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Trophy Whores 440 – The Last of Us Part 2 Hits the Mark

Join Tricky and Alex as they welcome long time listener Dupes as they discuss the The Last Of Us Part II, EVO, Ads in PSVR and much much more.

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, Pandora 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 432 – Old Yeller The $#!T Out Of It

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, The Last of Us Part 2, Mortal Kombat 11 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

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 432 – Old Yeller The $#!T Out Of It

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Trophy Whores 343 – God of War Ushers in E3 News

Well, after a few short breaths to recover from PAX East, we’re discussing early news for E3 2018.  While it might seem obvious that Anthem and Fortnite have been pegged for the biggest annual electronic entertainment expo in the U.S., we take every opportunity possible to discuss Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 — the sequel to Tricky’s favorite video game.

Ubisoft is building hype for The Division 2, and while we’ve shared some cheap laughs at the expense of The Division, the original game, Tricky hasn’t let that damper his excitement for the sequel.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, the Mega Man X Legacy Collection, Donkey Kong and God of War.  It’s going to be a momentous week for PlayStation 4 owners, as we — finally — get God of War.  After brutalizing and humiliating the gods of Mt. Olympus, Kratos steps into Norse mythology, which sets him against new foes — some of who are, you know, kind of enormous.  And while Kratos has a checkered past, he’s once again a father, so we get to see a new dynamic of the storied antihero.  This time, maybe we can remove the “anti” label from his description.  If Atreus can anchor Kratos’ heart, then we might be able to see the heroic side of Kratos that has been buried deep beneath pain and torment.  We’ve had glimpses of hero Kratos, but they have been mere flickers of light in a dark, vengeful and bloody history.

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)!

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 339 – His is Bigger

Tricky and Yield argue over whose television is bigger.  Well, Yield has a bigger television, but, of course, Tricky is willing to dish out the cash to prove that he has the biggest ego. Have you seen the people who drive the big trucks or the fast sports cars?  Add Tricky to the list of fellas who try to overcompensate for a lack of size somewhere else.  Needless to say, I’m referring to the size of his Platinum trophy list. It’s minuscule.

We delve back into the realm of violent media, as we discuss news on the developing scrutiny of the video game industry.   Don’t worry; we balance out the show with the latest chatter surrounding God of War and The Last of Us Part 2. Despite current events in the political realm, we still butter our bread with video games.  Yes!  I got Shadow of the Colossus on pumpernickel!!

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Naughty Dog, God of War, The Division 2 and Burnout Paradise Remastered.

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)!

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

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 339 – His is Bigger

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Trophy Whores 331 – Gods of War Rocket Up the Download Charts

Alex and Roberto help ring in the new year by looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018.  Like two killer whales at Sea World, they’re itching to frolic in the deep blue ocean of video games that promise an exciting 2018.

Better yet, we’re getting at least one more God of War game before the series pays homage to “The Fonz” and goes airborne over a particularly dangerous aquatic predator.  It’s a shark.  Sony Santa Monica is dangerously close to jumping the shark, and Alex proposes that maybe Kratos should ride off into the sunset after his latest adventure.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Batman: The Telltale Series, Inside, Rocket League and God of War.

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 318 – Steve’s Horrifying Descent into Platinum Chasing

Well, Steve has opened Pandora’s Box. With merely four Platinum trophies, he has asked the Trophy Whores, who are infamous for compiling Platinums like forest creatures collecting food for winter, for game recommendations.

Has Steve set himself down a dark path? How will his humanity survive?

October is sneaking up on us, which means costumes, creatures and candy corn. The Trophy Whores delve into the games that you should play this spooky Halloween season. Scary movies can’t have all of the attention.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Infamous Second Son, Humble Bundle and Naughty Dog.

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 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.

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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Crash Bandicoot Spun me to the PlayStation Brand

Crash Bandicoot changed my gaming habits. When you’re 10 years old, and a fan of silly cartoon characters who emit bright colors and flash stupid grins, Crash Bandicoot doesn’t need to say much to grab your attention.  Despite undeniable charm, Naughty Dog’s furry orange tornado uttered fewer sentences than a Ballpark hot dog.

