Established on the 19th of May, 2013
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Hey guys, my name's Jordan, I'm 15 and I currently live in Canberra, Australia. I've started playing videogames since I was around 4 y.o starting with random educational games, though my first normal game so to speak was Age of Mythology which I ended up playing for thousands of hours since I started until the disc stopped reading a few years ago (which I think was because I installed an update somehow making the game unable to start up ).
About two years before the launch of the PS3 I received a PS2 along with over 60 different games of which almost all of them stopped working a few days after I received the 60GB PS3 around its release when it was priced at $1000. Back then I only had two PS3 games, though as of now I currently have a collection of 19 games along with a lot of other stuff which I use on my 120GB Slim. I've taken interest in a variety of different games ranging from shooters to sports games, with my most recent interest RPGs. I'm currently more of a "solo gamer", as throughout the years I've mainly played by myself, though I do have a little co-op session every once in a long while excluding Online Multiplayer games (..once every 2-6 months).
Currently I can only play games on the weekends and holidays with a few specific exceptions, and as of now I can only buy one game per year. Apart from videogames I enjoy a wide variety of stuff including but not limited to watching TV/movies/videos, reading good books as well as playing Tennis and Soccer.
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Session of the Week
Awesome session was on the 8th of June, 2013
Well on Saturday I had decided to play a bit of this as I was a bit burnt out from some of my recent games so I wasted through some time on Survival Mode. I played a few games with some randoms and then I joined this one game with a random on one of the "Tier 3" maps (Tier 4 is the hardest), which I played as I was going for Unstoppable - Survive up to Wave 15 on all of the maps. For the first couple of waves me and the random guy were killing off the groups of enemies with ease and then he decided to hold out in an outside alley with four different ways for the enemies to attack from (though they only ever came from three). We continued to hold out for a few more waves where the random guy brought along a Sentry Turret and then after Wave 7 he went permanently AFK (or AFC, I should say - Away From Controller).
When I realised he was away at the end of Wave 8 I had considered leaving and joining another random match to get through the map I was on, though I decided to test my skills and see how long I could survive by myself. I had set up about a dozen claymores at the start of each Enemy Wave and repositioned the sentry the random brought along so that it was covering the entrance he was facing, and so that I would only need to focus on the other two entrances. I managed to hold out easily for the first few waves buying and planting more claymores around my position at the end of each Wave but then things started to get difficult as my partner was getting downed (and I had to revive him). Every couple of Waves, choppers and Juggernauts appeared making my goal to keep my partner alive more and more difficult for me as I was forced to hold out in that enclosed area. At Wave 13 I think I ran out of ammo for my LMG so I was forced to pick up the guns dropped by one of the enemies. I continued to hold out reviving my partner every so often until close to the end of Wave 15 (reached my goal ) where I was downed by the last enemy remaining: one of those crazy Juggernauts!
Current PSN Statistics
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Achieve a total of 5 trophies
Buy a total of at least 1 game
Achieve a total of 10 trophies
Win/Draw at least 10 soccer matches
Buy a PlayStation 4
- Old School Gamer - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Achieved on the 20th of January, 2013 - 9:25:57pm
Rarity - 23.99% - Uncommon
First Platinum Trophy
Platinum - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Achieved on the 22nd of February, 2013 - 5:00:53pm
Rarity - 8.97% - Very Rare
Colonel Sanderson - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Achieved on the 10th of February, 2013 - 7:29:02am
Rarity - 29.73% - Uncommon
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Resistance Series - PS3
I started playing the first game in the series around when it first came out in 2011 after I downloaded it for free during a one-off special. After the second game came out I got that as well during the same sort of one-off special. Even so, this game series is definitely worth your money if you were to buy [the two so far] for their normal price per game, a hefty $7.99!! This game is a hack-n-slasher which, as you may have guessed by the title of the game, will never end no matter how long you play it!
The first game is basically about traversing through an ancient castle battling "champions" as a knight from a very long bloodline in order to fight the wielder of the Infinity Blade at the top of the castle, known as "The God King". Now here's the catch, upon being defeated by "The God King" or actually defeating him the game advances forward a bloodline where you are now the son of the previous knight. You then go through the same castle again fighting increasingly more difficult champions to fight the God King at the top yet again. The game follows this same monotonous pattern infinitely until the day you earn enough to buy the Infinity Blade using the in-game currency. Now with the Infinity Blade in your possession, you go through the castle again until a certain point where you can take a certain route which can advance the game. At the end of the certain pathway you can choose to place the Infinity Blade inside a mold of the blade, which results in three different doors opening to you containing one special combatant within each one, which you need to defeat (In the event that you are defeated by any of these special combatants, you are sent back to the start of the castle the same as what would happen if you were defeated by the God King). After defeating all three, a final door opens which leads to the last enemy you fight in the story which is split into two parts. Finally after defeating this last enemy, you are given the options to continue into NewGame+ or to simply go back to the start of the castle through a new bloodline.
