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PlayStation New Releases This Week: February 5, 2019 – Are You A God?

PS4 New Releases

This week’s PS4 new releases features God Eater 3 as the biggest release of the week, followed by Pro Fishing Simulator, Spike Volleyball, and Evoland Legendary Edition. There are four PSVR releases coming this week and a single Vita release to remind you it is still alive.

*All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted

Please check out the full list of releases below.

PS4 New Releases

PSVR New Releases

  • Crisis VRigade (Digital)
  • Fear of Bugs – The Fear Experience (Digital) – Out 2/7
  • The Mage’s Tale (Digital)
  • Rage Room (Digital) – Out 2/4

PS Vita New Releases

  • Access Denied (Digital – Cross Buy)

*Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and more games/DLC will likely be added during the PlayStation Store updates in North America and Europe on Tuesday. For PlayStation VR game requirements, be sure to check out the product page before buying the PSVR game.

Let us know in the comments which PlayStation 4 games you plan to pick up this week and if you’re excited about any of this week’s digital releases. Also, be sure to check our release date pages for February 2019 PS4 games, in order to stay on top of the upcoming PS4, PSVR, and PS Vita releases.

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PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – January 29, 2019

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Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update.

North American Update

January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup


Preorders

  • JUMP FORCE – Ultimate Edition ($99.99)(out 2-12)
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2 ($59.99)(out 2-8)
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2 Special Edition ($79.99)(out 2-8)

PSVR Games

Dream Match Tennis VR World Tour ($9.99)

Trainer VR ($14.99)

PS4 Games

  • ACA NEOGEO AERO FIGHTERS 3 ($7.99)
  • Epic Ultimate Bundle ($59.99)
  • Genesis Alpha One ($29.99)
  • The Hong Kong Massacre ($19.99)
  • JackQuest Tale of the Sword ($9.99)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS All-In-One Package ($99.99)
  • Party Crashers and Party Golf ($23.99)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 2 ($59.99)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 2 Deluxe Edition ($69.99)

PS4 Add-on Content

  • BLACK CLOVER: QK Royal Magic Knight Set – Wizard King ($4.99)
  • BLACK CLOVER: QUARTET KNIGHTS Outfit “Perky Cat Vanessa” (Free)
  • Genesis Alpha One – Rocket Star Corporation Pack ($3.99)
  • MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD DLC (Free and up)
  • NTBSS: Master Character Training Pack – Tsunade ($3.99)
  • Resident Evil 2 DLC ($1.99 and up)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal DLC (Free and up)
  • Street Fighter® V – Resident Evil Costume Bundle ($7.99)
  • V Rally 4 Citroën DS3 RX ($4.99)
  • Warface: Nuclear Pack ($9.99)
  • Warframe: Prime Vault – Ember Prime Accessories ($19.99)
  • Warframe: Prime Vault – Frost Prime Accessories ($19.99)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr | Monotask Servo-skull ($1.99)

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PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – January 22, 2019

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Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update.

North American Update

January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup


Preorders

  • Genesis Alpha One ($29.99)(out 1-29)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS All-In-One Package ($99.99)(out 1-29)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 2 ($59.99)(out 1-25)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 2 Deluxe Edition ($69.99)(out 1-25)

PSVR Games

  • A Fisherman’s Tale ($12.74)
  • Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018 -HIKARI & CHIKAI- VR (Free)
  • Eden Tomorrow Demo (Free)
  • PlayStation VR Demo Disc 3 (Free)

PS4 Demos

  • Eden Tomorrow
  • Drowning

PS4 Games

  • ACA NEOGEO BLAZING STAR ($7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 ($7.99)
  • ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Deluxe Edition ($84.99)
  • ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN ($59.99)
  • At Sundown: Shots in the Dark ($19.99/PS+ $17.99)
  • At Sundown: Shots in the Dark – Avatar Edition ($20.99/PS+ $18.89)
  • FutureGrind ($19.99)
  • Heroes Trials ($4.79)
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS: Vikendi Edition ($54.49)
  • Realm Royale (Free to play)
  • Realm Royale Battle Bundle ($24.49/PS+ $14.69)
  • Realm Royale Battle Pass 2 ($9.49/PS+ Free)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal ($39.99)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal — Tailor-Made Edition ($49.99)
  • Switchblade Early Access (Free)
  • SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Edition ($69.99)
  • Wandersong ($19.99)

