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Sep
05
PermalinkWHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (#TrueAchievements #Gaming #Xbox #Halo #Halo2 #SteveVai)
Twitter is great for keeping up with things you like and creators that resinate with you. Marty O’Donnell’s work on Halo is one of those cosmic things. By cosmic I mean all the starts line up and fall into place and what comes out of it is an astounding piece of artistic entertainment that will stand the test of time. His score on the original Halo is half the game. It is so good that I didn’t want to start playing until after the chanting come to an end. It’s on par with some of John William’s greatest scores. I am also a big fan of Steve Vai, a legendary guitarist with plenty of solo albums to his name. He has also played with the likes of Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake and Joe Satriani. In a word he is amazing.

I don’t know if I had forgotten because of the passage of time (It has been over 10 years since the original Halo was released) or if I just never knew that Vai had a hand in the game’s music and was oblivious to the fact because he is so big and gaming would not be in his wheelhouse. Well these two worlds collided recently when Marty O’Donnell nonchalantly posted a session he had with Steve Vai while working at Bungie on his Twitter/YouTube accounts. I was shocked and extremely happy seeing this all transpire. The way Vai vibes with the theme is pretty impressive. Here is the link for your enjoyment:



BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
TA Site Rank of 4000 - Currently @ 4338 ( -12 Position Change)
TA Completion % - 70 Achievements to reach 88%
GTN Badge Count - 351/453 Badges for 2905/4360 Badgescore (Ranked 7th on the Site)
240 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (176) X360 Arcade (62) iOS (1)
DLC Completed (87/114) Apps with Achievements Completed (11/12)

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
Prison Architect - Free GotM

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (2)
Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (6)
Neverwinter (84/159 Achievements)
A new module was released last week and with it more achievements. With every new module there are changes. Over the last year each module’s changes they’ve made has made the game better, easier, and more streamlined. The new dungeon ques have given me access to the harder dungeons I still had locked. Which in turn unlocked some achievements for me. The guildhall’s progress has come to a stand still. We need 20K in metal in order to upgrade our Stable to the next rank. I also purged a ton of players that are not playing.

State of Decay 2 (50/62 Achievements)
I completed a world with a family member and now we are starting my 2nd community, I did the warlord the first time and this time I and following the path of the sherif.

Saint’s Row: The Third (DONE)
I completed the game along with all the DLC. It had it’s fun moments, but it was over the top.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (45/72 Achievements)
A new month is here so I will jumping into the game for my monthly challenge.

Resident Evil 4 HD (5/12 Achievements)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (47/65 Achievements)

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet (21/37 Achievements)
Star Wars Battlefront (44/63 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
BurgerTime World Tour (6/12 Achievements)
Beautiful Katamari (24/40 Achievements)
Arakanoid (9/12 Achievements)
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (18/40 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
The Matrix Reloaded - 4 1/2
This is one movie I was really looking forward to seeing and man I couldn't have been more disappointed. I watched just ONE preview. In that one little preview I saw every fight sequence. There where no unseen shots, so there was nothing new to enjoy. What really makes Reloaded even worse is the use of video game animation instead of live action. It's just cheap, like the rest of the story. How is it that they made such a bad movie? I would expect this sort of film making form amateurs with big egos and no budget, not from the Wachowski brothers. Did they just over think it? It leads me to believe that there really was never going to be a sequel. Just that the amazing success of the original demanded one. TR

YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHT
This Is Why You Don't Mess Around With Ferals



SHAMELESS PLUGS
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Aug
21
PermalinkTHE DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED (#TrueAchievements #XboxOne #Gaming #Xbox #1000Members)
It’s been a long time since I have penned a blog and things are now settling down for me to get back to some regular gaming and blogging. This past Sunday on Gamertag Nation I completed a long time goal. I became the first person on the site to have a 1000 member leaderboard. This gave me a unique badge that no one else has and it also triggered a cascade of badges for the rest of the GTN community. It was pretty cool to see this goal come to fruition. A big thank you goes out to all that joined the leaderboard.

Next I will need to see what I want to do with the rest of the year game wise. At the beginning of the year I had decided I was going to throw my completion percentage to the wind and play whatever I wanted while going for 100K in a year. Moving put a stop to the 100K run. I did start a bunch of new games (seven new games this year so far), but over the course of the last several months I have managed to play those games and bring my completion percentage back to 87%(Not on Purpose). I am also only 116 achievements away from 88%, which was my original percentage when I started at the beginning of the year.

I think I am going to continue playing some new select games (Ubisoft & EA titles) that I think will get the online axe come this fall. I will have to save the 100K for next year when I can go full out. That said, it will make this year a better time to play games I have been sitting on that will take a good chunk of time to play and enjoy like Mass Effect, Red Dead, and FallOut on my 360.

