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Mar
03
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 14
Well that didn't work out too badly after all, especially considering that I managed the multiplayer Achievement "legit", as the cool kids say. It was frustrating working that 2:1 ration in SMITE, especially after back-to-back games in which my team lost 42-7, then missed the Achievement by a single kill in a 47-24 win. But after a total of about 12 matches, I got on the right side of a dominating victory and eked it out (along with five other Achievements in the same title). After knocking out a couple other undocumented low-hangers, we've compiled the following list of new targets:

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7The Tale of the Three BrothersThe The Tale of the Three Brothers achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Lovegood's Lunacy"
BayonettaJust In The Nick Of TimeThe Just In The Nick Of Time achievement in Bayonetta worth 6 pointsDodge the ?????? during Chapter 2.
Deus Ex: Human RevolutionSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Deus Ex: Human Revolution worth 18 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Saints Row IV: Re-ElectedDon't PanicThe Don't Panic achievement in Saints Row IV: Re-Elected worth 36 pointsComplete 'The Real World'.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Here Lies a Free ElfThe Here Lies a Free Elf achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "DOBBY!"
Red Faction: ArmageddonVanguardThe Vanguard achievement in Red Faction: Armageddon worth 18 pointsEscort the convoy.
Far Cry 3 Blood DragonSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon worth 24 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsPrioritiesThe Priorities achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 24 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 8.
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsThe Early YearsThe The Early Years achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 24 pointsComplete Desmond Sequence 1.
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsRevelationsThe Revelations achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 60 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 9.


That Bayonetta one is going to be a pain, because I can't remember for the life of me how to play this game any more. I may have to start over, but at least I wasn't too far in. That chunk of AC: Revelations should be a nice manageable chunk to round it out. Meanwhile, I encountered my first ethical dilemma of this challenge. I've legitimately completed the requirements to unlock the remaining four Achievements in Touchdown Hero, but as noted on the site, they are failing to unlock for all users. I could unlock them by paying, but I don't feel good about rewarding the publishers with cash to get around a bug that should be fixed (not only in my opinion, but by Microsoft standards). So I think I may have to tag this game as "Done With" and ignore the final four. It breaks my heart, as a Kansas City fan, to leave that uniform locked, but I have to stick to my principles.

Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)Big AppleThe Big Apple achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock New York Uniform
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)Big DThe Big D achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Dallas Uniform
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)CinCityThe CinCity achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Cincinnati Uniform
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)Heart of AmericaThe Heart of America achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Kansas Uniform
Posted by Vermin360 on 03 March 18 at 05:08 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
24
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 13
If I were superstitious, I would hesitate to post the 13th issue of this blog series on a Friday. But I'm not, so here's the next round of ten...

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Shedding SkinThe Shedding Skin achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "In Grave Danger"
The Turing TestComplete Chapter ThreeThe Complete Chapter Three achievement in The Turing Test worth 59 pointsComplete Chapter Three
Assassin's Creed IIITea is for EnglishmenThe Tea is for Englishmen achievement in Assassin's Creed III worth 24 pointsComplete Sequence 6.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Soul SearchingThe Soul Searching achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Sword and Locket"
Dark VoidVillage AttackThe Village Attack achievement in Dark Void worth 18 pointsComplete Village Attack
Mafia IIOur Good FriendThe Our Good Friend achievement in Mafia II worth 24 pointsComplete Chapter 11.
SMITEDouble Edged SwordThe Double Edged Sword achievement in SMITE worth 12 pointsWin a match where your team has killed twice as many gods as the enemy team.
Fable IIIDistant FriendsThe Distant Friends achievement in Fable III worth 24 pointsWin the support of Aurora.
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsOld Boss, New BossThe Old Boss, New Boss achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 24 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 7.
Saints Row: Gat Out of HellThe Wings of AngelsThe The Wings of Angels achievement in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell worth 12 pointsBe airborne during Supernatural jumps or Flight for a combined 10 minutes of gameplay


Oh crap, I've got to play some SMITE. I haven't touched this in forever, and I wasn't very good. Probably because I'm not really big into the MOBA style of game. Maybe I'll get lucky with a match, or else I'll be looking for a boost - if that's possible; haven't checked the guide yet. Lots more LEGO and Creed ahead, and if I'm lucky I'll get that Dark Void cheevo out of the way before the game leaves Game Pass on the first of March.
Posted by Vermin360 on 24 February 18 at 04:30 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
20
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 12
See, I told you that would only take about a day. And that included time that I set aside for a boosting session in an unrelated endeavour. I also jumped ahead and knocked out four more progression Achievements in Mafia II and Bioshock Infinite that weren't yet documented on the blog. Now fora gander at what the next set brings up.

Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)City of LakesThe City of Lakes achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Minnesota Uniform
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed IISecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II worth 24 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Deus Ex: Human RevolutionSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Deus Ex: Human Revolution worth 18 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4PrefectThe Prefect achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 worth 59 pointsComplete Year Three Story Levels
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)D-TownThe D-Town achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Denver Uniform
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)Forest CityThe Forest City achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Cleveland Uniform
Tron: EvolutionWarming UpThe Warming Up achievement in Tron: Evolution worth 6 pointsGet a 5X Hit multiplier
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7A Wise DisguiseThe A Wise Disguise achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Magic is Might"
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsSuccesses and FailuresThe Successes and Failures achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 24 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 6.
Injustice: Gods Among UsAlmost ThereThe Almost There achievement in Injustice: Gods Among Us worth 24 pointsComplete 50% of Story Mode


I see a lot of mouse-clicking in my future as I set out to reach that 400-game milestone in Touchdown Hero. It's easy enough to do while watching TV but annoying when you have to move the cursor and close the ads. A lot more Harry Potter on the horizon as well. Looking at that Prefect Achievement tells me that this won't be as quick. That's a whole lot of levels to complete the third year. We will have to see how much progress I can make tonight.

Thanks again for reading, and good luck to nifkin1990 who has started a Bottom Feed of their own.
Posted by Vermin360 on 20 February 18 at 12:31 | There is 1 comment on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
19
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 11
Some of those last ones took a little more time than expected. When did game chapters get so damn long? That said, it's a Sunday night, time to kick off a new week. What better way than to round up a new batch of 10 bottom-feeding Achievement targets as we move into the 1.18s...

Sleeping DogsMan Around TownThe Man Around Town achievement in Sleeping Dogs worth 24 pointsVisit Aberdeen, Central, Kennedy Town and North Point.
N+Treasure HunterThe Treasure Hunter achievement in N+ worth 24 pointsComplete an episode and obtain every gold piece in Single Player mode.
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)TitletownThe Titletown achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Green Bay Uniform
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7A Riddle RevealedThe A Riddle Revealed achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Felix Felicis"
Super Meat BoyThe CommanderThe The Commander achievement in Super Meat Boy worth 12 pointsFind and unlock Commander Video.
Red Faction: GuerrillaInsurgentThe Insurgent achievement in Red Faction: Guerrilla worth 6 pointsComplete 5 Guerrilla Actions.
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)Rain CityThe Rain City achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Seattle Uniform
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Lighten UpThe Lighten Up achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsUse the Deluminator
Child of EdenThe Wireframe Web ExpandsThe The Wireframe Web Expands achievement in Child of Eden worth 36 pointsClear the Matrix Archive on Normal Difficulty Mode.
Gears of War: Ultimate EditionMy Love for You Is Like a TruckThe My Love for You Is Like a Truck achievement in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition worth 24 pointsStory progression in Act 1 Chapter 8 (on any difficulty)


These shouldn't be too tough. I figure there's a good chance I might even knock them out in a single day. I do have a boosting session scheduled for Monday to finish off the completion on Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Achievements before it escapes Game Pass as expected at the end of the month. Only 9 ranked matches to play and it's finished. Don't even have to win. I just hope the player who joined my session shows up. I have faith. If not, maybe one of you reading this can help me out.

I may have to backtrack a little either during or after this set. I've got a couple of games I want to start, but they will surely have some low-ratio targets. There's a couple GwGs from recent months as well as some additions to EA Access that have been begging me to try. Besides, all work and no play...
Posted by Vermin360 on 19 February 18 at 03:33 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
13
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 10
We've now unlocked over 100 Achievements in the past couple of weeks through bottom feeding and not showing any signs of slowing down. Most of this set of targets are in games that have been in the rotation lately, but there is one new one. NeoGeo Battle Coliseum appears thanks to Xbox Game Pass, where I've dabbled through many titles since the program began back in June.

BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)David & GoliathThe David & Goliath achievement in BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) worth 12 pointsIn the Main Campaign, kill 20 "Heavy Hitter" enemies.
Sleeping DogsRookieThe Rookie achievement in Sleeping Dogs worth 12 pointsComplete 10% of all missions, cases, favors, events, jobs and races.
Sleeping DogsSlight SilverThe Slight Silver achievement in Sleeping Dogs worth 6 pointsAchieve 5 Silver Stat Awards.
Dead SpaceMerchantThe Merchant achievement in Dead Space worth 12 pointsCollect 8 schematics
Fable IIIThe ResistanceThe The Resistance achievement in Fable III worth 59 pointsWin the support of Bowerstone.
NeoGeo Battle ColiseumSmash MIZUCHIThe Smash MIZUCHI achievement in NeoGeo Battle Coliseum worth 12 pointsDefeat MIZUCHI(Story Mode, Default Setting only).
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7SectumsempraThe Sectumsempra achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Love Hurts"
Mafia IIMan of HonorThe Man of Honor achievement in Mafia II worth 35 pointsComplete Chapter 9.
BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) worth 12 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Dead SpaceCannon FodderThe Cannon Fodder achievement in Dead Space worth 24 pointsComplete Chapter 4 on any difficulty setting

Unfortunately, at this time we also hit our first roadblock. Years ago, I purchased the Number One Hits standalone for the game Lips, which to my surprise was able to unlock Achievements in the main game as well. Without having the main game disc, there are several Achievements that cannot be unlocked, and that means the following will have to be left behind unless I stumble upon a disc someday.
LipsBeen to Get MusicThe Been to Get Music achievement in Lips worth 6 pointsEntered Get Music for the first time

That said, we've done pretty well getting this far without running into any real difficulties. It may cause a slight stumble, but the climb will continue. Until next time...
Posted by Vermin360 on 13 February 18 at 02:17 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.