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002 - Challenges Redux and End of Year Goals

Posted on 27 January 16 at 05:09
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.

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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.


Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox


Garrett aka "Xtowers" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro and recap

Achievement: "Fortnight" from Project Spark
Monthly Birthday Gamertag Challenge on the Achievements Hounds community forums
Pre-loading guide for SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge
Great Random To Do List Challenge 2015
Achievement: The Cat Came Back from Catwoman's Revenge DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight
Jazz Hands hand emulation program for TotemBall
Achievement: Goal Star from Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Achievement: 나바람의 운 (Or winds of fortune) from Super Star Karaoke
Thanks Black Buff for helping Xtowers out!
Xbox 360 running slow? Delete your profile and re-download it
0:39:29 - Talking Zeds: Let's Meet Xtowers and Challenges Redux

Achievement: California Drifter from Forza Motorsport 5
Xbox One Challenge Notifications leaderboard maintained by Xtowers
Achievement: Xbox One Preorder achievement from Microsoft Store
Achievement: Day One achievement from Xbox One
Undead Labs announces challenges for State of Decay
1:06:09 - Talking Zeds: End of year goals

Great True Achievement Score Challenge 2015
AHP Community Show All-Stars Team from GTASC 2015
Watchlist for Potential Discontinued Achievements list maintained by matdan12
How to find Kinect Fun Labs
Achievement: Impress Warren Vidic from The Lost Archive DLC from Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Gamerscore League (GSL) on Xbox Achievements
1:26:53 - News, Knobs and Discos

Achievement: Reincarnationist from The Deer God - now obtainable, thanks Crescent Moon Games!
Achievement: Unfulmigator from The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - unobtainable
Achievement: Treasure Hunter from Nova-111 - unobtainable
Watchlist for Potential Discontinued Achievements list maintained by matdan12
Fallout 4 bottle duplication glitch has been patched
Listener question: seamonkeypowder asks about retail games with no unlockable achievements. Thanks WebChimp UK for digging this info out for me.
Only one physical title that fits this bill: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
Non-physical titles that have no unlockable achievements:
1 vs 100
Age of Empires Online (GFWL)
Ascend: Hand of Kul (XBLA)
Doritos Crash Course 2 (XBLA)
Galatic Reign (Windows 8 and Windows Phone)
Karaoke (Xbox 360)
Live Draft Tracker (XBLA)
Project Sunburst (Windows Phone)
Team Crossword (Windows 8)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (Xbox 360)
Voice Studio (Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
Warface (Xbox 360)
Wordament (Web version)
WSOP: Full House Pro (Windows 8 and XBLA)
Zoo Tycoon Friends (Windows 8 and Windows Phone)
Xbox One Backward Compatibility Titles Announcement, December 17 2015
Press Release: EA announces The EA Competitive Gaming Division, Led by Peter Moore, December 10 2015
Batman: A Telltale Games Series
Platinum Games' TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan
Shadow Complex Remaster rated for PC
Rocket League
TheGreatGatsby solo run on Oryx
DLC plans for Destiny
Phil Spencer regarding WiiU Minecraft
@StarWhalGame regarding achievement bugs
Gone Home is actually coming to Xbox One after all
Cyberpunk 2077 in late 2016
2:01:14 - Outro


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-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

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