Gundam Versus Open Beta Begins on September 2nd

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Gundam fans won’t have to wait to long to get their hands on the PlayStation 4 exclusive Gundam Versus. Starting on September 2nd fans will be able to play the open beta for Gundam Versus, with a pre-download made available on August 29th. The open beta doesn’t last too long though ending on September 4th. Gundam Versus is set to release in North America on September 29th, 2017.

GUNDAM VERSUS1Bandai Namco is giving fans a lot to try out for this beta. The open beta will include Ultimate Battle having fifteen online missions and thirty offline ones to try, offline Trial Battle, offline Free Battle, and the tutorial and five in-game tracks including “Missing Rink” and “Crossbone.” Most importantly it will feature online Player Match, online Casual Match in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 forms.

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Source: Bandai Namco

Upcoming COD: WWII Beta Info

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Call of Duty: WWII is one of this years most anticipated titles releasing on the PlayStation 4. It was announced earlier this summer, a beta would be releasing for the shooter first on PS4 August 25th (for those who Pre Order), with the open beta starting for everyone else on September 1st. If you’re one of those people (like myself) dying to get your hands on the game, maybe this bit of information about the new create a class system will hold you until then. Call of Duty: WWII releases for the PS4 on November 4th, 2017.

Call of Duty WWIIThere will be five divisions which will be included in the Call of Duty:WWII beta, here’s an overview of each division from the PlayStation Blog:

Armored Division:
This Division specializes in laying down a withering offense to buy their team breathing room. Their bipod-equipped light machinegun shreds lightly armored targets, while their armor protects them from enemy explosives, tactical equipment and flamethrowers. When extra punch is required, the Anti-Tank Grenade sticky bomb is the ideal choice.

Division Skill:
LMG Bipod III: Protect territory by mounting your machinegun on ledges or while prone for less recoil
Division Training

Armored III:Immune to Shell Shock and Tactical Equipment. Take less
fire damage. Take less explosives damage.Amored Division

Mountain Division
Remaining undetected, this Division excels at covert operations and stealth gameplay. When armed with sniper rifles, the Mountain Division prefers to stay at a distance, waiting patiently for the perfect shot. If detected, smoke grenades and the S-Mine 44 “Bouncing Betty” provide opportunities to escape or retaliate.

Division Skill
Sniper Sharpshooter III: Block out your surroundings and in return acquire aim assist and enemy names while holding breath.

Division Training
Mountain III: Invisible to enemy Recon Aircraft while moving. Hidden to player-controlled Streaks. Quieter Movement.

mountain divisionAirborne Division
This maneuverable Division is usually the first to the fight, parachuting into the thick of the action. Armed with suppressed submachine guns, these frontline fighters excel at taking and holding enemy positions until more heavily armored reinforcements arrive.

Division Skill
SMG Suppressor III: Hides muzzle flash and prevents gunfire from appearing on enemy mini-maps, but reduces the range of weapon.

Division Training
Airborne III: Sprint for longer distances. Climb over obstacles faster. Increased sprint speed.

Expeditionary Division
Armed with a hearty supply of explosives and tactical equipment, the fighters specialize in sabotage, infiltration, and close-quarters combat. Their special Division Skill loads devastating incendiary shells into their shotguns to set fires and terrorize their opponents.

Division Skill
Shotgun Incendiary Shells III: Shotgun shells that spark flames that burn enemies.

Division Training
Expeditionary III: Select a piece of Tactical and Lethal Equipment. Throw equipment faster, farther & while sprinting. Resupply equipment from killed enemies.

Infantry Division
As all-around combat specialists, the Infantry Division emphasizes marksmanship and rarely misses their shots. Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Skill
Rifle Bayonet III: Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Training

Infantry III: Additional attachment on Primary Weapon. Extra magazines. Move faster while aiming down sights.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

Paragon – Wraith Overview Trailer

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Here’s the first look at paragon’s new hero “Wraith”. Check out his abilities and get a feel for the sneaky sharpshooter playstyle.

Wraith will be available June 27th aka “Draft Dodge Tuesday”. How you feel about the new hero and his abilities? Comment below let us know for more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

BRAWLHALLA Beta Sign Up Is Live! 

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Are looking for something new to peak your interest? Well look no further, Brawlhalla just released their beta sign up page! Sign up and try out this free to play Smash Bros style fighting game here. Also, check out the new gameplay trailer below! Is Brawlhalla something you can get into? Let us know in the comment below! 
 

The Council-Podcast Episode 99 Kicking Off 2017 Right!

 

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We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, on gaming new that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show.Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. This is the first Council Podcast for 2017 and we couldn’t be happier to comeback. PlayStation 4 is starting off the year really strong and we are excited to play all the games that are coming soon.

News:

  1. PS4 wins December 2016 NPD’s/ Microsoft PR spin
  2. Kingdom Hearts 3/Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still ways to go
  3. PS4 4.50 update Beta sign up
  4. Guerrilla Cambridge unfortunate closure
  5. Sora is coming to the World of Final Fantasy/Patch update
  6. New PS4 slim white coming to Europe/Asia Japan
  7. PlayStation teases more games to come in 2017.

Plugs:

  1. Horizon: Zero Dawn new story trailer
  2. Fate/Extella The Umbral Star releases January 17th

Topic:

  1. Will you purchase a xbox one after Scalebound’s delay?

**WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS PODCAST**

 

The Infinite Hate for Infinite Warfare

 

In the world of video games Call of Duty is about as mainstream as mainstream can get, but that doesn’t stop the ever increasing level of hate over the years. I have been playing CoD since its first entry long ago on pc and there hasn’t been one I missed since. Most people view CoD as this multiplayer only game but continue to forget that it also contains a single player aspect. I’ve heard complaints of the game being the same thing with every entry and how it never evolves. The complaints of people being tired of the future setting but this same argument has been made when it was in the past and when it was modern, people honestly don’t know what they want and it shows a lot when it comes to Call of Duty.

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I know some people are band wagoners with the hate and some have valid reasons to not like CoD, but I feel that some of that same hate can be applied to games that follow a similar setup. End of the day, we play what we play and like what we like. So if I’m ignorant for spending money on something I like then so be it, because its what I enjoy just like millions of others.

So with all that will you be getting Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Will you continue to hate Call of Duty? Will you be playing the beta? Leave a comment below and lets spark a conversation on the topic.

Here is more information on the beta schedule for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

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New PlayStation 4.0 Update Features Detailed

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The upcoming 4.00 update aka “Shingen” will be rolling out soon. If you sign up for the beta to firmware update and was selected, soon you will have a chance to try out the beta. Be on a look out for an email from PlayStation, giving you the appropriate instructions on how to download 4.00 beta.

Today on the PlayStation Blog, Sony dropped a few key unique features on what to expect from the new update.  It’s also worth mentioning that all the new feature in 4.00 will not be available in the beta. No launch date yet but it to be expected in the coming weeks.

Here are some key features for firmware update 4.00 “Shingen”:

UI Refresh

We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remains the same — it just has a fresh coat of paint.

Quick Menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. We’ve overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

We’ve added several new items to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.

Share Menu

We’ve given a similar overhaul to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.

You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organization

One of the big requests we get is for more options to organize content on PS4. With this update, we’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.

We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. We’ve added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own — games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.

We’ve also added a button that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.

Lastly, we’re changing the icons that show how rare a Trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.

User Profile

We’ve updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile — perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.

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Source: PlayStation Blog