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Mister Binky
07-18-2010, 12:20 PM
Howdy.

There's an interesting article up on the Microsoft engineering blog about how the Achievement system works. Thought folks might like to read it.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/engineeringblog/achievements-unlocked.htm

It also confirms that DLC is capped at 750 points. I know that the cap is something we've all known about, but I'm not sure if it was ever officially named as policy by Microsoft.

Enjoy.

SubG3nius
07-18-2010, 01:12 PM
Yeah we know... And you would to if you checked the news, X360A already posted that in the news section a while ago -.-

MonkeyPunchBaby
07-21-2010, 01:06 AM
This is still an interesting article. No need to be a jerk to the dude.

IVI4V3R1CK
07-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Yeah we know... And you would to if you checked the news, X360A already posted that in the news section a while ago -.-

You're right, but it is currently buried three pages back in the news archive. I missed the news article, as with the OP. Granted searching should be a given that was a news article and may not have had a concurrent forum thread (in which I searched for "New Gamerscore Cap for XBLA is Confirmed at 350" which resulted in error, and then searched for "Cap for XBLA is Confirmed at 350" which pulled no related results, unless Yu-Gi-Oh is related)

So really, he was within the rights of posting this, as if it wasn't for it I myself wouldn't have known. Sometimes people have more things to do than constantly check a website for all current news. Regardless, you shouldn't be so harsh with the dude.

If I'm wrong in stating this, please let me know, but otherwise thanks for the post OP

Teh BeZ
07-21-2010, 01:38 PM
This was an awesome read, it killed some time at work as well!

and also I missed it on the news feed as well :P

KeepEmRolling
07-21-2010, 03:46 PM
Yeah, thanks for the post...interesting read.

Opiate42
07-21-2010, 04:13 PM
This is still an interesting article. No need to be a jerk to the dude.

Yup, and I didn't know so am now happy to know.

Corrupt.
07-21-2010, 10:01 PM
We all new about it, but as I never check the news, I was unaware it was official/announced...

tweak4ever
07-21-2010, 10:22 PM
yay! i has brain lernd new stoof

thanks

Neverender
07-21-2010, 10:32 PM
That was interesting. I especially liked the end (http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/BF6DC835-0EA6-444F-B9A7-1928AAD9A9B7/0/NotifyPopup.wav) :p.

Xylon Uxkid
07-21-2010, 11:33 PM
I readed it a few days ago and it was really interesting (even more if you know about programming) so those who havent readed it yet, you should check it out.

wexnlex
07-25-2010, 11:07 AM
Thanks for the info was kinda neat to see how it was all programmed, as with others even though I read this site a lot I missed that.

iiDaRReN316x
07-25-2010, 11:19 AM
Yes i have read it

noaidi73
07-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Thanks for posting this. An interesting article.

Halfhoot
07-29-2010, 07:42 PM
Fun read! Thanks for the post!

DeekBoy
07-29-2010, 08:13 PM
this was a good read. very interesting to find out how such a happy noise is created :D

Sevvy B Goode
07-29-2010, 08:16 PM
this was a good read. very interesting to find out how such a happy noise is created :D

That is one of the nicest noises ever...

OT... Great read mate, cheers.

jtkauff
07-29-2010, 09:26 PM
Very cool read. It'd be nice if there was more like this in the MS blog - these "behind the scenes" reads are pretty interesting.

SideDish120
07-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Awesome reading material at work on my iPhone :)

Damian227
07-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the article, hadn't seen it before and as a C++/D3D programmer, it was quite an interesting read.

Spanish Assault
07-29-2010, 10:43 PM
cool article...nice to know this info.

Kaiyo
07-30-2010, 02:03 AM
You know the Orange Box broke the number of achievements, right...

PointPlaceWI
07-30-2010, 02:11 AM
You know the Orange Box broke the number of achievements, right...

The Orange Box was put into marketplace before the new achievement rules were put into place.

Kaiyo
07-30-2010, 02:13 AM
The Orange Box was put into marketplace before the new achievement rules were put into place.

So true... lol.

guillermo316
07-30-2010, 02:15 AM
thank's for the article, i have nothing to do, nice read

Dreamer84
07-30-2010, 04:30 AM
Cool article thanks for the post

iPod Taste
07-30-2010, 04:52 AM
Holy shit, I can't believe I just read all that :p
Pretty interesting stuff though.
And I like how there was a link to the "Bleep Bloop" in the end :Bounce: