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Mar
20
Permalink…and Neverwinter Sucks Me Back In (#XboxOne #Gaming #MMORPG #Xbox #Neverwinter)
I put a lot of time into Neverwinter last year and enjoyed the game for the most part. Once the new year hit I needed to take a good break from it as I was getting quite annoyed. In part it was the grind & loot rolls. The rolls are completely random, but favor the developers so that you spend money in game for keys to open lockboxes. After watching one guy open 1000 boxes and never once getting a top tier item I was like why bother. Or the many times I have gotten a gold rating in a skirmish only to receive a +1 ring for my efforts was very frustrating, so I needed a break.

In a few words it was The Siege of Neverwinter is what brought me back to the game. I thought this was a once a year event that only happened in November. It was a great event last year with tons of voucher drops and the ability to kill 10 different dragons. That was the motivation I needed to get back in and hopefully complete the game this year. I will need to kill 1000 dragons for one of the base achievements. This past event helped me kill over 250 dragons bringing me to a 83% completion rate on the achievement or 830/1000 dragons. Our guild activity and alliance has also died down in my absence. We needed 18K+ Gems to upgrade our Stronghold to level 5 which I basically eroded down to nothing by myself. The new stronghold is currently baking as it will take four days to upgrade.

The new year brought a revamp to the loot system and another small expansion to the game. The loot drops have gotten better. I finally got a +5 ring, but it was the worst possible ring for my character giving me a Defense stat. In all the time I played last year I have never seen a +5 Ring, we are talking hundreds upon hundreds of dungeons. Now I get one within a weeks time. Golding skirmishes are hit or miss, but better then they were. With my character sitting at a 2850 Item level I will need to get past 3100 to be able to complete the game. I will need to play daily again to get ready for the next refinement event to meet the goal. That part of the game still remains a grind if you don’t want to spend real money.

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
100 TA To Do List - 3/100 (+0) Achievements Completed
TA Site Rank of 2000 - Currently @ 2924 ( -37 Position Change)
TA Completion % - 72 Achievements to reach 88%
GTN Badge Count - 335/444 Badges for 2680 (Ranked 7th on the Site)
235 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (174) X360 Arcade (60) iOS (1) DLC (77/97) Apps (11/13)

1000 MEMBERS
822 Out of 1,000 Members (+72 New Members / 178 Member Needed for the Last Badge)
I made a huge push these past couple of weeks and now the leaderboard is closing in on 825 members. Starting to see the faint light at the end of the tunnel.

If you do not have an account at Gamertag Nation, it's a really nice site, clean design with lots to explore, and plenty of badges to chase down. It’s great companion site to TA. Basically the only two sites that I use daily. Head over and create an account using my referral code below, you won't be sorry:

http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

If you do have an account on Gamertag Nation, it would be greatly appreciated if you would use the link below to join my leaderboard and help me get to my goal. You will of course also receive a set of your own badges for joining.

http://www.gamertagnation.com/leaderboards/leaderboard-59/

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
Watchdogs Season Pass - $8.00 (Xbox One)

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (2)
Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (8)
Dead Space (45/48 Achievements)
This go put on the back burner as I was deep in Neverwinter. Hope to get into it this week.

Neverwinter (73/110 Achievements)
This is basically all I played for two weeks

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (40/72 Achievements)
Knocked out the usual monthly challenge

CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet (12/37 Achievements)
Star Wars Battlefront (36/43 Achievements)
Titanfall 2 (47/50 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
Elder Scrolls Onlinel: Tamriel Unlimted (4/63 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (5)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
Meteor - 5
This was one of those movies that you just have to see even if you know it's going to be a train wreck. Having thought that films like Deep Impact and Armageddon were new and topical film ideas in 1998 was another reason. On one level you just want to see how the material was tackled back in 1979. The film has well known stars like Sean Connery and plotwise is not that much different then the two latter films. The plot has a more political flavor because it was made during the cold war era. The special effects are of course very nominal and cheesy for the year it was filmed in and the film relies more on the actors to drive the story. You will also get a good chuckle out of the film's poster as it just reeks of cheese. NI

