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Mar 30, 2016

015 - smrnov, Korea, and Fitbit

Tarragon sits down for a chat with Gamerscore giant smrnov, Korea games get some attention, and apparently a lot of people have Fitbits.

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

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Brandon Fream aka "Freamwhole" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

Tarragon Allen aka "zzUrbanSpaceman" - TrueAchievements - Xbox

0:00:00 - Intro

0:19:30 - Recap

  • Tarragon
    • UHH: Forza Motorsport 5, South Park: Stick of Truth, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Gears of War
    • Rare games week: Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (HW/TW), Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (KR), Dead Rising 2: Case West (KR), Wall•E (KR)
    • Tachyon Project, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
  • Brandon:
    • Monthly Birthday Gamertag Challenge on the Achievement Hounds forums
      • Nicktoons MLB, Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Escapists, YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
    • Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Destiny

0:29:31 - Feedback

  • iTunes reviews! Thanks Black Buff, Avenged Against, MitRialB
  • Email! Thanks Tim Blair GT: MitRialb
  • Twitter: @KaibaChaos - future guests we'd like?
      • The Dauntless
      • Microsoft Achievement people
      • Rand Al Thor 19
      • Christian Allen
      • Phil Spencer
      • Major Nelson
      • Creators of first achievements
      • Vince Curley
  • IGN Unfiltered
  • Twitter: MclovinLegend - GRAW and nyancat
  • Twitter: NBA Kirkland - twitch for Dark Souls
    • Fream will stream Dark Souls soon
  • Blog: Facial La Fleur - don't bother with Windows Phone
  • Feed: Facial La Fleur - need more lead time to give feedback!
  • Feed: Xtowers - ever bought DLC without achievements?
    • Tarragon: yep: Batman and Minecraft
    • Brandon: nope, unless it's in a season pass
  • Feed: Handydarkness - wife in hospital? Lack of movie tie-in games?
    • THQ?
    • LEGO games
  • Feed: Big Ell (THAT guy)
    • don't do more than two contests a year
    • play our games properly the rest of the year
      • There's no proper way to play games :P
      • Goal-driven achievementing
    • BeanPotter's Bean Dive responding to the same "problem" as the UHH: ridiculous backlogs
    • DLC co-op for N+
  • Kursed Souls didn't repeat a Fream

0:57:44 - Interview: smrnov

  • Interview from January
  • smrnov's statistics from TrueAchievements
    • 50k+ achievements
    • 1.25+ million gamerscore
    • 2.3+ million TA score
    • 74% completion
    • Second in the world to hit 1 million GS
    • Most completions in the world (1400+)
    • 48% of all possible achievements unlocked
  • smrnov overtook Stallion83 recently on TA score
  • Stallion83's death in the family - :( our condolences Ray, all the best
  • What over 2 million GS looks like

1:23:48 - News

1:45:48 - Gamerscore Bootcamp

1:49:41 - Knobs and Discos

1:51:53 - Backwards Compatible and Game Delays

  • BC: Assassin's Creed, Grid 2, Dark Void, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dark Souls
  • Delayed: Dangerous Golf, Adr1ft

1:53:19 - Zombie News

1:57:10 - Outro


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