Gaming Goals for the New Year – January 2019 – UPDATE

This month was an OK month for me gaming wise. I feel like I got a bunch done, but I also feel like I didn’t get anything done at the same time. This sucks, but it was the first month of the year and I was super busy with work and just life. Life gets in the way sometimes and I also realized that I had to cut some of my goals, because I couldn’t keep track of them. I’m totally face palming right now by the way. Anyway, I had to cut the goals that had to do with ranks because I played a bunch of games, but didn’t record their starting ranks and then the ranks that I ended with, so we’re going to pretend like I never even mentioned those goals. Shh… Anyway, let’s see how I progressed on my goals this month.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 101
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 102
I was only able to get one platinum trophy last month, but I promise that this month I can almost guarantee at least 6 platinum trophies. I know that sounds super ambitious for me, and believe me it is, but I have some games stored up that only need a few trophies and a few hours so this will bump up my platinum count so I’m not worried about this goal at the moment.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 9,075
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,176
I have no idea how I got over 100 trophies last month, but it totally happened and I’m not going to complain about it. Now with my plan on getting 6 platinum trophies for this month, I might be able to either match this number or go past it. I’m not sure yet since I haven’t crunched the numbers but we’ll see how things turn out at the end of this very short month.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.27%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.47%
This is more of an ultimate gaming goal for me instead of a yearly one. I would love to one day have a 75% completion rating, but for now I’ll take what I can get and I went up a full .2% last month so I’m going to take it. This number will probably see another spike for this month and then after that I think it might be all bets are off, but we’ll see.

Start and Complete 20 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: 0
Right now I don’t have any new games. Surprising right? Everything is backlog because a new year means everything that I bought last year gets tossed into the backlog folder. I think once I start adding new games into my collection that I can start working on this goal, but for now it stays at 0 as I have no new games. Sad right?

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I’ve already made some progress on this goal as I had started Dying Light a really long time ago and finally got the platinum trophy for it this month making it complete. Go me! I think this goal will be super easy as I plan on getting those 6 platinum trophies this month and three of them are for games that I’ve already started so boom, this number will already be up to 4 by the time February is over.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
I haven’t even had the chance to start a new game in January. I wanted to so badly, but it just didn’t happen. This sucks and I’m really desperate to play something new, especially something from my backlog and something that I bought on sale during the holidays. I’ll get to it this month but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to complete anything.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
I did really good this past month and only pre-ordered Anthem. I’m not even sure I’m going to like this game, I have to be honest and say that I didn’t really like the VIP demo, but I’m going to wait until the game comes out to give it a chance. Anyway, I’m also doing this new things where I only pre-order one game a month if it’s a game that I want day one. Everything else will have to wait and I’m pretty sure I won’t even hit anywhere close to 10 this year.

There you have it. My numbers show that I made decent progress on my goals, but that doesn’t mean that I feel like I made progress. To tell the truth I’ve ben working so much lately, I’ve barely had time to put on my PlayStation and the last trophy that I got was 5 days ago. That being said, things won’t be slowing down for me for a while, but I do need to make some time for gaming because all work and no play makes me and this blog very boring. Come back next month to see how I did in February.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – November 2018 – UPDATE

One more month down, another to go before this year comes to a close. The whole crunch is on now to see how many of these goals I can accomplish or come close to accomplishing as the year closes out. I think I did a pretty damn good job myself this month, but it’s the numbers that do the real talking so let’s see where I’m at.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 96
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 100
YES! Count them, 4 platinum trophies this month. They were basically unexpected as I just got them as I went along, but I’m totally happy about that number. I also hit my 100th platinum trophy, which means I’m finally in the 100 platinum trophy club! I’m so happy about that the most because I worked so hard for the past 7 years to accomplish this. At this point I’m just elated. I know I won’t come close to 125, but I might even hit 105 if I’m lucky.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,854
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,982
YES! I hit well over 100 trophies this month and am so close to getting my 9,000th trophy. I’m super excited and while it’s impossible to get another 1,000 trophies next month, I do hope that I’ll be able to do so by next year. I already have some plans for this number for next year so we’ll see how it goes.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 140
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 145
YES! Another success this month. I finished five whole games to completion and it was awesome. I only need 5 more to reach my happy goal of 150, but my impossible goal of 175 isn’t going to happen this year and that’s OK because there’s always next year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.72%
– Ending Completion Rate: 55.20%
Look at this number! Look at it! I really can’t believe I hit over 55% completion. This has been a goal of mine for so long and it shows that hitting 75% can actually be done as long as I have some dedication and hit my backlog every so often. I’m excited about this number only going up as I clear out some more of my backlog.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 10
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 13
Even though this goal has been completed, I started and finished three new games this month alone. The feeling was awesome as it makes less backlog for the upcoming year and it clears out some games that I had on my system from purchases that I made this year. I’m really happy that this goal as well keeps progressing.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 8
Thanks to my buddy @tjarvinen86 I was able to finally get the platinum trophy and complete to 100% Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. I wasn’t expecting either of these, but when he suggest that we co-op both games to get the platinum trophy for each I of course wouldn’t say no to that so that’s what we did and I was able to scratch another two games off of my backlog. Will I hit 25? No, but at least I made some kind of a dent in my backlog this year.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 7
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 7
I’m officially calling this goal as complete because there are no games that I plan on pre-ordering this time of the year. Now at the beginning of the year, that’s a different story. But at the moment, I’m basically done with pre-ordering games which means I not only completed this goal, but I stayed under the number that I set for myself making me extremely happy.

