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Game Stuff 89 – Labo VR

On this episode Kalai, Joe, Roberto, and Matt discuss Nintendo attempt at VR through the Labo line.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

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Game Stuff 44 – E3: Part 1

Roberto is on the ground at E3 this week so it’s just Kalai and Matt this week! Listen to us two crazy cats talk about the Bethesda and Ubisoft E3 conferences!
Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

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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.

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Playstation 4 Playstation 4 News

Firewall announced with teaser at PSX

Sony announced competitive VR game Firewall at the beginning of the PSX conference. A tactical VR shooter exclusive to Playstation. Firewall will support the PSVR Aim controller.

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Game Stuff Podcasts

Game Stuff 11 – NY Comic Con Extravaganza

Join Kalai and Joe as they explore New York Comic Con 2017. Is Monster Hunter Worlds or Lost Spears worth playing? How was the cosplay at this years event? Tune into this week episode to find out the answer to these questions.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

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PSVR Review

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.

Watch the trailer below

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Microsoft Announces New Line of VR Headsets

Microsoft’s partners will ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. At today’s event, Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer are all listed as partners.
Following Microsoft’s announcement, Eyetouch Reality and Digi-Capital Founder/CEO Tim Merel said, “Microsoft’s new VR headset is the next stage of VR going mass consumer. For consumers, inside-out tracking without the need to buy or set up external sensors in a dedicated VR playroom is huge. The $299 price point is much less expensive than other PC based VR products. Launching with partners HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer gives Microsoft an accelerated hardware platform and also spreads its market risk.

However the greatest potential for the Microsoft VR headset could come from bundling it with Xbox One Project Scorpio, which Microsoft has already highlighted as supporting next generation VR. With a Xbox One installed based over 20 million users, this might be Microsoft’s silver bullet for both VR specifically and the console market more generally. So Microsoft could be using its new VR headset to leapfrog competitors in two markets at the same time, leveraging for VR some of the great work already done by Phil Spencer, Alex Kipman and Kudo Tsunoda with Windows 10 and HoloLens in the adjacent AR market.”

If this bold move pays off, Microsoft could easily have a leg up on its competition and give PSVR a run for it’s
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HTC VIVE News

Horror Adventure Alone?-VR Launches on October 7th

Immerse yourself in a true virtual reality horror experience with the release of “Alone?-VR” for HTC Vive, scheduled for release Friday 7th October 2016 on Steam.

Explore and experience a fully immersive world as you embark on an adventure like nothing you have played before. Come face-to-face with terror itself as you navigate around a haunted house, underground caverns, gloomy caves, and an old decrepit morgue. But beware: some mysteries are best left alone.

Your sister Michelle, is missing. All you have to go by is a letter that was left in the post. Reading it, you find that the letter is from your sister, and is a plea for help; it begs for you to return to your childhood home, and to help with the strange occurrences that have been plaguing her over the past few months.

Can you track down your missing sister? And discover the strange happenings at the home where he grew up in? All awhile, learning about the sinister activities that are occurring in their childhood home. But beware, nothing is as it seems.

Alone?-VR features a unique control scheme that allows for full immersion by utilizing the trackpad to move, appose to traditional teleporting around the scene. In addition, there are four endings to find, three unique environments (all of which is fully interactive with), and a soundtrack that enhances immersion and tension. Brace yourself, for anything can happen, and at any time.

Check out the launch trailer for Alone?-VR below:

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

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 254 – Bringer of the PAX Plague

Tricky and the Trophy Whores, which sounds like a fantastic name for a hip-hop group, have big news to break, but I don’t want to give it away.  And by big news, I mean “you heard it here first” news.  You’ll have to be patient; however, the Trophy Whores have plenty of chatter to keep you entertained.

Donny is the Mayor of Babbleville.  It’s official.  It’s also better much better than being the Bringer of the PAX Plague: Tricky.  Luckily, the Trophy Whores have quarantined Tricky, so they won’t be getting sick.  No one wants to deal with a bad case of the coughs — especially when the galaxy needs to be saved!

The Trophy Whores continue their Ratchet & Clank discussion, and Tricky has all of the hot news from PAX East.  Apparently, the Goddess likes PlayStation VR so much that she wants to buy it — despite the cost.  Tricky seems on-board, so if you aren’t sold on VR, Proven Gamer has you covered.  Tricky also got his mitts on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants and Manhattan, which Alex hopes is the second coming of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PlayStation VR, Devil May Cry, Ratchet & Clank, Until Dawn, Mafia III, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

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Trophy Whores 249 – Wartime Trophy Farming

Embroiled in an intense battle, the Trophy Whores know it’s time to get serious.  The Poot crew, otherwise known as Remember the Loot, have jumped out to an early lead, and, as expected, they are running their mouths like chihuahuas.  According to the pop culture medical dictionary, they suffer from — a bad case of — diarrhea of mouth.  And much like foxes in a hen house, Remember the Loot are going nuts for the Telltale Games.

The fellas keep it short this week, but they — to borrow a line from Iyield2no1 — still bring the awesome.  Much like the high-flying, goal-scoring MVP of any Proven Gamer Rocket League game, the Trophy Whores are going to rocket-boost to victory.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Game of Thrones, Rock Band 4, Rocket League, The Walking Dead, and Virtual Reality.  The Trophy Whores aren’t sold on virtual reality.  You won’t see Donny or Alex waiting in a line at midnight to pick up Sony’s $400 VR package.  In truth, they’re more likely to be at McDonald’s at midnight, dumpster-diving for days-old, moldy chicken McNuggets.  Donny, Alex, Yield, and Tricky — have higher standards.

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