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20
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 36
Here we are again - sitting around the fire singing songs about who won the Overachiever badge last period... what the current Games with Gold are... what events are rockin' the world of TA... and of course check on the stats for the GTASC.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through September 30th:
X1: Forza Motorsport 5
Marketplace Link
360: Battlefield 3
Marketplace Link

Available through October 15th:
X1: OXENFREE
Marketplace Link

We are now over halfway through Dark Souls month and this game has indeed proven to be much more difficult for the community to tackle. Only 9 completed it since the last recap.

620 gamers have been finding their dead bodies. 163 started it and 37 finished it. 2,956 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 66,665 gamerscore and 141,571 TA.

Leap Frog, the event that never ends when you think it will has made it past the start of UHH with 3 dedicated froggies still hopping from pad to pad. How big are the hops? The requirement for today is 7 achievements with a 10.60 ratio or better. At the time of writing, no one is safe but JimbotUK is only in search of 2 more achievements and has been hard-charging for some time now.

Watch these few battle it out to the finish:
JimbotUK
Infamous
l306l PoRkRoAsT

UHH 3 is underway now. Round 1 of 4 of the Group Stage has begun and it seems that quite a few have made the necessary changes to ensure their participation in the Knockout rounds. How many puddings will there be? I may contribute to that pool if I don't get on it soon here.

  • BONUS RECAP:
The following Teams won the Easy Peasy Bonus which asked them to end the scoring period with all team members having earned at least 5,000TA.
Vicious and Delicious
Killers of Unicorn Killers.
The Godz Reborn
English Warriors
The Big Willie 4.0 (Bigger then Ever Before)
We Got This! v3
It's Raining Hell Dawgs and Krazie Munkehs
Wolfos Team
Saber One this is Saber Actual
Team Finnish(him)

This period, the Individual side is tasked with Orange Boxer which asks them to end the period with at least double the achievements of the previous period.

No new winners.

  • PERIOD 35 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
This time we have all 5 members of Vicious and Delicious with us as well as the Solo Overachiever.
1) Did you play anything interesting last period?
Danno Omen: I actually played quite a bit that was interesting. Sadly i didnt get to play much of it since they dont really help much with going for first,but the 2 standouts were Battlefield 1 and Killing Floor 2. Battlefield one explains itself,but Killing floor 2 is a less known game that up until a couple weeks ago was PS4 exclusive. Wish it had a campaign,but its still a fun horde like game.
JakeJones04: Gears of War 4 - it was a fun campaign that I did with my friend a couple nights that week. That title update helped push me to unwrap and finally start it. Definitely worth a play if you are in the same boat.
oxy71: I actually had to look back as to what i played, so the answer should be no lol
SnipedByAGir1: Did you play anything interesting last period? I was actually able to get through playing the Destiny 2 campaign on my Hunter. So happy I was able to do this in between playing all the other garbage ... i.e. Turd Quest.
Stevano61 PB2A: Oh yes! NHL 18 finally came out through EA Access smile Love getting the NHL franchise every year. Definitely enjoyed the free achievements in Gears of War 4's title update too. Still need to finish that story....
Weredog51: Turtle Quest is my new favorite game.


2) Are you a day 1 purchaser or do you wait for sales and reviews?
Danno Omen: Unfortunately for my wallet,i seem to be addicted to buying games day 1 and rarely get around to them. I believe i have bought every major AAA game day/week 1 in the last 2 years,and even non AAA titles. Basically if it had a physical release,i bought it.
JakeJones04: Generally I wait for sales and reviews, mostly deep discounts rather than reviews. For certain games, I will pre-order if there is a nice trade-in deal like there has been for FIFA the last few years at Best Buy.
oxy71: I am a day one purchaser on triple A games but not so much on others
SnipedByAGir1: I am a day one purchaser and I hate myself for it sometimes. I have so many games that I have purchased "day 1" that are still sitting there not played. I'm getting better at holding off on some AAA titles, but bottom line, if it's a series that I really like I will buy it day 1 regardless of the reviews.
Stevano61 PB2A: Depends on the game. Games I'm really into, like NHL, Wolfenstein, etc., are almost always Day 1, but at the same time, prices go down really fast after release and are usually down when I get around to most games.
Weredog51: It just depends on the game, I don't get hyped for a new game very often. I usually wait for a sale though.


3) What was your favorite bonus (or which is if it hasn't been pulled) this year? What about it made it enjoyable?
Danno Omen: Probably the orange box for double achievements simply because we had to score 1500 achievements that week. We made the decision to just go for it and it was very hectic,but fun all at the same time. My favorite aspect this year though has been the badges. I know there is a lot of debate around them and how much they are worth,but it has really added an extra element of strategy to the competition and added more interest in my opinion.
JakeJones04: My favorite bonus thus far has been the double your achievements of the previous period. I felt that opened the floodgates on achievements for us as a team. We needed about 1500 or so (can't remember the exact number) but staying on top of earning that many made for some fun days and nights.
oxy71: I think the A-Z one because it totally coincided with the other alphabet comp so a two for one
SnipedByAGir1: I like all of the bonuses that our team has earned this year. Every other week it's sorta fun to see what pops up. Always nice that we can pull off the team work bonuses. The nice bonus button we get definitely makes it worthwhile laugh.
Stevano61 PB2A: The high ratio bonuses (Stretch, Five Alive)..... forces you to look for some tougher achievements at times.
Weredog51: The ABC one. I've been patiently waiting all year for the individual one.


4) Do achievements make the game for you or are they a more of a second thought when playing?
Danno Omen: Up until this year when myself and the team really wanted to win this competition, i never bought a game for achievements,nor did achievements ever deter me from buying a game. If i wanted a game id buy it regardless of how hard it might have been. Hopefully after this year ill go back to just buying and enjoying games and not buying games like ACA just for points.
JakeJones04: Achievements make the [crappy] game(s) for me but seeing as I have a Nintendo Switch staring me down they are somewhat of a second thought. It's always nice hearing an achievement pop unexpectedly going into a game blind. But for this contest, they are first and foremost on my mind when buying or playing any game.
oxy71: I think once that little ding came into play, the cheevo is definitely the goal but it is nice while playing casually to get cheevos you were not expecting
SnipedByAGir1: I think achievements are the whole reason I switched over from PlayStation to Xbox. I pretty much don't start games unless I know what the achievement list is to avoid missing any missables. I don't feel like I am completely done a game until I have unlocked all of its' achievements.
Stevano61 PB2A: It is what it is. I'm not a completionist, but if I know I can complete it, then I will. At this point, I think my gaming style is turning more towards games I can enjoy with friends, rather than solo. That will be more obvious to see I think when this contest is over for the year.
Weredog51: Unless it's a Gears of War game, I focus on achievements. It doesn't stop me from enjoying a game.


