My favorite trophies and achievements in video games are the gimmick-based ones. They’re not about finishing a level or getting a certain amount of headshots. They’re about doing something specific, often something outlandish, silly, deliberately provocative, or plain screwed up. They can add levity to a sober gaming…
In the weeks since Super Meat Boy has been on PS4 and Vita, only four people have picked up the platinum trophy. That list might not get much longer, given how difficult it is. Why? You have to beat every world in the game without dying. Only 0.8% did this on Steam, a world where it’s easy to cheat at achievements.
SOMA is a standout game, and one of the many ways it distinguishes itself is through its restrained use of achievements. There are 10 on Steam (or 10 trophies on PlayStation), and each is nothing more than a progress marker. They come infrequently and unexpectedly. I wasn’t sure when one would pop up or why. They…
Yeah, I know, they're called trophies on PlayStation. Achievements, trophies... whatever you want to call them, Helldivers has some of the funniest I've seen in a while.
If you're like me, you're not playing Dragon Age to save the world. You're playing Dragon Age to get to know some buddies, and maybe even to smooch someone.
You're one of them. The accomplishment addicts. The trophy trackers. You need to get them all. Well, here are some PS4 trophies you might not want—or be able—to get.
Ronny, aka blackangel887462, is one of the most dedicated PlayStation gamer son the planet, having racked up over 500 platinum trophies. A feat which he decided to have commemorated with a real platinum trophy.
Achievement reveals have lost some of their appeal here over the years. But then I see the list for South Park: The Stick of Truth and I feel compelled to share it. Here's the very first one, for 15 Gamerscore. "New Kid on the Block: Join the KKK."
Hakoom, one of the more prolific and visible trophy hunters in the PlayStation Network, just broke through to level 100—a rank that requires a user to win some 30,000 trophies. Three others have also breached the 99 barrier, thought to be the limit when PSN instituted trophy support back in mid-2008.
Trophies on the PlayStation 4 are coming back with a twist. Sony's new console won't just store your achievements—it'll tell you the rarity of each Trophy you earn.
Every Call Of Duty has its required stealth mission, and the "don't get caught" achievement to go with it. The Jungle Ghosts achievement is somewhat frustrating to get, but check out this video and you'll ghost right through it.
My name is Richard and I have a problem. When it comes to games, I am a completionist. If there is a nook left unexplored or some random item that needs to be collected, I feel compelled to spend hours getting the job done.
Xbox360Achievements.org and PS3Trophies.org have been tapped to draw up the achievements and trophies in GRID 2, due for release by the end of March. Publisher Codemasters and the two sites made a joint announcement of the team-up yesterday.
We've all noticed that Achievements, Trophies and other game-specific accomplishments don't mean squat in the real world, right? You can't go to your local video game store and say, "Hey, I've Platinum-ed in Uncharted 3; can I get a copy of Starhawk, please?"
On a question from a reader, the PlayStation Blog dug through Sony's telemetry and produced a list of the 10 games with the most Platinum trophy winners. Platinum trophies, of course, are awarded when someone collects all of the trophies available in a title.
Trophy hunters and platforming fans take heed! The HD-remastered Jak and Daxter Collection is coming to a store near you in a few short weeks, packed with a trio of platforming masterpieces and more trophies than you can shake a ottsel at.
There's an Xbox 360 Achievement (and PlayStation 3 Trophy) in Batman: Arkham City called "Storyteller". The description: "Have 12 murderous dates with Calendar Man." To earn it, you have to talk to the incarcerated villain on 12 holidays, from New Year's to Christmas.
After just a five minute ride on my bike, all of my toppings usually slide to one side of the sandwich. But Nathan Drake still has a pristine sweet onion chicken teriyaki or whatever the hell it is, with perfectly tessellated cheese, I'd bet.
More than a year after this Madden fan's near-religious experience [NSFW language], Green Bay's Greg Jennnnnnnnnings scoring a 99-yard touchdown on a broke leg is an Internet meme backed by five million YouTube views and gracious acknowledgment from the NFL player himself. And now it's memorialized as an achievement…