Achievements. Don't you just love them? Often imitated, never bettered (we're looking at you, Trophies) they have been a major element of the Xbox experience since the very first days of the Xbox 360 back in 2005. For many of us, the iconic "Acheievement Unlocked" beep triggers many happy childhood memories every time we hear it. Microsoft announced the first real change to Achievement notifications last week, with the Rare Achievement notification. https://soundcloud.com/xbox/xboxonerareachievement If you're struggling to hear that sound poop for you, here's a tip: dust off that Halo: The Master Chief Collection disc and get basting. According to stat tracking ... Read More »
Yesterday we reported on the latest preview update which you can read full details of here. Included in the update were features such as Arena tournaments (currently only for US preview members) and more additions to the Xbox's group feature. Perhaps the niftiest little part of yesterday's update however was the inclusion of a new animation and sound clip that is triggered when a player unlocks a rare achievement. The new notification allows players to "discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game and celebrate the Achievement itself with a special notification and diamond icon ... Read More »
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