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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Most Anticipated Game for October 2017

October 2017

The season of major gaming is upon us. It’s weird to see that it’s basically the end of the year already, but there are a bunch of games planned to come out from October to December, so let’s just get to it and see what’s coming out and if I’ll be buying into the hype and getting any of these games or just sitting and working on my backlog.

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

10/3/2017
Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series – PS4
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – PS4
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – PS4

10/10/2017
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle – PS4
Raiden V – PS4
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – PS4
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online – PS4
VR Karts – PS4

10/13/2017
The Evil Within 2 – PS4
WWE 2K18 – PS4
Friday the 13th: The Game – PS4

10/17/2017
Grand Turismo Sport – PS4
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – PS4
Axiom Verge – PS4/ PS Vita

10/24/2017
Velocity 2X – PS4 / PS Vita
Just Dance 2018 -PS4
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – PS4 / PS Vita
Chaos;Child – PS4 / PS Vita
Road Rage – PS4
Deer Hunter: Reloaded – PS4
Rapala Fishing: Pro Series – PS4
Rugby 18 – PS4

10/27/2017
Assassin’s Creed: Origins – PS4
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4
Little Nightmares – PS4

10/31/2017
Beast Quest – PS4

And that wraps it up with a huge month full of AAA releases as well as the usual WTF releases that everyone has come to know. As of right now, I know for sure that I’ll be picking up day one South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Those are really the only two games that I’m going to be able to afford and my wallet already weeps. That’s not saying that I won’t be picking up some games during the holiday season such as Road Rage, if it ever comes out, and Wolfenstein II, even though I haven’t played the other Wolfenstein games yet. I might also pick up The Evil Within 2, if I could actually push myself to play the first one that’s on my backlog, and Friday the 13th: The Game. Those two are definitely maybe’s because I’m not into horror games and I have no idea why I even picked up The Evil Within to begin with.

Anyway, now it’s your turn. What games will you get picking up for the month of October if any? Are you going to be picking them up day one…or will you be waiting until some holiday sales to try and give your wallet a break? Let me know in the comments section.

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