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  1. Right. I have a bit of a different update. I will be creating a fresh account, thereby retracting myself from this event. The reason is that I have an unhealthy obsession with 100% completion, and I have 2 games on my account (Shanky and Overwatch) that I have no motivation to complete. I will rejoin the event with the same games (minus Shanky) but starting again. I apologise for being a pain in the arse, but this is something I need to do. Thank you.
  2. I've used Reaper as well. I find it to be much easier to navigate and use than something like Pro Tools, although it doesn't get much use from me now. I've tried the phone route, but I could never get a sound that was listenable (that might just be the phone mic). As for acoustic guitar, I know that if the guitar has a jack for an amp (I can't remember the technical term) you can plug it into a DI and from there into Reaper. I don't remember how it work as I've never done it myself. I find that using a mic sounds more 'real' as you're picking up the strings themselves as opposed to the pickups with the DI route. Its down to you and what you're using it for (ideas or proper recording) and what sound you're going for. Keep in mind that I'm as far from professional in this area as one can get.
  3. Update #8: Swaps used: 1/5 Goosebumps: The Game - 0% [0/41] ➡️ (NEW) Knights of Pen and Paper +1 0% ➡️ 7% [5/42] Cat Quest (PS4) - 2% ➡️ 10% [7/23] Slayaway Camp (PS4) - 40% ➡️ 100% [51/51] Call of Cthulhu (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 17% [11/50] Shanky: The Vegan's Nightmare (PS4) - 5% [1/12] Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4) - 4% [3/31] Hand of Fate (PS4) - 3% [2/53] What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - 100% [9/9] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 72% [52/75] The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 2% [2/50] Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4) - 90% [13/15] Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 100% [74/74] Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4) - 25% [16/38] Mass Effect (PS3) - 7% [3/47] Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 7% [5/41] Sound Shapes (PS4) - 5% [5/89] Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 0% [0/77] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) - 0% [0/54] Jack and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS4) - 0% [0/39] Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3) - 0% [0/49] So. It turns out holding myself to the idea of finishing 5 games before the months end was a bad idea. Even without the fact that a slept very poorly for a few days in a row, it would require that I frame my life around video games for the two weeks, which would simply make me miserable. I like smiles and ice-cream. I've managed to finish off Slayaway Camp. The grind to get 666 kills and get enough coins for the last gorepacks and killers wasn't too bad, the only problem being the game doesn't keep track of kills and so I had no way to gauge how close I was to my goal. Getting a score of 25 in Faces of Killed 3 gave me more trouble than it should have. Apparently pressing when told to is too much for me. I've begun my first playthrough of Call of Cthulhu, getting up to Chapter 5. Its still a fun game despite its flaws. My issue is the lack of consistent information in regards to getting specific endings. One website will say x while the other will say x and y eg. It's not really a problem for me yet, but we'll see how it goes. If I can get motivated to play it then I should have my first playthrough done by the end of the month. I've continued with Cat Quest. Not much to report of that front other than I'm really enjoying myself. It's a dumb game, but it knows it. I'm getting a lot of enjoyment out of the combat, as the control layout is easy to get a hang of. I've decided to swap Goosebumps for Knights of Pen and Paper, as I couldn't muster the energy to care about playing the former. Knights is a game played a bit previously and I'm really enjoying playing again. If I can't find friends to play DnD with in real life than this is the best alternative. I also tried to play a bit of Shanky, but my brain hemorrhaged out my eyes before I could get too far. Not exactly a riveting update this week, but an update nonetheless. Keep the updates coming folks, and have fun!
  4. I use Guitar Pro to write my stuff down. There are free alternatives, but I really like GP's UI. I use that to build up a song with rhythm guitar, drums etc. but recently I have a habit of slapping down riff ideas and figuring out how to glue them together later. Not very efficient, but it's a good way to get ideas down before editing or deleting them later. I haven't really recorded anything myself. I have an old 4-track cassette recorder but no mic. All I've done do far is plug my synth direct into it and noodle away to test whether or not it works. I plan to make use of it I'm future. Everyone hates tape hiss but me.
  5. I had that same issue my first time around. Along with optional conversations not clearing and getting the 'all collectibles' trophy before the specific collectibles trophies. The trophies are a glitchy mess but chapter select makes it tolerable.
