It’s that time again, last months NPD numbers are in. Of course the Nintendo DS is in first place but you may be surprised to know that the Nintendo Wii isn’t in the top spot this month, it’s actually in third place behind the Xbox 360 which is in 2nd place and PS3 in fourth, all consoles except for Wii saw an increase in sales. On the gaming side of things, Bioshock 2 is in first place on the 360.
|613,200 SOLD||↑||191K (45%)|
|422,000 SOLD||↑||89K (27%)|
|397,900 SOLD||↓||68K (-15%)|
|360,100 SOLD||↑||83K (30%)|
|133,400 SOLD||↑||33K (33%)|
|101,900 SOLD||↑||60K (143%)|
Game sales numbers after the break.
♦ Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC
♦ Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 2
♦ MLB 2K10 Demo
♦ Penny Arcade Adventures Episode Bundle
The list of full content is after the break.
♦ Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC
♦ Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 2
♦ Just Cause 2 Demo
♦ Race Driver GRID Prestige Pack
The list of full content is found after the break.
The list of trophies is bronze, silver, gold, and platinum in that order. The trophies are not in alphabetical order, they are in the order the video game publisher chose to put them in for your convince. Trophy Logos on the right side with an “S” by them are secret trophies.
|Thank you for supporting Interactive Drama|
TIP – After the prologue of the game, the opening credits should roll and you should then get this trophy.
|The Bear – Take the best route on the highway|
TIP – There are many prompts that show up during the highway scene and you have to do them all without failing, you are also given a choice to go in certain directions, when you are given a choice you will want to pick them in order below. This is the best route to take on the interstate:
Have fun with this one…
|The Bear – Complete the Bear Trial successfully|
TIP – While doing this chapter, you have to keep a conscious effort to not mess up button prompts, but the game does let you mess up three times in a row. Just do a good job and this shouldn’t be too hard.
|Cat & Mouse|
|Covered Market – Beat Korda in the cold storage|
TIP – Chase down Korda through the supermarket until you get to the cold storage locker and then defeat him there. Simple as that, you will get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.
|Kramer’s Party – Defeat Gordi’s bodyguards|
TIP – During Kramer’s party, after finding a way upstairs you will have a talk with Kramer, after talking with him he will call in his bodyguards in, simply complete the prompts without failing too much when fighting the body guards and this trophy is as good as yours (when the next chapter loads).
|The Butterfly – Give up or fail the Butterfly Trial|
TIP – After entering the factory, crawling through the pipe filled with broken glass and sliding down the tunnel pipe you will arrive at a bunch of electrical wires, you will have to crawl through them. If you want this trophy just walk through the door that says “Coward!” on it or you can fail the challenge to get this trophy.
|The Butterfly – Complete the Butterfly Trial successfully|
TIP – After entering the factory, crawling through the pipe filled with broken glass and sliding down the tunnel pipe you will arrive at a bunch of electrical wires, you will have to crawl through them. You will have to do some crazy button pressing here, you will have to twist your hands at all different angles here, just take your time and enter the wires WITHOUT electricity surging through them. You may want to try to hold the controller in different ways most comfortable to you like sideways or backwards. If you succeed the trial you will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|Shrink and Punches – Stop Blake from hitting Dupre|
TIP – During this mission, as Blake is hitting Dupre, you have a few options to stop him from doing it or even to encourage him, you want to pick the options to discourage him from hitting Dupre and if he stops you get this trophy as the next chapter loads. You want to be real sure of what you pick, some options may seem as though to discourage himebut may encourage him.
|Shrink and Punches – Do not stop Blake from hitting Dupré|
TIP – In this chapter, as Blake is hitting Dupre, you can simply just stand there and let Blake just keep hitting him, you even have options to encourage him to do it. Bit if you do pick options, which is not recommended, watch what you choose because you could actually discourage Blake from hitting him. As the next chapter loads, you should get this trophy.
