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LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet 3 Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack Now Available for Free

LittleBigPlanet is one of the PlayStation platform’s most beloved franchises and in spite being released almost two years ago, LittleBigPlanet 3 is still getting new content and updates. And today, Sony has announced that a new Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack has been released today and available to download for free. Mass Effect Andromeda is the latest entry into the Mass Effect series and was just released last week to very mixed and polarizing reviews. Check out our review here. The costume pack comes with a total of five costumes for Sackboy and his friends including an N7 Armor costume for Sackboy, a Drack costume for Big Toggle, an Initiative Armor costume for Little Toggle, a Wraith costume for OddSock, and a Poc costume for Swoop. Alongside the release of the Mass Effect Andromeda Costume Pack, Sony also announced that a new Genres menu has been added to LittleBigPlanet 3, which makes searching for new community levels a lot easier. The Genres menu allow players to browse through 23 different genres including Arcade, Cinematic, Driving, Puzzle, RPG, Shooters, Sports, Top-down, and more. Additionally, the classic Team Picks and Most Hearted menus have been moved to the Recommended menu. [Source: READ…

MLB The Show 17

MLB The Show 17 Review – Retro Revival (PS4)

If you were to somehow find a time machine and jump back to the summer of 1999, you’d be able to witness the birth of an obsession. Upon exiting the DeLorean you’d find a much younger version of myself, helplessly engrossed in Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest on Nintendo 64. I am still at a loss as to why the game took hold so ferociously, but I literally would play that game until my thumbs blistered over. That is not an exaggeration. I was a really dumb kid. However, in my defense, those damn control sticks were so rigid they could have been used to slowly etch the faces into Mount Rushmore. Ever since that fateful summer I have eagerly awaited the arrival of April, and my yearly dose of grand-slamming goodness. And just to bring things full circle, Ken Griffey Jr., the man whose game so deeply imprinted on my childhood, is striding back to the plate as the official face of MLB The Show 17. If that isn’t a good omen, then I don’t know what is! Keeping Baseball Alive If MLB The Show was a political candidate, it would have been running unopposed since 2013. Though the lack READ…

Naughty Dog Tried to Keep Uncharted: The Lost Legacy “Small” But Decided Against It

As part of its ongoing coverage of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Game Informer spoke to Naughty Dog about its choice of protagonist for the upcoming expansion and the reason behind it being stand-alone. We’re told that with Nathan’s story reaching its conclusion and The Last of Us Part II on the horizon, the team scrapped the idea of another Uncharted title in favor of a stand-alone expansion that could be released within a year. When deciding on a protagonist, Sully came out on top as a strong contender but given his age and the setting Naughty Dog wanted to explore, the writers would have to go back in time for a younger Sully. Apparently, his background as a Marine didn’t fit into the setting either. Nate’s daughter Cassie was also considered but Naughty Dog ultimately settled on Chloe and Nadine. “We had the unique opportunity to do something that was truly stand-alone, unlike Left Behind which was like the missing chunk of the story in The Last of Us,” said writer Josh Scherr says. “We tried to keep it small,” added game director Kurt Margenau. “As we started coming up with story ideas, it just became clear that with new characters and…

David Jaffe

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…

John Koller

PS4 Media Player Update Today Brings 4K Video Support to PS4 Pro

In an update coming out today in North America and tomorrow in Europe, the PlayStation 4’s Media Player app will receive 4K video playback support on PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as 4K virtual reality video content support on PS4 Pro for PSVR owners. “Following this update, 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app (remember, you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to watch the videos in 4K),” Sony’s John Koller says of the 4K video support on PS4 Pro. Your home server will appear as a media option in the Media Player automatically. Since PSVR’s display resolution is 1920xRGBx1080, 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. “Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot,” Koller adds. As a reminder, PS4 Pro doesn’t support 4K Blu-rays. [Source: PlayStation Blog (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

No Man’s Sky Update 1.24 Is 3.9GB on PS4, Enables Light Shafts & Improves Frame-Rate

Reportedly 3.93GB on PlayStation 4, and 1.4GB on PC, No Man’s Sky update 1.24 today fixes “a few remaining issue/bugs” that players have reported since the release of the Path Finder Update earlier this month. As the patch notes show, Hello Games has enabled light shafts on PS4, improved the frame-rate when playing with an unlocked frame-rate, and fixed some issues: Fixed an issue that caused player’s bases not to appear Optimized light shafts, allowing us to enable them on PS4 Fixed a game freeze/lock up that could occur when in space Improved frame-rate when playing with unlocked frame-rate, or v-sync disabled Fixed some issues with Steam controller prompts Various minor performance optimizations Fixed some rare crashes & freezes Back on March 17, Hello Games brought out an update that allows you to lock the frame-rate on PS4 to 30fps. You can learn more about the performance improvements included in that update by watching this video from Digital Foundry: [embedded content] If you’re still having issues with No Man’s Sky, Hello Games says to report them over here. [Source: No Man’s Sky, Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Eternal Ring

Trophy List for From Software’s PS2 Game Eternal Ring Surfaces Alongside PaRappa the Rapper’s

