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In 2013, my brother-in-law and I set forth to complete Borderlands 2 on the 360. Today we finished it on the PS4. 6 years isn’t too long.

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Jul
06
PermalinkJune 2019 Round Up
So my May blog idea was truly a great idea (those are the only ones that I have) but I totally bombed on the execution of it. The idea was to add a few trophies from different games that I would work on throughout the month and when I earned them it would go from the red/pink color to green. BRILLIANT!!! Unfortunately out of the three games that I picked I spent about 4 hours playing one of them.

So how was everyone's June? I hope you all had a great time as I had a blast. I watched quite a few movies to include Aladdin, Toy Story 4, and John Wick 3. I highly recommend all three movies. I also took the family to The Great Wolf Lodge, it's a hotel with a water park and magic quest and laser tag and all other little things to do. I thought going there would make me feel like a Stark from Winterfell, but it didn't. Overall it was a blast and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in it. I also got to welcome my nephew into the world. His name is Cole and he already has a ton of gaming time under his belt thanks to his father and I.

As I mentioned in my opening statement, I had a plan for June and failed miserably due to my lack of execution. I started off in the right by earning three achievements in Spider-Man and then I published my blog. As you can see I never went back to it. I went on vacation and when I came back my nephew was born, Days of Play was in full effect, and I had just picked up The Handsome Collection for free. After that my plan just went down hill from there.

Days of Play was great for me this year (My 1st) as I was able to pick up NBA 2K19, God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last of Us and Uncharted Collection. My brother-in-law and I also started doing game sharing where I was able to pick up some more good games but most of those are MP games that I really have no interest in.

Other than earning those 3 trophies I started four new games. I know I should 100% a game before moving on to another but I feel that I am just wasting time and missing out on other great stories. I already have limited time and why should I spend it doing multiple playthroughs on one game? I'm not that Gamer anymore, I will definitely attempt to 100% everyone of my games but I won't allow myself to miss out on a good story.

The first one I started was Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. I have never played this one before and with Borderlands 3 already pre-ordered for September I figured it was wise to make sure I was completely caught up with the story. I am playing this one by myself and just taking my time to enjoy the story. I will definitely continue on with this one through July as I have been already.

The next one was more of an accidental start than anything. During the Days of Play I picked up NBA 2K19 for $2.99 and my Brother-in-law and I jumped in playing against each other. Just so happened a trophy popped and now I will have to look at the trophy list. This will definitely be a spur of the moment game that I use to waste time unless I get into one of the game modes and actually enjoy it.

Borderlands 2 was the next game that I started. My Brother-in-law and I started this back in 2016 when it was initially released only to make it a little ways into the game before we parted ways on playing it together. This time around we have actually linked up online as well as couch co-op to push through it. We have already made it to Sanctuary and completed numerous missions. We also started the Commander Lilith DLC just to for kicks and giggles. Going forward with this we will be stuck doing mostly online play as he is going back to work and I have no vacation scheduled between now and September.

Last but not least is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Not sure what I was thinking here as I have gone away from Military style games in the past due to my old career field. I guess it's safe to assume that I may miss that lifestyle a bit as I have jumped into this and really enjoyed it. I actually completed the story a couple of days ago but will definitely jump back into for those miscellaneous trophies and the veteran playthrough. Once I 100% this one I will start up Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Hands down June has been my best month of gaming on the PS4. I earned 45 trophies for 720 Trophy XP. My only hope for this month is that I am able to make some great progress in BL2 and the Pre-sequel. I have spent the last 2 days doing my annual Bean Dive on TrueAchievements, I'm not sure how many games I have already dived and how many more I will add to it, but I do know that after I'm finished with my Bean Dive that I will go back to neglecting it. I earned 0 achievements on Xbox during the month of June.

I'm picking my oldest daughter up on the 8th and she will probably spend a lot of time on Minecraft (Thank goodness I don't have it for PS4). I have also already seen Spider-Man and have a trip planned for the Drive-In to watch The Lion King. The wife and I are also doing a good job of knocking out our fall series that are still on the DVR, and we are watching The Vampire Diaries again (5th Time).

