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2012.06.14 09:29 Horrorcore-Princess All things Trashy!

Trashy stories, trashy glamour, all things fake, plastic, and downright trashy, low-class, no-class, white trash, bimbos, and damn proud. This is a humor subreddit so keep it funny. No rage, please.

2015.11.30 13:25 Double Denim

Because denim on denim is never, ever wrong. Doing up your shirt's top button without wearing a tie and wearing women's leggings, that's wrong. Very wrong. Denim rocks. The manly alternative to looking like you've raided your edgy aunties 80s wardrobe. The feminine alternative to looking like a hobo's hooker. DOUBLE DENIM!

2013.01.06 21:08 Chaudes YSG

Jared 'BlueGlass' Minnihan AKA "Yellow Shirt Guy" speed runner of various games such as Ecco the Dolphin and Ecco the Dolphin 2.

2023.05.30 22:08 coolwali I platinummed Sly Cooper 4: Thieves in Time on VITA to get the secret ending.

Hello everyone. I recently platinummed the PSVITA version of Sly Cooper 4: Thieves in Time as my 28th platinum. It only took me 10 years, 4 weeks, 22 hours to do it. Did you know this game hides its true ending behind the platinum?
Anyway, I'd like to talk about the experience.
Sly 4 was a bit confusing and inconsistent to platinum. I get the feeling the game wants you to platinum it given how on every loading screen it shows you how much you've completed the trophies and collectibles for the game. And that there no missable trophies. But there are some decisions that don't help with that.
So I'd say there are around 3 groups of Trophies in this game.
The first group are the mandatory story trophies. Not much to say about these. There's nothing missable here and the names are quite cool. I do like looking at the percent completion to see how many players completed the PS VITA version of the game. Did you know that around 73% of players booted this game up and completed the prologue? And only around 25% of players even beat the game. The biggest drop happened around the start of Episode 2 since the completion dropped from around 60%to 48% for some reason.
The second group are the trophies for the collectibles and arcades. I'll talk about these later.
The third and final group of trophies are for miscellaneous challenges. I'll start with these first and highlight some of the notable ones that I missed on my first playthrough.
"Crazed Climber - Scale the dragon lair in under 90 seconds". This was one I missed during my original playthrough of the game. This requires you to climb a giant tower filled with traps in the mission "Mechanical Menace". And this one was really fun even though it took me like 3 attempts. Sly 4's movement and platforming is quite fun so having a mini speedrun challenge using Sir Galleth's moveset was a treat. The one criticism I have here is that the game drops a checkpoint as soon as you get to the top. If you haven't gotten the trophy by then and need to retry, you need to quit to the main menu/hideout and reselect the mission, skip through all the cutscenes and get back there which gets annoying. At least the tower is near the start of the mission.
"Ancient Warfare 3 - Crackshot 10 enemies within 65 seconds. Sly's ancestor, Tennessee "Kid" Cooper" has an ability similar to "Dead Eye" from Red Dead Redemption where he can slow down time, mark enemies and objects and then instantly shoot them dead called "Crackshot". I never got this trophy when I first played the game because there wasn't much opportunity to. There aren't large groups of enemies wandering around that you can casually get 10+ of them line up for you to shoot them. Plus, I was already good at shooting them normally. I tried running around in the open world trying to lure enemies but found it wasn't working. There's a mission in the game called "Blind Date" that throws lots of rabbit enemies that chuck TNT at you that worked better for me.
"Hubba Hubba - Don't miss a beat in the Carmelita dance game." This trophy is, without a doubt, the main reason to platinum this game on VITA instead of the PS3. So nobody can see you play this dumb minigame and call you a Furry. This trophy requires you to complete the minigame where Carmilita needs to disguise herself as a belly dancer and dance to distract guards while the Cooper gang try and open a door. You just need to hit the button prompts perfectly. So you can ignore the times the minigame asks you to shake the VITA from side to side like a champagne bottle to make Carmilita shake her ass (seriously, why does this game sexualize Carmilita so much? None of the past Sly games did it).
"Get To the Chopper - Don't take any damage during Up In Smoke." This one was actually fun. In the mission "Up in Smoke", you have to control an RC Helicopter and drop bombs on turrents while drones and mines chase you down. It was fun dodging and weaving through them. There are 3 phases to this mission and you have a checkpoint in between every phase. So if you mess up, you can just restart the checkpoint to the last phase. You don't need to avoid taking damage the whole way through which is nice.
"Unexpected Package - Place 60 bombs in enemy pockets with Bentley." When I first saw this trophy, I groaned. This would be a massive grind. And I had actually made it harder on myself. You see, normally, when you sneak up behind an enemy as Bentley and hold triangle, Bentley will try to put a bomb in the enemy's pocket. Larger enemies won't notice this but smaller enemies will. But the main issue is that I had previously unlocked the Heat Seeking upgrade for Bentley. Meaning sometimes, the bombs would "miss" and stick to an enemy guard's arms or legs instead. So it was annoying going around the hub world and planting bombs on guards.....until I remembered that I had purchased the upgrade for sleep bombs. My plan now was just to find a lone guard on a rooftop, try and place one sleep bomb into his back pocket and detonate it. He'd then fall asleep. Then I'd go to his sleeping body and try placing 5 sleeping bombs in his pocket and back away (the max you can place at any one time). When he wakes him, I'd detonate all 5 which set him to sleep and then repeat. Even if I'd "miss" a few bombs that would stick to their legs instead, I generally 3 or 4 bombs work perfectly. So it didn't take long to get all 60.
"Apollo Wins - Have the perfect workout during the Training Montage." During the mission "Getting Stronger", you have to do a training montage with Bob where you alternate through 6 minigames as you complete them with the minigames getting harder as you complete them. The trophy requires you to complete 10 randomly selected minigames without making a single mistake. If you mess up, you can restart the checkpoint to the beginning of the montage and have to play through a new set of 10 randomly selected minigames. The Minigames are "Slippery Slope" where you balance an egg on a beam using motion controls while penguins jump around on the floating iceberg you are standing on. "Penguin Popper" where Penguins are diving in front of you and you have to play baseball using them. "Sumo Slap" where you have to perform QTEs to push a giant penguin out of a Sumo Ring. "Duck and Cover" where penguins get launched at you from 4 different directions and you have to move the left stick to dodge them. "Super Sling" which requires you to use a catapult to launch a penguin at a flying pterodactyl. And "Whack a chump" which is Whack a Mole but with penguins. Some of which are fake and you should avoid.
Penguin Popper was easy. Once you get the timing down it's easy to get into a rhythm and hit the penguins since they don't vary when they dive. Whenever this popped into the rotation, I considered it a freebie. Sumo Slap was extremly easy. The button mashing was extremely generous. This was another freebie. Duck and Cover requires a bit more focus because of the timing and inconsistent patterns. It's not too challenging. Interestingly, I noticed that the VITA's speakers would reflect if the penguin was coming from the right or left but not above or below you. I guess headphones would make this easier but I had no need for it. I was generally glad when this popped up in the rotation. Whack a Chump was a bit harder than Penguin Popper because there is no set pattern and the additional challenge of not hitting the fake penguins. But it wasn't too bad. I was glad when this popped up in the rotation.
