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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
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
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

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

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
Revelations

Xbox Achievements for Resident Evil: Revelations surface


Further evidence of a console port
Jan 11
Following its appearance on a South Korean ratings-board listing, it looks increasingly likely that Resident Evil: Revelations will be making the unusual, albeit very welcome jump from 3DS to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Exoph... read

Earn Xbox Achievements on iOS with free game Wordament


What is this, Bizarro World?
Dec 23
If you haven't yet played enough word-forming games to last you a lifetime, consider checking out Wordament. Previously available for Windows Phone and Windows 8, this title has now made it to the Apple App Store complete wit... read

Earn Achievements to get rebates on Xbox Live purchases


Sep 28
A couple of months ago, we were told that Xbox Live Rewards would be incentivizing Achievements this fall. Microsoft has now rolled out that functionality, which allows Gold users who sign up to earn rewards based on how many... read

Angry Birds Trilogy has a 300-hour Achievement


Out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and 3DS
Sep 25
This week marks the release of Angry Birds Trilogy on 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, a $39.99 ($29.99 for 3DS) compilation that includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. There's the launch trailer, w... read

Last year's most heartwarming game-related story was without a doubt that of Michael John Mamaril, the 22-year-old Borderands fan who lost his life to cancer. His friend Carlo sent an email to Gearbox Software explaining the ... read feature

You'll be rewarded for your Achievements this fall


Jun 19
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... read

Xbox Live profiles losing all their achievements? Yipes!


Mar 13
[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... read

XBLA achievement score limit increasing to 400 (Update)


Mar 12
[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... read

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


Feb 29
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... read

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


Feb 24
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... read

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


Oct 12
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 ... read

Red Orchestra 2 gets all stats and achievements reset


Oct 07
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... read

Take a peek at Skyrim's Achievements


Oct 04
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... read

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


Aug 09
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... read

Resident Evil HD downloads to get full Achievements


Jul 08
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... read

Dragon Age II 'Legacy' DLC detailed by achievements


Jun 24
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... read

Achievements in Minecraft may still happen


Feb 28
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;... read

Academics tackle achievements, publish research


Feb 23
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 ... read

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


Feb 02
[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... read

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 achievements drop game details


Dec 22
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. read

Catherine's leaked Achievements are utterly spoileriffic


Nov 30
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... read

Rumor: Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu in Super Street Fighter 4


Nov 28
An alleged list of new achievements for Super Street Fighter 4 containing stuff from Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition has hit the internet. The list includes images of Yun and Yang (two characters that have yet to be ann... read

Shocker: Halo: Reach will likely get more Achievements


Sep 27
Last week, Bungie posted a blurb about installing Halo: Reach to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Inadvertently or not, the studio's instructions included a few screenshots showing an updated Achievement total. Based on these 'shots,... read

Achievements lampooned again in Achievement Unlocked 2


Aug 04
In desperate need of a delightful time-waster for your workday? Achievement Unlocked 2 is here to rescue you. This sequel sees the return of the little blue elephant with a new selection of rooms for him to explore and a... read

XBLA version of Plants v. Zombies has co-op and vs. modes


Jul 18
In the grand pantheon of games to fall back on when you're waiting at a bus stop or just simply bored at home, Plants vs. Zombies is probably the best there is. Hell, it's probably one of the best games out there in term... read

This MLB 2K10 Achievement/Trophy is only available today


Jul 12
2K Sports included a time-sensitive Achievement/Trophy in Major League Baseball 2K10, and the time to get it is now. Entitled "Mid-Summer Classic," the task -- good for 40 Gamerscore on Xbox Live, and a silver Troph... read

Bungie reveals Halo: Reach's achievements


Jul 11
Achievements. You want them. You can pretend like you don't, but we all have a little Achievement whore in us. Halo: Reach. You want it. You can pretend like you don't, but we all have a little Halo whore in us. Put your want... read






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