Gaming Goals for the New Year – July 2017 – UPDATE

I really don’t know why at the end of the month when I write these blogs that I’m always so shocked. I always find myself thinking, “wow is it the end of the month already?” Then I groan because it turns out that I’m a grown up and can’t spend my time playing video games all the time and that these goals that I set are never going to get accomplished no matter how hard I try. Anyway, that doesn’t stop me from trying so let’s take a look at my progress for the month.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 77
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 79
Thanks to some cheap and easy sale game this month I was able to add the Puzzle Showdown 4K platinum to my collection as well as Lara Croft GO. Even though I’m one trophy away from 80, I’m not sure if I’m going to make the 100 this year. I might, you never know, but that’s looking like it’s not going to happen. As long as I hit 80 and go a little over…maybe even hit 90, I won’t be too upset about that.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,531
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,627
I still couldn’t even hit 100 trophies this past month. Yet another disappointment. Even though a lot of games were on sale and I got some quick and easy trophies it really didn’t help all that much. I’m less than 1,000 trophies away from my goal, but there would have to be some kind of gaming miracle at this point for me to get 1,000 trophies by the end of the year.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 117
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 120
This number jumped up by 3 this month, which wasn’t bad. Thanks again to those games that I bought on sale. It would have been one more to make 121, but Horizon Zero Dawn added some DLC with New Game + and a new Difficulty that I didn’t feel like jumping in and playing at so there went my 100% on that game. Anyway, another 30 games and I should hit my goal. I’m still pretty confident that I can do this.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.70%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.96%
Look at this number climb this past month! Look at it, look at it. I’m saying that because it’s going to plummet next month when I start just about 7 new games that I might or might not be able to finish. I can’t believe that there are 7 games coming out next month that I’ll be playing. Three of them are episode based, so they’ll get completed eventually, but the other 4 are non-episodic games and those are always fickle so we’ll see how low this number goes.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
This is still at zero because for some reason I can’t bring myself to turn on my PS3. I have no idea why, I even considered purchasing the year subscription to PS Now just to play some PS3 games that I actually still own. I couldn’t justify doing that either because even though $99 or the year is a good price, I already own these games and a PS3. I should just play them on there. Right? I don’t know anymore.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
While I did play games in my backlog this month, I didn’t finish any of them. I did finish new games though, which don’t count towards this goal. I’m in a no win situation here so I’ll continue to try and finish some backlogged games, but the rest of the year is super busy with new games that I’m not sure if I can do it.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales. – FAILED!

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 4
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 6
So I completely failed this goal this year. Yes, I’m already up to 6 pre-orders since I pre-ordered Sonic Mania and I pre-ordered The Long Dark just last night in order to get it at a discount. By this point I’m kinda like screw it. I already blew this goal to hell so why not keep going. There are a bunch of games that I want to get and I might as well just get them.

That was it for the month. A decent month I want to say even though it really wasn’t. I mean I made progress on a lot of my goals, and even failed one, but knowing that I’ll probably not make the rest of them by the end of the year is kind of a downer. Anyway, I’ll always keep trying and I’ll let you know how things go next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – June 2017 – UPDATE!

