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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…

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April 2017 PS+ Title Drawn to Death Includes a Platinum Trophy

Releasing on April 4 for PlayStation 4 as one of next month’s PlayStation Plus free games, Drawn to Death will have a Platinum Trophy to unlock, Exophase reveals. Drawn to Death is a multiplayer shooter played out on the pages of a teenager’s notebook, and as you can see from the full list of 28 Trophies, it includes Trophy names that take full advantage of the concept and tell a story: Platinum I talked to Amy. For like an hour. Today was a good day. – Earn all other trophies in the game. Gold Damn, I need to get some more songs on my phone. So tired of ‘FEVER DREAMING’. I like it, but man I’m sick of it. – Get 600 kills. Not that I have any money to get new music, though. Hell, maybe I COULD wear that stupid Viking hat. – Play and finish 50 matches. Okay, so I just slammed into Amy in the hall and it’s official: I need to man the hell up! – Get 1st place in 25 matches. I was stammering and sweating and stuttering and just standing there. I have GOT to stop being such a dork around her. – Reach floor 15 READ FULL…

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Sony Sending Out PS Store Discount Coupons Again, Some Users Receive $100 Vouchers

Sony’s in the giving mood again this weekend as users across the web have reported receiving emails with 20 percent discount vouchers for the PlayStation Store. Some users got even luckier as they reported receiving one of those rare $100 vouchers (also known as the golden tickets). Threads on NeoGAF and Reddit are full of screenshots and comments from those who’ve received the vouchers. Do note that this scheme, like the previous ones, seems to be for US residents only. The 20 percent off discount voucher is apparently included in a newsletter announcing the recent Flash Sale, expires on the 31st, and doesn’t apply to pre-orders. The code is at the bottom of the email, in case you overlooked it. As for the $100 code, it’s rare of course, but several users have posted screenshots proving that they’ve received them. Like the aforementioned vouchers, they too expire by the end of the month. For those who’ve received the codes and aren’t interested in the Flash Sale, here‘s another sale you can check out. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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…

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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…

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March 2017 PSN Flash Sale Is Live, Here’s All the Deals

Carrying a theme of Everything Goes, the March 2017 PlayStation Store Flash Sale is now live in North America, letting you save 70% – 75% on a number of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable games. Running until Monday, March 27 at 8am PT/11am ET, here’s all the deals in this month’s PSN Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store: PlayStation 4 Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition – $4.49 Alchemic Jousts – $4.49 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy – $7.49 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $20.99 Battleborn – $17.99 Battleborn Digital Deluxe – $22.49 Blood Bowl 2 – $12.49 Borderlands The Handsome Collection – $17.99 Broken Age – $4.99 Citizens of Earth – $3.74 Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink – $2.99 Commander Cherry for PlayStation Camera – $4.19 Dangerous Golf – $5.99 Defense Grid 2 – $1.49 Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition – $7.49 Drawful 2 – $2.99 Evolve – $8.99 Evolve Digital Deluxe Edition – $11.99 Evolve Ultimate Edition – $14.99 Far Cry 4 Gold Edition – $17.99 Far Cry Primal Digital Apex Edition – $16.49 Fibbage – $1.74 Forced: Slightly Better Edition – $4.49 FreezeME – $2.99 Gryphon Knight Epic – $2.99 Handball 17 READ FULL…

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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…

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PlayStation Store Vote for Your Favorite Week 4 Puts Overcooked Against Sheltered

In Week 4 of the PlayStation Store Vote for Your Favorite, Sony is letting you choose between two PlayStation 4 games: Overcooked and Sheltered. Here’s the regular price and potential discount for each game in Week 4 (you must cast your vote on the PlayStation Blog): Overcooked ($16.99 USD) – 40% off Sheltered ($14.99 USD) – 30% off Overcooked also has a couple of special editions for $19.99 USD that each include extra DLC. If previous weeks in the Vote for Your Favorite are any indication, the special editions will also be discounted if Overcooked wins. During Week 3 of the Holiday Sale, Overcooked was on sale for $12.74 ($11.38 for PlayStation Plus members), while Sheltered was on sale for $7.49 ($4.49 for PS+ members). Week 4 voting closes on Wednesday, March 22. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 24, and will remain on sale through the weekend. It appears as though Week 4 will be the final week of the Vote for Your Favorite promotion. Which game are you voting for this week? [Source: PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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10 Best Video Game Dads

One of the most important (and rewarding) things a man can do is be a good father to their children. While it’s a very difficult task, and one that many fail at, there are countless examples of good parenting out there. Father’s Day, which just so happens to be today in many countries (as the holiday originated from St. Joseph’s Day), exists in order to celebrate those good examples, and we’d like to thank all of the hard working parents that visit the site. In order to celebrate Father’s Day in our own way, we decided to take a look at some of the best gaming dads. While I’m not sure parents should be taking parenting tips from these father figures, they are rather entertaining in their own right. Only two rules were in place: A) Since we’re a PlayStation site the video game dads had to appear on a PlayStation console at some point and B) Every character has to be a dad (although that should be pretty obvious). With that out of the way, check out our list below of the 10 best video game dads! We hope you enjoyed our look at the 10 best video game dads. While we only READ…

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PSLS Help Desk: How to Set Custom PS4 Wallpaper From USB

Update 4.50 for the PS4 brought a few long requested features, including the ability to use an external hard drive, which we detailed earlier this week. It also brought the ability to do custom backgrounds for your PS4, and while this is a perfect use of all those photo mode screenshots you’ve been taking, there are ways to get custom wallpapers onto the system that aren’t part of your capture gallery. It just requires a small bit of technical know how and either a connection to the internet or a USB thumb drive. Before we get into custom wallpapers that aren’t part of your capture gallery, we should detail how to set a custom image as your PS4 wallpaper. Setting the PS4 Background Image Go to [Settings] > [Themes] > [Select Theme]. At the bottom will be an option that says [Custom]. Press [Select Image] and choose a screenshot from your capture gallery to set as your background. You can also set an image as a PS4 background directly from the capture gallery by pressing [Options] and then [Set as Background] while on the image that you want. Note that this will override any music, icons, and sound effects from READ…

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…

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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…