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May
16
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 18
Its that time again when we take a look at how things are around the world of TA.

We've already covered Alan Wake in the TA Playlist and in May we're battling the apocalypse in Darksiders. If you haven't already, the poll for June's playlist is up. Please vote here: Vote Now for June 2017's TA Playlist Game

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until the end of the month:
X1: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
MS Store Link
360: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
MS Store Link

Available through June 15th:
X1: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
MS Store Link

  • BONUS RECAP:
25 Teams won the 'Reaching Up' bonus - but that was expected. Here are the 25.
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

the daltons also earned their first bonus so they will be awarded their Safety Bench.

The current bonus is for the Solo side this period and they are tasked with a spelling challenge. This go around everyone is asked to spell 'TrueAchievements' using the 1st character of newly unlocked achievements. There are 16 letters required and a different achievement is needed for each letter. They can be unlocked in any order and other achievements can be unlocked in-between. No need to claim it anywhere.

No winners though there are a few new additions to the offerings.

  • PERIOD 17 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Surprise, surprise, here with us again are Gankers' Reloaded. There are 4 here to have our weekly fireside chat.
1) Did you play anything you'd recommend recently? Why?
Handydarkness: Nope.
Mephisto4thewin: I was surprised to have some enjoyment in Verdun. When you get a match with 10+ people each side the game is great.
Oriole2682: FIFA like a dozen of them...they are super addiciting I can't stop
ROGUE 1992: We.


2) What was the last game you bought?
Handydarkness: I license transfer with all of my friends and commit marketplace fraud the likes of which is beyond comprehension.
Mephisto4thewin: Digital was Verdun, physical was AFL evolution
Oriole2682: Ginger: Beyond the Crystal cause it was on sale for $10
ROGUE 1992: Are.


3) How collector are you? Will you buy a game disc only?
Handydarkness: All of my games are digital as I have 50 friends home Xbox ones set to my blue slim Xbone. Which got through license transferring and saturating my 360 disc drive with honey before trading it in to GameStop.
Mephisto4thewin: I buy alot of physical and digital, im not quite on the collector level that Oriole is but im building my library up nicely.
Oriole2682: I am very collector, I own almost every 360 game ever. I now wish I hadn't bought so much stuff digitally but sometimes the price is too good to pass up. I do prefer having the disc though.
ROGUE 1992: The.


4) Is there a movie tie-in game you'd want made? Tell us about it!
Handydarkness: Human Centipede. Google away my friends.
Mephisto4thewin: Movie tie ins tend to be down on quality, usually rushed to make release date. I would love a lord of the rings game that follows the movies, some kind of action RPG would be great.
Oriole2682: I can't really think of anything maybe Serenity would make a good game.
ROGUE 1992: Greatest.


5) Do you care about stories in games?
Handydarkness: Yes, as I need something to distract me from the smell from lack of not showering for over a month.
Mephisto4thewin: For the most part I do. Alot of endings leave me disappointed though.
Oriole2682: I'm usually running two or three games at once while watching a movie or baseball game so rarely. Bioshock Infinite, Life is Strange, The Walking Dead, & Wolf Among Us were stories that I did enjoy though.
ROGUE 1992: Gtasc team.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Handydarkness: Humble [checkshumblegtascinterviewresponseoffbucketlist]
Mephisto4thewin: Hopefully this will all be over soon. Shout out to all the teams that have pushed us these last few weeks. Thanks for making April and May fun.
ROGUE 1992: Ever.

BADGES:
Overachiever: PhatDaemien 18,654 TA (1,293 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Vegieza 2,517 TA (safe by 4 TA)
Achievement grinder: Tucky90 13.4643 Ratio
That was easy: RadicalSniper99 0.8212 Ratio
Achieveaholic: SnipedByAGir1 325 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Tucky90 9 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
Not updated at time of writing

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 19,398
GamerScore Earned: 683,659
TA Score Earned: 1,156,279
Bonuses Used: 35
Average Ratio: 1.6913
Avg Score Diff: 65.047945
Benches Used: 6

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 722,496
GamerScore Earned: 21,952,663
TA Score Earned: 40,648,537
Bonuses Used: 854
Average Ratio: 1.8343
Avg Score Diff: 34.5165
Benches Used: 126

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
SnipedByAGir1 with 17,361 TA, 12,555 GS and a total of 325 achievements.
PhatDaemien with 16,654 TA, 9,285 GS and a total of 251 achievements.
Handydarkness with 12,926 TA, 5,675 GS and a total of 204 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 45,534 TA, 34,295 GS and a total of 553 achievements.
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 34,196 TA, 11,355 GS and a total of 834 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 30,064 TA, 3,710 GS and a total of 144 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 34,295 GS worth 45,534 TA and a total of 553 achievements.
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 11,355 GS worth 34,196 TA and a total of 834 achievements.
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom Achievements with 8,700 GS worth 10,805 TA and a total of 117 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 834 achievements won worth 11,355 GS and 34,196 TA.
Shred It! Achievements with 553 achievements won worth 34,295 GS and 45,534 TA.
Goosebumps: The Game (Xbox 360) Achievements with 214 achievements won worth 5,395 GS and 5,991 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 7,361 TA to the leaderboards.
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 6,312 TA to the leaderboards.
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 5,059 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 4,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Completionist in Shred It! added 2,850 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Nut Grabber in Shred It! added 2,250 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Welcome to Horizon Hot Wheels in Forza Horizon 3 added 35 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Upside Down in Forza Horizon 3 added 34 achievements to the leaderboards.
Speed Boost! in Forza Horizon 3 added 32 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 57,726 TA (10,038 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Gamerscore Overdose 14,502 TA (safe by 246 TA)
Achievement grinder: #mentallydefeated (6c 6) 6.0481 Ratio
That was easy: Cowabunga... Turtle Power 1.2487 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Vicious and Delicious 1,013 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: *Name Here* 95 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
Not available at time of posting

