GameDaily: Top 20 Innovations in Gaming

GameDaily honors the best advancements in gaming.

20. Achievement Points

Few things are more satisfying than seeing the Xbox 360's "Achievement Unlocked" popup. By convincing developers to program additional challenges into their games (and assign points to them), Microsoft created an unstoppable juggernaut that not only ups a game's replay value, it also makes crappy ones look somewhat appealing.

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riqued3961d ago

I don't know who came with the idea of points for specific actions in games, but I am sure it wasn't MS.
Insomaniac has been doing this in ratchet titles for a long time with the name "skill points".