This Week in Trophies 05-15-2016 – 05-21-2016

I would have to say that this week was a pretty standard week when it came to trophies. It wasn’t my best week ever and it wasn’t my worst week either. Now next week, next week might possibly be the worst week ever, but we’ll talk about that next week. Anyway, I thought that I managed to get a decent amount of trophies this week and here they are.

Tropico 5 – 33%

I continued playing this game this week whenever I got the chance to do so and I’m still having a pretty great time playing. I got through a little more of the actual campaign mode but realized that most of the trophies can actually be easily obtained through the sandbox mode. Either way the game is still fun and I’m getting a lot out of it.

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The Four Kings Casino and Slots – 47%

The only reason why I even played this game this week was because I needed something to play while Far Harbor was downloading. The upside of playing was that I was able to get some trophies for this game making me get just a little closer to getting all of the trophies for this game.

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Fallout 4 – 76%

I made my way back into the world of Fallout 4 this week to play the new DLC Far Harbor. I have to say that so far, I’m enjoying the DLC. There’s a hell of a lot more to do then the other two DLC’s that have been released and there’s a lot of exploring to be done on this new island that you’re brought to. There’s a lot of history there and there’s actually a lot of lore which was impressive. I’m really enjoying the DLC and playing any chance that I get.

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Table Top Racing: World Tour – 35%

I played this game this week mostly when I wanted to play a game but had a limited amount of time. After a while this game has been getting a little boring, but I’m sure that with some diligence that I’ll be able to eventually get the platinum trophy for this game.

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That was it for this week, like I said a decent week for trophies. Now for the upcoming week, my schedule is so damn packed that I’m not even sure I’ll be able to game. I will try to get some more Mass Effect 2 in because it seems like when I last played, all I did was mine planets and got one story mission done. Other than that, I have no idea since I will be heading off to MegaCon this week. MegaCon is something that I really look forward to each year and while it does mean some time away from gaming it also means that I get to do some nerdy things for a weekend. If I happen to get any trophies this upcoming week, I’ll let you know about it. If not look for my MegaCon blog which will be posted after the event.

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Fallout 4 – Automatron DLC Review

To tell you the truth, I’ve been waiting for this DLC for a while and that’s mostly because as much as I enjoyed playing the game I also got bored of it after I finished the main quest. Yes I had other quests to do and other trophies to get, but the quests were the same over and over again and it got boring really fast. Anyway, I was eager to get back into the game especially with some new content. Keep reading to see what I thought about the DLC as a whole.

Like the majority of Fallout 4, the Automatron DLC is a bit lack luster when it comes to the overall story. Once you download the DLC and load it, you’ll be assigned a new mission that will introduce you to Ada. Ada is a robot whose group was just killed by another set of robots. These aren’t bad robots really, they just have bad programming. (I could take this opportunity to joke about some bad programming in Fallout 4, but I won’t.) Now it’s your job, along with your new companion Ada, to hunt down this person programming these robots known as The Mechanist. The DLC will resolve itself after four short missions, the way things usually resolve themselves in the world of Fallout.

With the story being as lackluster as it was, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. I did enjoy the fighting the new enemies which brought a new challenge to the game since even at level 52, the robots are super hard to beat. That will be the most interesting and challenging part of the whole DLC although I will admit that once you get to know the Mechanist, if you take that route, there is actually lot of potential for this to be a really cool character. Other than that, it was very much the same wash, rinse, and repeat formula that the game as a whole has.

While everything was pretty much the same as it was with Fallout 4, the one new thing this DLC adds into the game is the ability to create and modify your own robots. Like any other crafting in the game it can be tricky at times, but once you get used to it you’ll be building some pretty awesome robots. While playing I didn’t experience any additional bugs or glitches that weren’t in the original game to begin with, so it’s pretty much the same thing.

The graphics for this DLC were the exact same as the original game which really isn’t a surprise since it takes place in the same area of the game with the addition of a few new spots on the map. Like the game as a whole, the graphics are pretty badass and the addition of the robots only enhanced that. When the robots aren’t trying to murder you every chance they get, they are pretty cool to look at and filled with detail. You can tell it took a lot of imagination to create these robots and it paid off.

