Link PSN Trophies to your GB account?

#1 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -

Since Giant Bomb added the ability to link your Xbox Live GamerTag to your Giant Bomb account to display your achievements as well as WoW accounts on your profile they should now add the PSN Trophies too. No site ever offers the ability to link a PSN ID but everybody and their brothers site lets you link a XBL Gamertag.

Just wanted to see if anyone else would like to see it so maybe they'll add it if enough people want it.

#2 Posted by Forcen (1804 posts) -

There is no way for them to access the trophy data, it its Sony that is to blame for the lack of PSN linking on websites. If there was a way, they would add it.

I personally can't wait for WoW EU and Steam support.

#3 Edited by plagueseason (69 posts) -

Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 (fingers crossed). I'd love to see something similar to gamercards that would update automatically, which would of course allow Giant Bomb to add the linking functionality.

#4 Posted by MatsSundin (84 posts) -

I would love for trophy data on giant bomb, but like earlier posters have said its a Sony issue

#5 Posted by LiquidPrince (15844 posts) -
plagueseason said:
Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 (fingers crossed). I'd love ... [more]
Sony already does have an API that links to your trophy data, but it's not public beyond there own website. That's the problem.
#6 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:
plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 (fingers crossed). ... [more]
Yeah, its actually a pretty simple and easy thing to do I would imagine. Lets remember folks, we are dealing with a free service that provides online gaming and other things to millions of people. Imagine if those millions of people were paying fee's like microsoft charges? I think Sony would be pooping on XBL right now if that were the case, because as it stands, its really just these little things that are missing from PSN. 
I've been hearing lots about this over the past year, they are definitely working on it, among other things. 
#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

They've said multiple times that they'd love to, but it's impossible right now.

#8 Posted by PufferFiz (1376 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:
plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 (fingers crossed). ... [more]
yeah pretty much. Though I thought I remembered in some video that they said they were working on making a public API.  Could be mistaken.
#9 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
PufferFiz said:
LiquidPrince said: plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 ... [more]
I don't really know where you'd go to get news on current API development of trophy cards, I mean when the new trophy cards were released they were basically dropped on us that very day, if this hapens I don't think you'll know until the moment it does and it can be months or tomorrow
#10 Posted by PufferFiz (1376 posts) -
chililili said:
PufferFiz said: LiquidPrince said: plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) ... [more]
yeah me ether but I could have sworn there was a video on the PS blog about the trophies being on the site and I though he said they were working on making it public at a later time.
#11 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
PufferFiz said:
chililili said: PufferFiz said: LiquidPrince said: plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or ... [more]
yeah i remember this man. i mentioned it in my last post. i could have sworn i heard a lot about features like this among many others that sony is working on. 

(ps, buy infamous man, lol i told you on psn and i'll tell ya again, its a lot of fun)
#12 Posted by PufferFiz (1376 posts) -
TwoOneFive said:
PufferFiz said: chililili said: PufferFiz said: LiquidPrince said: plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online ... [more]
Found the link
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/03/02/viewing-your-playstation-trophies-on-playstationcom/
Was wrong he said nothing about a public release of the API but he did say that this is just phase one and more additions are coming


Yeah I'm gona get it, Maybe next week. Got Cross edge coming tomorrow and that is an hour intensive RPG, But my friend works at GS so during His shift I am gona come down and chat (screw with the store)and buy some games.
#13 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

Sony most likely will release the API in the future, but with Sony's current track record on getting stuff like this released... it's going to be awhile.

#14 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

Another missing PSN feature.  I don't know if it's the lack of income from their internet service or what.  But hey, they have chatrooms... so yeah...

#15 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
LiquidPrince said:
plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 (fingers crossed). ... [more]
Actually...

Also, Playfire.com has something similar.
#16 Edited by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -
PS3 trophy card pulls the data directly from Sony's website. This is not a viable way for Giant Bomb to do this. Not only is it a lot of effort to get working, but any time the website slightly changes it would completely break the system and need to be rebuilt. A PSN API would be required to do it properly, which currently doesn't exist. I totally expect sony to release one eventually, but how high up it is on their to-do-list is anynes guess.
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#17 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -

Yeah I guess someday we'll see it then, hey Sony is going for the 10 year lifespan they can't just drop everything on us the first 2-3 years that would be asinine.

