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What Remains of Edith Finch Developer Confirms The Unfinished Swan Easter Egg Is Canon (Spoilers)

If you’ve yet to play through Giant Sparrows masterpiece, you may want to avoid this bit of news as as it spoils the fate of one of the members of the Finch family. In What Remains of Edith Finch, Edith returns to her family house as the last living member of the Finch bloodline. As she discovers the secrets that it holds, she uncovers the final moments of her family members in short stories that give a unique view into those tragic tales. Here’s where we start getting into spoiler territory for one Finch family member stories, so if you don’t want to know any more, stop reading now. Minor Story Spoilers Below Edith’s brother Milton is alluded to have gone missing for much of the story, until finally, near the end, we get a glimpse at who Milton was. Sat atop one of the highest shaky additions to the Finch house, Milton’s room is an art studio that holds some very familiar elements for those that played Giant Sparrow’s first game, The Unfinished Swan. The simple black and white paintings are obvious allusions to this stylistic puzzler, and the yellow footprints are yet another feature that could READ FULL…

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These 11 tips & tricks will help you become a Puyo Puyo Tetris master

So Puyo Puyo Tetris releases today in North America, while Europeans will have to wait until April 28th to get their hands on the game. Puyo Puyo is extremely popular in Japan and you may even be familiar with it through exposure to old games like Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and the old Columns series on Sega Genesis.If not, Sega’s YouTube channel has uploaded a series of ten tutorials to help you make the most of Puyo Puyo Tetris. If you thought there was very little strategy to a game that appears to be as simple as a match-three mobile game, you thought wrong! Here’s a quick peek at all the tutorials Sega has made available for the game.You can pick it up in the Nintendo eShop for $39.99, or you can order a physical copy from a retailer like Amazon or Best Boy. Unfortunately, the Switch version is priced at a $10 premium over the PS4 version.1. Swap Mode Tutorial 2. Fusion Mode Tutorial [embedded content] 3. Perfect Clear Tutorial [embedded content] 4. T-Spin Set Ups Tutorial [embedded content] 5. T-Spin Methods Tutorial [embedded content] 6. 4 Wide Combo Tutorial [embedded content] 7. Tailing Tutorial [embedded content] 8….

Top 5 Games Telltale Should Make and Why

[embedded content] With Telltale Games’ take on Guardians of the Galaxy now a reality, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle decided to vote on the games we think Telltale Games should make next. As you can expect, these titles are based on movie or TV licenses, which is Telltale’s forte these days, no? Given the kind of games the studio makes, almost every IP can be turned into a Telltale game, but we’ve rounded out the top five which we think make the most sense. Hit “play” and watch this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video to see the games we want to get the Telltale treatment! What would be your top five games that Telltale should make? Let us know what they are 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!

Everything Wrong With Persona 5

[embedded content] For this week, we’re taking a stab at something quite hard, and that’s pointing out everything wrong with Persona 5! As most of you know (if you don’t, shame on you!), Persona 5 is one excellent game — so much so, that we think it’s going to be one of 2017’s Game of the Year contenders. However, same as with other excellent games, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing in it that could have been done better. And let’s face, most of our Everything Wrong With videos do nitpick a lot, and it’s not so different for Persona 5. While the JRPG lived up to the hype and then some, we still put it to task! Here’s Everything Wrong With Persona 5! Agree with our “issues” with Persona 5? Did we miss anything? What didn’t you like about the JRPG? Sound off in the comments below! 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!