Super Sling and Slippery Slope were the 2 I dreaded and the ones I messed up the most on. Super Sling doesn't give you much indication of where your sling will go. The Pterodactyls have varied speeds so you can't rely on pattern recolonization and reactions. And there's time pressure as taking too long counts as a miss. And it kept popping up in the rotations for some reason!
Slippery Slope was stressful because of the motion controls and how wild later versions of it were.
"The Cooper Open - Have a 20 hit rally with Bentley in each hideout." There are 6 hideouts in the game. In each hideout there is a table tennis table where you as Sly can play a round of table tennis with Bentley. I question the inclusion of it but I suppose it can be a nice distraction. This trophy requires you get a sequences where both you and Bentley hit the ball back and forth 10 times each (or 20 times overall) without missing. And repeat for each of the 6 tables. I found Bentley kept messing up so I had to intentionally hold back and avoid making good shots and try and hit the ball towards him. The main issue is the fact you have to repeat it 6 times. I feel it would be better off just once and as nothing is really added by doing it 6 times. If anything, it's more annoying given the long load times to switch hideouts and Bentley's random AI.
"Hassan Would Be Proud - Pickpocket a full collection of every item in the game." Each of the 6 or so locations have around 3-4 items that can be pickpocketted from guards. The main issue with this trophy is that it doesn't keep track of which items you have already pickpocketed in any way. The game already tracks how many treasures and masks you've found per general area but not pickpocketted items.
I only got this trophy by planning on systematically going through every location in the game and pickpocketting every enemy item and noting down which ones I found.....only to get it in the first level when I used Murray's shake move on some rat enemies. Enemies that you never encounter or have a reason or opportunity to naturally pickpocket. I guess 2013 me had already gotten 99% of these items previously.
"Navigate Like Drake - Take a look at every map in every episode". I found this trophy really annoying. The way it works is that every location in the game, including linear interiors that are exclusive to missions and even the hideouts, have a map you can look at by pressing SELECT. The game doesn't keep track of which locations you've seen the map of. So I had to systamatically play the game from the first mission and press SELECT whenever I entered a new interior. Then quit out and play the next mission and repeat. It popped for me in Episode 4 so somehow, 2013 me had looked at all the maps in Episode 5 without realizing it.
I don't like this trophy. It doesn't really add anything. The player would already be looking at the maps in the hub worlds where they would be at their most useful since those are open world sections. They have no real reason to use the map in linear interiors. And even less useful in hideouts as these aren't even explorable. They are basically just menus that happen to have a 3D background. I'd be more forgiving of this trophy if the map showed collectibles at least. That way, players have more of a reason to use this feature.
Shout out to the Lazy Trunk Spa & Lounge. A secret area in the game that contains a mask collectible and counts for the trophy with a unique map. No mission ever goes here. So even if you were to play diligently and open the map for every area you encounter, you'd still miss this. I only knew this existed because the trophy guide I looked at told me about it so I decided to tag this area while doing the "Get to the Chopper" trophy.
"Hero Tech - Battle with a secret weapon" Once you collect 50 Sly masks. You unlock Ratchet's wrench from Ratchet and Clank. This weapon even turns the coins you collect into bolts. Collecting 60 Masks unlocks Cole's Amp from inFAMOUS. This can electrocute the enemies you hit. I chose to use Cole's Amp to get the trophy as a tribute to inFAMOUS. Killed by Ghost of Tsumia 😭. May it rest in peace. Gone too soon.
That covers all the miscellaneous trophies. Now for the collectibles and arcades.
Sly 4 has a bunch of different collectibles scattered in each of its 6 episodes.
Bottles: Each hub world contains 30 bottles. Collecting all of them gives you access to unlock a safe hidden somewhere in the hub world. Unlocking that safe rewards you a special treasure. Bottles make a "clinking" sound when you're near them so if you're having a hard time finding them, try going into the game's settings and turning down the music and voice sounds. If you find the safe in Episode 3, the special treasure it gives you will highlight bottles and safes in every other episode on your map which is quite nice. I wish the game did this more often. If it hides collectibles from the player, at least give the player an endgame ability to highlight them. It makes it more feasible and fun to complete these tasks instead of combing every last inch (or looking up a guide).
Treasures: Each hub world has around 11 treasures scattered all around. The gimmick here is that in order to collect them, you first need to find where they are in the hub world. Then once you pick them, you need to race back to your hideout under a certain time limit and without taking any damage. If you mess up, you need to repeat the process. The treasures generally require you to have all of Sly's costumes. And a couple require you to be playing as Sir Galleth because England has increased gravity for some reason. Some of these treasures are really well hidden. Requiring you to go to these holes in the middle of nowhere which then require you to switch between some of Sly's costumes. Like, if you open the map when picking some of these up, you'll find Sly is located beyond the borders of the area.
I found it way more fun to race back to the hideout than actually finding them. It was tedious to find many of them because of how well hidden they are. There is no tool or item in the game that can help mark them on your map. Well, I say that. Supposedly, if you have both the PS3 and VITA versions of the game and play them at the same time, you can use the VITA like a scannebinoculars to locate these treasures. And then use the Cross Save feature to nab them in both versions. I only have the VITA version so no luck for me. Again, I'd argue it would be better if there was an endgame upgrade or tool you could get that would mark the treasures like how the game does it for bottles. There isn't even a "clinking sound" or any help for these.
Anyway, collecting all the treasures for an episode unlocks the arcade machine minigame for that episode.
Also sidenote, but this game has the worst map screen that still somehow can be useful. The map gives a top down view of the area but with a blue filter. This makes it harder and more annoying to navigate and use landmarks for reference. Especially on the VITA with its smaller screen. There are also no icons on the map (aside from bottles, safes and objectives) or the ability to make your own markers. The VITA version makes it worse as you can't even use the buttons to navigate the map. You have to use the touchscreen even though that's not how it is in the PS3 version. But you can still use it to know where you are and where collectibles can be from guides. It's technically readable and useful but just barely. I've never seen a map in a game so perfectly walk the line between useful and annoying.
The next collectible are Sly Masks. There are 60 total and around 11 per Episode. Collecting them unlocks skins and some goodies. But the catch with them is that they can be anywhere. There can be a couple in the hub world. But also couple during select missions and even some in the arcade minigames. There's no way to know where any of them are. They generally tend to be really well hidden even if you are trying to scour every area.
Again, I wish there was a way to highlight them. The game's long load times make it a chore to switch episodes or missions so it's tedious to try searching for them manually.
Now it's time to talk about the arcades. Sly 4 has 3 arcade minigames that are used in both the main missions and have a harder version in the arcades in hideouts. The arcade versions of these minigames are harder, go on for much longer and can have secret paths that lead to portals that reward you with points and some of them even have Sly masks. You need to beat the high scores to get the trophies
