Achievement Whoring (or How Giant Bomb Has Me Back in the Saddle)

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I'm no pro at achievement whoring.  Look at a dood like Vinchenzo or even Gerstmann, and you'll find doods that really push out those points.  Not only am I no pro, but I don't even have my OWN XBL account, persay.  I play on a work account.  However, looking down the list over at Xbox.com...I can look at the majority of the games on the list and know that I worked for those points.  I played those games.  If it says something more than 100 points achieved and it's not Halo 3...then I did it.  I know that I did.  Therefore, I feel confident enough to say that the 17k+ points on the lansharx54 account are mine and mine alone.  If you feel so inclined, you can knock about 3-4k off of it, and I'll be perfectly fine with that.


Now, with this new achievement tracking system, it's given me a new reason to jump back on the 360 and start slammin' on some games.  I had said in another thread that I hope this setup will get people to play some games that they normally wouldn't have tried, and I'm sincere in all respects when it comes to that.  Why?  Well, it has me looking at games that I normally wouldn't have given a chance.

I've been sitting here at work for the last hour or two going back and forth between games to play for some achievement points.  Hell, I stayed up here for 6 hours last night after work playing...yes, I'm about to say it...Sneak King.  BEFORE YOU EVEN TRY TO JUDGE ME FOR THAT...I'm going to point out that getting an A rank on all the challenges in that game is not only time consuming, but there are some of the ranks that are genuinely tough on it.  Also, for a game that only cost me $3.00, it's not that bad.  = D  Nonetheless, here's the games that I'm considering picking up or picking BACK up:

  • MX vs ATV Untamed - as it stands, this game has a TON of rare achievements, because apparently...none of you fuckers have played it!  Neither have I.  I've always enjoyed off-road games, and while this may not end up being the best game ever, I'm sure it'll provide me with some well-needed fun and challenge.
  • Battlefield: Bad Company - for some reason, I never finished hitting Rank 25 on that game (and I don't know why!)...and I quit playing the campaign mode because I kept getting frustrated with how long the Manic Lumberjack achievement took to get.  Nonetheless, I'm going to be picking this back up and going through on Hard mode.
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. - the game's not exactly entertaining, but there's a ton of achievements to mine out of this one, because the Elite mode is...well...chump change.  If you honestly can't beat the levels in this game on Elite mode, then please...put down your fucking controller, get a board, insert a nail, and persist to beat yourself bloody.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance - don't know why I never beat this fucker.  Gonna have to do that now.
  • Civilization Revolution - this is a game that I've wanted to 1k for a while.  The Game of the Week (as one of our faithful CR customers has told me) is the easiest way to pull all of these achievements off, as the map never changes.  = D
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - I had beaten the MK story side of this, but I stopped playing it because I didn't get two of the achievements from playing through the story.  Now that this problem has apparently been remedied, I'll be picking it back up.  Also, for some odd reason...I never played through the Arcade mode.  Man, I don't wanna have to deal with the 360 D-pad...but oh well.
  • Street Fighter IV - plenty of stuff to do on there, and all in due time.
  • LEGO Indiana Jones - it would seem a LOT of you fucks have 1k on this game, and I'm kinda pissed that I don't!!!  Gonna have to change that ASAP.  Also need to play through LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman.  Anyone that wants to trash talk LEGO games, FUCK YOU!  I enjoy the shit out of them.  = D
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter - .........WHAT?!  The game has always intrigued me.  It can't be THAT bad.   Right?  O.O
  • Assassin's Creed - I just couldn't take the repetition anymore...but now, it would seem that repetition could pay off.  BWAHAHAHA!!!
  • Call of Duty (insert installment here) - I had started Veteran on CoD2, and never kept going.  I've always wanted to 1k CoD2, CoD4, and CoD:WaW (fuck 3...multiplayer achievements can suck my dick)
  • Left 4 Dead - I've got, like, 770 or so from the game...but I need those Experts.  Got some buddies coming up tonight...so we'll see how that goes.  = D

Frankly, I could go on and on, but as you can see, ther are actually some games in there that I wouldn't have played otherwise (Cabela's, HAWX, MX vs ATV, Marvel).  So, what about you folks?   With the new achievement tracking system in place, have you considered popping in some games you wouldn't have bothered trying before, and if so, which games?  Why?

To all the veteran achievement whores out there...and also to the ones that are just starting out...GAME ON!!!