5) Do you have any pets that help you get through crazy gaming grinds? If so, care to introduce us?
Danno Omen: Our pet cat Peanut definitely helps me out with.....ok well he doesnt really help he just mostly sleeps lol,but still nice to have the company here when the significant other is sick of watching the video games.
JakeJones04: Not any more. Unfortunately she had to stay behind with a friend when I moved back to my hometown.
oxy71: I do have two dogs, Riley Weenie is my 1 year old dachshund and I have a 9 year old boxer, who hang with me as i game it up
SnipedByAGir1: This is my cairn terrier puppy Bella. She'll turn one in October. She definitely keeps the boring grinds entertaining. Whenever I game in our basement she thinks it's full on play time. It can be a little distracting but definitely entertaining.
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Stevano61 PB2A: My dog Lucky. 17 year old Jack Russell/Beagle mix. It's amazing I've had her for all this time. Just so comforting when she's around, even if there's a lot of sleeping these days.
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Weredog51: I've got 2 Tortoiseshell cats and a Black Lab.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to mention?
Danno Omen: Congrats to everyone making the top 25 for the team comp,it is a huge feat and everyone should be proud to have made it this far. Good luck for the rest of the comp,we are definitely getting the the home stretch.
JakeJones04: Thanks planting for all the hard work you and all others behind the scenes do to make this contest possible. Let the games begin.
oxy71: The competition is heating up, hopefully we have what it takes to make it to finals again this year
SnipedByAGir1: I really hope all of the gamers affected by hurricane Irma made it through unscathed last week.
Stevano61 PB2A: Chaos is a ladder.
Weredog51: Thanks to my great team for pushing me this year and especially my teammate xStaggerxLeex for telling me about Turtle Quest. If you haven't played it, It's free! Go check it out!

BADGES:
Overachiever: SnipedByAGir1 10,898 TA (1,720 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: ZippyAdam 6,472 TA (safe by 93 TA)
Achievement grinder: cyberber 9.2953 Ratio
That was easy: Thrash Forever 1.2029 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Woodster 86 298 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: EVACxCAVE 42 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
TheAaronLad 6,379 TA
Pteppic42 5,303 TA
rafaelgrn 5,137 TA
SherlockGecko 4,505 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 4,735
GamerScore Earned: 192,329
TA Score Earned: 324,294
Bonuses Used: 13
Average Ratio: 1.6861
Avg Score Diff: 136.0213
Benches Used: 4

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 908,714
GamerScore Earned: 28,517,872
TA Score Earned: 51,743,169
Bonuses Used: 1,326
Average Ratio: 1.7741
Avg Score Diff: 92.3073
Benches Used: 220
Bonuses Awarded: 1,275

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
SnipedByAGir1 with 10,898 TA, 7,310 GS and a total of 205 achievements.
DaXXaa with 9,178 TA, 6,950 GS and a total of 298 achievements.
rockinroosters with 9,054 TA, 4,190 GS and a total of 86 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 13,184 TA, 12,300 GS and a total of 177 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 12,128 TA, 9,690 GS and a total of 114 achievements.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 11,101 TA, 1,535 GS and a total of 142 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 12,300 GS worth 13,184 TA and a total of 177 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 9,690 GS worth 12,128 TA and a total of 114 achievements.
Don't Knock Twice Achievements with 5,765 GS worth 8,013 TA and a total of 164 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 177 achievements won worth 12,300 GS and 13,184 TA.
Don't Knock Twice Achievements with 164 achievements won worth 5,765 GS and 8,013 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 142 achievements won worth 1,535 GS and 11,101 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Secret Pipe in Planet of the Eyes added 2,631 TA to the leaderboards.
The End in Planet of the Eyes added 2,412 TA to the leaderboards.
Hard to the Core in Little Nightmares added 2,309 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Secret Pipe in Planet of the Eyes added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
The End in Planet of the Eyes added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Handsomely in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Ahoy in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 16 achievements to the leaderboards.
Wreckage in Planet of the Eyes added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.
Boogie Time in Planet of the Eyes added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Vicious and Delicious 40,727 TA (5,549 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Cool Dudes 25,590 TA (safe by 486 TA)
Achievement grinder: Is This Team UHH? 3.0159 Ratio
That was easy: We Got This! v3 1.2109 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Vicious and Delicious 671 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: MegalaDongs Assemble 104 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Cheev After Cheev 25,104 TA
Punching Kangaroos 7,345 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 8,462
GamerScore Earned: 362,555
TA Score Earned: 611,440
Bonuses Used: 18
Average Ratio: 1.7522
Avg Score Diff: 1451.3913
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,110,771
GamerScore Earned: 35,590,173
TA Score Earned: 64,641,107
Bonuses Used: 705
Average Ratio: 1.9049
Avg Score Diff: 580.9269
Benches Used: 59
Bonuses Awarded: 638

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MightyLordSeth with 12,912 TA, 6,485 GS and a total of 176 achievements.
oI 420 RUSH Io with 10,972 TA, 5,155 GS and a total of 78 achievements.
SnipedByAGir1 with 10,898 TA, 7,310 GS and a total of 205 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
SMITE Achievements with 19,612 TA, 3,585 GS and a total of 226 achievements.
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 19,488 TA, 18,150 GS and a total of 255 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 18,456 TA, 14,760 GS and a total of 174 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 18,150 GS worth 19,488 TA and a total of 255 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 14,760 GS worth 18,456 TA and a total of 174 achievements.
Jump, Step, Step Achievements with 9,475 GS worth 10,717 TA and a total of 95 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 302 achievements won worth 5,660 GS and 16,399 TA.
Planet of the Eyes Achievements with 255 achievements won worth 18,150 GS and 19,488 TA.
SMITE Achievements with 226 achievements won worth 3,585 GS and 19,612 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE: (tie for 2nd)
No Brainer in Warframe added 3,960 TA to the leaderboards.
The End in Planet of the Eyes added 3,946 TA to the leaderboards.
Secret Pipe in Planet of the Eyes added 3,946 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The End in Planet of the Eyes added 3,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Secret Pipe in Planet of the Eyes added 3,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Handsomely in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 2,800 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Ahoy in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 25 achievements to the leaderboards.
Wreckage in Planet of the Eyes added 20 achievements to the leaderboards.
Boogie Time in Planet of the Eyes added 20 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Sep
12
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 35
Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the GTASC Weekly - text edition. Its that time of the week when we check in with the Games with Gold program, currently running events on TA, the Overachievers from Period 34 as well as stats from the period we just finished.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available thru September 15th:
X1: Trials Fusion
Marketplace Link
360: Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Marketplace Link

Available through September 30th:
X1: Forza Motorsport 5
Marketplace Link

Available September 16th:
X1: OXENFREE
360: Battlefield 3

Heads up for anyone that didn't see this already:
Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass Currently Free For Xbox Live Gold Members

We are now well into Dark Souls month so let's check in and see how well we've been dying *ahem* doing.

As I expected, Dark Souls is a much more difficult completion and these stats reflect that. Also, it seems to have lost a number of gamers somehow if you look at the chart. Odd that it was on the 5th which was before the UHH was announced. I'd almost expect it after that announcement but before really confuses me. Here's the overall stats:

447 gamers have been looking for bonfires. 99 started it and 28 finished it. 1,959 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 44,795 gamerscore and 95,503 TA.

