Aaaaaand we’re back. Did you all have a good break before committing yourselves to the straight and narrow with a resolution of sorts?
No doubt most of you got a whole boat load of gaming done. Personally I steamed through a little bit of my “Pile of Shame”, but now I face having to play the sequels before I can be back up to date!
Seeing us into the new year is Roynaldo, with some nice blurry-cam shots, as though this were a prototype Apple TV, or something. Well, I don’t think it’s a prototype Apple TV, it just looks like a normal LCD to me…
He’s also burst through the constraints of his shelving, with his collection of games slowly but surely encroaching on the light entering through his window. It certainly beats having to open and draw the curtains every day for when he wants to break out a Blu-ray and sit 6″ away from his tele for that cinema experience.
Naturally the headline news is that I’ve finished some games! Dishonored, Crysis, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One all in the last few days. R&C:A4O just last night, with the help of Bodachi and topgearsam, even. How’s about that?
As for the rest of you, there have been quite a few busy bees out there too. Almost everyone and their pet leopard was playing Far Cry 3, for example. I know a few people haven’t got on well with it, with Roynaldo having a terribly buggy time of things, but most have been thoroughly enjoying it. Yiddo, Crazy_Del, B_Cambo and Wolf_OF_chaos all Platinumed it (Wolf also taking PSASBR’s top honours), with many others like Origami Killer well on their way to it.
Others were polishing off older games, like I was. Blackredyellow nabbed Dante’s Inferno for his 19th Platinum of the year, freakishly the same number as Freezebug got in 2012. Crazy_Del had a little help from the aforementioned BRY and Cam_manutd to chug through Unreal Tournament 3’s Insane Difficulty. He’s not quite at the Platinum yet, but he’s getting there sooner rather than later! Similarly, Blast17 finished off the better than expected Medal of Honor (2010) single player mode, whilst indulging in a healthy bout of multiplayer too.
In that strange divide between new and old, where the re-releases live, we see MistaPita claiming the Fastest Platinum for Mass Effect 1. Joining him on the fastest boards are Bambo_19 with PSASBR but on Vita, Flexxible with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (and a failed attempt at claiming Silent Hill Downpour), and Freezebug with Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee.
Freezebug’s speediness incidentally sees him in the top 10 fastest Platinums on PSNprofiles’ world leaderboards, a much trickier proposition that TSA’s.
It was all up to R1MJAW in a few areas. He’s been playing Dead or Alive 5 with Motalla, both locked in a deadly, yet lively race to the Platinum. Also, he claimed the fastest Platinum for Under Defeat HD, and just 10 minutes into 2013 took TSA’s first Platinum (and possibly even trophy) of the year, with uDraw Instant Artist. It doesn’t sound like the most challenging of games, but I believe that it’s an official qualification which he can put on his C.V.
Rounding us out this week we have a little bit of Steven Watch. As we peak through the bushes, it’s quite clear to most of us that he’s still locked in furious battles with Dragon Age: Origins and Dark Souls replays. He also commented on What We Played with a review of a film, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. I think I can accurately sum it up with: “Hey! Prince! Why are you not exactly like the game? You suck!”
With that we’re done for the week. The leaderboard update fell through the cracks this week, but if you can all be sure to update your trophy cards with your Christmas progress, a inferior race will be able to grab it all for next time around.
I leave you with the usual submission form for exception deeds and gaming set ups.