Tag Archives: achievements
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 | 15:51 BST
The charmingly addictive and addictively charming iOS game has been updated with 32 achievements and online leaderboards. There goes another couple of hundred hours of our lives.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 | 04:03 GMT
If this were any other game, we’d be just about ready to declare this an elaborate joke. But it’s Double Fine, so that’s, you know, kind of the point.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 | 15:37 GMT
Microsoft has disclosed the number of Achievements that have been accumulated since the incentives were implemented in 2005.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 | 20:10 GMT
Saturday Shorts: Analysts, Magicka, Mythos, Severed shots, Pink emails, 3DS barfing, Portal 2 Achievements
It’s Saturday, and it’s early. You are too sleepy to read anything overly taxing. Read these shorts instead.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 | 18:52 GMT
Minecraft creator Markus Persson is considering adding Achievements to the game.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 | 10:05 BST
It’s a Bank Holiday. What do you expect?
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | 00:32 GMT
You’ve just killed a man in cold blood. Sure, he was a bit of a sleaze, but he probably didn’t deserve three rib-shattering kicks to the mid-section followed by a clavicle-rending slash to the shoulder. Whatever, though; you’re an unfeeling, utterly ruthless contract killer. No use crying over spilt blood. And so, you silently saunter away, uttering only one phrase: “Oh sweet! Achievement unlocked! Yippee!”
If you’d like to plot out your bloody, achievement-unlocking swath, Assassin’s Creed II achievement/trophy lists have found their ways onto MyGamerCard and PS3Trophies. We are, however, setting the spoiler warning for this one at “minor spoilers” yellow. This is, of course, far from “Snape kills Dumbledore” red, but if you’re hoping to go into Assassin’s Creed II completely untainted, you should probably skip these.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 03:51 BST
The rumor is rumor no more. The final pair of Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns – known as “Hard Rain” and “Dead Center” – are real. How do we know? Because Valve told us so.
“They’re legit,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi told VG247.
On top of that, the game’s Achievement list – recently rescued from a storage closet by Xbox360Achievements.org – lists the two new campaigns, along with a slew of other unannounced odds and ends. Standouts include the defibrilator, which probably brings allies back to life, and the “bile bomb,” which both intrigues and disgusts us. In a good way.
Click through the link to see the full list for yourself.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 17:27 BST
Gearbox bossman Randy Pitchford has told OXM that incorporating easy Achievements in games can increase sales by up to 40,000.
“The Achievement hunter, who’s going to make purchase decisions around the Achievements per minute to ratio – he’s probably buying ten to twenty titles a year, or at least playing that many,” said Pitchford. “He’s playing a lot. So he’s a very frequent customer, and you want to be in that pile. That’s just business.
“The time it takes is minimal because you’re designing Achievements anyway, and you can probably affect your sales by something like 10-40,000 units. If you’re talking about a triple-A game selling between 1 and 2.5 million units. You’re talking tens of thousands of units of impact there. Unfortunately most people in the industry don’t think through it that much.
“You have designers designing Achievements, and they’re the worst.”
More through the link.
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 | 07:15 BST
Xbox 360 Achievements – shockingly enough – has a list of Modern Warfare 2′s achievements. It’s long, and mostly concerned with things and the killing thereof.
But then, the game is called Modern Warfare 2. Killing? In war? This post is chock full of shocking discoveries.
Click through the link to see the full list.
Sat, May 09, 2009 | 19:53 BST
PopCap has added twelve achievements to the Steam version of Plants vs. Zombies.
Here’s the full list:
- Ask Me About Mustache Mode: Enable Mustache Mode
- Better Off Dead: Get to a streak of 10 in I, Zombie Endless
- China Shop: Get to a streak of 15 in Vasebreaker Endless
- Cryptozombologist: Discover the top secret zombie
- Explodonator: Blow up 10 zombies with a single cherry bomb
- Home Lawn Security: Complete adventure mode
- Immortal: Get to 20 flags in Survival Endless
- Morticulturalist: Collect all 49 plants
- Nobel Peas Prize: Get the golden sunflower trophy
- Spudow!: Blow up a zombie using a potato mine
- Towering Wisdom: Grow the Tree of Wisdom to 100 feet
- Walk This Way: Hypnotize the lead dancer zombie
Hit the links for more.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 21:25 GMT
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 | 07:35 BST
According to this X3F story, Bungie’s shown off its next round of Halo 3 Achievements, including a load that weren’t expected by the game’s many followers.
Halo 3 will carry a potential Gamerscore of 1,750 after the next release, which may well include the “Mythic” maps first spotted at PAX. The levels appear to be mentioned in the Achievements, as you can see through the link.
There’s also an IGN interview about it here. As Bungie’s Brian Jarrard pointed out, “With 10 new achievements and 250 gamer points up for grabs, why not go back and play what is still an awesome game anyways?”
No date for the updates as yet.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 10:51 BST
On IGN. There’s one called “Dirty, Dirty Horde,” which is obviously great. We haven’t read through the list, but there’s bound to be spoilers there, so don’t blame us if you end up staring out of the window this afternoon dreaming about what could have been.
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 20:07 BST
We skipped this later through sheer shock, but Gears of War 2′s Achievement list was supposedly leaked last night. IGN, though, has posted a story saying the list in incomplete and the full thing will be announced on the site tomorrow (Friday, August 28) at 10.00am PST.
So there you are.
Thu, Aug 07, 2008 | 21:27 BST
Speaking to MTV, WoW designer Jeffrey Kaplan has explained how the MMO’s Achievement system will work, and how the update will bring 700 virtual trophies to the game.
There’s a heap of information through there. Achievements will be added with the launch of Wrath of the Lich King later this year.
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 | 20:48 BST
The means you’ll get some content in the second game depending on stuff you accomplished in the first. Apparently:
- Unlocking the “Completed Act 1″ achievement in GoW unlocks Anthony Carmine in GoW2 multiplayer.
- Unlocking the “A Dish Best Served Cold” achievement in GoW unlocks General RAAM in GoW2 multiplayer.
- Unlocking the “Time to Remember” achievement in GoW unlocks Minh Young Kim in GoW2 multiplayer.
It doesn’t seem to be known yet if you can unlock this content from the sequel if you have to complete these Achievements in Gears 1 to get the new goodies.
All will be clear soon enough, no doubt.
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 | 07:27 BST
Like a thief in the night, Microsoft just can’t stop wrapping its grubby mitts around other people’s stuff. According to a rundown of Microsoft’s new MyXbox service over at Gamestop, the Xbox 360 will soon reward players with Medals to compliment their Achievements.
“Microsoft will also institute a new medal system so you can show off your most recent achievements,” the article reads. “Medals are basically graphical representations of achievements, kind of like graphical badges or trophies.”
Even so, we’re not prepping an angry internet petition for Microsoft or anything. After all, at least it hasn’t unveiled a brazen Wii-mote clone.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 09:33 BST
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 08:16 BST
According to this WorldofWar story, Achievements are definitely going to be added to World of Warcraft, as Blizzard has now confirmed.
“While Wrath of the Lich King will improve many of World of Warcraft’s existing features, it will also introduce plenty of brand-new ones to keep the game fresh and interesting,” said the company in a blog post.
“One of these new features is sure to suit a wide range of play styles: achievements. These self-contained goals will offer new challenges, satisfy goal-oriented players, allow others to see your accomplishments in World of Warcraft – and are just plain fun.”
All details through the link.