Thursday, September 30, 2010

Achievement Bounty

Not a lot going on here from the previous day. Only have a little left in The Strike before I throw that on the back burner. Still playing Dead Rising 2 co-op in slight disgust, which probably was a big waste of time.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dead Rising 2 Co-op Is Broken

I'm extremely disappointing with how the Co-op in Dead Rising 2 turned out. Let's see, the game will kick the 2nd player when the host saves the game. It still has that lousy freeze time in between saving and loading your game. When I choose which device to save on, I swear it takes a minute to respond. However, the load times seem to be improved over Case Zero, but not by a lot.

It's just another case of a lazy developer shoving their product out the door. Capcom had to know of these problems, instead, they did what most developers are doing these days. Shitting on your face, then giving you a wet nap (patch) to clean it up down the road. It seems like it's getting progressively worse as this generation plays out. A disturbing problem that needs to be alleviated before consumers question the point of getting newly released titles. I hate to say it, but waiting to play is now the smart thing to do. You should no longer envy people reviewing a game weeks in advance.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two Is Better Than One

Tomorrow expect to see some Dead Rising 2 achievements on the bounty. I really hope the co-op works properly, hopefully I haven't set myself up for major disappointment.  I have really been looking forward to this game for quite sometime.  Other than that, got back to watching some BSG. The episode I just watched has sucked me back in. Adama is such a bad ass, my favorite character on the show so far.

Monday, September 27, 2010

GameFly Before You Buy

I've been asked many times how I get so many games. The cheapest and most efficient way of getting games fast is through GameFly™ Start For Only $5.95 or Try For Free!

I wanted to let you know that GameFly is at their lowest starting prices ever -  $5.95 / $9.95 introductory prices for the first month starting today.The regular prices on those plans are $.8.95 for the 1 game plan and $12.95 for the 2 game plan for the first month. This deal is only available for a limited time.  I highly recommend GameFly for ever type of gamer out there.

The Smallest Bounty You Can Get

Another failed day at getting a good bounty. Luckily Dead Rising 2 is coming out very soon to swoop in and save the day. I think I'm just too impatient in general to sit down and enjoy a fishing game. Like most people, I want instant results. My character in The Strike totally looks like Bill Mitchell, without that godawful Red, White, and Blue tie of course. Speaking of that, Team Wiebe or Team Michell?

Silenced The Haters

The new dashboard must have a hater auto detection system built in because the haters have been silenced and my inbox isn't full of their nonsense. I figured it was something to bring up since those types of messages have completely disappeared from my posts over the last couple of weeks. I guess my approach to the entire thing worked out for me. Over the course of time I've been asked why I post mostly hate messages. Easy, because it's funny to me and I really don't give a shit what some faceless, nameless, gamertag says about me. I'm not afraid to let everyone read what is said. I could hide the hate and post sappy love letters, but I won't hide the fact that a ton of people hate me. Just look at the comments section on some of the blog posts. There are a ton of hate messages and I could delete every last one of them, but I don't.

There was a good amount of hate over the last couple of years and now it's just dead. Don't get me wrong, I love not having that, just wondering what changed. I'm going to sleep now and when my head hits my comfy pillow, a smirk will arise like the morning sun on my face because I know I've defeated every last one of you mother fuckers. Even if you crop back up, it will no longer matter. I have done the impossible. Silenced the haters.

I already regret writing that.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Once again it was a very disappointing day in achievement land. I played a little bit of The Strike today and it seems like a decent fishing game so far.

HOT TIP: for The Strike: Comes from Gamertag: Totally Krispix
hey just the heads up but when u unlock the invitational tourneys u don't have to play them. think they are 20 mins long for each of the 5..u can just sit there. don't even have to catch anything.

Have a HOT TIP for a game I'm playing? Send it my way on XBOX LIVE.

