Badges, medals, records, distinctions, achievements: who doesn't love spending hours carrying a garden gnome along with you from start to end of a game just to unlock the precious flair?

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Progress for individual achievements in Steam?

Is it possible to see progress for individual achievements in Steam? For example in Skyrim, there's the achievement "Delver" (clear 50 dungeons), and we're wondering what number we're at.
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How do I get the “Merry Christmas” achievement in DEFCON?

I have a feeling the new Merry Christmas achievement is going to become significant in a bit, and therefore I'd like to unlock it. However, I have no idea how. The description doesn't help at all: ...
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Do you need the Farce mode to get the Storytime achievement?

I've just finished the final level for the first time, and enjoyed the game epilogue. Steam dutifully informs me: Achievement progress: Storytime! (5/6) Uh... six? I've got my five sixths ...
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Is this trophy synchronization normal?

In my PS3 whenever I starts BF3 (Battlefield 3) the trophies get synchronized. I don't know if this is an issue or it's just normal, I'm asking this because this never happened with any other game ...
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Where are the Mysterious Relics?

I was running around Evendim and I found an angry hobbit who apparently got his prize pipeweed crops destroyed by a Mysterious Relic that gives +1 Dread to anyone who comes near. When I right-click ...
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How do I get the Ride the Wind achievement?

I distinctly remember Bastion having 20 Steam achievements, because it's a nice even number, and I had them all. Now, however, there are some more, a new one being Ride the Wind, with no explanation ...
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Is the Master Criminal achievement broken?

I've completed all achievements so far, except the Master Criminal one, where you're supposed to have a bounty of 1000 gold or higher in each hold at the same time: Eastmarch (Windhelm) Falkreath ...
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How do you get the “But How?” achievement?

There's an achievement for getting the armoured car to drop without shooting at it in the Slaughterhouse mission. Like the achievement says, but how?
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Is it possible to get the trophy “SHARDCORE” in inFamous 2 while you're still limited to the first part of the city?

I ask this because Ive already gotten the trophy for 50% of the Dead Drops. It stands to reason I would probably be able to also get 50% of the Blast Shards (which is how you get the trophy ...
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How do you obtain the Serial Killer challenge?

In multiplayer mode, there is a challenge called Serial Killer, which seems quite easy to get. Its description is Play a session with every Persona. I did that but the challenge didn't progress. Do ...
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How much time will I need to invest to get the multiplayer achievements?

I am totally new to any Assassin's Creed multiplayer, but I noticed that there are a set of multiplayer achievements in AC:Revelations. I have to use a one-time code in order to get my copy to play ...
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How do I get the Good Work, Woody achievement?

It says to run into the bottom obstacle three times in a row. I tried running into the lowest zapper I saw as soon as possible three times in a row and that didn't do it. I tried letting missiles hit ...
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What's the easiest den defense level to get “Iron curtain”?

For "Iron Curtain," I have to do a den defense "perfectly," and without using the cannon. What does perfectly mean? With my base having 100% health? I tried to do this on the tutorial mission for ...
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Horde Mode - why am I unable to choose difficulty settings in a public match?

I noticed that difficulty settings are only present when setting up a private match. Why are there no difficulty settings on public matches like there are for Arcade Mode? As I do not have any mates ...
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Can I fully complete (100%) Gears of War 3 without the Beta medal?

There is a medal which is locked for me as I did not take part in the beta tests. "Beta Tester - Participated in the Beta" Does this mean that I cannot complete the game to 100%?
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How do I get the “You're My Hero!” achievement?

To get "You're My Hero!" you must finish all of the challenges listed in the Saintsbook. This is probably one of the more involved achievements in the game. What's the best way to clear each ...
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How to get the Vista achievement?

Is it a reference to Windows Vista? Is it an actual vista of an entire level from top? Where can I find this particular secret?
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How do you unlock the “Khaaan!” achievement in Civ 5?

I played through the 100 turns of a Mongol scenario and didn't conquer the number of civs I was supposed to (5 for King in my case). But I didn't get the "Khaaan!" achievement either ("Run out of time ...
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Do I have to replay the entire campaign again in order to get the “complete act x a different way” achievements?

I'm playing through the campaign of Saints Row 3, and at certain times you're presented with a choice about how to proceed. There are achievements for choosing each path. Right now I'm saving before ...
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How do I do the “Hook and Throw” maneuver?

How do I do the "Hook and Throw" move in Assassin's Creed Revelations? I don't recall it from the tutorial. I need to do some for the Mercenary challenge Set 2.
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Which levels of Amazing Breaker can I get x20 and x25 chain reactions?

I've been playing Amazing Breaker recently and saw there are achievements for chain reaction x20 and x25. For a chain of 25 I believe you need 9 Split Bombs or Helicopter Bombs - or perhaps 8 of them ...
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Does the “Third and 30” achievement track across multiple saves?

The requirement for the "Third and 30" achievement in Saints Row: The Third says Spend over 30 hours in Steelport. If I have 20 hours on one save file and 10 on another, will I get the achievement? Or ...
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Not getting progress towards dungeon level achievements

After completing the main quest in torchlight (after level 34 of the mine), the player can continue in another dungeon. I'm well past level 60 in that second dungeon, but I never got the "Deep Delver" ...
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Can I get credit for lewd gestures at people who are already trying to kill me?

In Saints Row 3, one of the Saintsbook challenges (and an achievement) is taunting gang members. I can go around and taunt enemy gang members, but I only seem to get a popup (and credit in the ...
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Do console commands affect Steam achievements?

