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Playstation 4 Previews

Far Cry 5: New Town, Same Far Cry Feel

Going into PlayStation Experience, Far Cry 5 was a game I was very excited to get my hands on. The story and setting of the game stand out from older games, with the playable character, a new deputy Sheriff of Hope County, Montana, setting out to reclaim the region from the fanatical cult Eden’s Gate. Once I got in and played the demo, I came out of it with mixed feelings. Although there were some new mechanics introduced, I couldn’t help shake the feeling, for better or worse, that I had played this game before. 

The feeling of similarity to other Far Cry games started the minute I was handed the controller from the person running my demo station. As I picked up the controller, I was asked right off the bat, “Have you ever played a Far Cry game before?”. When I said that I had, he told me that I should be pretty comfortable with the with both the controls and set of objectives I had to complete. On the control side, things seemed more or less identical to Far Cry 4 and 3. L2 and R2 were used to aim and my fire my weapon, L1 pulled up my weapon wheel, and R1 was used for grenades and other throwable weapons. The face buttons were used to heal, enter/exit vehicles, crouch, reload, and jump. The new Gun for Hire mechanic (more on this shortly), was mapped to the dpad. 

I also felt right at home with the set of tasks that I had to accomplish. First up, was liberating the town of Fall’s End from the cult. In classic Far Cry fashion, stealth, a frontal assault, or a combination of both were all equally viable options. Since I prefer a more up close, stealthy approach (until I get caught of course) I ignored the sniper rifle on the top of a water tower and ventured directly into town. This is also where the Guns for Hire mechanic made its first appearance. At the beginning of the demo, I was given the choice of three characters I could bring into the mission with me. Grace is a sniper that could take out enemies and revive me if I went down, a pilot who could conduct airstrikes (his name slipped through my notes), and Boomer, a dog who can tag enemies, attack targets, and retrieve weapons from dead bodies. I went with Boomer. He went into town and tagged the majority of the cultists. I was able to take a few out before I was spotted. What ensued after that was classic Far Cry gunplay. Weapons felt good and responsive. Additionally, there were plenty of environmental elements that I could use to even the odds. For example, by throwing a stick of dynamite (which was more or less playing the role of a grenade), I was able to blow up a fuel truck in the middle of town which set off a chain reaction of explosions on nearby vehicles.

After clearing out the town, the second part of the mission was to head out to an airfield and help a pilot fight off more cultists. After doing this, he asked me to take his plane and take out three fuel stations controlled by the Eden’s Gate. Armed with a machine gun, rockets, and bombs, I took into the skies and took down the three fueling stations. The flight controls felt good for the first portion of the mission. The left stick controlled the tilt of the plane, with X and O being used to speed up and slow down. For bombing runs, things felt smooth. However, Eden’s Gate sent a plane in after me and air-to-air combat ensued, things got a little troublesome. I have never been a huge fan of the perspective used when controlling vehicles in Far Cry. The way the environment moves around the vehicle in first-person has always been a bit disorienting. Instead of being able to track the cult’s plane by using the indicator on the screen, I found myself going in the wrong direction and flying right into a tree, which brought my demo to a close.

After spending a short period with Far Cry 5, I think it is safe to say that much of this game, especially the mission structure, is going to be more Far Cry. For many, including myself, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Liberating towns, which appears to be 5’s version of bandit camps is always a blast, since the game gives the player so many ways to go about it. This freedom is expanded on even more with the Guns for Hire system. Add on top of that, the entire game will be playable in co-op, and Hope County, Montana is a place I may just want to spend some time in. Far Cry 5 releases on March 27 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

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Playstation 4 News

MediEvil Revealed at PlayStation Experience

Sony has announced that MediEvil will be coming to PlayStation 4.

A short reveal trailer announced that the game will be coming out, with more details coming soon.

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Playstation VR News

Jupiter and Mars Coming to PlayStation VR

Jupiter and Mars, a new underwater game coming to PlayStation VR got a new trailer at the PlayStation Experience opening event.

