Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 5 of the funniest scenes in gaming (NSFW) https://www.gameskinny.com/6z7sy/5-of-the-funniest-scenes-in-gaming-nsfw https://www.gameskinny.com/6z7sy/5-of-the-funniest-scenes-in-gaming-nsfw Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:24:01 -0400 Samantha Wright

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Did you die of laughter yet?

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What were some of your favorite funny video game scenes? What games did I miss? Were there scenes from the games I chose that appealed to you more? Let us know in the comments below!

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Honorable Mention: South Park: The Stick of Truth

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Everything about South Park: The Stick of Truth was hilarious. I was laughing for days, but I felt it couldn't compare to some of the other scenes on this list. Considering the subject matter, it is also very subjective.

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It remains in the noble runner-up spot. 

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1. Deadpool

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I love Deadpool. I love Deadpool and would have been happy just posting a video of the entirety of the game. That would defeat the purpose of making this a list of scenes, though, wouldn't it? Thus, I stuck to Deadpool's origins and picked a moment where he really breaks the fourth wall.

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Deadpool's gone a bit over budget with his game and he is determined to have High Moon Studios give him more money. The usual antics ensue. Check out the NSFW video above to see how. 

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2. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

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Murray dancing as Madame Geisha killed me. Rioichi Cooper's clearly confused. Murray struts his stuff with impeccable dance moves and flirts with all of the boars. The music clearly fits into Feudal Japan. I was hysterical. It became very hard to focus on the buttons when I was too busy laughing at the level of ridiculousness. 

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3. Tales from the Borderlands

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There are plenty of killer comedic moments throughout the Borderlands franchise from the witty comments of Handsome Jack to the continuous sass from Claptrap. With the recent release of Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo of Tales from the Borderlands, I couldn't help but include the crazy action scene that was finger-guns. 

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I still don't understand how this scene was approved, but it was hilarious nonetheless and I was impressed. Click on the NSFW video to figure out exactly what goes down.

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4. Portal 2

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If someone out there expected a turret opera at the end of Portal 2, please let me know. I definitely did a double-take. It was funny, unexpected, and even a tad bit creepy. How can you not laugh at the turrets that spent the whole game trying to kill you now singing at you? If only there was cake to go with it...

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5. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Arrow DLC Pack

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Despite having so many installments, the LEGO franchise has continuously dished out hilarious scene after hilarious scene that appeals to a wide age range.

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The opening of the Arrow DLC pack for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is my favorite, though. Not only does it satire the backstory for Arrow, it calls out the "continuity police." Even if you're unfamiliar with Arrow as a character, you can't help but laugh. 

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Some scenes are scary. Some scenes are depressing. Some scenes make you want to laugh until your sides hurt. Actually, there are quite a few scenes in games that make you want to laugh that hard. Here's five of them.

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All choices are based upon games I've played. 

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The hunt is on: Why I'm a trophy hunter https://www.gameskinny.com/3yofa/the-hunt-is-on-why-im-a-trophy-hunter https://www.gameskinny.com/3yofa/the-hunt-is-on-why-im-a-trophy-hunter Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:30:01 -0400 Samantha Wright

Some gamers collect trophies and achievements. Some do not. It all depends upon the person and what they want out of the game. As a trophy hunter myself, I understand why many don’t see the need to go out of their way to get some of the various achievements and trophies. But I have often been asked by gamers who don’t trophy or achievement hunt why I do. I’m here to explain my side.

Trophies are a part of games and enhance gameplay.

I want to embrace everything a game has to offer. Game developers go out of their way to add trophies. They have to name them, add descriptions for them, determine if they’re worthy of bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, and, most importantly, make sure they work. Trophies take a lot of effort, and it seems almost rude to completely ignore them - to ignore the work the developers put into making them for us.

I also mean “everything a game has to offer,” in the sense that trophies help direct the player to do extra missions, find a secret, or play a mission in two different ways to see different endings. Consider a game with paragon and renegade points such as Infamous. Based upon your alignment, you can get one of two endings. Trophies encourage you to get both of these endings and get a fuller experience of the game.

The trophies for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time encouraged the player to collect all 50 sly masks scattered throughout the levels. Upon collecting them, you unlock a new weapon: Ratchet’s wrench from the Ratchet and Clank series. It was a nice little easter egg that trophies helped me discover. Besides, games can be expensive. If you’re paying full price for one, you may not want to toss it aside after just doing the main missions. Trophies are another part of the $60 you just spent; they're another part of the experience.