I've painted myself into a corner and am forced to choose between abandoning a couple hours' progress or cheating my way out of it. Unfortunately, I can't find hard data on if/how the use of console ...
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How do I get the “Ow My Balls!” achievement?

The description for the "Ow My Balls!" achievement reads as follows: Do your first nutshot AND testicle assault. I've made several nutshots so far and I've also done several testicle assaults but ...
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How do I get the World's Best Dad achievement?

The World's Best Dad achievement's description is "Say things to Jess that no parent should ever say," with a counter for 3 things. What things do I need to say to her to get this achievement? For ...
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Is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement tool that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service for ...
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Is there any trick to win the “Within one hundredth” trophy?

The trophy "Within one hundredth" is "Win a race by a margin of 0.01 seconds or less." It's seems almost impossible for me to be so precise, is there any (legal) trick to win it?
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Do I Have to Finish Just Cause 2 on ALL Difficulty Settings for the PS3 Platinum Trophy?

On the PS3, Just Cause 2 has 3 trophies for finishing the campaign at different difficulty levels: Top Agent (Bronze): Bonus for completing the game on Normal difficulty. Heroic Agent (Silver): Bonus ...
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Does changing the ini file stop you from getting achievements?

I started playing Skyrim and got the 'Unbound' achievement. I was having a couple of performance issues, so I exited and tweaked the SkyrimPrefs.ini file, but now I've just completed Bleak Falls ...
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Does using console command mark you as cheater? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do console commands affect Steam achievements? If I use console commands in Skyrim do I risk to be marked as "cheater" by the game and preclude me some possibilities or ...
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Can I gain all of the achievements in one playthrough?

Are all of the achievements in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim able to be acquired in a single playthrough, or will I have to save at strategic times to be able to step back to earlier points? I'm assuming ...
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Where are the 13 Standing Stones?

Skyrim's got 13 standing stones erected in various spots around the province. They can be activated for various bonuses, and discovering them all nets an achievement (Standing Stones). Where are each ...
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How can I clear Steam achievements for Portal 2?

My brother has played Portal 2 on my account and got a decent chunk of the achievements without specifically trying for them. Shamefully, I haven't yet played it, but I want to of course. I really ...
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Sanctum - can't shoot strawberry fish

In sanctum (for steam), there's three achievements related to shooting strawberry fish, but no matter how much I shoot them, or what game mode, I never get any progress towards any of the ...
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Are the MVP achievements in Battlefield 3 stacked?

There are 3 MVP achievements in Battlefield 3, They are: Most Valuable Player Finish as MVP in a ranked match 1st Loser Finish as 2nd MVP in a ranked match It's better than ...
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What are all the moves required for Perfect Freeflow 2.0?

In Batman: Arkham City, there is an achievement/trophy called Perfect Freeflow 2.0, described as Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman's combat moves (any play mode). What are all the moves ...
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With proper aim can an Ambassador always one-shot a sniper?

I'm working on my Skullpluggery achievement for Spy. For a while I thought it was straight-forward -- just point, pause (for accuracy), and fire. Worked everytime, until lately, where my lucky streak ...
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Portal Achievements Not Unlocking

I have limited internet access and played through Portal without being online. As a result, several of the achievements didn't unlock. I later went back and played through a second time online to try ...
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How to unlock Eve's Dead Bird?

The achievement description says: Make 2 deals with the devil in one play through. My only question is, does it count if I make two deals with the same appearance of the devil? When you meet the ...
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Which achievements are missable in Batman: Arkham City?

Before I get started with games, I always like to know beforehand if there are missable achievements, especially regarding the storyline. For example, in Arkham Asylum, there was the Party Pooper ...
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What are some tips to get the “blow up 3 enemies” achievements?

I've just played through rage, and while I am not crazy enough to go after some of the achievements, I was actually aiming for Three Birds, One Bomb Car and Hat Trick. However, try as I might I ...
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Civilization 5 Elizabeth-specific achievement domain?

The achievement specifically tied to Elizabeth (that's the English) is as follows: Ruler of the Seas As Elizabeth, sink and destroy 357 enemy naval units, across any number of playthroughs. So my ...
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How do I know how many meals I've cooked with a given utensil?

In Glitch there some achievements that require you to cook __ meals with a Frying Pan (for example) How do I know how many I've chopped, fried, blended, etc? Related: Where have I been?
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How can I change from Blood to Tears? (Repentance / Reversal achievement)

So after many months of battles, I've finally accrued the 1,000 blood reputation needed to reach Blood level 2. At the moment, however, I'm at Tears Level 1, and it is not obvious to me how one goes ...
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How do I go to hell?

I go once, squish grapes, eat to brush off pooped, then do stuff to get my energy to 0, but can't get back to hell. What am I doing wrong? I'm trying to work on the achievements for visiting hell.
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Starcraft 2 Global Achievements Statistics

Is there a way to see Global Achievements info? i.e. "% of all players" for each achievement? Similiar to the way you can see in Steam. It's kinda interesting for achievement collectors to see how ...
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Can I skip levels to get the “no damage” achievements?

Several items in the Binding of Isaac allow you to skip a level without facing the boss (We Need to Go Deeper and the Teleport! item, though teleporting is a less reliable form of level skipping). ...
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What's the quickest way to get all of the achievements in StarCraft 2?

As the title says, are there any shortcuts to getting all of the achievements in the game (preferably without cheesing through games, etc.)?