In 1995, when I was a wee lad with a decade of Earthly experience, my mom took me to Toys ‘R’ Us to pick out a video game console.  As we entered the store, a Sony PlayStation and a Nintendo 64 were featured on side-by-side televisions. I grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System, and with years of experience blasting through boxers in Punch-Out and running through castles in Super Mario Bros., Nintendo had the early advantage. They did not keep it. I was a child, so, despite the power of brand recognition, I was liable to change my interest as quickly as a mercenary for hire.  As soon as I saw Crash Bandicoot, I picked up the PlayStation controller.  Crash won my heart.

Since that day, I have owned every PlayStation console released for the home market.

In the early days of PlayStation, Sony Computer Entertainment needed a marketable mascot to go head-to-head and toe-to-toe with Nintendo’s Mario. Crash was to Sony as Sonic the Hedgehog was to Sega. While Sonic has seen more success, Crash helped launch the PlayStation brand and contributed heavily to a new era in gaming. And, to be honest, people have long asked Sonic to hit the bricks.

When it comes to video game sales, Mario will always be king, because Nintendo has created the most versatile and recognizable character in the history of video games. If you can host raucous parties, drive a go-kart, and swing a tennis racket, then I think that you have enough talent to generate enough cash to fill 64 dump trucks.  To be fair, Crash played way better in commercials. Sony’s legendary Crash Bandicoot commercials, etched into history via YouTube, were brilliant and hilarious. Sony and Crash seemed to have an edge and an attitude from which Nintendo shied away. We saw that divide play out between the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo; however the rift grew wider when Sony released the PlayStation.

Naughty Dog and Crash had the biggest booth (among Sony games) during Sony’s first Electronic Entertainment Expo, so while he never toppled Mario, Crash provided Sony with the marketable and endearing face that they needed to establish a foothold in the home console market. During those days, video games were still seen as playthings for children and teenagers. Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Twisted Metal and Tomb Raider deserve much credit for growing the PlayStation brand, but Sony and its games division owe a lot to Naughty Dog and their hog-riding, kart-driving, plane-flying marsupial. Crash did it all. Unless you’ve ridden a polar bear, then you aren’t as cool as Crash Bandicoot.

Crash converted me to the PlayStation brand.  I hope that didn’t sound too cult-like.

After the NES era, with the inception of the next generation, I graduated to the Sega Genesis. In retrospect, I often wonder why I opted for the Genesis (instead of the Super Nintendo). While the Genesis was beloved, no thanks to Eternal Champions, the SNES had — far and away — the superior software library. It’s like comparing pulled pork tacos to a bologna sandwich. The next time that you’re at a restaurant, look around and see if someone is sipping a margarita and following up with a big bite from a bologna sandwich.

I’ve owned Nintendo and Sega consoles since buying a PlayStation, but following the release of the PlayStation 2, Sony’s latest hardware has always taken priority. Admittedly, I spent more money on Nintendo 64 games than on PlayStation games – but I bought the PlayStation first.  I’ve continued that tradition with each hardware generation. And I haven’t purchased a Nintendo console since the Wii.

Crash Bandicoot was my door to the world of PlayStation, and thanks to Naughty Dog, I have come to know Twisted Metal, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted, Resistance, Until Dawn, Shadow of the Colossus and God of War. If I have only one home console, then it needs to be the latest incarnation of the PlayStation.

Crash has fallen on harder times. After Crash Team Racing, Activision gained the rights to the franchise, and they proceeded to shame the body-slamming bandicoot with poorly reviewed games.  If they were less cruel, they would have tied boulders to Crash’s legs and tossed him into a rural lake.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy reminds us that Crash Bandicoot and Sony have great history and, with the right direction, Crash games have been dynamite. Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the third game in the series, remains the pinnacle. While Naughty Dog created three terrific platforming games, and one fantastic racing game, their ability to iterate, expand, and improve a winning formula ensured that Warped built on the success and quality of its predecessors.

In the absence of Crash, I might not have taken to the PlayStation brand. We will never know. More importantly, we will never have to know. I am PlayStation first, and I thank Crash Bandicoot for bringing me home.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be available on June 30.

