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20
PermalinkPlay Blackpool 2018, Halo 5, Batman, Lost Wing (Steam) Giveaway, and Plenty More - Weekly Recap #33


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Hello my wonderful TrueAchievement blog readers! Once again, I have to apologise for the delay especially after setting a status last weekend saying that the blog post was incoming. As per usual, work and life just got the better of me and I didn't get the chance to even start to do the blog post. We are back now however and I've got plenty to catch up on and type about so please enjoy!

BEAN DIVE PROGRESS

The 2017 Bean Dive has been hit as expected as I started Halo 5: Guardians as promised at the beginning of February. Here's how the Bean Dive is looking now:

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 94.42 93.78
Recovered completion % = 1.31 0.66
Achievements needed for recovery = 54 130
Total games dived = 4
Not only did I start Halo 5, but I also started Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Kindle Fire) which didn't help. However, it will help in the future to keep my achievement streak alive and to bump my TrueAchievement Ratio back up above 2.00. As for the achievement streak, this is still going strong at a super-impressive 418 days. My TA Ratio however, has been downgraded from the shiny gold to orange as it currently sits at 1.9980.

GIFTED GAME FOR JANUARY - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT



As I didn't give Batman: Arkham Knight the farewell (for now) it deserved in the first blog post of February that didn't happen, I'll need to do it now even though February is almost over!

Complete the game Batman: Arkham Knight before Lil Miss Cherry by 31 Jan 18

Dat Boi Treezy progress - 29.2% 72.6% 99.1%
Lil Miss Cherry progress - 11%
Time progress - 41.94% 87.1% 100%
112 achievements won of 113 (44 DLC achievements)
82 achievements won of 113 (14 DLC achievements)
33 achievements out of 113 won (No DLC achievements)


1950/2000 Gamerscore
1350/2000 Gamerscore
385/2000 Gamerscore


3847/4015 TrueAchievement Points
2141/4022 TrueAchievement Points
473/4022 TrueAchievement Points


Played for 52 hrs 13 mins
Played for 38 hrs 16 mins
Played for 13 hrs 35 mins
The only achievement I'm missing is from the base game which is for completing the game on New Game +:

Batman: Arkham KnightSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Batman: Arkham Knight worth 168 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


I knew that another playthrough would take at least maybe 5-10 hours or so so I thought it would be more productive in terms of achievements to work on all of the DLC first instead. Honestly though, I didn't think I'd make it through EVERY DLC achievement so I was pretty chuffed with myself for getting this done.

I'm sticking with my rule however, Batman will now go back on the (digital) shelf until either next year or if I manage to complete Halo 5 in its entirety before February's up.

GIFTED GAME FOR FEBRUARY - HALO 5: GUARDIANS



Complete the game Halo 5: Guardians before CognitiveCaveat by 28 Feb 18

Dat Boi Treezy progress - 30.1%
CognitiveCaveat progress - 32%
Time progress - 83.05%
22 achievements out of 73 won (0 DLC achievements)

220/1250 Gamerscore

269/2901 TrueAchievement Points

Played for 9 hrs 27 mins
As you can see by the goal progress, it's going pretty shit! CognitiveCaveat hasn't played the game in a very long time so I don't need to worry about the competitive side but overall, I'm going to end up failing the goal anyway. I do however have next Sunday off and the following week so I can make one hell of an attempt to try and get as much done as possible. Although I'll only have the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to cram as much as I can in. Then on the Thursday, it will be on to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360).

BARELY SURVIVING IN THE GREAT TRUEACHIEVEMENT SCORE CHALLENGE 2018

I'm sure my GTASC 2018 partner DaveKinetic would agree when I say this, but we've been doing pretty shit so far this year. With a bonus used already, we've barely been hanging on each week but somehow we've been managing. Last week, to help with the bonus for ending the period with a GS divisible by a 1000, I pulled Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition from the stash box for a pretty easy boost. I never played the original back in the day but after playing this version, it made me want to play Flashback and take a blast into the past with my time with the game in my SNES days.

