I hope everyone got some good schwag from all those sales we’ve had over the last week. I ended up buying about 20 different colours of Kindle Fire HD cases, and I don’t even have a Kindle Fire HD!
What did you all buy? I’ve no doubt one or two of you grabbed a game on the cheap.
Anyway, it’s Chronicle time.
This week’s gaming set up was sent in by Forrest, one of our stalwarts of the community, creating a seemingly neverending stream of meets for you all to join! I’ll hand over to him to describe in fewer than a thousand words what you’re seeing in the pictures that follow:
So this is my pretty much standarder than standard set up – The bare essentials are there of course, being my beloved PS3, a TV to plug it into & an internet connection so that I can continue to put meets up for people to ignore!
It does what I need it to though, and sits in a room that is almost entirely dedicated to gaming, (my fortress of solitude if you will) so I am happy with it. Well, apart from the spaghetti junction that now exists behind the TV since the Virgin man came to install the HD box. They apparently do not make them anymore, but will still give you one for free if you subscribe to their TiVo service. Not sure how that works to be honest!
The HD box does get a bit of use when me and the missus are being a bit lazy and can’t be bothered to venture outside of the games room. Of course it gets nowhere near as much use as the TiVo downstairs, which is generally under the command of the wife. She loves that thing and I think if it could do DIY, I would be out on my ear! Underneath the HD box, you have the multi-region DVD player, which is required for some of the more obscure DVD choices I have in my collection.
I have gathered a couple of peripherals into the picture for good measure too, for no real reason other than to make it look a little more impressive than it does!
Then we come to the games – As you can see, I am not really short on choice right now. The horizontal picture is the whole shebang, whilst the vertical one is just the Pile of ShameTM. That’s right, I have not completed a single one of those games in the vertical picture. How dedicated am I?
About as dedicated as I am. There’s always something newer and shinier to start playing and stop half way through!
It kicked off a little bit this week as The Walking Dead’s fifth episode was released. Hidden underneath all the praise was a tense battle to be the first to get the Platinum trophy! First to claim their stamp was element666, but moments later McProley came along to report his own slightly faster finish. But that wasn’t the end of the matter, as BlackRedYellow had got to the teary ending just a little bit sooner. It feels like this one came down to who was able to download it quicker!
A similar mini-kerfuffle sprang up around Assassin’s Creed 3, where McProley laid down the marker first, but it was beaten by Samiro05 just a little bit later. Clearly it’s not McProley’s week! Samiro05, though, also set a blazingly fast record for Hitman: Absolution. I don’t we’ll see that one being overturned.
The last of the fastest actually came earliest in the week. Figure that one out. It was R1MJAW rounding out his LittleBigPlanet Karting Platinum first.
Nice, but it’s not all about the trophies fastest, but just about playing the games themselves! So when people are going back and playing older titles that’s lovely, as Blast71 has been doing with Kane & Lynch 2 Dog Days, finishing it off this week. Similarly for theberzerka, finishing off the last few trophies on Sleeping Dogs.
When Crazy_Del’s about it’s very much a case of “lock up your daughters… and trophies too. Actually, mainly your trophies.” He’s a lean mean trophy hunting machine, and this week he’s been closing down the last few Need for Speed: Most Wanted trophies, hit level 50 on Crysis 2 multiplayer (maybe nabbing the Platinum at the same time?), and nearly finished Hell Yeah!
Oh, and apparently he gave Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed a “quick” go… He’s half way through the World Tour mode!
That’s almost your lot for this week. You can head over to page two for the Fastest Platinums leaderboards, but to finish off this page, we have the usual submission form for photos and accomplishments. Don’t be shy about it!