PS4 Add-on Content

  • ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Season pass ($24.99)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED ($6.99)
  • NHL 19 – 99 Edition Incentive ($19.99)
  • Override: Mech City Brawl – Maestro ($3.99)
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS: Vikendi Pack ($24.99)
  • PUBG Survivor passes ($4.99 for 5 and up to $34.99 for 50)
  • Ride Free Pack 3 (Free)
  • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse DLC ($2.99 each)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal DLC (Free and up)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Fear Incarnate Gear ($2.99)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – The Nightmare ($4.99)
  • The Sims 4 Bundle – Seasons, Jungle Adventure, Spooky Stuff ($49.99)
  • SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Upgrade ($39.99)
  • SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Dissonance of the Nexus ($19.99)
  • WWE 2K19 Rising Stars Pack ($9.99)

PS Vita Games

Heroes Trials ($4.79)

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PlayStation New Releases This Week: January 22, 2019 – Like A Zombie

PS4 New Releases

This weeks PS4 new releases includes a past re-imagined with Resident Evil 2 and a title bursting from everywhere, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal. Over on the PlayStation VR, gamers gets a tale of fishing and for the Vita, a chance to become a hero.

*All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted

Please check out the full list of releases below.

PS4 New Releases

PSVR New Releases

PS Vita New Releases

  • Heroes Trials (Digital – Cross Buy)

*Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and more games/DLC will likely be added during the PlayStation Store updates in North America and Europe on Tuesday. For PlayStation VR game requirements, be sure to check out the product page before buying the PSVR game.

Let us know in the comments which PlayStation 4 games you plan to pick up this week and if you’re excited about any of this week’s digital releases. Also, be sure to check our release date pages for January 2019 PS4 games, in order to stay on top of the upcoming PS4, PSVR, and PS Vita releases.

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Bungie and Activision Split Up, Full Publishing Rights of the Destiny Franchise Going to Bungie

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Bungie announced today that plans are already underway to split away from Activision, allowing the beloved studio to gain full publishing rights on the Destiny series. Bungie originally partnered with Activision to help support the ambitious vision they had for Destiny and what it would become. With this split, Bungie will self-publish Destiny going forward. The studio will announce its full plans for the transfer in the near future.

We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects.

The planned transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reports that this split comes after “years of tension between the two companies—tension that has existed since before the first Destiny even shipped.” It’s been clear, especially within Destiny 2, that there was some friction between monetized elements of the game and the player experience. Schreier continued “Bungie told employees during a team meeting this afternoon, framing it as fantastic news for a studio that has long grown sick of dealing with its publisher.”

Accounting for all games and expansions launched, the Destiny franchise has exceeded 50 million unit sales worldwide since its initial launch. Most recently, the Forsaken expansion, beloved by players, failed to meet Activision’s lofty expectations for sales. Bungie quickly fired back, saying that they were not disappointed with the expansion and player engagement with it.

Those who worry about what this might impart on the future of the game should be excited as Bungie fully takes the reins.

With Forsaken, we’ve learned, and listened, and leaned in to what we believe our players want from a great Destiny experience. Rest assured there is more of that on the way. We’ll continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap, and we’re looking forward to releasing more seasonal experiences in the coming months, as well as surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Our success is owed in no small part to the incredible community of players who have graced our worlds with light and life. We know self-publishing won’t be easy; there’s still much for us to learn as we grow as an independent, global studio, but we see unbounded opportunities and potential in Destiny. We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope. We hope you’ll join us there.

See you starside.

The latest content drop to Destiny 2 saw players trying to solve a seemingly impossible puzzle (that still remains unsolved), and the controversy that surrounded how the puzzle blocked additional content. Most players at least give Bungie credit for trying something new, even if they did stumble a little bit in the execution. Without Activision, Bungie is now free to take more risks like this and make a game that is not beholden to investor expectations, but rather one that is made for the players.

What’s your take on Bungie breaking for Activision to publish the Destiny franchise on their own?

