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Trophy Whores 393 – E3 2019: Sony Steps Away; Microsoft Steps Up

This week, the Trophy Whores dig into the press conferences from E3 2019.  Sony, of course, decided not to attend, which gave Microsoft the opportunity to hog the spotlight.  Nintendo, too, made gamers cheer with big announcements and elating surprises.  After the annual explosion of news, as only E3 can provide, the Trophy Whores have more to discuss than Games of Thrones fans who hate season eight.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, the biggest news from the Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft and Square Enix press conferences.

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In a bit of big news that would make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proud, iHeartRadio and Spotify host episodes of Trophy Whores.  It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of two massive and respected entertainment communities, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to soaring heights. The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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Fallout 76 Announced – More Info Coming June 10th

Bethesda had people waiting several hours in their Twitch stream as they teased an announcement. At one point, while I was in there, over 177,000 people were eagerly awaiting what would eventually become an announcement of a new installment in the Fallout franchise, Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 appears to take place a little further in the timeline as the music of the time is more modern. While the vault is called Vault 76, it could also be possible that the era we will be exploring could be more 70’s inspired. This is very exciting news, as Fallout New Vegas is a beloved installment which improved upon Fallout 3. Fallout 76 has an excellent foundation in Fallout 4 to build off of and promises to be exciting in its own right.  Bethesda will show more of the game at their E3 conference on June 10th.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 28 – Looking Ahead at Nintendo 2018

Nintendo has won 2017. The Switch is the fastest selling console of all time. With all this being said, what does this mean for Nintendo going in to 2018? Andy and Steve speculate a few new games we may see, enter the first Hype Zone of 2018, and they kick off the 2018 season of the Retro Game Club!

Donate to Steve’s Extra-Life page. While the 2017 fund raising has ended, the 2018 has just begun!

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E3 2017

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Future Content Teased

Elder Scrolls Online : Morrowind was released last week, but Bethesda has teased even more content during their E3 presentation. Horns of the Reach and Clockwork City are joining Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. Check back here for more details.

 

 

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The Evil Within 2 coming October 13th!

Bethesda has announced The Evil Within 2 is coming FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH 2017! A truly terrifying trailer has set the tone for this Halloween season. Keep refreshing your browser for more information!

 

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Bethesda Announces Dishonored DLC: Death of the Outsider

Bethesda has announced some DLC for Dishonored 2 called “Death of the Outsider”. Get ready to enact some sweet sweet revenge this fall. This DLC is set to hit consoles on 9/15/17.

Keep coming back to this page for more information as we get it.

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Doom and Fallout 4 VR Opens Bethesda E3 Showcase

Two VR games opened this year’s Bethesda E3 Showcase. Both of the announced games will be fully playable in VR.

Doom VFR:

Doom will be making its way to VR. The gameplay trailer showed off the full on, intense gameplay that the franchise is known for. Instead of free movement, players will jump from place to place. Classic weapons and enemies were shown in the trailer.


Fallout 4 VR:

Fallout will be also making its way to VR. Much like Doom just before it, the trailer showed off what appeared to be a fully playable Fallout game in VR.

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Creation Club Coming to Elder Scrolls and Fallout 4

Bethesda has announced Creation Club that will be coming to Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls Skyrim. Players are able to browse the content and purchase them with credits. The purchased content will then drop straight into the game.

Creation Club will launch this summer for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Trophy Whores 302 – Mass Effect Loses the Need for Speed

We’re still feeling the effects of Troy’s absence.  The DesTroyer of Insipid Arguments, who can lawyer you faster than Reggie Fils-Aime can smirk, has decided to leave Trophy Whores in light of backlash from a vocal minority of listeners.  We thought that everyone liked Zelda, Donkey Kong, Captain Falcon and Little Mac.

We miss you, Troy.  We know that it has been only one episode, but we miss you.  We had a good run.

