Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – Is the Trophy “Taken for a Ride” glitched for Fallout 4?

Submitted by Anonymous – Is the Trophy “Taken for a Ride” glitched for Fallout 4?

Because I personally didn’t have any problems when it came to playing this DLC myself, I had to look this one up. For me everything worked as it should and I got this trophy when I should, but there seems to be a lot of complaints when it comes to this trophy. A lot of people are getting stuck after this quest is just about over when you’ve beaten the overboss and have become the new overboss. A door is supposed to open for you, but for those of you that are having a glitch the door doesn’t open and you can’t progress. I’ve seen people talking about uninstalling and reinstalling the DLC, but that doesn’t seem to work, and neither does restarting the game.

I couldn’t find evidence of this problem being solved so I’m going to say that before you even start playing Nuka World that you create a main back up save for your game. By this time you’ve already probably spent hundreds of hours into this game and there’s no reason you should lose all of your data because of a glitch. Once you have your main save, create another save to play off of. If everything works out fine then you can delete your backup save if you want, but if things don’t work out at least you can go back to a time before you played Nuka World.

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Fallout 4 – Raiding for a Living

This trophy tip comes courtesy of Fallout 4’s new DLC Nuka-World. Probably the biggest DLC out of all the DLC’s that have been released for this game, there are a lot of trophies that are based on you and your actions and this is one of them. Get ready to play the bad guy or girl as you get this trophy.

Fallout 4 – Raiding for a Living
Complete 12 quests for any Nuka-World Raider gangs –Bronze
TIP In order to get this trophy, you’re going to have to align yourself with the three gangs of Nuka-World. I would suggest doing this before completing any of the missions after Taken for a Ride since it’s easier and you’ll get more quests. Talk to gang leaders Mason (The Pack), Nisha (The Disciples), and Mags (The Operators) and let them know that you’re willing to work for them. Once you do this they’ll start handing you out work. Now in order to get this trophy, all you have to do is complete 12 quests from the gang “collective”, meaning that you can complete 4 for each gang and get the trophy. It doesn’t have to be just for one gang.

What I did, and what helped a lot, was that I picked up mission from each gang and then headed back out to the common wealth. I completed each of the three quests, headed back to Nuka-World, turned them in, and got a new quest. I did this three more times and then got the trophy.

The quests themselves are basic and simple which really don’t require much work, but as I said before, these are gangs you’re working for so be prepared if you’re playing as a squeaky clean character to do some pretty horrible things. Depending on what character you bring with you he/she might turn against you.

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.


This Week in Trophies 09-04-2016 – 09-10-2016

I feel like even though this has been a super crazy, very stressful week, that I still got a lot done gaming wise. Since I’m always pretty vague on some personal aspects I will say that I work a very boring desk job and I also freelance as a Web Designer. This week both job aspects were extremely crazy as my boring desk job was anything but and an old client who decided he didn’t want a website decided that he wanted one again and he wanted it yesterday. Needless to say, gaming is my very much needed escape from everything. Let’s take a look at what trophies I was able to get between the crazy.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – 7%

I continued to play this game this week and I can’t stress enough how much I love this game. I really don’t know why, but I just do. If I could play all day I would since there’s just so much to do. Anyway, this game is becoming a fast favorite and at the moment I’m enjoying my time playing solo, but I’m sure I’ll have to get into actually playing with other people real soon.

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Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 16%

As I said last week, I would be starting this game in order to help out someone on my friends list, LMD, who just happens to be my dad. Since he’s helped me out so much in the past, I felt obligated to help him since he really doesn’t get into that many games and usually sticks to one or two games at most. Anyway, he loves this game and needed some help so I offered. I actually enjoyed my time playing this week and look forward to continuing.

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Fallout 4 – 86%

I finished the main story for Nuka-World this week. I still have a lot that needs to be done for that DLC, but I have to say that it was not bad. I didn’t really expect to see my beloved character go from the ultimate good guy to the ultimate bad guy, but I have to say it was a welcomed change and kinda fun. Anyway, there’s still a lot to do when it comes to this DLC which means some more time playing Fallout 4 in upcoming weeks.

