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Trophy Whores 386 – Dawn Of A New PlayStation On The Horizon

This week the Trophy Whores discuss rumors surrounding the price point of the — rumored — PlayStation 5, as well as whispers of a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn.  Sony is making Horizon into a series; no one should be surprised.  If you are shocked, then promptly re-watch the end of Guerrilla Games’ 2017 masterpiece.  The end spells it out: s-e-q-u-e-l.

And, to no surprise, we continue to hear more (and more) about the PS5.  At this point, it can’t not exist.

Join the Trophy Whores, and special guest CJ, as they discuss, among other things, God of War, World of Warships, Psychonauts, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Horizon Zero Dawn.

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.

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

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

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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.

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.

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

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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Trophy Whores – 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful — and stressful — time of the year, when video games fly at you like thirsty vampire bats in a dark, abandoned mine shaft.  Prepare to holster your elation as your grandmother gives you those utterly embarrassing “World’s Best Grandchild” and “I Love my Grandchild” sweaters that you secretly adore.  We hope that you saved the gift receipts to the MLB bobbleheads that Uncle Remus bought you, because you’re going to return all of that worthless holiday loot so that you can fuel your love of video games!  For those who speak “Hank Hill,” we’re talking the season of giving — giving vidya games.

Lock and load!

Join Alex, Yield, Stephen and Sid, as they round up the top-tier PlayStation 4 games to gift to the PS4 lovers in your life.

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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Trophy Whores 368 – Black Friday Birthday Candles

Cheers, Sony Computer Entertainment!  Your sweet, sweet baby, the PlayStation 4, which brings joy to ladies and gents far and wide, has turned five years old.  With Sony celebrating the fifth anniversary of the release of the PS4, Alex and Yield, surviving to tell tales of Black Friday 2018, look back on some of their favorite games and features from the early life of Sony’s flagship video game console.

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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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Trophy Whores 355 – Cause Yuntwis Said So

Well, it isn’t the beer-swilling Steven Austin, but this week we welcome back a veteran Trophy Whore — who might as well be stone cold when it comes to video game reviews.  After a year away from the show, an old friend returns to Trophy Whores to stomp mud-holes and walk them dry.

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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IheartRadio, Stitcher, or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

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Trophy Whores 341 – Jeff Goldblum is in the Game

Tricky is an April fool.  Come hear our opening segment in all its glory, as Tricky falls hook, line and sinker for an April Fool’s Day joke that pokes at wrestling fans.  Usually, it’s easy to see an April Fool’s Day joke from a mile away, but sometimes a nugget of fiction passes through our filters.

But we never let the most delicious topics pass through our news filters.  This week we discuss the latest offerings from PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, as well as a price drop for the PlayStation VR and Jurassic World Evolution.  As Tricky describes it, you get to manage your own theme park full of carnivorous and gigantic dinosaurs.  When you run a dinosaur zoo, it never ends well.  Expect a torrent of trouble and headaches.  And so much worse.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Bloodborne, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Track Mania Turbo and PixelJunk Monsters 2.

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, 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 338 – Judicial Tussle with the Video Game Boogeyman

To all lawmakers and judges, video games are not evil.  They don’t turn people into murderers.  What’s more, video games don’t make people take guns to public places and wreak havoc.  Thank you.  We appreciate your time.

We have a release date for Detroit: Become Human.  If you’ve followed Quantic Dream’s work, then you know that Detroit deserves more than a passing glance.  And while their games have been polarizing, Quantic Dream deserves credit for pushing innovation in a medium that tends to favor sequels  and safe bets.  Why get spaghetti every time that you go to an Italian restaurant?  Branch out!  Next time, try the baked ziti or chicken alfredo.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation Plus, Horizon Zero Dawn, Detroit: Become Human and Rangi.  What’s Rangi?  We’ve got the answer in What’s Hot in Gaming!

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, 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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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Trophy Whores 333 – The Game Awards Go Wild

We finally get to our Game Awards discussion, during which Tricky renews his rivalry with the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  Horizon Zero Dawn — thought nominated — did not win an award.  Does Guerrilla Games deserve recognition for their masterpiece?  Yes.  They do, forever.  And while Horizon didn’t win big at the Game Awards, if you look at the votes on the PlayStation Blog, then you know that there’s no shortage of love for Guerrilla’s best game to date.

