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Which Video Game Character Would Make The Best Roommate?

I love asking questions almost as much as I love listening to answers. Last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka “E3″, aka “Electronic Three”), I got to do both of those things. I asked E3 attendees three mildly stupid questions about video games. Here’s a video of several responses to the second question: “Which video game character would you choose as a roommate?” I asked dozens of E3 attendees this question because, well, I’ve just moved to New York City, and I have been sleeping on a friend’s sofa for a couple of weeks while I look for an apartment of my own. So I have “living situation” on my mind. By talking to E3 attendees about roommates, I learned a number of fascinating details about what people consider ideal qualities of a co-habitor. I also re-learned why I prefer living alone: most responses indicated that the respondent not only wanted a roommate who was clean, they wanted a roommate who would do all of the cleaning and also help them with whatever they needed help with. Hmm. So yeah, “which video game character would you like as a roommate?” proved to be a springboard into READ FULL STORY…

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

Sun’s out, guns out! While it may be time to give your TV a much-needed summer vacation, hotter temps mean you’re more likely to heat things up romantically, and Netflix is here to help you chill with some out of this world summer additions (and some unfortunate show departures). The Highlights Let’s just get this out of the way. If you haven’t seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, save the date for July 18 to see the galaxy’s favorite droid, K-2SO—along with its fleshy, human compatriots—take on the Empire. If space isn’t your thing, or you’re in the mood for something familiar, Titanic, Free Willy, and—oh my goodness, Spawn: The Movie?!— all drop on July 1 to straight-up overload your nostalgia meter. Get some tissues. Kids are in for a special treat with Netflix debuting interactive TV shows that function as choose-your-own-adventure programs. Its first film, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, is already available for streaming, while Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile debuts July 14. Both let you choose from two options at key points during the program to change the story’s progression and ultimately reach one of many predetermined endings. Have fun READ FULL STORY…

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Top 5 PS4 Controller Mods That Won’t Make You a Cheater

[embedded content] In this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the DualShock 4 controller accessories (or mods if you want to call them that) that you can buy, that aren’t only useful, but will make your gaming experience worlds better. Just to be clear, we’re not talking about mods that let you cheat in games, but rather, accessories that you can use that will making gaming a more pleasurable experience, a better alternative to what’s out there now, and to give you an added edge without cheating.  Check out the top five PS4 controller mods we think you should get. Did we miss anything? If so, list them down in the comments below. Stay tuned for more accessory and hardware reviews hitting the site very soon. For more videos like these, 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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What Was The First Game You Ever Paid Money For?

I love asking questions almost as much as I love listening to answers. Last week at E3, I got to do both! I asked E3 attendees three little questions (about video games), hoping to get three big answers out of each and every body. In this video right here, you can witness some of the fun we all had. The first question was this: what was the first game you ever bought with your own money? Many people provided great answers — for example, “the original Legend of Zelda”. Ah, how I wish that was the first game I myself bought. No, I did not buy the original Legend of Zelda with Grandma’s Christmas Money in 1988, the fateful year our regular answer of “Nintendo is The Real Videogames” finally defeated our mom’s argument of “Youse boys already got an Atari, and all those Atari tapes I got youse at the garage sales.” The Original Legend of Zelda was far too beauteous and coveted to be in stock at the toystores of Wichita, Kansas. Instead, that particular Boxing Day, I purchased Double Dragon for the Nintendo Entertainment System, because other fourth-graders were fools, liars, or both: they READ FULL STORY…

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How Many Games At E3 2017 Had Guns? A Scientific Investigation 

Clifford “Cliffy B” Bleszinski once described video game guns’ profound appeal with this simple sentiment: “reach out and touch someone . . . with your gun.” Since the early 1990s, guns have pretty much been the telephone of choice for video game characters: they speak to their rivals with bangs, booms, and headshots. Now, however, it is 2017. Game characters don’t just shoot each other: they can also steal cars, slit throats, and climb walls. I figured the yearly once around of the media carousel some game industry insiders call “Electronic Three” was the perfect opportunity to check back in on what video game characters are doing with their lives, as you can see in the video above. Advertisement My science experiment proceeded thusly: I prowled the Electronic Three show floor; I picked twenty-five displayed games at random and assessed them with my eyes. I counted the games with guns and the games without guns. There are countless millions of games I did not analyze. After my experiment, I can only conclude that probably pretty close to almost all videogames ever have guns in them. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Versus – E3 2017 Press Conference Showdown

