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  1. Hi everyone! So a little while ago I decided I wanted to keep better track of my trophy hunting, so I made an excel table that is pretty much automated (no macros, just functions) and gives me insight of my statistics and what I should do better. I though about it and decided I might as well share it here in case anyone interested in something like that as well. Also, I know that there are enough creative people here that can give me ideas for improvement So how it works: Every time I get a platinum I add it to my list with difficulty of the game (subjective), amount of hours I played (can check either on ps5 or exophase), did I get 100%, does the games has dlc trophies etc. Btw, I did it after I started so was missing some data, but it was easy enough to look up on psnprofiles. So after all that you can get an accurate statistics of you trophies (per day, week, month), which to be fair you can do here, but for me it was relevant because I started trophy hunting 7 month ago and my prophile is 2.5 years old, so i didn't want my inactive years in my statistics. Another thing is 100% to platinum ratio and games with dlc tropies to 100% ratio, which made me realise I am not finishing a lot of games I platinum (37.5% of games with dlc). It can also give you an idea what is an average game length and difficulty. This made me realize that I want to do more hard games (my difficulty average is 3.4 atm). And last but not least, legacy psn and new psn levels on each platinum achieved. So if anyone wants to use it feel free. You only need to fill the white cells in the tracker sheet, everything else is automatic! How the end result looks like: The table you add data to (again, just the white cells): How to pull trophy data per platinum date from psn profiles - just open statistics tab and stand on the date you got the platinum: And finally, clean table for whoever wants to use it: And my table to use as an example: So yeah, there is that, feel free to use it
  2. Thank you!!
  3. Managed to get lucky enough and beat Max Payne 3 platinum breaker trophy - The Shadows Rushed me. This was the hardest trophy I ever went for, basically perma-death run of the game with time constraints.


    I am so satisfied! now to beat the game 2 more times and mp (just grind) and I have one of the rarest platinums on psnprofiles 😀



    1. PooPooBlast


      Nice one! I gave up on this.. I just don't have the patience nor skill to finish it 😅. The farthest I've reached was chapter 13?14? Can't remember but it was the one at the subway area with the swat-like guys. 


      So many ways to screw up your progress honestly that may result in insta failure. The slow Mo boat section at around chapter 5, protecting the Brazilian kid (which one time a dude lobbed a grenade at his location..), the building when it's on fire and you've no medkits, the bus section, etc.etc. Really great game but I had to put it to rest.


      With that said, Congrats!

    2. iliya0212


      @PooPooBlastThank you!

      Btw, you definitely have the skill if you made it to chapter 13-14!

      Although having said that you are right, you still need to get lucky enough to not insta-fail on one of the sections, I honestly got lucky and succeeded relatively quick.

    3. PooPooBlast


      I may try it sometime in the future if time permits. Doubt I will but who knows?? Thanks for the words of encouragement though!

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  4. So after 9 attempts (there were technically more, but I don't count the silly ones where I failed in chapters 1-2) I actually managed to beat this crazy challenge. Did it in my 5th run on the same day. I was tired and annoyed and decided to do one more and go to bed regardless of how it goes. Ended up going to bed in 2:30 am with the mode beaten! Had a couple of close calls, but it went well in my opinion, got 15 minutes saved up starting chapter 12 and took it really slow from there. I think what made it possible for me was lots and lots of practice in the later chapters. I was basically practicing NYM for early chapters to get consistently good times and score attacks to practice check points and safer starts for later chapters. Oh, and playing this game for 2 weeks every day also helped . This was definitely the hardest gaming challenge I attempted so far, but damn was it satisfying to get it.
  5. Does anyone has a consistent strategy for chapter 6 when you get ambushed in the cubicle office? I think it's the third room of the chapter. I practiced this part a lot, and still die there from time to time, so I was wondering if there is a good method for it.
  6. Thank you, I am honestly having a lot of fun with it, so not going to give up any time soon!
  7. Thank you, I really hope so. This is by far the hardest and most nerve wracking trophy I ever attempted. Thank you! And I do a lot of spray and pray because my aim is honestly not that great. As for explosives, well, I guess lesson learned. Did this chapter 3 times in a row before doing the run, first try success each time, always did it that way and never died before. I guess I'll have to adjust
  8. So, here we go again: #3 - Chapter 13 - after exiting locker rooms, got caught in last man standing with a grenade launcher. On the more positive note did manage to get there and it was pretty solid run overall. Had a couple of close calls, but feel that I am actually getting better at this #4 - Chapter 4 - Didn't shoot the all guys in time while jumping from the water tank. Never ever done this before on any of my playthroughs, didn't even realize that was a fail condition. That was honestly embarrassing. Also that was pretty bad run overall, I made a lot of mistakes, my aim was all over the place, so might as well fail there I guess and not in a later chapter :/ #5 - Chapter 3 - Really no reason at all, just got killed because of sloppy shooting. #6 - Chapter 4 - Ok, seriously don't know what the hell is wrong with me, had a series of very bad attempts. Apparently missed a guy in a kitchen (?) and he shot Passos when I tried to leave. So yeah, it's not going well for me today, 3 attempts that never made it past chapter 4. Maybe I should take a break for a couple of hours because I am really not having a good time at this point.. #7 - Chapter 8 - Really hoped I won't add my 4th edit in the same day, but here we are.. In church didn't kill one of the enemies in time and he killed Passos. Another example of something I never messed up before on any of my playthroughs. Damn you Passos, why can't you shoot when it actually matters??? #8 - Chapter 4 again - Now that one was really some bs.. was shooting the first cars in bullet time when mf Passos phased into me and because I was shooting he died. I am honestly kinda upset at this point. Got to chapter 13 on my 3rd attempt and after that I just keep failing early on, can't even get close to that.
  9. Why sad man, really happy you got it quickly! Thank you, might try it!
  10. Oh so we did the same thing huh?
  11. Alright, so after finally beating New York Minute I started attempting NYM HC, so we go: #1 - Chapter 4 - After exploding 2 cars in the alley there were a couple of guys left. Couldn't see them, panicked, quickly shot Passos so he won't see my embarrassment #2 - Chapter 6 - Second run of the day. Really messed up in the beginning of the chapter. Because of that I ended up going into the next section without painkillers and promptly died on an easy section. My conclusion is that I really need to stop rushing, it's not NYM where I can repeat the chapter until I get it right and time is king. It's just the muscle memory from doing NYM twice before starting HC getting the best of me, and I am without thinking doing really risky things. #Bonus 1,2 - Chapter 3 - No even gonna upload those, don't really count them as legit attempts. It was 1 am, I was tired and a bit frustrated after failing twice in one day (this two attempts made my count 4 times) and was rushing a lot, so I played really sloppy (even more than usual). Just died in the first and second stadium encounter. Oh well, better luck next time (hopefully).
  12. Would definitely recommend that, I did a couple sessions with them.
  13. It depends on an hours and game modes, but people are still playing, so you can do all trophies legit if that's what you want.
  14. Finished New York Minute in Max Payne 3!


