Xbox Achievements is 10 Today! Thank You All!

Xbox Achievements is 10 Today! Thank You All!

Written Monday, February 08, 2016 By Dan Webb
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Strap yourselves in, we’re gonna get a little emotional.

February 8th 2006 was a life changing date for us. And when I say life changing, that’s not hyperbole, it genuinely was. The world’s only Gamerscore community on February 8th 2006 made a pilgrimage across the web to find a new home at after finding themselves without a home. Co-owner and coder extraordinaire, RoutineX responded to the will of the community in their hour of need to create a new place for us, a site that would become our home and our lives for the next 10 years.

In those 10 years we’ve accomplished so much. We’ve added news and editorial content galore and become a respected opinion among the gaming community. We’ve broke thousands of achievement lists, even if they did get us in trouble with various lawyers! Oops! We’ve seen the community come together and achieve the impossible, like getting 1,000 concurrent people on NBA Live 07. We’ve even gone one step further and created our own achievement and trophy list for GRID 2, something which we’ll always be grateful to Codemasters for letting us do – that one, I really do have to pinch myself.

We’ve been to numerous trade shows (like E3 and Gamescom) and covered the shit out of them for you. We coined the term Cheevo (sorry!). We’ve done so many PAX parties that I’ve actually lost count. We’ve become a part of the third biggest Comic Con on the entire planet and provided hours and hours of quality entertainment. We invented Road Maps for guides – and when I say we, we mean, us and you. We’ve interviewed the industry’s biggest development talent. We’ve written a guide book – with thanks to our wonderful community and PrimaGames. We’ve taken on new ventures like livestreaming – of which we won an award for in our very first year! Go us! Not bad for a site that was set up 10 years ago by a bunch of hobbyists who took a liking to a bunch of in-game rewards.

It’s been an epic journey. On that journey we’ve seen friends come and go. We’ve seen friends smash goals – like Stallion reaching his 1 million Gamerscore goal. We’ve seen valuable community tools like cease to exist. We’ve seen other Xbox sites fall away – long live TeamXbox. We’ve seen and met friends and people we will never forget. Rest in peace, Knuckles Dawson. To say it’s been emotional is an understatement.

Since February 2008 – which is when we started using our analytical software – we have reached 120,593,334 different people in the world and amassed an incredible 1.6 billion page views – yes, 1.6 billion! We have reached every country in the world. Literally every single one. Yes, that means Antarctica, North Korea and even a place I’ve never heard of called Tuvalu. Greetings. On a side note, hello to eight of you that ever read the site from Christmas Island. It sounds like a magical place!

So this is a thanks. A heartfelt thanks to every person that has ever spent any amount of time here, no matter how big or small. To every person that has ever dedicated a moment of their time to helping out another member. To every person that has ever helped to shape this site into what it is today. To every person that has ever dedicated a huge chunk of their time to making our forums a wonderful place to chat about Xbox. To every person who’s ever volunteered their time to make our site an incredible place. Thanks to all our mods, all our forums admin, all our guide people, all of our forum people, to our staff writers – old and new, to everyone. More importantly, thank you to you, the reader. Without you, none of this would have ever been possible. The best news though? The best is yet to come. We’ve already started this year by implementing nav bars into the forums, collating backwards compatible lists and more, but that is just a taste of what’s to come. This year, our 10th year, will be our very best. Of that I’m sure.

All of our thanks,

Dan & Aleks’s Founders

PS – By now we’re two hours into our epic 10-hour livestream, if you can’t make it, you can still enter our giveaway for an Xbox One Elite Controller courtesy of Microsoft, just login to Twitter and retweet THIS Tweet. You have until 9pm, GMT, folks!


User Comments

Forum Posts: 80
Comment #1 by Colin84PL
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 01:30:35 PM
Thank you guys for these 8 years together and your work. I just freakin love this site :)

Forum Posts: 23
Comment #2 by Raggle101
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 03:15:44 PM
Congratulations on ten years. I've been using this and your Playstation sister site for probably six of those ten. Here's to ten more.

Forum Posts: 405
Comment #3 by ViNyLek
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 05:27:13 PM
Congrats again guys! I've retweeted your post. Doubt I will win, but it would be an awesome surprise. I wish you even better another 10 years!

Forum Posts: 229
Comment #4 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 05:30:45 PM
To-do list:

1)add edit buttons to comments

2)add reply/ quote buttons to comments

3)remove the pointless comment voting system. It serves no purpose, especially with how few comments most articles receive anyways.

Forum Posts: 167
Comment #5 by Oceans4Ransom
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 06:39:25 PM
happy birthday XA!!!--> (x360a forever in my heart).

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Comment #6 by Mr Wiggles
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 08:30:27 PM
@4 Do shut up you prat.

OT: Congratulations guys! I don't know what I would do without this site.
Carry on with this awesome site!

Forum Posts: 139
Comment #7 by Jerommeke
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 09:41:15 PM
Congrats guys! A pity I couldn't watch the livestream today.

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Comment #8 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 10:07:13 PM
@6: Why? 10 years and they still don't have the most basic functions for commenting on articles.

