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    aka the "where I make lots of promises to play video games that year then don't" thread.

    My video gaming in the last couple of years has really sucked. In terms of "real" games (and not just easy achievement games or pick up and play a level every other day games) I beat exactly one in 2016 which was Battlefield: Hardline. That's fucked up. I started a bunch more (Hitman, Sniper Elite, Zombie Army Trilogy, XCom Enemy Within etc) but never actually finished them. Or got close to.

    2015 was similar. I only beat Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor and Mass Effect 3. In the meantime my games collection has expanded like Scott Keiths belly. From me buying games that I can't resist due to the price, all the kids games, all the free XBox Games with Gold and of course game sharing with Brando.

    A lot of that is due to devoting a lot of time to work, and then a lot of leisure time to reading. I also got hit with an audit for my business in 2016 which fucked me up time wise. That shit took over 3 months to complete. Plus for every celebrity death I cared about I'd immediately lock myself in a room for 3 days and do nothing but cry and update Facebook talking about how they were my hero.

    I'm in a good spot now though. My backlog for work is 100% clear, and I've got enough reliable employees now that I've been able to outsource large portions of my work. Other than 2 days at the beginning/end of my month my days are pretty much wide open after 2-3 hours of daily work I need to do.

    I've said all this before though and then shit has come up but I really aim to make 2017 a big year for me in gaming. I'm going to focus on destroying my backlog.

    More importantly - I've actually stopped buying games because of my backlog. Over the past couple of months I've passed up on a BUNCH of games I want that just came out or were on sale such as Watch_Dogs 2, Far Cry Primal and the new Deus Ex and Dishonored simply because of my backlog. First time I've did that so that's a good sign. Time to get this fucker down.

    Here are the stats as of Jan 1st, 2017:

    XBox Games to Wrap Up; 163.
    XBox 360 Games To Start: 83.
    XBLA Games to Start: 57.
    XBox One Games to Start: 112.
    Kinect Games to Start: 24.

    Goals:

    XBox Games to Wrap Up; Under 100.
    XBox 360 Games To Start: Under 50.
    XBLA Games to Start: Under 30.
    XBox One Games to Start: Under 80.
    Kinect Games to Start: Under 15.

    And here are my achievement stats as of Jan 1, 2017:

    Achievements: 9989.
    Gamerscore: 230,693.
    True Achievement Score: 230,693.
    100% Completed Games: 95.
    Percentage: 59.31%.

    The wife/kids were off for the last week so the Xboning starts now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotsman View Post
    I've got enough reliable employees now that I've been able to outsource large portions of my work. .
    So you fired Brando?

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    Since the last thread:

    The Witcher 3
    : Finished the game with only two achievements missed; one glitched in the story and one I missed. Went straight into a new game plus cause I thought I could do them quick. Went straight for the achievement I missed only to be like 20 levels below the recommendation and got one shotted a couple of times. Figured I'd play through for the story one and see where we're at then. Lucky the story missions give big xp so I was able to quickly run through to where I needed to be which put me 10 levels under, which was doable.

    Amazing game though, can't say enough good things about it. It did take me a bit to get into it, but I put that down to not playing the others. Gwent was well addictive and I was devastated when the cards didn't carry through to new game plus. The GOTY edition seems to be cheap everywhere on current gen so can't recommend picking it up enough.

    Battlefield 1: With all the online achievements unlocked went through the story mode to finish that off. Really liked the structure they went with, four or five self-contained stories playing out over a handful of missions. Didn't outstay its welcome and had a lot of variety to it. Finished everything and noticed I still had one achievement left. Checked it and it's stuck at 90% despite been done in the game, so looks like it has glitched.

    Oddworld: New and Tasty: Picked this up whenever it was last on sale and went through it. Great game and still holds up. Controls can be slightly annoying, but much better than I remember them been on the PS1. Not sure if I'd recommend for full price, unless you were a huge fan. If you see it on sale though well worth checking out.