Mass Effect Andromeda was supposed to re-invigorate BioWare’s sweeping and massive space odyssey; however, instead, the game created a rift between longtime fans.  Electronic Arts, BioWare’s parent company and video game publishing boogeyman, has decided to slow the turnaround on a sequel.  Given that Mass Effect is, uh, massively popular, we have no doubt that BioWare’s biggest franchise has an equally large future.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Mass Effect, BioWare Montreal, Square Enix and Need for Speed.

If we are being honest, and I feel that I speak for everyone on the show, we would trade Need of Speed for Split/Second any (and every) day of the week.  Long live the memory of Disney’s Black Rock Studio!

In a bit of big, big news, iHeartRadio streams episodes of Trophy Whores, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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Dishonored 2 Releases “Daring Escapes” Trailer

Dishonored 2 has released a new trailer, highlighting that sometimes the right choice is to get away. “Daring Escapes” shows Emily and Corvo using their abilities to escape the Royal Conservatory.

In the trailer, Emily uses her variety of misdirection abilities such as such as “Doppelganger”, “Transposition”, and “Shadow Walk” to confuse her enemies. She travels long distances using “Far Reach” and scouts out areas in advance with “Dark Vision”.

Corvo’s escape highlights his ability to bend time, blink from location to another, and take control of his enemies to move without being detected.

Dishonored 2 releases on November 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

To see all the abilities that Corvo and Emily bring to the table, check out the full trailer below:

 

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Bethesda Showcases “Dishonored 2” Story Driven Trailer featuring Protagonist Corvo

This week, Bethesda released a story driven trailer showcasing one of the two playable characters which will be available to use in the upcoming sequel to the highly praised Dishonored.  Fans and newcomers alike will have the option to resume the role as Corvo, the protagonist from the first installment, and it seems he is fully equipped with some old techniques as well as some new ones to enhance his repertoire.    Set in the fictional Empire of the Isles with the majority of Dishonored 2 set in Karnaca, a coastal city based on areas in southern Europe,  Empress Emily Kaldwin is deposed by an “otherworldly usurper”, and it’s up to the player to choose between playing as either Emily or her bodyguard and father Corvo Attano as they attempt to reclaim the throne.  Use various abilities as you hide in the shadows, taking your enemies out one by one, or rush straight into battle with sword held high!  You can even avoid enemies all together if you so choose.

Dishonored 2 is slated for release on November 11, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Be sure to view the Corvo Gameplay Trailer below and for more on Dishonored 2, keep it tuned right here at ProvenGamer.com

 

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Trophy Whores 274 – PS4 Too Soon

I went there.

This week, on Trophy Whores, we delve into the uninspiring and unnecessary PlayStation Meeting 2016.  Despite showing new hardware, Sony and its partners did little to excite us.  Having said that, we’re pretty sure that everyone should be all in on Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man, which looks gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 Pro.  Of course, if you own any version of the PlayStation 4, then you will, presumably, get a fantastic experience out of Insomniac’s spin at Spider-Man.

We aren’t surprised by the announcements of the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim, as Sony has a history of releasing sleeker and improved versions of its consoles mid-cycle; however, we agree that Sony is releasing these consoles too soon into the lifespan of the PS4.  While $400 is a fair price point for the new consoles, the standard PlayStation 4 plays the same games, and those games look really good, so the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim don’t seem necessary.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim, Batman: Return to Arkham, and Bethesda.

Alex has a special shout-out.  On September 16, at Gallery K on Barret Avenue in Louisville, his friend Avalon is holding an art gallery for the first part of the survivor modeling project, This is MY Body, which features sexual assault survivors.  Through this event, these brave women hope to reclaim their bodies and raise sexual assault awareness by speaking out against a pervasive problem in our country.  Admission is free.  Magazine copies featuring the models and photographs will be sold at the show, and the profits will be donated to the Center for Women and Families.  The gallery will be open from 5 pm to 10 pm.  It will be a fantastic event, and if possible, you should go.

