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The Zed to Zed Podcast: The Show For Xbox Achievement Hunters and Gamerscore Junkies

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Mar 30, 2016

015 - smrnov, Korea, and Fitbit

Tarragon sits down for a chat with Gamerscore giant smrnov, Korea games get some attention, and apparently a lot of people have Fitbits.

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

Please give us a rating or review on iTunes and in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success, and is a free, easy way to support the show!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on TrueAchievements and zzUrbanSpaceman's blog.

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 from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

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

Show notes by Tarragon Allen.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:19:30 - Recap

  • Tarragon
    • UHH: Forza Motorsport 5, South Park: Stick of Truth, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Gears of War
    • Rare games week: Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (HW/TW), Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (KR), Dead Rising 2: Case West (KR), Wall•E (KR)
    • Tachyon Project, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
  • Brandon:
    • Monthly Birthday Gamertag Challenge on the Achievement Hounds forums
      • Nicktoons MLB, Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Escapists, YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
    • Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Destiny

0:29:31 - Feedback

  • iTunes reviews! Thanks Black Buff, Avenged Against, MitRialB
  • Email! Thanks Tim Blair GT: MitRialb
  • Twitter: @KaibaChaos - future guests we'd like?
      • The Dauntless
      • Microsoft Achievement people
      • Rand Al Thor 19
      • Christian Allen
      • Phil Spencer
      • Major Nelson
      • Creators of first achievements
      • Vince Curley
  • IGN Unfiltered
  • Twitter: MclovinLegend - GRAW and nyancat
  • Twitter: NBA Kirkland - twitch for Dark Souls
    • Fream will stream Dark Souls soon
  • Blog: Facial La Fleur - don't bother with Windows Phone
  • Feed: Facial La Fleur - need more lead time to give feedback!
  • Feed: Xtowers - ever bought DLC without achievements?
    • Tarragon: yep: Batman and Minecraft
    • Brandon: nope, unless it's in a season pass
  • Feed: Handydarkness - wife in hospital? Lack of movie tie-in games?
    • THQ?
    • LEGO games
  • Feed: Big Ell (THAT guy)
    • don't do more than two contests a year
    • play our games properly the rest of the year
      • There's no proper way to play games :P
      • Goal-driven achievementing
    • BeanPotter's Bean Dive responding to the same "problem" as the UHH: ridiculous backlogs
    • DLC co-op for N+
  • Kursed Souls didn't repeat a Fream

0:57:44 - Interview: smrnov

  • Interview from January
  • smrnov's statistics from TrueAchievements
    • 50k+ achievements
    • 1.25+ million gamerscore
    • 2.3+ million TA score
    • 74% completion
    • Second in the world to hit 1 million GS
    • Most completions in the world (1400+)
    • 48% of all possible achievements unlocked
  • smrnov overtook Stallion83 recently on TA score
  • Stallion83's death in the family - :( our condolences Ray, all the best
  • What over 2 million GS looks like

1:23:48 - News

1:45:48 - Gamerscore Bootcamp

1:49:41 - Knobs and Discos

1:51:53 - Backwards Compatible and Game Delays

  • BC: Assassin's Creed, Grid 2, Dark Void, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dark Souls
  • Delayed: Dangerous Golf, Adr1ft

1:53:19 - Zombie News

1:57:10 - Outro

 

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

Mar 23, 2016

014 - Gee Dee Cee Cheer!

Crandy earns an achievement and goes to some little game conference, Fream finds out he's not alone in the world, and Tarragon gets more games.

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

Please give us a rating or review on iTunes and in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success, and is a free, easy way to support the show!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on TrueAchievements and zzUrbanSpaceman's blog.