    Not sure what's next. Got a pile of retail and digital games. Thinking I might do Titanfall 2, but probably wont be playing much for the next month or so.
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    I ain't done shit.
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    Weren't you playing the Witcher?
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    Lol at you fools playing current gen consoles. I'm on to next gen. Nintendo Switch fools

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    Nibbles have you played Energy Cycle yet? This generations Avatar.
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    Haha don't you brag about playing XBox all day? Just saying...
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    Scots I don't know why you're trying to shit on one of the few things that actually gets accomplished around here anymore. I get you have a history of fucking with Shaft but don't drag the whole contest down so the rest of us have to suffer if he decides it's not worth it anymore.






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    Na, I've not heard of that. Doesn't look like it's available here.

    Got that achievement in Battlefield. Deleted my save and replayed the mission and it popped. Synced back to the cloud and got my old save back so lost nothing.
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    That's annoying it was only $3.99 I think Brando bought it. Took literally 10 minutes to get all 100.

    I'm in a similar spot as you with Rocket League - I have to delete my save and play offline. But as I game share I dont think I'll be able to do that Right annoying that is
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    Scots I don't know why you're trying to shit on one of the few things that actually gets accomplished around here anymore. I get you have a history of fucking with Shaft but don't drag the whole contest down so the rest of us have to suffer if he decides it's not worth it anymore.






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    I'll keep an eye out. Is it actually any good though?

    I'm not sure how the offline works. For me I went offline and deleted the save, only the save stayed there. Restarted the console and the save was then gone. Started playing and then thought I'd check to see if the tracker had changed. Nothing in the achievement tabs though because it was offline. I could see my friends list and who was online though.

    Switched it back online because I didn't want to risk playing the levels and not getting it and everything went fine. Didn't close the game at all though. When I was done closed the game and restarted it, and it was then it checked the cloud save and asked which I wanted.

    You might be able to fire up Rocket League, delete the save and then go offline. If it only checks the license when you start the game it might let you continue playing it if it's already running.
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    It's one of those puzzle games where you have basically a bunch of buttons/lights and you have to make them all the same colour. I usually dig those games as they're so frustrating but feels so good when you get it right.

    Interesting to know that about Rocket League and the offline trick I'll have to try that out for sure.
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    Bridge Constructor: I was hoping to wrap this up this week but the last few levels are very difficult. I'll get it eventually. I unlocked 6 achievements in it and need just 5 more.

    Gears of War Ultimate Edition: Got back into playing this with Mason and we beat it. Then I got a bunch of misc achievements like the cog tags and played a bit of online. Got me to 37/56 achievements for 715 gamerscore and I'm removing it from my backlog. I may end up getting more achievements in it as I enjoy playing it online and there's a few achievements tied to that but nothing I'm specifically gunning for. If they happen they happen.

    Pictionary Ultimate Edition: Loaded this up to play with the kids. Pretty lame game I got 7 achievements in it to put me at 17/44. I believe they're all easy enough so I should be able to wrap this up fairly easy.

    Backyard Sports - Sandslot Sluggers: Fun little game. Started it this weekend and wrapped it up this weekend too for 45/45 achievements. Removed from backlog.

    Energy Cycle: Started and beat this for 10/10 achievements. Removed from backlog.

    Roblox: This was an awesome one - I got all but one achievement in this like a year ago. There was an achievement for playing with 3 of your XBox friends. Kept meaning to set something up with Brando or whatever and get others involved. Not sure what happened but my daughter was playing this with at least one of her friends and unlocked the achievement! Yay. However it wasn't even on my backlog lol as I forgot to add it oh well.

    EA Sports UFC: Already had 24/32 achievements in this. Looking through the achievements they either require a shitload of grinding or require a bunch of online stuff involving multiple accounts that just seems like a right hassle. Not interested in either - removed from Backlog..

    Also got a few misc achievements in Kinect Sports Rivals and Wipeout: Create & Crash.

