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Jun
15
PermalinkMinimalist gaming #8 (The Final Chapter)
So it has been 3 month's since I started the project. I can say that this project has failed. I tried to break my habit of buying games but the allure of the cheap addition to my collection was too much.

My original goals were:
1. Hit 300k
2. Raise my completion percentage.
3. Complete 2 games for every new game I purchase.

I was not able to complete any of my goals during this time frame. I didn't really expect to hit 300k in 3 months, but I also expected to continue this project longer.

I actually lowered my completion percentage due to added games from 42.42% down to 42.24% . :(

I am also positive I did not complete 2 games for ever one I purchased.

I did improve my gamerscore so that is a plus. I will find another goal to work towards. Other than having a goal of 300k this was sort of a hamster wheel. I couldn't really see a final goal in mind.

I have an idea for a project to work on. I am not sure how feasible it is, but I think it could be fun.
Posted by McTennisD on 15 June 17 at 22:26 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jun
05
PermalinkMinimalist gaming #7
Just finished up with the A-Z challenge, it was fun. It allowed me to complete the E1M1 achievement from DOOM. I knocked a few others out of the way as well.

270148 GS
42.12% Completion
18.0% GS Completion
Easy 2,859 available -25
Medium 4,961 available -4
Hard 2,407 available +1
Very hard 1,439 available -5


277208 +7060
42.27% +.15
Easy 2,863 available +4
Medium 4,998 available +37
Hard 2,394 available - 13
Very hard 1,431 available - 8


I have been doing a very bad job of not purchasing games or adding games to my card even though my % has gone up. I have increased over 7k gs but also increased the number of achievements available. I have decided it is time to put my foot down
Posted by McTennisD on 05 June 17 at 19:03 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
27
PermalinkGame Pass List
Here is a list of current gamepass games. I will be listing the ta ratio at the time of them being posted and change the list as the games are changed.

1419 #IDARB
277 A Kingdom for Keflings
740 A World of Keflings
325 Age of Booty
320 Banjo-Kazooie
3229 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
298 Banjo-Tooie
514 Bionic Commando: Rearmed
1587 BioShock (Xbox 360)
2386 BioShock 2 (Xbox 360)
3446 BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
4055 Blood Bowl 2
2461 Borderlands
2310 Bound by Flame
303 Braid
1080 Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
2170 CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet
1386 CastleStorm
313 Comic Jumper
261 Comix Zone
3255 D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
2617 Dark Void
2320 de Blob 2
2157 Defense Grid 2
688 Defense Grid: The Awakening
258 Dig Dug
3097 DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
1331 Double Dragon Neon
874 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
3614 Electronic Super Joy
2154 Fable III
1630 Farming Simulator 15
310 Final Fight: Double Impact
967 FLOCK!
297 Galaga Legions DX
3003 Gears of War
3079 Gears of War 2
4772 Gears of War 3
3662 Gears of War: Judgment
2738 Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
3581 GRID 2
2905 Halo 5: Guardians
3125 Halo: Spartan Assault
596 Hexic 2
533 Iron Brigade
879 Jetpac Refuelled
1152 Joe Danger 2: The Movie
491 Joe Danger: Special Edition
467 Joy Ride Turbo
3810 JumpJet Rex
3207 Kameo: Elements of Power
1800 Knight Squad
16437 Kyub
3201 Layers of Fear
1437 LEGO Batman
6802 Lumo
2110 Mad Max
1671 Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
1907 Mega Coin Squad
3445 Mega Man Legacy Collection
1016 Metal Slug 3
282 Monday Night Combat
780 Ms. Splosion Man
3537 MX vs. ATV: Reflex
414 N+
5620 NBA 2K16
347 NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
3298 OlliOlli
2337 Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
227 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
2358 Pac-Man Museum
4424 Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
3637 Perfect Dark Zero
1713 Pumped BMX +
2605 Resident Evil 0
3082 Roundabout
4241 Sacred 3
2144 Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
244 Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
235 Sam & Max Save the World
407 Samurai Shodown II
6635 ScreamRide
290 SEGA Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
550 SEGA Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
360 SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World
533 SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
2416 Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
306 SoulCalibur
746 SoulCalibur II HD Online
2011 Spelunky
597 Splosion Man
327 Stacking
4188 Steredenn
2161 Strider
4956 Sunset Overdrive
8610 Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
4690 Super Time Force
2203 Tekken Tag Tournament 2
2543 Terraria
1748 The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
2310 The Golf Club
316 The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
366 The Maw
1090 The Swapper
620 Toy Soldiers
734 Toy Soldiers: Cold War
448 Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
1770 Viva Piñata
2006 Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
4160 WWE 2K16
1662 XCOM: Enemy Within
Posted by McTennisD on 27 May 17 at 18:04 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
25
PermalinkMinimalist Gaming #6
Update. I did everything except finish Ducati Racing.