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That was it for this week. Not a bad trophy haul if you ask me, but next week is probably going to be a little different. Work plans on being crazy and so does the freelance Web Design stuff and I can only put things off for so long before I have to stay in the real world and do real world things. I am going to try to game as much as possible but I also have a tattoo session this week that I’m of course looking forward to. Of course I’ll be telling you more about that in the upcoming weeks, but as for gaming this week, I’m going to get in a day of playing some Dragon Age: Origins while I continue to play Tom Clancy’s The Division, Minecraft, and Fallout 4. I might download a couple of free games that are available for the PS4 too, but that’s a huge maybe and it depends on how much time I actually have. Anyway, I let you know how things go next week.


This Week in Trophies 08-28-2016 – 09-03-2016

This was a mixture of boring and crazy, if you could believe that, all rolled into what felt like a really really long week. While I did get a lot of gaming done, I also had a super busy week and for some reason it never feels like I can game enough anymore. Have I mentioned how much I hate being an adult? A real adult that has to work in a non-dream job environment. Anyway, here’s the newest trophy count.

Dragon Age: Origins – 98%

I re-started an old favorite last week and my first priority was to finish that damn Darkspawn Chronicles DLC. I can gladly report that I did and I’ll have my review of the DLC as a whole up within the next couple of weeks. Other than that it’s back to playing the main game before playing my final DLC The Golems of Amgarrak.

Far Cry Primal – 100%

Just as I kind of predicted, I finished this game this week and was able to get the platinum trophy. Go me, platinum trophy # 62. I never in a million years thought I would have been able to get this many platinum trophies, but sometimes dreams do come true. Anyway, I’ll have my full review of this game up within the next couple of weeks. I have a ton of reviews and everything is kind of backlogged, like the pile of games I still have to play. Bonus Points! If you can find the trophy snapshot that made me giggle.

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Fallout 4 – 82%

I started playing Fallout 4 again this week with the release of Nuka World. I’m not sure what to think of this DLC yet as unlike the main game it kind of encourages you to be a shitty person. I’m on the fence whether or not I like it yet, mostly because Piper left me when I decided to open fire on some friendly factions, but then again I really like playing the bad guy. I’ve also made more money in this DLC than I have throughout the whole game. Anyway, I’m at a point where I’m kinda stuck with an enemy that kills me within 5 seconds and I’m not sure where my last save is going to take me. So yeah…kinda screwed but I’ll see if I can figure something out.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – 1%

I finished Far Cry Primal and felt like I deserved to start a new game so I did. This one is kind of a surprise I know, but I did get this one on a very good sale that I’ve been waiting for and decided to not wait until the end of the year. So far I’m really loving this game, granted I’m not that far into it and I might tell you next week that I hate this game, but right now I love it. The only problem is that I really can’t tell if my character is male or female. It’s not a big deal, but I’m pretty sure I choose the female option, she just looks really androgynous.

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That was it for this week, in my opinion it was a pretty badass week as I finished a DLC, got a platinum trophy, started some DLC, and started a new game. Now for next week it really depends on how my week goes, but I’ll be playing some more Dragon Age: Origins, continue playing Tom Clancy’s The Division, see if I can get myself out of a very sticky situation in Fallout 4, and probably start Minecraft for the PS4. Yes I know, I really didn’t want to play this game, but someone that has helped me out over and over again, LMD, has requested that I play and since he’s helped me out so much I feel obligated. I’ll let you know how things went next week.


Fallout 4 – Contraptions Workshop DLC Review (PS4)

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I know, this is a little out of order since last week I reviewed the Vault Tech DLC for Fallout 4 and technically this one came out first. The thing is though, when I downloaded this DLC I wasn’t in any type of hurry to play Fallout 4 and try out this workshop DLC. Truth is, none of my settlements had enough building material for any of the new things to be built until I played the Vault Tech DLC. Keep reading to find out what I thought about this workshop DLC.

Because this is a workshop DLC, there is absolutely no benefit to the story. You can build the new stuff added to the workshop or you can simply just not do it. Either way, it doesn’t help you out in anyway story wise. If I would have known that mostly all the DLC for Fallout 4 would have been this way, I probably would have skipped the season pass.

Once you have a bunch of building materials, completing the DLC is simple. The only hard part is having all of the parts needed to actually make the new contraptions in the DLC. If you play this after playing the Vault Tech DLC, you should have everything that you need just from scavenging around the vault. All in all, once you have everything this DLC should take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

These damn workshop DLC’s! Ugh, they are some of the most difficult DLC’s to actually play because they involve constructing stuff which when it comes to that in Fallout 4 I am completely clueless. This from someone that spend hours upon hours upon hours crafting and doing all of this stuff in Skyrim. For me, half of the crafting is just super difficult to try and make work and I can never make some of the really cool things that people have made before getting to the point of super frustration and then eventually quitting all together. That being said, if you know how to craft then this DLC will be super easy for you.

