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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)!

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 343 – God of War Ushers in E3 News

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Trophy Whores 335 – Shadow of the Red Dead Battlefront

Happy Shadow of the Colossus remake release week!  Say that five times fast.  Did you do it?  Congratulations!  You’re spreading the greatness of Shadow of the Colossus, one of the best PlayStation games ever made!  Ever!  Tell your friends!  Fumito!  Fumito!  Ueda!  Ueda!

Japan Studio!!!!!!

This week, in addition to the usual agenda bullet points, we introduce a new segment: What’s Hot in Gaming!  During the inaugural drop, Alex talks about Sprint Vector, a flashy upcoming VR game that seems to marry Mirror’s Edge and Wipeout, and Shadow of the Colossus, which Bluepoint Games has rebuilt — in impressive fashion — for the PlayStation 4.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Red Dead Redemption 2 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.

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 335 – Shadow of the Red Dead Battlefront

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New Updates Coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

EA has announced new updates and game modes that will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months. Highlighting the list are a revamped progression system and a new game mode.

Although there aren’t a lot of details about the new progression system, EA has said that is has been built on player feedback. More details on the new system will be announced in March.

Jetpack Cargo will be coming to the game in a limited time mode. The mode will launch in February. In the mode, all 16 players on the map will be equipped with jetpacks, making for fast-paced action.

Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Last Jedi Content for Battlefront II Launches Today

EA has released the first free set of new content for Star Wars Battlefront II. The content, which is themed after the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi will add new heroes, villains, locations, and single-player content. All of this will be free content.

Finn and Captain Phasma will join the game as playable characters in multiplayer. Both of them will be unlockable without spending any credits. Along with the new characters, two new maps, straight from the movie are out now as well. Crait is now playable in Galactic Assault, while the Resistance Base on D’Qar will be available for Starfighter Assault.

In addition to the multiplayer components, the first expansion of the single-player campaign is also out now. Players will be able to continue the story of Iden Versio, as she uncovers new information about the First Order that helps set up the events of The Last Jedi.

Star Wars Battlefront II is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer for the new content below:

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EA Shuts Down In-Game Purchasing for Battlefront II

After several days of backlash and criticism to their pay-to-win, microtransaction-based progression system, EA has announced via Twitter that they will be temporarily turning off in-game purchases for Star Wars Battlefront II.

The full update announced that all progression and acquisition of crystals(Battlefront’s in-game currency) will now be done through gameplay. However, the post does leave the door open for the purchasing of crystals to come back at a later date. Check out the full announcement from EA by clicking here.

 

 

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EA’s Battlefront II Comment Sets Record as Most Downvoted Ever on Reddit

In recent months, EA has not been the in the best light with gamers. Following the cancellation Visceral’s Star Wars game(and subsequent studio shutdown) and a controversial loot system for the Battlefront II open beta, things are continuing to go south. EA has now set the record as having the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit.

Battlefront II is now in EA Access for Xbox One and PC. As people have started to dive into the game, they have discovered that unlocking certain heroes costs a lot of in-game credits. This requires them to either grind for a long time, or use real money to purchase the heroes. This led to Reddit user MBMMaverick posting the following message:

Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?

That comment was replied to from EACommunityTeam:

“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes,” said EACommunityTeam. “As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay. We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets. Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.”

At this time, the response is now at -429,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment ever in Reddit history. Check out the full thread by clicking here.

Star Wars Battlefront II releases for all gamers on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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“The Last Jedi Season” Coming as DLC to Battlefront II

EA and Dice have announced a new set of DLC that will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II. “The Last Jedi season” will bring new multiplayer and single-player content to the game for free after it releases.

Starting on December 5, players will be able to choose a faction, siding either with the First Order or the New Republic. From there, they will be able to complete faction quests to earn rewards. On December 13, new heroes and maps will make their way to multiplayer. Finn and Captain Phasma will be released as new heroes, while Crait and D’Qar will be the new maps.

On the same day, a new single-player mission will be released. This will keep players in the shoes of the game’s main playable character Iden Versio.

Star Wars Battlefront II launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17. Check out the gameplay trailer for the game below:

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EA Announces Changes to Battlefront 2’s Crate and Progression System

After receiving a fair amount of criticism for the structure of loot boxes and progression in the beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA has announced some changes to the system before the launch of the game.

The main complaints against the system were that some of the best weapons and abilities for multiplayer could be accessed through loot boxes. In response to this, the following changes have been made to the system:

  • Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates
  • Players will need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards
  • Weapons are locked behind specific milestones
  • Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them

Check out the full list of changes by clicking here. Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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New Story Trailer Released for Battleftont 2.

EA has released a new trailer for the single-player campaign in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The trailer starts with Empire Commander Iden Versio, the playable character escaping rebel custody, only to witness the destruction of the second Death Star and the death of the Emperor. Versio then sets off on a mission of relation to take down the rebellion.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 17. Check out the new story trailer below: