Didn’t have a lot of time to play today. There was an impromptu birthday celebration for a co-worker that I went to which cut into my gaming time by a few hours. I still got a chance to play a bit of Duck Dynasty before calling it a day.
When I got back home, I quickly found out that Xbox Live was down, this time on the 360 which is perfect since I wanted to play the 360. Luckily there is no home console sharing and I had the disc so there was no issue with playing the game, but any achievements that I would get would not be timestamped… O well, must get gamerscore.
I finished off collecting SI’s treasure and the signs, only thing left is frogs. I then went to go try my hand at my first race. This is where I got my first achievement of the day, go from last to first. That is about the point where enjoyment went out the window. It took me at least 4 tries to get first on the 2 lap race and “pass” the “level”. It was a fan boat race and my fan boat must have been way too light and not fast enough. It seems to be one of those racers were the enemies are ruthless and you can’t do anything to them, but man can they jack you up. It is also the type where you have you execute things perfectly at the end or you will lose, no matter what. The end of the second lap you have a 180 turn that requires you to basically e-brake in a fan boat, while also keeping your nose so close inside the log pillar that no one can t-bone you. All three times I finished the race, but lost, I was t-boned on the last turn which pushed me out of the way and caused me to lose the race… quite frustrating… Finally I figured out that I had to… drift, around each turn and be perfect on the last turn.
I finally completed the race and go to move on. Did I mention I got another achievement for what I assume is jumping off ramps a few times? No. Ok well, I did. I then did a fishing mission where I got yet another achievement for not reeling out and catching over an 8lb fish.
And… thats it. The whole day I was kinda feeling a little under the weather, so I decided to close shop early in hopes of getting to bed early. Plus I wasn’t a huge fan of getting achievements offline anyways.
The Ultimate Sale is officially in full swing and I already pulled the trigger on four games: Lara Croft, Styx, NBA Live 2015, and Costume Quest 2.I haven’t really looked into the 360 side of the coin, but I will soon. What did everyone pick up so far?
It looks like we had a few entries into the blog comment contest and after random.org, we have a winner: NBA Kirkland! Congrats and thanks to everyone for their feedback.
I don’t know how much time I can dedicate on a weekly basis, but my next project for this site is the forums. Obviously thats where all the cool stuff goes down. So hopefully I can share some updates with everyone on that soon.
That is it for today. Until tomorrow!