Mid 2019 review

Ok, so I believe that at the start of the year I had some plans to play this and that and achieve this and that so with me not appearing on here for a few weeks you would assume that I have been furiously tapping away at the Xbox Controller and Achievements have been popping like mad.

Well, I am about half way though Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I have one more Episode to complete on Spartan Ops, I am playing my way through The Division 2 and haven’t even started Final Fantasy 7.

What I have done instead is buy some other games and play them, and then recently watch E3 too and so compile a shopping list for more.  I think that there just isn’t enough time.

I have been off on leave for a couple of weeks and I have been playing one of the current Xbox Live Games for Gold NHL 19.  Started the Be a Pro mode so baby steps development wise.

As an Xbox Insider I also signed up to try the now publicly available Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and see how it varies.  Speaking of Game Pass, still trying to get some quests there.

Earlier in the year in published the below graphic showing the percentage of Achievements unlocked.

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And below is what it looks like at the moment.

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The percentage was a little better until I started playing Banjo-Kazooie for a bit of fun, but hey, that is what games are for.

I also had a play on the new Lego Speed Champions pack for Forza Horizon 4 last night and that looks rather interesting.

On the streaming front, I think that depending on what I want to achieve at the moment then I can have some fun.  Still without a couple of key ingredients but they will come.  So check out the MisguidedSumo Mixer channel and keep an eye out for videos.

I picked up Lego Ninjago the other day so that I can have a further play through, collect the last 10 achievements and add another completed game to my collection.  I also added Assassin’s Creed Origins which is one that I have looked at ever since it was released and now I just need to sit down and start playing it.

I also picked up the Handsome collection of Borderlands and pre-ordered Jedi Fallen Order.  On top of that, registered my interest in Project Scarlett.  I think the countdown has begun.

Whilst keeping an eye on all this, I have also joined as an Xbox Ambassador in the last couple of months.  I have been on Xbox live since it started and like to think of it as a community that we go to and share adventures, general fun and chat.  What I and others to not enjoy are some of the language and behaviour of “gamers” and so please ensure that if  you have any issues during games then report via the recommend methods.  Any issues then us ambassadors are here to assist.

Back again soon.

Richard

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Stream test day

Hi all, I know it has been a while. Apologies and all. I’d like to say I’ve been a little focused on projects and I’ve kind of put this to one side. Though that is not ideal I know.

What I have been doing today though is sitting down with my Avermedia Live Gamer Portable 2. With the aim of running some test streams on Mixer. I spent the day playing Forza Horizon 4 and Fifa 19.

So after connecting everything up and sitting awkwardly to look at the TV I started working through some issues.

Firstly I tried And although I had myself via the webcam I had nothing coming through the device. This was a simple fault that was quickly remedied.

Then I had video but no audio. So if you look you’ll see that the first couple of videos just have audio from the headset mic and not the games.

But after a little tweaking this was also rectified.

What I might do next is copy the setting to Streamlabs and have a little play.

I need to run some further tests as I put streaming aside for a coupl eof months I have kind of gone backwards not forwards so that has not helped.  But still the lessons learned helped get setup quicker and the pace in diaagnosing issues was significantly quicker.

I am missing some key items, but nothing that will prevent me from streaming.  So I aim to be gaming merrily as normal before long.

Come have a look and follow me and I’ll be back here again shortly.

Sumo

5500 Xbox Achievements Unlocked

So, I could have reached this target a couple of years ago probably if I had played a lot more and a few more things had gone my way.  Then I wouldn’t be going back and replaying games the way I am, not that I am not enjoying that as there are always a few to keep in the locker for rainy days.

After a week of popping a few here and there and chipping away at the target, I decided to reinstall Killer Instinct and play through Survial Mode with a few more characters unlocking the achievements for that and the ones that you can normally pop along the way.  This was 2 or 3 per character that I’ve done so far, then after doing this and funnily enough fancying a change of game I loaded up Anthem for a bit, then Minecraft.

So the Milestone Achievement was “Iron Belly”, quite fitting really for a day of play and achievement popping, not that I will now “Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh”.  I will snack and refresh suitably before starting towards the next target.

