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    #1  Edited By MikPick

    I mean, what does it mean other than the fact that you play tons of games, mainly for a little number next to your name? Sure, there's a sense of accomplishment I suppose, but no one's really going to care when they look at your profile and see some of the easy games you play (Avatar for example). It will just make you look like you're obsessed over a number, not like you're good at video games. I'm not trying to bash achievements or the 360, I own one myself. But is it worth getting all of the achievements, even the ones that are no fun at all to get and require lots of time, just to get a little number up?

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    #2  Edited By Bladefire

    I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.

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    #3  Edited By Colino

    To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

    But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!

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    #4  Edited By MikPick
    Colino said:
    "To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

    But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!
    "

    Stuff like you're doing is fine, that's what I think the system was made for. It's just people that go way out of their way to play games / do tasks they may hate just to get gamerscore up that makes no sense to me.
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    #5  Edited By OblivionGuy07

    If there are pretty available achievements, like ones that are easy to get, then yeah I get them. The only game where I challenged myself to get achievements was Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and that was because they were easy to get. But nah, my gamerscore is pretty low. However, I would like it if they continue achievements. It's always awesome when you get points for something you did without knowing it :D

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    #6  Edited By MsCortana

    Depends on the person gaining the achievements I suppose.  Regardless, I enjoy acquiring achievements.  They are an extra incentive in game.   It's not so much about "caring" how big your score is,  it's about accomplishing something.....


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    #7  Edited By DualReaver

    Do I actually care about my score? No.
    But I do love the idea of achievements it extends the games replay-ability and you can show off tough ones to your friends.

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    #8  Edited By ajsuperstar

    I love the achievement system, its like the game gives you something for doing something extra in the game. Some achievements which you just get for playing arn't that fun but the ones that make you go out your way i love. It gives you a reason to do everything that the game has to offer. Also the way they will integrate them into the new avater system will be cool, we could unlock cool gear and items for our avatar.

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    #9  Edited By X_UrCuRse_X
    Bladefire said:
    "I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.
    "
    Couldn't agree with you more, i dont care about my score. I just like getting the achievements. For example, Dead Rising. There were so many neat/interesting achievements that i found myself playing it alot more then i would have if there were no achievements.
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    #10  Edited By sdodd02

    I really don't care, but i like trying to get achivements.

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    #11  Edited By Vinchenzo

    Achievements add replayability, if you have a problem with them then... damn I can't say buy a PS3 anymore. :(

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    #12  Edited By SlimDogg
    X_UrCuRse_X said:
    "Bladefire said:
    "I try to get achievements on games I like, I think it helps extend the experience by giving you additional goals.
    "
    Couldn't agree with you more, i dont care about my score. I just like getting the achievements. For example, Dead Rising. There were so many neat/interesting achievements that i found myself playing it alot more then i would have if there were no achievements.
    "
    This is my attitude now. I have played some games...Avatar... for points before. But now that i got rid of Gamefly. My cheap points are gone. 
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    #13  Edited By Wark

    Personally, I'm a completest, so sometimes I use the achievements list as a gauge of what other goals I need to reach to get everything in the game. However, there are games, such as Avatar, that do not contain achievements that accurately show what those said goals are and can be gained in less than five minutes. Either way, I usually do try to get all of the achievements in a game so it feels like I actually accomplished everything in the game.

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    #14  Edited By Vinchenzo
    Wark said:
    "Personally, I'm a completest, so sometimes I use the achievements list as a gauge of what other goals I need to reach to get everything in the game. However, there are games, such as Avatar, that do not contain achievements that accurately show what those said goals are and can be gained in less than five minutes. Either way, I usually do try to get all of the achievements in a game so it feels like I actually accomplished everything in the game.
    "
    This.
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    #15  Edited By headshot234

    I usually try to get all the hard achievements to show that I'm good. Like beating veteran on Call of Duty 4.

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    #16  Edited By roylink

    I care about it for some odd reason. 

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    #17  Edited By Blubba

    I like to get the acheivements in games I like. But it's always awesome to get points.

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    #18  Edited By Termite

    If they had achievements for steam games, I guess I'd get into it some. Not much though

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    #19  Edited By Vinchenzo
    Termite said:
    "If they had achievements for steam games, I guess I'd get into it some. Not much though
    "
    Orange Box on Steam has "achievements."
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    #20  Edited By MAV3R1CK

    A lot of people care about acheivements, especially the achievement junkies.

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    #21  Edited By DirrtyNinja
    Achievements are probably the biggest thing to come out of this generation. I cannot see another console that will not implement this from now on. Just look at the sony, they had a shit attack, they know they need it , but they are doing it an arse over tits way.
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    #22  Edited By HitNRun

    All I can say is, there's no way I would have played Call of Duty 4 for such a long time if that last achievement (Plane on Veteran) wasn't so insanely difficult, yet so tantalizingly close.

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    #23  Edited By banksrob

    i do, but not a high gamerscore its individual for each game, i think it extends how you would play a game. Would i play call of duty 4 on veteran normally i dont think i would. i also like the sence of satisfaction when you have worked hard for an achivement.

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    #24  Edited By yagami

    I know Jeff is obsessed with gamerscores. Me personally, no.

