I Never Finished…Deus Ex: Human Revolution…Because

Deus Ex Human Revolution

So at this point in my gaming history we are basically at my, “screw it” phase. This meant that I would play whatever the hell I wanted and if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t force myself to play it like I had done in the past. I would just stop playing it because I wanted to play games that I actually liked and not fell forced to finish a game. Anyway, this all kicked off with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It didn’t start like that though and I thought I would genuinely like this game. Turned out I never finished it though so keep reading to find out why.

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you play as Adam Jensen. Adam is an ex SWAT team member and now works a humble job of being head of security at Sarif Industries. Too bad all of that goes to hell within the first fifteen minutes of the game as a terrorist attack on the place leaves him barely alive and his girlfriend Megan dead. After that Adam will be genetically modified in order to save his life and will then go around trying to take down the guys that attacked Sarif Industries and maybe uncover something not so great about Sarif Industries.

I played this game for two reasons. One because it was free thanks to PS+ and second because it was an RPG. I loved, and still do, RPG’s at that time and was totally into them. I was ready to immerse myself into this game and spend 100’s of hours exploring the area that was given to me. Problem was that it was a First Person Shooter RPG and those I do not like. I don’t know why but I don’t feel as immersed in an RPG if it’s also a FPS. That’s just me though. It also the reason why I never finished this game. I just couldn’t get into it and believe me I tried. I got to the first major boss battle, did a bunch of side missions and just couldn’t get into the game so I stopped and went on to play something else. Don’t get me wrong though, I was really liking this game and was prepared to play over and over again to get the platinum trophy, but I just couldn’t get over that this game was an FPS RPG. It just wasn’t my type of game and I really hate that because I thought the story was solid and was liking the whole thing.

There area 50 trophies for this game, 60 if you count the 10 from the added on DLC, and I was able to get 19 of them. Not bad really considering that I played for a short amount of time, did one main mission and the rest were all side missions. So of course I’m missing your standard trophies for finishing the game on all the difficulties, finishing side quests, choosing different options in side quests, boss battles, and all that good stuff. Nothing really that couldn’t be done and of course I missed the ending that had everyone talking, and not in a good way.

Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.

Playing this game again isn’t a real priority for me. I know I should give it a chance and actually play through the game and see how it goes, but the whole FPS RPG thing really gets to me and I just can’t play like that. Separately, I like FPS games and I love RPG games so this should work, but it just doesn’t. I can’t get over that so I don’t think I’ll be playing this game again.

Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate this game? Want to rage about an ending that I’ve never even seen even though it’s been thrown down into the bucket of bad endings like Mass Effect 3? Let me know down in the comments section below. As for next week, a game that I thought I would be playing until I finished it, but could never really understand the concept of it or what was going on. That game that I’m talking about is flOw. So next week, I’ll let you know why I never finished it.

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This Week in Trophies 08-12-2018 – 08-18-2018

This wasn’t the best week for me trophy wise. At least I had a few weeks of a really good run though right? It wasn’t because of lack of trying, but it was a bunch of other stuff that I don’t really feel comfortable talking about just yet. So instead of getting into that, let’s just see what trophies I was able to get this weekend.

Castaway Paradise – 98%

I am one trophy away from the platinum. I just need to level up to 34 and I’m currently sitting at 26. It’s going to take a lot of farming and I mean literal farming because I spend hours farming tomatoes in this game in order to level up. While it’s tedious and not really fun, I really want to finish this game and get the platinum trophy.

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Fallout Shelter – 93%

Ugh, this damn game is taking forever! I just want this game to be done and I should be getting another trophy for this game within the next 5 days as I craft my final theme. Other than that I just need some more Raider attacks which is a pain in the ass and completing 100 additional quests. After I do all of that I will finally have the platinum trophy for this game!

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – 28%

I’m on the border of if I like this game or not. The whole corruption thing is freaking me out to the point of where I’m so afraid of dying in this game because while I have to do another run through because I missed a collectible, I don’t want to reach the almost end of this game and end up dying only to have to play all over again.

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Steven Universe: Save The Light – 16%

I’m continuing to just love this game because it’s Steven Universe and I love Steven Universe. I wish I had more time to play, but that’s just how it is at the moment. At least I was able to get one trophy this week so it didn’t feel like a complete waste.

