The relatively new gaming concept, achievements, came along much later than leaderboards and has gained a dramatic rise in popularity with the release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Achievements offer a level of detail overlooked in leaderboards. Leaderboards show who possesses the leading score; on the other hand, achievements demonstrate a player’s skills and strengths by rewarding the player for completing tasks or levels. When the achievements start to serve in-game purposes, they become more of a power-up over other players. The ability to view the achievements by others gives players a type of “bragging rights.”


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