I've gone out of my way to take pictures of large zombie groups and even put funny hats on them. You know; the extra stuff you often do in games but no one will ever know, until now. Remember getting Samus in the swimsuit on Metroid for NES? Got any proof? No? Now games actually measure your e-penis and add an inch or two for every nerd thing you do! Auto-upload to your profile, online!
Wish you had proof of this moment, huh?
Since the word "e-penis" doesn't have a good ESRB rating Microsoft calls this Gamerscore. They even got a nifty feature to measure yourself against your friends! Gamerscore is enlarged.. err I mean gained, by obtaining Achievement points in games. Those are challenges that you can take in games, like completing them (like the 3 Day Survivor Achievement in Dead Rising) or doing really hard stuff (like the Millionaire Pair Achievement in Guitar Hero 2; Get 1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative).
His e-penis in Guitar Hero 2 is larger than mine =(
So now I'm hooked on doing all the weird stuff the developers have thought out as challenges. I.e. growing my e-penis.
I'm hooked on Dead Rising, it's the most entertaining game I've played for years. Here's why:
All the cool stuff you can do, it's incredible!! The blender, the clothes, the camera, the skills, the weapons... oh the weapons! It's like a giant sandbox of stuff you can do, to kill zombies. Then they couple that with a nice and intriguing story worthy of movie by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell(!). On top of that Capcom adds time pressure through your clock (be at the helipad in 72 hours) and a whole bunch of quests; both for the main story and to rescue survivors. They also give you seven different endings. I got the F ending first, but managed to get the A ending last night.
Except that's not the end! There are 48 more hours! The awesomeness never ends... The story continues and now I'm battling for the ture ending (I like how they misspelled that).