We managed to bag the bonus for that week but we are in trouble again this week. At the time of writing, I've unlocked eight achievements with seven of these being from Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Kindle Fire) purely to keep my achievement streak alive. One was from Tales from the Borderlands also for the same reason. DK has yet to pop anything in this GTASC week! We're only 299 TA below safety so it's not like we couldn't recover it. I'm going to use a few more achieves from Minecraft at some point tomorrow unless Dave pulls some tricks out of the bag.

Personally, I was hoping to be able to contribute to the GTASC while still working on my games in the way I do. Sadly though, with starting my attempt on Legendary in the campaign for Halo 5, I've slowed myself right down now. I should've took the approach I took with Batman and left the longest achievements till last. Now I'm having to constantly put Halo on pause while I pick up achievements in other games.

That's it for the gaming front. There's not much else going on really besides the odd achievement here and there from Cut the Rope: Experiments (WP) which has proved useful in between trips or on breaks at work.

PLAY EXPO BLACKPOOL 2018

Another year another Play Expo event at Norbreck Castle in the lovely city of Blackpool! The event was another fun-filled weekend and my good friend Enigma jinx came along for the ride too. The event came with the usual features:

- Indie Gaming
- Tabletop Gaming
- Tournaments
- Guest Talks
- Virtual Reality
- Minecraft
- LAN Gaming
- Cosplay
- Pinball Tables
- Arcade Cabs
- Retro Gaming
- Next Gen Gaming
- Traders Section

I was up bright and early on the Saturday and headed to Chroley to pick Eddie up. I parked outside his house and discovered I didn't even have his mobile phone number! shock I tried to call him through Facebook but low and behold, my sometimes god awful Windows Phone wouldn't allow me to do it. I was forced to actually get out of my car and go and knock on the door. After knocking on the door, no one answered! I went and sat back in my car and scratched my head as I thought what do next. Luckily for Eddie, I'd woke his mum up when I'd knocked on the door so she came out and beckoned me to come in the house. After quickly getting his shit together and his hair right, we headed out to Blackpool on our way to the Play Event.

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Once we arrived, we didn't even need to queue as we were late anyway. Straight off the bat, we headed into the trading hall to see if we could snag any bargains quickly before the rest of the crowds did. Sadly, I didn't walk away with anything this year as there just wasn't anything that really caught my eye. Most of the time, I end up looking from SNES, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advanced games but most of the decent titles I'd already owned. As much as I'd love to buy gaming stuff like picture frames, coasters, key rings, and what not. any kind of gaming room stuff would just be a waste as I've not had a man cave for quite some time now. I did snap a few picks of the trading section however:

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After leaving the trading hall, we walked around the rest of the areas to see what was what. After chomping down a Monster Wrap (tortilla wrap filled with bacon, sausage, egg, hash brown and cheese with brown sauce) from a cafe behind the castle, we headed back inside to play some games! We squared off against each other on Street Fighter II Turbo on the SNES, a game that can always be found in the retro section with me handing Eddie's ass to him thanks to the help of Guile and then Ken. Eddie soon had his revenge on a different kind of fighting game that was much older on one of the Arcade Cabs. I think it was called Kung Fu Master or Karate Master but it was an odd game as you only needed to land one successful hit on your opponent to win. Admittedly, Eddie whooped my ass accept in one round. We also squared off against each other on a Chinese puzzle game that was on the SNES and somewhat similar to that of Bejewelled. I came out on top in this fight as I was just to quick and tactical for Eddie to handle. As I was having so much fun with my old buddy old pal, I'd completely forgot about the Super Mario Kart master Sami Cetin and his SMK tournament!

After locating him, we caught up and chatted about what we'd been up to since we last saw each other at the last Play Event. Then, I got down to business and attempted my qualifying time for a spot in the competition. I used Toad to nail the number one time on Mario Circuit 1. Eddie took a shot also but came out failing after crashing into a green pipe on his final lap laugh With my position secure, we left the SMK area to continue checking out other games until it was time to return later on in the day.

