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The 1 million Gamerscore barrier broken

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I’ve related before my general nonchalance when it comes to achievements and trophies. I find collecting them utterly pointless, and feel that their perpetual pursuit has even changed the way games are made. My own chagrin aside, I certainly understand their appeal. With that, hats off to Xbox gamer Stallion83 (that’s Raymond Cox to his mum) – who’s become the first gamer to rack up a million in Gamerscore.

And, in a bit of fortuitous marketing for Microsoft and Respawn, the game that he was playing when he reached the milestone was Titanfall, earning the apt “I Like A Challenge” achievement. The whole event was live streamed from his Xbox One, cementing cox’ Guinness World Record as the fellow with the highest Gamerscore.  He earned that accolade in 2010, back when his score was just 511,342.

“I’m not stopping, I’m not going. I’m staying number one forever!” Cox said at the end of his stream.

Don’t be too cocky, Raymond. I’m right behind you, with a deficit of just 941,624 Gamerscore. Interestingly, Raymond’s 8 year-long pursuit for the million wasn’t hampered by his skills or inability to actually attain the achievements. Instead, what held him back was a lack of games; there just haven’t been achievements left for him to get.

For all of his dedication, Ray was given a lifetime membership to Xbox Live and a free, limited white Xbox One when the system launched last year. That’s little consolation; what he must have spent on games over the past 8 years must be staggering.

Last Updated: March 13, 2014

42 Comments

  1. RinceIsIngwer

    March 13, 2014 at 12:01

    Best header ever!

    Reply

    • Rock789

      March 13, 2014 at 12:43

      Dunno if it’s ‘ever’… But it’s right up there. 🙂

      Reply

      • RinceIsIngwer

        March 13, 2014 at 12:43

        Silence!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 13, 2014 at 12:44

          I KEEL YOU!

          Reply

  2. Gerhard Davids

    March 13, 2014 at 12:02

    Ja…

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 13, 2014 at 12:09

      WIN!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 13, 2014 at 12:09

      dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      March 13, 2014 at 12:11

      LOL!

      Reply

    • HvR

      March 13, 2014 at 12:13

      Good thing they went with One and not Xbox 1080 then.

      Reply

      • Gerhard Davids

        March 13, 2014 at 12:14

        Indeed, the new name is waaay more appropriate.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 13, 2014 at 12:17

          Also the PS4 plays at 1080p. I bet the Ms guys went WTF! No way can we name this thing 720

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          • ToshZA

            March 13, 2014 at 12:21

            1080p, but at how many fps? 1080 / 30 = 36. 36 x 10 = 360. Hmmm. There’s some math in there, but I can’t quite work out why its significant.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 13, 2014 at 12:30

            It’s not but it bothered MS enough to change the name.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 12:25

            Doubt it. They didn’t see “Xbone” coming.

          • HvR

            March 13, 2014 at 12:26

            Still do not know how not, it was like it was staring them in the face with its one eye.

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 13, 2014 at 12:30

      HAHA

      Reply

  3. VampyreSquirrel

    March 13, 2014 at 12:03

    I’ve been watching his progress and everyone at Achievement Hunter (which he’s a proud member of) went nuts on Twitter when he got it. My twitter feed is still going nuts.

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  4. TiMsTeR1033

    March 13, 2014 at 12:08

    The catch is did he completely finish all the games or just keep getting new games and thus more achievements?

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 13, 2014 at 12:16

      He got every achievement on every game he ever played (from what I’ve seen)

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 13, 2014 at 12:17

        Flipping hell. Guy must be crazy good or have no life.

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        • ToshZA

          March 13, 2014 at 12:17

          Latter. Definitely.

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        • HvR

          March 13, 2014 at 12:34

          Do not see the skill in finding all 300 relics, shooting 1000 pigeons, clubbing 450 baby seals.

          OCD maybe?

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 12:43

            Think that it explains everything.

  5. HvR

    March 13, 2014 at 12:11

    My mental image of this dude is the fat guy in the basement in South Park that reached the top level in WoW.

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    • Kromas

      March 13, 2014 at 12:16

      How do you kill that which has no life?

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 13, 2014 at 12:18

        The sword of a thousand truths? (I think that was it’s name)

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        • Kromas

          March 13, 2014 at 12:24

          Indeed.

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          • ToshZA

            March 13, 2014 at 12:56

            Whats it iLvl though?

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 13, 2014 at 12:59

            at a requirement of lvl 50… probably about 75

  6. Hammersteyn

    March 13, 2014 at 12:12

    Cox? Fox? He’s the bestestest

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  7. Rainman

    March 13, 2014 at 12:14

    Well he is defnitely not playing with his surname….

    Reply

  8. TiMsTeR1033

    March 13, 2014 at 12:15

    but I thought this was johnny

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  9. ToshZA

    March 13, 2014 at 12:16

    Yes but is it over 9000?

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  10. VampyreSquirrel

    March 13, 2014 at 12:26

    I’m only 987400 Gamer score behind him

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  11. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 13, 2014 at 12:39

    That’s little consolation; what he* must have spent on games over the past 8 years must be staggering.

    *his mother

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  12. Rock789

    March 13, 2014 at 12:39

    I’m with ya on that one Geoff – my gamerscore does not reflect either my skill nor my like of games…

    But damn! 1 million gamerscore?! Good grief! Just how does he make a living? Coz I seriously need to get in on that action, so I too can afford to play games all day!

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    • Rock789

      March 13, 2014 at 12:42

      Play games and watch movies… And motorsport… Whilst participating in motorsport every weekend – now that would be my perfect life! 🙂

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      • ToshZA

        March 13, 2014 at 12:57

        Sounds pretty awesome to me.

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    • HvR

      March 13, 2014 at 13:01

      If he is a Xbox achievement software tester he is a genius.

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  13. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 13, 2014 at 15:08

    lol, the poor bastard.

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  14. Aussious

    March 13, 2014 at 17:58

    Well atleast I’m in the top 7% go check yours out!

    http://www.xboxlivescore.com/xbox-liveleaderboard

    Reply

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