Gaming Goals for the New Year – July 2017 – UPDATE

I really don’t know why at the end of the month when I write these blogs that I’m always so shocked. I always find myself thinking, “wow is it the end of the month already?” Then I groan because it turns out that I’m a grown up and can’t spend my time playing video games all the time and that these goals that I set are never going to get accomplished no matter how hard I try. Anyway, that doesn’t stop me from trying so let’s take a look at my progress for the month.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 77
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 79
Thanks to some cheap and easy sale game this month I was able to add the Puzzle Showdown 4K platinum to my collection as well as Lara Croft GO. Even though I’m one trophy away from 80, I’m not sure if I’m going to make the 100 this year. I might, you never know, but that’s looking like it’s not going to happen. As long as I hit 80 and go a little over…maybe even hit 90, I won’t be too upset about that.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,531
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,627
I still couldn’t even hit 100 trophies this past month. Yet another disappointment. Even though a lot of games were on sale and I got some quick and easy trophies it really didn’t help all that much. I’m less than 1,000 trophies away from my goal, but there would have to be some kind of gaming miracle at this point for me to get 1,000 trophies by the end of the year.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 117
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 120
This number jumped up by 3 this month, which wasn’t bad. Thanks again to those games that I bought on sale. It would have been one more to make 121, but Horizon Zero Dawn added some DLC with New Game + and a new Difficulty that I didn’t feel like jumping in and playing at so there went my 100% on that game. Anyway, another 30 games and I should hit my goal. I’m still pretty confident that I can do this.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.70%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.96%
Look at this number climb this past month! Look at it, look at it. I’m saying that because it’s going to plummet next month when I start just about 7 new games that I might or might not be able to finish. I can’t believe that there are 7 games coming out next month that I’ll be playing. Three of them are episode based, so they’ll get completed eventually, but the other 4 are non-episodic games and those are always fickle so we’ll see how low this number goes.

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 is still at zero because for some reason I can’t bring myself to turn on my PS3. I have no idea why, I even considered purchasing the year subscription to PS Now just to play some PS3 games that I actually still own. I couldn’t justify doing that either because even though $99 or the year is a good price, I already own these games and a PS3. I should just play them on there. Right? I don’t know anymore.

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
While I did play games in my backlog this month, I didn’t finish any of them. I did finish new games though, which don’t count towards this goal. I’m in a no win situation here so I’ll continue to try and finish some backlogged games, but the rest of the year is super busy with new games that I’m not sure if I can do it.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 4
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 6
So I completely failed this goal this year. Yes, I’m already up to 6 pre-orders since I pre-ordered Sonic Mania and I pre-ordered The Long Dark just last night in order to get it at a discount. By this point I’m kinda like screw it. I already blew this goal to hell so why not keep going. There are a bunch of games that I want to get and I might as well just get them.

That was it for the month. A decent month I want to say even though it really wasn’t. I mean I made progress on a lot of my goals, and even failed one, but knowing that I’ll probably not make the rest of them by the end of the year is kind of a downer. Anyway, I’ll always keep trying and I’ll let you know how things go next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – June 2017 – UPDATE!

Is it really July already? I really can’t believe that half the month is already gone and that the start of the last six months of the year have begun. It’s all downhill from here as the rest of the year is going to just fly by. Anyway, while I did have my ups and downs when it came to gaming this past month, let’s take a look and see how I did overall when it comes to my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 77
This number went up by two this month as I got the platinum trophy for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and Super Exploding Zoo. Not bad after having no progress in this goal for a couple of months, but I’m still a long way off from my 100 goal. I really want to reach 100 platinum trophies, but I’m just struggling a little to get there. I don’t want to play easy games either just for the platinum so we’ll see how this one goes.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,435
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,531
Just four trophies shy of hitting 100 for this month, but I feel like I did make some progress. I also hit my milestone trophy of 7,500. This is seriously hard to believe because I remember hitting my first milestone trophy which was number 500 just about six years ago and I can’t believe how different things were then from how they are now. It’s amazing really, but moving on I’m feeling optimistic about this goal and I think that with 969 trophies to go to meet this goal that I can do it.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 113
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 117
This number had a pretty big jump as I completed 4 games to 100%. The 150 is looking doable right now, but there’s kind of a catch. I think I have to go back and complete some games that I’ve been holding off on order to do this. This is going to be a struggle because I really do like new games, and I like starting new games. There might be a few though that I’m only missing a few trophies so it’ll be easy to go back to, but we’ll see.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.64%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.70%
At least this number went back up this month. It’s not back up to where it was a couple of months ago, but it’s slowly getting there. This fickle fickle number is just a plain pain in the ass in order to work on and like the other goal I’ll have to go back and finish some games in order for this number to go up.

