The Online Arcade 2018 Tournament Schedule

2018 plans on being a huge year for The Online Arcade. With our dedicated Twitch and YouTube channel’s, we want to deliver a vast amount of online tournaments in 2018. Here are some of the premier/Lite scheduled tournaments that are available for sign up today! With all our tournaments the dates and times could be subjected to change. Please read the description for any of the tournaments you are interested in signing up for, because there are important information pertaining to each tournament. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Scheduled Tournaments:

injusticInjustice 2: Dark Knights II (Premier) 2/10/2018- Sign up here

GGxRev2Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2: SLASH 2 (Lite) 2/25/2018- Sign up here

DBFZDragon Ball FighterZ- Dragon World Tour (Premier) 3/3/18- Sign up here

SFV AEStreet Fighter V- World Warriors III (Premier) 3/24/18- Sign up here

MVCIMarvel Vs Capcom Infinite- Clash of the Stones (Premier) 4/21/18- Sign up here

Tekken 7Tekken 7- Raging Fist II (Premier) 5/19/18- Sign up here

Lite tournament will have no giveaways during the live stream and limited prize for winners. Premier tournaments will have a larger prize pot(payable through PayPal) for the top three participates. Similar to what you have seen in the prior online tournaments.

If you like what we do and feel like supporting The Online Arcade head over to our Patreon or PayPal, where your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

The Online Arcade General Rules and Updates

Words can’t express enough how grateful The Online Arcade is for all the support we’ve received in 2017. As promised we plan to deliver as much content as possible in the upcoming year. We want to be as open as possible when it comes to sharing out our announcements or updates to everyone that participates within these tournaments.

One thing we would like to do is lessen the wait time for a lot of these upcoming tournaments. In order to do that, we created a general rules guide for all current and new participants for The Online Arcade.

The Online Arcade General Rules:

  1. Check ins are mandatory for participation in every TOA tournament. No Check in means no participation! (If you have issues checking in, lets us know!!!)
  2. Depending on the tournament all participants (new or old) must write their PSN ID, CFN ID, or Gamertag in the Discussion Tab.
  3. Read the description for each tournament before signing up/checking in.
  4. Key Factors are crucial for every tournament. If broken by a player, the penalty will be a game lost within a match towards that player.
  5. All participants must be ready for their matches when called upon(Invites). There will only be a 5 minute grace period. If the player is not there in the respected time, that is considered a loss.
  6. It is a requirement to have a active E-mail address, so you can get the proper notifications from the Challonge website.
  7. No Wi-Fi!! Must have a stable wired connection. (These are online tournaments)
  8. All TOA tournaments will be Double Elimination.

We created multiple social media pages to make things as easy as possible for all our participants and viewers. Being transparent as possible with our community is a goal we plan on executing here at The Online Arcade. These pages are solely dedicated to updating you on tournaments, news, and any questions you may have for us.

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One of our biggest moves is the transition over to Twitch. The channel is still a working progress but we plan on staying committed by having all of The Online Arcade tournaments will be streamed on twitch in 2018. Our goal is to achieve 75 to 100 followers by the end of the year, so we can try and claim a Twitch partnership. As the Twitch channel grows, we can provide more tournaments within the year and also have more giveaways for our supporters.

Here is a brief video on our progress:

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PlayStation’s Paris Games Week Showcase Begins October 30th, 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

If you haven’t heard Paris Games Week 2017 begins next week. And PlayStation promises big announcements. So far we’ve been given the skinny on what to expect as well as where you can view the events of PlayStation related news and media. First off it has been revealed that all the media showcase will begin at 9:00 am Pacific time. From there it’s said that we’ll be given an inside look of some upcoming PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR titles. After the 9:00 a.m. media showcase. They’ve also announced that about 7 New Titles will be announced that are PS4 and PSVR related. After the media showcase PlayStation plans to expound upon the titles announced and more. Here’s where you can view the events via the follow Outlets:

  1. live.playstation.com
  2. Twitch
  3. YouTube
  4. Facebook

Seems as if they’ve provided quite a few options so gamers will be able to check out the news and announcement.

Editors Opinion: I personally have told myself to keep my expectations in check. Also with events like PSX fast approaching a month after, just about. I would hope that the better announcements are saved for the fans to enjoy and experience. As always whether PSX or PGW I always attempt to keep my expectations in check. Although I hope we hear some great announcements. As of now with what’s been revealed already. I’m pretty happy with what’s been revealed but as a gamer who doesn’t want more games!