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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection – 4%

So I didn’t think I would enjoy jumping back into The Walking Dead and playing all over again, but I totally am. I’m enjoying it so much that I’m delaying playing the final season until I run through all of the seasons in this collection and then I’ll start the final season which I’m itching to play.

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A total of 7 trophies this week, which did kind of suck, but it is what it is and I’m willing to accept that. I’m close to finishing a lot of games so I think I’ll be spending most of my week doing that and I’ll try to get to streaming and get to some other games on the weekend. I look forward to another week of trophies and hopefully I can get more than 7 this upcoming week. I’ll let you know how things work out next week.

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Most Anticipated Game for September 2018

September 2018

I can’t believe this is actually happening, where I’m writing about the most anticipated game for September of this year already. Can you? Another year has just flown right on by and we are coming up on the biggest gaming season of the year, which is my favorite, even though it kind of breaks the bank each time. Anyway, let’s jump into what’s coming out in September and if I’ll be playing any of it.

*Just as a side note, my list of September releases is not perfect. There might be some missing, or some dates may change. If you have anything you want to add feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in the list.*

09/04/2018
Destiny 2: Forsaken – PS4
ZONE OF THE ENDERS: The 2nd RUNNER – MARS – PS4
Friday The 13th: The Game – PS4
428: Shibuya Scramble – PS4
Genesis Alpha One – PS4
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – PS4
Tripico 6 – PS4

09/07/2018
Marvel’s Spider Man – PS4
NBA 2K19 – PS4
NASCAR Heat 3 – PS4

09/11/2018
DAKAR 18 – PS4
V-Rally 4 – PS4

09/12/2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4

09/14/2018
Black Clover – Quartet Knights – PS4
NHL 19 – PS4

09/18/2018
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition – PS4
Fishing Sim World – PS4
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk – PS4
This Is The Police 2 – PS4

09/21/2018
8-Bit Armies – PS4

09/25/2018
FIFA 19 – PS4
Metal Max Xeno – PS4
Flipping Death – PS4
Valkyria Chronicles 4: Memoirs from Battle – PS4
Psyvariar Delta – PS4
Aquanox Deep Descent – PS4

There you have it, a huge list of games that are coming out for the month of September. I’m actually pretty impressed by this list and the only game that really interests me is Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I know a lot of you are going crazy over the new Spider Man game, but I’m not one of those people and I’m also not one of those people who will be picking up Shadow of the Tomb Raider day one. I will most likely be saving this game for a holiday sale since I never finished Rise of the Tomb Raider. So until October I’ll be sticking to my backlog.

Now it’s your turn. What game interests you the most for the month of September? Any of them, a lot of them, none of them? Let me know down in the comments section, and then when the time comes we’ll talk about a month that I’m really excited for, and that’s October.

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Heartland Review

Heartland

I had seen the preview for this movie a while back and was never able to actually find it. The last thing I wanted to do was buy a movie that I ended up not liking so when I found this movie while I was searching through Hulu one boring work day, I added it to “my stuff” and waited for the right time to watch it. Not having seen a decent lesbian movie in a while, I found some time and was finally able to give this movie a try.

Heartland is about Laruen, played by Velinda Godfrey. Laruen has just lost her longtime partner because of cancer. For a year she watched the woman that she loved suffer while her mother, played by Beth Grant, basically ignored her and offered no support because she is one of those ultra conservative Christian types and just barely tolerates her daughter praying every day that she be released of her sin. Having nowhere else to go though, Lauren returns home to her mother’s house and that’s when her brother Justin, played by Aaron Leddick, comes home with his girlfriend Carrie, played by Laura Spencer. Justin and Carrie are kind of in a relationship that’s more like a business arrangement and while Justin is off doing “business” things he leaves Carrie in the care of Laruen. This leads to Laruen and Carrie having an affair and the whole thing just blowing up in their faces.

I have to say that I did not like this movie at all. From start to finish this movie is just one big cliché of a movie. Lesbian falls for a straight girl who is involved with someone else, has a disapproving mother, nothing ends up turning out right, and the movie basically ends in the same sad way it started. There was nothing different about this movie, nothing that hasn’t been done before, and it makes this movie one big suck fest. Laruen’s mother disapproves of her “lifestyle” so while Lauren tries to keep the peace she also has an affair with her brothers so-called girlfriend, which come on is a total no no, and they end up having regrettable sex in a bathtub during a tornado warning. I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. I have no idea what message this movie was ultimately trying to get out because there were so many and each of them just missed the point completely turning this movie into a complete waste of time.