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
At this point I’m going to be happy if I can complete 2 random games from my I Never Finished…Because blog. A lot of them are hard games that will require a lot of hours, but there are those couple that will require maybe one or two more playthroughs in order to get them. I’ll try to work on this goal in July, but no promises.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 3
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 5
This number also went up this past month as I completed Super Exploding Zoo and MouseCraft which were both in my backlog and both placed in my backlog way before my deadline of 12/31/2016. At this point I’ll be pretty happy if I can get half way there at the 10 games point.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 4
This number doubled this month and I’m really close to hitting my goal of 5 games. There’s a problem though because there are at least two other games that I want to pre-order. Of course I want to pre-order South Park: The Fractured But Whole, but I also want to pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II. Then there’s also Sonic Mania. I’m stuck because while pre-ordering Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was expected. I didn’t expect to pre-order Life is Strange: Before the Storm which is what I did right after it was announced at E3. Yes, I know someone else is voicing Chloe because of the whole Voice Actor strike thing is still going on, but I really could care less at this point because it’s another Life is Strange game and we get to see Chloe before she was the Chloe everyone knows. Anyway, this isn’t a discussion for here. I plan to make my decision on what will be my last pre-order sometime this month.

And that was it for the month of June. Not too bad if you ask me. As always I’ll be continuing to work on my goals in July and hopefully getting a little closer to meeting each of them now that I’m basically on a deadline. I feel like I had half the year to fool around and get things done slowly but if I want to reach my goals I really have to pick up the pace and get them done. I’ll let you know how things worked out next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – May 2017 – UPDATE

I don’t even know what happened for May because I was just so busy that I barely got time to get any gaming done. This is totally unlike me and it was just a tad bit disappointing for various different reasons. Work was busy, life was busy, and gaming definitely took a back seat to all of that. Anyway, I did make some progress, not enough to count, but let’s take a look at what I was able to do.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
This number stayed right where it’s been for the last two months. I know I can get platinum trophies, you know I can get platinum trophies, but I just haven’t had the time to play a game fully enough and long enough to get what it takes for an actual platinum. The current games that I’m playing are far from easy platinum’s so they’re taking a bit longer especially with my almost non-existing gaming schedule.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,396
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,435
This number is seriously disappointing this month and if I keep going like this I could say goodbye to this goal and just set the 8,500 total trophies for next year. I don’t even know what to say about this at this point other than I just didn’t have the time and it showed. Gaming takes time and right now I’m wishing that I had more time to game.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 113
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 113
Although I started some games this month, I didn’t finish them and didn’t even get close to finishing them to even get this number anywhere. A really sad month. Some games even got DLC added to them so that means more trophies to get with little to no time to get them.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.84%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.64%
This stupid number went down this month by 0.20% and I just hate it. I started some games this month but didn’t get any where close to finishing them and it took my progress right away from me. I was also stupid enough to start a game right at the end of the month which in my mind I knew wouldn’t work right, but it was just one of those times when I wanted to just start a new game. Another loss for the month…sigh….

