Icebrand1270

Premium Member
 PSN Profile
  • Content count

    180
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1,383 Excellent

About Icebrand1270

  • Rank
    Premium Member
  • Birthday 01/27/80

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Staten Island, New York
  • Interests
    Video Games
    80s Music

Recent Profile Visitors

44,075 profile views
  1. I pre-ordered this the day it was announced! It brought back great memories but I don't remember how to play it! DAMN!
  2. Current Pre-Orders: PS4: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Switch: New Pokemon Snap and Mario Golf Super Rush.
  3. My sister works yet another Sunday holiday at the ShopRite supermarket. We'll still have Easter ham... just on Friday or Saturday (her next day off). Welcome to modern times, right?

    I know it's 2021 and not 1951 so I'm trying not to be angry. But it does get to me sometimes. Strained family dynamic and all. It is what it is.

    1. Dr_Mayus

      Dr_Mayus

      I come a family of nurses and retail employees so we rarely had holidays off. We soon learned that holidays are not what is important, what is important is how you choose to spend time together.

       

      There are a lot of miserable families that get together for each holiday...the day doesn't mean anything.

       

      My mom used to work in a nursing home and said the place would be full on mother's day, christmas, easter etc but empty the rest of the year.

       

      So enjoy the time you get to spend with family on whatever day it happens to be.

    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Dr_Mayus That's the problem. We're a strained family dynamic every day of the week, holiday or not. My past is an unpleasant one which doesn't help. We never get along, on any day, and grow further apart with the years despite being under one roof. It's just sad.

    3. Dr_Mayus

      Dr_Mayus

      That is sad. But things could get better. I know living together my family didn't really get along but once we moved out things got much better :)

       

      Well I hope you have a good day (and good ham) regardless of what happens.

  4. [Fire Pro Wrestling World] I just earned 500 Appearances, leaving just 1000 Appearances and Mission Master for an extremely tough Ultra Rare Platinum. As previously stated, I haven't had an Ultra Rare since having to become OohYeah127 in 2017. As Icebrand1270, I had 9 Ultra Rares when that ID was active.

    The only Ultra Rare trophy other than the Platinum is Mission Master... and understandably so. S Ranks for all Missions is always tough but this takes it to an entire new level of difficulty. If you are curious, I have 29 of 50 S Ranks. So a long way to go.

    The game has been out since August of 2018. Since then, only 48 players tracked here have the NA version Plat (which includes the Japan region as well for this game) and 32 players tracked here have the EU version Plat. A credit to its insane difficulty to be sure. Can I get another "1st 50 Moment"? We shall see!

    1. IntroPhenom

      IntroPhenom

      How are you enjoying the game?  I have fond memories of playing wrestling titles on the N64, but haven't touched one since.

  5. [Fire Pro Wrestling World] When I should be resting my arm after a COVID-19 shot (first stage) I play a tough game instead. Yep, lost my mind!

    That said, Mission Complete is mine.That leaves 500 Appearances, 1000 Appearances and Mission Master left for my first Ultra Rare Plat as OohYeah127. (When I was Icebrand1270 from 2008-2017, I had 9 Ultra Rares... at least at the time I lost the ID to a bank card hack.) Time to shine... or perhaps just experience pain in a different way! Only one way to find out!

    1. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      i forget what i had issue with but i think it was the training stuff lol

    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Infected Elite Mission  Mode is brutal from start to finish. Then you have to S Rank everything. Painful challenge to be sure.

    3. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      Thats the one, S rank them all. I forget but i think i was close to S rank on most. There was one that was a 3 on 1 though that was a trophy killer for me.

  6. Well everyone, tomorrow is the day the COVID-19 vaccination process starts for me. I get Stage 1 (Moderna version) tomorrow morning. Nervous as you might imagine. I expect to lose "friends" as well. Got some people with weird viewpoints to be sure. I call that a "pleasant side effect". If you can't accept my decision at least respect it. Hoping to get in and out quick but I expect to be at the site all morning.

    I live with relatives who will keep an eye out for any side effects. This can only be a good thing.

