Friday, November 11, 2011

This is How You Drop Your Percentage

It seems every time I make it to 90% I end up loading up games and dropping back down a long way to the point of will I ever finish all these games.  So let me list up all the games I have and will have before 2011 ends.

Luckily I'm about to finish Sims 3, so that one is soon to be off my list.  Only 30 wishes to go.  Whoot Whoot !!

While working on Sims 3, 2 games put out DLC to bring me down out of the 90% range.  First up was Pinball FX 2.  New tables, more achievements, and it just doesn't seem to end with this arcade game.  Next was Kinectimals.  I was really surprised to see them add new content to this game.  Now it has bears and with my daughters school being a panda bear, it's a game I have to go buy again to finish off the DLC.  Plus for her to play with a Panda Bear.

Not too long out, we traded in games and bought Wipeout for the kids.  My youngest finally popped two achievements in the game, so my % took a massive hit with that.

Me and the wife were playing Dungeon Siege 3 but no achievements have popped yet in that game but when one does, another drop.  One that will take some time to recover from with how long it will take to finish this game.

We recently just got Twister and we finally played it today.  Nothing has popped yet but it will.  In which another drop in %.

We also just got Just Dance 3 and Just Dance 2 for Kids.  Dance games don't give you achievements quickly at all so this is going to be another long haul for these two games.

Just ordered Dance Central 2 and it should be arriving in the mail with in the week.  As I said before, another huge achievement hit on my %.  Which Dance Central is still hurting me and I'm going to have to work on that as well since the wife isn't.

Today I just bought Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7.  I've also go to go back and finish up Lego Star Wars 3 as they gave me a hit on my percentage already that I haven't recovered from.  Lego games are short but they are quicker than dance games, that's for sure.

Next month I will be buying GOW3 and Dead Island without a doubt.

Luckily Eye Pet 2 is on the PS3 or that would have been another hit.

I'm still unsure if we are going to purchase Sims 3 Pets yet.  If that one comes to light, then that's going to hurt as well.

Fafhrdd and Lady Death 13 are wanting to get the Operation Flash Point: Red River game to hit up the second game in that series.  So I will be looking to get that game soon as well if I can.

As you can see, which I'm not going back to count all those games I just mentioned, but I might seriously drop below 80% by the time all these games are loaded up with achievements.  I'll be working all next year trying to finish them off and that's if I don't by anymore new games.  Which you know I will.  So I like keeping a high percentage on all my games, at least to a point but I'm slightly discouraged at the amount of work I'm about to dive into in order to regain it all back. 

Oh yea, lets not forget any arcade games I buy or play that I already own.  As I have quite a few arcade games I haven't even started or loaded up that I've bought already.

It's a never ending cycle I tell ya.

So if you want to kill your percentage and set yourself for a long haul of work to be done to regain it all.  Just do what I'm doing and you'll accomplish that goal with ease!

New Home Worries

Well, yesterday made 2 weeks living in my new house and we've ran into two big issues.

First one is I had a wet spot show up in the middle of the floor with nothing else wet on the floor, walls or anywhere.  Was about to fork out money to rip up floor to see if I had a cracked pipe in the slab.  Thankfully I found out someone we knew was a plumber.  He came over and after a little bit of being baffled, we finally figured it out.  We had the faucet fixed in the 2nd bathroom and it seems they broke the seal in it when fixing it.  So when the tub or shower was running, it was running back out into the hole in the tube.  Which then means there is a crack in the foundation and the water ran to the point of where it had to come up, which would be the spot on the floor.  Luckily replacing just the faucet fixed the problem.

The second issue that arose was the frig got warm and everything started thawing out.  I came home during lunch and vacuumed all the old nasty dust that has been building up on the very old frig for a long time.  That includes the back and taking of the cover to get inside it.  I also couldn't move the handle for the freezer dial.  When I did finally get it to move, something broke off two different times.  It was ice.  Looks like it has frozen over.  So it was thawing out and by the time my wife got home, she said it was actually running as before hand it wasn't running at all.

So God pulled threw and helped us out big time.

I do know what new frig I'm going to buy next year.  Scoped one out at Lowe's during all this.  I'm ready for the new frig but it'll be next year before that happens.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Dren has left a comment on 11/9/2011 3:05:53 PM

This is exactly how I feel.

The Dren has left a comment on 11/9/2011 3:05:53 PM: FshGuy wrote a little in a watcher comment about the debut of Modern Warfare 3 trailing both Modern Warfare 2 and COD: Black Ops.

What he forgot to mention is that:

Activision fired most of the development team of Modern Warfare 2 in a dispute over bonuses they were owed.

Activision tied Modern Warfare 3 to Call of Duty Elite, a $50 add on to purchase if you want the full experience, effectively pricing this game at $110

Activision just last week threatened to punish players who got their games early in the mail if they played them before the official launch date.

Perhaps some better questions overall would be, "Have gamers gotten tired of being abused by game publishers? Have gamers gotten tired of seeing developers treated poorly by the publishers? Have gamers gotten tired of shelling out upwards of $100 for a complete video game?"

In the overall greed of $10 online passes, $15 map packs (of which there were 4 for Black Ops), maybe a lot of gamers are doing what I'm doing. Going through old games never completed and having some fun with the money they already spent. New games are pricing themselves right out of the market.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Captain America

Well, I must say, when I saw the previews for this movie, I didn't have high hopes and didn't care to try to watch this movie.  I got a free rental with Redbox yesterday, so this was the best choice I had to pick from.

I was pleasantly surprised that this was a pretty good movie.  It was not like the last one I saw where it was beyond cheesy to me.  This movie was done right.  I enjoyed it all the way through.  It flowed smoothly, had some funny parts, and it wasn't cheesy at all.  It's definitely worth the watch.  Especially if you plan to watch The Avengers movie when it comes out in theaters.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I Finally Played

After a week and a half, I finally played last night.  In which I stayed up too late playing as well.  haha  It was all good.  Spent most of the time talking with Lady Death 13, MightyMango, and SparkyMP.

Of course I went back to Sims 3. Still trying to finish up that game.  I'm at 853 of 1000 wishes.  I made it to level 10 in writing on my young adult last night and I thought 1 of my last 2 achievements was going to pop.  When it didn't, I had to look at the lifetime wish again.  I have to get to level 10 in writing and painting.  DOH!  Currently at level 5 before I stopped last night on the painting.  So I'll still finish the young adult before the wishes.  Would be night to make it to 900 wishes before I got level 10 in painting.  Will see how well that goes.

Dance Central 2 is on the way to the house.  Still need to unwrap and play Twister.  My youngest daughter popped an achievement in Wipeout then another this weekend.  Will be getting Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 even though Lego Star Wars 3 isn't finished yet.  I still plan to get Gears of War 3 and Dead Island before the year ends.  Plus their are a few more games that might be bought.  Needless to say, my completion percentage is about to take a drastic hit.  Seems to happen that way every time I get past 90%.  So I've got a lot of work ahead of me next year to get that percentage back up again.

Dropped cable last week so using Netflix, Hulu, and a service call Playon which isn't quite giving me all it said it would do.  I think they did an upgrade to their software and it broke a lot of the scripts people had created.  Some stuff does work so I need to weed out the bad ones until they are fixed.  Once I get a good feel for all that, then I will make a full blown post on it.