YOU TUBE HIGHLIGHT - No! I Will Not Accept Your Surrender



SHAMELESS PLUGS
If you made it down to the end of my blog, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment. Before you go, I am climbing the TA Blog Leaderboards, so if you liked the Blog on any level please follow it on TA and any of my other social media channels below:

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Follow my Blog on TA (44) - MarvzMitts' Blog
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Now go enjoy some games!
Posted by MarvzMitts on 20 March 17 at 19:06 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
28
PermalinkThe Last 250 Members (#XboxOne #Gaming #GamertagNation #Leaderboard #Xbox)
Today my leaderboard on Gamertag Nation hit 750 members strong! That leaves just another 250 more needed for the leaderboard to hit 1000 members unlocking all four badges on the site. Hitting 1000 members is one of my gaming goals for the year. With 10 months to go before the end of the year arrives that is quite doable and I am getting a little pumped to see this happen. I will be doubling my efforts on the site to see it happen. See the links below in the 1000 Members section and join up today.

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
100 TA To Do List - 3/100 (+1) Achievements Completed
TA Site Rank of 2000 - Currently @ 2887 ( -64 Position Change)
TA Completion % - 73 Achievements to reach 89%
GTN Badge Count - 333/441 Badges for 2665 (Ranked 7th on the Site)
235 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (174) X360 Arcade (60) iOS (1) DLC (77/97) Apps (11/13)

1000 MEMBERS
750 Out of 1,000 Members (+17 New Members / 250 Member Needed for the Last Badge)

If you do not have an account at Gamertag Nation, it's a really nice site, clean design with lots to explore, and plenty of badges to chase down. It’s great companion site to TA. Basically the only two sites that I use daily. Head over and create an account using my referral code below, you won't be sorry:

http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

If you do have an account on Gamertag Nation, it would be greatly appreciated if you would use the link below to join my leaderboard and help me get to my goal. You will of course also receive a set of your own badges for joining.

http://www.gamertagnation.com/leaderboards/leaderboard-59/

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
Alien Breed 3 - $1.24

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (2)
Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (10)
State of Decay / Xbox 360 (DONE)
The game was a lot of fun, now I can concentrate on the One version and do some streaming.

Prince of Persia (DONE)
The DLC was such a chore to get through because of the achievements and the save system. It was pretty dumb having you exit to the main screen to re-load saves.

Dead Space (45/48 Achievements)
Going to restart this baby to finish off the last three achievements. This was such fun game that I am looking forward to playing through this one again.

CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet (12/37 Achievements)
Unlocked two more achievements, but good lord Ghost & Goblins is turning out to be the a cheap kill king of a game.

Neverwinter (72/105 Achievements)
I have been very slow lying popping my head back into this one. This week will be another Siege of Neverwinter event. I think that will be enough to get me to start playing all week again. Die Dragons Die!

Star Wars Battlefront (36/43 Achievements)
Master level survival is still eluding me on this one.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (36/72 Achievements)
Titanfall 2 (47/50 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
Elder Scrolls Onlinel: Tamriel Unlimted (4/63 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (38/45 Achievements)
Dead Block (11/12 Achievements)
Alien Breed Episode 1: Evolution (9/12 Achievements)
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (56/58 Achievements)
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 (7/12 Achievements)
Shank 2 (16/20 Achievements)
Destiny (49/51 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
K-19: The Widowmaker - 7
The events that happen in the world without the general public knowing can be a freighting realization. In 1961 the USSR launches its first nuclear powered ballistic submarine. Rushed into service to provide a counter balance to the building up of nuclear weapons in the US the K-19 proved to earn the nickname that it acquired in dry dock. Substandard parts, shoddy workmanship and other complications all culminated into a nuclear disaster during sea trials. Based on a true story that no one would have heard about if not for the fall of communism, the men on board the K-19 fight to save their boat. In the process these men become heroes who held the fate of the world in their hands. PC

