Xbox Achievements Go Full Circle

1 min read


The Xbox 360 sports an exalted achievement system – which has the ability to make gamers play through tedious bits of games they wouldn’t otherwise bother with, as well as purchase games they wouldn’t generally be caught dead playing; all for the sake of a misguided sense of self-worth, or digital e-penis extension. The obvious inspiration for the PS3’s me-too trophy system, the Xbox’s achievements have come full circle, as they’re now borrowing certain elements from the PS3.

According to Major Nelson’s latest podcast, Microsoft will be insisting that all games feature achievements tiered by difficulty – easy, medium, and hard – much like the PS3’s bronze, silver gold and platinum trophies. What does this mean to real-world gamers? Well, for a start achievement whores may be required to work a little harder for their gamerscore fix – achievements like those seen in Avatar : The Last Airbender will be a thing of the past.

Source : Major Nelson

Last Updated: August 3, 2009

Read  Fortnite Battle Royale will add more points of interest to its map in the next update

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.

  • janrik

    Noooo. Avatar is like teh roxor!


    Nice, good thing I’ve had a 65k headstart then. :wub:

  • Faheem

    Anyone else think Geoff has the breast pictures? Thanks buddy :tongue:

  • easy

    they kinda look under age to me… then again i can’t tell the difference between a 16 year old and a 22 year anymore.

  • Lupus

    Yeah that’s the excuse you going to use ;-). Odd I used to play the games for the achievements but ah now I just play the game and the achievement pops up woohoo. I play all my games on hard anyway so no big difference.

  • Darkling

    A lot of guys got a blikseming for that exact reason..

  • Yeah I know, it really is becoming quite hard.

    err..I mean difficult. :blush:

  • Faheem


  • Faheem

    I’ve been sitting in class since 8am – when will this end? My brain is full!

    Anyway I bought my Xbox 2nd hand with games so I kept the profile onboard and had to create another account for downloads etc but my achievements are mostly on the other so I really couldn’t care.

  • TT25

    I love achievements.. they make such a pretty noise.
    Geoffy that pic is like so… YOU

  • Yeah, Only I’d REALLY, REALLY have a tough time resisting the urge to test for ripeness. 😛

  • Darkling

    Geoff always submit the ‘breast’articles! :silly:

  • Faheem

    :face: :face: Hehe like two uhm blank melons

  • RonaldMcDeath

    haahah awesome post Geoff.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Geoff you rock dude i didn’t even read the article, Its all about the boobies man

Check Also

This year’s Xbox E3 briefing will be “a nice change”

Microsoft is already promising some cha-cha-changes that’ll be revealed at their media bri…