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#GTASC Team Bonus: Are You LOST? Both teammates must end the scoring period having unlocked 2 of these 6 numbers using Gamerscore (4 8 15 16 23 42)

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PermalinkGTASC 2018 - Period 26
Hello and welcome to the DIVE DIVE DIVE edition of the GTASC roundup. That's right, on tap for us right now is the annual Bean Dive event where we try to add all the games in our backlog to our gamertag by unlocking one achievement in each. Registration is open throughout the event so don't feel left out if you haven't started! This silliness runs through the 15th so click that register button, start your dive and see how low you can make that completion % go. After that, its recovery time and the helpful Bean Dive panel will remind you of how many achievements are left to regain your previous completion percentage. For me, its only a few hundred (I live a bean dive) but for some serious divers out there, thousands of achievements are required to reach that same plateau again. Kudos to all divers out there! One thing that's been noted is that you can play ANY games to recover. If you dived something and thought 'ewww, why did I buy this?' - you can leave it and cover those achievements with something more enjoyable. Its all about finding different ways to enjoy your gaming. Obviously this isn't for everyone as there are folks that desire to have a 100% completed card. If there's something you wanted to get in on but haven't started, you can always do a 1 game dive just to say you played along wink

The bonus on offer last Period for the Solo side was one that requires manual scanning so please bear with us as we check on the 'Year 1 Returns' winners.

Looking forward we have a new Team Bonus that will also entail scanning. Depending on your purchases and if you've been planning for this one to roll around or not, it may be difficult.

Are You LOST?
Both teammates must end the scoring period having unlocked 2 of the 6 numbers here using Gamerscore value (4 8 15 16 23 42).

That means you and your teammate both have to pop one of those weird gamerscore values and the gimmie (15G) unless you really want to show off your crazy gamerscore skills. wink

Its a manually scanned for bonus so please ensure the achievements are unlocked within the confines of the period itself, are not in games that you've hidden on TA and of course, are timestamped.

Of note, there is a filter option on the Easy Achievements page to sort through ones you have locked as well as the same option on the overall achievements page to see what games offer those values.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:

Available Now
Xbox One: SMITE Gold Bundle (20 Gods and 50+ cosmetic items)
Xbox One: Assault Android Cactus (7 ratio and climbing!)
Xbox 360: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (Easy 400G)

Available July 16th:
Xbox One: Death Squared
Xbox 360: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction


Honest Hearts are walking down Lonesome Road feeling those Old World Blues after finding Dead Money in the Gun Runners Arsenal. If that didn't spill the beans, we're playing Fallout: New Vegas this month!

812 are wandering the wasteland. 143 just walked out of the Vault and 35 experienced everything there is to do. All together, 5,332 achievements were unlocked for 109,430 Gamerscore worth 174,838 TA score.
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No winners this period.

  • OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
After the high last period, we've only got 1 respondent for you this period. We have one member of Nerf this! to chat with this week.
1) Did you play anything memorable last period?
Ow Nitram: NieR Automata, this game is truly unique and would have been a GOTY contender in a year without Zelda BOTW & Super Mario Odyssey. Amazing experience, highly recommended. Also Crash N’Sane Trilogy, decent game but the devs should really take lessons from Super Mario, last time I’ve played a Crash game was 20 years ago.

2) What pushed you to 1st place?
Ow Nitram: For the most part, the push was pretty much unintentional and had nothing to do with, I don’t know, for example, something like The Godz Reborn’s Overachiever streak from last year between October through November laugh In my case, I already plat’ed NieR on the PS4 last year so I know what to expect and was able to finish it quickly at the beginning of the week and take advantage of the over-inflated ratio of the game. The day after, Crash N’Sane Trilogy was released and again, since the game is 3000 GS and is quite hard, I was able to get a good TA boost from this one too due to the over-inflation which was a good thing since my partner was away from home during the weekend until Thursday. Two hours before the cut-off, I saw we were first with a 1000 TA lead and even so, I used 3000 TA of preload from Crash during the final hour. The REAL QUESTION is why? It’s quite simple, I just wanted my ratio to tank and try to get the lowest ratio during the following week.

3) What character ability do you enjoy using the most? (Any game/platform) What about it makes it better than other abilities?
Ow Nitram: Mario’s triple jump so I can hear him screaming YAHOO. Annoying, I know.