Is it really July already? I really can’t believe that half the month is already gone and that the start of the last six months of the year have begun. It’s all downhill from here as the rest of the year is going to just fly by. Anyway, while I did have my ups and downs when it came to gaming this past month, let’s take a look and see how I did overall when it comes to my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 77
This number went up by two this month as I got the platinum trophy for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and Super Exploding Zoo. Not bad after having no progress in this goal for a couple of months, but I’m still a long way off from my 100 goal. I really want to reach 100 platinum trophies, but I’m just struggling a little to get there. I don’t want to play easy games either just for the platinum so we’ll see how this one goes.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,435
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,531
Just four trophies shy of hitting 100 for this month, but I feel like I did make some progress. I also hit my milestone trophy of 7,500. This is seriously hard to believe because I remember hitting my first milestone trophy which was number 500 just about six years ago and I can’t believe how different things were then from how they are now. It’s amazing really, but moving on I’m feeling optimistic about this goal and I think that with 969 trophies to go to meet this goal that I can do it.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 113
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 117
This number had a pretty big jump as I completed 4 games to 100%. The 150 is looking doable right now, but there’s kind of a catch. I think I have to go back and complete some games that I’ve been holding off on order to do this. This is going to be a struggle because I really do like new games, and I like starting new games. There might be a few though that I’m only missing a few trophies so it’ll be easy to go back to, but we’ll see.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.64%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.70%
At least this number went back up this month. It’s not back up to where it was a couple of months ago, but it’s slowly getting there. This fickle fickle number is just a plain pain in the ass in order to work on and like the other goal I’ll have to go back and finish some games in order for this number to go up.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
At this point I’m going to be happy if I can complete 2 random games from my I Never Finished…Because blog. A lot of them are hard games that will require a lot of hours, but there are those couple that will require maybe one or two more playthroughs in order to get them. I’ll try to work on this goal in July, but no promises.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 3
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 5
This number also went up this past month as I completed Super Exploding Zoo and MouseCraft which were both in my backlog and both placed in my backlog way before my deadline of 12/31/2016. At this point I’ll be pretty happy if I can get half way there at the 10 games point.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 4
This number doubled this month and I’m really close to hitting my goal of 5 games. There’s a problem though because there are at least two other games that I want to pre-order. Of course I want to pre-order South Park: The Fractured But Whole, but I also want to pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II. Then there’s also Sonic Mania. I’m stuck because while pre-ordering Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was expected. I didn’t expect to pre-order Life is Strange: Before the Storm which is what I did right after it was announced at E3. Yes, I know someone else is voicing Chloe because of the whole Voice Actor strike thing is still going on, but I really could care less at this point because it’s another Life is Strange game and we get to see Chloe before she was the Chloe everyone knows. Anyway, this isn’t a discussion for here. I plan to make my decision on what will be my last pre-order sometime this month.

And that was it for the month of June. Not too bad if you ask me. As always I’ll be continuing to work on my goals in July and hopefully getting a little closer to meeting each of them now that I’m basically on a deadline. I feel like I had half the year to fool around and get things done slowly but if I want to reach my goals I really have to pick up the pace and get them done. I’ll let you know how things worked out next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – May 2017 – UPDATE

I don’t even know what happened for May because I was just so busy that I barely got time to get any gaming done. This is totally unlike me and it was just a tad bit disappointing for various different reasons. Work was busy, life was busy, and gaming definitely took a back seat to all of that. Anyway, I did make some progress, not enough to count, but let’s take a look at what I was able to do.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
This number stayed right where it’s been for the last two months. I know I can get platinum trophies, you know I can get platinum trophies, but I just haven’t had the time to play a game fully enough and long enough to get what it takes for an actual platinum. The current games that I’m playing are far from easy platinum’s so they’re taking a bit longer especially with my almost non-existing gaming schedule.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,396
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,435
This number is seriously disappointing this month and if I keep going like this I could say goodbye to this goal and just set the 8,500 total trophies for next year. I don’t even know what to say about this at this point other than I just didn’t have the time and it showed. Gaming takes time and right now I’m wishing that I had more time to game.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 113
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 113
Although I started some games this month, I didn’t finish them and didn’t even get close to finishing them to even get this number anywhere. A really sad month. Some games even got DLC added to them so that means more trophies to get with little to no time to get them.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.84%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.64%
This stupid number went down this month by 0.20% and I just hate it. I started some games this month but didn’t get any where close to finishing them and it took my progress right away from me. I was also stupid enough to start a game right at the end of the month which in my mind I knew wouldn’t work right, but it was just one of those times when I wanted to just start a new game. Another loss for the month…sigh….

