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Trophy Whores 379 – Odin’s Wrath and Heroes of Hyrule

Tricky has returned — and he’s already starting fights.  On this episode of Trophy Whores, Tricky and Alex go head to head on God of War … and the Legend of Zelda.  Sure, this is a PlayStation podcast, but even Microsoft knows that Nintendo parties harder than Andrew W.K.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout.

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.

If you want to support the show via Patreon, then check out our page, which shares the tiers for all of our Patrons!

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, 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

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 379 – Odin’s Wrath and Heroes of Hyrule

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Trophy Whores 377 – Xbox Live Bleeds into Nintendo Waters

Microsoft wants to expand its Xbox Live service beyond their proprietary home console.  And computer.  Xbox Live has been on PCs for a dog’s age.  Microsoft wants you to access to your Xbox Live account on PCs, phones, toasters and milk cartons — although some of that technology is light years away.  For now, or at least shortly, we will have to settle for phones and rival video game consoles.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, the spread of Xbox Live — to infinity but not beyond — and Sony Computer Entertainment’s planned absence from the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, 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 377 – Microsoft Live Bleeds into Nintendo Waters

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Free PS4/XB1 Games for the Month of February!

This February PlayStation is going galactic with it’s two free titles coming to the PlayStation 4 and available for PS Plus members. First, PS Plus members will be treated to Helldivers; a top down, chaotic twin stick shooter heavily focused on teamwork, where players will be face off against invading alien forces. PS Plus members will also dig into Nom Nom Galaxy, where players take the role as a new Astroworker for SoupCo; combining platforming, mining, base construction, tower defense, and of course, making soup.

PS3 members will be treated with Helldivers as well, along with Codemaster’s racer Grid Autosport, and the fast-paced anime fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
Vita owners will also get Helldivers along with the classic platforming puzzler Lemmings Touch.
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Meanwhile, Xbox Gold members will receive Styx: Master of Shadows, a stealth game with RPG elements, and Hand of Fate, a roguelike/ action-RPG/deck builder hybrid on the XBOX One, as well as the intense, cover-based shooter Gears of War 2 and the side scrolling, arcade style, cooperative beat ’em up Sacred Citadel on the Xbox 360.

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Halo 5 December Update Now Live

The Halo 5 December update, named Cartographer’s Gift, is now live.

The update includes the much awaited Forge editor, new REQs, new weapons, assassinations, armors, maps (Arena/Warzone/BTB), spartan company updates, social playlists, and the introduction of seasons.

Halo 5 December Update

Check out the December Update Trailer Below.

Halo 5: Guardians released on September 27th, 2017 on Xbox One.

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Understanding PC vs Consoles

So, I know what you’re thinking. Well, hopefully. You’re probably thinking something along the lines of “PC vs consoles?! Oh no, another propaganda piece about PC is superior to consoles.” Well, I can say for certain that is not the case.

What is the case, however, is trying to understand what each platform brings to the table, so to speak. First, some rules. I do not consider handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS or Vita to fall under the “console” category. Consoles are PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Mobile devices such as tablets/phones are another thing entirely. People try to make games for them and they mostly work.

Either way, I’ve found myself really at a crossroads lately, with my nights/weekends where I can actually game all the more troublesome to manage. What I mean by this is that my Xbox One takes awhile to boot, plus it’s in my living room, which requires me to logoff my computer, turn on the Xbox One, sit down with the controller in hand and decide from the 30 or so games I have on my Xbox. Lazy, I know.

But there’s a good reason. With PC gaming, unless it’s a game like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, things like anti-aliasing and render quality aren’t things you generally worry about. Plus, your games are literally right in front of you.

Next comes a major factor: price. If it’s above $5, I’m going to be pretty hesitant about buying any game. I really don’t like spending $20 on one game, but rather, many games. The philosophy behind this is simple, the more games I have to play, the more joy I get out of playing video games. This is something that has become a bit of a problem on services like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Why should I pay $20 for a bullfighting game when I can pay $20 for about 15 games? One, it’s just too expensive. Two, really? A bullfighting game? Three, why aren’t there more $5 games? Four, why don’t more games get promoted via Deals with Gold or PlayStation Weekly Deals?

Trust me, I don’t mean to harp on how bad this situation has become. It’s just irritating that Xbox and PlayStation have fallen so far. Back in the days of Xbox LIVE Arcade, I could buy games for $5 and was pretty much guaranteed a great game. Nowadays, you should expect to pay at least $15 for a halfway decent game, which in turn limits players from buying any possible expansions/DLC in the future, as they are most likely turned off by the pricing model of the base game.

This is just one of many problems that I hope is fixed sometime in the future. Yes, I know I can play PlayStation 1/2/3/4 games on the Vita and Windows 10 will be able to stream the games I own from my Xbox One to my PC, but both feel like a half measure to something greater, like using PlayStation Now to play PlayStation games on my phone/PC or using Steam to play the PC versions of my Xbox One games (and maybe even OG Xbox or Xbox 360) when I just want accessibility.