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Resident Evil 7 – Everything You Need to Know

2016 marked an historic year for the Resident Evil series. Last March, Capcom’s horror flagship celebrated 20 years of nightmare fuel and scaring the bejesus out of horror fans the world over. But if the RE franchise is accredited with coining the term ‘survival horror’, Resident Evil 7 represents the chance for the series to reclaim its industry-defining heritage, crawling past modern pretenders to the genre’s blood-drenched throne (read: Outlast, Amnesia, etc.) in the process. Ditching the action and blockbuster spectacle that has defined more recent instalments, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is gunning for a more intense, old-school affair, placing players in the grubby boots of a protagonist — Ethan, in this instance — who is cripplingly vulnerable. A date with the sinister Baker family awaits, and There’s also the chance that RE7 could become one of the first marquee, AAA titles for PlayStation VR, given Capcom’s franchise revival is playable front-to-back using Sony’s device — if you dare. And so, in anticipation of its PS4 launch on January 24, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to Know about Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil 7 claws onto PS4 (and PSVR!) on January 24, 2017, a READ…

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Yakuza 0 – Everything You Need to Know

When Final Fantasy XV hit these shores back in November, Square Enix’s long-in-development RPG was pitched as a Final Fantasy for fans and first timers alike. By the same token, Yakuza 0, a prequel to Sega’s sprawling saga, represents a welcome point of entry to the seedy underworld of crime syndicates and warring mob bosses. The year is 1988, and you’re placed into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu — one of two playable characters in Yakuza 0 after Goro Majima — a low-ranking yakuza framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Maijma-san, on the other hand, spends his days on the fringes of Osaka’s crime scene as a club owner hoping to one day get back into the game. It’s this dual narrative that anchors Yakuza 0 and without straying into spoiler territory, our review of the western port highlighted the nuanced, authentic story as one of the game’s many highlights. And so, in anticipation of its long-awaited western launch on January 24, we’ve scoured the four corners of the Internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to Know about Yakuza 0. Yakuza 0 graces these shores on January 24 — and not a moment too soon. READ…

News

Versus – Nintendo Switch Reveal vs. PS Vita Reveal

[embedded content] In case you didn’t know, Nintendo revealed almost every pertinent detail regarding its upcoming console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. While the staff of PlayStation LifeStyle already weighed in on what we thought of it so far, we decide to take a look at how the Nintendo Switch reveal compares to Sony’s latest portable, the PlayStation Vita. While the Nintendo Switch is also a traditional home console, given that it’s mostly seen as a portable, we decided to pit it against the PS Vita rather than the PS4. So which reveal did we like better? Watch the video above for our Nintendo Switch vs PS Vita reveal face-off! Remember, we’re only sizing up each handheld’s reveal and not the actual games, power or other stuff. What do you think? Which handheld had the better reveal and got accepted by fans better? Sound off in the comments and let us know. Want to see more Versus episodes? Then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content you can only find here, and of course, the latest game trailers. Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s recurring video series where we pit a game, franchise, basically anything game-related against another and pick a…

Help Desk

PSLS Help Desk – How to Control Trico in The Last Guardian

Anybody with a pet knows that getting them to do exactly what you want to do is a thankless chore. They’ve got minds of their own, and no matter how much you point, shout, or make silly noises at them, they just won’t go put your dead DualShock 4 on the charger and bring you a fresh one. The minds behind The Last Guardian made Trico’s AI much like a pet; frustrating at times, but endearing and adorable at the end of the day. This week’s PSLS Help Desk is taking a software direction and giving you some assistance in the latest PS4 exclusive. Whether you’ve already played it and want to go through it again, or have yet to even pick it up, we’re here to help you get the most out of your journey with Trico in The Last Guardian. Trico has a mind of its own, and the game doesn’t exactly do a great job of telling you how to get Trico to do what you want. It’s not a complaint, as part of the charming nature of the game is discovering your bond with the creature, but if you want a nudge in the right READ…

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Now Loading… Which PlayStation Exclusives Would You Like to See Make a Comeback?