|The Lizard – Cut your finger using axe, knife or pliers + disinfect or cauterize the wound|
TIP – During “The Lizard”, chop your finger off with either an axe, knife, or pliers, all of which are pretty disgusting and then put disinfectant on your finger or cauterize it, yo cauterize it, pick up the iron bar off the floor and then walk over to the oven and heat it up. It is best recommended to have your “tool” of choice, the disinfectant, and the heated iron bar on the table before starting to assure this trophy to be yours.
|The Lizard – Cut your finger using saw or scissors|
TIP – Simply cut your fingers off using the saw or the scissors. That’s all you gotta do and this trophy will be yours as the next chapter loads.
|Manage to escape Blake in the subway station|
TIP – Start this by running to the subway station from the street and when you’re downstairs head to the slots and pay to enter. After paying, you will then go down some escalates getting you to the station. What you’re now going to want to do is cross the subway tracks to the other side , this is a sure way to escape Blake.
|Fugitive or On the Loose – Get arrested by Blake|
TIP – While heading to the subway station or while in the subway station, get caught at any time by Blake. The easiest way to do it is just stand there and wait for them to arrest you. You will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|Jayden Blues – Play the piano without a wrong note|
TIP – You begin the message by playing the piano, you start off by slowly playing the keys, keep these keys in mind and the order of the keys as you will play the same ones over and over again, just focus on your buttons and don’t fail any button and you should get this trophy. You should get this trophy while the next chapter loads.
|Jayden Blues – Resist Triptocaine|
TIP – After getting up from working at you desk, you feel the urge to use your triptocaine, do not use it at all, don’t even pick it up. In the meantime, go around your room smashing your lamp and drinking, looking in your mirror, using the shower, etc… Do this successfully and you should get this trophy when the next chapter loads.
|Under Arrest – Switch the camera off in the surveillance room before saving Ethan|
TIP – First, the only way to get to this point is to get Ethan arrested, either during Fugitive or On The Loose fail the prompts when the cops are chasing you to get arrested quickly (if you do not want to get arrested, you can always go back and play it in chapter select after finishing the game). When you start the mission “Under Arrest” Ethan will now be handcuffed and you have to ask him questions, when Blake starts to beat Ethan up make the choices to defend Ethan then you should walk out the room, now walk to your office and you will be asked to use the triptocaine, DON”T use it now you should walk out your office and go into the surveillance room (the door that access the surveillance room is not the one in the hall that you exited earlier, it’s at the start of the hall to the right). Go to the camera and turn it off. Now save Ethan and you should get this trophy when the next chapter is loading.
|I’m a Killer…|
|The Shark – Kill the Drug Dealer|
TIP – When given the option to kill the drug dealer or not, kill him. You should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|I’m not a Killer!|
|The Shark – Do not kill the Drug Dealer|
TIP – When given the option to kill the drug dealer or not, do NOT kill him. You should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|The Doc – Do not drink the Doc’s beverage|
TIP – When the Doc offers you a drink say no, then when he hands it to you do not drink it while you ask him questions. When he asks you a second time if you’ve tried your drink say no. When the next chapter is loading you should get this trophy.
|Queen of Ropes|
|The Doc – Escape before the Doc returns|
TIP – As the Doc is upstairs answering his door, you have to try to escape, focus on the rope to your right first and then do all the quick-time events as follows without failing too much and you should get this trophy while the next chapter loads.
|Goodbye Mad Jack|
|Mad Jack – Survive the fights against Mad Jack|
TIP – While fighting Mad Jack, don’t fail the quick-time commands too much and this trophy should be yours. The trophy will pop up as the next chapter loads.
|Eureka – Prepare a good omelet on time|
TIP – When Laura says shes hungry and is going to take a shower go to your fridge and take out some eggs and get the pan from by the sink and put it on top of the oven. Now all you have to do is follow all the on-screen commands, when is shows a quick cut-scene of the cooked omelet and he says he thinks it’s done, turn the oven off and put it on the plate, easy. The Sims to a while new level…
|I’m Not Scared!|
|Twins – Follow your brother without making any mistakes|
TIP – In this chapter you will have to not preform one commend incorrectly, you probably won’t get this on your first try and you will probably have to keep trying it again and again in chapter select after you finish the game, but with time, memorization, and patience, you should get it.