I did earlier stream a little weekend drive on Forza Horizon 4 on Mixer so check it out and follow me there as I start to share my adventures more.

In total over the last 8 days during this streak I am on I have now unlocked 47 Achievements from 11 Games, these are;

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Anthem
  • Fifa 19
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Minecraft
  • Killer Instinct
  • Halo 5
  • Trials Fusion

So if I haven’t mentioned any of the above recently, then you can see what I have managed to unlock Achievements in.  I’ve played many other games too as you may have seen.

A couple of the above I am curently playing through and so more to do, the rest is just for fun.

Richard

April 2019 gaming begins

I believe that a few posts back I set myself some small goals.  And to be honest I haven’t a clue if I have stuck to them or not.

All I know is that I have been progressing well with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, even managed to stream for over an hour whilst playing and so that was a good step in the direction I am aiming.

On top of playing Tomb Raider, I continue with The Division 2.  I am just starting out on this and so I haven’t got to far as yet.

As a bit of a jump back, I have begun playing Fifa 19 again and the Achievements have again been popping whilst I play some FUT.  It is always a great pick up and play game.

Another game that I have recently picked up again is Trials Fusion, I have progressed further with this and collected more medals.  An Achievement popped here too which was a pleasant bonus.

Couldn’t wait for the Games for Gold this Month, Star Wars Battlefront 2 from the Xbox Original.  What a classic, instant install and play.  So many memories.

I have also reached a new milestone on TrueAchievements, in that I have played my 300th game.  The game was Anthem as I am currently using an EA Access 10 hour trial to see how it looks.

I normally like BioWare games such as the Dragon Age and Mass Effect Series’ and this could be interesting depending on the reviews I have read.  So far it appears ok, and something that I can see me playing more than 10 hours of.

There was even a little time to catch up with Overwatch today.

Another game that I payed again today was Call of Duty Black Ops (I will finish this game), I continue my way through the campaign every now and then when it suits me.

You might of guessed by now that I can sometimes play a number of games in one day, this is not anything bad.  Sometimes, it is just a need to change the scene.  I can also very easily immerse myself into a marathon sessions.  I think that might be why I now try and break it up a little.

But these are all Achievements that I am checking off of the goal I mentioned I think on one of my earlier posts.  It is why I have searched through my list of played games looking for ones that I didn’t play for long or something.

Then as the games become backward compatible I am picking them up and playing through them, as well as playing new games so time is prioritised chaotically.

I am getting there though, a couple of games on the agenda this month(ish).  I am currently reinstalling Halo 5 and that will take a while as it is rather a large game.  Then I plan on playing a few days of Halo, never an unfortunate task.  I can get Spartan Ops from Master Chief Collection completed, then run a few achievement popping sessions on Halo 5 and clean up the month.

I’ll keep you posted.

Richard

All good now, xbox weekend ahead

Ok, before we start, I know I have been on about something a little and sorry about that,  I will add nothing more.

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All that telling myself to play helped 🙂

Anyway, as I sit here I have the next Insider update (18323) downloading so that could keep the me occupied for a few hours.

I keep changing plans of what I want to play this weekend, I know I want to try the mode I now have access to on Overwatch, but I think I am more in the mood for a little driving simulation on Forza, either Motorsport 7 or Hoirzon 4.  Then continuing on with Battlefield 5.  That is probably Saturday sorted.

Then Sunday will be when I start Shadow of the Tomb Raider, been meaing to for about  a week now, just been a little single focused on the above.

I might even get in a couple of games on Fifa 19 just to stretch the fingers a little.

My aim is to try the AverMedia config again and so you may see some strange person lookng away from the camera if you come across my Mixer channel.  But then from what

I have seen, that on a few channels at times.  As mentioned in a previous post, I have plans for he final few days of the month and will be checking come the end of Sunday if any king of progress has been made towards the next milestone or if I have instead started sliding backwards again due to starting new games.

There are a few games that I picked up recently in the xbox store sales that I am yet to play and so this will happen, I am just trying to build a gap before adding them to my played list.