ELIMINATIONS
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 27,387
GamerScore Earned: 995,164
TA Score Earned: 1,719,227
Bonuses Used: 19
Average Ratio: 1.8039
Avg Score Diff: 601.2022
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 830,995
GamerScore Earned: 25,572,014
TA Score Earned: 47,464,145
Bonuses Used: 362
Average Ratio: 1.9327
Avg Score Diff: 330.4536
Benches Used: 27

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS
SnipedByAGir1 with 17,361 TA, 12,555 GS and a total of 325 achievements.
PhatDaemien with 16,654 TA, 9,285 GS and a total of 251 achievements.
ROGUE 1992 with 14,299 TA, 3,885 GS and a total of 136 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 65,796 TA, 49,815 GS and a total of 830 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 60,871 TA, 8,490 GS and a total of 331 achievements.
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 45,564 TA, 14,885 GS and a total of 1,110 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 49,815 GS worth 65,796 TA and a total of 830 achievements.
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 14,885 GS worth 45,564 TA and a total of 1,110 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN Achievements with 14,500 GS worth 16,826 TA and a total of 175 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 1,110 achievements won worth 14,885 GS and 45,564 TA.
Shred It! Achievements with 830 achievements won worth 49,815 GS and 65,796 TA.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Achievements with 375 achievements won worth 8,195 GS and 21,838 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Finisher 3 in HAWKEN added 10,073 TA to the leaderboards.
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 9,601 TA to the leaderboards.
Hardercore in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut added 7,661 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 6,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Completionist in Shred It! added 3,450 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Nut Grabber in Shred It! added 3,420 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Welcome to Horizon Hot Wheels in Forza Horizon 3 added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Upside Down in Forza Horizon 3 added 46 achievements to the leaderboards.
Speed Boost! in Forza Horizon 3 added 42 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
Posted by planting42 on 16 May 17 at 23:44 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
10
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 17
Hello and welcome to another take of what's happening around TA, Xbox and of course - GTASC statistics.

Darksiders month continues in the TA Playlist. The horsemen are riding. Will you join them?

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until May 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link
360: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
MS Store Link

Available until the end of the month:
X1: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
MS Store Link

Available May 16th:
X1: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
360: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • BONUS RECAP:
102 gamers earned 100 Reasons which was for ending the scoring period with at least 100 achievements.
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

16 Earned their Safety Bench
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


No winners this period.
Please note that the Overwatch prize has been altered to allow for its win again. There is also something else new for the winner this year.

  • PERIOD 16 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Another period,
another interview with Gankers' Reloaded. We have 4 of them here to offer insight tonight along with SloppyJoe811 who topped the Individual board.
1) Did you play anything interesting this past period?
Handydarkness: Mopped up arcade series and played adventure pop. Which I'll probably finance for rest of the team.
Mephisto4thewin: Did you play anything interesting this past period? Not overly. Games just blur in together. Minecraft is always fun though.
Oriole2682: Lots of Fifa for server shutdowns, very addicting, I can now see why all those people always get their accounts hacked and have the hackers buying nothing but Fifa points.
ROGUE 1992: Minecraft emulators, fire urghs quest was a weird weird game. And league of legends as always.
SloppyJoe811: I started a ton of games this last period but only one stands out as a game that I'm a little interested to dig further into. Rev Ersi Quest is like the board game Othello only much more intricate.


2) How would you describe your gaming habits?
Handydarkness: I can't even begin to describe it to a majority of the competitors. Not only are you not on our level. It is quite frankly beyond comprehension.
Mephisto4thewin: Unhealthy but alot of fun.
Oriole2682: I try to work 7 hours a day and game 7 hours a day except on Sundays when I work 10 and don't get a lot of gaming in.
ROGUE 1992: Same as most other people on ta I guess?
SloppyJoe811: In a word "Sporadic". I will play about 10-15 games at a time and switch back and forth between them. I don't necessarily get bored easily but I like to mix it up.


3) Should there be an Xbox portable?
Handydarkness: Need more consistent support for windows phone.
Mephisto4thewin: Not sure if there would be a market for it. Nintendo have the portable gaming locked down.
Oriole2682: There already are, its called Windows Phones and Windows Tablets.
ROGUE 1992: Handheld Xbox device would be pretty good I'm not sure if they could pull it off but I think would be good if done well.
SloppyJoe811: Sure why not? More Gamerscore to go around.


4) What game hero would you want by your side and why?
Handydarkness: Jade from Beyond good and evil. That is a great game. She is a photographer with one hell of a staff at her disposal. Enough said.
Mephisto4thewin: Super meat boy. He is so squishy.
Oriole2682: Don't really know how to answer this one, I like to roll solo.
ROGUE 1992: Jayce the defender of tomorrow.
SloppyJoe811: Max from Life is Strange. Having a friend be able to turn back time would be awesome!


5) What is your game fuel? What keeps you going during a gaming marathon?
Handydarkness: Caffeine and some fantastic teammates.
Mephisto4thewin: Red bull, fruit and anything with lots of sugar.
Oriole2682: My go to drink over the past year has been a mixture of 60% Organic Whole Milk, 20% Oregon Chai, 20% Tazo Chai...very smooth and tasty with a decent amount of caffeine. I don't really need much to keep me going as every single day of my life is a gaming marathon.
ROGUE 1992: Red bull
SloppyJoe811: 1) The gamerscore/TA score obviously and 2.) the people I'm playing with. Having a good group of people to play with makes horrible games a lot more tolerable.


