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Jun 8, 2016

025 - In Between a Frog and a Hard Achievement

Tarragon breaks tradition and buys a lot of games; Brandon yells at a cloud; Crandy does his best impression of Krang; we review brand new puzzle platformer In Between.

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0:00:00 - Intro

012:48 - Recap

  • Tarragon BALROG prep kicking off
  • Tarragon’s New Games
    • Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (EU)
    • Motorcycle Club
    • The Escapists (360)
    • Super Meat Boy
    • Just Dance Disney Party 2 Xbox One
    • Among the Sleep
  • Tarragon Ordered:
    • Tour de France 2015 Xbox One
    • MotoGP 15 Xbox 360
    • Transformers Devastation Xbox 360
    • Psycho Break (Evil Within) Xbox One
    • Zoids Infinity EX Neo (JP)
    • Super Robot Taisen XO
    • Army of Two: 40th Day (JP)
    • Overlord (JP)
    • Cross Edge Dash
    • Hokuto Musou (Fist of the North: Ken's Rage) (JP)
    • Double Clutch (Conflict: Denied Ops) (JP)
    • IHF Handball Challenge 14
    • Rabbids Invasion TV
    • Psycho-Pass
    • Diario: Reverse Moon Legend
    • Momotarou Dentetsu 16 Gold
  • Leap Frog
    • Freamwhole croaked - Project Spark let him down
    • Tarragon is planned to about 13.0
  • Playing Zeds: Crandy vs Fream
    • In Between: Crandy wins!
    • Achievements are backloaded - candidate for preloading?
    • Some glitchy achievements, counters are off
  • Playing Zeds: Community vs Fream or Crandy?
  • Fream played: Project Spark, In Between, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2,
  • Tarragon played: Among the Sleep, Minecraft 360, Killer Instinct, Rare Replay, Six Guns (Win8), Knight Squad, Factotum 90, Xbox Fitness, Blast ‘em Bunnies
  • GTASC: Tarragon’s team survived period 20 and cutoffs have changed

0:39:56 - Listener Feedback

  • WNBA Kirkland = Wife of NBA Kirkland
  • Burnah Bros: re: music
  • Jjaldana: State of Decay 2
  • Kaiba Chaos: should MS give up on Japan?
  • Big Ell: Crandy met his wife online, not on TA though
  • Saucy Slingo: $1 million to never see an ending of a game or movie ever again?
  • Saucy Slingo: topic - cross-platform unlocks?
  • Big Ell: Crandy sounds like Krang from TMNT, should have an alt account called Kraangdy

0:59:42 - News

1:34:02 - Leaderboard Update

  • Only covering top 25 from now on
  • Started tracking game completions and played
  • Shoutout to the Endless Bean Dive guys: Madeyepadeye, Montana97, seamonkeypowder
  • Game completions: 19% of people on TA have not completed any game, 25% have not completed a game including all DLC
  • Big news:
    • Celtic Force hit 2 million TA
    • smrnov hits 1.3 million GS
    • Stallion83 increases GS lead over smrnov ~7k, narrows TA gap to ~8k
  • Top scorer: Stallion with 40,344 TA and 24,732 GS
  • Other milestones
    • GS
      • 900k: jimmyhova
      • 800k: lucas1987, Minioger, Matt DB87
    • TA
      • 1.8m: Rand al Thor 19
      • 1.7m BIGSXY1
      • 1.6m red tanuki
      • 1.5m ChaosSlayerX187
      • 1.4m Sangriaz, Terrin
  • Battles to watch
    • GS
      • Last month: BIGSXY1 closing on RedmptionDenied for 5th spot
        • RedmptionDenied responded and widened the gap a bit
      • Last month: Spots 14 through 18 are all very close around the 850k mark
        • A lot of activity around this space, from 14 down to 25 almost everyone changed position
      • Matt DB87, currently position 1 on the Games Started leaderboard, is on the cusp of the top 25 for GS
    • TA
      • Fairly quiet month for the top 25
      • Womi lost two positions, and Spawnycher very close to overtaking Sangriaz

1:36:55 - Shovelware Cemetery: In Between


2:02:14 - Knobs and Discos

  • NBA 2K14 discontinued

2:03:00 - Zombie News Corner

2:06:00 - Outro

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