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Trophy Whores 405 – Lost in Japanese Graphic Novels

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Humanity, Arise: A Simple Story, Death Stranding, and The Last of Us 2.

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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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Trophy Whores 341 – Jeff Goldblum is in the Game

Tricky is an April fool.  Come hear our opening segment in all its glory, as Tricky falls hook, line and sinker for an April Fool’s Day joke that pokes at wrestling fans.  Usually, it’s easy to see an April Fool’s Day joke from a mile away, but sometimes a nugget of fiction passes through our filters.

But we never let the most delicious topics pass through our news filters.  This week we discuss the latest offerings from PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, as well as a price drop for the PlayStation VR and Jurassic World Evolution.  As Tricky describes it, you get to manage your own theme park full of carnivorous and gigantic dinosaurs.  When you run a dinosaur zoo, it never ends well.  Expect a torrent of trouble and headaches.  And so much worse.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Bloodborne, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Track Mania Turbo and PixelJunk Monsters 2.

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.

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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 336 – Loot Box Legislation

After losing late week’s recording to audio issues — caused by nefarious gnomes — the Trophy Whores return to reclaim the crown for best PlayStation podcast that talks way too much about everything but video games.  Alright, so we talk plenty about video games, too.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, Shadow of the Colossus, PlayStation VR, and these damn Loot Boxes that won’t seem to want to go away and much much more.

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 328 – PSX-plosion

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Medievil, From Software, World War Z, Tomb Raider and Mega Man X.

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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Ambitious PS4 + PSVR Title Megaton Rainfall Now Available

Everyone has always wanted to be Superman, but let’s face it, the Man Of Steel hasn’t had a good video game in decades. Imagine that wasn’t the case, however. Imagine a video game studio, in this case, Pentadimenional Games, created a game where you are essentially a galactic-traveling demi-god. A game where players can travel the solar system in a matter of moments and wield great power in destroying alien warships hell-bent on destroying the Earth. This is the world of Megaton Rainfall.

Megaton Rainfall is a recently released PS4 and PSVR title, where one lucky human has been granted tremendous power, transcending the limits of mortality and becoming a galactic being. Players can travel across the planets, from Earth to Mars and beyond in a matter of moments, fire energy pulses, and wield tremendous strength. As the Earth is under heavy assault from unknown invaders, it is up to you to use these profound powers to stop them from destroying humanity. Players are encouraged to fully use their free range of powers, but be mindful of the city below, as your powers can obliterate entire skyscrapers. Megaton Rainfall features a special Universal-Scale engine, meaning players can literally drop from orbit to the streets of a city in a matter of seconds. The game can be played both with and without PSVR.

Megaton Rainfall is Now available on the PS4.

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Weeping Doll Review

October is a time for girls dressed as Harley Quinn, candy, and kids just being generally silly and asking complete strangers for candy (I know a guy who does that every day of the year.) Anyway, beyond these things, October is a time for things that are scary and therefore scare us. This October, Playstation VR launched much to the appreciation from a community of gamers looking for a new experience. PSVR launched with a couple of scary games/demos, but there was one game a few of us were anticipating after it missed its launch day.

maxresdefault-1Weeping Doll, from Oasis Games, is a game that should scare and enthrall you as you piece together a mystery in a traditional Japanese home. What the dev team at Oasis forgot when working on this game were solid mechanics, stability, and simply put; the fear factor that comes when providing a “horror genre” game.

weeping-doll-10In Weeping Doll, you portray the role of a maid who is sent in to a frenzy after a phone call from the lady of the house. I know this sounds all sorts of interesting, and many of you would be excited to hear that it is set in a traditional Japanese house, but sadly, the hour long game feels forced and once again is missing the haunted house part. Even worse, you find dolls throughout the house posed in sexual positions, and that’s just weird.

If Weeping Doll was a VR title you were waiting on, take it from us and skip this title in favor of something a little more dynamic and playable.

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Batman Arkham VR Review

Arkham VR is mostly a one-and-done deal.

Did I feel like Batman when I put on the mask and played Batman: Arkham VR? Well, partly.

batman_arkham_vr_taking_the_suitThe game suggests using two move controllers for the best experience, but since I was lacking one, I decided to use the controller. Without trying to use the move, I think i can safely say that using the Dualshock 4 is the preferable way. Using the controller on my first playthrough felt normal as trying to get used to the headset itself seems to enough. The game also suggests standing during the game, but you can also sit down.

I will keep this review short, just like the game. You can complete the main story within 1-2 hours. The only hand-to-hand combat happens without your participation but watching Nightwing fight all around you is quite the visual experience.

batman_arkham_vr_crime_sceneIf you have played  the previous Arkham games, you will feel right at home with the experience. Especially when I was using the headset to examine bodies in the morgue, it felt great – like I was getting my hands dirty.

Using the three gadgets is fun. You get to grab the Batarangs, scanner, and grapnel gun off your utility belt and aim them and shoot or throw, just like Batman would. That’s cool until you realize they’ll only interact with very specific things in very specific ways, and the Batarangs have some crazy auto-aim that makes it all but impossible to miss as long as you’re throwing it in the general direction of your target.

batman_arkham_vr_alfredExploring the Batcave is also very simple and reveals a few more things to do. Flying around the cave is fun. Using the bat computer to render a 3D image of characters almost makes it worth the $20 price point.

After completing the game the first time, the Riddler trophies unlock. I know, I know, but these dont suck and there are only 30 of them. Most of them are solved simply by finding them. Also dont worry about making a match everytime, as you unlock all the trophies, all 15 matches will be unlocked.

Overall, I would say Batman Arkham VR is absolutely worth the price and if you are on the fence on whether or not to purchase a PSVR, this game will ease your mind.

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(Update)

After writing the review, I played the game the recommended way (2 move controllers and standing). While this does not change the score, I wanted to share my thoughts.

Standing and using the controllers did add to the experience of making me feel like Batman. The move controllers show up as my hands on the screen allowing me to grab things more easily. It also makes it a little bit easier to solve some of the Riddler Secrets. The only issue I had with standing and using the move controllers (other than my feet getting tired) was the placement of the Bat-a-rang on my chest, rather on my side. This may seem like a minor issue considering I think it makes it easier to throw them while target practice, but when looking down to place the other items on and off the tool belt, the bat-a-rang seems to be right in your face. Again, this is a minor issue. It should also be noted that if you are using the move controllers, you must play the game standing.

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Rez Infinite on Playstation VR

Today, Friday April 21st is the first day at PAXEAST 2016 in Boston, Ma. The very first booth I went straight to was the Playstation booth and jumped on the line for Playstation VR. They have two lines formed,and you get to demo the game that is ready at the moment. In demo A the games are Rigs, Job Simulator, Thumper, Headmaster and Gnog. In demo B, VR Worlds, Harmonix Music VR, Wayward Shy, Rez Infinite and Rush of Blood. I had the oppurtunity to play Rez Inifite using the Playstation VR. The guy explained to me that I would be using the dual shock 4 along with the PS VR. The guy told me that all I have to do is look at the objects to aim at the targets press down on x and release to shoot. Once the game started various objects were coming towards me and I aimed and shot. The one thing that I truly liked was that I was able to pull a 180 degree turn and get the objects that I missed.

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Rez Infinite originally came out on Dream Cast, Playstation 2 and Xbox 360. The game will be released on the PS4 sometime this year, the date has not been announced yet. The game is only downloadable for the PS4, sorry guys and gals you are unable to purchase in a store. I will leave you with this, I enjoyed playing Rez Infinite on the Playstation VR and I am looking forward to playing it when it is released.