Since this DLC just adds new things for you to build in your settlements and to mess around with, the graphics are basically the same as they are throughout the rest of the game.

There are of course trophies for this DLC. Three of them to be exact and once you have all the materials you need to build what the trophies want you to build, they’re super easy to get. So get to building so that you don’t mess up your 100% on Fallout 4 because of this DLC.

This is one of those times where I really wish there was some multiplayer so someone, anyone could just help me out with the building. Sadly there isn’t any multiplayer for this game and this DLC sure as hell didn’t add it in.

Overall I give this DLC a 1 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ New stuff to build for your settlement.

What’s Not So Great:
Nothing story related and this DLC adds absolutely nothing to the game other than new building objects.
If you’re not good at crafting, then you’ll most likely hate this DLC as the only thing it requires you to do is craft.

For me, this DLC was just a waste of time and makes me seriously regret buying the season pass for this game. The only way you’re going to like this DLC is if you’re into crafting, don’t mind that it adds nothing to the story, and want to be able to build some weird contraptions. Needless to say, I would say to give this one a pass if you don’t own the season pass, or just simply wait for the Game of the Year edition.


Fallout 4 – Vault Tec DLC Review (PS4)

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DLC number 5 of 6 for Fallout 4, I know I missed a few inbetween, but I played this one on release because unlike the other “workshop” type DLC’s this one was actually supposed to have a story to it and some quests. I was eager to play it when it was released this past Tuesday because who isn’t interested in building a vault? Keep reading to see what I thought about this DLC.

This was really a bare bones type of story that came with this DLC. It was just there I guess, just to prove this wasn’t anther workshop DLC. Basically, the wanderer (you know, your character) gets a generic radio alert telling him/her to go to this vault that needs help. Vault 88. Once you get there you’ll have to fight off some raiders and try to find the entrance to this vault. Once you’re in there you’ll unlock the workshop and then have to dig your way to the overseer. From there you’ll learn that this vault was setup for some experimentations. You can either partake in them or kick the overseer out from the beginning so the choice is yours. If you kick out the ghoul overseer, then the quests basically end. If not you’ll have to do some mundane things like interview some applicants to be the test subject who will ultimately be some guy named Clem. After that you’ll conduct a few experiments on a very eager Clem as well as the rest of the vault dwellers.

If you do everything this DLC has to offer, you’ll be playing for at best two hours. The story could have been a hell of a lot more interesting if it was more fleshed out instead of just a bunch of random fetch and build quests. After I finished the quests and got all of the trophies for the DLC, I seriously had no interested what so ever in continuing to build the vault even though I had become the new overseer. Like everything with Fallout construction, everything was just overly complicated to build and put together and took a little time getting used to hooking up each contraption to a power supply and a terminal to choose the experiments. This DLC could have just been a hell of a lot more and just turned out to be blah.

You really have to know the construction system of Fallout to be able to successfully play this DLC without wanting to throw your controller out the window. Like all of the building and construction stuff in Fallout, it’s complicated and I could never set things up the way I wanted to. With this DLC, I wish they would have added something to clean up the dead bodies and creatures that were just laying around the vault after I was finished clearing it out. Why can’t this be done? Seriously, there’s a dead body in my vault because one of the dwellers killed the other. I mean, I kind of pit them against each other in an arena battle, but that’s beside the point! That dead body will forever be there in his underwear with everyone walking over him like he doesn’t exist. So, by this point you’re probably wondering why he’s in his underwear and it’s simple. He’s dead and no longer a dweller so he didn’t need the uniform anymore…or the pip boy. It’s not like he’s using them.

Since it’s attached to the actual Fallout 4 game, the graphics are basically the same and the new construction options look really good in the vault setting. There are a bunch of new objects, decorations, walls, and etc. to build and they all look good just as Fallout 4 does.

Complete this DLC and everything it has to offer, which isn’t much, and you’ll have another three trophies added to your gamer card and to your Fallout 4 trophy list. If you’re going for that 100%, then this shouldn’t in anyway mess you up because the trophies are super easy for this DLC.

As always with Fallout 4, this is a strictly single player experience.

