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Trophy Whores 56 – I Should Get That in HD!

The Trophy Whores are back again. Join TrickyMic, Titanicwang, and Donny as they welcome back Moonshiner. Join the Guys as while they discuss why console games won’t get stale, Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City coming to the PSN, and some more Twisted Metal Talk.

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Trophy Whores 55 – I Got The Platinum In That!

The Trophy Whores are back. Join TrickyMic, and Titanicwang as they welcome Alex “Havok” Saunders. The guys discuss PSN Sales, the Starhawk Beta, Twisted Metal goin gold and how they hope Resident Evil 6 is better than 5!

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Trophy Whores 54 – Welcome Aboard the Titanic

The Trophy Whores are back and less Tricky. Join Titanicwang and Donny as they welcome back hardrocknguy this week in place of “he who shall not be named.” The guys discuss something disturbing in Peace Walker, PlayStation Plus perks, Vita being carrier locked in At&T and how you can win a VITA from Taco Bell. Also is Diablo 3 coming to console? Listen to find out!

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Trophy Whores 53 – Moonshined Wang

The Trophy Whores podcast returns. Join TrickyMic, Donny and Titanicwang as they welcome writer and fellow trophy whore Moonshiner as they talk about disappointing Vita sales, God of War 4 rumors, what terrifies Naughty Dog and much more.

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Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Review

This is one of those games, along with any Dragonball Z game, that has prejudice against it. Many of its predecessors were button-mashing, overpowered disasters that appealed only to die-hard fans. While I, myself, am indeed a fan of the series, I believe that Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is revamped and innovative game that is a first of its kind for Dragonball Z.

The regular story mode follows the story of Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT from Raditz to Omega Shenron. Those unfamiliar to the Dragonball series… I don’t know where you’ve been but it would take me far too long to explain its story. However, there is an alternate story mode that is a first for Dragonball Z games. This game features a character creation mode called “Hero mode”.

In hero mode, you have to create your own Saiyan warrior and save Earth in an alternate universe. There is very little customization to start off with, but more is unlocked as you play. The planet has been thrown into chaos due to a mysterious enemy’s wish with the dragon balls. Your character is on a mission to collect the dragon balls and set things straight. Over the course of the campaign, you fight battles to improve your character’s statistics and can train under well-known characters, such as Piccolo, Goku, Gohan, etc., to gain new abilities, such as Kamehameha, Spirit bomb, etc.

 

The character creation is not the only thing innovative about this game. The actual combat is more cinematic than I have experienced in other games. Button-mashing still does play a role in the game, but most of the combat is about picking the right attack and when to use your specials. Counters and boss battles are the only times that button-mashing is used. However, countering is a big part of combat so button-mashing is still in the game a significant amount.

Combat is also broken up into ranged and grapple. If you are close, you will attack with melee moves, but if you move too far, there will be an interactive cut scene after which you can only attack with “Ki” attacks. Charging also serves no other purpose than defense. I found that charging really only hurts you in this game because if you charge, you leave yourself open to a combo much to much.

Big boss battles are a new and fun addition to the Tenkaichi series. It is partially combat and partially interactive cut scenes with giant enemies. Most of them are story significant enemies such as “Great Ape Vegita” and Baby. I found most of the fights to be on the easier side but there was a few annoying ones.

 

Other than hero mode, the other modes are basically the same. There is still versus mode, tournament mode and a story mode. The character was okay, not great. Also there is only one Super Saiyan 4 character, that character being SS4 Gogeta. That disappointed me, but there isn’t a big gap in characters abilities.

Overall Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is a great Dragonball Z game. Dragonball Z fans should definitely give this game a try. If you ProvenGamer fans are not also fans of Dragonball Z, then this may not be the game for you.

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Trophy Whores 52 – Up In My BUM!