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    #25  Edited By spragels

    I don't really understand the obsession with them. Some people love them tho. They are fun when it pops up for doing something that you think is cool.

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    #26  Edited By Cleric

    Achievements add a lot to a game's replay value. That's how I feel about them. Would'nt go so far to say that I am an achievement junkie, nor do I get an ego boost by showing everyone my gamerscore (e-penis anyone?).

    I just find them to be a clever idea and I see them as a nice challenge.

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    #27  Edited By L

    I like it. Lets me explore more of the game. Some games have stupid achievements, though.

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    #28  Edited By epic_pets

    It shows how much of a gamer you are.

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    #29  Edited By Blu_Magic
    epic_pets said:
    "It shows how much of a gamer you are."
    No it doesn't.
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    #30  Edited By roofy

    i love achievements.

    it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar

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    #31  Edited By DualReaver
    Blu_Magic said:
    "epic_pets said:
    "It shows how much of a gamer you are."
    No it doesn't.
    "
    Agreed. lol
    My gamerscore is nearly 14,000 now...I think.. >_<
    But it's 14,000/39,000 possible points. lol
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    #32  Edited By BeeDizz

    I love achievements. But i don't care at all about gamerscore. The achievements should be set-up exactly as they are now, with each game having a minimum of 5 and maximum of 50 achievements, but no points of any kind should be attached to the achievement itself. You could still view achievements on every game, and compare achievements with friends. But without the overall gamerscore you don't have to be assaulted by children online for being a "score whore" or having "no life" because you have a high gamerscore. Of course, then rentals of games like Avatar would plummet, and we can't have that now can we?

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    I agree, I never really like the concept of gamerscore, just too numeric and, flawed/annoying. Love achievements though I think those are a great idea, I loved the old ratchet & clank games I would get all the skill points in the netire game (REALLY hard), so when I heard about achievments for the first time I thought it was an awesome idea, minus the numbers (gamerscore), and im glad PS3 got trophies now too, made me happy thats for sure.

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    #34  Edited By godzilla_sushi
    MikPick said:
    "Colino said:
    "To be honest, when I play a game on my 360, I love getting achievements and making points.

    But I am far from being points addicted... In fact, I only do the achievements that are FUN or challenging enough to engage me in more fun... I think that's what achievements are for, raising replayability and making you play your games in ways your normally wouldn't!
    "

    Stuff like you're doing is fine, that's what I think the system was made for. It's just people that go way out of their way to play games / do tasks they may hate just to get gamerscore up that makes no sense to me."

    Why it matters to you doesn't make sense either though. It's irrelevant right?

    You know what I mean? People that play games just for the points are actually doing something they enjoy. Part of the experience for them is to beat as many games as possible. I don't understand how one person's business even matters to another person. Maybe a good number of gamers come online and just gloat but unless it makes someone jealous it just doesn't matter.

    It's not that you don't have a point, but that type of gamer shouldn't be looked down upon either way. If anything they're just supporting the rest of us by spending that much money in the gaming industry as a whole! :)

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    #35  Edited By Xero

    heh, i guess i don't care about it not even to the slightest because I something more concrete(more contents?) than just score.

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    #36  Edited By shadowjak

    It's not the total score I care about, but the replay value getting achievements gives me.

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    #37  Edited By McDazzle

    I don't really care how high it is,it's just fun getting them,I guess it gives me a little more incentive to beat the game.

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    #38  Edited By DarkLegend

    Yes, it means everything to me.

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    #39  Edited By Nibbz

    ahem. i dont

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    #40  Edited By Nibbz

    ahem. i dont

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    #41  Edited By twenty0ne

    I care...

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    #42  Edited By tec3297

    I dont' care that much, but it is nice to have a high one to represent all the games you've played.

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    #43  Edited By Bkorns4

    I'd be lying if i didn't say im addicted. Me and my friend are constantly battling for the highest gamerscore. It all comes down to who plays more games

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    #44  Edited By Condukt365

    They give me something to work toward, it adds replay value to a game.


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    #45  Edited By Bennyishere

    I don't care about my gamerscore, but I love the achievements themselves and knowing that I have completed the goals.

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    #46  Edited By Vinchenzo

    Achievements without points takes all the fun out of it.

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    #47  Edited By MsCortana
    roofy said:
    "i love achievements.

    it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar
    "
    Hey I have both of those games finished but didn't use them to "boost" anything.  I played TMNT because I've always been a huge fan of the turtles and Avatar....well I used it to win a gamerscore challenge on 360.voice.com and won 2100 microsoft points. :P
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    #48  Edited By Wolverine

    I like achievements a lot. My gamerscore is 12010. Not to high but not to low.

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    #50  Edited By shadowjak
    MsCortana said:
    "roofy said:
    "i love achievements.

    it shows how "hardcore" of a gamer you are and people will know if you use gamerscore boosters like TMNT and Avatar
    "
    Hey I have both of those games finished but didn't use them to "boost" anything.  I played TMNT because I've always been a huge fan of the turtles and Avatar....well I used it to win a gamerscore challenge on 360.voice.com and won 2100 microsoft points. :P
    "

    Lmao, and who desn't love free points?

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