Info

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

The show for Xbox achievement hunters and Gamerscore junkies! We discuss topics relating to Xbox gaming, Gamerscore, achievements, and Gamerscore. Did we mention Gamerscore?
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2018
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: general
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

Feb 17, 2016

009 - Jo, I'm getting too old for this!

We meet Jo Carter aka "angelsk"; talk about hip pain and creaky knees and how hard it is to keep up with all the young people while gaming; respond to a lot of listener feedback; get 3/4 of the way through boot camp; and lots more!

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.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Jo Carter aka "angelsk" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:04:10 - Meet angelsk

0:26:54 - Listener Feedback

  • Thanks for listening and for your feedback!
    • Rand al Thor 19; Maka; McLovinLegend1 <3 Big Ell; HandyDarkness; SeperateJoe; All the jaywalkers of the world; Weasel Pizza; Mighty Mango; AceDawg4; Gamer Grug; @She11Shock; @Kenzibit; @_jawelin; Nexus Plexus; @planting42
  • GFWL DRM Information (WIP)
  • Fiverr

0:56:39 - Recap

1:24:34 - News

1:36:06 - Talking Zeds: I'm Getting Too Old For This?

2:01:50 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

2:04:00 - Knobs and Discos

2:05:06 - Games Delays and Backwards Compatibility

2:09:25 - Zombie News

  • Ironically I'm in a rush today so I haven't linked all of the things. Is anyone even reading this? Hello? Hello?

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

Feb 10, 2016

008 - Maka and the Zeds: Guest Patrick Maka of Maka 91 Productions

We talk to Patrick Maka of Maka's Guides and Maka 91 Productions about making guides, gamerscore, and life in general; Tarragon announces Project BALROG; and the usual listener feedback and more!

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

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

Post-Outro laugh by Maka 91 Productions

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

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Patrick Maka aka "Maka91" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:06:00 - Zed Talks: Patrick Maka

0:57:09 - Sounds of the Horde (Listener feedback)

  • Thanks for your feedback!
    • Officer Zero, BT7398, Separate Joe, Buckmarley155, Planting42, xl Mik392 lx, @AvengedAgainst, @Jzarp43, @angelsk, @doughboyee, McLovinLegend1, Thrash Forever, @_jawelin, Big Ell, Facial La Fleur, Rand al Thor 19, Montana97, Xtowers, x jjaldana x, ... Crandy?
  • Game: Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge

2:00:58 - News

2:09:04 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Achievement pickup levels:
    • 0.3
    • 0.5 – 1.8
    • 1.9 – 2.4
    • 2.9 – 3.4
    • 3.8 – 4.4
    • 4.8 – 5.1
    • 5.4 – 6.2
    • 6.7 – 7.1
    • 7.10 – 8.5
    • 8.10 – 9.2
    • 9.10

2:11:16 - Zombie News

2:20:08 - Outro

 

Thanks for listening!

 

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

Feb 3, 2016

007 - Kicking All Of The Starts

We talk Kickstarter, respond to bucketloads of listener feedback (we <3 you guys!), set more goals, knobs and discos, boot camps, and more!

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

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

Outro sample from the movie "Pulp Fiction" directed by Quentin Tarantino, performed by Bruce Willis and Maria de Medeiros

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

0:00:00 - Intro

0:07:02 - Listener Feedback

  • Thanks so much for contacting us, following us, retweeting us, leaving reviews, SOCIAL ALL OF THE MEDIAS!
    • Jellied Bigfoot; Pete 924; MADeyePadEYE; Handydarkness; GamerGrug; KURSED SOULS; RavioliCaponi; PLANET13; GillesdeRais; Large Coffee; @angelsk; @griffey96; @GTMontana97; @MclovinLegend; Grumpa782; @bubbajoewhupass; @PMaka1991; @Master_Adamo; NBA Kirkland; @Trueachievement; wtbuffs87; Facial La Fleur; Nick Monfries; seamonkeypowder
  • Zero Latency
  • @GTMontana97's Government Pandemic Control Picture: https://twitter.com/GTMontana97/status/693309022477250564/photo/1
  • Facial La Fleur's thoughts on Game Publishers: http://zedtozed.com/006-gamerscore-vs-games#comments

0:44:03 - Recap

1:19:58 - News

1:34:20 - Talking Zeds: Kickstarter

2:09:24 - Talking Zeds: Monthly Goals

2:20:51 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

2:24:05 - Knobs and Discos

  • Patched and now obtainable:

2:28:10 - Game Delays and Backwards Compatibility

2:29:00 - Zombie Corner

2:31:34 - Outro

  • Thanks for listening!

 

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

Jan 27, 2016

006 - Gamerscore vs Games

This week we talk about how Gamerscore affects our buying habits, whether Xbox will bring forward their next generation plans, respond to lots of listener feedback, another Gamerscore boot camp, knobs, discos, and more!

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

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.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:07:13 - Listener Feedback

0:35:25 - Recap

0:55:54 - News

1:01:18 - Talking Zeds: Did lack of gamerscore devalue / make you not want to play Indie/Arcade games on Xbox 360?

1:14:42 - Talking Zeds: Will Xbox One's "Failure" Bring Forward Microsoft's Next Generation Console Plans?