With the Nintendo Switch release date info announced last week, most of us here agreed that it’s nostalgia for Nintendo’s first-party franchises that will get the system selling. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey will start the system’s launch year, and we’re certain we’ll see other first-party game announcements in the near future. PlayStation has their own system exclusive gems, but not all have followed the brand through its iterations. We’re definitely pleased with what we have, but there are some older games from older generations that could use some comeback love (one of which we’ve mentioned yesterday in our Top 5 Tuesday video). I poised the question to my fellow PlayStation compatriots, asking what PlayStation exclusives they would like to see make a comeback. As you can see, big fans of Resistance over here. Which PlayStation exclusives would you like to see make a comeback? Got a suggestion for Now Loading or something you want the staff to answer? Hit us up via email or Twitter and we might feature it next! 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…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – January 17, 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 January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup New Pre-orders Injustice 2 Deluxe Edition ($79.99) Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition ($99.99) PS4 Games 2064: Read Only Memories ($19.99) ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY ($7.99) Dead Effect 2 ($11.99) Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star ($49.99) Instant Indie Collection ($23.99) Joe’s Diner ($19.99) Letter Quest Remastered/Paranautical Activity Bundle ($16.99/PS+ $13.59) Life of Black Tiger ($9.99) Planet 2000 ($9.99) Quest of Dungeons ($8.99) RWBY: Grimm Eclipse ($19.99) RWBY: Grimm Eclipse – Team JNPR Bundle ($22.99) Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle Launch Pack ($14.99) Siegecraft Commander ($19.99/PS+ $13.99) The Flame in the Flood: Comnplete Edition ($11.99) Sylvio ($12.99) PS Vita Games Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea ($39.99) Fate/EXTELLA — Early Bird Exclusive Digital Bundle ($39.99) Supermagical ($4.99/PS+ $2.49) Next Page: European Update » Pages: 1 2 3 READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Gravity Rush 2 – Everything You Need to Know

Few titles understood the PlayStation Vita quite like Gravity Rush. Japan Studio’s mind-bending adventure game was released at a time when players were still getting to grips with Sony’s flagship handheld — the gyroscope, the accelerometer, that damned rear touchpad — but by embracing said quirks, Gravity Rush became an early showcase of Vita’s capabilities, and it’s fair to say that the PlayStation faithful quickly took a shine to Kat and her astral feline, Dusty. Sony wasted no time in announcing a sequel, but it was only after the PS4 launch of Gravity Rush Remastered that the platform-holder confirmed Gravity Rush 2 to be real. There is one small caveat to the follow-up: Kat and Dusty have officially left PS Vita behind in favor of the PlayStation 4. Creating Gravity Rush 2 solely for PS4 allowed for a bigger and more ambitious title, it seems, and Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida believes fans will understand exactly why Japan Studio skipped PS Vita come release. And so, in anticipation of its PS4 launch on January 20 (January 18 for those in Europe), we’ve scoured the four corners of the Internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to…

News

Versus – PS4 vs Xbox One Exclusives 2017 Edition

[embedded content]In the year’s first Versus episode, we size up the PlayStation 4’s list of known exclusives that are set to come out this year compared to its chief competitor, the Xbox One. While PlayStation LifeStyle is a PlayStation-focused publication, we believe we can be fair when the situation calls for it (as can be seen here and here). Bear in mind that our Versus video is accurate as of today, but some things might change be it a delay, new announcement of an exclusive game coming out later this year or something else, that might change each sides’ games lineup drastically for the year. That said, this is what we know so far for the year, and we’re going for it. Who wins in this PS4 vs Xbox One exclusives 2017 face-off? Watch the video above to find out. Agree with our verdict? Did we miss anything? Let us know how much of a fanboy we all are or how fair we’ve made the video in the comments. Want to see more Versus episodes? Then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content you can only find here, and of course, the latest game trailers. Versus is PlayStation LifeStyle’s…

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Now Loading…What Do You Think of the Nintendo Switch?

Following Nintendo’s big reveal late yesterday of its upcoming console the Nintendo Switch, the folks here at PlayStation LifeStyle had differing opinions on Nintendo’s reveal and announcements. Check out the gallery below and as one might expect, there’s a lot of differing opinions on the console and the games shown. It’s your turn now. What do you think of the Nintendo Switch so far? Will it succeed where the Wii U failed? Should people resign to the fact that third-party support for it won’t be as healthy as the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Share your thoughts in the comments below. And remember, there’s no wrong answer here. Got a suggestion for Now Loading or something you want the staff to answer? Hit us up via email or Twitter and we might feature it next! 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!