[embedded content] Another E3 has come and gone, and along with it, the press conferences that everyone looks forward to. While almost every press conference had a game reveal or two, some just were flat out better than the others. With that said, we’re pitting each press conference against one another in our latest episode of Versus! Why? Because we can, that’s why. For this E3 press conference face-off, we put EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Bethesda and Sony against one another and award a winner! Does this mean the winner had the best E3 2017 press conference? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe it just sucked the least out of the lot? Whatever the case is, there is a clear-cut winner, and I think, most of our readers will agree. While E3 2017 might be over, we have previews, features and more still rolling out! So make sure to keep an eye out for those, or bookmark this page for all our E3 2017 coverage in one place. Which E3 2017 press conference was the best? Share your winner and why 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…

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Top 5 Best E3 2017 Moments

[embedded content] As the E3 2017 conferences come to a close, we at PlayStation LifeStyle are ready to list what excited us the most this year. There was a lot to take in, but we have a good idea of what our highlights are. Click the video above to see our selection of best E3 2017 moments. Once you’ve given it a watch, be sure to let us know your own highlights, and whether or not you’re satisfied with this year’s showcases. The comments section below is the place to sound off. Our staff are working hard, both at home and on the floor at E3, to get you the latest gaming news, impressions, and interviews. Keep your eyes trained on the site for loads more E3 2017 coverage! For more videos like these, 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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I Consumed and Digested the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing So You Don't Have To

Yesterday Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X, previously known as “Project Scorpio”, inside a sophisticated building somewhere in Los Angeles. I’m older than I was back in the days when I used to sneak my way into these things, so I did what every guy who is almost forty does — I plugged a Rode smartLav+ lavalier microphone into my iPhone 6s Plus and I recorded myself making snippy comments over the press conference. Uh, actually, I wasn’t as snippy as I presumed I’d be. A lot of stuff impressed me. I think I might buy a 4K TV with HDR because of Forza “4Kza” 7. I want to see the wide color gamut sunshine reflections in the shallow puddles of that damp dawn asphalt. Also, I think if I buy that game, Microsoft is going to buy me a real-life Porsche? Look, I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in six weeks, so I am not 100% sure of that last part. Advertisement Look, the press event was two hours long. I boiled it down to twelve minutes. I think you’re getting a bargain here. Check this out before Sony’s event today so READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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OlliOlli Developer Roll7 Announces Laser League, Watch the Reveal Trailer

OlliOlli and Not A Hero developer Roll7 is back with a new game, and it’s quite the departure from past offerings. Called Laser League, the game is a futuristic combat sport that has eight players battling it out in teams of four. Offering up online and local play, players will battle for control of nodes while attempting to avoid lasers. Here’s how Roll7 describes the premise: In Laser League, the exhilarating, high-octane contact sport of 2150, players battle against the opposition for control of nodes that bathe the arena in deadly light. Evading rival colored beams, teams attempt to fry their opponents with speed, strength and strategy. Special offensive and defensive abilities, as well as game-changing power-ups on the arena floor, provide an edge at the crucial moment. Like all great sports, it is accessible and immediately understandable, but rewards dedication with deceptively complex strategic possibilities. The first sneak peak at the gameplay can be seen below: [embedded content] Roll7 director Simon Bennett remarked upon the game’s very different visual style from previous titles. “It’s awesome to step outside of our ‘house style’ to develop a far bigger 3D experience that we think will redefine a genre,” said Bennett. “he READ FULL STORY…

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E3 2017: Ace Combat 7 Takes Flight in New Trailer

Bandai Namco is bringing Ace Combat back in a big way, and are making Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown one of their main focuses of E3 2017. The Japanese publisher released the game’s official E3 trailer today, which shows off the first entry in the popular flight combat series since 2014’s free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity. The two-minute trailer sets the tone of the game’s story mode, and shows off the high-flying action that fans have come to expect from the series. Check out the official Ace Combat 7 E3 2017 trailer, which we have embedded below: [embedded content] Despite the Ace Combat series regularly seeing releases, Skies Unknown is the first main entry in the series since 2007’s Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. This means that it once again takes place in the fictional Strangereal universe. Bandai Namco says that fans can expect “heart-pounding action, a gut-wrenching storyline, and the most advanced visuals to ever grace an Ace Combat game.” Other features include: Fully rendered clouds fill the skies while highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of supersonic speed, setting the stage for highly exhilarating aerial battles. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players READ FULL STORY…

