Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands 2 – So Much Blood!

Another Borderlands 2 trophy tip for you this week, and this one is for those of you who don’t really like playing as the Gunzerker, like me, but you’re doing so in order to get the platinum trophy for this game. Knowing how to level this guy up will be the key to your success, so let’s get you this trophy.

Borderlands 2 – So Much Blood!
Gunzerked continuously for 90 seconds – Bronze
TIP: To even start thinking about gunzerking for 90 seconds, you have to have your Gunzerker up to at least level 25. Not only that, but you have to have him leveled up a certain way. Here’s how to level up your Gunzerker especially for this trophy.

Skill Tree – Rampage
• 1 skill point towards Gunzerking
• 5 skill points towards Filled to the Brim
• 5 skill points towards Last Longer
• 5 skill points towards 5 Shots or 6
• 5 skill points towards Yippee Ki Yay

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Once you level up properly, now it’s time to find a place where there are a ton of enemies in order for you to continue to gunzerk for 90 seconds. If you want to go the easy way of getting this trophy you can always leave the first mission you receive from Marcus upon arriving in Sanctuary, “Rock, Paper, Genocide”, open. When you reach level 25 just go and start the mission but don’t do it correctly. This means that you can’t use a fire weapon which is what you need for the mission. When you don’t use the fire weapon a new enemy will continually respawn.

This isn’t the only easy way to get this trophy and you can easily get it by entering one of the slaughter houses. These slaughter houses have a bunch of enemies and I was able to get mine done by the second wave of Round # 2 in Bandit Slaughter. Killing enemies with grenades also counts towards the time, so I would suggest using grenades as much as possible to kill groups of bandits at a time. If you hit your 90 seconds, the trophy will pop after you come out of gunzerking.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.

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This Week In Trophies 05-10-2015 – 05-23-2015

This edition of this week in trophies is totally supersized since it includes last weeks trophies as well. After a week of feeling like absolute crap, it’s nice to finally start feeling better and getting back to doing what I love, which is gaming. While I didn’t even touch my PS3 or PS4 while I was sick, I have to say that my PS Vita became my best friend this week as I carried it just about everywhere I went and spent some major time playing between bouts of passing out from the over load of medication I was taking and watching many many reruns of The Facts of Life. Here’s how the past two weeks treated me.

The Unfinished Swan – 100%

I finished this game up early in the first week and was really glad to have done so. I didn’t get that much enjoyment out of the game as a whole and I’ll be posting my full review later this week for the game. Let’s just say though, that I’m glad it’s over and I don’t plan to play this game on any other platform.

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The Handsome Collection – Borderlands 2 – 100%

Even though I got the platinum for this a couple of weeks ago now, I just really wanted to finish this game up completely and get the 100%. I worked pretty hard farming to finish up some left over DLC quests and a couple of other things along the way. I’m just glad that it’s done and I have a new 100% game to add to my collection.

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Don’t Starve: Console Edition – 28%

I started playing this game again as I waited for The Witcher 3 to come in. I started this game a long time ago, probably when it was free for PS+, and just forgot about it afterwards. I’m glad that I started playing this game again and hopefully some day I’ll be able to get the 100% on it.

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Pure Pool – 55%

While I am in no way going for the platinum trophy for this game, I do like to pick it up time to time between games and just play when I have some free time. Any trophies that I get are just an added bonus.

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 44%

This was just another game that was sitting on my system that I decided to play while waiting for The Witcher 3 to be released. I did actually enjoy picking this game up and playing again since it had been a while. Who knew that I was so close to getting so many trophies if I had just kept playing. Anyway, I’m kind of addicted now and have continued to play this game on and off.

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Sparkle 2 – 100%

While I was sick, I finally finished up the Vita version of Sparkle 2. It took me way longer then I expected since I would constantly fall asleep while I played, but at least I got it done. I’ll probably start the PS3 version some time this week.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 1%

I finally got around to playing this game and so far…I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I encountered a couple of problems actually trying to get the game to start, which is just a bunch of absolute crap because how can you not notice that your game isn’t loading during QA testing, and I’ve had a couple of other problems along the way as well. I’ll be giving this game another chance though as I continue to play through the story a little more.

