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Best of 2016

COG’s Best of 2016 Awards – Bold Predictions Plus The Best (And Worst) Game of the Year

COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards Episode 5 Welcome back! We are finally here at the final episode where Shawn, Paul, Trevor and Rory duke it out for the final Best of 2016 Award winner. It’s been a long road with our four episode lead up to here. In this episode, we make some bold predictions for 2017, we pick our stinkiest games of the year (aka Skid Row Tire Fire) and come to a consensus with our best game of the year. When it came to the best game of the year, there was no shortage of fantastic games. From Titanfall 2 to Overwatch there were several AAA games that made the shortlist. Not to mention a number of indie games made our final top 10 of 2016. Likewise, several games were unfortunately nominated for our worst game of the year award. Without further ado, check out our the final episode of our 5-part Best of 2016 videocast series. In case you missed the previous episodes, be sure to head on over to our first episode where we handed out awards for the most visually stunning game of the year, we announced our winner of “The Feels” award and we…

Game of the Year

COG’s Best of 2016 Continues With Biggest WTF Moment, Best Shooter and Adventure Game

COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards Episode 4 COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards are down to the final two episodes. Before we break down our worst and best game of the year in our grand finale, we have a few more categories to tackle. If you’re just joining us be sure to head on over to our first episode where we handed out awards for the most visually stunning game of the year, we announced our winner of “The Feels” award and we shared with you our popular C’mon mannnnn award. In episode 2 we voted on the best soundtrack, best story, best voice work performance and the biggest surprise of 2016. In episode three, we shared with you our sexiest digital hero, best sports game and best RPG. In this episode, we cover the following categories: Best Action/Adventure Game Best First-Person Shooter WTF: The Weirdest Concept If you’ve been following all our episodes so far you’ll know we’ve had a ton of fun discussing our GOTY awards. It was an amazing year for games and there was no shortage of brilliant content to discuss. So sit back and enjoy the banter as episode 4 is live where we continue our Best…

Game of the Year

2016’s Sexiest Digital Hero, Best RPG and More Unveiled as COG’s Best of 2016 Continues

COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards Episode 3 COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards keeps ticking along and we’re already at episode three! The usual suspects are back as we break down three more awards. If you’re just joining us now be sure to head on over to our first episode where we handed out awards for the most visually stunning game of the year, we announced our winner of “The Feels” award and we shared with you our popular C’mon mannnnn award. In episode 2 we voted on the best soundtrack, best story, best voice work performance and the biggest surprise of 2016. Today, in episode three, we cover the following categories: Sexiest Digital Hero Best Sports or Racing Game Best RPG If you’ve kept up at all you’ll know we’ve had a ton of fun discussing our awards so far. So sit back and enjoy the banter as episode 3 is live where we continue our Best of the Year videocast series: As well, if you haven’t figured out the theme by now, we’ll be back tomorrow with episode four of the series where we look at three more awards that you won’t want to miss out on; Best Action/Adventure Game,…

Game of the Year

COG’s Best of 2016 Awards – The Best Soundtrack, Story, Voice Work and Biggest Surprise of 2016

COGconnected’s Best of 2016 Awards Episode 2 Welcome back intrepid adventurers to the COGconnected Best of 2016 Awards! If you’re just joining us now be sure to head on over to our first episode and have a look where we handed out our first four awards of the year. These awards included: The Prettiest Pony (the most visually stunning game of the year), The Feels (best moment or sequence in a game), The King of 1st Party (best exclusive), and C’mon Mannnnnn (biggest industry annoyance). For those of you who took in yesterday’s episode you’ll be happy to know that the next 34 minutes of your life will be filled with the same witty banter and enjoyable conversation. Today, we cover four more categories in our Best of the Year awards and they include: The Melodious (best soundtrack) The Storyteller (best story) The Nolan Northy (best performance) The Saving Grace (biggest surprise) So without further delay, check out episode 2 of our Best of the Year videocast series: As we mentioned yesterday, 2016 was a great year in games and today we talk about some great AAA titles but also throw a lot of love at some indie games that left…