4) If you could recommend one Xbox One game to someone, what would it be and why?
Ow Nitram: Okami HD, this game is truly a masterpiece, a bit obscure outside of Japan for the mainstream audience. This is Zelda but with a dog/wolf named Amaterasu and his friend Issun, a trash-talking bug-sized you use to paint your attacks. The graphics with the watercolor/cel-shading style are wonderful. It’s one of the best game ever made and we’re lucky to have the HD port on XBO.

5) How do you feel about cosmetic items in games? Are they a gateway to lootboxes or do they support the developers?
Ow Nitram: I don’t play F2P games but I can understand that microtransactions coming from cosmetic items might be a huge part of their revenue, as long as the gameplay remains unaffected, I don’t see the issue. However, when you pay 80 bucks for a game (at least here in Canada) and the dev has the balls to put lootboxes/microtransactions for cosmetic items, it’s totally disgusting and greed at his finest. I remember when cosmetic items were…unlockable. Like, in Dead or Alive Ultimate, each character had 30 costumes : beat the game on the hardest difficulty to get costume X, beat survival mode to get costume Y, that was the good time and really fun to do. In case of full price retail AAA games, no way it support the devs. There are few exceptions where the cosmetic thing is handle well like Overwatch where you get lootboxes for leveling-up or doing the weekly 9 wins : not only you get a lot of rewards even without spending real money on lootboxes but the characters skins/designs are actually unique and not generic uninspired skins with color variations (Overwatch, consider yourself lucky that I’m praising you right now because you’re broken beyond belief with your matchmaking which is the worst of video games history).

6) Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?
Ow Nitram: I watch a lot of TV/Movies and like hockey but most of my time and money for hobbies goes to gaming.

7) What is your proudest gaming accomplishment?
Ow Nitram: Achievements-wise, I’d say :

1K Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition : beating the bloody palace with Trish was pure torture.
4K Rare Replay for the Stampers Forever achievement
Complete Capcom Arcade Cabinet with all DLC : the difficulty of both Commando & Gun.Smoke is legendary, beating these two games was a gaming accomplishment.

Non-achievements-wise : the real Super Mario Bros. 2 released only in Japan on the Famicom disk system.


8) What game do you think is most deserving of a sequel? Why is it special?
Ow Nitram: We need either Banjo-Kazooie 3 (in other words, a real Banjo game) or a sequel to Conker, I don’t understand how someone can sit on those 2 IPs for so long and do nothing with both of them. They set a very clear standard on how 3D platformer should feel and still today, they remain the best with Super Mario 64. The difference is Mario still delivers 10/10 games but Banjo and Conker have been MIA for so long and a lot of indies devs are trying to cash grab on the 3D platforming genre nowadays. Rare must listen to the fans once and for all and stop being stubborn and beating a dead horse with Sea of Thieves, Phil Spencer always talks about Banjo, what are they waiting?

9) Do you collect or play and sell? Do you have any gaming related collections?
Ow Nitram: I buy and keep everything as a huge game collector (physical version, of course). I have a full collection of the 360 & One Japanese games library (still missing a lot of things PAL and a couple NA games). I’m a huge Nintendo fan and I’m collecting games on the NES, SNES, Famicom, Super Famicom, Gameboy, N64, Gamecube, DS/3DS, Wii/WiiU & Switch, both US and Japanese stuff. I also have a complete collection of the notorious Nintendo Amiibo figures.

10) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Ow Nitram: Our last interview was 7 months ago I think, well it’s good to be back, thanks for the time you give to us. Shout out to the whole team of The Godz Reborn (Deathisland, JORAX, K4rn4ge, Momie), cutting on sleep to score, you guys were crazy. Also, since I thought last year we had one more interview but in the end, it was another team, congrats to Jimbot & his team for 2017 victory.

