatout 4: Total Insanity ($49.99) Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland ($14.99) Human Fall Flat ($14.99) Instant Indie Collection: Vol. 5 ($28.99) Last Stitch Goodnight ($12.99/PS+ $10.39) Lethal League ($14.99) LocoRoco Remastered ($14.99) NBA Playgrounds ($19.99) Polybius ($15.49) Prey ($59.99) Resident Evil Code: Veronica X ($14.99) Revenant Saga READ FULL…

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Now Loading…Should Dead Space 4 Happen or Should It Remain in Stasis?

With E3 2017 just a month away, our imaginations are running wild again with the prospect of new game announcements, franchise revivals and more. One such franchise we’re curious if it’ll make a comeback or not is EA and Visceral Games’ Dead Space franchise. While we haven’t heard anything from the series in years, Visceral did say that they think the franchise is “not dead,” and that they’d love to return to the series. So will EA pull a necromorph-aton (sorry! couldn’t resist!) at E3 and announce Dead Space 4? We have no clue. However, the staff weighs in on whether they want to see Dead Space 4, the franchise be rebooted, or should EA just focus on a new horror IP in this week’s Now Loading! What do we think? Yeah, check the gallery below to find out. What do you think? Should Dead Space 4 be a reality? Should it be rebooted or remain dormant a few more years? Let us know what you think in the comments, alright? Got a Now Loading suggestion? Let us know via email or in the comments and it might be featured in the next Now Loading. Now Loading is a READ…