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Fat Princess: Piece of Cake – 55%

Another game that I just started playing again after I finished with Sparkle 2 on the PS Vita. I didn’t really realize how close I was to the 100% and only have a few more trophies to go. I’ll probably continue to play this game just to get the 100% and delete from my system to clear up some memory.

Murasaki Baby – 100%

Another Vita game that I started when I was feeling just a little bit better and was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to pass out while playing. I played the whole thing in one sitting and got all the trophies. I’ll have my full review of the game in a few weeks.

So there you have it, all of my trophies for the past two weeks. What a crazy couple of weeks and I’ll be looking forward to things getting back to normal. As I play The Witcher 3 a little bit more, I’m sure next weeks trophies will be a little lighter since the trophies for The Witcher 3 seems to be very sparse, but you never know.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Borderlands 2 Review (PS4)

While I’m not really a fan of remastered games, especially paying full price for them, I couldn’t pass this one up. A lot of why I couldn’t pass this one up was because it came with both Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel. Not only did it come with those two games, but it also came with all of the DLC for each game. Now that’s a bargain. Anyway, I’ve spent the past month in the whole Borderlands 2 universe and here’s what I thought about this new version.

As with the PS3 version, you’ll play one of the six different vault hunters, my favorite is of course the Siren. Unable to be initially killed by Handsome Jack, it’s up to you and the four vault hunters from the previous game to stop him from getting his hands on this new vault and waking the warrior. Unlike the first Borderlands, this game has a more developed story. It’s not just about finding this vault that is supposedly filled with a ton of loot, this time it’s about stopping a bad guy from getting to the vault first to wake this ancient warrior and basically take over the world. This game does a good job of tying together more then a few loose ends from the first game.

Kudos: A big kudos to the writers and developers because there are some really memorable characters in this game. Not a lot of games can do that, but Borderlands does. You’ll be able to see some old favorites like ClapTrap, it wouldn’t really be a Borderlands game without him, Scooter, Moxxi, Dr. Zed, Crazy Earl, and my particular favorite Dr. Tannis. These characters, along with the writers and the voice actors who voice them, really make this game. Without them, this would be a bland FPS game that wouldn’t even catch my attention.

I of course couldn’t stop playing this game once I picked it up again. It wasn’t hard to get right back into the story like I was playing it for the first time. This game took up a hell of a lot of my time, but it’s not like I’m complaining because good games should do that and this is one of those games. Not only do you have 6 different characters to play as, but there is just a ton of different things to do. There are a bunch of different side missions, slaughter houses, main missions, and then you have access to all of the DLC at one time. Not to mention that if you want to level your character up to 72, you have three different modes of the game to play on in order to do so. With so much to do it’s hard to play anything else while playing this game.

While the controls for the game were basically the same from the PS3 version, I found a couple of things different. Even though it wasn’t making all that much use of the PS4’s touch pad, I did like the fact that you could just tap it to pop open your menu. I know it’s not a huge groundbreaking type thing, but I like that it was utilized in that way. I also thought that the driving around was much easier this time. The vehicles seemed to move a lot smoother and were just easier overall to maneuver. While most of the game ran really smooth and glitch free, I did suffer from one game crash in my 4 different playthroughs. I didn’t lose any data or anything and I’m not even really sure who to blame.

Having recently played the PS3 version with a friend a few months back, I can say that there is a noticeable difference in the graphics between the two games. The PS4 version is a lot crisper and more sharp making the whole Borderlands environment just come to life. Plus the graphics are just really cool to begin with. The environment is just insane, as well as the people who live in the environment and it all comes out thanks to the graphics. Not to mention the really awesome EXPLOSINS! Seriously, what would Borderlands be without explosions?