[Source: Bungie]

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PlayStation Store Global Update – January 8, 2019

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Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games, and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update.

North American Update

January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup


Preorders

  • ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Deluxe Edition ($84.99)(out 1-17)
  • ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN ($59.99)(out 1-17)
  • The Grand Tour Game ($14.99)(out 1-15)
  • Onimusha: Warlords ($19.99)(out 1-15)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal ($39.99)(out 1-22)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal — Tailor-Made Edition ($49.99)(out 1-22)
  • Vane ($24.99)(out 1-15)

PSVR Games

  • Beats Fever ($19.99)
  • Megalith ($29.99)
  • VR Apocalypse ($17.99)

PS4 Demos

  • Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

PS4 Games

  • ACA NEOGEO PUZZLE BOBBLE ($7.99)
  • Battle Princess Madelyn ($19.99)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 + Destiny 2: Forsaken + Overwatch ($159.99)
  • HIVE: Altenum Wars Ultimate Edition ($13.99)
  • My Brother Rabbit Winter Edition ($16.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Pieces ($7.99)
  • PUBG + PlayStation Plus Bundle ($69.99)
  • Samael the Legacy of Ophiuchus ($29.99)
  • Subnautica ($29.99)
  • Ultimate Runner ($14.99)

PS4 Add-on Content

  • 18 Floors DLC 「Continued」 (Free)
  • Cryptract: PS Plus Reward (Free and exclusive for PS+)
  • DOA5LR: Core Fighters + Marie Rose (Free and Exclusive for PS+)
  • DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 – Extra DLC Pack 4 ($7.99)
  • DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 – Extra Pass ($29.99)
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Assty. DLC ($2.99 each)
  • Fishing Planet: Christmas Bundle ($16.49)
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains Aquaman Bundle Pack ($5.99)
  • LET IT DIE: (The Jackals Awaken) Special Pack 1 ($9.99)
  • LET IT DIE: (The Jackals Awaken) Special Pack 2 ($32.99)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining ($9.99)
  • Megalith: Thorn ($3.99)
  • RIDE 3 – Free Pack 2 (Free)
  • Skyforge: Soundweaver Collector’s Edition ($34.99)
  • Skyforge: Soundweaver Quickplay Pack ($14.99)
  • theHunter™: Call of the Wild – Parque Fernando ($7.99)
  • Train Sim World: BR Class 33 ($19.99)
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Asst. DLC ($1.99 and up)
  • World of Tanks – M4 Improved Ultimate ($28.99)
  • World of Tanks – T32-A Proto Ultimate ($59.99)
  • World of Tanks – Tanksmas: Bear, Rudy & Bizon ($55.99)
  • World of Tanks – Tanksmas: UK Heavy Destroyers ($58.99)
  • World of Tanks – Tanksmas: US Heavy Destroyers ($53.99)

PS Vita Games

  • Atari Flashback Classics ($19.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Pieces ($7.99)

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It Doesn’t Look Like LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit Will Be Returning to Digital Stores

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We recently reported that LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit were removed from all digital storefronts without a warning. As noted by Eurogamer, the games were delisted around January 1, 2019, suggesting that a licensing agreement may have expired.

In the absence of an official statement from Warner Bros., we were hoping that the games were pulled temporarily (we really enjoyed The Hobbit) but it looks that isn’t the case. A company representative has confirmed as much in a brief statement provided to Eurogamer.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit will no longer be available for sale in digital stores,” said the publisher. “The games will remain in players’ libraries if they already own them.”

Warner Bros. did not say why the titles were removed but licensing agreements expiring is the most common reason for games disappearing from digital stores.

LEGO The Hobbit was originally set to receive downloadable content based on The Battle of the Five Armies, which wasn’t out at the time of the game’s release in 2014. Executive Producer Nick Ricks said that the developers had “exciting plans” for the content. However, Warner Bros. later released a statement announcing that there were no plans to develop any DLC based on the final film of the trilogy, leaving players disappointed.

“The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies,” Warner Bros. said at the time, much to fans’ dismay.