  6. I really enjoyed your stuff. Keep up the work, I'd like to hear your music in a more 'fully-formed' context (so to speak). I myself am trying to write some stuff too, but it's difficult to form cohesive ideas out of disparate snippets of 'stuff'. All the best in any case.
  7. Update #7: Currently Working On (Themed Around the Spooky Season | To Complete Before October's End): Slayaway Camp (PS4) - 34% ➡️ 40% [22/51] - A fun puzzle game about brutally murdering party-going teenagers. A game I can relate to. (NEW) Call of Cthulhu (PS4) - 0% [0/50] - A absolutely adore Lovecraftian horror. While the game is far from great, it nails enough elements to be enjoyable for me. (NEW) Goosebumps: The Game - 0% [0/41] - Never played it before. I like point and click adventures so I thought I'd check this out for the Halloween season. I believe it's a movie tie-in, so it could very well be a pile of shit. We'll see. Shanky: The Vegan's Nightmare (PS4) - 5% [1/12] - An absolute nightmare to play. Cat Quest (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 2% [2/23] - Umm... My brain needed there to be five games... I guess cats are sort of nightmarish to native endangered bird populations. Yeah. Keep your cats inside cat owners. On Hold: Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 4% [3/31] (NEW) Hand of Fate (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 3% [2/53] What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - 100% [9/9] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 72% [52/75] The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 2% [2/50] Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4) - 90% [13/15] Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 100% [74/74] Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4) - 25% [16/38] Mass Effect (PS3) - 7% [3/47] Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 7% [5/41] Sound Shapes (PS4) - 5% [5/89] Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 0% [0/77] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) - 0% [0/54] Jack and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS4) - 0% [0/39] Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3) - 0% [0/49] I haven't made as much progress as I would of liked this week, as I keep getting busy with other "important" "adult" things. Although I did get over my cold which I mistook for lavender allergy (to be fair though, I did get the cold right after getting sneezy with lavender, so...) I became aware that I keep adding games to my list, and I worried that it might get out of hand if I added more that I could feasibly complete. To combat this, counter-intuitively, I've added Hand of Fate, Call of Cthulhu, and Goosebumps to my list, bringing it to 20 and my profile list to 25 (both nice round numbers that make my brain feel nice). The aim is to complete those remaining 18 before I add any new games. I tried out Cat Quest a couple of days ago, and I must say I was impressed. Judging by the trailer I was expecting a fun game, but it managed to exceed my expectations. The combat is fun and feels fluid, the colour palette makes the game interesting to look at, and the soundtrack got my attention immediately and wouldn't let it go. I'm absolutely looking forward to continuing this game. I also completed the first three chapters of Ep.1 in Guardians of the Galaxy. I just wasn't in the right mood for it, so I'll put it on hold for a bit, probably after finishing up the rest of Ep.1. I finished up another chapter in Slayaway Camp, along with some other feat trophies. Again, not much to tell with this game. It's fun, but not easy to talk about in this context. I played a bit of Hand of Fate. It's a fun game with some interesting replayability and a challenging trophy list. I played Call of Cthulhu on an old account before I got into trophy hunting. It's a good enough game for my tastes, but it has some issues. eg. the developers idea of appealing to Lovecraft fans is to smush all of his stories into one game, the RPG mechanics are non-existent for a game based on an RPG, the combat boils down to "press this button to make the bad men go away", and for a game based on the works of an author who emphasized subtlety in his horror, at times the game is about as subtle as a freight train through a children's home. Regardless, I'm looking forward to playing this game again. I haven't read a Goosebumps book in years, but the movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. I value enjoyable entertainment more than I value objectively good entertainment. In any case, the point and click nature of this game appealed to me, and I plan on checking it out. I've decided to focus on some (mostly) spooky themed games to embrace the Halloween spirit (even if you trace Halloween back to its pre-Christian European roots you'll find that is has nothing to do with 'spookiness', but I digress. You aren't here for history). I aim to finish these five games before October's end lest I discover what bleach tastes like calmly accept defeat. I threw in Shanky because I need a reason to force myself to do that. Cat Quest is there because cat's are psycho killers in their own right. Also because I'm really enjoying the game. That's me for this week. I hope to have a better update next week. Have fun hunting all!
  8. [Not embedding as intended. Shit!] [THERE WE GO LADS!]
  9. Easy. It came to me in a dream. I heard a voice that said "...and her name is Spaghetti Grabsy". It was one of those 'WTF is wrong with my unconscious brain' moments for sure, but when the time came for me to pick a name the choice was pretty clear.
