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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Achievement Roundup 1/16/2018

After a very long hiatus(something like 5 years!) I'm back. The last 5 years I've been off getting my life together. Job, car, family, the whole works. I'm not longer the 22 year old kid of yesteryear. I stopped gaming for awhile, I got burnt out. I put so much pressure on myself to be that "girl" that games became less fun and more work. Things finally feel good again. I play games and get happy. I get on ebay looking for deals and get excited again. I'm gonna regroup and get this back together because at the end of the day games make me happy, whether its gaming news or just playing in general. I have been still purchasing games but my backlog is insane.

Games I have been into lately: Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3.

Yesterday was sort of productive but its my first day back, I've forgotten the focus I used to have, but we are knocking the rust off still.

Achievements Earned: 8 across 3 Titles
 
Forza Motorsports 7
 
Bronze Collector for 10g
 
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (UWP)
 
Over the Walls for 40g
Castellan for 25g
 
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
 
Everyone's got to Start Somewhere for 10g
If You Build Them for 10g
Staffing Up for 5g
Research Warrant for 5g
Phase One Complete for 5g
 
 
Total Gamerscore Earned: 110g
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Completion List!

Retail Completions XBOX 360:
Avatar: TLA: TBE
EA Sports Fight Night 3
MLB 2K6
NBA 2K6
Madden NFL 06
Night at the Museum 2
You Don't Know Jack
College Hoops 2K6
NHL 2K6
Retail Completions XBOX ONE:
Nutjitsu
Monopoly Plus
The Wolf Among Us
Forza Horizon 2 Present Fast & Furious


 Arcade Completions:
Galaga
Harm's Way
Pac-Man CE DX
The Walking Dead

WP7 Completions:
Beards & Beaks
Butterfly
COLLAPSE!
Doodle God
Fruit Ninja
Kinectimals
Monopoly
Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst

Games For Windows Live Completions:
Fallout 3

Kinect Fun Labs Completions:
Kinect Me
Web Based and Windows 8:
Wordament (Web)
Microsoft Mahjong (Win 8)
Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8)

 Total Completions: 30

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Borderlands 2, and the dlc gravytrain....

I recieved the Bordlerands 2 collector's edition game and guide for christmas. I never played the first borderlands and wasnt quite sure what to expect. I must say i am in love with this game. I even shelled out the 29.99 for the season pass on the dlc. The 2k super sale which is going on right now allowed me to pick up the mechromancer dlc for 50% off. At 400 msp it is a steal. I have yet to play co-op as my first attempt was ill fated and i recieved a disk unreadable error because someone was using Gaige. It booted me from my own game. The achievements are creative and aren't incredibly out there like some games. Some are story driven others are rare random monster spawn. It is a good mix. I'm really far behind on the curve as i haven't completed 1 playthrough or started the dlc(the next one drops on the 15th). The SHiFt system and extra golden keys is really awesome, even though i am just hoarding them for when i get to some of the higher levels and really need an equipment boost to propel myself forward through the storyline.

I find myself sitting down to play and getting up off the couch thinking it has only been 5 minutes, only to look at a clock and find that is has been closer to 5 or more hours. I love games like this, the ones that engross you so far in that you forget about anything else. I haven't had that feeling since i sank about 300 hours into Skyrim(and i am still nowhere near done). Overall this is my favorite game purchase in quite sometime. If you haven't yet pick it up even if you didnt play the first. It is a good mix of shooter and rpg that just leaves you wanting more and more.

Friday, June 8, 2012

70k and counting...

Tonight I finally managed to hit 70,000. I am starting to feel burnt out, not by gaming but by managing my collection of games(retro and current generation) as well as my comics and working a 40 hour week. I'm also looking at picking up a second job to pay down some bills faster and free up more money for my hobbies.

