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13
PermalinkWarfame, Mafia III, Minecraft, Bus Driving, Family Time, and Returning to Work - Weekly Recap #16


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There's not a massive amount to talk about this week. My second week off mainly went as expected with plenty of Bus Driver training, daddy duties, gaming, and then three days worth of lone-parenting while my missus enjoys a hen-do in Leeds for three days.

AN ACHIEVEMENT A DAY KEEPS THE BACKLOG... ERM... GOING AWAY

As per usual, let's take a look at Bean Diving progress:

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 93.78 93.89
Recovered completion % = 0.66 0.77
Achievements needed for recovery = 122 110
Total games dived = 4
It's been a slow week again besides Wednesday. Every day I pretty much just unlocked a single achievement to keep the streak alive but I had the day off training on Wednesday and the house to myself for the day so I bagged a few extra achievements.

Beat the Completion Percentage of adiash73 by 01 Jan 18
Goal progress - 44.9% 45.1%
Time progress - 17.13% 21.55%

Not made as much progress towards the goal as I would've liked. Ash has unlocked more achievements than I have this week although after having a quick look at his gamer page, he's started Crossout yesterday which would have set him back 13 achievements. At the time of writing, two of these have been unlocked.

A Completion Percentage of 94.89 by 01 Sep 17 (Time to recover the Bean Dive)
Goal progress - 36.2% 42.5%
Time progress - 53.33% 66.67%

I may as well wave the white flag for this one unless I start unlocking more achievements per day.

Warframe

As expected, I'm still having a lot of fun with Warframe although I've finally hit a bit of a snag with story progress. I'm currently up to Europa and have an Assassination mission to do where I need to take out The Raptor three times. He's a pretty tough target though as he flies around to start with which has rendered my Excalibur's Blind attack useless. Sometimes I can use this attack combined with either the Exilus Blade or a "unaware" melee attack to make easy work of a target. My Exilus Blade has also been pretty useless as I struggle to hit airborne targets with the blade's projectile attack. The only thing I could do really was shoot at The Raptor with my LMG type rifle and AkLato but of course, ammo quickly became an issue for me and a random I was with.

Not only was The Raptor tough to shoot at, his attacks were very hard-hitting and constantly forced me to try and peek out of cover at awkward angles to try and get shots of peacefully. With this in mind, I couldn't do enough damage each time I tried to attack before its shields recharged! Me and a random managed to take The Raptor down once but for the second one, we were completely dry and ammo and pointlessly trying to melee attack the boss. After about 30 minutes of trying, the random quit and then shortly afterwards, I was forced to do the same.

I have an Oberon and Loki warframe but both of these still need levelling up. My Frost Prime may be able to do a better job with its Snow Globe and Freeze abilities but even then, the Mods I currently have wont do an amazing job of keeping my energy level up. Ideally, I just need to get matched up in a squad of Warframe elites who will more than likely and somehow just one-bomb each of the bosses. If I get a free stretch of time at some point this week, I may send out a call for assistance via the game's useful chat options.

Mafia III

I finally got round to checking out the Sign of the Times for Mafia III on Wednesday seeing as I was given the day off from training to due to the training coach still not being fixed. We'd been using a regular double decker but "a member of the public" had complained the learner signs on the bus weren't clear enough. My daughters were at nursery and my son had gone to his grandmas for the day so I had the day to myself. This was a perfect opportunity to finally check out the latest DLC.



I've almost finished the story of the DLC which I have to say has been quite impressive. Although, the story and cut scenes and how brutal, interesting, and emotional they can be never disappoints in Mafia III. I won't talk a whole lot about the DLC so I don't ruin it for anyone else but it's really good. Gameplay wise, everything is still the same but now can enjoy slow-mo' shooting as well as one-hit kills with the new Throwing Knives. Plus, you can still use all of the extras from the previous two DLC's as well including slow-mo' driving, the Dart Gun, and Sniper Support.

I think I'm up to the last mission in the DLC before doing whatever it is I need to do at Sammy's. I'm going to be fairly busy again this week so I might only get back into this DLC the week after.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Had to pull out a streak-keeper with this one as it was the quickest one I could use yesterday. Taken from the latest title update, it literally took me about five seconds to bag this achievement thanks to Itzz Sh0wt1m3 and his handy achievement worlds as per usual!