What do you think? Are you excited for Paris Games Week? What would you like to see? What announcements are you hoping to hear? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and Check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 20

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Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as  we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as present Episode 20 of the Plus On Block Podcast. Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Grand Finals for the Power Stone Cloud vs Sonic Fox
  • Napa and Ginyu join the rosters for DBF
  • Dragon Ball Fighters 24 characters at launch.
  • Different versions of Dragon ball fighters controversy
  • Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 predictions
  • Should SFV have a guest character and if so who

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Check Out The New FINAL FANTASY XV – 101 Extended Trailer & Day One Patch Notes Details!!

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We’re only a week away from one of the most sought after JRPG’s of this gen and last. What was once known as PS3’s exclusive Final Fantasy 13 Versus by way of Square-Enix. Has now evolved into not only a multi-platform game but also a mainline Final Fantasy title now known as: Final Fantasy XV. But of course you don’t need us here at What’s Up PlayStation to remind you. This upcoming adventure has been all over the media from YouTube, Television and more and even has plans to conquer mobile gaming. In preparation for it’s release Square-Enix has released an extended trailer which details characters, gameplay mechanics and more found in the living breathing world of FINAL FANTASY XV. Check out the trailer and screenshots below:

Square-Enix also followed through on what was said to be a tease from this previous Friday with information regarding a day one patch. The day one patch is named “Crown Update” and will include the following. It’s also mentioned that the list below is defined as “some” of the additions coming with the update, so there might be more.

  • Improvements to the camera with new options to better assist and track the action in tight space and to improve visibility during battles
  • New event scenes and scenes from KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ and the “Omen” trailer have also been added to the game to make the story and timeline of events easier to follow for newcomers
  • The addition of an ability tree for the “Wait Mode” function which improves the strategic element of this feature
  • Players can obtain the “Beast Whistle” which can be used to call monsters to battle
  • A wider variety of recipes and fish with an addition of a gallery for completionist players who enjoy collecting items
  • Implementation of social media support, allowing the photos Prompto takes along your journey to be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter

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This game has so much that could possibly catch the interest of many. But with that being said what do you think. Does this intrigue you? Will you be purchasing this title. Final Fantasy releases this holiday November 29th on the PS4 and other respective platforms. And is said to support Features like HDR on both the standard PS4 and the PS4 Pro. Also on the PS4 Pro there will support for a Low 4K rendering mode and a High 4K rendering mode. For Final Fantasy XV news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with here at What’s Up PlayStation.

ThatGameCompany Teases New Game

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Today, Thatgamecompany, the studio that  made Journey and Flower, tweeted two new images hinted towards their next game. So far we know the game has something to do with “Giving”.

Check out the images below:

I think PlayStation Experience is the perfect place to announce the game, since PSX usually has a very strong indie lineup, and Thatgamecompany is one of the best indie studios out there.

For more PlayStation related news make sure to check back here with us at WhatsUpPlayStation.com.

Check Out The Newly Released “Retro” PS4 Pro Commercial

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I recently wrote an opinion peace in regards to “PS4 Pro Support”. We’re heading into November soon and the PS4 Pro is set to release on November 10th. I’ve on many occasions stated my confusion on why the team over at PlayStation has been quite mum with advertising and even acknowledgement of the upcoming hardware outside of it’s initial September reveal. My guess as I’ve stated via “The Council Podcast” is that Sony has been rather slow this year with announcements such PSX 2016, PS4 Pro unveiling and even PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro bundles announcements. But none the less we are approaching the end of October and PlayStation seems to be possibly putting forth an effort to give the PS4 Pro a bit of exposure. As released via the UK PlayStation twitter recently, a trailer for the PS4 Pro has been released.  screenshot_20161028-084344.jpg

You can view the full trailer below via the Push Square YouTube Channel

What do you think of the trailer? Will it be enough to gauge the interest of others who may or may not be interested in the PS4 Pro or Call of Duty? Comment below let us know your thoughts and for more PlayStation related news make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

 

 

 

Rumor: Rockstar Games Will Be At PlayStation Meeting

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September 7th is the day everyone is expecting Sony to reveal PlayStation Neo. Sony has already started sending out invitations to the event, where Sony will discuss details about the PlayStation business. What people wasn’t expecting, is for Rockstar to be in the building. According to industry insider “Tidux” sources are telling him the game studio will be there. Tidux also knew about the PlayStation Meeting three weeks in advance, but he didn’t believe it himself.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has been rumored for quite sometime now. Which leaves us questioning, maybe it will be shown running on Neo? Keep in mind this to just a rumor, so take everything with a grain of salt!

For more gaming news and rumors make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: Gamepur, Twitter

 

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