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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!
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  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.
  15. Update #5: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 46% [38/75] The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 2% [2/50] Slayaway Camp (PS4) - 32% ➡️ 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] What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - 0% [0/9] This week I've been sinking a significant amount of time into Shadow of Mordor. I absolutely adore the game, and I have a combined 100+ hours in the game from an old profile before I got into trophy hunting. The Nemesis System really makes the game near infinitely replayable. I enjoy it more than the sequel because of the smaller world size (I feel the sequel has a case of the big empty sandbox syndrome. Also it's a pain to navigate, whereas the first game is big enough to be interesting while small enough to avoid the needless tedium of running about), and the lack of dreaded mIcRoTrAnSaCtIoNs (WB says they removed them because they were "listening to player feedback" but anyone with two functioning brain cells knows that's a pile of dried donkey anuses). I'm currently taking a bit of a break from trophies and having fun with the Nemesis System (I could plat the game in a couple of days, but surprisingly enough I'm here to have fun, not to increase a number so I can impress no-one but myself.) I'm looking for an interesting and tough orc to be my nemesis, but all the orcs the RNG's spawning are weak as nobs and are killed with minimal effort. I've decided to start up the Mordor Eugenics Program to weed out the weak so the strong will rise to the top. Let's be real though, the RNG doesn't give a shit about my logic. I also played precisely one match on TLoU Factions MP before shelving it to focus on Shadow of Mordor. I never would have guessed it, but I've missed the multiplayer. I absolutely hated it my first time through because I was there solely for the trophies, but after playing the necessary time to get the Journey trophies and playing a couple of Survivor runs of the game, I find myself better and the combat, positioning etc. and I found it to be really entertaining. I look forward to diving back in after I finish up a couple more games. I won't get much done over the next few days, as I'll be grinding matches in WWE2K19 to get the '50 online wins' trophy (hooray for time-limited events). [EDIT] Bugger that. I'll just boost it once all the L33T tryhards have migrated to the new game. I'll definitely be playing more Shadow of Mordor over the next week, but the plat will come when it comes. I'll chip away at some other games, but I don't really have any priorities at this point. That's me for the week. Keep the updates coming folks. I love reading them.
  16. I'll keep this as brief as it needs to be. WWE 2K20 is released on October 22nd. My guess (emphasis on guess) is that the majority of players will move to the new title, leaving the servers rather empty. If this is the case, then boosting will be made much easier, given the (hopefully) decreased chance of running into non-boosting players. The servers will be available until May 31, 2020 (See page 5 of the manual). That gives around 7 months of space for boosting with a (hopefully) less busy server. I will create a boosting session closer to the time, and I encourage anyone else looking to boost Big Draw to do the same. Feel free to delete this if it's not allowed. I just thought I'd make the dates explicitly known for those interested.
  17. I caved in and preordered the fancy pants Collector's Edition of The Last of Us Part II. I haven't preordered a game since 2017, but I've decided to make an exception given Naughty Dog's track record of making fantastic games.
  18. Looking foward to this! I've heard naught but good things about this game.
  19. Honestly? I just take the least ugly looking preset and change the hair, eye colour and maybe throw on a beard. I'm too terrified to go any deeper because I know they'll wind up with the Innsmouth look.
  20. Update #4: Slayaway Camp (PS4) - 20% ➡️ 32% [17/51] Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PS4) - 0% ➡️ 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] The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 0% [0/50] Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - 0% [0/77] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 0% [0/75] 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) What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) - 0% [0/9] I haven't been able to play as much as I would have liked this week, as I've had a headache of and off for most of this time, making looking at a TV screen rather difficult. I did start and finish my first playthrough of Hellblade, not worrying about collectibles and focusing on the story. I certainly wasn't disappointed in that regard, and I can say it's definitely one of the better narratives I've experienced, and only as long as it needs to be (the game does give out trophies like candies though, but I'm okay with that because it's a good game, not an hour long gimme piece of trash). I've gotten all collectibles except for five. I'll play it again down the track to clean up the last of those collectibles, I could do it today, but it wouldn't feel right to just speed through the game, ignoring the great story in favour of five collectibles. I dunno why. Maybe it's just me. I've finished the third chapter in Slayaway Camp, and also got a few feat-related trophies. It's a fun game to play, but not very interesting to talk about here. "Hey. I slid around and brutally murdered some teenagers". There's not a lot to discuss. I was trying to make it though the game without using any hints, but I've thoroughly ruined that streak now. Oh well. A short update this week. The new Last of Us Part II trailer has reignited my interest in playing the first game, so I imagine I'll get around to that sometime this week. I reckon I'll start by getting the multiplayer done and dusted first, because when I get the platinum I want it to be more of a "That was fun" and less of a "Thank Christ that's over". (NB I don't think the multiplayer is bad. It's actually very fun. I just find it tedious to play through when you're exclusively after the trophies, especially since this is my second time working through this games trophy list). One of these days I'll throw on some music and power through Shanky (probably dark ambient. It's representative of the void in my soul this game has created). It's the only game on my list that I consider an obligation rather than a fun little task. It's incredibly poorly designed and I rage quit on the second level. The only reason I'm playing it further is because I've already got a trophy in it and I might as well finish it, and because no-one on PSNProfiles has the 100% yet. I don't know whether that's because some trophies are glitched, or it was just too shit for them to put up with (I hope it's the second, or my hopes for 100% overall completion are thoroughly boned. I don't think the devs give enough of a shit to patch it either). I've also added What Remains of Edith Finch to my list, as I've heard it's a remarkable little game. I'll get around to it when I get around to it. That wraps up this weeks update. I look forward to reading your updates. Have plenty of fun folks!
  21. Yep. You'll be added upon posting your list. Have fun!
  22. I looked into it before and it looked interesting. I'll be sure to pick it up. Cheers.
  23. Hopefully the Ellie Edition gets an Australia release. I'm keeping a tab open on EB Games hoping it gets listed.
  24. Both games are owned by WB Games, so it's within the realm of possibility. Still somewhat of a stretch, but more possible than if the games were owned by separate publishers. (Also, I don't know if the Nemesis system is a trademarked mechanic).