Minecraft: Windows 10 EditionCheating DeathThe Cheating Death achievement in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition worth 110 pointsUse the Totem of Undying to cheat death


I may be relying on Minecraft throughout the week as I've only got one achievement from Warframe I could possibly line up for tomorrow.

BUS DRIVER TRAINING REMAINS INTERESTING

The first couple of days this week we still had to use a double decker bus for training. Even though it was better than nothing, we still could've done with the training coach back sooner. The double deckers drive much smoother, have better pedals, braking, and steering. The only thing that lets the deckers down is that they are limited to something like 50MPH so when we took a trip on the motorway on each day, it felt like we were literally crawling!

After sadly taking the day off Wednesday, we got back to business on the Thursday. The emergency door at the back of the coach was constantly going on and off and making a warning sound in the drivers cab. This became so annoying after about four hours and it was caused due to the detector on the door not sitting comfortably with the connecting sensor on the coach. We got it fixed at dinner and cracked on as normal. The day went well and then we did the same again on Friday.

Friday was a bit of a rougher day for both us. During my driving, I didn't notice a branch sticking out from above a bus stop. It knocked my mirror down and the instructor's mirror up. If this was to happen on an actual test, I'd be marked down for a serious error and the test would be terminated as the examiner wouldn't have a mirror to use cry Besides this though, the rest of the drive went really well. My fellow trainees drive was shocking! He as constantly making mistake after mistake and just didn't seem himself at all. His driving was so bad, the instructor even had to have a little "chat" with him when we stopped for a smoke break. His head was a bit all over the place understandably. He'd had his car smashed into and kept having to make and take calls regarding his insurance, the offender's insurance and a courtesy car, his missus was apparently on bad terms with him, he'd lost his theory test certificates which he needs for the practical test, he was tired and he also wanted to go out yesterday but the instructor was heavily advising him to come in and do some more training. I can completely relate to having a cabbaged head at work but there's not a lot that effects my actual driving to be fair. I even said to him that he's just got to fully concentrate on what's going on around him, so much, that other worries shouldn't even come into his mind. Plus, if we're both hoping to be bus drivers, we're going to be working seven-nine hour days at time driving all day, not taking it in turns like we have been doing!

Following his terrible drive, I drove the last hour of the day and even though it was a good drive again, I fucked up majorly at a junction that joined a high speed main road. The give way was at a slant, so much that it should've just been treated like joining a motorway with the only difference being I'd have to come to a complete stop if cars were coming. As I was technically going left, I put on my left indicator which of course, was wrong as I should've been indicating right to join the main road. The instructor didn't notice at first and then asked me which way I was indicating in which I told him left. He was pretty shocked and then it was made worse by the cars behind me pulling out to go around me thinking I'd parked up. This would've also been another Serious fault on the driving test so I was pretty embarrassed redface. I tried making excuses like I'd overthought about it but I honestly thought I was right. Of course, I don't signal left when I'm joining a motorway but that particular give way is the only one I can think of that's like that. I've never took that route in Kirkham in my car but if I did, I probably just wouldn't indicate to be honest as there's only one way to go plus I'd have a lot more kick to join the road quicker. The important thing is, two lessons have been learned: Be more cautious around bushes and indicate the right way that particular junction!

My test is booked in for Tuesday at 12:55pm and my fellow trainees test is at 8:55am on the same day. I would've rather had the morning slot to be honest then I could get it out of the way and head home for some sleep. I've got the kids all day today as my missus is enjoying the back-end of a hen-do she's on, I may get some sleep before work tonight but it depends what time she's back. Then, I've got half a day or so of bus training on the Monday, then I'll go to sleep, go to work, then go and support my fellow trainee with his test on the Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll be able to fit a bit more training in before my test but I do feel confident. I just need to make sure nerves don't get the better of me on test day!

CHECK OUT THE BIG 3 LEAGUE

I haven't had much time to watch any form of the TV this week, besides Paw Patrol constantly as my daughters love it. I did go on a bit of a YouTube binge on Thursday night though as I was so tired after training and went to bed at 7:30! I didn't get to sleep for about six hours though and during they time, I just ended up watching several episodes of King of the Hill and various YouTube vids. One of these vids, was a Hot 97 interview with former NBA player Kenyon Martin.