There are an additional 5 trophies that come with this DLC. The trophies range from the 3 that you get for completing the story to collecting 10 robot mods and then building 10 robot mods. All of these trophies are extremely easy to complete and you’ll collect the 10 robot mods fairly quickly as long as you loot each and every robot that you kill. Once you’re ready to build your own robot, just make sure to use 10 different mods and then you’ll have all the trophies for the DLC.

As with the original game there is no multiplayer, although the difficulty of the game at times made me wish I had a buddy with me to fight off all the robots.

Overall I give this DLC a 3.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Additional content for the game so you’ll want to keep playing with something new instead of doing another settlement mission for Preston.
+ Robots! Because who doesn’t like robots, even ones that are trying to murder you.
+ New companions and characters.

What’s Not So Great:
Lackluster story that doesn’t really add all that much to the game as a whole.
Missions were too short and too few, plus the new DLC also includes a new mission that starts over and over again once it’s complete like the settlement missions.

While I didn’t really get all that much enjoyment out of the DLC as a whole, I did like the new challenge it brought to the game as well as the addition of the new characters and companions. I would say that if you didn’t buy the Season Pass for this game when it was still at its original price, then I would hold off until a Game of the Year addition of this game comes out. The DLC by itself wasn’t worth the $10 that it’s going for at the moment since it just didn’t add all that much to the game content wise. While I suggest to hold off on this DLC, if you’re the type of person who wants some really cool robot enemies in the game and want to be able to build your own robots then you’ll probably want to pick this one up. Just be forewarned that the story is lackluster.

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This Week in Trophies 03-27-2016 – 04-02-2016

With the release of a few episodic games this week, it was a pretty decent trophy week. I did at least get a platinum trophy as well as a bunch of other random trophies here and there. I made a hell of a lot of progression in Bully and had a surprising moment this week. Keep reading to find out more.

Bully – 73%

I continued playing this game this week because I just love it. It was one of my favorite PS2 games and ever since it was re-released for the PS4 I haven’t been able to put it down. Every chance I get I play as much as possible. I don’t want to jinx it but I think the platinum trophy might be coming my way pretty damn soon.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – 100%

The last episode was finally released, thanks for making us wait so long Telltale, and I of course played it because I just wanted to finish this game and be done with it, but surprise there’s going to be DLC. Guess I’m not really done with this game after all. Anyway, I’ll have my review for Episode 5 – Order Up! in the upcoming weeks.

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Fallout 4 – 86%

By some miraculous event I was able to find a save for this game that wasn’t in the final boss battle, that didn’t include me just flailing around with no ammo. It was an actual save from two hours previous to my embarrassing moment. Yes I had to go back and do a bunch of stuff, but it was well worth it since I had already put so much time into my one save and I was finally able to finish the Automatron DLC. My full review of the DLC will be up this week.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne – 66%

The second episode of this three part episode game also came out this week and I didn’t want to put off playing it, so I was able to squeeze that episode in as well this week. Like always, because I have a review coming up, I don’t want to say too much about it right now so you’ll just have to wait for my full review of Give NO Shelter.

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That was it for this week. A pretty exciting week for me. I was super super happy that I was able to find a Fallout 4 save so I didn’t just give up on that game as a whole. So what’s in store for this week? I’m going to take a little break from Fallout 4 since all I have left are some repeating missions and that gets boring really fast and I’m going to continue playing Bully whenever I get the chance hoping to get the platinum for this game. I’m also going to start playing the original Mass Effect on my PS3. This should be pretty fun since I’ve only played this game once before. I’m hoping to make my way through the series again in order to get the full 100% on each game. I’ll let you know how things went next week.

