I stopped caring about my Xbox Live Gamerscore after I hit 100,000. At that point in time, the next milestone was obviously going to be 200,000 – a feat that would take me years to reach. I have the attention span of a fly, so there was no way I was going to stay engaged for multiple years to increase a number that has no meaning other than bragging rights. Years have passed since I hit 100,000, and my Gamerscore is now sitting at 195,149. That itch to reach the next milestone is back...to a degree. I find myself torn between playing the games I legitimately want to play and playing games that will give me the easiest achievements.

Since I've already bled the easiest achievement-dispensing games dry (Avatar, TMNT), I've decided to stay the course and devote my time to good games, like DmC: Devil May Cry and Dead Space 3. I don't know how long it will take me to rack up an additional 5,000 gamerscore, but this milestone is going to be reached with a game that I enjoy, or at the very least, feel I need to play.

What would you do if you were in my shoes? Also, have you been there? What embarrassing games have you finished to reach a Gamerscore goal? My lowest point: Finishing the awful Brave: A Warrior's Tale to get over 700 points. That feat took me an entire weekend.