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Achievements, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades | Five Players
"A sense of achievement without the capital ‘A’ is a better reward than anything Microsoft’s Funpoints can throw at you, and the very best Achievements are ones which reward actual achievement. When a player does something he or she know is awesome and the game agrees with them , it only makes the sense of achievement greater. Success in a game is better when you have an audience – in the absence of nearby friends, Achievements should be your audience."
achievements  points  games  success  achievement 
january 2011 by infovore
I Played Through Left 4 Dead 2 Holding A Goddamn Gnome, by Tom Francis
"In the Dark Carnival campaign of Left 4 Dead 2, you can win a garden gnome at the fairground near the start – and there’s an achievement for carrying it all the way to the end. It is, in fact, the same goddamn gnome I carried through Episode goddamn Two, for the same goddamn reason: there was an achievement for it. By the end of that ordeal, I prayed I’d never set eyes on his (”stupid fucking”) face again – but here he is, and here I am, and here we go." Tom Francis gets the gnome achievement in L4D2, and lives to tell the tale.
games  achievements  writing  tomfrancis  l4d2 
november 2009 by infovore
Achievement Unlocked | Armor Games
The metagame is the game. Use the elephant to earn achievements. Apart from earning slightly /too/ many instantly at the beginning, it's a lot of fun. Don't reach for the hints too early.
games  play  flash  reward  achievements  metagaming 
december 2008 by infovore
chewing pixels » Getting Gamers to Keep Their Games
" final achievement, ‘Remember September ‘44′ rewards players with no less than 50 achievement points for simply playing the game at some point on September 17th, the anniversay of the events depictied in the game. As you have to be connected to Xbox Live at the time, there’s no way to cheat by fixing the time on your console’s clock, meaning that gamers who want the full 1000 points on offer will have to hang on to the game for close to a year from now..."
games  play  sale  resale  persistence  brotherinarms  achievements  longevity 
september 2008 by infovore

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