PlayStation Experience Returns to Anaheim, CA on December 9th

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As many of you may know December is usually a time of holiday cheer, festivities and a great time of gathering with many of our loved ones. Well it comes to no surprise that this also includes gamers alike as we once again are invited to visit our PlayStation family for 2017’s PlayStation Experience. As Sony has once again announced that PlayStation Experience will once again be held in Anaheim, CA of December 9th through 10th.  If you’re anything like myself and the What’s Up PlayStation Team you know it’s best to get on this event as soon as you can. As reported via the PlayStation blog here are the latest details below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 returns to Anaheim, California this December 9 and 10! Early bird tickets are available right now, and supplies are limited.

PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming. That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest and upcoming games that haven’t been release to the public. As well as a great opportunity to meet many of your favorite devs and gaming personalities. Not to mention us here at the What’s Up PlayStation camp! Once again you can prepare registration now as stated via the PS blog’s above quote. Also as a bonus it should be noted that the capcom pro tour finals will be that weekend as well. It’s totally a great event to behold if you’re able to make it down for PSX. Which is also via the PS Blog:

Capcom Cup 2017

In other news: Capcom Cup 2017 is joining forces with PlayStation Experience again this year! At PS Experience, a special tournament stage will be dedicated to the highest-level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches taking place all day on Sunday, culminating in the Grand Finals event on Sunday evening. Watch the top qualifying players from the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour battle their way for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion. More details on Capcom Cup 2017 will be shared later.

Quick details for PSX are listed below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 At A Glance

Where
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

When
Friday, December 8, 2017, Time TBA
Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Two-Day Early Bird Ticket + Special Event: $65
Early bird tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

Regular Two-Day Ticket: $75

Get tickets here: http://playstation.com/experience-tickets
Note: We highly recommend you register with your PSN ID when purchasing tickets.

Must be 18 or older to attend. No babies. No Children. No Exceptions.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll have lots more to share about the publishers, developers, games, and activities you can expect at this year’s show.

What do you think? Will you be attending this years PSX in Anaheim,CA ? What games are you looking forward to seeing. Any devs or announcements are you looking to hear?  Comment below and let us know. Always make sure to check back with us and add us to your bookmarks here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

PS4 Firmware 5.0. Details Leaked

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As many of us know there per the last few years the PS4 has been keeping consistent with it’s firmware update beta’s. PS4 is continuing that trend with some detail’s being leaked. Although this is a leak and details could by all means not be final. Here’s a bit of info of what’s to be apart of the upcoming update as reported via EuroGamer:

Here’s the summary of what’s new:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro owners can stream via Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second.
  • The system’s master and sub account systems has been overhauled. New family accounts an feature multiple adult accounts in a single family, able to act in a parent / guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, allowing each sub account different communications, content-viewing, and spending limit privileges. Request can also be sent to adult accounts on other PlayStation 4’s to join the same family.
  • Players can follow any user.
  • Notifications have been added to the Quick Menu. Uploads and downloads status can also be checked here.
  • Push notifications for events.
  • Spectator comments on screen while broadcasting in virtual reality mode.
  • Broadcasts can be linked to a PlayStation Community.
  • Language support for Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.
  • Behind-the-scenes support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as a “Game of the Year Edition”), which do not require developers rework any code.

Opinion: Although these are great ideas and features to be added. These details leave much to be desired for this to be an entire update to the big 5.0 firmware update. However it should be taken into account this is leak which isn’t an official release and may not (hopefully) include all the details for the upcoming firmware beta or even the official release of the official firmware update itself.

But what you do think? What would you like to see for this upcoming update? What features are you still waiting for? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Check out the Hidden Dragon Legend Trailer

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It seems that 2D action games aren’t dead yet and isn’t showing any chances of slowing down for PS4 users. Hidden Dragon Legends aims to take you on the fast-paced ride of combo fighting as reported via press release:

Hidden Dragon Legend is 2.5D action platformer taking place in Imperial China, combining classic platform action with fast-paced combo fighting. Players’ reflexes, timing and persistence will be challenged to the max!

Powered by the Unreal 4 Engine, Hidden Dragon Legend will make players utilize all their skills in combat, acrobatics, and puzzle-solving to navigate their way through tough enemies, powerful bosses and Metroidvania-style puzzles while building their fighter through an extensive skill tree that allows players to customize their fighting style.

What do you think? Are you interested in this title? Do you think PlayStation needs more titles like these comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check us out here at What’s Up PlayStation!

