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Posted by EarlessShrimp

maybe I'll really have to break out the ol' 3ds just to check this stuff out!

Posted by NeoTechni

But all of them are the worst kind of trophies, the kind you have absolutely no control over. They're practically random!

Also, quit asking for them in EMULATED games, that's not a realistic possibility

Posted by Just_Endless

They are astonishingly difficult (finish find me 5 times, what?), and only apply to the Mii courtyard channel. Not real groundbreaking to me.

Posted by Jensonb

Nothing to see here folks. Nintendo has had single-software Achievements since the Wii came out. This is just an example of that for Mii Plaza.

Posted by HellBrendy

One would have thought they would call it "3DLC".

Posted by BBQBram

Typo! Typo!

Posted by BR4DL3I9H

I used to be a huge achievements whore, but these days i only care about getting achievements for games that i still enjoy playing after the credits roll. If the gameplay is boring by then you can expect me to not even both trying for the ones i missed, but if the gameplay is still good then i will go for them. Oh, and i have really grown to hate the collectibles in games. When i was a kid they used to be fun but now as an adult i don't have the time to hunt for all 100 golden dildos or whatever they want me to find, especially if i have a few games on the go with the same requirement.

Posted by RustySpoon

But what good are "accomplishments" if there's still no way to show them off?

Posted by TehFlan

Kirby Mass Attack actually had the same kind of thing. I S-Ranked it.

Posted by Soccer5537

@Shaanyboi: But why give you such items for completing a game when Nintendo has the possibility to sell you such goods a la Microsoft? We gamers need to think like a multi-billion dollar company, and then say no thanks when they offer us junk for real monies.

Posted by I_smell

It's getting pretty hillarious the names people have to come up with to get around the word "achievement".

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Superfriend: This is pretty much how I feel them. I don't agree with the people who seem to think they're the greatest addition to gaming ever, because they add "whole new ways!" to play games.. but I don't agree with the hipsters who want them completely removed either.

I tend to ignore them, I don't think they're particularly important to games, but they can be a bit of fun, especially if they encourage you to do something in a game you might not have otherwise tried, and being able to compare your progress with other people is a positive thing too. When you're playing a game just to get them though... then you're taking it a step too far.

I'm in favour of Nintendo adding them, but it feels like they should have made unlocking the Mii hats tied into them, similar to what Xbox games do with Avatar awards.

Posted by loopy_101

Man, I must be the only one who doesn't like achievements here. I've always found them counter-intuitive as to how I play a game.

Posted by Superfriend

Achievements are a great way of tracking your progress in a game. They make it easy to compare your progress with other people. They sometimes help you find stuff hidden in the game or give you incentive to try other ways of playing a game instead of just rushing through.

If Nintendo wants to do them, fine. A nice unified online experience would be nice too. And a better interface for all the shop stuff. If Wii U comes around and launches as barebones as the 3DS did, there´s really no excuse anymore. They had a lot of time to fix these things.

Posted by Alkaiser

@Dixavd said:

Wow some people think of achievements in such a one-dimensional way. Achievements are a really useful tool if used correctly, they can be used to add depth to a games story line (like for instance having the player make a choice but either way they get an achievement naming them as a villain, to show how shitty a position they have been thrown in) or simply as an insentive for players to try new things within a game that they may not try or think of trying. It is also a way of rewarding players for tough tasks and being able to react to them in sequels (like common thinks in games that check if you have achievments of the previous title and reward you in the sequel for playing the previous games, this can also be taken a step further as to actually change missions of dialog in the next game).

Even if Nintendo didn't actively put it in developers will do it off their own back anyway, take Xenoblade Chronicles for instance which has an extensive list of achievements in-game.

They can be a fantastic tool for communication between developers and players and ways of personalising playthroughs even if they player does not actively seek them out.

Maybe in like 1% of games, being generous. In most games its an annoying feature of "Hey! You just shot a hundred mans! Pat yourself on the back. No, you didn't actually unlock anything for doing this. Thats what dlc is for silly!"

So yeah. I can't wait for accomplishments. People can buy a whole bunch of games that they hate to jack up their gamerscore. I wouldn't be so down on it if it had the tiniest little bonus attached to it. But it's literally just a dude flicking pennies past your vision to get you to play games that you don't want to play in the first place. Movie license/tv license games and sport games 2k6 say hi.

Posted by MideonNViscera

@Marz said:

They should use the experience from doing this for the Wii-U, i'm sure people would welcome that feature for the next nintendo console.

If the WiiU actually has all the games of the PS3 and 360, then it'll have them. SSF4 for 3DS still had achievements even. It's like for PS3 trophies. They were already making them up for X-Box, why not throw em on PS3? I'm sure it'll be the same.

Posted by RobertOrri

Let's not get too hyped up here. So far this is just inside a single application, and there's no button on the main 3DS menu to indicate that this sort of functionality is coming as a system-wide feature.

Posted by 49th

Yo Nintendo, where are my GBA games?

Posted by krabboss

@ChrisInCali: That's coming in the next firmware.

Posted by Vexxan

ACCOMPLISHMENT GET!