  10. I've heard they have a Cretaceous Deluxe...ier Edition, a Paleogene Super Deluxe Edition, and a Neogene Ultimate Edition. Am I trying too hard? The only appropriate answer is yes. I'll take my leave...
  11. Update #6: What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 100% [9/9] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 46% ➡️ 72% [52/75] The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 2% [2/50] Slayaway Camp (PS4) - 34% [18/51] Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4) - 90% [13/15] Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) - 100% [74/74] Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4) - 25% [16/38] Mass Effect (PS3) - 7% [3/47] Dark Souls: Remastered (PS4) - 7% [5/41] Sound Shapes (PS4) - 5% [5/89] Shanky: The Vegan's Nightmare (PS4) - 5% [1/12] Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 0% [0/77] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) - 0% [0/54] Jack and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS4) - 0% [0/39] Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4) - 0% [0/31] Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3) - 0% [0/49] (NEW) Cat Quest (PS4) - 0% [0/23] I've had a busy week filled with a lot of non-gaming stuff (I know. Outdoors. Imagine the horror!) I've also been down the past couple of days as it turns out I'm allergic to lavender. In all, I haven't had much time this week to play, so this update will be on the shorter side. I got the platinum for Shadow of Mordor. The only difficult trophy was A Mighty Doom, which requires you to get a level 25 rune. To get this you need to kill a level 20 orc (+20), have him be a warchief (+2), know his weaknesses (+1), exploit his weakness (+1), and kill him after he's killed you (+1). This is all well and good, but the chance exists that you will get an epic rune when you kill him, which is not leveled and will not help you at all. Turns out if you kill the captain either with a caragor or he gets killed by another orc, he is guaranteed to drop a regular rune. I ended up chasing a warchief halfway across the map and back again, then in the opposite direction before grabbing him and using him as a meat shield. The trophy popped shortly thereafter. The other trophies were simple and came with time. I imagine I'll take a bit of a break before diving into the DLC's. [EDIT] The Mordor Eugenics Program has proven to be a failure. The orcs are not coming stronger as hypothesized. Thus, the Mordor Eugenics Program will be discontinued until we can convince the Board of Directors of it's usefulness. [EDIT II] WTF am I on about!? I also played and completed What Remains of Edith Finch. I had heard a lot of good things about it, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I found it to be a very engaging experience, especially with how certain gameplay elements are tied in to the traditional 'walking simulator' genre. Another PS Plus game I kinda feel bad about getting for free, and one I'll definitely be coming back to in time, even after I've 100% it. Looking forward, I'll be playing one episode of Guardians a week. Call me elitist, but I don't want my fastest platinum milestone to be a Telltale game. I haven't played Jak and Daxter since I was a kid, so I might look into that soon. I'm looking forward to playing LEGO Star Wars III again. It was one of my favourite LEGO games back on Xbox 360, before I owned a PS3. I have a sort of compulsion with doing things in order though, I've 100% the first LEGO Star Wars on PS2 not long ago, and I'll need to 100% the second before I can start the third. My brain won't allow anything else. As always, Shanky exists on the horizon, but I don't feel masochistic enough to try my hand at that procession of piss any time soon. [EDIT III] I've decided to add Cat Quest to my list. It seems like a fun little game, and what I've heard from others appears to confirm that. It's been in my backlog for a little while, and with the sequel is on its way it seems like a good time to play it. That'll do me for this week. I'll get back into this once my brain is a little less dead from the allergy. Have fun with the hunting folks!
  12. I was gonna buy food for my family so they can live for another week, but you've convinced me to buy this instead! Thanks @StrickenBiged! [EDIT] Holy shit you're right! I figured "Hey, I'll play this for a little while to see what it's about", now it's two hours later and I'm becoming the ultimate space capitalist.
  13. Simply having fun followed closely by completion percentage. For me 'fun' in this context is derived from 100% completing games that I enjoy, so the two are somewhat intertwined. I have made some mistakes on my profile (curse you Shanky) so now any games I'm unsure of I intend to run through first on an alt account. All games on my account can be 100% completed at this point (WWE 2k19 has a looming server shutdown) and I intend to complete them while adding more games I enjoy over time.
  14. I can attest. Go to the right of the first logo and you'll find a second. That's what I did to get the trophy.