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 don’t even want to talk about this goal because I haven’t turned on my PS3 in a long long time. Most of the games I blogged about were on the PS3 and in order to finish them I would actually have to take the time and turn on my PS3 which at the moment seems like it’s not going to happen.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 3
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 3
Just because I started some games in my backlog, doesn’t mean that I finished them to 100% or got the platinum trophy for them. There are a lot of games to get through and once again there’s no time to get to all of them. I’m still even installing games on my PS4 which is taking way longer than expected because I just don’t have the time to do that either.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
I didn’t pre-order anything this month because my budget just didn’t call for it. I know it’s not like I have to pay for it now, but I also have to be a responsible adult and I really wanted to have a good time at MegaCon so I put off ordering the new Uncharted game along with the new South Park game for now. Once everything is in order again I’ll be pre-ordering some games that I was looking forward to. Hopefully that means I won’t be going over this goal because there are a lot of games that I would like to pre-order at the moment.

If I’m going to be honest, which I always try to be, then this month just seriously sucked. Progress was made in some places, but no where that actually counted. With MegaCon long gone until next year and TV basically coming to a halt for the summer, I’m hoping that I can get some more gaming done and actually make some progress on these goals. Crossing my fingers for June that I’ll have some kind of exciting news to tell you on my update.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – April 2017 – UPDATE

I really felt unproductive last month as I really didn’t accomplish much. It’s the middle of the years blues I’m afraid as there’s so much going on that I really have little to no time to game. This makes me feel really old and I hate it. Anyway, enough about that and onto the my overzealous goals for the year!

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 75
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
So yeah, no platinum trophies this month. It happens sometimes. I did think I was going to be able to get an easy platinum with Color Guardians, but damn that game is hard. I mean really hard like this game is kicking my ass no matter what I do and I’m not all that happy with it at the moment. Even in the other games that I’m playing, I’m no where close to the platinum which kind of sucks because that 100 is looking super far away now.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,319
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,396
Ugh, I don’t even want to look at this number right now. Make it go away because I couldn’t even get 100 trophies this month. What the hell right? A cringe worthy month on this front as well and I’m really hoping that I can amp things up and get this number up next month. We’ll see though because I’ll have a four day break of gaming when I go to MegaCon at the end of the month.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 112
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 113
Yay! This number went up by one this month because I completed Doki-Doki Universe. 150 still isn’t that far away, but I know that some of the big games that I’m playing are going to have DLC that might not get finished right away making this number go up and then go down, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I’m still pretty positive I can reach 150.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.61%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.84%
Another win this month as this number continues to slowly tick up over time. The more I play games and actually complete them as well as go back to games that I’ve played before and complete them the higher this number will go. 75% is still the goal and it might not be this year or next year that I achieve it, but it’ll be sooner or later.

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 swear this was the hardest goal that I added to this list. Why did I even add it to the list! I’m never going to go back to these games as much as I want to because I have no time. Yes I could make time and go back to them, but then that means that I skip on playing new games. Have I mentioned how hard this goal is?

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 3
This number went up because I finished Doki-Doki universe which was sitting on my system for the longest time not being played. It was well before my backlog deadline of 12/31/2016. Yay for me for getting another game off of my backlog and clearing it up just a little. Not much, but every little bit counts. Only 17 more games to go and I’m pretty sure I can do it.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
Another month with no pre-orders because I’m on the fence about a lot of things. I really want to pre-order Uncharted: Lost Legacy but I’m not sure if I’m willing to pay $40.00 for it. Isn’t it supposed to be a DLC or is it now a full on expansion? I don’t know and the developers really aren’t clear about it. I’ll probably end up pre-ordering it which sets me back a little and might actually end up making me go over this goal which does not make me a happy gamer.