The first minigame is "Alter Ego". This has you play this 2D auto scrolling twin stick shooter minigame where you must avoid enemies and collect these "ionic bits". Collecting 5 yellow bits levels you up so your weapons get more powerful. At level 10 you have shoot crazy fast, can launch missiles and have floating drones that can damage enemies around you. But whenever you take damage, you drop an entire level. And you get left behind as the level autoscrolls, you respawn at level 0. You can also collect blue bits which can give you a grenade explosion around you.
Personally, I don't really like this minigame. It's fine when playing casually as a change of pace but grinding the high score isn't great. Since it is an autoscroller it is entirely possible you don't have enough points to match the high score and you won't know until its too late, wasting your time. I also found the hitboxes a bit too small. Making items more annoying to pickup.
The key to success is finding the right balance between collecting yellow bits as they give points and level you up (and how high your level is acts as a multiplier for your score) and killing enemies since they give more points. As well as avoiding taking damage and maintaining level 10 as much as possible and knowing where the secret paths are so you can get more points as well as level up if you have messed up.
The second minigame is "System Cracker". Here, you guide a little space ship looking thing through 2D levels in top down twin stick shooting sections. This isn't an autoscroller. You need to explore levels looking for keys and shooting enemies. There are 3 ships you can switch between by going onto specific coloured pads and each ship has its pros and cons. The green ship you start with does decent damage and has decent health and can carry keys. So it's a jack of all trades master of none kinda ship. The pink ship literally resembles a tank. It fires slower and at a shorter range but does more damage and has more health. It's also necessary for destroying pink crystals to progress. The blue ship has floatier handling and faster speeds. Its shots also bounce off walls and it can draw a line which can activate switches and damage enemies. It is weaker than the green ship though.
I actually really enjoyed this minigame and was happy whenever it comes up. It even feels the most fleshed out of the 3. Like, I feel it could even be released as a small standalone game with some tweaking and expansion. I'd probably play a mobile version of this in my free time.
I like how varied the levels can be. You can have a lot of different threats and mini-puzzles and even scenarios where you have to keep switching between ships on the fly to damage enemies. Like, there's this one enemy that's made up of orange, blue and pink hexagons that require you to switch between all 3 ships and use their abilities to damage it. It's quite fun. Damage one ship takes is "saved" on that ship. So if you take 50% damage with the green ship and switch to the pink one, the pink one will have 100% health. But whenever you switch back to the green one, you will be back at 50% health. So mistakes have consequences requiring you to make decisions accounting for them without being too overbearing.
Beating the high scores for the associated arcades is very easy. For one, there is no time limit or pressure so you’re free to take your time and play carefully. On top of that, the mode is very generous with points. Whereas Alter Ego only gives you points for killing enemies and picking up bits (and you need to get and maintain a multiplier for decent times), System Cracker gives you points even for shooting obstacles and barricades in your way. In Alter Ego, I was scraping for points until the very end. In System Cracker, I had more than enough points by the halfway mark.
I suppose the game could have balanced this by increasing the points threshold and rewarding extra points for taking less time to complete sections but I’m not complaining.
The third and worst minigame is “Spark Chaser”. Here you must guide a little electric ball across these maze like areas with gaps that end your attempt if you fall down them and these pinball like bounce pads that bounce you really far. There’s also a time pressure. You have around 20 seconds to get as far as possible with more time added as you pick up these purple clock icons.
The biggest issue is that it’s entirely controlled by motion controls. And this makes me experience worse on VITA. Seriously, I very nearly quit playing. This post was almost titled “I gave up trying to Platinum Sly 4”.
With the PS3 version, at least titling the remote doesn’t also affect your view of the screen. You can look at the game and play it the same as you normally would. But in the VITA version, the “neutral” position where no input is registered by the system is placing the VITA flat with its screen facing up. The standard “screen facing you” position registers as down.
The end result is a frustrating experience. This minigame requires really fine precision given how easy it is to fall off and the time pressure requires you both be fast and more precise to collect time pickups. On top of that, your view is constantly being messed with due to how much you need to tilt the system from odd angles. Especially how tilting “up” really makes it hard to see. Oh, and the dialogue from Bentley as you bounce gets really annoying and repetitive.
It’s barely tolerable in regular missions since those don’t require as much precision or speed. And even then, the usage there in 2013 was suspect to begin with. I only completed this because there’s a cheese where if you can get enough time early on, you can then keep bouncing on certain pads which give around 20 points per bounce. When I played “normally”, I’d get around 300 points with the high score being 1000 points. Using the cheese, I averaged around 990 points and managed to get lucky to win with 1010 points.
Tangent Time:
I’ve said it before. Motion controls work best when they complement existing controls in an optional way or in more restrained ways. I love it when games have gyro aiming since that can help compensate when aiming with sticks with small fine corrections. It works here because the sticks do most of the work and the gyro sensors work where they are best suited.
Or in many mobile racing games, steering is often done by tilting your phone. I enjoy this because there is only one axis you need to tilt your phone, the screen often rotates in conjunction so your view is preserved and it’s more intuitive to feel the “range” of rotation and how it corresponds to steering.
Hell, even ignoring these approaches, motion can still be used in worthwhile ways. Such as by mapping an extra action that is infrequent if all other buttons are occupied. The Mario games on Wii map a “spin” when you jump and shake the remotes giving Mario a bit of grace allowing him to make slightly further jumps or correct a bad jump. Call of Duty MW1 on Wii allowed you to assign certain commands to custom motions of the controller and nunchuck. So you could map stuff like jumping, moving and shooting to buttons but map reloading to smacking the nunchuck to the Wii Mote or plunge the Wii Mote forward to do a melee attack or tilting the Wii Mote to bring out a grenade or alt fire.
Even Resistance 1: Fall of Man had a neat idea. You could quickly tilt the controller left to bring up the Scoreboard screen without needing to take your thumbs off the sticks or stop moving. The Soulsbourne games allow you to quickly do emotes without needing a menu by holding the interact button and quickly tilting the controller in certain directions.
I bring all this up to highlight how Sly 4’s use of motion controls are a failure on every level. They’re mostly used in place of minigames as the sole method of control. So all the issues of motion controls (such as the lack of broad control and feedback) are front and centre. The only place where the motion controls are understandable is when firing arrows as you can then control the arrow after it’s fired using both the sticks and gyro aiming. But even then, the lack of any ability to tune the gyro sensitivity or even invert the controls hampers any use it could have had.
