Gaming Goals for the New Year – May 2018 – UPDATE

What is it with these really crappy months? I mean seriously, it’s like month after month after month. Not all of this month was crappy though because I did go to MegaCon, which was awesome. You can check out my various different blogs to read all about it. It’s taking me some time to write about my trip because it was a long trip and I did a bunch of stuff, but I’ve been posting daily, so make sure to check it out. Anyway, on with the goals that, because I’m trying to be positive here, I progressed on this month.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 88
So the Far Cry 5 platinum is out for now, but I will get it. My plan was to get the God of War platinum trophy this month, but those damn collectibles are just a pain in the ass and I haven’t had much time to play so that went down the drain to. Another month with no platinum trophies. At this rate I’m hoping that when I can finally get platinum trophies it’ll happen all at once as I work on 4-5 different games at a time.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,3,12
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,348
This has been my worst trophy month ever. I averaged about 7 trophies a week which is just crazy for me. I mean, I know I’m an adult and stuff, but so are a lot of other people who are adults and they can still get over 100 trophies a month. This is making me feel like not much of a trophy hunter as of late. Which is kind of sad in a way because I have enough games that I know, I just know, I can totally hit that 10,000 mark this year if I really put some more effort into it.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 133
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 133
Another month of not finishing any games. It’s not that bad because the only two games that I actually started this month was King Oddball and Detroit: Become Human, so I’m not that upset about it. Maybe a little disappointed, but Detroit: Become Human came out really late in the month and so far it looks like it’s going to be an easy game to complete.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.77%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.75%
Ugh, this number went down by 0.02% and it’s all because of Detroit: Become Human. Keeping this number up is hard to do when games come out late in the month and I start them really late in the month as well. I’m not that disappointed because I know this number will go up once I get more into the game and actually complete it, but it’s a little bit of a bummer right now. This numer won’t hit 75% this year, see me being positive again, but some day it will. Someday.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I started two new games this month and didn’t finish them, so this number also stayed the same. It’s not that bad as I plan on finishing the games I started this year so this number should go up soon enough.

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
Another category that didn’t budge because I didn’t play anything from my backlog. This is getting worse and worse because I have no time for my backlog this year it seems. This is a little upsetting because there are a bunch of games that I’m hoping to play that are in my backlog. I’m hoping that now that TV season is basically over I can catch up on some of these games.

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 wanted to pre-order Vampyr this month, but I didn’t. I’ll probably buy it before any sale, but I just couldn’t justify pre-ordering it. This isn’t a bad thing because it helped me save just a little bit of money…for now.

So that was it. Another crap month of not getting anything done. Trying to stay with that positive vibe though that everything will turn around next month and I can start banging out these goals as much as possible. So we’re going to end this blog on a happy note and say that June is going to be the best gaming month for me. Ok, so even writing that made me throw up in my mouth just a little, but still trying to stay positive.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – April 2018 – UPDATE

I’m just going to say that April just plain sucked for me. It was a good month if you’re a gamer because you were still probably playing Far Cry 5 and then started playing God of War. But for me it just sucked. The whole month just started off bad and ended in a bad place as well. Here’s hoping that this month is going to look up and hopefully I make some progress on some of my goals so let’s check them out.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 88
The plan this month was to at least get the Far Cry 5 platinum trophy and maybe the God of War platinum trophy, but with everything going on this month that just did not happen. One month without a platinum trophy hurts a little, and I hate to make excuses but these aren’t small games that I’m playing. They’re huge games with huge worlds and take a lot of time to platinum. Time that I really don’t have.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,264
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,312
I didn’t even come close to hitting 100 trophies this month and this is depressing, just like the rest of my goals. I’m at the point where I’m kind of like whatever when it comes to these goals. I know that they’re supposed to be fun but at this point in time I’m just honestly not caring about them that much. This will probably change next month, but right now this is just how I feel.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 133
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 133
This number stayed the same this month because I didn’t finish any of the games that I’m currently playing. I didn’t even finish any of the games that I started a while ago and maybe picked up playing a little this month. Nothing new was completed.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.69%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.77%
This number went up this month? I’m a little surprised myself since I thought it would drop. I’m pleasantly surprised that it went up and not down so I’ll take this as a small victory. I know I’m not hitting 75% this year but as long as I stay above 50% I’ll be happy.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
The only game I purchased this month was God of War and that game is extremely long and there’s a lot to do so it’s not going to be complete any time soon. Not to mention the fact that I’m also working on trying to finish Far Cry 5. Once these are both done, which I’m sure I can do this number can go up to at least 3.