So that was my month. Uneventful in the gaming world that I live in, but eventful in other ways. I’m hoping this month will be different as I have no actual new games to play but just old games that are sitting around and hoping that I choose them. Not to mention I do have that four day break from gaming which could hurt unless I get my numbers up before then. I’ll let you know how things worked out for me next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – March 2017 – UPDATE

When looking back on this past month, there was really nothing typical about it. Work was stressful like it normally is, but then that kind of disappeared even though I’m sure it won’t last for long. I did have a little less time to game which wasn’t the plan but it happens. I upgraded my PS4’s hard drive to an external one which was interesting and fun. I thought that meant that I would be playing every single game that I had lying around but that wasn’t the case. All in all though, I had a pretty decent month, so let’s see how I did with my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 74
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 75
It seems like the bigger the games I play, the harder a time I have getting the platinum trophy. I shouldn’t say that I have a harder time getting them, it just takes longer. The only platinum I was able to get this month was from Horizon Zero Dawn which was a surprise because that game was pretty huge. So while I only got one platinum this month, it was still a win because it was for a huge game.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,215
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,319
This was as struggle this month as I barely got over 100 trophies. This is mainly because I haven’t been playing the amount of games that I’ve been playing in the past. Not for lack of trying, but just because there are times when I concentrate on one games and this is one of those times. I still have more than 1,000 trophies to go in order to reach my goal by the end of the year. That’s a lot of trophies. Clearly you can probably tell that I don’t really think this stuff out when I plan it, but it’ll be fun to see if I can reach this goal.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 111
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 112
Focusing on only 1-2 games at a time also puts a real damper on this goal as well for obvious reasons. While 150 isn’t so far away, I know that some of the games that I’ve completed will probably get DLC making this get set back even more. It’s an uphill battle, but I think I can do it this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.44%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.61%
An actual win for this month because I totally thought this number would drop drastically. I’m happy that it didn’t. Although it didn’t make the progress that I had hoped for, as long as this number doesn’t go down I’m a pretty happy camper. 75% seems like a really far away number, but I’ll continue to strive for 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
Yeah, this number didn’t go anywhere this month. Not from a lack of trying because I really do want to get back into some of the games that I talked about in this blog. It’s just a lack of time since I only have so much time to game each week. I always find myself going to the newer games instead of revisiting some of the older ones because I just don’t have enough time to play them all. Ah, adult problems. I’ll get something for this goal this year though…eventually.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 2
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 2
This number stayed the same this month because it was a month of new games only. I only played games that I had recently purchased and really had no time to work on my backlog. I was making some progress, but that’s probably going to come to a standstill at least for now anyway. I think once I get all of these new games out of my system and are done with them I’ll go back to playing games that have been sitting around for a while.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
No pre-orders this month as the rest of the gaming year is kind of up in the air at the moment. I’ve been waiting for the new South Park game, but that release date keeps changing. I really don’t want to lock it down until I know that it has a definite release date. I can see myself pre-ordering this game a week before it comes out just to make sure that it doesn’t change again. Other than that, I’m thinking it’s going to be a some what dull year when it comes to pre-orders or they’re all going to hit at once and I’ll go over my limit. Right now I’m happy to be sitting at 2 out of the 5 I had planned.

And that was my month. Not that exciting at all and I think that this month will probably be more of the same. I’m really enjoying my time in Andromeda despite the obvious reasons and I’m pretty sure that after I finish my first playthrough I’ll probably start another. I am going to try and make time for some other games this month but I have no idea how many of these goals I’ll be able to work on. I’ll let you know how everything worked out for me next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2017 – UPDATE