Trophies that center on gameplay provide an additional challenge. 

Sometimes trophies require you to play on a certain difficulty (usually the hardest difficulty or all of the difficulties). Sometimes trophies will place restrictions on how you play (getting through the entire game without killing anyone, for instance).They make the game more difficult and, often enough, more fun. These trophies can be things you may not think of, too, which adds to the gameplay experience even more. When I played Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, I never would have thought of playing the game with solely the starting equipment. The trophy for it helped add a new level of intrigue that otherwise would have been lost.

Technically speaking, you don’t need trophies to do any of these things. When you first start up a game you can want to play it on the hardest difficulty available without the pressure of a trophy. You can want to get all of the collectibles. You can want to do all of the side missions and fully explore the world at hand. I respect that, but trophies reveal information for the things you could do naturally. When looking over a trophy list you can learn what types of collectibles there are, if not how many.

When looking over a trophy list you can learn what types of collectibles there are, if not how many.

You can determine how many side quests there are, or at least get a general idea. If there are multiple characters or endings you can learn about those too. When I first looked over the trophy list for Mass Effect, I learned that there were a huge number of side missions and no collectibles. I even got a general idea of how many weapons and abilities would be available to me. In short, trophies provide extra information about the game that could prove useful when playing it.

There's accomplishment and competition.

Trophies add a sense of accomplishment. Some aspects of games are hard whether it’s completing the game on a certain difficulty or beating a specific boss that makes you want to tear your hair out. Trophies are a sort of reward for doing those hard things. It’s like winning the Super Bowl. It’s no easy feat and so whichever team wins gets a trophy. Likewise, I feel as if the developers’ themselves are rewarding gamers for doing the hard things, almost like a present for playing their games to the fullest. It’s a sense of accomplishment within myself for doing something difficult, but a sense of accomplishment within the game as well.

I can be very competitive at times, so I also enjoy the competition that trophies can present. Each trophy represents a certain number of points that are used to increase the level on your profile. As your level gets higher, you need more points to level up. In other words, the more trophies you have gathered and the more accomplishments you have done in-game, the higher level you will be. You can compare this ranking to other gamers in your country and the world. On my PlayStation Network profile, I’m ranked just over 30,000 in the world. Considering that there are over 2 million people with a PlayStation account, I consider that ranking to be very good. However, I still want to strive to be better. One day I would at least like to break into the top 25,000 and I will keep pressing to do so. As of right now, I’m competing with 5,000 other people to at least hit that 25,000 mark. Though I can also compare my trophies to that of other people. I can look up the rarity of a trophy and see how many other people have gotten it. If not many other people have it, then I feel very accomplished since I am one of a few that have managed such a feat. It’s not just rarity either. I can look at the speed at which a trophy was obtained, particularly platinum trophies. If I got a platinum trophy for a game faster than someone else, it feels like an accomplishment. If I got a platinum trophy after someone else, it feels like a failure and pushes me to get better so I can be faster for the next game I play.

Trophies broaden your gaming horizons.

Trophies can often determine what that next game will be as well. Regardless of trophies, I’m going to play a game that sounds interesting to me and I’m not going to play one that sounds awful. However, sometimes I just want to play a game with really easy trophies, something that I can fly through and not look back. Some of the games I have chosen were awful. Some of them were okay. Some of them were fantastic. Most of these I never would have played without my need to collect trophies though. Shamelessly, I played DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots. As a game designated for kids, it was easy, but it was also really good. It may be hard to believe that both an adaptation of a movie and a kid’s game can be good, but it was. There was a little bit of stealth, some action, some comedy, and even multiplayer and collectibles. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I put into this game. I never would have picked it up without such an easy trophy list though; I would have missed out on a good game and stuck to what I typically play. Trophies encourage me to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. Even when I don’t like a game I play for the sole purpose of getting easy trophies, those trophies are still encouraging me to play something new that I wouldn’t have otherwise been bothered with. Trophies are really helping me expand my horizons as a gamer.

Keep in mind that every trophy hunter is different though. For me personally, if I don’t like a game, get sick of it, or am just so bad at it that progression is nearly impossible, I’m not going to go out of way to get all of the trophies for it; I’m not going to waste my time on a game I’m not enjoying. Some trophy hunters will continue a game regardless of whether they like it or not and some will sit through pieces of gameplay they hate just to get the trophy for it. This is solely my experience and my reasons for trophy hunting.

