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Trophy Whores 394 – The Last Avengers of Nitro-Fueled String Ticklers

The Trophy Whores wrap up E3 2019 by discussing The Last of Us 2 and Marvel’s Avengers, as well as a litany of games prepped for 2020.  The year.  Not perfect eyesight.  Although it feels like we say this every year, the list of games for the upcoming year towers impressively over the landscape.  Psychonauts 2.  Cyberpunk 2077.  Destroy All Humans.  Darkwatch 2.

Darkwatch 2.  Never lose hope!  Capcom, do you hear us?

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Rock Band 4, The Last of Us 2 and Microsoft.

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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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 394 – The Last Avengers of Nitro-Fueled String Ticklers

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Trophy Whores 392 – The Motown Mouth Motors in with the Carolina Cacophony

The Trophy Whores welcome two friends, who have long been absent from the show, to the latest round-table of rambling  — episode 392.  They control the chaos as best they can.  Last week Tricky evoked Donny, as he dropped Gears of War into the discussion of cross-platform play, and, apparently, with his ears burning, Donny brought the babble to back to the airwaves.  After hiding under a rock for much of the past few years, Donny returns to the show that he helped makes famous.  Sorta famous.  Mildly famous.

Famous-ish.

Darrell, of Remember the Loot fame, joins the show to scream into the mic, make fart noises, and insert crude words into the agenda.  He plays to his strengths.  What’s more, he comes ready to dote on Hideo Kojima and herald the coming of Kojima’s latest game, Death Stranding.  Unfortunately, we (still) don’t know what to expect from Kojima’s Death Stranding — but at least we have a release date.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Mortal Kombat 11, Death Stranding and Marvel’s Avengers.

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.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 392 – The Motown Mouth Motors in with the Carolina Cacophony

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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.

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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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 332 – A Recurring Case of Anal Glaucoma

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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.

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.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores  and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 323 – Dont Buy Metal Gear Survive

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Trophy Whores 304 – A Far Cry From Kingdom Hearts 3

This week Alex hosts, which means that you can expect brilliant segues and at least one BioShock reference.  With Mark and Stephen helping to navigate the latest video game news, we’ve got you covered on all the facts and stories that you need to know.  For instance, did you know that Sony Computer Entertainment needs to green-light a Heavenly Sword sequel?  Fact.

Early 2018 won’t lack heavy hitters.  Before the end of spring, Ubisoft will release Far Cry 5, and 2K Games will ship Red Dead Redemption 2.  While both games have evoked palpable excitement, Red Dead Redemption 2, a long-awaited sequel from Rockstar Games, has no doubt created a larger stir.  Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed; however, as always, 2K Games releases games when they are fit to sell.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Marvel Heroes Omega, Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 304 – A Far Cry From Kingdom Hearts 3

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10 Characters I Would Like to See Make An Appearance in Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite

Finally!  After a long awaited 5 months (since December 3rd back in PSX 2016 to be exact), Capcom has finally released some more info on Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite!  They have even answered the infamous question “When’s Marvel?”.  The game is slated for release on September 19th of this year, and so far they have already showcased a trailer for a story mode as well as a plethora of playable characters that will seemingly be available day one including Hulk, Chris Redfield, Hawkeye, Thor, and even Strider Hiryu!
To view the story trailer and any other information on the game, click here!

Although hype continues to grow surrounding the launch of this game and what characters will be featured in it, I can’t help but think that maybe Capcom is playing it safe by releasing characters that have been in previous installments.  Although seeing characters like Mega Man X and Captain Marvel make an appearance in the franchise for the first time, it was bit of a disappointment to see returning characters like Chris Redfield and Chun-Li featured in the trailer when players have been anxiously awaiting what new characters Capcom had up their sleeve for it’s latest installment in the crossover juggernaut.

Below is a list of 10 characters I personally would love to see make an appearance at some point during the lifespan of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite.  Although it has been rumored that the X-men will be possible additions to the game at a later date via DLC, this list will not be including them at this time.  Sorry, but no Magneto or Rogue.

Blade

Before you saw him on the big-screen portrayed by Wesley Snipes, he was making his debut in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 ( July 1973) as a supporting character.  Since then, this half vampire, half human, day walking vampire slayer has made his mark on many Marvel comics such as Ultimate Spider-man.  Utilizing a vast arsenal of weapons such as twin machine pistols, Vampire stakes made out of silver, and his trusty duel-edged sword, he would make a fine addition to the roster.