The Trophy Whores podcast returns. Join TrickyMic, Donny and Titanicwang as they speak about VGA’s, The Last of Us, and Metal Gear Rising. We appreciate you listening and please be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer to follow. Find us on Facebook (ProvenGamer) and click the “Like” button. You can leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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Trophy Whores 51- Nothin Hard Here

The Trophy Whores podcast returns. Join TrickyMic, Donny and Titanicwang as they get long winded now that hardrock is no longer here to keep them in line. This time the guys speak about PS Plus, Multiple PSN accounts on the VITA, Uncharted Sales and the VGAs. We appreciate you listening and please be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TropohyWhores and @ProvenGamer to follow. Find us on Facebook (ProvenGamer) and click the “Like” button. You can leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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Trophy Whores 50 – One For The Road

The guys celebrate a milestone as the Trophy Whores podcast reaches Episode 50. Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy, Donny and Titanicwang as they discuss Gamers losing their minds, Sony getting you ready for the PS Vita, PlayStation exclusives that may or may not be coming and much more. Plus, listen as one of the members says his goodbye to the show. We appreciate you listening and please don’t forget to be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer to subscribe. And leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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Rage Review

It’s been a while since id Software announce the Rage title two years ago and even longer since the developers brought out a fun title. Their long hiatus is over and it is time so see if Rage stands up there with the famous Doom and Quake series.

As a sadly asteroid head toward Earth, an ark survivor (that’s you) is placed into a hibernation chamber with other survivor, waiting for the day you will wake up and continue human civilization.

But it is never that simple in a video game title, it is? As you awake from your chamber, you discover you’re the only survivor in you group after decades of sleep. If that isn’t a bummer, your first vision of Earth is revealed to be a desert swallowing post apocalyptic nightmare. Your brave first steps into this dead world are interrupted by immediate bandits ready to end your life immediately. Luckily a wasteland inhabitant rescues you, takes you back to his home, hands you a gun, and gives you a mission to kills some evil bandits. That is always a hallmark moment is any video game.

The game has a Borderlands/Fallout feel when you play. You head talk to people who give you missions and in return you will get: money, guns, recipes for ammo/devices, or more missions. There is a little more feel to this aspect since there is voice dialogue from NPCs involved with the mission briefing. It gives you an idea of why you are doing this mission instead of just simply accepting quests.

 

The characters throughout the world provide a mixed sense of the world when talking to them. Despite how this is a setting where civilization has taken a huge step back, everyone welcomes you with a warm smile and personality. It is hard to accept the fact that you need to destroy a tribe of bandit to ensure a towns survival when the guy handing you the mission has a personality that is livelier than a cast member on a Disney show.

Now a good adventure game needs an acceptable combat engine to keep the player engaged and that is where Rage delivers. Whether you wield a shotgun through a bandit fight or take on Authority troopers with the BFG for the first time, you have the feel that you are playing a fantastic newly update version of Doom or Quake. The combat is as intense and action packed as its predecessors.

A new addition to the combat is the use of different ammunition throughout the game. Weapons have different 2-3 different types of ammo that posses different affects. Switching ammo during a gunfight adds a whole new tactic to the battle.

There are of course some fun toys to add to your weaponry such as auto-turrets (deploy and let them have their own fun), bomb equipped RCs, and dynamite attached to a balloon. The new and uniquely enticing weapon is the wing-stick. A CPU operated boomerang style weapon that adds an interesting take to combat. Used in a certain way, the wing stick can home in and instantly attack multiple enemies in one throw. Buying a bunch of these wing-sticks can help you go Crocodile Dundee in this post – apocalyptic world.

While the combat and clever weaponry keeps you interested, the travel method in Rage tears that interest down. The only real way to travel around the world is with through vehicles like dune buggies and ATVs. This would be a nice addition to the game except the control scheme doesn’t work in the player’s favor. All vehicles can stop on a dime, but adjusting your vehicle afterwards can be frustrating. The lack if drifting can be obnoxious during mini races or traveling the world. I can’t tell you how many times I was in the lead of a car race only to lose the match because of the poor vehicle controls and a single u-shaped turn.

 

As for the multiplayer function in Rage, online play is based solely on vehicle matches (I.e. Races, car death matches, drive to collect particular items, etc.) Since the same vehicle glitches from the single player exist in multiplayer, it can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing because everyone else is struggling with the controls and you have an equal to greater chance of winning a match (I won seven in a row). It is also a curse because the controls may steer you away from online play. There is a level up system similar to Call of Duty (minus killstreaks), but you may not want to go that far if you can’t stand the game play.

