Do you think Microsoft has gone too far with achievements?

#1Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/5/2013 7:49:17 PM
Do you think Microsoft has gone too far with achievements? - Results (298 votes)
Yes
67.79% (202 votes)
202
No
32.21% (96 votes)
96
This poll is now closed.
So earlier today I started up Amazon Instant Video for the first time and bam, achievement. Seriously, wtf.
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#2borg_assassinPosted 12/5/2013 7:55:43 PM
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#3squarex8264Posted 12/5/2013 7:57:22 PM
The media app achievements aren't worth any Gamerscore, and are just for fun. What's the issue?

At least some of them (like Twitch) try to get users to watch streams with less users to give support to smaller streamers.
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#4UltimateGeth39Posted 12/5/2013 7:58:00 PM
They took it to the logical conclusion weather that's good or not is questionable.
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#5TeleriumPosted 12/5/2013 9:31:47 PM
clicked no, hovered over the submit button until I read "So earlier today I started up Amazon Instant Video for the first time and bam, achievement. Seriously, wtf."

Clicked yes. Seriously that's pathetic.
#6xacebopPosted 12/5/2013 9:33:49 PM
Just like everyone gets a participation trophy in sports and there are no longer outs in little league..
#7CourtofOwlsPosted 12/5/2013 9:42:35 PM
you can still turn them off right? well the popups at least
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#8Laylow12Posted 12/5/2013 9:44:43 PM
People were paying $100 dollars for a day one achievement on ebay. So sad and funny all in one.

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#9Moose_Of_WoePosted 12/5/2013 9:57:00 PM(edited)
Day One "achievement" says it all.

If achievements in games were actually all somewhat challenging to get the system would have some merit.

Roughly 9/10 are simple to "achieve" and require little effort. Often times they simply involve time spent playing, not playing ability. This can be through fetch quests, shooting pigeons, hours logged, or another assorted stupidity.

Let alone the plethora of people who have edited their profiles to cheat the system, which is piss easy to do. The same applies to PS4 trophies.

Great concept, horrible execution.
#10scoobydoobydontPosted 12/5/2013 9:59:56 PM
No one believes you have an Xbone, tc. You are well known for trolling the system, so you're either lying or a hypocrite. And no, no one will be impressed if you play the "I'm a real gamer and buy everything" card, since being a troll excludes you from being a "real gamer" automatically.
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