While searching through eBay this week, Den of Geek stumbled upon something even more perplexing than the existence of wasps - people 'selling' Xbox achievement points
Whoever buys this will officially be the biggest loser on earth to date. Actually, whoever thinks having a high gamerscore is impressive, is also very lame. Impressing other nerds with points isn't cool guys, sorry.
Total saddo`s Some ppl just wont learn, its not in the winning its in the doing. Winning isnt everything & losing isnt all nothing.
They also sell leveled up Halo accounts...what's the point?...I can picture those kids buying that and getting owned in 2 seconds LOL
im seeing this in a different angle...while most, if not all, of you are thinking that this is about the gamerscore...im seeing this as him trying to get profit AND a new gamertag account he wants the email and email password to supposedly only let him recover the gamertag to his xbox...but what is stopping him from changing the password for the email once he has it...THEN he will have your email (with personal contacts/other passwords/etc) and your gamertag w/ whatever time your have left with your gold membership (if you have gold) seeing as how he can easily change the password to the email account (and secret question) you wont be able to recover it back to your own xbox either way...i feel real sorry for anyone that falls into these scams for the pride points...ive only got 1700 or so gamerpoints...lol
@MrAnonymous - You're absolutely right, this is the first thing I thought after I read the article. I would stop reading this ebay ad right after I'd see "give me your email login and password". And as nice as this article is to read, I'm surprised that the author didn't say a word about the possibility of a scam. I know it wasn't about that but still... Here's a thought: I can see people paying harcore gamers to come over to their houses and actually play on their consoles. It's still lame and I'd never do it myself but makes more sense. Someone might actually learn something :)
I am auctioning off me making you 1 million dollars. All you have to send me is your SSN, your CC number, and a copy of your birth certificate.
and saw somebody auctioning several accounts with 22000 gamerscore for $10. Couldn't believe it. Aren't achievements supposed to be unlocked when YOU reach a particular goal.
its the grind of unlocking stuff that i enjoy. it would be deflating to take what someone else did and claim it as your own. its the same as having your big brother to pass a level for you. your past it but its not the same as actualy doing it yourself
hahahaha....u can now officaly sell anything and i mean "anything" on ebay, i wonder if u will start seeing trophyes for sell XD
I'm pretty sure people are already selling their trophies on ebay.
achievements and trophies work the same way, so if you can sell one, i'm sure you can sell the other. just not sure who brags about their gamescore so much that they need to buy points. I can understand wanting to show off your accomplishments but what happens when someone says "oh you got [insert achievement here], how'd you get that??" and you can either tell the truth or say "i don't remember." kinda defeats the purpose. I never understood why people buy WoW accounts either.
what haha really?? the fun of this whole achievements or trophies thing is that you earn it yourself,it's like a badge of honor buying it is just retard the best achievement that I've ever earned in my life is THE HIGH MILE CLUB ACHIEVEMENT IN CALL OF DUTY 4 you feel like a real champion when you unlock it I got 1000 points in cod 4 and still waiting for more to come we want an update infinity ward
i am the same, i finished the game and got the full 1000/1000 achievements in about 3 days of buying it on morning of launch, the funny thing is once i got the whole 1000/1000 i kept getting messages asking for help =p bring an update IW =D
well i know there is a way of finding out when achievements where unlocked if you are online at the time of playing and i was online all the time i was playing so feel free to have a look at my profile, if your disagreeing with the asking for help, i cant prove it because the messages automatically delete after a month but i could prob say a few names on my friends list who have asked me so stop being jelous. [EDIT] just checked my profile and i was wrong, i didnt get all the achievements in 3days because once i had completed the game i didnt bother getting all the intel until a couple days later.
