What's going on everyone, I am penguin and I would like to thank you for checking out my page. TrueAchievements started out very personal for me, meaning that I would use it to track my own progress but I did not utilize the site to it's full potential. Up until recently I had never competed in a community event or a TrueAchievements, I had only dabbled in certain games boosting sessions. After completion (attempt I should say) of this years 12 days of Christmas, I have decided to become a bit more active. This includes: posting a bit more in blogs, taking to the comments, as well as religiously voting on the solutions I used. I believe these are important components to keep this site up and running, as achievement hunting has brought me games I would've never dreamt of playing. Now this has been for the better or worse. Off the top of my head I can call out Tell Tale Games for making some games, and I can think of simple games like Abzu and The Gardens Between that have really touched me. I would like to give credit to Game-Pass, Games with Gold and the small developers for all coming together and providing us with hours of countless fun and frustration.
I was introduced to the Xbox 360 in 2010 when I began living with my father, who's spouses kids owned one. I thought the concept of achievements was amazing. I quickly amassed a gamerscore of a couple thousand (if that) on a Xbox Silver account "Pengu1ndude36" and became attached to hearing the noise and points associated with an in game accomplishment. I purchased an Xbox of my own in 2011, where I made my permanent account "XxPengu1ndudexX" and gave the trusty Gamecube a break. I was most eager to become proficient at multiplayer games, as that too was an entirely new and mind blowing concept. I grew up with no phone and no computer, so in 2010-2011 the online capabilities of video games left me in shock.
It all started with Black Ops 1. The game I knew so well... The game that knew me just as so. I really have no words for this game other then that it created some of the most memorable experiences of my life. I met a group of amazing people from all across the country and into different parts of the globe through this game. It all started that afternoon in February. All I did was join a Free for All Game (Something I never do) and toss my mic on to talk some smack. I joined halfway through and the first thing I said when I loaded in was "Final kill cam with a python". Needless to say, about 2-3 mins into this FFA match on Firing Range... the final shots were heard... From the barrel of my Colt Python .357 Magnum to the dome of my now good friend Hoodz! I really whipped up a storm on this one. Everyone in the lobby was on their mic, and they were making a pact to get me . This time I decided to do some funny business, plus I was feeling lucky. I called out the M72 LAW. I remember clear as day Truwrath "Get the F**k out of here duuude" (Had that South Georgia Accent). So what did I do? That's right... I turned my mic off and went try hard as S**t. Sure enough, we came home with that final kill cam... Not only that. Everyone in that lobby got an invite from me after the game. Everyone joined. Not a single person did not. From that point forward we played Black Ops every single day until I sprung the idea of one of these clans I had been seeing. After much discussion, I sprung "Dope Clan" as I hadn't seen "DOPE" used a heck of a lot and it was suiting at the time. We all agreed on the name and carried on as a family in that game for another 2-3 years, gathering hundreds of teammates and friends. To this day I keep in contact with a lot of these people. I will never forget each and every minute spent grinding Black Ops 1 and 2. Every party invite. Every argument. Every time we had to back out because someone lagged out. Hell, they even kicked me out of my own clan once. Long story short there was a guy Zombaid... Cool dude, bad attitude. A real my way or the high-way type guy that somehow got a really large group of people mad at lil ole me
While this all unfolded, I ended up going off and making another clan called Haze and Dro or something stupid like that heh heh. Not even a month later people are dropping from the clan and they want their leader back More then likely because I was online 13+ hours with little more then a bathroom break and only a short nap and food between sessions. With time and dedication like that I managed to hit number 1 on the Weekly and Monthly leader boards in TDM and Sabotage categories numerous times. Something I am not ashamed of, nor would I trade my time for anything else... and no. I'm not exaggerating.
Back to Achievement related stuff eh?
I registered with the site in 2013. This is when I began to truly seek out achievements as sadly everyone was growing out of Xbox and I was finding myself alone again. That being said I am not going to give up on something that has played a large role in my life, so I found some single player games laying around and began testing them out. Among my first games were Stranglehold, Assassin's Creed, Bio-shock and Dragon Age Origins. Each one of these games had an incredibly unique and detailed story line. My love for Achievements had been re-kindled and I immediately tore through any game I could find. Fallout 3, Borderlands, Prototype, Call of Duty Campaigns. Each of these games fell one after another until I reached my first 20,000 Gamerscore. Once I hit 20k, my confidence in being an achievement hunter was at an all time high. I knew I wanted to set an attainable goal, but once I continuously beat 30k, then 40k, then 50k... I've wondered if I myself have the dedication and perseverance to hit 100k gamerscore. Well, 6 years into my stay at TrueAchievements and I can say that it is possible, and I will be hitting it this year 2019. This past year, 2018 has been my best year of Achievement hunting so far. All of that credit goes to Kriskkiills for constantly reminding me I have to do better and better because she's always that one step ahead (More like 10).