What is everyone else playing and doing this month? Sound off in the comments below and feel free to follow me on Twitter: @JAdamGilman.
Posted by JAdamGilman on 06 July 19 at 06:41
Slayer1189 You certainly had a busy month, between kids, vacation, movies and games!

Much like you, I try not to plan what I am gonna play too much, as just like what happened to you in May, there is always a spanner in the works and it gets derailed laugh

I used to do multiple runs of games as well, on top of usually playing every game on the hardest difficulty and doing side content if I liked the game enough.

... But also just like you, time is of the essence now. I can't stand padding or filler content and I find it crazy that most of the gaming community actively pressure game devs to add plenty of padding to their games.

I'd much rather a game was the length it was designed to be and I now tend to just do a single play through on normal.

Hope you get plenty of BL done this month and are ready in time for BL3 coming out!

My plans this month are BLOODSTAINED, DQB2, FFXIV & Apex LEGENDS for the most part.

Happy gaming toast
Posted by Slayer1189 on 06 Jul at 11:18
UlvenFenrir great read man! i hope you get more gaming time! smile

im going to finish up a bunch of games to get my % up and then im going to get wolfenstein young blood at the end of the month. smile
Posted by UlvenFenrir on 06 Jul at 13:27
JAdamGilman Slayer, it feels that each month coming gets just as busy and hectic as the last. All other aspects of life I plan out the best I can, I normally keep a 75% completion rate. Those things include home projects, holiday’s, and continuing education.

With gaming, photography, and my writing I try to just go with the flow. I use to plan out everything, but life is at such a fast pace right now it’s extremely hard to do that much planning.

Another thing helping with my gaming is my restraint on picking up every free game offered on both systems and not jumping at $5 games just because they are cheap. Keeping a smaller game collection helps ensure that I don’t jump around as much as I normally would.

Looks like you have some great games to look forward to this month. I hope you enjoy them and get the most out of your time. With the pace I’m going I should be ready to go come September for BL3. Let me know if you plan on picking it up. It would be nice to run through it with a full group.
Posted by JAdamGilman on 06 Jul at 22:54
JAdamGilman Thanks Jacob, I hope so too. I’ve been cutting back on my sleep to get more time in. Once school starts back I’ll have some more free time so that will help.

What percentage are you currently at? I don’t recall where you are setting at. I’m thinking you were low 90’s? After I get caught up on some of these campaigns I’ll take a couple of months to focus on my percentage.

I haven’t played a Wolfenstein game in some time. Not sure why as they are great games. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted by JAdamGilman on 06 Jul at 22:59
JAdamGilman Just checked. 97.1%, very impressive. I still haven’t checked those sites out either but have it on my to do list.
Posted by JAdamGilman on 06 Jul at 23:01
Slayer1189 I think I might be getting BL3 on PC as that where my gaming group usually play (at least for a game like BL)... Though they are a bit indecisive with BL3 due to the Epic timed exclusivity so it might end up PS4 in the end smile
Posted by Slayer1189 on 06 Jul at 23:55
JAdamGilman I wish for better internet where I live, I would love to be able to game on my PC. Unfortunately I have a jet pack. It suffices for MP gaming when I choose but I normally have to take my systems to a relatives house to download games.
Posted by JAdamGilman on 07 Jul at 13:11
UlvenFenrir the wolfestwin games from machinegames are top notch if youre fan of first person shooters. i grew up with duke/duke nukem, doom, heretic, hexen, quake, triad, blood, redneck rampage etc im a huge fan of the fps genre. highly recommend them. smile
Posted by UlvenFenrir on 07 Jul at 22:54
JAdamGilman I love me some Duke and Doom. I haven’t played the last Doom yet but definitely need to make sometime for it. After reading up on the newest one coming out it is a must. Quake was always a blast too!
Posted by JAdamGilman on 08 Jul at 01:14
Slayer1189 Unreal Tournament is my baby in that vein smile
Posted by Slayer1189 on 08 Jul at 01:32