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The TrueTrophies Game of the Year 2018
Before we reveal this year's Game of the Year winners, we'd like to thank each and every one of you that took the time to cast your votes. In total, there were 817 votes for the TT Game of the Year for 2018.

As always, the Game of the Year, as well as the rest of the winners, will receive TrueTrophies rosettes on their respective game or trophy pages.

TrueTrophies Game of the Year Awards 2018 Winners
Without further ado, here are this year's winners, as voted by the TrueTrophies community.

Game of the Year
Game of the Year

Position | Game | % of Vote
1 | God of War | 21.6%
2 | Spider-Man | 16.4%
3 | Red Dead Redemption 2 | 12.0%
Best PlayStation VR Game
Best PlayStation VR Game

Position | Game | % of Vote
1 | ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission | 40.6%
2 | Moss | 31.9%
3 | Beat Saber | 27.5%
Best DLC Pack
Best DLC Pack

Position | Game | % of Vote
1 | The City That Never Sleeps: The Heist for Spider-Man | 50.0%
2 | Forsaken for Destiny 2 | 31.3%
3 | New Game+ for Spider-Man | 18.8%

Trophy Awards
Proudest Trophy: Father and Son in God of War
Runner-up: Be Greater in Spider-Man

Most Fun Trophy: Be Greater in Spider-Man
Runner-up: Chooser of the Slain in God of War

Most Original Trophy: I'LL BE BACK in Detroit: Become Human
Runner-up: With Great Power... in Spider-Man

Best Named Trophy: Bye Felicia in Spider-Man
Runner-up: Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man in Spider-Man

We hope that you've had fun voting and will join us again next year!
Added by DaveKinetic at 16:59:11
TrueTrophies 2018 Game of the Year Awards
With only a few weeks left until 2018 is consigned to the history books, it's time for you, the TrueTrophies community, to help us decide which games from the past 12 months have stood out from the crowd in our fifth annual TrueTrophies Game of the Year awards!

Last year, 1,344 games competed for the ultimate prize of being named the TrueTrophies Game of the Year for 2017, with Horizon: Zero Dawn taking the top prize from the runner-up NieR: Automata.

Which game will it be this year?

TrueTrophies 2018 Game of the Year Awards

Like last year's vote, we're once again asking you to choose the top five games from this year's releases that you've played in 2018, your top DLC pack, the best PlayStation VR game, and answer a few questions that focus on individual trophies.

Will a multi-platform title such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Far Cry 5 or Assassin's Creed Odyssey take the crown? Can God of War, Spider-Man, Shadow of the Colossus or Detroit: Become Human make it three wins in successive years for a PlayStation exclusive? The choice for the TrueTrophies 2018 Game of the Year Awards is yours.

To cast your votes, head over to the TrueTrophies 2018 Game of the Year hub now. If you'd like a refresher before you vote, you can view the full list of PlayStation games that have released in 2018 here.

Voting closes on December 17th at 12:00 GMT. Let your voices be heard!

Useful Links
TrueTrophies 2018 Game of the Year Hub
List of PlayStation Game Releases in 2018
Added by DaveKinetic at 13:01:54
Introducing The Twelve Days of Christmas 2018 Community Challenge
Hello TTers!

Our community challenges have been a resounding success since they were first introduced with the Alphabet Challenge back in July of last year, and today we are delighted to reveal The Twelve Days of Christmas 2018, our next festively themed community challenge that will begin in just a few days time.

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What is The Twelve Days of Christmas 2018 Community Challenge?
Every day from Monday, December 3rd through to Friday, December 14th, we will reveal a new mini-challenge for you to complete at 11:00 UTC. Each daily challenge will require you to complete a relatively straightforward task, such as unlocking a set number of trophies of a certain kind, unlocking trophies from a particular genre, or unlocking trophies in a specific order. You can keep track of each new daily challenge by checking the news story on the TA homepage, or by checking the event hub once the challenge is live.

You have until the end of December to complete all 12 daily challenges, and they must be done in the order that they are revealed to move on to the next one. However, you can earn non-qualifying trophies during the challenge without breaking the challenge you are going for, so you'll still be able to enjoy playing games as normal during the event.

While the event is running, you'll find a panel on your homepage that will show the current daily challenge you are going for, and a link to view all of your locked trophies that meet the criteria.
How to Register for The Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge
Registration for the Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge is open now!

Simply head over to the Twelve Days of Christmas hub and hit the "Register now" button on the right-hand side of the page to join in.

You can register at any time during the event, however, all of the daily challenges must be complete by 11:00 UTC on January 1st for them to count.
Is There a Prize?
As with all of our community challenges, everyone can be a winner in the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge. If you manage to complete all of the daily challenges before the end of December, you'll be awarded one a new Community Challenge badge on your TrueTrophies profile (or an upgrade on the colour if you already have one).
Useful Links
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Hub
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Leaderboard
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge FAQs
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Forum

What are you waiting for? Head over to the Twelve Days of Christmas hub now to register!
Added by DaveKinetic at 15:27:04
Trophies Requiring Guides List and Direct Messages
The TrueTrophies community has added over 25,000 trophy guides to the site over the last couple of years, and we've been looking at ways to try to make things easier for those that help the rest of the community in this way.