From Software’s PlayStation 2 action RPG, Eternal Ring, is heading to the PlayStation 4 soon as its trophy list has appeared online on both PSNProfiles and Exophase. First released in 2000, Eternal Ring‘s PS4 version comes with 11 trophies (no Platinum) including one Gold, four Silver, and six Bronze trophies. In case you aren’t familiar with the game, here’s an official overview courtesy of PlayStation: A young magician is sent by his king to investigate the strange happenings on the Island of No Return. Armed with his sword and his natural talent as a sorcerer, Cain attempts to be the first person to return from the island alive. Legend has it that the island is inhabited by numerous beasts, enormous dragons, and magical items that were supposed to be buried long ago. As Cain, you must solve several baffling scenarios and defend yourself while you search for the magic ring. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, on the other hand, comes with 28 trophies including Platinum. The list contains quite a few difficulty-related trophies, which you can check out here. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport 1080p/60 FPS Video Looks Gorgeous; Ford Mustang GT External and Cockpit Camera

God of War

God of War 4 Comes Out This Year, According to Voice Actor’s Twitter

The God of War reboot for the PlayStation 4 has been one of the platform’s most anticipated titles ever since it was announced last year at E3, as it will be the first game in the series to be developed for the PS4. And it looks like fans might not have to wait too long to finally get their hands on the franchise’s eighth installment, as the new voice actor for Kratos might have unintentionally revealed the game’s possible release date. Christopher Judge, who played Teal’c in Stargate SG-1 and was announced as the new voice of Kratos last year, recently updated his Twitter account profile to say that God of War would be a 2017 title, inadvertently giving away the game’s release date. Whether this was done unintentionally and/or by mistake is unknown, but if it is true and the God of War reboot truly is coming out this year, we’ll probably have an official announcement during E3 2017 and a possible release date of sometime in the Fall. [Source: Christopher Judge (Twitter) via Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

News

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…

Nioh Update 1.06 Today Adds New Sub Missions, The Ability to Pause

Now available to download, Nioh update 1.06 adds new sub missions, new titles and smithing texts for those missions, the ability to pause the game by pressing Options while in the status menu, and more. Here’s what the patch notes say about the new missions and a few of the other changes: Additions Added New Sub Missions – To play the new missions, you need to have reached the final part of the game. These new missions do not affect the Trophy requirements for Samurai of Legend. Added New Titles – Obtainable in additional missions Added New Smithing Texts – Obtainable in additional missions Adjustments and Improvements Pressing the Options button in the status menu will now pause the game (unable to use during multiplayer mode and summoning visitors) Raised the limit for the number of smithing materials that can be carried to 9999 Can now skip through items using the left and right keys in the equipment screen Added the Following Settings to Basic Game Settings in the System Menu: Enabled on/off function for Reset Camera When Pressing Lock-On Without a Target Enabled on/off function for Display Item Level (Not Multiplier) in Equipment List Rarity Color Patterns allows you to change…

Guerrilla Games

Horizon Zero Dawn Players Have Died Over 95 Million Times in Three Weeks

In his latest weekly stats update, Horizon Zero Dawn Game Director Mathijs de Jonge revealed that players have died over 95 million times in three weeks – and roughly five million of those are from Thunderjaws: 3 Weeks stats : Death by Tallnecks:>400K Stalkers:>3M Thunderjaws:>5M Logtraps..:348. Total:>95.500.000 #FridayFact #HorizonZeroDawn pic.twitter.com/2wHi3CfkqM — Horizon Zero Mathijs (@dejongemathijs) March 24, 2017 In previous weeks, de Jonge showed that approximately 1.7 million Stormbirds were killed after two weeks, and around 20 million Turkeys will killed after one week: 2-Weeks stats update:Acquired: >66M TravelPacks >10B RidgeWoodKills: >490M Bandits/Eclipse >1.7M Stormbirds#FridayFact #HorizonZeroDawn pic.twitter.com/JYymuJjZJh — Horizon Zero Mathijs (@dejongemathijs) March 17, 2017 Hunting/kill stats for week 1: >152M Watchers, >1.4M Thunderjaws and.. >20M Turkeys! #FridayFact #HorizonZeroDawn pic.twitter.com/puSyXGCpfP — Horizon Zero Mathijs (@dejongemathijs) March 10, 2017 If you live in North America and unlock the Platinum Trophy in Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony will send you this PlayStation 4 theme: According to players, you’ll receive a code for the theme shortly after unlocking the Platinum. If you haven’t received a code, make sure the Communication Preferences setting on your PS4 is turned on (it’s under Account Management > Account Information). Asked about the theme on Twitter, READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Sony Celebrates Ten Years of PlayStation Store With Your PlayStation Gaming Statistics

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Sony Is Aware of PS4 Wi-Fi Issues Following the Release of Update 4.50

When PlayStation 4 update 4.50 launched earlier this month, users went on the PlayStation Forums to say that their console could no longer connect to Wi-Fi, with error code NW-31297-2 popping up – “Could not connect to the Wi-Fi network because the Wi-Fi password is not correctly set on the PS4, or the wireless network is busy,” Sony says of the error code on their Help site. In the two weeks since the forum thread went live, it’s reached 26 pages, with many people complaining of the same Wi-Fi issue. So far, the solutions that have worked for players include buying an Ethernet cable long enough to directly connect your PS4 to the internet, removing password protection for your internet, and spending money on a Wi-Fi extender with an ethernet port. When Polygon reached out to Sony about the PS4 Wi-Fi issues, the company finally confirmed that it’s something they’re looking into: We are aware and are looking into the situation. If Sony provides further updates on this issue, we’ll let you know. Have you experienced this issue since updating your PS4 to version 4.50? [Source: PlayStation Forums, PlayStation Help, Polygon] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!