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Old 12-05-07, 09:14 PM
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Gamerscore Challenge and $140,000 in prizes.

Has anyone seen this yet? www.OldSpiceExperienceChallenge.com It started today.

360voice and P&G are teaming up to create gamerscore challenges that offer rewards in the form of Best Buy gift cards, Amazon GC, Marketplace points, Xbox Live & Gamefly subscriptions and HD-DVD Drives. All it takes is a 360voice account.

From what I can tell, the contest is purely user driven & partially user created. Basically, there's a certain number of prizes each week that can be won. Users can create their own group or join another to get into the contest. The catch is to have enough people to join up so the contest can actually start.

Pretty interesting idea. Here's a breakdown of the prize schedule: http://www.360voice.com/challenge-prizes.asp

Official rules: http://www.360voice.com/osec/reward-rules.html
Old 12-05-07, 09:26 PM
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I just created a challenge for the $50 Best Buy card ...

http://www.360voice.com/join/91I68ZJ4


nered 9 more to start the contest

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Decent idea but with the PS3 finally getting some decent games and the Wii with a handful of decent games, achievement point chasing with shitty games isn't too appealing at the moment. Maybe it's just me.
Old 12-06-07, 12:09 AM
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I liked the first idea better of having it all run via xbox...nice and easy. This is too complicated and I'll opt out, even though I easily one the 1st contest.
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I'm definitely in...I'll do as many as people want to do. Free way to earn free stuff.
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I'll try it out. I'm always down for free stuff.
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I just threw my tag in there as well. We're up to 8 on there. I haven't been playing as much dreck lately with Rock Band out and taking up most of my free time, but anything to help out a fellow 'Talker.
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2 more needed ... I guess one of us would win the $50, right?
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But people can just boost and unfairly increase their gamerscores by game saving so I doubt anyone playing legitly will win.
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I set up a $100 challenge because I'm greedy. Feel free to join when the first one fills up!

http://www.360voice.com/join/4S2477HN
Code: 4S2477HN

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I don't have a 360, but I'm curious what this boosting thing is. I heard it in another thread, but I don't know anything about it. What is it?
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Decent idea but with the PS3 finally getting some decent games and the Wii with a handful of decent games, achievement point chasing with shitty games isn't too appealing at the moment. Maybe it's just me.
Just because the shitty games are easier to get points in doesn't mean you have to play em. The numerous great games have points too, afterall.

Edit: On a side note, Scene It? Is probably the easiest to get the points this side of Avatar.

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Originally Posted by RichC2
Just because the shitty games are easier to get points in doesn't mean you have to play em. The numerous great games have points too, afterall.

Edit: On a side note, Scene It? Is probably the easiest to get the points this side of Avatar.
But to have a chance at winning a contest, you have to boost, simple as that.
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Originally Posted by DamingR
I set up a $100 challenge because I'm greedy. Feel free to join when the first one fills up!

http://www.360voice.com/join/4S2477HN
Code: 4S2477HN

After saying I'll opt out, I joined your challenge to help some of you guys get it going
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I'd join a DVDTalk group, but it would just be mean with the games that Gamefly are sending my way this week.
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Originally Posted by DamingR
I set up a $100 challenge because I'm greedy. Feel free to join when the first one fills up!

http://www.360voice.com/join/4S2477HN
Code: 4S2477HN
I joined. I probably won't win, but I do have a full week off for the holidays, so I'll be playing a lot for sure.
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looks like our $100 contest starts at midnight...you guys are gonna kick my butt, I have nothing easy left to play
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Crap, I wanted to get in on the 100 as well.
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Come on people, what is boosting?
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playing games that give you achievement points really easy.

There are games where you can get 1000 achievement points in 30 minutes or less.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Crap, I wanted to get in on the 100 as well.
I tried too, but it looks like you can only do 1 challenge at a time.
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Hey folks I am one of the two folks that run 360voice, saw this thread and your challenges! We featured one of the challenges on our homepage.

You can only do one challenge at a time, but you can back to back challenges if you like. Although if you win a challenge, you can't do additional challenges in that same tier.

Yes there are some easy games, but the good thing is if they use it once, the next challenge they won't have it. Or you can not let people in your challenge who haven't played Avatar yet =)

Finally I just thought I would mention I used to be in the DVD Website world, had one of the first players and did a DVD review compilation site. Then created TeamDVD with a few friends. But have since been concentrating on gaming, although I love my HDDVD player.
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How come some consider it cheating? And I thought people were using saves or something like that to cheat and get points?
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
How come some consider it cheating? And I thought people were using saves or something like that to cheat and get points?
There are three ways to increase your gamerscore. 1) Playing games legit.
2) Boosting. 3) Game saving.

Playing the game legit is self explanatory.

Boosting on the other hand is a bit different. Boosting is when a group of people get together and purposely play to unlock the achievements. For example. In Gears of War the ranked matches are throw together randomly but there are ways to get a group together in the same game. I won't explain how because that wouldn't be fair. Anyway, once they are in the match together they all take turns killing each other and using their specific weapons to unlock the weapons achievements while everyone else just sits and waits for their turn. There is no challenge and no opposition to fight so you can just unlock your achievements with no problems.

Game saving is the worst of the worst because people don't even have to play the game at all to get the achievements. Again I won't explain the process, but the end result is a 100% save file for a game making its way onto your xbox resulting in all the achievements unlocking at the same time for the game. It is the worst of the worst. The best way to find out if someone has game saved for a game is by checking the days the achievements were unlocked. If someone unlocked all the achievements for Oblivion in ONE day it is pretty obvious what they have done.

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