Gaming Goals for the New Year – August 2018 – UPDATE

I have to say that I had a really great August. I was skeptical when the month first started because I’ve been in this trophy slump for a long time and just a gaming funk for most of the year. This month things changed and I really progressed on my goals which made me super happy as a gamer. Let’s take a look and see how I progressed in my goals for the month.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 89
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 91
This was one of those rare months where I not only got one platinum trophy, but I got two platinum trophies! How awesome was that, I totally dedicated myself to working my on platinum trophies, while still playing new games and I succeeded completely. I’m extremely happy with myself this month and even though I probably won’t hit that 125 mark, I still think I can reach 100 platinum trophies by the end of the year which is super exciting.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,479
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,592
I crushed this goal this month as I was finally able to get over 100 trophies in one month. I’m extremely proud of myself as I busted my ass to be able to do this and played a shit load of games. It all paid off though as I not only hit my milestone 8,500 trophy, but I went way past it. I might not be able to reach 10,000 trophies this year, but I’ll definitely hit 9,000.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 134
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 135
I was able to complete one couple of game to 100% this month and that made me pretty damn happy. This is another goal that I know I’m not going to hit the 175 mark by the end of the year, but I would be happy to at least hit the 150 mark before the year is up which really isn’t that far fetched.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.69%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.65%
This number is an ongoing struggle for me as I think the only thing I can really do with this number is not play anything new at all and just work on games that need to be completed that are already on my trophy list and just aren’t done. This kind of sucks because I do love me some new games and it’s hard for me to get back into older games. If I want this number to go up then it’s just something that I have to do.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 3
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 5
I started Castaway Paradise and Fallout Shelter this year and was able to complete them this month adding two games new games to my total bringing this number up to 5. I can see this going up a little more by the end of the year, but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to hit that 10 game goal that I set for myself. I’m halfway there and pretty optimistic at this point so we’ll just have to see how this one goes.

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’m still playing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at this point and I’m almost done so when I finally finish this will add another game to my backlog completed game list. I’m not sure how many of these I’m going to be able to hit this year because I have a bunch of games that are still in my backlog that are super long and take a lot of dedication. I think I can probably add maybe three or four more to this list, but I’m not going to go overboard especially with all of the new games coming out.

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: 4
Another month went by and I only pre-ordered one game and it was the Final Season of the Walking Dead. This was only because it came with the whole Walking Dead collection which I’m currently playing. I’ll be pre-ordering a bunch of games next month when I put my pre-order in for Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Life is Strange 2. I think I’m going to do really good with this goal though because after those three games I’ll be at a total of 7 and then after that there are just a few more games on my radar for the end of the year and that’s basically it meaning I’ll stay well under 10 for this year. Gives my wallet a nice little break.

I had a really great month and I’m really proud of myself! This was just an awesome month of gaming for me and I really do hope that I can round out the year like this because that would just be awesome. Like I said throughout the post, I might not reach all of my goals this year, but if I come close then that’ll be good enough for me. Hoping to continue with this winning streak that I’m on, I’ll let you know how everything goes next month.

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Most Anticipated Game for August 2018

August 2018

Another month has gone by and another month is coming up that might or might not be filled with games to be played, pre-ordered, or saved for another time. I’m thinking that August is going to be pretty bleak though as most games are releasing in the fall. Anyway, let’s take a look what’s coming out for the month of August.

*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.*

08/07/2018
Overcooked! 2 – PS4
Madden NFL 19 – PS4

08/10/2018
We Happy Few – PS4

08/21/2018
Dead Cells – PS4

08/24/2018
Little Dragons Café – PS4
F1 2018 – PS4

08/28/2018
Firewall Zero Hour – PS4
PES 2019: Pro Evolution Soccer – PS4
Fire Pro Wrestling World – PS4
Strange Brigade – PS4
Yakuza Kiwami 2 – PS4
8-Bit Armies – PS4
Bridge Constructor Portal – PS4

08/31/2018
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase – PS4
Divinity: Original Sin II – PS4
Naruto to Boruto: ShinobiStriker – PS4
Penguin Wars – PS4

And that’s it for the month. The only game for this month that interests me is We Happy Few. I’m not even sure if that’s the correct release date because it just doesn’t look right. Although I’ve been waiting for this game since it was first announced, I’m a little hesitant to buy it. I think that instead of pre-ordering it I’ll probably save it for sale time if it actually comes out on this date. Anyway, that means it’s another month of backlog for me.

Now it’s your turn, let me know what you’re playing for the month of August. Is it something listed here or something in your backlog? Let me know down in the comments section below.

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