So does Rage fit the bill for gamer fans out there? Not a simple question to answer. The combat will keep you interested, but the vehicle combat and online play hurts the game’s interest.

As a die hard fan of Quake and Doom, I have to say yes to this game. The best advice I can give to those Doom/Quake fans is to wait for a sale on this game because seventy dollars isn’t worth it.

If you a part of the generation that hasn’t heard of Doom or Quake, I’d say wait for the game to drop down to a cheap price and give it a try.

I give Rage thumbs up for our ProvenGamer fans.

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Renegade Ops Review

When you take a first glance at the Renegade Ops trailer, you may get the sense that there isn’t much to this over the top shooter. It’s only after you sit down and try this download only game that you become addictive to the destruction factor.

The game’s story is told through comic book style movie scenes. A mad dictator, Inferno, mysteriously shows up and announces his army will destroy countless cities unless all nations hand control over to him. While the U.N. looks into finding a way to overcoming this conflict, a five starred general, named General Bryant, gets frustrated with the red tape involved in taking down a warlord and leaves the military to form his own private renegade team dedicated to taking down Inferno. Thus Renegade Ops is created and your role in the game begins.

You get to choose from one of four different characters, each with his/her vehicle and abilities. Although it is partially sad to know the general isn’t a playable character, the four different characters still have some great fire power to tackle the vast army ahead.

 

The characters don’t have any dialogue, so expect any and all story involvement to come from radio transmissions from the general and movie cutscenes.

Once you get underway, the gameplay is actually gripping and entertaining. This over the tap gameplay (similar to Dead Nation view) has simple enough controls for any player to get involved. As you progress through the game, you build up a level up system that improves your abilities for future levels and higher difficulty. I have mainly played with a character that utilizes an EMP weapon, but upgrades have allowed that ability to last longer or do effective damage while temporarily shutting down enemy forces.

 

As you play through levels, you will be coming across tons of enemy AIs ready to take you out. Luckily the destruction level involved with destroying the enemy forces will leave you itching to take on as many enemies as possible. The end of the first level has you temporarily trading your vehicle for a helicopter so you can rain destruction on an immense enemy aircraft carrier. The level of explosion you will create in that fifteen minute boss battle will leave you wanting to replay the level again and again.

This DLC isn’t as grand as the next Call of Duty game, but the game is a great deal of fun for ten dollars.

I give Renegade Ops thumbs up for our ProvenGamer fans

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Burnout Crash Review

The Burnout series has always been a unique series, regardless of what title came out. It has shown many players new and unique way to take on a race, cause mass destruction, and explore a free roaming city. So how does the DLC game, known as Burnout Crash, fit in?

The first thing you need to know about this latest Burnout installment is there is no racing involved. It’s a shame I know. The over head view doesn’t quite work these days for racing games, so don’t expect a 300 mph adrenaline race against friends.

Think of Burnout Crash as a clever take on a pinball game. You dive into unsuspecting traffic, cause a huge fender, and detonate your vehicle to move it around the board against vehicles that think they can avoid you onslaught. The more cars you hit the higher the score. Let too many cars escape freely or stop the damage meter for a certain amount of time, and the Burnout level ends.

Having wrecked vehicles stuck at intersection helps to improve your score because the A.I. driving the cars will easily smash and create a bigger pile up. Building and homes aren’t safe as well from your razing greed. You can detonate you car next to building or next to other vehicles allowing the wrecked car to slide across the way and damage the local land property.

 

Take that imaginary home owner while I have to rent!

Within moment’s of playing one of the many levels, you will see carnage, destruction, devastation, and the score number dramatically increase to the point where you want more.

Just like any pinball game, there are small game-like features that can help or hurt your performance. Let an ambulance drive safely from your destructive manner and it will take a notch off how many cars have escaped you. “Good cops” road block set up a road block intentionally so cars can crash for you and improve your score. Take out the bulldozer that is trying to clear the screen of your debris so you can keep your palette of burnout point destruction. These are many of the few feature involved when taking on a simple block who’s only crime against you is existing.

