253w ago - The serene Flower is blooming on the PlayStation Network soon. With it comes a bunch of homegrown Trophies to collect, and they sure do look pretty. Those interested can check out the full list below:
Dream Beyond all flowers lies another room.
Nature Bloom 10,000 flowers.
Urban Completely awaken the city.
Memories Reminisce for three minutes before returning to the room.
Palette Use the grass as your canvas and paint the ground with three different colors.
Wind Play with the windmills and ride the wind seven times.
Illumination Light a darkened pool.
Pure Journey to the city unscathed.
Stars Release all of the names to the sky.
flOw Life could be simple...
Welcome Back Play the game after a week long break.
Healthy Play Take a ten minute break between any dreams.
257w ago - It was inevitable that gamers would compare PlayStation 3 trophies to the Xbox 360's achievements. While it's true that both reward systems add a considerable amount of replayability to games, it's still unclear which is superior.
The main thing that Xbox 360 fans can boast is that achievements are mandatory for every game available on the Xbox 360 and it has been that way since the launch of the system. It is a shame that the trophy system Sony implemented in many of its games were not available at launch and was not mandatory throughout most of 2008.
Hopefully, trophy support becomes mandatory in 2009, so that gamers aren't torn between buying games based on whether or not they support trophies. Regardless of which was around longer, trophies and achievements are very similar, and are in direct competition for gamers attention.
Here are the reasons why trophies should motivate more gamers to collect them all rather than collecting achievement points.
Almost everyone that owns an Xbox 360 wants to have a high gamer score to boast about. While it's obvious from a high gamer score that a person has a love for playing video games, it usually doesn't mean that this person is a particularly skilled gamer.
Most gamers that have a high gamer score have simply played a...
259w ago - For many of us, try as we might to feign indifference, there's a nagging desire that we secure at least a respectable number of Trophies. So for smarter, time-deprived gamers, we've devised this quick-fix guide to scoring a respectable 40 Trophies in around an hour. Onwards, with dignity!
Burnout Paradise Time: 15 minutes | Number of Trophies: 7 | Trophy count: 7
And we're off. The pristine, sun-kissed streets of Paradise City is where our Trophy hunt begins and, although each metal mug is quite easy to collect on its own, it's a bit trickier to amass all seven in a tight fifteen minutes. Our advice? Check your map regularly.
Repair your car - Bronze: An easy one to start off. Simply drive through an auto repair for that magic metallic pot. The nearest repair shop is located in Angus Wharf, just a few hundred yards from your starting point.
Perform 3 Takedowns - Bronze: That insipid DJ Atomika making your blood boil? Vent a little fury by barging three opponents into traffic or scenery. The best place to get this Trophy is the Lighthouse Rock Road Rage event.
Power Park your car - Bronze: Find two cars parked closely together - most roads will have them - approach them at about 30° and use the handbrake to swing yourself behind the first...