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VGH Crossover: Trophies and Achievements


We’ve got a little something extra for your ears this week: Randy joins forces with some fellow gaming podcasters—Jordan from Boom Headshot, Joe from Geeks With Wives, and Dan from the First World Podcast—to discuss their love/hate relationships with achievements and trophies. They also weigh in on recent releases like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, God of War: Ascension, Dead Space 3, and Runner 2.

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Cloudy” by Subway Sonicbeat

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  1. Piel Souza
    Piel Souza April 4, 2013

    Trophies can be use for good. I really like to collect trophies on games that will have you do 100% of the game content in order to get the so wanted Platinum Trophy.

    If the game has me engaged in its world and I want to spend more time on it I’ll do all there is to be done. If then I get a Platinum, great, otherwiser I won’t get out of my way. For exemple, Red Dead Redemption had me picking flowers for quests, searching treasures and all, but I just couldn’t bear play the multiplayer. Nothing wrong with it, just not my kind of multiplayer. So I got all the most of the off-line Trophies, and bearly none of the on-line ones.

    I have more to say on the topic, but let that for other time.
    It’s been a while since I comment here, but I kept listening to you.
    Great job guys.

    • randy_wrecked
      randy_wrecked April 8, 2013

      Thanks for listening, Piel — we definitely appreciate your continued support and interaction. I don’t think we really touched on multiplayer-only trophies on the show, actually. Those make me really angsty because I seldom dip into the online modes with any consistency. If a game has trophies like that it almost definitely means I’ll never be able to hit 100% on it.

  2. metaly
    metaly April 7, 2013

    Nintendo does have a name for achievements! They call them, wait for it… “accomplishments.” Also they’re only in the 3DS Mii Plaza for now, as far as I know, so it’s dubious whether that really counts.

    I used to like the idea of metagame achievements (and I suppose I still do), but lately I’ve been annoyed with them popping up all the time because it immediately pulls me out of the experience. If possible, I turn off notifications and check my progress later.

    • randy_wrecked
      randy_wrecked April 8, 2013

      I completely forgot about the Accomplishments on the 3DS! I wonder if they’ll ever apply that branding to all of their platforms.

      • Courtney Sandhu
        Courtney Sandhu April 27, 2013

        The accomplishments are good for the mii plaza, like the find mii game, because it’s such a dumb game. They actually give me a reason to play it over and over.

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