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., â€œThe Film Buff: You’ve watched 50 DVD’sâ€)
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