I wasn't a fan so to speak of Kenyon but I didn't dislike him either. Of course, being a follower of the NBA, I know plenty about him. In this interview he speaks on the Big 3 league which he's a part of, the NBA, and plenty more. It's his brutal honesty that I enjoyed the most in this video. Unlike a lot of well-known superstars, Kenyon's not afraid to say what he feels. Maybe he wouldn't have been so open if he was still in the NBA, as this could lead to situations not worth getting into but still, it's a great watch if you follow the NBA or Ice Cube's Big 3 league:



Now, if only I had a way to keep up with the Big 3!

CLIP OF THE WEEK

This is the only new clip I've recorded this week, for Mafia III. I recorded it and posted it in a solution for the Pop, Pop achievement where I needed to get for kills in slow-mo ten different times.



SONG OF THE WEEK

I'm still finding it hard to stop repeating Royce Da 5'9's Bar Exam 4 mixtape. One particular song I didn't take to straight away was "Wait a Minute (Freestlye)". I didn't like the beat at first but now it's grown on me quite a bit. Not to mention, the bars as per usual, are off the charts. Take a listen:



Get your copy of the Bar Exam 4 for free via DatPiff.

THIS WEEK'S STREAM

As I had plenty of time to check out Mafia III's DLC, I thought I my as well stream it too.



That's all for this week chaps. I may not be around next weekend as I'll be at a wedding and probably very hungover the next day. We'll see how I feel. For now, it's entertaining the kids all day and then back to work tonight. Later guys! wave

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Aug
06
PermalinkWarframe, Final Fantasy XV, Bus Driver Training, Streak-Keeping, and More - Weekly Recap #15


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As expected, it's been a pretty busy week so far. Bus Driver training has been interesting to say the least but it's been a great experience so far and I'm looking forward to whatever is in store for next week. I've not missed my current place of work at all but I have been missing out on the time I could've spent gaming. There's not a massive amount to talk about from the week so the blog post may not be as lengthy as it usually is.

DEDICATED AS ALWAYS TO THE BACKLOG

Here's this weeks look at the current state of my 2017 Bean Dive:

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 93.69 93.78
Recovered completion % = 0.58 0.66
Achievements needed for recovery = 131 122
Total games dived = 4
Beat the Completion Percentage of adiash73 by 01 Jan 18
Goal progress - 32.3% 44.9%
Time progress - 13.81% 17.13%

Progressing well here.

A Completion Percentage of 94.89 by 01 Sep 17 (Time to recover the Bean Dive)
Goal progress - 31% 36.2%
Time progress - 43.33% 53.33%

I keep getting behind each week. I need to knock out more than streak-keepers if I'm to really hit this target.

Warframe

As anyone who keeps an eye on me on Xbox Live or here at TA, you'll obviously be able to tell that I'm still thoroughly enjoying Warframe. I've unlocked 38 or the 70 achievements so I'm halfway there in terms of achievements won, but there's still plenty more planets to explore, weapons to rank up and other odd achievements to unlock.

The game is fantastic though and apparently it's come a long way since its original port from the PC back in 2014. I had a quick look at one of Skill Up's videos, a popular YouTuber who covers the likes of Tom Clancy's The Division and Destiny, as he also recently got into Warframe (again for him) and loved it. In his video, he has some recorded footage of when he first played the game and just looking at a minute or so of this old footage shows just how much the game has come on. I'll touch a bit more on this later in the blog post.

I'm finding it tough to put Warframe down. Even though I'm currently halfway through my two weeks off work, I've been doing bud driver training all week, 8am-4pm, and then doing the family-thing in the evening. Some nights, my missus will take the kids in her sister's garden next door for the evening so when an opportunity like this arises, I have to jump on the Xbox quick! I should be working on Rabbids Big Bang (Win 8) really as this is still the current to-do game on my list but if the TV is free, then obviously I'm going to dive into a bit of Warframe instead!

Cut The Rope (WP)

I had to pull a couple of achievements from this to keep the streak alive. Nothing more, nothing less.

