Achievements : Gajillions Unlocked.

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Achievements, and by extension, trophies are a strange thing indeed. Completely worthless, the digital badges of honour make us battle through the tedious bits of games. What’s the point of them then? Absolutely nothing, but we love them anyway.

We like them so much in fact that we, gamers, have unlocked a total of 2 and a half billion of the buggers since their inception, for a sum total of 52 billion gamerscore. That works out to an average of 150 gamer points per person on Xbox live – so if you’re sporting less than that it’s time to catch up. It’s probably also time to get a new hobby, because gamers will laugh at you.

If you’re one of the very few people who’ve managed to get Call of Duty 4’s notoriously frustrating “Mile High Club,” you owe yourself a pat on the back. Only 2.8 percent of the 10 million COD4 players who’ve logged on to live have that one. Probably because only 2.8 percent of people have the sort of patience required, or the necessary money to replace controllers 4 times a week.

These statistics come courtesy of Aaron Greenberg, who divulged them in an article about achievements on Gamasutra 

Source : OXM

Last Updated: April 7, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Darkling

    It would be cool if you are able to unlock goodies for your avatar with the game you are playing. like a master chief outfit for instance.

  • Before that would be incredibly useful we would need more uses for our Avatars…

    Master Chief playing Uno Rush just isn’t so cool :ninja:

  • Im sure i read some where last year, that game developers are bringing out special clothing for avatars. Like when you finish a certain game you get a avatar t-shirt.. ect

    would be cooler if it came sooner than later

  • ewie

    mm calculation
    52 000 000 000 / 30 000 000

    = 1733

  • ewie

    should be
    That’s almost 150 achievements per Xbox Live member.

  • Lupus

    I want to unlock that achievement up there 😀

  • yeah how many points do I need to unlock those hot-pants :pirate:

  • :devil:

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