Are you a trophy or achievement hunter? For what reasons do you go hunting? Let me know in the comments below. 

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What You Should Really Do With Your PS Vita https://www.gameskinny.com/sr7rg/what-you-should-really-do-with-your-ps-vita https://www.gameskinny.com/sr7rg/what-you-should-really-do-with-your-ps-vita Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:14:57 -0400 Elijah Beahm

So, due to the recent lull in big releases for Sony's little handheld, some people would tell you to trade in your PS Vita. Allow me to offer a counter argument as to why you most definitely should keep your PS Vita. I've had mine for roughly two years now, and still use it regularly, so here's how to get the most of your powerful little handheld.

1. PlayStation Plus

While it might only seem necessary for PlayStation 4 owners, PlayStation Plus is a key thing for any modern PlayStation gamer; especially on the Vita. With a Plus subscription, you regulary get anywhere between two to four games for your Vita every month.

Considering the cheap price point of Plus alone makes getting titles for your handheld that much simpler. The fact it often gives you downloadable Vita games near or at launch, along with cross-buy Vita versions of games you also receive on PS3 and/or PS4, is a huge bonus. This is how I got CounterSpy and The Swapper on my Vita.

The titles included are also not limited to smaller games. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royal, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipeOut, and Gravity Rush were all made available to me thanks to Playstation Plus. I also get serious discounts with Plus and was able to get Killzone: Mercenary at the pittance of only $9, while physical copies still retail at over $20.

So get PlayStation Plus, and your concerns about not having games to play on your Vita vanish away. From fantastic indies like Hotline Miami and Don't Starve (both of which I actually prefer on the Vita over their PC and console versions), to hardcore titles, there's plenty to keep you going.

2. Video Streaming

Now I know what you're about to say -- "My tablet can stream video!" You are correct that the functionality is available, but I still cannot deny I've found my Vita does a far better job at it. Having immediate tangible controls on top of the touch interface gives me the best of both worlds, and viewing YouTube on my Vita is fantastic.

On top of this, your Vita can play console games via PS Now. So, you can rent from over a hundred games, including some really good ones like inFamous 2 and Of Orcs & Men, and have them streamed to your Vita. The library continues to grow and they're even letting people pay a subscription fee to just stream whatever they want for a set amount of time.

Tablets have attempted this in the past with streaming services, but short of spending a costly amount of money to get a dedicated controller for your tablet, it is incredibly hard to play and control. You don't have this problem with the Vita because it has two anlaogue sticks and nearly every button and feature the PlayStation 3 and 4 have.

Oh, and did I forget to mention you can stream your physical and digital PS4 games from your PS4 to your PS Vita? Well you can! And while I haven't gotten to try it yet other than with a PS Classics on my PS3, I've heard plenty of praise for the feature.

3. The Core Library

As I mentioned, the PS Vita has a fair amount of solid games. The dual analogue sticks have allowed for genuine shooter experiences with Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Killzone: Mercenary, Unity 13, Borderlands 2, Freedom Wars, and most recently Deadman's Cross. Role playing game fans have Persona 4: The Golden, Dragon's Crown, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, Soul Sacrifice, and more.

That's only two genres and you have enough games to keep you busy for months, as more titles are released. None of the titles mentioned above are indie games either. On top of that, Borderlands 2 and Persona 4 aren't the only awesome ports to go along with the regular Vita exclusives. Sly Cooper HD, Ratchet & Clank HD, and Jak & Daxter HD are all on the Vita, so you can play your PlayStation 2 favorites on the go. You can also play most PSP and PlayStation 1 games.

Yes, including Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron and it's 16 player multiplayer!

So when it really comes down to it... the PS Vita does have a decent library at this point. In fact, by comparison to the PS4, it has a higher success rate with its exclusives and offers around 90% backwards compatability with most digital PSP games. It's not something any of us were counting on, but it is what it is.

Even without the older games and re-releases, the core set of games for the Vita are good enough to carry it through. I know we all are having fun singing the death bell for the Vita because "it has no games", but weren't we doing the exact same thing for the Wii-U? And before that, the 3DS? And before that, the PS3?  Let's try to keep a realistic perspective here.

4. Second Screen Capability

I already mentioned how I used my Vita for video streaming, but that is not the only functionality it offers. You see, for the longest time I was a skeptic of the idea of "Second Screen" gaming. Yet, I cannot imagine playing on my PlayStation 3 without it now.

