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Submitted by You Already Know 1928d ago | article

Have 'Achievements' Ruined Gaming?

Tony from gamingvice.net writes:

"The Achievement system on XBox 360 was an evolution, allowing players bragging rights for their efforts in gaming overall. People want recognition for their gaming, for this reason Sony followed Microsoft's lead with the Trophy system, even Quake Live has an achievement system; Rewards (hereafter all systems are referred to as Rewards.)

There was a time that I was happy with my save file, knowing that the info of my efforts were contained therein. But today I need to have the Reward for 'Story Complete' and 'All Jumps Completed'. Almost like monetary compensation for employment, games need to give something other than the enjoyment of a hard days work, back." (Bourne Conspiracy, Culture, Heavy Rain , PS3, Quake Arena Live, Terminator Salvation, Xbox 360)

Delta  +   1928d ago
How can they? If you have an unhealthy obsession with them that's your fault. Now please stop crying.
GWAVE  +   1928d ago
If anything this gen "ruined" gaming, I'd be much quicker to point the finger at the overabundance of DLC than at Achievements/Trophies, but that's just me.
Ron_Burgundy  +   1928d ago
I agree with the title and the author of this finely written article
Trophies are the only way to go
Kazuo Hirai Sony CEO   1928d ago | Spam
Master-Baiter  +   1928d ago
Try reading the article first
degenerates
You Already Know  +   1928d ago
I'm wondering how that bullshit article that is being passed as a duplicate story in comparison to this one (read the actual article posted here) and has been approved and has 70 degrees?...

what a joke...
THE MAX SPEED 21  +   1928d ago
acheivements is the same thing as getting the higher score @ the arcade.

stop crying fool
You Already Know  +   1928d ago
...no it's not...

you can't be serious..
GameOn  +   1928d ago
I see what he's getting at. They aint the same but they have the same effect.
Master-Baiter   1928d ago | Spam
Nelson M  +   1928d ago
Yes !!
Achievements are Collected by Cheaters
Trophy's on the other hand are Collected By True Dedicated Gamers
36T  +   1928d ago
Not like i care but the last i saw of the trophy system (last weekend) it was terrible compared to acheivements. Do they even unlock during the game or do you do some sort of update for them to appear?? Finshed Uncharted with a friend and none, or almost no trophy's were unlocked.

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