The 7 In-Jokiest Achievements Where You Had to Be There

Published A year ago by Andy Farrant

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With certain achievements, game developers indulge in some crafty in-jokery that you'll only get with a bit of insider knowledge, leaving those not in the know utterly baffled as to what they've just unlocked and why. Join us for seven achievements and trophies that really need some explaining.

Many of the above achievements and trophies are based on events that took place at games industry megaconvention E3, such as the Stage Fright trophy from the recent PS4 smash Uncharted 4.

The Stage Fright trophy asks you to stand perfectly still for 30 seconds at the start of the game's city chase section. This is in reference to E3 2015 when, due to a technical glitch, the same thing happened during Sony's conference.

E3 is also responsible for the Peter Moore Achievement in hack-and-slash sidescroller The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, which asks you to "pay homage to one of our generation's greatest rock performances ever".

That performance was the time legendary rocker and then Microsoft corporate vice president Peter Moore accidentally paused the game while playing Rock Band live at E3 2007. So, just screw up one of The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai's guitar solos by hitting the Xbox's guide button in the middle of it, and your gamerscore will be 8G better off. I guess you had to be there.

Previously on Outside Xbox: The 7 Most WTF Achievements in Games.

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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