Accomplish certain scores or task will earn you stars which will unlock: new levels, cars, and trophies. Different cars possess different explosion factors and distances of travel after you detonate you car. Replaying a level with a different vehicle will be necessary in optimizing your score.

 

Each level in the DLC is single player, but EA has incorporated their popular Autolog system into this game. This means you can send challenges to friends, see their best score, and try to perform a better score than you. This has been a great addition to previous EA titles and continues to do so with Burnout Crash.

There may not be a lot to this game once you complete all the levels or when your friends stop following your Autolog challenges. The lack of racing is another let down since that is what the Burnout series is known for. If you’re in for a pinball style game that thinks outside the box, then Burnout Crash. The price, however, is not worth it and Burnout racing fans will see no interest in picking up this title. The fact that EA turned this game into a straight up pinball Crash mode game scared me that they are running out of ways of keeping the Burnout series alive. Hopefully EA has a few tricks up their sleeves for the next Burnout reincarnation.

I give Burnout Crash thumbs down for our ProvenGamer fans.

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Batman Arkham City Review

Are you ready to return to Gotham City and take on the criminal underworld? Eager to play as the Dark Knight taking on ten thugs at once only to be the last man standing? Can’t get enough of towering over the corrupt streets of Gotham? Well your wait is over because Batman Arkham City has arrived and the results are more than expected.

Arkham City has retained a great deal of its predecessor’s winning game formula and augmented it for a daring and expansive sequel. The first noticeable improvement is the environment of this game. When you first played Arkham Asylum, you were in a linear environment for a good portion of the game, but were later rewarded with free roaming access to the small island. In Arkham City, you have the freedom to travel the entire area the moment you don cape and cowl. This new change helps to give you the feel of what you will come across as you travel this Escape from L.A. themed city.

A.I. In the game has been improved to give the player a bigger challenge. Enemies can now use deadlier moves and weapons, call assistance from others from far away, use thermal goggles to find a hidden super hero, and even take hostages while Batman is in predator mode. The new methods of the A.I. will leave you rethinking how you are going to save the day.

The combat in Arkham City has gone through some nice revisions, but still stays true to the core formula that made Arkham Asylum a success. The fighting, counter attacks, and use of gadgets can still be achieved, but Batman’s arsenals of attacks have improved and Batman can now take on more thugs (up to fifteen). The use of gadgets can really be played upon in the middle of combat. Aside from throwing a batarang, Batman can plant explosives on the ground (as a trap), use the bat claw to drag an enemy into a takedown, unleash a swarm of bats to dazed enemies for a moment, disarm weapons, and so on.

 

Batman’s combat moves aren’t the only things that have improved in this sequel; Batman’s health monitor has been changed to show a more comprehensive understanding of his vital. His health can be upgraded through combat armor (which increases his ability to take punches) and rifle armor (which helps against gunshots).

This sequel helps to create a bigger depth as to the dangers of Gotham City and help to flesh out the caped crusader to the gamer. Batman’s responses to villains, civilians, and allies are darker and grittier revealing how Arkham City is testing Batman. Combine this attitude to a more aggressive means of taking down criminals (like dive bomb attacks and interrogations) and you see just how much Batman feels toward this monstrosity of a rehabilitation center in the middle of the city.

Detective mode has gone through a major improvement from the first game. Originally, Detective mode was mainly used to find Riddler’s trophies and track enemies in Predator mode. There was a small hint that Detective mode had potential when you followed molecule vapors to track down an enemy. In Arkham City, Detective mode has had been augmented. The mode can be used to still do the same features in the first game, but the mode is no required to analyze data and clues to solve side missions, track enemy transmissions, and progress through certain parts of the main story.

Some features still remain the same such as the side missions of combat mode and predator mode. The difference is the player can play as Batman, Catwoman, or other characters (provided they obtain the DLC for those characters).

The main concern I have with the game is the addition of Catwoman into the story. Catwoman’s appearance isn’t as big as it was made out to be. She only appears two or three times in Batman’s storyline and her storyline doesn’t provide anything new into the game or plot. Her abilities aren’t as big as Batman and ability to traverse the environment is slower than the Dark Knight. You can enjoy the game without getting too involved in Catwoman’s role.