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Release Date Revealed

[embedded content] Warhorse Studios spent last week teasing that more information on Kingdom Come: Deliverance news would be coming soon, and they ended up delivering. A new trailer for the single-player role-playing game can seen above. Not only does this give a peek at the medieval title’s story, but the game’s release date is revealed at the end of the video. The Deep Silver published game is now officially set to release February 13, 2018. Taking place in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia (which is in modern-day Czech Republic), players take up the role of a blacksmith’s son. Named Henry, his life is sent into disarray after a civil war erupts. After the death of his family, he vows to get revenge. Players will help him accomplish his goal by molding Henry into whatever warrior type they want him to be, as the game doesn’t feature any strict role-playing classes. Developer Warhorse Studios also recently put up a piece on its website talking to senior animator Karel Taufman. Here’s a quote from Taufman discussing how beneficial it is that the developer has its own mocap studio: Mocap is a must for any game with a considerable amount of humanoid animation. The majority of game READ FULL…

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Top 5 Things We Hope Won’t Happen at E3 2017

[embedded content] While the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and its accompanying game reveals, announcements and trailers are usually the event’s trademarks, there’s a few bad to go with the barrel of awesome juice every June. For every game announcement that rocks us off our seats, there’s bound to be a 10-minute segment where we’re bored out of our minds. Not only that, but there’s a lot of scripted trailers that seem to be too good to be true from time to time (usually, it is!). In this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we take a look at the five things we hope doesn’t happen in any of this year’s E3 2017 press conferences. Saw it? Agree with our top five or is there something we missed? What would be your top five things that you hope won’t happen at this year’s E3? Don’t forget to check back this coming weekend for everything E3! Not only will we be covering every major press conference and news, but PSLS will be on the show floor to brave the crowd and get our impressions in on the latest games. For more videos like these, don’t forget to subscribe to the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel…

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Trailer Teases New Information Next Week

[embedded content] It’s a good time to be excited for Warhorse Studios’ Kingdom Come: Deliverance, as the upcoming medieval role-playing game will be detailed next week. This announcement comes in the form of a brand new teaser trailer (which you can watch above) that shows off the game’s lush landscapes. No exact time is given for when the “global announcement” will specifically happen, but it will take place on Friday, June 9. The single-player role-playing game is due out later this year, so expect a lot of information (and possibly a release date) coming out of the announcement. The game is set during the Medieval period, and players will look to restore order in the Kingdom of Bohemia (which is in modern-day Czech Republic). There are no strict role-playing classes for players to subscribe to, which should give players more freedom when playing the open-world title. Developer Warhorse Studios also recently put up a piece on its website talking to quest designer Jan Němec. Here’s a quote from him about quest creation: The other super hard thing is actually finishing the quest. The beginning is all fun and roses and beer (or other alcohol), but then the reality sets in and you READ FULL…

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Tekken 7 Launch Trailer Wants Players to Get Into Fights

[embedded content] The biggest release of this week is undoubtedly Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7. Not only does the highly anticipated fighting game live up to the hype according to our review, but it also brings the Mishima saga to an end. In the game’s recently released launch trailer, the publisher shows off their hopes for the competitive scene, both online and in players’ households. If you’re on the fence about picking up the title today, make sure to check out the launch trailer embedded above. It’s an exciting video that might just push you over the edge, and get it on launch day. Those that do purchase it, will want to check out tips article, which breaks down seven tips that’ll make your experience more enjoyable from the start and improve your play. The Tekken 7 launch trailer wasn’t all that Bandai Namco released today, as they also put out a video starring British celebrities Keith Chegwin and Timmy Mallet. In the entertaining three minute video, the two 80s stars trade some banter, and then settle their differences in a Tekken 7 match for the ages. I won’t spoil who wins the epic clash, so check out the cheeky clip below. [embedded content] “Tekken 7 remains…