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  1. Platinum 106 is the Vita version of Vegas Party! After 5 ridiculously easy Plats last month I score a tough and obscure Plat with a terrible game. Plat was unobtainable for over a year until the game was patched to alter the requirements for 2 trophies. I'm also among the first 10 to earn this Plat, just the 3rd time this has happened (8 To Glory, Floor Kids). 7th time I'm on a "1st 50 To Plat" list since starting over as OohYeah127 in 2017 as well. Onward!

  2. I just preordered WWE 2K20 at the local GameStop. Cover features Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns. Showcase Mode returns featuring Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Bayley. MyCareer can be played as male or female and Mixed Tag matches return. DLC will focus more on Showcase (called WWE 2K20 Originals) and new controls have been promised. Tower Mode returns as well and features a story-based Roman Reigns Tower. (At least they're saying they have new stuff like they forgot to advertise... or advertise at all... last year!) On October 22 I'll see just how cheap people can play online with the "overhauled" controls, yez?

  3. 2K announced on their site (through a REALLY dumb 20-second teaser trailer show legends' shirts and robes) that there will be a First Look Trailer for WWE 2K20 on August 5!

    Good to see... but another tight window for reserving. Self-sabotage again on the ad campaign most likely as well I imagine. Totally expected given the arrogance of both WWE and 2K. (Believe it or not, there was a rumor going around that there would be no WWE game this year... most likely started by AEW. But let's not get off-topic, yes?)

    The cover wrestler will be revealed then. If you're wondering how the rumors about Becky Lynch being on the cover got started, they seem to stem from earlier rumors of a "Women's Evolution" Showcase Mode featuring female wrestlers from the "Diva" era to today. It seems like just another false Internet rumor but I wouldn't mind if this one became true.

    I just hope my Wi-Fi holds a connection this year. I know, I'm dreaming...

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    2. ee28max


      Just saw the trailer and the Internet was right. So it's Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns on the cover. Nothing can ever go on without receiving critics. People are hating on Roman Reigns being on the cover already. 


      So apparently there'll be a 4HW (Four Horsewomen) mode in the game. I think it'll have to do with the women's evolution as well and I believe it'll be a good mode. 

    3. Icebrand1270


      @ee28max Roman Reigns could save a cat from a tree and they would still find fault with him. Not that I'm his biggest fan but it's gotten seriously out of hand. Anyway, I'm curious as to these "overhauled" controls we are promised. As one of the few who likes the current setup (except for reversal limitations) this could be bad. People online are cheap enough as it is. At least Mixed Tag matches return. Makes sense since there will be both male and female MyCareer modes this time.

    4. ee28max


      Well that is true. Things have gotten seriously out of hand. The Mixed Tag matches will be fun. I believe there's a Mixed Match Challenge tournament as well? Also, a lot of people have been begging for GM Mode to return, but as long it's 2K Sports, I have high doubts it ever will. People have also been asking to swap MyCareer mode for Road To WrestleMania. Not sure if it's true, but I've heard that MyCareer mode is nothing more than bore fest and a tiresome grind.  

  4. I want to try Detroit Become Human but I know Quantic Dream's well-earned reputation for horrible controls. I rented it via GameFly at one point but didn't play it because the only person who gave me a straight answer about the controls was a GameStop salesman, and I was completely convinced he was just trying to make a sale. Can anyone here tell me if the controls are like Heavy Rain or did Quantic Dream come to their senses? I'm referring to control schematic and NOT Platinum difficulty or number of playthroughs or nature of the trophy list. If the controls are like Heavy Rain I'm NOT touching this.

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    2. Icebrand1270


      @Platisfaction I think it would be an encyclopedia of things that didn't work for me and a blank screen for things that did. Turning your head to see actions, keeping the controller level 24-7, QTEs 24-7. It took me over 5 YEARS to Plat the PS3 version when I was still Icebrand due to this nonsense. Now as OohYeah127 I am hesitant to give Quantic Dream another chance.

      On an unrelated note it's good to see someone from ages past. Don't know if you remember me from elsewhere or not.