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

5 Sec Crowd Cheer sound by Mike Koenig

Record Scratch sound by luffy

Nyancat song by daniwell and Momomomo

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

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Guest:

Damien Knox aka "Spazpol" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:43:10 - Recap

  • Brandon:
    • Rayman Legends - thanks morseypoo2000 and Xtowers for setting the bar really low
    • Dived 7 games: Pneuma, Thief, Chariot, The Deer God, Styx, Battlestations: Pacific, D4
    • Revisited: Titanfall, Halo: Spartan Assault, SSX, Crimson Dragon and pulled a maerF, Child of Light
  • Tarragon:
    • OXENFREE, The Walking Dead Season 1 Xbox One, Monopoly Plus 360, Summer Athletics for the 1 pointer, ZHEROS, Tachyon Project
    • UHH: The Lego Movie Video Game, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Threes!, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Xbox Fitness, Powerstar Golf, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Rare Replay (Killer Instinct Gold), Wreckateer, D4, BattleBlock Theatre, Secret of Monkey Island, Valiant Hearts
    • I am rubber, you are glue
  • Randy:
    • UHH: Wolfenstein, Bad Company 2, Midnight Club, Aegis Wing, Saints Row 4, Saints Row 3 German, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bloodstone, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark
    • Lucky32468 asks whether Shadow Jago will be back in Killer Instinct: yes, almost certainly. Thanks for the question!
    • CRANDY UNLOCKS SOLO CHAMPION IN GRAW YAAAAAY!
    • No more GRAW drinking game?
    • Future GRAW special
    • Twitter conversation with @Serellan about GRAW
    • GRAW - Crandy got passed on the leaderboard which added some motivation
    • 10k hours - Crandy has mastered boosting GRAW
    • Crandy to do a post-GRAW ratio dive (Barbie!)

1:04:21 - Feedback

  • Thanks Handydarkness - you know what you did
  • Marknocturnal hopes not to Pull a Fream in ROBLOX
  • MattQuin89, thanks for listening! You'll probably see this in a month. ;)
  • Thanks @AUWarEagle (Cannon Fodder 06)
  • Keith271179 asks - how about that Done... Unlocking issue? We will cover it on a future show, thanks for the question.
  • Thanks again to the TrueAchievements podcast for bringing so many listeners our way
  • Tarragon sounds like Hugh Jackman?
  • Achievement streaks: Tarragon: 320 days, Randy: 51 days, Brandon: 51 days
  • Windows Phone: not really worth it for achievements in Randy and Tarragon's opinion
  • Windows Phone had achievement syncing issues early 2015, no solution beyond wiping phone and redoing
  • R56CooperS11 asks if large sporting events inspire playing particular sports games:
    • Tarragon gets the urge to play the F1 games buuuuuut ... no
    • Randy doesn't watch sports, but wants another Fight Night game (NOT UFC)
    • Brandon doesn't like sports games, would watch real life Mortal Kombat
  • Big Ell wants episodes sooner. Here's next weeks show just for you
  • Randy only got into GDC because it was his sweet 16
  • Thanks Jo for show notes last week
  • Big Ell asks about favourite co-op games:
  • AHP The Nyghty asks about favourite underrated games:
    • Randy: Syndicate
    • Tarragon: Spec Ops: The Line, Sleeping Dogs, Bully
    • Brandon: Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
  • Facial La Fleur discusses console upgrades
    • PS4 upgrade for 4K? Crandy coined "PS4K"
  • KaibaChaos found his headphones! YAAAAAY!
  • @MattQuin89: smrnov passes Stallion83 on the TA leaderboard, crandy graw graw crandy graw crandy
  • Randy might host the GRAW show when he turns 17
  • BIGSXY1 passes Rand Al Thor
  • Kaiba Chaos likes long shows
  • Big Ell:
    • Fitbit! GOFBC - The Go Outside FitBit Challenge
    • Zed to Zed FitBit Group?
    • Eragon isn't as bad as people think. (Yes it is! -t)
  • Planting42 emailed us! YAAAAAY!
    • Weird gamerscore updates are weird
  • Watch out for unlocking backwards compatible achievements offline
  • @GodOfCyanide waits until the last minute

1:44:41 - Feature: GDC 2016

2:22:47 - News

2:43:16 - Shovelware Cemetery with special guest Damien Knox

  • Punch Club
    • Thanks tinyBuild for the review code
    • Great story and 16-bit feel
    • To the sanctuary!
  • Screencheat
    • Thanks to Surprise Attack Games for the review code
    • Price is a little steep for what it is
    • A lot of fun with friends
    • One unobtainable being actively worked on by the developer
    • Great concept, reminiscent of N64 multiplayer days/GoldenEye
    • To the sanctuary!
    • Thanks to special guest Damien aka Spazpol for the extra feedback

2:55:31 - Knobs and Discos

2:57:37 - BC and Game Delays

  • Gone Home follow up Tocama delayed
  • New Backwards Compatibility titles: Alan Wake, Pac-Man, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Halo Wars (preview owners only)
    • BC emulator update in preview?

