Do you think GiantBomb Should get the psn on the achievements?

#1 Posted by Ares_26 (15 posts) -
#2 Posted by Raidou10k (84 posts) -

What does your question even mean?

#3 Posted by Manatassi (791 posts) -

What does that even mean? 
 
If you mean should GiantBomb track Trophies, they cant Sony don't share that data in a way they can use. They would if they could.

#4 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

If your talking about tracking trophies they can't. Sony won't allow people to do that. They use to be able too. Check the inFamous page. Trophy stats are on there.

#5 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

They used to do this, but for some reason Sony doesn't put out those API's anymore.

#6 Posted by Ares_26 (15 posts) -

I mean Trophy's but as i can see Sony does not want to send trophy data.

#7 Posted by xenexprime (77 posts) -

Raptr does it, so there has to be a way.

#8 Edited by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
#9 Posted by Enigma777 (6084 posts) -

I think everyone should just relax and take a deep breath...

#10 Edited by xenexprime (77 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:

" @xenexprime said:

" Raptr does it, so there has to be a way. "

Yep, looks like Raptr started up their trophy tracking again recently.  Is Sony allowing it now? Someone should let the Whiskey engineers know so they can bring it back. "
Raptr not only tracks trophies but every time you play a game for the first time it also adds it to your list of games and posts i as an achievement just for starting the game, if you use their client you can also log to PSN with it and see all your online psn friends and what they are playing.
 
so it is definitely doable.
#11 Posted by mau64 (539 posts) -

well this topic went straight to shit now didn't it.

#12 Posted by Hyperfludd (374 posts) -
@xenexprime: This I did not know about Raptr. Let's go bug em about it.
#13 Posted by Gamer_152 (14099 posts) -

It's a shame that they put all that work into trophy integration only for Sony to shut it down.

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#14 Posted by Tebbit (4480 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" @xenexprime said:

" Raptr does it, so there has to be a way. "

Yep, looks like Raptr started up their trophy tracking again recently.  Is Sony allowing it now? Someone should let the Whiskey engineers know so they can bring it back. "
Oh wow, if they can do it, surely Giant Bomb can too. It's not like Raptr is a huge company (even though they are partnered with Gamespot).
#15 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

but to answer the question sure they should psn trophies on Giantbomb if they are able to get them.

#16 Posted by The_Philosopher (570 posts) -

They did but Sony made them take them off or something.

#17 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

FACT: New Order > Joy Division

#18 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@xenexprime: Yes, I'm familiar with what Raptr does. :) Even though only trophies were mentioned in the post, I assumed the other stuff was possible too.
Giant Bomb doesn't need all the functionality of Raptr though, it just needs to do what it already does with Xbox Live. Even if the API has the same limitations as Steam does (which I'm sure it doesn't), it's still enough to work with.
#19 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
" Oh wow, if they can do it, surely Giant Bomb can too.  "
I've no doubt they can do it. I think the issue right now is that they probably don't realize they can yet. Has anyone informed the engineers, and if so have they received a response?
#20 Posted by mosespippy (4370 posts) -
@Tactical_Kill said:
" If your talking about tracking trophies they can't. Sony won't allow people to do that. They use to be able too. Check the inFamous page. Trophy stats are on there. "
@Manatassi said:
" What does that even mean?  If you mean should GiantBomb track Trophies, they cant Sony don't share that data in a way they can use. They would if they could. "
@FreakAche said:
" They used to do this, but for some reason Sony doesn't put out those API's anymore. "
Sony's API was reopened in July. You can track your trophies with 3rd party apps like raptr. It fucking astounds me that Giant Bomb hasn't started tracking trophies again, but I guess the engineers were busy building things like the mobile site and the members features and the multipass.
#21 Edited by Hamz (6846 posts) -
  • The bullshit in this topics stops now. Get back on track and quit derailing it with pointless crap.
  • Trophy tracking still can't be done in the same way 360, Steam and WoW achievement tracking is done on Giant Bomb. Check out this link again and you'll notice it clearly says the following...

 Having your PSN ID entered on raptr.com is NOT enough to keep your trophies up to date! You MUST run the Raptr Client.

In short Raptr are telling a half-truth. Sure they can provide updated Trophy information for your PSN profile. Provided you synch your Trophy data on the console, then login to your Raptr account via their client and keep said client running to then synch the data itself to present an up-to-date list of Trophy information. And you have to do this every single time after you earn a new Trophy for it to present that updated information. In essence it's no different to what the various Forum signature cards have been doing for ages now. 
 
Basically the situation with Sony and it's closed door policy with its Trophy data API is still very much the same as it was back when the announcement was made.
#22 Posted by copycatzen (816 posts) -
@Hamz said:
  • The bullshit in this topics stops now. Get back on track and quit derailing it with pointless crap.

 Your hostility makes me want to cancel my GB subscription
Good job you are truly an example to follow!
#23 Posted by RedHatDrew (336 posts) -
@copycatzen said:
" @Hamz said:
  • The bullshit in this topics stops now. Get back on track and quit derailing it with pointless crap.
 Your hostility makes me want to cancel my GB subscriptionGood job you are truly an example to follow! "
Eh, they've already got my money. Plus, it's nice to be informed of what's going on, instead of just blindly slinging mud when I don' t know what's going on.
#24 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2958 posts) -

Wow, it would be nice if they could start tracking again, sure work on fixing the bogus changes Microsoft made to the dashboard first, but it would be a nice project to tackle after that.
#25 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@LiquidSwords said:

" FACT: New Order > Joy Division "

FAC1: No.
#26 Edited by Tebbit (4480 posts) -
@Hamz: Forgive my ignorance, isn't what the Raptr client does something that the Giant Bomb servers could also do? 
I mean, if that client is extracting the trophy stuff by syncing data... that's exactly how the GB servers sweep for Xbox 360 and WoW data every few hours isn't it? 
 
When the trophy stuff was working, you just had to make sure your trophies were synced with PSN, and Giant Bomb would grab 'em. It looks like that's essentially all that Raptr is doing. 
The only difference is that you have to tell Raptr to do it, whereas Giant Bomb does it automatically, on a semi-regular basis.
#27 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

What was the point of bumping this if its just to post comments that have nothing to do with the topic? Wait...I just did that didn't I?...Damn

#28 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" @LiquidSwords said:

" FACT: New Order > Joy Division "

FAC1: No. "
Fact: You're late to the party.
#29 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -

*yawn* Another one of these.

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