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#1  Edited By jakob187

I'm no pro at achievement whoring.  Look at a dood like Vinchenzo or even Gerstmann, and you'll find doods that really push out those points.  Not only am I no pro, but I don't even have my OWN XBL account, persay.  I play on a work account.  However, looking down the list over at Xbox.com...I can look at the majority of the games on the list and know that I worked for those points.  I played those games.  If it says something more than 100 points achieved and it's not Halo 3...then I did it.  I know that I did.  Therefore, I feel confident enough to say that the 17k+ points on the lansharx54 account are mine and mine alone.  If you feel so inclined, you can knock about 3-4k off of it, and I'll be perfectly fine with that.


Now, with this new achievement tracking system, it's given me a new reason to jump back on the 360 and start slammin' on some games.  I had said in another thread that I hope this setup will get people to play some games that they normally wouldn't have tried, and I'm sincere in all respects when it comes to that.  Why?  Well, it has me looking at games that I normally wouldn't have given a chance.

I've been sitting here at work for the last hour or two going back and forth between games to play for some achievement points.  Hell, I stayed up here for 6 hours last night after work playing...yes, I'm about to say it...Sneak King.  BEFORE YOU EVEN TRY TO JUDGE ME FOR THAT...I'm going to point out that getting an A rank on all the challenges in that game is not only time consuming, but there are some of the ranks that are genuinely tough on it.  Also, for a game that only cost me $3.00, it's not that bad.  = D  Nonetheless, here's the games that I'm considering picking up or picking BACK up:

  • MX vs ATV Untamed - as it stands, this game has a TON of rare achievements, because apparently...none of you fuckers have played it!  Neither have I.  I've always enjoyed off-road games, and while this may not end up being the best game ever, I'm sure it'll provide me with some well-needed fun and challenge.
  • Battlefield: Bad Company - for some reason, I never finished hitting Rank 25 on that game (and I don't know why!)...and I quit playing the campaign mode because I kept getting frustrated with how long the Manic Lumberjack achievement took to get.  Nonetheless, I'm going to be picking this back up and going through on Hard mode.
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. - the game's not exactly entertaining, but there's a ton of achievements to mine out of this one, because the Elite mode is...well...chump change.  If you honestly can't beat the levels in this game on Elite mode, then please...put down your fucking controller, get a board, insert a nail, and persist to beat yourself bloody.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance - don't know why I never beat this fucker.  Gonna have to do that now.
  • Civilization Revolution - this is a game that I've wanted to 1k for a while.  The Game of the Week (as one of our faithful CR customers has told me) is the easiest way to pull all of these achievements off, as the map never changes.  = D
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - I had beaten the MK story side of this, but I stopped playing it because I didn't get two of the achievements from playing through the story.  Now that this problem has apparently been remedied, I'll be picking it back up.  Also, for some odd reason...I never played through the Arcade mode.  Man, I don't wanna have to deal with the 360 D-pad...but oh well.
  • Street Fighter IV - plenty of stuff to do on there, and all in due time.
  • LEGO Indiana Jones - it would seem a LOT of you fucks have 1k on this game, and I'm kinda pissed that I don't!!!  Gonna have to change that ASAP.  Also need to play through LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman.  Anyone that wants to trash talk LEGO games, FUCK YOU!  I enjoy the shit out of them.  = D
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter - .........WHAT?!  The game has always intrigued me.  It can't be THAT bad.   Right?  O.O
  • Assassin's Creed - I just couldn't take the repetition anymore...but now, it would seem that repetition could pay off.  BWAHAHAHA!!!
  • Call of Duty (insert installment here) - I had started Veteran on CoD2, and never kept going.  I've always wanted to 1k CoD2, CoD4, and CoD:WaW (fuck 3...multiplayer achievements can suck my dick)
  • Left 4 Dead - I've got, like, 770 or so from the game...but I need those Experts.  Got some buddies coming up tonight...so we'll see how that goes.  = D

Frankly, I could go on and on, but as you can see, ther are actually some games in there that I wouldn't have played otherwise (Cabela's, HAWX, MX vs ATV, Marvel).  So, what about you folks?   With the new achievement tracking system in place, have you considered popping in some games you wouldn't have bothered trying before, and if so, which games?  Why?

To all the veteran achievement whores out there...and also to the ones that are just starting out...GAME ON!!!

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#2  Edited By gimmysumcowbel

ya dude i am going to be getting into some of my older games also.

gotta get rid of those damn D's

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#3  Edited By Bigandtasty

Gamerscore is so 2008. It's all about the rares for me!

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#4  Edited By StarFoxA

I'm determined to get the Glork and Arena Master achievements in Castle Crashers.

they r rare

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#5  Edited By jakob187
Bigandtasty said:
Gamerscore is so 2008. It's all about the rares for me!
Right, but you've gotta remember that rares are based on scale.  That's why, in case you didn't notice, MX vs ATV Untamed has a TON of easy rares in it right now.  = D  No one has apparently played the game.

