The Arizona Ranger

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About The Arizona Ranger

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    On the hunt for Texas Red (and the F:NV Platinum)
  • Birthday 10/28/90

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  1. Personally, it does not bother me that this game is getting pushed back into next year. I would rather see them take their time with the game and ensure that we get to enjoy the best version of Horizon: Forbidden West next year for both the PS4 and PS5 instead of a possibly inferior version that might suffer from issues (looking at you, Cyberpunk 2077). Besides, this thankfully gives me some more time to slowly chip away at my backlog of games for the PS3 and PS4 along with a bigger timeframe to focus on other upcoming PS5 games (Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, and Death Stranding: Director's Cut).
  2. Well, at least this stupid ban will save all of us in those impacted states from how crappy these computers from Alienware are (see video below): In all seriousness, what a freaking joke this ban is. They (the states) should be going after all of the idiot bitcoin miners who are using staggering amounts of electricity mining coins around the clock instead of punishing the consumer who simply wants to purchase a higher-end PC that uses a decent amount of power every now and then when gaming or doing CPU-intensive tasks. BONUS States: The planet is warming at an alarming rate due to climate change, and we need to do something to stop it! Lawmakers: Hmm...should we target Big Oil again with more legislation, sir? States: No...that never gets us anywhere...Big Oil's deep pockets stop any meaningful changes taking place. How about we target consumer electronics? Lawmakers: That's a broad subject, sir....what kind of electronics are we talking about specifically? States: How about gaming PC's? Those use a lot of power, and think of all of the greenhouse gasses that are being generated by those damn gamers playing their games. Sitting in their own homes, terrorizing the planet and our energy grid while they game in 4K! Lawmakers: But sir...won't that piss off a lot of people who just want to purchase a higher-end PC that has the graphical might and processing muscle to handle important stuff? States: Who cares! It's for the good of the planet! Won't someone think of the poor children being impacted by those evil power-sucking gaming PC's? Enact those new power consuming regulations that ban high-end gaming PC's who fail to meet our new standards on the double!
  3. Weekend Recap

    Posting this a bit later than I wanted to (was busy this morning and forgot to post it before I had to get ready for work), but here is everything I got up to gaming-wise over the past weekend.

     

    A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)

    Invested another seven hours into the game in my quest to obtain most (if not all) of the trophies for the game. Having beaten it the previous weekend, I dove back in and started over from Chapter One (with Chapter Select). With a better understanding of how the game functions and what not to do, I made great progress all the way through the game until I hit the middle stages of Chapter 16. During those seven hours of gameplay, I was fortunate enough to pick up 8 additional trophies (3 bronze, 5 silver), bringing my completion rate on the game to 62% (28 of 36 trophies).

     

    The hardest trophy out of the eight I managed to get was the Captain Sidekick trophy (that one alone took around a dozen tries, mainly since sneaking around in a open area as a child without being seen by all of the guards/alchemists/Nicholas is somewhat difficult). As of posting this, I am not 100% sure if I will put forth the effort towards getting the platinum trophy for the game yet. At the very least, I want to get the completion rate up to between 75% to 85%. However, I am enjoying the game enough to where I might as well invest the time and effort towards getting the platinum, considering that I am just 8 trophies away from it.

     

    First Time Stacking Plats(?): Sakura Succubus Trilogy (PS4)

    Still extremely new and inexperienced in regards to this whole "stacking platinum trophies" thing (never have done it with any of my games before on any of my past Sony consoles that support trophies), so I am not sure if what I am writing is 100% correct or not. Last week, I discovered that when I had purchased the three Sakura Succubus games for the Playstation 5 during the 4th of July weekend earlier this month, it also came with the Playstation 4 versions of each game. Since getting the platinum trophy for each game is extremely easy (just read the text, admire the artwork, make a few choices, reload a save if you miss a trophy by making the wrong choice, etc), I decided to make the effort towards getting the platinum for the PS4 versions of the three Sakura Succubus games.

