Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday was the day I released most of my prepped/stacked achievements that I was saving for a GSL that was prematurely canceled due to fear. I gained a total of 4,530 gamerscore points and 142 achievements. I would've easily topped the 6,000 point mark if I would've saved some easy stuff that I did Saturday night and Monday. It was by far the best day I've had as far as gaining achievements goes. I encountered a few road blocks along the way. My cricket prepped stack didn't want to unlock for some reason.If you have any problems sleeping at night, don't spend money on expensive doctor bills or pills, just buy cricket. Seriously, save yourself some coin, if you are an achievement whore that is. I also came across a weird achievement glitch. If you look on xbox.com or just take a look at my profile on your xbox, it will say I have 980 in idol master(The game title that you don't understand) When I click view games within my guide it says I have all 48 achievements. When I go to the achievement page within the dashboard it says I have all the achievements and I have the picture for the one I'm missing on xbox.com. Even the info about what game is loaded in the disc tray says I have 1,000 of 1,000. If you know anything about this type of glitch, let me know. I don't think this is a game specific glitch either. Here is a good report of what I did Tuesday.
I had a few goals for this week listed in my last blog. Here is my progress so far.
Goal 1: 10,000 points
Progress: Need 3,545 more
Fate of this goal: I have 4 days left so I should easily get this done.
Goal 2: Complete 10 games
Completed 6: Earth Defense Force, American Idol Encore, TNA Impact (I told you shark boys days were numbered) NBA Live 09, Lego Batman, & Idol Master
Fate of this goal: I'll probably get this also. I have madden sitting here, I only need 2 achievements in force unleashed and 3 in Fishing Frenzy.
Goal 3: Get to 10,0000 total achievements which I needed 415 to begin the week
Progress: I'm sitting on 9,782 achievements, 218 to go.
Fate of this goal: This one will be tough, I probably bit off more than I can chew.
Possibility of reaching all goals. I'm going with a 50% chance, it is hard to balance all three.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I haven't completed a single game since September 25th due to the gamerscore league I was in. This upcoming week is make up time. I have a few goals in mind, three to be exact. Monday through Sunday I want to complete 10 games, while gaining 10,000 gamerscore points, and getting 415 achievements. That would put me at 10,000 total achievements. I have no idea if I can do all of this in just 7 days but this will be my big push before I get sucked into Gears of War 2. Tuesday will probably be the biggest day of all. Yes, I am a crazy mo fo.
I picked this video because I started building my hurtin' bombs 5 weeks ago. I had to counter attack the speed of a player with a lower gamerscore than me. So, with my 250k score, I am basically old Rocky and need hurtin' bombs to compete in any gamerscore leagues.
I ended up falling 50,000 style points short today. Maybe tomorrow I will get it done but Shark Boys days are numbered.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The commissioner of the league decided to end the event due to arguments within the forums. Before he came to that decision, my teammate Majinfro was taken out of the line-up and all of his points were forfeited for the entire match. For what? For arguing a rule, that may have been bent. Majinfro didn't bend any rules, the other team may or may not have. They came up with a better solution of docking MajinFro 1,500 gamerscore points. WRONG! There was no need to end it, there was no need to dock any gamers, any points. I just can't believe how it all went down and was handled.
So, 7 weeks down the drain. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun for the first 7, but without the payoff it was a failure. There is no question The MachiNe Team would've won it all. Cru x360a was supplying four of us with a ton of games. Thanks CRU! I was prepping points for about 5 weeks. My teammates were doing the same. Ex. I have Earth Defense Force almost done, just need to beat the last level on inferno for 500 points. 10 mins, 500 points. The last time I counted I had roughly a 5,000 point stack. The first day of the finals I would've scored somewhere between 5-6 thousand points and my teammates would've been right there with me. I'll probably drop a lot of my points this tuesday.
I like consoleheroes and I want them to grow into a nice big site. I just can't recommend their GSL to anybody. I don't think anyone could ever convince me it is a good one since it suddenly ended, at the very end.
Universal Leaderboards, badges, and majority of the site members and mods=Consoleheroes
Stallion83, Smrnov, Omega Deez, MajinFro, and Apple x360a=MachiNes.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I finally hit the 250,00 gamerscore milestone today. It is a mark I've been wanting to hit for a while. I said back when I hit 200,000 that I wanted to get 250,000 before Gears of War 2. A Quarter of a million is a lot, but it is still only 1/4 of my goal. I wish I could've hit it on the nose, oh well, mabye next time. I can't really worry about it since I am at war in a gamerscore league battle.