2:59:53 - Zombie News Corner

3:03:01 - Outro

 

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

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/

Please give us a rating or review in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on TrueAchievements and zzUrbanSpaceman's blog.

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

Mar 9, 2016

012 - Outside is Overrated

The newest member of the “1 Million Gamerscore” club, RedmptionDenied, the 5th person on the planet to reach that amazing milestone, joins us. He earned it on his stream last night, not without drama of course, and we’ll ask him about his fantastic run at 1 million. We’ll cover the community questions and find out what the future holds.

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

Please give us a rating or review in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on True Achievements.

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

Break music: "Game Cool Dubstep Mode Logo" by Sparximer

Gamerscore Boot Camp music: "Tally Screen" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

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

Show notes by Jo Carter. (In proper English :))

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Guest:

Marshall aka “RedmptionDenied” - TrueAchievements - Xbox - Twitch

0:00:00 - Intro

  • Achievement Sponsor: Nifty 50 in F1 2010 - suggested by McLovinLegend
  • Intro RedmptionDenied - Newest Member of the 1 Million GS Club
  • Mug of the week - Sasquatch containing Earl Grey Tea by Stash
  • Pulling a Fream is spreading; the opposite (a Maerf), from alklein92201, is logging in for extra time on ROBLOX for no reason due to missed achievement notifications :)
  • March 1 tweet from @StephenKing - Dark Tower movie
  • Comments turned off on zedtozed.com due to issues (for now)
  • New Leaderboard idea (from Tarragon) - Completion percentage x TA score/ Gamerscore = new stat (I like this! - J)

00:15:00 - RedmptionDenied Interview

  • There was a plan. The “Road to 1 Million”; had 950k at the beginning of the year after GTASC 2015 (Great TA Score Challenge)
    • 2pm start of the stream, with Kinect game Just Dance 2016 - good achievement name, “Complete your Journey
    • Epic boss battle in Pier Solar, harder because he forgot the controls :)
    • Bouncing between 23 games over the course of the stream.
    • End of stream - playing Ori, 75g needed. At least that was the plan - but 40g short on re-checking gamerscore…
    • 25g short after all popped in Ori. Ended up with Alien: Isolation for final 25G.
    • Stats on TA were over 1 million GS - the missing 65g was there; but not registering increase in GS on Xbox (I had this problem with my 100k - J)
    • RedmptionDenied extremely disappointed with technical issues in the stream.
    • With the 1 million the plan was to play difficult games, survival horror is his favourite genre.
    • Lots of positive feedback from viewers and fans.
    • 5th person overall, 2nd in US to hit 1 million gamerscore.
  • Gamertag? Bonus Level in DOOM (most played game). What about the spelling? 15 character limit on Xbox! (sorry Big Ell)
  • Outside is overrated. #obligatorybigellcommentisobligatory
  • Started with Halo 3 on the 360, popping achievements.
  • Winner of GTASC 2015 individual,.
  • Overtook Rand Al Thor earlier this year
  • Still in GTASC 2016.
  • Let’s Cheer - Kinect shame :)
  • Wipe Out games (physically demanding) - shoutout to NBA Kirkland for series completion.
  • MX vs ATV: Untamed (non-Kinect, very difficult)
  • White whale achievement: Boom Boom Rocket - Sore Thumb Award
  • Next obvious goal is 1000 completions.
  • Thanks to Big Ell, McLovinLegend, spazpol, Montana7, JQ1017, MADeyePadEYE, JStryker416, angelsk (me), and Johnny Zarpentine for the questions.

