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The Round-Up – PlayStation News Recap (7/31–8/6)

August 6, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

PlayStation news recap

As always, it’s been a busy week filled with news, features and reviews over at PlayStation LifeStyle. In order to help our readers make sure they didn’t miss anything huge, we’ve created The Round-Up. It’s a weekly look at what has happened on the site, and will get you all caught up on the latest PlayStation news!

News:

Reviews:

Hardware:

Games:

  • Paulmichael kicked Monday off with a look at the recent remastering of Patapon. In no surprise, it turns out that the rhythm-strategy game is still excellent.
  • Once again, Chandler spent the bulk of his week wearing his PlayStation VR headset. This led to reviews of Castlestorm VR and Dino Frontier. Both games are worth the time of early VR adopters.
  • Heavily hyped survival game The Long Dark showed why it has garnered such acclaim on other platforms, but Ken Barnes found it to be an unfortunately buggy experience on PS4.
  • Ahmed Mohamed had a great time with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, which was our highest reviewed game of the week.
  • Finally, Chandler had a great time with the free-to-play title Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

Previews:

  • I spent some time with the LawBreakers open beta, and talked about the joy of learning.
  • Cameron played the NHL 18 beta, and wrote up some thoughts on the new threes mode.

Interviews:

  • Daisy Yuhas was kind enough to talk to me about Redbox, their gaming division, and plans to expand.

Features:

  • In this week’s Now Loading, the staff gave their thoughts on their most hyped game of August 2017.
  • Chandler wrote about how CastleStorm VR highlights that PlayStation VR needs a better theater mode.
  • Since July ended, I rounded up our highest reviewed games of that month.
  • I spent most of the week traveling, so I had some lighter features go up this week. They included a look at game vehicles I’d like to see added to Gran Turismo Sport, and a very serious look at the sexiest Dead or Alive characters.
  • Michael Briers gave the 411 on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
  • I wrote about why players should be excited for the release of LawBreakers and Hellblade next week.
  • Chandler took a deep dive into Pyre‘s fictional language.
  • Our new weekly feature By The Numbers debuted with a look at our lowest scored games.
  • Finally, I highlighted 10 PS4 games worth picking up as part of the Totally Digital sale.

What’s Coming Next Week:

  • Reviews for the latest releases, including Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeLawBreakers, ICEYGraceful Explosion MachineMasquerada: Songs and Shadows, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, and Comet Crash 2.
  • The staff discusses their most angry they’ve got while playing a game.
  • A look at some of the highest scoring games PlayStation LifeStyle ever reviewed.
  • We’ll take a retrospective look at Ninja Theory.

What was your weekly highlight? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check back next Sunday for all the PlayStation news you may have missed in the Round-Up!