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
This stayed the same number this month because I didn’t play anything in my backlog. I basically played new games and if I played something in my backlog, I sure as hell didn’t have the time to complete it. Same song and dance, different category when it comes to my goals.

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 didn’t pre-order anything this month, probably because I don’t even know what’s coming out in the next couple of months. I have to admit that I’m a little out of touch and basically have a little world of games that I’ve been watching and that’s it. Anyway, I don’t think I’ll even hit 10 this year and that’s a good thing.

So yeah, this month sucked. There were a lot of things going on in my personal life and in my work life that just prevented me from gaming and made me a little bitter. I know this blog was a big downer and I apologize, hopefully things will look up next month and I can get some things accomplished before the end of the month because then I go on my very well deserved 4 day vacation to MegaCon. At this point, I really can’t wait for it and it’s one of the only things I’m looking forward to as I count down the days.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – March 2018 – UPDATE

Another month is just gone and I am further away from reaching my goals then I would like to admit. March was a pretty bad month for gaming because I had to be an adult most of the time. While I do like making these goals up, I need to set them up as more adult type goals instead of putting insane amounts on trophy counts and platinum trophy counts. Anyway, here’s a breakdown of how my goals for the year are progressing.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 87
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 88
Another month with just one platinum trophy and it was for Batman: The Enemy Within. This one came in close as I got it on the last day of the month. I wish I had gotten more platinum trophies, but it didn’t happen. The 125 goal is looking like it will barely reach 100. I’ll be lucky if I can hit 90 platinum trophies by the end of the year.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,196
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,264
Another month that I couldn’t even hit 100 trophies. This is just pissing me off now because I remember those months where I would go way past 100 and even break 200 trophies. I wasn’t even close this month and I’m hoping that April will be better since I’m still going to be playing Far Cry 5 and I’ll also be playing the new God of War. Other than that I just need to up my game when it comes to getting trophies.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 132
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 133
This number went up by one again this month and even though I’m not really OK with that, I just have to deal with it. Will I hit the 175 as planned? That’s basically laughable and I’ll be lucky to hit 145 by the years end. Anyway, as always I will power on though and try to complete as many games as possible until the end of the year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.55%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.69 %
Finally something that went right this month. This number ticked up by a lot as I worked on trying to complete some games that were old and just sitting there as well as some new ones that were just sitting there. I was a little worried about this number since I did start Far Cry 5 basically at the end of the month, but as long as this number continues to go up, I’m a happy gamer.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I made one new purchase this month that I’m currently working on and it’s Far Cry 5. I’m looking forward to completing this game hopefully before God of War comes out, if not, I’m pretty sure I can finish it during the same time that I play God of War. I’m ok with this number still being at one because ten really isn’t that far away.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 4
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
I’m counting Batman: The Enemy Within as part of my backlog since I did purchase it last year. It’s not my fault that Telltale has the release schedule that it does and forces me to wait and play games. Anyway, just to give me some confidence this game will be counted which means I only have 20 more games in my backlog to complete to finish this goal for the year.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 3
The only game that I pre-ordered this month was Detroit: Become Human because I just can’t miss that game. It looks amazing and I really can’t wait to play it. I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself when it comes to the pre-orders because so far I’ve been doing really good. I think I can continue like this for the rest of the year and complete this goal.