There is a total of 70, yes 70, trophies for this game including all of the DLC trophies. The trophies are the exact copy of the PS3 version of the trophies so if you got those, then these shouldn’t be hard. It’s also worth mentioning that the DLC trophies are still listed as DLC trophies, so if you don’t get all of them you can still get the platinum trophy for the main game and then work on the 100% at your leisure. The only thing I found different was that the random spawn trophies were a little more…well random this time around. While I found Jimmy Jenkins, which is needed for the Challenge Accepted trophy, on the first try it took me a lot longer to get Donkey Mong and Michael Mamaril to spawn this time around.

As with any Borderlands game the point of playing it to play with friends. More people means better loot and harder enemies. I really don’t agree with this though. While I played with friends sometimes, I played most of the game solo and found that I enjoyed it a lot better. Things weren’t skipped over, I could do the quests that I wanted to do, and I got to keep whatever good loot was dropped. Having over 100 Golden Keys helped as well since I was able to get some primo loot depending on which level I was at. I did at times play with random people and what a hassle it really was. Most people who entered my game just didn’t realize that it was my game they were playing in and would constantly switch the mission because they didn’t want to do the side missions or they would enter my game and then switch to a lower level character in order for me to power level them. That’s a whole other blog though. The point is, you can play this game alone, but if you play with other people make sure it’s people you actually know and enjoy playing with.

Because there is just so much DLC, I have to comment on it. The DLC for this game is amazing and it’s all there in one nice little package for you to play however you want to play it. You have all main story DLC, the headhunter packs, all of the extra characters, all of the slaughter houses, and all levels of difficulty. This has enough extra content to keep you going for at least an extra 20+ hours of playtime, even more if you do it with each character. All of the DLC is interesting and definitely worth your time. My favorite is really a tie between Captain Scarlett and Tiny Tina. I love that the whole Captain Scarlett DLC is basically the Borderlands version of my favorite Pirate Queen Isabela from Dragon Age and the Tiny Tina DLC makes you realize that even though Tiny Tina is this brilliant and crazy inventor, she’s also a 13 year old girl who’s been though a hell of a lot and it’s kind of taking it’s toll on her. The DLC really adds to this game, and while you don’t need it to understand what Borderlands is really about, it’s nice to have the story expanded and you get to play your vault hunter for a little while longer.

Overall I give this game a 5 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ More in-depth story then the original Borderlands
+ Old favorite characters make their return and you’ll meet a few new characters who are just as memorable.
+ Vehicles are easier to control this time around as well as maneuver which is good for those missions where you need a vehicle.
+ A ton of content that will keep you occupied for a long long time.
+ And of course…what would a Borderlands game be without EXPLOSIONS!

What’s Not So Great:
One game crash, but it could have been a bunch of different reasons for the crash. PS4 stability issues, game issues, take your pick.

If you’ve been waiting to get into Borderlands, now is the time. This is just one of those games that you can’t pass up and you really can’t pass it up on the PS4. Not only is there a ton of value with this version, but there are some noticeable changes to the game. If you have to pick a system to play it on I would say definitely go for the PS4 version, and if you have the PS3 version I would give it a go to pick it up on the PS4 as well.

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Are Trophy Snapshots a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

With the latest big update to the PS4 system, came the ability for the PS4 to take a snapshot of your screen every time you earn a trophy. While I’ve posted just about all my trophy snapshots here as well as on Twitter, I’m not really sure yet if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

The Good

Trophy snapshots are pretty damn awesome. They immediately capture that moment when you get a trophy and the outcome is sometimes pretty damn amazing depending on what game you’re playing and what you’re doing. My absolute favorite trophy snapshot is of my Dragon Age: Inquisition platinum trophy. I mean, it’s just awesome. Not only does it highlight that I got the platinum trophy, but the screen capture that goes with it is just perfect. The Borderlands 2 platinum trophy snapshot that I got is also becoming another one of my favorites as I get the thumbs up from my gunzerker just for getting the trophy. I know it’s just him reloading, but still it does look like he’s giving me the thumbs up right? Right?!?! Another bonus to these snapshots is that you don’t have to go to your trophy profile anymore and just take a picture of the trophy description screen. You have proof right there in the snapshot that you actually received the trophy.

