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Trophy Whores 421 – PAX East Gets Viral

Join the Whores as they discus, among other things, PAX East and Persona 5 Royal, as well as Electronic Arts’ latest canceled Star Wars games.

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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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Trophy Whores 380 – Anthem for the Craven-Dick Wedding

Apparently, players are having a lot of problems with Electronic Arts’ Anthem.  We want to give EA some credit for their library of games, but, oftentimes, they make it so hard.  EA does have a tendency to piss off its customers while trying to make a buck.  Ask a Star Wars fan.  Ask a Dead Space fan.  Ask a Mirror’s Edge fan.  The point is, you won’t get anywhere good when looking for a trove of goodwill with EA’s name on it.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, God of War, The Division 2, Horizon Zero Dawn and Anthem.

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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.

If you want to support the show via Patreon, then check out our page, which shares the tiers for all of our Patrons!

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Trophy Whores 374 – Freakers Come out at Night

This April, we welcome Days Gone to PlayStation 4, and Yield is preparing by rigorously killing zombies in Guns, Gore and Cannolis.  The Freakers aren’t zombies — but they sure evoke the same sense of panic.  Freakers are terrifyingly relentless, so you need more than guns to survive in this nightmarish game of pulse-throttling action.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Days Gone, Fortnite and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

We are happy and proud to share that Proven Gamer has partnered with the Humble Bundle! The Humble Bundle is a fantastic initiative and program that allows games to score a litany of games on the cheap — all while making charitable donations to various groups and organizations. You can click here for the details on Proven Gamer’s Humble Bundle partnership.

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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Game Stuff 45 – E3: Part 2

On this weeks episode Kalai, Matt, and Roberto talk more E3!! Roberto is back to recount his days of glory at E3, and we discuss out thoughts on Microsoft conference.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

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Trophy Whores 324 – It’s Complicated, but it’s Simple

Say what, Tricky?

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Metal Gear Survive, Grand Theft Auto V, Spider-Man, Guacamelee! 2, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2.

In a bit of 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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Trophy Whores 323 – Dont Buy Metal Gear Survive

This week the Trophy Whores disseminate more information surrounding the demise of Dead Space creator, Visceral Games.  Remember when gamers lauded Electronic Arts for publishing Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge?  Yeah, that was a long time ago.  I think we’re back to grumbling about EA’s wicked ways.  Can you believe the nerve of whoever suggesting putting co-op gameplay in Dead Space 3?

Konami have revealed the release date for Metal Gear Survive, which, on Tricky’s scale of a car running over your foot to Stay Puft relocating your Manhattan digs, is a plastic pitchfork up the rear.  He’s not excited — or sure that Survive should be considered a Metal Gear game.  We all have opinions, but Tricky takes a firm stance whenever Hideo Kojima’s stealth-based mega-hit brainchild is on the tip of anyone’s tongue.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Metal Gear Survive, Grand Theft Auto V, Spider-Man, Guacamelee! 2, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2.

In a bit of 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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Trophy Whores 322 – Sony Music Switches it Up

The Trophy Whores have a business discussion, and Troy is nowhere to be found.  Someone get him on the phone — NOW!  He would put everyone to shame with his financial acumen!  We need someone who can shed some light, and make sense, of Sony Music jumping into the video game arena.

Sony Music’s game publishing label, Unties, will publish games for the PlayStation 4, as well as the PC and Nintendo Switch.  Sony Music publishing video games, when Sony has a games division, makes about as much sense as a hot dog vendor who doesn’t offer condiments for purchases.  Sony might have a bigger plan at play, but on the surface, logistically, this move doesn’t make sense.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Unties, Electronic Arts and Visceral Games.

In a bit of 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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E3 2017

Anthem Gameplay Closes Microsoft Conference

After a getting a short teaser trailer at Electronic Arts’ show last night, Anthem, from BioWare, was shown on running on Xbox One X.

Anthem will be an open-world game. The gameplay trailer started with the lead character in a town square. She is given the task of retrieving some workers. Anthem puts players in the hand of freelancers who explore and protect humanity from the threats outside of the wall.

After getting the mission, the trailer introduced an array of exosuits known as javelins. These will be customizable suits. The two characters dove off the wall and used a jetpack to explore the world outside of the wall. Each suit will have different features. The shown, the Ranger and Colossus featured a balanced and tank style suit.

The first look at combat revealed third-person gunplay and abilities that appeared to be on a cool-down timer. The exo-suits will allow players to equip abilities that will allow them to approach combat in different ways. Along with beasts, enemies called Scars also attacked the characters. They appeared to be humanoid, firing projectiles.

Anthem also appears to have drop-in gameplay, as two new players joined the party mid-mission before being confronted by a huge electric storm. The trailer ended with characters going into the storm.

Anthem will be a multiplatform release in 2018.

Stay tuned to Proven Gamer for future coverage of E3.

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Thoughts on the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Beta

The Plants vs Zombies: GW2 Beta went live this weekend, and Tricky and myself had the chance to engage in it’s addicting, coop based, tower defense meets third person shooter multiplayer that fans enjoyed about the first one.  As soon as the opening cinematic starts rolling to the tune of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, you are immediately immersed in the world of Plants vs Zombies, as the cinematic showcases some of the games new characters that are available such as Rose, a magic wielder capable of hilariously turning her foes into goats, and Super Brainz, a close quarters, high flying Bizarro of the PVZ universe, as well as many more.

