November 10th 2009 10:31 pm PT

Achievement Unlocked – Shipped Windows 7



Achievement Unlocked


I know the Windows team launched Windows 7 a few weeks ago, but we’ve been a little busy around the Xbox offices getting ready for the Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM and Zune Video marketplace release coming up.  We did, however, want to recognize the occasion the best way we know how: with an Achievement! We had a banner made up for everyone on the LIVE team to sign, then we hung it up in the lobby of the main Windows building.

Congrats to the Windows team on a great launch. Enjoy your 1b ‘Gamerscore.’ You’ve earned it.


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Exu

    You think people’s complaints about their GS not ending in a zero or a five are bad?
    Just wait until it ends in a LETTER! :D

  • KrazyNick911

    Haha, I love it. I would of loved to walk in the Windows building and see it.

    That’s awesome Major, Kudos to the Entertainment Division. :)

  • Ai Kago

    Damn, what will they get when Windows 8 comes out!

  • Speed24Racer


  • NBA Kirkland

    1B is that in hex? 27 decimal.
    Someone wrote “Solitaire FTW!!” on the banner.

  • Sgt Zeppelin

    This just adds to belief that many real life events should unlock achievements. Examples:

  • Sgt Zeppelin

    This just adds to belief that many real life events should unlock achievements. Examples:
    – Discovering how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop
    – Parking lot, car, doughnut…
    – Secret
    – Secret
    – Actually stopping after you pop open a can of Pringles
    – Combining general relativity and string theory
    – Having a one night stand with the same girl two nights in a row…
    – Finding Waldo

  • NBA Kirkland

    @Sgt Zeppelin

    Bleep Bloop

    Achievement Unlocked
    0G – Successfully posted on blog

  • Anonymous

    You messed it up. You need to put a 7 there not 1 Billion. But nice idea I would love to have one of those.

  • GS HaXoR

    @ Sgt Zeppelin

    LoL – Triple Post :P
    ^ How did that happen? ^_^

  • Pemalite

    It should have been: “Achievement unlocked – Over 9000G”.

  • Sgt Zeppelin

    @GS Haxor
    I know the first two were because I hit tab + enter expecting a new line and indent so I could make my list – instead it highlighted the submit button and then selected it – but I’m not sure how it got posted twice. LMAO Hopefully those will get deleted, I’d do it myself if I could!

    @NBA Kirkland
    touché, touché…but it should have also unlocked the ‘inadvertent triple post’ achievement (those were the two secret ones!).

  • LordWill0722

    any idea on release date for the facebook/twitter/ marketplace? I don’t know if it was announced yet or just waiting to announce the date. let us know when you can. Thanks :)

  • trickybuz93

    Wow. That’s just really cool. Although like many people said, it should have been 7B-Gamerscore instead of 1B.

  • Tyrant Dunn is down.

  • AriesDog

    They deserved it. Good job on Windows 7.

  • TheHakku

    Holy crap. 1 billion gamerscore. That’s way more than anyone has!


    Awesome! :D

  • EnVy MoNtOyA


  • HenkvdWeerdt

    Congrats for a great product. Hopefully the MCITP exams / studys for Win7 are comming soon.

  • mchiefvs360

    Thank you. I have used just about every iteration of the Windows Platform, I more or less grew up on Windows.

  • Th3 HaGMan

    but that would totally be copying Guitar Hero 5’s legendary achievement lol

  • Shiaoran

    Did they had their GS reseted and flaged as cheaters for releasing Vista? :)
    (I’m a Vista user BTW :( Will probably upgrade as soon as I can bother with it)

  • tabicat

    mchiefvs360: you have my sympathies

  • Logic Squirrel

    Ok, so are you going to do that for all the bugs that need fixes / patches lol.

  • Ai Kago

    Well Windows 7 is basically just what Vista should have been in the first place.

  • Logic Squirrel

    Furthermore I wish to report Microsoft for cheating gamerscore lol. :D

  • XxLightkunxX

    In any case this reminds me that I wish Apple would stfu with the typical PC jabs they’ve been using on their PC vs Mac commercials. “HURR YOUZ GAIZ GET VIRUSES WE DON’T”, as well as other typical BS they throw are so eye-rollingly bad. I feel worse for the people who actually pay thousands of dollars to get one of those overpriced machines. Except for iPod, cuz those are cool. *has one himself*

  • QueeeeenY

    That is really awesome! I want a sign like that for my room! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ark Hunter

    Nice. I want 1 billion gamerscore!

  • Joergen8

    Nice! But when I told my friends Vista was going to be like Windows ME and the windows after that would be the real deal like win2k or winxp.. they all said “Windows WHAT?” My point exactly. Money well spent, aye?

    XP will do just nicely for the forseeable future, until MS decides millions of computers have suddenly become obsolete and discontinue support.

  • Velete

    Vista/Windows 7 = for social networking kiddies who think stuff needs to be swooshy / the masses of people who dont know wtf a computer is and got handed one for christmas/birthday

    XP – grind your teeth since you need your stuff to run on it

    MacOS – you are not cool

    Linux – <3 but you hate yourself if you use it

  • Ze Privateer

    What does this have to do with XBox Live?
    Oh… it doesn’t, just shamless marketing.. yet you complain on twiter about your working hours.. maybe less of this crap and you guys would have more family time.

  • CaNiBaL Elite

    Thats cool 1B should have been 7B as stated already. Now how about the Xbox LIVE Achievement unlocked 7 Years of global gaming online. Wait windows 7, and Xbox LIVE is 7 is there something I’m missing? There is just something about that #7 all bets on 7! ;)