SHAMELESS PLUGS
If you made it down to the end of my blog, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment. Before you go, I am climbing the TA Blog Leaderboards, so if you liked the Blog on any level please follow it on TA and any of my other social media channels below:

Subscribe & Follow to these two links for a chance to win $15 Xbox Live Codes:
Follow me on Twitch (37) - http://www.twitch.tv/marvzmitts
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel (56) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2llkfI57JmaosJ8S3BfrCg

Follow my Blog on TA (44) - MarvzMitts' Blog
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Join Gamertag Nation, You'll Love It (61) - http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

Now go enjoy some games!
Posted by MarvzMitts on 28 February 17 at 19:41 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
10
PermalinkGROWING SOCIAL CHANNELS GIVEAWAYS (#XboxOne #Gaming #YouTube #Twitch #Giveaway #XboxCode)
Part of my gaming year is to grow my Social Media/Network channels, in particular Twitch & YouTube. YouTube to be a little more specific, so that I can get rid of the random letter/numerical URL I currently have and replace it with MarvzMitts. A much easier branded way to remember the channel. In order to do this I need to get to 500 subscribers. That is one of my goals for the year and I still have quite a bit to go. To this end I will be giving away a $15 Xbox Live Code to my YouTube Subscribers and another $15 Xbox Live Code to my Twitch followers once I hit that 500 Sub & Follow milestone. I will continue to give out these codes for every 500th milestone after the initial 500 is reached as well. If you could be so kind as to follow, sub, and share this post it would be greatly appreciated. Who knows you could be the winner of a $15 card or equivalent if you are outside the US. Here are the links:

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2llkfI57JmaosJ8S3BfrCg
Twitch - http://www.twitch.tv/marvzmitts
You can also follow my Twitter for updates (I will follow back) - https://twitter.com/CarmQMRL

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
100 TA To Do List - 2/100 (+0) Achievements Completed
TA Site Rank of 2000 - Currently @ 2823 ( -28 )
TA Completion % - 95 Achievements to reach 89%
GTN Badge Count - 332/439 Badges for 2655 (Ranked 7th on the Site)
233 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (173) X360 Arcade (59) iOS (1) DLC (75/96) Apps (11/13)

1000 MEMBERS
733 Out of 1,000 Members (+12 New Members / 267 Member Needed for the Last Badge)

If you do not have an account at Gamertag Nation, it's a really nice site, clean design with lots to explore, and plenty of badges to chase down. It’s great companion site to TA. Basically the only two sites that I use daily. Head over and create an account using my referral code below, you won't be sorry:

http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

If you do have an account on Gamertag Nation, it would be greatly appreciated if you would use the link below to join my leaderboard and help me get to my goal. You will of course also receive a set of your own badges for joining.

http://www.gamertagnation.com/leaderboards/leaderboard-59/

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken and in State of Decay’s case it was pretty easy to do. So much goodness with this game.
State of Decay: Breakdown - $6.99
State of Decay: Lifeline - $6.99

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (4)
TC Splinter Cell: Double Agent (DONE)
Thank the gods this game is finally over. The multiplayer was horrible to play through. Thanks goes out to my partners for suffering through this one with me.

Turok (DONE)
Turok is also now complete!

Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (8)
Neverwinter (72/105 Achievements)
Taking a small break from the game, so not much of an update. The next update did release and I have not looked at it.

Star Wars Battlefront (36/43 Achievements)
Making a little progress here while I play with family members. Master level survival is not being nice to us.