Final Fantasy XV



Title Update 1.13 released earlier in the week for Final Fantasy XV and brought with it two new achievements. With their just being two in the form of an update rather than full-on DLC, this seemed like the perfect time to unlock them especially as I needed to keep my streak alive with achievements from game's I'd already started.

The Love Turned Tragic achievement was piss-easy as the Magitek Exosuits had finally been added to the game. I simply activated the mission, donned the new suits, took advantage of the 30 minutes invincibility, and whooped the enemies ass. I was tempted to pop the other achievement as well but held myself back and decided to save it for the next day to continue the streak.

I came back the next day for the Seize The Moment achievement, and realised I hadn't saved my game! facepalm I'd completed the quest the day before, gone to one of the expensive hotels to benefit from double XP, and assumed the game would've automatically saved at this point. Well, maybe it did as I'm sure it saved automatically at certain points or times (or maybe that's The Surge), but either way, the same quest was available again.

I ventured out into the wild to find enemies I could use to help me unlock this achievement. My characters seemed to powerful though and even equipping them with weaker weapons didn't seem to do the trick either. I needed to knock enemies down so they would be in a "vulnerable" state but there's only a few ways to actually knock enemies own. Most of the enemies I encountered were too weak or just wouldn't go into vulnerable state. I had a quick look at Jewhack's solution for the achievement which directed me to a certain area where the enemies would be handier for nailing this achievement. It still took a good two hours to do as when the Magitek Assassins or other Magitek soldiers would go vulnerable, the new "system" wouldn't always kick in. I purposely stayed out during the night to allow for tougher enemies to spawn but again, the system wouldn't always kick in when enemies became vulnerable and sometimes the enemies just wouldn't become vulnerable at all!

I got it done eventually anyway and bagged the achievement. Now I'm just waiting again for the next lot of achievements to be added.

The Streak Continues

The achievement streak is still going strong at 221 Days but I overused an extra achievement three times this week! facepalm

On July 30th, I saved the Alchemist achievement for the streak as I only needed to complete one more mod transmute. I did this, popped the achievement and then continued playing. I didn't realise how close I was to maxing out my Heavy Hammer type weapon and ended up hitting level 30 and popping the Heavy Weapon Proficiency achievement.

The next day (July 31st), I intentionally used the Tummy Teaser achievement in Cut The Rope as I didn't think I'd have time to play anything else. A bit of time popped up and of course, I dived onto Warframe. I was just playing through the game normally and managed to pop the KABOOM! achievement for killing 10 or more enemies in a single explosion. I didn't even intend to to be honest and it seemed to just pop at random.

Then on August 4th, I used the Icarus achievement in Cut The Rope, which popped straight away surprisingly as I must've met the requirements in a previous attempt. Then, I jumped on Warframe and maxed out my third Dagger for the Dagger Mastery achievement. Again, I hadn't paid attention and remembered that this was my third dagger.

THE BUS DRIVER TRAINING HAS BEEN... INTERESTING

This is the exact same model as the one I'm training in.<br/> Minus the small trailer at the backThis is the exact same model as the one I'm training in.
Minus the small trailer at the back


As some of you will have already known, the practical side of my Bus Driver training kicked off on Monday this week. Me and another guy have been training together and taking it turns to practice different things on the bus. Our trainer said that he wouldn't normally take trainees out driving on the first day but felt pretty confident in his first impression of us. We kept it basic to begin with by stopping and starting and then soon had a blast at a nearby roundabout in Blackburn. All went well and then I even got the opportunity to drive back from Blackburn to the Bus Depot in Preston.

The bus itself however, was pretty old school with a pretty tacky paint job as it looked like it was formerly blue before the "fresh" red coat. Something, which we discovered was broken three days later, was making the engine sound like a tractor, the stairs were steep and not disability-friendly, the bus itself was long as hell and pretty slow too, and you could just generally tell that the bus was pretty old. It was my first time ever driving an automatic which unsurprisingly didn't take much getting used to. Although oddly, setting off wasn't an issue as I'd just select drive, take the handbrake off and push down on the accelerator. It was braking that I struggled with for most of the week as the brakes where hydrolic. At first, my left foot wanted to go put my foot down on the invisible clutch whenever I was coming to a stop. This didn't last long anyway but the brake pedal on the bus was stiff and sensitive at the same time. Even pushing in just a bit would activate the retarder in which a light on the dashboard would come up so at least then I knew I was actually doing something with the brakes. As I gradually pressed down on the brake more it didn't feel like it was doing much so then I'd press down a lot firmer make the bus almost stop, let off the brake a bit, and then press down on the brake again. Physically, this didn't bother me as I knew what was coming but for my trainer and fellow trainee, they'd be lurched forward two or three times each time! laugh