And that was my month. The month of an adult who basically games on the side now. Did I really just say that? When did I get this old? Anyway, I am making some progress on my goals, I’m trying to be optimistic, and will hopefully continue to do so. As always, I’ll give you another update about how my April went next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2018 – UPDATE

This year is just flying by and I can’t believe another month is over. This month has basically been a pretty crappy month for me that was plagued with a bunch of different issues so I didn’t even get to game as much as I wanted. Accomplishing my goals is looking bleak now as it gets further into the year and my schedule looks even more packed than ever. It’s good though to be busy, I just wish I was busy gaming. Anyway, here’s a breakdown of where I stand with my goals for this year.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 86
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 87
Even though I was only able to get one platinum trophy this month, I wasn’t too upset about it because it was a platinum trophy that took me 7 whole months to get. It was a pretty big one too since it was Diablo III: Reaper of Souls which is a pretty awesome platinum trophy to have. I’m not complaining here as I know I’ll probably be able to add a few Telltale platinum trophies to this list before the year is up.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,145
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,196
So yeah…this number is really depressing. By this time I’ll be lucky if I have 8,500 by the time the year is up unless I can find a bunch of really easy games to play. Anyway, this goal is looking pretty bleak since I can’t even get 100 trophies in a month. What the hell is up with that? I hate being an adult.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 131
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 132
So this number only went up by one because even though I got the platinum trophy for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, I didn’t purchase or complete the DLC for this game and it doesn’t count as a 100% game. That kind of sucks since I put a lot of hard work in it, but at least one is better than none.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.48%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.55%
This number went up this month. Yay! It also went up by a decent amount so double Yay! If I can keep this up, I’m pretty sure I can hit at least 60% by the end of the year unless I just have this huge meltdown and play a bunch of games without finishing them which has been known to happen from time to time.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I didn’t make any new purchases this month, which is kind of a good thing so this number didn’t change. It’ll probably change next month when Far Cry 5 comes in and if I can actually finish it or not. Only time will tell, but 10 isn’t that many games. Right?

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 4
This number went up by two this month. Two whole games. I started and completed Wheel of Fortune, which game with my Jeopardy game and finally finished Diablo III: Reaper of Souls which has been sitting in my backlog for years collecting dust. So far so good with this goal and I’m pretty happy that 4 games are now out of my backlog.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 1
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
Again another month of just pre-ordering one game as I pre-ordered Far Cry 5. Either I’m pretty proud of myself for this or this year is just looking a little bleak gaming wise. Anyway, it looks like I have a bunch of room left over for pre-orders.

And that was my really shitty month of trying to complete the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. How will the rest of the year look? I have no idea, but hopefully better than this month. For the upcoming month, I’m still trying to work on finishing up some games here and there and I’ll be playing Far Cry 5. I’ll let you know once again how my goals progress next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2018 – UPDATE

This month just flew right on by and I feel like it seriously got away from me. There were a lot of things going on and I really wish I had more time to game and do all the things that I love, but things like work and other stuff held me back. This is kind of upsetting because for the beginning of the year, I should be excited and at least get some sort of progress going on my goals, but not much was done. Here’s a breakdown of my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 85
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 86
Only one platinum trophy this month and believe me it wasn’t from a lack of trying. It seems like the platinum trophies aren’t coming as quickly as they once were and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that games are becoming a hell of a lot long, which I’m not complaining about, and I have less time to actually game now a days.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,074
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,145
I remember those months where I used to be able to get well over 200 trophies. It seems like those times are long gone now as I can barely get 100 trophies a month. This saddens me just a little, but I’m still hoping I can come close to the 10,00 0 trophies that I want to have by the end of the year.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 128
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 131
I have to say that I was really surprised that this number went up as much as it did this month. I swear by the end of the month I was rushing to complete a couple of games that I had one to two trophies left to complete on and I was able to do it. Maybe I will actually reach the 175 this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.38%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.48%
This number at least went up this month which isn’t bad. Will I make it to 75% this year? Highly unlikely, but we’ll just have to wait and see by the end of the year. I’m going to say that while my goal is 75%, I’ll be happy with 60%.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
Even though I made a ton of purchases during the holiday season like I do every year, I also made a few purchases at the beginning of the year. The games were on sale for less than $5 and I couldn’t help it. At least I was able to actually start and finish one in a month which makes me believe I can actually accomplish this goal.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 0
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
I’m counting Life is Strange: Before the Storm in this category because it meets the criteria of starting this game way before the first of the year and having to wait until the episodes were released to finish it meaning that it was in my backlog because I was waiting for the rest of the game to release. Make sense…right? I’m also counting Jeopardy because I bought it during the holiday season and then played this month and finished it.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 0
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 1
I only pre-ordered one game this month! Yay! It was the God of War Collector’s Edition, because really who can pass that up? I was going to pre-order God of War anyway and the collector’s edition looked amazing so it was an easy choice for my first pre-order of the year.

