Tag Archives: trophies
Sat, Dec 20, 2008 | 13:17 GMT
According to a CVG report, PS3 Trophies’ ability to, er, do nothing in particular has run into a potentially shelf-smashing error. Apparently, after PSN users alter their PSN ID or password, Trophy data can become “corrupt.”
Should that happen, certain games will then notify players that Trophy data has failed to sync – sometimes leading to a series of looping “quit and try again” messages.
Titles like Burnout Paradise, LittleBigPlanet, Pain, and WipEout HD have fallen victim to the Trophy-gobbling glitch since October, but the recently released 2.53 firmware update failed to sweep the bug under the rug.
Fortunately, Sony community guy “MusterBuster” claimed that, “A fix is on the way, but I don’t have an ETA yet”.
If your e-life absolutely depends on a healthy, bustling Trophy case, click through the link for a “quick” fix. (Hint: it’s not quick.)
Otherwise, just remember that waiting builds character or whatever. So don’t worry; Sony’s got your back.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 23:37 GMT
Bethesda’s seemingly released the long awaited Trophy and bug patch for the PS3 version of Fallout 3.
Nothing concrete has been forthcoming from the publisher, but all those internet reports can’t be wrong, can they?
Still in doubt? Turn on your PS3, put the game disk in, and find out for yourself.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | 09:57 GMT
A UK development source has confirmed to VG247 this morning that all PS3 titles entering submission after January 1, 2009 must have Trophies implemented, and that it’s actually not allowed to retroactively add Trophies to existing games.
Videogamer.com reported yesterday that all PS3 games need to have Trophies from January. It’s true, we were told this morning, and the new rule only applies to new products.
“It just means that new titles entering the submission process post that date have to have them,” said our source.
“It’s entirely up to developers and publishers if older titles are to get Trophies as they are now via patches.
“Also, as far as I am aware, any games that do patch in Trophies have to be started from scratch. We can’t check a save game for stats and unlock Trophies accordingly.”
We’re not 100 percent sure on why it’s not specifically allowed to check game saves, but we suspect it’s to stop people cheating by using friends’ save files. So that’s why you don’t get retroactive Trophies for things like Burnout and GTA. Glad we got that cleared up.
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | 07:21 GMT
After a source close to Videogamer informed the site that Trophies will be mandatory in all PS3 games once January rolls around, the staff had a quick chat with a spokesperson from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, who confirmed the rumor in as few words as humanly possible.
“Yes, from Jan 09 all games must have Trophies,” the spokesperson said.
Shiny bits of virtual plastic for all your hard work. Money and piles of women can’t be far off.
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 16:08 GMT
Bethesda’s Peter Hines has confirmed that Trophies are on the way for Fallout 3.
“It’s going to happen, just not sure when. We’ll let folks know when we have something more definitive,” said the comms boss in a live interview with Eurogamer readers.
He’s still answering questions, so go and hassle him.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 | 07:39 GMT
PS3F reports that the Trophy patch for the PS3 version of GTA IV has now gone live, so if you fancy trawling through Nico’s adventures another time just to get some bits of virtual iron, you’re in luck.
Because the game’s awards aren’t retroactive. Tough luck, sucker.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 07:18 BST
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 | 16:14 BST
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 | 15:45 BST
According to this month’s US Official PlayStation magazine SCEA is looking into some kind of Trophy reward system.
“We’ve heard that SCEA is mulling over some sort of Trophy reward system,” says the piece.
“We doubt it’ll be cash (or the equivalent), but we suspect it might be exclusive access to early betas and the like.”
This is going firmly into the rumour pile for now.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 10:58 BST
Criterion’s confirmed that the Burnout Paradise Trophy patch has gone live.
There’s a full list of them through the link. And they’re not retroactive, so you’ll just have to play through it all again if you want the full set. Darn.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 07:14 BST
They’re on PS3Trophies.org. There’s lots of good stuff there, but don’t look if you don’t want it spoiled. Game’s out at the end of October.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 07:00 BST
This US PS Blog post brings news that Trophies has been added to PSN shooter thing, NovaStrike.
That’s it. Full thing through the link.
Thu, Sep 04, 2008 | 17:40 BST
Speaking to PSU, Bethesda’s Peter Hine has confirmed that the PS3 version of Fallout 3 won’t have Trophies at launch. Dang.
“Not at launch,” he said. “It remains to be seen what we do down the road. It wasn’t something we were able to incorporate into the game for launch.”
Game’s out for 360, PC and PS3 in October.
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 | 08:48 BST
SCEA’s detailed the 1.5 Warhawk update on the US PS Blog, confirming the patch will include custom soundtracks, Trophies, tutorials and other stuff.
There’s loads through there. You’ll be able to upgrade on August 27.
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 | 21:05 BST
We should probably stop talking about Trophies soon. Before we do, though, have a look at the awards you can get for Buzz! Quiz TV, courtesy of NeoGAF.
We will stop, promise.
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 | 14:40 BST
According to this Kotaku story, Sony is to release 50 Trophies for Warhawk on August 27.
The virtual prizes will arrive as version 1.5 of the multiplayer game, which will also include “custom music tracks from the Home Menu”, new paint schemes and insignia and a range of tutorial missions.
More through the link.
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 | 15:59 BST
According to this PSBeyond story, Naughty Dog’s released its Trophy patch for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
Apparently, “The file is about 13Mb and contains 47 trophies, 17 hidden ones and one platinum.” Joy oh joy. Go get it.
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 | 07:08 BST
Well, mostly detailed – still no release date, sadly. But Naughty Dog was generous with other details to whet our whistles.
“You’ll be able to get up to 48 Trophies in Uncharted. There are 47 Trophies related to what you do in the game — finding treasures, hand-to-hand or gun combat and the like — and the last one is the Platinum Trophy for getting all the other Trophies,” Arne Meyer, senior manager of marketing and communications at Naughty Dog, told IGN.
Don’t get too excited, though. Every Trophy is tied into Uncharted’s preexisting medal system, which functions nearly identically to PlayStation Trophies and Xbox 360 Achievements. “We didn’t add anything new,” Meyer said. “Sorry!”
Trophies can’t be retroactively unlocked, either; so get ready for another déjà vu-tastic adventure through Uncharted’s lush jungles.
But hey, it could be worse. At least you’re not playing Avatar: The Last Airbender in a desperate attempt to nab as many Trophies as possible. Yet.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 | 07:52 BST
In a post on the US PlayStation Blog, Q-Games boss Dylan Cuthbert has outlined details of PixelJunk Eden’s Trophies, and given a decent insight into how the game’s YouTube uploading system will work.
“The YouTube upload feature is going to revolutionize how people share tips,” he said. “Up until now it has been limited to people with video capture equipment, but from now on, anyone can record their game and upload it directly to YouTube from within the game!
“It is as simple as pushing one button to start and one button to stop and upload, and there is no affect on the gameplay thanks to the power of the PS3 and its abundance of SPU processors.”
Loads more through the link. The game’s almost done, apparently.
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 14:55 BST
2K Marin executive producer Alyssa Finley has gone into some detail on the US PlayStation blog about the Trophies to be includes in the PS3 version of BioShock, revealing awards such as “Brass Balls” (“Win BioShock on Hard difficulty with the Vita-Chambers turned off”) and “Historian” (find all the audio diaries).
There’s tons of stuff through there. Still no solid release date, though.