Kobe scored 43 points in a loss against the Nuggets on Tuesday night.
By the skin of my teeth, I completed the challenge by unlocking exactly 43 achievements across 7 different games on Wednesday.
I finally got to see what all the hype was about with Minecraft. A very fun and creative little game that I would play for countless of hours on end if I wasn’t chasing down gamerscore glory. Easy to pick up and play, yet, it seemingly has infinite possibilities. It became the most downloaded XBLA for the first 24 hour period….and for good reason. I guess the 1600 Microsoft points didn’t scare the masses away like one would think.
The Lakers play again here in a matter of minutes on Thursday night and apparently Mr. Kobe Bryant is sick. I’m just going to assume that he will play…always does when sick. But I’m probably off the hook slightly because I doubt he goes for 30 plus points. That leaves me with a challenge on Friday.
Only slightly unhappy because of an extremely painful hip. It’s no easy task, almost borderline impossible, to jog or play Kinect with this injury. What’s odd is that it actually feels better when I’m standing up, but when I lay down the pain is crazy depending on the way my body is positioned.
I’ve also been spending more time on my Xbox than usual. That’s cray! Right? Lets see how long this will last for.
A swift update today since I still need to get some reps in and take a shower before the Lakers game tonight.
On Sunday night Kobe scored 22 points in a Lakers win.
I completed the challenge on Monday by unlocking 25 achievements in 3 different games. (Mortal Kombat, Wordament, and Little League World Series 2010)
I’ve been mostly playing Little League World Series and it’s much, much longer than I expected it to be. The full 1k will take no less than 20 hours but at least I’m over halfway done at this point. I don’t love it or hate it, but I can’t recommend it unless you are scratching and clawing for something to play, and in most cases, you probably aren’t. There’s better stuff for you guys to play, trust me when I say that.
Really looking forward to Minecraft tomorrow morning on XBLA. $20 is a steep price to pay for arcade games, but I want to see what all the fuss is about. The extra 400 gamerscore doesn’t hurt, either.
Everybody and their brother is raving about how good The Avengers movie is so I feel inclined to check it out this week. Hopefully that happens because I do love me some $7 popcorn.
I think I got my gaming motivation back, but it doesn’t hurt to search for more.
The Lakers play again tonight (Tuesday) which leaves me with a hump day challenge (Wednesday)
A little unknown fact: 2Pac was a member of Digital underground. Seen below.
My mood today: Happy as a clam. I tried to play fetch outside with my cat but she was more interested in eating the grass And yes, my cat Miss Mittens will play fetch with any ball that has a little bell in it.
On Friday night Kobe scored 22 points in a loss vs the Denver Nuggets and that automatically makes this challenge last at least another day in the grand scheme. The Thunder are now waiting for the winner of LA/Denver in the second round, which will be a very tough challenge if the Lakers make it by the nugs.
I completed the challenge on Saturday by unlocking 27 achievements across 5 different games.
I also completed 4 or 5 games over the course of the last couple of days and the one I want to talk about is, The Price is Right: Decades.
There are two extremely luck based achievements tied to the Plinko pricing game which is why it’s so annoying and frustrating. Plinko is probably the shows most popular game since the crowd always cheers really loud when it’s revealed.
“Drop it like it’s hot” has to be done online and “Lucky Chips” has to be done in local multiplayer. Both are essentially for getting the plinko chip in the middle slot (beat ya to a “that’s what she said” comment) 3 out of the 5 times. Just straight up luck based.
For “Drop it likes it’s hot” I did get very lucky by unlocking it during my 3rd of 4th attempt without trying or knowing it was even my chip that was getting dropped like it’s hot into the middle for the big bucks. When the achievement unlocked the first thing to pop into my head, naturally, was Snoooooooooooooooop.
I’m pretty (100%) sure I did the little Snoop Dance when it did unlock.
“Drop it like it’s hot” being out of the way without much fuss, I still had to somehow manage a way to get “Lucky Chips” to unlock if I ever wanted to conquer the evil Bob Barker game. In multiplayer it’s not as easy as just picking whatever pricing game you want to play; you have to keep backing in and out of the game to get in the 80’s decade and then you have to play contestants row just to see if the Plinko pricing game shows up. Sometimes you won’t even get a game of Plinko to appear for an entire hour. On top of dealing with all of that, once you actually get the game to come up, it’s a complete crap shoot on whether or not you will get lucky enough for the chip to fall in the middle 3 out of the 5 tries. I cussed Bob Barkers name for 3 hours straight this morning while attempting this shit stain of an achievement. If Bob dies within the next two months, I will feel like an asshole for cursing his name. Don’t forget to neuter your dogs and cats!!! Bob did teach us all that.
I don’t normally get excited when achievements unlock, but when I do, I tend to scream this phrase. “The price is wrong, bitch!”
Kobe and the Lakers play in roughly 5 minutes on this beautiful Sunday leaving me with a Monday challenge. I’ll predict a Lakers win and Kobe scoring 35 points.