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Dec
31
PermalinkGreat To-Do List 2017 Recap
Here we are! The new year is approaching which means it is time for The Great To-Do List challenge, again. In 2016 I got 22/100 and in 2017 I got 25/100. What I did in 2017 was I kept the 78 achievements that I didn't earn in 2016 on my to-do list and just added 22 new ones. However, most of the achievements on my to-do list right now I will probably never earn, and I would like to get a pretty high score this year, so I am going to wipe the slate clean and just pick 100 new random achievements for me to go for this year.

Here are the 25 achievements I managed to earn that were on my to-do list this year, as well as some notes I wrote for them when I earned it:
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And... the 75 I did not complete:
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Well, that is it for the recap this year. Looking back, there were probably a few achievements I didn't unlock that I probably could have gotten. I still don't think my score would be able to get above 50 though, and definitely no more than 60. Though, next year I am hoping to get at least 75, which is why I'm starting with a clean slate. Let me go randomly pick the achievements right now, and I will give my thoughts on them and post them in a blog tomorrow. Happy New Year everybody! wave
Posted by KinectKid333 on 31 December 17 at 18:37 | Last edited on 31 December 17 at 18:37 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Dec
29
Permalink12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 Plan
Okay, here we go. I procrastinated finishing this challenge off all the way to the end of the month and now I'm left with 3 days to complete the last day. It should be easy, right? I mean, it's only 12 achievements...

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games SeriesA World of Pure ImaginationKinectKid333The A World of Pure Imagination achievement in Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series worth 25 pointsComplete Chapter 2 of Episode 3

1.25


Madden NFL 07Create-A-PlayerKinectKid333The Create-A-Player achievement in Madden NFL 07 worth 6 pointsSucccessfully create a player.

1.27


Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games SeriesWhen a Plan Comes TogetherKinectKid333The When a Plan Comes Together achievement in Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series worth 38 pointsComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 3

1.27


Bloons TD 5ZOMGinatorKinectKid333The ZOMGinator achievement in Bloons TD 5 worth 67 pointsDestroy 1000 ZOMGs

1.35


This one ended up popping earlier, though it didn't mess with any plans since it was still in between 1.27 and 1.43, at a ratio of 1.39:
Bloons TD 5Hard BakedKinectKid333The Hard Baked achievement in Bloons TD 5 worth 68 pointsPop 250,000 Ceramic bloons



Valiant Hearts: The Great WarSecret AchievementKinectKid333The Secret Achievement achievement in Valiant Hearts: The Great War worth 36 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

1.43


Michael Phelps: Push the LimitBackstroke WinnerKinectKid333The Backstroke Winner achievement in Michael Phelps: Push the Limit worth 106 pointsAwarded for winning a Backstroke race in career mode.

1.50


Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games SeriesThat's Some PigKinectKid333The That's Some Pig achievement in Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series worth 70 pointsChew the fat with Reuben

1.78


Rayman LegendsGardenerKinectKid333The Gardener achievement in Rayman Legends worth 20 pointsPull 100 turnips out of the ground

1.97


Alan WakeWhirlwindKinectKid333The Whirlwind achievement in Alan Wake worth 42 pointsSpecial 2: Make your way past the tornado in under 60 seconds.

2.08


Goat Simulator (Xbox 360)Shattered dreamsKinectKid333The Shattered dreams achievement in Goat Simulator (Xbox 360) worth 68 pointsCrystallize and break 30 zombies in one game

2.26


Zoo TycoonTreat TimeKinectKid333The Treat Time achievement in Zoo Tycoon worth 49 pointsComplete 25 treat interactions (Campaign & Challenge Modes only).

3.28


Pool Nation FX8 Ball ChampionKinectKid333The 8 Ball Champion achievement in Pool Nation FX worth 87 pointsWin 8 Ball Tour

6.04

Yeah yeah, it's not too difficult of a list and it's not like I'm finishing at a super high ratio or super low ratio but at this point I'll just be glad to get it done. I wanted to get it done without starting any new games but I gave in on challenge 11. Maybe if I was given an extra week I could have finished it without starting Minecraft: Story Mode, but I just didn't have enough Main Storyline achievements that I felt like I was close enough to attaining without making myself rush through a game.
Posted by KinectKid333 on 29 December 17 at 04:28 | Last edited on 29 December 17 at 07:04 | There is 1 comment on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Dec
20
Permalinkwhy??
So I've been playing Xbox a lot these past couple days because I'm out of school for now and I didn't really get to game a lot this first semester (just look at my Gamerscore changes from the past couple months). My dad walks in the room and--we don't really like each other that much--he starts going off on me and he's PO'd for some reason. He angrily tells me I better be off the Xbox in 15 minutes, and tells me to give him my phone and computer too.

Why??

How many hours were you on the Xbox yesterday? You have no balance in your life and fuck you go outside or do something productive but you're not staying on the Xbox or your computer.

Okay I'm doing this because this is what I like to do in my free time--something I haven't had a lot of in the past 3-4 months and something I won't have a lot of in the next 3-4 months. Can you just let me enjoy doing what I want to do in the two week break that I have?

