danlaing198311,491 (8,105)England

Living the dream - one day at a time

danlaing1983 has won 166 Achievements in 14 games

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danlaing1983

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Jan
16
#100k Challenge - Day 16 update
Well another four days down so another post with my progress. In theory my plan over the past four days was to get Gears of War 4 started, 100% complete Tomb Raider: Underworld, get my house in perfect order and start running. In reality what happened was not start Gears 4 - but start a lacrosse game, didn't even complete the second stage of Tomb Raider. My marathon career is a none starter as its far too cold still and my house still looks like a bomb has hit it. To be fair I do have 3 kids and 2 dogs so keeping on top of it all is an endless wave but I love the challenge.

What have I been playing?

Like I mentioned I started Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 - now we don't play this sport in the UK at school so was quite foreign to me (I had only ever heard it from American Pie as Stifler played it at high school). I didn't, and still don't quite understand the rules of the game but I am actually enjoying playing a different kind of sports game for a change. Reviews online seem to quite positive and I am sure that once i get my head around the rules/controls properly I will try to unlock some of the longer achievements in the career mode. I have managed to unlock a few achievements already and as these weren't in my January plan are all extra points.

Van Helsing is still a game I have been playing the past few days and I have managed to unlock most of the quick achievements as well as finishing the main story. Next stage for this is to complete again on the hardest setting (called Fearless....so might be a while).


Spends £££

Purse strings have been kept tight since the start of the challenge but over the last few days I have spent all but £1.39 (remember £25 each month). I needed to buy Xbox Live Gold ready for the start of February and was shopping around when the offer for 6 months Xbox Live Gold for £12.49 was brought to my attention.

This is a great deal (still available) so purchased this straight away, I was going to buy two of them and have the next 12 months covered but this would send me over my budget for the month.

Every Tuesday the Xbox store is updated with sale items so this morning I had a look through to see which games I could pick up that offered quick achievement completion and under £5. I posted on Instagram what I think is the Top 5 for this week. All 5 games were available under £10. After doing this I am left with £1.59 which will just now be carried over to next month.

State of Play - 16/01/2018
Games: Total played 14
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition - 1000/1000
Roblox: 710/1000
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 - 145/1000
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III: 2450/1000
Tomb Raider Underworld: 150/1250
NBA 2K17 - The Prelude: 800/1000
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 1000/1000
Sam&Max: Save the World - 50/200
Pac-Man CE DX+ - 200/200
The Swapper: 1000/1000
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown: 400/400
NBA Playgrounds: 1000/1000
#iDarb: 900/1000
Back to the Future - The Game: 200/1000

Total Points: 8105

What else have I been doing?

When I've been gaming over the last few years it has always been in my living room on the sofa. Good for when I have people round but not really great for single player games. My TV is always reflecting the sunlight and using my laptop for guides or watching Netflix at the same time meant I took my eyes of the screen (always a good excuse when losing of course).

So over the last few days I have started making a dedicated gaming area -something that I have wanted to do for years - if you want to see it you can check it out on my Instagram. It is a work in progress but I am very happy with it so far.

What next?
My main target for the next few days is to break the 10k Gamerscore marker - this is higher than my initial target of 9k for January but I think once I have hit this the pressure for the first month is off - I could then maybe actually get round to playing Gears 4.

As always.....

If you want to keep up to date then follow my on Social Media, share tell your friends add me on Xbox (Gamer Tag - danlaing1983) and keep checking back here or check out my blog site (laing1983.co.uk)

Till next time.
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Jan16
smrnovsmrnov has reached a new milestone: 3,150,000 TrueAchievement Score
Comment by jacky rooster at 00:12 on 17 Jan 2018

mumma mia

danlaing1983danlaing1983 has just made a new blog post: #100k Challenge - Day 16 update
Stallion83 has started broadcasting Beholder on their twitch feed at 22:31 on 16 Jan 2018TwitchStallion83 has started broadcasting Beholder on their Twitch channel

                  Status change by Stallion83 at 22:07 on 16 Jan 2018Stallion83 status: GIVEAWAY! Live now streaming an early look at BEHOLDER! Giving away several codes during the stream! #Sponsored http://www.Twitch.tv/Stallion83
danlaing1983danlaing1983 has reached a new milestone: Completion Percentage of 55%
Stallion83Happy Wars
Stallion83 won 2 Achievements in Happy Wars for 247 points
Stallion83Skylanders Imaginators (Xbox 360)Stallion83 completed the game Skylanders Imaginators (Xbox 360) and is the 85th gamer on the site to complete it

                  Status change by Stallion83 at 08:25 on 16 Jan 2018Stallion83 status: Best Xbox Live Deals with Gold Games & Spotlight Deals for Gamerscore Gains! January 15 - January 22 https://tinyurl.com/ybpbgu64
Comment by IKV91 at 11:58 on 16 Jan 2018

Loads of easy(and cheap) games this week. My wallet’s not happy.

