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#1 Wrong

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

PlayXBLA.com has a weekly challenge every weekend where if you get certain achievements and submit your gamertag to PlayXBLA@microsoft.com, you will be put into a sweepstakes to win three XBLA codes. This thread is meant not only to list the achievements, but also provide a forum for players to come together and help each other accomplish each one.

August 10-13 2012 -NOTE: This week is only awarding five winners.
NEED: 12 OF 15 *MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE ACHIEVEMENT FROM EACH GAME*

Hybrid

Posted ImagePower House -10 Posted Image
Achieve 15 kills in a single Match
Posted ImageSnappy Dresser -10 Posted Image
Equip a different helmet for your character
Posted ImagePineapple Surprise -20 Posted Image
Achieve 3 kills at once using a single Grenade
Posted ImageMission Accomplished - 10 Posted Image


Section 8: Prejudice


Posted ImageDuck Hunt - 5 Posted Image
Kill 10 enemies with the Deployable AA Turret
Posted ImageSpice of Life - 10 Posted Image
Kill an enemy with each weapon type
Posted Image‘Til It Goes Click -5 Posted Image
Kill 3 enemies in a row with the Machine Gun without reloading
Posted ImageMission Accomplished 2.0 - 10 Posted Image
Complete the Campaign on any difficulty




Toy Soldiers: Cold War


Posted ImagePerseverance - 15 Posted Image
Complete Challenge Level 2 in every Minigame.
Posted ImageA Job Well Done - 5 Posted Image
Earn a Platinum medal.
Posted ImageConcentrated Fire - 15 Posted Image
Destroy an IFV before it unloads any units.
Posted ImageBrute Force - 10 Posted Image
Destroy a turret with a Heavy Tank.


Alan's Wake: American Nightmare



Posted ImageEscape! - 10 Posted Image
Escape the Taken to the motel.
Posted ImageGlorious Dawn - 10 Posted Image
Survive until dawn in any Arcade Mode level.
Posted ImageCool It - 20 Posted Image
Make sure Dr. Meadows can take another look at the skies.
Posted ImageRewrite -10 Posted Image
Rewrite reality for the first time.



REWARD: Winner's choice of any three Microsoft Studios XBLA codes.

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#2 Wrong

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Past Challenges

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#3 ZForce915

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

I love it. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Too bad I don't have many XBLA games.

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#5 tylerh1701

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Excellent Thread.

Completed the challenge for the first time this week! Got all 3 from Dungeon Fighter, already had all 3 from the Maw and the "Silver Star" one from Iron Brigade. I must say getting to level 20 in Dungeon Fighter was quite the grind...

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#6 Crono-00

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

Thanks Wrong for taking the initiative in creating a thread.

This is the first time I tried to do one of these, and I had no idea about the amount of time required to attain this week's (11) choice achievements. It's likely the result of me being bad at games, yet I do enjoy them. I got most of The Maw and Dungeon Fighter's choice achievements done. Iron Brigade, I just learned is the tough one. I just started and I am in need of help.

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#7 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

Shit! I thought you needed to complete alll the challenges, I gave up yesterday when I couldn't get into a multiplayer match in Iron Brigade. Hmmm.....I wonder if I can do 7 of these in 22 hours lol.

How long does the Maw take to finish? I haven't even bought that one.

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#8 Khalid

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

That is pretty cool to know, I will check every friday if I have the games.

#9 Crono-00

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

Shit! I thought you needed to complete alll the challenges, I gave up yesterday when I couldn't get into a multiplayer match in Iron Brigade. Hmmm.....I wonder if I can do 7 of these in 22 hours lol.

How long does the Maw take to finish? I haven't even bought that one.


Yeah it is 7 of 9, meaning the weekend challenge typically involves buying the new XBLA release of the week. I was tackling the challenges 1 game a day, and I chose today, Sunday, for Iron Brigade. The Maw I'd say for a good player (namely not me) should take about 4 hours; it is a linear game ideal for the kiddies, but the game can drag a bit at parts (you know what to do, but to execute takes a bit longer because of movement speed/waiting on Maw).

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#10 tylerh1701

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

Wow, I would never try this unless I had a majority of the games already completed. I had all 3 Maw and 1 Iron Brigade and I was still worried I wouldn't make it.

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#11 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

Yeah it is 7 of 9, meaning the weekend challenge typically involves buying the new XBLA release of the week. I was tackling the challenges 1 game a day, and I chose today, Sunday, for Iron Brigade. The Maw I'd say for a good player (namely not me) should take about 4 hours; it is a linear game ideal for the kiddies, but the game can drag a bit at parts (you know what to do, but to execute takes a bit longer because of movement speed/waiting on Maw).