Leap Frog is still underway but oh my is it getting crazy! Today is the last day of 6 achievements per day which means that tomorrow those froggies must unlock 7 achievements with a 9.4 ratio or better. There are only 10 frogs left so if you want a good meal - you should eye these frog legs:
JimbotUK
l306l PoRkRoAsT
cyberber
TXMOOK
SherlockGecko
Burnah Bros
Zylo Grey
Infamous
K4rn4ge
Mr Granstaff

Not only is this really asking quite a lot from these guys, the pool of available achievements is dwindling rapidly. How much more can they give? Stay tuned!

UHH 3 has finally been announced! I'm sure there were some folks that were starting to worry that it wouldn't happen this year. Never fear, the 3rd iteration of the TA head to head achievement fest has been announced. Actually, registration closes very shortly so make sure to register if you want to play. There's a twist to this year - everyone needs to maintain a locked achievement pool from common games to play (2,000 from at least 50 valid games) to ensure good matchups. If you want to play in the competitive side (the knockout rounds) you can not have removed more than 10% of your valid games from your 'owned' games. This is a response to list manipulation from previous years. Its not perfect but its the best solution that CET could come up with given our resources.

For more information, see the announcement article here:
Ultimate Head-to-Head Contest 3 - FAQ and Rules

  • BONUS RECAP:
4 Individuals won the Flat Out bonus which asked them to double or better their TA score from the previous period.
Woodster 86
Thrash Forever
MO Guns37
SnipedByAGir1

This period teams have been tasked with Easy Peasy which requires all 5 members to end the scoring period having earned at least 5,000TA (that's a total of 25,000TA)

No new winners.

Here's a few charts to show TA and GS gains throughout the contest. First Individual then Team.
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  • PERIOD 34 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
We have a few members of Is This Team UHH? with us for this chat as well as Weredog51 who is doing quite well on the Solo side.
1) Did you play anything interesting this past period?
DANIELJJ14: I guess the Goat Simulator dlc was interesting, not particularly good but some of the stupid references got a light chuckle.
Infamous: Path of Exile, Mighty No.9, Kyub. All amazing games and also completely brutal completions, just the way I like them. :D
JimbotUK: Knights Lore and Blast Corps were a lot of fun in Rare Replay. Finished the Path of Exile campaign, amazing game and an example of free to play that is done well. Amusing that there are much worse pay to win mechanics in some of these full price releases coming out and they don't offer anywhere near the gameplay depth Path of Exile does. I could rant about Destiny 2 for a while haha but its still a very fun game despite its flaws.
Weredog51: Toy Story 3 was very fun! Jump, Step, Step was also pretty good for a short game.


2) Do you 'wing it' or plan out your scoring each period?
DANIELJJ14: Mostly winging it.
Infamous: I think we mostly wing it, more specifically at the beginning of the period, and then towards the end if we have an opportunity to push for a badge then we will plan it out from there.
JimbotUK: I wing it for the most part and have a rough plan of what to play if I do need to push points. Though Leapfrog is fetching me 1000+ a day at the moment so plodding along in that is giving me free weeks in GTASC.
Weredog51: Really depends on the period. I usually plan it week by week but it's fun to wing it sometimes.


3) What platforms do you still play on?
DANIELJJ14: Xbox one mostly and occasionally 360 when BC isn't a available. Plus I've got a few things I've done on windows 10 and WP
Infamous: Just Xbox One, maybe Win 10 a bit but mostly just to play Play Anywhere games while I’m not at my Xbox.
JimbotUK: Mostly Xbox One. A little bit of 360 and the trusty 3DS when the pokemon bug catches.
Weredog51: Xbox 360/One and 3DS from time to time because Pokémon.


4) What determines what you put in your trophy case?
DANIELJJ14: Either ludicrous achievements or decent completions, sometimes I feel a particular achievement suits the trophy case better than just the completion, because of the picture e.g.
Dark Souls IIIThe Dark SoulThe The Dark Soul achievement in Dark Souls III worth 229 pointsComplete all achievements.

Although one of my favourites in the trophy case is
Battlestations: MidwayHardened Veteran of MidwayThe Hardened Veteran of Midway achievement in Battlestations: Midway worth 822 pointsComplete all Single Player missions on Veteran difficulty level

My 7th best scoring individual achievement that was earned over 9 years ago when I didn't really care for achievements that much.
Infamous: I just add my completions to it, not much to look at really, I’d like to remove all my garbage completions and just have the good ones on there but it would be pretty empty then :(
JimbotUK: Haven't thought about it too much, I looked at it a couple of times and just put in some of the hardest / most memorable achievements.
Weredog51: In mine it's just a list of which games I've completed before becoming a TA Pro member.


5) What underappreciated game would you suggest everyone play? Why did you choose it?
DANIELJJ14: White Night was pretty good, nice atmosphere and story with a great visual aesthetic.
Infamous: A Pixel Story is a nice, challenging platformer, probably my favourite platformer I’ve played this year and yet it only has 132 tracked gamers, no idea why but it’s a lot of fun and I highly recommend!
JimbotUK: Recently would have to be Thumper. You start off thinking what even is this and then it just grows and grows on you. Kyub also comes to mind, really fun puzzle game.
Weredog51: I know a lot of people hated it but Dead Rising 4 has been a blast for me this year. I didn't really like a lot of the things about the first few and this game got rid of most of them. It's a really good one to start with I think and because of it I'm going to give the first few another chance.


6) What is your biggest real-life achievement?
DANIELJJ14: Probably my maths degree, still haven't figured out what I really want to do with it yet hopefully something nice comes around.
Infamous: Oh real-life has achievements too? Do they give much TA score, what are the ratios like? :P
JimbotUK: Either my first class maths degree or 6th at the Pacman world championships 2007. Probably Pacman laugh
Weredog51: I think it would have to be finishing 6th in last years GTASC. wink


7) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
DANIELJJ14: Just some inspiration for those teams who are running low on bonuses.


Now you've been inspired, here's a reality check.

JimbotUK: Sending energy to future me if I am somehow still in Leapfrog!
Weredog51: I know this will be a little late by the time it's posted but I just want to say that I hope everyone is safe during the Hurricane that's coming to the United States. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who will be affected.
They did predict an active hurricane season and its certainly looking like they are right. Indeed, my thoughts also go to those in stricken areas in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Weredog51 19,131 TA (2,520 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: p MEMI q o0w0o 5,781 TA (safe by 1 TA)
Achievement grinder: cyberber 7.4290 Ratio
That was easy: Inatimate1 1.3342 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Woodster 86 385 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: JORAX 47 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
AxDEMONxWITHIN 6,280 TA
xTheJoker85x 6,130 TA
MANIAN 3D 4,182 TA
failurewarning 3,652 TA
Zaki HUN 1,115 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 5,861
GamerScore Earned: 212,310
TA Score Earned: 404,172
Bonuses Used: 15
Average Ratio: 1.9037
Avg Score Diff: 346.4615
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 903,979
GamerScore Earned: 28,325,543
TA Score Earned: 51,418,875
Bonuses Used: 1,313
Average Ratio: 1.7766
Avg Score Diff: 91.0583
Benches Used: 216
Bonuses Awarded: 1,275

