Submitted by ftwrthtx 405d ago | news

PlayStation's Greatness Awaits Video Hints at Gold Trophy Currency Auction

Sony's latest YouTube video is packed with greatness and hints at an auction where your gold trophies are currency.

Plus a bunch of exclusive content is on the way or unlocked already (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Diablo III, Gran Turismo 6, inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, PS4, Transistor, Watch Dogs)

Lovable  +   405d ago
The fact that you can use Gold trophies you earned from completing games is very exciting. Can't wait whats in store for us.
Bowzabub  +   405d ago
I'll bid 338.
cell989  +   404d ago
damn thats a lot of gold trophies
ajax17  +   400d ago
Wow, way to put my 39 to shame...
PerryCaravello  +   405d ago

watch it be some lame system though... like avatars or playstation home rewards. ALTHOUGH, if you like PSHome, gold trophies as currency for HOME items is kinda cool.

It's going to be a limited system though. No way Sony will ever implement anything that would lose them money lol.
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ginsunuva  +   405d ago
better than nothing

EDIT: You said "lose them money." Now think about that again for a second: if you make gold trophies worth small amounts of money, you encourage people to buy more games for trophies. Thus more software sales from trophy whores that makes up for any insignificant monetary loss from gold trophies.
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PerryCaravello  +   405d ago
I agree that the system, if it's real...I got sidetracked and haven't watched the youtube video yet, can be cool.

Just don't hype it up too much. If it exists, it will be a great addition to differentiate SEN from Xbox Live. It will be cool, and the items may be alright.

Don't think you'll be able to buy games or anything that great though (maybe small games). Sony isn't that dumb. They jacked up the price of Michael Jackson songs after the guy died lol, they know how to make money.
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cell989  +   404d ago
but I love trophies
ftwrthtx  +   405d ago
There are some cool things in the video. Not sure how the auction will work though and which items will go up for auction.

The video itself and making it interactive is genius. Great to see the PS4 marketing team hard at work.
GentlemenRUs  +   405d ago
This could turn out to be something very interesting, Can't wait for more info!

Could be like the Portal2 ARG, If so... Then go for it!
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BlindMango  +   405d ago
It looks to me like they will be auctioning off props and items used in this ad in return for people's gold trophies, I don't quite know if that means they will take their trophies away and how that will affect their levels and the legitimacy of their game completion and stuff, if they open this up for all users in multiple instances, this can break the legitimacy of the trophy system, especially if trophies are taken away or if they are given to people who have not earned them. If these things don't happen, and you could keep your trophy stats but aren't able to "pay" with those trophies again, then it would be interesting to use trophies as a form of currency
sinncross  +   404d ago
I dont think it would take away the trophy... i think there will just be a simple data check they can do and say you have 19 Gold trophy and you validate one for auction, the system will know you only ave 18 gold left. But your actual trophy list etc wont reflect that gold being taken away because its not being taken away.

its just converted into a separate token system that would ultimately be private info to you only (well and Sony servers).

thats how I figure it would go
PerryCaravello  +   405d ago
damn, i only have like 19 gold i think...maybe less
Hadoukameha  +   405d ago
Time to trophy whore it up.

Hopefully we can at least get small games, or DLC, anything but PSH crap.
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