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VGPolyglot said:
GoOnKid said:

I still see no value in achievements.

It kind of creates a psychological effect as you get immediate satisfaction/gratification for doing a specific thing in a video game. As for me, they aren't really mandatory, but if I see an achievement or trophy that looks reasonable to accomplish I may try to go a bit out of may way to get it.

Well I have a different mindset. In my opinion this satisfaction you speak of exists, yes, but it's only artificial. A game should be entertaining enough on its own to be considered a good game. If the satisfaction of playing said game only derives from fulfilling achievements, it isn't a good game. On the other hand, a truly good game doesn't need achievements because it' entertaining enough. I know that in this day and age I may be the minority in this regard.

Also, I believe Nintendo will bring it's own achievement system to the Switch one day or another. There are many games in their portfolio that use kind of their very own achievement systems already (like the buttons in Arms, for example).



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Hmmmmm, Nintendo intends to make a comeback after the WiiU with the Switch. MS needs to do SOMETHING to combat the PS4, and the NS is selling like hotcakes.

-Crossplay between MS and Nintendo
-MS owns RARE, many fans of which play Nintendo consoles
-Achievements are STARTING to come to Nintendo games
-MS has no hold in Japan, Nintendo does
-Nintendo wants 3rd party support, MS has some influence and cash

I don't know guys, with the PS4 beasting it and Nintendo coming off of the WiiU, would it be much of a suprise that they might form a partnership (while remaining independent) with MS? I mean, MS needs help too at this point, and Nintendo is on fire right now.

Just seems like good business for both if you ask me.



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This goes back around to why Sony won't play ball with Microsoft: Sony has its own online service with a trophy system, yet Microsoft demands they bend to their system despite Sony being the Market leader by quite a sizeable margin. I would love for Sony and Microsoft to play nice, but not if Microsoft intends to cuckold the PSN in the process.



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melbye said:
Who ever thought Nintendo would be OK with something,like this, Nintendo really has changed

Yeah, they changed so much they decided not to even make a dedicated achievement system! Oh ... wait. 



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JRPGfan said:

Does anything else think this could be the start of MS getting out of the hardware bussiness? Going 3rd party?

No. You could get Xbox Live achievements for years in Microsoft games on PC, iOS and Android.

https://www.onmsft.com/news/video-games-xbox-achievements-iphone-android-phones



Azuren said:
This goes back around to why Sony won't play ball with Microsoft: Sony has its own online service with a trophy system, yet Microsoft demands they bend to their system despite Sony being the Market leader by quite a sizeable margin. I would love for Sony and Microsoft to play nice, but not if Microsoft intends to cuckold the PSN in the process.

What are you referring to?



KLAMarine said:
Azuren said:
This goes back around to why Sony won't play ball with Microsoft: Sony has its own online service with a trophy system, yet Microsoft demands they bend to their system despite Sony being the Market leader by quite a sizeable margin. I would love for Sony and Microsoft to play nice, but not if Microsoft intends to cuckold the PSN in the process.

What are you referring to?

Xbox Live login required to play online with Xbox.



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Azuren said:
KLAMarine said:

What are you referring to?

Xbox Live login required to play online with Xbox.

Was this not only for Minecraft crossplay?



KLAMarine said:
Azuren said:

Xbox Live login required to play online with Xbox.

Was this not only for Minecraft crossplay?

I was under the impression it was also for Rocket League. Is that not the case?



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