01:01:14 - Listener Feedback and Questions

  • With thanks to:
    • CooperS05 on iTunes, Johnny Zarpentine, Frank Hardy, Mike @Hickster83 and new follower @Chuggybeggs, Harley Wayne, The Yiddler, McLovinLegend, Big Ell, SaucySlingo, Spazpol, Handydarkness, Facial La Fleur, NBA Kirkland, Kez, Enigma Gamer 77, Kunzite 508, Matrarch, II Tatey II, Griffey95, bigeasy97
  • Add regional game project on website?
  • Ironic games. How do you play something ironically?
  • GRAW (DRINK!)
  • Yay Jo-love :)
  • Tearragon? Tearagone? Tarrygon?
  • We love the community!
  • Brandon’s Dark Souls Experience TBC (Coming Soon TM). Watch Freamwhole on Twitch.
  • GRAW (DRINK!)
  • NBA Kirkland Tweet re: parody for Uncharted 4
  • Freamhalf - now registered for Brandon’s kid :) (That’s brilliant! - J)
  • Banana Split Ship in Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - do it solo with the AI not a kid (credit Kez)
  • Oi - the “u”s are proper!
  • Recommendations for PAL console games?
  • Rock Band issues US on release
  • Indie games for Xbox One not coming to Australia - because it’s expensive to get ratings?
  • Correlation with spoilercast and people playing Life is Strange? Petition for Crandy to play?
  • Vampyr - Dontnod’s next game
  • ET - most famous shovelware movie tie-in game. Documentary about ET and the landfill. Discontinued app on Xbox.
  • Tarragon has never seen Jurassic Park?! What is wrong with him?
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution
  • Hellboy: The Science of Evil, DLC never released (unobtainable)
  • Rambo: The Videogame, unreleased DLC also
  • Gamerscore bootcamp will be tweaked, maybe do a bit with Shovelware - Twitter Poll
  • March 14 - UHH on TA - 1500+ participants so far, sign up closes on the 11th. Thanks to Jack and Rich on TA!
  • Potentially more contest ideas coming from Brandon, keep your ears tuned.

01:54:08 - What we’ve been playing

  • RedmptionDenied:
    • Screencheat
    • Jackbox Party Pack 2
    • Just Dance 2016
    • The Evil Within
    • Ori and the Blind Forest (no-death speed run)
  • Randy:
    • ROBLOX
    • Gears of War 2 with Jack
    • Pacman Kart Rally
    • Wolfenstein (Finished online MP)
    • Red Faction Guerilla (boosting)
    • Killer Instinct (trying to get Killer before Season 3 - currently gold tier)
    • Action Henk
    • GRAW (DRINK!)
    • Boardgame: Electronic Talking Mystery Mansion
  • Tarragon:
    • Walking Dead Season 1
    • ROBLOX (close to pulling a Fream)
    • Zheros
    • Minecraft Xbox One
    • Pro Baseball Spirits 3 (JP MP) (Thanks Montana97)
    • The Swapper
    • Madden 08 (Simming, adjust the sliders) - what is this hand-egg thing? SPORTS!
    • Boardgame: Roll for the Galaxy
  • Brandon:
    • The Swapper (Great video walkthrough)
    • Kinect Fun Labs Avatar Kinect (Thanks Handydarkness, Hyrulebalverine, Jonker and Soul In A Jar)
    • Kinect Fun Labs I Am Super
    • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
    • The Wreckateer (DLC and Golbins)
    • Guacamelee - El Infierno

02:09:05 - News

02:24:34 - Shovelware Cemetery

  • Suggestion from Matrarch - Bury it or send to Shovelware Sanctuary
  • Beat da Beat
    • Bullet hell rhythm game
    • Mobile to PC port, coming to Steam
    • Verdict: Send to Sanctuary - waiting to see difficulty of achievements
    • BONUS: Codes to give away for Steam version (with Steam achievements)
  • Action Henk
  • Screencheat
    • Online and local multiplayer, one-hit kills
    • Need more time to decide

02:41:20 - Gamerscore Bootcamp

02:43:03 - Backwards Compatibility

02:34:53 - Knobs and Discos

02:47:25 - Game delays

02:47:53 - Zombie News Corner

02:50:10 - Outro

 

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

Mar 2, 2016

011 - Gummy Gummy Gummy Gummy

Some unique listener feedback, Fallout 4 mod support, Fream's contest, major GS milestones. BONUS Life Is Strange Spoilercast after the main show.