Tricky, Alex and Yield join forces to produce the best — and wittiest — banter to keep you warm through the cold January nights.  Grab and bowl of chili, find your favorite blanket and snuggle up with the Platinum trophies of podcasting.  We’re like Swiss Miss hot chocolate for your ears!

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Inside, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Horizon Zero Dawn.

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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

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Trophy Whores 332 – A Recurring Case of Anal Glaucoma

Tricky can reel off Marvel’s Infinity Stones from memory.  Let’s all give him a round of applause.

According to the PlayStation Blog, Horizon Zero Dawn was the king of all things PlayStation in 2017.  Congratulations to Guerrilla Games and Aloy, as they took home an impressive amount of honors and awards — as decided by PlayStation users and fans.  We hope that it isn’t too long until we again pal around with the fiery and brave Nora warrior.  After all, we’re never safe from the robot menace.

This week, Tricky and Alex cover a lot of ground and seem to discuss anything — and nearly everything — that is on their minds.  From the first (ever) WWE women’s Royal Rumble to smoke breaks for employees, if you want a podcast that is as delicious as a fried bologna sandwich, then you’ve found it!

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Inside, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered, Dark Souls: Remastered and Horizon Zero.

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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Game Stuff 21 – Christmas Plans

On this episode Kalai and Kory discuss their plans for Christmas… And boy what an ice cream truck on fire

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 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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New Environmental Trailer Released Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

Guerilla Games has released a new, environmental trailer for their upcoming expansion, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.

The new trailer highlights some of the new areas that Aloy will be exploring in the upcoming DLC. The short video shows off camps, ice caves, and frozen lakes to name a few.

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds launches on November 7 and is available for pre-order. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Trophy Whores 314 – Franchises Can’t Live Forever

Based on that title, you might think that we’re going to take aim at some beloved video game franchises.  And you are right.  Surprisingly, Sonic the Hedgehog is not among them.  Let’s be honest, whenever this subject comes up, Sonic is almost a shoe-in for mention.  Instead, Tricky and Yield set their sights higher.

And Alex?  Well, his answer is (insanely) surprising.  We hope you’re sitting down for this lively discussion.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Dishonored, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

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 309 – Crash into the Frozen Wilds

This week, you’re listening to the world’s greatest tag team: Alex and Yield.  Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas?  As good as they were, they weren’t even the best tag team in WWE during their run.  It’s true.  While they have shown their prowess in a wrestling ring, I doubt that either Benjamin or Haas have the Platinum trophies in BioShock Infinite and Split/Second.

I’m lost.  Is this a summary for a Smart Marks episode?

This show might as well be called “Alex’s Dream,” because it’s loaded with some of his favorite games: Twisted Metal 2, Warhawk, Spider-Man and Mega Man X4.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Dangerous Golf, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy and Horizon Zero Dawn.

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 307 – Lick it Like a Polaroid Picture

Maybe it’s an Ohio thing.  Yield might have misspoke, because Andre 3000 didn’t teach him to do that.  Or maybe it’s an Ohio thing.

We live in strange times.

This week we reveal the winner of the Trophy Whores E3 predictions battle royale.  While the ruling was appealed by at least two Trophy Whores, in the end, competition judge Sid heard arguments from both sides and picked a winner.  No one wants to look like a sore loser, or question the great Sid, so the win stands.

After taking Father’s Day off, we have a lot of ground to cover in the wake of E3 2017. Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Rocket League, Days Gone, Detroit: Become Human, Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, Uncharted and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Much like Uncharted, which is set to continue beyond the Lost Legacy, Horizon: Zero Dawn has become a franchise, and Sony Interactive Entertainment wants to feed us all that we can handle.  Alex will be waiting at the trough.  Horizon has sold well and garnered fantastic reviews from critics, including Alex, so, this news comes as no shock.  While franchises can become stale and played out, we trust Sony to handle their intellectual properties much better than either Activision or Ubisoft.  If Sony plans — which we don’t anticipate — to release a new Horizon game every year, giving the series what we can call the “Call of Assassin’s Hero” treatment, the awkward love triangle between Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Guitar Hero, then we might want to get off of the Strider and search for greener pastures.

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 – Fireside Chat

This week the Trophy Whores pay homage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, former president of the United States of America.  In lieu of episode 300, which still needs time to bake in the oven, the guys opt to record a freewheeling show, which features Tricky and Troy’s tales from the PAXlands, as well as a meaty, rich discussion about Guerrilla Games’ lauded, magnificent new blockbuster, Horizon Zero Dawn.  If you haven’t heard, it’s an incredible game.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, 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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Horizon Zero Dawn Review

The post-apocalyptic world has never looked so beautiful. Guerrilla Games has traded the war-torn wastelands of Killzone for the lush landscapes and sun-kissed vistas of Horizon: Zero Dawn, a third-person action game that stars Aloy, a fierce yet compassionate warrior searching for the truth of her past.