Now where does NewGame+ come into Infinity Blade? Well to start with, as you proceed through the game defeating the different champions you earn a unique form of xp which goes towards your carried item experience and of which is also added onto your level experience which after a certain amount levels you up. After leveling up you receive two skill points which you can use to make your knight infinitely stronger. These skill points can go into either of the following: Health, Attack, Shield, and Magic. After a certain item receives a certain amount of experience, it becomes "Mastered" and you can no longer earn xp for that item until you equip another item in that same category. Mastery of an item gives you one skill point which you can use the same as leveling up your knight would allow you to do - to make your knight infinitely stronger! Now as for NewGame+, what this does is restart the game to the very beginning making you lose all items and in-game currency you've attained in the normal game keeping only your knight's level along with whatever skill points you used while leveling up to make your guy stronger. You are able to remaster your mastered items a second time (and third, fourth etc whenever you defeat the final enemy) which allows you to level up your character infinitely.
The sequel to the first Infinity Blade expands upon the first game with a wider variety of champions, items and a bigger castle on top of continuing the story. On top of this there is the introduction of item gems, which can be placed on your equipped items to make them more useful in combat on top of a few other unique uses. Overall I consider Infinity Blade a masterpiece of an iOS game, though because it is memory-intensive due to the amount of content and visuals comparable to PS3 quality it has been known to crash and/or freeze either midgame or while starting up.
Episodes Watched: All up to the latest (S1, Episode 22 - "Darkness on the Edge of Town" - The Finale)
"My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal: survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish. To use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become... something else."
Episodes Watched: All up to the latest (S2, Episode 22 - "God Mode" - The Finale)
"You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered irrelevant. They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us but, victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you".
Episodes Watched: All up to the latest (S1, Episode 20 - "The Dark Tower" - The Finale)
"We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out. But we're hopeful someone will come and light the way."
Episodes Watched: All up to the latest (S2, Episode 13 - "Leviathan")
Trophy Count: 1 5 15
Focusing on: All remaining except Revenge Revisited, Pt and Au
I started playing this game in early 2013 but didn't go back to it for a few months as the beginning of the game was relatively boring and I didn't think it'd get much better. How wrong I was! After I got past the first couple of hours the game started to open up and it became quite fun with many different ways to cause alarm and confusion in the game with the vast amount of character abilities. The game is relatively short for the genre it is (only 7-8 hours at a leisurely pace) though the story is reasonable and easy to follow with a few [predictable] twists on top of all the action going on.
There were a few bosses of which one gave me some trouble due to the type of attacks it did in relation to the fluidity of the game's controls, where I found myself running into its own attacks from time to time. This included one attack which basically drained my health in one hit if it connected with me which happened a few times during that fight.
So far I've completed the game on Easy with no deaths which got me Hard to Kill which leaves me in Free Roam to collect the remaining trophies relatively easily so that afterwards I'm left with Hard Difficulty + final cleanup.
Trophy Count: 1 9 35
Focusing on: Multiplayer trophies - Crysis, what Crysis? and Dedication
I started this game early 2013 shortly after I got back from a little trip (where I bought it for cheap) and continued to work on it occasionally over the months up till now. The campaign was quite fun and reasonably easy, though a few in-game glitches like the AI acting like retards kinda ruined the game for me. It takes me an average of 8 hours to complete the campaign, which is good as that is so far the longest military-FPS game I've played, with Resistance a close second.
So far I've completed the single-player campaign a total of 3 times (once on Regular and twice on Super-Soldier/Post-Human-Warrior Difficulty) on top of playing random missions every once in a while to muck around with the bad AI. Apart from that I've spent a total of 55 hours in Online Multiplayer matches (90 hours in the menus), which puts my total time over 100 hours so far. The Multiplayer at first was a bit frustrating as the hit detection is pretty crap but I got used to it eventually and usually place in the top 3 in the scoreboard every match from now (when I started the MP for the first 30 or so matches I was in the mid-bottom of the scoreboard every match ).
All that I have left in terms of trophies is the three Multiplayer ones of which one trophy ( Tooled Up) may have permanently glitched (though that isn't 100% confirmed for now until I go through all the possible ways which can fix it) as well as the two singleplayer ones which are basically to collect random souvenirs and get speeding tickets.
Because EA shut down their servers for the game it's now impossible to earn the online trophies for this game (which consist of more than half of all the trophies...). I'll still go back to this game sometime to play through the World Cup with different teams but completing this game as much as I can won't be my priority for it.
There are a few [stupid] trophies in this game which are basically earned by luck so the is basically out of the question for me. Also, the introduction of the "give me your money for an increased chance to earn the trophies" are also a reason I won't try to plat this game. I'll start up this game eventually just so I can play Manager Mode and get a few trophies (maybe even get over 50% completion!) though I won't be trying too hard even though it is theoretically possible for me to plat this game over time.