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Weredog51 with 19,131 TA, 9,630 GS and a total of 266 achievements.
Woodster 86 with 16,611 TA, 12,340 GS and a total of 385 achievements.
xSTAGGERxLEEx with 12,406 TA, 6,521 GS and a total of 227 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE
Minecraft Achievements with 24,319 TA, 7,975 GS and a total of 369 achievements.
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 19,917 TA, 6,190 GS and a total of 228 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 12,785 TA, 1,665 GS and a total of 62 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 Achievements with 11,680 GS worth 12,464 TA and a total of 140 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 7,975 GS worth 24,319 TA and a total of 369 achievements.
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 6,190 GS worth 19,917 TA and a total of 228 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS
Minecraft Achievements with 369 achievements won worth 7,975 GS and 24,319 TA.
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 228 achievements won worth 6,190 GS and 19,917 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 189 achievements won worth 2,000 GS and 11,531 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Twenty Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 2,192 TA to the leaderboards.
Super Sonic in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 1,932 TA to the leaderboards.
Becoming Brothers in Gears of War 4 added 1,880 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Making Moves in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 120,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 80,000 points in ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Five Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.
Four Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.
Three Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Vicious and Delicious 47,448 TA (4,142 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: wubba lubba dub dub 26,837 TA (safe by 116 TA)
Achievement grinder: Is This Team UHH? 2.7846 Ratio
That was easy: wubba lubba dub dub 1.1652 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Vicious and Delicious 875 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Team Hungary 196 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Multiple Scorgasms 26,721 TA
Conquistaria BR 26,210 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 10,470
GamerScore Earned: 411,347
TA Score Earned: 727,045
Bonuses Used: 19
Average Ratio: 1.8343
Avg Score Diff: 849.5200
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,102,309
GamerScore Earned: 35,227,618
TA Score Earned: 64,029,667
Bonuses Used: 687
Average Ratio: 1.9092
Avg Score Diff: 556.0565
Benches Used: 58
Bonuses Awarded: 628

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Weredog51 with 19,131 TA, 9,630 GS and a total of 266 achievements.
JamP0und32 with 17,589 TA, 14,670 GS and a total of 224 achievements.
JakeJones04 with 12,463 TA, 8,653 GS and a total of 281 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 71,547 TA, 21,790 GS and a total of 875 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 30,477 TA, 10,015 GS and a total of 462 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 17,546 TA, 11,950 GS and a total of 119 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 21,790 GS worth 71,547 TA and a total of 875 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 Achievements with 12,040 GS worth 12,815 TA and a total of 145 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 11,950 GS worth 17,546 TA and a total of 119 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 875 achievements won worth 21,790 GS and 71,547 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 462 achievements won worth 10,015 GS and 30,477 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 225 achievements won worth 6,050 GS and 16,109 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Becoming Brothers in Gears of War 4 added 6,434 TA to the leaderboards.
Twenty Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 6,419 TA to the leaderboards.
Level 20 in Gears of War 4 added 4,365 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Handsomely in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 2,600 GS to the leaderboards.
It's an old story in Turtle's Quest (Win 10) added 2,100 GS to the leaderboards.
Twenty Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 2,050 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Ribbonator in Gears of War 4 added 51 achievements to the leaderboards.
Level 5 in Gears of War 4 added 49 achievements to the leaderboards.
Four Chapters in Gears of War 4 added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Sep
07
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 34
Hello there boys and girls, I'm Obsidian Ant (ahem) planting42 and we'll be looking at Elite Dangerous today. OK, well, I will be since I play it almost daily but the rest of you should too! Its got a better achievement list than Destiny 2 by a longshot. In reality we're here to check out the world of TA events, Games with Gold and of course recaps of the GTASC as well as a chat with some Overachievers from Period 33.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available thru September 15th:
X1: Trials Fusion
Marketplace Link
360: Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Marketplace Link

Available through September 30th:
X1: Forza Motorsport 5
Marketplace Link

Available September 16th:
X1: OXENFREE
360: Battlefield 3

The Life Is Strange month has ended and Dark Souls month has begun. Don't feel left out if you enjoy Games for Windows LIVE as there's Dark Souls (PC) to enjoy!

The final stats for Life Is Strange are below. Seems like I wasn't the only one to wait until the bitter end to dive into this title. About 200 more gamers started it in the final few days of the month with 80 completions being recorded.

2,792 gamers have been snapping pictures. 1,413 started it and 707 finished it. 51,821 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 877,020 gamerscore and 1,140,569 TA.

Now Dark Souls is a much more difficult beast. With its completion estimate sitting around 100 hours, this isn't a game for folks fond of quick ones. With a relatively large world, tons to collect and do and of course the difficulty - I fully expect the numbers for this game to be less than previous ones. So far, we've accomplished the following:

277 gamers have been looking for bonfires. 50 started it and 21 finished it. 1,166 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 26,775 gamerscore and 58,083 TA.

Leap Frog is well underway. Of this year's 1,758 entrants, 1,731 have returned to their home lily pads. We're down to 28 froggies hopping along. Today is another day where it jumps to a new level. The active froggies are tasked with unlocking 6 achievements at 8.0 ratio or higher. Most folks are probably down to the difficult achievements in Rare Replay or ranked matchmaking in Killer Instinct unless you have something in other games you plan on working on. We;re certainly getting down to the dedicated few here so kudos to those still leaping!

  • BONUS RECAP:
7 Teams won the Cohesion bonus which required all 5 members to end the period having earned the same amount of Gamerscore.
We're back to the Solo side where they are asked to end the period with at least double the TA score of the previous period for the Flat Out bonus.

Some new prizes brought several winners to this part. Click the link in the header for this column to see what else is available to be won.
JamP0und32 can wakka wakka wakka this way. Such skill earned a copy of Pac-Man 256.
ChinDocta knows how to achieve the force. Such knowledge unlocked a copy of Star Wars Battlefront.

  • PERIOD 33 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
Is This Team UHH? is along for the ride so without further ado, let's hear some more from this team that has shown themselves to be a top contender quite a few times now.
1) What pushed you to 1st place this period?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I gave my team a heads up the previous week that I was getting close to finishing out some personal goals. So it was going to be a push week for me. When we decided as a team to go for it I just pushed for a tad more.
DANIELJJ14: Demon started going off at the start of the week so we just supported her scoring and hey presto! Here we are again.
Infamous: With AxDEMONxWITHIN going absolutely ham scoring points we figured it would be a good opportunity to make a push, didn’t seem like anyone else wanted it anyway so why not :D
JimbotUK: We are very lucky to have AxDEMONxWITHIN along for the ride!
Triple Triad777: My team pushed me, and no matter how much I objected, they always told me I needed to play more. It wasn't just me playing, Demon took the majority of the load.


2) Did you play anything interesting?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I wouldn't classify it as interesting but it is a game that will stick with me. In my haste for score I did not look in to The Town of Light, and I regret that decision. It is not a bad game but definitely a mentally fucked up one!
DANIELJJ14: The Sexy Brutale was a pretty amazing experience, with its Groundhog Day gameplay mechanic as part of the story is fantastic. The music is pretty good too, it really adds to the mood of the game.
If you're going to play this one steer clear of walkthroughs as they would ruin all the solutions for saving the guests. You can clean up the few collectibles easily once you've finished the main story.
Infamous: Mostly just leapfrog games and Fortnite, Fortnite is a really good tower defence/survival game, gets knocked quite a bit for it’s heavy RNG and pay2win mechanics but it has the fundamentals for what I think could be a truly great game. Does get a bit repetitive though and the achievement list is a good 500+ hour grind. But it’s fun :D
JimbotUK: I am one with the beetle. Thumper is the game of the year for me!
Triple Triad777: Oh man....did I play anything interesting??? Unless you call "Where the Wild Things Are" interesting....but on the other hand, I did play "Darkest of Days", this game was surprisingly fun and I enjoyed it quite a bit.


