Vermin360355,860 (211,622)Canada

I am a Rising Star!

Vermin360 has won 10,247 Achievements and 35 Challenges in 552 games and 17 apps

Registered on 08 Oct 08 | Last visited Today | Last scanned today at 09:19 by TA Scanner 6

355,860 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.6816TrueAchievement Site Rank: 5,415 out of 323,157Achievement Completion Percentage: 54.61% (Includes owned DLC) - 74 more achievements required to reach 55%
Registered on 08 October 2008 (Year 1 - alpha)66 friends5 site referralsTrueAchievements site super-promoter112 completed games (Includes owned DLC)16 community eventsGaming Session score of 116.89 (364 positive, 1 neutral, 0 negative)8 reviewsReview vote ratio: High582 solutionsSolution vote ratio: High2 video solutions2,754 posts969 comments805 votes made

Latest Blog Post

B is for Beijing 2008
I am feeling very Olympic today.

In this latest installment, and perhaps in recognition of the upcoming 2016 Summer Games, I cracked open an old copy of Beijing 2008 to knock out a couple of Achievements in practice mode. I hadn't played this one in a little over four years, and that was just for a single Achievement. I originally picked up the game in 2010.

I remember this game being a bit of a tough nut to crack. Many of the Achievements required near perfect execution to obtain, and the main gameplay mode was tough to advance through. So definitely practice mode was the way to go this time around.
Beijing 2008Hammer HeroThe Hammer Hero achievement in Beijing 2008 worth 25 pointsThrow the Hammer over 86.80m.

The first Achievement to tackle was for reaching an 86.80m distance in the Hammer Throw event. Unlike many of the other Achievements, this one required some precision stick rotation skills to match the rhythm of the spin, rather than brute-force speed. It probably took about ten tries to finally nail it down, as the timing of the release appears to make as much difference as the windup.
Beijing 2008Javelin SureshotThe Javelin Sureshot achievement in Beijing 2008 worth 27 pointsThrow the Javelin over 98.50m.

Next in line was the 98.50m Javelin. My first attempt came pretty close - 97.77m, so I thought this would be a snap. Boy was I wrong. Once I finally got consistent with a 45-degree launch angle, I fouled over the line. Eventually, I mastered the frantic stick waggle to maximize the power, locked in around a 43-46 degree throw, and still managed to come up short. After what felt like 60-70 tries I finally broke the needed distance and was able to put this one behind me.

In the time I had, I did make a half-dozen or so attempts at the 16.8 score in Balance Beam but got only as close as 16.25 before I ran out of time. It doesn't seem that tough, as the sequence looks to be the same each time, but I suspect you need to get a perfect rhythm on nearly every button press with maybe 1-2 excellents in order to achieve the needed score. Most of them are pretty easy, but the final run to the dismount seems much tougher, perhaps because of the awkward camera angle.

Thanks again for reading, and see you next time as we delve into some old mythology as the trek through the Bs continues.
Posted by Vermin360 on 18 June 16 at 13:14 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.

Friend feed
Vermin360's Friend Feed


                  Status change by YODA12320 at 09:52 on 25 Oct 2016YODA12320 status: Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse edition $9.90
iMaginaryyWordament (WP)
iMaginaryy won 3 Achievements in Wordament (WP) for 51 points

                  Status change by YODA12320 at 03:14 on 25 Oct 2016YODA12320 status: RIP Forza Horizon DLC!
Vermin360The Crew
                    Secret AchievementVermin360 won the Secret Achievement in The Crew for 7 points
cherryontop420cherryontop420 is celebrating their 7-year anniversary of joining
FailedSeppukuBen-HurFailedSeppuku completed the game Ben-Hur and is the 5,373rd gamer on the site to complete it
FailedSeppukuBen-HurFailedSeppuku has rated the game Ben-Hur 3 out of 5
FailedSeppuku won 4 Achievements in Ben-Hur for 813 points

                  Status change by YODA12320 at 18:39 on 24 Oct 2016YODA12320 status:
Comment by YODA12320 at 19:06 on 24 Oct 2016


Comment by Arsenic 17 at 19:14 on 24 Oct 2016

3 easy completions. and the day 1 free release of a probably trash game.

...there are 6 other comments

Site Leaderboard Location Pos Gamers %ile Edit My Leaderboards
GamerScore in All Titles Canada 250 5,422 4.61
Achievements Completion %age in All Titles Ontario 802 2,371 33.83
GamerScore in Xbox 360 + XBLA Titles Ontario 132 2,362 5.59
Achievements Completion %age in Xbox 360 + XBLA Titles Ontario 690 2,362 29.21
User Leaderboard Created by Access Pos Gamers %ile Edit My Leaderboards
Achievement Hounds Podcast AHP Elite Dawg Public 221 623 35.47
True Canadians xGodDogx Public 50 285 17.54
TrueAchievement Hall of Fame XI AlphaMale IX Private 105 244 43.03
Bean Diving Board Mr J1m Request 99 179 55.31
Canadians! Maka91 Public 34 146 23.29
Animal In Your Gamertag FierceMonkeyMan Public 57 122 46.72
TA Community Interviewees DavieMarshall Request 8 20 40.00
TA Clan XIII RAVEN XIII Request 2 14 14.29
500+ solutions Strategy One Request 2 3 66.67
Vermin-Shua Challenge Vermin360 Private 1 2 50.00

RSS feed Recent Achievements

Secret Achievement in The Crew
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement. (Secret) in The Crew
  • Unlocked by 29,863 tracked gamers (51% - TA Ratio = 1.41) 59,077  
Good Spirit in Mafia II
Complete Chapter 5 in Mafia II
  • Unlocked by 64,873 tracked gamers (79% - TA Ratio = 1.13) 82,603  
The Enforcer in Mafia II
Kill 50 enemies in Mafia II
  • Unlocked by 66,482 tracked gamers (80% - TA Ratio = 1.11) 82,603  

Recent Games

The Crew

The Crew102 (65)

3.7 from 1945 votes

5 achievements out of 50 won | 59,077 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 25 Oct 16

Mafia II

Mafia II221 (200)

4.0 from 6716 votes

15 achievements out of 67 won | 82,603 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 24 Oct 16

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 143 (30)

4.6 from 318 votes

3 achievements out of 31 won | 40,810 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 24 Oct 16