We're not afraid to say it: We're achievement whores. There's something about that sound our Xboxes make that makes us feel accomplished, like we just cured AIDS or sent a man to Neptune. In reality, though, we just collected 10 thingamabobs, killed a level boss, or had promiscuous sex with an alien NPC (thanks, BioWare!). It got us thinking about all of the thousands of achievements that developers challenged us with in 2010, from the whimsical to the diabolical. If there was only someone who could possibly give us a solid list of some of the year's best! Oh, wait, there is.

Enter Raymond Cox, a.k.a, Stallion83, owner of the world's highest Gamerscore on Xbox LIVE, with over 520,000 points—though it's only about halfway to his goal of a million. (His efforts have attracted so much attention that he's now sponsored by XtendPlay, which makes controller accessories that purport to help you last longer during extended button-mashing sessions.) With that in mind, we tasked "His Achievementness" with running down his favorite achievements of the year—based on absolutely no particular qualitative indicators, of course. Drumroll, please...
By Troy Mounis

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