And that was my month. It was an OK month. Next month might be more of the same as my work schedule is constantly changing these days which means I can’t stick to my normal gaming schedule. While I enjoy working, because it makes me money so that I can buy games, I just wish I had more time to actually be able to game. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things end up next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year 2018

I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself because this is one of my longest running blogs, with a total of four whole years now. Four years of setting goals, accomplishing some and failing most, but mostly just challenging myself to see what I can actually accomplish gaming wise in a year. As always, my goals get bigger and bigger each year because I just love setting myself up to fail apparently, but seriously they get bigger because I always love pushing myself and seeing how much I can actually do. So here are the goals for this year, let’s see if I can accomplish them by the end of it.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

I couldn’t hit my goal of 100 last year, so why the hell not just bump it up this year. I not only want to join the 100 platinum trophy club, but I want to actually get more than 100 and keep going from there. I was seriously going to set this at 150, but I figured I would give myself some sort of chance to actually accomplish this goal when the year is up.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

I barely reached 8,000 trophies last year and missed my goal of 8,500 so why not raise this number also? I want to hit that 10,000 trophy milestone and I want to hit it this year. There are a bunch of games coming out and I have a bunch of games to play so it should be do-able. Hopefully.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

I wanted to bump this number up a lot as well because if I can do the platinum trophy goal and the trophy goal then this goal should be no problem. I really wanted to bump it up to 200, but that just seemed like I was really setting myself up to fail so we’ll keep it at 175 and see if I can even reach that this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

This goals stays the same as it’s been for the past couple of years because I really want this to happen. I’ve been trying really hard and I’ve made some progress. Will this year be the year that I finally accomplish this goal?

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

This is because I buy a bunch of games on release date and through the year that now I want to actually buy them, play them, and complete them. I’m not sure If I’ll even buy 10 new games this year, who am I kidding I’ll probably buy 10 games this year, but I still want to make this one work. It’s a new goal since the playing I Never Finished…Because games didn’t work. I’ll give this one a try and see if I can succeed. The thing is I have to buy the game after January 1st and finish it before the end of the year.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog.

My backlog is super huge and I want to get a lot of those games out of there so I upped this number this year. Can I do it? Probably not but if I get halfway there then it’s a win for me. The cutoff date for games is December 31st, so anything purchased before that date is a backlog game. Anything after that is a new game. We’ll see how it goes as I have a bunch of games to play.

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

This goal totally didn’t work last year as I over pre-ordered everything. It was horrible and I figured I would bump this goal up because this year looks like it’s going to be a huge gaming year and I really don’t want to wait to play some games. 10 pre-orders isn’t bad and it still saves some other games for sales at the holiday time. I already do have a list though of games which I’ll most likely pre-order this year which include:
1. Far Cry 5
2. Detroit: Become Human
3. God of War
4. Red Dead Redemption 2
5. ????
6. ????
7. ????
8. ????
9. ????
10. ????
This leaves me with 6 open spots for some games that I might have missed, games that have just flown a little under the radar, and games that will pop out of nowhere like Death Stranding. These are the main games that I’m really looking forward to playing and I’m not anticipating The Last of Us 2 or the next Dragon Age game until 2019 so I think this should be fine.