    3. Platisfaction


      Well, they improved a lot of things regarding the controls, but I do remember having some minor issues in the first one or two hours playing Detroit. Maybe you can test it first? Maybe use shareplay and a different account? On the unrelated note: :hmm: I'm afraid I have no idea. Can you give a hint? Or two?

    4. Icebrand1270


      @Platisfaction Perhaps it's more like I recognize you from another forum. Was hoping to avoid using the name if possible so as not to stir up any... nightmare bells around here. I was on another trophy forum for many years before crossing over to here. Long-gone it is now. Had a checklist that was quite popular that I wanted to transfer over here before I lost my ID to a bank card hack in 2017.

      In any event, thanks for the tip. I suppose there's no harm in trying to erase my 0%.

  5. Hello again. My Internet has been so bad that I forgot to speak about the 4 Plats so far this month. Plats 101-104 are Word Wheel by POWGI (PS4 and Vita) on July 1 and Uly 2, Crossovers by POWGI (PS4) on July 21 and Super Tennis Blast on July 22! I'm also among the first 25 to Plat the NA version of Super Tennis Blast. CRAZY!

    And just when I told myself no more easy Plats... SHAME!

    On the up side,,this is the 6th time I've had a "1st 50 to Plat Moment" as OohYeah127. The others are Metropols Lux Obscua (PS4 and Vita- NA versions), Vegas Party (PS4), Floor Kids (7th in world) and 8 to Glory (1st in World). INCREDIBLE!

    Hopefully my Internet improves, probably when the teenagers return to school in September. One can always hope, yes?

    1. ihadalifeb4this
    2. DamagingRob


      Quadruple congrats!

    3. MidnightDragon
  6. It's the summer. That means my Internet turns to complete garbage. I was hoping this year would be different. Add that to the numerous things I get wrong on a daily basis. *sigh*

    1. damon8r351


      All them kiddos out of school. 😂

    2. Icebrand1270


      @damon8r351.True.. My relatives and I finally got a router and "closet box" upgrade after having the same one since 2007. Of course, that is only one factor. Provider, volume, weather and many others factor in.

      It's been almost 100 degrees for days in New York City so everyone is bound to be indoors "taunting" each other online. Add that I live in a complex of 7 apartment buildings with roughly 600 apartments and you can see the volume issues right there.

    3. DaivRules


      This makes me glad the internet wasn’t a very big thing when I was growing up. I mean, we had dial-up, but Prodigy was pretty much all there was at the time. Video games were really just for me burning time in the morning until my friends woke up.

      Maybe if this whole 5G thing pans out, your setup seems like the ideal scenario for providing another internet option and you’ll have to share your connection with less neighbors. 

  7. I was considering "reviving" a long-dormant trophy checklist of mine. Time permitting, of course. Curious if anyone here would read it with my relative obscurity.

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    2. Copanele


      Do share it! Maybe I will find the motivation to create one myself, or find some hidden gems in your list that I should attempt too 

    3. Avatar_Of_Battle


      I only post in mine when I hit a milestone or there's a story to tell. I like keeping it just for myself though I never minded if nobody read or commented in it.

    4. Honor_Hand


      Best of luck with your checklist man. I also have one myself but I haven't updated it in months. Don't really have much of a time for it, sadly. As for reading, I sometimes do and sometimes don't. Really depends if I have time and the checklist is nice but hey, that's me. 

  8. Platinum 100 (as OohYeah127) Vegas Party (PS4 Version) June 18 2019 at 7:23 AM And so my comeback is complete! And yes, that is the Platinum image for this game. My gaming life got turned upside down when I lost my original PSN ID (Icebrand1270) to a bank card hack back in September of 2017. Now, after 21 months and a ton of shameful Plats (I joke that my 3 middle names are Ratalaika, Lightwood and Sometimes You... if you get the joke), I celebrate with a Plat you certainly don't see every day for Platinum 100! This was a port of a Wii party game of years past... and a very poor port at that. Some of the tilting features of the PS4 controller are used to mimic the Wii's motion controller of yesteryear... which does not translate well... at all. If that isn't bad enough, 2 trophies had requirements that were impossible and had to be altered, making this Plat unobtainable for 12 months into the game's history. By impossible I mean circumstances that would NEVER happen during gameplay (ex. One trophy called for bankrupting a player when players got loans before they got a chance to be bankrupted so that had to be altered). Crazy dumb but at least it was fixed. The "payoff" for getting this? It's my first Ultra Rare as OohYeah127! Just 16 people listed here have it with a 4.16% "success rate". Given that I am not a "traditional" trophy hunter (ex. graphics mean absolutely nothing to me, no fear of grinding trophies, and so on), I guess it was meant to be that I would have an extremely rare yet obscure Platinum for Plat 100. Amazing! Comeback Complete! OOOOHHH YEAH!!!
  9. Platinum 100 is the PS4 version of Vegas Party! 2 trophies had their requirements changed to make this Plat obtainable some time back. My first Ultra Rare Plat as OohYeah127 as well! 16th individual listed to Plat this too!