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Bethesda Announces Official Release Date for Dishonored 2

Bethesda has announced that Dishonored 2 will officially have a release date of November 11, 2016 and will release on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  Along with the announcement of the release date, Bethesda also announced that there will be a playable demo on the floor at this year’s E3 on June 12th.  As announced before, the game will feature two playable protagonists; Returning protagonist Corvo Attano, and his daughter Emily, each equipped with their own unique abilities. For more on Dishonored 2, be sure to visit ProvenGamer.com.

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Fallout Shelter Update Brings Pets & More

Today Bethesda unleashed a new Fallout Shelter update that brings in few new cool features. Along with better inventory management and objectives, there was couple of new additions to your Vault such as pets and the ability to remove lazy good for nothing vault dwellers.

You’re Vaultizens (…yeah, okay) will also have some new dialog options such as pickup lines and conversations. Thus making a new experiences as you play manage your Vault. Then you have the new Sell-All option that will allow you to remove any unwanted items and clear your inventory space. You can read the patch notes below.

  • Vault-Tec research has shown that four-legged companions can have a profound impact on Vault happiness and productivity. Introducing Pets!
  • Vault-Tec has received reports of some Dwellers not pulling their weight. Overseers are now authorized to permanently evict these lazy layabouts! Welcome to the Wasteland, slackers…
  • Bored with the same pickup lines and conversations? Dwellers have finally learned some new ways to impress other dwellers and the opposite sex.
  • Excessive tapping causing frustration when trying to clear out excess inventory? Overseers will love the new sell-all options.
  • Dweller management improvements and new objectives should help experienced Overseers keep things running smoothly.
  • Even more Vault-Tec certified improvements and optimizations. Because you can never have enough improvements or optimizations.

Patch notes found on the Official Bethesda Forums.

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Predictions for the 2015 Game Awards

Live on December 3rd, 2015, Los Angeles hosts the 2015 Game Awards, and gamers and media journalists alike are licking their chops in preparations to see their favorite games win the awards they deserve. Although it is a controversial topic that most Game Awards are given to the most recent Triple A title to be released near November or December, there is no doubt that 2015 made up for the semi-barren 2014 year of gaming with block buster hits such as Bloodborne, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Fallout 4. Below is a list of my predictions for the 2015 Game Awards.

Most Anticipated Game

My Personal Vote: The Last Guardian
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As a huge fan of Shadow of the Colossus, I have wanted to play this game ever since I first saw screenshots in my issue of Game Informer years ago; yet, like many gamers, I have had to endure the games delay time and time again until the small spark of hope that was this year’s E3 when a trailer was shown showcasing some gameplay elements between the boy and his bird/dog companion.

What I think will win: No Man’s Sky
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Although this entire category is completely subjective to the Gamer’s personal preference, it’s no secret that No Man’s Sky has been on everyone’s radar as the most anticipated game. With a roundabout release date of June, 2016, gamers and Sci-Fi junkies will be soaring through space and discovering countless planets in no time. Although, I can’t help but wonder: Why is Dark Souls 3 not on this list?

Best Multiplayer

My Personal Vote: Rocket League
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This game managed to draw me in with two things I am personally not invested in: Car games and soccer. And it worked! Combining the two for some competitive 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 bumper car sports was the most fun in a multiplayer game I have had in long time. And the best part: I downloaded it from PSN for free!

What I think will win: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
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As beloved as the Halo franchise is, I do believe BLOPS3 will take home this crown. The week of its release, Activision announced that not only did the FPS juggernaut rack in $550 Million in its first three days of sale, but it also had the highest player engagement with more hours accumulated on their online multiplayer than any other COD title in the franchise. The COD train keeps on rolling.