Here’s looking forward to another happy year as a gamer! It’s a new year so I’m really excited about these goals as I usually am and am super psyched that I’ll hopefully reach all of them. I know by July this blog will become this huge bummer when I don’t even come close to hitting any of these goals like it usually is. 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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Gaming Goals for the New Year – December 2017 – FINAL

This is the final update for the year and it feels like I just started these goals yesterday. Anyway, this past year felt super short and although I played a lot of games, I didn’t really accomplish all that much when it came to my goals. December was a pretty crappy month as it was a holiday month, which meant I had very little time to game, and I was also sick for most of the month which was not fun. Even though I failed all of my goals (totally hanging my head down in shame), let’s see how close I came to them.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies. – FAILED

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 84
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 85
I unfortunately didn’t hit that 100 mark, but I kind of came close. At the beginning of the year I had a total of 68 platinum trophies. Although I didn’t even hit the 20 mark, I feel like I played a lot of games this year that took a lot of time and I really didn’t have all that much time. I’m also pretty proud of the platinum trophies that I did get because some of them were super hard. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with my progress on this goal although I didn’t come close to hitting it.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies. – FAILED

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,022
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,074
This number barely even budged this month and it was because it was the holidays and I spent almost two weeks not gaming. That doesn’t really help in the trophy department. Seeing as I started the year off at 6,879 trophies I’m pretty proud of the progress that I did make especially because I didn’t even think I would hit that 8,000 mark. Not only did I hit 8,000 but I also went over it.

Have 150 games completed at 100% – FAILED

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 127
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 128
Another failed goal, but I did make some progress as I started off the year with only having 107 games at 100% complete and have gone way up from there. Not as much as I wanted, but at least it was something.

Have an overall completion rating of 75% – FAILED…AGAIN

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.56%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.38%
This number hit its highs and lows this past year like it does every year, but I’m pretty happy because at the start of the year this number was at 52.79%. While I didn’t hit that 75%, I did make a lot of progress on this goal and that was really important to me. I’m glad I was able to do that and I’ll continue to have this goal on my yearly list until I actually hit it.

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

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
I just couldn’t accomplish this goal if my life depended on it. I really wanted to play some of these games that I blog about, but I never got around to doing it. I had some time and I tried to play some of them but I had this problem, which I mentioned before, that every time I went to play on my PS3, I ended up playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog. – FAILED

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
Although I didn’t hit my goal of 20, I started off this year with a big fat 0 and at least got 8 games out of my backlog. I think this is a good thing even though I added a bunch of games to my backlog. It really is a never ending cycle, but at least I was able to finish some games that were just sitting there and there were a couple of really good games that I was holding onto and this goal pushed me to play them and actually enjoy them.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 11
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 11
No pre-orders hit month! Yay! I totally blew this goal though about half way through the year and I pre-ordered a bunch of games that I really had no intention to. I don’t think I even played all of them to be honest with you. I went 6 over my limit, which was not good, and there was still a bunch of games that were left over for Black Friday and holiday sales which increased my backlog by tons. With the next year looking action packed full of games…this number is going to have to increase in my goals so I can actually accomplish it.

There you have it. The final totals for 2017. I failed all of my goals, which is kind of funny in a way. Even though they were all failures, a lot of them weren’t total failures and I can live with that. For next year, I’m going to have even bigger goals and I really want to challenge myself so stay tuned for that blog because it’s coming tomorrow.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – November 2017 – UPDATE