Even the cast couldn’t save this movie because they were just as boring as the actual plot of this movie. The actors felt like they were just there for a paycheck and not really embodying the characters that they were supposed to play. There was not one stand out performance that made me want to see other movies with that actress/actor in it and I think that the lack of being an actual representation of the characters they were playing helped make this movie even more horrible.

Overall I give this movie a 1 out of 5.

In a world where really good lesbian movies are few and far in-between, I urge you to not watch this movie. It’s horrible from start to finish and isn’t that forbidden love story that you’re probably looking for. The plot is bad, the acting is bad, and just the whole movie is bad. If you’re looking for some forbidden love type lesbian movie, I would say skip this one and watch either Loving Annabelle or Bloomington.

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I Never Finished…Mirror’s Edge…Because

Mirror's Edge

I had originally seen this game back some time at E3 when it was first announced and thought that it looked super cool and it was one of those games that I had to have and I was just going to love it to bits because of all the running and jumping and action. Turns out though it was pretty forgettable because I didn’t remember it until I found a used copy of it. Remember how badly I had wanted to play it at one time, I decided to pick it up and give it a go, but you know the deal if it’s on this list I never finished it.

In Mirror’s Edge you’ll get the chance to play as Faith Connors. Faith is a runner. Not like a track runner, but a message delivery runner who has to jump across buildings, scale ventilation ducts, and scale walls in order to deliver messages. While doing this she also has to avoid the government in this first person platforming parkour game. Just doing her job, one day Faith finds out that her sister is in trouble and the spends the rest of the game trying to get her out of the trouble that she’s in.

I hated this game from the moment that I first started playing. I know that’s a highly unpopular opinion and you can complain about it in the comments section, but that’s just me. I didn’t like the story, I didn’t like the parkour style of the game, which I was now used to in Assassin’s Creed, and I just didn’t like the platforming in first person. This wasn’t the game that I thought it was when I first seen it way back when it first was shown off at E3 and I was severely disappointed. I finished the main story of the game in three days flat, because at that point of my gaming history, I at least had to finish the game, put it away and never looked back.

As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get a total of 17 out of the 45 base trophies the game has to offer, 51 if you count the DLC. This was for doing all of the story missions and getting around to doing the various different things this game wanted you to do. Some of the trophies included were difficulty related, movement related, and time trials. Such a fun trophy list.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

Mirror's Edge

That’s right a 0 probability of me ever playing this game again. Why 0? Because I hated this game. Hated it. I can’t spell it out enough how much I truly hated this game. Let me try it this way. If this was the only game left on the planet I would give up gaming altogether and live a game-less life. That’s how much I truly hated this game, so I can never see myself playing it again and have no interest in anything else to do with this series.

Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate it, like me? Let me know down in the comments section. After Mirror’s Edge it seemed like I was just on a roll with games that I would end up not liking, but after the hassle of finishing this game, which I hated, I decided to just say screw this and if I didn’t like a game I wasn’t going to even bother finishing it. That leads us to my next game that I never finished and that’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I’ll let you know why I never finished that one next week.

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This Week in Trophies 08-05-2018 – 08-11-2018

After my impressive trophy haul last week, I wasn’t sure if I could keep it up this week and was really nervous that I would drop down to my usual 7 trophies or even less. I have to say that I totally kicked ass again this week and only fell short in the trophy department by two trophies. I couldn’t even believe it when I was looking at my stats for the week. With that being said, let’s get into the trophies for this week.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 65%

Now that I’ve finished the game, I had my final stream of the story mode this past Friday, I just have to go back and finish up some random trophies in order to get the platinum. This is usually where the fatigue part of a game comes in, but the trophies that I’m missing are so do-able that it would be just crazy if I didn’t see it through and get them done.

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Castaway Paradise – 93%

Although I also finished streaming this game, because no one really wants to see me run around collecting shells and just trying to power level, I’m still trying extremely hard to get this platinum trophy. It’s going to take a lot of grinding, but if I make it a daily ritual type game like Gems of War and Fallout Shelter then I think that I can do it.