I don’t mind the idea of Sly 4 having decent motion controls. There are places where I can see it being beneficial. In addition to shooting and guiding arrows, I can see it being useful when you have to use the binoculars. Especially as Bentley as you need to shoot darts precisely.
Or, here’s a gimmicky one: you can bind certain costumes or tools to also be selected by quickly tilting the system. Even though using the D-pad for a quick select would be faster, it would still be a better use of motion controls for Sly 4 than most of what’s currently there.
End Tangent.
Back to getting all the trophies, the final arcade machine, unlocked only when you’ve gotten all the treasures in every other episode, is very easy. It has “3 rooms”, one featuring every minigame thus far. But the high score requirements are really low and rooms aren’t as tough as prior versions. You can easily get the high score in the first area which is the Alter Ego one. Even if you miss it there, the second area is Spark Runner but you can keep reloading the checkpoint to preserve your score. So you can get some time clocks, reload a checkpoint when you’re close to running out of time or about to fall off and repeat until you get the high score.
You do need to get past the Spark Runner section to the 3rd and final section that uses System Cracker's gameplay in order to get a hidden Sly Mask, but it's far easier than the dedicated Spark Runner arcade minigame as the section is shorter, is more generous with Time Pickups, has easier level design and lets you reload a checkpoint if you're about to fail which doesn't end the run.
So yeah, Sly 4 Thieves in Time was....inconsistent game to platinum. I enjoyed the base gameplay, System Cracker, the various challenge trophies and the mini speedruns for collecting treasures. I didn't enjoy finding the collectibles and doing some of the other minigames. I hated Spark Runner.
If the game had more ways of tracking collectibles, fewer minigames and better load times, I'd gladly recommend it as a fun game to platinum.
As for the base game itself, I am mixed on it. The gameplay is arguably the best in the series. Sly's movement and costumes are so fun to play around with. Murray, Bentely and Sly's ancestors are also fun changes of pace during missions.
The story is lacking. My main issue is that it doesn't feel like it realizes its following up Sly 3. The story so casually undoes the ending of Sly 3 to get Sly 4's story going. I get it, that's what a sequel has to do. But the way it does it really undermines Sly 3. It's also much more lighthearted and doesn't have as much of a theme or focal point as its predecessors. Sly 1-3 explored the theme of legacy and the consequences of adhering to it so tightly. A major aspect of Sly 3 was Sly realizing the Cooper Vault wasn't worth dying for. It's what prompts him to fake his amnesia and retire with Carmilita in the end. So for Sly 4 to then have Sly have an itch to steal just for the fun of it, it's sending mixed messages here.
In addition, Sly is really casual about the fact Carmilita now knows about his betrayal and has broken up with him. Seems like that should have been a bigger deal. In fact, that kind of "casual-ness" persists throughout the story. Sly doesn't really have much of an arc or any real heartfelt moments with his ancestors. Nor do they seem to really care their decedent from the future is here with them.
If I could have tweaked the story to address these points, here's what I would have done:
I'd have the story open with Sly, Bentley and Murray enjoying their "retirement" and have no plans of thieving. I'd go so far as to have Sly even scoff at the idea of him ever wanting to be a thief. Then when the pages of the Thievus Racconus are dissapearing, Sly, Bentley and Murray have to reluctantly unretire to try stopping them. There would be dialogue during the opening mission of Sly being worried if they get caught as it would undo their happy ending. And then when Carmilita catches Sly, Sly at first is flustered and tries to explain the situation to Carmilita who isn't having any of Sly's BS. Sly is forcibly extracted by the gang and then they time travel. As they are time travelling. Sly is upset that, in order to go literally defend the Cooper Legacy, he has to give up his happy relationship and can't be repaired now. That even if they fix the problem, they'll be on the run forever now. Murray had to give up his professional career as well.
Already, I feel this introduction has a few things going for it. It respects the ending of Sly 3 and keeps the characters in more character, as well as putting more heat on Le Paradox. Sly 4 had to rip away the happy ending that was Sly 3. The characters know that and aren't happy about it. There is immediate consequences. And that heat can be directed at Le Paradox when he comes later.
I'd also like if all of the ancestors Sly met had different reactions to both him and the Cooper legacy and how it affects Sly's arc.
For example, lets say when he meets Riochi Cooper, Ricohi is initially disappointed in Sly as the future Cooper decendent as Sly doesn't act honourably or respect the legacy or something like this. Something that makes Sly start to question if it's even worth defending the Cooper Legacy. Bentely is the voice of reason here and mediator that gets the gang to work as well as they can.
Then when Sly meets Tennessee Cooper, Sly is initially expecting another traditionalist ancestor that cares a lot about the Cooper Legacy. But Tennessee is kinda the opposite of Riochi in that Tennasee doesn't care about the legacy in the same way. He adds his own spin and contributions but also uses the knowledge from it to do his own thing. Perhaps Tennessee is this Robin-Hood esque figure who uses his heisting skills to steal from the corrupt ruling class and give to the lower class. The point being that through Tennessee, Sly considers another aspect of the Cooper Legacy on how he's not that beholden to it and can potentially make it his own.
Then when Sly meets Bob, part of Bob's training is also from Sly as Sly teaches him some of the Cooper moves he knows. Since Bob is the first Cooper ancestor, he has no bias towards the legacy or any knowledge. So he's far more grateful and begins to use his new skills in helpful ways. Causing Sly to wonder if he could use the Cooper Legacy in more ways.
It's a similar situation for Sir Galleth. And for Selim, perhaps by that point, Sly has a newfound outlook and appreciation for the Cooper Legacy and ways on how he can improve it or make it his own that he encourages Selim not to retire or to retire in such a way where he could help people or something like that.
So yeah, there's this theme now of "Don't let the past define you now. You can make it your own and grow past its flaws". Which I feel would give Sly 4 more of a punch. I am basically copying Metal Gear Solid 4 and Assassin's Creed though.
I also feel it would be better if Penelope wasn't the villain of episode 4. It seems to contradict her character from past games and the explanation given for her heel turn doesn't really hold water. I feel the story would be better if Penelope had the role Dmitri has where she's their help in the present and the Knight was a new character. But if you need to have Penelope as the antagonist, have her be under mind control or something. That way the team has the conflict of how will they stop the plan without hurting their friend. But if you really insist on Penelope being a full on antagonist now by her own choice, perhaps flesh out her motivations more? Maybe something like "she sees how Bentley will never reach his full potential as the Bill Gates of the world because of his criminal past that requires him to lay low and not take public credit for his inventions. So she's trying to erase the Coopers so Bentley will have never met Sly". That would at least be more than "I want money".
Everything else, I feel works more or less.
I will note that the cliffhanger ending was a weird choice given that this game wasn't projected to sell well and kinda pigenholes any story Sly 5 would be going for. Plus, it being locked behind the platinum trophy means only a small portion of the few players that played Sly 4 would even know about it.
So yeah, that's my take on platinumming Sly 4: Thieves in Time. What do y'all think?
Next up for me is platinumming every Spider-Man game on PS VITA. See you then.
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2023.05.30 22:05 One-Street-3902 Fouled out problem

