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PermalinkWarframe, HITMAN, Bullet Asylum, Music, Videos, Clips, News, Screens, and more - Weekly Recap #13

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Hello all! wave Welcome back as always to another Weekly Recap! I'm feeling a lot better this week but it's not been an overly exciting week really. I had my two nights off, plus a holiday night on the first three nights of the week. Even though I still managed to get a decent amount of gaming in, it wasn't in the typical peaceful night fashion. Still, as always, the recap posts must go on!


2017's Bean Dive is going slow but steady. Here's the progress so far.

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 93.54
Recovered completion % = 0.42
Achievements needed for recovery = 148
Total games dived = 4
I set a goal to try and recover the Bean Dive fully in roughly two months which I managed to recover last year's in that amount of time. According to my gamer goals though, I'm behind on time! To recover from 93.15% to 94.89%, I'm 22.4% of the way there. However, the time progress bar is at 31.67%. I need to step the pace up a bit! It would help if I could pull myself away from Warframe!

BulletAsylum (WP)

I've started playing this in bits but more often than normal simply for streak-keeping safety. It's not the most-entertaining game but it's pretty straight-forward. I think it's going to be a small grind though as I need to upgrade each of the different turret types. At the rate I currently play the game, this may take a while.


Agent 47 can put his feet up and relax for nowAgent 47 can put his feet up and relax for now

HITMAN has finally been conquered entirely with the completion of the last DLC I needed to mop up. The game as a whole was absolutely fantastic and I wish I hadn't waited for so long to get into it. The waiting didn't work out too bad though as I was able to purchase the entire first season for cheap thanks to one of the deal roundups it was on. If you're on the fence about checking the game out, then don't be! If you ever enjoyed any of the HITMAN titles, you will most-definitely enjoy this one.

Let's see if Season Two adds any more achievements as and when it comes out.


This has pretty much been the only game I've played besides streak-keeping from Bullet Asylum and a few hours worth of HITMAN at the beginning of the week. I'm still having a lot of fun with the game and it's giving me a similar vibe to Tom Clancy's The Division.

The game is grind-central, even more so than The Division as there's so much more content and complexity to it. Even though it's going to take a lot of time to get through all of the planets, max so many weapons, build this, build that, etc, the game is a lot of fun, has a massive variety of warframe's, weapons, upgrades, mods, etc to heck out, and there's always goals to pursue.

At the minute, I'm working on clearing the missions on Mars which is my third planet so far. I'm still using the warframe I began with but as and when I've reached the max proficiency rank on either my primary, secondary, or melee weapon, I switch them out for something else. This is basically because of the achievement requirements in the game as I need to max out one or three of each weapon type. I've got the Frost Prime warframe thanks to a Twitch Prime trial. It's a decent Warframe with an excellent Snow Globe ability that protects anything and anyone within the globe itself.

I'm working slowly on a bit of everything: Story quests, void missions, relics, building my main warframe as I've doubled up the number of mod slots it has, and levelling up my Frost Prime when I can as well. I'm in need of a lot of credits at the minute though. When you add up the cost to build items, upgrade mods, and buy blueprints, I'll end up needing credits in the amount of millions! I think my balance at the minute is something like 3,000! laugh I built roughly six different blueprints this morning including two sets of spectres, a slick-looking melee hammer, a helmet of some sort which I think is part of a warframe, and a couple of other bits too. I also upgraded a couple of my mods two which also cost me a bomb so I got through a fair amount of credits today alone!

In terms of spending real money, that's not something I will get into. I'm not overly interested in splashing out for the different warframes as there's no achievements tied to ranking them up. I did splash out £3.99 the other day to bump up my platinum a bit but besides that, it's unlikely I'll spend anymore money. I may do towards the end of my time with the game if it will save me a chunk of time perhaps with the last few achievements, but we'll see when I get to that stage.