|Sexy Girl – Take off no more than one item of clothing during the strip-tease|
TIP – When you are doing the strip scene in the club, take off only one piece of clothing and that’s the most you can take off if you want this trophy, after doing this you should have a few options to choose from, choose LAMP and take it away from there, just remember not to take off any more of your clothes and this trophy is yours while the next chapter loads.
|On the Loose – Do not forgive Madison|
TIP – If Madison is still alive at this point, when you are prompted to for give her or not forgive her, do NOT forgive her and you should get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.
|On the Loose – Forgive Madison|
TIP – If Madison is still alive at this point, when you are prompted to for give her or not forgive her, forgive her and you should get this trophy as the next chapter is loading.
|On the Loose – Escape the police at the motel|
TIP – After hopping across the hotel roof in “On the Loose” the cops will finally corner you, you have the options to get arrested or to jump. You’re going to want to choose the JUMP option to escape the police.
|Trapped – Save Lauren underwater|
TIP – When you find yourself underwater tied up inside your car you will want to untie yourself first then look over to Lauren and undo her seat-belt and untie her BEFORE you kick the glass out. If you’ve found you are getting into position to kick the glass open just release the buttons and fail the prompt until you have completely freed Lauren, then you can kick out the glass,, you should swim to the surface with Lauren and get the trophy while the next chapter loads.
|Face to Face – Do not get shot in Kramer’s villa|
TIP – So to get this trophy, you should not get shot at all during “Face to Face”, this means that you cannot fail any prompts. Your main controls are R1, R2, L1, and L2 so you just need to focus on these. As you exit your vehicle you will start shooting Kramer’s bodyguards (which, surprisingly he has a lot). If you fail it the first time around you can always go back in chapter select when you finish the game later. The trophy should appear as the next chapter loads.
|Face to Face – Give Kramer his medicine|
TIP – Towards the end of “Face to Face” Kramer will go into a heart attack and ask you to retrieve his medicine which is located in his desk drawer, simply grab it and bring it to him.
|The Rat – Drink the poison|
TIP – During “The Rat” you are given two options, to drink the poison on the table or to walk away, drink the poison and you should get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|The Rat – Work out where Shaun is held|
TIP – To do this, you either need to complete all five trials successfully or you can only have completed 3 to 4 trials successfully and you can guess where the killers place is on your GPS. (Hint: if you are unable to guess where the killer is on your GPS on your own, he is at the location next to the water on the GPS). You may not get this trophy until you start the “Old Warehouse” chapter if you had to guess the address.
|Cold as Ice|
|Killer’s Place – Survive the explosion by hiding in the fridge|
TIP – During “Killers Place” you have to make your way to the kitchen fridge to survive the explosion, bust your way out of the secret room through the wall into the bathroom, then through the bedroom, through the main room, then to the kitchen and hop into the fridge. An obvious note: don’t walk into the fire, find objects that can help you jump over it. You will get this trophy as the next chapter loads.
|The Old Warehouse – Save the Origami Killer before he falls, with Jayden or Madison|
TIP – When playing either Jayden or Madison, after surviving the quick-time event on the conveyor belt, the Origami Killer will fall off a ledge and holding on to it asking you to save him, you can either choose to save him or not to, if you choose to save him then you will get this trophy.
|The Old Warehouse – Reach the end with all characters… and fail|
TIP – Get all of your characters to the old warehouse then in this chapter, simply fail all the prompts and have all your characters die (you can always go back in chapter select after finishing the game to do this too).
|Heavy Rain Hero|
|Finish HEAVY RAIN™|
TIP – Simply complete the game with any ending and you should get this trophy.
|Succeeded in all Ethan’s trials|
TIP – Complete all of the trials given the Ethan throughout the game, this means that you are given the full address after doing all five trials including drinking the poison for the last trial.
|Save the Kid|
TIP – As the description states, simply save Shaun with one of the characters. (hopefully they are still alive).
|HEAVY RAIN Master|
|Unlock all trophies|
TIP – Simply unlock all bronze, silver, and gold trophies in Heavy Rain and you will get this trophy. Easier said than done I realize.
