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

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Posted on 27 January 16 at 05:11
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.

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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: "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

Achievement: Pure Poker from Pure Hold'em
0:02:34 - Recap

TrueAchievements.com Game Collection Feature
Game: Quake II - zero gamerscore
Game: Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (PC) - achievements are a mess
Big Buck Hunter World Championship
Achievement: Ghûls Gone Wild from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Achievement: The Collector from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Achievement: The Hunt is my Mistress from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
0:34:11 - News

Publisher Masteronic in administration - some titles delisted:
Foul Play
Pool Nation
Serious Sam: Double D XXL
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Spectra
January 2016 Games with Gold
Xbox 360
DiRT Showdown
PSA: VIP Pass require for online play on Xbox 360 (but not Xbox One) is not free at time of recording
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Jan 16)
Xbox One
Killer Instinct Ultra Edition which includes Killer Instinct Classic
PSA: Killer Instinct will automatically pop the achievement Stylish Orchid on load!
ZHEROS (Jan 16, replacing THIEF)
Xbox Fitness no longer requires Kinect (Source)
Unclear exactly what affect this has on achievements
Mike Ybarra confirms that the 30 Day Gamerscore Leaderboard will return to Xbox One
Phil Spencer regarding Original Xbox emulation on Xbox One and related achievements
0:55:11 - Talking Zeds: Looking Back

2015 Game Highlights:
Tarragon:
Batman: Arkham Knight
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Life Is Strange
Randy:
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Goosebumps: The Game
Honourable Mentions:
Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue
Monster High New Ghoul In School
Brandon:
Fallout 4
Destiny: The Taken King (Year 2 Changes)
2015 Game Lowlights:
Crandy Rants!
Rock Band 4
Guitar Hero Live
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
TrueAchievements.com added lots of great new features
Potentially Endless Bean Dive passes 1000 days
World Records:
Sashamorning solo Xbox 360 24 hour record
Space Cadets group Xbox One 24 hour record
Major Gamerscore Milestones
Celtic Force hit 1 million Gamerscore on 5th September 2015
The Dauntless hit 1 million Gamerscore on 20th December 2015
2:01:14 - Talking Zeds: Looking Forward

Zero Latency - Virtual Reality Zombie Experience
Tarragon:
Below
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
We Happy Few
Honourable Mention: Pathologic
Randy:
DOOM
Cyberpunk 2077 (Wikipedia)
Witcher 3 team has moved to Cyberpunk 2077
Brandon:
Quantum Break
ReCore
Cuphead
Thimbleweed Park
Maniac Mansion (Wikipedia)
Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter
2:33:07 - Gamerscore Boot Camp

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

Unobtainable:
Weapon Collector from Overlord: Fellowship of Evil
Discontinued:
Toppest Of Top Drawers from Guitar Hero Live
Indirectly affects From Zero To Guitar Hero as well
Toppest Of Top Drawers from Guitar Hero Live (Xbox 360)
Early Bird from NBA LIVE 15
Every Street United (all achievements)
Fixes:
Achievement values fixed in Starwhal
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

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