Previews from Play Blackpool

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Last weekend's trip to Play Blackpool was sweet! As I mentioned at the time and as you may have seen already, I spent a bit of time during the event checking out Bloody Zombies and Hyper Sentinel. I put together a couple of previews for each of the the games too so be sure to take a look at them below:

Hands On with Bloody Zombies from Play Blackpool 2017

Hyper Sentinel Preview from Play Blackpool 2017


You should know that I'm a massive fan of Outkast. I have at one point owned all of their albums with the first one being Stankonia, after they dropped classics such as "So Fresh, So Clean", "B.O.B." and "Ms. Jackson". I went back and did my homework and bought their older albums and then kept up with Andre 3000 and Big Boi from then on. 3-Stacks hasn't done anything musically for sometime now besides feature appearances so Sir Lucious Leftfoot has been holding down the fort by himself. Daddy Fat Sax has dropped a couple of classics since pretty much going solo and even though I've yet to check out his recent release "Boomiverse", I already know it's going to be FIRE when I listen to it.

General Patton paid Sway In The Morning a visit to talk about his new album, the sad passing of Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Andre 3000, his money-making as a youngster, and plenty more. He almost... ALMOST, gets set up to drop some bars too over A Tribe Called Quests' "What's The Scenario" beat:

I'll be adding Big Boi's latest album to my phone as soon as I'm done with this blog post!


Just a bit of PEN-etration in HITMAN this week. I had to record something with it being the last time I'll play the game in a while:


The story about vSully setting a different kind of record was the one to catch my eye at the beginning of the week. 40K gamerscore in 24 hours is just insane!

I know most, if not all, of the games on the list would've been easy, but that's still a hell of an accomplishment right there. Be sure to check out the full story for a solid breakdown and more details on vSully's impressive scoring.


Royce Da 5'9 is a lyrical beast! He's been doing his thing for many, many years now but since his work with Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Crooked I a/k/a KXNG CROOKED, and Joe Budden), PRHYME (Royce & DJ Premier), and his album Layers, I've really been paying a lot more attention to Nickel Nine. He's a lyrical animal easily up there with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. He just obviously doesn't get as much commercial success.

His mixtape "Bar Exam 4" is quality, filled with awesome beats, rapid-fire lyrics, and best of all, it's free. Check out one the songs I find hard not to constantly repeat as he tears apart Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestlye" and then goes on to destroy Future's "Mask Off":

Download his latest mixtape, for FREE, right here.


One of the disgusting snail food stalls in HITMAN. Unless snails actually taste nice?

Snails anyone?Snails anyone?


No new stream this week technically as the streams I did do were just quick recaps of my time at Play Blackpool.

That's it for this week guys. Now I'm going to add some more music to my music phone, type up a bit of news, and then head to bed! Later guys! wave

Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 23 July 17 at 10:08 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
PermalinkFinally Getting Into Warframe, Play Blackpool, Man Flu, Backlog and more - Weekly Recap #12

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Hello chaps! laughwave It was a dog-rough week for me last week after suffering with a body-aching, head-banging, throat-destroying cold, but thankfully things picked up over the weekend with a touch of chilled gaming, news coverage, and most importantly, a couple of child-free trips to this year's Play Blackpool event!



I've been spending more time then planned with Warframe as I've really been enjoying it so far. I've still got a lot to learn and take in as there's so much to the game. Warframes, companions, void missions, weapons, are just a few things to soak in. I've been keeping it basic at the minute and working on missions as and when they become available. I've stuck with my initial set of weapons and equipment so far including my first Bow and Arrow, Pistol, Sword and first Warframe, and just upgraded these slowly but surely with different mods. I've also fused (upgraded) some of the mods too to make the my gear better as I work towards the various level 30 proficiency achievements before switching them out for different ones.

The game has been pretty sweet so far although I've mainly played solo due to the small-ish chunks of time I've played. None of the missions have been overly difficult although I did fail one for the first time the other day as I needed to defend a generator of some sort but also find fuel for it as well. The generator was getting swarmed and I just didn't have powerful enough attacks or weapons to defend it by myself so it was soon destroyed.

I've been streaming most of my journey with the game via my Twitch so far so make sure to check out the most recent videos right here. I'll link the first one so you can see a bit of what's been going on if you haven't already:

I booked off Friday through to Tuesday night off so I didn't game like I normally do on my nights off. I'll still put some time into Warframe this week but probably more towards the back-end.

