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Community Chronicle: 10/11/13

The eye of the storm.

It feels like the eye of the storm, in some ways. Less than a week has passed since Ghosts was released, and there’s less than a week to go before some parts of the world are enjoying the next generation. We’re in the midst of an interminable, but really not that lengthy wait.


Over in the comments section, that Day One patch for the Xbox One has been causing a bit of a kerfuffle. For one thing, a chap got his hands onto an actual console through a retailer shipping error, and went nuts, posting details all over the place and getting his console banned in the process. However, on the topic of the actual Day One patch, Freezebug had a sensible idea:

“Surely the simple solution would be to include a set up disc with every console shipped or street-camped for, as I said should be done with the PS4 update, which would cater for those people without internet (for whatever reason). […] But then again, this solution would be too simple!”

A very smart plan, but alas, not one that seems to be in the offing. The Xbox One interface did get an official day in the sun, with a 12 minute video doing the rounds this week. Eldave0 leant towards wit over insightfulness:

“All very smooth of course, but I’m sure my wife would have left me by now if I was that indecisive! If I fire up a game, it’s to play a game, not bring up Skype, then Netflix, then the Movie Maker, then Friends, then back to game, then watch some TV, then back to Netflix, etc. etc.

“I’m very much looking forward to my X1 but I don’t see the appeal of this quick-switching stuff.”

But it wasn’t all Xbox, Xbox, Xbox this week, with Wired getting a peek under the plastic, to see what the PlayStation 4’s remarkably compact design offered. There was a video to watch too, which Bunimomike certainly enjoyed.

“Lovely stuff,” he said. “The video link is easily the smarter option. Seeing it taken apart is fascinating and had me shaking my head at how neat the design was. It’s ludicrously small when you take out the optical drive and PSU. Wonderful product design.”


Unfortunately we haven’t yet found a solution to the forums being down, with the plugin flaw not yet fixed, so this segment’s very light once more.

Germanos finally managed to make his way through to the end of Transformers: War for Cybertron’s trophy list, after weeks of threatening to do so, and nabbed himself the platinum. He’s since moved on to Fall of Cybertron, making his way through the single player and heading on to the multiplayer for all the trophies that has to offer too.

R1MJAW says he’s still up to his eyeballs in his PS3 backlog, finishing of de Blob 2 for the platinum, making that 97 in total, with 100 his ultimate goal before the PS4 arrives! One of those is not very likely to be EDF Insect Armageddon and EDF 2017, with a lot of grinding in the way between himself and those platinums. The focus goes elsewhere.

Sadly for Eldave0, his Xbox 360 has been played for the last time, with Black Ops 2 the subject of his gaming time. It’s being traded in to make way for the Xbox One he has on order. Sad times!

We’re nearly done, but you can head over to page two for the full trophy leaderboards. To finish off this page, we have the usual submission form for photos and accomplishments.

If people want to keep sending things in, I’ll be happy to post them, but gaming places is no longer a regular feature. If you fancy it, just use the submission form below, get in touch with me on Twitter at @teflon, or just send me an email out of the blue to teflon@thesixthaxis.com.

Community Chronicle Entry Form
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  1. Bambo_19
    Since: Dec 2011

    Its a shame the forum is still down. I guess I can add it here. GTA V PLAT!
    I think im second to Del. Either way im so happy I got this plat. What a great game.

    Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 14:20.
  2. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Quick mention for Ratchet & Clank Nexus releasing this coming week (Friday), looks like a corker and very well priced, possibly a final current gen purchase for some people!

    Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 14:32.
  3. Crazy_Del
    Since: Jul 2009

    Well done R1MJAW on his 97 Platinums! C’mon lad only 3 more to obtain with just 3 weeks to go. YE CAN DAE IT SON!
    I miss the forums :( but I know you guys are working really hard to try and fix it :)
    Well done Bambo on GTA V and I still think you are the 2nd TSA for the Platinum!
    Glad to see Transformers gets some loving from Germanos – a great game and both must have Platinums to add ^^
    I have just Platinum Diablo III today thanks to R1MJAW with the 100% chance of finding Gold armour and tips on Hardcore Mode which was my final trophy! It was a breeze believe it or not xD
    I have completed Batman: Arkham Origins three times including the tough trophy called ‘I am the Night’ which is basically a hardcore mode…. you only get one life! Only 5 trophies left for the Platinum!
    And lastly before I forget since the forums are down, about a week ago I have obtained Killzone: Mercenary Platinum which I think I am the fastest on TSA for the Platinum.
    Happy trophy hunting ^^

    Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 14:33.
    • R1MJAW
      Since: May 2010

      Cheers Del.
      Nice going on the Diablo III plat, I told you it wasn’t that difficult.

      Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 15:04.
  4. blackredyellow
    Since: Mar 2009

    Tef – I may have a rather lovely Chronicle submission for you next week. My PS4 will be arriving Friday and I can send some pictures if you’ll have the time to get them uploaded for Sunday?!

    Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 16:10.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Since: Sep 2008

      We definitely need to see your PS4 mate! With the cat too please.

      Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 16:55.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Please do. As I say, I’m happy to show off what people send my way, just won’t spend much time chasing people around the mulberry bush over it. :)

      Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 18:28.
      • blackredyellow
        Since: Mar 2009

        OK will do, on the email above. Oreo the Cat will be present!

        Comment posted on 10/11/2013 at 20:12.

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