3) Do you ever use the Backwards Compatibility feature on the Xbox One? If so, for which games?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: Yes. I would say probably any game I can play that way I do.
DANIELJJ14: Mostly just for old Xbox live arcade games, plus a few games that have multiple discs like Blue Dragon and Rage. I also picked up Lost Odyssey when that went free but I'll be leaving that one til after GTASC.
Infamous: I use it occasionally, mostly for the Gears of War games and Games with Gold.
JimbotUK: Not that much asides from getting my Doritos Crash Course & Trials HD fix every now and then!
Triple Triad777: I do use the backwards compatible feature sometimes, but only to boost a game with multiple consoles.


4) What game deserves a sequel that isn't announced?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I would love a Skyrim 2. Not a mmo version but the original rpg just a sequel or a run off of it.
DANIELJJ14: A second instalment of Chariot or Kalimba would be nice, two really nice platformers that I wouldn't mind playing more of.
Infamous: Think I said this already but the DOOM remaster definitely needs a sequel, hopefully something will be announced soon. Sunset Overdrive would be another, really enjoyed the first game!
JimbotUK: E3 and Gamescom have come and gone but still no sign of a new Trials game. cry
Triple Triad777: Man I was literally just talking about this the other day. The game that I think deserves a sequel is Sunset Overdrive. The game was surprisingly great. Once it went free, I definitely enjoyed every minute of it. I definitely will buy a sequel day one if they make a new one.


5) What game(s) are you currently playing?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: Right now I feel like I am playing everything. I am looking forward to next week. Destiny 2 will be out and I will only be playing that for the remainder of the week.
DANIELJJ14: Got a few daily grinds going at the moment, Marvel Heroes and Crossout which seems like a very underrated, free to play, vehicular combat game. You get to build your own vehicle and take it into battle, it's way more fun than WoT.
Spammed through some Artifex Mundi stuff too they're all okay games.
Infamous: Still playing a bit of Fortnite but my attention swiftly moved to Path of Exile once that released, I’m absolutely hooked, so much to do in this game and it’s going to another 500+ hour completion I reckon. No worry though, I’ll probably end up spending waay more than that in this game. :D
JimbotUK: Path of Exile & Rare Replay.
Triple Triad777: I play so many games at once that its hard to say what I am currently playing. It changes day by day. Usually its grinding gears of war 4 levels, or playing some other crap games for score.


6) Do you collect or sell on your games when complete?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I collect. Never know when you might wanna replay something. That and a large portion of my games are digital now.
DANIELJJ14: Most of my purchases are digital now anyway because game sharing exists, but back in the days of 360 you can just refer to the photos in the gaming setup section of this UHH2 Runner-up Interview - DanielJJ14
Infamous: I don’t complete games xD
JimbotUK: 95% digital now so I guess I'm stuck with them!
Triple Triad777: I tend to sell my games, unless its a collectors edition, then I tend to keep it. Ill keep it if it is a classic game from N64 or other old consoles.


7) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
DANIELJJ14: Just 3 and a half months to go! smile
JimbotUK: Thanks as always for running the comp. Getting pretty vicious with the teams left now!
Triple Triad777: Onwards to another week with a great team! Oh and shoutout to my old bro Danwood, sorry to see you get eliminated in the solo side (maybe we will see your team in the finals smile). Had a great time playing crimson dragon with you!

BADGES:
Overachiever: Weredog51 16,899 TA (2,915 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: EVACxCAVE 4,894 TA (safe by 281 TA)
Achievement grinder: cyberber 5.6882 Ratio
That was easy: SnipedByAGir1 1.0688 Ratio
Achieveaholic: DaXXaa 297 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: p MEMI q o0w0o 37 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 5,677
GamerScore Earned: 196,648
TA Score Earned: 374,348
Bonuses Used: 17
Average Ratio: 1.9036
Avg Score Diff: 254.4737
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 898,118
GamerScore Earned: 28,113,233
TA Score Earned: 51,014,703
Bonuses Used: 1,298
Average Ratio: 1.7728
Avg Score Diff: 83.5465
Benches Used: 214
Bonuses Awarded: 1,271

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Weredog51 with 16,899 TA, 12,605 GS and a total of 227 achievements.
MANIAN 3D with 13,983 TA, 5,515 GS and a total of 144 achievements.
K4rn4ge with 11,551 TA, 4,000 GS and a total of 143 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 23,175 TA, 4,625 GS and a total of 444 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 16,962 TA, 5,885 GS and a total of 290 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 14,605 TA, 1,795 GS and a total of 66 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) Achievements with 7,600 GS worth 9,055 TA and a total of 88 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 5,885 GS worth 16,962 TA and a total of 290 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 Achievements with 4,880 GS worth 5,312 TA and a total of 59 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 444 achievements won worth 4,625 GS and 23,175 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 290 achievements won worth 5,885 GS and 16,962 TA.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Gear VR) Achievements with 148 achievements won worth 3,280 GS and 9,987 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Making Moves in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 2,015 TA to the leaderboards.
100% in SpeedRunners added 1,609 TA to the leaderboards.
First Gather in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 1,565 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Making Moves in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.
First Gather in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Never Say Die in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
You Do Pretty Good in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.
Right on Time in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.
First Building in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Is This Team UHH? 40,700 TA (4,142 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Team Hungary 20,216 TA (safe by 815 TA)
Achievement grinder: Ganker' Preloaded 4.2183 Ratio
That was easy: Vicious and Delicious 1.0384 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Is This Team UHH? 734 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: wubba lubba dub dub 231 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Big Offensive Salty Sailors 14,925 TA
#mentallydefeated (6c 6) 14,538 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 10,264
GamerScore Earned: 400,255
TA Score Earned: 653,575
Bonuses Used: 11
Average Ratio: 1.7844
Avg Score Diff: 820.8148
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,091,839
GamerScore Earned: 34,816,271
TA Score Earned: 63,302,622
Bonuses Used: 668
Average Ratio: 1.9114
Avg Score Diff: 547.4252
Benches Used: 56
Bonuses Awarded: 628