On the Tuesday, we practised the reversing manoeuvre, which looks like this:



My fellow trainee went first so I got to soak up all of the mistakes he made and then pull it off pretty well myself. I don't want to be too over-confident just in case it all goes wrong, but I found it pretty easy thanks to the trainer. With cones to use during the exercise, these signal went to turn in a certain direction or straighten up etc. The only tough part was to make sure the back-end of the bus was within the marked area at the end of the exercise. Thankfully, after failing the first time I worked out where I needed to be for the next few attempts. I could either line up the marker lights with the top of the finish line when reversing, or remember where abouts the front of the bus ended up once parked, which was roughly towards the front end of the finishing cones.

We also did roundabouts but for a lot longer than on the first day. Again, my fellow trainee went first and I got to learn from his mistakes before having a go myself. However, not to put the other guy down, I feel quite confident with the length of the bus so staying clear of the roundabout on the offside whilst also staying respectfully in lane wasn't much of an issue for me.

On the Wednesday, we worked on roundabouts again and then went for a spin down country lanes. It was pretty intense but again, not that difficult really. The only thing I needed to do, was take my time! Unlike my fellow trainee who liked to reach the speed limit were possible and not bother so much about slowing down on blind bends and what not.

The trainer was going to look at tight turns and bus stops with us in which my fellow trainee took the wheel again. The aim of stopping at each bus stop was to keep the bus as close to the kerb as possible, without rubbing the wheels and also being as in-line with the marked area of the bus stop as possible. Sadly, my fellow trainee concentrated so hard on where the kerb was that he struggled to straighten the bus up and also keep an eye on any hazards in front. At the first bus stop he came to, he parked to close to a post and as he went to pull away, he didn't steer to the right hard and quick enough and knocked off the nearside mirror with the post. The training bus came with an extra set of mirrors for the trainer to use but sadly, my fellow trainee had knocked off the mirror we were using. The trainer managed to get it back together but after fixing it back to the structure, it was wobbly and the mirror seemed to be warped. We drove on but the mirror was obviously not right so we stopped at another bus stop and tried to rearrange the mirror again. The same thing happened again but then we noticed that warning lights were flashing on the dash as the coolant temperature was too high!

The trainer called an engineer at the depot who said to let it cool down for 5-10 minutes and then get it back to the depot. The trainer took the wheel at this point and set off back. We pretty much only needed to get to the other side of the town centre but sadly, some one had been knocked over on the road in the middle of town and the ringway was closed off. This was causing huge queues of traffic and forcing almost every driver to find an alternative route. Our trainer kept turning off the bus when he got the opportunity but obviously with a big machine like the one in the picture above, a few minutes here and there of switching the engine off wasn't going to make a massive difference. Eventually, we had to ditch the bus in town. The trainer obviously had to stay with it and wait for an engineer to come out while me and my fellow trainee walked back to the depot.

The next day on the Thursday after arriving at the depot at 8am, we must've spent about three and a half hours pretty much doing nothing. We revised questions for the small question-filled test that will come before the practical, but thankfully, there wasn't much to it. After this, we just hung around in the bru room hoping that another depot would be able to provide us with a training bus. What I'd not realised at the time was that the bus we were training on also came with a second handbrake for the trainer to use. Thankfully, he felt confident enough in us to take a normal double decker for a spin, so after sticking several 'L' signs in the windows of the bus, we took this out for a spin instead.

Driving this bad boy was so much better!Driving this bad boy was so much better!


This up-to-date bus, was miles better than the coach we had been using. It was faster, smoother, and just generally felt much better. Plus, it wasn't as long as the coach! smile We spent the rest of the day practising bus stops which I nailed pretty much everytime! This only lasted for half the day as we finished up a little early to the trainer could try and arrange another training bus for the next day. Sadly, it wasn't to be and without much else for us to do, he have us both the Friday off.