All your messages are belong to me - Xbox Live message of the day

Boomshott writes: ok thank u so much for talking to me ur my idol. i cant play that cuz im in high school. ive had my account for two weeks i appreciate u taking the time to talk . ill never delete the messages

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Be My Future Xbox Live Friend

Achievement Bounty 9-24-2010

I really didn't accomplish much today even though it looks like a decent bounty. Most of it was done while I was sleeping.  You can set up a turbo controller to have Karaoke Revolution: AI Encore 2 run back the same song as long as your heart desires. Doing so makes getting the 200 platinum and 25 million achievements a breeze. We got the next Podcast all recorded, so look for that in a few days. 

Not sure how many messages I've received over time about wanting to be on my Xbox live friends list and I really do feel bad about denying you. As you may know, the limit is 100 friends and I've been at the limit since 2006. :( Here's the deal, if Microsoft does up the friends limit, I want the people that have been following me from the beginning to be on it. I will throw up a discussion topic about it on my FaceBook page. All you have to do is say ADD ME and put your Gamertag. I already know what's going to happen when that day comes, so I'm just getting prepared for it. Alternatively, you can send me a 4,000 Microsoft point card or a big bag of beef jerky to get on it now. muhahahaha...kidding btw.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Change Your Passion For Glory

Achievement Bounty 9-23-2010

A rocky inspired achievement gained through an American Idol game? Not sure how this one got by me, but once Trueachievements gets revived that sucker is going in my case. Not changing my stance on avatar items, but I will buy some Rocky items if they ever become available. So, Kobe jersey and Rocky clothing is as far as I'm willing to go. Do any of you spend more money on avatar clothing than real clothing? I'd like to hear that story.

Unedited Audio Diary

NBA 2k11 Player Ratings Revealed: Kobe Is Rolling Over In His Grave

The majority of the NBA2k11 player ratings were released today. Kobe, Lebron, and Wade sit at the top of the NBA 2k mountain with a 97 rating. Not really a surprise there and I do think Wade and LeBron are 97's. Both Wade and LeBron are extremely talented and gifted ballers and perhaps they are slowly creeping up on Kobe while he ages. But let's be real, could Wade or LeBron do what Kobe did last season with a broken index finger on their shooting hand? HELL NO! I came to that conclusion by taking their past injuries into account and how they reacted. Right before the injury bug hit Kobe, he was playing the best basketball I have ever witnessed. The injuries slowed him down a lot, but he did what he had to do, to win it all. He could of just let off the gas and used the injuries as an excuse, but he somehow converted pain into motivation. That is the kind of thing that separates him from the pack.

Guess there is no real way to give ratings for will, determination, focus and other attributes that cannot be determined. Kobe is off the charts in those categories, only matched by few in NBA history. Yeah, maybe I'm biased on this subject, but in 2006 I was sitting in American Airlines Arena watching the Heat beat the Pistons in the conference finals championship. I have D-wade's shoes, my girlfriend has his jersey, heck, I even have a Wade bobble head. Wade and LeBron are awesome, but come on. I'm not trying to say who to be a fan of, I just think it's clear cut who the best is. The best individual basketball player of all time is either; A: Kobe or B: Michael. GOAT vs. GOAT. Kobe is just one shy of MJ.....

Other notable player ratings:

Chris Paul (95) At least they got the best point guard right.

Kevin Durant (91) The guy that will probably carry the torch.

Carmelo Anthony (93)

Rajon Rondo (87) vs. Derrick Rose (85)

Deron Williams (92)

John Wall (81)

Brandon Roy (88)

Gimpy vs. Gimpy Greg Oden (75) vs. Bynum (77)

Top big men Tim Duncan (90) Pau Gasol (89) Dwight Howard (88)

Dirk Nowitzki (83) underrated!

Steve Nash (85)

For the full list of all starter ratings check HERE

Check out NBA2k11 Demo on the Xbox Live marketplace and check out the full retail game when it hits stores October 5th.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

You're In The Movies

Stay far away! So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cuz You're in the movies is rapin errbody out here. Sorry for the butchery, Antoine.

Vision Cam, You're Not The Father of Microsoft's Second baby, Kinect

Dance away young fellow, but what's in her uterus is going to be a star.