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This Week in Trophies 03-20-2016 – 03-26-2016

This was one of my rare weeks in trophy hunting. I was able to play a lot of games and I got a lot of trophies by doing so. Not that I’m complaining since the past couple of weeks have been lackluster, but the real question is will this streak continue. Probably not, but anyway here’s a look at the trophies I did get this week.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – 68%

I started out playing this game last week for some pretty complicated reasons, and this week I continued to play but for different reasons. Playing this game also lead to some much needed closure on a lingering issue making my original reason for playing not all that bad if you think about it. Anyway, enough with boring you about that. I’m still missing a bunch of trophies that I have no idea if I’ll get or not, but I’ll probably continue to try. As a side note, I’m looking for a team to play Garden Ops CRAZY mode on, so if you’re interested let me know in the comments section below.

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Gauntlet – 24%

Damn this game on hard is well…hard. I struggled to make it through the caves section of this game, and that was with a full team of people. I’ll continue to play when I can, but I am not looking forward to the last section of the game. I had a hard time defeating the main boss when it was on Normal so I have no idea what Hard is going to be like.

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Bully – 35%

Finally! My most wanted PS2 game has come to the PS4 with trophies, and I am having just an absolute blast playing it. This was a day one purchase for me and there was no way that it wouldn’t be. I can’t remember how many times I played this game when I played it on the PS2, but I can say that it was easy to get back into playing it again and almost dropping everything this week to do so.

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Fallout 4 – 85%

I picked up this game again because I have the season pass and got the much anticipated Automatron DLC. Overall I would say that the DLC is a little lackluster story wise and I would be writing a full review if I didn’t run into one major complication that is totally my fault. So what complication did I run into? I’m at the final boss battle, which is no picnic, and I have no ammo. Yep…completely out of ammo and left with only my melee weapons. Why not just start from your last save then right? Because this moron saved over her last save right before the main boss battle. I’m pretty sure I have a backup save before that, but I got so pissed I didn’t bother looking for it. I’ll try again this week…or I’ll have to start the game over again from scratch.

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The Four Kings Casino and Slots – 23%

The only reason why I still play this game is because I need something to do while I eat breakfast and this is it. I’m sure these trophies will come when they come and I’m really not all that concerned about them. I think that I’m just not that into this game because I’m not really a gambler because I don’t see the point, I thought it would be different with fake money but it’s not. I’m still not a fan of gambling.

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And that was it for this week. A pretty exciting week. I got a lot done by playing a bunch of games and it was nice to have that extra time this week to sit back and relax in order to do so. Although I hope next week will be the same, you just never know. I will say that if I get a bunch of time to game I am going to continue with Bully as well as try and look for that backup save in Fallout 4. If I can find the backup save everything will be just peachy. If not, I’m not sure I’m going to be starting a new game any time soon and I’ll probably wait until the next DLC comes out. I’ll let you know next week how things went.

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Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – How can you get more people to come to Sanctuary in Fallout 4?

Submitted by AnonymousHow can you get more people to come to Sanctuary in Fallout 4?

While I’ve heard a couple of different things, from my own experience the max population of any settlement in Fallout 4 is 21, which is how many people I currently have in Sanctuary. There are a couple of simple ways to build up your population to a booming 21 people in Sanctuary. When traveling and coming upon new companions you can choose to send them to Sanctuary. This will add to your overall population in Sanctuary, and the bonus is that you know where all of your companions are so they aren’t scattered throughout all of your settlements. Another way to build up your population is to build a recruitment radio beacon. The recruitment radio beacon will allow the common “settler” to join Sanctuary and these people are good for collecting food and running the shops since sometimes the companions sometimes ignore you. In order to build a recruitment beacon you’ll need the following:
• Circuitry – 2
• Crystal – 2
• Copper – 6
• Steel – 10
• Ceramic – 3
• Rubber – 1
You’ll also need electricity to run the beacon so make sure you build a generator near by. Once you have both the recruitment radio beacon built along with a generator make sure to attach them and then flip the switch on the recruitment radio beacon. You’ll see Sanctuary start to build up until you reach your max 21 population.