Best Fighting Game

My Personal Vote AND what I think will win: Mortal Kombat X
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NetherRealm Studios brings it once again in their latest installment with one of the most iconic fighting games in history. Mortal Kombat has always taken very bold steps in its directions, and this title is no different with its introduction of new characters, stylish and polished fighting game mechanics, it’s first-person interactive Krypt mode for plenty of unlockables, and of course, the fatalities. It’s enough to keep even non-fighting game enthusiasts coming back for more. It will be interesting to see how this title matches up with the “King of Fighters” Street Fighter V when it releases in February of next year, but for now it is uncontested and reigning champion in 2015.

Best Shooter

My Personal Vote: Star Wars Battlefront
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The long awaited Star Wars: Battlefront has made its triumphant return. Although I have only spent a total of maybe 10 hours in the Beta, the full version of the game is sure to be a contender for best shooter due to its engaging atmosphere and nostalgic sound effects. Any small complaints fans may have with the game is sure to fix itself in time, (much like previous EA titles such as Battlefield 4) creating what may very well be the 2015 Shooter of the year. And besides; WHO DOESN’T LIKE STAR WARS?!

What I think will win: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
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It seems we live in an age where “Shooter” and “Multiplayer” go hand and hand. This is especially true with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. With its vastly growing popularity in its multiplayer, it seems COD:BLOPS3 also has some other tricks up its sleeve, not only giving us yet another fast paced, thrilling single player, but Zombie mode considered one of the best to date, adding even more replay value to Activision’s flagship franchise.

Best Score

My Personal Vote: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Music has always been a big deal to me. The more epic the score, the more I want to dive into the game. If the score is good enough to get stuck in my head, then take what already may be an epic adventure, and throw in a hint of nostalgia that will ring in my mind forever. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt easily captivates me this way. Whether I’m riding through the hills of Skellige enjoying the subtle, ambient chant, or simply listening to the lyre and flute resonate out of my speakers on my PS4 theme.

What I think will win: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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Hideo Kojima is a huge 80’s music fan, as so am I, and since the game takes place in the 80’s, it was only appropriate for there to be 80’s music involved. Sneaking into a base to rescue a soldier listening to Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” or destroying waves of tanks while being serenaded to Billy Idols “Rebel Yell” has never been more fun.

Best RPG

My Personal Vote: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Among the nominees, I truly feel this title takes all the great elements we love about Role Playing games and injects them with steroids. With over 200 hours of gameplay, fast-paced, strategic combat, and Dragon Ageesque moral choice driven storytelling, it’s no shocker why this game is on the list.

What I think will win: Fallout 4
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Despite all the controversy over Bethesda’s track record of releasing games with multiple day one glitches and bugs, gamers have once again stepped out of the vault, strapped on their Pip boy, and have started exploring the vast wastelands of Boston.

Best Action/Adventure Game

My Personal Vote: Rise of the Tomb Raider
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For anyone who had never been a Tomb Raider fan, like myself, the resurrection of the series by Square Enix is sure to change your mind and deserves a place among the award ceremony. With gripping combat, tomb exploration and a beautiful retelling of the protagonist Laura Croft, it’s enough to make even the best Uncharted titles blush.

What I think will win: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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As a giant Metal Gear Solid fan myself, I was glad the series could finally get the recognition it deserved, but under the circumstances of Kojima leaving Konami resulting in what fans and even the creator himself have labeled an “unfinished product” is not exactly what I had in mind. This game took the gaming community by storm, not only resulting in what could possibly be the best MGS launch in its history, but also sparking players’ interests enough to even go out and purchase and finish the MGS: Legacy Collection before MGSV: The Phantom Pain would even hit shelves.

Best Developer

My Personal Vote: CD Projekt Red
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What seemed like an overly ambitious project (no pun intended), this small development company founded in 1994 in Warsaw, Poland have created the massive RPG we know and love today known as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Who I think will win: Bethesda Game Studios
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Talk about perfect timing. Bethesda releases the fourth installment (second installment actually developed by them) of the Fallout series just in time for the award ceremony. I do believe that voters will vote for Bethesda and Fallout4 based on not only the game’s content, but also when it was released and it’s relevancy in our recent memory. I feel that many games will get overlooked due to this premise. Speaking of which, our last category is GOTY.

