The Scoreboard #1

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Ghostx187

Oldguygamer, Your gamerscore and achievements are locked together with your gamertag and your XboxLive account or user account. You can delete the save data for any game and your gamerscore will still be there as long as your account is regestered.
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K1NG KHAOS 91

For the "Meet you're maker" achievement I got my first GH3 match on XBL
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oldguygamer

From the oldguygamer: I'm just atarting to become interested in the achievement and gamerscore things. I play games on other platforms as well, so this took some time to get my attention. My questions: Where are my achievements and gamerscore saved--On my system or XBOX Live? What happens if I buy a new system--will I start over from zero on both achievements and gamerscore? If all this is saved on my system, can I save it to a memory card and transfer to another system? I have a second system (still in the box for now) that I plan to install in the next room. If my achivements and gamerscore are on XBOX Live, I could conceivably log on to either game system and both would add to my achievements and gamerscore independently. I understand that individual gamesaves would be unique to each system.
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ROBBMAC

Mile High Club on Veteran is easily the hardest achievement I've attempted on the 360 in 2007. That level alone is harder than the sum of missions in COD4 on Veteran.
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AfroNinjaZack

I agree with Pachoey. Achievement scoring has definitely been affecting what games I decide to buy. However, it's still not as big an influence as how fun it is. For instance, I would not buy Act Zero just increase my score a few points(Played it at my friends house for five minutes and thought it was TERRIBLE.) Gamertag: AfroNinjaZack
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Pachoey

Dude, I'm glad to see you guys doing a column like this cause I feel like the factors behind my decision to purchase a game as of late have been firmly ensconced in said games ability to ratchet up my gamerscore over say, other less compelling aspects such as, story or gameplay. If there was a game, say, that just let you click a button to raise your gamerscore - I'd so be there. Me and Marlee Matlin.
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chops228

This is a good column. But I sorely disagree with one thing. Pimp My Ride is in no way shape or form and easy game for achievements. I have a 70,000+ gamerscore, so I have played a lot of games. Out of all of the games I have played, Pimp My Ride was probably one of the toughest. First of all, the game is just god aweful so trying to get all of the achievements is a huge chore. Seriously, Pimp My Ride is the worst game I have played in my life by far, which is hard to belive because I got all the achievements on Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. Second, the game randomly freezes a lot(seemingly more when you are close to finishing a level which takes about an hour). So, after you spend a good amount of time playing through the level, the game freezes and you must completely start over. Third, the game is just hard to figure out. If offers no help or guidance on what you are supposed to do. Without the Perfect Pimpage that is floating around on the internet, all 1000 points would be near impossible.
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Axe Argonian

Alright then,I see your point. But when you review Mass Effect's achievements,I hope you go all Rambo on those Ally achievements. Playing through the game ALL OVER AGAIN doing ALMOST ALL of the quests with each team mate just isn't fun. Well,if you want the Conversationalist achievement in THE fastest way,just talk to Lucy every night from Day 1 to Day 6. Not to mention,you can just skip most of the investigation missions and just do the ones necessary to do those fun assassination missions. But you're right.Getting an achievement for dodging psychos while trying to kill Garnier would've been fun. But please let those Mass Effect Ally achievements have it when the time comes. P.S. Lol,have fun trying to get BioShock's new achievement. Axe Argonian out.
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JaRocketeer187

Wow, I never knew that about the Avatar game. You should have added Over G fighters. I was amazed how easy it was to get, I think it was 100 points for each mission completed.
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Dan OXM (not verified)

I'd like to thank Axe Argonian for this fanboy drive-by.
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Casey OXM

OK, Axe Argonian, first of all, the name's Casey. Second, I like Assassin's Creed, but I must've completed a Defender acheivement, having done all the shizzle in Acre to do, with one citizen left to save, done that and then unlocked it. Anyway, you have to admit, the way the game is set up, achievements-wise, you have to do alot o' crap to unlock stuff like Disciples of the Creed, Conversationalist, and yes the Defender achievements. C'mon, any way you slice it, the save citizen quests still suck, so I wholeheartedly stand my the Worst Acheivement score I gave it. Besides dude, where's the love? Why the big Axe to grind? OK, ok, I couldn't resist.
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Axe Argonian

The Defender of the People achievements were only earned by completing the Save Citizens quests ONLY. Here,look at this link,Casey. You might learn something and become a TRUE achievement-wise gamer. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/achievements.php?gameID=277 There! Complete all of the free missions that are DEFENDING. Why is it called "Defender of the People" Corey? What do the pickpocketing and informant missions have to with DEFENDING? Ask the guys on these forums. I got the achievement for JUST saving citizens. Corey,you've been PWNED.
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Axe Argonian