UPDATE: Sony has now confirmed that they have fixed the problems and you are now able to safely get back on your PS3, it seems there was a mix-up with fat PS3′s and the leap year that wasn’t occurring on the slim models, which threw the clock out of whack.
From Sony regarding the recent PSN issues:
“We are aware that some users are experiencing error code 8001050F and a network connection failure when signing on to PlayStation Network. Those of you with the newer, “slim” PS3s (120GB/250GB) seem to be unaffected.
We are currently working to restore service as a matter of priority and will update with further information as necessary. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and continued support.
Keep an eye on our Twitter account, where we’ll be updating you on the situation as often as possible.”
UPDATE: After the break, you will see further details about the issues and what’s planned to be done with them.
If you’re able to pry yourself from Heavy Rain this week then you may want to check out the upcoming patch for MAG that releases this Thursday. Anyway the bug fixes a bunch of exploits in the game that give certain teams an advantage on certain maps. They also fixed some bugs that have to do with XP and also made some process in the game quicker like weapon and gear swapping. Along with many other weapon, graphical, and technical fixes. The full list of fixes can be seen after the break.
So Square Enix has released some screens for the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII, some people claim that these images do not look as good as the PS3 version with jagged or less detailed textures, this seems to match the claims a few weeks ago of people reporting that the game on the 360 looked ‘inferior’ to the PS3 version, you guys make your own opinions… The important question is, who will start the flame war? lol. Screenshots after the break.
Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama from Square Enix were recently interviewed and talked about that contant that was pulled out of the game that apparently could have made a ‘whole new game’. They explained that DLC is not planned for the game, “Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100% enjoyable… it’s the complete package. So we’re not planning any DLC at this time.”
They also talked about content that was beleived to be cut from the game for various reasons, “In regards to the rumored cut content, we feel it was taken out of context. There are a lot of ideas that are brought to the table, and then the team takes the best ideas out of those, and the final product is polished that way… There was content that were ‘ideas’ that didn’t make the final content, but the team isn’t looking to release that as downloadable content.”
Hey guys, so we don’t have to be a only gaming news blog. I thought i would post some news about some other cool tech. This post coincidentally can be tied into gaming (Xbox Live Integration) but i was just thinking that when there is periods of no news flow, i would post some interesting tech stuff on the blog (Keeping in mind not to stray too far off-topic).
So here we have Microsoft’s brand new phone software, Windows 7 Mobile, along with there first Windows Phone. If you take note, in the video the software UI looks extremely similar to the Zune HD and is very intuitive. The phone also boasts good social network integration from Facebook to Xbox Live. This looks to be microsoft’s first baby steps in bringing Xbox Live mobile, theres nothing mind blowing yet, but at least their own their way.
Down, down , down, that’s where this months console sales went compared to December, but that’s no surprise at all as December obviously is when Christmas is. Overall, this month looked pretty slow for all consoles really, seeming slightly lower than what they usually are but people were probably a little strapped for cash after Christmas. Anyway, the top selling console this month is… you guessed it… the Wii with 466,000 sold, in second is the DS with 422,000 sold, in third is the 360 with 333,000 sold and finally in fourth was the PS3 with 277,000 sold.
NPD Numbers for console and game sales after the break.
|466,000 SOLD||_3.34M (-88%)|
|422,000 SOLD||_2.89M (-80%)|
|333,000 SOLD||_977K (-85%)|
|277,000 SOLD||_1.08M (-75%)|
|100,000 SOLD||_555K (-88%)|
|42,000 SOLD||_291K (-87%)|
Game sales numbers after the break.