Overall I give this DLC a 2 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ By the end of the DLC you’ll be the proud new owner of a vault and be able to build it how you want.
+ Compared to the other workshop DLC’s it has a small story that may not be much, but it’s still there.

What’s Not So Great:
A very weak story just to show that this isn’t another workshop DLC.
Overly complicated building which is like the rest of Fallout 4 if you think about it because anything having to do with construction in this game is just way too complicated. Especially where electricity is involved.
Although it’s not pegged as another workshop DLC because that would mean that you spent a bunch of money on another workshop DLC, it’s a workshop DLC plain and simple. Weren’t there already enough of those?

While this isn’t a must play DLC for the Fallout 4 game, if you have the season pass you might as well download it and play it. If you don’t have the season pass, I would say to either give this one a pass unless you’re really into building or wait until an eventual Game of the Year edition of Fallout 4 comes out. I haven’t been all that happy with the quality of DLC that has been released for this game, but I am looking forward to the sixth and final DLC, Nuka World, that should come out sometime in August.


This Week in Trophies 07-24-2016 – 07-30-2016

This was an exciting week in trophies as I was able to get a ton of them. This was due to the fact that I was wait for it…wait for it…demoted this week. Yes, one whole week after my promotion to begin with I was once again demoted. There’s a long and boring story that goes along with it that seems like something out of a movie, but that’s just how it goes. Anyway, I channeled all of my extra energy that I had exerted the week before into my new position back into gaming because why the hell not. Anyway, here’s how my gaming week went.

Saints Row IV: Re-elected – 83%
I finally finished the main story of this game and was able to get into some of the DLC. Unfortunately I still have a bunch of things to do for this game and it’s getting a little more than boring now. I really want to get the platinum trophy for this game but I’m losing a lot of my original interest in it now as I just play to complete challenges and try to get my 40 hours in. I did finish one of the DLC’s completely and I’ll have a review of that DLC within the next couple of weeks.

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Fallout 4 – 90%
Not only did I play the new Vault Tech DLC that came out this week, I even went back and completed the previous Contraptions Workshop DLC. Neither of these DLC’s were what I was expecting them to be and I’ll have my review for both of those DLC’s this week and next week. While I’m not going to be playing Fallout 4 again anytime soon, I still look forward to the release of Nuka World.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – 88%
With the release of episode 7, I figured I might as well play it since I payed for it even though I wasn’t really into it all that much. Needless to say, I completed the episode as I always do when I play and the review for this newest episode will be up within the next couple of weeks.

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Prison Architect: Playstation 4 Edition – 5%
I had a moment of weakness last week as there was a Black Friday in July sale and I kind of splurged some of the games I had been waiting to buy. This was one of them and since I was a little bored with Saints Row IV: Re-elected and this was the smallest game memory wise that would fit on my system, I figured I might as well give it a try. So far, I’m enjoying the game and the little story that goes with it. This is one of those games that I’ll definitely be continuing to play in the upcoming weeks.

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A pretty exciting week gaming wise as I got screwed over royally at work. Now I’m not sure if the upcoming week will be as exciting since I do have a tattoo appointment mid-week to finish up my FemShep tattoo from a couple of months ago. Did I mention that I almost got screwed out of my tattoo appointment because of a horrible spiteful person that I work with that I now have to call my boss? That’s a story in itself, but needless to say I will be gaming in my free time as much as I can and that includes trying to get the last three trophies I need to finish up Mass Effect 3, trying to complete Saints Row IV: Re-elected, and getting into Prison Architect: Playstation 4 Edition a little more. I’ll let you know how things went next week.


Fallout 4 – Far Harbor – DLC Review (PS4)

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Just when you thought you were done with Fallout 4, another story based DLC gets released and you’re sucked back into the Wasteland to do some more exploring. This DLC was the one that everyone was waiting for since it opened up a whole new huge area in the game along with new characters, new enemies, and new places to explore. Did Far Harbor live up to everything it was supposed to be? Keep reading to find out.

In Far Harbor, the detective agency of Nick Valentine has a job for you. It’s the case of a missing girl who typically ran away from home for whatever reason girls do that type of thing and now it’s up to you to go and save her. You’ll travel, via boat, to the distant Far Harbor that is home to a group of Synths, the original people of Far Harbor, and the Children of Atom. As luck would have it, the residents of Far Harbor and the Children of Atom are basically about to start a war with one another and that’s just another problem that you have to solve. While on your journey, you’ll learn more about the synth refugee that was built on Far Harbor along with some history to go along with it. More questions are asked, but in typical Fallout fashion, they aren’t really answered.