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Weredog51 with 16,899 TA, 12,605 GS and a total of 227 achievements.
Kimi 452 with 15,993 TA, 9,940 GS and a total of 241 achievements.
MANIAN 3D with 13,983 TA, 5,515 GS and a total of 144 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 36,716 TA, 12,285 GS and a total of 594 achievements.
War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) Achievements with 17,503 TA, 14,550 GS and a total of 161 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 Achievements with 16,404 TA, 15,040 GS and a total of 181 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 3 Achievements with 15,040 GS worth 16,404 TA and a total of 181 achievements.
War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) Achievements with 14,550 GS worth 17,503 TA and a total of 161 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 12,285 GS worth 36,716 TA and a total of 594 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft Achievements with 594 achievements won worth 12,285 GS and 36,716 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 260 achievements won worth 2,455 GS and 11,373 TA.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 215 achievements won worth 5,765 GS and 15,383 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Making Moves in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 4,029 TA to the leaderboards.
100% in SpeedRunners added 3,219 TA to the leaderboards.
First Gather in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 3,129 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Making Moves in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 3,200 GS to the leaderboards.
First Gather in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
Never Say Die in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Soul Legion in Gems of War added 24 achievements to the leaderboards.
Lucky Me ! in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 20 achievements to the leaderboards.
You Do Pretty Good in War Planet Online: Global Conquest (Win 10) added 19 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Aug
30
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 33
Hello everyone! Its time to take a look at what's happening in the GTASC, chat with an Overachiever, see what's Games with Gold and check in on TA events.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through the end of the month:
X1: Slime Rancher
Marketplace Link
X1: Cobalt ** This game is GWG in Japan this month instead of Slime Rancher. You can 'buy' it via the link below for free.
Marketplace Link
360: Red Faction: Armageddon
Marketplace Link

Available thru September 15th:
X1: Trials Fusion
Marketplace Link

Available September 1st:
X1: Forza Motorsport 5
360: Hydro Thunder Hurricane (HTH Army Expands)

Available September 16th:
X1: OXENFREE
360: Battlefield 3

The Life Is Strange month is coming to a close.

The month is nearly finished so these numbers are a close approximation for the ending.
2,526 gamers have been snapping pictures. 1,264 started it and 627 finished it. 46,349 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 785,210 gamerscore and 1,022,048 TA. Only a few more days to get in on this before we move to Dark Souls.

  • LEAP FROG:
Leap Frog is well underway. Of this year's 1,758 entrants, 1,634 haven't missed their lily pads. We're down to 125 froggies hopping along. See the hub here: Leap Frog 2017

  • BONUS RECAP:
35 Individuals won the Not the Norm bonus which required them to end the period with an odd amount of gamerscore earned as well as an odd number of achievements.
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
This period the bonus has swung back to the Team where they are tasked with Cohesion - have all 5 members end the scoring period with the same Gamerscore gain.

No new winners. There is a new addition however.

  • PERIOD 32 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
This time we have just one member of Conquistaria BR with us.
1) What pushed you to 1st place last period?
SiegfriedX: I started the month replaying Skyrim, so that gave me 15 days of accumulated X-Box One releases to play. A friend from my team (AlezidioX) also compiled a list of some easy stuff we missed from the 360 and was now really cheap to buy online, so all that added up in the end.

2) What does your gamertag stand for?
SiegfriedX: From wikipedia "Sigurd or Siegfried, the legendary dragon-slaying hero in Nibelungenlied". He's a legendary character from Norse mythology that fascinated me when I was young.

3) Are you planning on buying an Xbox One X?
SiegfriedX: Already pre-ordered. But since I live in Brazil and we won't have an official launch here as far as I know, it won't arrive day one, only one or two weeks later. It'll be tough holding on to games I love like Forza and Assassin's Creed so I can play them on the One X.

4) What game has the best story in your opinion? (Any platform)
SiegfriedX: Baldur's Gate II is my all time favorite. I'm still waiting for someone to do a better RPG than this one. The dialogues in this game are incredible, the way your party talks about what's happening and like or despise each other or the choices you make makes everything more real. The Witcher 3 is another good option, to name something more recent. I'm only putting Baldur's Gate II first because of the interaction between you and the other party members, something The Witcher 3 lacks since you're pretty much by yourself most of the time.

5) Why do you play video games?
SiegfriedX: For several reasons, ranging from wasting free time, pure addiction to achievements and the challenge I get from some games.

6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
SiegfriedX: Just that I'm hoping Destiny 2 will be great and this will probably be the doom of my team on this year's competition. laugh

BADGES:
Overachiever: AxDEMONxWITHIN 17,898 TA (5,041 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: IllegallySam 53 TA (safe by 54 TA)
Achievement grinder: Oriole2682 4.3368 Ratio
That was easy: GREGO McGEE 1.0869 Ratio
Achieveaholic: AxDEMONxWITHIN 323 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Wakapeil 24 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 6,025
GamerScore Earned: 209,367
TA Score Earned: 371,869
Bonuses Used: 28
Average Ratio: 1.7762
Avg Score Diff: 241.0635
Benches Used: 5

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 892,441
GamerScore Earned: 27,916,585
TA Score Earned: 50,640,355
Bonuses Used: 1,281
Average Ratio: 1.7689
Avg Score Diff: 78.3669
Benches Used: 212
Bonuses Awarded: 1,271

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
AxDEMONxWITHIN with 17,898 TA, 13,251 GS and a total of 323 achievements.
Tatey with 12,857 TA, 10,740 GS and a total of 197 achievements.
Zaki HUN with 11,368 TA, 7,515 GS and a total of 143 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Rare Replay Achievements with 19,832 TA, 3,825 GS and a total of 212 achievements.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 18,460 TA, 4,255 GS and a total of 425 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 11,808 TA, 4,290 GS and a total of 243 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ChromaGun Achievements with 5,140 GS worth 7,259 TA and a total of 108 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 4,290 GS worth 11,808 TA and a total of 243 achievements.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 4,255 GS worth 18,460 TA and a total of 425 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 425 achievements won worth 4,255 GS and 18,460 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 243 achievements won worth 4,290 GS and 11,808 TA.
Rare Replay Achievements with 212 achievements won worth 3,825 GS and 19,832 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Master Zoologist in ARK: Survival Evolved added 2,545 TA to the leaderboards.
Perfect Explorer in ARK: Survival Evolved added 1,847 TA to the leaderboards.
Under Pressure in Prominence Poker added 1,784 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
ARdcore in Tacoma added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Clever in Jump, Step, Step added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Employee of the Month in Tacoma added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Monster Hunter in Minecraft added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.
Time to Strike! in Minecraft added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.
Benchmaking in Minecraft added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Is This Team UHH? 42,772 TA (8,034 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Team Finnish(him) 19,189 TA (safe by 815 TA)
Achievement grinder: Ganker' Preloaded 5.1836 Ratio
That was easy: Team Finnish(him) 1.1501 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Is This Team UHH? 977 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: #mentallydefeated (6c 6) 82 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Druken Potty Mouths 18,374 TA
The Only Way Is Up 18,323 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 9,977
GamerScore Earned: 344,388
TA Score Earned: 617,665
Bonuses Used: 30
Average Ratio: 1.9890
Avg Score Diff: 843.0690
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,081,575
GamerScore Earned: 34,416,016
TA Score Earned: 62,649,047
Bonuses Used: 657
Average Ratio: 1.9153
Avg Score Diff: 539.1407
Benches Used: 55
Bonuses Awarded: 621