All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix In May 2017

Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean any of us want to do anything but binge watch TV. Netflix is bringing a bunch of its original TV shows back this month in the United States alongside tons of other new movies. The Highlights Netflix has been really into itself recently, dumping more and more original stuff into the queue every month. It’s no different in May. There are a couple new movies, including the French thriller, In the Shadow of Iris, Tarantino’s parody-comedy-statement war movie starring Brad Pitt, Inglorious Basterds, the 12 Monkeys-inspired southernish accent, War Machine, and the mystery-comedy Handsome. Advertisement Netflix TV shows are in the spotlight once again, with tons of stuff coming back. That includes the next seasons of House of Cards, Sense8, Master of None, Bloodline, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Documentary nerds like me will also be stoked for the variety of new documentaries coming in, like space documentary The Mars Generation, the always fun political film about a sleezeball manipulator, Get Me Roger Stone, and Netflix’s true crime series about a murdered nun, The Keepers. As for non-Netflix content, it’s a little slow this month, but we do get a few heavy-hitters, including Doctor…

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What’s new in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

One of the common complaints I’ve seen from our frequent readers and many other Nintendo fans is that Nintendo isn’t doing enough to make Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel different from the version that released on the Wii U. That’s a fair criticism and it’s exactly why Nintendo UK has released the above trailer. If you’re one of those people who says that there’s not enough changes in this version to warrant a re-purchase, give it a looksee. So far we know that you can change your character and kart while in the online lobby and that the 8 battle arenas have been designed to be actual arenas instead of crappy tracks. What’s New in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe New Characters – The Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon have made their way into the game, while series favorites like King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. are featured in the game. New Battle Arenas – There are eight all new tracks for Battle mode, which includes game types like Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. New Courses – Deluxe also brings us two new courses. Urchin Underpass is Splatoon-inspired, while Battle Stadium gives you a new place to READ…

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Here’s a peek at all 8 battle arenas in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

One of the most annoying things about the original Mario Kart 8 release on Wii U is that Nintendo didn’t actually give us any good battle arenas in the game. They were just modified versions of the tracks that already appeared in the game, making this mode less fun to play around in. Thankfully, that seems to be something that the team took into consideration for the re-release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, as this issue has been addressed with eight new battle arenas that are properly modeled to be battle arenas that you’ll have to learn separately just for this game mode. Mario Kart 8 Battle Arenas Battle Stadium Sweet Sweet Kingdom Dragon Palace Lunar Colony Wuhu Town Luigi’s Mansion SNES Battle Course 1 Urchin Underpass Do you like the battle mode in Mario Kart 8? Are you excited about playing with these changes when the game debuts on April 28th? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $59.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Top 5 Reasons Why Star Wars Battlefront II Might Already Be Better Than the First

[embedded content] In case you weren’t paying attention to video game stuff over the weekend, EA and DICE have unleashed our first look at Star Wars Battlefront II! While we didn’t see actual gameplay, or witnessed an actual multiplayer match, it seems DICE is amending a lot of the complaints fans had with the first Battlefront — at least on paper. Obviously, we don’t know how the game actually plays (duh!), but based on what we do know so far, it does seem like DICE has listened to the fans, and will add a lot of stuff the first DICE-developed Battlefront lacked (yes, a full-on single-player campaign is one of ’em). Don’t believe us? Check out this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video to see what new stuff have been confirmed that makes us believe Battlefront II will indeed be better than the first one. Agree with our list? Did we miss anything from the early info that EA revealed so far? Let us know what you want to see in Star Wars Battlefront II 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…

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Trophy Theory: Crazy Things We’ve Done For Trophies

Addiction can have a crazy effect on people. When most think of addiction, they often think of things with negative outcomes such as drugs or alcohol, but try to picture habits and routines that you just can’t break. Are you the type to have a coffee every morning? What about that mobile game that you don’t tell anyone about, but you still log into and play every single day? Compulsively go for trophies in all of your PlayStation games, even if the game isn’t all that great? Perhaps a less abrasive word might be habit, seeing as having a trophy habit makes you sound much more in control than a trophy addiction, which might make you come across as some crazed video game playing lunatic fiending for the next ding. Long story short, I have this “habit” of going for trophies, even the insane ones that not only require me to pull off crazy things in games, but to alter or do something in my real life in order to achieve them, and I know I’m not alone in this. We’ve been asking for your submissions and we’ve talked to the rest of the PlayStation LifeStyle staff to bring your READ…