Leon S. Kennedy

Don’t shoot!  He’s a human!  Bursting onto the scene on January 21st, 1998, Leon would debut in the highly anticipated sequel to the game that would completely revolutionize the survival horror genre. Starring in both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4, both highly acclaimed entries in the franchise, and having to sit on the sidelines while Marvel Vs Capcom would go on to usher in the likes of Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and even Albert Wesker, it begs the question:  Why hasn’t this man been invited to the party yet?

Carnage

Making his debut in the Amazing Spider-Man #360 (1992), Carnage was a serial-killer named Cletus Kasady who would later become the villainous figure while merging with the offspring of the alien symbiote known as Venom during a prison outbreak.  Confessing to the crimes of his wife’s murder, and even his own grandmother, the symbiote latches onto his bloodstream, adapting to the personality of its host, therefore feeding off the lust and destruction of Kasady’s insane mind.  Much like Spider-man’s arch nemesis, Venom (except way more cuckoo), Carnage can use the symbiote to grant him super speed, strength, and even shape-shift his hands into deadly weapons!

  M.Bison (Vega)

M. Bison (or Vega as he is referred to in Japan) was head stomping his way onto the arcade scene in Street Fighter II: The World Warriors as the main villain of the arcade mode.  You know… back when Street Fighter had an arcade mode.  But I digress.  This evil dictator had one thing in mind: world domination with the help of his underground crime syndicate known as Shadaloo.  Not really sure why he needed a crime syndicate.  He wields what he dubs his “Psycho Power” which allows him to fly, shoot fireballs, increase his strength and mobility, and even turn himself into a human torch and barrel his way into opponents with his Psycho Crusher!  If done right, I believe M. Bison would be a great addition to the roster as an “anchor”, especially with the absence of Magneto.   Seriously!  How can you have a Marvel Vs Capcom game without the X-men!

Daredevil

He’s blind.  He’s deaf.  He’s mute.  Ok… that’s a bit over exaggerated. He’s just blind.  But he became blind by toxic waste being dumped on him when he was just a kid, which gave him super-sonic senses which he would later use to learn martial arts and track down the killers of his father as well as other baddies infecting the streets of Hell’s Kitchen.  Wow, that sounds really convoluted. Created by the great Stan Lee, he would first make his appearance in Daredevil #1 in April of 1964.

Proto Man

Ah, the year 20xx.  Those were the good ole days.  Proto Man would make his debut on the NES classic Mega Man 3.  During your journey, you would hear a familiar tune jingle as the screen flashed, only to be confronted by the scarfed crusader, who would essentially challenge you to a duel.  Quick reflexes, and well-placed shots from your P Buster would inevitably grant you victory during your 1 on 1 bout.  Although the origins of Proto Man were shrouded in mystery in the beginning, it would later be discovered that he was a creation of Dr. Light himself, and the first humanoid robot capable of independent thought and reasoning.

Scarlet Witch

Ok, I know I said no X-men.  Don’t judge me.  I think it’s safe to assume that with her appearance in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War film, this makes her exempt from that rule! Created by the dynamic duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, she would make her debut in X-men #4 on March of 1964.  For a time, she was believed to be the daughter of Magneto.  Commanding the powers to alter probability, she would certainly be a force to reckon with for anyone brave enough to challenge you to a first to five.

Nero

He looks like Dante.  Fights like Dante.  Acts like Dante.  But he’s very much different.  Like Dante, Nero has Sparda’s blood and powers, and would first be introduced in Capcom’s Devil May Cry series in it’s fourth installment.   An orphan adopted by the Sparda-worshipping order of the sword, Nero wields his mechanical sword named Red Queen, his double-barrel revolver known as Blue Rose, and the crème dela crop; his demonic arm known as Devil Bringer.  By defeating demons, he can increase the Devil Bringer’s reach, and eventually summon a Devil samurai known as Yamato to fight alongside him.  We’ve had Dante, Virgil, and even Trish.  Why not Nero?

The Punisher

Perhaps one of the most requested characters for the Marvel Vs Capcom universe, The Punisher (aka Frank Castle) first made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974).  His story isn’t super complicated.  His family was murdered and he vows revenge upon the ones responsible.  He doesn’t have any super-powers, and that is probably a good thing.  This guy is brutal, and will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal.  On a positive note:  He’s a good guy.  Maybe?   We have seen many characters in previous installments use firearms such as Chris Redfield, Deadpool, and even Dante, so a character like The Punisher would fit well into a roster of fighters ready to plaster their enemies into the corner using bullets.

