Sunday, 26 July 2009

An Epic Rant and NES Achievements

No games were completed again this week which was because Meet the Robinsons sucks and I am consequently taking my time with it. However, I do have some things to talk about regarding Gears of War 2. DizzyChaos, level 71, a legit player has had his rank reset to 1. I believe that this is probably due to a glitch but really Epic? Why can't you fix this, it makes me worry about getting to level 100 myself and whether or not I should even bother. I'm going to buy the new maps and single player content next week but I have had second thoughts about it. DizzyChaos must have spent hundreds of of hours getting to that level, it's pathetic, absolutely pathetic.

The next thing I want to mention is NES achievements, a website I have found. Basically, join the site and you can start earning achievements for NES games. The site is new and doesn't have many members so hopefully it'll get bigger soon. You can see it here:

DizzyChaos update:

His gamerscore now: 71,915 - An increase of 1,990 gamerscore
My gamerscore now: 62,635 - An increase of 140 gamerscore

If Meet the Robinsons hadn't have sucked then I might have gotten a lot more. It seems that DizzyChaos got a lot of gamerscore this week.

Rank update:

My world ranking: 12,264 - A decrease of 281 ranks
My country ranking: 2,748 - A decrease of 72 ranks

Thanks for reading, bye :)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

DizzyChaos and Rank update

There were no games completed this week and so I'll move to the DizzyChaos update immediately:

His gamerscore now: 69,925 - An increase of 100 gamerscore
My gamerscore now: 62,495 - An increase of 425 gamerscore

I didn't increase that much this week, neither did Dizzy luckily. Apparently he plans to get a lot next week though.

Rank update:

My world ranking: 12,264 - An increase of 7 ranks
My country ranking: 2,748 - A decrease of 7 ranks

Not very good this week, I'll have to earn more gamerscore to go up ranks.

Thanks for reading, bye :)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

RIP: The World's Greatest Game Shop

I didn't think I'd ever make this blog, I didn't think that I'd have to. But sadly I do as it seems that the greatest shop to ever exist has today shut down. Game Exchange was much better than Game, Gamestation, Cex, Blockbuster and all the other small shops that sold games. Game Exchange's owner actually knew knew what he was talking about, a person who actually played a wide variety of games, rare or common, new and old. Perhaps the most unique thing was the fact that the owner played games inside the shop itself. I have many memories of this shop, it's been there since I was a kid. I remember buying Final Fantasy VII from there for £18.95 preowned which was great, I had been looking for it for a long time. I remember seeing the owner play Final Fantasy VIII before I had it. The best memories were boosting gamerscore and playing games inside the shop. I remember in the days when Phantasy Star Episodes I&II were released for the Gamecube. He played it non stop for months, my character in the game was barely level 100 by the time his was level 200. The amount of times we got gamerscore together too. Recently co-oping Terminator: Salvation. I'm going to miss Game Exchange, it was such a great shop. Good bye...

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Another game complete, Mario Marathon and 0 for Dizzy again

Another game complete this week. It was Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. Since it's exactly the same as Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection I see no need to talk about it, you should go buy it if you have an American 360.

The next think I want to do is congratulate the people doing the Super Mario Marathon who have currently raised over $16,000 for charity. It's still going so you can see the live embed below or go to

DizzyChaos update:

His gamerscore now: 69,825 - An increase of 0 gamerscore
My gamerscore now: 62,070 - An increase of 1,710 gamerscore

He got 0 again =D

Rank update:

My world ranking: 12,271 - An increase of 676 ranks
My country ranking: 2,741 - An increase of 157 ranks

Quite a good increase this week, this is good.

Thanks for reading, bye :)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

1 game complete, DizzyChaos 0 again and Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver

One game was completed this week which was Night of the Museum. Night of the Museum is a really bad game but also really easy, taking about 3 hours to complete and maybe even less. It has no real action and basically involves walking around and around and around until everything is done in a level. It's like Hannah Montana in that way, except not as bad as that. I'll give it a 3.3/10.

DizzyChaos update:

His gamerscore now: 69,825 - An increase of 0 gamerscore
My gamerscore now: 60,360 - An increase of 1,485 gamerscore

Again with 0 gamerscore? I just have to say lol to this.

Rank update:

My world ranking: 12,947 - An increase of 668 ranks
My country ranking: 2,898 - An increase of 172 ranks

Good, my ranks are increasing well this week =D

I'll go a bit off topic now and not talk about gamerscore. In September which is a little while away yet Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are released in Japan. I'm importing them and so during this time I'll be playing them a lot and so you can expect less gamerscore to be gotten, maybe I'll do some blogs about the new games.

Thanks for reading, bye :)