How's it hanging my lovely Weekly Recap
It's been a very long time no see with the last blog post being a WHOPPING three weeks ago
now! Apologies for slacking but I've just been super-busy with work, work, and more bloody work! Let's see what we've got to catch up on since the beginning of the month!ELIMINATED FROM THE TEAM GTASC
In case you hadn't already noticed, Northern Lads Like Gravy
, the team made up of DaveKinetic
and I, are no more. We were eliminated in Period 13 as we were 250 TA below safety and that was after using a 2000 point bonus as well! Besides Period 6, it was the only other period were neither of us managed to score over 1000GS. I think we were both just a bit burned out really. I personally started to struggle with playing "quick and easy score" games as I was all out of completions that would only take two hours or less.
My plan that week was to smash NBA Playgrounds
in one day, then smash either Horse Racing 2016
, Cel Damage HD
,and/or Beyond Eyes
. I didn't manage to get NBA
done in that time and just didn't have the time or energy to bust open another easy-ish completion. DK obviously used a bonus to try and help us out but it just wasn't enough
In a way though, it's not a bad thing being knocked out of the GTASC. Obviously, we weren't exactly going to win anyway and we just joined for the fun of it but it takes up a lot of time to keep up with the scoring and that time could of been used to work on my gifted titles which I'm doing very poorly on.GIFTED GAME FOR APRIL (1/2) - ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY
Complete the game Assassin's Creed Unity before DaveKinetic by 16 Apr 18
Dat Boi Treezy progress - 8.8% 12.3%
DaveKinetic progress - 16%
Time progress - 91.51% 100%
7 achievements out of 57 won (0/7 DLC achievements)
5 achievements out of 57 won (0/7 DLC achievements)
106/2378 TrueAchievement Points
89/2376 TrueAchievement Points
A miserable failure here. I didn't make much progress and I didn't even make more progress than DK either!
Until next year ACU! GIFTED GAME FOR APRIL (2/2) - ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE
Complete the game Assassin's Creed Syndicate before Nexus Grunt by 30 Apr 18
Dat Boi Treezy progress - 0%
Nexus Grunt progress - 7%
Time progress - 99.16%
0 achievements out of 56 won (0/7 DLC achievements)
0/2279 TrueAchievement Points
ACS has been the worst failure of the year so far for me. I worked seven days last week, then six this week with today being my first day off after 13 days. I'm not even going to have the opportunity to play it today as I've got this blog post to do, it's my lil' bro's birthday tomorrow so I'm going to meet up with him later for a drink, and I also said that I'd meet my old best friend for a drink too later tonight. Plus I need to clean my car, buy my bro's birthday present, and go out with my family today too!WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK
ACS is looking like the first gifted title of the year I won't even be able to make a start on and it's basically because I've been working so much! I was asked to go and help out Diamond, another part of Rotala who owns Preston Bus who I primarily work for. I wasn't interested at first but they twisted my arm and used my "helpful" reputation against me if you will. Despite shocking communication issues which I can't really go into detail on, I've actually been enjoying driving around Bolton, Leigh, Horwich, Wigan and to the Trafford Centre and back. Diamond doesn't have separate drivers for mini buses and deckers so me and the other four guys who were sent down to Diamond have been able to drive single and double deckers for a change. This is something that we would've had to wait for at least 2,3,4, maybe 5 or more years to do at Preston Bus.
Diamond's took on new routes recently but didn't have the drivers for them so that's why we were sent to help. Just like PB, these guys were a bit short on drivers anyway so the overtime opportunities have been plenty as you can imagine. So much so, that I did a 7-day week, then a 6, then a 7, then what will probably be a 6, etc. After every 13 days, you have to have a day off although I'm sure there's something in the rules where I must have two days off at some point as well. Either way, we are getting extra money for helping out so I've got to get what I can out of the situation while I'm down.
Anyway, I've got a week off soon around my missus' birthday in June so around the celebrations, I should be able to fit plenty of gaming in!RAGING AT RAYMAN
I've been playing a mix of Rayman Fiesta Run (Win 8)
and Rayman Jungle Run (WP)
as both titles have been easy to just pick up and play if I've had bite size chunks of time to do so. The Windows 8 title I've not been playing as much although I did recently finish Candy Land to help keep my achievement streak alive. All that remains is Nightmare Mode which is one of those types of setups where the whole set of levels needs to be conquered without dying. Apparently, there's a cheeky way round this if I'm quick enough to exit out of the game before dying. I've not give this mode a go at all yet though.
As for the Windows Phone title, the last achievement I need has been giving a lot of grief!
This particular achievement requires me to get to at least level 4-9. I've been trying on and off in between trips at work and sometimes at home but I just keep making silly mistakes! It's one of those annoying situations where I know I can do it, but actually execution just fucks me up everytime. I've still really enjoyed playing the Windows and WP Rayman
games though as they are fun, straight-forward and so easy to pick up and play. I almost went as far as buying Rayman Jungle Run (Win 8)
but sadly, the title has one partially discontinued achievement that I don't think will be getting fixed anytime soon.