The trailer showed off the adventures of two dolphins, Jupiter and Mars as they moved through various underwater environments.

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 327 – Plus PlayStation Predictions

For the benefits of PlayStation Plus, the Trophy Whores willingly hand over that cold hard cash.  It’s hard to argue that PlayStation Plus isn’t a good deal.  You can try, but you might have more luck convincing Count Chocula that he shouldn’t be a year-round cereal.  He loves the spotlight.  Sure, Sony Computer Entertainment bumped the annual price to $60, but considering the free games, discounts and cloud saves, PlayStation Plus remains a fantastic way to fuel your gaming habit!

The PlayStation Experience, or PSX to fans of brevity, looms on the horizon, and the Trophy Whores make their predictions for the show.  They try to be as serious as possible, but you know that the guys have to toss out a few “off the wall” predictions.  Strangely, no one predicts that Thanos (from Avengers: Infinity War) is really the older, jaded and miserable brother of McDonald’s’ character Grimace, who reminds everyone of a fat purple Christmas tree.  Happy holidays!

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation Plus (and Games with Gold), Fortnite, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Mega Man.

In a bit of big news, iHeartRadio streams episodes of Trophy Whores, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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Trophy Whores 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 286 – Octagonal Kiwami

This week, Tricky does his best to spit on the Engilsh language.  Tricky lectures people on the correct pronunciation of “mozzarella,” but as soon as he tries to say, “octagonal,” he stumbles through the word like a drunk rampaging through a Waffle House at two in the morning.

Episode 286, which brings us another week closer to our stupendous 300th show, marks the first time that the five illustrious and talented Trophy Whores record simultaneously.  Given our busy lifestyles, it’s quite an achievement — especially with a WWE special presentation, Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016, on tap for the evening. The gang is all here, and we’re ready to dish on the latest news from the PlayStation Experience.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, LEGO Worlds, The Last of Us 2, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Rocket League, Yakuza 6, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

Telltale Games has shown that they are capable of doing excellent work with popular licensed comic and film properties, we expect nothing less from their version of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Though largely unknown until a few years ago, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy grabbed mainstream attention when James Gunn’s movie adaptation lit the silver screen on fire and earned Marvel Studios a spaceship full of cash.  With endearing oddball characters who look out for the safety of the universe, it’s hard not to root for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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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 236 – Reborn Legends And Rampant Sequels

This week, we have “a beefy show,” which is Tricky’s clever way of saying that we have a lot (of nothing) to talk about. If you haven’t seen any videos from PlayStation experience, then the Trophy Whores have you covered like an Amish woman in a strip club.

According to Yield, the PlayStation Experience was pretty boring; however, the guys have compiled all of the best bits, so you are covered.  As always, there is good and bad, but if you are patient, then the gems will shine brilliantly.  Hopefully, you are prepared to ride this rickety barrel over a waterfall of information.

Join our den of thieves, physics, and martial arts masters as we discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Final Fantasy VII, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Ratchet And Clank, Pyschonauts 2, and … Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn?  Yeah.  That game.  The guys are still shocked.  Somewhere there’s a dumpster fire that deserves that money.

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Trophy Whores 235 – Dismember The Loot

Tricky and Yield made the Trophy Whores proud, as they topped team Remember the Loot in a Rocket League grudge match.  Way to go, fellas!  We must protect this house!!  The Trophy Whores won’t win any swimsuit competitions, but they can certainly throw down in Rocket League.  Remember the Loot?  More like Remember That Ass-Whuppin’.

This week, Tricky and Yield gloat a bit, and Donny and Alex share in their glory.  If Alex had played, then the battle would have been more one-sided.  Have you seen a polar bear fight a ferret?  It isn’t pretty.

Join our Rocket League champions, as we discuss, among other things, Mad Max, He-Man, Remote Play, World of Tanks, Rock Band 4 and PlayStation Experience.  Yield wants a Syphon Filter reboot, Bend Studio.  Please let him have it.  We’re nearing the holidays, and an official announcement would be the perfect gift!

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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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