The achievement that put me over the top was from Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm.
Perfect Positioning:Finished a Crowded Harbor Mission without any Collisions
Now is the steady climb to 300k. I have no idea how long it will take me, but it's something I have my sights set on.
I got my 360 on launch day which is 1,065 days ago. That means on average I unlock 8.95 achievements per day. NUTS!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
MachiNe Team VS Achieves are Crack
Starting tomorrow the semi finals in the head to head gamerscore league begins. Four days of point madness to make it to the finals. It has been a lot of fun so far, but our mission is not complete. In our path is team Achieves are Crack, the best team in the regular season from my point of view. I believe we have what it takes to win, but it will not be easy. HERE is the link to the score page if you would like to track the event.
Teams and Regular season break down
MachiNe Team: 8-6 Record
Total points scored in Regular Season: 56,781
Gamers: Stallion83, Smrnov, Omega Deez, Majinfro, Apple x360a
Achieves are Crack: 11-3 Record
Total Points scored in Regular Season: 60,861
Gamers: Hammer x360a, Molneze, Oo Crashtest oO, x ag3nt pink x, Z z J j
As you can see, we will have our hands full. Hopefully I can kick it into high gear one more time. Go MachiNes!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I listen to a lot of 360 podcasts. And something that seems to crop up in a lot them quite regularly is the achievement system - it's good points but also it's flaws.
Some games have big point achievements that are really easy to get - Avatar being a good example. You can rack up the entire 1000 GamerScore in around a minute. This 1000 gets added to your total GamerScore and counts exactly the same as the 1000 you get for earning all the achievements in Ninja Gaiden 2, which involves 8 or 9 play throughs of the entire game!
I wondered if it was possible to come up with something that was a bit more fair.
I thought it would be better to base the score on how hard an achievement is to get, as well as the points the developers gave it.
So I came up with a formula that multiplies the GamerScore by the ratio of the number of people that have won the achievement compared to the number of people that own the game. This means that if everyone that has the game has that achievement, it doesn't score very highly. If only a few people have the achievement out of all the people that have the game, it does score highly.
Adding up all these achievement scores gives you your TrueAchievement score!
Of course, www.trueachievements.com is so much more than that. We automatically keep track of your achievements as you win them. You can add your friends and see what games they are playing and see which achievements they are earning. You can create leaderboards, post in our forums and use our guides to getting the achievements. You can show off your favourite achievements in the Trophy Case on your homepage. You can even create a to-do list of achievements you haven't got yet, and print them off on a single page along with the guides to getting them!
As you can see, there's loads of functionality on the site already (and there's lots more I haven't mentioned). We listen to our members to try to add the features they want to see on the site, and they've come up with some great ideas already. Coming soon will be game reviews, leaderboads based on game genres and developers, game wish lists, and tons more!
So come on over to the site and check us out, it only takes a second to register and find out your TrueAchievement!
Big thanks to Rich from TrueAchievements! A really nice guy who seems to listen to what the community really wants. The site is original and fresh. You should go check it out and sign up. I really like the idea of the trophy case, microsoft should takes notes. My TrueAchievements score is currently 404,690. A lot closer to a million. What's yours?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
March 2, 2008. That was the day I cracked 200,000 gamerscore. It took me 11 months and 2 days to get from 100k to 200k. It was pretty exciting hitting 200k, but not the same thrill 100k had. I wanted to reflect on this before I smash a quarter of a milion in the face this upcoming weekend.
My 200k achievement was from N+
Practice Makes Perfect:Die 1000 times in Single Player mode.
I know, I know, not a very good achievement for 200k, but I had to get a 15 point achievement to hit 200k on the nose.
It seems like every 100,000 I get hooked just a little bit more. You figure it would be the other way around. 100,000 equals the reset button for me, I am refreshed and ready to continue the upward climb.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Someone over live sent me a message about 1 billion gamerscore."have you ever considerd going into the billions i mean 1 million sounds like alot but how excited would you be to tap a billion ?"
I read it, I laughed about it and a couple days later it hit me that it could be possible. I figure if I die or stop at 80 years of age that would be a good life. I mean you're not dead at 80 but you pretty much are, unless your name is Hugh Hefner.
Enter Robo Stallion, the robot achievement whore I plan to make that will carry on the stallion83 gamertag. I plan to make this robot out of xbox 360 stuff. Two american xbox's, one Japanese and one Pal. I will use the HD DVD player as his appendix, because who the hell needs one?