 

As for the Riddler, his concept has returned as Riddler’s Revenge. His trophy count is bigger, puzzles are tougher, and demands leave you unprepared for the fun of this game. One can spend hours just traveling around the city and obtaining all of Riddler’s hints, puzzles, and trophies.

Batman Arkham City is a definite win for anyone. The game is huge, the side missions are fun, and you have the potential to see many classic characters that help Batman or his rogue’s gallery.

I give Batman Arkham City thumbs up for our ProvenGamer fans.

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Trophy Whores 49 – Strap It On

Trophy Whores podcast finally returns in full force. Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy, Donny & Titanicwang as they welcome back to the show good friend Jeff Hanna, Senior Technical Artist and J Goldberg, Community Manager both from Volition Studios. This time the guys speak about the PSN, the Next Generation of Consoles coming maybe a bit sooner than possible, Kojima’s next Metal Gear game and of course Saints Row The Third. We appreciate you listening and please be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer to follow. Find us on Facebook (ProvenGamer) and click the “Like” button. You can leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Deus Ex is a series that I had always heard good things about, but never actually played. That being said, the latest installment, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I had hoped would live up to the expectations that I had for it. Although, due to my lack of experience with the previous titles, I can only judge this game as this game alone and not as a continuation.

The game starts off as you, Adam Jensen, walking with an apparent ex-girlfriend in Sarif Industries. Adam is the head of security for the company, while the ex-girlfriend, Megan, is one of the lead scientists. After some small talk and seeing some developing technology, Adam goes up to talk to Mr. Sarif himself. While in this meeting, the laboratory is attacked by mercenaries. The mercenaries destroy your body and kill the leading scientists. After the attack, you are forced to have mechanical limbs and parts put on and in you for you to survive to begin your quest for answers and vengeance.

I will admit that this game’s story starts off at an exciting high note, but I assure you that this is as good as the story gets. It takes turns that seem farfetched and sometimes confusing. It is hard to explain the depth of confusion without spoiling. To top that off, while the choice of dialogue may be extensive, the boring, monotone voice of the main character almost deters you from wanting to speak with an NPC. I can’t tell you how many times I missed an important piece of dialogue because I was trying to skip Adam’s part in a conversation. Especially due to the fact that most of the time you read exactly what he is going to say when you make the dialogue choice.

Along with the unappealing main voice, I have to point out that this game also severely disappointed me visually as well. This may be the only game I’ve played that the cut scenes, excluding the opening, intro cut scene, had worse graphics than the actual gameplay! That being said, I have played older games with far better gameplay graphics, and I’m not necessarily talking about 3rd generation consoles.

On the bright side, I will say that the actual gameplay is new and entertaining-ish. The key thing you need for this game is adaptability. There are multiple ways to do any given thing in this game, causing it to allow for a wide range of different play styles. Personally, I hate the sneaking around in videogames and would prefer to just fight head on, so I was glad that I was able to do that. The leveling system somewhat helps in that regard by allowing you to choose different upgrades. For example, choosing increased armor, stealth abilities, better hacking or even the ability to fall from anywhere without fall damage. While some of the upgrades provided things, more armor, better hacking, etc. most of them I found to be useless and/or just superfluous. This also can get you in trouble with some bosses. If you are focused on going the stealth route, the bosses are all pretty much open 1-on-1 combat, so you will be in for a frustrating group of battles.

 

The weapon system worked well too. I liked the range of guns from a pistol to some sort of high-tech electric gun and even a mini-gun. Of course, there are also non-lethal options of weapons out there as well such as gas grenades, stun guns, tranquilizer guns and concussion grenades. Also, the inventory screen is very similar to the Resident Evil series, where it is a grid that you must arrange your items on. If FPS and/or weapons are not you’re thing, don’t worry. I can relate to that issue and there is a solution. Adam also has the ability to get up close and personal and either knockout or kill an opponent. This is mostly used for systematically taking down enemies to stealthily move about. If you do choose use this attack, you do have to hide the body or risk getting caught. I used the melee attack more so out of frustration that was bred out of another major problem about the game, the loading screens.

