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Everything Wrong With Mass Effect: Andromeda (No Spoilers)

[embedded content] After 5 years in the making, Mass Effect: Andromeda has now launched. It’s a new adventure set within a familiar universe, and welcomes both hardcore fans and those new to the franchise to explore the Andromeda galaxy. Unfortunately, the game has experienced a rather rocky release, with review scores varying wildly. It scored a 6.5 out of 10 in our review, placing it between a rating of “Decent” and “Good.” While the game does do a lot right, it also does plenty wrong, and that is our focus today. Note that we won’t be diving into story details, as we’re avoiding spoilers. Do you agree with our list of negatives, or you disagree? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments down below. Want more original video content from us? 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. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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You Can Now Play as Wonder Girl in the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Remake

[embedded content] The Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake is set to release on the PlayStation 4 on April 18, 2017, and one of the game’s art directors, Ben Fiquet, went on the PlayStation Blog to talk about the game’s development, as well as to announce a new playable character, Wonder Girl. In the post, Fiquet unveils that players will now have the option to play as either Wonder Boy or Wonder Girl. He also talks about the transition of the game from 8-bit graphics to hand-drawn 2D art and animation, including the development of the characters’ new looks. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is being developed by Lizardcube and DotEmu and will be released on the PlayStation 4 and other platforms on April 18, 2017. While the remake will feature new visuals, a Retro feature will also be made available for players who prefer the title’s classic 8-bit graphics. [Source: PlayStation Blog (US)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2017

Netflix is about to rain down on April with some nerd-friendly original content, but that’s coming at the cost of some of the best nerd-friendly classic TV. The Highlights Let’s get the bad news out first. Several classic series are leaving Netflix. From my probably incorrect memory, a few of these have been with Netflix since the start of streaming. Okay, here we go then, you ready? Because this is going to hurt. Here are some of the shows leaving Netflix April 1: Firefly, The X-Files, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, House, Bones, Ally McBeal, and Roswell. Movies aren’t safe either, with The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and The Usual Suspects all leaving at the beginning of the month too. I know, it doesn’t feel great. Take a second. There’s good news though. Advertisement The new Mystery Science Theater series arrives April 14 and Bill Nye’s new show, Bill Nye Saves the World arrives April 21. Also coming back are the The Get Down and Chewing Gum, alongside a handful of interesting looking new shows, like, Girlboss and Dear White People. New Netflix movies are also on READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Top 5 Best Ways to Upgrade Your PS4

[embedded content] While it’s common knowledge that PCs can be upgraded, some might not know that upgrades can be made to consoles, too. Of course, this doesn’t affect the horsepower at all (unless you’re upgrading to a PS4 Pro), but it’s still an upgrade nonetheless. In this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the best ways to upgrade your PS4! In case you didn’t know, there’s more than just upgrading to a PS4 Pro and getting a new HDD! Don’t believe us? Watch the video above to see how you can upgrade your PS4 (or even PS4 Pro). Related Reading: What do you think of our “upgrades?” Got a suggestion? Share your thoughts in the comments and whether we left something out. 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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Nintendo reveals new characters and weapons in ARMS

Today, Nintendo has released two new videos that showcase the upcoming characters and weapons you’ll see featured in ARMS. The character designs are pretty interesting and you should check out the video if you’re interested in seeing more about the characters you’ll be playing when the game releases sometime this year. Each character has some unique attributes that make them different to play, so you’ll have to play each one to figure out which suits your play style. ARMS Characters Spring Man Ribbon Girl Ninjara Master Mummy Mechanica [embedded content] The second video showcases some of the weapons you’ll be using as these characters. Each character has their own unique benefits and each ARMS weapon is different, too. Some weapons provide extra effects when they’re charged, while others offer more speed but less punch. ARMS Weapons Toaster Arms Sparky Arms Boomerang Arms Revolver Arms Slapamander Arms What’s best about these weapons? Apparently, you can equip a different type of weapon on each arm, so you can mix and match these effects to create devastating combinations. With the characters and some of the weapons now revealed, are you getting excited about ARMS? This wasn’t a title that interested me initially, READ…

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How to easily get unlimited arrows in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Arrows can be pretty hard to come by in Zelda Breath of the Wild, and they can be pretty expensive to buy as well. Luckily, there’s a nifty trick, or rather glitch, that can give you unlimited arrows.In order to get unlimited arrows in Breath of the Wild, first go to an open field such as Hyrule Ridge. Then look for a group of enemies on horseback, who tend to have bows and arrows.Here’s the trick: aim the camera at the ground (as shown on the screenshot below), i.e. a top view where enemies are off screen. When enemies shoot arrows at you, they will now drop to the ground next to you, and you can pick up as many as you want. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Confirmed PS4 Games Out in Q2 2017