Lastly, and still sticking with gaming outside of the console, I've been trying my best to make progress with Wordament Snap Attack (Android)
as the online services for this game will be no more after May 18th! I set up a TA goal against punkyliar
to see who could nail the game first. I genuinely didn't know I was so far ahead of her in points until I checked the leaderboards and discovered I was something crazy like 1,000,000+ points ahead. I'm sure I had something like 1,600,000 points where as punky had about 600,000 points. Punky has been absolutely smashing the points since however and at a much more productive rate too. Check out how my million point head-start is looking now:
Dat Boi Treezy - 2,400,527 total points, 66,952 snaps
punkyliar - 2,230,115 total points, 29,118 snaps
I've been doing my best to smash the game at work in between trips and on my breaks but it's a lot of dicking around sometimes to even play the game. The Samsung I have to play it on is a bit slow and behind the times and it constantly has connection issues, even after switching my SIM from my WP to this phone, and playing the game just absolutely murders my battery! On top of that, the phone doesn't even warn me that the battery is dying and just blacks out so I'll lose everything from the current match I would've been in. Also, I can't check my usual things on the Samsung and if I get text messages, they don't transfer over to the Windows Phone either which is annoying. Hopefully, I can polish off the achievement this week although I've played a lot of partial games and had tons of disconnection issues so I think I may have to go above and beyond the original 2,500,000 points required for the achievement.QUICK SCOPE!Watching
- The Blacklist
- Season 4 Episode 1
I've been eating so much McDonalds (as per usual), I've got 50 spare property stickers from their Monopoly game. This means I could have five NOW TV passes to use once I eventually make it through each one. Well, so long as the stickers themselves don't have an expiry date. I'm still on my first free NOW TV pass so I've been enjoying the chance to catch back up with The Blacklist
.Playing (Non Xbox/Windows titles)
Still slacking majorly with my promise of starting my gifted Pokemon
games.Last YouTube video watched
I finally made it to the end of this three hour mammoth of a video last night. Friday night is a night where my missus can do what she wants (going out with her friends mainly), and Saturday is my night (where I tend to game mainly), but last night I was just so cabbaged from work, I couldn't be assed playing anything. It would have been an ideal time to play ACS but I just couldn't be bothered. I popped a quicky in Tales from the Borderlands
checked the latest NBA results and then fired up this legendary episode of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's Drink Champs
podcast to see what the Wu-Tang had been upto!
Check it out and enjoy as it starts out with U-God, Method Man, Cappadonna, and Mathematics who are later joined by Masta Killa and Raekwon:
Last song listened to
- Ghostface Killah - The Hilton (feat. Raekwon)
Last game played
- Tales from the BorderlandsLast achievement unlockedYOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK
I don't usually bother with videos linked to the side of what I'm originally watching but these kind of videos do give me a good chuckle. Check it out and enjoy:
CLIP OF THE WEEK
You may remember me trying for the Hail Mary
achievement in NBA Playgrounds
in my last blog post. Even with this sweet attempt, yet it again, it still didn't unlock the achievement:
NEWS THAT'S CAUGHT MY EYE
As you can expect with working so much, I've been slacking big time with keeping up on the news or even writing it myself. A couple of stories did catch my attention still however over the past 21 days.
of the achievement list
for Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
was a weird one, especially seeing "Nintendo Switch" in the title. It was and wasn't weird at the same time however as we've seen this kind of thing before technically with the likes of different Wordament
games and the other versions of Minecraft
on Android, WP, Windows, iOs, etc.
of NBA Playgrounds 2
was another eye-catcher hence why I decided to write to right the story
I probably wouldn't have been as bothered had I not been playing the first game in the series but I wouldn't mind checking out what the second game has to offer when it comes out. Especially if the full achievement list is relatively as easy as the first game.SONG OF THE WEEK
Every rapper and their mother, father, brother, sister, etc, has been doing a freestyle to Three 6 Mafia's absolutely timeless classic - Who Run It. The beat for this track is INSANE so it's no wonder that G Herbo's recent freestlye sparked off a chain of freestyles from other rappers. Here's who's come with a "Who Run It" freestyle so far that I've found:
- G Herbo
- Young M.A
- Lil' Wyte
- Key Glock
- 21 Savage
- Jae Millz
- Dave East (feat. Vado)
- Rico Recklezz
- Trippie Redd and Lil' Yachty
- Sauce Walka
- Slim Jesus
- Moneybagg Yo
- Cdot Honcho
- DJ Paul
- Juicy J
- OG Boo Dirty
- Skippa Da Flippa
- Fat Trel
- Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods
- Bhad Bhabie
- Chief Keef and Ballout
- A$AP Rocky
Yes that's right, 30 rappers! G Herbo was the first to lay some lazy lyrics over the beat and then 29 rappers followed afterwards! It's insane. I've never seen so many people follow suit like this before. Normally, you may get 1 or 2, maybe even 3 rappers at a push rapping over a classic or a popular beat but never this many!
Now, I enjoy WorldStarHipHop's videos as it's my main source of keeping in the loop with what's new, but labelling everyone's freestlye after G Herbo's as a "G Herbo Remix" is just plain wrong. G's freestyle should've been labelled as a "Three 6 Mafia Remix" and then the same for everyone elses there after.
Anyway, I haven't listened to everyone's freestyle as I've not even heard of most of the above artists. I did listen to G, MA, Dave East, Trippie (which was shit), Slim (which was shit), Moneybagg, Juicy J, Wiz (which was good), Bhad Bhabie (which was interesting) and Rocky. I have to roll with part of the original cast and go with Juicy J's for this week's Song of the Week. Yes that's right, if you didn't know already, Juicy J, along with DJ Paul (as well as other artists who are not on the list), were part of the original Three 6 Mafia so to see both of these guys laying down fresh bars over THEIR instrumental was pretty cool:
They've even labelled Juicy J's freestyle as a "G Herbo Remix" when G Herbo was the one freestyling to a beat that Juicy J helped produce!
List of all Song's of the Week so far and records
No screens or streams this week. Thanks for reading and hopefully I'll catch you all again next weekend although it's not looking promising to be honest as I'm on another 7 days week next week. See you when I see you! TWITTER | YOUTUBE | TWITCH | MIXER | GOOGLE | DISCORD | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | STEAM | TRUETROPHIES