While this DLC is longer than Automatron, the story, while exciting at first, soon gets a little bland and boring towards the end. As with the original story you have the option of siding with the three factions that are on the island as well as bringing peace to the island as a whole. The choice is yours and you can play it however you want. While this is also the same as Fallout 4, there are some new elements that are involved and there are new, more intense, enemies on the island that prove to be a challenge even for higher level characters. There’s also the addition of new weapons which were pretty cool, but overall I was a little disappointed with the DLC. Don’t get me wrong I like the new area that was opened up and I enjoyed exploring it, but I didn’t like that in the beginning of the DLC a question to your characters own humanity is raised but never even gets answered. I don’t know if they plan exploring this in another DLC or what, but I would like some answers.

Unlike some people on the PS4, I had absolutely no problems with this DLC. My only complaint was in the graphics department, which we’ll get to in a little bit, but other than that the DLC ran just as smoothly as the main game. I didn’t have to do this new fix that they’re talking about which involves uninstalling and reinstalling and I didn’t have to do anything. From start to finish the DLC worked perfectly for me.

Now the graphics, while they were the same as the rest of the game, there was this addition of fog which was just horrible. I get the whole thing with the fog because they’re on an island and blah, blah, blah, but that doesn’t mean that it was pretty or even easy to make your way through. Not only does it carry a bunch of radiation, make sure you have Rad-X and Rad Away, but it just makes this blurry mess of not knowing where you are or really where you’re going. Other than that everything looked the same as the main game, but that fog was really the worst addition for this game.

Of course there were trophies associated with this DLC, and they really aren’t all that hard to get. If you’re looking for that 100% in Fallout 4 you’ll have to add another 10 trophies to your collection. 6 of the 10 trophies are story based, while the other 4 trophies revolve around you exploring, unlocking settlements, killing the creatures of Far Harbor and collecting all 5 editions of the Far Harbor Almanac. While none of these are hard to get, they are time consuming.

Like the main game, this is a single player experience, and in my opinion, Fallout should remain a single player experience. There is no need for multiplayer for this series.

Overall I give this DLC a 3.5 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ New and interesting area to explore.
+ Lengthy DLC that adds to the overall game making you fall right back into the world of Fallout
+ New characters that are interesting to learn about.

What’s Not So Great:
Story slowly starts getting boring well before the halfway through point.
While I didn’t have a problem playing, I’m hearing a lot of reports of people having a problem with this DLC and that’s never a good thing.
That damn fog! Worst thing ever to add into this game and it takes away some of the beauty that is Fallout 4.
Unanswered questions which either means more DLC or that they’ll just remain unanswered since maybe they were never important in the first place. If they weren’t important then they shouldn’t have been asked in the first place.

While this was a decent DLC, if I didn’t already have the Season Pass, at the original price, I would have never in a million years payed the hefty $24.99 price tag that was placed on this DLC. I think that this price tag sets a new and unhealthy precedent on the staggering costs of DLC, which I won’t talk about here, but seriously if you don’t already have the Season Pass I would wait until a Game of the Year addition comes out and get all the DLC at once. As much as I enjoy playing Fallout 4, I would never pay this much for DLC. If you’re a huge fan though that doesn’t own the Season Pass, then you’re going to get this DLC regardless, but it’s my strong recommendation that you wait for the Game of the Year edition of Fallout 4.


E3 2016 – Part 1

E3 2016 started off with a whimper, but then went out in a huge bang basically setting the stage for the second day of E3. Starting off the show on Sunday was the EA press conference, which was a first for EA who usually shows after the Microsoft show on Mondays. After that was a few more reveals that didn’t hit the main stage of E3, before Bethesda closed the night with their press conference. Here’s a recap of what’s happened so far.

Before the Show

Long before the EA press conference even started, Titanfall 2 was leaked online. Both the standard multiplayer trailer was revealed along with the brand new single player campaign trailer was revealed. It showed that the game had a release date of 10-28-2016 and would be available for all platforms. I wasn’t all that impressed with the multiplayer or the single player based on what I saw and to me it just seemed like a version of Transformers. I wasn’t really upset when the first one wasn’t released on the PS4, so I’ll go ahead and just pass on this one as well.

