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[Achievement Unlocked] II - Co-Op achievements without online can eat a dick
1. something accomplished, esp. by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed: his remarkable achievements in art.
2. act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment: the achievement of one's object.
3. Heraldry. the full display of the armorial bearings of an individual or corporation.
Did you hear that? Grinding is a heroic deed.
Welcome to the Achievements thread!
In this thread we talk about Achievements and Trophies and other little tokens of accomplishment that bring life (and gamerscore) into your otherwise dull gaming life. It's also a pretty good place to look if you need some help boosting achievements in games that no longer have functioning multiplayer (Most XBLA games and a fair bit of regular 360 games).
I suppose Steam Achievements could also be discussed here but seriously who does those anyway.
Useful Link Things
True Achievements - A well organized site that tracks your achievements, allows you to organize grinding sessions, and a handful of other gamerscore-related features. Xbox360Achievements.org - A really useful site that has an index of all 360 games and their achievements, as well as guides on how to get them in most cases. PS3Trophies.org - The sister site to above, the same resource for PS3 games.
Willeth's Technicolor Achievement Challenge
A nifty idea brought to light by Willeth, Achievement Challenges start on Fridays and run for a week. The goal is to raise your gamerscore by as many points as possible in that week. It's a fun way to increase your gamerscore and feel less dirty for grinding out all the achievements you hate. To sign up for the latest one, click that pretty colored. Older challenges will be archived as time goes on.
Games That Need Playing
The basic idea for this is that there are a lot of games that people need achievements for but can't get them because the multiplayer sucks, or nobody plays the game anymore, or both. So from time to time we will arrange large-scale game shindigs where anyone with that game can come play and get the achievements they need. Maybe we'll even end up playing for fun. Maybe.