As this year is quickly coming to a close, I find myself rushing to try and finish up as many games as possible and trying to accomplish at least some of the goals that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year. It’s kind of like the standard, oh I’m going to lose X amount of weight this year only to find out that you’ve gained weight and now you’re rushing to get those pounds off before the last day of the year so that you can set another goal next year to lose more weight. Anyway, that’s where I find myself this month, so let’s take a look and see how close I am to completing some of these goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 81
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 84
Three new platinum trophies this month, count them three. Hitting the 90 before the year is up is going to be really hard though because the games that I have aren’t the easiest and I’ll be lucky if I can hit 85. The good thing is though that if I do hit 85, I’ll be pretty damn pleased with myself as I not only inch my way closer to my goal, but also inch my way closer to triple digit platinum trophy numbers.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,931
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,022
I hit my 8,000th trophy this month! It felt amazing doing it especially because I did it with my buddy mmaddmax12. Follow him on twitch here because he’s super cool. I went a little past the 8000 mark, but getting up to 8,500 trophies by the end of the year is going to be a little crazy, that would mean I would have to get at least over 350 trophies next month. If I want to be exact it would be 478 trophies. It could happen but it probably won’t.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 124
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 127
Three more games finished this month and I’m finally realizing that the 150 is going to be a problem. 23 games is a lot of games to finish before the end of the year and I’ll be lucky if I hit the 130 mark. This is a bit of a letdown for me because I really thought I would be able to accomplish this goal.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.41%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.56%
Everyone knows that this is one of those goals that’s going to stay on my list until I actually complete it. I will say that while I won’t do it this year, I’ll be happy if I can at least hit the 55% mark this year. I’m close to doing it and if I go back next month and play some older games instead of starting new ones that it’s very probable that I can do 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
I’m having the same problem I had last month. I start up my PS3 with the intention of playing something that I’ve blogged about playing and then all of a sudden, I go to my game booklet and pull out Mass Effect 3. It’s like I’m not even thinking about it…it just happens. I have to try and solve this problem somehow, I’m just not sure how.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 7
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
This number went up again this month. Not up to the 20 that I had originally wanted, but just another tick up to 8 as I completed Wolfenstein: The New Order. Seeing as how I’ve been playing a bunch of new games that I pre-ordered, I don’t think even 10 is going to happen. Not bad though because I did get 8 games off of my backlog list this year, while adding a bunch more in this never ending cycle.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 9
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 11
I not only pre-ordered one game this month, but two. After my internal debate on what to pre-order because I was only going to pre-order one, I said the hell with it and pre-ordered both Star Wars Battlefront II and The Sims 4. I’m under 15 though! Bonus points? Maybe? Next year I either have to stick to the 5 pre-orders or just up the number a little bit. We’ll have to see.

That was my month in gaming. It wasn’t a bad one as I inched my way closer to certain goals. So it looks like everything is going to get the big fail stamp this year and while I’m not OK with that, in a way I am. I’ve come a long way this year and the year’s not even over so I still have one more month to try and get those goals. I’ll be updating you with my final tally in the new year.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – October 2017 – UPDATE

This month was actually a pretty good month for me. As many of you know I started streaming on Twitch. [Insert plea to follow me on Twitch here]. This had kind of kept me on schedule with playing games, but not making it a job like type of thing which is good. What it’s doing is actually helping me accomplish a lot of my goals. Anyway, on with how my month played out.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 80
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 81
I was able to get at least one platinum trophy this month even though I wanted to get more it just didn’t happen. The one thing I was really happy about though was that it was for a horror game, Until Dawn. This is good because as you know I’m not a fan of the whole horror game genre and this kind of broke me out of that phase. Anyway, maybe I can move onto games that are a little scarier and work my way up to The Evil Within. I’m still pretty happy with this number and I think by the end of the year I can at least hit 90.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,807
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,931
Finally! A month where I went way past that 100 mark and really had a strong month of trophies. This was great for me and gives me some kind of hope that maybe, just maybe before the end of the year I can reach that 8,500 mark. If I do or even get close, next year’s goal is going to be insane. I’m talking double digit insane.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 123
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 124
I’m telling you I had a really great month because even this number went up. I think if a lot of the episode based games that I’m playing finish up by the end of the year and I continue finishing games as fast as I possibly can, then 150 is not going to be a problem.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.88%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.41%
This number totally went up this month! Score one for me! I might even hit 55% before the year is out. I am trying as hard as possible to hit the 75% and this will be my goal until I actually accomplish it. I know it’s far fetched, but stranger things have happened.