6) What are your thoughts on the upcoming Xbox game pass? (Access to a library of games to download similar to EA's Vault)
Handydarkness: Looking forward to see what it will offer. Specifically how it will supplement gwgs and what is good preload.
Mephisto4thewin: I think its a great idea. Probably not one id sign up for as im guessing I own 75% of the games already. But there would be others that can benefit greatly from it im sure.
Oriole2682: I don't really care much for it as I already own just about every 360 game ever made but I guess its cool for people that aren't in my situation.
ROGUE 1992: I have not looked at it
SloppyJoe811: I'm still undecided on the games pass. I play a lot of games and I think most of the games in the pass I would have already played or have no interest in playing a all but I'll have to wait and see what games are included before I make a final ruling.


7) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Handydarkness: Sums it up nicely.

Mephisto4thewin: Are you running out of questions for us yet?
SloppyJoe811: I want to give a big thanks and shout out to my teammates: The killer of Unicorn Killers. They really gave me fuel to plug along and keep pushing this week. We gave the Gankers the hardest push they had so far and probably for a while. Thanks again to xStaggerxLeex, Weredog51 and SporkSan for the long boosting sessions and your commitment
To be honest, yes... its getting harder to keep finding new questions for you guys.


BADGES:
Overachiever: p MEMI q o0w0o 17,053 TA (4,079 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: CheshireMulisha 2,417 TA (safe by 13 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sera Di Siah 7.7430 Ratio
That was easy: QuiCkz Ninja 0.8178 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Woodster 86 221 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: DJ2e 0 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
No new additions to the top 3.

ELIMINATIONS
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 23,627
GamerScore Earned: 743,642
TA Score Earned: 1,233,938
Bonuses Used: 38
Average Ratio: 1.6593
Avg Score Diff: 52.990741
Benches Used: 7

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 703,098
GamerScore Earned: 21,269,004
TA Score Earned: 39,492,258
Bonuses Used: 819
Average Ratio: 1.842722876
Avg Score Diff: 32.72050934
Benches Used: 120

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
p MEMI q o0w0o with 17,053 TA, 2,745 GS and a total of 100 achievements.
FEAR EPIDEMIC with 12,974 TA, 8,520 GS and a total of 128 achievements.
Handydarkness with 12,363 TA, 4,290 GS and a total of 211 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 56,873 TA, 42,910 GS and a total of 772 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 25,909 TA, 3,860 GS and a total of 156 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN Achievements with 23,944 TA, 20,020 GS and a total of 241 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 42,910 GS worth 56,873 TA and a total of 772 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN Achievements with 20,020 GS worth 23,944 TA and a total of 241 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO LAST RESORT Achievements with 16,300 GS worth 20,491 TA and a total of 197 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
TurnOn Achievements with 1,048 achievements won worth 12,490 GS and 15,379 TA.
Shred It! Achievements with 772 achievements won worth 42,910 GS and 56,873 TA.
Forza Horizon 3 Achievements with 259 achievements won worth 2,695 GS and 4,836 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 6,899 TA to the leaderboards.
Finisher 3 in HAWKEN added 4,224 TA to the leaderboards.
Super Trickster in Shred It! added 3,436 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 4,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Trickster in Shred It! added 3,330 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Nut Grabber in Shred It! added 2,880 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Time Traveller Parker in Shred It! added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.
Fifth Stager in Shred It! added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.
Nut Grabber in Shred It! added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 39,006 TA (5,741 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Saviours 14,702 TA (safe by 505 TA)
Achievement grinder: #mentallydefeated (6c 6) 3.4851 Ratio
That was easy: All these achievements are getting in the way of my cow-tipping 1.1524 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 652 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: NL 4x Kaas mit einer DE Wurst 73 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 27,562
GamerScore Earned: 932,959
TA Score Earned: 1,586,656
Bonuses Used: 15
Average Ratio: 1.7507
Avg Score Diff: 347.5729
Benches Used: 3

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 803,608
GamerScore Earned: 24,576,850
TA Score Earned: 45,744,918
Bonuses Used: 343
Average Ratio: 1.9403
Avg Score Diff: 314.5272
Benches Used: 26

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
p MEMI q o0w0o with 17,053 TA, 2,745 GS and a total of 100 achievements.
MightyLordSeth with 14,412 TA, 5,709 GS and a total of 207 achievements.
FEAR EPIDEMIC with 12,974 TA, 8,520 GS and a total of 128 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 68,004 TA, 51,435 GS and a total of 921 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 39,971 TA, 6,270 GS and a total of 258 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO LAST RESORT Achievements with 29,420 TA, 23,460 GS and a total of 284 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Shred It! Achievements with 51,435 GS worth 68,004 TA and a total of 921 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO LAST RESORT Achievements with 23,460 GS worth 29,420 TA and a total of 284 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN Achievements with 22,940 GS worth 27,293 TA and a total of 277 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Shred It! Achievements with 921 achievements won worth 51,435 GS and 68,004 TA.
TurnOn Achievements with 630 achievements won worth 7,670 GS and 9,607 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 340 achievements won worth 9,605 GS and 23,199 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 8,279 TA to the leaderboards.
Finisher 3 in HAWKEN added 5,069 TA to the leaderboards.
Completionist in Shred It! added 4,184 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Time Traveller CHAMPION! in Shred It! added 4,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Trickster in Shred It! added 4,050 GS to the leaderboards.
Super Nut Grabber in Shred It! added 3,510 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Bronze Feather in Shred It! added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.
Third Stager in Shred It! added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.
Second Stager in Shred It! added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
Posted by planting42 on 10 May 17 at 03:59 | There are 9 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
May
03
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 16
Hello and welcome to another look at events around TA and the most recent period of the Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge as well as check on which games are available for Xbox Live Gold members.