State of Decay / Xbox 360 (31/46 Achievements)
Major achievement clean up as I want to get back to the One version of the game so I can also stream it. I have just dived head first into the Breakdown DLC and completed it. It was challenging and enjoyable at the same time. Some Lifeline is next to complete the game fully, then back to the One very soon.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (36/72 Achievements)
Prince of Persia (51/60 Achievements)
Titanfall 2 (47/50 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
Elder Scrolls Onlinel: Tamriel Unlimted (4/63 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (38/45 Achievements)
Dead Block (11/12 Achievements)
Alien Breed Episode 1: Evolution (9/12 Achievements)
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (56/58 Achievements)
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 (7/12 Achievements)
Shank 2 (16/20 Achievements)
Destiny (49/51 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
Shattered Glass - 8 1/2
Have you ever sat down to watch a movie you never heard anything about and it just completely draws you in? The performances and the true life story Shattered Glass is based on makes it that type of film. Hayden Christensen stars as a young sympathetic journalist working for one of the country's most influential magazines. His acting is damn good, in particular the scenes between Peter Sarsgaard are fantastic. During his stint at The New Republic he fabricates stories to further his career and garner esteem among his colleagues. Until one of his stories comes under scrutiny from an online journalistic organization. PC

SHAMELESS PLUGS
If you made it down to the end of my blog, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment. Before you go, I am climbing the TA Blog Leaderboards, so if you liked the Blog on any level please follow it on TA and any of my other social media channels below:

Subscribe & Follow to these two links for a chance to win a $15 Xbox Live Code:
Follow me on Twitch (37) - http://www.twitch.tv/marvzmitts
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel (56) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2llkfI57JmaosJ8S3BfrCg

Follow my Blog on TA (44) - MarvzMitts' Blog
Follow me on Twitter (415) - https://twitter.com/CarmQMRL
Join Gamertag Nation, You'll Love It (61) - http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

Now go enjoy some games!
Posted by MarvzMitts on 10 February 17 at 18:36 | There are 10 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jan
29
PermalinkCROSS REFERENCING MY GAMES (#XboxOne #Gaming #Completions #Backlog)
There is so much that I want to do this year that I will not get to everything, so I thought I would cross reference my TA to do list with my goals and GTN badges. To start I will not be getting 100K this year that is for sure. So this is my plan of attack for the year to get as much as I can completed.

These five games will have direct GTN game badges for completing them. They will also contribute to my DLC totals and game completions.
1) Capcom Arcade Cabinet - 3 ToDo Item, GTN Badge, & Arcade Completion
2) Assassin’s Creed - 1 ToDo Item, GTN Badge, & Retail Completion
3) Star Trek: Legacy - 1 ToDo Item, GTN Badge, & Retail Completion
4) Grand Theft Auto - 1 ToDo Item, GTN Badge, DLC Pack, & Retail Completion
5) Neverwinter - 3 ToDo Item, GTN Badge, DLC Pack, & Retail Completion

The majority of these games have a good chunk of the game complete. They will require some clean up to add them to my game completions.
6) Afro Samurai - 2 ToDo Item & Retail Completion
7) Backbreaker - 1 ToDo Item & Retail Completion
8) Batman: Arkham Asylum - 1 ToDo Item & Retail Completion
9) Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - 1 ToDo Item & Retail Completion
10) Conan - 1 ToDo Item & Retail Completion
11) Dead Rising - 1 ToDo Item & Retail Completion

These three games are similar to the above list, but also add to my DLC badge totals.
12) Dark Void - 1 ToDo Item, DLC Pack & Retail Completion
13) Left 4 Dead - 1 ToDo Item, DLC Pack & Retail Completion
14) Prince of Persia - 1 ToDo Item, DLC Pack & Retail Completion

These three games are similar to the above list, but also add to my Xbox One badge totals
15) State of Decay: Year One Edition - 4 ToDo Item, DLC Pack, X1, & Retail Completion
16) The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamil Unlimited - 5 ToDo Item, DLC Pack, X1, & Retail Completion
17) Titanfall - 2 ToDo Item, DLC Pack, X1, & Retail Completion

These games will add to my Kinect Badge & Game Completions.
18) Rise of Nightmares - 1 ToDo Item, Kinect & Retail Completion
19) Kinect Star Wars - 1 ToDo Item, Kinect & Retail Completion

