Gaming Goals for the New Year – November 2018 – UPDATE

One more month down, another to go before this year comes to a close. The whole crunch is on now to see how many of these goals I can accomplish or come close to accomplishing as the year closes out. I think I did a pretty damn good job myself this month, but it’s the numbers that do the real talking so let’s see where I’m at.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 96
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 100
YES! Count them, 4 platinum trophies this month. They were basically unexpected as I just got them as I went along, but I’m totally happy about that number. I also hit my 100th platinum trophy, which means I’m finally in the 100 platinum trophy club! I’m so happy about that the most because I worked so hard for the past 7 years to accomplish this. At this point I’m just elated. I know I won’t come close to 125, but I might even hit 105 if I’m lucky.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,854
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,982
YES! I hit well over 100 trophies this month and am so close to getting my 9,000th trophy. I’m super excited and while it’s impossible to get another 1,000 trophies next month, I do hope that I’ll be able to do so by next year. I already have some plans for this number for next year so we’ll see how it goes.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 140
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 145
YES! Another success this month. I finished five whole games to completion and it was awesome. I only need 5 more to reach my happy goal of 150, but my impossible goal of 175 isn’t going to happen this year and that’s OK because there’s always next year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.72%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.20%
Look at this number! Look at it! I really can’t believe I hit over 55% completion. This has been a goal of mine for so long and it shows that hitting 75% can actually be done as long as I have some dedication and hit my backlog every so often. I’m excited about this number only going up as I clear out some more of my backlog.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 10
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 13
Even though this goal has been completed, I started and finished three new games this month alone. The feeling was awesome as it makes less backlog for the upcoming year and it clears out some games that I had on my system from purchases that I made this year. I’m really happy that this goal as well keeps progressing.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
Thanks to my buddy @tjarvinen86 I was able to finally get the platinum trophy and complete to 100% Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. I wasn’t expecting either of these, but when he suggest that we co-op both games to get the platinum trophy for each I of course wouldn’t say no to that so that’s what we did and I was able to scratch another two games off of my backlog. Will I hit 25? No, but at least I made some kind of a dent in my backlog this year.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 7
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 7
I’m officially calling this goal as complete because there are no games that I plan on pre-ordering this time of the year. Now at the beginning of the year, that’s a different story. But at the moment, I’m basically done with pre-ordering games which means I not only completed this goal, but I stayed under the number that I set for myself making me extremely happy.

This month was filled with a bunch of ups for me when it came to my goals. A lot of them I wasn’t sure I would even put a dent in, but I did and I’m going into this upcoming month with some high hopes that I can at least get a little closer to my goals in the final month of the year. We’ll see how everything works out and I’ll be breaking down my overall starting numbers from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year next month. I’ll also be posting my new goals for next year, which I’m currently working on.



  1. Well done. My completion is 93%. My best was 96. The only way it can get to anywhere near that total is basically not to start new games when possible lol.

    • Wow, that’s an impressive completion rating. Way to go. It’s hard not starting new games, but obviously something that I have to try to do if I want my completion to go up.

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