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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.
Feb
10
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 9
Another productive swing took down the last ten in a hurry, and then some. I've now succeeded in knocking off all outstanding Achievements with a 1.15 or lower ratio. Still a long way to go, with about 11,000 Achievements still to be unlocked. Yikes. Here's the next set of targets:

Fallout 4Touchdown!The Touchdown! achievement in Fallout 4 worth 12 pointsGet a Touchdown
Fallout 4SanctuaryThe Sanctuary achievement in Fallout 4 worth 23 pointsComplete "Sanctuary"
Sleeping DogsTake A Bite Out Of CrimeThe Take A Bite Out Of Crime achievement in Sleeping Dogs worth 12 pointsComplete a Case.
Sleeping DogsStuntmanThe Stuntman achievement in Sleeping Dogs worth 6 pointsSuccessfully perform an action hijack.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Weasleys' Wizard WoesThe Weasleys' Wizard Woes achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "A Not So Merry Christmas"
Red Faction: GuerrillaSpread the WordThe Spread the Word achievement in Red Faction: Guerrilla worth 12 pointsLiberate Parker Sector.
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)B´moreThe B´more achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock Baltimore Uniform
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsThe Plot ThickensThe The Plot Thickens achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 23 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 5.
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)The CityThe The City achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock New York Uniform
Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)City of NationsThe City of Nations achievement in Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) worth 12 pointsUnlock New England Uniform

This batch will finish off the 1.16 pile and move me up another percentage point. Making good progress. I dread heading back into the Wasteland, but I had made progress on Sanctuary already so I shouldn't be there long. Looks like a bit of fun as Sleeping Dogs appears in the grinder for the first time. Having it on both consoles means some double-dipping will be in order, but for now sticking to the 360 version.

I've been getting better at Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8) so I don't think I'll end up resorting to the purchase that unlocks them all. I've reached 16 touchdowns in a single game, so reaching the 19-20 mark isn't too far out of reach. It's something to goof around with at times when I'm away from my Xbox but have my laptop handy (a laptop that is in need of replacing sometime soon). Thanks again for indulging my odd approach to games these days. It's definitely helping boost my Gamerscore and start to chip away at some backlog.
Posted by Vermin360 on 10 February 18 at 12:09 | Last edited on 11 February 18 at 13:47 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
07
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 8
With that last quick jaunt out of the way, we're back to another variety pack for this next round of low-hanging fruit. Many of the games represented here have been in the rotation lately but there are a couple of newcomers making an appearance, Dishonored and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Dead SpaceSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Dead Space worth 17 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed IISecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II worth 23 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
DishonoredExcommunicationThe Excommunication achievement in Dishonored worth 6 pointsEliminate High Overseer Campbell
Assassin's Creed IIIThe Day the Templars CriedThe The Day the Templars Cried achievement in Assassin's Creed III worth 23 pointsComplete Sequence 5.
Assassin's Creed IIISecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Assassin's Creed III worth 23 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Fable IIISpellweaverThe Spellweaver achievement in Fable III worth 6 pointsCombine two gauntlets to cast a "woven" spell.
Gears of War: Ultimate EditionYeah, yeah, Group HugThe Yeah, yeah, Group Hug achievement in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition worth 23 pointsStory progression in Act 1 Chapter 7 (on any difficulty)
Mafia IIThe Wild OnesThe The Wild Ones achievement in Mafia II worth 35 pointsComplete Chapter 8.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7The Slug ClubThe The Slug Club achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 12 pointsComplete "Just Desserts"
The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings worth 12 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


Unfortunately, Eagle Eye is one that will require me to start a new game, as I missed this one back when I started the game. I haven't gone very far though, so if restarting means I have to lose my previous progress, it's not really a big deal. The others are all still in the realm of progress Achievements, so nothing that should require any particular level of skill or effort in order to unlock.
Posted by Vermin360 on 07 February 18 at 03:34 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Feb
06
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 7
This is just a quick post, since I logged a little time yesterday and have already knocked off half this list before I got around to posting it. The Achievements are spread out across a handful of games (which is always fun) but shouldn't take much time to wrap up the rest.

