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I want to be like Marty

by on Sep.16, 2009, under gaming

By complete accident, I ran across the achievements for Halo 3 ODST while checking out the new Bungie.net design. There are some pretty sweet achievements in there. My favorite is "Be Like Marty" which awards players for not killing a single enemy for an entire round of Firefight. Achievements for being bad? That's unheard of! Of course not many people are going to achieve this while trying to help their team but its still pretty amusing. Poor Marty, he's the brunt of so many jokes at Bungie. He's a good guy though, and obviously very well respected despite the jokes.

Two other achievements I really like are "Stunning!" and "My Clothes!" which award players for using the plasma pistol effectively. The plasma pistol has always had a bad rep but I think its vastly underestimated. I have very few kills with it in Halo 3, but I use it frequently to stun a vehicle or drop an enemies shields instantly. I bet some Halo 3 players don't even realize how effective it can be, so maybe these achievements will add some spice to Halo 3 matches. Of course our pink friend, the needler, returns with another achievement much like in Halo 3. Also featured are the Splaser (Spartan Laser), the new automag and Plasma Grenades.

There are some juicy hints as to what we might find in the campaign. Looks like we'll be searching for audio logs instead of skulls. "Naughty Naughty" and "Good Samaritan" sound like they have something to do with the engineers we'll run into during the campaign. You have to choose between killing the engineers or not and it looks like you'll get an achievement both ways. I guess I'll have to replay that part twice!

There seem to be a lot of unlockable levels and characters for Firefight which is exciting. However, a few look like they're going to be a bitch to get. That's ok, I like challenges. Speaking of challenges, the Vidmaster Challenges look like they're going to be real tough this time too.

I'm looking forward to working on these achievements next week! Here's the full list:

  • Listener - Find the first Audio Log - 5
  • Naughty Naughty - Killing things that are new and different is good, alone or with another ODST - 5
  • Tuned In - Find 3 Audio Logs, alone or with another ODST - 15
  • Audiophile - Find all Audio Logs, alone or with another ODST - 75
  • All Ears - Find 15 Audio Logs, alone or with another ODST - 30
  • Good Samaritan - Killing things that are new and different is bad, alone or with another ODST - 20
  • Both Tubes - Get 10 Rocket kills on Kizingo Boulevard - 5
  • Wraith Killer - Kill all Wraiths in Uplift Reserve - 5
  • Laser Blaster - Get 10 Spartan Laser kills on ONI Alpha Site - 5
  • I Like Fire - Kill 10 enemies with the Flamethrower on Data Hive - 5
  • Dome Inspector - Get 15 headshot kills on NMPD HQ - 5
  • Be Like Marty - In Firefight, finish a full round without killing a single enemy - 10
  • Firefight: Last Exit - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Last Exit - 10
  • Firefight: Chasm Ten - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Chasm Ten - 10
  • Vidmaster Challenge: Classic - Finish any level solo on Legendary, on LIVE, with no shots fired or grenades thrown - 25
  • Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà Vu - Complete Highway on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and no 'Hog or Scorpion - 25
  • Vidmaster Challenge: Endure - In Firefight, on any mission, pass the 4th Set on 4-player Heroic LIVE co-op - 25
  • Firefight: Windward - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Windward - 10
  • Firefight: Lost Platoon - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Lost Platoon - 10
  • Firefight: Crater - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Crater - 10
  • Firefight: Rally Point - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Rally Point - 10
  • Firefight: Alpha Site - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Alpha Site - 10
  • Firefight: Security Zone - Score over 200,000 points in Firefight on Security Zone - 10
  • Super Sleuth - Find the final clue unraveling the mystery, alone or with another ODST - 10
  • Pink and Deadly - Get 10 Needler supercombine kills on any covenant - 5
  • My Clothes! - Plasma Pistol Overcharge and quickly kill 10 Brutes - 5
  • Trading Down - Trade weapons with a fellow character - 5
  • Tayari Plaza - Complete Tayari Plaza on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight character - 30
  • Headcase - Finish any level with at least one Skull activated - 5
  • Ewww, Sticky - Get 5 sticky grenade kills in any level - 5
  • Tourist - Access and download the city map to your VISR - 5
  • Heal Up - Find the first Medical Kiosk and heal yourself - 5
  • Dark Times - Kill 5 enemies while using VISR mode - 5
  • Stunning! - Stun a vehicle with an overcharged plasma pistol and quickly kill the driver - 5
  • Boom, Headshot - Get 10 automag headshot kills in any level - 5
  • Uplift Reserve - Complete Uplift Reserve on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight character - 30
  • Campaign Complete: Heroic - Complete the Campaign on Heroic difficulty - 100
  • Campaign Complete: Normal - Complete the Campaign on Normal difficulty - 100
  • Campaign Complete: Legendary - Complete the Campaign on Legendary to unlock a new Firefight character - 100
  • Gumshoe - Find the 3rd clue unraveling the mystery, alone or with another ODST - 10
  • Junior Detective - Find the first clue unraveling the mystery - 10
  • Coastal Highway - Complete Coastal Highway on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight mission - 50
  • ONI Alpha Site - Complete ONI Alpha Site on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight mission - 30
  • Kizingo Boulevard - Complete Kizingo Blvd. on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight character - 30
  • NMPD HQ - Complete NMPD HQ on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight character - 30
  • Data Hive - Complete Data Hive on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary to unlock a new Firefight mission - 50
  • Kikowani Station - Complete Kikowani Station on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary - 30
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New Borderlands Trailer and Achievements

by on Aug.25, 2009, under gaming

Check out the awesome new trailer embedded below and also browse the achievements for Borderlands. I was hoping for more oddball achievements but there are a fair amount of secret achievements so maybe those are the oddball ones. I'm looking forward to a game with Randy Pitchford to pick up this one:

Play in a co-op game with either an employee of Gearbox or someone who has this achievement

However, if I manage to pick that one up, it will most likely be for the "or someone who has this achievement" though I'd just like to play with Pitchford to pick his brain (or any developer for that matter).

My wife (FoxxyLadie) told me to order whatever game I want for my birthday, which coincidentally is the day after Borderlands' release date, so naturally I pre-ordered it. I can't wait for this game. Hopefully we'll see a bunch of new stuff coming from PAX.

Borderlands Gameplay Montage - [Game Trailers]
Borderlands Achievements - [Xbox 360 Achievements]

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