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Point camera, earn Gamerscore
The second episode of Life is Strange has an Achievement set that falls right in line with the first episode's. Again, exploration is key, and taking some quirky photos will earn you some easy Gamerscore. The rules and p... read feature

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Xbox One update

Xbox One is getting more descriptive Achievement notifications


Look for the update today if you're a preview member
Mar 23
Another Xbox One system update, another opportunity to use some insane cartoon image. Microsoft is rolling out updates for Xbox One Preview Program members in two waves -- the first hits today, while the second will arrive ne... read
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Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X has a giant spider and nope nope nope nope nope


Burn it all down, we're done here
Mar 17
Mortal Kombat X has simply gone too far this time. Look, we've put up with Scorpions and Reptiles for decades because they aren't actual scorpions and reptiles. They're just bipedal dudes fixin' to rip someone's spine ou... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gets sentimental


175 point D'awwwwww Achievement added
Feb 13
In honor of Valentine's Day and the loved ones around us, Sunset Overdrive has added a new achievement today for 175 points dubbed the D’awwwwww Achievement. The idea of the achievement is to find 12 drawings by the ga... read
Life is Strange guide photo
Point camera, earn Gamerscore
It's always great when a game's Achievements exploit the mechanic or feature that the title does best. That's what Life is Strange's set does -- at least for the first episode. Almost everything in episode one can be unlocked... read feature

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Halo Achievements

It's going to take so long to unlock every Achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


There's, uh, more than 400 of them
Oct 10
After looking over IGN's full list of Achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, yeah, I won't be earning all 4,000 (!) Gamerscore points. Hell, I knew that after reading the literal first Achievement description: "Co... read
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Forza Horizon 2 demo coming to Xbox One on September 16


Achievements announced
Aug 27
A demo for Playground Games' Forza Horizon 2 is coming to Xbox One on September 16, just ahead of the September 30 release date. They promise a "brief taste" of what to expect in the full version.  You'll find an Achievements list for Forza Horizon 2 below. Some of the names are super silly. read
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Xbox One update

New Xbox One update snapping to life in a few days


Hope you like Snapping
Jul 08
Microsoft sure is on a roll with updating the Xbox One. For several months in a row now, it's continually refined the console's infrastructure to rectify what consumers have identified as its shortcomings. July's update is r... read
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Xbox One

You can now view your Xbox One achievements online


I'm sure everyone was waiting for this feature
Jun 19
When the Xbox One launched, it didn't have full feature parity with the Xbox.com website. One of the chief complaints was the inability to view achievements online off the consoles -- but starting this week, you can do just t... read
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Xbox One

Future Xbox One update will let you snap Achievements


With real-time progress tracking
Jun 09
Here's a rundown of an Xbox One update in the works for later this summer that'll enable Snap mode functionality for Achievements. As shown in the video, they'll be automatically sorted by how close you are to unlocking them... read
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MGS trofees

Platidumb! Metal Gear Solid V won't have platinum trophy


I've become so comfortably platinumb
Mar 17
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes won't have a platinum trophy. Hopefully that doesn't bother you lot that planned to infinitely replay the short, replayable game. Kojima explained on Twitter: The reason GZ doesn't have Plat... read
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1M Gamerscore

Stallion83 becomes the first person to cross 1M Gamerscore


Made up of 43,598 Achievements
Mar 13
Something special happened on Twitch in the wee hours of the morning today. Raymond Cox, better known on the Internet as Stallion83, became the first player to break one million Gamerscore on Xbox. Cox, who has been the paces... read
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Stick of Truth

Stick of Truth Achievements have you 'join the KKK'


Also, farting on a whole lot of people
Feb 09
The Achievement / Trophies list for South Park: The Stick of Truth have just been uncovered, and it looks like "New Kid on the Block", what seems to be the very first one you'll earn, is for joining the KKK. Well then, ... read
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Dark Souls

I'm dreading some of Dark Souls II's Achievements


My inner completionist is sad
Jan 20
"This is Dark Souls - Die for the first time." Perfect. The Achievements / Trophies for Dark Souls II have come out and this is not a link to click if you're one to fear spoilers. Locations, bosses, friendly characters, and c... read
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Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes achievements leaked


A short list, but not the easiest
Jan 16
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Achievement list has been leaked, and it's a curious one. Provided nothing gets shifted, the full 1,000 points are broken down between a mere 15 Achievements. Curious still, with the excepti... read
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Dtoid badges

Help us design an awesome badge for the Dtoid community!