Wonder what the site stats are? How many registered users? How many active in last month? How many visits to the site? How many are actually unique?

Forum Posts: 125
Comment #9 by DigitalJester
Monday, February 08, 2016 @ 10:42:02 PM
Been a member since 2008. My main go to site for xbox stuff. Congratulations guys. :)

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Comment #10 by Mr Wiggles
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 12:16:22 AM
@8 Always got to be one shit lord who tries to rain on a parade.

I bet you're a right laugh at parties.

Forum Posts: 26
Comment #11 by PreacherOfHell
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 06:06:05 AM
Been here since 2009 I think. Congratulations on the site, it's amazing!

Looking forward to another 10 years!

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Comment #12 by mjc0961
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 10:42:45 AM
Happy Birthday, XBA!

I still remember how I find this site because of that novelty website where you'd punch in your GamerTag and it'd generate "blog posts" from your 360 detailing what you did every day. It would mention achievements and then had a link to here for people who wanted to get more.

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #13 by Miikesmama
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 10:50:35 AM
My everyday waking up routine:

- making coffee
- switching on laptop
- drinking coffee and checking your site!

So thanks to you all, to another 10 years!!! :-)


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Comment #14 by Miikesmama
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 10:52:53 AM
@TH3 XB0X G3N1U5:... the things you critizise make this site special to others. If you want your standard blog-type, Web 2.0 site, why don't you go to IGN or something?

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Comment #15 by MrNatrakh
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 12:41:56 PM
Congratulations guys! Thank you for all the entertainment and information the past 10 years. I'm excited to see what the next years will bring.

Side note: normally you post the achievement of the year awards on your birthday. Will we be seeing them this year as well?

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Comment #16 by Webb [STAFF]
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 01:17:16 PM
@#15 - Yes, mate, hoping to publish them today. Just putting some finishing touches on them and then we'll publish them =)

Thanks for all the kind words and birthday wishes, folks. Much appreciated. Thanks again for your support over the years =)

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Comment #17 by Games 4 Ever
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 03:15:56 PM
Congratulations guys!

I've been checking this site every 2-4 hours, everyday, since '09.

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Comment #18 by MrNatrakh
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 05:00:18 PM
@16 - Awesome! Much appreciated :)

Forum Posts: 182
Comment #19 by CellFrame
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 07:45:47 AM
Hey, Happy 10th Birthday and congrats on your success with this great site!

Btw - since you just turned 10, this is your 11th year, not your 10th! ;)

Forum Posts: 606
Comment #20 by QuiCkz Ninja
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 09:45:06 PM
Happy Birthday, XBA!

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Comment #21 by Genba
Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 01:57:39 AM
Happy B'day XBA proud to be a member

Forum Posts: 199
Comment #22 by CORPSIE19
Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 09:17:01 PM
Happy Birthday xboxachievements! been a member for quite a few years now, this is the only site i use for anything xbox :) keep it the awesome work and hears to another 10 years!

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Comment #23 by Casino83
Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 10:43:42 PM
10 Years XBA

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Comment #24 by Casino83
Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 10:52:31 PM
10 Years XBA!!! Keep up the good work guys! My wish for the future XBA and PST go into one great site for guides and gaming news. It's quite often these times when I check XBA for a guide or a Achievement help some other guys posted a link to PST. PS or XBOX we are all gamers....

Forum Posts: 2627
Comment #25 by ImaginaryRuins
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 02:50:19 AM
I joined in early 2010, so it is almost 6 years for me. This site has become one of my favourites and I visit almost every day. Man, time just flies by.

Forum Posts: 9
Comment #26 by MAJIN BOOSH
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 06:10:14 AM
happy birthday Xboxachievements. You guys and trueachievements are tied for my favorite non porn websites ;)

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Comment #27 by MAJIN BOOSH
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 06:15:46 AM
and btw I wish I could like many comments on this article, its nice to see mostly positive comments as opposed to the normal

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Comment #28 by Emzx91
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 07:45:36 PM
Please don't remove my comments ever again for valid criticism. I wasn't mean, I simply brought up valid points. I don't like censorship, especially when it was never warranted.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #29 by wza 1337
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 08:48:11 AM
cool, i joined in 09 . keep doing what you were doing !

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Comment #30 by caboose69ing
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 10:04:26 AM
been here for 8 of those 10. Even when I don't own an xbox(i sell them a lot) I still come to check in, and see the news

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Comment #31 by Dudwood Fudwood
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 04:38:49 PM
Awesome. Congrats guys and thanks!

@12 I remember that! 360 voice or something. Said things like "xxxx played Halo 3 for 8 hours then left. He had to pee. Humans are mostly water."

Strange site.

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Comment #32 by czarekczarek
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 07:29:40 PM
That Masterchief With Balloons Is Cute

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Comment #33 by thml777
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 09:57:22 PM

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Comment #34 by Jeddyy
Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 06:00:23 AM
Thanks for all the years of help. I love this website and all you do. I have used it for so many years. You guys are forever linked to my memories of joy playing Xbox and obtaining achievements. Thanks again and to another 8 years.

