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Trophy Whores 370 – No Moss

Insomniac Games earned a lot of recognition at the Game Awards, as Marvel’s Spider-Man earned many nominations for various awards.  Unfortunately for Insomniac, the house that Ratchet and Clank helped build, Marvel’s Spider-Man has earned much praise, but the game didn’t win an award during the Game Awards.  To be honest, while Insomniac appreciates recognition from their peers and fans, they’re probably elated to have the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive on any video game console.  That’s quite the honor.

Join Alex and Yield, as they discuss, among other things, the Game Awards — including the game announcements that rocked the show!

We are happy and proud to share that Proven Gamer has partnered with the Humble Bundle! The Humble Bundle is a fantastic initiative and program that allows games to score a litany of games on the cheap — all while making charitable donations to various groups and organizations. You can click here for the details on Proven Gamer’s Humble Bundle partnership.

In a bit of big news that would make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proud, iHeartRadio and Spotify host episodes of Trophy Whores.  It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of two massive and respected entertainment communities, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to soaring heights. The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 370 – No Moss

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PC News Playstation 4 News X-Box One News

Free Overwatch Weekend Coming February 16th

Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be doing a free-to-play weekend starting on February 16 and running till February 20. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The trial will include the full roster of 26 heroes and 17 maps. Games modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade will be available. Any progress made over the weekend will transfer over to the full game if it is purchased.

Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the latest developer video for the game below:

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X-Box One News

Overwatch Getting 4K Update on Xbox One X

In a conversation with Windows Central, Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be getting a 4K update for Xbox One X.

At this time, there has not been a timeline released for the update. However, Blizzard has said that more information will be coming soon. Check out the full post from Windows Central by clicking here. Overwatch is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.  Check out the latest trailer for the game that introduces Moira, a new support character below:

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Halloween Terror 2017 Coming to Overwatch

Blizzard has announced via Twitter that Overwatch will be bringing back the seasonal event Halloween Terror this year.

The event will go live on October 10. The tweet announced the event with a video and a poem which said the following:

The nights grow cold
And monsters appear
A great evil gathers
And Halloween draws near…

The video which showed off new skins for Mcree and Reaper. Check out both by clicking here.

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Playstation 4 News X-Box One News

Blizzard Gives Players First Look at New Overwatch Map

Since its release, Blizzard has given Overwatch players a steady release of new modes, maps, characters, and content. This continued today when the first look at the new map Horizon Lunar Colony was released. The map is now available to check out on the Public Test Realm.

Check out the trailer below, narrated by Winston to learn more about the new map. Through his narration, we learn that the colony was where Winston grew up. He was raised by scientists before an uprising forced him to leave and go to Earth.

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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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.

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 285 – Get the Towels Ready

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Overwatch Hosting Another Free-To-Play Weekend

Blizzard has announced that it’s FPS juggernaut Overwatch is going to have another free-to-play weekend.  Players will have the chance to enjoy the full roster of 22 characters, 13 maps, and various game modes such as Quick match, Custom games, and the latest weekly brawls on their PC, Xbox One, and PS4 when it officially kicks off on  Friday, November 18th at 11:00AM pacific standard time and ending on Monday, November 21st at 4:00PM PST.

All in-game progress including character progression, loot boxes, and customization options will carry on past the weekend if players choose to purchase the game.

After being labeled June’s highest selling game according to the NPD numbers, Blizzard had recently reported last month that Overwatch’s ever-growing community had reached a staggering 20 million global players.  With steady promotion, consistent support, and free-to-play weekends like this one, it’ll be interesting to see how much larger it’s global community can become.

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Conventions

BlizzCon Touches Down in Anaheim This Weekend

BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming festival, returns Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California! This year’s sold-out show marks the 10th BlizzCon celebration and commemorates Blizzard’s 25th anniversary, and gamers around the world can be part of the fun with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—available to order now at www.blizzcon.com .

This year’s BlizzCon features a variety of events and activities, including developer discussion panels, epic esports tournaments, incredible community-created movies, art, and costumes, and a performance by legendary Grammy-winning pop parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic.

“We can’t wait to celebrate 25 years of Blizzard games with everyone at this year’s BlizzCon,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ll have world-class esports action throughout the weekend, the latest news to share about our games, and fellow geek Weird Al joining us for a concert during the closing ceremony. We’re excited to meet up with our friends and fellow gamers from across the globe.”

This year’s BlizzCon will be jam-packed with epic events and activities from beginning to end, including:

Opening Ceremony

Join us Friday at 11 a.m. PST as the BlizzCon festivities kick off with the opening ceremony. Hear updates on Blizzard’s development plans, and catch it online free at www.blizzcon.com .