BADGES:
Overachiever: l306l PoRkRoAsT 17,000 TA (2,146 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: NYYProphet 4,589 TA (safe by 48 TA)
Achievement grinder: InjuryProne19 6.7017 Ratio
That was easy: Fatal x Blade 0.9969 Ratio
Achieveaholics: RedmptionDenied 227 Achievements
Achieveaphobia: NMANOZ 0 Achievements

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 13,256
GamerScore Earned: 522,211
TA Score Earned: 833,762
Bonuses Used: 52
Average Ratio: 1.5966
Avg Score Diff: 111.1111
Benches Used: 5

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 964,461
GamerScore Earned: 33,583,170
TA Score Earned: 52,973,395
Bonuses Used: 1,650
Average Ratio: 1.5778
Avg Score Diff: 60.7788
Benches Used: 309
Bonuses Awarded: 2,366 (To be updated)

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
l306l PoRkRoAsT with 17,000 TA, 3,925 GS and a total of 180 achievements.
GREGO McGEE with 14,854 TA, 8,250 GS and a total of 165 achievements.
d4rk antares with 13,118 TA, 11,375 GS and a total of 174 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V Achievements with 25,244 TA, 23,540 GS and a total of 283 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 23,095 TA, 4,070 GS and a total of 177 achievements.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Achievements with 21,953 TA, 6,845 GS and a total of 191 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V Achievements with 23,540 GS worth 25,244 TA and a total of 283 achievements.
What the Box? Achievements with 13,655 GS worth 19,025 TA and a total of 188 achievements.
One Eyed Kutkh Achievements with 9,900 GS worth 10,102 TA and a total of 99 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V Achievements with 283 achievements won worth 23,540 GS and 25,244 TA.
Embers of Mirrim Achievements with 277 achievements won worth 5,140 GS and 7,226 TA.
The Walking Dead Collection - The Telltale Series Achievements with 233 achievements won worth 5,845 GS and 7,683 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Moskstraumen in Minecraft (Win 10) added 5,549 TA to the leaderboards.
Do a Barrel Roll! in Minecraft (Win 10) added 4,824 TA to the leaderboards.
Moskstraumen in Minecraft 4,320 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Been there, done that in What the Box? added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
The box, the box, the box is on fire! in What the Box? added 2,100 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 25 achievements to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 24 achievements to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE Player in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 24 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Roast House 30,448 TA (9,191 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Bad and The Scoreless 9,754 TA (safe by 33 TA)
Achievement grinder: Roast House 3.9672 Ratio
That was easy: Nerf this! 1.0578 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Roast House 385 Achievements
Achieveaphobia: Funkmania 57 Achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 11,505
GamerScore Earned: 465,862
TA Score Earned: 743,450
Bonuses Used: 10
Average Ratio: 1.5959
Avg Score Diff: 430.0
Benches Used: 4

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 831,993
GamerScore Earned: 29,095,077
TA Score Earned: 46,123,484
Bonuses Used: 1,119
Average Ratio: 1.5891
Avg Score Diff: 179.4042
Benches Used: 147
Bonuses Awarded: 1,526

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
l306l PoRkRoAsT with 17,000 TA, 3,925 GS and a total of 180 achievements.
l306l DaRkRoAsT with 13,448 TA, 3,750 GS and a total of 205 achievements.
d4rk antares with 13,118 TA, 11,375 GS and a total of 174 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Achievements with 23,493 TA, 7,235 GS and a total of 207 achievements.
Minecraft (Win 10) Achievements with 22,469 TA, 3,580 GS and a total of 142 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 21,009 TA, 3,725 GS and a total of 165 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V Achievements with 17,640 GS worth 18,917 TA and a total of 212 achievements.
What the Box? Achievements with 13,115 GS worth 18,427 TA and a total of 175 achievements.
One Eyed Kutkh Achievements with 11,400 GS worth 11,632 TA and a total of 114 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V Achievements with 212 achievements won worth 17,640 GS and 18,917 TA.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Achievements with 207 achievements won worth 7,235 GS and 23,493 TA.
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Achievements with 189 achievements won worth 6,920 GS and 12,432 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Moskstraumen in Minecraft (Win 10) added 6,342 TA to the leaderboards.
Do a Barrel Roll! in Minecraft (Win 10) added 4,341 TA to the leaderboards.
Moskstraumen in Minecraft added 4,320 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Been there, done that in What the Box? added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
The box, the box, the box is on fire! in What the Box? added 2,100 GS to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 19 achievements to the leaderboards.
CARAVAN MODE 3 win(s) in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 18 achievements to the leaderboards.
HI SCORE Player in ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V added 18 achievements to the leaderboards.

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Posted by planting42 on 11 July 18 at 21:25
JimbotUK Thanks Nitram and you guys were insane! <3
Posted by JimbotUK on 11 Jul at 21:58