Samanosuke Akechi

During the PlayStation 2 era, Capcom created a neat little demon-slaying Samurai game known as Onimusha. Ring a bell?  It should, because fans are screaming for a re-master!  Samanosuke Akechi would appear in the first and third (and arguably the best) installments of the series as the main protagonist.  During a battle with the Warlord Nobunaga, Japan is overrun with demons and Samanosuke is tasked with defeating them and putting an end to the demonic horde. Trust me, the story is much more complicated than that!  Gifted with a trusted gauntlet, he can collect the souls of his fallen demon foes and use them to upgrade orbs which grants him access to more powerful weapons.  Why does this sound like Devil May Cry?   Raizen (a thunder infused Katana), Enryuu (a heavy-hitting, fire-themed western broadsword), and Shipuu (a wind infused double-sided Naganata) are just a few of the available weapons at his disposal.  He can also attack enemies from afar using either a bow & arrow or a matchlock rifle.
One can only hope that Capcom takes suggestions from the community to make this installment of Marvel Vs Capcom one of the biggest and baddest it’s ever been!  Until then, we will just have to wait and see what they have in store for us when the game releases on September 19th.
What characters would you like to see make it in the game?
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Trophy Whores 294 – The Great Platinum War of 2017

As we continue on the road to show 300, the Trophy Whores bring you big news out of Square Enix, who have signed a deal to publish a Marvel Avengers video game. The game, which will be developed by Crystal Dynamics, is part of a larger collaboration with Marvel Entertainment that entails multiple games.  Given how Crystal Dynamics have re-invigorated the Tomb Raider series, Square Enix’s new Avengers game seems to be in good hands.

What’s more, the crew discusses controversy surrounding Dead Effect 2 developer BadFly Interactive.  The team, a smaller group of game developers, tried to protect their game from negative reviews, albeit using allegedly shady means to reach that end.

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.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PAX Unplugged, Square Enix, and BadFly Interactive.

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Marvel Heroes 2016 Debuts New Content Inspired by Marvel’s Luke Cage

With all episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage available now exclusively on Netflix, Marvel Heroes 2016 is celebrating the occasion with loads of new content. Everything listed here is available now!

New Luke Cage Costume Inspired by Marvel’s Luke Cage: Watch Luke bust some heads in this costume, then suit up in-game to do the head-busting yourself.

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Jessica Jones Team-Up Inspired by Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Finally, Jessica is available as a Team-Up hero. Or something. Whatever.

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Visual Update to Luke Cage’s Modern Costume: Luke’s default ensemble sees a huge upgrade to the look he’s had since 2013.

Visual Update to Luke’s Classic Costume: Might we suggest hitting the streets with a friend who’s dressed in Iron Fist’s Classic costume?

Heroes for Hire ’97 Fortune Card: In honor of one of Luke’s most prominent classic comic series (HEROES FOR HIRE, 1997-1999), purchase this Fortune Card for a chance to show off some amazing content not available anywhere else. The premier items include costumes straight out of the pages of this comic series for Luke, Iron Fist and She-Hulk, plus two new Pets to pal around with the playable hero of your choice: John Hammond’s Cat (the game’s first feline companion) and Ignatz, a small dinosaur-like Deviant known to accompany Ant-Man.

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Check out the trailer, featuring all the new content below:

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Remember The Loot – 43 – Good Guy Konami???

Mutha-freakin Loooooooot!

The Loot Crew is finally back together after several weeks of one or two guys missing.

This week the Looters discuss Konami, Metal Gear, their Ultimate Alliance dream team, and much much more.

Also with the holidays approaching the guys talk about their most anticipated games for the rest of 2016.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 Available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

In a field of bad comic book licensing, fans were happy to hear Marvel’s declaration that they were going to re haul their franchises in the video game world by attempting to create more “epic games” starting with Insomniac’s latest Spiderman title shown at this year’s E3.

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While we patiently wait to see what other projects Marvel has in store for gamers, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 can both be purchased today via digitally for $39.99 for a single installment or $59.99 for the bundle with both games.  While Marvel: UA follows it’s original story, Marvel: UA2 loosely follows the events of the Civil War and Secret War timelines.  Play solo, or cooperatively where the game truly shines, creating a squad of 4 heroes including Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and more as you battle your way through level to level in these top down, dungeon crawling,  epic adventures.  Hailed by fans as two of the greatest Marvel games to date, you do not want to miss out on these fun and fast paced action-adventure titles for fans of Diablo or X:men Legends.

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Insomniac Games Takes a Spin at Spider-Man

Insomniac Games, who are no stranger to fantastic action games, are developing a new Spider-Man game, and it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Sony revealed the reveal trailer during its E3 press conference.  The game looks gorgeous, which is exactly what we have come to expect from Insomniac, developers of the visually stunning Ratchet & Clank games.