These five games will just be game completions.
20) Hydro Thunder Hurricane - 1 ToDo Item & Arcade Completion
21) Pinball FX - 2 ToDo Item & Arcade Completion
22) Prince of Persia Classic - 1 ToDo Item & Arcade Completion
23) Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 - 1 ToDo Item & Arcade Completion
24) Zuma - 1 ToDo Item & Arcade Completion

These are games I most likely will be starting this year because there is a badge associated with it on GTN.
25) Watch Dogs - GTN badge, X1 & Game Completion
26) Dishonored - GTN badge & Game Completion
27) The Orange Box (Already Started/Need to Finish Portal) - GTN badge & Game Completion
28) Dark Souls - GTN badge & Game Completion
29) Mass Effect - GTN badge & Game Completion
30) Resident Evil 4 - GTN badge & Arcade Completion

These are other game that are close to being complete, but have no ToDo items or Badges.
31) Splinter Cell: Double Agent - Game Completion
32) Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 - Kinect & Game Completion
33) Mirror’s Edge - Game Completion & DLC Packs
34) Turok - Game Completion
35) State of Decay - Arcade Completion & DLC Packs
36) Shank 2 - Arcade Completion
37) Kinect Play Fit - Game Completion
38) Dead Space - GTN Badge (Ok this one does have a Badge) & Game Completion
39) Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies - Arcade Completion
40) Dead Block - Arcade Completion

There you have it, 40 games to play with that have a rough plan of attack.

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
100 TA To Do List - 2/100 (+0) Achievements Completed
TA Site Rank of 2000 - Currently @ 2823 ( -31 )
TA Completion % - 108 Achievements to reach 89%
GTN Badge Count - 330/433 Badges for 2635 (Ranked 7th on the Site)
231 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (171) X360 Arcade (59) iOS (1) DLC (72/93) Apps (10/13)

1000 MEMBERS
721 Out of 1,000 Members (+5 New Members / 279 Member Needed for the Last Badge)

If you do not have an account at Gamertag Nation, it's a really nice site, clean design with lots to explore, and plenty of badges to chase down. Head over and create an account using my referral code below, you won't be sorry:

http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221

If you do have an account on Gamertag Nation, it would be greatly appreciated if you would use the link below to join my leaderboard and help me get to my goal. You will of course also receive a set of your own badges for joining.

http://www.gamertagnation.com/leaderboards/leaderboard-59/

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
State of Decay: Breakdown - $6.99
State of Decay: Lifeline - $6.99

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (4)
TC Splinter Cell: Double Agent (34/38 Achievements) - 92% overall
Completed our last Map and started working through co-op missions.

Turok (42/43 Achievements)
The session went well, but still no final achievement. This is quite annoying.

Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (8)
Neverwinter (72/105 Achievements)
Taking a small break from the game, so not much of an update. The next update did release and I have not looked at it.

Star Wars Battlefront (36/43 Achievements)
Making a little progress here while I play with family members. Master level survival is not being nice to us.

State of Decay / Xbox 360 (31/46 Achievements)
Major achievement clean up and I have just dived head first into the Breakdown DLC.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (36/72 Achievements)

Prince of Persia (51/60 Achievements)
Titanfall 2 (47/50 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
Elder Scrolls Onlinel: Tamriel Unlimted (4/63 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (38/45 Achievements)
Dead Block (11/12 Achievements)
Destiny (49/51 Achievements)
Alien Breed Episode 1: Evolution (9/12 Achievements)
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (56/58 Achievements)
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 (7/12 Achievements)
Shank 2 (16/20 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
Wonderland - 8
In the summer of 1981 four people were brutal murdered in a drug den located on Wonderland Avenue. Val Kilmer plays the legendary porn actor John Holmes who many believe had a hand in the deaths. Holmes' porn career was over and his life was on the downward slope of drugs. Needing that constant high, he surrounded himself with a seedy crowd. The film explores the different scenarios that lead to the murders. Some are recounted by witnesses and others are extrapolated from case documents. The director favors the thought that Holmes was an integral part of the murders and that he may even have participated in the act. Of course this is all subjective, but it makes for an interesting film. PC