My problem, that I fouled out myself easly. I just standing next to the attacking player, dont push the steak button, only my hands are up, and whistle is coming instantly. If I dont defence, they just run around me, and scoring. Annoying for me. How should I defence without getting fouls?
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2023.05.30 22:05 PurpleSolitudes Best Controller For PC in USA Available on Amazon

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Best Controller For PC

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core is a highly advanced gaming controller that has been designed for professional gamers and enthusiasts who demand the best performance from their equipment. This controller offers a wide range of features and customization options that provide an unprecedented level of control and precision.
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Xbox Core Wireless Controller
As the world of gaming continues to evolve, so too do the needs and preferences of gamers everywhere. One key aspect of this evolution is the increasing popularity of PC gaming, which has led to a need for high-quality controllers that can provide the precision and performance required by serious gamers. In this review, we'll take a closer look at one of the most popular options on the market: the Xbox Core Wireless Controller.
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PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced

PowerA is a well-known brand in the gaming industry, specializing in creating controllers and accessories for gamers of all levels. One of their latest offerings is the PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced, a controller that promises to deliver top-notch performance, customization options, and an impressive battery life.
In this review, we'll take a closer look at the design and build quality, customization options, performance, battery life, and compatibility of the PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced.
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SCUF Instinct Pro
SCUF Instinct Pro is a gaming controller that has been designed with the needs of serious gamers in mind. This controller offers a number of features that make it stand out from other controllers on the market, including its customizable design and build quality, its performance, battery life, and compatibility with a wide range of gaming platforms.
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Razer Wolverine Ultimate
Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a premium gamepad that aims to offer gamers the kind of high-level customization and control typically only found in competitive PC gaming peripherals. With advanced features like interchangeable thumbsticks and D-pad, as well as additional programmable buttons and trigger stops, this gamepad is designed with the needs of serious gamers in mind. In this review, we'll take an in-depth look at the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, evaluating its design and build quality, customization options, performance, battery life, and compatibility to determine whether it's worth the investment for gamers looking to up their game.
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Victrix Pro BFG Wireless Gaming Controller
The Victrix Pro BFG Wireless Gaming Controller is a high-end gaming accessory that is built to impress. With a range of customization options, top-notch build quality, and exceptional performance, this controller is sure to appeal to gamers of all skill levels.
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2023.05.30 22:05 TasteAlone9906 Computer Black Screen, Ctrl,Win,Alt,B...worked...but why?