I'm excited by 70k, but I'm not ecstatic in all honesty I would have liked to already have hit 75k or even 100k but life has prevented that from happening as of late. My days off seem to be taken over by chores, bills or errands despite having every intention of not leaving the house or doing anything and actually just gaming.

I plan on setting aside more time to actually game and really make a dent in the deficit between me and 100k. I bought some new stuff and have been trying to go through backlog and at least get more achievements than I already had in the backlog games but I tend to bounce around and don't really find myself sitting through them for long periods of time.

In other news, I have finally joined Xbox America. I have been a lazy bum and pretty much effectively forgot the site existed and was finally reminded about it the other day and joined. I currently sit at 75th in Missouri and 4,757th in the nation according to the site. Maybe this will give me the inspiration I need to keep going and keep gaming. If nothing else I at least have an exciting 3rd and 4th quarter worth of game releases to look forward to this year.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Game Completion List

Retail Completions:
Avatar: TLA: TBE
EA Sports Fight Night 3
MLB 2K6
NBA 2K6
Madden NFL 06
Night at the Museum 2
You Don't Know Jack
College Hoops 2K6

Arcade Completions:
Galaga
Harm's Way
Pac-Man CE DX
The Walking Dead

WP7 Completions:
Beards & Beaks
Butterfly
COLLAPSE!
Doodle God
Fruit Ninja
Kinectimals
Monopoly
Project Sunburst

Games For Windows Live Completions:
Fallout 3

Kinect Fun Labs Completions:
Kinect Me


Total Completions: 22

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kinectimals and Doodle God for WP7...2 new completions

So lately I have mostly been mobile gaming on my breaks at work(that is when I actually get to take one). I have rediscovered quite a few games that were essentially rotting on my phone not being utilized at all. I started playing Fable: Coin Golf again and quite a few others.

I finally found time to finish up Kinectimals...which was mostly grinding. Grinding playing with a fluffy virtual pet and being at its mercy is less than amusing but only took me a couple of hours overall to finish it to the full 200/200.

I purchased Doodle God for .99 cents and finished it in less than 2 hours for the full 200/200. I won't lie I would love for a sequel to this game. Mixing elements and humans and all sorts of other stuff to make new stuff is hellishly fun and addicting. This is a must purchase as a time waster and of course easy gamerscore as well.


I will be back to normal posting within the week now that things have quieted down at work and that my 21st has past. I have a backlog that is burning to be finished and finish it I must!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monopoly Streets....A nice change of pace

I have been working extra long shifts and straight days in order to take a weekend off to enjoy my 21st birthday. Which has left me feeling burnt out and pretty much in a dismal mood. However, I actually found myself pretty excited when I opened the mailbox up and found my newest Gamefly rental sitting in a stack of junk-mail....

I have Black Ops sitting here still but the intel was pissing me off just because I happen to be an OCD crazy person so collecting it all has to happen on the 1st playthrough. I get all nutso when it comes to collectibles and often I find myself burnt out on a game fast, which happened here. I'm hoping a few days off will do it justice otherwise it is going back to Gamefly and will be re-rented another time.

But back to the point, Monopoly Streets, yes I like Monopoly and this game didn't make me think or collect anything and has been a great way to relax after a long day at work(there are plenty of those happening lately I can assure you). In just a 2 short offline game(stupid CPU) and 1 very hard to arrange and find someone on the server online game I wound up with 650/1000. I sent it back tonight simply because I didn't want to fight with the online right now and would like a crack at something else from my giant list. But this game got me sitting down controller in hand and made me feel better at the end of the workday, which means I give this game my gratitude. It might not be the best in the world but it was enough to boost my score up some and de-stress me enough to get back to hardcore games.

Also, I'm hella pissed off at EA as there will be another 11 online servers shut down some of which for games that aren't even 18months old. Which means I will be under a time crunch to try to wrap up achievement lists or in some cases(ahem...MMA...ahem) start the game in general. It isn't until April 13th so I have some time but it isn't near enough to make me feel comfortable...