A game offering a guaranteed platinum trophy in just 20 minutes has been pulled from PSN, highlighting flaws in Sony's certification process.
Aw damn I was just about to download it for...research and preservation purposes
Go for My name is Mayo then
Pft, it's just a trophy. I don't understand why people are so crazy about these virtual things, just like those Steam cards.
At least the Steam cards have a monetary value. Achievements /trophies are just bragging rights
I know people who are obsessed with their trophy/achievement collections because they believe that Sony/MS will, one day, follow the Steam card model with momentary rewards. Can you honestly say they will never do that? I cant. So an easy Platinum like that is a trophy horder's dream come true and it was rightfully taken down. This was just one incident I am aware of so I wouldn't go as far as to say Sony needs to review their certification&approval policy but they should be looking out for these money grab attempts in the future.
They only have monetary value because people are stupid and willing to pay for them to create badges for bragging rights. They're even worse than trophies or achievements as you can buy them. I sell all of my Steam cards.
Isnt that really what gaming is all about? Bragging rights?
@goldenarmz, I hope that was sarcasm because at least for me gaming is about having fun. It has nothing to do with bragging rights. I can understand competitive gaming and there being bragging rights there, but for single player games it's just about fun for the sake of fun itself.
Yeah steam cards are nifty
I used to chase them. Now I just use them on the games I love to extend gameplay. I will never chase a stupid mp trophy again! Lost Planet 2 wtf!
Why do you play games? its just some virtual thing...
I don't have any platinums. There are too many games to spend too much time on any one.
diablo 3 is an easy platinum as well as second son nothin beats my name is mayo tho
Cookie Clicker can be had in about 30 mins. All you have to do is press X a lot. I don't think anything can beat Avatar Burning Earth on the 360. All achievements unlocked in the first 2 minutes of the game.
Horizon Zero Dawn, just 60 hours of your time and you'll have a nice shiny sweet platinum, plus eventually you would receive a free platinum theme and avatar.
I'm playing horizon now, it's awesome
@Element Me too. Another gem of the generation for sure.
Horizon was brilliant!! Finished it yesterday, 50hrs in. I spent a lot of time just wandering and staring at the horizon (tm). It gave me that next-gen game feeling at 4K and HDR on a 65" tv! Waiting for DLC to give it another go at the end of this year. Really enjoyed the story, exploration, atmosphere, and super good music. Combat was ok too. Some rough spots here and there, but it was truly a gem. Had to buy Persona 5 and Nier yesterday to keep up the good-game feeling going, haven't felt like I played anything excellent since Nioh, and Dark Souls 3, and now Horizon. Guerilla shot right up there with Naughty Dog for me (didn't like U4 as much as I liked TLOU.)
I got the mail for the platinum theme but havent platinumed the game yet! seems like sony can see into the future
The Bunker - easiest Platinum ever.
Definitely not the fastest plat, but it's up there. From the devs twitter it just looks like the title and store description need to be amended and it will be back up.
Oh thank goodness for that Could you provide a link
Can't get on Twitter from my work PC or I would :/
There is no compliance about the amount of time it takes to get a plat. If it has a plat, then it has to go through regular full compliance testing standards, and not be within the "mini" style line of games. Each dev of a game is given a certain number of "points" to work with, and each level of trophy is worth so many points. If one dev wants more gold trophies, they have fewer overall trophies, and the plat is only available if all other trophies are achieved. If the dev wants nothing but gold, then the plat, they are free to do so. I don't think this game got removed for it's quick trophy. Reading the article, I think it's actually because it's trying to promote a face book page. While this isn't outwardly banned, facebook can only be linked to through "sharing" type features, and all interactivity has to be done through the system itself.
I got it in 49 mins and 40 secs while doing my taxes at the same time
I Am Mayo is a fast easy plat. You literally just tap X 10,000 times.
Why would anyone actually want to buy and "play" that?
...literally what I just said. Easy plat for those who trophy hunt.
The trophy system is kind of a rip off of MS's gamer score. I think I even prefer androids version of leveling up for games haha.
The two don't even compare beyond the shared titles and requirements. MS did it first but the point allocation, tiers, caps, presentation are all different. Even how they handle completion % as it pertains to DLC is different. MS doesn't have platinums.