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This Week in Trophies 11-20-2015 – 11-26-2015

I want to start off by saying that I hope everyone had a great holiday! While this week was super busy with the holiday, I was still able to pack in a bunch of game time and I did pretty well this week. With a total of 31 trophies, here’s how my week went.

Fallout 4 – 80%

Another three trophies for Fallout 4 taking me on step closer to the platinum for this game. I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting the platinum by the end of the year, but it’ll be pretty close. I’m still working on my first game as I try to finish up some random trophies which mostly involve crafting. While I didn’t play this game all that much this week, I’m looking forward to continuing my playthrough and starting a new one.

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Life is Strange – 55%

Three episodes down and two to go with this game and I am seriously loving every single minute of it. I really can’t say enough good things about this game. I’m a little behind in my reviews, but I promise that they are coming soon.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – 81%

I pushed myself to play this episode on Tuesday when it came out and while it was probably the second most interesting episode since the season opener, it still really wasn’t up to par with other Telltale games. I’m not really looking forward to a fifth and final episode, but it could turn around and be a good one so I won’t write this game off just yet.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 21%

I’ve been currently playing this game in my spare time so I’m not really getting that much game play in, but at least it’s something. I’m still enjoying my flashback to my PS2 days while playing and enjoying the overall game.

Game of Thrones – 21%

I know I didn’t like this game on the PS4 all that much, but I still wanted to give it a try on the PS3 just to see if my first impression of the game was inaccurate. So far, I would say that my first impression of the game was spot on. There are so many things wrong with the PS3 version of this game and when I complete the game to 100%, I’ll have a full review on it.

That was it for this week. For next week, I really expect more of the same. I’ll definitely be finishing up Game of Thrones this week by playing one episode a day. While I would like to do the same with Life is Strange, I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to since those episodes are super long and it seems to take me twice as long to play each episode compared to a Telltale game. Other than Game of Thrones and Life is Strange, I’m going to continue playing some Fallout 4 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. I really want to start a new game this week, but I might hold off since the end of the month is coming and it always messes with my completion numbers. I’ll let you know how things went next week.

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Fallout 4 – Homerun!

This trophy is one of those trophies where you think you have to do one thing to get it, but the actual thing you have to do is super simple and although it makes sense you just think that it would be something else. So instead of sitting there scratching your head as you try to think about how you’re going to get this Fallout 4 trophy, let me help.

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TIP: So when I first seen this trophy, a few possibilities ran through my head on what this trophy could actually be. Most of them involved getting a bat and just bashing someone’s head off so that it went flying a certain distance, like a homerun, especially since there’s someone in Diamond City selling bats. Sadly, I was wrong. You can get this trophy right when you arrive at Diamond City, which is actually Fenway Park, all you have to do is run the bases that are still there are on floor. Start at home and work your way around from first base, to second base, to third base, and all the way back home again. Arrive back at home base and your trophy should pop. Take a look at the video in case you’re having some trouble finding the bases.

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This Week in Trophies 12-13-2015 – 12-19-2015

This actually wasn’t a bad week for me. I got in a decent amount of game time, completed a game, caught up on Minecraft: Story Mode in time for the next episode, and played another episode of Life is Strange. Of course I played Fallout 4 as well, I mean that should be a given at this point, and a little more of GTA: San Andreas. Here’s a breakdown of every trophy that I got this week.

Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight – 100%

I finally did it! After two months and three weeks, I finally got this game at 100%. I couldn’t be happier that I’m finally done with this game. My game reviews are a little backed up at the moment with everything that I’ve been playing, but you’ll be seeing this review very soon and I’ll give you a breakdown on the whole game.

Life is Strange – 36%

I played through the second episode this week and I have to say that I am loving this game. I’ll have my review up soon, but this has seriously been one of the best episodic games that I’ve played this year. This might even take the number one spot away from Tales from the Borderlands at this point, but we’ll see.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 17%

I’m having a really great time getting back into this game. I don’t even think I got as far as I am now when I was originally playing on the PS2. It feels good to revisit a game that feels familiar but new at the same time.