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Fallout Shelter – 84%

Talking about Fallout Shelter, I was able to make some more progress on this game this week. I’m not really enjoying it as I’m over this game, but I just need to finish up a few more trophies to finally be free of this game and get my first Fallout platinum trophy.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – 18%

I’ve heard so many good things about this game that I finally bought it and started to play it this week. I’m in the middle of liking it and being so freaked out by it that I don’t even want to play it. I’m not sure if I’m even going to make it through my playthrough because the corruption that grows on you each time you die is up to my elbow already. Here’s hoping I can get through this game in one playthrough.

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Steven Universe: Save the Light – 13%

If you follow this blog or follow me on Twitter, you know how much I love Steven Universe. I just had to have this game and I’ve been having a blast playing it. Sure, it’s aggravating at times with the lack of map and is really a poorly made RPG, but it’s Steven Universe so I kind of love it.

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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – Collection – 3%

I really didn’t think I would be playing through the whole series of The Walking Dead again, but here I am because it came with the pre-order and came with a bunch of new trophies and a new platinum. This is the fourth time that I’m playing through the first two seasons and will be the second time I’m playing through the third season and the Michonne part. Even though I thought I would be suffering from some The Walking Dead fatigue from playing the same game so much, I’m actually loving it.

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Word Search by POWGI (PS4) – 26%

I found this little game by surprise this week and just couldn’t pass it up because it was a cross-buy and it was only $8. I even convinced my friend @tjarvinen86 to get it and we’re kind of in this competition to see who can get the platinum first. He totally will since she’s been playing this game non-stop, but you never know I might just surprise him and snatch up the platinum before he does.

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Word Search by POWGI (PS Vita) – 29%

I did say that this was a cross-buy and even though I should have probably just stuck to one system instead of two, that just wasn’t happening so here I am playing both at the same time. This one is a little easier for me to play because I can bring my PS Vita anywhere. More specifically, I can bring it to work and that’s what’s helping me progress with this game.

And that’s it for the week, a total of 43 trophies. Two weeks with over 40 trophies in each week is extremely rare for me and I would love to keep up this pace, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to. We’ll all see how everything works out next week as I continue to basically follow the same routine that I’ve been following because it works. Also my OCD brain loves the routine, so I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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The Week Of Review

The Week Of

After enjoying the last Netflix original movie that I watched, Set It Up, you can read my review of that movie here, I decided to take a chance on another Netflix original movie. This time I decided to go for a comedy since I’ve basically seen almost every kind of Netflix original movie that there was already. I’ve seen action movies, I’ve seen romantic comedies, I’ve seen horror’s, so it was time for just a straight up comedy and that was where The Week Of came in.

The Week Of is about two families coming together to celebrate the marriage of their children. Kenny, played by Adam Sandler, is the father of the bride and is just a simple man trying to throw his first born daughter Sara, played by Allison Strong, the wedding of her dreams while trying not to break the bank. On the other side of the family you have the very rich and very pompous cardiologist Kirby, played by Chris Rock, who wants to pay for the wedding so that his son Tyler, played by Roland Buck III, can have an even better wedding. Both fathers will basically complete as Kenny insists that this is his duty to pay for the wedding. There will be a bunch of antics and shenanigans that go down before the wedding, but will the wedding actually take place without a hitch and be a success? You’ll find out, but you’ll also find out that this movie isn’t about the wedding and is about something a little more deeper.

This movie was a total snooze fest that I even tried to fall asleep on multiple time without success. I didn’t find anything about this movie funny, or even the reveal of what was pushing Kenny to go to all these lengths to pay for his daughter’s wedding to be remotely interesting. This movie was just completely boring. This movie showed each and every day leading up to the wedding and each and every day became more foolish, not in a funny way, as the movie progressed. I found myself constantly checking the time to see when this movie would end because it was just so unbelievable and not even in a funny way. For a movie that was supposed to be funny, it ended up being not even a little bit funny.

The cast for this movie is just horrible. You would think with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock being the staring men in this film that it would mean something but it doesn’t. It just shows that Adam Sandler’s time as a comedian in movies as well as Chris Rock’s time as a comedian in movies has just passed. Neither of them can make this movie work and it’s just boring and super awkward at times. Adam Sander uses this weird voice throughout the whole movie and it’s not even funny as it brinks on becoming annoying after hearing him talk for the first 30 minutes. Not to mention this serious façade that Chris Rock puts up is totally unbelievable and just makes this movie even worse.