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The Bad

I’ve learned that when there are things that are good, there are also things that are bad to go along with it. Let’s face it, trophies don’t always pop at the right moment and now when that happens it’s captured by this convenient little snapshot. Maybe that something awesome that you did passed and while you wait for the trophy you’re just standing around. Who wants a snapshot of that? Or maybe the trophy pops when there is a loading screen or just a plain old black screen, like in Dragon Age: Inquisition and Never Alone. These can lead to some frustrating moments since you did something awesome, but the snapshot doesn’t capture it because the trophy didn’t pop when it should have or it popped during an immediate loading screen after doing that something awesome.

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At the moment I have a love/hate relationship with these trophy snapshots. I love the ones that are awesome and I hate the snapshots of the trophies that are…well not so awesome. It does make me wonder though if, knowing that the PS4 now has this capability, developers will tweak when trophies pop during their games. I know I’m not the only one posting these snapshots on social media, and when I do this it really promotes that game that I’m playing. Awesome snapshots could possibly lead to more game sales, so it’ll be interesting to see in newer games, I’m thinking possibly the beginning of next year depending on development time, if trophy pops are adjusted so that they capture something awesome all the time or if they’ll just remain the same. Until then, the love/hate relationship continues!

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands 2 – Unseen Predator

This week’s trophy tips is one of those trophies for me where it’s just a total grind for me to get it. As much as I love Borderlands 2, I really don’t like playing as Zer0. My favorite character hands down is of course the Siren. If you’re like me and have your favorite character that isn’t Zer0, then this trophy can be a pain especially if you don’t know how to level up correctly. Here’s how to get this trophy.

Borderlands 2 – Unseen Predator
Remain in Zer0’s Deception mode for ten seconds straight – Bronze
TIP: In order to even think about getting this trophy you have to level up Zer0 to 31, and not just any old level 31 but a particular level 31. What I mean by this is that you have to pick certain items from a certain category in the skill tree so that you’ll be able to stay in Deception mode for 10 seconds. Here’s how you need to level Zer0 up.

Skill Tree – Bloodshed
• 1 skill point towards Decepti0n
• 5 skill points towards Killing Bl0w
• 5 skill points towards Ir0n Hand
• 5 skill points towards F0ll0wthr0ugh
• 5 skill points towards Backstab
• 1 skill point towards Execute
• 4 skill points towards Like The Wind
• 1 skill point towards Many Must Fall

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After you level up, just go to any area where there are some low level enemies and enter into Deception mode before the shooting starts. Once you do, make sure you melee all of the enemies, which is why you’re going to an area where there are low level enemies, and wait for the trophy to pop.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.

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This Week in Trophies 05-03-2015 – 05-09-2015

I know I could have gotten a lot more trophies this week then I did, but damn those last two Borderlands 2 trophies were such a grind. I finally got my assassin up to level 31 and my gunzerker up to 25 and I can finally say that I am done with Borderlands 2 for now. I’m seriously wiped out with that game. Anyway, here’s the trophies that I was able to get for the week.

The Handsome Collection – Borderlands 2 – 87%

I got all the trophies for the main game this week including the Platinum. While I’m done with this game, I might just go back and grab those extra DLC trophies and try to get this game to 100% before The Witcher 3 comes out. That’s a really big MAYBE though.

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Pure Pool – 50%

I picked up this game again this week out of pure boredom and worked on finishing up the 8 Ball Amateur Tournament. I’m sure I’ll continue to play this every so often, but it really isn’t a priority for me.

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The Unfinished Swan – 14%

I’ve always wanted to play this game, and after finishing Borderlands 2 I figured what the hell since I got this one for free this week. My first impression of this game is…well I really don’t know what to think of this game so far. I understand what it’s about and all, but it’s a little weird. I’ll keep playing though and hopefully finish it up this week.