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

Please give us a rating or review in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed, email us at contact@zedtozed.com, or post on zzUrbanSpaceman's blog on True Achievements. We'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard.

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

Break music: "Game Cool Dubstep Mode Logo" by Sparximer

Gamerscore Boot Camp music: "Tally Screen" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

Record Scratch sound by luffy

I Am a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) [Party Pop Remix] by Gummibär

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

Show notes by Tarragon Allen and Jo Carter.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Jo aka "angelsk" (in the Spoilercast and the show notes) - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:11:06 - Listener Feedback

  • Thanks for listening and sending in your feedback!
    • yellow lego guy; Spazpol; Kez001; Beg Ell; Buckmarley155; Facial La Fleur; MclovinLegend; Jawelin; Mighty Mango; NBA Kirkland; Razzourus; Cky616craig1; NexusPlexus; Xtowers; Jo's Mum!; Weasel Pizza; Johnny Zarpentine @Jzarp43; Dan Taylor @GodOfCyanide; Craig Waddington @craigkilldya; Rich Stone aka TrueAchievement @richstone99; Frank Hardy @HardyFrank of the Cult of Frank
  • What does happen after the tutorial in Avatar? Has anyone actually played the whole game?
  • Reformatting of the gamerscore bootcamp - Twitter Poll
  • The Potentially Endless Bean Dive has passed the 3 year mark! Wow.  MADeyePadEYE, Montana97 and seamonkeypowder are still going strong.
  • People like Jo :) Jo is happy.
  • We want the dream of being able to 100% even if we don’t ever reach it.  However, is this a good reason not to start a game? There is no wrong way to play. We all have scars. But we hate price gouging content - and we don’t want to support those games (e.g: Call of Duty and $15 map packs), especially if we’re going for achievements; however, if you put 100s of hours into it, then it’s worth it for you (Thanks Big El for the discussion point).
  • Re: last week’s video game movie discussion - I like the Mario movie (Jo), controversial, I know - but so bad it’s good :)
  • Sausage weekend….. okay…..
  • Far Cry the Movie
  • Screencheat (or screen peeking) - cool concept for a game (discussion re: Goldeneye, Oddjob was too small)
  • My favourite movie tie-in video game is the LEGO Movie Videogame :) (Jo) - “Everything is awesome” - spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!
  • Quantum Break has gone gold - play it on April 5th (hopefully)

0:50:57 - Recap

  • Tarragon:
    • ROBLOX (for the daily)
    • Layers of Fear (4 pairs of pants scary) - BethBear guide on TA
    • Bioshock 2 (KO) MP
    • Zheroes (RARGH!)
  • Randy:
    • Bioshock 2 (KO) MP
    • ROBLOX (for the daily)
    • Killer Instinct
    • Perfect Dark Zero (in Rare Replay)
    • Flight Control in Airplane Mode
    • Pool Pro Online 3
    • GRAW (DRINK!)
    • Wolfenstein (360)
  • Tarragon and Randy rant about how bad Windows Phone is. If you reset it, then you can’t access anything you had saved on an SD card (bad!) #crandysrants #tarrysrants
  • Brandon:
    • Guacamelee
    • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (for the Achievement Scavenger Hunt this week) with his 7 year old son
    • ROBLOX (20 days complete)
    • Destiny (Titan Mastery) - completing Feb monthly goals
  • Losing a streak is officially "Pulling a Fream"
  • Abandoning monthly goals for the show
    • However, Brandon is planning on finishing 2 Kinect Fun Labs (inc Avatar Kinect) and Wreckateer (DLC and Goblins), and AC: Revelations inc the Lost Archive #marchgoals

1:06:43 - News and Talking Zeds

1:35:42 - Shovelware Cemetery

1:54:31 - Backwards Compatibility

1:55:47 - Knobs and Discos

01:57:18 The Zombie News Corner

2:01:27 - Outro

2:06:29 - Life Is Strange Spoilercast

 

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

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