We're now in the 2nd month of the TA Playlist and this month we're taking another look at Darksiders. if you want to play along with the Warmastered Edition, feel free!

Looking back at April, 311 members started Alan Wake during the event. 1,046 gamers in total participated by unlocking at least one achievement. 47 finished off the game. 15,290 achievements for 278,985 Gamerscore worth 406,858 TA Score were unlocked.

The Easter Egg Hunt 2017 has wrapped up and we've tallied the eggs. Here are the top 3.

SherlockGecko - 339 eggs Infamous - 309 eggs
v CARRNAGE - 304 eggs

9 broke the 200 egg mark
23 broke the 100 egg mark
43 broke the 50 egg mark
69 broke the 25 egg mark
156 made a 10 egg omelette

8,891 eggs were found in total from 558 different achievements.

ABC News was the most helpful app by far with most of its achievements being won 110 times or more. YouTube and Discover Languages were the next most helpful with their achievement wins in the 50's and 60's.

Unless I missed one, Trolling the trolls in Knight Squad is the most won egg from a game at 26 times.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until May 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link
360: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
MS Store Link

Available until the end of the month:
X1: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
MS Store Link

Available May 16th:
X1: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
360: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • BONUS RECAP:
19 Teams won the Flat Out bonus:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

No Safety Benches earned.

This period the Solo side is offered 100 Reasons - End the period having unlocked at least 100 achievements. Overall a rather simple one considering we've had several games recently with large amounts of achievements.


No winners this period.

  • PERIOD 15 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Gankers' Reloaded have topped the table yet again. Are they getting comfortable there? Can they keep this up? We'll have to see. Tonight we have 4 members of the team to offer their insights as well as the SnipedByAGir1 who took the Solo side by storm.
1) What pushed you so hard this period?
Handydarkness: We wanted it. Seemed like motivation enough to me.
Mephisto4thewin: Because its really fun.
Oriole2682: Our rivals Vicious and Delicious was trying to break our stack streak but we said no.
ROGUE 1992: The lines at Osaka universal studios.
SnipedByAGir1: Well my team was really hoping to get first this week and I figured after all I scored this week I really wanted to walk away with something laugh.


2) What is your favorite game controller of all time and why?
Handydarkness: Horizon Ex 2 Turbo I have three of them. One for my collection unopened, two other used for idling. My original Hori has a short in the wire, the right bumper doesn't work from falling off of a desk due to me forgetting to shut off vibration. It also has a loose component that I can hear clicking around when motion occurs.
Mephisto4thewin: Nintendo gamecube, it just seemed to fit my hand perfectly.
Oriole2682: I'd have to say the GameCube controller as it if I remember correctly revolutionized the dual analog sticks that everyone uses today. It had a great feel too it too, not too light or heavy and very responsive.
ROGUE 1992: Elite controller. I like the surface
SnipedByAGir1: What is your favorite game controller of all time and why? My favorite game controller at present is my Xbox One Halo Guardians controller. But back in the day those SNES controllers were pretty sweet.


3) What are your views on microtransactions? Is it ok to pay to win?
Handydarkness: If it is a free to play game, yes absolutely. Otherwise if I already paid for it then no. If it saves time then yes. I'll buy it. I remember I downloaded the new Expendables 2 XBLA release. Issue was I was drunk, spent $20.00 to max out all characters, popped 170G out of 400 as soon as I joined a match. So that happened.
Mephisto4thewin: I have no problem with microtransactions on the whole. If a game requires you to pay in order to be able to compete I don't really like that.
Oriole2682: I try my absolute best to never do micro-transactions, once in a while though for something like DC Universe I would. It is completely okay to pay to win...for everyone that complains you have to remember it is almost always a choice as all it really does is save time.
ROGUE 1992: Within reason I don't mind paying free games as you haven't paid for the game to start with. Games like Dantes inferno on the other hand not a fan.
SnipedByAGir1: Microtransactions are fine for me if they're cosmetic stuff. If you can pay to play better than someone though that's garbage. Just make a game that I actually want to play and I'll pay you for it. Stuff that's happening in Battle Islands and other freemium games drives me insane.


4) Are you a fan of single player games or large multiplayer mayhem?
Handydarkness: Depends on my mood to be honest. If I'm feeling like a mindless mundane task, I'll grind out boosts double boxing or boosting with friends. While watching Netflix or listening to the zedtozed podcast. www.zedtozed.com I'm around 30 episodes behind due to several personal issues I'm dealing with. But, I highly recommend it.
Mephisto4thewin: Depends on my mood but I mostly prefer single player games.
Oriole2682: I prefer single player games, I play way too many different games to become good at any single multiplayer game and no one likes getting their ass kicked. I also find boosting very relaxing and love boosting especially grindy stuff.
ROGUE 1992: Both I tend to play more single player games I suppose.
SnipedByAGir1: I'm a huge RPG fan so I definitely like the single player thing. Multiplayer mayhem is definitely fun for me when playing with the right people.


