Ways To Conceal The Emptiness of Existence

By Alec Meer on November 26th, 2007 at 4:43 pm.

In case you missed it – Achievements are supposedly on their way for older Steam games (plus there’s to be a Medic Achievement pack for TF2 in the next couple of weeks – does this mean doktorrs are thin on the ground and need a pep up?) . Could be a giggle – perhaps there’ll be something for catching every G-Man sighting in Half-Life 2, or being called a GHEY N00B in 218 consecutive games of Counter-Strike.

Can any one think of an achievement that could be added to an older Valve game to rival the now-legendary gnome portage trial?

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  1. Chris R says:

    Oooooo, a Medic achievement pack for the medic within the next week or so. As if I needed any more incentive to play TF2… Steam says I’ve played 57 hours in the last 2 weeks. Liar.

  2. Iain says:

    A Euthanasia Achievement for mercy-killing every Scientist and Barney in Half-Life would be a good start.

  3. drunkymonkey says:

    Taking Dog’s Rolllermine through to wherever it is that it’s impossible to take it further.

    And if Half Life itself gets achievements, then that would be simply beautiful.

  4. Lu-Tze says:

    For Counter Strike : Source…
    “Walk Into The Light” – Kill someone with a Flashbang

  5. Chris R says:

    Hah, this would be a funny joke achievement:

    “Whew” – Avoid the whole Black Mesa incident by not inserting the sample into the scanning beam, thus avoiding the resonance cascade.

  6. Theory says:

    “Chump” – buy Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

  7. Masked Dave says:

    “Smashy smashy.” – Crowbar only.

  8. The_B says:

    Take the Gnome through all four games of the main Half Life story.

    On a kinda more serious note, I hope they transfer the “One Bullet” achievement in Half Life 2 from the 360 version. I thought that was genius myself.

  9. icabod says:

    You could manage to ruin Episode 2 early on by having an achievement in the first Half Life of not causing the incident with Dr. Magneson’s microwave lasagna.

  10. markcocjin says:

    Theory says:

    “Chump” – buy Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

    Well right now, Condition Zero has 27,121 players online. The third most played on Steam. And eighty percent of online action games are made by Valve. Considering the time of day, I would imagine that that achievement would be quite common really.

  11. dhex says:

    is there a way to disable achievements?

    annoying as hell.

  12. Mario Granger says:

    How are they annoying? Just don’t go for them if you don’t want them.

  13. mister slim says:

    “ADD” Exit Half-Life 1 before the end of the intro train ride.

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