     

    Since the internet at my place is utter garbage and I am not fond of taking a big chunk out of my limited mobile hotspot data plan, I rely on taking my PS5 to work with me on select Fridays (stashed away in my old college backpack) in order to use their lightning-fast internet (speeds between 100 to 250 Mbps) to download console updates, updates/patches for the games I play, or purchase/download digital versions of games off of the PS Store. This past Friday, I brought my PS5 to work with me (it sat within my backpack in the corner of my cubicle at work) and waited until my shift ended at 11PM PST. Once I was off the clock, I pulled out my PS5, hooked it up to the internet, and got to downloading the PS4 version of all three games (along with a patch for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart).

     

    Over the weekend, I went through all of the Sakura Succubus games again (the PS4 versions) and popped the platinum trophies in each of them. I managed to plow through all three games at an accelerated pace, having already experienced each one on the PS5 several weeks earlier. I now have the platinum trophies for not only the PS5 editions of those three games, but now I have the platinum trophies for the PS4 version of the games as well. As of this post, I now have sixteen platinum trophies (six of those being both sets of the three PS4/PS5 Sakura Succubus games.

     

    Again, I am new (a total n00b) to this whole "stacking platinum trophies" stuff, so I am not 100% sure if what I did is considered stacking or not. If what I did isn't considered to be stacking, then please let me know so I don't feel so in the dark about the whole subject.

     

    Next Up

    With the three Sakura Succubus games for the PS4 out of the way, I will continue my work towards getting most of the trophies for A Plague Tale: Innocence on my PS5. Still not 100% sure if I will get the platinum trophy for it, but the odds of that happening are starting to go up with each new trophy I earn. I am also planning on trying to thin out my backlog somewhat in the few weeks before the Director's Cut for Ghost of Tsushima arrives next month for the PS5. As of now, I am stuck deciding between the following options:

     

    1. Make the effort towards getting the platinum trophies for both The Order: 1886 (PS4) and A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5).
    2. Dust off my ancient "fat" PS3 and get around to tackling my backlog by playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [trophy-enabled version of the game from the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection], Dragon's Crown, and/or resume my playthrough of all of the Fallout: New Vegas DLC (left off playing the Old World Blues expansion).
    3. Dive back into a few PS4 games I have put off playing/taken a extended break from for quite some time now (this would be The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Death Stranding, Neptunia: Virtual Stars, Metro 2033 Redux, etc).
    4. Take a short break from gaming on my PS5 to get back to my old Minecraft build on my gaming PC (was attempting to make a big modern-day city set in the Pokemon universe when I last played the game in April). Was digging out the large area necessary to build a massive Pokemon Stadium in the upper part of the planned city build.

     

    I am currently leaning towards the first option (getting the platinum trophies for The Order: 1886 and A Plague Tale: Innocence), since I wish to finish off these two games so I can turn my full attention to the other games in my backlog. However, I am interested in firing up my PS3 to try Dragon's Crown and/or resume where I left off in the Old World Blues DLC for Fallout: New Vegas as well.

     

    Well, the hour grows late (around 2:30 AM PST Tuesday morning here in California), so I will bid you all a good night. Can't wait until the next weekend rolls around and I can get back to playing games (don't game much on weekdays anymore...mostly game during the weekends due to how busy I am).

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    2. The Arizona Ranger

      The Arizona Ranger

      @Honor_Hand Trust me...I only take my console to work in order to update stuff or purchase/download games. The boss made it very clear to me when I had a talk with him about it last year that he didn't mind me using the company internet to update my console or download stuff, but he told me there would be "major consequences" if anyone caught me playing video games at work.

       

      So that is why I only take my PS5 to work roughly once a month (twice at the max) and wait until my shift is over at 11PM PST in order to download updates/patches for the games I play, download updates for the console itself, and use the PS Store to download games that I purchase. I would never be dumb enough to play any video games at work, even if I am off the clock (one of our MCO's got caught playing their PS4 Pro while on the clock last year....all I can say about that is that they got into some serious trouble and since that day, they have not once brought their console to work).

    3. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      Good luck on Metal Gear Solid 4. I've had that game for quite a while by now.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @The Arizona Ranger It's very nice of them to allow you to take your console every now and then to download heavy stuff. But yeah, don't even think about gaming on it while at work, especially if another co-worker had a previous major incident on that. It's not worth it to risk your position there just to play a few minutes. Work is way more important.

      I just thought it would have been a funny scene. Like, imagine your boss entering your cubicle and then he catching you on the spot playing Sakura Succubus of all things. xxD

       

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