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What is the main purpose for Xbox 360 Achievements?

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I want to here peoples opinions. 

Is it for bragging rights or what? I have been unlocking a few achievements lately and I focus more on unlocking then I do worrying about gameplay.

So should I worry about achievements or not and what use are they for?



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Bragging rights and they cause you to play crappy games. It's hard for me to admit it, but I... I played... FIFA '06.



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I don't think its for bragging right since I've never seen anyone go "I Roxor I have XXXXX amount of points"

i think its just a list of achievements...



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i guess that depends on you.
i enjoy collecting achievements...in the same manner i will enjoy trying to collect all the music notes and jiggys in banjo. just for self-satisfaction.
there only real use is comparing what you have done in a game to another person though.

if you enjoy collecting them...collect them. if you dont...then dont.



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gebx said:
I don't think its for bragging right since I've never seen anyone go "I Roxor I have XXXXX amount of points"

i think its just a list of achievements...

 

But I mean a list of achievements, what do they do? Extend replay value of the game or something. 

I mean I hate to play a game just for achievements. I like to play games just to have fun and if I like it. I then go back and go for achievements. I guess....



MrBubbles said:
i guess that depends on you.
i enjoy collecting achievements...in the same manner i will enjoy trying to collect all the music notes and jiggys in banjo. just for self-satisfaction.
there only real use is comparing what you have done in a game to another person though.

if you enjoy collecting them...collect them. if you dont...then dont.

 

I do enjoy collecting them. I just wanted to see if users just play games solely for achievements and forget about games. Cause sometimes I see people play Avatar and such just to boost there achievement score. Like for real? ;o



yeah I would say bragging rights / self satisfaction.

MS also talks about Live having a grouping methodology for online play, I think selecting PRO, Recreation, Underground is one part of this (if not the only) but GS Points may do something to that too.



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ecurbj said:
MrBubbles said:
i guess that depends on you.
i enjoy collecting achievements...in the same manner i will enjoy trying to collect all the music notes and jiggys in banjo. just for self-satisfaction.
there only real use is comparing what you have done in a game to another person though.

if you enjoy collecting them...collect them. if you dont...then dont.

 

I do enjoy collecting them. I just wanted to see if users just play games solely for achievements and forget about games. Cause sometimes I see people play Avatar and such just to boost there achievement score. Like for real? ;o

 

yes...for some people achievements can be like crack. i wouldnt advise behaviour like that though...its unhealthy.   if you get ever urges to pick up trash games solely for achievements points, please seek help immediately.



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