Over the weekend, the trainer texted me and the other trainee and said that the training bus would be fixed for Wednesday but for Monday and Tuesday we could use the decker. There's no confirmed word yet on when the test will be but he's hoping to get it pencilled in for the Wednesday. For me, the sooner the better! The best case scenario would have been to have the test definitely pencilled in and then I would've handed in my notice to where I am now so then I wouldn't of had to return after my two weeks off. If I didn't pass the test and I couldn't try it again for a while, I'd then just retract my notice and carry on for a bit longer. Now, I'll definitely be returning to work but I'm hoping that if the tests are on Wednesday and I pass them both, I can give my notice in on the same day and call it a "night" for where I am now on the following Wednesday night! Then, I'd start at my new place of employment ideally on the following Monday.

Be sure to check my blog post out next weekend or possibly a status update on TA for what happens! toast

YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

As mentioned earlier, I checked out Skill Up's 2017 review of Warframe and I know it will definitely be beneficial for those who may have been in the same boat as Skill Up. I honestly didn't realise how much the game had changed since it launched on the Xbox One so my experience and feedback has been nothing but positive without anything I can really say how it used to be. Also, as Skill Up states in his video, there isn't really anywhere that will have an up-to-date review of the game. After all, developers may update their games months, years down the line but reviewers won't do the same thing. Check out the video and enjoy:



CLIP OF THE WEEK

The only clip I recorded this week was of myself making a tenth of the progress needed towards the "Seize the Moment" achievement in Final Fantasy XV:



This was the only time I managed to pull it off against a Red Giant. He's not the best enemy to try this achievement against.

NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

With being so busy this week, I haven't typed up a massive amount of news nor have a really read any of the news either. The most eye-catching story for me this week was my own with the reveal of the many different weapon types in Monster Hunter: World.



That's just one of the many videos Capcom released to showcase the different weapons. The game is looking super-cool though and a mentioned in previous posts, it's one I'm definitely keeping an eye on.

SONG OF THE WEEK

DJ Khaled strikes again with "another one" off of his recent album "Grateful". Enlisting the help of Future, 21 Savage, Migos, and T.I. on Iced Out My Arms, the song is pretty crazy. I think Future and Migos are alright, I haven't listened to much of 21 Savage although I didn't think much of Panda, but me and T.I. go waaaaay back so it was interesting to see him thrown into this new age, trap-filled song. However, let's not forget, T.I. is one of those old-school trappers from the 00's so you know, respect is due. Take a listen and try not to nod your head and let your shoulders lose control laugh



SCREEN OF THE WEEK

No new screen this week. I should've took a pretty shot from my quick re-visit to FFXV come to think of it. cry

THIS WEEK'S STREAM

I fired up the Tenno Treezy episodes again this week with the seventh instalment. As you can probably guess from the title, I'm referring to the Bus Driver training situation:



That's it for this week guys. It's probably going to be a very short blog post next weekend as I'm training again all week, my missus is away from Friday morning through to Sunday night on a hen-do, and then I go back to work on the Sunday night so this doesn't leave with a massive amount of time for, well... anything really.

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Jul
30
PermalinkPayDay 2: Crimewave Edition, Warframe, Food Grails, GGN, and A Busy 2 Weeks Ahead - Weekly Recap #14


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Morning guys! Yes that's right, I've just woke up too! smile Well, it's 9am at the time I've started this blog so it's a little earlier than I would've liked, but my two daughters aren't fussed about sleeping in -_-. This week, I had Sunday night off and last night. Last night connected to my two weeks off that has officially begun so I power-napped yesterday, got up early, and then went back to sleep last night to get back into "day mode". I had an excellent night of gaming on the Sunday but not so much yesterday. Let's see what else has been going on this week.