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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 264 – Mightiest Number of 3

Alex runs the show this week, so you know that he’s gonna wreak Havok — like Alex Summers in X-Men: Apocalypse.  When Tricky is away, the Trophy Whores will play like three bandits who happen upon an unsupervised truck of video games.  The Trophy Whores, and Proven Gamer, don’t endorse larceny, or theft of any kind, but if it will make for a good simile in a banner introduction, then we’re all for it.  Truth is, we appreciate great video games, clever pop culture references and brilliant similes.

This week the Trophy Whores mix new- and old-school, as they take you to the depths of Rapture and the woods of Whispering Rock Summer Camp.  With BioShock and Psychonauts on the agenda, Alex perks up like a Green Bay Packers fan in September.  Tricky perks up during football season, too, because it means that comic relief, courtesy of the New York Giants, is on the way.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, BioShock Infinite and Mighty No. 9.  Critics have not been kind to Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune and Comcept’s spiritual successor to the beloved Mega Man series.  While bad reviews can be detrimental to sales, Alex, a longtime Mega Man fan, and Yield aren’t deterred by the naysayers.

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What Makes Uncharted 4 So Special?

Over the past 2 weeks, I have played and beaten all of the Uncharted games on PS4 and it was AWESOME! Developer Naughty Dog sure does tell a great story, no one can argue that. However, Uncharted 4, in my heart of hearts, holds something special for me that I have never seen before. One of my favorite stories of all time was the original Gears of War trilogy. The way the story starts and grows and pulls everything together in a beautiful bow was amazing and heart breaking. Conversely, I really did not like the ending to the original Halo trilogy. The open endedness of Halo 3 really frustrated me. I thought that it only was so open so they could bank on making another game. The ending of Uncharted 3 however was a great ending that I would have been ok with if it was the end. Uncharted 4 however felt like an entire epilogue of a game. Naughty Dog cut back a lot on the awesome hand to hand combat from three, and changed a lot of button layouts that messed me up, but the story, what makes Naughty Dog’s games so great, complimented the ending to the trilogy in such a perfect way. This is why the game is so specially, not to mention just absolutely beautiful. The biggest thought though was the ability to not necessarily continue a story, but compliment an entire trilogy.nate and sam 1

Even from the beginning of the game when Sam asked Nate to catch him up on what he has been up to. You can then pick any major thing from Uncharted 1, 2, or 3 and this is only the first of many callbacks. Throughout the entire game we get this feeling of competition between Sam and Nate and you can tell that Nate has lived a much better treasure hunter life. All Sam wants is to finish his mother’s research and find Captain Avery’s long lost treasure. What made this entire epilogue more awesome was diving into the backstory of Nathan & Samuel Drake. When Katherine Marlowe took Nate in Uncharted 3 and told the player that Drake was not really his last name and that his mother committed suicide and that his father left him in a catholic orphanage, there were many more questions than answers. The diving into this backstory and even find out that Nate and Sam’s last name was originally Morgan created a understanding of how these charters became who they where. In Uncharted 2 when Zoran Lazarevic tells Nate that they are one in the same and asked him, “how many people do you think you killed today,” it was very easy to assume that Nathan Drake really is not this great character. After all, it is easy to forget that he is a thief, but diving into how he got into being a thief was the most interesting part of Uncharted 4. The brothers Drake chapter was arguably the best chapter in the game. Even though we saw how Nate met Sully in Uncharted 3, he was still up to no good and stealing things from people. We never got the full backstory.kid nate sam

Through all of Uncharted 4 we got a glimpse into the past of how Sam (a character no one knew about until Uncharted 4) and Nate grew into the people that they became and how they started down this back of historical significance. This is what makes Uncharted 4 amazing. We have had glimpses into Nate’s past and little bones Naughty Dog has thrown our way to explain some motivation, but finding out that Cassandra Morgan, mother of Nate and Sam, was this big historian / treasure hunter proves that the apple does not fall far from the tree. It was this motivation that forced Nate and Sam, against better judgment, to push into Libertalia and find Captain Avery, Thomas Tew, and the rest of the Libertalia founding pirates and all of their gold. Which again, they did not get to really get any of.

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Trophy Whores 259 – Shell-Shocked By Superheroes

Nate is not a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.  The former unofficial fifth Trophy Whore has never been afraid to brandish his opinion like a bludgeon, so you know that he can be brutal.  Nate dismantles Mutants in Manhattan.  Donny is a bit less harsh when describing his experience with Mutants in Manhattan, but, unfortunately, if you have been expecting another Turtles in Time, then you need to lower your expectations.  Rocksteady and Bebop deserve much better.

