Region exclusives, stacking achievement lists -- this is nothing new to some people, but something I opted to dive right into once I made the decision on the investment. Mixed feelings, but ultimately glad that I did commit. I seem to spend more money on shipping prices than anything else, but (
) I've lucked out on some good bargains.
For instance, the JP and PAL consoles I bought came in pristine condition despite being used. The games I purchased overseas took awhile to get here, but arrived with no hiccups, so have no complaints on that front. Additionally, my GTASC partner has loaned me a significant amount of his imports, so the money saved from that was worth the investment alone.
However, I'm finding myself being spread out too thin. As most know, these Visual Novels can pad up score in the blink of an eye, but they can also take its toll on you mentally. Play too many of them at once, you just feel exhausted after awhile, lol.
Outside of that, I have recently acquired every Kinect game for my region specific consoles. There's a single Chinese Kinect game that's out there for the Xbox One, so perhaps one day: Just Dance 2015 (CN)
. I'm not in any real rush to acquire that one though. It's not going anywhere. Probably.
At the end of the day, all of these new Kinect titles coming in should help solidify my top spots and help overtake the remaining board even more manageable. Hopefully those goals won't consume me because GTASC is past the halfway point and things are starting to heat up. And, with UHH coming up within 24 hours, it's going to be even tougher to juggle all of this. Actually, with the new rule changes, it might make it easy on me to not care as much and just focus on getting the requirements for another community badge and then call it a day.
Outside of gaming, I'm still training as much as I can in MMA, but even more things fell on my plate. Came down with an ear infection due to wax buildup. I've never had any issues with my ears before, but apparently they needed to be flushed and what came out wasn't pretty, lol. Plus, with these antibiotics I have been taking, there's these side effects: tiredness and depression. Feeling tired and dizzy wasn't out of the norm, but feeling depressed was new to me and surprising. Definitely not a good feeling. I'm still powering through it, but it's certainly not an easy thing to deal with.
The wife has also been pushing to get a newer and bigger house. After she came into the realization on how much it would actually cost us to get what she wanted, it's no longer her main focus at the moment. For example, if we wanted to get this $280,000 house -- had a REALLY nice theater room -- with the current mortgage rates here, we would have spent an additional $100,000 on interest alone. No way. I told her we need to continue to save up and maybe find a house with a lower price tag.
Plus, this house we were considering -- on emotion, I admit, it was impossible to justify having three spare bedrooms that would not be occupied. We're not going to have that many kids, lol.
I did enjoy the floor plan though. It's the media room that caught my attention the most. They also had this outside porch labeled as the Gamepad. Stone work for the chimney and already had mounts for a TV. Here's a picture of one:
You put a hot tub out there with College Football playing on the TV -- that's heaven right there! Heck. I'm down to play some games on there too while I transform into a raisin.
What else is there to talk about... my cat Murray is still doing well. Currently on his second round of chemotherapy. I realize his life expectancy might not have him make it through the year, but I'm thankful for the extra time to spend with him. I'm also better prepared to deal with the eventual loss. There will be no regrets. I'm convinced I gave him the best life he could ever have -- he's been loved, cared for, and has ultimately been a great companion. I'm glad he adopted me. Wait a sec --
Bean Dive recovery is going... Heh. Completed both The Coma: Recut
since my last update.Titanfall
Need Frontier Defense wins, couple cumulative achievements that will come naturally and then the big grind for Gen 10.
Have only focused on the MP achievements. I believe the Assignments are the only thing that's left to do outside of the Campaign. Have a group that meets up at least once a week.
Wow. Such a good game, really enjoying myself. I have actually been casually playing this and just soaking it all in. My main focus was completing the tasks that require an online connection to WB servers -- they've been flaky. That's been taken care of, so just got to hope my save doesn't get corrupted and mop up the rest of the tasks for that achievement.
--Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
For the time being, only focused on Breach Mode since the whole thing requires an online connection as well. I'm really enjoying that as well although I've been slacking as of late. Might try wrapping that up this weekend.
--Halo 5: Guardians
Got all of the Score Attack related achievements with the help of Jblacq
, but still need to focus on the MP and just get the online taken care of in this game as well.
Grand Theft Auto V
No progress. Big slacker here.
--Dead Rising 4
No progress since last update either. Maybe I can at least get the Mini Golf mode taken care of.
OK. I'm done. I just couldn't have a blog not be posted this month, so there you go. Probably won't see another one until next month so... See you then!
[UPDATED: August 15, 2018] * added to Games Collection
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