1:33:37 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

1:35:07 - Knobs and Discos

  • Just Dance 2015 VIP Dancer achievements

1:36:13 - Game Delays

1:39:51 - Zombie Corner

1:41:44 - Outro

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

Jan 6, 2016

003 - Looking Back and Forward, Rants and Boot Camp Laserlife

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

We look back at the 2015 and discuss what's coming in 2016, introduce the Gamerscore Boot Camp segment with Laserlife, find more Knobs and Discos, news, zombies, and more.

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.

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.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

 

0:00:00 - Intro

0:01:12 - Achievement Sponsor

0:02:34 - Recap

0:34:11 - News

0:55:11 - Talking Zeds: Looking Back

2:01:14 - Talking Zeds: Looking Forward

2:33:07 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

2:35:09 - Knobs and Discos (unobtainables and discontinued achievements)

2:37:28 - Zombie Corner

2:40:52 - Outro

 

Jargon:

  • 1K - Complete the base gamerscore in a game, typically 1000 points, thus 1K. Sometimes used to refer to a completion in general.
  • Bean Dive - Annual challenge on TrueAchievements.com aiming to earn at least one achievement in every game in your backlog, coined by it's creator, Beanpotter. The "dive" refers to the loss of completion percentage as a result of starting many new games.
  • Boosting - Using gameplay mechanics specifically to unlock achievements. Generally refers to the act of setting up multiplayer matches in particular ways to perform achievement criteria without interruption from regular players. Working towards achievements in lieu of regular gameplay.
  • Discos - Discontinued achievements - achievements that are no longer unlockable, probably due to online server shutdowns
  • Gamerscore League (GSL) - An annual gamerscore competition hosted on XboxAchievements.com
  • Great Random To Do List Challenge - A contest run by Facial La Fleur on the AchievementHounds.com community forums
  • GTASC - The Great True Achievement Score Challenge, a year-long, weekly elimination contest run by planting42 on TrueAchievements.com
  • Knobs - Unobtainable achievements - achievements that have never been unlockable
  • NTSC - See NTSC-U
  • NTSC-J - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-U and PAL.
  • NTSC-U - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-J and PAL.
  • PAL - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-J and NTSC-U.
  • Potentially Endless Bean Dive - A contest created on the AchievementHounds.com community forums that requires starting a new game every day. Began on the 28th of February 2013, and still going.
  • Preloading - The act of working on the criteria for an achievement until it's almost unlocked, and saving it for a later time, usually for competitions.
  • Ratio - Generally refers to the rarity of an achievement as determined by numbers of players of a game vs number who've unlocked the achievement. A statistic calculated on the TrueAchievements.com website.
  • Stack - Sometimes a game is released in multiple versions, for example in different regions or on different platforms, and in these cases they can have an entirely independent achievement list. To "stack" a game describes earning the achievements on more than one version of what is, in gameplay terms, the same game. Examples: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Bioshock
  • TA - True Achievements, either the score type or the website TrueAchievements.com
Jan 3, 2016

002 - Challenges Redux and End of Year Goals

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

We invite Garrett (gamertag Xtowers) on the show to discuss challenges in depth, talk about our end of year (2015) goals and whether we made them or not, gaming news, discontinued and unobtainable achievement news, and more.

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

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

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Guest:

Garrett aka "Xtowers" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro and recap

0:39:29 - Talking Zeds: Let's Meet Xtowers and Challenges Redux

1:06:09 - Talking Zeds: End of year goals

1:26:53 - News, Knobs and Discos

2:01:14 - Outro

Jargon:

  • 1K - Complete the base gamerscore in a game, typically 1000 points, thus 1K. Sometimes used to refer to a completion in general.
  • Bean Dive - Annual challenge on TrueAchievements.com aiming to earn at least one achievement in every game in your backlog, coined by it's creator, Beanpotter. The "dive" refers to the loss of completion percentage as a result of starting many new games.
  • Boosting - Using gameplay mechanics specifically to unlock achievements. Generally refers to the act of setting up multiplayer matches in particular ways to perform achievement criteria without interruption from regular players. Working towards achievements in lieu of regular gameplay.
  • Discos - Discontinued achievements - achievements that are no longer unlockable, probably due to online server shutdowns
  • Gamerscore League (GSL) - An annual gamerscore competition hosted on XboxAchievements.com
  • Great Random To Do List Challenge - A contest run by Facial La Fleur on the AchievementHounds.com community forums
  • GTASC - The Great True Achievement Score Challenge, a year-long, weekly elimination contest run by planting42 on TrueAchievements.com
  • Knobs - Unobtainable achievements - achievements that have never been unlockable
  • NTSC - See NTSC-U
  • NTSC-J - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-U and PAL.
  • NTSC-U - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-J and PAL.
  • PAL - One of the three regional variants of Xbox 360 consoles. Games can be locked so they only play on specific region consoles. Also see NTSC-J and NTSC-U.
  • Potentially Endless Bean Dive - A contest created on the AchievementHounds.com community forums that requires starting a new game every day. Began on the 28th of February 2013, and still going.
  • Preloading - The act of working on the criteria for an achievement until it's almost unlocked, and saving it for a later time, usually for competitions.
  • Ratio - Generally refers to the rarity of an achievement as determined by numbers of players of a game vs number who've unlocked the achievement. A statistic calculated on the TrueAchievements.com website.
  • Stack - Sometimes a game is released in multiple versions, for example in different regions or on different platforms, and in these cases they can have an entirely independent achievement list. To "stack" a game describes earning the achievements on more than one version of what is, in gameplay terms, the same game. Examples: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Bioshock
  • TA - True Achievements, either the score type or the website TrueAchievements.com
1 « Previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14