Minecraft: Story Mode – 61%

After not wanting to play because the second episode was just bad, I forced myself to play through the third episode. The third episode was…ugh. At this point I don’t even know where this game is going, but I’m just glad all the missable trophies are over and done with so I won’t have to do another playthrough.

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Fallout 4 – 72%

I continued on my journey through Fallout 4 as I try to complete some of the other trophies before starting my new game. I only got one trophy this week, but I’m really really close to getting to level 50 and I expect to do so the next time I play. I also should pick up a couple more the next time I play and my second playthrough is actually right around the corner.

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Pure Hold’em – 47%

While I’ve basically given up on this game, I had a friend who was willing to help me out with a trophy so I said why the hell not. I guess I’ll continue to play this game when the mood strikes me, but other than that I’m kind of done at the moment.

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And that was it for this week. It was a pretty decent week and I’m hoping next week to be the same. I know the holidays are coming up, but I’m thinking I can still get through another episode of Life is Strange as well as the new Minecraft: Story Mode episode. I’ll also be continuing to play Fallout 4, and I might or might not start a new game this week. I hate starting new games so close to the end of the month, but sometimes I can’t help myself. I’ll let you know how things turned out next week, and I hope everyone has a very happy and safe holiday!

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Frequently Asked Video Game Questions – What is the best way to make water in Fallout 4?

Submitted by Anonymous What is the best way to make water in Fallout 4?

There are a bunch of ways to make water for your settlements in Fallout 4, but when you’re first starting out you’re going to want to go with the simplest form of making water which is the water pump. The basic water pump creates 3 water for your settlement and has to be placed on solid ground. You’ll need the following equipment in order to produce it:
• 1 Concrete
• 4 Steel
• 1 Gear

As you continue to play you might want to build something that produces more water and you can. For settlements that are close to natural water I like to use the water purifier. The water purifier has to be placed in water and produces 10 water for your settlement. This also requires electricity so make sure you have enough equipment to also produce a basic generator and place it somewhere close to your purifier. In order to create the purifier you’ll need the following:
• 2 Oil
• 2 Ceramic
• 5 Rubber
• 2 Copper
• 10 Steel
• 2 Cloth

There’s also the option of building a water purifier industrial, but I haven’t personally used this one since I was basically happy with the first two options. I would say that depending on what settlement you’re building the water for and how many people there are, that should be how you determine what kind of water producing equipment that you provide to your settlement. For example, in Sanctuary I have a mixture of both the water pump and purifier. This is mostly because when you start off you need to create water and I had already created water pumps and didn’t want to destroy them. If you’re creating water for the drive-thru settlement then it would be best to use the water purifier especially since you have that pool of radiated water in the middle of the settlement. This will not only create water for your settlement but get rid of the radiation.

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This Week in Trophies 12-06-2015 – 12-12-2015

So it was a light week for trophies this week, but it was at least something and I finally reached my trophy milestone of 5,500 so a big high five for myself. Who knew that the holiday time would be so busy for me and prevent me from playing video games as much as I want, but that’s life. Anyway here’s a breakdown of how my week went.

Fallout 4 – 71%

I got one whole trophy this week for Fallout 4 as I try to go around and collect some missing trophies. So I finally got the trophy for collecting 1000 items of junk, and I really don’t know why I didn’t get this one sooner. I guess I just didn’t go around collecting a bunch of desk fans and other things, but I finally got it and that’s what counts.

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Life is Strange – 18%

I finally got to playing the first episode of this game and I don’t want to spoil too much but I really enjoyed it. I’ll have my full review of the first episode up soon.

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That was it for this week. Not that exciting, but not that boring either. For the upcoming week I’m going to continue working on Fallout 4, I might get a couple of more episodes of Life is Strange in, I might even get to the next episode of Minecraft: Story Mode since episode 4 comes out on the 22nd, and I’m going to hopefully finish Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight. I have 9 starts left to get for that game, 9 (!), so let’s hope that I can get them this week and be done with that game.

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