Games are rolling in!

And not just because it’s the Steam summer sale. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought a decent amount this summer sale (I’m up to 24 new games I’ve bought), but I’ve also started getting games to play for the upcoming charity marathons.

Kcowolf has the pleasure (probably a twisted one) of being the first person to decide what games I’m playing during my marathons. He has chosen the his 2 hour period for the upcoming marathon on July 27th, and here is what he gave me to play:
BK Games


That’s right, playing Sneak King for 13 hours during my first marathon back in April wasn’t enough, now I’ll be playing the other 2 “classic” titles from Burger King, Pocketbike Racer, and Big Bumpin’ (with a copy of Sneak King thrown in to keep, since I borrowed the last one). ┬áHe’s graciously picked the 2 hours immediately following lunch, so I don’t get a craving for Burger King just before lunch.

I’ve also received 2 games gifted on Steam for me to play which have been added to my inventory because they’ve been on sale, and I expect the charity donation and requests for when to play them will follow shortly. ­čÖé ┬áThose games are Surgeon Simulator 2013, and Secret of the Magic Crystal, a game about magical ponies.

Just over 1 week left until my 16 hour marathon, and all donations before then get to pick a game for both marathons!


Bean Dive 2013

Bean Dive is an event hosted by TrueAchievements, with the goal of “diving” into your backlog of games and unlocking a single achievement in each, to add them to your gamercard. This obviously completely wrecks your completion percentage, and so the goal is to try and recover your completion percentage by the following year’s Bean Dive. I decided to join in again this year, and here are my before and after stats for the dive:


  • Starting Gamerscore: 55,400
  • Starting TrueAchievement score: 87,214
  • Starting Completion %: 80.78%


  • Ending Gamerscore: 55,555
  • Ending TrueAchievement score: 87,425
  • Ending Completion %: 72.27%
  • Games Dived: 13

Additional details of the dive can be found on my Bean Dive 2013 page over on TrueAchievements.  It looks like I will have to unlock 320 achievements (without adding any new games or DLC) in order to recover my completion percentage, which is a very daunting task.  Hopefully it will be an excuse for me to play more on the Xbox from time to time and not worry so much about completion percentage though.

Who knows, maybe I’ll focus more on Xbox for this next marathon in 3 weeks to recover some of my completion percentage?