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
So, I started my PS3 with the intention of playing one of the games on my I Never Finished…Because list and actually finishing it, but Mass Effect 3 was sitting there and thinking about the multiplayer was oh so tempting because I’m so so close to gaining a huge jump in the leader board that I hooked that up and started playing again. Ugh! I’ll get to this goal some day.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 7
This number ticked up this month as I bought Until Dawn years ago and completed it. Unfortunately, I did not get that one for free. Anyway, if you’ve been watching my streams then you also know that I’ve been playing Wolfenstein: The New Order, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it this month. Maybe next month and I’m OK with that.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 9
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 9
No pre-orders this month as I reconsider pre-ordering Star Wars: Battlefront II and see if I should pre-order The Sims 4 or wait. Hard decisions. I’m not quite sure about any of it yet, because lately Best Buy has just sucked and has not delivered on their “you’ll have the game on release day” promise. This really pisses me off and makes me reconsider pre-ordering anything.

That was it for this month. Not bad considering that I have two more months to accomplish any of these goals. Maybe just one of them would be nice. If not, at least I made some progress, but I am seriously going to work my ass off to try and get at least one of these goals accomplished before the end of the year. I’ll let you know how everything turned out next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – August 2017 – UPDATE

Another month has just flown on by and even though my trophy count was down, I can tell you that right now, I still played a bunch of different games. My goals though are seeming a little less achievable as December is right around the corner and I already failed one goal. With so many new games coming out I just wasn’t able to keep my goal of only pre-ordering 5 games this year. Anyway, let’s take a look and see how my month went.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 79
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 79
There were no new platinum trophies for this month as I was trying to get the Fallout 4 platinum to make it my milestone platinum trophy. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as I got side tracked by a lot of other games and playing Fallout takes a hell of a lot of time. Anyway, even though it won’t be Fallout, a platinum trophy or two should be just around the corner so I’m not that upset about it.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,627
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,711
There were so many games played this month and I still couldn’t get 100 trophies. I was only able to get a sad 84 trophies this month even though I tried so hard. Ugh, this number has me struggling as I’ll never reach 8,500 by the end of the year now. I’m going to say though that if I can reach at least 8,000 I’ll be happy. Kind of.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 120
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 120
This number stayed the same this month as I didn’t finish anything. I’m guessing that this will jump up though and I should reach 150 by the end of the year. I know that’s like 30 games away but I’m optimistic. With all of the Telltale games that I play along with some other simple games that don’t require much I don’t see why I can’t reach this number.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.96%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.57%
Remember how I said I played a bunch of new games this month? Yeah, that also means that my completion rating took a major hit as it dropped. This was expected to happen, especially this month, and 75% is totally unreachable this year. If I can get this number up to 55% by the end of the year I’ll be 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
This number is still at 0, but there is a catch, I actually did start playing one of my I Never Finished…Because games again and it was Sideway: New York. I know, I couldn’t believe it myself, but with my PS4 being occupied at times as I edit video’s I need something to do and turning on my PS3 and playing an older game seemed like the perfect idea. Maybe by next month I’ll have the game completed.

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
The only game I played in my backlog this month was Fallout 4. There was no way that this was going to get completed with the amount of other games that I played so this number stays the same. If I can at least hit 10 games by the end of the year I’ll be happy because at least it’s 10 games that are out of my growing backlog.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 6
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 8
Yep, this number ticked up again this month as PlayStation is really getting me with the pre-orders because of discounts. I picked up Batman: The Enemy Within at a discounted price on pre-order and The Last Day of June. Right now I have no idea how many more games I’ll be pre-ordering, but I want to try to keep it under 15 at least.

And that was my month. Not that exciting at all and it makes me feel like too much of an adult at times. Anyway, depending on how things at work are in September, there might be some changes coming which are going to suck for me, I might have more time to game. I won’t have the money to game, which might help with the whole pre-order thing but at least it’ll help me clear up my backlog. I’ll let you know how things go next month.

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