EA Press Conference

Kicking off the EA press conference was Titanfall 2. I guess this was supposed to have a big impact but because of the leak, it really failed. Watching both trailers a second time it just made me think that this was just another Call of Duty type game with robots. After seeing the trailers again, I knew I wasn’t going to be missing this one when I passed it up. Next up was the, wait for the surprise, new Madden 17 game! There was some talk of gaming events for those of us gamers who are non-professional before highlighting the eSports professional gamers. At this point in the press conference I was just desperate to see some games.

After all the Madden stuff came Mass Effect: Andromeda. Finally! What I had ben waiting for all week long. I wanted to see more after the trailer last year and was hoping that BioWare would deliver. What we got was information that you would be the so-called alien as you traveled to a new land that needed to be colonized for humans. This allows you to travel to a new galaxy and forget about that ultra-important main character from the last series. What was her name again…it started with an S…oh yeah Shepard. Forget about Shepard though because with ME:A you’ll have a whole new cast, new alien races, and new exploration all on the FrostByte engine. While there was some new gameplay footage it was far and in-between the shots of random people working on the game. There was a new Asari looking alien along with an unmasked human female waking up on a ship. Other than that it was said that more information would be released in the fall which meant no release date, no actual trailer, and really nothing. Total disappointment.

Up next was FIFA, or as I like to call it, another chance for a brief zone out time. This year though they’ve added a sort of RPG element to FIFA which I guess is supposed to make it more appealing to a larger audience. I’m still not interested in this game though or the amount of attention that it was given. Then came the new EA Originals section which was set up to help small developers make the games of their dreams due to the success of Unravel. With that announcement came what’s supposed to be the next Unravel, called Fe. While this seems to be a more open world type game where you’re supposed to explore this forest as a Cub and unlock different songs that are trying to be destroyed by the bad guys, I’m not sure this will have the same impact as Unravel did and I’m not really as interested in it as I was for Unravel.

Finally to start wrapping up the conference, EA touched base on all of the Star Wars type games and concepts all in the works with the soonest coming out in late 2017 and the furthest away coming out sometime in 2018. Along with this there was another trailer of people working. No one wants to see people working, people come to these things to see actual game play footage and trailers. Then there was the big Battlefield 1 segment to end the conference. Even though this game doesn’t interest me I think that basing it during World War I is a bold move that will pay off in the end for them. The game looks great and they know it.

That was it for the EA conference and I have to say that it was the most disappointing start to E3 that I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to start off E3 then you need to have some major announcements and you have to do something huge. EA did not deliver in anyway and I thought it put a little bit of a damper on the rest of the day.

The In-Between

Being the small company that they are, even though they like to tackle these huge projects that sometimes work out and sometimes don’t, Telltale decided to do a small reveal on their upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Tuning in early, I had been waiting for this. There was so many ways that Season 2 could have ended that I wanted to see where they were going. I was mostly disappointed when what was really talked about was the new Batman game coming out because of the screenshots that were released earlier in the day. The art style for the new Batman game is typical for Telltale and they promise that this is their own story where you’ll play as both Bruce and Batman and it’s not based on the comics or the movies. Troy Baker was announced to be the lead in this game, huge surprise as I roll my eyes, and that it wouldn’t run off of a not new engine, but an improved one. Apparently each episode will feel like a movie so you’ll be getting 5 movies, unless of course they think they can make more money and then they’ll be DLC. That’s how it works now right?

Finally the first look at The Walking Dead Season 3. An extremely small trailer is shown which at first makes you think that it’s nothing until the big reveal of a teenage Clementine. Telltale says that with this game they’re coming close to where the comic books are and the show is basically at. There’s a new super important sub character with Clementine and it takes place years after the events of Season 2. Even though I’ve been giving Telltale some major shade after the past couple of games, I’m really looking forward to season 3.

Bethesda Press Conference

To close the night was the Bethesda press conference which stated out with a bang, take notes EA because this is how you start your press conference. A huge new trailer for Quake Champions was shown and it looks like a bloody mess of gaming fun. I don’t like full on multiplayers most of the time, but I can see myself getting into this game. After that was a few highlights of the super successful Bethesda year that kicked off a year ago at E3 2015. There was a small focus on The Elder Scrolls Legends, which is a card game which I found similar to maybe Gwent, but it really held no interest for me even though it’s story based and has a single player and multiplayer campaign.

