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Allow me to paint a picture, Microsoft has had incredible success with their first home console and is in the process of creating the next iteration of the Xbox, along with a new console they have visions of a unified online platform featuring online gaming, voice and video chat, arcade games and an integrated marketplace where users can purchase downloadable content including games, pictures, music and even feature length movies. Buried amongst these grand plans is the proposal for a simple concept revolving around awarding players points for completing tasks within games, these points would then be manifested in the form of a Gamerscore, a simple numerical total of all the achievement points the player has acquired represented by nothing more than a digit that can now be found on a players gamercard prefixed by a perfunctorily created symbol.

Points serve as a persistent meta-game that can be played as apart of every other game available for the system and some points hounds would claim to be obsessing over points because they find enjoyment in devoting time to collecting the points but the social impact that points have online is also undeniable, so I ask you do you collect points? If so why? If not, why not?
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About Tamzone of us since 5:05 AM on 03.01.2008

I love playing video games and writing about video games, that's pretty much it.

Currently writing for:
www.citizengame.co.uk (CitizenGame)
https://gamerhobo.blogspot.com (My blog - HoboGamer)

Currently Playing:

Burnout: Paradise (PS3)
Oblivion: GOTY Edition (PS3)
The World Ends With You (DS)
Call Of Duty 4 (360)
Wipeout HD (PS3)

Mii code:7929 4194 0328 8192


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