Gamerscore World Record…bah humbug.

I’ve awoken to article after article about this guy who reached over 1 million gamerscore on his Xbox live account recently and just have to say…so the fuck what? Are we sincerely praising somebody for playing tons of games?

I know a couple people who played games like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title that was released a few years ago just because it was a simple 1000 gamerscore points or the Avatar game as that was also a simple 1000 gamerscore points. I don’t look down on these people but I sure as hell don’t hold them in high regard.

Maybe I’m just being a grumpy old man at 26 but I find the fascination with trophies and gamerscores to be incredibly warped. I play games for the experience that comes with it. Yeah, when these added benefits were first introduced I was seduced by the possibility of having something tangible to show my achievements but quickly realised that it didn’t mean anything. Now I don’t give two thoughts to it.

Don’t get me wrong, I can give respect to somebody achieving a goal that nobody has achieved as of yet but come on, we’re praising a guy for being quite sad and doing nothing else but playing games.

Reading these articles made me realise why people call gamers nerds and geeks. When things like this hit publication, we’re making our own bed.

He achieved a million gamerscore, hooray, now can we talk about some actually important shit?

Nate

5 thoughts on “Gamerscore World Record…bah humbug.

    1. Is he the ultimate gamer…really ? Just sitting up late playing games just to get achievements ?
      I just can’t be bothered with gamerscore or trophies anymore. The fact that EVERY gaming site was talking about it was frustrating to me.
      I’m a grumpy old guy I know, can’t help it.

      Nate

      1. I’m not really huge into gamerscore myself. I’d rather just enjoy a game for what it is, but I have quite a few friends who are obsessed with them. I think it’s more of an OCD thing than anything else. He had to play a ton of terrible games to get his gamerscore that high…

      2. I’ve had those moments, where I need to complete everything but to dedicate myself to it?
        He must have played terrible games, which is what I can’t hold in high regard.

      3. Every now and then I get the urge to grind until I’ve collected everything, but only with games I really enjoyed. He’s gotten close to every achievement on at least 1000 Xbox 360/Xbox One games… I know there haven’t been that many I loved.

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