So i put my computer away last night after playing. its an asus TUF gaming laptop. new. well, i grab it today and turn it "on" and nothing. screen is black. i unplug it, move to a new socket, reset and reset over n over. and nothing. no "whirring", actually the keyboard was lighting up, but no other indication that it was working. so i did some digging, and a lot of that lead me to take the back off and unplug the battery, and hold power for 60 seconds. Now, these tips NEVER work for me, but doing this, along with the second tip, hitting together the WIN,ALT,CTRL and B buttons, i did that, and all of a sudden, i could hear "something" happening, like a reset, and next my screen popped on. so it is working. but im weary of it. its a new computer i bought JUST for dayz. i havent streamed one movie, checked one email, watched ONE porn video...nothing. lol. The ONLY thing on this particular computer is STEAM, DZSA (a dayz server site), DISCORD, and DAYZ.! My actual question i guess is... does that button succession mean anything to anyone? does that have a deeper connotation? is there a reason THAT particular "fix" worked? should i check drivers? or is it dying already? what does it mean, and should i do anything else to ensure it doesnt happen again. the only thing ive done is take it from 8 mb of ddr4 to 32 of DDR5 and its run for a month since. just an anomally i found today. no dropping of it, no spilling water or beer on it, no...nothing. sorry so long... and thank you ahead of time for anyone that can read and help. Greybeard - DayzHandle
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2023.05.30 22:00 Etienne-Roi2023 My ranking of the 119 episodes of Distractible (had to split it up, too long to fit in one post)

1 Beware the Candy Uncle
2 Pet Stories
3 Dangerous Coasters
4 Bob’s Fridge
5 Funniest Joke in the World
6 Oh Shit Moments
7 How Dare You
8 The Bobs & the Bees
9 Anything Goes
10 Kids Are Stupid
11 Dreams and Nightmares
12 King of Meat
13 Disappointing Our Parents
14 Who’s The Worst
15 Hair
16 Perfect Crime
17 Riddles & Rhymes
18 Worst World Records
19 Conspiracy Theories
20 We Are All Going to Die
21 Bad Habits
22 Young & Stupid
23 The Perfect Meal
24 Good Bad Habits
25 We Got Screwed
26 The Boys Bet It All (moved down 5)
27 Go With Your Gut
28 Supernatural (moved down 7)
29 One Paw In The Grave
30 Superstitions
31 Distractible: The Musical
32 Would You Rather (Part 2)
33 Waste of Money
34 Bob Doesn’t Know
35 Camping
36 The Atrocities of Summer
37 Change (moved up 2)
38 The Wheel of Fate
39 Old Men
40 Naked
41 Million Dollars, But…
42 The Fairest Episode Ever
43 Hold My Beer
44 Never Give Up
45 I Was Wrong
46 Good Advice?
47 Dating Advice
48 Don’t Laugh
49 Fuck You Energy
50 Body Odor
51 Hypocrisy?
52 Fears & Fetishes
53 Would You Rather
54 Wade’s Silly Choices
55 I Tried So Hard And I Got So Far But In The End It Didn’t Even Matter
56 Transportation
57 How to Make a Best Friend
58 Life Plan
59 Happy Funerals
60 Hill I Will Die On
61 Will You Press The Button?
62 Lies From Parents
63 Big or Small
64 Wade’s Questions
65 Failed Resolutions
66 Just Relax
67 We Die on Your Hills
68 That One Guy
69 Worst Piece of Shit Episode Ever
70 Broken News
71 The Distractible Gameshow
72 Christmas Gone Wrong
73 Cryptids Are Scary
74 Musical Memories
75 Aliens Among Us
76 Friendship Test: Mark Edition
77 Three Peens in a Pod
78 Solving The Unsolvable
79 Ohio Stuff
80 Video Game Tier List (Part 2)
81 Thank You
82 The Shoe Game
83 Wade’s Secret Words
84 The Bait Debate
85 The Ick
86 Bob’s Baby
87 Am I The Asshole?
88 Fast Food Tier List
89 Our Firsts
90 Conventions
91 So Bad It’s Good
92 Criminally Subliminal
93 Before We Die
94 Wonders of Our World
95 Profession Confessions
96 Video Game Tier List
97 Devil’s Advocate
98 We’re NOT Getting Old
99 Serotonin
100 I’m Better*
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2023.05.30 21:59 stephenph Questions about the Reddit Avatars

So I have received three Avatars:
Are my Avatars unique within the series (so my Singularity is the only one like it) or are there at least 668447 identical copies?
If I edit the avatar, does that wipe out the design as issued?
If I do edit / mash up one of the avatars, do I then need to mint it to keep the changes?
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2023.05.30 21:58 Glopuss Supermarket (Coles & Woolworths) specials May 31 - June 6

A selection of items “on special” this week in Coles and Woolworths that may be of interest to some keto followers. Most are processed so not really suitable for “clean keto”. Victorian data, some may not be available interstate. Alcohol (except no carb beer) excluded. Drink prices exclude recycling deposits. If you are doing an online order, also look at the stores' ONLINE ONLY specials as I don't always include all of these, many are multibuys.
‘Locked prices’ might now be considered specials as unlocked prices have increased, but same every week til July so not included as ‘specials’.


Well Naturally chocolate has moved to the Confectionery aisle. Website still stuffed so may have missed items of interest. Please add in comments if you find anything. Does anyone here work for Coles?