I also completed 4 out of 5 acheivements in The Wolf Among Us.

The Wolf Among UsMade Them CryMcTennisDThe Made Them Cry achievement in The Wolf Among Us worth 24 pointsComplete Chapter 4 of Episode 2.

The Wolf Among UsNo Respect for the DeadMcTennisDThe No Respect for the Dead achievement in The Wolf Among Us worth 47 pointsComplete Episode 2: "Smoke and Mirrors"

The Wolf Among UsNo Respect for the DeadMcTennisDThe No Respect for the Dead achievement in The Wolf Among Us worth 47 pointsComplete Episode 2: "Smoke and Mirrors"

The Wolf Among UsGrand Master LibrarianMcTennisDThe Grand Master Librarian achievement in The Wolf Among Us worth 89 pointsUnlock all Book of Fables entries in Episode 5.


After a long day of that I also did another "wolf game" I did Wolfenstein.
Wolfenstein: The New OrderWyatt savedMcTennisDThe Wyatt saved achievement in Wolfenstein: The New Order worth 40 pointsChoose to save Wyatt

Rare ReplayNew Sheriff in TownMcTennisDThe New Sheriff in Town achievement in Rare Replay worth 21 pointsGunfright: Play the game for the first time.

Project CARSTwerkin'McTennisDThe Twerkin' achievement in Project CARS worth 14 pointsWin your first Accolade

Skate 3Secret AchievementMcTennisDThe Secret Achievement achievement in Skate 3 worth 28 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Ryse: Son of RomeBeen There, Done ThatMcTennisDThe Been There, Done That achievement in Ryse: Son of Rome worth 8 pointsReplay Any Single-Player Level

Goat SimulatorDisgustingMcTennisDThe Disgusting achievement in Goat Simulator worth 22 pointsWhy did you step in that? Yuck


So. I completed all 10 off the to-do list. I also completed all of them from more than 3 games!. As a bonus I was able to complete Spheroids.

Old Stats:
Easy 2,884 available
Medium 4,965 available
Hard 2,406 available
Very hard 1,444 available
42.42% completion
265932 GS
18.5% RPG GS

New Stats
270148 GS
42.12% Completion
18.0% GS Completion
Easy 2,859 available -25
Medium 4,961 available -4
Hard 2,407 available +1
Very hard 1,439 available -5
Posted by McTennisD on 25 April 17 at 17:00 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
20
PermalinkMinimalist Gaming #5
It has been about a month. In that month I got a discounted gamefly subscription. It kind of went against the whole point of my blog, but that is ok. I got to try out some cool games and it kind of refreshed me after my nearly 3 week hiatus into the World of Warcraft.

I think the biggest reason for the increase in the number of available achievements is the addition of Assassin's creed ezio collection. I also tried out resident evil 7, but I got scared really early on and didnt play it again. The other game I picked up from gamefly is Star Ocean: Faithlessness and Integrity. This is mostly just a try it out thing. I know I feel like a traitor, but I really did enjoy SO: Last Hope.

With my birthday coming up, you can send me digital game codes if you want ;p , I am taking 2 3-day weekends. The first of which is this weekend. The agenda is as such:

Complete at least 10 achievements from the to-do list
Complete Ducati racing / watch Star Wars: Rogue One
Complete all the achievements on my to-do list from at least 3 games.

A 4th, not really related goal is to add all the dlc/games I have purchased via the spring sale to my list of games to choose from and to add physical only games to my gamefly list. I may soon incorporate 360 non backwards compatible games to this play style.

New Stats:

Easy 2,884 available (-95)
Medium 4,965 available (-152)
Hard 2,406 available (-67)
Very hard 1,444 available (15)

Old Stats:
Easy 2,789 available (19)
Medium 4,813 available (4)
Hard 2,339 available (-14)
Very hard 1,459 available (19)
Posted by McTennisD on 20 April 17 at 04:36 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.