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5:00 PM on 03.17.2014

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

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...

Steven Hansen


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8:00 AM on 03.13.2014

Stallion83 becomes the first person to cross 1M Gamerscore

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...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 02.09.2014

Stick of Truth Achievements have you 'join the KKK'

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, ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 01.20.2014

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

"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...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 01.16.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes achievements leaked

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...

Abel Girmay

6:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Help us design an awesome badge for the Dtoid community!

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...

Mr Andy Dixon

1:15 PM on 11.18.2013

Xbox One achievement interface shown in photos

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:15 AM on 11.14.2013

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

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,...

Joshua Derocher

12:15 PM on 11.08.2013

Earn Xbox One Achievements by watching TV

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...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 10.07.2013

Xbox One will record all the Achievements you unlock

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...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 07.25.2013

Xbox One's Achievements designed to evolve with games

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...

Brett Makedonski





8:00 PM on 07.19.2013

Here's the winning fan-made Fable Anniversary Achievement

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 07.09.2013

Design an Achievement for Fable Anniversary

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 06.13.2013

Xbox One Achievements detailed, will carry over from 360

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...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 05.31.2013

Microsoft: Devs have monthly cap for adding Achievements

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 ...

Brett Makedonski



Confessions of an Achievement whore: Demands for next-gen photo
Confessions of an Achievement whore: Demands for next-gen
by Mr Andy Dixon

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 Achievements soon spanning multiple titles or being added willy-nilly, post-launch by nefarious developers is a frightening prospect that any Achievement-loving completionist should fear. I couldn't have agreed more.

So when Microsoft confirmed the rumor during their Xbox One reveal earlier this week, I was disappointed. And the more I started thinking about it, the more I started to realize that, dammit, we've been at this for long enough now to rightfully expect certain things from developers where Achievements are concerned. After seven years, shouldn't we be past the growing pains? Shouldn't they know what we want by now?

So with that in mind, I present to you my Achievement Whore's Manifesto. Think of this as a list of demands for what we should expect to see (and expect to not see) in a game's Achievement list in 2013 and beyond. I know not all of us agree on Achievements' worthiness or impact on gaming, but I think we can all get behind the idea that a shit Achievement is a waste of everyone's time, and if they're here to stay, we might as well get the most enjoyment we can out of them.

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