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Xbox 360 Achievements: What is it?

Apr 16, 2008
Video games now reach many different markets instead of just previously adolescent males. The first gamers have grown up, had families, and now people from many age groups play games like those of the Xbox 360. Also, women have made strong gains in the numbers that play video games. All in all, video games, like those of an interactive nature, now feature every social and cultural group. They also have shown to be wanting something to show for their gaming time, and Microsoft has answered their call in its Xbox Live service called Xbox 360 Achievements.

Display of Skill

Xbox 360 Achievements has a variety of objectives for each game. For example, Halo 3 has a variety of achievements that players can complete offline in single player. Completing each of the nine campaign missions on different levels will finish an achievement. Also, earning rank level, or being the MVP in a match, while online, will also complete Xbox 360 Achievements rating. Each game has a preset number of achievements that players can complete for. Players then receive a number of points for each achievement that they complete.

The important part of the Xbox 360 Achievements is that others can see other players' scores live online. This lets game players to show high scores to anybody online, world wide via the internet. Many of the achievements are difficult or almost impossible to achieve. These achievements can be shown as to how good a player really is. Achievements are a way of letting others see how good you really are, and, does not allow for cheating the system- its proof of results.

With millions of players using the Xbox Live service, Xbox 360 Achievements may have set a standard for others to follow. For example, Call of Duty 4 was released not only on the Xbox 360 but also on the PC. The Xbox 360 Achievements version is different from the PC version which has "ranks and challenges," The idea of online persistence and being able to show your achievements is carried over. As this future trend continues, more games will come with achievements for players to show the skill they have. An example would be Lord of the Rings Online where players complete "deeds" to improve their character's abilities. Xbox 360 Achievements allows players to display in their accomplishments worldwide and creating a reason to carry on with the game as well as buy new versions as they became available.
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