Trophies Requiring Guides List
We've added a new page containing a list of all the trophies that require a guide. It's also linked in the Main menu under the name Trophies Without Guides.

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This list will default to show just trophies you've unlocked in games you've started, sorted by the most played games first. The top of this list will therefore show you the guides that will potentially benefit the most people. You can also search by trophy or game name and the list will update dynamically.

You can change those settings, and find more options, by clicking on the Filter dropdown:

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Click through to the trophy page and you'll see a panel to input your guide. Please make sure you follow the Solution Guidelines when writing one.

Solutions Badge
If you do add some guides, you'll get a solution badge on your profile page that looks like this:


Missing Guides Automatic Notifications
On the right of the list page is a new panel where you can set an option to receive either a PM or an email when you unlock a trophy that is missing a guide:

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This will send you a PM that contains a link to all of the trophies that you've just unlocked that need a guide.

If you decide to create some trophy guides then we'd like to thank you for helping the TrueTrophies community!
Added by TrueTrophy at 15:12:40
PSN Name Changes on TrueTrophies
Recently, Sony announced that they would be introducing name changes for PlayStation Network accounts.

With the feature now available to beta testers, we've added some additional functionality on site to ensure it's as easy as possible to keep your TrueTrophies and PlayStation account names in sync.

Updating your PSN Name on TrueTrophies
When signed in, you can find a new tab on your Account Settings page called "Update PSN Name". From this page, all you need to do is enter your new PlayStation Network name, your TrueTrophies password (for verification), and then hit the "Change" button.

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We'll then do a couple of behind the scenes checks, grab some data from your new PlayStation Network name, and attempt to match the two.

If everything looks good, we'll then update your TrueTrophies account username, send you a PM to let you know it's all worked, and add an item to your friend feed so all of your friends know that you've changed your name -- from this point on, you'll need to log in to TrueTrophies using your new name.

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If for some reason we cannot match your accounts, we won't update your TrueTrophies profile, but we will send you a PM to let you know the request was unsuccessful, and make a note in our systems. We'll have to look into issues like these on a case by case basis.

We hope this new feature makes it painless to keep everything in sync and please let us know below if you have any questions or feedback.

The TrueTrophies Team
Added by WebChimp at 12:10:47
Keep Up With TrueTrophies on the Google News App!
If you want to keep up with the latest PlayStation news and trophy reveals, you can now add TrueTrophies to your favourite news sources in the Google News app available on Apple and Android devices. Here's how.

What Is Google News?

Google News is a smart news aggregator that can learn which topics and sources you want in your daily news round up. It can give you a daily briefing and send notifications when stories break. Any topic in the world is represented, and you can either choose to add Topics (such as PlayStation) or Sources (such as TrueTrophies) to your favourites. You will need to sign in to a Google account in order to make use of the app. Download the app from Google Play for Android or the iTunes Store.

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How Do I Add TrueTrophies As A Source?

First off, you need to make sure your Preferred language & region is set to English | United States in the Settings, which can be found by clicking on your Google Account icon in the top right corner. (We're working on making sure our sites appear regardless of your region).

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Once you have done so, head to the Favourites tab and hit the big Plus icon in the bottom corner. On an Apple device you'll need to click the little plus icon in the corner of the Sources box.

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Now hit the search icon in the top left and type TrueTrophies, and you should see our News Source icon appear. Hit the star button to add us to your favourites-- if the star is blue, that means you've added us.

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Now our stories should appear in your "For You" queue, and you can also head to your "Favourites" tab and click on the TrueTrophies icon to head directly to our latest stories.

Once you have added our sites as a Favourite you can set your Preferred language & region back to whatever is most appropriate to you -- we should still appear in your Favourites.

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How Do I Control What News Stories I See?

Because Google News is adapting to your tastes you may see a whole bunch of sources and topics beyond the world of gaming when you start off. You can always hit the three dots next to any news article you see in your queue and select to Hide Stories from that source forever, or just give the topic a thumbs down with the "Fewer stories like this" button (Android only). Google will work out what you're in to in no time.

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On Android you can also set up a home page link to the TrueTrophies Google News page, share us as a source to other Google users or enable push notifications for our channel specifically. On Apple you can add TrueTrophies directly to Siri. Go to the TrueTrophies page from your Favourites tab and hit the three dots in the top right corner to find these settings.

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We hope you enjoy this new way to engage with us. We're excited to keep sharing the latest and greatest PlayStation content with you!
Added by kintaris at 12:57:35
Introducing the TrueTrophies #PS4Share Of The Week!
Photo Modes are a fashionable trend in modern console gaming and social media is full of players' proudest snapshots. This year alone we have seen magnificent community images from the likes of God of War, Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. With the gorgeous Assassin's Creed Odyssey landing on our consoles and the spectacular looking Red Dead Redemption 2 arriving at the end of the month, we decided it was high time that we started celebrating the best in-game photographers in our own community.

