Venom Trailer #2 Thoughts and Theories

 

Good Evening you lovely people!

We finally got some equipment, not the best and we have started to record more videos on our youtube channel. So if you’d like to see a couple of noobs in the podcast making, check out our video on the second trailer of Venom below!

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Spider-Man Then & Now

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When I sat down to start writing this post, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say. A few sentences in and it sounded like I was giving a history lesson on the Spider-Man franchise. That’s not what I want to do but it tends to happen with an article like this because there is just so much history-at a personal level and online-that one could use in this type of article. My goal is not to give you a history lesson. I’m guessing that you came here because you already know the history of Spider-Man. From the insane amount of comics available, to the toys;the posters;the movies;the shows; the games and anything else you could really shake a web at. Continue reading

How To: Record Gameplay with Local Party Chat using Playstation 4 Controllers

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Hello and welcome to How To! There are times where I figure out how to do so many random things during the day that I started to think I should really start writing them down. No matter how mundane or even if everyone already knows, these guides are supposed to be completely idiot proof. I call them idiot proof because I’m an idiot and cannot follow instructions so then in essence I make guides that even an idiot can follow. No disrespect to any idiots out there but you should really just own it bro, just own it.  Continue reading

Why Trophies in Multi-Player Ruin the Perfectionists Perfect Score

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First off, i would like to state that I am not a true trophy hunter.  I won’t buy a game solely because “It’s easy trophies”  or for my level on PSN to go up.  Also i don’t own a lot of Playstation 3 titles due to my picky nature and stick up the ass attitude (mainly due to a cash flow shortage).  I currently own twenty six Playstation 3 games.  This is just counting the covers.  Some of these are bundle packs.  Here are the actual titles of what I own:

Now some these games may surprise you, my tastes can be all over the place sometimes:

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man
  2. Assassins Creed (came with Assassins Creed Revelations:  Ottoman Edition)
  3. Assassins Creed 2
  4. Assassins Creed Brotherhood
  5. Assassins Creed Revelations
  6. Assassins Creed 3
  7. Batman:  Arkham Asylum
  8. Batman:  Arkham City
  9. Buzz!:  Quiz World (I can hear some of you snickering in the back)
  10. Dead Space 2 (currently playing)
  11. Dead Space 3 (haven’t played yet)
  12. Heavy Rain
  13. Ico (Honestly, have never finished Ico.  I always find something else to play)
  14. Shadow of Colossus (oh, so good.  Where is the last guardian?  I want my cat, dog, eagle hybrid dammit! )
  15. Jak and Daxter:  The Precursor Legacy
  16. Jak and Daxter 2:  Renegade
  17. Jak 3
  18. Journey
  19. Flow (Never Finished, to boring for me)
  20. Flower (Surprisingly addictive if you let it be)
  21. L.A. Noire
  22. The Last of Us
  23. Mass Effect 2
  24. Mass Effect 3
  25. Resistance:  Fall of Man (Currently playing)
  26. Resistance 2 (Haven’t played yet)
  27. Resistance 3 (Awesome game)
  28. Sleeping Dogs
  29. Tomb Raider
  30. Uncharted:  Drakes Fortune
  31. Uncharted 2:  Among Thieves
  32. Uncharted 3:  Drakes Deception

Cool, so I have thirty two actual playable games. Hmmm, i retract what i said about not owning a lot of games.   With the games that I love the most, like Batman and the Assassins Creed series (except AC3), i feel the need to complete it to one hundred percent and why?  I don’t know, a multitude of reasons.  Why do you dear reader, do the things that you do?  Because you can, right? Why not?

Again bringing up Assassins Creed, I would love to platinum all of those games, unfortunately Assassins Creed 1 doesn’t have trophy support.  Cool, one out of the series down.  Assassins Creed 2..check my PSN, already have my platinum.

Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Revelations and Assassins Creed 3 fit into my annoying zone as do all trophies that require multi-player in order to achieve them.  I can’t platinum these games without winning matches online or being top player of a round.  (Are you fucking Kidding Me!?)  Have any of you played the multi-player modes on any of these Assassin Creed titles?  They can be seriously hard! Player’s levels on there are through the roof!  I’m all for a challenge but i really don’t enjoy being forced into a gaming situation where I really don’t feel comfortable.  The meat of Assassins Creed lies in the single player campaign so why should i be forced into a frustrating online scenario in order to obtain a trophy so that i can show my friends how much i love the game?  Having trophies on multi-player also puts a lot of pressure on the gamer needing to keep up with every one online.

But the biggest problem I have with this setup is the mere fact that in order to get my platinum you are forcing me to have an internet connection.  OH MY GOD, I CAN HEAR YOU FROM THE BACK, yes i know it’s time to move forward.  But don’t force me into it.  I will move forward when I am ready and can afford it.  Luckily I have an internet connection otherwise i would never be able to communicate with you fine folks on WordPress but that is not my point.

I think all trophies should be achievable using the single player aspect without the need of pressuring gamers into an online connection which will have levels and levels of probably douche bag players who are level forty slaying a poor level one.  (That’s happened to me, seriously annoying)  Obviously if the game is a dedicated online game that is completely different, like Journey for example.

Batman:  Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are a perfect example of how trophies should be done.  None of those games required an internet connection in order to unlock a trophy.  Everything was skill based utilizing and maxing out the single player experience.  Oh my word, I have such a digital crush on the Batman games……….anyway

What do you guys think?

Should getting a platinum trophy require an online connection, forcing the player into what can be a frustrating experience or is it acceptable now because everyone should be moving forward?  Should developers be forcing us into this situation in the first place?

Let me know in the comments

Beyond!

Gamescom 2013 Press Conferences

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Did you miss out on Gamescom 2013?  If your answer is yes, then don’t stress.  Here at Gamers Therapy I  have compiled both conferences from Microsoft and Sony including a Sony Q&A panel, plus the games I’m most looking forward to come the PS4 and Xbox One.

Enjoy

Sony Conference: 

Sony Q&A

Sony Exclusives:

Knack

Killzone Shadow Fall Multiplayer

Killzone Mercenary

Little Big Planet Hub

Infamous Second Son “Fetch”

The Order 1886

Microsoft Conference:

Microsoft Exclusives:

Titanfall Gameplay Demo

While it does look like I’m Sony biased based upon the videos let me assure you that I’m not.  Titanfall is the only Xbox One Exclusive I’m looking forward to.