The posting of this blog means that yes indeed another month has just gone right on by. Even though I was a good gamer and worked on my goals this past month, not a lot happened because I was basically out of commission for a little while due to the flu. I know, I know, excuses, excuse, but seriously even with all of that I was still pretty pleased with the progress that I made. So let’s see how I did with my goals.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 71
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 74
I’ve been pretty happy with my platinum trophy progress so far this year. Last month I was able to get 3, this month I was able to get 3. It’s not bad seeing that I don’t have all the time in the world anymore to work on getting platinum trophies. Still, it’s an improvement from getting nothing. Hopefully I can keep going at this rate.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,078
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,215
While I didn’t get the amount of trophies that I did last month, I still went over the 100 mark and that’s good enough for me. I do have to say though that I miss those days of being able to easily go over the 200 mark and almost reach the 300 mark when it comes to trophies for the month.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 110
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 111
Guess what got DLC this past month? That’s right, Watch Dogs 2 meaning that this number went down, but then went up as I did complete some games to 100%. While I really completed 2 games to 100% only one gets added to my total as one was taken away from me. It’s ok though because 150 is right around the corner.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.20%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.44%
I really thought this number was going to be destroyed this month and the progress that I made just vanish into thin air. Mostly because I started a bunch of random games after being sick and then was like, “well there goes my completion.” Luckily though a lot of the games I started I was able to actually play and progress in them making this number actually go up which makes me very 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
I really didn’t think this one would be that hard, but I’m seeing that it’s probably my hardest goal yet. The only time I turned on my PS3 in the past month was to make sure it still worked because it’s been that long since I turned it on. Even though I set my goal real low, it feels like I set it to 100 instead of 10.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 1
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 2
I was able to start and finish LEGO Jurassic World this month which I bought during one of the holiday sales last year. Totally meets my requirement for this goal and at least now two games are out of my backlog. Sure there are a bunch more, but two is a hell of a lot of progress. This month will be tricky though as I stick to mostly new games that are being released, but you never know.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 1
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 2
This past month I finally pre-ordered Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was a given that it was going to happen but I was really dragging my feet on it and then some of the trailers just blew me away and I became super excited and wondered why the hell I didn’t pre-order this game yet. There are only three more pre-orders left I my spot and I’m not sure what’s going to be filling them especially since some release dates keep changing. If I hit 5 then great, if I go below 5 even better.

That was February. A pretty good month even though I was a little side tracked. This upcoming month is going to be difficult. I still want to play For Honor, which I’ve been playing like crazy along with Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda. I’m not even sure my PS4 can fit those three games at once, but hopefully it can. As always I’ll let you know my progress on these goals next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – Jaunary 2017 – Update

So yeah, January is already over. This makes me groan out load because, I can’t believe the first month of the year is over. So many games, so little time has been the motto of the year so far as it seems like when I want to game I become super busy and then have little to no time to game at all. Anyway, I did work on some of my new goals this year, so as in years past let’s see a breakdown of how the year is going for me so far.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 68
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 71
I made some progress on this goal this month and I was pretty happy about it since it was probably the most amount of platinum’s that I’ve gotten in one month in a long time.. Three new platinum trophies were added to my collection and it seems like the 100 isn’t so far off. This month I was able to get platinum trophies for Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Watch Dogs 2, and Catlateral Damage.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 6,879
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,078
I’m going to count this as a pretty awesome trophy month as I was able to get 199 trophies. I did hit my milestone 7,000th trophy which was pretty awesome. 7,000 is a long way away from where I was when I had originally started this blog and I can still remember celebrating the day a few years about hitting my 2,000th trophy. For me this was a pretty big deal and I’m feeling that I can reach the 8,500 this year.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 107
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 110
While this number also went up this month, I’m expecting it to drop by at least one because Watch Dogs 2 is still a new game and I’m expecting some DLC. This game was OK and I have no plan on getting any of the DLC for it as I basically beat it and deleted it. While this number will go down, I’m confident I can get it back up again to hit that 150 this year.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 52.79%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.20%
I started this year on a low note then played a bunch of games thinking this would bring my completion rating even further down, but that didn’t happen. My rating went way up past the 53% mark this month and I’ll take that as a win. Hitting the 75% is always going to be a struggle but it’s something that I really strive for because it’s something that I want. It might not happen this year, but it will eventually.

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 one is hard. I want to play my PS3 games that I never finished, especially the God of War ones, but I’m finding a lack of time is a big drawback. I haven’t turned on my PS3 in months, months, and it kind of sucks. I really want to play these games I’m just going to have to try and find time to do so.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 0
– Ending Number of completed games in my backog: 1
I was able to start and finish Watch Dogs 2 this month which was great because I purchased this game December 25th last year when it was on sale and it qualifies for this category because I had to have purchased the game before January 1st. While this wasn’t a huge stretch or a game that was sitting in my backlog for a long time, it was still something that was there and now it’s not.