Mafia IITime Well SpentThe Time Well Spent achievement in Mafia II worth 23 pointsComplete Chapter 6.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4SeniorThe Senior achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 worth 57 pointsComplete Year Two Story Levels
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed IIArachnophobiaThe Arachnophobia achievement in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II worth 23 pointsDestroy 200 Terror Spider Droids.
Saints Row: Gat Out of HellCluster LuckThe Cluster Luck achievement in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell worth 11 pointsCollect at least five Soul Clusters without touching the ground
Dead SpaceAll Systems GoThe All Systems Go achievement in Dead Space worth 23 pointsComplete Chapter 3 on any difficulty setting
Mafia IILast RespectsThe Last Respects achievement in Mafia II worth 34 pointsComplete Chapter 7.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Chair-ismaticThe Chair-ismatic achievement in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 worth 11 pointsComplete "Out of Retirement"
Costume Quest 2Flippity FlapsThe Flippity Flaps achievement in Costume Quest 2 worth 57 pointsUse the Pterodactyl Costume to flap 10 flappy things
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsThe PrinceThe The Prince achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations worth 23 pointsComplete DNA Sequence 4.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog DaysStreet WarThe Street War achievement in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days worth 23 pointsComplete 'The Details' on any difficulty.


As you can see, many Achievements this round are of the story campaign variety, only requiring some basic playthrough time to complete. Today I should easily tackle the handful of remaining chapters and the Flippity Flaps objective and post a new list tonight or tomorrow.
Posted by Vermin360 on 06 February 18 at 12:26 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Jan
28
PermalinkThe Bottom-Feeder: Issue 6
That was almost laughable. All ten fell in one afternoon. I guess I was really missing some opportunites for easy Gamerscore all this time. Let's have a look at the next batch:
Tomb RaiderPickyThe Picky achievement in Tomb Raider worth 17 pointsLoot 200 enemies.
Assassin's Creed IIIHeroes are BornThe Heroes are Born achievement in Assassin's Creed III worth 23 pointsComplete Sequence 4.
Alien: IsolationWelcome to SevastopolThe Welcome to Sevastopol achievement in Alien: Isolation worth 11 pointsComplete the second mission
Banjo-TooieTreasure HuntThe Treasure Hunt achievement in Banjo-Tooie worth 23 pointsYou'll probably end up with many more, but to achieve this you need just one of each.
Toy SoldiersOld ContemptibleThe Old Contemptible achievement in Toy Soldiers worth 23 pointsDefeat Tsar Tank
StackingSeasoned SwashbucklerThe Seasoned Swashbuckler achievement in Stacking worth 11 pointsComplete the Gilded Steam Ship Adventure.
Tomb RaiderA Survivor Is BornThe A Survivor Is Born achievement in Tomb Raider worth 85 pointsComplete the game.
Gears of War: Ultimate EditionCole? As in Cole Train?The Cole? As in Cole Train? achievement in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition worth 23 pointsStory progression in Act 1 Chapter 6 (on any difficulty)
Assassin's Creed IIIBy Invitation OnlyThe By Invitation Only achievement in Assassin's Creed III worth 23 pointsBe invited to join a Club.
BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360) worth 11 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

I'm definitely getting my fill of the Assassin's Creed franchise lately, and for a time I will see my Tomb Raider experience draw to a close as I finish a playthrough of the reboot of the franchise for the second time in as many platforms. I look forward to digging deeper into Alien and Bioshock (not so much with Gears).

It's not all AAA though, and a dip into a Double Fine classic as well as my toy army will give some indie representation. Not to mention a Rare classic from the days of Nintendo 64 long gone. I've got a busy week outside of gaming going on, so this batch might actually carry me through until next weekend, when a week with some downtime looms on the horizon. Thanks again for checking in.
Posted by Vermin360 on 28 January 18 at 19:56 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.