    The last chapter was brutal because of time constrains, just kept either dying or running out of time. On my successful attempt I had 12 seconds left after one of the sections, was sure that was another fail.


    Now onto the NYM hardcore, wish me luck!


    On the other note, if anyone interested to see me panicking there I recorded it :)


    Max Payne 3 (PS3) - New York Minute Chapter 14


    1. test-dummy-99


      You can do it. Just practice the levels that you have the hardest time on New York Minute.

    2. iliya0212


      Oh yeah, that is actually what I did for NYM as well, just found what encounters I had a rough time in and grinded them (chapter select) until I had consistent enough strategy for each one of them. The only chapter that gave me grief regardless was the last one, because time is very limited there.  


      Also redoing NYM again now just to see where I have the most trouble and then I'll go for it.


      Thank you for the encouragement!

    3. test-dummy-99


      I experienced that same nightmare when I was NYMHC on my PC. It's either the last part, or to some extent, Parts IV and VIII. The former where you have to watch your boat's life, and the latter with Passos getting killed in the second half of Part VIII. :P

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  15. Just sharing it here in case it helps somebody down the road. Today got another used PS3 after I got unlucky with previous one. After plugin it in and setting up my account I disconnected the hdmi cable to use for another console (needed to deactivate the old one). On reconnecting it back I had no picture. Tried resetting video settings, default factory settings, different cables, different tv but nothing helped. Basically no matter what I did I was stuck with no picture, my TV saying resolution not supported and claiming in to be 480p. What solved it for me was noticing that one of the pins on the hdmi connector was slightly tilted and it was touching the pin next to it (very hard to see). After moving it a little bit it solved the issue. Honestly after buying second PS3 in one week and it not working again I was about to lose it
  16. Hello everyone, So I have been having a weird issue. I bought a used PS3 a few days ago and it worked without any issues for a few days. Today I tried to turn it on and it had a second beep and a blinking red light. I read online that it might mean an overheating issue. The thing is that it only happens from cold boot and goes away if I reset video output settings by long pressing power button.. Anyone have an idea of what could it be? Don't really want to take it apart unless it's really necessary.
  17. Maybe that's why the price was pretty good.. anyway not much I can do about it.. Actually managed to boot it again, worked in home screen but died within couple minutes in game :/
  18. So, after it didn't turn on again today I decided that I rather do something than nothing. After hours of tinkering, taking it apart, cleaning it, replacing thermal paste and making sure that the fan works perfectly I am happy to announce that it's.. still dead fml... Luckily I bought it as a second console and my original PS3 still works, but damn is it disappointing. I guess I just wasn't lucky with this one. Thank you @DaivRules for trying to help
  19. I got a slim model. And you are right, I might have to do it, shouldn't be too bad. Thank you for advice!
  20. Thank you for the info!
  21. Omg, thank you guys, I really didn't want to restart the dlc!
  22. Alien Isolation has trophy for dying 100 times to alien.. 100 TIMES TOO MANY
  23. Well, it took me 6 months to get from 0 to 50 (mostly) respectable platinums, latest one being Resident Evil 7, which I really enjoyed (like all the other RE games I played so far) :)

  24. So like I wrote in the title, I can't access PS Store on my PS3, every time I try to launch the application I get the grey loading screen and that's it. Background - started happening today after HDD swap (replaced drive that died 2 days ago). What I tried so far: 1) Restarting the PS3 2) Checking for updates 3) Reinstalling the app 4) Changing DNS to google's 4) Full default factory reset of the console through safe mode Please help
  25. Well, it did start working for me today, and I really didn't do anything special. Just deleted and reinstalled the app and let it load again for a few minutes.. Not sure what I did different this time or was it just pure luck, because it is the same thing I did countless times yesterday.