5) When you aren't gaming laugh what do you do for entertainment?
Handydarkness: Enjoying movies/ tv shows with my wife in our theatre room. I do enjoy traveling on occasion as well. Just spent a few weeks in Georgia visiting some family. I highly recommend the world of coke and the Atlanta Aquarium.
Mephisto4thewin: I watch a few TV shows, I watch a heap of live sport and I dont mind a poker night with my mates.
Oriole2682: I'm never not gaming but during gaming I like to watch movies or Major League Baseball. I almost always have game volume off and have the volume on the movie/MLB.
ROGUE 1992: Spend time with my wife. Travel, shop.
SnipedByAGir1: I like to watch Walking Dead with my husband. We're also pretty involved in Judo and Ringette (sorta like hockey but better wink) with our 2 girls.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Handydarkness: Just want to thank my team and congratulate them all on their multiple jackets coming soon. I just wish there was more competition around. Preferably a team that can keep up without using avatar, energy cycle, and fallout 3 pc for example. While still preloading as well. Whose next?
Mephisto4thewin: A big shout out to the dream crusher.
Oriole2682: Great job by SnipedByAG1rl to literally snipe my win in solo while I was at work. I felt like I was standing on train tracks at work with a train coming at me but I couldn't move lol.
ROGUE 1992: We've won periods and comps so many times now I'm starting to run out of trash to talk.
SnipedByAGir1: I want to say congrats to Gankers for a great week. Also thanks to Oriole for not making it home in time to score more on Sunday lmao!

BADGES:
Overachiever: SloppyJoe811 35,086 TA (6,311 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Dark Ghastly 2,278 TA (safe by 1 TA)
Achievement grinder: xxxxPRODIGYxxxx 8.5778 Ratio
That was easy: Jon81D 0.8137 Ratio
Achieveaholic: xSTAGGERxLEEx 490 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: JORAX 8 achievements * Just how did Spiral score GS and lose an achievement shock
Meta-Gamer:
DANIELJJ14

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 25,545
GamerScore Earned: 933,195
TA Score Earned: 1,587,851
Bonuses Used: 28
Average Ratio: 1.7015
Avg Score Diff: 97.680556
Benches Used: 9

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 679,471
GamerScore Earned: 20,525,362
TA Score Earned: 38,258,320
Bonuses Used: 781
Average Ratio: 1.854185728
Avg Score Diff: 31.45361988
Benches Used: 113

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
SloppyJoe811 with 35,086 TA, 22,557 GS and a total of 486 achievements.
Mephisto4thewin with 28,776 TA, 14,823 GS and a total of 408 achievements.
xSTAGGERxLEEx with 27,777 TA, 15,528 GS and a total of 490 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 39,864 TA, 6,005 GS and a total of 237 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements with 29,093 TA, 7,330 GS and a total of 289 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 28,934 TA, 27,760 GS and a total of 333 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 27,760 GS worth 28,934 TA and a total of 333 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II Achievements with 21,520 GS worth 28,374 TA and a total of 261 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 19,380 GS worth 21,612 TA and a total of 233 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Achievements with 414 achievements won worth 8,815 GS and 23,305 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 380 achievements won worth 10,915 GS and 26,526 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 373 achievements won worth 4,080 GS and 17,825 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
The Price of Justice in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 5,582 TA to the leaderboards.
We're gonna need a bigger ship in Adventure Pop added 4,927 TA to the leaderboards.
Goldfinger in Clicker Heroes added 4,399 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The Price of Justice in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 3,900 GS to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,000 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 2,600 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Faces in the Crowd in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 42 achievements to the leaderboards.
Blood for Blood in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 41 achievements to the leaderboards.
Prayers for the Dead in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 41 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 132,093 TA (19,647 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: *Name Here* 14,702 TA (safe by 13 TA)
Achievement grinder: Vicious and Delicious 3.7401 Ratio
That was easy: Xbox-Erfolge.com 1.0919 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 1,912 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Vicious and Delicious 78 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 34,551
GamerScore Earned: 1,283,846
TA Score Earned: 2,208,795
Bonuses Used: 24
Average Ratio: 1.7613
Avg Score Diff: 1183.3558
Benches Used: 5

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 776,046
GamerScore Earned: 23,643,891
TA Score Earned: 44,158,262
Bonuses Used: 328
Average Ratio: 1.9521
Avg Score Diff: 312.4618
Benches Used: 23

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MightyLordSeth with 35,619 TA, 23,173 GS and a total of 570 achievements.
SloppyJoe811 with 35,086 TA, 22,557 GS and a total of 486 achievements.
Mephisto4thewin with 28,776 TA, 14,823 GS and a total of 408 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 63,729 TA, 8,490 GS and a total of 336 achievements.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Achievements with 55,619 TA, 20,620 GS and a total of 937 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements with 53,065 TA, 14,500 GS and a total of 594 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 36,240 GS worth 37,764 TA and a total of 435 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II Achievements with 25,100 GS worth 33,204 TA and a total of 304 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 24,520 GS worth 27,229 TA and a total of 295 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Achievements with 937 achievements won worth 20,620 GS and 55,619 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 730 achievements won worth 21,095 GS and 51,165 TA.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Achievements with 594 achievements won worth 14,500 GS and 53,065 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
The Price of Justice in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 7,014 TA to the leaderboards.
Snow Storm in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 6,210 TA to the leaderboards.
Hotshot in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 5,176 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The Price of Justice in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 4,900 GS to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,900 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,300 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Blood for Blood in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 51 achievements to the leaderboards.
Prayers for the Dead in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 51 achievements to the leaderboards.
Across the Water in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 51 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Apr
24
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 15
Hello and welcome to the newest recap of the GTASC recap. This time around we'll look ahead to the Games with Gold for May, check in on the events running on TA and of course the winners from Period 14 and the stats from Period 15!

The inaugural month of the TA Playlist is about to wrap up. If you haven't had a chance yet, dust off your copy of Alan Wake and play along with the community.

The Easter Egg Hunt 2017 event is also wrapping up shortly. Some of these folks have gone well beyond filling baskets with eggs and have started pulling wagons around. Overall, 7,446 eggs have been found. 4 have broken the 200 egg barrier and there are 20 that have broken the 100 egg mark. That's one mega-omelette!

