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Nov27
Update and I Am A Bit Opinionated Today
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost. - John Foster Dulles
I am checking in once again. I hope everybody are/will have a good holiday seasons. Here is what has been going on the last two months.

Health Update

Yes, Lady Corona is still here and it has got worse in my state of West Virginia (like in other parts of the country). We went from 300-400 new cases a day to 900-1,200 a day. shock Our governor enacted a harsher mask mandate, to mixed results. I am still working from home and probably through the first quarter 2021.

Thanksgiving and Christmas will feel unusual this year, but it still weirdly feels the same. I ordered two or three things online and will take one quick trip to a smaller store for a very quick shopping trip for my family's gifts and that's it. No malls, no Wal-Mart, no problem. smile

My Achievement Progress and A Change of Heart

I tell ya, COVID-19 changed my year as an achievement hunter 180 degrees. I went from getting enough for a couple of goals, into a GS tidal wave. It is sort of a Pyrrhic victory. The reason for this is that I am totally burned out and what I have learned over the last three months about achievement hunting has sealed it for me.

This is where the opinionated part in this blog from the title comes into play. Before I start, I understand my TA Ratio is not the best and yes I have played a good bit of easy games this year. However, I do not, I repeat, I do NOT back away from a challenge at all. I relish tough achievements, even if I don't get them. However this is getting f***ing ridiculous with certain publishers - Xitilon in particular.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind an easy game in between some tricky games. But dumbing done lists to sell copies (on fairly decent achievement lists by the way), then adding a 1000 GS on these games that even my landlord's dog can unlock all of them in 3-5 minutes, well, it's disgusting to me.

I have made a decision. After next month (December), I am done with the crazy achievement hunting. If I get 100k in a year, I am very happy. I definitely think the million GS milestone for 2021 is more than doable.

I also want to mention that there are times that I feel like I don't belong on this level with these guys that can crank out 300k GS a year. If you don't mind me asking, how do you do it year after year after year? It is mind-blowing to me how you guys do it!

I don't want to reveal anything until after 2020 is finished, but this year has been way above what I ever imagined I could do. I do discount myself too much sometimes. Anyways, I am done with the hardcore stuff. And it feels freeing...

I have a lot of games on my to-do list to finish or play, including GRID (reboot), Crash Team Racing, Blast Em Bunnies, Valentino Rossi: The Game, Xonic, and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, just to name a few.

I hope everybody has a great end of year and I wish you and your own a very safe season. Since you won't be hearing from me until probably early January, I will share my favorite Christmas song now. The original is the best:



Until next time, Happy Holidays to whatever you celebrate. wave

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AlyselleMass Effect 2Alyselle won 2 Achievements in Mass Effect 2 for 10 points
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IrishWarrior022Overcooked! All You Can EatIrishWarrior022 completed the game Overcooked! All You Can Eat and is the 5th gamer on the site to complete it
Comment by Triple Triad777 at 21:25 on 28 Nov 2020

Awesome job!

Comment by Oriole2682 at 21:26 on 28 Nov 2020

pretty!!!

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                Status change by snake42069 at 09:13 on 28 Nov 2020snake42069 status: 908k TA, 525k GS, 17,650 Achievements, 392 Completed Games, 181 Completed DLC, 86.3% Achievements Complete!
Comment by TheOnlyMatto at 09:14 on 28 Nov 2020

very nice!

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IrishWarrior022Golden AxeIrishWarrior022 completed the game Golden Axe and is the 7,866th gamer on the site to complete it
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gavmanwv3gavmanwv3 has reached a new milestone: 560 Completed Games
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Comment by TheOnlyMatto at 20:50 on 27 Nov 2020

great game. I should get it back now that I know how to set up a game session

Comment by Da GermanPro at 21:45 on 27 Nov 2020

I actually forgot to rate this game a while ago. This game has to be the Call of Duty game out of the whole Call of Duty series (not counting Cold War).

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Da GermanProCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarDa GermanPro has rated the game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5 out of 5
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Comment by Maka91 at 18:26 on 27 Nov 2020

Finally got it not to crash.

Comment by lI Majora Il at 20:03 on 27 Nov 2020

I just died on the boss fight unfortunately. Lot of time wasted

Comment by the JeffreyTM at 21:35 on 27 Nov 2020

I had to switch back to the Xbox One X to play this game.. The crashes on Series X are so ridiculous

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Comment by Steaksaucepie at 16:09 on 27 Nov 2020

As good as the other overcookeds?

Comment by Har Miggido at 16:55 on 27 Nov 2020

I wonder what the food hygiene rating would be with these games

Comment by IrishWarrior022 at 17:08 on 27 Nov 2020

I’m just getting into these games but ya they are pretty good 😊

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Comment by CrippleThreat8 at 10:29 on 27 Nov 2020

Three!

Comment by Tankk OG at 16:07 on 27 Nov 2020

Nice!

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Comment by CrippleThreat8 at 06:28 on 27 Nov 2020

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Comment by RJ Rouge at 08:42 on 27 Nov 2020

Excellent work. Now you just have some grinding to do on that bottom playfield.

Comment by CrippleThreat8 at 09:10 on 27 Nov 2020

8 more damn Homonculi to go. Lol

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                Status change by Da GermanPro at 00:46 on 27 Nov 2020Da GermanPro status: Late comment, but Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates!!
Comment by gavmanwv3 at 00:56 on 27 Nov 2020

Thanks Da GermanPro. I just came from my parents for dinner. Already too full and have a lot of leftovers for the week. :-)

Comment by TheOnlyMatto at 02:43 on 27 Nov 2020

happy turkey day brother

Comment by Da GermanPro at 02:53 on 27 Nov 2020

@gavmanwv3, that’s good to hear, lol. @TheOnlyMatto, you too.

snake42069snake42069 has reached a new milestone: 390 Completed Games
Comment by TheOnlyMatto at 02:43 on 27 Nov 2020

gratz

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Comment by TheOnlyMatto at 02:43 on 27 Nov 2020

gratz

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Comment by Its Uncle Kev at 20:10 on 26 Nov 2020

Lol tank went nuts this month

Comment by FullMoonBeaver at 20:18 on 26 Nov 2020

I've got 46k set up for December. May ads a few more to see if I can get 50k done. Achievements ftw.

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