In that same vein, of heroes being super, The Trophy Whores, as well as Nate and Lucia, bounce from the Heroes in a Half-Shell to Charles Xavier’s X-Men, who must stop the wrath of Apocalypse from destroying our world.  Smart money is on the X-Men.  Even if there are casualties along the way, the X-Men always seem to come out on top.  Xavier doesn’t train wimps.

Nathan Drake and Batman are pretty super, too, and if you consider how often Drake saves the day, as well as how often he escapes peril, then we can safely and legitimately call him a superhero.  Drake is a hero, so why don’t we take that extra step.  Batman has been a revered superhero for decades, but now that Rocksteady Games’ Arkham series has gamed so much fame, we can all appreciate the Dark Knight’s badassery so much more.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, Helldivers, Hitman: Agent 47, Overwatch, and No Man’s Sky.  The mystery surrounding No Man’s Sky has garnered a lot of press and attention from gamers; however, if you want to play No Man’s Sky, then you will have to wait a little longer, as the game has been delayed.  In the meantime, Nate recommends Overwatch, which has received positive reviews left and right.

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Trophy Whores 256 – Resident Darrell Finds Gold

Resident Darrell joins the show (this week) and, before providing the best impersonations of Donny that anyone has ever heard, gives his thoughts on the Great Trophy War and shares the spoils of his latest haul of video games.  Darrell, a proud and outspoken member of the Remember the Loot crew, always brings his “A” game, whether it be a trophy war or a podcast, so even in Donny’s absence, the Trophy Whores don’t miss a beat.

Darrell joins the Trophy Whores on a great week, too, as there is some big news to talk about.  Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog are — finally — ready to unleash Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which has earned fantastic reviews. The Trophy Whores have always championed Naughty Dog, as Naughty Dog has earned that level of respect, and like many gamers, the Trophy Whores can’t wait to play Drake’s latest — and possibly last — adventure.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Mighty No. 9, Watch Dogs 2, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.  Tricky is gaga for The Division.  He will commit blasphemy to defend it.  Since March, Tricky has logged heavy hours in The Division, and if you speak ill of it, he will be sure to voice his displeasure.  Usually, that is Donny’s job, but this week we have Darrell, and he — like Donny — isn’t afraid to tell it like he sees it.

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The Last of Us 2 Confirmed

*Update*

While the game was not confirmed at E3, it was confirmed at PSX 2016.

*Original Story*

On Proven Gamer’s visit to PAX East 2016 it was confirmed by an unnamed, yet very reliable source very close to the project, that The Last of Us 2 is in development, and will have a formal appearance at E3 in June.  As of now, the game has been set to launch in 2018 on both the Playstation 4 and the Playstation VR and will showcase the return of Joel and Ellie, but sources are quiet at this time as to if they are the main protagonists in the game.  Die hard fans rejoice as the series’ multiplayer makes a return as well as two single player DLC campaign add ons.  Stay tuned to ProvenGamer.com for more info on The Last of Us 2 when it will finally be revealed at E3 in June!

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Trophy Whores 254 – Bringer of the PAX Plague

Tricky and the Trophy Whores, which sounds like a fantastic name for a hip-hop group, have big news to break, but I don’t want to give it away.  And by big news, I mean “you heard it here first” news.  You’ll have to be patient; however, the Trophy Whores have plenty of chatter to keep you entertained.

Donny is the Mayor of Babbleville.  It’s official.  It’s also better much better than being the Bringer of the PAX Plague: Tricky.  Luckily, the Trophy Whores have quarantined Tricky, so they won’t be getting sick.  No one wants to deal with a bad case of the coughs — especially when the galaxy needs to be saved!

The Trophy Whores continue their Ratchet & Clank discussion, and Tricky has all of the hot news from PAX East.  Apparently, the Goddess likes PlayStation VR so much that she wants to buy it — despite the cost.  Tricky seems on-board, so if you aren’t sold on VR, Proven Gamer has you covered.  Tricky also got his mitts on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants and Manhattan, which Alex hopes is the second coming of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation VR, Devil May Cry, Ratchet & Clank, Until Dawn, Mafia III, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

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Trophy Whores 238 – Solid Wars: Kojima Productions Awakens

Like so many nerds, Tricky is still reeling from Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.  He spares the details, because Alex and Yield haven’t seen it yet, and Tricky knows that they would send armies of spiders his way if he says too much; however, Tricky says it’s a good movie.  Donny doesn’t agree, but Donny’s movie taste is questionable — to say the least.

