When the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005, they introduced a feature that would forever change gaming: Achievements. Since then, there have been strong and varying opinions on the implications of this feature. Some companies have gone on to copy the feature, while others have purposely avoided implementing something like it. Valve’s Steam service, while it has an achievement system of its own, has recently implemented a brand new feature that some are saying is the future of gaming achievements. With Trading Cards entering the fray, I wanted to take a second and look at the pros and cons of each strategy that has been tried thus far.
Everyone love to talk about which gaming console is their favorite. Comparing systems to decide which is best is something natural for fans, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I’m not claiming that any one home console is any better than the other, in fact I love them all for different reasons, but I want to take a few moments today to acknowledge a few of the things that I love about my PS3.