Hey everyone, my name's Ben, I'm 34 years old (grr) and I live in England!
I like playing many different genres of games, my favourites are Platformers, Shmups and RPGs, though I don't tend to play that last one very often anymore sadly, hope I can fix that soon!
I also enjoy a good challenge in my games, although equally, I can also be found rinsing a lot of easy games from time to time, esp. if a contest is running.
Until recently, I was a retail worker but am currently assessing my options for the future as it made me really miserable for an awfully long time, so I need to find myself again now.
I have really enjoyed my time here on TT for the past several years now and made so many wonderful friends, both from our shared love for gaming and also through the work I do on the site (Game Information, Genres and I ran the Great TrueTrophies Score Challenge 2019 as well).
What follows now is a list of my proudest accomplishments in gaming to date but I'm always looking to add more to this list.
My proudest gaming feats (In rough chronological order)
Xbox Live Arcade
Reached the score cap in Frogger and first online World #1 - July 2006(ish)
Black Belt Grandmaster achievement obtained - 15th October 2006
First person EVER to complete Defender - 17th November 2006
Robotron Wave 100 achievement obtained - (Friday) 13th April 2007
Pinball FX completed - 4th April 2008 (Still don't know how I managed it to this day)
Tour de Arcade #4 winner (and still the reigning champ to my knowledge ) - sometime in 2008, I think?
#6 overall on Geometry Wars 2 - 2010 or thereabouts
Velocity 2X completed - 27th September 2014
Trials of the Blood Dragon Platinum trophy - 29th July 2016
GTASC 2016 semi-finalist (24th place) - Late 2016
Sayonara UmiharaKawase + Platinum trophy (my hardest to date imo) - 23rd August 2017
Crash Bandicoot 1 completion and all Platinum relics - 25th January 2019
Apex Legends - Kill record of 10 in a genre I rarely play, and first EVER online FPS experience - 16th September 2019 AND 10th July 2020! ; achieved Platinum IV rank twice (Season 3 and Season 5 first half)
GTTSC 2019 Team WINNER with LiquidCode as "The Atsuma Code", 4th place in Individual.
Trials Rising Completion - 21st January 2020; Top 1000 achieved (cross Platform Leaderboards for the first time in the series) - 1st February 2020,
Trials Fusion completion- 12th July 2020 - my proudest completion on PSN, not Platinum (seriously, why wasn't there a Platinum??? And the hardest trophy wasn't even Gold???)
Future gaming plans
I would definitely like to earn some more tough trophies/achievements down the line, including (but likely not limited to) the following:
Action Henk - 100% trophies
Black Knight Sword - 100% trophies
Cloudberry Kingdom - 100% trophies (arguably the toughest completion there is, that's possible, anyway)
Dustforce - 100% trophies
Super Meat Boy - 100% trophies...maybe I'll get round to doing this one before 2050.
Trials Fusion - all Platinum medals and DLC challenges
Trials Rising - 50 million points and all official Ninjas beaten, hopefully with Diamond medals in the end.
Trackmania Turbo - 100% trophies and possibly all 200 Trackmaster Medals.
Hopefully, I can do at least some of these, though knowing me, I'll get side-tracked at some point.
Thanks for reading all that if you did. I also write blogs on here from time to time, hopefully will become more of a regular thing soon.
I am also hoping to start streaming on Twitch soon (same name as on here) so be on the lookout for that.
Hope you have a pleasant day and feel free to add me on here, the more, the merrier.