SHAMELESS PLUGS
If you made it down to the end of my blog, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment. Before you go, I am climbing the TA Blog Leaderboards, so if you liked the Blog on any level please follow it on TA and any of my other social media channels below:

Follow my Blog on TA (44) - MarvzMitts' Blog
Follow me on Twitch (37) - http://www.twitch.tv/marvzmitts
Follow me on Twitter (415) - https://twitter.com/CarmQMRL
Join Gamertag Nation, You'll Love It (61) - http://www.gamertagnation.com/?referrerid=3221
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel (56) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2llkfI57JmaosJ8S3BfrCg

Now go enjoy some games!
Posted by MarvzMitts on 29 January 17 at 21:41 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jan
20
PermalinkSHAPING UP WELL SO FAR (#XboxOne #Gaming #Retail #Arcade #Completions)
January is shaping up well for some game completions. By the end of the month I should have 3 to 4 games completed if all works out well. Considering last year it took me three months to get just as many completions under my belt this is great progress. Sunday will be Turok, most of next week will be Splinter Cell and the Prince of Persia DLC. Since I finished the base game I am also going to break one of my own rules and buy some State of Decay DLC. Normally I don’t buy any DLC above $5, but the game is very well done. State of Decay is now one of my favorite games, I am playing it on both systems after all. The two DLCs only cost $6.99 each so it not that far off from what I normally spend. Plus I want to support this developer now that I have played this game a lot and will be jumping into State of Decay 2 once it is released. Completing the base game also knocked two achievements off my to do list, which was another plus. Once I get all these games completed I might start one new game while I work on cleaning up either Afro Samurai, Dead Space, Assassin Creed, or Mirror’s Edge. Not sure which I should go with. Thoughts? Which should be my next game…

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
100 TA To Do List - 2/100 (+2) Achievements Completed
TA Site Rank of 2000 - Currently @ 2782 ( -31 )
TA Completion % - 112 Achievements to reach 89%
GTN Badge Count - 328/431 Badges for 2620 (Ranked 7th on the Site)
231 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (171) X360 Arcade (59) iOS (1) DLC (72/92) Apps (10/13)

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BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (3)
TC Splinter Cell: Double Agent (33/38 Achievements) - 1 Maps remaining, 91% overall
After a good time off from this title I got my group back together and completed all but one multiplayer map. I have another 5% more to go for the commander achievement.

Turok (42/43 Achievements)
Session is set up for Sunday, so hope to have this completed.

Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (9)
Neverwinter (72/105 Achievements)
The Winter Festival was extended! It has been a great event.

Star Wars Battlefront (34/43 Achievements)
A couple of more achievement popped for completing all the stars in one of the survival maps.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (36/72 Achievements)
Challenge of the month completed, which also gives me another achievement in the game.

State of Decay / Xbox 360 (20/46 Achievements)
Killed a juggernaut for one of the harder achievements. Juggernauts destroy cars like no tomorrow. I powered through and completed the base game. time to buy some DLC.

Prince of Persia (51/60 Achievements)
Titanfall 2 (47/50 Achievements)
Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
Elder Scrolls Onlinel: Tamriel Unlimted (4/63 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (38/45 Achievements)
Dead Block (11/12 Achievements)
Destiny (49/51 Achievements)
Alien Breed Episode 1: Evolution (9/12 Achievements)
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (56/58 Achievements)
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 (7/12 Achievements)
Shank 2 (16/20 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
Solaris - 6 1/2
Little things like the name of this film really throw you off a bit. The dialogue and the special effects had me thinking that the space station was orbiting a sun called Solaris, but in actually it is a planet with strange properties that is making the crew go insane. George Clooney plays a grieving psychologist sent to the space station to assess the situation and convince the crew to come back to earth. This film has an interesting science fiction premise that was originally explored in 1972, which makes this film a remake. Although the film was entertaining, the ambiguity and pacing just causes the film to miss its mark. PC

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