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No Man’s Sky Update 1.3: Atlas Rises has launched

Released almost a year ago, No Man’s Sky has had a turbulent ride through the gaming industry. Its initial release was met with mixed reviews from players and critics, claiming that early previews promised more than the final game offered.  Regardless of reviews and complaints, Hello Games has committed to keeping the game alive.  Over the past year, they have released a few updates (to the game) adding in a lot of content: farming, vehicles, base-building, and quality-of-life improvements — just to name a few. These updates have kept some players, myself included, hooked in for the ride and showed that Hello Games intends to work on No Man’s Sky until they reach their vision — and possibly beyond. While the previous two updates did add a ton to the game, they pale in comparison to the newest update: Atlas Rises.  To give you a brief idea of just how much this update offers, Atlas Rises’ file size (by itself) is about as big as the base game.

Atlas Rises is a total overhaul of many gameplay systems and graphical elements in No Man’s Sky. It introduces 30 hours more of story content, randomly generated missions, in-atmosphere dog-fighting, better crafting and inventory management (and so much more).  I’m glad that, through the haze of negativity, Hello Games is continuing its journey with No Man’s Sky.

Below is a link to the official release page for the update for the patch notes and a look into what this update entails. With that, I’m off exploring the galaxy once again. See you around the cosmos!

https://www.nomanssky.com/atlas-rises-update/

 

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Trophy Whores 277 – Beyond Twitch and PSX Plus

This week, Alex, Yield, Troy and Frosty dish out news and opinions like there’s a Labor Day sale at the news-and-opinions store.  I’m sorry; Tricky’s atrocious segues have wreaked havoc on my intellect.  Tricky’s segues are as bad as the Cubs’ World Series title drought.

That’s better.

We’ve been hearing about Beyond Good and Evil 2 for almost a decade.  At this point, it’s hard to know what to believe.  For the sake of fans, we hope that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is real.  After all of the time, support and attention, we believe that the fans deserve a fitting sequel.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation Plus, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Twitch, and No Man’s Sky.

No Man’s Sky Watch has ended.  It seems soon after it began.  Our hands-on coverage and discussion of No Man’s Sky has been as good as a Snickers bar that has been dipped in expired milk.  Yield, who is the only Trophy Whore to play the game, hasn’t spent much more time with No Man’s Sky, so we can assume that Hello Games’ ambitious adventure has been shelved for the time.   The number of players for No Man’s Sky has dropped significantly, but we still hope that the game isn’t seen as a failure.

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Sony President, Shuhei Yoshida, Blames Hello Game’s PR Strategy for Backlash of No Man’s Sky

Hello Games and Sean Murray, the creators behind the infamous No Man’s Sky, have gone silent since it’s release back in early August, however that silence has finally been broken by none other than Sony Worldwide Studios’ president Shuhei Yoshida who gives his reason as to why he thinks the game received so much backlash.

In an interview with Eurogamer at Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida stated “I understand some of the criticisms especially Sean Murray is getting, because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from day one.

“It wasn’t a great PR strategy, because he didn’t have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer. But he says their plan is to continue to develop No Man’s Sky features and such, and I’m looking forward to continuing to play the game.”

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To everyone’s surprise upon the games initial release, many of features director Sean Murray promised were going to be in the game were seemingly MIA.  The internet went viral with videos of fan reactions and critics alike debunking the features that Sean Murray went on record to announce such as multiplayer and the ability to join alien factions to war with other factions.  However, Yoshida claims he “really enjoyed the game” and points to it future growth as a reason to stay excited:

“Sean Murray says their plan is to continue to develop No Man’s Sky features and such, and I’m looking forward to continuing to play the game.”

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Many other features promised in the game such as the ability to own (and name) freighter-type ships as well as base building did not make it into the launch of the game, so it’ll be interesting to see if these items are patched into the game at a later date since most of the games’ recent patches have focused entirely on major bugs that resulted in multiple crashes on PS4 and rendering the PC version almost unplayable.  Although no word yet as to when the next content will arrive, a recent update on the No Man’s Sky website promised “future free updates which will improve, expand, and build the No Man’s Sky universe.”

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Trophy Whores 271 – Beating a Dead Horse with No Man’s Jokes

This week the Trophy Whores press on without Tricky.  In other words, episode 271 has started off on the right foot — even though podcasts don’t have feet.  Granted, with the boss on hiatus, there’s plenty of opportunity for this ship to careen around the corner and run into a wall.  The Trophy Whores podcast for fun, and they never take themselves too seriously.  It’s an art form that they’ve perfected.  What’s more fun than having fun?  If you ask Donny, he’d say cracking jokes on No Man’s Sky.

No Man’s Sky, like a horse that’s been beaten beyond death, has been getting a lot of attention; however, lately, much of that attention hasn’t been positive.  It seems that the game hasn’t been able to match the hype that went from a flame to a bonfire.  Everyone saw that coming.  While No Man’s Sky might deliver on some of its potential, the consensus seems to be that the game has under-delivered.   Yield, who has been riding shotgun in the hype train, isn’t discouraged by the naysayers, but he sure doesn’t sell us on his (lack of) enthusiasm.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, (more) No Man’s Sky, Dead Rising 4 and PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.0.

Alex has a special shout-out this week.  On September 16, at Gallery K on Barret Avenue in Louisville, his friend Avalon is holding an art gallery for 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 4:45 pm to 10 pm.  It will be a fantastic event, and if possible, you should go.