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
AxDEMONxWITHIN with 17,898 TA, 13,251 GS and a total of 323 achievements.
AlezidioX with 11,740 TA, 7,890 GS and a total of 218 achievements.
SiegfriedX with 11,642 TA, 8,235 GS and a total of 153 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 27,720 TA, 9,290 GS and a total of 486 achievements.
No Time To Explain Achievements with 18,186 TA, 4,200 GS and a total of 44 achievements.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 16,540 TA, 3,090 GS and a total of 298 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Jump, Step, Step Achievements with 9,650 GS worth 11,757 TA and a total of 95 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 9,290 GS worth 27,720 TA and a total of 486 achievements.
Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Achievements with 7,065 GS worth 9,810 TA and a total of 215 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft Achievements with 486 achievements won worth 9,290 GS and 27,720 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 298 achievements won worth 3,090 GS and 16,540 TA.
Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Achievements with 215 achievements won worth 7,065 GS and 9,810 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Under Pressure in Prominence Poker added 3,568 TA to the leaderboards.
Mmyes Indeedrun in No Time To Explain added 3,214 TA to the leaderboards.
That was it in No Time To Explain added 2,858 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Clever in Jump, Step, Step added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Blast off in Jump, Step, Step added 1,650 GS to the leaderboards.
The Dark Side of the Moon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Taking Inventory in Minecraft added 17 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Dark Side of the Moon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series added 16 achievements to the leaderboards.
Blood on the Tracks in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series added 16 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Aug
22
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 32
Howdy and welcome to a recap of what's happening around TA and Xbox. We'll be looking at Leap Frog, the TA Playlist, Games with Gold and of course, the all of the Overachievers from Period 30 and of course the stats for the period we just finished.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through the end of the month:
X1: Slime Rancher
Marketplace Link
X1: Cobalt ** This game is GWG in Japan this month instead of Slime Rancher. You can 'buy' it via the link below for free.
Marketplace Link
360: Red Faction: Armageddon
Marketplace Link

Available thru September 15th:
X1: Trials Fusion
Marketplace Link

The Life Is Strange month is coming to a close.

Here's what we've done so far:
2,028 gamers have been snapping pictures. 990 started it and 465 finished it. 35,076 achievements have been unlocked so far worth 592,065 gamerscore and 770,620 TA. Still over a week to get in on this if you haven't yet. Its a fast completion and well worth it. Not many games have story this enthralling these days.

Voting is still open for September's title if you haven't had a chance to weigh in yet:
Vote Now for September 2017's TA Playlist Game

  • LEAP FROG:
Leap Frog is well underway. Of this year's 1,758 entrants, 1,524 haven't missed their lily pads. That's right, only 235 remain. One week further down the line and about 200 froggies have been cut in the past 7 days. Today starts 4 achievements per day with today requiring a 5.2 ratio. You can hop to the hub here: Leap Frog 2017

  • BONUS RECAP:
11 Teams won the Make Me Cry bonus which tasked teams with ending the period with at least double the ratio of the previous period.
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
No Safety Benches added.

This period Individuals are tasked with ending the scoring period having earned an odd number of achievements as well as an odd amount of Gamerscore. I know, you can fix it next period wink

No new winners.

  • PERIOD 29 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
Sitting down with us this time nearly all of our Overachievers from Period 30. The Solo Champion - v CARRNAGE as well as the Team Champions - Killers of Unicorn Killers..
1) What pushed you to first place this period?
nate 1528: My team and the the fact that i'm not very busy during the summer.
SloppyJoe811: I wanted to make it difficult for the Godz Reborn to go 3 weeks in a row so we made a decision early to push and if we didn't take forst at least make it difficult for them. They still crushed us in nunmber of achievements though. Really wish I still had games like Blast'em Bunnies, Defense Grid and "Q" for a bunch of quick easy cheevos smile
v CARRNAGE: Wanted to get both achieveholics and first place back to back for 2k in bonuses and I only blew one easy completion so it was well worth it.
Weredog51: Chess. That is all.
xSTAGGERxLEEx:


2) How long have you been gaming?
nate 1528: I've been gaming since I was 4 when I first got a gameboy advanced for Christmas. After that me and my brother bought a gamecube together when I was 6 or 7. And I never stopped playing video games.
SloppyJoe811: Pretty much my entire life. I'm 33 and can remember playing Intellivision and Commodore 64 with my family before finally getting a NES. I was always the kid that once I started playing a bomb could go off and I wouldn't hear it. My mom would pretty much have to stand in front of me to get my attention.
v CARRNAGE: My mom likes to say I was born with a controller in my hand. But seriously like from the age of 4.
Weredog51: My parents bought me a PlayStation 15 years ago.
xSTAGGERxLEEx: 30 - 35 years, the first system I had was a



and I remember gaming on a friends commodore 64, I also had a pong set up for hooking up to a tv.


3) What’s your favorite game of all time? What about it makes it special to you?
nate 1528: This is obviously a very hard question. I would probably have to say one of the legend of zelda games. Either Wind Waker or Twilight Princess. These games have been with me for a large part of my life and I have very fond memories with them. Wind Waker is the first game I ever used a walkthrough for when I got stuck. Now it feels like i'm using a walkthrough all of the time...
SloppyJoe811: This is a really difficult question because I don't think I have just one. Super Mario 3 is what really got me started at an early age but Mario 64, Blast Corps and Ocarina of Time are probably what made we become a true hardcore fan of video games.

Goldeneye would be on that list too. I can remember spending hours on 4 player split screen at my friends house. It's also what made me become an invert y axis person since I'm pretty sure that was the default controls.
v CARRNAGE: Kingdom hearts 2 remix It is by far the best game I have ever played. It's the only reason I bought a PS3 (seriously I had this and two other games that was it) It's a awesome experience and implore anyone who has yet to experience its amazingness via gameplay or soundtrack (cuz that soundtrack is flawless) to do so.
Weredog51: Borderlands 2 really solidified my interest in loot based shooters, I didn't care anything for it at first but I decided to really play it and I couldn't leave it for months. Also it made me meet really good friends and that's always a good thing.
xSTAGGERxLEEx: I would say its a really close tie between Halo and Gears of War for me, I love both universes, the lore and all the games... well, fuck Judgement... hated that game, btw anyone want to boost that shit on insane?

Halo is special to me because I spent HOURS when I worked swing shift playing Halo 2 from 1am to 5am everyday after work while my wife slept, I spent countless hours playing MP.

Gears is special to me because of the hours Ive spent playing Horde with friends.


4) What single Xbox achievement are you most proud of? Why?
nate 1528: This is also very hard to choose. Probably the achievement to get 100% in screamride or ENERGISER from outlast. I'm still working on the no death run in outlast 2 and then that will probably be my proudest achievement.
SloppyJoe811: I couldn't really think of one but I guess most recently I'd have to say:
Color Symphony 2Scholarship StudentThe Scholarship Student achievement in Color Symphony 2 worth 280 pointsGet the highest score in all stages.
There were a couple of really difficult platforming levels in this game
v CARRNAGE:
PeggleDoctor of the Peggle ArtsThe Doctor of the Peggle Arts achievement in Peggle worth 249 pointsClear all pegs and bricks in every level in Quick Play or Adventure mode and gain explodious fame!
Yes you can glitch this achievement, no I didn't. It took me 5 long tedious years to get this bad boy legit. It was one of the best games ever made for the xbox live arcade.
Weredog51: This is a really good question, probably "Here's Looking at You, Kid" from Civilization Revolution.
xSTAGGERxLEEx:
Pool Nation FXSuper Zen No AimzThe Super Zen No Aimz achievement in Pool Nation FX worth 444 pointsReach 20 minutes in Endurance with no aiming aid
It was pretty hard for me to get, I don't remember how long I spent on it but I remember being really elated that I had accomplished this.


