10,000 Gamerpoints, the hard way..

I'm more interested in the leader boards than the gamer points. I don't even consider myself all that competitive, but if I see someone above me on a board I'll make it a goal to try and close the gap. It's a small "AH HAH!" moment when I finally pass someone who always seems to one up me, well excluding geometry wars. I suck at that game and cannot believe some of the scores you all have. I've even had some of my stoner/raver friends over and had them play thinking maybe that was the key I was missing.

Anyway I'm just below 5k gamer points.

I'm planning on picking up the new Zelda for my Gamecube this week and can't stop thinking about how no one can go on the internet and see how I'm doing.

I'm being serious, it really bothers me now.

Swat wrote:
Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

Does it strike anyone else as funny that Swat is a "Pro" gamer but Sinatar considers himself "Recreational"?

I think I put myself at Pro because I was playing a lot of Halo 2 at the time, and I wanted some really intense matches. Instead of playing with people who wanted to play a game of "get high and crash the Warthogs together", I was looking for a bit more teamwork. In the end, I was still stuck with the same 13 year old boys who sounded like girls, but cursed like Navy Seals ;)

What are these designations anyway? I'm in underground because I thought it would a) not be full of newbies in recreation, and b) not full of crazies in their mom's basement in pro. Anyone experimented with the different environments?

Edit: Oh, I'm at around 1200. I found myself saving the 1K mark for a great game. I passed it with Doom on one concentrated evening.

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

I'm planning on picking up the new Zelda for my Gamecube this week and can't stop thinking about how no one can go on the internet and see how I'm doing.

I'm being serious, it really bothers me now.

I can imagine J Allard now, sitting in a dark room somewhere in front of a fireplace, rubbing his hands together Monty Burns style saying "Eeeexcellent."

In Texas Hold'em, I recently got a Royal flush, giving me a win playing all types of hands. It was funny, actually. I saw the potential and decided to check all the way home (leaving a lot of money on the table) just to get it. I'd never had a Royal flush in my life, so I was really happy to get it.

The thing is, the Win All Hands (or whatever it's called) achievement didn't register. Digging around a bit, some people say you have to win all hands within one player type, others say the achievement is glitched. I haven't seen anyone say that they actually have it.

Initially I was kind of pissed, mostly because I wanted the world to know that I got a Royal Flush. I started thinking about how I'd play more single player tournaments to get the achievements, but then I realized that I was satisfied I knew that I had a Royal Flush.

What I'm trying to say (in almost-English) is that while the points are nice, it's not about getting a huge total score for me. What I decided I like about them is how they work as a diary of sorts. I can look back and see what I played, when I played it and what I really played in depth. It's a really nice feature for that.

Poppinfresh wrote:

Initially I was kind of pissed, mostly because I wanted the world to know that I got a Royal Flush. I started thinking about how I'd play more single player tournaments to get the achievements, but then I realized that I was satisfied I knew that I had a Royal Flush.

No you didn't. You don't have the achievement. STFU liar!

*Legion* wrote:
Poppinfresh wrote:

Initially I was kind of pissed, mostly because I wanted the world to know that I got a Royal Flush. I started thinking about how I'd play more single player tournaments to get the achievements, but then I realized that I was satisfied I knew that I had a Royal Flush.

No you didn't. You don't have the achievement. STFU liar!

Mommy said I have the achievement in her heart!

Just went over 1000 this weekend. sad thing is, it was my wife playing Leggo Star Wars that did it. She has also put up a decent amount of points in tomb Raider, although I played through much of that with her.

Sadly, I just don't get near the time to play. I think I need to break my other foot. Two years of casts, crutches and surgeries were a boon to my gameplaying. Now that I'm back to work, my points creep up like that of an old man. Sigh...

Finish games? What is that?

Poppinfresh wrote:
Swat wrote:

One of the biggest things I like about them has absolutely nothing to do with competition. I like how after a year, the Xbox is compiling my gaming history. I can see a visual representation of what games I was playing at a certain snapshot of time. It's pretty cool to wax nostalgic and even think about going back to "wrap em up" or replay them again on a lazy Sunday.

I agree. I feel like Microsoft is writing a little gaming diary for me, and I can look back over it as time goes by.

Funny, I was just thinking about this stuff today. GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

You don't know the half of it!

http://www.360voice.com/blog.asp?tag...

It's a blog as compiled my my 360. It's a jealous little machine.

jhawkr's Xbox - 12/9/2006
If jhawkr was a true gamer, he would have played yesterday, but he decided to do something else instead. He better not have another console...
360voice wrote:

I just do not understand why iNei paid all this cash for me and here i sit... alone... unused for another day... I want a new owner... one that understands my value.

Silly Xbox... will you ever learn your place!

Poppinfresh wrote:

In Texas Hold'em, I recently got a Royal flush...

I've been trying forever to get that and a straight flush. Anytime I get a possible chance I'm scared to raise for the fear people will fold.