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until the end of the month:
X1: Ryse: Son of Rome
MS Store Link
360: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
MS Store Link

Available until May 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link

Available May 1st:
X1: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut
360: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Available May 16th:
X1: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
360: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  • BONUS RECAP:
Stretch - End the period with a ratio of 5.0 or greater.
Won by 40 gamers
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

8 Safety Benches earned
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

This period the Team side is tasked with doubling the TA gain from the period before. For most its not a huge effort. For the top teams however, this will prove to be quite the mountain.


No winners this period.

  • PERIOD 14 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Gankers' Reloaded make a repeat appearance here and tonight we have 3 members to offer their words of wisdom.
1) What would you say to anyone that doubts your team's scoring power?
Mephisto4thewin: Firstly I'd say take a look at the leaderboards for the previous month. Secondly I'd ask them if they even know what the GTASC is, our teams scoring power is one of the best in this comp.
Oriole2682: Solo: I don't have the time/power to win Individual but it was nice to finally come in 1st
Team: I don't think such people exist
ROGUE 1992: Come back and speak to me when you have 2 jackets.


2) What is your favorite co-op game and why?
Mephisto4thewin: Overcooked. It's a game designed with co-op in mind, plus is a blast trying to three star everything.
Oriole2682: Solo: As far as 2 player co-op my favorite game is Star Trek Achievements . This set my record for longest run in a game with 18+ hours in one sitting on October 15 2013. Even though I never watched anything Star Trek in my life this felt almost identical to my favorite shooter series Gears of War but with a futuristic/multi-planet setting and pew pew weapons.
Team: For more than 2 player co-op my favorite game is Aliens: Colonial Marines Achievements . We had an absolute blast playing this, surely the best FPS on either console. I never watched anything Alien before either so I had no vesting interest in this game. Both games are must plays and I got the full score out of each with multiple Redbox rentals back when they were in the machines.
ROGUE 1992: League of legends because skarner is Bae


3) Do odd (as in not your usual 5, 10, 20, etc) value achievements annoy you?
Mephisto4thewin: Not really, 0 pointers on the hand they do my head in.
Oriole2682: Quite the opposite, having my GS end in either 0 or 5 annoys me extremely. I prefer having it end in anything but those two numbers. Funny how so many people are bothered by the opposite but don't care about what their TA score ends in.
ROGUE 1992: I wouldn't have gotten this far if I triggered over such illogical things.


4) What is your favorite pet/companion in any game?
Mephisto4thewin: Wheatley in Portal 2
Oriole2682: Those flying birds (flickies?) around Hyper Tails that killed everything for you in Sonic & Knuckles when combined with Sonic The Hedgehog 3 after you got all the emeralds in both games.
ROGUE 1992: Theodore the husky my actual dog.


5) Are you a day one adopter or someone who let's others test out the new hardware?
Mephisto4thewin: For hardware I'm almost always day one. Looking forward very much to the scorpio.
Oriole2682: Depending on how badly I want something decides on whether I get it early on or not, so I guess usually that is a yes even though I know I shouldn't because of bugs and errors.
ROGUE 1992: Day one. Most of the time.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Mephisto4thewin: Thanks to the other teams for the competitive week. A huge congrats to my teammates, its good to see their hard work go rewarded.
Oriole2682: Nice gamerpic there bro what is that Quake 2?
ROGUE 1992: Japans great not having to score and still winning is great. Gl do haven't had to unpack my x1. It's good having the dominate team. 4 straight years I think my choices in team mates have been superb. Taking no hopers like meph and madeye and fashioning two titles then taking Seth the guy no ones seen since 2014 handy the most hated guy on the site and oriole a constant november player and making them into solid preloaders and tactically dominate is really the best part of gtasc. Let the seeds I plant now carry me to my third win.
My 360 gamerpic is unlocked by playing Quake 4. The Xbox One gamerpic is a custom one.


BADGES:
Overachiever: SnipedByAGir1 15,571 TA (742 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Heuler 1,978 TA (safe by 22 TA)
Achievement grinder: BoyCalledHero 12.6108 Ratio
That was easy: DeanChronson 0.8051 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Oriole2682 403 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Bruh Oh Em Gee 0 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
No new additions to the top 3.

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 23,484
GamerScore Earned: 834,681
TA Score Earned: 1,465,404
Bonuses Used: 50
Average Ratio: 1.7556
Avg Score Diff: 63.137845
Benches Used: 9

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 653,926
GamerScore Earned: 19,592,167
TA Score Earned: 36,670,469
Bonuses Used: 753
Average Ratio: 8.3166
Avg Score Diff: 27.0385
Benches Used: 104

