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My sudden transition from a hardcore trophy hunter to... a non-gamer?!

Posted by AkariK, 12 August 2013 - - - - - - · 896 views

I didn't notice CAG blogs were back, I've been thinking of writing this one for a while.

I doubt anyone noticed, but a few blogs back I mentioned that I had basically slowed down on playing games for personal reasons, but I didn't want to mention them yet because there were still things up in the air. Things have settled down now, so I think it's time to...

Achievement whoring, Dark Souls whoring.... PC gaming?!

Posted by AkariK, 25 May 2013 - - - - - - · 353 views

This may get long, but I'll summarize where I can.

As an avid Souls fan, I had Dark Souls day 1, and platted it a couple weeks later. Since then, while I am focusing on other PS3 games for trophies and such, I've always been watching Japanese people playing Dark Souls - I find them more fun to watch because they take it more seriously, and they also tend...

April trophy rundown

Posted by AkariK, 01 May 2013 - - - - - - · 311 views

Thanks for the positive replies. Here's my trophies for April, and I'm actually fairly proud of them, considering my downtime for the last 2 months. I was about to include the Sega Fight Pack, but apparently my timestamps are at the end of March, so they don't count. I've been trying to find more Vita games to buy, but I'm picky enough about my genres tha...

The death (or maybe rebirth) of a trophy blog?

Posted by AkariK, 30 April 2013 - - - - - - · 278 views

So in January I had a fairly slow trophy month, and I figured I'd push my blog into February. Then, due to personal reasons that I'm not going to go into yet (maybe at a later time, but rest assured they are generally positive and not negative), I had to plan a trip to Hong Kong in early March. Well, that basically killed most of my game playing in Februa...

January trophy rundown

Posted by AkariK, 01 February 2013 - - - - - - · 269 views

What better way to ring in the new year than with trophies, right? Right? Never mind... Before, when I had no new games that I was interested in, I would just look at my backlog and think 'I don't really feel like playing any of these games right now', and just end up not playing anything. Now that I've got stuff preordered (more info in the upcoming sect...

Who needs video games anyway?

Posted by AkariK, 08 January 2013 - - - - - - · 165 views

...when you can curl up with a masterpiece (hopefully) like this:

I picked up Anarchy Reigns from Gamestop today, but I'm not even going to open it until this is done. Backlog be damned!

(P.S. the answer to the question in the title is... me, after tomorrow when I finish this...)

End of year trophy progress/rundown

Posted by AkariK, 27 December 2012 - - - - - - · 162 views

Happy Holidays!

After a lackluster November, my December turned out pretty well. I'm cutting off here because I likely won't play too much between now and 12/31 anyway:

Stats on Jan 1, 2012: 57 platinums, 3804 trophies
Stats on Dec 26, 2012: 107 platinums, 6116 trophies

I'm rather happy with that, considering I don't play all the short kids games just...

Goodbye real world, hello couch! (ToX2, GO!)

Posted by AkariK, 10 November 2012 - - - - - - · 121 views


Tales of Xillia was my GOTY last year, narrowly defeating Dark Souls. I have no such contender this year, so I fully expect this to take that title for me again. I don't like that it's got a lower Famitsu score (35/40 compared to Xillia's 39/40), but I am sure I will enjoy it just the same. I got that...

Sept-Oct trophy progress

Posted by AkariK, 27 October 2012 - - - - - - · 129 views

I didn't do much in September, so I figured I'd just combine 2 months. I think I've played myself into a bit of a rut since I started P4U and DOA5 and both are long, and yet mostly impossible platinums for me. I'll keep at them alongside other games, but I don't have high hopes. Meanwhile I've found myself even more unwilling to go through tedious grindin...

August trophy progress

Posted by AkariK, 31 August 2012 - - - - - - · 137 views

Another month, another batch of trophies. Persona 4 Arena is kicking my ass right now, but I'm about ready to quit for a bit and move on to other games for a while. More on that at the bottom.

Now that I own a Vita, I'm looking for games. I've got my eye on a few, just waiting for the prices to come down a bit. Meanwhile, I got my first full Vita plat a...