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That’s it for this week. I’m really glad I was able to finish Borderlands 2 making my platinum trophy completion time come out to just a little over 1 month. When I played on the PS3, my platinum trophy time was over 10 months so I’m glad I got this one out of the way quickly. I’ll probably continue to play a little Pure Pool here and there and try to finish up The Unfinished Swan, but this upcoming week will probably also be another light week.

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This Week in Trophies 04-26-2015 – 05-02-2015

Life’s tendency to get in the way of things sort of took its toll on me this week. While I didn’t get as many trophies as I would have liked, I was able to clean up some Borderlands 2 trophies thanks to a couple of friends and some random people that helped me out with Raid Bosses. Here’s my breakdown of trophies for the week.

The Handsome Collection – Borderlands 2 – 85%

This week I was able to finally reach level 50 with my Siren, complete all of the side missions, defeat all of the raid bosses, and even start a new character.

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Even though that was it for me trophy wise this week, I’m pretty confident that I can finish up this game by next week giving me some time to go back and finish up a couple of more games before The Witcher 3 comes out. I would really hate to be in the middle of something when that came out so I’m going to avoid starting anything new even though it’s tempting and just work on cleaning up some trophy lists.

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This Week in Trophies 04-19-2015 – 04-25-2015

Since my PS4 has been nice enough to start taking screen shots of every single trophy that I get, I figured I might as well do something with them. While I was posting them on Twitter, the amount of trophies has just gotten to be really huge so I figured why not start a weekly blog about the trophies that I received for the week.

I didn’t really expect all that many trophies this week to be honest since I spent most of my free time working on my Dragon Age: Inquisition Nightmare mode playthrough. I was pleasantly surprised that I got way more trophies then I even expected, so here’s a break down of what I got this week.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – 100%

I didn’t expect to get the final two trophies that I needed for this game so early on in the week, but with some extra free time to play I had all the time that I needed to complete my playthrough and grab these two trophies on the way.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Borderlands 2 – 70%

I basically just finished up the Tiny Tina DLC this week and while I continue to play, the trophies are going to be a little blah. I still have to complete all of the missions and raid bosses in the each DLC as well as leveling up my Siren to 50 and then starting to play as the other characters.

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Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 100%

I didn’t really expect to play this game as quickly as I did. I had a free afternoon one day this week and thought what the hell. I had waited quite a bit to play this game and space is always an issue when it comes to my PS4 so I figured I would start this game thinking it might take a couple of days. I was wrong on the time frame though since this game only took me 3 hours to fully complete.

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And that’s it for the week. It wasn’t a bad week with the help of Never Alone adding 15 trophies to my list in one afternoon which was a nice end of the month bump to my stats.

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Borderlands 2 – High-Flying Hurler

This week’s trophy tip comes via Borderlands 2. Now for this trophy, the tip that I’ll be giving you will work with either the PS3/PS Vita version or the newly released PS4 version so it’s kind of a win win especially if you have this game for every platform. While this isn’t the rarest trophy from the Borderlands 2 trophy list, it’s still pretty missable. Here’s what you’re going to need to do in order to get this trophy.

Borderlands 2 – High-Flying Hurler
Killed a flying enemy with a thrown Tediore weapon – Bronze
TIP: To get this trophy, first you’ll need a Tediore weapon. Any Tediore weapon will do so it could be a shotgun, a pistol, an assault rifle, a sniper rifle, the choice is yours. You need this weapon because when you hit the reload button you get to toss this weapon out like it’s a piece of unwanted garbage and then it explodes. Kill any flying enemy by doing this and you’ll get the trophy. The easy way to do this is when you get your Tediore weapon head back to the Southern Shelf where there are some low level Rakks that won’t be hard to kill. Head down to the iced over lake and stand in the middle of it. The Rakks will start to swarm around you before attacking. Once they do go ahead and shoot at them before reloading. Make sure the reload hits one of them and explodes killing them instantly in order to get the trophy.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.

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