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I don’t even want to talk about this goal because I haven’t turned on my PS3 in a long long time. Most of the games I blogged about were on the PS3 and in order to finish them I would actually have to take the time and turn on my PS3 which at the moment seems like it’s not going to happen.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 3
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 3
Just because I started some games in my backlog, doesn’t mean that I finished them to 100% or got the platinum trophy for them. There are a lot of games to get through and once again there’s no time to get to all of them. I’m still even installing games on my PS4 which is taking way longer than expected because I just don’t have the time to do that either.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
I didn’t pre-order anything this month because my budget just didn’t call for it. I know it’s not like I have to pay for it now, but I also have to be a responsible adult and I really wanted to have a good time at MegaCon so I put off ordering the new Uncharted game along with the new South Park game for now. Once everything is in order again I’ll be pre-ordering some games that I was looking forward to. Hopefully that means I won’t be going over this goal because there are a lot of games that I would like to pre-order at the moment.

If I’m going to be honest, which I always try to be, then this month just seriously sucked. Progress was made in some places, but no where that actually counted. With MegaCon long gone until next year and TV basically coming to a halt for the summer, I’m hoping that I can get some more gaming done and actually make some progress on these goals. Crossing my fingers for June that I’ll have some kind of exciting news to tell you on my update.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – April 2017 – UPDATE

I really felt unproductive last month as I really didn’t accomplish much. It’s the middle of the years blues I’m afraid as there’s so much going on that I really have little to no time to game. This makes me feel really old and I hate it. Anyway, enough about that and onto the my overzealous goals for the year!

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
So yeah, no platinum trophies this month. It happens sometimes. I did think I was going to be able to get an easy platinum with Color Guardians, but damn that game is hard. I mean really hard like this game is kicking my ass no matter what I do and I’m not all that happy with it at the moment. Even in the other games that I’m playing, I’m no where close to the platinum which kind of sucks because that 100 is looking super far away now.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,319
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,396
Ugh, I don’t even want to look at this number right now. Make it go away because I couldn’t even get 100 trophies this month. What the hell right? A cringe worthy month on this front as well and I’m really hoping that I can amp things up and get this number up next month. We’ll see though because I’ll have a four day break of gaming when I go to MegaCon at the end of the month.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 112
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 113
Yay! This number went up by one this month because I completed Doki-Doki Universe. 150 still isn’t that far away, but I know that some of the big games that I’m playing are going to have DLC that might not get finished right away making this number go up and then go down, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I’m still pretty positive I can reach 150.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.61%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.84%
Another win this month as this number continues to slowly tick up over time. The more I play games and actually complete them as well as go back to games that I’ve played before and complete them the higher this number will go. 75% is still the goal and it might not be this year or next year that I achieve it, but it’ll be sooner or later.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I swear this was the hardest goal that I added to this list. Why did I even add it to the list! I’m never going to go back to these games as much as I want to because I have no time. Yes I could make time and go back to them, but then that means that I skip on playing new games. Have I mentioned how hard this goal is?

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 3
This number went up because I finished Doki-Doki universe which was sitting on my system for the longest time not being played. It was well before my backlog deadline of 12/31/2016. Yay for me for getting another game off of my backlog and clearing it up just a little. Not much, but every little bit counts. Only 17 more games to go and I’m pretty sure I can do it.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
Another month with no pre-orders because I’m on the fence about a lot of things. I really want to pre-order Uncharted: Lost Legacy but I’m not sure if I’m willing to pay $40.00 for it. Isn’t it supposed to be a DLC or is it now a full on expansion? I don’t know and the developers really aren’t clear about it. I’ll probably end up pre-ordering it which sets me back a little and might actually end up making me go over this goal which does not make me a happy gamer.

So that was my month. Uneventful in the gaming world that I live in, but eventful in other ways. I’m hoping this month will be different as I have no actual new games to play but just old games that are sitting around and hoping that I choose them. Not to mention I do have that four day break from gaming which could hurt unless I get my numbers up before then. I’ll let you know how things worked out for me next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – March 2017 – UPDATE