#18 Posted by plagueseason (69 posts) -
FCKSNAP said:
LiquidPrince said: plagueseason said: Maybe Sony will announce a major improvement to their online API (or lack thereof) at E3 ... [more]
Does that actually update automatically when you earn trophies? I haven't used any of those third party sites for awhile because previously you always had to manually enter in every trophy you had earned, but it looks like they automatically recognize them all and show the most recent earned ones now, so I guess they've come a long ways.
#19 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -
@plagueseason: They do update automatically, but only if you update the euro sony site where they have the whole trophy card thing. Still pretty annoying.
#20 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

Hurry up Sony, I need my Giantbomb trophy support, that would kick ass.

#21 Edited by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -
@Ket87 said:
" Yeah I guess someday we'll see it then, hey Sony is going for the 10 year lifespan they can't just drop everything on us the first 2-3 years that would be asinine. "

Kidding right?  They should have already had so many of these features already taken care of.
#22 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -
Stephen_Von_Cloud said:
@Ket87 said: " Yeah I guess someday we'll see it then, hey Sony is going for the 10 year lifespan ... [more]
Yep that was sarcasm actually haha. It's a pain in the ass to get that to convey on a message board.
#23 Posted by Dragoon14 (125 posts) -

I would like that a lot

#24 Posted by KillaMaStA (859 posts) -

Sony will eventually make that stuff available i think. By the end of the year  well see it.

#25 Posted by MrPerfect (436 posts) -

I think it would be awesome had a trophy tab for us PS3 gamers, I would love to show off my trophies.

#26 Posted by Matt_ (337 posts) -

I'm not sure if I would. My meager amount of trophies pales in comparison to my xbox gamerscore. Granted, I have had a 360 since a few months after launch and I only got my PS3 in March.

#27 Posted by LocoRocker (210 posts) -

The implementation of trophies into the website would also require GiantBomb to add a new cathegory "trophies" in addition to "achievements" for every multiplatform game. Otherwise it would mess up some of your data if you happen to own both versions of a game.

#28 Edited by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -
@LocoRocker said:
" The implementation of trophies into the website would also require GiantBomb to add a new cathegory "trophies" in addition to "achievements" for every multiplatform game. Otherwise it would mess up some of your data if you happen to own both versions of a game. "
They have plans to implement Steam achievements soon, some of which will clash with Xbox achievements, so I'm assuming they have a solution to this problem in the works. Perhaps separating different platforms achievements into tabs. I dunno what they're planning, but they'll come up with a solution.
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#29 Edited by LocoRocker (210 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
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@LocoRocker said:
" The implementation of trophies into the website would also require GiantBomb to add a new cathegory "trophies" in addition to "achievements" for every multiplatform game. Otherwise it would mess up some of your data if you happen to own both versions of a game. "
They have plans to implement Steam achievements soon, some of which will clash with Xbox achievements, so I'm assuming they have a solution to this problem in the works. Perhaps separating different platforms achievements into tabs. I dunno what they're planning, but they'll come up with a solution. "
Didn't know about the Steam stuff. That really would be neat and might eventually turn GiantBomb into your personal hub for everything games related.
#30 Posted by TwoLines (2788 posts) -

Hmm.. yeah- but the Steam achievements were suppose to be ready like.. 2 weeks ago? Ah well, need to be patient.
I just hope nothing got screwed up.

#31 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
@TwoLines said:
" Hmm.. yeah- but the Steam achievements were suppose to be ready like.. 2 weeks ago? Ah well, need to be patient.I just hope nothing got screwed up. "
Remember E3 happened
#32 Edited by Luke (1609 posts) -

"Compare Trophies" and the "Trophy Leaderboard" are coming-out mid-July. 

Hopefully, these new features will give-out enough data to do exactly what GB does with X360/WoW/Steam Achievements. 




EDIT:  Errr, never mind guys.  I did some more research and on the European PlayStation Blog I found the full article, with Dev Comments and everything: 

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/06/29/psn-on-euplaystationcom-new-features-coming-soon 

Q:  "Are there any plans to make the profile publicly accessible? E.g. clicking on the PSN trophy badge will take you to your profile, not just a register page…" 
A:  "Yes this is in our plans for later   I’d love to hear from all of you on what you’d like to see in your public profile." 

Q:  "Hi what i really would like is when you click someones portable ID you get a list of their trophies, not the PS registration page… That would be great" 
A:  "In the Future when we release the Public Profile, we will definitely link the Portable IDs to the Profile pages." 

There are many others requesting that the API be made publicly available through-out the comments. 

I guess the only way that this new feature would work is if Giant Bomb made like 999,999+ PSN Accounts and accepted Friend Requests from all us Users, which would be ridiculous (and probably against Sony's EULA). 

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