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Mar 9, 2016

012 - Outside is Overrated

The newest member of the “1 Million Gamerscore” club, RedmptionDenied, the 5th person on the planet to reach that amazing milestone, joins us. He earned it on his stream last night, not without drama of course, and we’ll ask him about his fantastic run at 1 million. We’ll cover the community questions and find out what the future holds.

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

Break music: "Game Cool Dubstep Mode Logo" by Sparximer

Gamerscore Boot Camp music: "Tally Screen" 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.

Show notes by Jo Carter. (In proper English :))


Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Randy aka "Crandy" - TrueAchievements - Xbox


Marshall aka “RedmptionDenied” - TrueAchievements - Xbox - Twitch

0:00:00 - Intro

  • Achievement Sponsor: Nifty 50 in F1 2010 - suggested by McLovinLegend
  • Intro RedmptionDenied - Newest Member of the 1 Million GS Club
  • Mug of the week - Sasquatch containing Earl Grey Tea by Stash
  • Pulling a Fream is spreading; the opposite (a Maerf), from alklein92201, is logging in for extra time on ROBLOX for no reason due to missed achievement notifications :)
  • March 1 tweet from @StephenKing - Dark Tower movie
  • Comments turned off on due to issues (for now)
  • New Leaderboard idea (from Tarragon) - Completion percentage x TA score/ Gamerscore = new stat (I like this! - J)

00:15:00 - RedmptionDenied Interview

  • There was a plan. The “Road to 1 Million”; had 950k at the beginning of the year after GTASC 2015 (Great TA Score Challenge)
    • 2pm start of the stream, with Kinect game Just Dance 2016 - good achievement name, “Complete your Journey
    • Epic boss battle in Pier Solar, harder because he forgot the controls :)
    • Bouncing between 23 games over the course of the stream.
    • End of stream - playing Ori, 75g needed. At least that was the plan - but 40g short on re-checking gamerscore…
    • 25g short after all popped in Ori. Ended up with Alien: Isolation for final 25G.
    • Stats on TA were over 1 million GS - the missing 65g was there; but not registering increase in GS on Xbox (I had this problem with my 100k - J)
    • RedmptionDenied extremely disappointed with technical issues in the stream.
    • With the 1 million the plan was to play difficult games, survival horror is his favourite genre.
    • Lots of positive feedback from viewers and fans.
    • 5th person overall, 2nd in US to hit 1 million gamerscore.
  • Gamertag? Bonus Level in DOOM (most played game). What about the spelling? 15 character limit on Xbox! (sorry Big Ell)
  • Outside is overrated. #obligatorybigellcommentisobligatory
  • Started with Halo 3 on the 360, popping achievements.
  • Winner of GTASC 2015 individual,.
  • Overtook Rand Al Thor earlier this year
  • Still in GTASC 2016.
  • Let’s Cheer - Kinect shame :)
  • Wipe Out games (physically demanding) - shoutout to NBA Kirkland for series completion.
  • MX vs ATV: Untamed (non-Kinect, very difficult)
  • White whale achievement: Boom Boom Rocket - Sore Thumb Award
  • Next obvious goal is 1000 completions.
  • Thanks to Big Ell, McLovinLegend, spazpol, Montana7, JQ1017, MADeyePadEYE, JStryker416, angelsk (me), and Johnny Zarpentine for the questions.

01:01:14 - Listener Feedback and Questions

  • With thanks to:
    • CooperS05 on iTunes, Johnny Zarpentine, Frank Hardy, Mike @Hickster83 and new follower @Chuggybeggs, Harley Wayne, The Yiddler, McLovinLegend, Big Ell, SaucySlingo, Spazpol, Handydarkness, Facial La Fleur, NBA Kirkland, Kez, Enigma Gamer 77, Kunzite 508, Matrarch, II Tatey II, Griffey95, bigeasy97
  • Add regional game project on website?
  • Ironic games. How do you play something ironically?
  • Yay Jo-love :)
  • Tearragon? Tearagone? Tarrygon?
  • We love the community!
  • Brandon’s Dark Souls Experience TBC (Coming Soon TM). Watch Freamwhole on Twitch.
  • NBA Kirkland Tweet re: parody for Uncharted 4
  • Freamhalf - now registered for Brandon’s kid :) (That’s brilliant! - J)
  • Banana Split Ship in Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - do it solo with the AI not a kid (credit Kez)
  • Oi - the “u”s are proper!
  • Recommendations for PAL console games?
  • Rock Band issues US on release
  • Indie games for Xbox One not coming to Australia - because it’s expensive to get ratings?
  • Correlation with spoilercast and people playing Life is Strange? Petition for Crandy to play?
  • Vampyr - Dontnod’s next game
  • ET - most famous shovelware movie tie-in game. Documentary about ET and the landfill. Discontinued app on Xbox.
  • Tarragon has never seen Jurassic Park?! What is wrong with him?
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution
  • Hellboy: The Science of Evil, DLC never released (unobtainable)
  • Rambo: The Videogame, unreleased DLC also
  • Gamerscore bootcamp will be tweaked, maybe do a bit with Shovelware - Twitter Poll
  • March 14 - UHH on TA - 1500+ participants so far, sign up closes on the 11th. Thanks to Jack and Rich on TA!
  • Potentially more contest ideas coming from Brandon, keep your ears tuned.

01:54:08 - What we’ve been playing

  • RedmptionDenied:
    • Screencheat
    • Jackbox Party Pack 2
    • Just Dance 2016
    • The Evil Within
    • Ori and the Blind Forest (no-death speed run)
  • Randy:
    • ROBLOX
    • Gears of War 2 with Jack
    • Pacman Kart Rally
    • Wolfenstein (Finished online MP)
    • Red Faction Guerilla (boosting)
    • Killer Instinct (trying to get Killer before Season 3 - currently gold tier)
    • Action Henk
    • GRAW (DRINK!)
    • Boardgame: Electronic Talking Mystery Mansion
  • Tarragon:
    • Walking Dead Season 1
    • ROBLOX (close to pulling a Fream)
    • Zheros
    • Minecraft Xbox One
    • Pro Baseball Spirits 3 (JP MP) (Thanks Montana97)
    • The Swapper
    • Madden 08 (Simming, adjust the sliders) - what is this hand-egg thing? SPORTS!
    • Boardgame: Roll for the Galaxy
  • Brandon:
    • The Swapper (Great video walkthrough)
    • Kinect Fun Labs Avatar Kinect (Thanks Handydarkness, Hyrulebalverine, Jonker and Soul In A Jar)
    • Kinect Fun Labs I Am Super
    • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
    • The Wreckateer (DLC and Golbins)
    • Guacamelee - El Infierno

02:09:05 - News

02:24:34 - Shovelware Cemetery

  • Suggestion from Matrarch - Bury it or send to Shovelware Sanctuary
  • Beat da Beat
    • Bullet hell rhythm game
    • Mobile to PC port, coming to Steam
    • Verdict: Send to Sanctuary - waiting to see difficulty of achievements
    • BONUS: Codes to give away for Steam version (with Steam achievements)
  • Action Henk
  • Screencheat
    • Online and local multiplayer, one-hit kills
    • Need more time to decide

02:41:20 - Gamerscore Bootcamp

02:43:03 - Backwards Compatibility

02:34:53 - Knobs and Discos

02:47:25 - Game delays

02:47:53 - Zombie News Corner

02:50:10 - Outro


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