Instead of a long pause and delay as I go back to the XMB, I can instantly check my trophies and send messages over PSN at the touch of my finger tips. I can Google a walkthrough if I'm having trouble in a level. I can have a Skype call with fantastic video quality, and carry them with me wherever I walk in my house. And like with the Video Streaming, I can still use actual buttons and not just depend on a touch screen if I don't want to.

This is on top of the capability to use certain apps previously only available to tablets, such as for Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut and GTA V.

When it comes down to it, I am happy with the Vita. Sure, I'd love it if we got more action games and Sony was better supporting it; anybody who has the handheld wants that. But as the system is now, there are plenty of ways to have fun and enjoy yourself. I'm not sure if I can call the Vita a success, but I also wouldn't call it a complete failure. It's opened the door to AAA handheld gaming, and I look forward to seeing what comes next. Until then, I'll be getting back to playing on my Vita.

Image Credits: DualShockers, AU PSN, Pocket-Lint, US Playstation, GamerInvestments, PC Mag, Forbes

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Sony Announces Sly Cooper Animated Film https://www.gameskinny.com/7jsl0/sony-announces-sly-cooper-animated-film https://www.gameskinny.com/7jsl0/sony-announces-sly-cooper-animated-film Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:45:33 -0500 Fathoms_4209

He's one of the most respected and beloved of Sony's mascots. Maybe it makes perfect sense to give him his own movie.

Sony has announced an animated feature film based on their long-running Sly Cooper franchise. Due out in 2016, it's described as a "kinetic and comedic heist" movie that tells the story of an orphaned racoon (Sly) and his childhood friends, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. TMNT director Kevin Munroe wrote the screenplay, and he'll also handle the directing duties.

Here's the story outline:

"Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves. Endowed with this knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan’s family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero."

Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment are working on this project. They're also cranking away on the new Ratchet & Clank movie, so these studios have their hands full right now.

Everyone loves animated films these days. If they do it right, Sly Cooper should be a big hit among the youngsters. If you're interested, check out the first official trailer.

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PSN: 14 For '14 Sale Begins This Week https://www.gameskinny.com/c6wha/psn-14-for-14-sale-begins-this-week https://www.gameskinny.com/c6wha/psn-14-for-14-sale-begins-this-week Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:06:22 -0500 Brandon Morgan

We're two weeks into the New Year, and sales have already begun for our favorite consoles. Sony is notorious for hosting sales on their PSN platform, especially for those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus for the yearly membership fee. The 14 for '14 sale will begin this week, offering up numerous titles for great prices.

The sale begins on January 14 and ends on January 20. Those subscribed to PlayStation Plus will get even more off the original and sales price for some of the hottest games available today.

14 for '14 sale:

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Crysis 3
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut
PS Plus Price: $13.49
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $29.99

ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West – Premium Edition
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

F1 2013
PS Plus Price: $20.99
Sale Price: $29.99
Was: $59.99

Far Cry Blood Dragon
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $5.24
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $12.99

Pool Nation
PS Plus Price: $2.25
Sale Price: $4.49
Was: $8.49

Puppeteer
PS Plus Price: $7.00
Sale Price: $13.99
Was: $39.99

Rain
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Rayman Legends
PS Plus Price: $35.99
Sale Price: $47.99
Was: $59.99

Tales of Xillia
PS Plus Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $19.99
Was: $39.99

The Wolf Among Us Season Pass
PS Plus Price: $13.49
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $19.99

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
PS Plus Price: $7.50
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $29.99

Killzone: Mercenary
PS Plus Price: $9.00
Sale Price: $17.99
Was: $35.99

LIMBO PS Vita
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $5.24
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $12.99

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

PIXELJUNK MONSTERS: ULTIMATE HD
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS Vita)
PS Plus Price: $6.75
Sale Price: $13.49
Was: $26.99

Soul Sacrifice
PS Plus Price: $9.00
Sale Price: $17.99
Was: $35.99

SPELUNKY (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $4.19
Sale Price: $5.99
Was: $9.99

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

Thomas Was Alone (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $2.50
Sale Price: $4.99
Was: $9.99

Velocity Ultra Vita
PS Plus Price: $2.00
Sale Price: $3.99
Was: $7.49

Worms Revolution Extreme
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was:$14.99

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