If anyone's currently working on the game then let me know on here or Xbox LIVE and we can hook up and play sometime!


I've wrapped up the achievements tied to The Icon mission but still have the other two missions to complete fully yet in the Bonus Episode DLC. I'm going to work on this and possibly finish this game up today or Tuesday.

Shuffle Party (WP)

I originally started this just for the 'X' in the X Marks The Spot achievement as part of the Alphabet Challenge. It took me a while to mop up the other achievements as I was only playing the game in bits during my breaks at work. I finally popped the Shop-o-holic achievement, which was the last one I needed, on Thursday night to keep my achievement streak alive which at the time of writing is at 200 days with 909 achievements won.

It was a fun little game and easy enough to complete. Some of the challenge levels were a bit of a pain though but with enough patience and persistence they can be conquered.

Rabbids Big Bang (Win 8)

After completing Rabbids Big Bang (WP), I'd more than had enough of hitting Rabbids around space. I started both versions of the game to help complete a challenge for the team in this year's Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge but now I just need to complete the Windows version. Oddly, the frame rate or gameplay seems a touch slower than the WP version and surprisingly, I actually found the WP version easier.

This is supposed to be my main game of focus at the minute so besides the times I'll be distracted with Warframe, I'll be primarily working on this.


Peggle is finally no more! clap I had planned on attempting to finish up the DLC challenges towards the back end of the week but managed to put some major time into it on Monday and Tuesday. It still took me at least 3-4 hours to pass the last challenge which was to clear ten random levels in a row. Typically, I kept making mistakes here and there and then I would obviously have to start again but I got their eventually.

It's a fantastic game overall but after the amount of time I sank into it, I was readdy to play something else. I was pretty quick to uninstall it once the final achievement popped!

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition & The Surge

Sadly I neglected both of these games last week. I did set up a co-op session for PayDay on Friday but after a couple of days of consecutively shit sleeps, I knew I wasn't going to be able to stay awake all day on Friday as planned. Hell, I was barely staying awake at work and even had a 45 minute powernap on my break. Of course, I felt even worse after this.

This week may not be promising either as my nights off will be at the start of the week to connect together with last week's nights off. I may try and set something up for Tuesday night as I'll need to stay awake as long as possible to get back into night mode ready for my return to the shithole on Wednesday.


Play Expo Blackpool was back in full-force again at Norbreck Castle in Blackpool and of course, I was in attendance! I don't know what happened to Enigma jinx, who was supposed to be coming with me! I rolled out by myself to the event to check out old, now and upcoming games as well as the Cosplay, tournaments, and more.

There was one little disappointment this year as my guy Sami Cetin wasn't in attendance! He's the main man behind the Super Mario Kart (SNES) time trials website and is a world record holder of multiple time trial records for the game. Without him there, this meant that there was no SMK tournament to take part in. I did reach out to Sami via Twitter though and he did say that he should be in attendance at Play Expo Manchester. Hopefully I'll see him there and possibly bring home another medal!

Without Sami there, I felt a little out of sync to be honest. Normally, I'd go in and check out the traders section, scope out the whole building to see what games were on offer, find Sami, set a time in Time Trial mode, and then if successful, return in about two or three hours. Then the top eight times would compete in the tournament that would take an hour or so. Then that would leave another hour or so to do some more mooching around. Now, I pretty much had the whole day to mooch but I did have a few other "jobs" to while I was there.

Our long time News Manager punkyliar wasn't in attendance this year. With both of us being part of the news team, we can gain free entry with Press Passes. In return for the free access, we do need to actually do something press related. Punky normally handles something for the front page and I can just whip up a blog post and everyone's happy. Without Punky in attendance, it was now my duty to put together a few game previews from the likes of Bloody Zombies, Hyper Sentinel, and the VR version of Super Lucky's Tale. The first two mentioned titles went well and we have special treat for the community here at TrueAchievements in regards to Hyper. Super Lucky wasn't anywhere to be seen. Either that or I'm blind. facepalm Keep an eye on the front page of TA for more to come. wink

I had a good look around the Traders Hall but shockingly didn't buy anything this year. I always scope out SNES games that I may have played all those years ago but no longer have in my stash but there wasn't much that caught my eye. There was the usual sweet display of games from all generations, posters, canvas', pins, badges, patches, teddies & toys, and plenty more.