When looking back on this past month, there was really nothing typical about it. Work was stressful like it normally is, but then that kind of disappeared even though I’m sure it won’t last for long. I did have a little less time to game which wasn’t the plan but it happens. I upgraded my PS4’s hard drive to an external one which was interesting and fun. I thought that meant that I would be playing every single game that I had lying around but that wasn’t the case. All in all though, I had a pretty decent month, so let’s see how I did with my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 74
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
It seems like the bigger the games I play, the harder a time I have getting the platinum trophy. I shouldn’t say that I have a harder time getting them, it just takes longer. The only platinum I was able to get this month was from Horizon Zero Dawn which was a surprise because that game was pretty huge. So while I only got one platinum this month, it was still a win because it was for a huge game.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,215
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,319
This was as struggle this month as I barely got over 100 trophies. This is mainly because I haven’t been playing the amount of games that I’ve been playing in the past. Not for lack of trying, but just because there are times when I concentrate on one games and this is one of those times. I still have more than 1,000 trophies to go in order to reach my goal by the end of the year. That’s a lot of trophies. Clearly you can probably tell that I don’t really think this stuff out when I plan it, but it’ll be fun to see if I can reach this goal.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 111
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 112
Focusing on only 1-2 games at a time also puts a real damper on this goal as well for obvious reasons. While 150 isn’t so far away, I know that some of the games that I’ve completed will probably get DLC making this get set back even more. It’s an uphill battle, but I think I can do it this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.44%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.61%
An actual win for this month because I totally thought this number would drop drastically. I’m happy that it didn’t. Although it didn’t make the progress that I had hoped for, as long as this number doesn’t go down I’m a pretty happy camper. 75% seems like a really far away number, but I’ll continue to strive for it.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
Yeah, this number didn’t go anywhere this month. Not from a lack of trying because I really do want to get back into some of the games that I talked about in this blog. It’s just a lack of time since I only have so much time to game each week. I always find myself going to the newer games instead of revisiting some of the older ones because I just don’t have enough time to play them all. Ah, adult problems. I’ll get something for this goal this year though…eventually.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 2
This number stayed the same this month because it was a month of new games only. I only played games that I had recently purchased and really had no time to work on my backlog. I was making some progress, but that’s probably going to come to a standstill at least for now anyway. I think once I get all of these new games out of my system and are done with them I’ll go back to playing games that have been sitting around for a while.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
No pre-orders this month as the rest of the gaming year is kind of up in the air at the moment. I’ve been waiting for the new South Park game, but that release date keeps changing. I really don’t want to lock it down until I know that it has a definite release date. I can see myself pre-ordering this game a week before it comes out just to make sure that it doesn’t change again. Other than that, I’m thinking it’s going to be a some what dull year when it comes to pre-orders or they’re all going to hit at once and I’ll go over my limit. Right now I’m happy to be sitting at 2 out of the 5 I had planned.

And that was my month. Not that exciting at all and I think that this month will probably be more of the same. I’m really enjoying my time in Andromeda despite the obvious reasons and I’m pretty sure that after I finish my first playthrough I’ll probably start another. I am going to try and make time for some other games this month but I have no idea how many of these goals I’ll be able to work on. I’ll let you know how everything worked out for me next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2017 – UPDATE

The posting of this blog means that yes indeed another month has just gone right on by. Even though I was a good gamer and worked on my goals this past month, not a lot happened because I was basically out of commission for a little while due to the flu. I know, I know, excuses, excuse, but seriously even with all of that I was still pretty pleased with the progress that I made. So let’s see how I did with my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 71
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 74
I’ve been pretty happy with my platinum trophy progress so far this year. Last month I was able to get 3, this month I was able to get 3. It’s not bad seeing that I don’t have all the time in the world anymore to work on getting platinum trophies. Still, it’s an improvement from getting nothing. Hopefully I can keep going at this rate.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,078
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,215
While I didn’t get the amount of trophies that I did last month, I still went over the 100 mark and that’s good enough for me. I do have to say though that I miss those days of being able to easily go over the 200 mark and almost reach the 300 mark when it comes to trophies for the month.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 110
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 111
Guess what got DLC this past month? That’s right, Watch Dogs 2 meaning that this number went down, but then went up as I did complete some games to 100%. While I really completed 2 games to 100% only one gets added to my total as one was taken away from me. It’s ok though because 150 is right around the corner.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.20%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.44%
I really thought this number was going to be destroyed this month and the progress that I made just vanish into thin air. Mostly because I started a bunch of random games after being sick and then was like, “well there goes my completion.” Luckily though a lot of the games I started I was able to actually play and progress in them making this number actually go up which makes me very happy.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I really didn’t think this one would be that hard, but I’m seeing that it’s probably my hardest goal yet. The only time I turned on my PS3 in the past month was to make sure it still worked because it’s been that long since I turned it on. Even though I set my goal real low, it feels like I set it to 100 instead of 10.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 1
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 2
I was able to start and finish LEGO Jurassic World this month which I bought during one of the holiday sales last year. Totally meets my requirement for this goal and at least now two games are out of my backlog. Sure there are a bunch more, but two is a hell of a lot of progress. This month will be tricky though as I stick to mostly new games that are being released, but you never know.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 1
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
This past month I finally pre-ordered Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was a given that it was going to happen but I was really dragging my feet on it and then some of the trailers just blew me away and I became super excited and wondered why the hell I didn’t pre-order this game yet. There are only three more pre-orders left I my spot and I’m not sure what’s going to be filling them especially since some release dates keep changing. If I hit 5 then great, if I go below 5 even better.

