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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘achievements’

Xbox One Rewards You For Watching TV

(image) You may be familiar with the above icon that pops up out of nowhere during game play on your Xbox 360; it usually signifies that the player has achieved some notable feat or challenge (i.e. points). The numbers and letter signify that 1000 game points have been achieved, which contribute to the user’s Gamerscore. What if you want to …

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Xbox One Might Give You Achievements For Watching TV

The Xbox One announcement was all about one thing – TV. It’s clear that Microsoft is positioning its next console as more than just a game machine, but it might be bringing some game elements to television broadcasts. Gamesindustry.biz reports that Microsoft has recently applied for a patent that would hand out achievements to TV viewers. Similar to how achievements …

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The Xbox 360 ‘Achievement Unlocked’ Sound, Visualized

You spend countless hours seeking it. You do crazy things to obtain it. You play games over and over again for a chance at it. It, of course, is the elusive (depending on the game) Xbox 360 achievement. Think about that glorious sound. How it reverberates in your ears – the satisfaction of winning points where everything is made up …

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Your Xbox 360 Achievements Aren’t Totally Worthless Anymore

If you’ve been consistently building up your Xbox 360 Gamerscore for years, you’re about to get rewarded…kind of. Microsoft has just launched an all new rewards program for Xbox gamers. It’s called MyAchievements and allows your Gamerscore to be used for some modest prizes. “You’ve been faithfully building your Gamerscore for years now. To reward you for your dedication, we’ve …

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Mozilla Open Badges Enters Public Beta

Mozilla has been playing around with the idea of Open Badges since 2010. If you’re not familiar with the concept, think of it like game achievements applied to what you see, learn and do on the Web. Mozilla has partnered with some major players over the past year and has been testing the concept with them. Now it’s time for …

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[EXCLUSIVE] Would Reaching 1 Million Gamerscore Be The “Greatest Gaming Goal Ever Accomplished?”

To some, gaming is a casual hobby. To these people, it’s fun, but none of their life goals involve feats achieved with a controller in their hand. Ray Cox is not one of these gamers. Cox is a Guinness World Record Holder, his claim to fame being the guy with the highest Gamerscore on the planet. I’ve been playing Xbox …

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Guinness World Record Holder For Highest Gamerscore Hits 700,000

UPDATE: Check out our exclusive interview with Ray Cox about his quest for 1,000,000. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: When is comes to gaming these days, you’re either an achievement lover or you’re not. I would even call myself that – maybe even a whore. I love to go out of my way in games to unlock special, secret, or supremely difficult achievements. …

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XBLA Achievement Guidelines Changing Soon (Rumor)

Ever since Microsoft has introduced the achievement system in 2005 with the launch of the Xbox 360, it has proven to be one of the most popular additions to gaming. There’s something about completing an objective and hearing that little “blip” noise that fills you with a sense of accomplishment. The rules for achievements, however, have remained pretty stagnant over …

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Facebook Offers New Tools For Game Development

If you thought that games were just a way for Facebook to make some easy money, think again. The company is serious about it and are offering tools for developers to add even more options for achievements and high score rankings. When Facebook launched “now playing” stories in news feeds, they saw a 60% increase in new users installing games …

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PlayStation 3: These Are The Top 10 Platinum Trophies

Ah yes, the platinum trophy, the reward gamers earn when they obtain every other trophy (achievement) in a PlayStation 3 game. I only have one platinum trophy, so I am obviously either a bad gamer or a lazy gamer – for my pride, I’m going with the latter. Some gamers, however, have obtained a lot of platinum trophies and this …

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