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Turtle Beach announces new line of PlayStation 4 headsets coming this Fall

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Turtle Beach today announced a brand new line up of PlayStation 4 headsets coming to market this Fall. The new headsets will be compatible for Sony PlayStation 4. Turtle Beach will provide a preview of these headsets at E3 this upcoming week.

Turtle Beach has revealed three new headsets, alongside a new Audio Controller.

Here’s the three new headsets announced:

  • Ear Force Elite 800 sets a new standard for premium wireless gaming headsets. Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. MSRP: $299.95

  • Ear Force Stealth 400 is a fully wireless stereo headset compatible with PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 consoles. A new lightweight, sleek design provides comfort during long sessions of game play or movie marathons. MSRP: $99.95 

  • Ear Force P12 amplified stereo gaming headset, which provides high-quality digital game and chat audio through a single USB connection for the PlayStation®4. MSRP: $59.95

Full Press Release:

Turtle Beach Brings New Line of Feature-Reach PlayStation®4 Headsets to E3

The First DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound Gaming Headsets for the PS4TM 

New Elite 800 and Stealth 400 Feature Fully Wireless Chat and Game Audio

New Tournament Audio Controller for Professional Gamers

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, June 8, 2014 — Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced new gaming headsets designed for the popular PlayStation®4 console. The new headsets, which will be available in stores in the Fall of 2014, will be on display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles at Booth #1447 in the South Hall from June 10 to 12. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR).

“Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation®4 to a new level,” said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. “With features like DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, and our new Tournament Audio Controller, it is a whole new game for PlayStation console owners.” 

The all new Ear Force Elite 800 sets a new standard for premium wireless gaming headsets. Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. A completely reimagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. For example, the game surround sound mode offers presets that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. Presets can be customized and managed using a new mobile app. Use Bluetooth to connect a mobile device for phone calls, music and more. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look. Rocker plate controls makes using features easy and keeps the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customize the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables, and the rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Elite 800 has a US MSRP of $299.95. 

The Ear Force Elite Tournament Audio Controller provides precise, fingertip control over audio so players can adjust their audio mix to match to match changing game conditions. The Elite Tournament Audio Controller (TAC) is compatible with PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as PCs and Macs. Dolby AC3 decoding to DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound ensures an immersive, high-quality audio experience. The TAC has a central master volume control knob, a game/chat mix slider, groundbreaking mic controls, and ergonomically placed buttons for intuitive control over advanced audio features. The TAC also outputs audio for professional-quality live streaming or recording of full gameplay and chat audio. TAC units can be daisy-chained for tournament or LAN gaming. An auxiliary input allows you to connect a mobile device and mix in voice calls or music. The Elite Tournament Audio Controller will be available in the Fall of 2014 and integrated into future tournament gaming headset systems.

The Ear Force Stealth 400 is a fully wireless stereo headset compatible with PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 consoles. A new lightweight, sleek design provides comfort during long sessions of game play or movie marathons. Controls on the ear cup provide quick access to separate game and chat volume, as well as 4 distinct surround sound presets for games, movies and music.  The built-in ‘charge-and-play’ battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time, and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Acoustically angled, large 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver an immersive audio experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable with inline mic and use the Stealth 400 on the road as wired headset. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Stealth 400 has a US MSRP of $99.95.

Also showcased at E3 is the Ear Force P12 amplified stereo gaming headset, which provides high-quality digital game and chat audio through a single USB connection for the PlayStation®4. The P12 incorporates features popular with gamers, including Adjustable Bass Boost and Microphone Monitor. An inline amplifier provides easy access to volume controls microphone mute. Large 50mm speakers deliver a full-range of high-quality audio, from crisp highs to thumping lows. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS VitaTM and other mobile devices. Available globally on July 10, the Ear Force P12 has a US MSRP of $59.95.

The purchase of any Elite gaming headset includes the opportunity to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program. Member benefits include discounts, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information, and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at Major League Gaming (MLG) and other gaming events. The Turtle Beach Elite Program is only available to participants who reside in markets where Turtle Beach Elite products are sold.  Additionally, specific program benefits vary by market and will also be subject to local restrictions.

“The Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program is a unique offering for tournament professionals and competitive gamers,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. “We look forward to providing members with one-of-a-kind opportunities and special benefits.” 

Consoles

PlayStation VR2: Release date, specs, & more

The PlayStation VR2 is Sony’s brand new virtual reality headset which was recently revealed, here are the details.

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PlayStation has unveiled a brand new VR system, sharing details about the specs, controller design, and more.

The last two years have been massive for PlayStation, not only releasing a variety of extremely successful games such as Spider-Man, Ratchet and Clank, and Deathloop but also because it released its next generation of consoles with the PS5.

Now consumers have had over a year to sit with the PS5, if you were lucky enough to get one, it’s time for an update for PlayStation’s VR system.

PlayStation VR2 release date

playstation vr2

The PlayStation VR2 is Sony’s second virtual reality system that was recently revealed at CES 2022. Following the reveal, they also posted a blog with all the details, including the specs and controller design.

There is no official information regarding a release date, but we do have some potential leaks that suggest a rough estimate.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a famous Taiwanese Apple analyst from TF International Securities, we could be seeing the PSVR2 as early as Q2 of 2022. Of course, this is just a leak and a prediction from someone in the industry with reliable contacts, so take it with a grain of salt.

The PlayStation VR2 is set to bring the “next generation of VR gaming on the PS5.” This of course suggests that it will only be compatible with the PS5, so for those still on the PS4 looking to upgrade their VR system, you may want to invest in the next-generation console.