Game of the Year

My Personal Vote: Bloodborne
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If there was one game I could persuade an Xbox gamer to buy a PS4 for, it would be From Software’s Bloodborne. Considered by some as the killer app for the PlayStation 4, this is a game that is not only fueled by its dark, beautiful atmosphere, but also by the players’ experience with the game. The difficulty can be trying at times, as death can result in a loss of Blood Echoes (essential in leveling up your character and purchasing items), but it can also be very rewarding when you finally take down that boss you have struggled with the last few hours presenting you with a nice shiny PS4 trophy and a checkpoint to continue your descent into the Gothic depths of Yharnam.

What I think will win: Fallout 4
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With an almost overwhelming library of games to fill the 2015 roster, Fallout 4 may very well take home the prize for GOTY. As a Bethesda fan myself, I have personally seen their work with the Elder Scrolls entries a la Oblivion and Skyrim and even Fallout 3, so it is no surprise to me that Fallout 4, even given its recent release has made this year’s GOTY nominees and may very well take home the crown. But my only hope is that its release date will not be the driving force behind the votes that will be issued towards this title. If we take a step back and look around, 2015 was truly a great year for gaming, and these titles and their developers truly deserve recognition for their hard work.

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-Best Shooter: Rainbow 6: Siege
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Although the game is being released only two days before the ceremony, I found it very surprising that this game did not make the list for best shooter, or even best multiplayer game.

-Most Anticipated Game: Dark Souls 3
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With the diehard fan base of the “Souls” series, and Bloodborne being nominated for numerous awards, I found it puzzling that this game did not at least make the list for most anticipated game. If it had, it would have made my decision in this category that much more difficult, competing with the likes of The Last Guardian and No Man’s Sky.

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The Quest For One Million Bottle Caps

Hey Everyone! I wanted to share something exciting with every video game fan out there. I am going to take on a new project thanks to the effort and generosity of TrickyMic. For the longest time, I debated setting up a YouTube profile, vine account, or twitch profile because I don’t know what to talk about. I firmly believe success begins with a concept, idea, or mindset. Since I didn’t have that idea, I felt it would be a disservice to you the viewer. I decided not to set up any videos online until I had a sense of direction.

Well, today I have an idea that I think you can enjoy. As many of you know Fallout 4 hit store shelves on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. I am going to surprise you all by saying I bought the game on Tuesday and I haven’t played it. I will repeat that last statement.

I have not played my copy of Fallout 4.

Some close friends of mine gave me the nickname, Pat Daddy Millionaire’s Club. I don’t fully comprehend the logic behind the nickname, mainly because I am not a millionaire, but I have accepted the nickname. With that said, I thought I would chronicle my gameplay in Fallout 4 and see if I can become a “millionaire” in the world of Fallout.

I have the goal of obtaining one million dollars in gaming currency, WITHOUT CHEATING! I feel like recording, commenting, and creating an interactive discussion while pursuing the goal becoming a millionaire in a post-apocalyptic world.

I do not know if I will be successful in my goal. I don’t think the game allows for you to go up to one million bottle caps (currency). I do know it will be fun to try and I welcome your support and feedback on my journey. I will be hosting broadcasts of my gameplay and I encourage you to go to www.twitch.tv/provengamer to watch my journey.

I welcome all questions, comments, game tips, advice, input, and answers if I have any questions I want to make this a fun interactive series of video and I welcome all who wish to participate. This is my very first recorded internet video, my very first interactive video, and my first time playing Fallout 4 so this is a very exciting time! I will start playing Fallout 4 on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8pm EST.

If you wish to join me, I welcome you to observe and message me in Pat Daddy Millionaire’s Club video: The Pursuit for One Million Bottle Caps. See you in the Wasteland!