5) What has been your most fulfilling completion so far? Why?
nate 1528: My most fulfilling completion so far would probably have to be Trials Fusion. Mainly because the game is a very difficult completion and it is also one of my favorite games. It makes it better knowing that I did all of the challenges legit instead of using the cloud save method.
SloppyJoe811: 1001 Spikes. The game also has some really hard platforming and its a shame for me that it's even really difficult to get the first achievement because I think a lot of people gave up on this game before ever popping an achievement.
v CARRNAGE: Splosion Man, such a great game and great sequel but this one will always hold a special place in my heart.
Weredog51: No Time to Explain brought me back to platforming, I had no intention of playing it but I needed points for last years GTASC so I loaded it up and played straight though until I completed it. I loved that game and am hoping for a sequel someday.
xSTAGGERxLEEx: xSTAGGERxLEEx's achievements in UNO (Xbox 360) I picked this as its my first game I ever completed. I don't finish many games considering how many I play. I am not a completionist, it really doesn't drive me in games, I will beat a campaign or whatever but I am not concerned with hating myself getting every last cheevo from a game, its just not my thing.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
nate 1528: Another week another win. I'm proud of my team and I am having a great time so far. Hopefully Killers of Unicorn Killers will make it very far in this competition! I'm also staring college next week so I'm not sure how much it will affect my gaming habits but I should have enough time to help out our team.
SloppyJoe811: toast
v CARRNAGE: Planting thanks for throwing this comp and dealing with by weird answers to this question. So for the last time, with even MORE passion...

GIVE ME A B
GIVE ME A A
GIVE ME A N
GIVE ME A A
GIVE ME A N
GIVE ME A A
GIVE ME A [SPACE]
GIVE ME A H
GIVE ME A A
GIVE ME A M
GIVE ME A M
GIVE ME A O
GIVE ME A C
GIVE ME A K

WHATS THAT SPELL?



































clapheadspinrock[BANANA HAMMOCK !clapheadspinrock

See you in period 48! ;)
Weredog51: Thanks Planting for running this competition, I love doing this and already look forward to doing it again.
xSTAGGERxLEEx:
Cool story bro!
Another week, another banana.


BADGES:
Overachiever: MANIAN 3D 14,453 TA (4,625 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: pete4968 4,043 TA (safe by 54 TA)
Achievement grinder: Oriole2682 7.4925 Ratio
That was easy: Jay Insomniak 1.2 Ratio
Achieveaholic: AxDEMONxWITHIN 200 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: JasoX FIN 6 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
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PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 5,733
GamerScore Earned: 200,013
TA Score Earned: 375,375
Bonuses Used: 27
Average Ratio: 1.8768
Avg Score Diff: 186.1429
Benches Used: 3

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 886,416
GamerScore Earned: 27,707,218
TA Score Earned: 50,268,486
Bonuses Used: 1,253
Average Ratio: 1.7686
Avg Score Diff: 73.2826
Benches Used: 207
Bonuses Awarded: 1,236

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MANIAN 3D with 14,453 TA, 3,475 GS and a total of 115 achievements.
AxDEMONxWITHIN with 9,828 TA, 6,885 GS and a total of 200 achievements.
rafaelgrn with 9,216 TA, 4,435 GS and a total of 131 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 13,486 TA, 3,145 GS and a total of 292 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 13,260 TA, 2,280 GS and a total of 96 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 Achievements with 12,746 TA, 12,000 GS and a total of 144 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 Achievements with 12,000 GS worth 12,746 TA and a total of 144 achievements.
Jump, Step, Step Achievements with 7,275 GS worth 9,950 TA and a total of 74 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO MAGICIAN LORD Achievements with 3,860 GS worth 4,855 TA and a total of 47 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 292 achievements won worth 3,145 GS and 13,486 TA.
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 Achievements with 144 achievements won worth 12,000 GS and 12,746 TA.
Slime Rancher Achievements with 125 achievements won worth 2,190 GS and 6,256 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Apex Predator in ARK: Survival Evolved added 2,614 TA to the leaderboards.
Born to Hoon in Forza Horizon 3 added 2,368 TA to the leaderboards.
A Complete Hoonatic in Forza Horizon 3 added 2,148 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
hClever in Jump, Step, Step added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Blast off in Jump, Step, Step added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
12 steps to get his arm in Jump, Step, Step added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
HI SCORE MODE 120,000 points in ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 60,000 points in ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE MODE 80,000 points in ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 added 12 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Conquistaria BR 79,092 TA (50,562 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Punching Kangaroos 15,991 TA (safe by 194 TA)
Achievement grinder: Ganker' Preloaded 6.2116 Ratio
That was easy: Crushed Memes & Dank Dreams. 1.1730 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Conquistaria BR 890 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Team Finnish(him) 84 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Seriously Startin' Somethin' 11,797 TA
Debauchery Tea Party Remastered 16,059 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 8,545
GamerScore Earned: 304,756
TA Score Earned: 676,664
Bonuses Used: 16
Average Ratio: 2.5122
Avg Score Diff: 2033.3226
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,071,598
GamerScore Earned: 34,071,628
TA Score Earned: 62,031,382
Bonuses Used: 627
Average Ratio: 1.9130
Avg Score Diff: 529.6429
Benches Used: 54
Bonuses Awarded: 621

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS: (Ends with X edition!)
SiegfriedX with 24,018 TA, 12,125 GS and a total of 292 achievements.
AlezidioX with 15,958 TA, 6,725 GS and a total of 149 achievements.
MCWX with 15,937 TA, 6,260 GS and a total of 164 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 76,272 TA, 13,350 GS and a total of 562 achievements.
AirMech Arena Achievements with 23,805 TA, 4,510 GS and a total of 136 achievements.
Obliteracers Achievements with 21,268 TA, 6,700 GS and a total of 99 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 13,350 GS worth 76,272 TA and a total of 562 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 Achievements with 9,600 GS worth 10,210 TA and a total of 115 achievements.
Jump, Step, Step Achievements with 6,775 GS worth 9,141 TA and a total of 73 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 562 achievements won worth 13,350 GS and 76,272 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 371 achievements won worth 4,270 GS and 20,237 TA.
Slime Rancher Achievements with 288 achievements won worth 5,090 GS and 12,946 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Born to Hoon in Forza Horizon 3 added 3,902 TA to the leaderboards.
Cheating Death in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 3,624 TA to the leaderboards.
360 Dunk in Obliteracers added 3,583 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Clever in Jump, Step, Step added 1,400 GS to the leaderboards.
12 steps to get his arm in Jump, Step, Step added 1,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Born to Hoon in Forza Horizon 3 added 1,100 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Light The Tires in Forza Horizon 3 added 14 achievements to the leaderboards.
First Victim in Obliteracers added 14 achievements to the leaderboards.
Air Sick in Forza Horizon 3 added 13 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
Posted by planting42 on 22 August 17 at 23:21 | Last edited on 22 August 17 at 23:27 | There are 6 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.