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What is a Gamerscore?

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Question: What is a Gamerscore?
Answer: Your gamerscore is made up of all of the points you earn for earning achievements in Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade games. Each achievement has a certain number of points associated with it so your gamerscore is a way to show other people what games you have played and what you have accomplished. Each 360 game has around 1000 points to earn while arcade games have 200.

Gamerscores are a fun way to compare your devotion to your Xbox 360 with other people, but a high score doesn't necessarily mean you are a better gamer than someone else. Some games, such as King Kong, Fight Night Round 3, and all of the other sports games, have very easy achievements so it is easy to earn all of the points that particular game has to offer. Other games like Perfect Dark Zero, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, and Burnout Revenge give you very hard goals for achievements and require real dedication to get all but the easiest points. Once developers get into the groove of creating achievements, things will get better, but for now don't take gamerscores too seriously.

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