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Wordament hits iOS, complete with Xbox Live Achievements

Wordament, one of the first Xbox Live-enabled games Microsoft brought to Windows 8, is now available for free on iOS devices. The tournament-based word game connects to Xbox Live and is capable of cross-platform play, as it uses the same servers as the Windows 8 and Windows Phone versions. Wordamen...

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Codemasters hires achievement bloggers to design achievements for Grid 2

Dan Webb is the editor-in-chief of both Xbox 360 Achievements and PS3 Trophies, two sites that have covered metarewards on the two major consoles for a few years now. But he's never actually helped write an achievement list, and so Codemasters is finally giving him that chance with Grid 2. Webb and...

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OpenFeint shutting down December 14 in favor of GREE's service

OpenFeint, a mobile gaming platform that offers an online social hub and achievements system for iOS and Android games, will shut down on December 14. GREE, OpenFeint's parent company since April 2011, is offering options for developers to migrate existing OpenFeint-supported games to the GREE serv...

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Some Medal of Honor: Warfighter achievements not unlocking properly

Several players are having trouble unlocking certain Medal of Honor: Warfighter achievements, according to the game's forum. Specifically, the "Global Warfighters" achievement, awarded for unlocking "a soldier from each unit, and the "Warchief" achievement, awarded for unlocking all soldiers in mul...

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Xbox Live rewarding Gamerscore with rebates and birthday gifts

Xbox Live Rewards is now offering players rebates on Marketplace purchases, based on their Gamerscore. Gold members with more than 25000 Achievement Points get 2 percent back (in Microsoft Points) on Xbox Live purchases made each month. Gold members with more than 10000 APs get a 1 percent rebate, ...

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Xbox Live Rewards to (somehow) tie into Achievements this Fall [Update: MS statement added]

Soon you'll have new ways to earn Xbox Live Rewards. The official Twitter account for Microsoft's wing that incentivizes friend referrals and surveys with free MS Points has announced Achievement functionality is coming this fall. The problem is we don't exactly know what that means right now. A tw...

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Wii U achievements not mandatory for devs, friend codes to change for the better

There won't be a pervasive "achievement" system on Wii U, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggested to Kotaku. Referring to the 3DS's system-specific achievements, which honor StreetPass-based activities in the system software, "We will have that," Fils-Aime said. "Once you start get...

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Achievements hint at additional Kingdoms of Amalur DLC

There's a reason Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning isn't called Kingdom of Amalur: Just the One, Thanks. Well, there are probably a few reasons it's not called that, but one that sticks out to us is the likelihood that Reckoning will have multiple DLC packs, if a group of new achievements listed by Xbo...

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Xbox Live users report Gamerscores dropping to zero, MS aware of the issue [Update: potential fixes]

Some Xbox Live users are finding a nasty surprise today: their Gamerscores and Achievement lists showing up as totally empty -- an ironic twist after news of a Gamerscore increase for XBLA games. Tips are pouring in from concerned 360 owners. Microsoft is already working on it, noting on its suppor...

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Achievement policy changing for XBLA titles, raising Gamerscore allotment [update: confirmed]

Microsoft will allegedly raise the Gamerscore and number of Achievements allowed for Xbox Live Arcade titles shortly. Xbox360Achievements.org reports, via an inside source, the base Gamerscore allotment will be raised from 200 to 400, with a max of 30 Achievements available per title instead of 20....

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