Achievement Bounty 9-22-2010

You're in the Movies is complete trash and I don't need the assistance of Maury Povich to tell me that the Vision Camera and Kinect are not going to be blood related. I'm not really sure what Microsoft was trying to do with the vision camera games, just be happy they are letting it RIP. Out with the old, in with the new.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-21-2010

I can't believe I waited all this time before trying out the game of two years ago, You're in the Movies.  Hey, at least it's an upgrade from Scrotumball.

Unedited Audio Diary

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-20-2010

I'm still struggling with the idea of actually playing and enjoying the Lego Indy game. Every time I think about playing my Xbox 360, that game jumps into my head and I'm immediately turned off. I need to get that game out of my life pronto. Maybe I'll just suck it up and get it done, maybe not.

Completed Game: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Another game where I had a little bit of the DLC to finish up before all the achievements were complete. And again, another crappy batch of DLC. If you want this particular DLC, I would recommend picking it up asap. It will be removed forever from the marketplace at the end of the year. Good Riddance! However, the main game itself was good stuff, especially in co-op.

Achievement Bounty 9-19-2010

Another skinny bounty. Still trying to find that gamerscore groove, but I just can't seem to get anything rolling. If you talk to Stella, ask her what she did to get it back.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-18-2010

Completed Game: Fable 2

Fable 2 Platinum Hits
I just had to finish up the 2 DLC packs, which in my opinion, are a waste of money. Not that big of a Fable fan, but I really want to see how Fable 3 does co-op.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halo Reach Ranks

Achievement Bounty 9-17-2010

Halo: Reach Ranks

Recruit - 0cR
Private - 7500 cR
Corporal - 10000 cR
Corporal Grade 1 - 15000 cR
Sergeant - 20000 cR
Sergeant Grade 1 - 26250 cR
Sergeant Grade 2 - 32500 cR
Warrant Officer - 45000 cR
Warrant Officer Grade 1 - 78000 cR
Warrant Officer Grade 2 - 111000 cR
Warrant Officer Grade 3 - 144000 cR
Captain - 210000 cR (ACHIEVEMENT)
Captain Grade 1 - 233000 cR
Captain Grade 2 - 256000 cR
Captain Grade 3 - 279000 cR
Major - 325000 cR
Major Grade 1 - 350000 cR
Major Grade 2 - 375000 cR
Major Grade 3 - 400000 cR
Lt. Colonel - 450000 cR (ACHIEVEMENT)
Lt. Colonel Grade 1 - 480000 cR
Lt. Colonel Grade 2 - 510000 cR
Lt. Colonel Grade 3 - 540000 cR
Colonel - Unknown

Daily Audio summary of my gaming activities

Friday, September 17, 2010

Completed Game: Wallace & Gromit #2

A very quick and easy game to get all the achievements in. Check out THIS guide if you want to knock it out extremely quick. I like these games, a nice change of pace.Xbox 360 Live 1600 Points [Online Game Code]

Achievement Bounty 9-16-2010

I have Halo: Reach pulling me one way and the GSL pulling me another. Stretch arm strong would even have trouble with this dilemma. Even though things look extremely bleak on the GSL front, I don't want to go down without a fight. 

Completed Game: Autobahn Polizei

Autobahn Polizei
Not too bad at all. I wouldn't mind seeing another Crash Time now, but the voice actors need to go. The overall length is somewhere in the middle range of games, neither long or short. 12-15 hours and easy achievements overall. Avoid Crash Time 1 at all costs.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Myth Buster

Achievement Bounty 9-15-2010

Autobahn Polizei is much better than Crash Time, like tons better. Basically it all comes down to having a simple little map and directions on where to go. It's still not my cup of tea, but improvement is something I can give the the Dev. team props for. I'm not scoring at the rate I would've hoped to be during a GSL,  it's not so easy trying to flip that switch.  Scoring mode is always on, but ultra whore mode, well, that's something entirely different.

AB Daily Audio
Daily audio summary of my gaming activity.