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

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 0
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 1
This month I only pre-ordered one game and it was For Honor. I’m not sure if I’m going to love or hate this game but I knew that I had to have it day one. That being said, I also for some weird reason have been holding off on pre-ordering Mass Effect: Andromeda. It’s one of my most anticipated games but for some reason I can’t seem to click the pre-order button. It’s weird, but I’ll figure it out. Eventually, because I can’t see myself not having this game day one.

And that was my month. It was pretty exciting and I feel like I got a lot of things done. This is how the beginning of the year always starts though right? I’m sure I’ll have even less time to go back and revisit some old games next month though as I have two day one releases coming in, For Honor and Horizon: Zero Dawn. While those will take up most of my time I’ll still try to make some progression on these goals. I’ll let you know how everything went next month.

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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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Gaming Goals for the New Year – October 2016 – Update

I can’t believe October is already done. The rest of the year is just going to fly by, I know it. While I love this time of the year because the weather is changing, it’s getting colder, finally, and it’s just about that time where I can bundle up and spend a whole day in front of the TV just relaxing and playing some games, I also hate it. I hate it because it makes me wonder where the hell the time went this year. As you get older this question is asked more frequently, but as always that’s not why you’re here. You want to see how I’m doing with the set of goals that I set for myself this year. Let’s take a look at how far I progressed in October.

2016 Gaming Goals

Have a total of 80 platinum trophies.
– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 62
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 62
It seems like platinum trophies are hard to come by these days. It’s not from my lack of trying or anything like that. I think I’ve just been playing games that don’t have platinum trophies and when I do play games that have platinum trophies, they’re obtainable but I’ve been getting bored so easily that I just stop playing even though I want that platinum trophy. If I’m not having fun, then what’s the point of having the platinum trophy for that game?

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.
– Starting # of Trophies: 6,463
– Ending # of Trophies: 6,542
I really thought I would at least get 100 trophies this month. I really did. I have no idea what happened and unless I spend 24/7 gaming I’m not going to reach this goal this year. As I’ve been saying if I can hit close to 7,000 trophies this year I’ll accept it and keep the 8,500 for my goal next year.

Have 120 games completed at 100%
– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 97
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 99
With the completion of Minecraft: Story Mode and Actual Sunlight, this number increased by two this month. Not bad if you ask me. I’m still thinking that I can hit the 120 by the end of the year. I really wish some of these games would stop adding extra trophies and DLC because it just seems like it doesn’t need it. Anyway, I’ll keep on trying with this goal because I just know I could do it.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%
– Starting Completion Rate: 51.99%
– Ending Completion Rate: 52.01%
I was pretty pissed last month when I dropped back down to 51% after struggling to reach 52. Sadly this month wasn’t really an improvement because at the end of the month I started Skyrim. It’s not like I was going to be able to get through all that much of the game that quickly so this number is just blah. It’s a little bit over 52 and I guess that’s ok. Now if I can stay at 52 from now al the way to the end of the year, I’ll be happy.

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
Have I mentioned how much I hate my backlogged games? I mean seriously, it’s not even funny at this point. There is literally a pile of games stacked up on my desk just sitting there along with the pile of games in my library just waiting to be downloaded. At this point I’m feeling that I’ll never catch up on my backlog and I have no idea why I made this stupid goal to begin with.

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 because I really don’t have all that much time to actually work on playing Dragon Age: Origins. I want to at least be a high level when I finish the last DLC that I have to finish because it’ll help me when I switch it over to Nightmare mode. Other than that I’m even regretting adding this to my goals for the year. I’ll have to see next year if this is going to stick around or just be eliminated completely.