The winning design will earn an exclusive Legendary Dtoider badge
Nov 27
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I sure do wish I could wear my love for Destructoid on my sleeve"? Well soon, that might be a reality! Honored is a cool new system that tracks your "achievements" across multiple pla... read
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Cheevos

Xbox One achievement interface shown in photos


Very, very, large
Nov 18
Over the weekend, Microsoft Studios' Mike Ybarra tweeted out a pair of photos demonstrating how achievements will be represented on the Xbox One. Instead of a simple list, there is a less helpful grouping of huge images, allo... read
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Gamerscore

XBLA games on Xbox One will have 1,000 achievement points


This is good, I think
Nov 14
It looks like the limit on Achievement points for Xbox Live Arcade games on the Xbox One will be rising to 1,000, instead of being only 400. On Twitter, PopCap Games tweeted that Peggle 2 will have a Gamerscore of 1,000,... read
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Xbox One

Earn Xbox One Achievements by watching TV


Best part? No Gamerscore for them
Nov 08
With such a strong focus on television viewing, it's predictable to hear that Microsoft will allow Achievements that are earned through watching media, as shown in the image above. "We're going to have more achievements for m... read
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Achievements

Xbox One will record all the Achievements you unlock


That'll be handy for video guides
Oct 07
One of the the most prominent trends accompanying the arrival of next-generation consoles is the native ability to record gameplay video. We've known for a while that Xbox One will automatically capture and locally store the... read
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Xbox One Achievements

Xbox One's Achievements designed to evolve with games


As titles are adjusted, the Achievements are too
Jul 25
One of the biggest changes to the Achievement system in the transition from Xbox 360 to Xbox One is the ability for developers to add Achievements whenever they feel fit. Microsoft has already said that there will be restrict... read
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Fable

Here's the winning fan-made Fable Anniversary Achievement


It's pretty straightforward
Jul 19
Earlier this month, Lionhead Studios put the call out for fans to design their own Achievement to be integrated in Fable Anniversary. The results are in, and the winning entry "Are you not entertained!?" will require players ... read
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Fable

Design an Achievement for Fable Anniversary


You have a lot of faith in us, Lionhead
Jul 09
Lionhead Studios is taking the crowdsourcing approach to coming up with the last Achievement for Fable Anniversary. Now through July 14, you can submit ideas on the company's forums. "We'll be handing the creative baton to ou... read
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Xbox One Achievements

Xbox One Achievements detailed, will carry over from 360


Achievements can now unlock more content (gulp)
Jun 13
Brace yourselves, tons of Achievement info is coming. Major Nelson dropped a novel of information on Achievements recently, and it goes into a lot of detail on how the new system will work. There's a lot of stuff to comb thro... read
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Xbox One Achievements

Microsoft: Devs have monthly cap for adding Achievements


'We don't want to overwhelm gamers'
May 31
With the impending change of guard of Xbox consoles, Microsoft is taking the opportunity to revamp its Achievement system. There have been plenty of rumors surrounding Xbox One Achievements, but Microsoft shed a bit of light ... read
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My list of demands for the next generation of unnecessary but addictive meta-gaming
Earlier this month, Brett shared his love of Xbox Achievements with us, and cautioned that Microsoft's rumored next-generation revamp to the system may end up ruining part of what makes them great. For Brett, the idea of Achi... read feature

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They had it right this generation
If I had to choose a single aspect of this generation of consoles that personally defined the past seven years, I'd immediately turn to the Xbox 360's Achievement system. For better and for worse, Achievements have completely... read feature

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Next Xbox Achievements

Rumor: Next Xbox DRM is up to the individual publisher


Microsoft is also expected to expand the scope of Achievements
Apr 26
Following yesterday's talk of price points and a potential November launch for the next Xbox, Polygon has compiled the latest it's heard about the console. Sources say that yes, there will be an always-online requirement pres... read
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WoW achievements

World of Warcraft players really love those achievements


Earning 8.7 million a day
Mar 31
I like to pretend that I'm above achievements and trophies, but that's a bare-faced lie. One minute I might be questioning the point or merit of these virtual marks of honor, but the next I'll be trying to earn them.  At... read
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This changes everything
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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Achievement unlocked!
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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BioShock Achievements

Bioshock Infinite Achievements reveal new modes, weapons


Thar be spoilers in them thar cheevos
Feb 04
Once again, Exophase has revealed a listing of in-game Achievements for an anticipated upcoming title, this time the long awaited Bioshock Infinite. For those of you who want to go into a title spoiler-free, you may want to a... read






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