All your messages are belong to me I answer the message of the day in audio.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-14-2010

Thank you Bungie! Addicted to Halo: Reach, need sleep.

AB Daily Audio Daily audio summary of my gaming activity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Podcast: Party Chat Podcast - Episode #6

Featuring: MajinFro, Omega Deez, Rand al Thor 19, and Stallion83 

  • Introductions
    • Theme by Omega/Fro
  • Games Played
  • PAX
  • GSL 9
  • Halo Reach, Rand Retiring, and Windows Phone 7
  • Listeners Questions
    • Theme by Omega/Fro
  • Gaming Kryptonite
  • PSA #1
  • Duke Nukem, NPD, & Medal Of Honor
  • Raising Xbox Live's Price and Valve vs Xbox Live
  • Endro

If you have a question that you would like answered during the next podcast, leave us a comment or a tweet. We would be happy to answer.

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Download Link: Party Chat Podcast Episode #6 (Right Click)

Achievement Bounty 9-13-2010

I was thinking about Halo: Reach coming out, so it was hard to stay focused on other games today. I farmed for coins in Planets Vs. Zombies for a long time, but I lost about 120,000 of those due to the game not saving. That was a bummer. I played Halo: Reach the moment I got back with it around midnight. I'm really enjoying it so far. I'll be back tomorrow with daily audio, the podcast should be a good listen, so check that out.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Xbox 360 Games of 2010 worth playing

My personal picks on the finest games 2010 has served up so far.

(In no particular order out of 150+ unique Xbox 360 titles I have played this year)

BioShock 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Just Cause 2
Metro 2033
Tiger Woods PGATOUR 11
Alan Wake
Red Dead Redemption
NCAA Football 11
Crackdown 2
Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions
Mass Effect 2
Mafia II
Splinter Cell Conviction
Planet vs. Zombies

The list covers pretty much all retail releases. I'm sure more arcade games would be on there if I had played them all. I'm looking forward to checking more of those out at some point. The huge onslaught of games is starting here at 12:00am on the east coast, buckle up.

Achievement Bounty 9-12-2010

Heart of Darkness

Confront the Shadow Broker

The Hard Way

Complete the Shadow Broker Mission pack on Hardcore or Insanity

Detail Orientated

Use all information terminals in the Shadow Broker’s stronghold

Catching Up

Reminisce with Liara on the Normandy

I was doing fairly well in the GSL until zombies started raining on my parade. Plants vs Zombies is such a good game, maybe my favorite arcade game of all. I'm so freaking hooked to it at the moment. I just need to wrap it up and move onto other things. At least give the demo for Plants Vs Zombies a whirl, such an awesome game.

AB Daily Audio

All your messages are belong to me - Xbox Live message of the day

iTzZ iScRuB says:
my friend said all gamerscore will be gone when kinect comes out because of a new dashboard update

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-11-2010

Most Dangerous Game
Defeat the Shadow Broker’s Assassin (achievement tiles are messed up for ME2)

I thought I had a pretty decent day overall. I'm not tearing it up like some of the people are in the GSL. Not really that worried about it at the moment, I just need to stay consistent. If you want to track the GSL with pie charts and graphs check HERE. Beware, the pie chart for the MachiNe team reads "100% fucked". Out of the games I have played today, Lego Indy 2 is the one dragging me down. I just can't get into it. The Mass Effect  2 Shadow Broker DLC is pretty dang good. You should check it out if you are a fan of Mass Effect. I also finished off Spider-Man: dimensions campaign and Mafia II as well. Both are worth a look if you are even slightly interested in either.

AB Daily audio

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Completed Game: The Idolmaster: Live for you!

Felt good getting that final achievement that was glitched on me. Tip: If you see weird stuff going on with your gamertag on the dashboard, get a refresh by recovering your tag. That should clear things right up. I was too damn stubborn to try that until now.

Achievement Boutny 9-10-2010

The gamerscore league has officially begun. And so, I must get my butt a scoring. We recorded the podcast a few hours ago, so look for that in a couple of days.