KUDOS: This goes out to the whole Bethesda team who wore LGBT ribbons following the events of what happened on Sunday morning. I didn’t see anyone else do this at their shows and they were the first. This meant a lot and I thank them.

Moving on was some Fallout 4 DLC news. There was the small announcement of Contraptions that looks overall goofy but nonetheless fun as it adds more building components into the game. Then there was another similar DLC called Vault-Tech. Now this is pretty damn cool because it allows you to build your own vault, make your settlers into dwellers and do research projects on them. Then came the next big story based DLC. It was a huge WTF moment for me as it was announced as an Amusement Park! Not all that much was shown but I’m super excited and I can’t wait. There was also talk of more updates to Fallout Shelter which I played briefly but became bored with. Right after that was the reveal of what I had been hoping for out of this press conference…The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remaster! The game looks visually stunning and absolutely beautiful when it was compared to the last gen rendition of the game. This game will be available on 10-28-2016 and it’s a day one purchase for me and the countdown starts now. Isn’t there another game coming out on the same day…something Titanfall 2…I can’t even remember.

This was followed by the introduce of Prey a new sci-fi thriller that seems like it’s part Dead Space and part The Darkness. It comes out next year, but I’ll probably pass on it. Some information about Doom was up next including more information about Doom Snapmap which will be free along with some multiplayer DLC before the paid multiplayer DLC comes out. There was a brief section about The Elder Scrolls: Online and all the progress that has been made along with the new DLC that is coming out for this game. I know I kind of gave up on this game, but I might just have to get back into it eventually.

There was the surprise announcement of Bethesda VR as they join the rest of the world in the VR craze which I’m not sure is going to be a good move or not. Although I would like to play Fallout 4 VR style, I’m still not sure. To end the show was Dishonored 2. A new trailer was shown along with a bunch of new game play and a release date of 11-11-2016. I never got a chance to actually play the first one and the way this game looks, I want to try and play the first one before this one comes out because it looks awesome.

And that was day one of E3. Bethesda was the big winner of the day as they show off what people really want which is trailers and actual gameplay of their upcoming games. For a company that this is their second show they come off looking like pros while EA suffers a huge setback this year and I wouldn’t be all surprised if they’re called the losers of the show this year. Keep checking back for more E3 information as this huge week of gaming goes by!


This Week in Trophies 05-29-2016 – 06-04-2016

I was finally able to do some gaming this week, granted it wasn’t a lot of gaming but compared to last week at least it was something. I have to say though after a week absence from the whole gaming scene, it felt nice to jump right back in where I left off to discover that everything was still basically the same, oh and on that note I will probably never be playing the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer again. Moving on, here are the trophies that I got for the week.

Fallout 4 – 89%

I finally finished the new Far Harbor DLC this week, my review will be up within the next couple of weeks, and I was even able to pick up a few of the trophies for crafting that I was missing for the main game. In my case it was a win-win situation as now I only need a few more precious trophies to get the platinum trophy for the main game. Now if only my people at Sanctuary weren’t stuck at 89 happiness I could get the trophy for having a happy settlement and start a new playthrough.

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The Four Kings Casino and Slots – 52%

I started playing this game again because the space on my PS4 is completely full and I really need to finish some games, even the stupid little ones. This is one that I like to consider a stupid little one, I played it because of that competitive side of myself and I refuse to leave another game like this unfinished on my profile, so until I finish it I’ll continue to slowly get some trophies.

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Table Top Racing: World Tour – 40%

I continued to play this game this week, even though I have to admit it’s getting just a little bit boring now. All the races are basically the same thing over and over again and the challenges are basically the same. While I’m not playing this game as much as I first was, I’m pretty confident that I can still get the platinum trophy for this game…eventually

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That was it for this week. Not a whole lot of trophies, but still a pretty decent amount. It was better than last week when I had a big fat zero in the trophy department. Now for this week. My work schedule is all jacked up again because of work politics and for some reason when women work together, things just get really complicated and it becomes high school all over again. With that said, I plan on spending at least one day playing Mass Effect 2, which I’m thoroughly enjoying, and will then be trying to finish up some games that are on my PS4 like Dying Light, Mad Max, Tearaway Unfolded, Tropico 5, and Table Top Racing: World Tour. I really have the urge to delete the majority of these games and move on to something else, but I will push that urge aside for now and try to get through these games. I’ll let you know how things went next week.