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

Check out the Free PlayStation Plus Games arriving in August

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It seems as someone, somewhere is making improvements for PlayStation plus games, not to say I’ve have much of a problem for them outside of June’s PS Plus games where in which I purchased Killing Floor 2 literally the week before an official announcement for Junes PlayStation Plus games. But thus far the community has been pretty satisfied from this summers PS Plus free games selection so far. Can PlayStation maintain momentum with such a selection for August let’s see shall we? As reported via the PlayStation Blog. Here are the games offered for August:

First up, we have the excellent and chaotic Just Cause 3. Take Rico Rodriguez on a truly wild ride to liberate Medici from military dictatorship. Your greatest weapon is your ingenuity. And explosions.

Next we have Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, a standalone adventure set after the events of Black Flag. Guide Adewale on an emotional story, using his skills as an assassin and his deep convictions to free oppressed people.

Full lineup:

  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

And those are your free games for August. But wait, there’s more for PS Plus members.

PS Plus Summer Movies are here! Enjoy six weeks of 99¢ rentals – selected for you from this summer’s hottest blockbusters. Starting us off with a bang, The Lego Batman Movie – handpicked for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the full schedule of movies below, then head over to PS Store each week to enjoy 99¢ rentals.
You can download the PlayStation Video app on Android or iOS devices and watch your movies on the go. Once rented, your unwatched movies stay in My Videos for up to 30 days. Hot right?

PS Plus Summer Movies

For Free-to-Play, Dreadnaught, launching in open beta on August 1st, will be offering a $20 PlayStation Plus pack starting August 15th. All PlayStation Plus members will also get the Ravenswood Plus Pack free.

There’s lot of great stuff to look forward to, but if you want something immediate, this weekend only, PlayStation Plus members can play Doom for free starting tomorrow, Thursday the 27th until the 30th. Play all weekend long, then save 50% on the full game purchase in the PlayStation Store with a PlayStation Plus exclusive discount, which is available through August 3rd.

And there you have it! See you next month.

Seems like that $59.99 a year is beginning to show it’s worth but don’t take our word for it, Let us know what you think in the comment section below! For more news like this and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV MP Closed beta Expansion “Comrades” coming next week

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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:

This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.

TEST VERSION FULL VERSION
Requirements Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership. Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
Available Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected) Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
Playable Characters Create, control, and save up to eight avatars. Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
Avatars Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
Outposts Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
Weapons Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis. Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
Royal Sigils Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version. Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
Quests Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
Meals Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward. Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
Meteorshards Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version. Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
Added Features Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat. Enjoy these additional features:

  • Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
  • Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
  • Receive Quest Report Cards
  • Take New Photographs, and more!

*Details Forthcoming

What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of  an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added?  This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins  August 3rd to August 8th.  Check out a few images below and let us know  what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Chaos Code: EXCEED Tournament Full Stream

The Online Arcade this past weekend had another amazing tournament with Chaos Code: EXCEED. Here is the full live stream hosted by MistaOfficialVG(WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS STREAM)

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Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Teaser Trailer

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Arc System Works is at it again dropping new fighting game for fighting game enthusiast. During EVO 2017 they announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. It’s a cross-over 2D fighting game that will arrive on console in 2018. It will feature characters from illustrious Arc System Works fighting game franchise like BlazBlue, Under Night in-Birth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and newly joining the fighting game scene RWBY.

Ragna The Blood Egde:
blazblueYu Narukami:persona 4 arenaHyde Kido:Under Night in BirthRuby Rose:RWBYIn my opinion: Just giving me a game where I can battle with some of my favorite fighting game characters from Arc System Works, is a huge win for me personally. I can’t wait to mix it up with some of my favorite Under Birth in-Night and BlazBlue characters. Just please have Byakuya in this game! I do personally feel this game will be a console exclusive on PS4 and will also have a PC release later within 2018.

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Tekken 7- Geese Howard Reveal Trailer

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It is really fascinating to see Geese Howard making his way into the Tekken 7 ring later on this year. Geese is a notable legendary character from the Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters series and will have the chance to face off against the Tekken legends like Heihachi or Kazuya, making the statementI’ll destroy you all!Geese Howard T7In my Opinion: Players that use Geese Howard will have their opponents in fear with Atemi Nage counter as you send foes to the ground that gets in contact with you or if they approach send Geese’s famous wind slash Reppu Ken with both single and double versions present. I’m definitely loving how Bandai Namco kept a lot of the traditional Geese Howard specials and incorporated them into the 3D space of Tekken 7. It’s very similar to what they did with Akuma, great job!Geese Howard Winter 2017

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