I'm definitely going for rares as well.  However, that is all a fluctuating thing...so I'll worry about it more after about a month.
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#6  Edited By Jerusahat

After looking through my list, I put in Beautiful Katamari for a few quickies. Only managed to get 3 before it hung on me twice though. :(

I should probably try sniping a couple more off Mass Effect and Marathon 2 - I'm right at the end for both of them. I'll probably just rush through Marathon on easy and get the terminals too. The final room kicks my ass on normal.

Other than that, I think I'll just try picking up the games I'm below average on, and sniff out some rares.

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#7  Edited By jakob187
Jerusahat said:
After looking through my list, I put in Beautiful Katamari for a few quickies. Only managed to get 3 before ... [more]
HOLY CRAP!!!  I just realized I haven't gone through and nabbed what I need on that!!!  O_O  ZOMFG!!!  lol 

I love Katamari games.  = D
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jakob187 said:
Bigandtasty said: Gamerscore is so 2008. It's all about the rares for me! Right, but you've gotta remember that rares ... [more]

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#9  Edited By LordAndrew

I look forward to the Steam achievement tracking. It looks like I have a few rare ones, and I need to make sure Giant Bomb considers them rare as well. :P

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#10  Edited By zityz

Yea I need to go back and Finish up some Achievements for N3, playing the fallout exspansions right now, and need to get the dlc for fable 2 ( i love the game anyway so)

its a good system for making actually want to try to get some of these achievements.

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#11  Edited By Jensonb

I need to get some Rares.

My Giant Bomb Card makes me feel ashamed :(

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#13  Edited By Xandurson

I'm definitely an achievement whore, however, just recently have I started to become good at it. I'm going through all my games to get the achievements. Look at COD4, if I wasn't an achievement whore, I wouldn't have all of those achievements. I'm persistent.

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#14  Edited By AgentofChaos

Mine pisses me off because some games I rented and have NO intrest in playing again, but I have like a D on the achievements.

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#15  Edited By FuzzyFace56

AM very proud of mine! i gotz like A's and S's on alot of mine and 92 rares.... :D

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#16  Edited By Vinchenzo

You rang?

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#17  Edited By Carlos1408

I have not got one rare lol... This new acheivements thing has inspired me to become an acheivement whore... I'm gonna hunt some of them acheivements when I get ym Xbox working again :)
Actually while I wait i could get some on Dawn of War 2

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#18  Edited By MeierTheRed
FuzzyFace56 said:
AM very proud of mine! i gotz like A's and S's on alot of mine and 92 rares.... :D [more]
Yeah and i have a 107 rare ones, and as i see it, that doesn't make me any better than you. And unlike you i´m not proud of them, cause i cant see why i should be. Sorry to sound like someone who just drank a combination of cat piss and vinegar, but i just can´t see the excitement in points, you can´t use for anything.
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pornstorestiffi said:
FuzzyFace56 said: AM very proud of mine! i gotz like A's and S's on alot of mine and 92 rares.... ... [more]

Those stats suggest that he has a somewhat larger penis than you sir. You should get more points.
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#20  Edited By FuzzyFace56

Nah, my busy life doesn't allow for all my time, energy and funds to go into my hobby.....gotz more important things to worry about. Would be nice thou...maybe one day  :)

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#21  Edited By RHCPfan24

Dude, I have a lot of the same games you have and I need to 1000/1000 them myself. Lego Indy, Bad Company, Left 4 Dead, COD4, it's all the same. I do love to whore up the achievements, but with this new system in place, I have an even bigger reason to do so :D

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#22  Edited By jakob187

MY biggest problem is that I have a short attention span when it comes to games.  I'll be playing a different game every day or two, so it's tough for me to actually focus on more than one game a day.  When you stare at about 70-80 different games on a daily basis, it does that to you.  lol


I plugged in Beautiful Katamari last night and busted over 18k points last night.  Tonight, I'm not sure if I'll keep up with it or not...as there are two achievements that are for playing 50 hours and playing 100 hours.  I love the game and all...but I'm not sure that I love it THAT much.

Some buddies of mine came up here last night and we finally beat No Mercy on Expert, so I picked up Zombicidal Maniac.  We're gonna work on getting the other three campaigns knocked out in the next week or two, so I'm sure that'll be fun.  I'm just gotta get more familiar with Dead Air and Death Toll now.  =  /
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#23  Edited By Claude

It affects me too as lowly as I am. I do look at my achievements, but I leave a lot of games behind never to be played again. There is hope for some of the games I play "College Hoops 2K8", still playing this one. MX VS ATV Untamed does sound good... I've played my fare share and my first game on the PS2 was ATV Offroad Fury.