THE SPACE-NINJA OCCUPIED BACKLOG

The Bean Dive is slowly but surely on the mend. Here's the progress so far:

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 93.54 93.69
Recovered completion % = 0.42 0.58
Achievements needed for recovery = 148 131
Total games dived = 4
Beat the Completion Percentage of adiash73 by 01 Jan 18
Goal progress - 32.3%
Time progress - 13.81%


A Completion Percentage of 94.89 by 01 Sep 17 (Time to recover the Bean Dive)
Goal progress - 31%
Time progress - 43.33%


The gap between the goal and time percentage has increased by 2% since last week! shock

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Me and DaveKinetic hit the world of heists for a few hours in the early hours of last Monday morning and made some pretty decent progress. We picked some of the remaining achievements that appeared straight-forward enough to unlock. We unlocked eight achievements with some being from the base game, "The Gage Ninja Pack" and the "The Gage Chivalry Pack". There's still a LOT of work to do though, especially with the likes of reaching Infamy Level 20, completing all of the contracts on OVERKILL difficulty, and the rest of the miscellaneous achievements too. Ideally, we need to dedicate full-days to the game rather than a few hours, but having all four members of the team getting that availability together is a challenge in itself.

The Surge

After my PayDay 2 session with DK, I put a few hours into The Surge where I'd been stuck on the boss - The security chief of Echelon 9. He wasn't so bad to fight himself as this part of the boss battle would just basically be a one-on-one situation with relatively easy to dodge moves. However, once his health had gone down by about 20%, the security chief would run out of the area and call in one of his huge mechs to fight for him instead. Once the mech was down, the chief would return. Then he would do the same thing again after another 20% of health had gone down, and so on and so on.

Just the seemingly long length of the battle was giving me trouble as I couldn't stay consistent with my fighting long enough. That night however, I finally did it! You can check out the stream in this week's Stream of the Week section further down below.

Warframe

Outside of the Sunday night/Monday morning gaming session, the only other game I've rocked unsurprisingly has been the fantastic free-to-play title that is Warframe!



Warframe is an amazing shooter with catchy RPG elements, fast and smooth gameplay, an absolute ton of weapons including rifles, pistols, swords, daggers, hammers, and plenty more, armour pieces (Warframes), sentinels, and loads of options to customise the appearance of pretty much everything. There's single player, co-op, PvP, roughly ten different mission types, clans, special game modes, constant alerts and special missions to gain additional and bonus resources, and tons more. And... it's all for FREE!

You can spend real money on the game of course, and it doesn't surprise me why people will have poured plenty into it, but pretty much everything in the game, besides vanity items (I think), can be saved up for and purchased with the different forms of in-game currency.

At the minute, I'm currently waiting on my next primary weapon to finish building which should be ready to use late tonight. I've been stuck with a maxed Boltor for the week as I didn't have enough resources or money to build another primary weapon. After double checking everything last night and looking at the resources required to build a weapon before purchasing the blueprint, I had enough resources for the Grakata. I really wanted to check out a Shotgun or Sniper Rifle next though. So far, I've maxed a Bow & Arrow weapon, the MK-Paris I initially started with, the Tetra, another AR, and now the Boltor from the AR class. I have a blueprint for a Shotty and a Sniper but the last resource I need for the Shotty is best found on a planet I've yet to unlock, and the Sniper is actually almost ready to build but I just need more Plastids.

The fun times will continue hopefully at some point this week.

LET THE PRACTICAL TRAINING BEGIN

Two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, train train train!Two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, train train train!


I'd booked this fortnight off at the start of the year. Now that Preston Bus has finally given me a shot of becoming a bus driver, the timing of everything falling into place has landed the two weeks of "Module Three" training during my two weeks off. Even though it's technically not going to be time off anymore, it's still going to be a great holiday as I'll be investing in the future!

I still have a couple of different tests to take still in regards to driving and making safety checks around and inside a bus but I don't know how soon this will be after the training. Ideally, I need it to be as soon as! The sooner I pass the test, the sooner I can hand my notice in to who I work for now! It's like a race to get out of there for a lot of people at the minute, even those who've been there for 10, 15, 25+ years. It's really that bad!

YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

I have to give an Honourable mention in this week's YouTube Video of the Week section as the following video is from a series I've mentioned before - Food Grails.