Blizzard Esports Global Finals

BlizzCon Opening Week has come to a close, but that was just the beginning—now it’s time for the finalists to battle it out for the Championships! Starting Friday morning, tune in for the final rounds of the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, the Overwatch World Cup, the Hearthstone World Championship, the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, and the Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship! This year, esports aficionados everywhere can watch the Blizzard esports championships for free on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/blizzcon ), on MLG.tv (www.majorleaguegaming.com/blizzcon ), and on www.blizzcon.com . Visit www.blizzcon.com/esports for more information.

Community Contests

Starting Saturday at 6 p.m., join us for a crazy night of community contests—including the Costume Contest, Art Contest, Talent Contest, and Movie Contest—hosted by comedian Thomas Middleditch from HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Developer Panels

Go behind-the-scenes with your favorite Blizzard games in developer panels throughout both days of the show. You can be among the first to learn about upcoming content for Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Diablo III, and join the celebration of two major milestones with Blizzard’s 25th Anniversary Panel and Diablo’s 20th Anniversary Panel. Take a peek at the complete schedule at www.blizzcon.com/schedule .

On-Site Activities and BlizzCon Sponsor Booths

Everyone attending in person can explore a variety of events and activities, including the Hearthstone Tavern and the Darkmoon Faire on the third floor of the convention center. This year’s Darkmoon Faire features the Community Amphitheater, the Voice Actor Stage, the Creative Collective Stage, and more.

BlizzCon wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the event’s sponsors, who help provide hardware, peripherals, and other support for the show. Attendees are invited to visit our partners’ booths around the show floor for prizes, contests, and giveaways, including:

  • ASUS: Play Find-the-Robot in VR or play games to win great ASUS, Intel, and Newegg prizes from the ROG vending machine, including motherboard/CPU combos, SSDs, and gaming laptops.

 

  • Corsair: Snap a pic in the prop-filled Overwatch photo booth, take a selfie with a community star, or enter to win a shirt, poster, or even a custom Warcraft-modded Crystal 460X RGB Case PC.

 

  • Newegg: Catch fun informational sessions on PC building, get some esports coaching, or enter to win a VR-ready computer system.

 

  • NVIDIA: Check out Blizzard games running on GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs, a Google Tilt Brush VR experience, signing opportunities with esports and community personalities, and lots of prizes.

 

  • Razer: Visit the Razer booth for the chance to win a Blade gaming laptop, Overwatch products, and more.

 

  • Rosewill: Stop by for exclusive giveaways, ranging from RGB gaming keyboards and Overwatch-themed collectibles to a custom Widowmaker-themed Cullinan case.

 

  • T-Mobile: Visit the Un-carrier Lounge to charge your device, stop by the GIF photo booth to pose with an Overwatch hero, and watch the Overwatch World Cup live stream. Everyone’s invited to vote for the tournament MVP using #TMobileMVP and the player’s BattleTag on Twitter.

Although BlizzCon tickets have sold out, viewers can still join the excitement from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket (£24.99), which offers comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event—including the community contests on Friday evening and Weird Al’s performance at the closing ceremony, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Virtual Ticket holders will also receive a treasure trove of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft II.

Attendees and Virtual Ticket viewers alike can download the BlizzCon Guide Mobile App, available free for Android and iOS devices, and use it to plan their day, map a route through the convention center, and even watch live streams.

Check out a preview of what is in store for BlizzCon 2016 below:

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 273 – Segues Destroyed by Soup

Previously on Trophy Whores, Donny said goodbye to Proven Gamer, Lucia joined the show as the fourth official host, and Tricky introduced the headlock-loving Smart Marks, Jeremy and Matt.

You know, that really doesn’t work when you can’t wow the audience with flashy, colorful video clips and a fancy voice-over guy with a sultry voice.  Well, you don’t know unless you try.  That doesn’t give you the green light to do something stupid.  I can tell you that melted wax has no business in the garbage disposal.

This week, Yield returns to wreak awesome, and we discuss news from PAX West 2016.  PAX shows are always good for news, as developers and publishers shovel information into our mouths like we’re pigs at a feeding trough.  And we enjoy video games, so we’ll always be ready to open wide.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Shovel Knight, PlayStation Plus, The Walking Dead, Overwatch, and Batman: The Telltale Series.

Alex has a special shout-out.  On September 16, at Gallery K on Barret Avenue in Louisville, his friend Avalon is holding an art gallery for the first part of 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 5 pm to 10 pm.  It will be a fantastic event, and if possible, you should go.

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