Stallion83 Earns Guinness World Record For First 2 Million Xbox GamerScore
Remember Xbox GamerScores? Don't worry, they haven't gone anywhere, but when the Xbox 360 (the first console to feature them) initially released, everybody seemed hell bent on racking their numbers up with every new release. It's something that's seemingly diminished year on year, generation after generation.
Now, that doesn't mean GamerScores aren't important - tons of you still aim to 100% each game in their library. But, compared to previous consoles, unlocking every Achievement just doesn't seem as important nowadays. (*Insert 'unpopular opinion' here*)
I guess the decline, for me, came as I played more online-focused titles, and spending time scouring huge maps for every nook and cranny, most times to my despair, felt wasted when I could be ranking up, or what have you.
Of course, I regularly max out big games like Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption 2, but for Stallion83, real name Raymond Cox, it doesn't matter what game he plays. He gets that sh*t boxed off.
In fact, he's so into unlocking every last Achievement that he's just posted the world's first two million GamerScore mark (he was also the first to pass one million), earning a Guinness World Record in the process. I'm not sure I've even reached 50k.
His special moment was caught on a Twitch livestream, where he hit the milestone with a favourite game, Halo 2. Oh yeah, he also likes dressing up as Master Chief while he games, and hikes. Legend.
"I've been searching for a proper achievement title [to play for the 2 million points mark] for weeks and I just couldn't find anything," he told Guinness. "Halo is my favourite franchise so when I fired [Halo: The Master Chief Collection] up while searching for a game, it hit me that it should be the game I use."
As soon as Halo 2's final cut scenes came to an end, Stallion was awarded with the remaining GamerScore needed to reach two million. Microsoft even sent a special "2,000,000 G" controller to congratulate him - totally worth it.
But will he strive for three million? "This, I don't know," Stallion said. "Two million has taken 13 years. I got my first achievement on 22 November 2005. So, I did the two million almost 13 years to the day. I'll always love video games and achievements, and I'll always be playing and going for them."
I wish I had the time to max out every game I play, but what about you? Is your GamerScore impressive? Do you still try to 100% each game? What do you make of Stallion83's achievement? Make sure you let us know.
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