This month was filled with a bunch of ups for me when it came to my goals. A lot of them I wasn’t sure I would even put a dent in, but I did and I’m going into this upcoming month with some high hopes that I can at least get a little closer to my goals in the final month of the year. We’ll see how everything works out and I’ll be breaking down my overall starting numbers from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year next month. I’ll also be posting my new goals for next year, which I’m currently working on.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – October 2018 – UPDATE

Another month has come to a close and it’s really hard to believe that it has. This has been a crazy year so far and as everyone already knows, a lot of my goals are far from being accomplished. While I’m sort of fine with this, there is that little nagging voice in the back of my mind that says that I can do better. Here’s a breakdown of how I did this month.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 95
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 96
While I didn’t make as much progress on this goal as I did last month, I still moved up one notch and hit my 96th platinum. Only 4 more to go until I hit 100. I’m not really sure how this is going to go seeing that I’m playing some huge open world games that require a bunch of time which is what I’m always short on. I really want to hit that 100 goal though, so we’ll see how this goes.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,759
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,854
While I didn’t hit 100 trophies this month, I came pretty damn close and I think the final two months of the year will be the nail in the coffin as I hit at least 9,000 trophies which is what I’ve been striving for since I know for a fact I cannot hit 10,000 trophies this year, but then again there’s always next year for that.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 138
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 140
This number moved up two more games this month, it would have been up one more, but Spider-Man decided to add some new trophies and that game has been gone from the moment that I platinumed it. There’s no going back for that game, but I can still move forward and completing another 10 games maybe difficult, but it’s something I’m going to strive for so that I at least hit 150 completed games.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.67%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.72%
I really can’t believe how much this number went up this month. I’m seriously amazed that it did. I’m not in anyway complaining, but at this point I’ll take whatever I can get when it comes to this crazy number. This might be because I started and finished two small games, but like I said I’ll take whatever I can get with this numer.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 8
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 10
This goal is officially completed! I couldn’t be happier as at least I accomplished one whole goal this year. This is mainly because I started and finished both Doodle Devil and I, Zombie this past month. I am completely surprised by this and am just blown away that I was able to accomplish this before the end of the year.

Play and complete 25 RANDOM games in my backlog

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
I’m pretty sure this number isn’t going anywhere, but you never know. Playing two open world games at once is very time consuming and to even think about playing something different at this point is just a little insane. Even if this is all I finish this year, I’m just happy that I was able to get 6 games 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: 6
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 7
This number only went up by one this month because I’m pretty tapped out at this point. I’m so tapped out that I won’t even be pre-ordering Fallout 76 and will be waiting for it to go on sale. It’s part of being an adult. A really shitty part, but still part of being an adult.

So that was my month. I’m over the moon that I accomplished at least one of my goals, and that I progressed on a bunch of other goals. While I’m not going to accomplish all of my goals this year, I never do, I’m glad that I was able to make a dent in some of the numbers that I came up with at the beginning of the year. This upcoming month I’m going to try and finish Assassin’s Creed Odyssey completely while going back and finishing up a few little games that have been left here and there with a few trophies needed to get while I play Red Dead Redemption in the middle. We’ll see how things go and I’ll be giving you my final update next month before my final totals the beginning of January.

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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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Gaming Goals for the New Year – July 2018 – UPDATE

Another month has quickly gone by as this year gets closer and closer to an end. Based on my already obvious failures and what not, I’ve started to plan my goals for next year. I’m an early planner. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about next year’s goals just yet, so let’s go over my current goals and see how I progressed with them this past month.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 89
There are a lot of games that are on my list of games to platinum, but I just don’t seem to be getting them lately. I don’t know if it’s from lack of trying or I’m just losing interest in the games that I’m playing. Anyway, it’s been a tough road to even crack the 100 mark, but this month I did make some progress and got the platinum trophy for Far Cry 5! This is all because of @tjarvinen86, so thanks again buddy for helping me get those last trophies I needed for the platinum.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,410
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,479
I had one really good week of trophies this month where I was able to get 24 trophies, but the rest of the month was just meh. Once again, I couldn’t pass the 100 mark as I inch my way closer to the 8,500 mark each month. At this point the 10,000 goal is totally not going to happen, but I would be happy with reaching 9,000 which might happen. Either way, I’m close to my milestone 8,500 trophy so I’m kind of happy.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 134
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 134
Even though I got the platinum trophy for Far Cry 5, I still didn’t actually get the 100% making this number stay the same because I refuse to buy the DLC. I am playing some games at the moment that will be 100% done when I finally complete them, but it’s all in a matter of time.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.70%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.69%
Have I said how much I really hate this number? I got the platinum trophy for a game and this number went down…again. Since I can’t seem to do anything good with this number, all I really want to do at the moment is just keep it above 55%. I don’t’ even care if it’s 55.01%, I just want it past this 54.whatever% bullshit that it’s been stuck at.