That was February. A pretty good month even though I was a little side tracked. This upcoming month is going to be difficult. I still want to play For Honor, which I’ve been playing like crazy along with Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m not even sure my PS4 can fit those three games at once, but hopefully it can. As always I’ll let you know my progress on these goals next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – Jaunary 2017 – Update

So yeah, January is already over. This makes me groan out load because, I can’t believe the first month of the year is over. So many games, so little time has been the motto of the year so far as it seems like when I want to game I become super busy and then have little to no time to game at all. Anyway, I did work on some of my new goals this year, so as in years past let’s see a breakdown of how the year is going for me so far.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 68
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 71
I made some progress on this goal this month and I was pretty happy about it since it was probably the most amount of platinum’s that I’ve gotten in one month in a long time.. Three new platinum trophies were added to my collection and it seems like the 100 isn’t so far off. This month I was able to get platinum trophies for Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Watch Dogs 2, and Catlateral Damage.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 6,879
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,078
I’m going to count this as a pretty awesome trophy month as I was able to get 199 trophies. I did hit my milestone 7,000th trophy which was pretty awesome. 7,000 is a long way away from where I was when I had originally started this blog and I can still remember celebrating the day a few years about hitting my 2,000th trophy. For me this was a pretty big deal and I’m feeling that I can reach the 8,500 this year.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 107
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 110
While this number also went up this month, I’m expecting it to drop by at least one because Watch Dogs 2 is still a new game and I’m expecting some DLC. This game was OK and I have no plan on getting any of the DLC for it as I basically beat it and deleted it. While this number will go down, I’m confident I can get it back up again to hit that 150 this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 52.79%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.20%
I started this year on a low note then played a bunch of games thinking this would bring my completion rating even further down, but that didn’t happen. My rating went way up past the 53% mark this month and I’ll take that as a win. Hitting the 75% is always going to be a struggle but it’s something that I really strive for because it’s something that I want. It might not happen this year, but it will eventually.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
This one is hard. I want to play my PS3 games that I never finished, especially the God of War ones, but I’m finding a lack of time is a big drawback. I haven’t turned on my PS3 in months, months, and it kind of sucks. I really want to play these games I’m just going to have to try and find time to do so.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 0
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 1
I was able to start and finish Watch Dogs 2 this month which was great because I purchased this game December 25th last year when it was on sale and it qualifies for this category because I had to have purchased the game before January 1st. While this wasn’t a huge stretch or a game that was sitting in my backlog for a long time, it was still something that was there and now it’s not.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 0
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 1
This month I only pre-ordered one game and it was For Honor. I’m not sure if I’m going to love or hate this game but I knew that I had to have it day one. That being said, I also for some weird reason have been holding off on pre-ordering Mass Effect: Andromeda. It’s one of my most anticipated games but for some reason I can’t seem to click the pre-order button. It’s weird, but I’ll figure it out. Eventually, because I can’t see myself not having this game day one.