Guerilla Games’ painstaking attention to detail is evident in small touches. The moonlight, reflecting on the water, follows Aloy as she runs along the river. Aloy crushes leaves as she runs across the land, rousing crunching sounds with every heavy step. Every moment of Horizon Zero Dawn feeds admirably into a massive adventure teeming with intrigue and excitement.

From the Sacred Lands of the Nora to the sun-drenched towers of Sunfall, the world of Horizon Zero Dawn is expansive and gorgeous, and we have to credit Guerrilla Games for creating a world where awe-inspiring, memorable vistas happen organically and perpetually. You don’t have to seek out photo-worthy moments, because they are always 50 feet ahead.

Horizon Zero Dawn features Photo Mode, which is almost a game within a game. It’s easy to spend hours tweaking and editing a collection of pictures, cycling through filters and perfecting the depth of field. Photo Mode is perhaps the unsung hero of Horizon Zero Dawn, as it commemorates, quite stunningly, Aloy’s incredible journey through the Carja lands – and beyond. What’s more, the PlayStation 4 facilitates sharing with friends, which makes Photo Mode all the more appealing.

A great game takes inspiration from other (successful) games but never loses a sense of identity or originality.  In the case of Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games has ensured that, while some elements feel familiar, they have created a game unlike anything you have played.  You can see where Guerrilla Games has taken inspiration from, among other games and franchises, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Assassin’s Creed and Shadow of the Colossus; however, Horizon Zero Dawn never feels like a copycat.

Horizon Zero Dawn features an engrossing and prodigious narrative that often tugs at the heart. While the game progresses through action-packed missions, Guerrilla Games sometimes slows the pace with quiet, thought-provoking moments that enhance the story and complement the frantic battles.

The story in Horizon Zero Dawn starts as a seed and grows into a sprawling epic that leaves the player somewhere that is unexpected yet welcome. Guerrilla Games deserves admiration on their excellent storytelling that introduces endearing characters who show that the human heart and spirit prevail. Guerrilla Games leaves the story with a nugget of unfinished business. A particularly notable loose end that, hopefully, has an answer.

Aloy, the fiery-haired protagonist, is a compassionate bad-ass who lends a helping hand as easily as she takes down a Sawtooth. Aloy remains perhaps the most endearing character that Sony Computer Entertainment, thanks to Guerrilla Games, has created in a long, long time. Aloy, while fierce in battle, often seems to be a master of diplomacy. The Aloy’s aura adds much to the story and the game, and she casts a large shadow; however, through superior storytelling, Guerrilla Games has created a world full of people whom you will care about. The long list of names reads like a Games of Thrones guide, but each character helps shape the outcome in immeasurable ways.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a nearly perfect combination of combat, exploration, storytelling and platforming. Guerrilla Games have created a massive world for players to explore, but, thanks to transport machines and fast-travel packs, the world never feels too big.  Load times are kept to a minimum, as gameplay transitions seamlessly from one area to another.

Among Aloy’s many side missions and errands, players can enter four Cauldrons, which are enclosed excavation and experimentation sites that test players’ skills at combat, platforming and stealth.  Aloy’s climbing technique is reminiscent of Assassin’s Creed parkour, which makes traversal fluid and crisp.  Three of the Cauldrons end with boss fights against gigantic, powerful machines, and if you finish the four special areas, then you earn overrides that allow you to tame and befriend machines.  In combat, you are always outnumbered, but if you tame and enlist a Sawtooth or a Thunderjaw, then you sway the odds more in your favor.

Combat, oftentimes devolving into a frenetic fight against a squad of malicious machines, requires quick reflexes and precise shooting. It’s fun and satisfying to take down machines, which seem all too excited to play operation with Aloy’s organs. As the game progresses, you fight increasingly complex and larger enemies, which keeps the action exciting and challenging. With 25 varieties of machine in the beast log, you need plenty of ammunition to survive Horizon Zero Dawn.

Raw materials and resources are abundant. As you travel, you come across plants and roots that can be collected and combined to make potions, traps and, with parts scavenged from fallen machines, munitions. The crafting menu, which allows you to make items, is easy to use but doesn’t feel overly simplistic or “dumbed down.” If you devote the time, you can collect enough raw materials to maintain a steady supply of items – without having to spend money at merchants.

