SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
Achievement Whores BEWARE: Giant Bomb [Game Overview]
May 15th, 2009 by Dan

Insert another credit, because it’s time for your weekly video game news and you’ve just hit the Game Overview screen.

If you’ve never actually visited Giant Bomb then you probably don’t know that it’s the greatest user-populated video game database on the internet and a pretty darn cool concept. The gist is this: you get all the editorial content that you’d expect from a video games site, only now you get to also create a super-detailed wiki, of sorts, where you can associate games with abstract concepts like “Full Body Awareness” in Left 4 Dead, meaning that when you look down (you’re already in the first person perspective) you don’t just see floor, you see your feet, or objects like crates or, well, you get the idea.

That’s all pretty great on top of the personalities on the site with their hilarious sense of humor and features like This Ain’t No Game, which reviews video game movies, and the aforementioned Persona 4 Endurance Run, but now they’ve gone and done something big.

Users can associate their gamertags and WoW accounts with their Giant Bomb accounts to attach their achievement status to their profile. This creates a site-wide database of achievements that is compared against itself, ranking achievements in terms of rarity and grading each user on a per-game basis for their achievements. Rarer achievements give more points, but if you still are underperforming, guess what, you’ll get a D or :gasp: an F in Halo 3. Max out achievements and get an S-rank that is not able to drop based on the user curve, unless more achievements come out for the game.

Right now they can’t handle PSN trophies thanks to Sony’s lack of a released API, but they will soon be adding Steam capability. I can’t wait until my page updates!


2 Responses  
Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa