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3:00 PM on 06.19.2012

You'll be rewarded for your Achievements this fall

Back when we collectively still had biweekly debates about the importance of Achievements or lack thereof, conversations frequently drifted toward "Hey, why don't they just give us Microsoft Points in exchange for our climbin...

Jordan Devore

9:40 AM on 03.13.2012

Xbox Live profiles losing all their achievements? Yipes!

[Update: Microsoft claims the issue is now resolved, but we've already had users switch on their systems and claiming it hasn't been. If you've been affected, log out and log in, while hoping for the best!] Reports around the...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 03.12.2012

XBLA achievement score limit increasing to 400 (Update)

[Update: No longer a rumor, this news has been confirmed by Microsoft's Major Nelson.] According to everybody's favorite anonymous sources, Microsoft is about to update its policies regarding Xbox Live Arcade achievements.&nb...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 02.29.2012

Microsoft Flight is finally out today and it's free!

It seems like everything is jumping on the success free-to-play is bringing these days, and Microsoft's line of flight simulator titles is the next franchise to test the waters. Out today is Microsoft Flight and, as was promi...

Brett Zeidler

7:30 PM on 02.24.2012

Life's goal achieved! I am now an in-game achievement!

Last month, I reviewed an auto-scrolling runner game for the iPhone called Curio. I wasn't too kind with my judgment, much to the disappointment of the title's main developer Rube Rubenstein. At the end of the day, though, th...

Tony Ponce

10:15 AM on 10.12.2011

Daytona USA achievements leaked: There's a karaoke mode!

Remember when Sega teased us with a revival of one of their classic franchises? You knew it was Daytona USA, didn't you? The title has yet to be confirmed, but it's Daytona.  It seems that Achievements for the Xbox ...

Dale North





10:30 PM on 10.07.2011

Red Orchestra 2 gets all stats and achievements reset

Red Orchestra 2 had a rough launch. While it is a great game, there were some serious issues to deal with, including bugs. One of those issues was stats not being recorded correctly. Players would sometimes have random and lu...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 PM on 10.04.2011

Take a peek at Skyrim's Achievements

Do people still get pumped when they see Trophy/Achievement lists ahead of time? That used to be the norm, though I suspect enthusiasm has died down considerably in recent years. If you don't mind quest-name spoilers, the Ach...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 08.09.2011

Fallout: New Vegas' new DLC achievements mention ED-E

Fallout: New Vegas' various downloadable adventures have ranged over a wide variety of settings, but they all share one thing in common: They're all solo experiences that, through one contrivance or another, force player...

Josh Tolentino

11:15 AM on 07.08.2011

Resident Evil HD downloads to get full Achievements

Usually, downloadable games on Xbox Live can only offer 200 Gamer Points' worth of Achievements. The HD reissues of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, however, will offer 1,000 Points each, boasting full-fledge...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 06.24.2011

Dragon Age II 'Legacy' DLC detailed by achievements

New DLC for Dragon Age II is supposed to be announced during Comic Con, according to the game's Twitter account. However, the achievements for the upcoming Legacy DLC have already been listed on Xbox360Achievements.org. While...

Maurice Tan

4:40 PM on 02.28.2011

Achievements in Minecraft may still happen

Many of us love the choose-your-own-adventure style of Minecraft, because few games tend to offer exploration on such a grand scale. Of course, there are also people who have this desire to be told where to go and what to do;...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 02.23.2011

Academics tackle achievements, publish research

The February 2011 special issue of Game Studies, the free web-published international journal of computer game research, focuses on the subject of game reward systems. Four articles in particular may be more interesting than ...

Maurice Tan

4:00 PM on 02.02.2011

Would you rather collect in-game goods than real stuff?

[Every so often, you may see some of these mini-features appear on the front page. They are just short editorial thoughts meant to start an interesting conversation in the comments and c-blogs. Enjoy! Now get to discussing...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 12.22.2010

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 achievements drop game details

The achievement hounds over at Xbox 360 Achievements have dug up a full list for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Given that Capcom has been slowly leaking out information on the game, it's not surprising that the list confirms a few game features, while simply hinting at others.

Nick Chester

10:00 PM on 11.30.2010

Catherine's leaked Achievements are utterly spoileriffic

I'm largely apathetic towards Xbox LIVE Achievements and PS3 Trophies, though I certainly don't mind earning a few for a little extra effort. Just a little (sorry, Dead Rising 2's "Zombie Genocider"). However, it's moments li...

Josh Tolentino