Although I'm likely good enough to complete this game on Superhuman and put the time and effort into the fun cooperative mode for basically all of the multiplayer trophies, the one trophy which will prevent me from 100% completing this game is the trophy Killing Machine, which requires me to kill 10,000 enemies in the Ranked Competitive mode which unsurprisingly is pretty much dead with everyone interested in Competitive playing Unranked! Why Insomniac thought of placing this trophy in the game I'll never know.
Although admittedly I've only played this game only once so far for fun, watching the trials and looking at the trophies for this game leads me to believe that my chances of platting this game are very slim (if there even is a chance for me). Regardless of that, once I get through my backlog to this game I'll spend many hours using the different characters, though from my first experience I'm already leaning towards permanently using Ryu (Hadouken!!!).
I bought this game during mid-2010 along with a copy of Resistance 2 in Australia for a great bargain. The original price of the game over in Australia was over $120 at the time, though I bargained it down along with Resistance 2 (which was the same price) to $50 total. When I started playing this game a few days later I was hooked to the storyline, although as far as I could remember when I started playing I was terrible and died 100 times on Recruit Difficulty.
When I started playing the campaign I did the speedrun course in close to 60 seconds, which is very appalling but I couldn't do much better (my current highest is 16.59 last time I checked ). The game is full of funny quotes (Cpt Price: "What the hell kinda name is Soap, eh?") and a few sad moments which I won't spoil for you.
The Multiplayer on the other hand was good during its time, but it is now host to the occasional hacker which can ruin your MP experience, so if you do wish to play it online go ahead with caution. The weapons are balanced and the servers are stable, something which is rare nowadays.
I highly recommend to buy this game if you haven't already as it is my favourite Call of Duty to date and has the best storyline of them all.
I bought this game along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 while in Las Vegas, America at Fry's Electronics during January 2012. I bought it for $40 along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which was $60, a $100 shopping trip. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's storyline wasn't as good as the first MW as a whole, though the ending to it was certainly better.
The game had a new speedrun course at the start, which I easily crushed through having a time of 24.6 seconds or something as my current record. The storyline is full of general action like always, though a few tiny bits in the story made little sense. The multiplayer has more open-spaced maps, though there are more hackers nowadays to be seen compared to the other installments. This ruins the multiplayer, and already 3 years down the line Infinity Ward seem to have no care about trying to fix it.
The Special Ops, which is new to the series (if you are basing the series respectively) is full of fun and challenging missions which test how well of a shooter you are. Co-operative is an option, though Solo'ing through is actually easier and is recommended for all except the two co-operative missions, where solo'ing through with two controllers is much more difficult (naturally).
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a great game overall, especially if you are considering playing the Special Ops. It has enough action-packed action in the Special Ops on Veteran to keep you always on the lookout, and isn't too difficult for the casual player.
I bought this game along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 while in Las Vegas, America at Fry's Electronics during January 2012. I bought it along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which was $40, a $100 shopping trip. The storyline of MW3 was terrible and didn't really make much sense after the first few missions, and the very ending was basically the same as MW2 in a way.
The game is set in Sci-Fi 2015/16 and follows immediately on from the events of MW2, but doesn't make much sense. The weapons remain the same apart from a few different weapons, and is overall a very dull and fake experience, as in the guns don't sound real, especially the helicopter miniguns.
The true fun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the new mode, titled Survival Mode, where you have to survive against infinite waves of increasingly enduring enemies, with the most enduring enemy (the Juggernaut) taking up to over 100 assault rifle rounds to the head to down. Co-operative keeps a bit of the fun in, but overall apart from Survival Mode it is a bare game. The multiplayer doesn't have any hackers though even then the multiplayer is bare despite the new game-modes.
Overall unless you wish to own the complete Modern Warfare collection MW3 is a complete waste of your time and money. Survival Mode isn't enough to do it justice.
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The D Project - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Achieved on the 29th of January, 2013 - 2:57:55pm
Doctorate - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Achieved on the 22nd of February, 2013 - 5:00:55pm
League of your Own - Crysis 2
Achieved on the 8th of March, 2013 - 6:41:31am
Dressed to Kill - Crysis 2
Achieved on the 18th of April, 2013 - 9:28:11pm
Star 69 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Achieved on the 26th of May, 2013 - 5:17pm
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The Platinum Lounge
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
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PlayStation 3 Games
PlayStation 4 Games
The Last of Us
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Watch_Dogs Battlefield 4 Driveclub Killzone: Shadow Fall Thief Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gran Turismo 6
Pixie of Darkness Thank-you so much for making me the normal banners in my Checklist Great_Daze_Tazer Springing you up just for being a great pal and for helping me over the months! xEl_Cidx Big Shout-Out to you for being a great camarada and for the fun convo's! HailHale81, ro03bs22on, adriano999, Bagr98, GearsOfTheDead, linkakosgoku, LUKIEDUKE29, negraru96, OddOdd1331, VectorFoxtrot Thank-you guys so much for helping me (and vice-versa) level up and achieve the majority of the Online Multiplayer trophies in Crysis 2