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XBL Achievement Point Laws

February 2nd, 2007 . by jb

XBL has recently defined the rules of Achievement Points allowed by games.  I paraphrased the goods for you, as it's a lot of blah.

1.  Disc-based games MUST have 1,000 Gamerscore built into the game.  This 1000 Gamerscore can be from the game itself or free add-ons.

2.  Add-ons (free or paid) can supply an additional 250 Gamerscore.

3.  XBLA games can provide up to 250 Gamerscore, with an additional 50 via add-ons (free or paid).

The first and section seems alright, but what's going on with second and third sections?  So they are now encouraging the charging of microtransactions…awesome.  There are so many ways to abuse these rules it's not even funny.  Expect to get more incomplete games, and be sold the rest via microtransactions, because now you're paying for Gamerscore!

Thanks XBL!

[Source: GamerscoreBlog via Kotaku

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