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Game Stuff 51 – Post-Launch Partaaaayyy

More like Yes Man’s Sky, amirite? Listen in this week as Kalai and Matt talk about games that were fixed after a shaky launch.

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No Man’s Sky Update Bringing New Features, Visuals, and Multiplayer

Hello Games, the maker of No Man’s Sky has outlined new features and content that will be coming in the No Man’s Sky Next update on July 24. Along with the new features, the game will also launch on Xbox One on the same day. Some of the major features coming to the game include true multiplayer, the option to play in third-person, and improved base building mechanics. Additionally, the game will be receiving an overhaul to both space and planet visuals.

No Man’s Sky Next launches on July 24. Check out the trailer for the update below:

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Game Stuff 15 – Hype Train

On this episode of Game Stuff join Kalai and Joe as they jump on the Hype Train. Do companies use the hype of video games to promote them? And does social media contribute to the hype?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Trophy Whores 285 – Get the Towels Ready

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

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

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

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

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Trophy Whores 277 – Beyond Twitch and PSX Plus

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

That’s better.

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

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

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

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Trophy Whores 275 – Chewbacca Onesie

Best title ever?  Best title ever.  So there’s that.  Lucia wears a Chewbacca onesie like no one’s business.  When in San Diego … .

Candice — yes, that Candice — returns to Trophy Whores and shares her thoughts on PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as Death Stranding and Metal Gear Survive.  Tricky tries to defend Survive, but Lucia and Candice have none of it.  Candice evokes the phrase “dumpster fire,” which never means good things.  Wherever there’s dumpster fire, it’s probably being fueled by copies of The Division and Tricky’s list of Platinum trophies.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Death Stranding, Metal Gear Survive, No Man’s Sky and the The Last Guardian.  After a lengthy development cycle, The Last Guardian has been delayed, and on some level, the game feels like a carrot on a string.  We know it’s there, and we can see it, but we can never reach out and grab it.  At least Sony still lists it for release in 2016.  The Last Guardian will be available in December — unless Sony delays it again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alex has a special shout-out this week.  On September 16, at Gallery K on Barret Avenue in Louisville, his friend Avalon is holding an art gallery for the survivor modeling project, This is MY Body, which features sexual assault survivors.  Through this event, these brave women hope to reclaim their bodies and raise sexual assault awareness by speaking out against a pervasive problem in our country.  Admission is free.  Magazine copies featuring the models and photographs will be sold at the show, and the profits will be donated to the Center for Women and Families.  The gallery will be open from 4:45 pm to 10 pm.  It will be a fantastic event, and if possible, you should go.

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Trophy Whores 270 – No Man’s Sky Watch

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

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

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

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

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Trophy Whores 269 – Tricky’s Division From Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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Trophy Whores 266 – No Man’s Remake

If you like caped crusaders and tomb-raiding badasses, then we have good news:  Tricky isn’t on this episode.  Tricky continues to sip margaritas by the community pool, as the Trophy Whores, Alex, Donny and Yield, run the show so deep into the ground that they’re liable to strike oil.  The Trophy Whores haven’t found black gold yet, but they’re rich in opinions that only a mother could love.

This week the Trophy Whores do their best swan dives into a pool of Batman and Tomb Raider news.  No Man’s Sky makes an appearance, too, for the second week in a row, but you might feel a little awkward and unprepared if you aren’t wearing a cape or dual-wielding pistols.  You might be MacGyver, but you can’t save Gotham or survive ancient tombs without the proper equipment, and Duct tape doesn’t meet every need.  I said it.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Batman: A Telltale Game Series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Batman: Return to Arkham and No Man’s Sky.  Donny, as you might know, isn’t keen on developers spending their time remastering and remaking games.  Instead, he wants new intellectual properties and new ideas.  Donny memes have popped up on the Trophy Whores and Remember the Loot Facebook pages, and Proven Gamer would like to share the best one with you.  Take in the magnificence and majesty of Donny:

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I would also like to point out that Tricky, who made this meme, spells as well as badger wearing oven mitts.  Psychonauts is the game.

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More No Man’s Sky Teased to the Public in Its Latest Exploration Trailer

Last week, Sean Murray, lead developer of No Man’s Sky and co founder of the small indie studio Hello Games, took to Twitter to announce that the highly anticipated space exploration game had finally went Gold and will be launching on it’s promised date in the U.S. on August 9th of this year.  A lot of hype has circulated around this game since it’s original announcement at E3 back in 2014, and since then players have been wanting to completely immerse themselves in the endless, beautiful, unknown regions of this PS4 exclusive, that has been in development for nearly 4 years.

Earlier today, Sony EU posted a new trailer for what seems to be part of a four part Pillar series; The first being titled Explore, and show cases many of the games various wildlife, biomes, and overall sheer size of the universe you will be exploring.  The other three trailers presumabely will be titled Fight, Trade, and Survive and will hopefully lay the “What do you do in this game?” question to rest.  In the meantime, click on the video below to view the latest trailer.
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Trophy Whores 265 – Figments of Donny’s Imagination

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

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

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

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Trophy Whores 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 248 – Trophy War Tally

The Great Trophy War  rages on!  The Trophy Whores and the Remember the Loot crew are locked in a bitter and eternal struggle — that will end on April 1.  It’s getting serious. Yield is crushing the Platinum count, and, Tricky, for fuel and luck, has an entire case of Thin Mints at his disposal.  I hope that he puts them in the freezer.

Despite the intense PlayStation Network battle for trophies and pride, the video game news industry keeps ticking.  The Trophy Whores take a break from their smack-talking ways to discuss the latest hoopla from around the Internet (and beyond!).

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Disney Infinity 3.0, Call of Duty, and No Man’s Sky.  Tricky has promised to get Alex to return to Twitter, but much like a stubborn ostrich with its head buried in the ground, Alex has refused to acquiesce.  If you are a fan of social media, then you will likely be enthralled by the discussion; however, if you don’t use social media, then you will likely be as horrified as when any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan watches Turtles III, in which our favorite shell-backed heroes run with samurais in feudal Japan.  It was a terrible idea.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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