Saturday, 2 March 2013

The end is just the beginning

Hey everyone. Yes it's been a while, but I hope you havent forgotten about me (yeah im talking to you, random person who accedently ended up here). Anyway, on with the story.


Xbox controller in hand I was now ready to waste the next few years. At first I just wanted to be better than my friends. Then the people I spoke to online.  Then the WORLLLLLD mwahahahahaha.  I started with quite a few games.  Then I started to rent some "easy wins".  Games like King Kong, TMNT, I even got Avatar.  But hey, at least I rented them.....

Then one faithful day I discovered True Achievements.  A website which compared me to all. And made me feel good, because I found some people had been playing Hannah Montanah games to get their score up....and I hadn't. It also made me realise how many games I had started, but never 100% completed. And this gave me the chance to relive some old games which had fallen from memory.  And this is where I stayed.


Based on the fact last time I blogged I had nearly finished AC: Revelations, clearly it has been too long. I say this because not only have I finished it, but I have 100% completed AC3 as well.  Which in my opinion is a truelly great game.  I have now started Hitman: Absolution, and after 2 solid days of playing it I already have 600/1000 points.  I also hit 64% overall completion today.  This isnt the first time, but its still a step in the right direction.


As previously mentioned this is my last Past, Present, Future.  Any future blogs will have a "Present" update but i will be listing my gaming highlights, like top games, top achievements and so forth.

Until next time....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Achievement unlocked

First I would like to show you the photo I referred to in the previous blog. If I'm honest, I'm surprised I actually did have it lol.  Such a great memory though.

Bare in mind we are on his ps2, that's why it says 100 L :D

Anyway, back to the story

Just Achieve It! XBOX 260 Achievement Generator

What is this magical beeping, flashing, awesomeness I see before me?  I'm 20, but Ive finally achieved something!!

My mate Cav had recently bought an Xbox 360, and the co-op game he had which we first played together was Tom Clancy: Rainbow Six Vegas. We played the game, and it must have been less than a week, and I was already out buying my own console.  I was in heaven.  The sense of doing something that some people couldn't do, the ability to compare myself to my friends, the chance to show the world how great I can really be.

Of course in reality, I sat in my room for hours on end (no real change there) and unlocked, unlocked, unlocked.  Getting an Xbox had ended a huge obsession with World of Warcraft, which I had only being playing a month or 2, and brought on a whole new obsession.


One achievement away from finishing AC: Revelation, I just need to reach lvl 20 online,  I wish I didn't have to sleep as last night I won 6 matches on the bounce. I'm level 16, so hopefully Ill hit 20 tonight.

Assassins Creed: Revelations  (inc  The Lost Archive dlc)
Capped  20GS  -  36TA
Save yourself  10GS  - 10TA
Part of the Creed 10GS  -  10TA
Fond Memories  20GS  -  45TA
Sage  20GS  -  43TA
Looking Good  10GS  -  19TA
Jump they say  10GS  -  10TA
Enter the Animus  10GS  -  10TA
Meet your maker  10GS  -  11TA
The Loop  25GS  -  27TA
Find all Pieces  50GS  -  59TA
Breaking the Loop  50GS  -  60TA
Cross Styx without dying  25GS  -  33TA

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Welcome to the Club  10GS  -  11TA
No Man Left Behind  20GS  -  24TA
Just Gettin' Started  10GS  -  12TA
Gathering Storm  20GS  -  25TA
Trained Up  10GS  -  30TA
Party Animal  10GS  -  26TA

The Walking Dead (inc Episode 3 dlc)
Goodbye, She Quietly Says  10GS  -  10TA
Bad Blood  10GS  -  10TA
Hit the Road  10GS  -  10TA
What now?  10GS  -  10TA
Unexpected Delay  15GS  -  15TA
Look Behind You  10GS  -  10TA
Lend Me Your Ears  25GS  -  26TA

Current GS -  95,300
Current TA -  136,434
Completion -  63.49%
TA rank  -  13,961st

My Completion has dropped after starting Black Ops II, but I have reached the 95K milestone, 5K left to go.

Aware that I will get AC3 and Resi 6 for Xmas, I plan to do as previously mentioned in my last blog. Get AC:Revelations out of the way, then swap the xbox's round (trying to sort out the memory space on each currently as I speak.  I will then play a mix of LA Noire and Black Ops II  until Xmas...

This will be my penultimate Past, Present, Future.  Next week I will explain my years on the 360, but after that....well....youll just have to wait and see ;)

Until next time......

Monday, 19 November 2012

Good Memories


We are now entering the period of my life where gaming began to take me over.  My college years. My mate Cav had got his ps2, so I got mine. But to be honest, it was his we played more.  As Ive previously mentioned, when I was younger I used to play games with my sister, but it wasnt really a challenge.  Now playing local multiplayer games, especially football (or soccer if any yanks happen to be reading), were the best way to distract me aways from college work.