All your messages are belong to me - Xbox Live message of the day

CGE Cluv CE says: hey i have a 100 dollar BET with my best friend. On average how many random people send u a msg a day?!?

S83: Yes, I know exactly how many I get on a per day basis. I sit at my computer and count all the messages I receive. I then make pie charts and graphs. In a nut shell, that's what I do with my time when I'm not gaming, eating, pissing, shitting, or sleeping.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-9-2010

Just gearing up for the GSL. It starts in about 22 hours of me writing this. I have finally thought about a game plan, nothing note worthy up my sleeve. Probably won't get much done tomorrow, but come Saturday, there should be a significant leap in my activity. No more pussy footing about. No xbox live message of the day, haven't gotten any good material lately.

It's on!

AB Daily Audio

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-8-2010

Spider-man: Dimensions is all I've played. I'm still enjoying it quite a bit. A lot of variety found within, which keeps it fresh like zip locks. 6 levels to go before I'm done with the campaign. I tried to make a guess yesterday about how long it will take to compete. Unless there is some kind of glitch, it will take 15+ hours to 1,000. I had a goal of getting to 800,000 trueachievement score today, but I fell short.

The cat is out of the bag and there will be scratching. MachiNe Team V1651438(total combined gamerscore) invades the Gamerscore league Season 9. It starts up Saturday at 12:01am EST and runs until the clock strikes midnight November 1st. Smrnov, Tjayars, Omega Deez, and I will be trying to pull it off. Personally, I think we are being thrown to the wolves and our chances of winning it is slim. It won't be because of a lack of effort, it will be brought. Good luck to everyone participating in it.

AB Daily Audio

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-7-2010

Still not catching fire, but it's better than a single. Feeling like I'm about to break free from the slump. As far as Spider-man: Dimensions goes, it seems solid so far. I'll probably be in bed exclusively with it until I finish up the campaign. The noir levels remind me of the stealth found in Batman AA to a degree. The boss battles have some really nice touches, too. The only complaint I have is the fairly cheesy dialog. The voice acting is actually better than decent, just some of the dialog bugs me. Feels like a few Spider-man games rolled into one and I think it's well worth your time.

AB Daily Audio

All your messages are belong to me - Xbox Live message of the day

XI modz IX TxBB says: hey man if u really wanna get 1 million i got a guy that modded my gamersore he can add just the right amount of games so u have 1 million gamerscore hes on my friends list its NiNjA MoDz TxBB message me or him if ur intersested

S83: I wonder if anyone will notice if I jump 520,000 overnight?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-6-2010

I failed it up so hard yesterday. I had plans of getting at least all of the wanted posters in Mafia II and I ended up getting just 20 of them.

Achievement Bounty 9-5-2010

Looks like a decent bounty but it's deceiving. I'm still burnt, all I have on my radar is Halo Reach. Halo will beat that burnt feeling out of me like Bobby Brown. Switching up the timing of the bounties so they come at the end of the day.

All your messages are belong to me - Xbox Live message of the day

The24thWhitness says:
I saw your response to Rush for Chaos about me wanting 480,000 shoved up my ass, if you're offering, yes i accept ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

Monday, September 6, 2010

Podcast: Party Chat Podcast - Episode #5

Featuring: MajinFro, Omega Deez, Rand al Thor 19, and Stallion83

Theme by Omega
Games Played
Theme by Omega and Fro
Tales From Detroit
Theme by Omega
Wedding Wing
Case Zero
Fallout New Vegas
PAX Orgy
Improved Voice Quality with Kinect
Downloadable Content

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Download Link: Party Chat Podcast Episode #5 (Right Click)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Achievement Bounty 9-4-2010

Tac Loc Takedown
You successfully completed 5 Tactical Locations with all agents in the same Squad Chopper.

Got that Crackdown 2 DLC done, more coming out according to some of the locked avatar awards. Still plugging away at Mafia II. I really do like the game and not completing it in a timely manner is not a knock on it. You must come up for air at some point.