30% off PranaOn, Keep It Cleaner & Bodiez# #Excludes Bounce Multi Packs, Keep It Cleaner Bars
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2023.05.30 21:57 CrazyMochiEater Sewing machine only sews backward -- NOT A REVERSE BUTTON ISSUE

I'm using a Brother SE-350, and (after getting the correct bobbin in and debugging that) have discovered it only seems to sew backward -- Foot pedal sews backward, changing to button pushing sews backward, holding the reverse button sews backward, changing the stitch type still sews backward.
Currently the machine is set to constantly sew backward for as long as the reverse button is held, so if the button were stuck, it would be pretty obvious.
Additionally, when I turn the wheel counter-clockwise, the feed dogs move as if to push the fabric towards me. I suspect it may have been put together wrong in the past, but I don't know how I would check. I'm pretty sure the buttonhole lever is raised, and have otherwise attempted basic troubleshooting.
I am unsure if the machine needs oil, or how I would go about cleaning the bobbin area, but if someone has a guide I would be happy to use it. Thanks in advance -- My mother was also having this issue the last time the machine was used, and ended up sewing her project in reverse without figuring out what the source of the issue was.
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2023.05.30 21:57 Flameblade3 Last dang bubbulfrog

I only have one Bubblfrog left to find, but every area I’ve found Koltin in he says he can’t sense any more. Currently I’ve found him in central hyrule, gerudo, Hebra/tabantha, Eldin, Faron, and Akkala. I’ve found all four on the great sky island, so the only thing I can think of is that Koltin is also somewhere in either Necluda or Lanayru and I can’t find him, has anyone spotted him there or am I doomed to scrabble around hyrule for ages? Edit: I’ve already tried using all the cherry trees as beacons to no avail, I only ever come up with caves I’ve already entered
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2023.05.30 21:54 Confident-Visual9963 Clothing advice needed

Hi ladies, I need some help finding brands to revamp/overhaul my closet. I’m a 30 year old black woman in NC who doesn’t have a strong sense of style . I’m 5’3”, 140 pounds, size 8 shoe, athletic build , pear shape.
I have plenty of jeans, shorts, workout clothes, and casual around the house t-shirts but I don’t feel like I have any non “house clothes” to wear just out and about to meet up with friends, grab drinks, go out to dinner. I’m looking for tops, casual dresses, rompers, cute shoes, etc.
I haven’t found anything flattering in target or old navy recently. I’m a women’s size 4 but anything I’ve tried on recently at Old Navy or Target either looks boxy and unflattering. I’ve tried sizing up and down but it doesn’t usually make a difference besides just being way too small or big (beyond hemming or tailoring)
Any suggestions for online stores or boutiques to check out that aren’t too expensive but still good quality? Off the shoulder tops, crew neck tops, and low rise bottoms aren’t flattering on my shape but I’m otherwise open minded! Structured but stretchy would be ideal and my price point would be < $100 for most pieces .
HELP lol. Thank you!
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2023.05.30 21:53 klt8199 Anyone know what kind of mushrooms these are, they sprang up overnight beside my cherry tomato plant?

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2023.05.30 21:52 Impulsive_Orchid Random Clothing Showing up in my House?

I, 16f, live with each of my parents part time (they’re divorced). My Dad has been renting out a small house, which is pretty unassuming as it’s tucked away down a gravel road off a busy street. There’s no immediate neighbors, but they’re through a small patch of woods. When we first moved in, around 5 months ago, my Dad found a shirt and a pair of shorts, which he assumed belonged to me. I confronted him telling him they weren’t mine, and so he asked his girlfriend at the time who wasn’t living with us at that point. They weren’t hers. We brushed this off, thinking it could be my Moms for whatever reason. I needed up asking, they weren’t hers either. Recently, my Dad found another pair of shorts that were neither mine nor his girlfriends (who has moved in by this point). And earlier this weekend, when I was at my Moms, they heard the front door open and close. My Dad called me at 8 am asking if I had come in the grab something, but I hadn’t. This is starting to get creepy… what should I do? I tried convincing my Dad to get security cameras, at least for outside, but he brushed me off.
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2023.05.30 21:52 Latter_Ad9537 Pc will not stop

This happens mainly with rust, but it happens with really any more advanced game, (r6, pubg, mw2). When i load up and click on something my pc screen goes black and all my fans start spinning at maximum speed and the only way to restart is too hold the power button and then turn it back on. This has been happening on and off for about two years and i always assumed it was my ram because i was on 16gb of ddr3, so a few days ago i upgraded my motherboard, cpu and ram, to 32gb of ddr4, and Ryzen 5 5600x, I cleared my whole entire pc, booted up rust and it happened again, I reinstalled rust to 3 different drives and the problem keep happening. At this point im thinking it may be a power supply issue, or perhaps i should just stop using computers bc im losing hair at how frustrating this is lol...
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2023.05.30 21:52 ThrowRA__please i (21f) am in sexless relationship with (26m)

hi reddit, i’ve never made one of these posts before so i apologize if it’s lengthy. i am in a sexless relationship and it’s my fault. me (21f) and my partner (26m) have been together for a little over a year, he helped me get out of a rough situation, i moved in immediately and it blossomed from there. we were having sex nonstop for the first month i was there and then it all just kind of came to a crashing stop. i can’t pinpoint why but i’m assuming i just needed a little break from having sex all the time. shortly after the sex ceased, he started getting extremely irritable with me and my cats. constantly throwing temper tantrums and be short and verbally aggressive with me. i put up with it because i really do love him and i was sure that he was going to change. we continued to not have sex because i have trauma related to it and him being aggressive was not helping. he got more irritable and would take it out on one cat in particular and one night that cat jumped into his fish tank and he threw my cat out in the middle of the summer heat at 3 am. i obviously did not want to have sex after that. i spent weeks looking for him and he was gone, keep in mind this was around the 4/5 month mark into our relationship. he apologized but also made me feel at fault because he had been telling me to rehome my cat for months. after that he started getting distant and more irritable and told me i don’t love him because i’m making our relationship sexless. which isn’t true. about 10 months in, shortly after my birthday and a trip to meet my family, i found out he had spent a lot of our relationship having phone calls while i was asleep with his online girlfriend. he had spent so much money on her and got on with her sexually while becoming distant with me. it’s been almost 8 months since i found out and we talked about it and he’s been SO much better. no more irritability or anger and while i still hurt a lot, i forgive him and want to be with him but i still don’t have any sexual feelings towards him. i try really hard to but i just can’t. i really want things to work and i’ve become dependent on him so it’s at the point where i’m not sure what to do. again i’m sorry if this is lengthy but how do i return the old spark? is there something i can do to make myself want more intimacy?
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2023.05.30 21:52 Latter_Ad9537 Pc will not stop crashing

