Rumour : Microsoft Contemplating Non-Gaming Achievements?

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Microsoft recently sent out an achievement related survey, looking for a bit of gamer’s insight. One of the questions stood out as being particularly interesting :

Providing Achievements for non-gaming uses of your Xbox 360 (e.g., “The Film Buff: You’ve watched 50 DVD’s”)

Achievements have no doubt worked well for Microsoft; while I have little interest in the digital bragging rights, many gamers go out of their way to acquire them- lured by and addicted to the sound and euphoria that accompany them. Some even buy notoriously bad games just to get their achievements.

Are Microsoft looking to add a little addiction to the rest of your digital life?

Source : Joystiq

Last Updated: February 18, 2009

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.

  • Bboy

    My xbox battles to read discs… the other day the entire screen went white with black writing in all different languages instructing me that in order to use the disc… I should “put it in an xbox 360”?!?

    So… that’s gotta be an achievement right, I get the “xbox not an xbox” acheivement! yay!

  • baba

    “Booted console 365 times without RROD”, that would be worth 1 gazillion points!

  • The Achievement’s title was meant to be “a good year” but it wouldn’t fit 🙁

  • They should introduce achievements that reduce gamerscore for those people who kill teammates and generally disrupt gameplay…
    Achievement unlocked: -50 points for being a fool!

  • Never really saw the point of achievements. :ermm:

  • Fox1

    That should be an achievement too, lol 😆

  • :w00t:

  • WitWolfyZA

    So when is this gonna be applied then? My xbox survived more than 500 booting sequenses. Where is my achievement? lol

  • bloodbath019

    what do you mean by booting sequenses? if you mean being kicked from games or having a really bad rep or being suspended? then yes i have all three down packed lol

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