Did our readers enjoy the games? Share your thoughts with us below.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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Now Loading – Our Gaming New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year’s resolutions are a common way for people to instill a new start at the beginning of the new year. Whether it’s getting into a better workout regimen, drinking less (or more. We don’t judge), or setting out to complete a dream you’ve long had, flipping the calendar can provide a great opportunity. Goals of physical fitness and overall well being are noble resolutions, but this is PlayStation LifeStyle, which means we wanted to make things a little bit more gaming related.

As we cross into 2019, the PSLS staff has a number of gaming New Year’s resolutions. Some are simple goals, like trying to complete the insane backlogs that we’ve accrued, while others are deeper, like attempting to not let the insatiable need to finish or Platinum a game control us. Here’s what we’ll be striving for in the new year in terms of our gaming lives.

While that may be what we’re striving for over the next 365 days, only time will tell if we actually keep these resolutions. What gaming New Year’s resolutions are you setting for yourself this year? Are there games you’ll be trying to clear out of your backlog? Will you be trying out any new genres or games that you wouldn’t usually? Did you accomplish any goals last year that you set at the beginning of 2018? Take to the first PSLS comments section of 2019 to let us know.

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PSLS Staff’s Top 10 Games of 2018 – Everyone’s Favorite Games of the Year

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2018 is just a week away from being over, our Game of the Year 2018 awards have been handed out, and we are well on our way towards considering what 2019 games will earn those awards in a year’s time. While our Game of the Year Awards were full of great titles, plenty of other games didn’t receive honors.

We wanted to offer the PlayStation LifeStyle staff an opportunity to tell you about their individual top 10 games of 2018, whether or not they landed awards this year. There are some obvious contenders that appear on nearly every list, but we’ve also got some surprises, non-PlayStation games, and guilty pleasures that people have loved playing in 2018, even if they weren’t award worthy.

At the end of the day, isn’t enjoying the games and having fun with them what it’s all about?

PSLS Staff – Everyone’s Top 10 Games of 2018

Some, like our Game of the Year winner, God of War, appear on multiple lists, while other writers have some eclectic tastes with some unique games and genres. Plenty of people on the staff loved games that didn’t appear on the PlayStation platform, with Nintendo Switch and even mobile titles making appearances. There are even some widely disliked games that some people on our staff just loved. What’s absolutely clear when looking at these lists is that 2018 was an incredible year for games with some great titles that you definitely shouldn’t miss. Even if the games don’t appeal to everybody, what’s most important is that we’ve had fun playing them.

Did any of your own top 10 games of 2018 land our our lists too? Anything that none of us mentioned that stuck out to you? Let us know your own top 10 games of 2018 in the comments below.

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PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection Included Games Worth $1,500 in 2018

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How much value each player derives from PlayStation Plus depends on a number of factors but it’s interesting to see some numbers put together to analyze the Instant Game Collection’s offerings in a given year. Folks over at Polygon have done exactly that: number crunching to give us an overall picture of what we received in exchange for our money in 2018.

This year, IGC offered 76 games worth a total retail value (as of Friday, December 21) of $1,508.74. This is $221.49 more than 2017’s combined total. The average critic score of IGC’s 2018 lineup sits at 69.5, which is 1.8 points lower than 2017.

The highest-scoring lineup, which included SOMA and OnRush, was released in December, with an average score of 82.8. August‘s lineup (Mafia III, Dead By Daylight) offered the highest dollar value, with games totaling $205.91.

April‘s linuep, which included Mad Max and TrackMania Turbo, was the lowest-scored at 60.5, in terms of average critic review. September was highlighted by God of War 3 Remastered but it remained the lowest dollar value month, with games totaling $55.95.

Overall, four games included in the IGC 2018 lineup are currently priced at $40 and above at retail, six are valued at $30-$39.99, and nine are valued at $25-$29.99. 19 of the games offered with PS Plus retail from $15 to $19.99, and 27 of them are valued between $5 and $9.99.

The average age of IGC games this year sits at 3.2 years. January‘s lineup, which included Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series, offered the newest games (average age of 1.74 years at the time). The average age of May‘s lineup, headlined by Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends, was the highest (4.75 years old at the time).

Which month was your favorite? Share your thoughts on IGC with us below.

[Source: Polygon]

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection Included Games Worth $1,500 in 2018