|Achievement Bounty 2-8-2011 (7) (170GS)|
The Chase Down Progress as of 2-8-2011:
22 of 39
22 completed games. 39 days have passed in the calendar year.
This is where the slippage begins for the chase down due to getting wrapped up in other things. Me versus the EA servers. A battle I knew would be a lost cause. EA was pulling the plug on various games on the 8th. And NHL 09 being one of those games. I found myself in a race against time, once again. At the beginning of the day, I had no intentions on getting this done. I was going to just let it slide.
Not sure what changed my mind about going for it, but I cautiously jumped in.I started at around 11:00PM EST on the 7th. 150 games played in online team play mode while maintaining at least an A- was the requirements. This is for the EA Sports Hockey League Legend achievement. Not knowing exactly when the servers were being shutdown on the 8th, I was taking a risk. Some people claimed 3:00AM EST would be the final bell. I was thinking more like 5:00AM or 6:00AM in my head. Regardless, I knew the servers were a ticking time bomb. I had to get it done faster than humanly possible. I became a robot for 6 straight hours. I probably blinked twice...three times at the maximum. My blatter suffered, my belly ached, and my ass hurt. (But my hands were relaxed thanks to XtendPlay ;) ) It was like staying alive a little longer once the bottom of each hour passed by. 3am, 4am, 5am; a sigh of relief came over me each time.
At around 5:42AMish I go into my final game, game number 150. I finish that game off and I'm starting to feel really good about making the decision to go for it. To get that specific achievement to pop, you have to check your performance tracker just off the main menu. As I am doing just that, I get this message: "CANNOT RETRIEVE STATISTICS FROM EA SERVERS, PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER."
Hey Zakke! Are you going to PAX east this year? You should come by and I MIGHT let you touch my Guinness World Record. I Teabagged your....blow up doll. This is in reply for THIS. Justified retaliation on my part, I believe.
|I got served!|
I was about to call it quits and pack it up. But it was too unbelievable for me just to give up. At roughly 7:10AM, the servers came back on and the achievement immediately popped. Making that one of my most memorable achievements yet. The ordinary just doesn't cut it at this stage. That one made me bust a groove. The 100 point achievement put me at 533,533.
|533,533 by accident|
In the 2011 stats below, nothing from Test Drive Unlimited 2 is included. Not sure where to rank it since they are having server issues. Good to great range. I hope all the reviews out there mentioned that ginormous problem.
Read more for 2011 stats update.
Achievements & Gamerscore
Total achievements: 490
Total gamerscore: 10,321
Retail game achievements: 274
Retail game gamerscore: 7,331
Arcade achievements: 81
Arcade gamerscore: 1,310
DLC achievements: 25
DLC gamerscore: 485
Windows Phone 7 achievements: 133
Windows Phone 7 gamerscore: 1,680
Kinect achievements: 26
Kinect gamerscore: 1,050
Achievements from amazing games: 50
Gamerscore from amazing games: 1,130
Achievements from great games: 63
Gamerscore from great games: 1,171
Achievements from good games: 108
Gamerscore from good games: 2,160
Achievements from decent games: 102
Gamerscore from decent games: 1,890
Achievements from bad games: 94
Gamerscore from bad games: 1,730
Achievements from terrible games: 68
Gamerscore from terrible games: 2,225
Amazing games: Halo: Reach, Red Dead: Redemption, Dead Space 2
Great games: NBA 2k11, DJ Hero, Rock Band 3, Raskulls, DeathSpank, BioShock 2, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Mafia II
Good games: Lost Planet 2, Lara Croft: GoL, Project Sunburst (WP7), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Parachute Panic (WP7), Fable III, Axel and Pixel, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Monkey Island: SE, The Oregon Trail, NHL 09, OMG: Our Manic Game
Decent games: Games Chest Solitaire (WP7), Revolution (WP7), Kinect Adventures, Karaoke Revolution, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution (WP7), Brick Breaker: Revolution (WP7), Cabela's North American Adventures, Microbot, Fifa 08, Bubble Town 2
Bad games: FF: Adrenaline (WP7), Dead Space: Ignition, Women's Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7)
Terrible games: Turning Point [FR/DE], Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion
Overall: (22) Family Game Night 3, FF Adrenaline, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution, Dead Space: Ignition, Women's Murder Club, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Raskulls, Cabela's North American Adventures, MorphX, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Game Party: In Motion, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Mafia II, Bubble Town 2
Retail: (7) Family Game Night 3, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Cabela's North American Adventures, MorphX, Game Party: In Motion, Mafia II
Arcade: (7) Golf: Tee It Up!, Dead Space: Ignition, Raskulls, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Wallace and Gromit #4, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Kinect: (1) Game Party: In Motion
Windows Phone 7: (8) FF Adrenaline, de Blob Revolution, Women's Murder Club, Guitar Hero 5, Rocket Riot, Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Bubble Town 2
DLC: (4) Endor DLC - Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Minerva's Den - Bioshock 2, Raskulls Reinforcements 1 - Raskulls, The Snowy Mountain Dungeon - DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue
Amazing games: (1) Halo: Reach
Great games: (4) Raskulls, DeathSpank, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Mafia II
Good games: (6) Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Axel and Pixel, Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game
Decent games: (4) Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revoltion, Cabela's North American Adventures, Bubble Town 2
Bad games: (5) FF Adrenaline, Dead Space: Ignition, Women's Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7)
Terrible games: (2) Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion
*MISSING ALL STATS FROM TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED 2*