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Comment #35 by Pearson
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 06:15:27 PM
Congrats on your 10 years of service to the Xbox gaming community XBA! I have been with the site since December 2008 and have enjoyed every single moment that I spent getting help or helping others in the forums. Here's to another 10!

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Comment #36 by niko1664
Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 01:04:34 PM
Happy Birthday XBA ! Thx to all the community.

Forum Posts: 256
Comment #37 by magixman
Monday, February 22, 2016 @ 02:01:24 AM
Congratz! :)

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Comment #38 by LordSamoni1
Monday, February 22, 2016 @ 03:57:48 PM
Happy Belated Birthday !

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Comment #39 by Tron
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 08:12:33 PM
Congrats boys!

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Comment #40 by PyreBall
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 09:44:03 PM
Congrats, guys. Thanks so much for all the help over the years. This site has been invaluable and I've really enjoyed being a part of the community.

Forum Posts: 1069
Comment #41 by Shred Asics 13
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 03:55:57 PM
OK - so when was the term "Cheevo" very first used? I remember an article jokingly referencing it years ago and, well, my friends and I can't stop using it...haha

Forum Posts: 182
Comment #42 by JohnnyBoosh
Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 01:39:56 AM
Congratulations to all! Been on this site for some years now and I love it. Great community too! Here's to another 10!!!

Forum Posts: 208
Comment #43 by Davey_Pitch
Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ 09:01:14 PM
I was one of the staff writers here many years ago, it was an honour to be part of the team then and I'm proud to have been a part of the history of this place, no matter how small a piece. Here's to another 10 years!

Forum Posts: 4
Comment #44 by AspireForReason
Monday, March 07, 2016 @ 02:18:22 AM
One of my favorite sites for anything gaming related, I don't know how long I been around on this site but definitely long enough. It's been 10 years already, crazy.


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Comment #45 by AspireForReason
Monday, March 07, 2016 @ 02:19:35 AM
Just realized this is my new account so it's 2015 for this one because I can't remember my old email. :(

Forum Posts: 50
Comment #46 by GdogTheOne
Monday, March 07, 2016 @ 02:21:41 AM
Holy crap, I actually remember my old password. So I've had an account since 2009 D: Good stuff

Forum Posts: 614
Comment #47 by djrapperz
Monday, March 07, 2016 @ 04:38:14 PM
So glad i went fom play station to xbox :)

Forum Posts: 50
Comment #48 by bigtyme
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 07:58:36 PM
I know I'm late to the party, but much love to the site. I love it here. One of the most positive communities online!

Forum Posts: 234
Comment #49 by smudgedhorizon
Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 03:53:04 PM
Honestly I love this site and gave used it for years and years but these ridiculous full screen Lego Elves adverts are killing my iPad - they load on every single page I load toand it is immensely frustrating. I'm not opposed to adverts but they are just incessant. I've started to resort to using other sites because if it. Can I turn them off? Thank you.

Forum Posts: 61
Comment #50 by Zerodactyl
Sunday, March 27, 2016 @ 09:12:13 AM
It's ten years old and I've only just joined. I guess it's better late than never. Loving it so far!

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #51 by Heeere5 Johnny
Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 06:14:12 PM
Happy (belated) birthday! This site has helped me many times, even before I signed up.

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #52 by Slash n Hackney
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 03:04:12 PM
Happy Birthday!

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Comment #53 by Kormili
Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 12:55:10 AM
Congratz, Happy Birthday!

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Comment #54 by StardustZero
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 04:38:14 AM
Very good job,keep up the good work

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Comment #55 by DJSEWASYDE
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 12:07:39 PM
congrats on the big 10

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Comment #56 by Xenolith666
Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 10:00:05 PM
grats youz guys!

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Comment #57 by KizZy Kash
Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 01:18:21 AM
Great site lots of help here's to plenty of more achievements to unlock!

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Comment #58 by XxwolfcryxX
Saturday, September 03, 2016 @ 03:04:00 AM
Been a member since 2007-07-27 wow! time does fly...

Forum Posts: 256
Comment #59 by magixman
Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 10:09:36 AM
Gratz guys!

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Comment #60 by DaTiCo
Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 09:34:55 AM

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Comment #61 by Munsonated
Monday, November 28, 2016 @ 06:27:23 AM
I've been visiting for ages. Tanks for all that you do.

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Comment #62 by Cyphrone
Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 09:56:40 AM
Congratulations, xba and ps3t are definitely two of the most helpful gaming sites, despite their somewhat dated look.

Looking forward to another 10 years of guides, opinions and exchange

Thanks for your work

Forum Posts: 132
Comment #63 by m-iichel
Saturday, December 24, 2016 @ 01:39:00 PM
@ #8.. that's where TA ( comes in ;)

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Comment #64 by Sunny Hills
Sunday, January 08, 2017 @ 03:26:53 PM
Happy Birthday, XBA! Thank you for all the entertainment and information the past 10 years.

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Comment #65 by ExG x JoSh
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 10:11:01 PM

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US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013
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