BADGES & LEADERBOARDS
TA Site Rank of 4000 - Currently @ 4326 ( 0 Position Change)
TA Completion % - 116 Achievements to reach 88%
GTN Badge Count - 351/453 Badges for 2905/4360 Badgescore (Ranked 7th on the Site)
239 Completed Games - XOne (0) X360 Retail (175) X360 Arcade (62) iOS (1)
DLC Completed (82/108) Apps with Achievements Completed (11/12)

ACQUISITIONS
Digital Deal of the Week (There is Only One Rule, Never Spend More then $5)
KoF Sky Stage - $2.49

BEATING EA TO THE PUNCH (2)
Need For Speed: ProStreet (26/50 Achievements) - Online Done!
Need for Speed: Carbon (40/50 Achievements) - Online Done!

MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER, MULTIPLAYER (2)
Grand Theft Auto IV (40/65 Achievements)
Call of Duty: World at War (61/66 Achievements)

NOW PLAYING (6)
Neverwinter (81/152 Achievements)
I still play this game on a regular basis. My Rogue crossed the 13K threshold and is now doing some decent damage in dungeons. The next module is set to release next week, more achievements Yay!

https://twitter.com/MarvzMitts/status/1019027648129961984

State of Decay 2 (49/62 Achievements)
I loved the first game so much of course I would be playing the 2nd installment. The game is more of the same. It’s still fun, but it could of used another 6 months of development.

Saint’s Row: The Third (26/80 Achievements)
I started this game because the functionality of a couple of achievements was being shut down. I like the previous two games. This one is a bit over the top. Once I finish this one I have the 4th installment to work on next since that game had the exact same functionality issues.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (45/72 Achievements)
I still play this game at the very least for the monthly Xbox Challenges right now. This game is still impressive to me and still remainig a lot of fun to play. I had plans to streaming this game a lot, but my DSL has currently put an end to that (I will leave that for another blog). If you never played the game and are wondering what it’s about then check out the my YouTube playlist titled “ The Life and Death of Darius Beebe ” right here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_abMxmWALJPKXyMMV46M...

Resident Evil 4 HD (5/12 Achievements)
I started this title for a GTN badge. I didn’t grow up with the series and I didn’t care for the movies. Actually I have only seen the first film only. It’s an ok game (Some of you are probably screaming at me right now) that I will get back to very soon. I want that badge.

Tom Clancy’s The Division (47/65 Achievements)
So a while back I kinda said I was done with Clancy games cause really the guy has been dead for years and they are just slapping his name on a game, but a family member pushed me to get it so that we would have a game we could play with together. The game was free and the season pass was on sale, so I backpedalled and bought the game for him. It’s an ok game. The best thing that happened in the game was this Breaking Bad moment:

https://twitter.com/MarvzMitts/status/1000046624570335232

ON THE BACKBURNER (12)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (41/55 Achievements)
Calorie Burned 50,429 out of 100,000 / 150,000 / 200,000
Left 4 Dead (44/65 Achievements)
35,991 / 53, 595 Kills
Kinect Sports Gems: Darts vs Zombies (8/10 Achievements)
Kinect Star Wars (20/50 Achievements)
Kinect Playfit (17/20 Achievements)
CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet (21/37 Achievements)
Star Wars Battlefront (44/63 Achievements)
Titanfall / Xbox One (43/88 Achievements)
BurgerTime World Tour (6/12 Achievements)
Beautiful Katamari (24/40 Achievements)
Arakanoid (9/12 Achievements)
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (18/40 Achievements)

QUICK MOVIE REVIEW (Retro Review)
Resident Evil - 3 1/2
Did this movie run out of money? In this day and age you would expect something a little better. The director relies on cheap parlor tricks to scare you. Since the lackluster zombies we did see weren't scary at all. They should of just recycled the Playstation's undead which were more impressive. Instead, we see a bunch of flailing arms poorly simulating zombies. The makeup jobs were absolutely horrid. The makeup artist must of smacked the extras in the face with some white talcum powder, sprayed them with ketchup and yelled next. The ending was even more pathetic. Ripping off George A. Romero and implying there will be a sequel. I pray to the zombie gods that there wont be one. TR

YOU TUBE HIGHLIGHT
Every Time A Titan Is Crushed An Angel Gets It's Wings



SHAMELESS PLUGS
If you made it down to the end of my blog, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment. Before you go, I am climbing the TA Blog Leaderboards, so if you liked the Blog on any level please follow it on TA and any of my other social media channels below:

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NOW GO ENJOY SOME GAMES!
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