Ffs man...

Edit 12/21:
My dad came in tonight while I was gaming again. Turned off the Xbox and said we needed to talk. roll Presented me with the same claim; that I have no balance in my life, and then used a B.S. argument that the past three days I have spent 12-16 hours on Xbox, which I know is B.S. because 1) I haven't even been awake for 16 hours a single day during this break and 2) even if I was, I wasn't even home the entire day on any of the past three days. I called him out on this and he said, "Fine, we'll call it 7. Do you still think 7 hours is too much?"

I told him that I had worked hard this semester and didn't have a lot of time to game while school was in session. It was my break, I ended the first semester with all A's (which, btw, his excuse for restricting me on the Xbox a couple years ago was that I had bad grades so I didn't "earn it".) Now it just seems like he's restricting me for no reason. (I tried to walk away at this point but he stopped me) He used the same argument about having a balanced life and I told him all the other things I did today other than playing Xbox... woke up at 9, made myself breakfast, spent an hour cleaning my room, volunteered at a gift bank for 3 hours *sigh*, then went out for lunch, went out and bought Christmas gifts, got home at 3:30 and gamed from then until 9:00, taking periodical breaks to move my laundry through as well as about a half hour break at 7:00 for dinner. He said that's not enough and I said what more do you want me to do? I followed that up with the fact that both my sisters spend most of their days in their rooms watching Netflix, YouTube, or playing Minecraft, but he doesn't seem to have a problem with that. He said it's because they're being social and I asked how is spending a day in a bedroom more social than spending it in a gameroom. At this point the dryer alarm went off and he essentially forfeited the argument by responding with "Get your sheets" in an angry tone, and walking off.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Xbox's were gone in the morning... It wouldn't be the first time, or the second... ... maybe the tenth or twelfth?
Posted by KinectKid333 on 20 December 17 at 22:26 | Last edited on 22 December 17 at 06:09 | There are 5 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
12
PermalinkUHH Weeks 2+3 Recap!
Hello there smile

This is going to be a lightning recap because of two reasons. One I don't remember completing the lists very well, and two, I have a better use for my time than spending two hours writing an UHH recap that maybe only a couple people will read. Mainly the second one. Also because I'm lazy and don't write the recaps as I complete the lists.

Remember, the account in question is TA LFWinner2016, not this one. Let's get started!

Week 2: https://www.trueachievements.com/event/UHH3/matchup/9316
Opponent: Fire Hawk D (pudding)
"Repeat" Games (games that have already shown up this UHH): Chariot, Pool Nation FX, Worms Battlegrounds, LIMBO (XB1), Child of Light
Estimated 20/20 completion time: ~10-12 hours

Shortest Achievement: 2 minutes
PolychromaticComebackThe Comeback achievement in Polychromatic worth 6 pointsEarn an extra life while having no extra lives.


Longest Achievement: 3-4 hours
Worms BattlegroundsNot again…The Not again… achievement in Worms Battlegrounds worth 201 pointsComplete “The Class Act”.


"Most Fun" Achievement:
Watch_Dogs (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Watch_Dogs (Xbox 360) worth 12 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Watch Dogs was the first "M" rated game I ever played and I don't think I will ever get bored of replaying it.

"Least Fun" Achievement:
Child of LightWinged FuryThe Winged Fury achievement in Child of Light worth 52 pointsDevastate 5 foes.

I. Hate. This. Game. angry

Week 3: https://www.trueachievements.com/event/UHH3/matchup/10150
Very Kinect and Rhythm heavy list! I played almost 100 songs in one weekend (which is the equivalent to two Endless Setlist I's)
Opponent: GhostGrifter
This guy gave me a run-for-my-money on Sunday. If I didn't finish my list, I think he would have--he definitely could have if we wanted to. I went to bed Saturday night and the match was 17-7, woke up and he was at 12. Had some breakfast and got on my Xbox and suddenly he was at 13. He had already knocked off the two most time consuming achievements and I still had a few more gigs for completing the Guitar Hero tour and a couple more Watch Dogs missions. Despite being 4 achievements ahead, I felt like I was behind. Managed to pull out a win though, in the end.
"Repeat" Games: LIMBO (XB1) (3rd appearance), Pool Nation FX (3rd appearance), Forza Horizon, Kinect Sports, Kinect Sports: Season 2, Watch Dogs (XB1)
Estimated 20/20 completion time: ~18-20 hours

Shortest Achievement: 3 minutes
Pool Nation FXTrickshot NoviceThe Trickshot Novice achievement in Pool Nation FX worth 9 pointsCreate your first Trickshot


Longest Achievement: 8 hours
Watch_DogsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Watch_Dogs worth 15 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


"Most Fun" Achievement:
Green Day: Rock BandStrong Arm, Billie JoeThe Strong Arm, Billie Joe achievement in Green Day: Rock Band worth 26 pointsEarn a Guitar Career score of 1,000,000.

I love Green Day! This was one of the two games I put in this account's collection that I have never played before (the other one being Band Hero). The game had a very nice feel to it and the music was, of course, amazing.

