Well, the free weekend access to Gold features such as online gaming and social apps has come and gone. Mighty fast, too. Alas, between traveling and the Easter holiday, I only got to log on for one night. Boo. However, I did unlock some online-only Achievements, making good use of my time in that sense, but I would’ve liked more time to try other features. I’m still not convinced it’s worth paying for. Anyways, let’s see how I did, yah?
For Fable II, I quickly popped the game back in, earned something like 708,945 gold since I last played, and…gave a gift to a complete stranger. Ping! Didn’t really feel up to badgering people for Hero dolls though…
The Philanthropist (10G): A gift was sent to an Xbox LIVE friend. Aren’t Heroes nice people?
Then I tackled a round of deathmatch for Grand Theft Auto IV. I didn’t win or have a wonderful time, but I did manage to pop these two with ease:
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie (10G): You killed a Rockstar in multiplayer.
Cut Your Teeth (5G): You were successfully promoted up a rank in multiplayer.
Lastly, I hit up SEGA Superstars Tennis, thinking this would be a cakewalk. It turned out to be more of an uphill climb. Online opponents are much tougher than the computer-controlled ones, always making me run left and right to hit the ball before they smacked it down hard and fast and far away from me. It took me a number of tries just to win a single ranked match, and I knew it’d be a long road ahead to winning multiple matches. Here’s what I was able to, er, achieve:
Top of the Tree (20G): Win a Tournament on Xbox LIVE
Space Channel 5 (10G): Watch a match on TV
Surf the Net (10G): Win a Match on Xbox LIVE
Don’t worry; I totally hate boring Achievement pics like the ones above, too.
So, in conclusion, six new Achievements unlocked for a total of 65G (not like that means anything). Not too shabby for one night of quick and rushed gaming. Until next time, free Gold access!