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Once in the beta,  you will see vast improvements to the interface, for the standard menus have now been replaced with a “Backyard Battleground” where players spawn at their home base depending on which side they chose (plants or zombies, obviously) and can freely explore the battleground if they so choose even when they are not engaged in combat.  While at home base, players can choose which side they want to fight on, customize/choose their characters, purchase “stickers” which can be used to aid in combat,  engage in PVP multiplayer, challenge themselves to complete quest provided via message board, as well as many other features not provided in the Beta.

The battleground is separated into three layers; plants on one side, zombies on the other, and the actual battlefield in the middle.  After prepping for battle, players can then raise the flag in the middle of the field, then they are tasked with defending it from hordes of the opposing team.

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One of the biggest complaints about the first installment is the lack of offline play.  Popcap is fixing this problem. Players can now take the fight offline, with the ability to play split screen coop!  I personally enjoyed the beta, and believe that this installment will do the series justice. With so many options available in this beta, the games humorous dialogue, colorful world and addicting gameplay, I was hooked as soon as I launched it.   Whether you are team plant or team zombie, players will have to wait and see if the game holds up to the hype as they hash out their differences when it releases later this year.

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EA Announces Competitive Gaming Division

EA gets even more competitive.

EA Announces Competitive Gaming Division

Today Electronic Arts introduced a new division nested within the game division at EA, dubbed the Competitive Gaming Division. EA hopes to bring the essence of the Competitive Gaming market into the core of EA.

In a statement made on EA.com earlier today, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, stated the following:

I am excited to announce that Peter Moore is moving into a new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Competition Officer for Electronic Arts, leading our new EA Competitive Gaming Division (CGD).

With his new role, Peter Moore will over see all of the competitive gaming division including release games under the division like FIFA, Madden NFL, Battlefield and more. Not only this, the new division will also function under the “three core pillars”:

Competition – To create highly-engaging competitive experiences with our games, officially supported by Electronic Arts.

Community – To celebrate, connect and grow our community of players across all levels of expertise.

Entertainment – To develop live events and broadcasting that bring the spectacle of competition to millions of people around the world.

In addition to Peter Moore, EA also hired Todd Sitrin to become the marketing powerhouse that will guide the Competitive Gaming Division. Saying that:

Todd will lead strategy and operations for the CGD, working closely with our development studios to create an exciting competitive platform in our games.

As we got more information on the new venture for EA, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with all the changes. If you’re a competitive gamer, this sounds like it will be right up your alley.

As always, make sure you check out Proven Gamer for more information for EA and its games.

 

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning needs to be up there with a lot of competing RPG games available on multiple consoles. Will the collaborate minds of R.A. Salvatore and Todd McFarlane be enough for the RPG to stand on its own two feet? Well, I have been playing this new game and I am ready to give you my results.

The game starts off with a basic cut scene that describes the world of Amalur and the evil threatening it. Your character (which you can customize from one of four different races) wakes up on a pile of dead bodies after everyone assumes you died in a great battle.

Once you go through a simple tutorial in regards to combat, equipment, quests, and dialogue, you can begin your own person quest into the vast world. Your character is possesses no voice when interacting during cut scenes, but you do have the luxury of deciding what to say in regards to dialogue interaction.

The game has similar feels to the Elder Scrolls series but has the graphics that fit World or Warcraft. The graphics involved may make this game feel like a simple man’s Elder Scrolls, but don’t let that notion trick you. This game can pack quite a surprising punch.

 

The game sports a different variety of weapons that the player can use. You are allowed to equip two different sets of weapons throughout the game. Each weapon type has its own unique advantages, surprises, and skills based off your level up system.

The game doesn’t promote dual wielding, but you can switch between weapons in combat just like the Devil May Cry or God of War series. The more familiar you become with weapon classes, you will be able to pull off better combos and damage attacks. My preferred weapons were the long sword and daggers. The dagger work very well for thieves and stealth character because you are rewarded with an amusing execution cut scene when you sneak up to kill an enemy.

Switching weapons, magic, and using potions on the fly helps keep the game’s combat in constant motion. Constant motion is something the game needs when facing giant fire-breathing Skeletor T-Rex monsters.

When you have done enough damage, you can enter Reckoning mode where the player possesses magic energy weapons and stat boosts. It doesn’t last long but allows for mini game executions an extra experience points rewards.

The game promotes crafting, blacksmithing, and alchemy in order to improve your stats. So collect as much as you can. The lock picking chests/door is a simple water-down version of the Fallout/Elder Scrolls lock picking, but it still works.

There are a plethora of quests involved whenever you travel to different areas. It has been 15 hours of game play since I was giving the first main storyline quest and I haven’t been able to get back to it.

 

One fun feature is the aggressive mode function. By pressing one button, you are given 20 seconds to steal, assassinate, or attack any simple NPC in any town. It may not seem like much in a review, but it is a lot of fun when in small doses.

The combat class system is all based on how you level up your character. You have three “level up” sections to choose from: Might, Finesse, and Sorcery. What you put into one, two or three sections can unlock different classes for your benefit. The gamer has the ability to change the combat class at any point in the game and isn’t penalized for taking a different route.

The variety or combat classes, skills, weapons, and races allows for multiple replay options when one gets bored with a particular class or when one wants to take on advanced roles of RPG games.

Kingdoms of Amalur feels like a very simple action RPG and it may be helpful for those who are too intimidated to try some of those complex RPGs available. This would be a great starter for gamers new to RPGs or for those experienced RPG players looking for a change of pace.

I give Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning thumbs up for our ProvenGamer fans.