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Mar 16, 2016

013 - Just PAL-ing Around

This week we discuss the fallout of Microsoft’s house cleaning, and of course we have Zombie News, Knobs and Discos and a couple of pals just "PAL"ing around.

Show notes are available on http://www.zedtozed.com/

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Opening/closing music: "Jive Bot" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

Gamerscore Boot Camp music: "Dalmation Station (It Gets Better Mix)" by Jake Kaufman (as virt) from the game Mighty Switch Force! 2 developed and published by WayForward Technologies

All music by Jake Kaufman (virt) can be listened to and purchased here: https://virt.bandcamp.com/

All audio production and podcast backend support provided by Tarragon Allen.

Show notes kindly collated, calmly and collectedly with 'credible candour by Jo Carter.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

00:12:35 What We’ve Been Up To

  • Randy:
    • Got a IBM Model M Keyboard - not the buckling spring version
    • GHL - 100 million on Xbox One, 92 million on 360 version. Horrible game… clearly doesn’t recommend this
    • Finished ROBLOX (Didn’t pull a Fream)
    • Kameo: Elements of Power - finished story, 600-700G in 6-8 hours.
    • Killer Instinct - hit Killer rank this week. Season 3 is out 29th March.
    • GRAW (DRINK!)  (Shoutout to McLovinLegend)
  • Brandon:
    • Rayman Legends - got teensies, doing the dailies
    • Guacamelee - finished
    • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations - collecting animus fragments

00:25:18 Listener Feedback

  • Thanks to spazpol, Griffey95, Big Ell, Avenged Against, Jellybigfoot, planting42, McLovinLegend, KaibaChaos, angelsk, Is That Hydro, Ms Dudette, JelliedBigfoot
  • We have the Fream; what is the Randy and the Tarragon?
    • The Tarragon (verb) Buy games wantonly
    • The Crandy (verb) Play a garbage game ironically
  • Fream’s Absolutely Wonderfully Awesome and Fantastic Drinking Game: tonight’s drinking words - Awesome, Fantastic, Wonderful, Absolutely
  • GRAW (DRINK!)
  • Recommend one game of all time, one game for the rest of your life?
    • Crandy: Runescape (Overall), Rock Band 3 (Xbox), Driver 3
    • Freamwhole: Destiny, GTA5
  • Longest Episode == Most Downloaded Episode; clearly due to the extra Jo ;) #jk
  • Favourite site wish list items - Regional filtering (Randy); My game collection (Brandon); Multiple ToDo Lists (Brandon - and JO!!!); Leaderboard filtering by Gamerscore/Achievement changes over time (Brandon); TrueAchievement titles (Brandon)
  • I totally did doze off at work today (LOL - Jo) - I do love sleep. Urm, 4 hours a night is not enough Brandon!
  • Earthworm Jim 3D - possibly the worst collectible task in a game (marbles); I prefer it when there’s a story to collect; 20th anniversary of Pokemon

01:00:06 Featured Content - Just "PAL"ing around

  • Shoutout to MightyMango and HandyDarkness
  • PAL Regions  - Europe, Australia and New Zealand
  • Where? Amazon UK - £5 shipping rate internationally. Also, Game will ship console internationally for £5 (also used consoles).
  • Power supply won’t work outside of Europe - will need to get a country-specific power supply.
  • Games:
    • Amazon UK/ Game, best to buy in buik.
    • Germany more difficult to get games from - Amazon DE.
    • Get a friend in Europe :)
    • Ebay.
    • One retailer in Australia - JB Hifi
  • GRAW (DRINK!)
  • Lots of good PAL games.  Notable/ Rare: Of Orcs and Men (N), My Horse and Me 2 (R), Mafia 2 (Eastern European) (R) - Platinum version with DLC (DLC removed from digital store), Solider of Fortune: Payback (AU - first run), Bloodbath and Kick-Ass 2 (unreleased on disc), Battle vs. Chess (Check vs Mate)
  • Digital games: Need a PAL account and PAL console (Games on Demand)

01:27:14 News

01:45:24 Shovelware Cemetery

  • Every 2 weeks now
  • Karsten, developer from Happy Tuesday will be interviewed next week on Hero Defense - send in your questions

01:47:12 Gamerscore Bootcamp - OXENFREE

  • Alternate with Shovelware Cemetery (every other 2 weeks)
  • Excellent guide by amenazamenor JF for the achievement "This House Is Clear" (and pretty much the whole game without spoilers)

01:49:32 Knobs and Discos

01:53:21 Zombie News Corner

02:01:30 Outro

  • Not quite under 2 hours, but close.
  • I’m not sneaky ;)
  • GRAW Count: 20
    • (I think)


Glossary of Xbox Gamerscore and achievement jargon and terms: http://zedtozed.com/xbox-gamerscore-and-achievement-glossary