Thanks. I think I can finish it in 5 hours at least. No, back to the grinding in Iron Brigade!

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#12 Wrong

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

How long does the Maw take to finish? I haven't even bought that one.


I played it sparingly yesterday; it did not take too long to complete. Maw was a fun game though.

For the time one, just change your time zone. You need to play at 12AM 8 AM 10 AM 12PM 6PM and 8PM. You have about a 20 minute window at the top of the hour to play.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

if anyone needs help with Iron Brigade just send me a message. I helped a few people get all the gold medals yesterday.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've been following the Weekend Challenges for a little while now, but this was the first one I actually completed. Looking forward to seeing what the reward is, and this is a good topic idea!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

I just got mine, I'm sure most of you got yours as well. The free games this week are Spelunky and Magic the Gathering 2013. I already own both (like I expected I would) but maybe I can get a few bucks out of them. :)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:21 PM

Wow spelunky and magic 2013, both games that I just got from trading. Bad luck on my part but two excellent games.

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#17 Khalid

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

Wow, that's nice that they give some pretty recent games. I hope that Friday, it will be at least 2 games I have so I might buy the third one.

#18 Crono-00

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:26 PM

I am surprised not only did last Cheeve Challenge gave games I don't have, but ones I wanted! Equally surprising they are recent titles, because I expected them to dump Uno Rush and Joe Danger on me (and I have no interest in either). I do want to take the time to thank those here who helped out, because trying to do some of the achievements on my own was difficult.

Hopefully the next challenge I participate in will not be as time consuming. It was still fun, and I enjoyed finally getting some of my games out of my backlog. Thanks for the help again!

EDIT: and now it says my Spelunky code is already redeemed ... guess when I win, I still lose =( [and that was the one I valued more than the other]

Re-EDIT: situation resolved, I e-mailed about the issue and PlayXBLA sent me a new code ... They were speedy in response to the error ... I figure the situation was an uncommon mistake so you shouldn't worry about your codes

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#19 tylerh1701

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

^That sucks bud, guess I should verify mine before I try to trade them. Not really getting any bites on them anyway, feel like I may be sitting on both of them for a while...

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#20 ZForce915

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:53 AM

Bummer, I couldn't play this weekend. Spelunky is a game I'd like to try but don't want to drop the cash on.
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#21 tylerh1701

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

^Seems to be the general consensus. I think most the people who were very interested in it grabbed it right away (either through the trade thread or just off Xbox Live). Everyone else just seems content with waiting for a sale on it so they can use their MSP (which I understand, I've been sitting on 3000msp for probably 6 months, waiting for something good that I don't own to go on sale.)

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#22 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:29 PM

What time does the challenge usually start?

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#23 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

^Last week it posted at 3:54pm PST, so they're already a few hours late compared to last week.

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#24 Crono-00

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:14 AM

Darn, this weekend's oldschool challenege does not involve much I have. I doubt the XBLA code given involves a certain oldschool XBLA title I've been wanting where some fighters puzzle it out in HD blocks. Well, good luck to those who attempt this weekend's challenge.

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#25 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:48 AM

Games are:

Eets Chowdown
Uno
Cloning Clyde

I have all the achievements in Cloning Clyde, and one in Uno. I've been waiting on Eets to go on sale for a while, so I might as well pick it up now as all 3 of those achievements sound do-able (if not I can grind one more out on Uno).

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#26 Wrong

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:27 AM

First post updated.

I think Uno is on one of the compilation disks. So, that should help.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:31 AM

Eets or cloning Clyde on a compilation disk?
Edit: just looked and only UNO is on the sega tennis disk, looks like I'm out

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

The only game I have is Uno, and I've only got one of the three achievements on that one. Looks like I'll be sitting out this week. Good luck to those who try!

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#29 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:02 AM

Yeah I have Uno on the compilation disc. Got Cloning Clyde from a previous sale.

Anyways, Eets sucks, I have no idea why I wanted this game. It's kind of just a glorified phone game. Luckily the achievements shouldn't take all that long, I've got about 75 levels left (out of 120).

Anyways, here's some help on the 20 Ninja Skillz achievement on Eets if anyone needs help:

http://www.achieve36...hp/t-34764.html

http://www.youtube.c...deos?query=eets

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#30 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

I regret buying Eets, it's so boring it hurts. I finished 2 worlds and now I got lots more.

*Sigh*

I really hope Cloning Clyde is decent, I bought that game years ago and never got around to it. I already had two of the Uno Achievements and can't be bothered to get the 40 wins in a couple of days.

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