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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:11 AM

Xbox Takes Gamerscore to New Heights in the U.S.
Posted by XanTium | February 6 18:11 EST
From the press release:

Since launching in November 2005, Achievements and gamerscore have taken the gaming world by surprise. The "Achievement Unlocked" alert makes not firing once in the first 60-seconds of "Geometry Wars Retro Evolved" appear perfectly normal. Looking for hours on end for the 50th survivor in "Dead Rising" - just another day's work. In fact, since the Xbox 360 launched, more than 200 Million Achievements have been unlocked.

Achievements and gamerscore allow gamers to compare success, attempt unique in-game challenges and find value in playing games over and over. The reward for Achievements is an exciting and challenging way to play games, and only Xbox 360 offers it.

Since Xbox 360 gamers love to be rewarded, we are happy to announce the Old Spice Experience Challenge.

Xbox 360 is teaming up with Old Spice to bring the first Rewards Challenge to Xbox Live. Gamers will be charged with increasing their gamerscore by 1,500 between February 12 and April 12, 2007. That's 60 days to bring your overall gamerscore up by 1,500 for the chance to earn a bounty of rewards. In order to participate, you need to have a valid Windows Live™ ID with your Xbox LIVE® gamercard linked, be a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (expect future challenges to be global in scope) and at least thirteen years-old.

Reward Package Qualifications
* Level 1 (Gamers who have a gamerscore between 0-4,999 at time of entry): Game Picture, Dashboard theme, Contra for Xbox LIVE Arcade
* Level 2 (5,000-9,999 gamerscore at time of entry): Level 1 Package, 100 Microsoft Points and a contest T-shirt
* Level 3 (10,000+ gamerscore at time of entry): Level 1 Package, 200 Microsoft Points, contest T-shirt and Fusion Frenzy 2
* In addition, Old Spice will give Level 1 and 2 the gift of experience by upgrading their Rewards Level for 2007.

Think you can do it? With more than $500,000 in total rewards, such as Microsoft Points and Xbox 360 games, it is time to tackle those unbeaten games and start unlocking Achievements, because this Spring the rewards go beyond just having an impressive gamerscore.

Be sure to log on to www.xbox.com/rewards on February 12 to sign up for participation. Reward quantities are limited so gamers who reach the set goal will be awarded on a first come, first served basis only.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:26 PM

thats so cooL! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif pop.gif

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:27 PM

Hooray For Gamesavers... beerchug.gif

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:36 PM

damn, i guess i gotta get my gamerscore up by like 1500 to get at least the level two thing and then another 1500 to win teh prize biggrin.gif

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:56 PM

That's pretty cool. It's too bad that the quantities are limited and on a first come fist serve basis though since that will ruin it for most gamers. Too many people will play for continuous hours and use various forms of "cheating" to accomplish the requirements in a single day. The promotion running for two months is pointless.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:04 AM

damn you ms marketing team.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:21 AM

sweet... gotta go get my score up to 5000.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:24 AM

Hmmm...I wish my score was higher so I could go for the level 2 thing, but getting level 1 shouldn't be too bad. I guess i'll pull out NFS:MW and some of the older games to play through and get those easier achievements I never bothered with.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:45 AM

This is a joke, right? Anybody can raise their score by that much in an hour with a couple sports games!

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:16 AM

thats tight, and that sucks.

its tight that ill get a free tshirt and some MS points (im at 600, 200 more would get me an arcade game) for having 10,000+.

what sucks is, since i have 10,000+ there arent many easy ways for me to get 1500.. however i think i left a couple sports games out smile.gif

pretty cool id say...

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:17 AM

Stop trying to pull it down. Rewards for achievement whores, well done MS.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:19 AM

so is this only in the us ???

edit: thats the dumbist thing i've ask'd all day, o well makes me glad i have'nt spent any money on content EVER!!!

Edited by i_love_to_tsop, 07 February 2007 - 01:21 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:49 AM

yawn why does EVERYTHING have to be limited to the US? i meangames and systems cost much more in the Uk yet we get no diamond card or bonus rewards

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:21 AM

nice. about time, I'm sure this is a bit of a running test to see how the public responds, then it will spread to other countries....

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:55 AM

QUOTE(Diekund @ Feb 7 2007, 12:56 AM) View Post

yawn why does EVERYTHING have to be limited to the US? i meangames and systems cost much more in the Uk yet we get no diamond card or bonus rewards

well they want the U.S gamers to loose more money than us tongue.gif and they want them to have the highest gamer scores in the world grr.gif

I say us the british we need to rise and play more muhaha.gif

[but when you come to think about it we still pay X2 on every thing sad.gif ]

Edited by elitegamer360, 07 February 2007 - 02:59 AM.

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