Sony has grabbed a win; Insomniac’s Spider-Man is a fantastic exclusive game for Sony’s PlayStation 4.  Best of all, PlayStation 4 owners win, too.  Insomniac, a fan-favorite development studio, has served as the brains behind the creation of Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance and Sunset Overdrive.  Sunset Overdrive has drawn comparisons to Sucker Punch’s inFamous series, which challenges players with using superpowers for either good or evil.  Insomniac often provides players with larger-than-life abilities, and I know that they can make an amazing Spider-Man experience.  What’s more, Insomniac are admitted Spider-Man and Marvel fans, so the masked, web-slinging New Yorker is in good hands.

While Naughty Dog has earned the privilege to be called the best developer in video games, by myself and the rest of the Trophy Whores, Insomniac has show over their 22-year history that they make incredible games.  Based on what I have seen so far, I expect nothing less than an incredible Spider-Man game.

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Disney Pulls the Plug on Infinity series

Disney has cancelled it’s toys to life video game series today during it’s earnings report. Along with this being the end of Disney as a video game publisher it has announced that they are closing Avalanche studio in Utah which will ultimately lead to 300 jobs cut. The last game released in the series was Disney Infinity 3.0 and it was said earlier this year that there would not be a 4.0. John Blackburn SVP of Disney Infinity released this statement :

“By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game.”

“Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it.”

“So what’s next for Disney Infinity? We have two final retail releases coming, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.”

“And as we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly Disney’s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to this project.”

“But most of all, I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.”

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Trophy Whores 246 – Remember The Poot

Tricky wants to play Rise of the Tomb Raider, but doesn’t want to play it on PC.  He’s a PlayStation fanboy through and through, and he wants to play it on the PlayStation 4.  It’s a terrible inner struggle.  Tricky might as well be choosing between salami and pepperoni.

As the Great Trophy War approaches, the smack-talk elevates, and Yield is chucking some daggers.  The Four Whoresmen are coming with guns blazing!  Tricky says guns blaring.  If Donny doesn’t make up words and adages, then Tricky can play anti-wordsmith.

Join our squad of champion trophy collectors as we discuss, among other things, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dead Nation, Firewatch, and LEGO Marvel Superheroes.  If Donny can muster the skill to attain the Platinum in Dead Nation, then the Trophy Whores will no doubt lock up “rarest Platinum.”  Alex knows that Dead Nation can be grimly difficult, so he wonders if Donny knows the frustrating path that lies ahead.

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Trophy Whores 245 – Mercs With Platinums

While you were at the movies watching Deadpool, Tricky was braiding Barbie’s hair — as all good fathers do.  With plenty of years of experience under his belt, Tricky styles and braids doll hair like a pro.

Despite his fatherly duties, Tricky has seen Deadpool, and — obviously — he recommends that kids stay away.  If you take your kids to see Deadpool, then you are probably the same parent who will let your kids play Grand Theft Auto.  Beyond that, you most likely feed your children rusty nail sandwiches.

Join our team of Marvel foulmouthed mercenaries as we discuss Deadpool, Firewatch, Silent Hills, Assassin’s Creed and The Walking Dead.  As Alex prepares to play LEGO Marvel Superheroes, he hopes Deadpool shows up.  Granted, Deadpool would have to mind his manners.  The Merc with a Mouth isn’t kid-friendly.

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Trophy Whores 241 – Rock Out With Your Doc Out

This week Jeromy “Doc” Adams, founder of Sarcastic Gamer and, more importantly, Extra Life, joins the Trophy Whores for fun, chatter and tomfoolery.  Without Doc, Trophy Whores likely wouldn’t exist.  Trophy Whores started as a Community Cast podcast on Sarcastic Gamer and later became the flagship show of Proven Gamer.  Thanks to Doc, The Four Whoresmen have the opportunity to share their opinions and rants with you, an appreciated and adored listener.

The Trophy Whores make the most of their time with Doc, as they discuss games, games, and … games.  Games!  Doc, not to be confused with time-traveling genius Doc Brown, is a podcasting pro, so you are in for a real treat.  Tricky reeks of fanboy this week, but if you know Doc, then you know that he is the Brad Pitt of the podcasting world.  People love him.

Join our posse of Doc Adams (and Doc Brown) fanboys as we discuss, among other things, Grim Fandango Remastered, Until Dawn, Rock Band 4, Hitman, World of Tanks, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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NYCC 2015: LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Panel

The LEGO video games are always fun to play and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers is something that I have been looking forward to. There is always a sense of fun and lightheartedness in LEGO videogames while also telling a complete and fulfilling story. They really raised the bar with LEGO Marvel’s Superheroes, and it was promised that LEGO Marvel’s Avengers would be even bigger and better.

