ESH | Pros and Cons: Achievement Systems

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.


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5 Things | I Love About My PS3

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.

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