During break periods, I would go to Cavs house, normally waking him up (baring in mind, he did the same course as me).  We would probably play 3 games of Pro Evo (or PES) using our self made wonder teams then head back to college.  We would keep a mental track of who was ahead in terms of wins and until we got pro evo 6 which kept a track for us.

Possibly my greatest moment in gaming was when we came to the last week of the college year.  We had played almost 200 matches and the scores were tied at 99-99.  That next game was the tensist yet, but I clinched the win, took a photo (which I have saved on another computer and will later upload) and have had bragging rights ever since.  This also saw the last of me playing the ps2.....


Determened to get Assassins Creed: Revelations finished there is an obvious pattern to my acheivements this week.

Assassins Creed: Revelations
Armchair General 20GS   -  29TA
The Early Years  20GS   -   23TA
The Reluctant Assassin  20GS  -  25TA
I can see you   20GS   -   29TA
Lightning Strikes    20GS   -  39TA
Spider Assassin  20GS  -  31TA
Successes and Failures  20GS  -  24TA
Escape to New York  20GS  -  27TA
Old Boss, New Boss  20GS  -  24TA
Almost Flying  20GS  -  31TA
Priorities  20GS  -  24TA
Revelations  50GS  -  60TA
Monster's Dance  20GS  -  30TA
Mouse Trap  20GS  -  40TA
Bully  20GS  -  29TA
Iron Curtain  20GS  -  33TA
Mosh Pit  20GS  -  37TA
Fast Fingers  20GS  -  39TA
Worth A Thousand Words  20GS  -  29TA
Holy Wisdom  20GS  -  30TA
The Mentor  20GS  -  32TA
A Friend Indeed  20GS  -  34TA
Pyromaniac  20GS  - 35TA
The Rotten Apple  20GS  -  28TA
Are You Desmond Miles?  20GS  -  29TA

Always Improving  25GS  -  30TA
An Angel's Wish   25GS   -  32TA
Bombs Away   20GS   -   26TA

Current GS -  94,850
Current TA -  135,806
Completion -  63.72%
TA rank  -  13,826th

You can tell I havent done a blog for a short while lol.  So what have I still got to do..


Im having a few conflicts in my mind of what to do next.  Firstly I must finish AC:Revelations.

I then plan to put my new xbox in the living room so I can plug my Kinect back in, so in my spare time I can lose wait an build up my completion percentage on things like Kinect Sports and Fitness Evolved.

Then with the old Xbox back in the bedroom, I will probably go back to complete LA Noire as I have all the addons now, then go even further back to complete GTA IV, ideally before GTA V comes out (but Im quite slow so thats unlikely)

Meanwhile...when will I play Black Ops II?

Until Next Time....

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Time to grow up


Nintendo has never really let me down.  Like I said previously, it has so much character, and as a teenager it was all I ever wanted.  But I had to grow up some day.  To me, growing up was leaving the world of pokemon and mario, and moving to the world of football and shooting everything.  The choice was between Sony and its PS2, and Microsoft and its Xbox.  I remember at the time, playing with the 2 controllers and I just couldnt get over how chunky the Xbox controller felt, so I plucked for the PS2.

Oh how time changes things.


A lot more gaming going on at the moment paired with a longer time between this and my last blog have seen me get a fair few more achievements.

I have joined the Happy Wars (free game on xbox live) bandwagon, and I have started to play a bit more Assasins Creed Revelations in and attempt to finish it before I get AC3 (probably for xmas)

AC: Revelations
Show Off  20 GS - 31 TA
The Plot Thickens  20 GS - 23 TA
Craft Maniac  20 GS -  28 TA

Borderlands 2
Identity Theft  20 GS - 26 TA

Happy Wars
All Rounder  10 GS - 15 TA
Hello World  10 GS - 14 TA
MOD 0  10 GS - 13 TA
Spin Spin Spinner  10 GS - 12 TA
BOT Hunter  30 GS - 44 TA
Nobody Calls Me Noob  20 GS - 24 TA
First Victory  10 GS - 10 TA

I am currently starting to learn to make android apps in my spare non-gaming time.  Stay tuned to see how I get on.

Until Next time...

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Sega Who?


I loved my Mega Drive. I would play it every day, even though it was kept in my sisters room (as I didnt have a TV in mine) When I finally got a tv one xmas, I moved the mega drive into my room.  My only problem with the mega drive, was that it didnt have....character.  It had Sonic...but that was really it. Nintendo meanwhile, had Mario, It had DK, it had Pokemon and of course, it had James Pond (well Sega had James Pond: Robocod...but that isnt really the same is it lol)

Xmas 97, was the year I got my N64, and also the year I finally learnt the truth about Santa (I cant believe I made it 11 years without working it out).  My parents probably figured it out, when I found an N64, Mario 64 and goldeneye in my parents wardrobe and then extremely unsubtley went out and bought a Nintendo magazine.