    1. Show previous comments  13 more
    2. Dreakon13

      Dreakon13

      In the long list of things this past year that have made me lose more and more faith in the average person, disowning somebody for getting a vaccination to protect against the global pandemic is a nice cherry on top.

       

      At least, unlike masks which have been and continue to be a group effort to reduce spread and help eachother, vaccinations are more about protecting yourself (since like the flu shot, it's not really intended to stop you from being able to get/spread it, just significantly reduce the possibility of severe symptoms, hospitalization, death, etc)... so I can understand it being a bit more of a personal decision.  The idea that people rather "take their chances" with the deadly virus over the inoculation is mind boggling to me though.  There's a lot of mental gymnastics going on there.

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Dreakon13 I started losing faith in people at age 14. Been steadily worse ever since. I've been disowned for a variety of reasons. This will be the latest in an extremely long line.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Yeah, as I said before, being disowned by "friends" for getting a vaccine is just... I don't even know what to say about it. Dreakon13 above put it in a rather nice way, "There's a lot of mental gymnastics going on there". For real, man, why the hell would anyone think wrongly about it? It goes to show how low can human nature go at times.

       

      Everything will go fine. Hope to see you around here after everything is done, Ice. 👍

  7. [The Outer Worlds] I started playing this again after some trophies in RBI Baseball 21 glitched on me. BOO!

    Anyway, I'm doing the DLCs... with a new character. I don't have my old one anymore. I enjoyed The Outer Worlds more than most people so I naturally enjoyed the DLCs as well, especially the noir setting of Murder on Eridanos.

    I'll go for Plat someday but that entails Supernova difficulty. It works similar to Hardcore difficulty in Fallout New Vegas (need food/drink/sleep, companions die permanently, save only inside your ship, only fast travel to your ship and can only sleep inside your ship). So I'll save that for later. For now, I just wish to enjoy.

    1. Cleggworth

      Cleggworth

      You can speed run supernova with minimal combat in less than an hour. Give it a go!

    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Cleggworth I will try. But I wish to complete my current run first. I still have to finish Murder on Eridanos after all.

    3. Cleggworth

      Cleggworth

      I'm starting it later today, looking forward to it

  8. Good and bad simultaneously... a sad fact of life. And a huge over-share. So bear with me.

    I've signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine. That was my choice. What I wanted. The process starts in 3 days.

    Half my "friends" disowning me does not bother me. If you can't accept my decision at least respect it. At least I know who is truly on my side.

    It's how I'm eligible. See, I'm part of a large mental health clinic. Practically a community. I've hid my... condition from all but family and closest friends for many years. Since 1994 in fact (Age 14). I'm compliant with therapy and medication but live with many "ghosts from the past". Those who found out either shunned me or accused me of lying for special treatment because I was "too smart" to be mentally ill. Willful ignorance, yes?

    So now the cat's out of the bag... so to speak. I always feared this day.

    Keep in mind the info hasn't been disclosed as of yet. But it soon will be. And we know the rest.

    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      I’m getting my second shot this weekend. The first one went without any major issues. I don’t get why they would react like that. Not like you said you were joining a cult, sacrificed a kitten, and ate its brains. :P ...Don’t ask.

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Lmao, not making any questions here. 😂

    4. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      Thank you for listening to me everyone. The words came out both fearful and unclear in hindsight. Between people being against the vaccine to begin with and people hating the mentally ill, I've got a rough road ahead. I expect people to stop talking to me. COVID-19 didn't cause divisive behavior. It just showed how easily we become divisive.

  9. Platinum 153 is Castle of No Escape 2! (NA version) A "ridiculous" Platinum in every sense of the word as I earned this one faster than Memory Lane! Why did I buy you ask? Well, other than my "track record" of "trash" Plats I wanted something quick before my next big Platinum hunt.

    What is that big Platinum hunt you ask? This should surprise no one but it will be RBI Baseball 21! The PS4 trophy list is yet to be released but I have seen an XB1 list elsewhere. If they are identical (not always true of course), this should be interesting. Either way, the game hits the PlayStation Store tomorrow. Time to... swing batter batter (a reference to the 1000 RBI Trophy that has been in every game in the series since the Non-Platinum years of 2014-2019 to now)!