Overall I give this movie a 1 out of 5.

I would strongly recommend that you not watch this two hour snooze fest. The movie isn’t funny and by the time the movie gets to the touching part of why Kenny is going through all this trouble for his daughter’s wedding it’s just not even worth it. This movie made me believe that it’s time for Adam Sandler and Chris Rock to hang up their hats and just call it quits with these movies because they aren’t funny and it just feels like they were forced into this movie and didn’t even enjoy it themselves. I can understand that fans of Adam Sandler and Chris Rock would want to see another movie with both of them in it, I will admit that this was a big draw for me as well, but they are long past their glory days and this movie just shows that. Save yourself some time and don’t lose two hours of your life by watching this movie.

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I Never Finished…XCOM: Enemy Unknown…Because

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I have to say that even to this day, I will still play this game every now and again because I really do love this game to pieces. I’ll never finish it, for reason’s I’ll explain in a little bit, but it’s just one of those games that keeps me coming back no matter how many times I play. Instead of me going on and on and gushing about this game here, let’s get on with it and see why I never finished it.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a strategy based game where the aliens have invaded and it’s up to you to lead a team of XCOM agents to victory against the aliens. You’ll be doing this in full strategy mode though as you play this sort of chess game with the aliens. Not only that, but you’ll get to build your base of operation. There you’ll research these aliens that have invaded, gain intel, and power up your soldiers. Will you be able to take down the alien resistance or will you lose it all? That’s the main point of the game and believe me, it’s no easy task.

I want to say right off the bat that even though I love this game, it is the hardest game that I’ve ever played. I mean seriously, no game that I’ve played since playing this game has been able to match the difficulty that is XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Like I said though, even though it’s difficult and even on the easiest mode you can easily just lose with the blink of an eye if you make the wrong choices, I still love this game. I love the challenge it presents each and every time that I play and I’ve played a lot. No matter how much I play though, this is just one of those games that I’ll never finish and I think my trophies for this game have basically peaked since I’ve only been able to fully complete the game once. So there you have it, this game is basically way too difficult and because of that it will forever remain on this list.

Out of the 51 base trophies for this game, 56 if you count the DLC, I was able to lock down and secure 30 of those trophies. Being as how the game is really that difficult, it was no easy feat and I’m pretty happy with the trophies that I have considering that the platinum trophy for this game has a statistic of 0.96% (PSN Profiles) / 0.4% (PSN). I would say that I’m not the only one who didn’t finish this game. I’m missing a bunch of random trophies that you get for doing random things and I’m also missing the trophies for beating the game on the different difficulties. Other than that, I’ve pretty much got done everything else.

Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.

So while I know that I will never get another trophy for this game again, I still hook it up from time to time because I enjoy it so much. Do I end up dying a lot, sure, but it’s one of those games where I don’t care. I think that every time I fail it only makes me better. Not better enough to actually get all the trophies for this game, but better enough that I don’t make the same stupid mistakes during my next playthrough.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this chess with aliens type of game or did you hate it? Have the platinum trophy and want to brag about it because you sure as hell deserve to? Do all of your bragging and loving and hating on this game down in the comments section below and for next week, a game that I thought I would absolutely love and had been waiting a hell of a long time to play. Unfortunately, it ended up on this list so I’ll let you know why I never finished Mirror’s Edge.

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This Week in Trophies 07-29-2018 – 08-04-2018

Can I just say I totally kicked ass in the trophy department this week? After a disappointing week last week, I just knew I had to get back out there and crush it. I totally did this week and I’m super happy about it. I know it probably won’t last, but it’ll be nice to bask in all my trophy glory for at least a day. Here’s how my week went.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 49%

I’m almost finished with this game. As I close in on my last mission and then run around to do some random stuff, this might actually be platinum trophy number 90. Or it might not. At this point I’m not sure of how much of a grind I’m going to have to endure once the game is over, so I look forward to seeing and to seeing if I can actually get the platinum for this game.

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Castaway Paradise – 83%

For those of you who owned a Wii, this is basically a poor man’s Animal Crossing. I say a poor man’s Animal Crossing because while it embodies the whole Animal Crossing vibe, it does it in a cheap way to where it’s always day time no matter when you play and while it says it has events, like now is summer, I’m doubtful as to what the other seasons bring. Not to mention, all of the animals on the island are the same. While I am enjoying my time playing, I’ll save my final judgement for when I get the platinum for this game. Will this game be platinum number 90?