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…

Game of the Year

COG’s Best of 2016 Awards – Best Graphics, Most Emotional, Best Exclusives and Most Disappointing Games of 2016

COGconnected Best of 2016 Awards Episode 1 2016 was an amazing year. Not only in the world of gaming but for COGconnected as well. With an amazing crew and dedicated news team we have been able to cover more gaming related content than ever before. It was our best year yet and we could not do it with your support. So a big thank you to everyone who visits and supports us. Like last year, we are back with our games of the year videocast series. In this series we cover everything from the best game of the year and the worst, to the most visually stunning and the best voice acting. We try to cover as much as possible including some serious WTF moments. So without further delay, welcome to our first episode of our five part series on the games of the year for 2016. In our first episode we tackle four categories and we start with the following: The Prettiest Pony (the most visually stunning game of the year) The Feels (best moment or sequence in a game) The King of 1st Party (best exclusive) C’mon Mannnnnn (biggest industry annoyance) So sit back, grab a coffee and…

lego

LEGO CITY Undercover for Xbox One, PS4 and Switch Gets First Official Trailer

First LEGO CITY Undercover Trailer Released Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today released the first trailer for LEGO CITY Undercover, featuring Chase McCain, a police officer who goes undercover and dons multiple disguises to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal, Rex Fury, to put an end to his city-wide crime wave. Checkout the LEGO CITY Undercover (2017): Official Trailer below: LEGO CITY Undercover features more than 20 unique districts to investigate, filled with car thieves to bust, vehicles to navigate, mischievous aliens to capture, hilarious movie references to discover, lost pigs to rescue and of course, hundreds of collectibles. Bringing together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humour, this open-world LEGO adventure creates a fun-filled experience for players of all ages, coming to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for the first time in Spring 2017. Back in 2013, we reviewed the Wii U version and said this: “LEGO City Undercover was definitely worth the wait even with the extensive load times that are the only disappointing feature of this game. Everything from the tried and true LEGO gameplay sprinkled with some great new additions, a comedic script, and…

Maximum Games

Troll and I Will Make You Quickly Forget About the Last Guardian in New Story Trailer

Troll and I Story Trailer Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer Spiral House, has today released a brand-new trailer for its upcoming action adventure game, Troll and I. Today’s trailer highlights the game’s heroes, Otto and Troll, and the challenges they will face together as their relationship grows and evolves over the course of their journey. Taking place in the majestic mountains and lush forests of post-World War II, 1950’s-era Scandinavia, Troll and I follows the adventure of a teenage boy and the unlikely friendship he develops with a massive, mythical Troll. Though Otto moved to the backwoods with his family to live in harmony with nature, he now finds himself at the mercy of the unforgiving wilderness, ripped from his village when ruthless hunters looking for Troll destroy his home. Now with a bounty on his head, and forced into hiding to survive, Otto encounters and befriends Troll, an elusive creature of folklore and legend who has managed to stay hidden from the world…until now. Thrown together by circumstances out of their control, two stories of desperate survival become one. Humans aren’t the only adversaries this duo will face off against during their journey. The hunters,…

Features

Top 5 PS Vita Games to Look Forward to in 2017

[embedded content] Continuing our 2017 kickoff of features, we now countdown the top five PlayStation Vita games that need to be on your radar if you own the handheld. Oh, yes! Contrary to what many people think, the Vita is not dead, and is still getting a lot of love from various publishers and developers. In today’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we list down the top PS Vita games that are set to come out this year. If you’re a big fan of Japanese games and RPGs, then you’re in for a treat! Did we miss anything? Of course, there is the chance that some of the games in the list can turn out to be duds, or that there’s a game not in the list that will completely knock us of our seats. It is just the first month of the year, after all. 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!