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Top 5 Early Game of the Year 2017 Contenders Out Now

[embedded content] While we’re just in the second quarter of 2017, there’s no denying that the PlayStation 4 has already seen its fair share of blockbuster games. Just how big were these games? Big enough — and awesome enough — that they’re bound to be part of this year’s much-coveted Game of the Year awards by year’s end. In today’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the top five PS4 games that are in the running to be Game of the Year 2017. Some  of ’em are obvious picks, which should surprise no one. Will these games be the winners of their respective categories during our end-of-year awards? It wouldn’t surprise me if it were. Hit play in the video above and marvel at just how many awesome games you can play right now. Agree with our top five picks? Did we miss a game? And do you think one of these games will be crowned Game of the Year for 2017? Do let us know what you think in the comments. Remember: we’re still early in 2017, so there’s a chance that future PS4 releases this year could unseat one of the games in the video….

SCUF Impact Features & Overview in 60 Seconds

[embedded content] Earlier today, we covered the new features in the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro earlier, but it’s the SCUF Impact that has the bigger and more significant update. While you can check some of the new features of the SCUF Impact from the announcement yesterday, we’ve gone in depth with the new controller courtesy of SCUF, and given it the 60 second treatment in our latest video. Out of the gate, you can see that the SCUF Impact is shaped like an Xbox controller (yes, some people like it better),  and has four paddles. However, the tweaks don’t stop there. Check out our video above to see the SCUF Impact features in one bite-sized visual presentation. Stay tuned to our review of the new SCUF Impact and SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro set to go up next week. Our own Mack Ashworth will be trying different games on both controls to see how it fares. Related Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro New Features Detailed in 60 Seconds

[embedded content] With SCUF introducing a new “Pro” edition for its SCUF Infinity 4PS line yesterday (and the SCUF Impact but more on that later), some might be wondering what’s different compared to the SCUF Infinity 4PS which was released last year. Well, here’s where we come in. Thanks to SCUF Gaming, we were sent review units of both the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro, and the SCUF Impact. While the SCUF Impact has the more significant change of the two, the 4PS Pro has a few hidden new features that you might not see at first glance. Check out our own Mack Ashworth go over the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro new features in our quick — but informative — 60 second video. Check out our review and overview of the SCUF Impact very soon. Related Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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What’s the max melee damage in Breath of the Wild? [VIDEO]

We’ve seen some interesting videos from people managing to fight Lynels taking no damage and with no equipment, but it’s always interesting to see people trying to figure out the maximum amount of damage you can do with weapons and buff effects in the game. One YouTuber decided to see exactly what level of damage he could achieve by stacking the best weapons with the best attack buffs. First up, he farmed the Major Tests of Strength for several blood moon cycles until he was able to get an Ancient Battle Axe++ with the bonus of Attack Up +15. That’s the best damage buff you can get on a weapon of that size. Because of that, this axe is one of the best damaging weapons you can get in the game. Second, you’ll need need to grind enough guardian parts in order to get the Ancient Gear. When using it with ancient weapons, it’s one of the best armors in the game. When you upgrade it to level 2 at the Great Fairy, you’ll activate the set bonus which provides a bonus to all ancient weapons and damage vs. guardians. The axe by itself does 75 damage, but adding READ…

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New footage of Splatoon 2’s Humpback Pump Track revealed

Over the weekend, the official Splatoon Tumblr gave us a sneak peek at the newest Splatoon 2 arena that’s based on a BMX track. Now, the Nintendo UK YouTube account has uploaded the video above to showcase more of Humpback Pump Track, which is a lot bigger than I expected it to be from the first screenshots we saw. The fly-through makes this map look like it will have plenty of nooks and crannies to launch surprise attacks from and with such a large space to cover, the action could get pretty frantic. It’s also interesting to see that Nintendo is doubling down on the Squid Research Lab theme of revealing information, even if it is kind of hokey. What do you think of this latest track reveal? Are you interested in Splatoon 2? Splatoon 2 – $59.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!