Merchants seem omnipresent, and they are always happy to sell you wares or purchase excess goods (from you). Thrifty players, who enjoy scavenging for resources, can save their metal shards, the currency in Horizon Zero Dawn, for large purchase like weapons and armor.

Horizon Zero Dawn features an impressive and varied arsenal of weapons. Aside from the bow and arrow variants, most of the weapons tend to be afterthoughts; however, it’s nice that players are “burdened” with choice.  The bow wins most battles, but sometimes it’s best to tie down enemies with a Ropecaster or set up a kill with a Tripcaster: A device that shoots elemental trap wires.  The weapon mix allows for some strategy, as the “run and gun” style isn’t always best.

I felt the same way about Horizon Zero Dawn in the first hour as I did during the closing moments. My enthusiasm never waned.  When describing Horizon Zero Dawn, I use two words: phenomenal and unforgettable.

Horizon Zero Dawn hooks you from beginning to end. Guerrilla Games have created a technical masterpiece, as well as a gorgeous world with an enthralling narrative that provides far more depth than Horizon Zero Dawn lets on from the outset.  Even though you spend a lot of time in battle, discovery is the key element that drives Horizon Zero Dawn.  Sony has published a landmark game.  Horizon Zero Dawn, and its revelations, sticks with you.  The story and characters stick with you.  Horizon Zero Dawn has flash and edge, but at its core, it’s all substance and heart. Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t only a generation-defining game; it’s a company-defining game.

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Playstation 4 News

Horizon Zero Dawn Sells 2.6 Million Copies in First Two Weeks

Horizon Zero Dawn has exceeded 2.6 million units sold during its two weeks of launch. The PlayStation 4 system exclusive, developed by Guerrilla, was released globally beginning February 28 to widespread critical acclaim. Praised for its unique world design, wide array of strategic action and fascinating story line, it instantly became one of the most celebrated games of the current generation.  The impressive launch also makes Horizon Zero Dawn the best-selling new first party IP launch on the PS4 system to date and Guerrilla’s biggest debut ever.

Horizon Zero Dawn is an exhilarating new action role-playing game where you play as Aloy, a young hunter on a quest to discover her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past. The game is set in a lush, post-post-apocalyptic world where machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species.

Check out the launch trailer for the game below:

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 299 – Beauty and the PAX East

While Tricky and Troy are cruising the show floor at PAX East 2017, the triumphant trophy-touting trio of Mark, Alex and Yield discuss the biggest PlayStation news to emanate from Boston.  Although the original Penny Arcade Expo, PAX Prime, has spawned annual sister shows, and dropped its “Prime” moniker, seemingly lessening the impact of each convention, it’s always exciting to read the news that breaks at each show, as well as the games that appear.  If you are a gamer, and if you’re reading this, we assume that you are, then you’re never sorry to talk about a PAX.

In response to popular demand, Mark, otherwise known as Lucia, also known as the ionvein, hosts episode 299 and leads us through all of the hottest news in the PlayStation ecosystem.  Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero dawns remains a hot topic, as Aloy and her grand adventure continue to win the hearts and praise of the gaming community.  Horizon Zero Dawn is a magnificent game, and it, as well as Guerrilla Games, deserves all of the praise it has received.  You can’t celebrate the game without praising its makers, Guerrilla Games.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Friday the 13th: The Game and Diablo III.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, 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 298 – PAX East On The Horizon

Last Tuesday, Sony Computer Entertainment shared a gem with the gaming world, and we’re feeling the aftershocks.  Yes, we’re in the midst of Horizon Zero Dawn release week, and you know that the Trophy Whores are talking miles about Guerilla Games new open-world action game.  The opinions differ in certain areas, but, unsurprisingly, the guys have plenty of love to throw toward Horizon Zero Dawn, which has to be an early contender for Game of the Year.  What other game has ravenous giant mechanical animals and dinosaurs?

Beyond Horizon, the Trophy Whores discuss in depth life-to-date PlayStation VR sales.  It’s safe to say that Sony’s VR headset has done much better than anticipated.  While not everyone is down with VR, or virtual reality, for those people who like to have things spelled out, overall, the Trophy Whores have many positive things to say about Sony’s VR headset.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost Recon Wildlands, PlayStation Plus and Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, 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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Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

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