Gaming Goals for the New Year – August 2015 – UPDATE

I really don’t know what to say about August. It was one of those weird months for me where instead of just sticking to one single game I just played a bunch of games. Some of them were old ones that were sitting on my shelf and others were brand new games that I’ve never played before. Some games just required a little clean up and some games I got sucked back into because I had this need to finish them. Overall it wasn’t a bad month goal wise, so here’s how the month played out for me.

2015 Gaming Goals

Have 50 Platinum Trophies by the end of the year
– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 41
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 42
One more step closer to my goal and only another 8 platinum trophies to go before the end of the year. I’m pretty sure I can knock out a few of them within the next couple of months, but reaching the 50 might give me some trouble. Telltale’s Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands are a definite, but it’s all a time based thing really which is why I’m hoping the last episodes for each will come out soon.

Have 6,000 overall Trophies
– Starting # of Trophies: 5,078
– Ending # of Trophies: 5,165
At this point, the 6,000 trophies is seeming like a little bit of a stretch. I’m not giving up hope just yet, but it’s just one of those things that I can see being off by a couple of hundred trophies at the most. I had a pretty eventful month of trophies which wasn’t all that bad, but I feel like it just still wasn’t enough to help me reach my goal.

Have a total completion rate of 60%
– Starting Completion Rate: 49.47%
– Ending Completion Rate: 49.72%
I stopped myself from starting a new game so close to the end of the month and it paid off. This was a pretty big jump and it shows that if I work on my backlog a little bit more, especially the games that are already active on my trophy log, I can get this number up to my goal by the end of the year. In the coming months it’s going to be very hard, but I’m not giving up hope yet.

Complete 75 games at 100%
– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 73
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 74
Oh DLC how I hate you sometimes. You take my 100% in a game and turn it into something less. Why do you do this to me? Why? Anyway, with the impending final episodes of Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands along with whatever else I’m playing, I’m sure this number will go past the 75 that I wanted making me a happy gamer.

Stop Pre-Ordering Ubisoft and Square Enix games!
– Starting # of Ubisoft and Square Enix Games Pre-Ordered: 0
– Ending # of Ubisoft and Squre Enix Games Pre-Ordered: 0
The one constant I can look forward to each and every month. Not pre-ordering games from these companies. I can do a little happy dance of accomplishment for another month as I resist temptation.

For me August was a little bit of a let down. I didn’t finish Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel because frankly, as much as I love the series, I just got a little bored with it. On the plus side though I did finish up a game that was sitting in my backlog, and I got to have a whole new experience in Fallout 3, not to mention I even went back and started playing some Vita games again. Now for September, my plan is continue with Fallout 3, continuing playing some Vita games, start Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (with trophies), and start a backlogged PS4 game. Exciting stuff, check back next month to see if I was able to get any of this done.


Most Anticipated Game for August 2015

The last official month of summer is upon us which really isn’t a bad thing. The fall and winter months are right around the corner and that means that gaming usually picks up with a bunch of new releases, but for now another slow month of game releases.

*Just as a side note, my list of August 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.*

XBlaze Lost: Memories – PS3 / PS Vita

Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition – PS4

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal – PS Vita
Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition – PS4

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS4
Until Dawn – PS4
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition – PS4
Madden NFL 16 – PS4 / PS3

Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition Starter Pack – PS4 / PS3

Another slow and dragging month in the game division, but I’m looking forward to a steady stream of game releases from September to the end of the year. While Until Dawn is looking pretty good to me, I’m not even a horror game type of person, I think I’m going to wait until some holiday sales to pick this one up. It seems like one of those games where you play it once and you’re basically done. For this upcoming month I’ll be continuing to work on my backlog in anticipation for Fallout 4 when all other games will cease to exist when this is released.

So now it’s your turn. Will you be picking up Until Dawn on release day or will you be waiting for a sale like me? Maybe you’ll be picking up another one of the releases in August. Let me know in the comments section below.