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Trophy Whores 270 – No Man’s Sky Watch

We’re rocking a five-man show, so much like episode 269, we’ve got a full crew.  What does that mean for you?  We’re about to take you to the podcast equivalent of Jurassic Park.  Every member of our gnarly gang is present and accounted for.  Sometimes, you gotta end a sentence with a preposition.  In truth, despite the rule of English grammar, ending a sentence with a preposition sounds closer to our natural speaking habits.  And, at Proven Gamer Studios, we try to keep it causal.  We don’t, however, approve of Hawaiian shirts or any shirt that features patterns of fruit or palm trees.

No Man’s Sky has arrived, and while Donny is rolling his eyes, Yield is clamoring like a kid on Christmas.  We look forward to his deep and insightful thoughts on a future episode.  Unfortunately, for Donny, No Man’s Sky is on the agenda this week, and since it’s huge game that has garnered massive amounts of attention, we simply can’t ignore it.  Episode 270 marks week one of No Man’s Sky watch — much to Donny’s chagrin.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, No Man’s Sky, THQ, PlayStation Neo and PlayStation Vita.  Despite the promise and potential of the PlayStation Vita, Sony stopped supporting it, and gamers responded by bashing and ridiculing Sony.  As the current leader in the home console market, Sony seems poised to keep that position — as long as the company doesn’t take another stab at the handheld console market.  Nintendo owns the handheld market, and the PlayStation 4 has done extraordinarily well.  What’s the apt adage?  Koalas don’t eat sushi after midnight.  Polar bears are a shade of purple that the human eye can’t detect.  Unicorns aren’t a myth, they’re just great at hide-and-seek.

Oh yeah! I got it!  If it ain’t broke, don’t go and fuck it up.

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Trophy Whores 269 – Tricky’s Division From Reality

We’ve often teased Tricky about his passion for The Division.  We’re not saying that it’s a terrible game, but if Tricky champions it with an unmatched fervor, then we’re going to take our shots.  Unfortunately, for Tricky, our wicked squad of ardent trophy hunters has grown by two people for episode 269.

Even if you change your name, Antisocial Gamer, you will always be NMReign.  As with that bespectacled, stripe-shirted scamp, Waldo, we see past your tricks and lies.  Reign, you can brandish a fancy new name, but it doesn’t erase your villainous past.  We know your game: You hunt Trophy Whores.

We’re relying on the Ionvein to keep us safe.  With a name like that, Lucia has to be some sort of superhero.  How else could he fly in and steal our listeners’ hearts?  Unless … he’s a witch!  Is he?  No.  No, he can’t be.  Witches play games on the Xbox One.

This week the Trophy Whores test their luck, as they welcome to the show — for the second week in a row — the infamous, dangerous and ingenious Troy.  He’s like Freddy Krueger — except he attacks you while you podcast.  Podcast dreamworld is a dangerous place, with hordes of Xbox owners and the Trophy Whores killer mucking about.  There’s trouble to be found if you travel down the wrong alleys.  Donny ventured down the alleys of Black Velvetopia, and he bought Psychonauts for the PlayStation 4!  Donny bemoans the prevalence of remasters, remakes and ports.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Batman: The Telltale Series, Indigo Prophecy, No Man’s Sky and Suicide Squad.  Critics have largely panned Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, but it made an impressive, record-breaking amount of money in its opening weekend.  If nothing else, Suicide Squad proves that people don’t listen to critics.  Suicide Squad might be polarizing, but if you’re a fan of the villainous team and its components, then go see the movie and decide for yourself.

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Trophy Whores 265 – Figments of Donny’s Imagination

It’s the middle of the summer, and the news has dried up like a salted slug in the Sahara.  When the Trophy Whores are low on news, they turn Donny loose like a Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in a cobra hole.  Somewhere, Tricky hopes that the figments of Donny’s imagination don’t run wild.

While Donny has been busy with Double Fine’s Psychonauts, the fine folks at Hello Games have been readying No Man’s Sky, which has garnered immense hype and excitement. No Man’s Sky has gone gold, which means that we’re one step closer to playing it.  If you were a little sour about the latest delay, pushing No Man’s Sky to October, then you can finally turn that frown upside down.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Ratchet & Clank, No Man’s Sky, The Warriors, and Shadow of the Colossus.  Resident Darrell, of Remember the Loot fame, has been playing Shadow of the Colossus, which, if you ask Alex, is one of the best video games ever made.  The feeling of taking down each Colossus is equal parts triumphant and heartbreaking, as somber tunes accompany every behemoth to its final resting place.  While its age shows, the story and concept of Shadow of the Colossus still inspire awe and adoration among its fans.

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Trophy Whores 222 – Yield Is Mad For No Man’s Sky

This week, Donny pulls and a Houdini and disappears; however, we soldier on and make lemonade out of lemon meringue pie.

Despite the approach of the NFL season, we keep the football chatter to a minimum — even though we really want to come up with awesome names for our fantasy football teams!

Join our rowdy posse of football-loving fools, as we discuss, among other things, Joe Danger 2, God of War: Ascension, PlayStation Experience, Rock Band 4, Guillermo del Toro and No Man’s Sky.  In case you don’t know; Yield has high hopes for No Man’s Sky, which is being developed by the delightful people of Hello Games.  And Yield won’t let Tricky shake his passion and enthusiasm (for No Man’s Sky)!

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