"Looking back, I realized that I got caught up in the achievements race that Xbox 360 created. In all honesty, having your "friends" see what you're up to can be intimidating in a nonchalant, self-inflicting, peer-pressure kind of way. I had this underlying feeling that I wanted to play the latest and greatest just to impress. Beating Gears of War on Insane mode? Yeah, I did that. Did I have to? Not necessarily. A part of me pushed forward with it because not many of my gaming buddies could or would even attempt to do so."