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The Smart Marks 207 – Lost

The name of the show is “Lost.” Because that’s what TNA is right now… LOST. Also we talk more about the upcoming Survivor Series and how this is the right way you build up to a freaking PPV. OH, and we talk about the MEGA MATCH of Omega v. Jericho. Holy CRAP.

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Trophy Whores 290 – Great Shuhei in the Sky

Tragedy has hit the Proven Gamer PlayStation family.  We aren’t seven days into 2017, and Mark has lost his (second) PlayStation 4.  On the bright side, it seems that Mark was able to save his Final Fantasy XV progress, and he has an excuse to buy a PlayStation 4 Pro, which will pair nicely with his 4K television. All is not lost.  Mark, sadly, has become accustomed to, as well all have, video game consoles dying.  He will persevere.

This week, the Trophy Whores — all five of them — discuss a plethora of PS4 games set to release in 2017.  The list of games is topped by heavy hitters like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Kingdom Hearts 3, God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Gran Turismo Sport; however, even if you aren’t looking forward to the aforementioned, there is still plenty reason to be excited about the year in PlayStation.  Per usual, there will be no shortage of games to play on your PlayStation console.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Ace Combat 7, Days Gone, Friday the 13th: The Game, Mass Effect: Andromeda, New Hot Shots Golf, and Persona 5.  Regardless of your preferences and tastes, the new year brings a tidal wave of AAA games and a list of release dates that should make you wet your pants in anticipation.  Get ready, because 2017 is going to be a banner year.

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Trophy Whores 288 – Army Of T-Rex’s

That is a mouthful.  That’s what Tricky said.  I couldn’t resist.  Tricky loves Wendy’s chicken parmesan sandwiches.  Truly, to Tricky, it might as well be filet mignon.  Have you seen a man stick an entire sandwich in his mouth?  It isn’t for the faint of heart.  We can’t unhinge our jaws like snakes.  I’m surprised that there isn’t a snake villain creeping around Gotham City.

This week, the inmates run the asylum.  Technically, Alex runs the asylum, since Tricky has to drive around New York City in a snow plow.  Unfortunately, for him, we spend a large portion of the show talking about all things Dark Knight.  Yes, the one and only Batman.  Otherwise known as the only DC Comics superhero worth a damn.  I need to stop there before Metropolis’ legion of fanboys descends upon Trophy Whores studios like a hurricane of wasps.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Extra Life,  The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Gotham, Batman Arkham, and Batman: The Telltale Series.

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Trophy Whores 287 – Honor Among Trophy Whores

If you have listened to last episode, and, of course you have, then you know that Tricky is beelining toward his first tramp stamp.  I don’t know how we got to this point, but the pot at the end of this rainbow teems with equal parts hilarity and terror.  For his first tramp stamp, he needs a small DualShock 4 — to save space for a DualShock 5.  Tricky doesn’t have ink on his lower back yet, but you can help by contributing to the Proven Gamer Extra Life fundraising campaign.  You have until the end of the year, which is closing quickly.

We have updated Extra Life donation numbers, as well as news from around the game industry.  It’s the end of the year, so we hope that you’ve got your holiday gift lists sorted.  Throughout the month, Sony has PlayStation Nework sales for all of the gamers who played nice this year.  Truth be told, even if you have been naughty, you can still take advantage of the PSN deals.  While you are perusing the fine offerings available on the PSN, be sure to check out The Last Guardian, which, despite its tumultous path to release, has received a warm reception from critics.  You would be naughty to pass up the next tale in the ICO universe.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, WWE 2K17, Ark: Survival Evolved, Extra Life, The Last of Us Part II, Watchdogs 2, and Batman: The Telltale Series.

We devote a large chunk of the show to the Trophy Whores Bill of Rights, for which we have painstakingly created an online rough draft.  In video games terms, we can call it the “alpha” version.  We have taken it this far, but we need your input to help finalize (and pass) our Bill of Rights.

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Trophy Whores 285 – Get the Towels Ready

It’s Alex’s first show back from a lengthy hiatus, and the Trophy Whores have already discussed — at length — the classic 8-bit Mega Man series.  Alex wouldn’t have it any other way — especially if everyone agrees that Mega Man 3 is the best game in the original series.  Tricky argues for Mega Man 4, and while he might have questionable taste in video games, his argument lends credence to the power of nostalgia.  You’ll smile when you hear to what lengths Tricky went to stay up (past his bedtime) and play Mega Man 4.

Lucia sits out this week, probably because he is disgusted with Tricky’s passion for Mega Man 4, as well as The Division, but even with four hosts, the Trophy Whores record for nearly three hours.  What can you do with three hours?  Listen to this episode, silly.  You can also take a long-ass nap, but we’re talking video games, and you want in on that action.  When a podcast starts with heavy amounts of the Blue Bomber and professional wrestling, then you know that things are going to run long.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Extra Life, Black Friday, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Titanfall 2.

With the Game Awards approaching, the Trophy Whores try to predict the winners for two categories: Game of the Year and Most-Anticipated Game.  Per usual, every nominee deserves recognition and praise; however, among the Trophy Whores, Uncharted 4, Overwatch and Horizon take top billing.

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Trophy Whores 232 – The Hideo Kojima Patch

After playing games for nearly 24 hours, Tricky is tired,  but he still hosts the show.  Tricky participated in Extra Life 2015, which has raised over 20 million for the Children’s Miracle Network, and reached his goal of $200.  The Trophy Whores often tease Tricky, but the guys are proud of him.

On this episode, Donny spits fire like a dragon protecting a grove of chocolate Easter bunnies.  Donny has never been happy about Konami’s decision to split from Hideo Kojima, the father of Metal Gear Solid, and it seems that his ire burns brighter than ever.  If Donny had his way, Konami would release a Kojima patch for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Join our sleepy foursome Extra Life supports and marathon gamers, as we discuss, among other things, Extra Life, Tales from the Borderlands, Street Fighter V, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  Even though Ace Venture: When Nature Calls is the superior movie, the original film has the biggest revelation: Finkle is Einhorn; Einhorn is Finkle!  Snowflake the dolphin hasn’t been the same since that day.

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