In between regular smoke breaks and a trip to the New Norbreck Chippy, I pretty much just spent all day playing a variety of different games and watching a bit of the Cosplay competition. I had a go at a really old-school version of Frogger with a joystick which I think was on an Atari. As expected, it was pretty tough to pass the levels on but I still did alright. I never realise that you couldn't move backwards in the game though, unless that's just a part of the old-school version.

One of my all-time favourite arcade titles 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker was part of the heavy original arcade collection fully equipped with a truck-like steering wheel, a gas and a brake pedal, and gear stick. The game is pretty short as there's only roughly five or six levels but its spot on for arcades. I failed miserably on my first attempt as I ran out of time in the second level. I used a continue to carry on and managed to go on to finish the game again. toast

The arcade version of Crazy Taxi was suitably set up right next to 18 Wheeler and also came with a steering wheel and gear stick. Crazy Taxi is always a blast to check out and play again but I much preferred playing the Dreamcast version that was also available to check out at the event. The reason being is because it's impossible to get the crazy boost going on the arcade version where you shift to reverse, then back to drive and hit the accelerator just afterwards. It's either super-hard to do on the arcade version or it just doesn't simply work. Without the ability to do this, you're just left driving round in a pretty basic and slow-manner, wasting valuable time without being able to pick up any significant speed.

One of my favourite games of all time was in the house via the PlayStation 2 - Metal Slug 3! smile Being the proud completionist of the XBLA version, I thought I'd take a shot at trying to complete the game again without using a continue. Of course, this didn't happen and I burned through eight continues although I didn't realise the difficulty was on Medium. I completed the game partially so I could play the "Storming the UFO Mothership" mode, where I could use one of Morden's soldiers instead of the game's usual characters. I only had one life when playing as a soldier of Mordens but I could choose from a grenadier, bazooka soldier, or a shield soldier.

The bazooka was the best way to go as the grenadier lacked range and the shield soldier's pistol was too weak for my liking. The bazooka had range and power but could only fire one shot at a time. I managed to complete this mode for the first time but it only took place through about half of the final mission's area. It was still fun and offered a different twist to the usual gameplay of Metal Slug 3.

I had a quick go of Portal Knights although to be honest, it wasn't for me at all. I tried to get to grips with it but after discovering options to craft this and destroy that, I put the game down. The whole Minecraft vibe just ain't for me.

I spent a lot of time playing Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, so much in fact that I managed to complete the game. smile DKC is a classic but DKC 2 took the series to the next level! I was really tempted to go and buy a copy of the second instalment and use the SNES to play it. I may actually have to whip out my SNES to give the game another whirl again!

I took Ken through the Arcade Mode of the classic Street Fighter II and smashed all of my opponents on the way. It was only on zero-star difficulty though laugh I had fun pulling off fireballs and dragon uppercuts but I forgot how slow-paced the original SFII was!

Besides Metal Slug 3 and DKC, I actually spent most of my time playing on the different Pinball tables. I tried my hand at Tron, The Addams Family, Family Guy, and another one that I can't remember the name of. I had fun but was reminded of how shit I am at Pinball. I just don't get it. Is it more down to luck than anything or is there an actual skill to it? I try to aim for specific targets and obviously rack up as much score as possible but it's very rare that I could actually get a good run going without losing the ball.

I did try and stream a recap video after each day but the first one lasted about ten minutes as my missus and kids arrived home shortly after I did, and the second one went into more detail but I was a bit distracted by the tough gameplay in The Surge:


Nicole Natalie Marrow Austin, also know as Coco, is incredible. Like most of what I love about the USA, she's full on, gorgeous, and obviously doesn't do things in halves. Check out the promo video for her Cocolicious Lingerie:

I'll have to show my missus and see if she likes any of the lovely looking lingerie. wink Not that she'd be able wear it anywhere near to the level Coco does laugh


No new clips this week so instead we flash back to the Upload Studio variant of my Clip Cap series with the 43rd instalment. Check me out rocking Star Wars Battlefront:


Understandably seeing as I've finally got more into Warframe, I've been on the lookout for news tied to the title. This particular story from one of the new batch of hounds, Stephanie Caldwell (SkydivingFalcon), caught my eye and included new screens, videos, and the big news of an open world making its way to the game.