When it comes to video games, the guys have Jedi-level skills.  If you need confirmation, then ask the Remember the Loot crew.  For anyone with a short memory, as well as anyone who has repressed the memory, the Trophy Whores — Tricky and Yield — whooped the Remember the Loot team in a Rocket League grudge match.  Apparently, the guys’ Rocket League adversaries have started a new trophy competition and reward system, and they want a piece of the Trophy Whores.  Tricky, Donny, Yield and Alex will meet that challenge, and they will bring their blue, green and purple lightsabers to the fight.

These are not the opponents that you are looking for — unless you want another powerhouse beating!

Join our council of Jedi masters as we discuss, among other things, Rocket League, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Naughty Dog, Rock Band 4 and Hideo Kojima.  Mace Windu approves of our show.  Apparently, he’s also in a Rock Band quartet with Kit Fisto, Plo Koon and Qui-Gon Jinn.  To their fans, they are known as Jedi Master Overdrive.

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Paris Games Week (Recap)

Hello boys and girls if you are a social media junky like some of us you already likely know it is Paris Games Week. Though if you have secluded yourself into a darkened disconnected room for the week until the air is free of The Walking Dead spoilers no worries we have you covered with some great updates. Want to check out some of the amazing that was Sony’s portion of the conference without having to scroll through the muck? We here at Structure have compiled some of the highlights you may want to check out. Plus we hate when good things get spoiled as well so we have kept this post spoiler free.

Fighting game fans got a taste of some of the blood of their opponents as two major titles released some updated information.

Street Fighter V

Capcom started off in grand fashion as Yoshinori Ono released some great content. Street Fighter V fans were treated to a glimpse of the new character Dhalism: which you can check out below.

Sadly a last minute leak rained on the parade so as to not be outdone Yoshinori Ono also announced some other new content. This reveal came in the form of post-launch DLC for Street Fighter V six unannounced characters will make their appearance in Street Fighter 5, freely available to download by all players. Last but surely not least we finally have a release date set for February 16, 2016.

Tekken

Not to deviate from the course, Tekken next stepped up to spar in the ring while producer Katsuhiro Harada stepped on stage. It was revealed that Tekken 7 would be making its way from arcades to your home via Playstation. Coming as no surprise as all the other games in the Tekken camp have also been on the Sony system. One bit of information did draw a buzz from an other wise reserved crowd. Announced was the fact that Tekken 7 would be coming to Playstation VR.

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo sped onto stage but mostly just leaving fumes of burned up gas with little to no information. All we could gather is the new title will be named Gran Turismo Sport but not much else was revealed about the title at this juncture. We will see the release of a beta which is scheduled in early 2016. Hopefully before then we get a better glimpse of a game that has left rubber in many a racing game fans hearts.

Drive Club: Bikes

Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times as we continue to kick the racing games into Drive. Speaking of Drive, Evolution Studios officially announced DriveClub: Bikes. In this new stand alone expansion you will be able to find robust features such as campaign mode, multiplayer racing and plenty of exotic brands to choose from. No need to down shift waiting for this title though because as soon as the conference had ended the title was parked ready for users to download.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Notably one of the more desirable and coveted titles also had a reveal of its own as the touted Killzone developer Guerrilla Games brought a new Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay video. We are introduced to some of the game mechanics as well as the fantastic beast of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Collection of resources is essential to further your adventure, we see how the player takes a pack mentality of a rather docile herbivore type dinosaur to drive the beasts to their death. As the clip ends we get a chance to check out one of the other not so friendly predators looking for its next meal. A T-Rex is scary alone now imagine a mechanized armed T-Rex with few weak spots to fell the giant monster. Combing many elements such as shooter, rpg and a crafting game Horizon is shaping up to be an amazing game. Sony fans are lucky as this is a Playstation exclusive title.