I came back and had secured a position in the tournament. I think my time was the second best out of something like 116 competitors. In the first round, I was up against Tom McCrae who I managed to beat 3-1. The second round, I squared off against Lee Hill and came out victorious with a 5-1 result.

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Then, the finals against a guy who's name I can't remember or didn't write down. When I watched him playing in his quarter finals though, he was an animal and I thought I was going to be in a spot of bother going against him. Sadly, it seemed like he'd had a bit too much to drink and there wasn't much competition to be honest as I came out on top with a clean sweep 7-0. Yours truly had done it again! toast

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Once again, I got a shot at the king himself in a first to 10 matchup. Unsurprisingly I lost but I didn't do as bad as I had done the first time I squared off against Sami. I decided to gamble and use the same class of racer as Sami. This being Donkey Kong Jr. and Bowser but it didn't pay off entirely. I think I ended losing something like 6-10. I didn't stand a chance. Sami knows everything about every track including all of the shortcuts, technical tricks, glitches etc and I don't know a single one. It was fun never-the-less anyway and now I have a whopping five medals hanging from my wall in the master bedroom. Cheers Sami! toast

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After the SMK fun was over, I spent the remaining hour or so just checking out other games with Eddie including old racers on the Arcade Cabs, a spot of Paperboy which had the handle bars and brakes on the cab, and a few other games. Once the day was over, we headed home. Eddie mentioned that he was going out that night around Preston (my home town) with his missus and a few of his friends. I decided I'd tag along too as it had been some months since I'd been out and I thought I may as well treat myself as well as my days off are not very often at the minute.

I headed home, chilled for bit, had a bath, got my gear ready and then headed out to meet Eddie and the crew in town. We only stayed out from about 10:30pm to 2:30am but it was a short, sweet and fun night and really nice to actually get out, get pissed, have a good dance and enjoy myself for a change. Of course, a night out wouldn't be a night out without the ridiculous pics. Check out Eddie, his bitch, his emotional caption, and yours truly with a wonderfully creased jumper:

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I still managed to get up early on the Sunday to head back for some more. Eddie didn't come with me this time so I was left to roam and game on my own. I was in attendance at the event as Press so this obviously meant I needed to some press related stuff at some point. I'd purposely saved this for the Sunday so besides spending a bit too much time with Driver 2 on the PlayStation 1, which is an absolute classic by the way, hammering arcade mode in Street Fighter II Turbo again, I managed to snap the above pics of the trading hall as well as a couple of the main section:

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It's pointless going crazy with photos in the main section really as all you be able to see is dark bodies, consoles and TV's with the brightness from the TV's ruining the photos. More importantly however, I spent the last part of the Sunday in the Indie section where I got hands on with Positron, Lost Wing, and The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. I did try out a few other games but they weren't really relevant enough for coverage on TA.

The hands-on with Positron story has already hit the front page so you can check that out right here - Hands-On With Positron at Play Blackpool 2018

Lost Wing is done and dusted but just waiting for proof-reading before it hits the front page so I won't spill the details on that just yet.

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain is a point and click title but the demo available at the event wasn't anything different to the one that's available from the game's kickstarter page so there's not much I could put together for that in terms of a hands-on story. We do have something else in the works for that however so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to the front page if pointing and clicking is your kind of thing. It's not mine to be fair though wink

After finishing up my short time with Woolley Mountain and chatting to the game's developer, I headed back to Driver 2 for the last hour and then headed home when the joys of another Play Event had come to an end. The only disappointment of the event was that I didn't check out Crazy Taxi, 18 Wheeler, or any of the Pinball tables! Everytime I walked by them they were always occupied and I just couldn't be assed waiting for a go.

I know I say this everytime but if you live near Manchester, Blackpool, and I think Glasgow or London, you've got to check out the Play Events if you can. It's basically a gamers paradise and it's great for all level of gamers of all ages!

QUICK SCOPE!

Watching - The Blacklist - Season 2

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I'm really enjoying watching this but my free NOW TV pass is coming to an end next week I think! I need to somehow start binge watching this if I'm to get through all five seasons!