Posted by TreyoftheDead

VC achievements, my god Nintendo don't do that to us. We cherish our lives!

Posted by StrainedEyes

I admit it, these things keep me interested in a game well after I would normally move on.

Posted by Dixavd

Wow some people think of achievements in such a one-dimensional way. Achievements are a really useful tool if used correctly, they can be used to add depth to a games story line (like for instance having the player make a choice but either way they get an achievement naming them as a villain, to show how shitty a position they have been thrown in) or simply as an insentive for players to try new things within a game that they may not try or think of trying. It is also a way of rewarding players for tough tasks and being able to react to them in sequels (like common thinks in games that check if you have achievments of the previous title and reward you in the sequel for playing the previous games, this can also be taken a step further as to actually change missions of dialog in the next game).

Even if Nintendo didn't actively put it in developers will do it off their own back anyway, take Xenoblade Chronicles for instance which has an extensive list of achievements in-game.

They can be a fantastic tool for communication between developers and players and ways of personalising playthroughs even if they player does not actively seek them out.

Edited by Bollard

They talked about this before launch but said it might be some weird thing where only certain publishers use them - they either quoted EA doing it or Ubisoft I can't remember.

Either way I like that it actually happened.

EDIT: Also,

@patrickklepek said:

If Nintendo decided to make accomplishemtns part of Virtual Console, my world might actually fall apart, and I don’t even really care about achievements that much.

PROOF READING IS YOUR FRIEND KLEPEK. But thanks for the article.

Posted by obscurefan

Cool, I'll admit I've turned into a bit of an Achievement hunter so this would really help to get me back into Nintendo games.

Posted by notha

i lol'd at the name. 'acomplishments' just sounds so rip-offy from 'achievements' at least 'trophies' sounds like it had a little bit of thought behind it

Posted by Jolt92

Add them. Add them now. To the games. Games.

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

@DryvBy said:

@WilliamHenry said:

@vinsanityv22 said:

Accomplishments, Achievements, Trophies - whatever name, it's one of the worst things that has ever happened to the gaming industry. The LAST thing you want to do is give idiots something else to help them feel special, entitled and/or like a bigger douche than they already are. Let's face it - accomplishing anything in video games is already a questionable use of one's time. These just make it even worse. I was really hoping Nintendo would just ignore it completely, whether they go away or not. It's just the right thing to do. Just because they appear to be popular doesn't mean that paying attention to it is a good idea - look at the Kardashians.

If you need a reason to purchase a game beyond playing said game, you're an idiot. And I don't want you in the same online community I inhabit.

Who the hell cares if other people like achievements? It doesn't effect you in any way. If you don't like them, then fine, ignore them.

And how is accomplishing anything in a video game a "questionable use of one's time"? What exactly is an acceptable use of one's time then?

+1

Quit being a gaming hipster, vinsanityv22. Even if someone only plays games for them, it effects you how exactly?

Wow, what an elitist scumbag.

Posted by mariokart64fan

well i could care less about a useless number, if these points were usable for eshop games , then fine but dont take away physical unlockables in favor of this cause as ive learned from 360 my experience w achievments aint a good one,

-------- look how many xbox360 games acutally have unlockable modes or splitscreen or anything worthy of mention,

Posted by evanbower

Also, it's great that the accomplishments are retroactive. It was nice getting 8 or so immediately when I downloaded the update, rather than have to redo it all.

Posted by calophi

It'd definitely be awesome if Nintendo started doing this for their consoles. I can't believe they've let it go this long.

Posted by dillinger

@nick_verissimo: I've been wondering that too. I want my goddamn GBA games.

Posted by ocdog45

it would destroy many peoples lives. i was a a achivement adn trophy whore and it was the worst thing ever. afer major rehab I only play the games I want to play. Nintendo would do this.

Posted by AverageGreg

I don't play games for achievements anyway; I suppose this is a cool addition to those who actually care about them, but it's not gonna affect what I buy or how I play a game in the slightest.

@ChrisInCali said:

I'd rather have the 3DS get a hardware revision with non-laughable battery life, built-in second circle pad, significantly better online functionally across the board, and a decent sized screen(preferably 4.3") that can go brighter than the current model with better 3D viewing angles.

Also this.

Posted by M3rlin

Sweet! I have been using StreetPass a lot in the NY subway recently and now after Black Friday I get more and more hits!

Posted by Dagbiker
@ChrisInCali totaly diffrent teams, but I get your drift
Posted by MisterSamMan

The flame has be reignited. Nintendo is finally jumping into the modern era.

Posted by ChrisInCali

I'd rather have the 3DS get a hardware revision with non-laughable battery life, built-in second circle pad, significantly better online functionally across the board, and a decent sized screen(preferably 4.3") that can go brighter than the current model with better 3D viewing angles.

Posted by Zaxex

I think achievements are generally a good thing. There's loads of things I've done in games for achievements that I wouldn't otherwise have bothered. I played games on easy until I got the Xbox 360; why not, it made no difference on my end.

Now I actually finish games and sometimes 100% them or finish multiple play-throughs. I get a lot more value out of them and have a means to measure my completion of a game; so I can trade it in and end up playing more games.