PS VR2 Sense Controller

playstation vr2 controllers

The new system also comes with new PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. These look to be a massive upgrade from the PlayStation Move controllers, with an updated design similar to that of the Oculus VR systems.

These controllers will feature the haptic feedback vibration and adaptive trigger technology used in the PS5 Dual Sense controllers. There is also finger touch detection, which allows the controller to “detect your fingers without any pressing in the areas where you place your thumb, index, or middle fingers. This enables you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay.”

PlayStation VR2 specs

One of the biggest appeals that the new PlayStation VR2 will offer players is higher specs and a “single cord set-up.”

The following table shows off the specs for the PlayStation VR2 system, taken from the official reveal blog.

Display method​OLED
Panel resolution​2000 x 2040 per eye
Panel refresh rate​90Hz, 120Hz
Lens separation​Adjustable
Field of View​Approx. 110 degrees
Sensors​Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​
Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
Cameras​4 cameras for headset and controller tracking​IR camera for eye tracking per eye
Feedback​Vibration on headset
Communication​ with PS5USB Type-C®
Audio​Input: Built-in microphone​Output: Stereo headphone jack

Well, there you have it, that’s all the current information we have on the PlayStation VR2.

For more, make sure you stay tuned to CharlieINTEL as we will be updating this article as new information is announced.

Image Credits: PlayStation

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When is Discord coming to PlayStation? Release date & available consoles

PlayStation players may be wondering when Discord will arrive, here’s information on the release date and consoles it will be available on.

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discord with ps5 controller

PlayStation users are eager to find out when exactly the Discord app will be arriving in the Store, which will allow players to connect and chat across various platforms.

Cross-platform availability has become such a huge deal in the gaming industry within the last few years. So many massive multiplayer games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and even Destiny 2 are all cross-platform, allowing those on PC, Xbox, Playstation, and even Stadia to connect.

Having said that, one of the difficulties of cross-platform is often communication. The preferred form of party chat on PC is Discord, which is also viable on Xbox. Luckily for PlayStation users, a Discord app is on the way.

PlayStation Discord app release date & available consoles

playstation discord

After a new partnership between Discord and PlayStation was revealed back in May 2021, new information has slowly been coming out about its release date and potential arrival for early 2022.

The latest information from reliable gaming news account Okami13 on Twitter suggests that the collaboration could be happening “soon,” as it was found that “a Discord user was able to unlock the option to link his PlayStation account to Discord.”

Although there is currently no official release date for the app on PlayStation, we expect it to arrive in Q1 of 2022.

For those wondering which PlayStation consoles it will be available on, there has been no official information but we also expect it to be for both PS4 and PS5.

PlayStation Discord app features

ps5 controller

As well as allowing players to connect and chat while playing the same games, the PlayStation Discord app will also allow users to see what games they’re playing.

This is great for those on platforms other than PlayStation, as they will be able to use Discord similarly to how the friends tab on PlayStation and Xbox works. Discord will allow users to share their status, so friends will know if you are available to play.

Further, as Discord acts as a place for various communities and those with the same interests to connect, PlayStation players looking for more friends to play certain games with will be able to use the app to find others to play with.

PlayStation users will no longer be limited to game chat and trying to find friends through the PlayStation Network, opening up the gaming community in general.


As more information about PlayStation’s collaboration with Discord is released, we’ll be updating this article with all the news. For more, check out ten of the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022.

Image Credits: PlayStation / Discord

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Call of Duty: Vanguard

Vanguard players call for the return of forgotten CoD game mode

Vanguard players want to see this overlooked game mode that last appeared in CoD: WWII make a return to the franchise.

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Vanguard War mode

Vanguard has done a lot to innovate the Call of Duty Multiplayer experience with the introduction of Combat Pacing and Champion Hill but players want to see a forgotten game mode make a triumphant return to the franchise.

Vanguard players have deemed the Multiplayer experience to be entertaining and engaging at times if not for the numerous bugs and glitches that continue to plague the game. In addition to bug fixes, it turns out players would also love to see a particular game mode return to CoD.

The game mode in question has only ever appeared in one other Call of Duty title, yet fans of World War II will have fond memories of this game mode. If it isn’t obvious already, the game mode players want to see in Vanguard is none other than War.

War game mode CoD

War is a highly-strategic game mode on a large map with multiple objectives to accomplish. Whether Vanguard players are sick of Shipmas or they just want something new to sink their teeth in is up for debate. However, they’ve made it known that they would welcome the War mode with open arms.

A Reddit post by Chelseablue8 titled “War mode Needed” has been one of the hottest Vanguard-related posts of the new year. They voice their opinion regarding how War stacks up to Vanguard’s current Multiplayer offering, “The War mode is above every game mode vanguard has to offer tbh.”

Not only do a plethora of community members agree in the comments below, but the post also has players wondering why the mode has been ignored by developers since its appearance in WWII.

Several players stated that they enjoy big map game modes with objectives to complete such as Ground War which both Modern Warfare and Cold War (Combined Arms) had.

War’s specially designed maps were a huge selling point for players. This maximized the intuitive feel of War but it also presents a stumbling block for developers seeing as it takes a ton of time and effort to develop exclusive brand new maps for the game mode.

Whether we get a Vanguard version of War or Ground War in the future remains to be seen but it is clear that players would certainly love the additional content.

For more Vanguard news check out the best PC settings for CoD: Vanguard Season 1.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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