It looks so damn cool! I've noticed already that the game can be quite strict with where you can actually go. There's not much to do aboard your ship and the missions have restricted areas too so it looks like there's always been the potential there for more open space. I thought more about this after checking out some sort of Trader's post after an alert came up telling to visit a certain relay or spaceship of some sort. Different players were walking and running around this trading area, selling, buying and trading different items to each other. I didn't stick around long as it was all a bit overwhelming but being able to expand on this experience with maybe bigger trading areas and more.


I somehow had the time to sit down and check out DJ Khaled's recently released album "Grateful". I've only listened to the whole thing once but my first impression was that it was alright. Three songs were instantly lined up to be on my next CD and on my phone and another four will be added to my phone. Here's one of my top three songs I enjoyed from my time with the album - 'On Everything' featuring Rick Ross, Travis Scott and Big Sean:


No new screens this week and I don't have anything left in the stash to flashback to. I need to step my game up with actually trying to cap screens!


I finally attempted my first Elusive Target in HITMAN which happened to be the last one for the game's first season. See how it went in the video below:

Thanks as always for reading guys and don't forget to keep an eye on the front page for the two game previews from my time at Play Blackpool 2017!

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Permalink2017 To-Do Lists [UPDATE #177 - July 24th]
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I'll keep this up-to-date throughout the year and re-post it after a different blog post if necessary. Unofficial stickying if you will.
U#177: Added Minecraft (XB1)


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XBOX 360





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If anyone wants to co-op/boost/play anything whenever then let me know on here or XBL.
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PermalinkPayday Rollers, TA Podcast Again, Inspiration, Hot Leaderboard News, and more! - Weekly Recap #11
Ugly mugs from left to right: WebChimp UK, DaveKinetic, Dat Boi Treezy, and BruceWayne1008Ugly mugs from left to right: WebChimp UK, DaveKinetic, Dat Boi Treezy, and BruceWayne1008

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Hello again guys and as always, welcome back for another weekly recap! Just the usual to talk about this week - games, life, music, news, and more. It's still been a decent week but very similar to last week's on the gaming side of things. I did however, wipe the digital dust off a game I hadn't fired up in a while as you've probably already guessed from the header used in this week's recap post.


The Surge

Still making steady progress with this although the progression took somewhat of an interesting turn. I'd made it to the third new area of the game where as expected, I'd ran into trouble in the form of spider-like robots that were fast, hard to hit, and dealt heavy damage. After practice paid off and I figured out how to survive against these things, I made more progress through the third area in which by the end of my exploring, turned out to be one big circle! shock I basically started out in a safe area after arriving on the train, went through a bit of underground to eventually get to an elevator that took me to ground level, headed back downstairs to the outside, through a hole in the ground, and then through a weird facility to eventually come back out of a door near to where I first came outside that had been locked from outside.

After there didn't seem to be another path to take in this area, I remembered that some of the doors I'd passed in the second area, which were much larger than this area's map, were locked and only accessible if my drone had the ability to overcharge the door's lock. I took the train back to the previous area and found that new enemies were in the area and different areas were now accessible. I checked out some of the new areas, found new goodies and eventually took on a huge boss for this area. The boss was pretty crazy and difficult to beat as it had three separate stages to fight through. The boss itself was like an entire platform built into the building itself but was situated roughly 40 or 50 feet above where I came back into this area. It had two mechanical claws, eight kind of mini flamethrowers, and a spider like head that could fire a long range, burning laser. I could use a lift to get access to a walkway that gave me an opening to drop down onto the boss's platform.