Playing (Non Xbox/Windows titles) - Should be Pokémon Pinball

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For the first time in months I actually fit about five minutes of this in the other night. I think I'm going to put the Pinball-ing fun on hold for a bit when I do get back into bedtime Game Boy gaming and start on one of my gifted Pokémon games instead before they start gathering too much dust and become a pointless gift. Bedtime TV is the priority at the minute though while I make use of the free pass.

Last YouTube video watched

Fergie, despite looking pretty slick and sexy at the 2018 NBA All Star Game, fucked up big time with her "rendition" of the US National Anthem. I'd be interested to know why she was even asked/picked/selected/whatever to sing? I haven't heard any big records from her since the Black Eyed Peas' days of glory. Then again I've not got my ears open for a "big" Fergie song so maybe she is making noise somewhere.



Last song listened to - Lil' Wayne - Bank Account



Last game played - Minecraft (Kindle Fire Edition)

Last achievement unlocked

Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Kindle Fire)Artificial SelectionThe Artificial Selection achievement in Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Kindle Fire) worth 68 pointsBreed a mule from a horse and a donkey.


YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

The NBA has let me down with coverage on their own shitty website. I used to be able to go to nba.com, go to scores, and simply watch the highlight videos for each game. Since December last year, the option to do this has been removed but thankfully, I can still use the NBA GAME TIME app on the Xbox One to keep up with the games.

The NBA All-Star weekend was unsurprisingly a bitch to actually find decent coverage for but thankfully, YouTuber Ximo Pierto uploads a hell of a lot of NBA related stuff including official game recaps, interviews, top tens, and more. He also managed to upload the full game highlights for the All-Star game as Team LeBron squared off against Team Stephen:



CLIP OF THE WEEK

Check me out in Batman unlocking the achievement for using all of the gadgets in one free-flow:



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

There's been lot of news since I last posted a Weekend Recap so it's hard to just pick one story. The different stories for Gears of War 4 have been catching my eye however as the achievements for the game just keep coming in!



Not only that, there's the whole situation with the skins as well which is tied to one of the many achievements. I don't really fully understand the situation with it all but I know I need to do something about it to try and make some form of progress before it probably ends up being to late. I just can't be assed going back to it to make an attempt! laugh

SONG OF THE WEEK

This... is my shit right here! headspin I've listened to a hell of a lot of hip-hop ever since I was a youngster but this particular song from Rick Ross' Renzel Remixes sky-rocketed to the top of my personal charts. It's just pure magic. The beat is insane, Styles P came through and seriously worked magic to kick it off with hard bars but also ridiculously deep bars as he touched on the suicide of his daughter. Then Rick Ross glides through doing his thing with his catchy voice and rhymes and The-Dream works wonders with his voice. It's just such an incredible song. The first few times I heard it, I struggled to move onto the next song. I was going crazy to this at work when I was working nights, in my car, in the kitchen, hell, I was walking to work the other day and this song came on and I felt like just breaking out into my own made up money dance in the middle of the street. I love this song so much. If the day comes that I somehow win the lottery, I'll be driving to wherever it is you have to go to pick up your winnings with THIS song blasting in the car:



List of all Song's of the Week so far and records
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THIS WEEK'S STREAM

I did a quick stream last night and rather than struggling to speak and play Halo on legendary, I thought I'd follow my slight craving I'd mentioned regarding a bit of Flashback. Check out some seriously old-school gameplay from the 1993 version of Flashback while I yabber on about losing my YouTube partnership, work, life, gambling, the woman, gaming, and plenty more:



To finish off, I have no interest in the key I won for a copy of Lost Wing on Steam. If you'd like to try it out instead, just follow my blog and drop a comment on this blog and I'll pick a winner at random using random.org and announce the winner next Sunday, February 25th.

