71:Trophy Talk: Platinums

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Tony and Justin dive into their trophy lists to discuss their collections of Platinums. In the news this week the Nintendo Switch, Dragon Quest Heroes,The Batman movie, Neil Druckmann’s comments on the Uncharted movie, rumors of a Han Solo trilogy, the Horizon Zero Dawn release, Shadow of Mordor sequel, and a short review of the Lego Batman movie. Listen in for a good time!

Episode Notes

  • Dragon Quest Heroes will need 32GB for the Nintendo Switch
  • No virtual console for Switch at launch (no digital downloads)
  • Matt Reeves IS directing The Batman
  • Neil Druckmann says no one at Naughty Dog has read the UC movie script
  • Han Solo trilogy???
  • Horizon Release ( go in blind or review in advance?)
  • Patrick Stewart will not appear as Prof X after Logan
  • Target leak reveals Shadow of Mordor sequel, Shadow of War
  • Lego Batman was incredible (Killer Croc, Ironman Sucks)
  • Trophy Talk: Platinum Achieved

Tony Plats:

  • Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
  • Stories: Paths of Destinies
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Infamous: First Light
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Watch_Dogs 2
  • Battlefield 1
  • Ratchet and Clank (2016)
  • Life is Strange

Justin Plats:

  • Fallout 4
  • Infamous First Light
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Resogun

46:Trophy Talk – Trophy Hunters

46: Trophy Talk: 4 Types

Pokemon GO Declines

No Man’s Sky concurrent playerbase decreases by 89%

Playstation Plus Price Increase

FF15 starts open world then starts getting more linear

Gears of War 4 gets same composer from GoT, Pacific Rim, and Warcraft movie

Newscast: Skyrim Remastered, Watch_Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2


Blizzard/ Overwatch banning players as promised

Following Blizzard’s lead, Ubisoft swears to perma ban cheaters in the Division on 1st

Anthony Hopkins in Trans 5 as the Hannibal Lecter of the robot universe, Unicron

Spider-Man 4, Mysterio as Bruce Campbell, Add Vulture (Jefferey Henderson)

Sucker Punch Spider-Man

  • InFamous, Sly Cooper

Watch Dogs 2 confirmed by Ubisoft, six different versions

  • Release Nov. 15

Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 releasing within 2 weeks of each other

RPG Battles: Blood and Wine vs Far Harbour

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in The Division Movie

Take-Two CEO no market for VR right now.

  • Owns Rockstar, 2K
  • Games like: GTA, Civ, Borderlands, Bioshock, NBA 2K

Horizon Zero Dawn pushed back until Feb. 28, consolation prize of a new trailer

  • Asks for pre-orders, dumb

Zootopia earns $1 Billion worldwide

  • Fourth animated movie to do so (Frozen, Toy Story 3, Minions)
  • 26th movie ever to gross $1 Bil, Disney owns 11
  • Second movie this year behind Civil War

E3 starts June 14

Skyrim Remastered

Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue

Square Enix announced a FF12 remake for PS4

  • Adds new music and other things

Gwent coming to mobile? Trademarked

COD XP first in 5 years in September

  • $2 Million tournament, Largest in COD history
  • Multiplayer reveal for Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Really late reveal, BO3 was in June, AW in August, Ghost in August

Kit Harrington villain in Infinite Warfare

PS4K confirmed but won’t be shown at E3

Destiny: Rise of Iron new DLC not for Last Gen

  • Everyone gets the Gjallahorn, only get skin if pre-ordered

41 : 20 Years of GameSpot’s Game of the Year

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Tony and Justin discuss Gamespot’s game of the year award for the last 20 years. Additional topics include No Man’s Sky delay, Captain America, Netflix, and Nintendo’s rumored new handheld. Listen in for a good time! Check out our youtube page!



No Man’s Sky delayed until July or August, originally scheduled for June

Netflix makes exclusivity deal with Disney

Daniel Craig not James Bond, maybe woman? Ends: “Bond” CREDITS-Theme

Uncharted 4 breaks PS4 first week sales record

New Handheld Nintendo product

Battleborn stumbling, more people playing Borderlands 2

Captain America is a Hydra Agent?

John Carpenter coming back to Halloween

Jason Todd officially in Batman v Superman

GameSpot Game of the Year for 20 years

37: COD Infinite Warfare and Ratchet & Clank 2016

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Justin and Tony discuss the recent information around Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and the rumored modern warfare remaster, as well as Tony’s platinum of Ratchet and Clank. Additional topics include X-men Apocalypse, WoW, Star Wars, Dragon Quest 8 and so much more! Listen in for a good time! Share, Like, Comment, Follow, Subscribe! Check out our youtube channel!

Episode Notes

Magnificent Seven Trailer/movie – Denzel, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’onofrio, Ethan Hawke

Robert Downey Jr. Officially in Homecoming

Inhumans postponed indefinitely

Dragon Quest 7 coming to 3DS early Summer 2016 DQVIII coming in 2016.

