QUESTION: WHAT ARE PS3 TROPHIES?
ANSWER: PS3 Trophies are a new feature for the Sony Playstation 3 that allows players to track their in game rewards. This is similar to the achievements system currently available to on the XB360 that gives players a permanent award in the psn id gamercard for completing specific challenges set by the game developer.
QUESTION: HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT TROPHIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR A GAME?
ANSWER: Typically when a game is first loaded players will not know what trophies can be unlocked. However, by completing one of the pre-set challenges a message will pop up on the top right of the screen informing you of what you have earned. Once the first trophy has been awarded a list of all the other available trophies will then be viewable in the trophies option on the PS3 XMB.
However, in some cases there are exceptions where players will be able to view all trophies available for a game as soon as they have loaded it.
If you are unsure of what trophies are available for a game, come and visit us at ps3-trophies.com where we'll have full details of all trophies, together with hints and tips of how best to acquire them.
QUESTION: WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT TROPHY LEVELS MEAN?
ANSWER: Players are awarded a bronze,silver or gold trophy depending on how hard the challenge was to complete. If a player manages to collect each of these they will be awarded a platinum trophy. The value of each of these increases with each type. Thus bronze trophies award players a smaller number of points than platinum trophies. As the number of points a player has increases their trophy level will increase. The trophy level of a player becomes visible when another player clicks on your name on the PS3 XMB bar and brings up your gamercard. Please note that players do not receive platinum trophies for networked games.
QUESTION: DO ALL GAMES HAVE THE SAME TROPHIES?
ANSWER: The number of trophies and the tasks required to achieve trophies varies from one game to another. In some cases only a handful of trophies are available, while larger games will have many.
QUESTION: WHAT GAMES SUPPORT TROPHIES?
ANSWER: At present only a handful of games support trophies, although there are regular announcements about future games supporting them. In some cases developers are adding patches to games that have already been released. Rumours suggest that Sony will make patches mandatory on games.
QUESTION: WHERE ARE THE TROPHIES IN THE XMB?
ANSWER: In the XMB, go to the 'Game' menu. Scroll a bit up or down to see an option called 'Trophy collection'.
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