Madhatters13’s 2012 Gaming Tracker

A huge thank you to my artistic little sister Kirsty for creating an awesome new banner for this page of my blog.

As 2011 drew to a close I found myself looking back on the games I had played through the year. What I realized was that with the exceptions of Fallout: New Vegas, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Dead Space 2 the early months of 2011’s gaming is little more than a blur. I could use the timestamps from my achievements and trophies to give a more complete account of my gaming in 2011, but that of course, would be cheating. So for 2012 I’ve decided to create this page on my blog to keep track of the games I play throughout the year. Even though I’m far from the biggest trophy or achievement hunter I thought it would be neat to keep track of how my hunting progresses through the year too. Please feel free to place your bets on when I’ll get my long-awaited 9th platinum. My last one was Heavy Rain back in 2010, but I’ll have to check my PS3 for the specific date because as you may have guessed, it’s nothing but a blur. After finally remembering to take a look, it was 19th July 2010 – far too long ago!

Up-to-date as of 1st January 2013.

Games Played

January: (9) Mass Effect 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Borderlands, NBA 2K11, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Everybody’s Golf: World Tour.

February: (6) Everybody’s Golf: World Tour, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Pokémon Pearl, Starhawk Beta, Borderlands and Torchlight.

March: (8) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Trials HD, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HD, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Jak II: Renegade HD, Everybody’s Golf: World Tour and Forza Motorsport 4.

April: (12) Pokémon Pearl, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Forza Motorsport 4, Pokémon SoulSilver, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Everybody’s Golf: World Tour, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dark Souls, Fallout: New Vegas, Homefront, Fez and Tropico 3

May: (10) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Minecraft, Sniper Elite V2, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Castle Crashers, Hamster Ball

June: (9) Borderlands, Just Cause, Castle Crashers, Sniper Elite V2, Fallout: New Vegas, Cursed Mountain, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Playstation Home, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

July: (10) Fallout: New Vegas, Spec Ops: The Line, Hidden & Dangerous, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Hitman: Sniper Challenge, Pokémon SoulSilver, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Rome: Total War, Homefront, Bully: Scholarship Edition

August: (5) LittleBigPlanet 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Pokémon SoulSilver, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

September: (7) Saint’s Row: The Third, Homefront, Age of Booty, Geometry Wars 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Homefront

October: (4) Halo 3, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Trials Evolution and Halo Reach

November: (4) Saint’s Row: The Third, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

December: (10) Halo 4, Far Cry 3, Shuffle Party, Breeze, Hitman: Absolution, Jak II: Renegade HD, Trials Evolution, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Everybody’s Golf: World Tour

Xbox 360 Achievements

Starting Gamerscore: 47,269
Finishing Gamerscore: 51,184
Total Gamerscore gained in 2012: 3,915

First achievement of 2012: Against All Odds – Mass Effect 2
Reached 50,000G on Sunday 30th September

Gamerscore by month: (End of month totals in brackets)

January: 360 (47,629)
February: 0 (47,629)
March: 130 (47,759)
April: 370 (48,099)
May: 330 (48,429)
June: 65 (48,494)
July: 70 (48,564)
August: 0 (48,564)
September: 1,475 (50,039)
October: 470 (50,509)
November: 340 (50,849)
December: 335 (51,184)

PS3 Trophies

Starting Trophies: 1346 – 1074 bronze, 209 silver, 55 gold and 8 platinum
Finishing Trophies: 1621 1283 bronze, 268 silver, 61 gold and 9 platinum
Total trophies gained in 2012: 275 – 209 bronze, 59 silver, 6 gold and 1 platinum

First trophy of 2012: Artificer – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
First Platinum of 2012: Top of the Heap – Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

Trophies by month: (End of month totals in brackets)

January: 11 – 6 bronze and 5 silver (1080, 214, 55, 8)
February: 0 (1080, 214, 55, 8)
March: 40 – 23 bronze, 12 silver, 4 gold and 1 platinum (1103, 226, 59, 9)
April: 11 – 11 bronze (1114, 226, 59, 9)
May:  19 – 15 bronze and 4 silver (1129, 230, 59, 9)
June: 23 – 17 bronze, 5 silver and 1 gold (1146, 235, 60, 9)
July: 57 – 48 bronze, 8 silver (1194, 243, 60, 9)
August: 24 – 16 bronze, 8 silver (1210, 251, 60, 9)
September: 9 – 8 bronze, 1 silver (1218, 244, 60, 9)
October: 0 (1218, 244, 60, 9)
November: 1- 1 bronze (1219, 244, 60, 9)
December: 89 – 64 bronze, 24 silver, 1 gold (1283, 268, 61, 9)

Gaming Purchases

Christmas gifts: (2) L.A. Noire (PS3), Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

January: No purchases

February: No purchases (again)

March: (2) Jak and Daxter HD Collection (PS3) and Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

April: (5) Pokémon SoulSilver (DS), Dark Souls (PS3), Trials Evolution (Xbox 360) and Fez (Xbox 360), 3 month Playstation Plus subscription (PS3)

May: (4) Minecraft (PC), Sniper Elite V2 (PS3), Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3), Hamster Ball* (PS3)

June: (8) Hidden & Dangerous (PC), Hidden & Dangerous 2 (PC), Spec Ops: The Line (PS3), Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3), Rome: Total War (PC), Anno 1404 (PC), To The Moon (PC), Syberia Collection (PC)

July: No purchases

August: (1) LittleBigPlanet 2* (PS3)

September: (3) Saint’s Row: The Third (360), Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (360), Halo Reach (360)

October: No Purchases

November: (5) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3), Halo 4 (360) and the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3), Animal Crossing: Let’s go to the City (Wii) and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

December: (4) Far Cry 3 (PS3), Hitman Asolution (PS3), Breeze** (WP7) and Shuffle Party** (WP7)

* = Compliments of Playstation Plus.
** = Free game

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  1. I still think you should go back to Bioshock 2 or Red Dead. You’re so close to the platinum on both.

    Then, of course you could get that last horrible trophy on Dead Space 2….

    • Hi Mikey, thanks for stopping by.

      I think I will go back to Red Dead Redemption some time this year to try and get that last multiplayer trophy. Bioshock 2 is less likely. I still have another 10 multiplayer ranks to go before that is complete, and it really doesn’t appeal to me anymore.

      Dead Space 2 on hardcore? That’s certainly never going to happen! 😛

  2. Good luck trying to get the ‘Bucket List’ achievement on Forza 4, I got the game on release and am still only 60%ish of the way through…

    Oh and on a side note; “…it was 19th July 2010.”
    > 19th July is my birthday 😛

    • I’m not sure if I’ll ever specifically try and get that achievement, much like my approach to ‘Solid Gold’ achievement on Forza 3. I’ve just about got my rear wheels over the start line on about 5%. 60% is brilliant though, you should definitely keep at it.

      Haha, that’s awesome that I platinumed a game on your birthday. 🙂

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