Yo Adrian! I did it. 250,000

I finally hit the 250,00 gamerscore milestone today. It is a mark I’ve been wanting to hit for a while. I said back when I hit 200,000 that I wanted to get 250,000 before Gears of War 2. A Quarter of a million is a lot, but it is still only 1/4 of my goal. I wish I could’ve hit it on the nose, oh well, mabye next time. I can’t really worry about it since I am at war in a gamerscore league battle.

The achievement that put me over the top was from Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm.
Perfect Positioning:Finished a Crowded Harbor Mission without any Collisions

Now is the steady climb to 300k. I have no idea how long it will take me, but it’s something I have my sights set on.

250k=9,542 achievements

I got my 360 on launch day which is 1,065 days ago. That means on average I unlock 8.95 achievements per day. NUTS!

Your gonna eat lightning, and your gonna crap thunder!

MachiNe Team makes the playoffs in GSL season 4 over at consoleheroes.

MachiNe Team VS Achieves are Crack

Starting tomorrow the semi finals in the head to head gamerscore league begins. Four days of point madness to make it to the finals. It has been a lot of fun so far, but our mission is not complete. In our path is team Achieves are Crack, the best team in the regular season from my point of view. I believe we have what it takes to win, but it will not be easy. HERE is the link to the score page if you would like to track the event.

Teams and Regular season break down

MachiNe Team: 8-6 Record
Total points scored in Regular Season: 56,781
Gamers: Stallion83, Smrnov, Omega Deez, Majinfro, Apple x360a

Achieves are Crack: 11-3 Record
Total Points scored in Regular Season: 60,861
Gamers: Hammer x360a, Molneze, Oo Crashtest oO, x ag3nt pink x, Z z J j

As you can see, we will have our hands full. Hopefully I can kick it into high gear one more time. Go MachiNes!

Guest Blog-TrueAchievements

From time to time I will have a guest blog. It is reserved for people I think are important in the gamerscore world and community. First up is the head honcho over at www.trueachievements.com, Rich.


I listen to a lot of 360 podcasts. And something that seems to crop up in a lot them quite regularly is the achievement system – it’s good points but also it’s flaws.

Some games have big point achievements that are really easy to get – Avatar being a good example. You can rack up the entire 1000 GamerScore in around a minute. This 1000 gets added to your total GamerScore and counts exactly the same as the 1000 you get for earning all the achievements in Ninja Gaiden 2, which involves 8 or 9 play throughs of the entire game!

I wondered if it was possible to come up with something that was a bit more fair.

I thought it would be better to base the score on how hard an achievement is to get, as well as the points the developers gave it.

So I came up with a formula that multiplies the GamerScore by the ratio of the number of people that have won the achievement compared to the number of people that own the game. This means that if everyone that has the game has that achievement, it doesn’t score very highly. If only a few people have the achievement out of all the people that have the game, it does score highly.

Adding up all these achievement scores gives you your TrueAchievement score!

Of course, www.trueachievements.com is so much more than that. We automatically keep track of your achievements as you win them. You can add your friends and see what games they are playing and see which achievements they are earning. You can create leaderboards, post in our forums and use our guides to getting the achievements. You can show off your favourite achievements in the Trophy Case on your homepage. You can even create a to-do list of achievements you haven’t got yet, and print them off on a single page along with the guides to getting them!

As you can see, there’s loads of functionality on the site already (and there’s lots more I haven’t mentioned). We listen to our members to try to add the features they want to see on the site, and they’ve come up with some great ideas already. Coming soon will be game reviews, leaderboads based on game genres and developers, game wish lists, and tons more!

So come on over to the site and check us out, it only takes a second to register and find out your TrueAchievement!

Big thanks to Rich from TrueAchievements! A really nice guy who seems to listen to what the community really wants. The site is original and fresh. You should go check it out and sign up. I really like the idea of the trophy case, microsoft should takes notes. My TrueAchievements score is currently 404,690. A lot closer to a million. What’s yours?

200,000 A moment to reflect

March 2, 2008. That was the day I cracked 200,000 gamerscore. It took me 11 months and 2 days to get from 100k to 200k. It was pretty exciting hitting 200k, but not the same thrill 100k had. I wanted to reflect on this before I smash a quarter of a milion in the face this upcoming weekend.

My 200k achievement was from N+

Practice Makes Perfect:Die 1000 times in Single Player mode.

I know, I know, not a very good achievement for 200k, but I had to get a 15 point achievement to hit 200k on the nose.

It seems like every 100,000 I get hooked just a little bit more. You figure it would be the other way around. 100,000 equals the reset button for me, I am refreshed and ready to continue the upward climb.

1 Billion Gamerscore

Someone over live sent me a message about 1 billion gamerscore.”have you ever considerd going into the billions i mean 1 million sounds like alot but how excited would you be to tap a billion ?”
I read it, I laughed about it and a couple days later it hit me that it could be possible. I figure if I die or stop at 80 years of age that would be a good life. I mean you’re not dead at 80 but you pretty much are, unless your name is Hugh Hefner.

Enter Robo Stallion, the robot achievement whore I plan to make that will carry on the stallion83 gamertag. I plan to make this robot out of xbox 360 stuff. Two american xbox’s, one Japanese and one Pal. I will use the HD DVD player as his appendix, because who the hell needs one?

The shell of Robo Stallion

If all goes accoring to plan Robo Stallion will hit 1 billion gamerscore in the year 7025.