Completing Super Meat Boy, finishing all the trials in Super Street Fighter IV and recently finishing Geometry Wars were really fucking hard but also really rewarding. And without some sense/form of accomplishment wouldn't it make more sense to watch a movie or something?

Without achievements I'd play less of 360 games; unless I were doing the same things anyway to prove a point, which would be fucking stupid.

Posted by joeq1159

Just got the update. I noticed that the store is down. I hope they add some new content worth buying soon. Ive been really looking for some games to play from the E-Shop.

Posted by Peanut

The thing I love about achievements is just being able to see a big list of games of played and things I've done in them. I like to run back through it every few months and remember some of the things I've done. I'd love to be able to do that with Nintendo games, so I hope this turns out to be more than a throw away feature.

Posted by sub_o

@PatrickKlepek Small typo in the last sentence:

"If Nintendo decided to make accomplishemtns"

Good news article though ! =)

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Posted by Dagbiker
@DryvBy

@WilliamHenry said:

@vinsanityv22 said:

Accomplishments, Achievements, Trophies - whatever name, it's one of the worst things that has ever happened to the gaming industry. The LAST thing you want to do is give idiots something else to help them feel special, entitled and/or like a bigger douche than they already are. Let's face it - accomplishing anything in video games is already a questionable use of one's time. These just make it even worse. I was really hoping Nintendo would just ignore it completely, whether they go away or not. It's just the right thing to do. Just because they appear to be popular doesn't mean that paying attention to it is a good idea - look at the Kardashians.

If you need a reason to purchase a game beyond playing said game, you're an idiot. And I don't want you in the same online community I inhabit.

Who the hell cares if other people like achievements? It doesn't effect you in any way. If you don't like them, then fine, ignore them.

And how is accomplishing anything in a video game a "questionable use of one's time"? What exactly is an acceptable use of one's time then?

+1

Quit being a gaming hipster, vinsanityv22. Even if someone only plays games for them, it effects you how exactly?

Some people have fun playing games, some people have fun collecting things, why is playing a game for fun better then collecting, trophys for fun?
Edited by MasterWGS

@vinsanityv22: Hey, adding a fun incentive to dig deeper into your games is both great for the marketing of a game and its players.

Player: I think I'm done with this game, so I'mma go trade it in... Wait, lemme see what achievements I'm missing... Ooh, that sounds fun. I bet I can do that! Guess I'll hang on to this for a bit more."

I don't really care about achievements and stuff either, but getting mad at those who do is ludicrous. Quit being such a hater.

Posted by Brendan

@nick_verissimo said:

Speaking of the 3DS, are people in the ambassador program still getting those GBA games? I remember Nintendo saying that they would arrive by the end of this year...right?

Yeah, I've been thinking about that lately as well.

Posted by DryvBy

@WilliamHenry said:

@vinsanityv22 said:

Accomplishments, Achievements, Trophies - whatever name, it's one of the worst things that has ever happened to the gaming industry. The LAST thing you want to do is give idiots something else to help them feel special, entitled and/or like a bigger douche than they already are. Let's face it - accomplishing anything in video games is already a questionable use of one's time. These just make it even worse. I was really hoping Nintendo would just ignore it completely, whether they go away or not. It's just the right thing to do. Just because they appear to be popular doesn't mean that paying attention to it is a good idea - look at the Kardashians.

If you need a reason to purchase a game beyond playing said game, you're an idiot. And I don't want you in the same online community I inhabit.

Who the hell cares if other people like achievements? It doesn't effect you in any way. If you don't like them, then fine, ignore them.

And how is accomplishing anything in a video game a "questionable use of one's time"? What exactly is an acceptable use of one's time then?

+1

Quit being a gaming hipster, vinsanityv22. Even if someone only plays games for them, it effects you how exactly?

Posted by WilliamHenry

@vinsanityv22 said:

Accomplishments, Achievements, Trophies - whatever name, it's one of the worst things that has ever happened to the gaming industry. The LAST thing you want to do is give idiots something else to help them feel special, entitled and/or like a bigger douche than they already are. Let's face it - accomplishing anything in video games is already a questionable use of one's time. These just make it even worse. I was really hoping Nintendo would just ignore it completely, whether they go away or not. It's just the right thing to do. Just because they appear to be popular doesn't mean that paying attention to it is a good idea - look at the Kardashians.

If you need a reason to purchase a game beyond playing said game, you're an idiot. And I don't want you in the same online community I inhabit.

Who the hell cares if other people like achievements? It doesn't effect you in any way. If you don't like them, then fine, ignore them.

And how is accomplishing anything in a video game a "questionable use of one's time"? What exactly is an acceptable use of one's time then?

Posted by Beforet

The rational man in me says no, but the achievement whore say "please, please MORE!"

Kill me.

Posted by Boboblaw
@nick_verissimo said:

Speaking of the 3DS, are people in the ambassador program still getting those GBA games? I remember Nintendo saying that they would arrive by the end of this year...right?

Should be yeah but theres been absolutely no mention of it from Nintendo. 
 
Just watch this space I guess.
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