I had to figure out what I could damage and when I could do so while also figuring out how to evade its attacks too. I won the battle after numerous attempts and the destruction of the boss opened up a new path. I continued on into the fourth area of the game and was making fantastic progress until I became overwhelmed by four enemies and lost roughly 67,000 scrap! angry I'd got so far away from the last med station that it was near-impossible to get my scrap back before the timer expired but lord knows I tried! After too many attempts, I eventually accepted the loss and just gave up. I didn't stream the entire nights playthrough as I'd continued on up until dinner time but you can check out about 97 minutes worth below:

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

The Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale was indeed ultimate and came with a whopping list of deals on plenty of Xbox One games. Nothing really interested me besides the PAYDAY 2 - CRIMEWAVE EDITION - THE BIG SCORE Game Bundle which was on offer for £13.20 instead of the full price of £39.99. This included eight DLC packs but after my poor double checking, I didn't realise that three were missing! shock

The bundle included:

• A digital copy of the game
The Point Break Heists - Normally £5.59
Butcher's Mod Pack - Normally £3.99
The Gage Ninja Pack - Normally £3.99
The Alesso Heist - Normally £5.59
The Gage Chivalry Pack - Normally £3.99
The Butchers Western Pack - Normally £3.99
The Butchers BBQ Pack - Normally £3.99
The Golden Grin Casino Heist - Normally £5.59

It didn't include:

The Biker Heist - £5.59
The Wolf Pack - £5.59
GOAT Simulator Heists - £5.59

All together, the DLC that was included came to a price of £36.72, so only paying £13.20 was pretty good going. However, the new PayDay 2 team of BruceWayne1008, DaveKinetic, and WebChimp UK, who I talked into buying the bundle, weren't impressed by the fact that I thought all of the DLC was included in the bundle. Dave mentioned that buying the DLC via the Xbox Game Pass would've worked out better but I'm sure only getting 25% off of each DLC pack, plus the monthly cost of the Xbox Game Pass doesn't work out better. All three of the guys gave me plenty of grief for the oversight but still, I've saved you all money! This is currently the best bundle you can buy for the PayDay 2 DLC!

We bagged a few achievements from the "Alesso Heist" the other night but unfortunately the Sound of Silence achievement didn't pop for us for some reason. Hopefully the guys will forgive me for my "mistake" when we bag a decent number of achievements from the game overall. It's going to be a tough and long ass ride but so long as we can team up at least once a week, we should be all good.

We're obviously not going to be able to get together as a full four-man group everytime we try. I work nights, DK and Jack work office hours and Will, who's professional work I don't actually know yet, is in a different time zone! If anyone one else would like to help us out at any point, then give one of us a shout either in this blog or via PM and we'll get you added to our Payday 2 Rollers WhatsApp group! laugh Or more sensibly, I might be tempted to set up a leaderboard actually to attract more attention. At the minute, I'm thinking of setting up a co-op session for next Friday, July 14th at roughly 12:30pm-1.00pm for an hour or so.

The gameplan is just to chip away at anything we can really. I'd like to focus on stuff that's tougher and would require a four man team. I want to go through each heists on hard difficulty too at some point but this can be done with randoms and isn't overly-essential to have a full four-man squad I don't reckon. Hit me up and let me know!


Only the "Bonus Episode" DLC remains! I've done some of the achievements already during one of my nights off earlier this week. Hopefully, I can bag the rest of the achievements next week or the week after.


I'm still slowly but surely working on the "Peggle Nights" DLC pack. I'm up to the 9th bunch of challenges now that involve scoring a certain amount of three different stages. I think I'm at the one that needs 900,000 points. It's pretty tough going to be honest. It must've took me about 3-4 hours to complete the 850,000 challenge as you've really got to have pretty much flawless and obviously big-point runs in each of the three stages.

Peggle is the main game I should be playing but I haven't really put as much time into it as I should've been besides Friday morning. I'm going to put more effort into next week so hopefully I should be towards the end of all the challenges towards the back end of the week. It's a great title all-in-all and I've definitely got my money's worth but I have to admit, I've had more than enough of my fair share of Peggle!


Yours truly was part of the latest TrueAchievements Podcast again along side regulars DaveKinetic and WebChimp UK as well BruceWayne who also made another guest appearance. Check out the story here and then make sure to listen it!


