Xbox Live Achievements come to iOS via Wordament

Achievements are no longer exclusive to Windows devices. You can finally earn Gamerscore on *shock* an Apple device.

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For Achievement hunters, one of the most compelling reasons to pick up a Windows Phone is the ability to earn Gamerscore through Xbox Live-enabled games on Microsoft's mobile platform. However, Achievements are no longer exclusive to Windows Phone devices. You can finally earn Gamerscore on *shock* an Apple device.

Wordament is a free word puzzle game, previously available on Windows Phone and Windows 8, now available on iOS. Every version of the game connects to the same servers, meaning Windows players can play against iOS players.

By logging in with a Microsoft account, you'll also be able to earn Gamerscore through the iOS version of the game--up to 50G through 10 achievements. (That's less than the 200G you can earn on other platforms, but at least it's a start!) With Xbox Live apps slowly spreading on the App Store, one wonders if this marks the beginning of a new direction for Microsoft.

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    December 27, 2012 10:05 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox Live Achievements come to iOS via Wordament.

    Achievements are no longer exclusive to Windows devices. You can finally earn Gamerscore on *shock* an Apple device.

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      December 27, 2012 10:13 AM

      Why is this even a big deal? Toucharcade seemed uppity about it too. GameCenter is pretty slow so it's no wonder they might want to use their own system.

      Wordament is pretty addictive

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        December 27, 2012 10:14 AM

        can you earn gamerscore on your PC? it's pretty big news i'd think to earn it on an apple phone of all places

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          December 27, 2012 10:16 AM

          yah on Games for Windows Live games it adds to your XBL gamerscore.

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          December 27, 2012 10:20 AM

          I guess you can, since it shows up on my Games for Windows Live account. I don't have an xbox though but I assume it carries over.

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            December 27, 2012 10:37 AM

            Yeah GFWL is the same as XBL. Unified achievements list across all of these devices, which is nice.

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      December 27, 2012 10:53 AM

      Oh my god, Wordament is on iOS... So happy!

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