Patrick Velky Writes: For quite some time now, I’ve kept a terrible secret. I’ve done everything I could to rectify the situation, but all I can do is ask for your forgiveness and understanding. I’m aware that I am probably a part of a minority of gamers who would say this, but I, Patrick Velky, Sony fan since ’95…despite Trophies. Oh, the shame!
Before my crucifixion, I want to clarify the source of my frustrations. I have no problem with the idea of Trophies. We live in tough economic times, and gaming is not a cheap hobby. Trophies are a built-in mechanism to extend a game’s natural lifespan. However, I feel that this Trophy-obsessed gamer culture that is being created isn’t natural. I understand the desire to milk every ounce of playability out of a game. I do. But I don’t understand those who will spend hours shooting for Platinum in a game that they don’t even like.