The time is roughly 4:40am and as per usual, I only go for my compulsory one-hour dinner break late into the shift so I can sit peacefully and enjoy the hour almost to myself without having to listen to the shit most of the team talk. Roughly half of the team go at 1:30am, the other half goes up at 2:30am, one guy who religiously sleeps for almost an hour goes at 3:30am, and I go at 4:30am. And no, we are not allowed outside until 5:30am. Employees shouldn't be forced to stay inside the building for an hour unpaid if they don't want to and despite my efforts to try and get this ridiculous rule changed, it's never going to unless pretty much the whole team chimes in on the argument too.

Anyway. I open up my shitty own-brand Ham and Cheese sandwich, which is normally then followed by a bag or two of crisps, and chocolate of some sort. Then I fire up this sweet video of South L.A.'s African-American Taco Movement and indulge in fat, greasy, delicious looking food, exciting culture, sweet vibes, and just different and awesome looking locations where I'd much rather be than stuck in a Supermarket all night, looking at the miserable, cold and windy night outside that I'm not even allowed to step out into.

Check it out and enjoy:



This week's video of the week goes to the Big Boss Dogg and his awesome GGN series. In this episode, Snoop Dogg sits down with west coast legend Murs! Murs kicks a freestyle with Nemo, talks gaming (he's a passionate Overwatch: Origins Edition player!), Comic Con, and plenty more!



CLIP OF THE WEEK

Nothing overly exciting this week but while I was playing Warframe last night, I remembered that I didn't have any clips at all from the week. This following one is taken from the game just to showcase how brilliant it plays when it comes to shooting, moving, aiming and attacking. It's a great little taster for if you've never seen the game in action at all as I hadn't before starting it myself:



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

The one and only Kevin Tavore, aka Eurydace brought us the news of Final Fantasy XV's Regalia making its way to Forza Horizon 3.



I've never played any of the Forza Horizon titles although it is one of those series that I know I should've checked out. However, I have played FFXV which is an outstanding game and I spent plenty of time in the Regalia as Ignis drove me from location to location as I typed up news. A very handy feature that worked out well for me during my time with the base game.

It will be interesting to see how the Regalia drives in FH3.

SONG OF THE WEEK

Rick Ross' Maybach Music sound effect is legendary. He's really took the Maybach brand to the next level with so much obvious love for the name. Being the founder of the Maybach Music Group, you hear a lot of "Maybach" talk in his songs. The Boss has even gone on to make five songs specifically titled "Maybach Music" with each one featuring some impressive guest features:

"Maybach Music" (feat. Jay-Z) - Trilla
"Maybach Music 2" (feat. T-Pain, Kanye West & Lil' Wayne) - Deeper Than Rap
"Maybach Music III" (feat. feat. T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu) - Teflon Don
"Maybach Music IV" (feat. Ne-Yo) - God Forgives, I Don't

From his most recent album, "Rather You Than Me", the fifth instalment of "Maybach Music" can be found this time with reinforcements from Dej Loaf. Check it out:

"Maybach Music V" (feat. Dej Loaf)



SCREEN OF THE WEEK

I took a couple of screens from Warframe of the Warframe I started with - Excalibur. Take a look at this beauty with the current primary weapon and melee weapon in the next one:




THIS WEEK'S STREAM

Recorded during the early hours of Monday morning, it took a while but I finally managed to get past the boss in The Surge I mentioned earlier. Check it out:



That's your lot for this week. I'll be training all week, daddy duties at night and hopefully family-visiting over the weekend so I'm going to knock the weekly recap posts on the head for a couple of weekend's. I might still post a turbo one or two but I don't think there'll be much to talk about really. We'll see how each week goes.

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Jul
23
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!

THE BEAN-DIVING BACKLOG

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.

HITMAN

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.

Warframe

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

IN MY CADILLAC, SIX WHOOPERS AND FOUR AMPS

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!

CLIP OF THE WEEK

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:



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

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.

SONG OF THE WEEK

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.

SCREEN OF THE WEEK

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

Snails anyone?Snails anyone?


THIS WEEK'S STREAM

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

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Jul
17
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 WANTED TO PLAY THIS S**T BACK TO BACK

Warframe

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!

HITMAN

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

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.

ANOTHER SWEET TIME AT PLAY EXPO BLACKPOOL



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:





YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

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

CLIP OF THE WEEK

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:



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

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.

SONG OF THE WEEK

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:



SCREEN OF THE WEEK

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!

THIS WEEK'S STREAM

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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