    I'll admit, this wasn't my first or even 10th choice for Plat 100. Then again, I've never been a traditional trophy hunter. Perhaps it was meant to be that Plat 100 would be an obscure yet Ultra Rare Platinum. What a crazy way to come back after losing the old ID (Icebrand1270) to a bank card hack in 2017.

    "Comeback Complete!" OOOOOOOHHHH YEAH!!!

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    2. ee28max


      Well done! 💯 

    3. Icebrand1270


      @Conker The horrible controls make the Plat extremely tough.

    4. Honor_Hand


      Congrats on the Platinum and on reaching your 100th milestone! 👍


      Great comeback. ;)

  10. [American Fugitive] Started this obscure digital-only PS4 game 2 days ago. It's only been out a month and it has NA and EU versions, of which the EU version is the more popular one.

    The game seems interesting so far, playing with a plot reminiscent of 80s crime action movies and action reminiscent of early sandbox games. Nearly done with what the trophy guide might consider to be Act 1 of 3. Not easy by any stretch and the game is not perfect but I do enjoy it.

    Now if only I could drive better for these stunt driving and time trial trophies... *sigh*

  11. I haven't felt like myself lately so I've posted even less than usual. I hope everyone is well and not fighting too much.

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    2. lordguwa


      i hope things improve on your end if they aren't good right now.

    3. Honor_Hand


      I know how that is. I sometimes don't feel like coming here to post at times. Either due to a lack of time or motivation, it just happens from time to time.


      Hope everything is going well on your end.

    4. Icebrand1270


      Thank you all. This means more to me than I can possibly say. Sadly, this week just made it worse.

  12. A site needing more staff as it grows makes sense to me. Less drama can only be a good thing.
  13. [XCOM 2] I recently got the War of the Chosen DLC. I enjoy the new complexity added to it, even if it does make it much, much tougher to beat even on Rookie Difficulty.

    Just now I earned A Rival Silenced for beating a Chosen at their stronghold, which is the only way to "permanently" defeat one. Believe it or not, it came "down to the wire" in storybook fashion against the Hunter Chosen. I was down to my last soldier and I hit a 55% shot on the Chosen for the win with just 5 HP left on both sides. Crazy!

  14. WOW! This made my day! I played both GRID 2 and GRID Autosport on my previous ID so I know I'm in for a good time. The heavy online (and MP trophy) component never bothered me since I'm terrible at racing games anyway. (Me, meet wall... again... *sigh*) Still, I did enjoy it. Let's see how well GRID fares in this generation of gaming, yes? I think it will do well but that's just me.
  15. I'm running out of time to get Platinum 100 this month. It's not looking good. Problem is there is no clear-cut choice.

    Of course, it doesn't help when 73 out of 99 Plats have a "PSNProfiles Success Rate" of 50% or better... and 54 with a "success rate" of 80% or better. My mad dash for Plats went overboard to be sure. Not that it's all bad. I am the First in the World to Plat 8 To Glory and I have some tough ones on my record (5 Star Wrestling PS4, Ashes Cricket 2017).

    I just wish to change the scenery, so to speak. Now that my Internet is better, what do I do? At least when I was still Icebrand1270 I had a clear-cut choice for Plat 100. Not this time around. *sigh*

    1. lordguwa


      idk if looking for choices but the sega mega drive is a good one or sleeping dogs definitive editon i had trouble finding the events but it isn't too hard difficulty wise.