Same here, but it took me 2 or 3 days to get the mile high club and was frustrating as hell to say the least. But one of the best ones i've done so far. I'm still at 750 or so points as i gv up on last few levels on vetern since they were already very hard on hardend and i cant waste so much time and effort again. I'm happy with BF:BC for now.
one of the hardest levels ever in the game is no fighting in the war room it's gonna make throw your controller ot of the window it's really hard I hope IW released trophies update for ps3 so can more ps3 oweners enjoy it :)
i earned the mile high club achievement in real life ;)...wonder if i can sell that on ebay xoxo <3
There were people doing this 6 monthes after the 360's release. On topic, I wouldn't pay someone to have the enjoyment that I could be having. I imagine the only people that take advantage of this are the people involved in those gamerscore contests that pop up from time to time.
also the kids who want to be "the best" even though when it comes to playing against them obviously you would kick their ass. in shorter terms loosers
nothing new this has been around forever
That's a very impressive program. I hope it will be available for everybody and with an accessible price tag.
wow, that is the funniest crap i've ever heard. i guess whatever makes money.
how much do they sell for? I got a bunch i'm not overly attached to.
people will just about do anything for a dollar these days!
Who would of thought the day would come when game companies would sell virtual clothes and furniture.
i love achievements...but unlocked by myself, 26.470 so far
i kinda went through a stage where me and a mate was racing to the 10,000 mark, but as soon as i did i kinda didnt care anymore =/ but its nice to unlock achievements hehe =p would never buy them, there is no point.
Agreed gta, I like achievement but I'm not so vain that I would be willing to pay someone to get them for me.
like i said i wouldnt buy them either, i see no point in trying to pretend you done something you havnt especially when it wont do you any favours.
They should just sell their Xbox instead.
I can say that the 360 is the best for games. My PS3 is collecting dust
The point of Achievements is to earn them not buy them. Besides people have been using "Buy Achieve Points" method since 2007, this is old news.
this is the first time i have ever heard of this and wow im speechless
sounds like ppl are bailing ship! thats what i think! Why else do you sell something....because your moving or your done using what ever your selling! Why pay money when you can buy a PS3 and play online for free and play better games!
Why pay money for ps3 with no decent rating systems for any games other than half hearted 2 years late trophy system? See i can be fanboy either now just move along that ------> side
wow ur telling people to go to the open zone ha thats a good one u should be the one going to the open zone
It's so cute how ps3-only fanboys always find some way to bring the ps3 into every articles comments section. I love my ps3 but I can't imagine how much it would suck to own just that console. You guys spend all your time on here making every possible attempt to sling all the mud you can at the 360 and constantly call the ps3 superior when it really isn't. It's less than or at best equal. The PS3 is amazing in theory but in reality it's just a fancy dvd player in-between great exclusive releases in most multi-console households. It always gets the graphically inferior version of every multi plat and even the exclusives are pretty with amazing draw distances but have have poor textures close up. The weaker gpu was a horrible idea and it's a little late in the game to still be blaming developers when even Kojima with MGS4 (while it was a gorgeous and amazing game) had crap textures (look at the diamond plated steel floor sections and tell me I'm wrong). If even he couldn't show how superior the PS3 is then who can or will? I've beaten every single exclusive so far this round for playstation and around 20 multi-plats just to give the system the benefit of the doubt but so far it hasn't proved itself at all.
but im a gamer first anyways my favorite achievement was on dead rising the one that you have to walk on the zombies heads for a certain distance. and the one in pac-man were you have to eat all for ghost with one power pellet i believe its four time in one level please correct if wrong and does anyone know the exact amount of feet in dead rising? let me know btw why do people need to defend their console by bashing others? its all games just play what you like and screw what other people think. play on my fellow gamers play on
What is worse people selling cheating systems or selling themselves?
are people really that desperate for the points they buy them
wow tatotiburon, that is an impressive GS. im right in the 10,000. with all these new games coming around the corner, hopefully i shoot right up there. fun in the sun baby
you have to be so so so so sad and lifeless to actualy spend money on points when you could put it towards a new game or something i mean do you really care that much what people think about you? or any better a gamer cos that stupid number is higher pfft.
very true freaking no life nerds.
Shouldn't M$ do something about this cause technically you aren't suppose to sell anything related to M$ unless they let you which I would doubt.
I'm pretty sure if someone were to buy the glitch then they would get there ass owned on gears cause they don't know how to play.
XBOX bans for boosting gamerscores, go ahead and pay to lose your account dummy.
what the f
mile high which ones that
Yeah trust your credit info to some random person... People are pathetic. Im proud of my gamer score, cause I achieved them all. People who pay for points are just moronic, or in other words the people disagreeing with these comments.
this has totally destroyed the kudos of achievements... see a high score, ask yourself: 'did they buy it?'
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