There’s also a Word Press plugin that uses a slightly hacky method of using regular expressions on the official Xbox gamercard.
He thinks it was the longest stretch he'd gone playing an Xbox game without earning an achievement since the Halo 3 beta in 2007 — in which no achievements were awarded, of course — or when he was driving for 10,000 ranked-match kills in the original Gears of War, the early days when developers were still figuring out how to set achievements, and created some that demanded unbelievable effort.
Most importantly though, that special time of each month is finally here again.
It's a time when the Staff gets together and decides which member deserves the coveted Member of the Month award.
Cox hadn't shut off his console or put down the controller, however. Instead of plundering video games for their achievements, though, now he was playing them while deliberately avoiding anything that could trigger one, lest it put a crooked number up inside that perfect, round million.
His nature eventually would take over, for after eight years, the Xbox Live achievement had long since been a daily goal for Cox; it was at least an hourly expectation for the man under the gamertag Stallion83, who quickly rose to the number one Gamerscore in the world and last week became the only one on the world with a total surpassing 1 million. "It definitely is a different type of gaming," Cox said.