Thanks for reading as always and apologies for the delay. See ya next weekend! wave

TWITTER | YOUTUBE | TWITCH | MIXER | GOOGLE | DISCORD | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | STEAM | TRUETROPHIES
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Feb
13
Permalink2018 To-Do Lists [UPDATE - February 13th]
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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.
Change: Added Beyond Eyes & Refunct. Completed Another World

XBOX ONE

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


XBOX 360



XBLA



WINDOWS



WINDOWS PHONE



ANDROID

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


KINDLE FIRE



If anyone wants to co-op/boost/play anything whenever then let me know on here or XBL.
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Jan
28
PermalinkBatman: Arkham Knight, Shoot 1UP, Easy Gamerscore, Music, Videos, News, and More - Weekly Recap #32


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Hello my wonderful TA'ers. Apologies for not putting a Weekly Recap together last weekend. I just didn't have time as I was working all weekend. I'm off today so I've not excuses really although I'm going to try and blast through this as quick as humanly possible so I can crack on with some gaming.

BEAN DIVE PROGRESS

My 2017 Bean Dive is more than likely going to last all year and then some by the looks of things. I've made quite the recovery since my last blog post but once February is upon us, then I'll have to make a start on Halo 5: Guardians which will set me back 73 achievements.

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 94.11 94.42
Recovered completion % = 0.99 1.31
Achievements needed for recovery = 90 54
Total games dived = 4
I'm at a much better position now but even if I somehow managed to complete Batman: Arkham Knight, that would only bring me 31 achievements closer. The main game holding me back at the minute is Saints Row IV as I've only popped 11 of 70 achievements. When I will get round to playing this though is unknown.

GIFTED GAME FOR JANUARY - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT



Complete the game Batman: Arkham Knight before Lil Miss Cherry by 31 Jan 18

Dat Boi Treezy progress - 29.2% 72.6%
Lil Miss Cherry progress - 11%
Time progress - 41.94% 87.1%
82 achievements won of 113 (14 DLC achievements)
33 achievements out of 113 won (No DLC achievements)

1350/2000 Gamerscore
385/2000 Gamerscore

2141/4022 TrueAchievement Points
473/4022 TrueAchievement Points

Played for 38 hrs 16 mins
Played for 13 hrs 35 mins
I've made really good progress and I'm whooping Lil Miss Cherry's ass but I don't think I'll complete the entire game before the month is up. I'm off today but Batman's not really the type of game I can play when streaming to my laptop via the Xbox App. It's too demanding and the laptop or connection just can't handle it and the gameplay is too choppy and freezes every other second. I may try and sneak off upstairs later on or just takeover the downstairs TV at some point. I'm working early shifts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and this doesn't work out too well either. By the time I get home, my son will already be home and dominating the TV and I'll only have an hour or so to kill on the upstairs TV if possible before either the missus or I needs to head out and do the nursery run.

BAGGING A BIT OF EASY SCORE FOR GTASC 2018

DaveKinetic and myself are still surviving in this year's Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge. For one of the recent team bonuses which was for bagging 6000 Gamerscore as a team, I finished off Fire: Ungh's Quest (Win 10), started and finished Gone Home: Console Edition and Black & White Bushido and bagged plenty of achievements in Batman as well.

I can't comment much on the easy games as I was just blasting through them as quick as possible. Fire Ungh's was annoying as I struggled a bit to play it and keep switching windows/tabs to look at the guide. Gone Home I didn't really give the attention it deserved. There was obviously a lot of story-telling in the game and hidden audio and text to find and take in but I just shot through as quickly as possible and didn't really pay much attention to what was going on. Bushido looked like a really fun game though. I liked the whole style of the fighting in the game and I bet legit players would've had some fun with it. Only for a short while more than likely but still, it would've been a laugh with the local multiplayer on offer in the game.

QUICK SCOPE!

Watching - The Blacklist - Season 2



Playing (Non Xbox/Windows titles) - Should be Pokémon Pinball



Same story as the last blog post here. I've not touched the game for a while.

Last YouTube video watched

This is the last video watched as I put together the news story regarding this video before I started my blog post.



Last song listened to - Wiz Khalifa - Mary 3X



Last game played - Batman: Arkham Knight

Last achievement unlocked:

Batman: Arkham KnightGangland ExpressThe Gangland Express achievement in Batman: Arkham Knight worth 89 pointsAchieve 33 Stars in AR Challenges using the 2008 Tumbler Batmobile.


YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

I was a huge fan of the WWF/WWE back in my high-school days so whenever I see names I recognise pop up in the world of the internet now, it's good to see what they're upto. Chris Jericho recently stopped by First We Feast to take on the Wings of Death on Hot Ones with Sean Evans. See how he got on in the following video:



CLIP OF THE WEEK

Check out my skills in Active Soccer 2 DX. So intentional laugh



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

We had some pretty huge news this week from the one and only Kevin Tavore as he put together a sweet editorial piece regarding the news on the Xbox Game Pass. It was so sweet, even I had to drop a comment on it! shock

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I don't normally comment on anything, ever. I just don't have the time really. I just either read the news or post it and then hop onto the next story or crack on with something else. I'm kind of like a drive-by newshound on most days with the small chunks of free time I have.

SONG OF THE WEEK

The way RZA kicks off the flow on this one demands the song to be restarted almost instantly laugh. With my wireless headphones in listening to this on my walk home from work, the beat combined with Thea's voice makes me want to start walking all stupid in the middle of the street. RZA flows nicely on this which is ironic seeing as he often likes to dibble and dabble on and off beats sometimes. Kinetic 9's verse (the second rapper to come in) was a bit shit for his standards but Crisis knocks the song out of the park nicely. Check it out:



List of all Song's of the Week so far and records
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THIS WEEK'S STREAM

Catch up with my ranting in a stream I put together earlier this week with some Batman! I'm going to try and possibly do a silent stream (mic-less) later today for one last blast of Batman before the month is up.



Thanks for reading as always and I'll hopefully catch up with you all next weekend! wave

TWITTER | YOUTUBE | TWITCH | MIXER | GOOGLE | DISCORD | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | STEAM | TRUETROPHIES
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Jan
20
Permalink2018 To-Do Lists [UPDATE - January 20th]
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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.
Change: Completed Shoot 1 UP

XBOX ONE

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


XBOX 360



XBLA



WINDOWS



WINDOWS PHONE



ANDROID

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


KINDLE FIRE



If anyone wants to co-op/boost/play anything whenever then let me know on here or XBL.
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Jan
14
PermalinkThe First Weekly Recap of 2018, GTASC, A Great Start to the Year, Music, and More - Weekly Recap #31


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Hello my wonderful readers! wave Let me start off by saying Happy New Year! I know it's a bit late now but seeing as this is the first Weekly Recap Blog post of 2018 for me, it must be said. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and that this year has started off in the right direction for you all.

For me, it's been all good. I had a decent break over the holidays and New Year and so far, I've made pretty good progress with my games this year. Let's have a look at what's been going on in the year for me so far.

THE BEAN DIVE IS STILL A BIG WORK IN PROGRESS

Had I recovered my 2017 Bean Dive when I was a mere ten achievements away, it wouldn't be in the awkward position it is now! What I mean by this is that with my gamer plan for this year with actually making a start on my games I've received as gifts over the years, the Bean Dive is going to take a drop every month making it super-hard to actually recover! The only way I will be able to beat my plan is if I complete the monthly games quick enough.

As expected, the Dive has suffered with me staying true to my word and making a start on a gifted game. Here's the stats:

Start completion % = 94.89
End completion % = 93.12
Final dive % = 1.77
Current completion % = 94.34 94.11
Recovered completion % = 1.22 0.99
Achievements needed for recovery = 62 90
Total games dived = 4
It's not as bad as it looks. I've made some decent progress in several games so far this year but not as much as I would've liked too in January's new game, Batman: Arkham Knight.

Usually, the next little showcasing of stats would be my attempt in trying to beat adiash73's completion percentage. Sadly, I didn't complete the goal as Ash turned out to be too much to get ahead of. So with a congrats to Ash, the stat I will be focusing on each week is whoever I'm up against to complete the specific month's game before them. This month, I must complete Batman before Lil Miss Cherry. Thankfully, she's in love with the PlayStation 4 at the minute and hasn't popped an Xbox achievement since December 24th so this goal could be ripe for the taking. So long as I managed to finish the game in time! Maybe I shouldn't have included all DLC as well though.