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
SnipedByAGir1 with 25,070 TA, 15,923 GS and a total of 449 achievements.
Oriole2682 with 24,327 TA, 12,989 GS and a total of 467 achievements.
Stevano61 PB2A with 13,815 TA, 9,484 GS and a total of 169 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 43,752 TA, 5,115 GS and a total of 186 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 34,992 TA, 33,180 GS and a total of 399 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 33,696 TA, 29,420 GS and a total of 355 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 33,180 GS worth 34,992 TA and a total of 399 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 29,420 GS worth 33,696 TA and a total of 355 achievements.
Tennis in the Face Achievements with 14,400 GS worth 17,565 TA and a total of 167 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 525 achievements won worth 5,370 GS and 26,484 TA.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 399 achievements won worth 33,180 GS and 34,992 TA.
The Walking Dead: Season Two Achievements with 371 achievements won worth 9,220 GS and 10,053 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Stampers Forever in Rare Replay added 7,516 TA to the leaderboards.
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 7,350 TA to the leaderboards.
Octavia's Anthem in Warframe added 6,435 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
CARAVAN MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,200 GS to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,100 GS to the leaderboards.
10tons Defeater in Tennis in the Face added 3,000 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 36 achievements to the leaderboards.
Grabbed by the Ghoulies in Killer Instinct added 36 achievements to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 35 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 80,382 TA (12,631 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Debauchery Tea Party Remastered 14,230 TA (safe by 28 TA)
Achievement grinder: The Godz Reborn 4.6322 Ratio
That was easy: Is This Team UHH? 1.1084 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 1,337 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: The Godz Reborn 97 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 31,126
GamerScore Earned: 1,124,370
TA Score Earned: 1,930,658
Bonuses Used: 15
Average Ratio: 1.8185
Avg Score Diff: 657.9204
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 741,495
GamerScore Earned: 22,360,045
TA Score Earned: 41,949,467
Bonuses Used: 304
Average Ratio: 1.9648
Avg Score Diff: 254.4023
Benches Used: 18

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MightyLordSeth with 31,336 TA, 19,863 GS and a total of 485 achievements.
SnipedByAGir1 with 25,070 TA, 15,923 GS and a total of 449 achievements.
Oriole2682 with 24,327 TA, 12,989 GS and a total of 467 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 50,055 TA, 6,615 GS and a total of 256 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 39,770 TA, 37,720 GS and a total of 454 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 35,066 TA, 30,600 GS and a total of 369 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 Achievements with 37,720 GS worth 39,770 TA and a total of 454 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP Achievements with 30,600 GS worth 35,066 TA and a total of 369 achievements.
Tennis in the Face Achievements with 20,575 GS worth 24,846 TA and a total of 248 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 516 achievements won worth 5,420 GS and 28,730 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 477 achievements won worth 12,435 GS and 33,972 TA.
The Walking Dead: Season Two Achievements with 464 achievements won worth 11,530 GS and 12,604 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Octavia's Anthem in Warframe added 8,274 TA to the leaderboards.
Goldfinger in Clicker Heroes added 5,829 TA to the leaderboards.
10tons Defeater in Tennis in the Face added 5,364 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
10tons Defeater in Tennis in the Face added 4,000 GS to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,500 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 3,500 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 41 achievements to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 40 achievements to the leaderboards.
Score 200,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 added 39 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next time!
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Apr
20
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 14
Howdy everyone!

Its that time again and we're gathered together to celebrate the members that stood out in the contest. Before we get started however, its time to look at the games with gold and remind everyone about the currently running events on TA.

If you haven't already, don't forget to get your Alan Wake on this month. If you check out the TA Playlist Hub you will see statistics for tracked gamers, achievements won and discussions about the game - with and without spoilers.

Easter Egg Hunt 2017 is now well underway and we've got some eager hunters with more eggs in their baskets than we thought they'd be able to hold. As of the time I checked, v CARRNAGE had 202 eggs while Quickdontdie was close behind with 199 eggs. But don't get eggsasperated, there's another eggciting week of gathering to come!

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until the end of the month:
X1: Ryse: Son of Rome
MS Store Link
360: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
MS Store Link

Available until May 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link

  • BONUS RECAP:
63 Bonuses won (1K All the Way)
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

3 Earned their Safety Bench
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


No winners this period. There was a recent addition to the pool however.

  • PERIOD 13 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
This week we have all 5 members of Gankers' Reloaded.
1) What pushed you to 1st place this period?
Handydarkness: The community asked. We delivered. rock
KURSED SOULS: i'm going for 500k gamerscore
Mephisto4thewin: We wanted to stop the other team from stacking the badge. Plus it was good fun to knock a few games out.
Oriole2682: Stopping Metaladongs Assemble from stacking a badge for most score
ROGUE 1992: guess I just felt like shaking off the cobwebs


2) What do you consider to be the toughest game you've completed?
Handydarkness: Nothing notable. You can browse all 700 plus though if you wish.
KURSED SOULS: if you look at my card i'm not about completions and what i have completed is relatively easy
Mephisto4thewin: Nothing I would really call tough but a few longer ones; Project Spark, Borderlands 2, The Escapists.
Oriole2682: Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!....even with a guide an extremely tough completion...took me two days to get the last two achievements.
ROGUE 1992: I'm not really sure I judge it like this if I've beaten it it can't be that hard.


3) What about achievement hunting attracts you?
Handydarkness: Prior to achievement hunting, it always bothered me on how does one consider a game complete? I actually used to keep a notebook of my completions as kid playing Sega genesis. It was actually fun completing those 58. (Still have the notebook lol)
KURSED SOULS: the gamerscore nothing better than looking at a list and figuring out how on getting the most gamerscore possible
Mephisto4thewin: I enjoy seeing my gamerscore climb up and up. Without the GTASC I doubt I'd have this much gamerscore but still I like playing things.
Oriole2682: Pretty much everything, I've always been a big stats guy and having so many stats on TA takes it to the next level.
ROGUE 1992: Just fun I suppose.


4) Which game deserves a sequel and why?
Handydarkness: Iron brigade. If you love mech shooters, tower defense, third person shooters, and own a Nintendo switch with a DDR PS3 game pad, this is the game for you. (Insert sarcasm among the latter of those)
KURSED SOULS: i love wrestling and one of my favorite games ever is WWE all stars and i would love to see a sequel
Mephisto4thewin: The Escapists for me loved playing that game. Dont really like the walking dead version so I would love a direct sequel.
Oriole2682: Hydro Thunder Hurricane, one of the best racers ever made and yet V-Unit made Beach Buggy Racing and a couple of Riptide GP's...not that there is anything wrong with those but a real HTH sequel would probably send the HTH Army into a frenzy!
ROGUE 1992: Lots of games need a sequel I personally would be happy with an onimusha warlords remake.