We've set up a brand new forum, TrueTrophies #PS4Share. We invite you to share your best in-game photos in the forum's submissions thread, discuss which games have the best photo mode and share tips for framing the perfect shot. We're planning to share the very best photos from the forum in a regular article on the home page, so your creative efforts can be seen by all!

If the community gets behind this new forum we may introduce themed Threads, community votes and perhaps even a shiny new community badge.

How do I share my photos?

The TrueTrophies #PS4Share Forum allows you to embed a Tweet, so the fairest way to submit photos is to take the following steps:

Link your Twitter account to your TrueTrophies account (check out our Site Help story for instructions and available options for linking your Twitter account to TT).
Post your best photos to Twitter using the hashtag #PS4Share, which is automatically added if you hit the "Share" button on your PlayStation 4. Feel free to add a caption if you like!
Copy a link to the tweet and post it in the TrueTrophies #PS4Share of the Week Submissions thread.

You can post photos from any game you like, even if it doesn't strictly have a Photo Mode. Whatever you think is worth sharing, please feel free! We'll be back with a round-up of the very best soon.
Added by kintaris at 13:21:20
Improvements To Gamer Blocking Controls
A site feature that has been requested several times is to have greater control as to what content you can see (or more importantly, don't see) from particular gamers.

We've just updated the site to allow you to block a gamer and also hide their content in the following ways:
Prevent them from sending you private messages
Hide their forum posts
Hide their friend feed comments
Hide their comments on other parts of the site (blog posts, solutions, user reviews etc)

Blocking a gamer
Before you can hide forum posts or comments, you first need to block the gamer.

To do that, go to their gamer page and click on the gamer button and select Block gamer from the drop-down:

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This will initially stop them from sending you a Private Message or any invites.

Controlling the content you see
To control the content you see from a particular gamer once you have blocked them, you can now go to the Blocked Gamers page (this is also linked from a tab on the My Settings page).

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From here you can choose exactly which content you wish to hide from each gamer you have blocked.

Please report any abuse to a moderator
While it's undoubtedly going to be very useful to have this level of control over who you interact with on the site, you should still report any abuse you receive to the moderation team to deal with.

You can report forum posts by using the Report post button on every post, and you can report any PMs you receive by using the Report Message option on the Message drop-down in the message itself. These reports go directly to the Moderation team. Or you can contact a Moderator directly if you prefer, there is a list of the moderators on the Staff list. Moderators listed in green are onsite currently.

We hope this feature allows you to better enjoy your time on TrueTrophies!
Added by WebChimp at 16:41:22
Introducing The TrueTrophies 5th Birthday Community Challenge
It's been a big year for the TrueGaming Network. Earlier this year, TrueAchievements celebrated its 10th Birthday, and coincidentally it also marks a big anniversary here on TrueTrophies. That's right, TrueTrophies is officially five years old, and to celebrate half a decade of TT, we're excited to announce that our next community challenge is starting right now! Titled the 5th Birthday Challenge, we're giving everyone that enters the chance to be a winner and earn another community challenge badge. That's not all! As a special birthday treat, we're also giving all of you the chance to win a month of TT Pro.

Introducing The TrueTrophies 5th Birthday Community Challenge

What is the 5th Birthday Challenge?
The aim of the event is simple. Using the first letter of a trophy name, you have until October 31st to spell out the phrase "Happy Birthday TrueTrophies" in order (and you can ignore the spaces). You can, of course, unlock any trophies in-between each letter you are going for, but they won't count for a letter later on -- they have to be earned in the correct order.

The contest is already underway, and to register all you need to do is head over to the 5th Birthday Challenge hub and hit the "Register Now" button on the right-hand side of the page.

The event ends on October 31st at 23:59 UTC. You can register at any time during the event. However, all trophies must be unlocked and scanned in by the end of October 31st for them to count.

While the event is running, you'll have a panel on your homepage that shows the current letter you are going for, and a link to view all your locked trophies that start with that particular letter:
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You can also see a list of all the trophies you've earned so far and the letters you still need by going to the event hub and clicking the Challenge List tab.

Which Trophies Count?
The trophies must be earned online and have a valid timestamp
All trophies will count for all games
Trophies starting with a special character (such as those with ümlauts or tilde) do not count. Only those in the English alphabet are included.

Is There a Prize?
As with our previous community challenges, everyone can be a winner in the 5th Birthday Challenge. If you manage to complete the challenge and spell out "Happy Birthday TrueTrophies" in order by October 31st at 23:59 UTC, you'll receive a 5th Birthday Challenge badge that you can display proudly within the Completed Community Challenges section of your profile.

That's not all! As a special birthday treat, anyone who completes the challenge before 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, October 16th will receive a month of TT Pro.

Useful Links
5th Birthday Challenge Hub
5th Birthday Challenge Leaderboard
5th Birthday Challenge Forum

Happy hunting and good luck to everyone that takes part!
Added by DaveKinetic at 12:27:06