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Dec 29, 2015

001 - The Challenges of Challenges

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Our first episode! We introduce ourselves and the podcast, discuss the ins and outs of the Xbox One challenges system, some news, our first "Knobs and Discos" (unobtainable and discontinued achievements) report, and more.

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

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


Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro 

0:17:51 - Recap

0:44:15 - Talking Zeds: The Challenges of Challenges

1:19:24 - News, Knobs and Discos

Glitches and bugs:

Knobs (unobtainable achievements):

Discos (discontinued achievements):

Games with Gold:

Other news:

Game delays:

Backwards compatibility:

1:41:41 - Wrap up and outro



  • "1K" - Complete the base gamerscore in a game, typically 1000 points, thus 1K. Sometimes used to refer to a completion in general.
  • "TA" - True Achievements, either the score type or the website
  • "Knobs" - Unobtainable achievements - achievements that have never been unlockable
  • "Discos" - Discontinued achievements - achievements that are no longer unlockable, probably due to online server shutdowns
  • "Bean Dive" - Yearly challenge on True Achievements aiming to earn at least one achievement in every game in your backlog, coined by it's creator, Beanpotter