Wild

Wild, a title from Rayman creator Michel Ancel, has been pretty absent from the major game shows since announcement in August 2014. Wild may be the name of the game but the concept could also be labeled as such. You as the player takes control of a Shaman, who then can control wild animals inside the game. In taking control of these animals you can use them to complete many different tasks. In the trailer we see an eagle being used to grab up some snakes for a mission. Travel can be slow by foot so why not grab up a bear to get across the map in half the time. As a mount the bear can be used to travel, but can also be a powerful weapon. We are welcomed to using the bear as a method of attack to clear out enemies, only after sneaking in with a rabbit does the player take control of a flock of ravens which the player then controls to cause some confusion to the enemy camp thus making the fight easier. One unique aspect of the game is the control of animals but as a human your body is still vulnerable to attacks so you must protect it as to not lose your own life while trying to save another. Wild is shaping up to be a game that looks very open world as well as unique.

Detroit: Become Human

David Cage introduced Detroit: Become Human, a Quantic Dreams working title. If you have never played Heavy Rain, another well known Quantic Dreams title stop reading now and go find a PS3 and a copy of the game. You will thank me later for sure as Heavy Rain was one of the must play titles of the last generation of gaming systems. Detroit: Become Human shows off a world completely dependent on robot slaves. As the trailer starts we are introduced to a robot who quickly realizes their is more to a manufactured life than just being. As she walks into the world she gains new emotions, thoughts and feelings. No longer wanting to be part of the same system that has so long trapped others like her. Being a Quantic Dreams title we can expect some great gameplay as well as story lines. Keep an eye out for more from Detroit: Become Human as time goes on hopefully we will see some actual in game footage and not just a pre-rendered video.

Dreams

One of the more ambitious presentations had to be Dreams, a new title by the famed Media Molecule creators of Little Big Planet. Much akin to Little Big Planet Dreams is a very open title with much of the creation and story driven elements coming from the creator themselves. Players will be able to craft levels from scratch with no preset assets meaning they can let their imagination run wild. Imps are the little character sprites that players will control becoming their creators and face inside the world of Dreams. Imps will also be lip synced to a players voice. As players enter the world they are allowed to create, destroy and enjoy a level on the fly with no required steps to do so. Imps can also take control of characters inside the game adding in another separate dynamic. After watching the video posted below, I must say that Dreams will for sure be one of the titles I am sure to pick up. It is my hopes that the ambitions and fun of the trailer transfers to the actual game when it does finally release.

Two indie titles also graced the stage one more well known and one a bit less known. No doubt both look like they will be front runners in the best indie title run, both games look impressive as well as unique.

Boundless

Boundless is a Minecraft-esque game which lets players traverse new worlds then you can spread different cultures, creatures and creations through each one. Boundless look to be a title that will follow in the steps of Minecraft but be different and unique enough that it can stand on its own two legs.

No Man’s Sky

Even if you are not a fan of games or have not been following the gaming trends you more than likely have heard of No Mans Sky, a break out in the indie game field. No Man’s Sky will offer up space exploration in infinite corners of space. Each time a procedural generated level will be different allowing players to never play the same thing twice in theory. Salivating does not even begin to explain the amount of drool over this game *Empties 5 gallon drool bucket* this game looks beautiful not only in style but also concept. Will be exciting to see how well the game pulls off the procedural levels along with the open world that will be No Mans Sky.

Uncharted 4

OH MY GOD UNCHARTED 4, okay, sorry, now that is out of the way, Naughty Dog did not disappoint at the Paris Game Show bringing some great Multiplayer video to the stage. Multiplayer will be donned with the characters we know and love as well as some awesome powers in the form of Relics. Drake, Sully and the others from the single player story will be in full form with wise cracks and jokes. Once you finish the single player you should jump into the multiplayer, or hell skip the single player at first and jump into the Multiplayer first. If you have played any of the other Uncharted games this one looks to tie up the series and add onto the ever growing story of Nathan Drake.

Personally all of the news/reveals plus the presence of some of the new and well known games has seriously got me ready for 2016. Though my wallet wont be thanking me I am sure my gaming side will be elated for all that is to come. Now that the Paris Game Show has wrapped up for Sony what can we expect from the future? Are you excited for any of these titles? Will you yourself be picking up any of them? Let us know in the comments if you were hoping for more news from another of your favorite titles that was not present.