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5 May, 2011

The fake and the real
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 4:57 AM

Sorry for being more quiet than usual. I’m in England right now working on a new project I’m really excited about. The team has gotten together to do some work in person, and now that we have reliable internet we’ve started the “real” work. Well, I guess I’m sneaking off to do a blog post, but… let’s just pretend it’s work related. ;)

What’s gotten me to the keyboard this time? I’ve seen references to an article about “fake” achievements recently, the latest offender being Tobold, who indirectly referenced it by linking another post.

The theme of the articles is that getting “achievements” in video games is pretty much a waste of time, and anyone who does put any stock in this activity is an idiot. Of course, the initial reaction of people addicted to “fake achievements” is to rage against such pronouncements. But, we’re all smart and classy people here, so let’s take a look at why people who rage against fake achievements are the real idiots.
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