Bioshock for example is a series that I had never played, so picked up the pack and am currently on the 1st of the series.  Please, no spoilers 🙂

As the notifications are informing me, I am on a bit of a streak here on WordPress and so I must be settling in.  If things look a little bizarre over the weekend then do let me know as I do plan to brighten the place up a bit.

Well, going to let the laptop finish updating now and start the weekend acievement hunt.  Maybe I’ll unitentionally ignore you online.

Richard

Still settling in – but xbox play more the priority

Evening, still getting used to this and amazed that I get these little prompts from WordPress about streaks?  What are these if not Achievement earning related, am I giving up game time to compose a small note here?

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I haven’t had a chance to turn the xbox on for a couple of days admittedly due to other things getting in the way, but I’ll be on Overwatch as soon as this is published to ensure I continue crawling towards that goal.

It will also give me the chance to see if any updates have installed during the past 2 days.

Following yesterdays blog post, I started compiling what I want to ensure that I dedicate time to in February, we can look into that further later.

I have essentially had as much of an unplug as I allow myself, allow the xbox to cool down for a few hours before setting up a some sessions to get things cleared.

I need to have a look over the options at the weekend and maybe give the blog a bit of a better look, as I haven’t really had the chance to play with that yet.

Let me know what you think.

I will stream often, so follow me on Mixer the support is appreciated.  Eventually I’ll pick up a headset and join the chat.  Nothing personal, just haven’t replaced one that just broke due to age and wear a while ago and got used to playing without it.  But I normally have the chat box open.

Do suggest games, I am always on the look out for somethig to play, my favourites are pick up and play’s and that is whay I actually love the “xbox acarde” games from the 360 days, Trials HD was great for a quick couple of minutes if that’s all you had.  And I can still play it as backwards compatible.

Well, off to play Overwatch.

Richard

Weekend Play

Hi, you will probably have seen that some of my stream titles on Mixer have the simple title “weekend play”.  These sessions are exactly what they say, although the Achievement popping that goes with them is the added bonus.  So maybe I should change the title to “weekend achievement session”?

But, as you know, some of can take a little longer and more gameplay than others and so general play is requiered to reach the goal.

Last night I was streaming when I had the “Point Leader” Achievement pop on NHL 15, another one of those that I have been slowly working towards over recent weeks.  It’s a game I noticed I only had 1 achievement on and so I aquired it from the EA Access Vault and am now raising my completion of the game.

Another game that I am working through from the Vault is Star Wars Battlefront, so seeing what I can pick up there.  Though not many people for Multiplayer?

So far this weekend I have been spending the hours on a number of different games as well as ensuring that my Laptop is up to date with insider builds.

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My Alienware has been with me since 2013 and is still doing well, upped the memory to 24Gb, and changed from Windows 8 to Windows 10.  But as mentioned on my previous post, I do think that there are minor issues that need addressing in terms of ability for streaming.

Anyway, back to weekend play, I am nearing another milestone in the world of Achievement collection.

See you online.

Richard

New year, more games

Hi, join me whilst I move into a world of game streaming https://mixer.com/MisguidedSumo and the bad game play that goes with it.

What you’ll get from me is someone that is chasing the goal that will not be attained. The achievement completion target that I have set myself is more than realistic, I just need to stop playing new games and moving the goal out of reach.

You’ll see me playing games new and old, because of this as I often grab games I hadn’t finished to attain those last few Achievements. Just starting Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Battlefield V whilst catching up with Lego Movie Video Game and Hopper. So as mentioned, really can and do play a little of everything.

I’ll update you on what games I’m playing my way through, and maybe I’ll see you online.

So get in touch, what do you like to play? Do you have a channel? What’s your favourite games?

I am also starting up on YouTube Gaming @ https://www.youtube.com/user/misguidedsumo and whilst sorting a few things uploads will trickle through.

I currently have a simple setup and so settings are very much in the trial phase. I am using the AverMedia Plug and Play Game Streaming Capture Box, so if anyone has any experience then let me know.

I am 99.9% certain that the couple of issues that I have are more PC and Internet related though and so tactics change and not equipment.

Gameplay will continue and so the streaming trials will too.

Richard