Complete the game Batman: Arkham Knight before Lil Miss Cherry by 31 Jan 18

Dat Boi Treezy progress - 29.2%
Lil Miss Cherry progress - 11%
Time progress - 41.94%
Hhhmm, time is certainly getting ahead of me. Let's take a closer look at my progress with January's Gifted Game.

GIFTED GAME FOR JANUARY - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT



33 achievements out of 113 won (No DLC achievements)

385/2000 Gamerscore

473/4022 TrueAchievement Points

Played for 13 hrs 35 mins
Batman is pretty slick! I'm really enjoying what I've played so far. My approach has been the same as always any Batman title, play through the story, do a few side missions here and there, and then clean up on the second run of the story and smash all of the challenge achievements and what not. Then I'll work on the DLC.

The last campaign related achievement I've unlocked so far has been this one:

Batman: Arkham KnightSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Batman: Arkham Knight worth 12 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


Obviously, it is story-related so I won't go into detail incase you've yet to play the game and want to keep the experience as fresh and new as possible for yourself.

In terms of side missions, I've completed Riddler's ones up until he won't let me progress until I've collected shit-loads of those goddamn Riddler trophies. Two-Face had a set of side missions related to robbing banks which have all been done as far as I can tell, and Firefly has been extinguished.

In terms of AR Challenges, I've popped the achievement for achieving 23 stars. Up to now, I've only obtained three stars in each AR challenge that I've come across while exploring in the city. I'll save the bigger grind for when I finish the story.

All-in-all, I need to try and speed things up but at the same time, I don't want to water down the experience by playing Batman when I've got the house full! I've been saving my Batman playing time for those sweet sweet moments of peace, ie. when the kids are at school and nursery. At the same time however, these opportunities haven't been often at all as I've been working middle shifts or splits mainly so far this year. I'm working tonight and since the first day of the year, I've only had last Thursday off. At the minute, I've got next Tuesday and Sunday off so I really need to take advantage of Tuesday at least and make some progress.

A DECENT START TO THE YEAR FOR GAMING



Since my last blog post which was on the last day of 2017, I've managed to polish off a few games. I managed to finish off the Episode Ignis for Final Fantasy XV to fully complete the game again, although I've kept hold of the title as I suspect there will be even more DLC to come this year. The "Episode Ignis" DLC was pretty good and much more fun than the Comrades for Final Fantasy XV. The "Friendly Match" was quite challenging though and the opponent was pretty difficult to take down. I managed it of course in the end but it was such a fun, challenging and great fight.

In the future, I'm hoping that Square Enix will do something more with the original side of the game as I need an excuse to do more driving and exploring! Not that I wasn't happy with the game's other DLC packs (besides "Comrades" which included a really unnecessary grind), I'd just love to go back to the original part of the game for some new achievements.

The Food Run (Win 10) and Cut the Rope (Win 8) are finally no more, although they were mainly for keeping my achievement streak alive. I've decided I'm not going to purposely hold back on easy achievements this year. I've enough games I can play or start to keep the streak alive. This way, I can just game normally when I get the chance and not just awkwardly call it a night after I pop one achievement.

AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition was conquered and to be honest, I really enjoyed the game. It's simple, straight-forward, and really easy to pick up and play. I'm surprised more people haven't played it really as there's currently only 1011 tracked gamers who've started the game.

Fire: Ungh's Quest (Win 10) has also been started and completed and I finished up Active Soccer 2 DX last night. Rayman Fiesta Run (Win 8) is up next on Windows and Tales from the Borderlands needs to be continued for those gaming times when I won't be able to fully-focus n Batman.

QUICK SCOPE!

Watching - The Blacklist Season 1



King of the Hill has been put on hold at the minute while I use my free NOW TV pass as it expires next month.

Playing (Non Xbox/Windows titles) - Should be Pokémon Pinball



I've been slacking with this as well as I've just been too tired at night to fit in an episode of The Blacklist as well as King of the Hill and a couple rounds of Pokémon Pinball.