The shell of Robo Stallion
If all goes accoring to plan Robo Stallion will hit 1 billion gamerscore in the year 7025.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A lot of people say, how can it be fun playing those bad disney games? Some people just don't get it. If you see me playing cars mater national, I'm playing gamerscore. Gamerscore is a game within the game, a very large one. While playing gamerscore it is almost impossible to get bored with games, there is always something to play. There is a variety of games and ways you can play gamerscore. Leagues, most gamerscore, best completion percentage, most achievements, and so on. Next time your buddy rags on you for playing Shrek, tell him these simple words. I'm playing gamerscore.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Bombed JONAS writes: Hi kann I in your frendlist pls ?????????
Answer: I can only have up to 100 friends. If I've never played with you chances are you cannot be on my friend list. Nothing personal, because how can it be? I don't know you, personally.
WhiskeyWarriors writes: hi m8 just been lookin at your card and noticed your 1mill site.. do you fancy checkin my card and poppin me on your leaderboard.. keep up the good work!!
Answer: Thanks. The Universal Leaderboard is not my doing, I just approve it. If you are legit contact Nbag3, he will get you all set up. Please do not waste his time if you have cheated.
xSxPxAxRxKxSx writes: WOW I CANT BELIEVE UR GOING 4 1 MILLION GS ISNT UR SCORE HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY BUT GOODLUCK WITH THAT
Answer: No, it is not high enough. I want 7 digits! It is a lofty goal that I may or may not reach in 8 or 9 years time.
JJSR9888 writes: Add me friend ur GS look Good
Answer: Why do you want to lie to me? My gamerscore is currently 248,363. That is not a good looking score, maybe 248,365. Thanks for trying to make me feel better about it, but I can barely sleep at night thinking about how ugly my gamerscore is.
ViDEOGamEHuDS0n writes: how did u get commied for brothers in arms sorry for buging your ass
Answer: It is quite easy to do and it only takes a few minutes. Check out this thread for more details.
NS4NiTY: writes: just went to ur website man its awesome. im rootin for u =D mayb we could play Mercs 2 sometime. peace
Answer: Thanks. Don't get me started on Mercs 2, I hate that game. Love the oil rig part, that was awesome sauce.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is my personal collection of Sour Piñatas
Rumble Roses Double X: My score 250 of 1,000
What's the deal? It is not a good game, plus the achievements take FOREVER.
Aquazone: My score: 200 of 1,000
What's the deal? I only know what one achievement is and I have it.
Novadrome: My score 35 of 200
What's the deal? I was expecting some twisted metal action, boy was I wrong. Very crappy game, I get a headache just thinking about it. I might go back to it one day if I get the urge to torture myself.
Over-G: My score 250 of 1,000
What's the deal? How about a game that freezes everytime you unlock an achievement? You lose the planes you are trying to unlock in the process. I will probably never play this again. I have standards....
Moto GP 06: My score 310 of 1,000
What's the deal? There's nothing technically wrong with this game, just wasn't my style. I can see myself going back to this in the future.
Spectral Force 3 Japanese Version: My score: 0 of 1,000
What's the deal? I cannot get any achievements in this game unless I get a Japanese translation or play the american version first. Probably will never go back to this. Goose egg.
Everyparty Japanese Version: My score 320 of 1,000
What's the deal? Don't have the copy anymore. Already played the Asia verison for 50+ hours.
TotemBall: My score 60 of 200
What's the deal? DO NOT EVER PLAY THIS GAME. You've been warned. If you see me playing this, a zombie probably ate my brains.
Call of Duty 3: My score 315 of 1,000
What's The deal? Gears was out, that meant no time to play this. Not as good as COD2. I will go back to it and try for the full 1,000.
WCP All in: My score: 255 of 1,000
What's the deal? I was sick of poker games at the time and I still am. I might one day go back to this.
Guitar Hero 3: My score 250 of 1,000
What's the deal? Rock Band came into my life. This game does have some really hard achievement's though. I will mop up some achievements down the road.
Ridge Racer 6: My score 378 of 1,000
What's the deal? Not a big fan and there are much better racing games i've yet to play. Will go back to one day.
Pimp My Ride: My score 205 of 1,000
What's the deal? Game is the worst on the 360. Play it to get a LOL, then snap it in half.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I peeked at #6 overall in the world and was one of the first top american gamers to import a Japanese xbox. It was my test to see how far people were willing to go. I under estimated what would happen. It was only a couple weeks time until everyone started profile swapping and gamesaving which left me stuck in the middle. I didn't want to get lost in the shuffle so I spoke up about it. I was going to be in this thing for the long haul, because it was something I liked to do. I didn't want to be another cheater.