What a lie! You don't have to complete the 210 quests in Assassin's Creed! Casey,you just don't like this game. The Creed part was bull,because you only need to complete all of the SAVE CITIZEN quests in each district in order to get the achievement.Nothing more,nothing less. It's that easy.Casey,edit that and stop making excuses to dislike this great game.
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dartvader1171

the GH3 achivements truly are too hard. however, the "Meet Your Maker" was my easiest achievement. now, this will be hard to beleive, but my second online game was against this absolutely terrible guy who quit after totally blowing the first 50 notes of a song, giving me the win. he just so happened to be a creator of GH3 so i was sorta saying,"WTF?" My gamertag is Dartvader117 if you want to see that i have it for yourslef. im terrible at the game by the way
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Lan115

I couldnt agree more with the GH3 part... Neversoft must have been REALLY drunk when they came up withe the achievments :/
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oO Z3R0 Oo

Yes it is the same. I got it today from a friend who already beat a developer.
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djpotatohead

if the "meet your maker" achievement is anything like the "beat a developer" achievement on Project 8 then it is a viral achievement. So it might get easier to get down the road.
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ethanjude

Cool new feature, guys. During the first 6 months or so of my 360, I enjoyed achievements, but no where near as much as I love them now. Achievement points: How Microsoft tells you when you are done playing a game!
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ScreechSkater

This Scoreboard is a very welcomed addition to OXM Online. I dunno who this Casey guy is, but he definitely knows what he's talking about, especially with Avatar. I'll be renting that one to fluff up my gamerscore, and definitely checking back here for each new scoreboard. Keep up the good work, Case. <3
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SoleSurvivor82

Are you guys serious? The hardest achievement for Call of Duty 4 was NOT Deep and Hard. The hardest achievement in that game is Mile High Club. That's the only one I haven't gotten.
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blindmans wrath

yea its funny cause one day i jumped on GH3 and played this one dude that ended up quiting on me! Then at the end i got the meet your maker achivement! LOL....It was great![url=http://profile.mygamercard.net/Blindmans+Wrath][img]http://card.mygamercard.net/Blindmans+Wrath.png[/img][/url]
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GMAN CLAN

Ha my little 8 year old brother played guitar hero three on his account and got the meet your maker achievment on his third match. i've played through AT LEAST 200 mathes and never got the achievment. Gah that pissed me off!!and yes GHlll is EXTREMELY hard to get achievements on. Neversoft went a little over the top with em this time.----My Gamertag is GMAN CLAN. Check me out on xbox live!
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Rovert

actually there is a minor glitch in getting the "buy a guitar already achievement" all you have to do is restart the game with just a standard controller (assuming you've beaten the game on hard) then go to your profile where you have beaten it on hard and it will automatically unlock this achievement
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saktapking

I agree that Guitar Hero 3's acheivements are whack. They took what was fun about GH2 and completely ruined it in that game, Activision sucks. I also think that COD4 on veteran is waaay harder than cod2, one shot one kill is harder than anything you face in COD2.
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MitchyD

I thought a lot of these were backwards... I found killing a dog (yeesh. Sounds harsh!) much easier and more fun than the "Daredevil" achievement in CoD4. Also, the "Tone Deaf" achievement is whack lame. -- http://www.nukoda.com -- Gamertag: MitchyD88
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ItchyTasty

Yes! Great idea for an article. All I need to do in Assassin's Creed are the flag achievements and the templar one, but I don't think I'll waste my time with those. As for COD 4, I got tired of dying so many times on Veteran difficulty that I started over on Normal just to finish the game. I also suggest that you play through on Normal first then go for the achievements on a second playthrough, the game stops being fun at about the third act if you don't.
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PaperLantern

I would say the hardest CoD4 achievement is definitely the 'Mile High Club' achievement, for beating the epilogue on Veteran. It is HARD. You have one minute to do it, and you HAVE to follow an exact formula, and use your flashbangs at the right time. So many things have to go right for this to happen. here is a video on youtube of a guy doing it pretty well (it took me roughly 150 tries to get it): http://youtube.com/watch?v=FbYXV0UivpM&feature=related So tough.
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Master Devwi

Cool article! I look forward to future installments. There is one thing I don't agree with, though. The Hardest Achievement in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. "Deep and Hard" is... well... hard, but it's definitely NOT the hardest. I have 1,000/1,000GS in Call of Duty 2 (it only took me 4 days - two on Normal and two on Veteran (check my Gamercard for proof)), but I still can't get the final achievement I need in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - the "Mile High Club" achievement. That would have been my pick for the hardest achievement in the game. You can unlock "Deep and Hard" without beating "Mile High Club" on Veteran.
 
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