And that was my month. It was pretty exciting and I feel like I got a lot of things done. This is how the beginning of the year always starts though right? I’m sure I’ll have even less time to go back and revisit some old games next month though as I have two day one releases coming in, For Honor and Horizon: Zero Dawn. While those will take up most of my time I’ll still try to make some progression on these goals. I’ll let you know how everything went next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year 2017

I like how this is a yearly tradition since this monthly blog is on its third year now. It’s all because of the people that read and comment and it just encourages me to keep going with it because I must be doing something right. Last year was a complete fail fest as I only accomplished one goal, but at least I did learn some important lessons and made some pretty good progress. This is a new year though and new years are meant to be optimistic, although I’m a total pessimist, so here’s an entirely new list of goals that I’m going to set for myself for this upcoming year of gaming.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

I know, I couldn’t even hit my goal of 80 last year so I must be crazy to move it up to 100. Is it a crazy goal? Yes, but I really want to hit that 100 milestone and join the 100 platinum trophy club. It’s a very prestigious club that no one else I know has entered into and I want to be the first. I have a huge amount of backlog coupled with a bunch of games that I want to get this upcoming year and I think it’s going to be a great gaming year.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

This goal is going to stay the same as last year because I really like this number for some reason. I don’t know, it has a certain je ne sais quoi about it that I just like. Will I be able to reach this goal this year, I sure as hell hope so with the amount of games that I plan on playing. Will I have time to do it? That’s another question that will be answered by the end of the year.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

I upped this goal by thirty games this year because I already hit that 100 mark and I figured that if I did that then I could at least try to hit the 150 mark. Another goal that I have no idea if I’ll be able to get or not, but it’s a nice notion to think that I can try and get this done. Will I be terribly disappointed if I don’t achieve this goal this year. Yes. Seriously though, probably not but saying yes adds to the drama.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

Damnit I want that 75% completion showing up under my name when I check my profile at PSNProfiles.com! This may be the year that I actually do it, or it may be the year that I blow my completion rating straight to hell. Either way it’ll be interesting to watch it go up or crash and burn.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

I’m not making a list this year of games that have to be played. You see how well that went last year. This year I’m just saying that there were a lot of games in my weekly blog, I Never Finished…Because…that I gave a 5 out of 5 probably of playing again and I want to play them and complete them so that I can say I finally finished them. By doing this I also want to welcome a challenge to anyone that reads this blog. When I play one of my games off of my I Never Finished…Because list, I’ll let you know and if you didn’t finish the game either, you’re welcome to play and try to finish it before me. A little competition never hurt anyone.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

If you read this blog at all you know that my backlog is crazy huge. Making a list didn’t work last year so I want to make it completely random. If I feel like playing Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, I’ll do it because I want to not because a list says I have to and if I want, which I most likely will, I’ll complete it and it’ll be one less game siting in its wrapper waiting to be unwrapped. Here’s what’s going to qualify as backlog though. I have to have purchased it before the first of the year and it has to never have been played before. Yeah, I think I have more than a couple of those that I can maybe reach this goal with this year.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

This goal worked out really well last year, and I only pre-ordered 4 games. Yes this year will be a little harder, but I think that it can still be done. There is a catch though, this year I will not be making a list of games I didn’t pre-order. If I can still remember the games that I wanted to play but didn’t pre-order during the course of the year then I will deem them worthy of a holiday buy, if not then I’ll simply pass them up. I already do have a list though of games which I’ll most likely pre-order this year which include:
1. Mass Effect: Andromeda
2. For Honor
3. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
4. Sonic Mania Collectors Edition
5. ????
This leaves me with one empty spot this year and I think the only way I’ll really be screwed is if by some random chance a Dragon Age game is released, The Last of Us Part 2 is released, God of War is released, and Death Stranding is released all sometime this year.

Here’s looking forward to another happy year as a gamer! I’m really excited about these goals as I’ve been wanting to play some games that I talked about in I Never Finished…Because and this gives me the chance to play some games that I’ve been wanting to play since I wrote about them. Now it’s your turn. Do you have any goals for this upcoming year that pertain to gaming? Let me know in the comments section below and as always, happy gaming!

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