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PS4 Trophies Getting Massive Overhaul, Rarity Now A Factor

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, PS4, Sony, Trophies

PS4 Trophies Getting Massive Overhaul, Rarity Now A Factor

But Do Achievements Still Matter?

Sony's version of achievements will receive a massive overhaul on the PS4. No longer are trophies just sub-divided into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories, but now they'll be ranked according to how few people have managed to unlock it, leading to a dynamic and ever-changing economy of ultra-rare and ultra-desirable awards. Wow!

If you still enjoy collecting them, that is, and don't just want to leave them behind as a relic of this generation.

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Xbox One Kinect Can Unlock Achievements For Smiling & Playing With Your Eyes Closed, Says Ubisoft

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Just Dance 2014, Kinect, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Xbox One

Xbox One Kinect Can Unlock Achievements For Smiling & Playing With Your Eyes Closed, Says Ubisoft
Xbox One's Kinect sensor is capable of an extraordinary level of fidelity and resolution, down to recognising facial expressions. Theodor Diea, international product manager for Just Dance 2014, explained to us that Ubisoft have actually experimented with a range of ways to take advantage of this enhanced accuracy - including some bizarre achievement rewards.

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Spoilery Call Of Duty: Ghosts Achievements Hit The Net

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, FPS, Infinity Ward, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Spoilery Call Of Duty: Ghosts Achievements Hit The Net

Achievements unlocked. Call Of Duty: Ghosts' arbitrary metagame rewards are now online courtesy of the ever-reliable X360A, some of which have storyline, objective and location spoilers in their descriptions. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts releases on November 5th for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360, and will be available on next-gen consoles at launch.

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GTA V Achievements Hit The Net

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Achievements, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Achievements Hit The Net

Grand Theft Auto V's achievements have leaked out courtesy of the ever-dependable X360A.

As you'd expect, there are a few fairly mild spoilers along with a few rewards for optional missions, impressive feats and silly shenanigans. Interestingly, a good third of them are dedicated to Grand Theft Auto Online, which was revealed and detailed last week.

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Xbox One Achievements, Challenges & Rewards Detailed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Challenges, Gamerscore, Microsoft, Xbox One

Xbox One Achievements, Challenges & Rewards Detailed

Xbox One will offer two flavours of arbitrary reward: standard achievements and time-specific challenges. Though Gamerscore will still be a primary hook, earning achievements will also unlock bonuses such as characters, artwork, maps and even temporary stat boosts. On the entertainment side of things, you can potentially even earn subscription extensions.

Yes, you can earn achievements for watching telly.

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Microsoft Want You To Earn Achievements For Watching TV and Being Monetised

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Achievements, Advertising, Kinect 2.0, Microsoft, Xbox One

Microsoft Want You To Earn Achievements For Watching TV and Being Monetised

Microsoft are looking into a system that will encourage gamers to earn Achievements during TV shows watched via Xbox One in an effort to make watching the TV less of a passive experience, and to encourage "interactive viewing".

Oh, also interactive adverts. That's right: Achievements for being an active part in the commercial machine.

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Gamerscores, Gamertags, and Avatars Will Port Over From 360 To Xbox One

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Achievements, Gamerscore, Gamertag, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One

UPDATE: Microsoft have also now confirmed that your Xbox LIVE Gold Membership will carry over to the Xbox One as well.

Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox One will allow your existing Gamertag, avatar, and all of your hard-earned points for your Gamerscore to be ported over from the Xbox 360.

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Origin Client Update Adds Achievements

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, EA, Origin, PC games, Slow news day

Origin Client Update Adds Achievements

If you're a big fan of meaningless rewards locked to a proprietary client, I'm about to make your day. The latest Origin update brings achievements and "Origin Points" to the EA distribution platform, along with tweaks to the application settings menu, broadcasting functions and new launching options for 64-Bit systems.

The update is currently in beta and can be downloaded instantly if you decide to opt in, or will be made automatically available in the coming weeks. More details on the official site.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Achivements Leak Online

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Report, Ubisoft, XBLA

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Achivements Leak Online

Likely To Be An XBLA Spin-Off

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been churning around the rumour mill for a few months, and Exophase have managed to get their hands on an achievement list for the mysterious property. Since there's 400G up for grabs (the traditional amount for an XBLA game), this is likely to be a downloadable spinoff rather than a beefy expansion - tying in with some box art dredged up earlier this year.

So we're in the bizarre position of having to issue a spoiler alert for a game that hasn't even been announced yet. Ubisoft are bound to announce something soon, so watch this space.

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Spoilery Dead Space 3 Achievements Hit The Net

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Dead Space 3, EA, PC games, PS3 games, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games

Spoilery Dead Space 3 Achievements Hit The Net

Dead Space 3's achievements have made their way onto the internet, featuring arbitrary numerical rewards for storyline progression, cooperative feats and various (gory) weapon-related shenanigans. Oh, and Peng's back. The list includes story-related achievement descriptions, so spoiler alert.

We were equally impressed and concerned by Dead Space 3 when we saw it in action at E3 2012. Game's out on February 5th, with pre-order customers netting a Limited Edition that includes some extra DLC content.