[embedded content] In what feels like a blink of an eye, we’re already set to say goodbye to the first quarter of 2017. While Q1 2017 has been amazing for PlayStation 4 owners, there’s a whole lot more to get excited for in the months ahead. Same as our Q1 2017 list, we only included games that have definite and confirmed Q2 2017 release dates. Needless to say, we can’t account for sudden delays and such. But as of today, March 17, 2017, this list is accurate. In case you don’t want to watch the video and brief snippets of gameplay and screenshots, you can check the entire list out in the gallery below. While we double checked our list, there’s a chance we might have missed a game or two. If so, well, don’t hate us that much, alright? While Q2 2017 is (arguably) weaker compared to Q1 2017 in terms of AAA titles and exclusives, there’s still a lot of heavy hitters set to release in the coming months that will make your wallets and bank accounts tear up a little. Did we miss a game in our list? Which ones will you be getting this quarter? Share…

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New direct gameplay footage of Sonic Forces [VIDEO]

Yesterday, we reported that Sega has finally unveiled the name of the long-awaited Project Sonic 2017. It’s called Sonic Forces and today we get to see the first gameplay video from the new title. The video is just a short romp through a city that appears to be besieged by a giant robotic Dr. Eggman. Let us know what you think of this new footage in the comments. Are you still looking forward to the game now that it’s coming Summer 2017 instead of Spring? Nintendo eShop Card – $20 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Games load much faster on Nintendo Switch than Wii U [VIDEO]

Anyone who has played with both a Wii U and a Nintendo Switch will tell you that Nintendo’s latest console beats the Wii U hands down in just about every regard. It’s a better portable system, it’s more powerful, and because of that it’s able to get you into the action faster. One of my biggest complaints about the Wii U was the user interface and just how slow the system felt to use. There’s nothing more justifying than seeing a video comparison like this, where a game and its sequel on next-generation hardware serve to illustrate just how much faster the Nintendo Switch is than the Wii U. Here we have Fast Racing Neo on the Wii U and Fast RMX on the Nintendo Switch, both developed by Shin’en Multimedia as Nintendo exclusives. The Nintendo Switch manages to get you from the UI screen to the GO timer in your first race in about 35 seconds, while it takes the Wii U around 52 seconds to do the same. I have continually stated how impressed I am with Nintendo’s UI on the Switch and this video just serves to highlight how improved hardware can make such a huge 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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Unboxing the Mass Effect Andromeda Collector’s Edition

[embedded content] What a nice surprise: a Mass Effect Andromeda Collector’s Edition! BioWare was really pushing their CEs for this game, as they were the largest CEs the developer has ever offered for their titles. The Dragon Age: Inquisition CE is a very close second, only edged out by an actual remote control vehicle. The CE they graced me with was the mamma jamma of the two, the one with the remote control Nomad explorer. This thing is massive and feels rather high quality. Perhaps the high price tag was indeed justified. Or you can see for yourself in the video above. Enjoy my messy office as well, especially the stacks of CE boxes in the corner. Maybe next time I’ll tidy up before recording an unboxing video. It’s so hard to believe that this game will be out in the wild in just over a week! I hope all of you Mass Effect fans out there are as excited for it as I am. Stay tuned to our review set to hit the site soon! READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Nintendo explores the story and characters in Breath of the Wild [VIDEO]

Yesterday Nintendo of America tweeted a small teaser to expect an upcoming three-part series to explore how the developers behind Breath of the Wild created this game that spans most of the Wii U’s lifetime as a mirage, only to surface at the launch of the Nintendo Switch. This first video focuses on how the story developed and some of the characters that appear in the game, so it’s safe to say if you want to avoid minor spoilers for the game you probably shouldn’t watch. That being said, if you played the game and found yourself wondering why the game features such a unique musical soundtrack, or where the developers found the inspiration for some of the biomes that appear in the game, make sure you take the time out of your day to watch this series. Nintendo accidentally released all three videos earlier today, but the last two parts have been taken offline. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $59.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Top 5 New Things You Can Do in Mass Effect Andromeda

[embedded content] With Mass Effect Andromeda set to launch next week, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle can’t wait to get back into BioWare’s sci-fi world and blast our way while we’re saving the galaxy. While there’s bound to be a lot of shooting, punching and such in Mass Effect Andromeda, there’s more to it than just that. For this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the top five things you can do in Andromeda, that couldn’t do in past Mass Effect games. Excited for Mass Effect Andromeda? If so, you’re not the only one. Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle as we have a lot more Andromeda content set to roll out very soon! Watch out for our review before the game ships out on March 21! 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!