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In addition to having content based on the two current Avengers movies, Lego Marvel’s Avengers will also have content based off of some of Marvel’s Phase Two movies. This includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 3. There will also be some content based off of Marvel TV shows such as Agent Carter.

In addition to the return of the open world Manhattan from LEGO Marvel’s Superheroes, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will also have an open world Asgard, Shield HQ, Malibu, Washington D.C., and more. With such a big world to explore there is a huge roster of playable characters to fill it. Because the roster is constantly being updated there is no final count on characters, but it is somewhere above the 200 mark. This does mean that there will be some obscure characters, but the development team assured that they will all have some form of connection to the Avengers.

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There will be some bonus stuff to expect from this game such as searching levels for the Collector. Inside jokes and Stan Lee cameos are also prevalent along with appearances from Iron Pig. While not officially announced, DLC is expected in the future. It would also appear that there will not be heroes of the web-slinging variety. While also being his normal cameo self, Stan Lee will also be a playable character with a Stan-Buster suit.

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I think this will be a fun game that will last for quite a while. There will plenty of areas and characters to keep any level of Avengers fan entertained. Whether or not it will be better than LEGO Marvel’s Superheroes will have to wait to be answered until January 26th.

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Disney Infinity 3.0- Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Iron Man could fight Storm Troopers alongside Han Solo? Or, what if Donald Duck teamed up with Darth Vader to somehow save the day? I know.. You’re probably expecting me to announce that Marvel has made its way into the world of Kingdom Hearts….not today my dear reader. Today, I am here to talk about the revamped and exciting experience that is Disney Infinity 3.0.

Disney 3.0 focuses around a completely new group to the Disney universes and characters. One of Disney’s more recent acquisitions was Star Wars. The company has wasted no time in putting the franchise to good use and delivering longtime fans new and exciting additions to the franchise. Disney 3.0 is comprised of three level sets and a Toy Box Takeover level. All three are purchasable separately. For those who have purchased their games digitally, and for those new to the series and looking to dive right in, the Saga Bundle is available (exclusively for PS4) and includes a pre-release Boba Fett figure, the base starter kit (Twilight of the Republic,) and the Rise Against the Empire playset .

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What we liked about Disney Infinity 3.0:

It’s Not Disney 1 or 2.0:

I don’t know about you, but I bought the first Infinity for the figures, the second one because it was Marvel, and I earned a total of two trophies between both. I found the original Infinity games to be lackluster and developed to please a younger generation. I don’t think Disney Interactive ever saw this appealing to the older generation. With Disney Infinity 3.0, I thoroughly enjoyed playing through the two playsets I received/purchased.

Infinity 3.0 boasts a replay value to it. Each mission is multi-faceted and, like past titles, offers crossover character gameplay. Levels are spot on and larger than previous indications which could, at times, appear linear and could feel playable once. This time around, side missions are included, and the rewards are stellar. Instead of slapping a new coat of paint on Infinity 2.0, the teams at Avalanche and Sumo digital have painstakingly re-worked and well taken care of this game. Fans of Star Wars and Disney Infinity alike will love this new version.

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Community Creations:

You spend hours making levels, and you want the world to see them, rate them, and enjoy them. Okay, this is definitely a mode that will connect you with other members of the Disney Infinity community (which I have found to be a wonderful and very active) and play their levels. The cool thing about the Infinity community is the Infinity community. These levels are passionately crafted by teams and gamers alike! A very cool experience for those who are into crafting their own stuff. Also, a great way to continue your gameplay experience.

What We Didn’t Like About Disney Infinity 3.0:

Where Did My Money Go!?:

Disney Infinity is one of those titles that is really fun to play, there is no doubt in my mind about that. I truly enjoy both the nostalgia of many favorite (now) Disney characters and licenses. My absolute favorite characters are Sam Flynn and Quora from the Tron movies. The $30 dollars I shelled out on these characters was okay, but then… you cannot use them in your normal play sets and you have to buy the Toybox Takeover add-on. Don’t get me wrong, the concept is super cool, but the cost to the consumer could be an issue. Collectors won’t care, but the average family isn’t going to be able to afford $70 dollars for a starter set, $14 dollars a figure, and $40 a playset.

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The Verdict:

Disney Infinity 3.0 is fun for all ages. It has characters of Disney’s past, present, and future. This game will provide both returning and new players depth and customization found very rarely in modern gaming. If you’re a fan of Marvel, Star Wars, or Disney, make sure to check this one out, but beware the hefty price tag that comes with it.

*The Structure Network was provided a review kit by Disney Interactive.