I remember hip-hop fans being pretty hyped up for west-coast rapper Nipsey Hussle's mixtape "Crenshaw". I'd only heard of Nipsey vaguely before and hadn't listened to any of his music but then I read a story about Jay-Z buying 100 copies of the mixtape for $100 a piece, totalling $10,000! This is pretty heavy support coming from Jigga who's the type of hip-hop artist that could make or break your career with just a few words.

I naturally had to check out the mixtape, for free via DatPiff, and even though it didn't massively grab me at first, I eventually started to really enjoy the mixtape. I also checked out Slauson Boy 2 which came with that similar gangster, fresh-out-of-the-hood, west coast sound but what really impressed me most was just the passion, energy and raw authenticity in Nipsey's voice and lyrics. Sure, he doesn't come with the delivery or picture painting that I know and love with the likes of Ghostface and Raekwon for example but he still gets the job done in his own way.

My love for Nipsey grew even more after finally catching up on the following video that had been in my Watch Later list via YouTube for a while. Nipsey takes us through the long and tough road to eventually opening up his own clothing store in a small shopping centre on Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. I finally got to see a big part in what makes Nipsey and his team as authentic and focused as they are and the video itself was a great watch:

For some reason, I still haven't check out Nipsey's other official mixtape releases via DatPiff, most notably The Marathon and The Marathon Continues. I will try to give them both a listen at some point this week!


No new clips this week I'm afraid. Instead, let's flashback to a sweet kill I bagged on Battlefield 4 as I made my way out of the original spawn in a tank and decided to pop a few shots off at an enemy helicopter in the distance:


Dave Kinetic had us covered with some pretty sweet stats and details on smrnov taking over Stallion83 for #1 in the world for Gamerscore.

We spoke about it on the recent TA Podcast so you can hear my thoughts about it via that wink. As expected though, Stallion has took the crown back at the time of writing as he has a gamerscore of 1,598,479, compared to smrnov's 1,597,652. According to smrnov's most recent blog post, he did manage to become the leader again for a short amount of time.

Massive congratulations to smrnov though. I know his record was only for something like a week but who else can say they've been the king of gamerscore besides Stallion and now smrnov? No one! It was also nice to see smrnov getting a lot of love from the community via his blog and the above news story too.



Tim Westwood is a legend to me and back in the day, he was the UK's main man for everything hip-hop related. He's obviously sitting on some absolute diamonds with the recordings he probably has stashed from his radio sessions and this following video happens to be one of them.

Fabolous, one of my top ten rappers, goes in over Ludacris' Stand Up beat and then Youngbloodz Damn beat. Paul Cain, who's pretty much just as much of a beast when it comes to spitting, also gets in on the action as the duo go back to back over two classic instrumentals:


No new screen this week so instead, we have another flashback with my frustration in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's multiplayer. King of the Hill was so frickin' hard to win when playing with randoms and if one of them quit, it got that even more difficult. As you can see though, I still did my thing in this particular match despite the loss.

Goddamn quitters!Goddamn quitters!


Yes! I actually dusted off my Mixer channel and did a stream! shock

I decided to play a bit of HITMAN while I had the morning to myself but it turned out to be a much better stream than expected. DaveK and Dwaggienite stopped by to chat as well as other viewers as well and I even managed to hit ten viewers at one point which is massively over my average! laugh Cheers for stopping by guys and the views and conversation are much appreciated!

Also Dwaggie, I'm jacking your gamercard strip style I've just spotted on your backlog blog post. I like it! Hope you don't mind smile

Thanks for reading as always and catch me next weekend where I'll hopefully have made noticeable progress with the backlog. I should have some good stuff to share from my trip to Play Blackpool on that weekend too but I may not have time to fit it into the weekend post so it may come during the following week. See ya next weekend! wave

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I'll keep this up-to-date throughout the year and re-post it after a different blog post if necessary. Unofficial stickying if you will.
U#174: Completed Peggle + DLC


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If anyone wants to co-op/boost/play anything whenever then let me know on here or XBL.
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