    1. Show previous comments  5 more
    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Congrats on the Platinum!

       

      Are you planning to become the first achiever on RBI Baseball 21 as well? Best of luck if you decide to go for that. :)

       

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Honor_Hand I won't make any promises or show such arrogance. May the best individual win.

      However, it would be GLORIOUS!

    4. MaximumOverdrive

      MaximumOverdrive

      Well done! 💯

  10. I finally bought the Season Pass for The Outer Worlds, seeing as how the second DLC (Murder on Eridanos) releases March 17th. I wanted to wait until both DLCs were out since info on Peril on Gorgon is scarce, at least from a "trophy guide" standpoint. I suppose people moved on, since the DLC took so long to come out. Shame at that.

    As for me, if it's Platinum I want I still have 2 trophies to go: Hard and Supernova. (No surprise there.) I'll wail until I sample the DLC on Story Mode first. Hopefully I enjoy it. Then again, I enjoyed The Outer Worlds more than most people so I probably will!

    1. Cleggworth

      Cleggworth

      https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/topic/319460-the-outer-worlds-peril-on-gorgon-~-trophy-guide-amp-road-map/?do=findComment&comment=6384134

       

      That post details what you need to do to pop all the ending trophies with minimal replaying. The rest is pretty simple, there's a link to a collectible guide there too. Pretty sure none are missable. Good luck 👍 

    2. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      Wonder if they'll eventually release a version with both the DLCs.

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @MidnightDragon They did on the PlayStation Store. It's called the Board-Approved Bundle for 80 dollars. Physical version unlikely. Game is not that popular.

  11. Yes it is. That is an Ultimate Edition of the game and as such features both DLCs bundled with the game. I would expect a sizable patch that day however. As the Peril on Gorgon DLC was an "unlock key" of sorts (they must have sent the files for the DLC with the patch... strange I know). In any event, I'm glad to see this finally show... if only to give me a reason to buy the Season Pass. I waited until this DLC was announced as I didn't want one DLC without the other, especially with so little info about Peril on Gorgon from a "trophy guide" standpoint. Time to return to Halcyon!
  12. A reasonable choice. I have the special Mario Edition Switch now. Even if this "4K Switch" rumor is true, it doesn't affect me as my TV isn't 4K... I think. It was given to me by a relative so I don't know its specs (lame I know). I have played Fire Emblem Three Houses more than any other Switch game. Well over 500 Hours. I'd go with that only because you said you started it but didn't finish it. Shamefully, I have cleared only 2 routes. Moving on, I got the Mario Edition Switch last month as most of the Switch games I played drained the battery way too fast on my Switch Lite. (ex. Fire Emblem Three Houses). Definitely a game meant to be played for more than 2 hours at a time... and in TV Mode. And my brother (36 years old, I'm 41 myself... sorry if I'm revealing too much) got a Switch Lite for himself as well, so now he asks me all kinds of questions about it! (He hasn't gamed since the Nintendo 64 so he needs to know what's what.) He likes the retro collections but wishes to branch out as well.
  13. I feel like people are trying to "wish it into existence." Like numerous other rumors. I could be wrong though.
  14. I'll make this as quick as I can because you know the "deserving/undeserving of Platinum" debate is about to flare up... like every other retro collection out there. I'll steer clear of said debate as those things just make my head hurt and are beyond my control to begin with. Back on topic: This difficulty looks to be... well, extremely difficult. Winning each of these games without a rewind especially. I never played any of these as a kid but I'm just happy the trophies got uploaded to Sony. Just like everyone else is I imagine.
  15. It seems the only time I hear about this game is to hate it. Of course it doesn't help that trophy hunters and grinding generally don't mix well. Thankfully i'm an exception to that rule. I earned the Plat on this one some time back and it has its flaws but I did enjoy it. But you're right, this game is lost in the river of time like so many others.