#100kChallenge – Update (22/03/18)

Welcome to another #100kChallenge update.

Best start with a confession…..

I have gone over budget!!! For the first time since I started my #100kChallenge I have gone over my £25 budget this month. 60p over to be exact. After I posted my Top Picks (link here) on Tuesday. I saw a cheap game and had to grab it, even if it meant going over slightly. Almost ashamed to admit but I bought Horse Racing 2016 this week (dear oh dear).

horse racing 2016 xbox

Changes

You may have noticed that the site has had another slight makeover. I created a new logo last week and was trying to update to fully incorporate the new logo. As of yet I haven’t found the right look so please bear with me while I make these cosmetic changes. Other than the look of the site it will be business as normal with regards to Top Picks and #100kChallenge updates.

Twitch

Firstly here is the link to my Twitch Channel.

Having performed a few test runs on Mixer and Twitch and have decided to fully commit to the Twitch platform.

Over the past week I have been busy setting up the channel, completing a few tests and trying to develop a streaming schedule that works for me.

It gives me pleasure to announce that I will officially be launching the channel Monday 26th March – I will be live 9pm (GMT) until 1am (GMT). First game will be UFC 3 – so come check out my channel.

Expect to see achievement hunting, giveaways and even co-op with viewers.

Sea of Thieves

 

Well it has finally been released. Whats are everyone’s initial thoughts on this highly anticipated game? I have only jumped into it a few times (maybe 3 hours) so far. My intention was to play this loads upon release but I still found myself sticking to the challenge. Even if I did manage to unlock a few achievements whilst playing it.

It looks fantastic no question, for me the initial solo play was a little boring (and very difficult) and I would highly recommend finding yourself a crew to play with. However in all fairness I was still getting used to the controls and a general feel for the game. I have no doubt that with a bit more practise I will enjoy it much more on solo play and leading a crew on an epic voyage.

My maiden voyage

Once I set sail from the outpost I thought I would just have a sail around to explore, after quickly realising I was lost at sea I set anchor on a nearby (at least I think it was nearby) to explore and find some booty – alas no females in sight but I did manage to find a chest (as well as bananas, wooden planks and some gunpowder). I then set out to find an outpost but to no avail.

I had lost all hope and was ready to call it quits for the night when I spotted something ahead. Checking through my telescope I saw an outpost ahead (at least I thought it was an outpost). It was at this point while looking through my telescope I saw something flying through the air. Then it looked as though it was heading right for me, it was, and it was a cannonball. Turns out someone was already occupying the island I had set my sights on. My first thought was to ditch the scope and turn my ship port side and get out of there as fast as I could. I quickly lowered the sails and it was at this moment when a cannonball struck my ship.

Along with hitting my ship, I was somehow sent flying into the vast ocean. I quickly swam back towards my beautiful (and as yet un-christened) 1 man pirate ship. Then i realised my mistake. With lowering the sails and trying to make a quick escape, my ship was floating away from me at a much quicker pace than I could swim. I spent the best part of 10 minutes swimming after that stupid boat. Then I was eaten by shark – and when i say eaten – it scared the living shit out of my in doing so.

Still it was a great first impression – although like I said, a little slow playing solo.

#100kChallenge (22/03/18)

  • Last week gamerscore: 38,595
  • Total gamerscore: 42,930
  • Since the last update – An increase of 4,335
  • Money spent since last update: £1.56
  • Total March spend: £25.60 / £25.00
  • Total Yearly spend: £73.98 / £75.00

Points gained – but from where?

Since the last update my points have come from:

  • Horse Racing 2016 +1000
  • Tower of Guns +1000
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier +1000
  • Sea of Thieves +15
  • The Bridge +1000
  • Tekken 7 +320

So the breakdown of where I earned my points since the last #100kChallenge update. 4 full completions, 1 AAA title started and a beat-em-up finished almost to completion.

Tekken 7 was very grindy after the story mode. Not a huge fan of this genre but happy to earn almost all the achievements. Another quick turnaround using Boomerang.

Horse Racing 2016 is just awful – a button basher of a game but I did buy it knowing what I was getting. I feel dirty for paying for it and using it like a cheap hooker.

The Walking Dead – what can I say about this series that hasn’t already been said. Great artwork, great story and great voice acting. I loved the development of Clementine again and will be upset when the series comes to an end with the next instalment.

https://telltale.com/series/the-walking-dead-season-4/

My favourite game since the last #100kChallenge update though is Tower of Guns. Tower of Guns is available with Microsoft Game Pass and although the last few achievements took me ages (way longer than I would’ve liked) I really enjoyed it. Reminding me a little of DOOM with its style and feel. The game randomly generates levels making sure every time I played it was always a different experience. If you haven’t played this yet I highly recommend it.

What I’ve been spending?

So far this month I have spent:

  • £1.56 spent on Horse Racing 2016
  • £2.00 spent on Q.U.B.E.
  • £1.67 spent on World II: Hunting Boss
  • £3.99 spent on NORTH
  • £13.99 was spent on Boomerang Rentals
  • £2.39 was spent on Energy Cycle#

Total spend this month: £25.60 / £25.00

As already touched on I have gone over my budget for the first time in my #100kChallenge. I can live with 60p as this helped to boost my score by 1,000 points.

What next?

If you want to keep up to date then follow me on Twitter (hit the link at the top of the page), add me on Xbox (Gamer Tag – danlaing1983). Also don’t forget to add me on Twitch.

You can check out my last update here. My True Achievement homepage can be found here.

If you want to read all my updates since I started my #100kChallenge and what it is all about – you can check that out here.

Till next time…

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