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The Zed to Zed Podcast: The Show For Xbox Achievement Hunters and Gamerscore Junkies

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May 25, 2016

023 - Settling the (Musical) Score

A news heavy show this week, with a tactical diversion into talking about game music (and music in general).

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Hosts:

0:00:00 - Intro

0:19:00 - Recap

  • Tarragon
    • Project Spark x2
    • Elite Dangerous
    • NERO
    • Rare Replay
    • Games update: Pixel Piracy, Unravel, Sniper Elite 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, State of Decay: Year One, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
  • Crandy
    • Geometry Wars
    • Saints Row 2 DE
    • Quake 4
    • Ghostbusters
    • DOOM
    • Grind Hero 360
    • Project Spark x2
  • Fream
    • Project Spark
    • Rayman Legends
    • Geometry Wars, joined the 5/12 club to equal Crandy

0:35:52 - News

1:15:07 - Listener Feedback

  • Do or do not; there is no try
  • Burnah Bros
  • Tatey and Proux re: Day One Xbox Ones
  • LordChabelo13: Dory DLC adding achievements to Disney Infinity
  • KinectKid33: All about MIDI macros for Guitar Hero and Rock Band
  • Arsenic 17: Gamerscore hunting a declining hobby?
  • The Nyghty: What’s your “out of this world” passion? Fream is Zombies …
    • Tarragon: psychological supernatural horror, e.g. Paranormal Activity
    • Crandy: dystopia
  • NBA Kirkland and JStryker416: best and worst endings in games
  • Madeyepadeye: How much is too much for a game?
  • R56CooperS11: Lootcrate?
  • Ozbundyboy: Woodchucks?

2:26:41- Feature Content: Music

  • AC/DC gym music
  • Fream likes Punk and Ska and Insane Clown Posse
  • Tarragon likes everything and nothing
  • Crandy is close to the metal and Vaporwave
  • Game Soundtracks:
    • Tarragon:
      • Halo - IGN Unfiltered with Marty O’Donnell
      • Quake (Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails)
      • C64 composers: Martin Galway, Rob Hubbard, JCH, Jeroen Tel
      • Portal 2
      • Silent Hill
      • Sword & Sworcery
      • Machinarium
      • Late addition: AirMech Arena by Front Line Assembly
    • Crandy
      • Dead Rising Mall Music
      • Bioshock
      • Syndicate
      • Saints Row
      • Killer Instinct
      • Party Hard
      • Tetris for CDi
      • Earthworm Jim
      • Sonic CD
    • Game Informer Podcast about game music
    • Brandon:
      • Dr Mario
      • Tetris
      • Life Is Strange
    • Guile’s Theme Goes With Anything
    • Soundtrack of popular songs vs a score
    • The Flame in the Flood
    • Fallout

2:51:17 - Shovelware Cemetery

2:58:03 - Knobs & Discos

  • Forza 3 servers are back?

2:58:44 - Backwards Compatibility

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

3:00:23 - Zombie News Corner

3:08:52 - Outro

All audio production and podcast backend support provided by Tarragon Allen.

Songs and sounds that have been used in the show:

 

Glossary of Xbox Gamerscore and achievement jargon and terms

 

May 18, 2016

022 - DEFCON Spark Infinity Zed

A couple of server closure announcements spark a flurry of action, before the achievements are lost to the infinite void. Randy talks with Karsten from indie developer Happy Tuesday.

Show notes are always available on the Zed to Zed website

We are on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play! Please give us a rating or review, it will really help us and is a free, easy way to support the show!

Contact us!

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Hosts:

0:00:00 - Intro

  • Crandy’s Mug: Starbucks Paris
  • G.R.A.W. Update
  • Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder” was inspiration for Butterfly Effect
  • Tarragon’s 300k achievement guessing contest: angelsk (Jo) picked it, prize still up for grabs

0:11:00 - News

0:53:24 - Recap

  • Crandy
    • Wordament Snap Attack
      • Wow, such glitch, many bug
    • Guitar Grind Hero Live
    • Geometry Wars
    • Tomb Raider
    • Saints Row 2 DE
  • Tarragon
    • The Park
    • Aquazone
    • Payday 2
    • Elite Dangerous
    • Project Spark Windows 8 and One
    • Games purchased this week: 0 - did buy in game currency for Elite though
  • Fream
    • Project Spark
    • Knight Squad
    • Geometry Wars
    • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
    • Disney Infinity 2.0
    • Fable Heroes
    • Left 4 Dead 2