Anyway, I was extremely pleased, and with the N64 i discovered just how awesome multiplayer can be.  Mario Kart, Mario Party, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark.....(im in heaven just thinking about them)  These really were some of the greatest days of my life.


Ive had a good couple of days on my 360. I have been working my way through the offline Bomberman achievements whilst trying to spice up my fifa life with a bit of online play.  Acheivements I earned have been:

Fifa 13
Good Start 30 GS - 58 TA
Get Physical 5 GS - 6 TA
Trolling for Goals 15 GS - 58 TA
Creeping on the Down Low 5 GS - 12 TA

Bomberman Live
Joy of Painting with Bomerman 20 GS - 33 TA (excellent guide on


My plan is to continue with FIFA "part time".  I would like to get One of the Bros (when I get my mate online) and Well on your Way within the next week.  Annoyed that I will need to wait another 10 days to tray and get the Filling Cabinets achievement after reaching the Semis twice on Sunday, but I will make it.

Meanwhile I am now finished with the offline achievements on Bomberman Live.  I want to finish Sonic (but having problems playing it since Ive put it on my memory stick, also with Golden axe)  I now I have part 3 of the Walking Dead, so I may start that, or maybe try a bit more Zuma.

I hope my wife is ready to play some more splitscreen Borderland 2 now that we have watched all of Homeland. fingers crossed.

Until Next time

Friday, 19 October 2012

Love at first sight


Now I cannot deny that my wife is my true love. I cannot stress that enough...especially if she is reading this. But my first love, will always be the gaming world.

Im 25, and although I dont remember Atari, and Commodore (the games or the band), I do rememember one one thing, the Mega Drive II. It was my uncle who I first remember having a Mega Drive, and of course he had Sonic. I only saw him once or year or so, and even then, gaming wasnt important to adults, so I wasnt allowed near it when we did go round.

Luckily for me, Greg the guy across the street had managed to get his hands on a Mega Drive II. I dont really know what the difference between 1 and 2 was, I believe that 2 had red buttons?....anyway....gaming was now a lot closer and a lot more accessable. We would play Sonic 2 until he got bored, but I just couldnt get enough. I begged and begged Santa to let me have a game all to myself, and Xmas '96 was when the magic began.

I received my Mega Drive II, I had Sonic 2 which I would play with my sister, winning every single time.  I also had a 6 in 1 game, with classics like italia 90, golden axe and a game like bejewelled of which the name slips my mind, but it was basically bejewelled.

I had seen my first glimps of heaven


Acheivement unlocks yesterday :

Fifa 13 - Pack King - 50g - 131 TA
Borderlands 2 - Well That Was Easy - 10g - 14 TA (awesome acheivement btw lol)


With all the old Arcade games Im going through, I intend to raise my TA completion % from its tiny 63.25%  I think if I can at least get it to 65% by the time I buy Resi 6 I'll be happy, but long term Im looking for 70%

Achievements im working towards:

Bomberman Live - EXTREME MAKEOVER! - 30g - 49 TA (should get this tonight)
Bomberman Live - Joy of painting with bomber man - 20g - 33 TA

Fifa 13 - I love this club - 30g - 197 TA

Until next time..

Thursday, 18 October 2012

In the begining


Before my brain can remember, I have worshipped gaming. And in fact, as long as I can remember I have had games (argueably, my memory is quite poor, making the "Past" part of this blog quite useless)

I remember always having this bad boy at my side
From the classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage, to games which were bought for my "sister", like Little mermaid, I felt like I had it all. As much as I loved these games, I have to say I was pretty awful at them, but there was a game which I found quite easy and was actually thoroughly entertained by...that was Global Gladiators. A game which was basically made by macdonalds, but what I remember of rocked. My game gear was the best hing to happen to me. My sisters black and white gameboy had nothing on it. But sadly the batterys stopped working in it, and then sooner rather than later the mains cord also ceased to generate enough power to run my chunky, black game box.  


As much as I am loving Fifa, I can only play so much in a day, but I currently do not feel like playing 2 "big games" at once (except borderland 2, which I play with my awesome wife). So I have gone back to playing some old arcade games in an attempt to catch up on some achievements I missed. I picked up a few on Game Room (aka the spawn of satan), 1 on Feeding Frenzy and also finally completed harms way, after I finally found someone online.


As sad and antisocial as this may seem, I have never really enjoyed playing with people online. As my next blog will explain Ive always enjoyed single player more than anything. So My new years resolution (in the middle of October) is to make the most of the xbox community (and the xbox live subscription) and complete some online achievements.

 Until next time.... -->