IGN: Giving in to Peer Pressure in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Online leaderboards have become so common in video games that people take them for granted. If a console or PC game has an online multiplayer component, you can be fairly certain there's a screen hidden in the menus somewhere where you can compare your accomplishments against those of your friends (and the rest of the world). It's a good start, but at a time when your Xbox Live Achievements are popping up in your sister's Twitter feed and your best friend is visiting your Farmville farm three times a day, the idea of the traditional video game leaderboard is becoming more and more antiquated.

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