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Game Room Achievements: How They Work
Written by Slam Da Brakes   
Monday, 15 February 2010 00:00


Microsoft will launching a Block Party on March 3 to officially launch The Game Room. The Game Room will be a virtual arcade where you can enter with your Xbox 360 Avatar and live the experience of playing arcade games in their original forms. If you think there will be achievements for each game,  bzzt. Wrong answer...


The Game Room will be treated as one whole game and there will 60 achievements totalling 1000 points. The room is rated as E10 + ( as opposed to each game being rated) which how Microsoft was able to fast track a lot of games to be included. E10 + (Everyone 10+) means that some arcade games that are rated Teen or Mature, like Street Fighter or Mortal Combat, will not be available. There are hopes there will be another room for these games in the future.


So how do the achievements work then with all the games?


The Game Room will have 60 achievements totalling 1000 points. However they are not tied to any specific game. Instead you earn medals for each game and the medals are divided into tiers of three medals each. You get a medal for time spent, high score and so on. Time spent will be interesting as it all it requires is you to be in the room? Have to verify that.


So how much is it going to cost?  


The room is free and so it should be. Each game however will cost between 240 - 400 MS points to download individual titles, or you can pay 40 MS for one time single play.  You actually get fake coins to put in the machines, so memories of being broke at the arcade will come flooding back. 


So what's this Block Party?


Get this "Don't be tardy come to Xbox Live Block Party" That was the MS press release. I am not.... no wait I am going to say something. If I went across to my neighbours and said I was having a 'block' party, they would politely tell me to get back to the eighties.  That aside, the Xbox Live Block Party is Microsoft celebrating the launch of the Game Room and the games Perfect Dark, Scrap Metal and Toy Soldiers over the whole month of March. 


Update : The Game Room will be available from March 24 on Xbox Live.






















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Comments (11)
    Where's the achievement list?
  • trippster1  - ???
    Is this "block party" going to be absoultly re***ded? like do you even get to walk around as your avatar or is it jus like a menu and you click the game you wanna play? is it sorta like playstation homes bowling alley where you and a bunch of friends walk around together and meet and play? i mean the screenshots look great but i think that this is going to be just a menu of games and you click the one you want while there are pictures of a gameroom in the background like 1vs100 is just a menu and your avatar sits there like a fool??
  • Logan  - Arcade Opinion Changes After Release

    Not what I really hoped for was my first reaction, but then went to the restroom 2jo , and calmed down. This might be alright afterall now that I see this issue with less penial tensin. Thanks for this update, it is good news and I feel better too.
  • gdm hard boiled  - What kind of sucks
    Is that it does not seem like the games you may have bought will not transfer over to this arcade.
    Like Pac-Man etc..I have to buy this twice??
    I call BS..
  • HawkTeflon  - Agreed
    Not following you verbatim, gdm, but I think I agree. Seems shady if we have to buy game all over again.

    "But it comes with a console in The Game Room!" Yeah, I'm still not biting that line.

    I also think any game from the Sonic Collection should be transferable to the arcade as well, but that's reaching.
  • Anonymous
    Actually nongame specific achievements are perfectly fine with me so i dont have to play games i dont want to. cant wait to see the achievement list
  • siccwiddittsolo  - ...
    Is this gona occur on the Dash board on the 360 or wat? And can u guys please email me at [email protected] to tell me when it happens and how to get inside of itt thanks
  • imposter911
    Message removed due to spam : identical IP address.
  • tankdogg4200  - this sounds pretty kool
  • Slam Da Brakes
    @ siccwiddittsolo

    You will need to download The Games Room from Xbox Live from March 24. Don't worry it is free. Then play it like any other game. You can enter the room or select just menus, then pay for individual titles.

  • Gilson286  - Attn: Logan
    How you been Logan? Keep those posts coming, I still follow all of them no matter where they are (yes, even at the political sites).

    Also, I'll be on Live tonight playing L4D2. Send me a message if you have time and want to play. I need my "use only melee weapons" achievment.

    Later Dude....

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