1:19:58 - Listener Feedback

  • Dan Tate - Day One Console is fine … oh wait
  • Montana97 - last full price game that didn’t trigger instant regret
  • NBA Kirkland, McLovinLegend1 on Fream’s bike accident
  • Handydarkness - Sega Mega Drive UC  and Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection will allow play of Sonic 1, 2, 3 and the delisted Golden Axe XBLA titles via Backwards Compability
  • Fream’s Feed: 130+ comments!?
  • Jjaldana - Australia Dark Souls
  • Big Ell, MightyMango - Crandy’s completion percentage
  • The Nyghty - Crandy, antisocial?
  • Big Ell - If everything could be unlocked like Fallout 3 PC, would you?
  • McLovinLegend1 - Assassin’s Creed Trailer
  • Leaderboard Feedback
  • Decoy1982 - Community Let’s Play

2:07:06 - Interview with Karsten from Happy Tuesday

2:52:28 - GamerScore Boot Camp: The Park

2:54:35 - Knobs and Discos

  • The Hight-Parking achievement in Trucking 3D (Win 8) fixed
  • Project Spark sunsetting August 12th 2016, delisted
  • Warning regarding Disney Infinity online and community achievements
  • Disney Infinity Toy Box (Win8) Disney account connectivity dead
  • Three/Fourths Home achievements completely broken now?
    • Thanks Tim Blair and KaibaChaos for the heads up

2:59:53 - Game Delays and Backwards Compatibility

  • Mass Effect Andromeda delayed to 2017
  • BC:
    • Frogger 2
    • Puzzlegeddon
    • Faery: Legends of Avalon
    • Final Fight: Double Impact
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution

3:03:45 - Zombie News Corner

  • Dead of Winter: The Long Night expansion
  • Dead Island Retro Revenge
  • Undead Labs: State of Decay contest (ends May 15th)

: - Outro

All audio production and podcast backend support provided by Tarragon Allen.

Songs and sounds that have been used in the show:

Glossary of Xbox Gamerscore and achievement jargon and terms

 

May 11, 2016

021 - The Forever 3/12 Club

This week Fream joins a special club, Crandy and Damien review MagNets: Fully Charged, Tarragon delves into the TA leaderboards, and lots of other stuff as usual.

Show notes are available on http://www.zedtozed.com/

Please give us a rating or review on iTunes and in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success, and is a free, easy way to support the show!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on TrueAchievements and zzUrbanSpaceman's blog.

Opening/closing music: "Jive Bot" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

All audio production and podcast backend support provided by Tarragon Allen.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Damien aka "Spazpol" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

Fream’s Bike Accident

  • Learning how to ride a bike, Fream got a boo boo.

Crandy’s Canada Starbucks Mug

  • #suchahomer

Fream won $15 from NastyMastaDaddy

  • Cinco de mayo winnings
  • Fream purchased Geometry Wars

Facial la Fleur - Geometry Wars stuck at 3/12 forever club

Crandy - Still in school (no surprise there)

0:09:32 - Listener Feedback

Matt Quin - Dead Rising: Watchtower - looking forward to Endgame

  • Crandy may watch it instead of grinding Tomb Raider.

Decoy1982 - Thanks for the email, going thru the binge listening.

  • Alan Wake codes to give away

TheJoeDean - likes the idea of a community stream / group.  Twitch possibly?

  • Tarragon would have to go to work on the weekend :-(

TheTVirusTyrant - Resident Evil teaser this E3?

Decoy1982 - Life is Strange - ever seen the movie Butterfly Effect (the original one)

Montana97 - do you care about uneven GS?

ozBundyBoy - other gaming platforms

  • Brandon would own everything if money was no issue.
  • Smash brothers is awesome.
  • Tarragon owns them, but doesn’t use them because they lack achievements.
  • Randy would own them if money was no issue as well

Kursed Souls - When will Fream play Bioshock?

MattQuin - Tarragon’s game addiction update

Mighty Mango - Day One Consoles

SaucySlingo - Preview Program

Keith271179 - regarding Done Unlocking!

NBA Kirkland - Dark Souls DLC have no achievements

Mclovin Legend - Games to introduce to non-gamers

Jjaldana and ChiT0wnRedneck - E3

“Boycotts”

R46CooperS11 - COD: Spacefighting Bros

1:08:25 - News

Battlefield 1

Multi-Genres Feature on TA

X1 Game Management Update “Soon”

Mighty No. 9 gone gold - June 21st

Respawn working on a Star Wars game

Battleborn Weekly Balancing Tweaks?

Six new games added to Video Game Hall of Fame

1:30:28 - Recap

Leap Frog

Fream

  • Geometry Wars
  • Enslaved
  • The Escapists
  • Project Spark
  • Overwatch Beta

Tarragon

  • Project Spark
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Prize: Fruit Ninja Kinect code for the person to guess his 300k achievement

Crandy

  • Wordament Snap Attack
  • Tomb Raider
  • Saints Row 2 DE
  • Dead Rising 2

1:44:15 - Feature: TA Leaderboard Movements Update

1:51:30 - Shovelware Cemetery

  • MagNets: Fully Charged

1:58:34 - Knobs and Discos

  • Alekhine’s Gun - Chameleon to remain unobtainable?
  • Screen Cheat - Sky Captain fixed

2:03:08 - Backwards Compatibility & Game Delays

2:04:56 - Giveaway

2:05:30 - Zombie News

2:08:28 - Outro

 

Glossary of Xbox Gamerscore and achievement jargon and terms: http://zedtozed.com/xbox-gamerscore-and-achievement-glossary

 

May 4, 2016

020 - That Ol’ Pax Aroma

Damien (Spazpol) joins us to talk about his experiences at PAX East 2016.

Show notes are available on http://www.zedtozed.com/

Please give us a rating or review on iTunes and in your favourite podcast application, it will really help us spread the word and make the show a success, and is a free, easy way to support the show!

Contact us on Twitter @zedtozed or email us at contact@zedtozed.com, we'd love to hear from you! Also check out the Zed to Zed Podcast Leaderboard on TrueAchievements and zzUrbanSpaceman's blog.

Opening/closing music: "Jive Bot" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! developed and published by WayForward Technologies

Gamerscore Boot Camp music: "Tally Screen" by Jake Kaufman from the game Mighty Switch Force! 2 developed and published by WayForward Technologies

All audio production and podcast backend support provided by Tarragon Allen.

Hosts:

Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Damien aka “Spazpol” - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:15:42 - Talking Zeds: Pax with Damien

  • Instant  messaging
  • Aroma
  • History
  • Xbox booth
    • Cuphead
    • Gears of War 4
  • The Behemoth
    • Pit people
  • Gearbox
    • Panel
    • Battleborn
    • Rock Band is dead to me (and so is Gearbox and Harmonix [Rock Band 4 is still dead to me])
    • Borderlands 3 (what a surprise)
  • Jackbox team
    • PAX community Quiplash
  • Indie booths
    • Tinybuild - Speedrunners
    • Patching on Xbox is hard
    • Flinthook
    • Bad history with indie on Xbox 360
    • Piranaking - Lastfight
    • Deathstate
    • Forced: Showdown
    • Buy Madden, keep EA alive
  • Major Nelson Podcast (don’t ask about day one consoles)
    • Overwatch beta
  • Twitch lines - Midipaw
  • Lines to trade Pokemon cards with Midipaw
  • Midipaw
  • Overwatch demo - Midipaw?
    • Press vs. gamers
  • Capybara Games - Below - Xbox One (semi?) exclusive
  • Compulsion Games - We Happy Few
  • Daedalic - Air
  • Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (Monkey Island devs) - Thimbleweed Park
  • Death Road to Canada
    • Shovelware Cemetery

1:32:10 - Recap

 

  • More notes to come

 

2:02:30 - News

2:34:55 - Listener Feedback

3:02:17 - GamerScore Boot Camp

3:05:05 - Knobs & Discos

3:06:20 - Backwards Compatibility and Game Delays

3:08:55 - Zombie News Corner

3:10:36 - Code Giveaways

3:12:10 - Outro

 

Glossary of Xbox Gamerscore and achievement jargon and terms: http://zedtozed.com/xbox-gamerscore-and-achievement-glossary

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