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Halo 4: Crimson Map Pack Achievements Encourage Insane Stunts

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Achievements, Crimson, DLC, Halo 4, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4: Crimson Map Pack Achievements Encourage Insane Stunts

Halo 4's first DLC map pack will encourage players to perform all manner of ridiculous shenanigans if its achievements are anything to go by. The Crimson pack is out on November 10th, offering three new maps and the new Extraction gametype.

Halo 4 managed to narrowly edge out Far Cry 3 in our most fiercely-debated Game Of The Month nominations to date, mainly due to its fiercely addictive multiplayer and weekly Spartan Ops campaign drops that's become a Monday ritual for us editors.

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5th Cell: Wii U Has "No System-Wide" Accomplishments System

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Matt Gardner
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News
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5th Cell, Accomplishments, Achievements, Jeremiah Slaczka, Nintendo, Trophies, Wii U

5th Cell: Wii U Has "No System-Wide" Accomplishments System

5th Cell’s creative director and co-founder Jeremiah Slaczka has shed a little light on the matter of whether or not the Wii U will have some form of universal accomplishment system to rival Achievements and Trophies on the Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively.

The general message? Don't get your hopes up.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Suggested By Steam Achievements

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Achievements, DLC, Firaxis Games, Rumour, Steam, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Suggested By Steam Achievements

Phenomenal strategy reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown may be getting several new missions via DLC if some suggestive Steam achievements are to be believed.

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Dishonored Has A Pacifist Achievement

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Arkane Studios, Bethesda, Dishonoured, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Dishonored Has A Pacifist Achievement

The full list of Dishonored achievements and trophies has hit the net courtesy of X360A, and you can check it out through the link. Beware: potential spoilers abound.

There are naturally plenty of rewards for killing enemies in creative ways, but by far the most exciting achievement is a whopping 100G awarded for completing the game "without killing anyone." Gameplay choice is woven into Dishonored's DNA, and it's great to see yet another potential gameplay style supported by Arkane's anticipated First Person Stabber.

Dishonored releases next week, and you can get a taste of its freeform approach to assassination in the new interactive trailer.

MyAchievements Birthday Gift Revealed: 20 Microsoft Points

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Gamerscore, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

MyAchievements Birthday Gift Revealed: 20 Microsoft Points

Oh dear. Microsoft's mysterious birthday gift for Xbox Live Reward subscribers has been outed as a staggeringly generous twenty Microsoft Points. Which won't buy you anything save the odd gamer picture, unless you manage to save up four years' worth for an indie game or cheap avatar item. [NeoGAF]

MyAchievement awards were recently introduced, providing a small rebate for players who beat certain Gamerscore thresholds. Personally, we feel that the opportunity for themed avatar gear and bigger Gamerscore tiers was sadly missed, but it's always nice to get something for nothing.

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter & Black Ops II Achievements Hit The Net

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Danger Close, EA, Infinity Ward, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter & Black Ops II Achievements Hit The Net

Full achievement lists for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter and Call Of Duty: Black Ops II are oscar mike courtesy of the ever-reliable X360A.

If you're a fan of enormous lists, we've got the whole lot below. Potential spoilers abound.

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Achievements & Gamerscore Now Unlocks Xbox Live Rewards

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Gamerscore, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Achievements & Gamerscore Now Unlocks Xbox Live Rewards

Unlocking achievements and gaining Gamerscore may be an addictive if ultimately pointless diversion for many players, but dedicated achievement hunters will now get some tangible benefits in the form of an ongoing Microsoft Points rebate and special gift. A very small rebate, mind you, but it's something at least.

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Halo 4 Achievements Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Achievements, Halo 4, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 Achievements Revealed

Forward Unto Spoilers

343 Industries has released the full list of Halo 4 achievements, which include a range of singleplayer, cooperative, multiplayer and Spartan Ops rewards (not to mention some Red vs Blue easter eggs). "Our primary goal when creating Halo 4's achievements was to reward milestones and increase replay value while balancing both difficulty and the breadth of game modes," said community manager Jessica Shea on Halo Waypoint. "Our secondary goal was to live up to Halo tradition with weird ass names for some of them (hello, The Dongblainer!). While you will only be able to speculate on the exact nature of some of these achievements, here's a peek at their very basic in-game descriptions."

As you'd expect, some light spoilers follow.

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REPORT: Achievements To Earn Xbox LIVE Rewards In The Future

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Achievements, Gamerscore, Microsoft, Microsoft Points, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Rewards

REPORT: Achievements To Earn Xbox LIVE Rewards In The Future

A cheeky tweet from the Xbox LIVE Rewards stream has hinted at something hardcore Xbox 360 gamers will have been eagerly anticipating for some time: an initiative that will allow you to earn Microsoft Points via Achievements.

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Rockstar Unleashes Max Payne 3 Complete Achievements List

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Achievements, Bullet Time, Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games, Screenshots, TPS games, Trophies
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Max Payne 3

Rockstar Unleashes Max Payne 3 Complete Achievements List

Rockstar have unveiled the entire list of Achievements and Trophies up for grabs in Max Payne 3, detailing over 40 goals for erstwhile gamers to chase across both singleplayer and multiplayer modes. Though fairly comprehensive, Rockstar have left out one or two to keep a couple of secrets untouched, but even so, do be wary of minor spoilers.

Click here to check out the full list along with some new screens...