Comment by vXTotalChaosXv at 18:32 on 16 Jan 2018

Already own a few of these but I will definitely be picking up a few more.

smrnovMinecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Xbox 360)smrnov completed the base game Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Xbox 360) and is the 334th gamer on the site to complete it
smrnovMinecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Win 10)smrnov completed the base game Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Win 10) and is the 196th gamer on the site to complete it
smrnovMinecraft: Story Mode - Season Twosmrnov completed the base game Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two and is the 3,285th gamer on the site to complete it

                  Status change by Stallion83 at 00:33 on 16 Jan 2018Stallion83 status: How good is Forza Horizon 3 in 4K HDR? I'm about to find out! My live first reaction to it! http://www.Twitch.tv/Stallion83
Jan15
smrnovBulletstorm (PC)Blood Symphonysmrnov completed the Blood Symphony DLC for Bulletstorm (PC)
smrnovBulletstorm (PC)Gun Sonatasmrnov completed the Gun Sonata DLC for Bulletstorm (PC)
smrnovBulletstorm (PC)Gun Sonatasmrnov started the Gun Sonata DLC for Bulletstorm (PC)
Comment by YODA12320 at 19:44 on 15 Jan 2018

:/ f msp to local currency beta lol

Comment by Koicommander at 20:22 on 15 Jan 2018

How did you get that?

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Stallion83Skylanders Trap Team (Xbox 360)Stallion83 completed the game Skylanders Trap Team (Xbox 360) and is the 193rd gamer on the site to complete it
TricKyRicKy xDTower of Guns
TricKyRicKy xD won 2 Achievements in Tower of Guns for 154 points
danlaing1983danlaing1983 has reached a new milestone: 10,000 TrueAchievement Score
Jan14
Jan13
smrnovWin Streaksmrnov is currently on a 2500 day achievement win streak
Comment by o Heres Jonny o at 20:27 on 13 Jan 2018

Swish!

Comment by Ms Dudette at 21:28 on 13 Jan 2018

Woo

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smrnovsmrnov has reached a new milestone: 65,250 Achievements Won
Comment by pTartTX at 02:47 on 13 Jan 2018

pretty!!!

smrnovBulletstorm (PC)
smrnov won 3 Achievements in Bulletstorm (PC) for 261 points
Jan12
Stallion83Albert and Otto
Stallion83 won 4 Achievements in Albert and Otto for 216 points
Stallion83Albert and OttoStallion83 started the game Albert and Otto
smrnovBulletstorm (PC)
smrnov won 4 Achievements in Bulletstorm (PC) for 159 points
danlaing1983The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
danlaing1983 won 13 Achievements in The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III for 491 points
danlaing1983danlaing1983 has just made a new blog post: #100kChallenge - Day 12
danlaing1983danlaing1983 has reached a new milestone: Completion Percentage of 50%
smrnovAlbert and Ottosmrnov completed the game Albert and Otto and is the 61st gamer on the site to complete it
Comment by pTartTX at 18:46 on 12 Jan 2018

pretty!!!

danlaing1983Win Streakdanlaing1983 is currently on a 6 day achievement win streak , which is a new personal best
smrnovAlbert and Ottosmrnov started the game Albert and Otto
danlaing1983Brothers - A Tale of Two Sonsdanlaing1983 completed the game Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons and is the 11,963rd gamer on the site to complete it
Stallion83It's Quiz Time
Stallion83 won 2 Achievements in It's Quiz Time for 95 points
Stallion83 has started broadcasting Social Eating on their twitch feed at 00:48 on 12 Jan 2018TwitchStallion83 has started broadcasting Social Eating on their Twitch channel
Comment by dreamweaver1984 at 01:54 on 12 Jan 2018

let me know if there is anything you need a second player for. GTASC IS ROLLING STRONG


                  Status change by Stallion83 at 00:45 on 12 Jan 2018Stallion83 status: Live now Streaming It's Quiz time! You can play along right in the Twitch chat! Eating food with the wife first. http://www.Twitch.tv/Stallion83
Jan11

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Determination in Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
Determination113 (100)
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Gladiator in Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
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danlaing1983's Recent Games

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition1,126 (1,000)

2.8 from 2665 votes

12 achievements out of 12 won | 17,211 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 16 Jan 18

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16345 (145)

2.7 from 29 votes

10 achievements out of 35 won | 1,513 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 15 Jan 18

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III1,158 (450)

3.1 from 67 votes

35 achievements out of 56 won | 7,265 tracked gamers have this game | Last played 14 Jan 18