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

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 3
I started Far Cry 5 when it came out day one this year and finally finished it so it gets added to this list of starting and finishing new games that aren’t in my backlog. A small victory here and I hope that I can at least bump this number up by a few more before the end of the year or at least get halfway there.

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 started playing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate this month, which is totally in my backlog and if I keep at it long enough I might even finish it this year increasing my number from 5 to 6. I’m not there yet, but I’m hoping that I will be before the year is up. I’m even hoping that I’ll get a few more games out of my backlog, but it’s just the matter of going through some games and seeing what’s going to be easy to get out of my backlog and what’s going to require a lot of time.

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 haven’t felt the need to pre-order anything again this month, but I know that this will change quickly as more and more games are getting closer to their release dates and I’m going to of course want them. I still can’t see this number passing 10, but you never know by the end of the year.

Once again that was my month. In the upcoming months I really want to concentrate on finishing up these games that I have in my backlog, games that have been sitting there forever and need just a couple of more trophies to get me to the platinum trophy for the game. This isn’t going to be easy as some of them are huge games and require a lot of time, but there are those rare few that will just require some dedication and maybe a day or two of my time. I’m really pumped on finishing up games in my backlog so we’ll see how it goes and as always I’ll let you know how I progressed next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – June 2018 – UPDATE

So another month has passed, and it’s another month that I haven’t seen a lot of improvement on my overall goals for the year. I’ve said it before on some of my weekly trophy blogs, but I’m kind of in this weird gaming funk at the moment that I can’t seem to come out of it. I’m hoping some well-deserved vacation time in July will help me with that. Anyway, onto my goals so that we can all see what little progress that I’ve made.

Gaming Goals for 2018

Have a total of 125 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 88
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 88
So I planned on getting the God of War Platinum, but I never was able to finish that. I kind of got bored so I put it to the side and just forgot about it this month. I did work on Detroit: Become Human and am only three trophies away from the platinum. It’ll require three more playthroughs of the game so I’m really not looking that forward to it, but it’s on my list of platinum trophies to get.

Have a total of 10,000 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 8,348
– Ending # of Trophies: 8,410
I feel like I kind of did OK this month in this department. I was able to get a decent amount of trophies thanks to playing some new games, finishing a game, and continuing to play Detroit: Become Human. I really don’t know what I’m going to do with myself gaming wise next month, but at least I’m close to a milestone which will be 8,500 trophies. I will say that I know for sure I will not reach the 10,000 trophy mark by the end of the year, but if I hit 9,000 I’ll be happy.

Have 175 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 133
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 134
I finally finished King Oddball this month! Yay for small victories, you can read my review of that game here if you were thinking about playing it. That was about all I was able to complete, but at least it’s something. The 175 is looking like a really far away number, but I’m hoping it’ll be one of those things that by the end of the year I’ll just finish a bunch of games and maybe come close to 150.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 54.75%
– Ending Completion Rate: 54.70%
This number went down…again. I really hate this number because it’s based on not really playing new games and just sticking to a game until you complete it fully. I used to be able to do this, but lately I just can’t stick with a game that long. I don’t know if it’s because of the lack of time thing or just a me thing, but this month I am not liking this number at all.

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: 2
I started and completed King Oddball which was a new game and not one that was in my backlog so another small victory this month. This was pleasantly surprising and I’ll be happy if I can make it to 5 before the year is complete.

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 haven’t even laid a finger on my backlog at all this month as I concentrated on playing new games so as always, this number didn’t budge. I feel like I play games from my backlog to a certain extent then get tired of them and always want to move onto something new. This sucks because I hate that my backlog is so huge and it’s probably filled with games that are awesome and I just haven’t had the chance to start or finish them yet.

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
No pre-orders again this month, but as we get closer and closer to the release dates of some games that I have my eye on this number will increase. I really doubt it will get passed the 10 games this year, which is a good thing so I’m at least happy about that.

And that was my month. It wasn’t the greatest month and it wasn’t the worst month, it was just one of those in-between months I guess. I’ve been having a lot of them lately and if I can get out of this little gaming funk that I’ve been in I’m pretty sure I can start knocking out some of these goals. Well, July is a new month and I want to try to start things positive before they all go to shit, so I’m going to say that I’m going to try my best to do better at accomplishing some of my goals.

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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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