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Xbox One Achievements

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 restrictions in place t...   read

 
 
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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 to complete all...   read

 
 
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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 our community by ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One Achievements

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 through, but the ke...   read

 
 
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Xbox One Achievements

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 on one of the c...   read

 
 
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Confessions of an Achievement whore: Demands for next-gen

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 s...   read

 
 
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I hate the rumored next Xbox Achievement system

If I had to choose a single aspect of this generation of consoles that personally defined the past seven years, I'd immediately turn to the Xbox 360's Achievement system. For better and for worse, Achievements have completely dominated my p...   read

 
 
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Next Xbox Achievements

Rumor: Next Xbox DRM is up to the individual publisher

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 present -- but Micr...   read

 
 
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WoW achievements

World of Warcraft players really love those achievements

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 a GDC panel, C...   read

 
 
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Trends of this Generation: Digital distribution

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 I think will co...   read

 
 
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Gamification

Trends of this Generation: Gamification

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 I think will co...   read

 
 
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BioShock Achievements

Bioshock Infinite Achievements reveal new modes, weapons

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 avoid the next p...   read

 
 
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Xbox Achievements for Resident Evil: Revelations surface

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. Exophase has come ac...   read

 
 
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Earn Xbox Achievements on iOS with free game Wordament

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 with ten Achieveme...   read

 
 
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Earn Achievements to get rebates on Xbox Live purchases

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 Achievements t...   read

 
 
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Angry Birds Trilogy has a 300-hour Achievement

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, which I'll simpl...   read

 
 
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Gearbox details late fan's inclusion in Borderlands 2

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 situation with ...   read

 
 
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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 climbing Gamerscores?"...   read

 
 
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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 Web are pourin...   read

 
 
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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.  Currently, ...   read

 
 
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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 promised, it's entir...   read

 
 
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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, there are no hard...   read

 
 
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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 Live Arcade ver...   read

 
 
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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 ludicrous numbers...   read

 
 
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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 Achievements for T...   read

 
 
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