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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Red Dead Redemption achievements out along with new screens


May 03
The achievements for Rockstar's upcoming Red Dead Redemption are all at once awesome and and altogether frustrating.On one hand, there's one achievement that you can get for killing and skinning 18 grizzly bears. This is awes... read
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Games on Demand: A 1000 Gamescore points for $19.99


Mar 23
Not even Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson can pretend this is anything else -- Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth is now available on Games on Demand, and it's the simplest way to get 1000 Gamerscore points. Ever. The game... read
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Xbox Live's Game Room gets 56 Achievements


Mar 19
Wait, seriously? Yes, seriously. Microsoft's Game Room will have 56 Achievements attached to it when it finally launches next week. Hoping to entice players into its virtual arcade like Gary Glitter with a dirty van full of c... read
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GDC 10: are Achievements harmful?


Mar 12
Could rewarding players for playing your game make them appreciate the game less, and play worse? Chris Hecker doesn't know for sure, but his talk, "Achievements Considered Harmful?," explored the possibility. I've tried my best to summarize the talk below, but I can't say I've done it justice -- Hecker gave the headiest and most fast-paced talk I've yet heard at GDC 2010. Hit the jump for that. read
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PSA: ACII 'Battle of Forli' DLC won't have Achievements


Jan 28
The first piece of Assassin's Creed II DLC "Sequence 12: Battle of Forli" won't have Achievements or Trophies associated with it. A spokesman for Ubisoft Montreal confirmed the lack of Trophies last afternoon with Web site PS... read
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Achievement whores giving NBA Live 07 a final shot


Jan 06
Even if you’re not an Achievement whore, you may have heard whispers of a rare online Achievement for EA Sports’ NBA Live 07. One of the game’s 15 Achievements offers a sizable reward -- 100 Gamerscore -- fo... read
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Monday Mind Teasers: Drag Box


Jan 04
Last week's Boomshine game did a phenomenal job at keeping things as simple as possible while still being thoroughly enjoyable. This week's game does a great job of taking a similarly simple concept, but instead making it mor... read
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Mass Effect 2 Achievements revealed


Dec 22
Mass Effect 2 is almost a month from retail release. If I put on my space visor and squeeze my eyes shut real tight, then I can totally see the box in my hands. As a bonus I suppose, I can also see vibrant stars and neon-blue... read






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