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Xtra Point: Mass Effect 2

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Doppelganger
Help the Justicar resolve her mission

Gamerscore = 10    Acquired 22/8/2010

The best game of 2010 I hardly play would be Mass Effect 2.  I have put in over 40 hours into the game, so it is not like I haven’t played it, its just usually gets put to the back of the list in favour of the newer games.  I am going to try and make a more concerted effort to complete the game, but with new DLC coming out such as Lair of the Shadowbroker, will Mass Effect 2 ever be done for me?  Soon it will rival Fallout 3 for DLC.

More Xtra Points:

  • More DLC for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2:  Some more reasons to keep coming back to your L4D’s. Valve is bringing DLC packs “The Sacrifice” as well as an updated “No Mercy” campaign.  All that an a digital comic the expand the story! Not sure how this will all be consumed, but I am sure Left4Dead411 will have more soon!  Also, I am still working on getting the Mutations achievement, I just have to wait until a new one that I have not played comes into rotation.

BioWare | Mass Effect 2

-SG

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Xtra Points: Peggle Nights

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Go ULTRA!
Ultra extremely cleared all the pegs in a level.

Gamerscore = 15    Acquired 20/8/2010

Peggle Nights: I finally purchased Peggle Nights yesterday.  My son has really been into Peggle as of late and I wanted to give him more levels to play through as he already ground through all of the originals.  You can’t go wrong for 400 MS Points.  As you can see by the achievement above I have taken part in Peggle again as well.  Some good, clean fun to be had for certain.

Lara Croft GoL: The XBLA game that keeps on giving!  I made my way through 2 more levels last night and I still have a way to go.

The Elusive Man
Break 5 tackles in a game with one player (no OTP)

Gamerscore = 25    Acquired 20/8/2010

Madden 11: Continued with my Franchise last night by hammering the J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS!  I would like to complete at least one season before NHL 11 comes out in early September.

Halo Waypoint: I have to remember to keep an eye on this as the release of Halo Reach approaches.

Peggle Nights

-SG

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Introducing: Xtra Points

If you have been reading my blog over the last 5 years, you may have noticed I have struggled with consistency.  Mostly that is due to family and gaming obligations.  I have often wanted to be able to produce more, if for no other reason to keep things fresh on the page.  With the advent of twitter we are certainly getting used to bite-sized updates and comments that do not stop coming.  So every day or two I plan on dropping some Xtra Points of interest from my endeavours in gaming culture.  Now it does not mean i will no longer have larger features, it just means hopefully that there will be more content. 

Xtra Points: Featuring Lara Croft

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Overachiever
Complete any level-specific Reward Challenge

Gamerscore = 15   Acquired 18/8/2010

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: Very pleasantly surprised with this game!  The Summer of Arcade is now ever, and for me they saved the best for last.  Played for the better part of 3 hours last night and had lots of fun. I hope to have a more extensive feature on this soon.

Madden 11: Another August winner!  I played my first co-op game last night and hope to play many more.  Check out the attached video to see the game-winning touchdown!

Left 4 Dead 2:  Need 1 more mutation to earn the MUTANT OVERLORD achievement.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

- @superghost