If some of those guys didn't cheat, I am sure the gamerscore race now would be very interesting. Some of those guys were probably more dedicated and better gamers than I am, but I can't say that with 100% confidence because they are the ones who choose to cheat. I know there are guys that probably play 12-14 hours a day. I don't play close to that much. I shower daily, I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day, I exercise, and I like to do other things other than game all the time. I can't play 10 hours a day, everyday.
If there was a legitmate race for the top still going, my gamerscore would be somewhere between 270-280k. The competition would've drove me to do so. The cheaters spoiled me, I can play 100+ hours of Battlefield and not have to look at leaderboards. I know what's up, I don't have the fear of being passed. I want the fear, the fear brings motivation. I am sure I would've missed a few showers if a legit race was still alive and kicking,
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tiger woods games, Lego games, Guitar Hero games, F.E.A.R. games, Earth Defense Force, Amped 3, Tomb Raider, LOTR BFME II, Just Cause, Test Drive Unlimited, Def Jam Icon, Dirt, Tenchu z, Assassins Creed, Dark Sector, Sega rally, Overlord, Kung Fu Panda, GRID, Lost Odyssey, Too Human, Scene it?, Frontlines Fuel of War, Viking, and Civilization Revolution
Zuma, Astropop, Worms, Geo Wars 1, Geo Wars 2, Aegis Wing, Heavey Weapon, Pac-man C.E., Carcassonne, Bomberman LIVE, Uno, Hardwood Hearts, Hardwood Spades, Hardwood Backgammon, Boogie Bunnies, Catan, E4, Mutant Strom Reloaded, Mutant Strom Empires, Wits & Wagers, Alien Hominid, Jet Refuelled
That's still around 240 I didn't want to play. I will say though, the other games range from decent, to bad, to craptastical, most being in the former.
At the end of the day microsofts evil plan worked hook, line, and sinker. Even crappy games can be fun when your playing a "meta game."
Friday, October 3, 2008
Halo 3, Brothers In Arms, Battlefield: Bad Company, Rock Band , Rock Band 2, Call of Duty 2,Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty 4, Burnout Revenge, Burnout Paradise,Top Spin 2, Top Spin 3, Kameo, Dead Rising, Rock Star Table Tennis,1 Madden game, 1 NCAA College Football Game,Dead or Alive 4, NBA 2k6, NBA 2k7, NBA 2k8, Viva Pinata,Viva Pinata Trouble In paradise, Spinter Cell Double Agent, NBA Street Homecourt, G.R.A.W., G.R.A.W. 2, Lost Planet, Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Virtua Tennis 3, Oblivion, PGR3, PGR4, Street Fighter II, Far Cry, Crackdown, Forza Motorsports 2, The Darkness, Condemned, Bioshock, Stranglehold, Gears of War, Perfect Dark Zero, Turok, Mass Effect, Shadowrun, GTA IV, Army of Two, The Orange Box, Quake 4, Soul Calibur 4, Unreal Tournament 3, Saints Row ,Castle Crashers, and Skate.
56 games total. If my math is correct I have played 206 games for gamerscore alone. I came up with the list by taking my last generation gaming habbits into consideration. Not how good I think the games are now.
I will go one step further and list games I WOULD OF played if gamerscore didn't exist
Braid and Mega man IX
Only two off the top of my head. I would've played both games by now last generation.
More on the flip side of playing games strictly for gamerscore soon.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
- You cannot use gamesaves, hack your achievements, or swap profiles with other people.
- You cannot stand-by people or bridge in online gaming.
Here is the best list of gamers around the world who haven't cheated. Universal Leaderboard
- If your gamertag is over 50k and you have other people gaining achievements for you, it must be made known. If you fail to comply, your gamescore is completely invaild and all bragging rights are forfeited.
- A few achievements obtained by someone other than yourself is exceptable as long as you admit it. Still, no account trading. Personally, I wouldn't let anyone get a single achievement on my card.
- Halo 3, Gears of War, Battlefield: Bad Company, Shadowrun and Perfect Dark Zero. You had to at least play one of these without boosting it. If you didn't, what is the point of having xbox live if your not going to use it? I know everyone doesn't like shooters, but if you boosted all these games, you more than likely boost every single game you play. FAIL.
- If you used the Gun glitch you owe me 1,200 microsoft points and you owe yourself a trip to the hardware store so they can drive a few nails into your skull.