    Overall a very solid week and start to the year. However I'm disappointed I didn't get to play any Mad Max at all - the game I'm currently going through. Next week I'm off to new Orleans then Vegas right after so with a work backlog after that I doubt I'll be playing XBox from the 23rd of January approx until the 6th of February.

    Rather than focus on removing games from my backlog this week I think I'll focus purely on beating Mad Max then getting as many achievements as I can in that and hopefully get it off the backlog.


    XBox Games to Wrap Up; 162. (-1)
    XBox 360 Games To Start: 82. (-1)
    XBLA Games to Start: 57.
    XBox One Games to Start: 110. (-2)
    Kinect Games to Beat: 24.

    Achievements: 10,089. (+100)
    Gamerscore: 233,568. (+2875)
    True Achievement Score: 361,170.
    100% Completed Games: 98 (+3)
    Percentage: 59.54%. (+0.23%)
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    Is that the last island in Bridge Constructor or the DLC island? Last island the difficulty ramped up heaps compared to the others. The DLC island was rough all round.

    I started playing Titanfall 2. Just been playing the single player and a few missions in. It's really good and I'd say a must play considering how cheap it seems to be everywhere. Shame it got stomped by COD and Battlefield 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotsman View Post

    Roblox: This was an awesome one - I got all but one achievement in this like a year ago. There was an achievement for playing with 3 of your XBox friends. Kept meaning to set something up with Brando or whatever and get others involved. Not sure what happened but my daughter was playing this with at least one of her friends and unlocked the achievement! Yay. However it wasn't even on my backlog lol as I forgot to add it oh well.
    This unlocks if you go to the Legendary game. No friends or party required. I got it too.

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    Is that the last island in Bridge Constructor or the DLC island? Last island the difficulty ramped up heaps compared to the others. The DLC island was rough all round.

    I started playing Titanfall 2. Just been playing the single player and a few missions in. It's really good and I'd say a must play considering how cheap it seems to be everywhere. Shame it got stomped by COD and Battlefield 1.
    DLC Island.

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    This unlocks if you go to the Legendary game. No friends or party required. I got it too.
    Ah okay yeah looks like the updated it for that. Nice.
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    Scots I don't know why you're trying to shit on one of the few things that actually gets accomplished around here anymore. I get you have a history of fucking with Shaft but don't drag the whole contest down so the rest of us have to suffer if he decides it's not worth it anymore.






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    Titanfall 2: Fantastic game. Definitely recommend picking it up, especially since it seems to be pretty cheap everywhere. It's a real shame they decided to release it between COD and Battlefield 2 as it really got lost between those juggernauts. The single player was a lot of fun and some of the set pieces were really creative. It's nice and short and certainly doesn't outstay its welcome, in fact they probably could have padded out some more levels with the set pieces and abilities that were there as they were great to play through. The multiplayer is solid as well.

    Pretty easy as far as achievements go apart from one, which was one of the harder achievements I've done in a long time. Very similar to the plane level in COD4, if anyone remembers that.




    Going to steal Scots' format too so I can see how many games I can knock off this year starting from now. I don't have any games to mop up as I've been good with only starting games once I've finished others after having a big backlog on the 360.

    I was going to go through 360/XBLA games but wont bother as I doubt I'll ever get to them. Haven't played a 360 game since getting the Bone, including those that have gone backwards compatible. If ones I want to play go backwards compatible I might add them to the total, but doubt I'll clear 30 games as it is.

    XBox One Games to Start: 30

    Achievements: 7 887
    Gamerscore: 184 195
    True Achievement Score: 340 516
    100% Completed Games: 179
    Percentage: 96.98%

    30 games is actually a lot less than I thought I had sitting there, although if I went through all the 360 titles it would blow out. Not sure what's next anyway, but probably wont be playing much for the next month.
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    Although a pinko poof like Nibbler is probably spending a month protesting trump and sucking some dick.

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    Damn that's a nice low backlog.

    I haven't played any XBox this week as the kids were off for 3 days due to fucking snow days. So no updates from me till after my trips.
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