Help Desk

PSLS Help Desk – How to Clean a PS4 Controller

Your PS4 controller doesn’t have to be sticky or covered in dust for it to be dirty. You’d be so surprised with how disgusting a PS4 controller can get. Our hands are hotbeds of nastiness. They’re dirty to begin with, even if you wash your hands often. If your palms sweat, you’re just coating your controller in grime. If you let kids play with your controllers, they’re guaranteed to be even more disgusting than you can imagine. Ugh, I want to clean all of my controllers just thinking about how gross they probably are. Fortunately, giving your controller a deep clean is easier than you might think. There’s no need to take it apart and risk breaking it. All you need are simple household items that you most likely already own, and then follow the steps below. If your buttons or analog sticks are sticky, trying cleaning the controller first before assuming it’s broken and ready for a dirt nap. Your wallet will thank you. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Now Loading…What 2016 Gaming Purchase Caused Buyer’s Remorse?

Given that we’re less than two weeks in the new year, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle still has a thing or two that we want to share from last year. One of these things is what gaming thing (game, hardware, etc.) did you buy in 2016 that you regretted? Check out the staff’s responses below, and don’t forget, some of them got a bad game or two for review, so that particular game might not make their list, but that doesn’t mean they don’t regret reviewing it. What about you? What did you buy that’s video game-related in 2016 that you regretted? It doesn’t have to be expensive or new, but just something that’s about gaming that made you feel some heavy buyer’s remorse. Got a suggestion for Now Loading or something you want the staff to answer? Hit us up via email or Twitter and we might feature it next! 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!

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PlayStation Store Global Update – January 10, 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 January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup New Pre-orders Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star ($49.99) Gravity Rush 2 ($59.99) Yakuza 0 ($59.99) PSVR Games Jaunt VR: Enjoy Premium Cinematic VR Experiences (Free) KYGO ‘CARRY ME’ VR EXPERIENCE ($1.99) Lens for PSVR (Free) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II ($7.99) Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) DOA5LR: Core Fighters + Mila (Free for PS+) Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (Free) Skylight Freerange 2: Gachduine ($14.99) Spheroids ($7.99) PS3 Games Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) PS Vita Games Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) Spheroids ($7.99) Xenoraid ($9.99) Next Page: European Update » Pages: 1 2 3 READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Now Loading…Staff Most Anticipated Games of 2017

Oh sure, we had a Most Anticipated Game Award as part of our Game of the Year Award extravaganza, but what games are we each, personally, most excited for in 2017? For the record, the term “games” does include non-PlayStation titles, whereas our GOTY awards piece was centered around games that are coming out on PlayStation platforms. Considering we’re called PlayStation LifeStyle, that makes sense, no? 2017 is going to have a stellar line-up if nothing is pushed into 2018 or later. It was hard to vote for just one thing like we had to with the awards. Not to mention, some of our most anticipated titles didn’t even make the top 10 list for voting. Without further delay, here are the staff’s individual most anticipated games of 2017. Are you looking forward to any non-PlayStation titles in 2017? Sound off on what you’re the most excited about below! 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!

PSLS Help Desk – Managing PS4 Payment Methods and Options

You may have just gotten a PS4 for the holidays, or maybe you’ve had one for a while. Whether you’re a single gamer, or a family full of controller jockeys, its important to have payment details set up correctly on your account, as well as knowing how to delete outdated payment options, and how to password protect checkout from the PlayStation Store. Being able to purchase digital games on the fly is nice, but not ending up with surprise charges for games your kids or guests have bought on your account is even better. There are many ways to manage your payment options, from the PS4 itself, to the PlayStation App on your phone, and even through the PlayStation Store account management page in your browser. We will try to cover each of these somewhat, but we’ll mostly be focusing on the ease of doing everything right from your PS4. Let’s start with setting up payment options, and then we’ll help you manage them and set up security measures. Accessing the Payment Methods Management Go to [Settings] > [PlayStation Network/Account Settings] > [Account Information] > [Wallet] > [Payment Methods]. Alternatively you can access this page by going to [PlayStation Store] > [Menu] >…