HERE YOU GO KIDS From wiki The idea for game achievements can be traced back to 1982, with Activision's Patches for high scores. This was a system by which game manuals instructed players to achieve a particular high score, take a photo of score display on the television, and send in the photo to receive a physical, iron-on style patch in a fashion somewhat similar to a Boy Scout earning a Scout badge. This system was set up across many Activision titles regardless of platform, and though most of their games were on the popular Atari 2600, games on the Intellivision, Collecovision, Atari 5200, and at least one title on the Commodore 64 also included similar instructions with patches as a reward. Patches would be sent with a letter from the company, often written as if from a fictional character, like Pitfall Harry, congratulating the player on the achievement. By the end of 1983, Activision's new games no longer included these achievements, but the company would still honor the process for their older games. Microsoft didn't invented "achievement " they just copied it put a spit shine and called it brand new
Even if MS had it first, Sony's implementation is better than an arbitrary number. That's for sure. Each type of trophy gives you an idea of the difficulty and rarity of obtaining a trophy and then all your efforts gets a nice Platinum that goes towards your leveling.
Agreed. The trophy system is superior to the achievement system for the reasons you mentioned.
It's hardly arbitrary. Most games are around 1000 points so if you have 30k you either fully completed 30 games or partially beat 100s. It can theoretically be known to you at how hard to accomplish a certain thing too. Think of it like money, if it's like 25 you know its easy. If its like 125 you know its going to be hard. Also there are much more to 'achieve' as it can be divided to a smaller enumeration. Good for casuals feeling like they accomplish something occassionally, however, it might not be so good for completionists. While Trophy have bronze, silver and gold, sometimes its not clear why something is silver and something is bronze. Bronze trophy sometimes is harder to get, silver you may get automatically when you finish level 1, Gold if/when you get lucky and things like that. Maybe you'll get a platinum for beating the game and then another for beating on hard. Maybe you'll get 5 a game, maybe only 1. Platinum means so much while individual trophies mean exponentially less. Contrary to achievement, individual achievements meant something although 1000/1000 is up for debate how it feels like accomplishment wise. Naturally, none of this really matters for trophy/achievement hunters though. (Also there's an app on the MS store where you can compare with friends, check worldwide completion %, time spent, etc l)
@chet "Maybe you'll get a platinum for beating the game and then another for beating on hard. Maybe you'll get 5 a game, maybe only 1. Platinum means so much while individual trophies mean exponentially less." You have no idea how the trophy system works do you?
"Maybe you'll get a platinum for beating the game and then another for beating on hard. Maybe you'll get 5 a game, maybe only 1. Platinum means so much while individual trophies mean exponentially less" Okay, wait what? You have NO idea what a platinum even is, yet you managed to write a dissertation about it and analyze. LMAO! 5g and those occasionally 1g achievements are trash. Grinding a 5g achievement in a 1000g game feels ridiculous. There IS an arbitrary nature to some of these systems, yes. You get 100g for something so simple in goat simulator like the goat in space cut scene, but only a lousy 30g for Flappy Goat. Finishing Act 1 in Witcher 2 is a lousy 5g. Now all indies get 1000g regsrdless of length or quality for what used to be 200g and then 400g. DLC counts against your completion and you can't tell at a glance if the guy beat the vanilla game or just boosted a bunch of the dlcs. 466 achievements for 4935 prs in Killer Instinct. At a glance, it's just helter skelter. Then throw in some of those 0 achievements that pop for Netflix or whatever and really confuse the issue.
@sunny I know how the trophy system works. Each trophy is worth a base point value and each type of release is allowed to have a maximum number of points. Bronze = 15 points, silver = 30, gold = 90, platinum = 180. So on a whim they can give a game all platinum trophies as long as it fits into the total points they assign. @trouble yeah but that's bum f**k goat simulator and they have to reward you otherwise nobody would play because games like that die really quick. Really? 1g? I have never seen a 1g achievement. (If you find it let me know which game, genuinely interested because that's bull lol). And those 0 achievements for Netflix or whatever were confusing to me too at first but I realized they are more like milestones than anything.
How's games with gold treating you?
Its the end of days, shame on you Sony, you're going to go bankrupt for this, oh wait you took care of it by removing it, oh ok never mind.
A platinum trophy that is really easy to get isn't special. People that are into achievements like them normally because they're not easy to get.
20mins? i did it in 8mins lol
I bet some morons brought into it lol. What it like being screwed by your console maker. Sony should be ashamed with even entertaining the idea they could make gamers pay for trophy's.
Never got a platinum before. Way too many games to play, not enough time.
Honestly, how many of you thought, like I did, that this article was going to be about my name is mayo?
I have 80 odd plats i dislike inflated easy trophy gamed
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