5) What 360 title do you look forward to seeing made Backwards Compatible (if any)?
Handydarkness: None. I have 360s in this room alone and still play the console quite frequently. I'm not knocking you if you spent $600.00 to play bc. When the system you had worked fine. It simply isn't my thing.
KURSED SOULS: dead island and dead island riptide
Mephisto4thewin: I dont play anything backwards compatible I have way too many 360s to not use them. For the people that do I hope all games go BC.
Oriole2682: I have ten working 360's, I don't really see the point of BC especially with that extra half gig file for every single BC game to emulate the 360, couldn't they have come up with a better design where you only had to do the half gig one time per console?
ROGUE 1992: None I've never used backwards compatibility


6) Is there anything else you would like to add?
Handydarkness: Thanks for making this contest my friend. Myself and obviously many members sincerely appreciate all the hard work you and many others have put in behind the scenes. See you next week for part two.
KURSED SOULS: get that gamerscore!
Mephisto4thewin: Thanks as always Planting for running a great comp. Thank you to everyone that competes in the GTASC and to all my TA friends for keeping my friend feed interesting.
Oriole2682: Thanks again for hosting what should be renamed the Gankers TrueAchivement Scoring Challenge :)
ROGUE 1992: Not to much I want to add just looking forward to December and the three beat.
Just think of the computing power in these guys houses! I'm suddenly glad I don't pay their electric bills shock


BADGES:
Overachiever: Oriole2682 15,571 TA (1,882 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: x iAnGieLiC 1,978 TA (safe by 14 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sera Di Siah 10.8737 Ratio
That was easy: DeanChronson 0.6735 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Oriole2682 403 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Sera Di Siah 5 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
BEERME7 has cracked the top 3 and is now in 2nd place.

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 26,162
GamerScore Earned: 883,231
TA Score Earned: 1,545,041
Bonuses Used: 37
Average Ratio: 1.7493
Avg Score Diff: 37.150901
Benches Used: 8

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 630,442
GamerScore Earned: 18,757,486
TA Score Earned: 35,205,065
Bonuses Used: 703
Average Ratio: 4.4008
Avg Score Diff: 24.4600
Benches Used: 95

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Oriole2682 with 15,571 TA, 9,060 GS and a total of 403 achievements.
saxon1970 BLR with 13,689 TA, 7,265 GS and a total of 147 achievements.
B0ngAAA with 13,583 TA, 10,255 GS and a total of 268 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 44,942 TA, 18,260 GS and a total of 549 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 27,579 TA, 24,680 GS and a total of 297 achievements.
Clicker Heroes Achievements with 25,873 TA, 4,600 GS and a total of 57 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 24,680 GS worth 27,579 TA and a total of 297 achievements.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 19,330 GS worth 22,634 TA and a total of 426 achievements.
Tennis in the Face Achievements with 18,525 GS worth 21,841 TA and a total of 250 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 549 achievements won worth 18,260 GS and 44,942 TA.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 426 achievements won worth 19,330 GS and 22,634 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 357 achievements won worth 12,870 GS and 14,668 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 10,142 TA to the leaderboards.
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 6,512 TA to the leaderboards.
We're gonna need a bigger ship in Adventure Pop added 5,151 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
CARAVAN MODE 30,000 points in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 2,250 GS to the leaderboards.
Tennis In The Face in Tennis in the Face added 2,250 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Serves Them Right in Tennis in the Face added 34 achievements to the leaderboards.
Tennis In The Face in Tennis in the Face added 30 achievements to the leaderboards.
25k in Tennis in the Face added 29 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 60,700 TA (10,384 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Only Way Is Up 14,152 TA (safe by 87 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sasquatch...ROAR!!#*#@! 3.4511 Ratio
That was easy: Vicious and Delicious 1.0784 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 1,213 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: The Incredibles 117 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 33,176
GamerScore Earned: 1,134,426
TA Score Earned: 1,991,833
Bonuses Used: 26
Average Ratio: 1.8337
Avg Score Diff: 397.9675
Benches Used: 4

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 710,369
GamerScore Earned: 21,235,675
TA Score Earned: 40,018,809
Bonuses Used: 289
Average Ratio: 1.9753
Avg Score Diff: 241.6510
Benches Used: 16

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MightyLordSeth with 24,693 TA, 17,475 GS and a total of 427 achievements.
TheMaize with 18,200 TA, 10,820 GS and a total of 330 achievements.
MkMaster13 with 16,330 TA, 5,910 GS and a total of 154 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 60,296 TA, 24,245 GS and a total of 789 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 34,211 TA, 30,640 GS and a total of 369 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 34,089 TA, 4,560 GS and a total of 181 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 30,640 GS worth 34,211 TA and a total of 369 achievements.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 24,245 GS worth 60,296 TA and a total of 789 achievements.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 21,840 GS worth 25,594 TA and a total of 481 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 789 achievements won worth 24,245 GS and 60,296 TA.
Yooka-Laylee Achievements with 508 achievements won worth 10,950 GS and 32,014 TA.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 481 achievements won worth 21,840 GS and 25,594 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 7,606 TA to the leaderboards.
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 5,188 TA to the leaderboards.
We're gonna need a bigger ship in Adventure Pop added 5,151 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 3,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 3,450 GS to the leaderboards.
Paul in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Serves Them Right in Tennis in the Face added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 34 achievements to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 33 achievements to the leaderboards.

Until next period!
Posted by planting42 on 20 April 17 at 02:30 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.