The loading screens are ridiculously long. In a game where death comes extremely easily, especially on the harder difficulties, I don’t want to wait 20-40 seconds for it to bring me back 3 seconds before my death. It makes me feel like the game is putting me on “time out” for failing. On a positive note, if I get massacred, I can chill out, go grab a drink and a snack, enjoy and then wait another 10 seconds for the loading screen to end. The sad thing is that isn’t a huge exaggeration. So, after the few times of being killed multiple times by the same damn guard, whether it be trying to sneak by and failing, him calling allies over, or him just shooting me for whatever reason, I lost 3-6 minutes of waiting for him, it gave me slight joy using the melee move and stabbing him with your arm-blades.

I feel that I should also mention that killing or knocking out your foes has no deep consequence. The only difference is that killing someone is louder and attracts more attention. Unlike other RPGs, the only purpose of choosing to kill or sounding like a jerk in dialogue serves no other purpose than dealing with a body. There is no karma or morality or anything like that in this game.

 

Overall, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not a game that I would advise anyone to go out and buy. The gameplay and the little abilities are fun, but it doesn’t compete with the flaws this game brings. I hate to say this for a game that apparently had such good other games in the series. ProvenGamer fans, if you love the series, you may have more appreciation for the game than I do, otherwise I advise caution at getting this game.

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PG Spoilers – Batman: Arkham City

ProvenGamer is proud to introduce the PG Spoilers podcast. But trust us, this show is anything BUT PG. Join members of ProvenGamer.com and other sites as they discuss (in detail) and spoil some of the biggest games of the year.

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Trophy Whores 46 – This Should Be Free

Trophy Whores returns, completely free, because you shouldn’t have to pay for this. Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy, Donny and Titanicwang as they “discuss” the PlayStation Network almost hacked again. Uncharted 3, the PS Vita and more. We appreciate you listening and please don’t forget to go to ProvenGamer.com forum section and leave comments on the show. Plus be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ ProvenGamer to subscribe. And leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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Trophy Whores 45 – No Pass Required

Trophy Whores returns in full force. Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy, Donny and Titanciwang as they dicuss Sony’s new marketing advertisement, Online Passes, the PS Vita, Battlefield, Call of Duty and much more. We appreciate you listening and please do not forget to go to ProvenGamer.com forum section to leave comments on the show. Plus be a pal and leave us a (5 star) review on iTunes. You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer to subscribe. And leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores, and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores@provengamer.com

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Trophy Whores 44 – You Can Bet On It

Trophy Whores returns…What like you thought we’d leave or something? Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy and Titanicwang as they discuss the PS Vita, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, DCUO Going Free-To-Play, Sony possibly adding more motion controllers and much more. We appreciate you listening and please do not forget to go to ProvenGamer.com forum section to leave comments, and leave us a review on the showon iTunes and subscribe. Find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer and subscribe. Plus be a pal and leave us a message at 330-PROVRN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores, and @ProvenGamer

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Trophy Whores 43 – Podcasting With A “Twis”

The Trophy Whores podcast returns. This time join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy, Titanicwang and making a return, Donny. Join them all as they discuss topics from the Tokyo Game Show, HD Remakes, the PlayStation Vita, the newest upcoming games and more. Please do not forget to go to the ProvenGamer.com forum section to leave comments on the show. Plus be a pal and leave us a review on iTunes. Find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer and subscribe. And leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

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You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores, and @ProvenGamer

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Trophy Whores 42 – Secure S&%t & Keep Your Mouth Shut

The Trophy Whores podcast rides again. Telling you to know your place, and shut your face. Join TrickyMic, hardrocknguy and Titanicwang as they discuss the PlayStation Network being on the up and up, Redesigns, the new Sony Informations Security Officer and much more. Please do not forget to go to ProvenGamer.com forum section to leave a comment on the show. Plus be a pal and leave us a review on iTunes. Find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer and subscribe. And leave us a message at 330-PROVEN9 (330-776-8639) or email us at TrophyWhores@ProvenGamer.com

We appreciate you listening!!

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You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores, and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores@provengamer.com

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 42- Secure S&%t & Keep Your Mouth Shut
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