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Fallout Shelter – 73%

How I hate this game so much now as it constantly crashes my PS4 and pops trophies at the most random of times. I didn’t even complete the trophy that popped, but at this point I really don’t care as I want this game to be over and done with so I can delete it from my system.

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Gems of War – 82%

Yes, I still play this game. Can I believe that I still play this game, no not really, but I do. Anyway, I finally reached level 250 this week and got a trophy for it. This is one of those grindy games that I feel like I have to play and do on a daily basis in order to keep my guild up. If you also still play this game and are looking for a guild to join, I have 28 slots available and am willing to take anyone as long as you participate in the weekly events. Any takers? Let me know down in the comments section below.

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Are you ready for this total? This insane number of trophies that I haven’t been able to hit since I don’t remember when? A total of 45 trophies this week! Can you believe it? I sure as hell can’t. This was just an amazing week of trophies and I even hit the 8,500 mark in trophies and actually didn’t even realize it until today. I also outdid myself and went past my own milestone marker. That’s some amazing stuff. As for the upcoming week, I’ll continue to keep doing what I did this week since it seemed to work. Will it work this week? I’m not sure so come back next week to find out.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – July 2018 – UPDATE

Another month has quickly gone by as this year gets closer and closer to an end. Based on my already obvious failures and what not, I’ve started to plan my goals for next year. I’m an early planner. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about next year’s goals just yet, so let’s go over my current goals and see how I progressed with them this past month.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 89
There are a lot of games that are on my list of games to platinum, but I just don’t seem to be getting them lately. I don’t know if it’s from lack of trying or I’m just losing interest in the games that I’m playing. Anyway, it’s been a tough road to even crack the 100 mark, but this month I did make some progress and got the platinum trophy for Far Cry 5! This is all because of @tjarvinen86, so thanks again buddy for helping me get those last trophies I needed for the platinum.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,410
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,479
I had one really good week of trophies this month where I was able to get 24 trophies, but the rest of the month was just meh. Once again, I couldn’t pass the 100 mark as I inch my way closer to the 8,500 mark each month. At this point the 10,000 goal is totally not going to happen, but I would be happy with reaching 9,000 which might happen. Either way, I’m close to my milestone 8,500 trophy so I’m kind of happy.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 134
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 134
Even though I got the platinum trophy for Far Cry 5, I still didn’t actually get the 100% making this number stay the same because I refuse to buy the DLC. I am playing some games at the moment that will be 100% done when I finally complete them, but it’s all in a matter of time.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.70%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.69%
Have I said how much I really hate this number? I got the platinum trophy for a game and this number went down…again. Since I can’t seem to do anything good with this number, all I really want to do at the moment is just keep it above 55%. I don’t’ even care if it’s 55.01%, I just want it past this 54.whatever% bullshit that it’s been stuck at.

Start and Complete 10 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 3
I started Far Cry 5 when it came out day one this year and finally finished it so it gets added to this list of starting and finishing new games that aren’t in my backlog. A small victory here and I hope that I can at least bump this number up by a few more before the end of the year or at least get halfway there.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
I started playing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate this month, which is totally in my backlog and if I keep at it long enough I might even finish it this year increasing my number from 5 to 6. I’m not there yet, but I’m hoping that I will be before the year is up. I’m even hoping that I’ll get a few more games out of my backlog, but it’s just the matter of going through some games and seeing what’s going to be easy to get out of my backlog and what’s going to require a lot of time.

Only pre-order 10 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 3
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 3
I haven’t felt the need to pre-order anything again this month, but I know that this will change quickly as more and more games are getting closer to their release dates and I’m going to of course want them. I still can’t see this number passing 10, but you never know by the end of the year.

Once again that was my month. In the upcoming months I really want to concentrate on finishing up these games that I have in my backlog, games that have been sitting there forever and need just a couple of more trophies to get me to the platinum trophy for the game. This isn’t going to be easy as some of them are huge games and require a lot of time, but there are those rare few that will just require some dedication and maybe a day or two of my time. I’m really pumped on finishing up games in my backlog so we’ll see how it goes and as always I’ll let you know how I progressed next month.

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