Last YouTube video watched

I received an email last night from YouTube saying that one of my YouTube videos had been blocked in some countries due to the instrumental used. I double checked to see what video it was and enjoyed a flashback of some sweet Battlefield 3 action alongside my main man HALFLIFE1989 who's now gone over to the dark side (PS4):



Last song listened to - Pusha T - King Push



Last game played - Fire: Ungh's Quest

Last achievement unlocked:

Fire: Ungh's Quest (Win 10)AKRE!The AKRE! achievement in Fire: Ungh's Quest (Win 10) worth 70 pointsAKRE!


YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

I'm plugging my own content this week our very own multi-talented TA man DaveKinetic uploaded a few videos to the TrueGaming Network YouTube channel for me.



That's just one of the three as I continue my work on a walkthrough for ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3. I've still got a bit to do for the walkthrough which I've been slacking on to be honest. I'm going to try and get more done around work this week and hopefully polish the whole lot off.

CLIP OF THE WEEK

Check me out popping the Gimmick Free achievement in Shank 2 for killing a Survival boss without any traps or grenades:



NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE

The TrueAchievements Podcast gets some shine from me this week as I finally caught up with the team of TrueAchievement, WebChimp UK and DK. Rich wasn't around for the latest episode however so the one and only N0T PENNYS B0AT filled in his spot as nicely as always.

I got home from work at about 20:15 on the Friday and my missus went straight out for a night out as soon as I got in. My two daughters were already in bed fast asleep while my son was playing some funky shit with his headphones on on his tablet. I took the opportunity to work on the remaining achievements I had left in Active Soccer with the volume turned down on the TV and the volume up on the latest podcasts!

Part of the reason why I had to get back into the TA Podcast, which I've slacked on since starting my Bus Driving job, was because I knew Dave would give me a cheeky mention. Why? Because we're in the GTASC 2018 together!

With the team format just being teams of two this year, Dave and I decided to pair up. Obviously, we're not going to be contenders for the throne but I reckon between us we can do quiet well. DK's already a far better-achievement gainer than I am but I can switch the fire on sometimes when need be. This week is going so good so far for our team Northern Lads Like Gravy. We are going for the Team Bonus which is to obtain 6000 GS between us. DK's currently almost at 1500GS at the time of writing and I'm at 1220 GS. I've got a couple of easy 1K's to use which I'll hopefully get done before the GTASC week is up.

SONG OF THE WEEK

This particular song came on while I was washing up in the kitchen. My missus is the cook of the family so I end up being the washer up-er, unless I'm at work of course. Whenever I wash up, it's the perfect opportunity to hook my phone up to our speaker and go nuts while cleaning the dishes.

'Jumpman' originally from Drake and Future is a banger. This unofficial remix featuring K Camp, Rum Nitty, Isaiah Keene, Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross is crazy, especially Isaiah Keene's efforts. His flow is just so stupid laugh. I kind of like Rick Ross' part as well. His verse eventually became stuck in my head and I when I rap along to it, I feel like a BOSS. His ad-libs are crazy too and that whole "M M M M M M Maybach Music" never, ever gets old!



List of all Song's of the Week so far and records
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SCREEN OF THE WEEK

As mentioned earlier, I defeated that certain opponent in FFXV's latest DLC. Not quiet the 'S' ranking I would've liked, but an achievement-popping rank never-the-less:



THIS WEEK'S STREAM

I actually streamed! shock Not that I got a single viewer but hey. I wanted to kiss ACA Metal Slug 3 a proper goodbye with a last shot at each of the game's different modes to leave as a high of a score as possible for each one. Sadly however, I didn't realise how loud the game volume was compared to my mic volume so you won't be able to hear me very well. Still, I streamed though so that's the main thing:



At the time of writing, on the TrueAchievements leaderboards, I'm 5th in Caravan Mode, 1st in Hi Score Mode, and 4th in Original Mode.

That's your lot for this week guys! Thanks for reading as always! Now I'm going to try and squeeze a few news stories in, eat some dinner, then get ready for a late night at work. See ya next weekend! wave

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