The Rock in Jumanji remake

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare title leak

Rey is Luke’s father fan theory

May’s Free games – T

Vanilla WoW controversy ended – Blizzard creates stripped down server

X-Men Apocalypse Trailer (New) Wolverine

Uncharted 4 rumored to have 5gb day 1 patch

PC update to Fallout 4 can now browse mods.

Rumor: COD: Infinity Warfare release Nov. 4, includes Modern Warfare remastered

  • Levels: Crash, Creek, Overgrown, Pipeline, Bog
  • Scorestreak problems
  • Perk Problems

Ratchet and Clank

  • Platinum
  • Challenge mode
  • Changes between original
  • Visuals
  • Comedy
  • Over all story
  • Gameplay experience

Life is Strange

  • Platinum – Collection Mode
  • Story
  • Gameplay
  • Over all story

Mirror’s Edge Beta

  • Open World
  • Unlockables
  • Story was weak

Lego Avengers

  • Controls

Dragon Quest 8

  • Picking back up
  • First wipe out


The Platinum Quest: Completed Fallout 4

Though it took quite a bit of time Fallout 4 did not have the hardest path the platinum. The majority of trophies came from storyline missions. The hardest trophy by far the benevolent leader mentioned in my last blogpost. I have enjoyed Fallout 4 quite a bit. I enjoyed the mechanics and the gameplay, though I do miss a few of the features in past games. To some extent I actually miss weapon durability. It forced me to make decisions based on a weapons availability as well as its ammo. I also greatly missed the karma system from the old games. I loved being rewarded for my decisions to help or hurt people. It incentivized the decisions I made past the immediate context. I always enjoyed how karma shifts the way people would talk to you.

My favorite quest had to be the robot pirate ship also known as the “Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Constitution.” I remember as it blasted off wondering what would happen. Part of me expected to watch the ship blast off into the night sky. The pessimistic side thought the ship might explode kill me for all my effort. I was pleased with the result. The ship essentially flies into a building across the map. As you watch it park itself onto the top of one of the sky-scrappers, you hear the captain boast about its progress and calculate that, at the current rate, they will reach the ocean within a century.

Overall I appreciate this addition to the Fallout Franchise. The emphasis on settlement building and power armor was an exciting change that made Fallout 4 feel unique from Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Fallout 4 did not dethrone Fallout 3 from my list of favorite games but did provide a legitimate Fallout experience for the new generation of consoles.

More to come from Underpaid Gamers over Fallout 4 as DlC drops.

The Platinum Quest: Fallout 4 – Benevolent Leader

When I purchase a new game one of the first things I do is look at the trophy list and determine if this game is worth getting all of the  trophies/achievements. Fallout 4s trophies at first glance all looked achievable. Therefore I set my sights on that platinum trophy and went to warp speed.

Fallout 4 is undisputedly a huge game. Early critiques complained that the map was smaller than Fallout 3. From my experience so far its not about the size, but rather, the quality and quantity of things to do. Downtown Boston is packed with locations to explore. At this point I have probably put 60 or more hours into the game and am still experience fresh new side quests. Many of which are witty and fun. Most of the Trophies involved the main storyline and are split between the different factions you can choose. On my first play-through I decided to side with the Minutemen and the Brotherhood of Steel. I will say that finishing the game as the Brotherhood was way more fun than as the Minutemen. The other trophies can be easily accomplished in your first run through. A few will require extra effort. One trophy, above all else, gave me the hardest time.

The Benevolent Leader trophy. 

At face value this trophy seems manageable. Get a settlement to 100 happiness. I want my people to be happy! Quickly I realized how daunting this challenge actually is. All of my frustrations can be summed up in one word. Glitch. For some reason occasionally as I explored the wasteland my settlements would lose 10-15% happiness. When I would go to my data screen on the pip-boy it would show that I had no beds or food in a settlement! How is that possible! The first time I saw this I quickly fast-traveled to the settlement to see if this was due to a raider or supermutant attack. As soon as I arrived the beds and food reappeared. I realized that it was a glitch. And promptly mourned the loss of all the time I had spent trying to raise happiness.

I eventually earned the trophy.

How I dealt with the glitch was by checking my pip-boy every few minutes to see if the glitch had started. If you can catch the glitch early enough then you can quickly fast travel back to your settlement to fix the issue. All you have to do to fix it is to walk back into your settlement and then check your pip-boy’s data on the workshop. I would usually re-enter build mode then exit and fast travel back to whatever I was doing.

I haven’t earned the platinum trophy yet. However, all I have left for trophies is the storyline quests for the other factions I didn’t choose on my first run through. I also saved my game at a point right before you become hostile to the other factions. This allows me to skip all the boring intro stuff and get right at the faction’s story.

Never forget that old adage:  War… War never changes…