Features

Confirmed PS4 Games Out in Q1 2017

[embedded content] It’s the start of another year, and that means we have a whole 12 months of games, games and more games getting released! With that in mind, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle decided to help everyone by listing every known confirmed game coming out on PlayStation platforms for the Q1 2017! Just to make things clear, we only included games that have confirmed Q1 release dates, and of course, we can’t account for sudden delays. But as of January 6, 2017, all the games included should be playable before the first quarter of 2017 is over. 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. Bear in mind that there’s a chance that we missed a game or two, but we verified this list extensively. If you’re like us, then there’s a ton of potentially must-play games in Q1 of 2017 alone. We’ll post an updated list and video of the other games coming out this 2017 within the year. Which games are you getting? Did we miss anything? Sound off in the comments and let us know. Enjoyed this video?…

Features

Top 5 Things Sony Needs to Do to Rule 2017

[embedded content] In our first Top 5 Tuesday for 2017, we take a quick look at how Sony can dominate the year like it did last year. While we do touch on games, that’s not all Sony needs in order to ensure the PlayStation brand doesn’t falter the same year Microsoft will supposedly release Project Scorpio. Just what does Sony need to do in order to dominate 2017? Hit play in the video above to find out. Agree with our points? Did we miss anything? If so, let us know in the comments. 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!

Features

PlayStation LifeStyle Year in Videos

[embedded content] With 2017 fast approaching, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle thought it would be a good idea to look back at how 2016 panned out in terms of gaming. While the last few features will run tomorrow just in time to ring in the new year, we’re letting readers have a little peek at how our YouTube channel grew this year, and what videos were watched the most. First, a quick thank you to our readers and supporters for watching our videos all year long. To date, the videos we published this year have amassed over 13 million views, and the PSLS YouTube channel is now over 26,000 subscribers strong! We list down the 10 most viewed videos on the PSLS YouTube channel, as well as the most viewed episodes of our recurring video stuff like Top 5, Everything Wrong With, Versus and more! Do you watch the videos we roll out? What’s your favorite series? If you have suggestions or ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a comment to let us know. If you still haven’t, don’t forget to subscribe to the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel for the latest in game trailers, and for our awesome original…

Nier

NieR: Automata PS4 Demo is Awesome Despite Bland Textures & Cringy Voice Work

NieR: Automata Demo Impressions PlayStation 4’s NieR: Automata from Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish, Transformers: Devastation) got an action-packed demo and in a nutshell it’s pretty fricking awesome. If you can’t access the demo for whatever reason and still want to experience it, you’re in luck! We’ve embedded the entire demo unedited below for you to check out. The combat is fast and fluid allowing for some spectacular action when you’re dodging, firing canons and swinging heavy melee combos all at once. I love the genre mash-up; with 3D sword play, top down twin-stick action and side scrolling sections that feel like a modern Strider all blended together seamlessy. The smaller enemies you face in the demo are a little uninspired design wise, the world and textures themselves a bit bland and the English voice work is a little rough. But the pure joy combat brought me heightened by the epic score kept me entertained enough to play the demo 4 times as of this writing. Soooo yeah, I like what the demo is teasing and you should definitely go play it for yourself. Platinum Games recently hosted a live stream which showed off that NieR: Automata will feature

NINTENDO

A bunch of new Nintendo Switch rumors surface ahead of full revelation

Many of us are itching to hear from Nintendo next month regarding the Nintendo Switch, especially since some evidence has come out suggesting the console is not quite as powerful as we were originally led to believe.Well, people are still talking about the device and what it can do, and the latest rumors come from popular YouTuber OBE1 who spoke with journalist Laura Dale, a reporter with a decent track record when it comes to this stuff. Here’s what the two prophesized in an impromptu Skype chat broadcasted to YouTube:There’s a record button on the left Joy-Con.There will be no friend codes, DeNA is helping Nintendo with the networking.The leak from Reddit user ‘Genos’ is fake.Laura was asked if there was the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 or Overwatch coming to the Switch. Regarding Red Dead, she stated that there’s almost no way it’s going to happen due to Rockstar’s relationship with Nintendo. She assures that Overwatch wouldn’t be there at launch, and the two stated that it would require a massively overhauled port due to the ‘always-online’ nature of the title.Don’t expect a delay for the Nintendo Switch.Laura was asked about voice-chat, before she was going to answer she…