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 basically stayed the same this month because I didn’t pre-order anything. By the end of the year I will meet this goal as I put in my last pre-order. I already know what it is but I’m going to keep it a secret and keep you guys guessing as to what I’m going to be pre-ordering. I will give you a small hint though. It’s a re-release of an old Sega classic. Know what it is? Post your thoughts in the comments section and I’ll let you know if you’re right.

And that was my month. Not that great, but not that bad either. November is a tough one because depending on how things go with work, I can either be gaming a lot or I can be working a lot. If I’m working a lot then these goals are going to be horrible, but if I’m gaming a lot I think I can pick up a lot of the slack that I just let go throughout the year. We’ll see though and I’ll let you know how everything worked out next month.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – August 2016 – Update

I promised myself that I would game as much as possible this month after the disappointment I suffered at work last month. While that didn’t really work out like I had planned, I still was able to get a decent amount of game time in and I was pretty pleased with myself in the process. Here’s a breakdown of how I did on my goals this month.

2016 Gaming Goals

Have a total of 80 platinum trophies.
– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 60
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 61
I tried really hard to get that Prison Architect: PlayStation 4 Edition platinum this month as well as the Ghostbusters platinum, but it just seems like it wasn’t in my cards to get the Ghostbusters platinum. I am happy to report though that I did get the Prision Architect: PlayStation 4 Edition platinum, which I like to consider some progress. What I didn’t get this past month I’ll probably be making up for this month. Do I think I can still hit the 80 that I planned? Maybe, but I’m really going to have to bust my ass and play game after game in order to do so.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.
– Starting # of Trophies: 6,276
– Ending # of Trophies: 6,374
Another good month of trophies even though I missed the 100 mark by 2. Yes the 8,500 is looking really far far away right now and I’ll probably never even reach it this year. I’m hoping that at least I’ll hit my milestone 6,500 by…October. After that I’ll be happy if I can hit 7,000 at this point.

Have 120 games completed at 100%
– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 95
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 97
At least this number keeps moving up every month. I know that last year, I already had this goal accomplished, but I’m still hopeful that I’ll be able to reach my goal by the end of the year since I’ve been going back and completing some games that I started and never finished.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%
– Starting Completion Rate: 51.87%
– Ending Completion Rate: 52.08%
Yes! 52% is a huge milestone for me and it’s showing that when I go back to complete games instead of compulsively starting new ones that this number does in fact go up. 75% is a long way off and I really don’t think I’ll be making it this year, but my number has steadily gone up since last year making me a happy gamer.

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
There was this black Friday in July sale and I couldn’t pass up on some games that were on my “To Buy” list so I picked them up and started them. I know, I know, this pile of games that I have listed is just sitting there waiting for me to play, but those other games were extremely tempting and I just couldn’t resist. I’ll try to get back to this goal sometime this year and I am in no way hitting that 30.

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): 3
– Ending Number of Backlogged Games Completed (Out of the 20 That Were Listed): 4
It seems like if I stick to my PS3 games that I had listed, that this goal is at least not that out of reach. I finished yet another PS3 game this month that was on the list, FEZ, which believe me was no easy task. I’ll continue to work on this goal as I try and pick some PS3 games to fill up my Sunday PS3 Game day.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.
– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 2
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 3
I pre-ordered Horizon: Zero Dawn the collector’s edition this month because that statue looks awesome and I didn’t want to miss out on it. Even though I’ve been debating if I should count this or not since it comes out next year, I decided to count it and be fair since I did pre-order it this year. Another two games to go and a bunch of games that I want day one. Not sure how I’ll keep this goal, but I’ll try.

And that was my month. It wasn’t a bad month, but a lot of these goals look like they’re going to be failures by the end of the year. Not that it really matters because as always I’m having an awesome time gaming. For the upcoming month I’m going to try and work on as much backlog as possible as I get ready for the gaming season and make the decision of what games I’m going to pre-order making them my last two pre-orders for the year. I’ll let you know how things went next month.

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