"Least Fun" Achievement:
Guitar Hero: World TourSolo ArtistThe Solo Artist achievement in Guitar Hero: World Tour worth 39 pointsComplete a solo career (any difficulty)

Ugh, 5 hours of Guitar Hero. As much as I like Rock Band, I really dislike Guitar Hero. The sprites look messy, the charts are less accurate. I feel it is just a lower quality game than rock band. Playing through the entire tour in a week did not help my viewpoint towards it.

Well, that's it for the recap. If anyone cares, this goat of an achievement that I got this week (week 4) ruined my chance of getting a perfect 120 in the group stage, so Roblox can go suck a big fat one:
ROBLOX10 Day RollThe 10 Day Roll achievement in ROBLOX worth 438 pointsPlay ROBLOX for Xbox on 10 consecutive days.


I don't know if I'll even play week 4, now. My master plan was to get 20 each week to #mentallydefeat my opponents, but what good will that do if I have a "19" tainting my style?

Anyway, ending week 3 with a score of 90 secured me a spot in the KO stage, so I will be very excited for the next portion of the competition. If I get matched with someone on my friend's list in the KO stage, I haven't decided if I should throw the competition or not, since I'm kind of just doin' it for fun and any one of my friends who made it to the KO stage definitely deserves it more than me--playing on an alt account and all.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading. If you just skipped to the bottom paragraph to convince yourself you read the whole thing, that's cool too. I know I wouldn't want to read about a random guy talking about games I've never heard of before.

wave Bye! Talk to you next week, where I will hopefully have a more detailed recap
--KinectKid
Posted by KinectKid333 on 12 October 17 at 05:57 | Last edited on 12 October 17 at 06:09 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Oct
03
PermalinkA story of cubes and spheres
Once upon a time there was a world, in which lived cubes and spheres. There were many, many more cubes than there were spheres, so the spheres were ridiculed for being weird and different. The spheres had to stick together to stay strong, but even then, the hurtful words and actions caused by the cubes continued to discriminate them.

It gets worse, too. A very small portion of the spheres consistently caused uproar and dismay in the world, and were an embarrassment to the entire sphere population. This group of spheres didn't care they were embarrassing the rest of the sphere population, they just wanted to cause a scene and have fun.

The cubes mostly talked to other cubes during they daily lives, and rarely would they ever come upon a sphere. This was mainly due to the fact that the spheres can appear as cubes, and only present themselves as spheres to their peers if they wish. Once they show they are truly a sphere though, they cannot go back to pretending to be a cube.

On the rare occasion that a cube would see a sphere, they would associate the sphere with the spheres that caused trouble and ruckus around the world, despite this specific sphere being just as normal as the cube's own self. This lead to even larger discrimination of spheres around the world.

In this world, there was a sphere named Johnny. However, Johnny was a special sphere. Johnny lived his entire life thinking he was a cube. His parents were cubes. His friends were cubes. His teachers and siblings and everyone he knew was a cube, so he had good reason to believe he was also a cube. He presented himself to these people as a cube, and would never even think twice that he was a sphere, despite the fact that he was.

One day Johnny met a sphere. At first he was shocked at even meeting a sphere--they were so rare to come by, but then he remembered what spheres had caused in the world. Johnny discriminated against the sphere, and would not be friends with him, even though he hadn't even met him.

Later, one of Johnny's friends, who had been presenting himself as a cube his entire life, told Johnny that he was actually a sphere. Johnny didn't want to make the sphere feel bad, since he was his friend, so he said that "it's cool", even though Johnny was judging him on the inside. Johnny never hung out with the sphere again.

When Johnny was in his teens, a miracle happened. A fairy godmother came down from the sky and told Johnny that he was actually a sphere. Johnny didn't believe this, because he knew he was normal and just the same as everyone he knew, but the fairy godmother insisted. It took the fairy godmother an entire night to convince Johnny he was a sphere, but in the end she did, and in the morning Johnny knew that he was a sphere. However, Johnny didn't want to tell anyone he was a sphere, because he had firsthand experience of the discrimination that spheres had, and he knew what cubes thought of spheres. He knew exactly what cubes thought of spheres, and he couldn't believe that he had once thought spheres were like that.

However, Johnny had an urgent desire to tell people of his true self, but he knew no one would treat him the same if he told anyone about this. He continued to pretend to hate on spheres at school with his friends, and if any of his friends started teasing by asking if anyone at their lunch table was actually a sphere, he would play along and try to hide his embarrassment.
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A similar thing that happened to the main character in this story happened to me just last week, and it has had me crushed and in total shock ever since it happened. I needed to tell someone, but I didn't know who to tell or how to tell them. I think that this short story is a good choice of portraying my feelings. This doesn't have anything to do with gender, race, or sexuality, but there is a very small minority group that I didn't understand, and discriminated against them because I was looking at the stereotype, not the individual people. Now I realize that I'm a part of that group and I understand it much better, and I also understand why people who don't understand discriminate against us, seeing as I used to be one of those people. I'm still a little shocked by it, but it's been getting better. I hope you enjoyed the story! Take care and happy hunting! UHH week 2 recap coming tomorrow smile
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