Gaming Goals for the New Year – November 2016 – UPDATE

This month just came and went so quick, I can’t even believe it. As you can probably tell I’m not going to be meeting any of these goals this year. I way over extended myself this year, but that’s ok. Sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some. While it may have been a losing type of gaming year, other things were better. It kind of felt like a trade off in a way, but no one is here to listen to me babble on about random stuff, you want to see my breakdown so here it is.

2016 Gaming Goals

Have a total of 80 platinum trophies.
– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 62
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 65
When it came to platinum trophies this month I really hustled as I played a couple of games that had some pretty easy platinum’s. As always I will reiterate the fact that I did not just play these games for the platinum trophies, that I actually did want to play them. It just happened to be that the platinum’s were easy ones. Anyway, a platinum is a platinum and I got three this moth so go me.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.
– Starting # of Trophies: 6,542
– Ending # of Trophies: 6,772
Look at that number this month? I really feel like a gamer this month since I had such a huge hall on those trophies. I mean, just look at them! True, 102 of them did come from my Name is Mayo, but the others did not and there are still a lot of them too. I’m really really hoping I can at least hit 7,000 by the end of the year.

Have 120 games completed at 100%
– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 99
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 104
While I may not hit the 120 that I wanted this year, I at least surpassed the 100 mark for these games and I consider that a good thing.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%
– Starting Completion Rate: 52.01%
– Ending Completion Rate: 52.96%
I can’t believe I’m so close to hitting 53%. I mean, if you think about it I’ve been struggling this whole year to reach 52 and here we are so close to 53. It really baffles me but I’m pretty happy. I think that overall I made a lot of progress even though I didn’t come anywhere close to the 75 that I wanted.

Start and get the platinum trophy or 100% completion on 30 backlogged games
– Starting Number of Backlogged Games Completed (Out of the 30 That Were Listed): 2
– Ending Number of Backlogged Games Completed (Out of the 30 That Were Listed): 2
I really really hate my backlogged games. The good news is, I didn’t really pick up all that many games this year on sale. Was it me or were the games just not there this year? I mean I found a couple of good buys, but nothing that good. Anyway, my backlogged list of games thanks me as I should have more time to play them now.

Get the platinum trophy or 100% completion on 20 already started backlogged games.
– Starting Number of Backlogged Games Completed (Out of the 20 That Were Listed): 4
– Ending Number of Backlogged Games Completed (Out of the 20 That Were Listed): 4
This number also stayed the same this month again because I haven’t played all that much other than Skyrim and the occasional quick game here or there. I even stopped playing Dragon Age: Origins which I couldn’t even believe myself, but when you’re limited on time that’s what happens.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.
– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 4
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 4
This number stayed the same because I didn’t pre-order anything again. I was supposed to pre-order a game then didn’t and then they released the pre-order information on Mass Effect: Andromeda which I thought would really kick my ass into place and get my pre-order in but I’ve just been meh on the pre-orders.

With this year being as crazy as it was, I’m kinda happy it’s all over next month and I have a whole new year to start on. A lot of these goals are going to change for next year as I have already been planning on what I’m going to be adding onto this list and taking off. Of course you’ll have to wait for that, but for next month I just plan on doing what I’ve been doing. We’ll see how everything goes and what goals I actually do complete next month.

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Most Anticipated Game for November 2016

The end of the year is almost here and with the end of each year comes an influx of new games because let’s face it, this is the time of the year when gamers basically go broke. Yes, until the end of the year and then the first couple of months of the beginning of the year the amount of games coming out is crazy. This means that if you’re the type that has to have a bunch of new games day one, you better have steady cash in order to do so. Anyway, here’s what’s coming out in November.

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

11/01/2016
BlazBlue: Central Fiction – PS4 / PS3
Tumblestone – PS4
Super Dungeon Bros – PS4
SteamWorld Collection – PS4
Earth’s Dawn – PS4

11/04/2016
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4

11/08/2016
Eagle Flight – PS4
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers – PS4
Marvel Pinball: Epic Collection Vol. 1 – PS4
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – PS4

11/11/2016
Dishonored 2 – PS4

11/15/2016
Watch Dogs 2 – PS4
Assasin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection – PS4

11/29/2016
Final Fantasy XV – PS4
The Crew – PS4

There you have it, next month’s game list. A pretty impressive month for Ubisoft since they have a ton of games coming out. Hopefully they’re good games, but with that company you never really know as it’s usually a hit or miss with them. Unfortunately, none of these games are day one buys for me. Although there are some that I want to play, I have no intention of paying full price for them because while they are on my gaming radar it’s just not something that I have to have when it comes out. For me I’ll still probably be playing Skyrim or some other game that’s in my backlog.

Here’s my running list of games that I’ll be looking for during holiday sale time, minus the games that I’ve already purchased throughout the year, but not at full price.
• LEGO: Marvel’s Avengers
• Alekhine’s Gun
• Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
• Republique
• Tales from the Borderlands – PS3
• Overwatch
• BioShock: The Collection
• Mafia III
• Rise of the Tomb Raider
• Watch Dogs 2
• Dishonored 2

Now it’s your turn. Which games will you be picking up day one in November if any at all? If you think about it, it wouldn’t be a November without some Call of Duty game being released, so how many of you will be picking up the newest Call of Duty? No judgement here of course, if that’s your game then it’s your game. Maybe you won’t be picking up anything and waiting for something else. Either way, let me know in the comments section below.

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