This happens mainly with rust, but it happens with really any more advanced game, (r6, pubg, mw2). When i load up and click on something my pc screen goes black and all my fans start spinning at maximum speed and the only way to restart is too hold the power button and then turn it back on. This has been happening on and off for about two years and i always assumed it was my ram because i was on 16gb of ddr3, so a few days ago i upgraded my motherboard, cpu and ram, to 32gb of ddr4, and Ryzen 5 5600x, I cleared my whole entire pc, booted up rust and it happened again, I reinstalled rust to 3 different drives and the problem keep happening. At this point im thinking it may be a power supply issue, or perhaps i should just stop using computers bc im losing hair at how frustrating this is lol...
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2023.05.30 21:51 eball015 Weird DCT Malfunction

So yesterday I was on a short road trip with some friends and we made a stop to get snacks and gas. On the way out of the service plaza and back onto the highway, I pressed the NGS button to push the car a little and get back to speed (already past 600). It went into second and started revving but never shifted to third. It almost felt as if it went straight into limp mode right when it got to high rpms. Check engine light came on and I couldn't speed up. I quickly parked and turned it off then on and it's been driving normal ever since. Any idea what happened?
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2023.05.30 21:51 JAS_21 Civivi Altus

Repost with price drop... Civivi Altus in Nitro V and G10... Centering is on point and it's a great little button lock. It just doesn't see much pocket time these days. Knife has been sharpened and lubed up. I don't have the box, but I'll ship it in the taco pouch.
Pics and timestamp
SV:$50 shipped conus PayPal goods and services no notes please
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2023.05.30 21:51 Latter_Ad9537 Pc wil not stop crashing

This happens mainly with rust, but it happens with really any more advanced game, (r6, pubg, mw2). When i load up and click on something my pc screen goes black and all my fans start spinning at maximum speed and the only way to restart is too hold the power button and then turn it back on. This has been happening on and off for about two years and i always assumed it was my ram because i was on 16gb of ddr3, so a few days ago i upgraded my motherboard, cpu and ram, to 32gb of ddr4, and Ryzen 5 5600x, I cleared my whole entire pc, booted up rust and it happened again, I reinstalled rust to 3 different drives and the problem keep happening. At this point im thinking it may be a power supply issue, or perhaps i should just stop using computers bc im losing hair at how frustrating this is lol...
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2023.05.30 21:50 Latter_Ad9537 Pc wont stop crashing

This happens mainly with rust, but it happens with really any more advanced game, (r6, pubg, mw2). When i load up and click on something my pc screen goes black and all my fans start spinning at maximum speed and the only way to restart is too hold the power button and then turn it back on. This has been happening on and off for about two years and i always assumed it was my ram because i was on 16gb of ddr3, so a few days ago i upgraded my motherboard, cpu and ram, to 32gb of ddr4, and Ryzen 5 5600x, I cleared my whole entire pc, booted up rust and it happened again, I reinstalled rust to 3 different drives and the problem keep happening. At this point im thinking it may be a power supply issue, or perhaps i should just stop using computers bc im losing hair at how frustrating this is lol...
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2023.05.30 21:49 bionicperson2 EZ Debug Boot LED showing White

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A Pro
CPU: Intel I9-10900K LGA 1200
GPU: RTX 3070
Cooler: EK-AIO 240 D-RGB
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3600 16GBx2
SSD: XPG SX8200 Pro
Case: Fractal Meshify 2 ATX
Monitor: ViewSonic Elite
PSU: Corsair RM850x
Just built this computer. Connected PSU to UPS, monitor to UPS, monitor to motherboard. When I press the power button, all the fans work, the pump works, the fan and cooler RGB are lit up, the GPU "gigabyte" LED lights up, and the case power LED lights up.
RAM is in positions 2 and 4, per motherboard specs.
However, the EZ Debug Boot LED is solid white, and there is no connection between the computer and the monitor: no POST appears to be happening. No other EZ Debug LEDs are lit.
Some concerns I have include include plugging the pump power cable into the PUMP_FAN header on the motherboard because there's no "cooler power" header on the mobile. Another concern is putting power cables into general slots ("peripherals + SATA") in the PSU when I ran out of room for the specifically labeled areas ("CPU + PCIe", etc).
Previous troubleshooting attempts: 1) take off sticker on SSD and reinstall. 2) reinstall SSD with less screw force (slightly looser).
I'd like to get to the BIOS in order to install drivers and Windows, etc.
Please advise? Any help is much appreciated.
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2023.05.30 21:48 Living-Building-930 Changed "double press lock button" to open expert raw, but requires pin everytime. Can I bypass this?

Basically the title. Up to date everything. I want to use expert raw when double pressing lock button, but don't want to have to unlock it everytime, since that defeats the purpose. Thank you
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2023.05.30 21:47 Quokimbo 4k Hours on Console to PC. What to know?

I've looked console to PC up on here and didn't find anything life shattering. My curiosity lies in what are some keyboard bindings I need to know? Does gunslinger vs hunter matter as much? Crouch good on toggle(I already set mine to hold)? I set my health kit to one of my extra mouse buttons, what's good for the other? Was thinking of my gun to get back from health kit.
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