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Shivering Isles to get 250 Gamerscore boost

Last week the policy for Gamerscore and Achievements was standardized to make sure that gamers got a full 1000 points per retail game, with downloadable content able to bring in an extra 250 points. In Episode 2 of our podcast we mentioned Shivering Isles being a fine example of giving Achievements on top of the game's original 1000. Well, now it's official, Oblivion's Shivering Isles expansion will have an additional 10 Achievements worth 250 Gamerscore bringing it to a total of 1250. This marks the first game to have more than 1000 available Gamerscore, and hopefully will set the proper standard for other developers to follow. So, with the promise of more Achievements, are you more interested in getting the Shivering Isles expansion, or does it even matter?

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2-08-2007 @ 11:13AM

pellinho said...

I'll be definitley getting the Shivering Isles (Ilses!) expansion, its good to know that you're getting rewarded with points and it'll be nice to hear that satisfying noise again whilst playing Oblivion. Does SI using up the full 250 extra points mean that this is a definite full stop in the Oblivion universe?

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2-08-2007 @ 11:15AM

Handlotion said...

Acheivement Unlocked: You spelled Isles wrong!

Sorry couldnt resist! ;)

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2-08-2007 @ 11:18AM

pellinho said...

Achievement unlocked: spelled achievement wrong!

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2-08-2007 @ 11:19AM

TaterToT said...

Achievements For Everyone !!!!!!

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2-08-2007 @ 11:21AM

SeNiLe said...

That's good NEWS! Now we just need Hawaiian Punch or another advertiser to sponsor it so we can get it for FREE! But if no sponsor, still well worth it, well, depending on the price point they sell it for of course.

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2-08-2007 @ 11:23AM

Dadidito said...

Sadly the achievements matter to me... Spent about 2 hours playing Sneak King ONLY for the points. Life of an achievment whore. My wife kept asking me what kind of moronic game I was playing. I think the King has that effect on people. :)
Regardless good that Shivering Peaks comes with it. More complete a package that way.

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2-08-2007 @ 11:45AM

Sabuc said...

All it says is a Spring release date. Anyone know more on date?

This game consumed weeks of my free time and am excited to revisit those time. I think I too am becoming an achievement whore.

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2-08-2007 @ 11:49AM

Ninegauger said...

Awesome... new content and more points. I still haven't touched the Knight of the Nine stuff so I'll have a bunch of new stuff when I get back into it.

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2-08-2007 @ 11:51AM

Studley said...

It's sad I know, but this has probably swung it for me - I'm proud of my 100% Oblivion score, so I'll download the content just to earn the extra points. Not that I need an excuse to jump back into Oblivion...

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2-08-2007 @ 12:02PM

manifest said...

The expansion is gonna be good regardless of the extra points... it's nice to have it there, but the absence of achievements wouldn't have kept me from buying it.

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Jason Seely11

2-08-2007 @ 12:23PM

Jason Seely said...

"keep diong this to the consomers and ac points will eventually mean nothing!!"

sorry to break it to ya kid, but they mean nothing now. don't get me wrong, i enjoy getting them, kinda gives me a sense of accomplishment for playing the game. but at the end of the day, they are meaningless.

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2-08-2007 @ 1:06PM

SeNiLe said...

Jason Seely, They where meaningless until now -

Now people will be getting there game on!

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2-08-2007 @ 1:18PM

Gino said...

Yeah I was kinda on the fence with this but if it's gunna have an extra 250 I think I'll be getting it.

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jules c14

2-08-2007 @ 1:26PM

jules c said...

This is not fair to the people that have spent many months playing this game and to have ac points for downloadable content. I am a ac point whore also but thats besides the point.
( slow death to ps3 please)

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2-08-2007 @ 2:42PM

Kane said...

Achievement points mean so little to me that I am not ever sure what the point of them is. I would buy the expansion even if it took points away from me.

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2-08-2007 @ 4:59PM

zeke0990 said...

it is kinda sad how some of u commenting are saying u will get it to keep ur 100% on Oblivion, i know you already realize u r a gamerscoe whore, but cmon, i swear, achievements are taking the fun out of video games, for some people...i will get it, regardless of the added 250 gamerscore...

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2-08-2007 @ 11:19PM

AoE said...

I was looking forward to more oblivion goodness either way, achievement points are just icing :)

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