Today could be the day one man reaches the 1 million Xbox Live Gamerscore mark

"Stallion83" is very, very close to that 1 million Xbox Live Gamerscore mark.

The man who set out to get a 1 million Gamerscore by playing games for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows and Windows Phone could finally reach and exceed that mark later today. Ray Cox IV, who goes by the gamertag "Stallion83" and is already the person with the highest ever Xbox Live Gamerscore, will be making the final push to that achievement very soon.

Cox originally thought he was going to get past the 1 million Gamerscore mark on Monday. He attended the official Titanfall launch party in Austin, Texas, as Microsoft's guest with the idea of reaching that mark, but in the end he was unable to get to his goal before he had to go back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Now Cox has posted the work on his Twitter page that today will likely be the day that 1 million Gamerscore goal is achieved. He will offer a live video stream of his final push on his Twitch page.

In November, as part of Microsoft's Xbox One launch festivities, Microsoft honored Cox for his previous achievements by giving him two items; a rare white Xbox One launch team console and a box that contained the first ever lifetime Xbox Live Gold membership.

Source: Stallion83 on Twitter | Image via Stallion83

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I think my score is like ... 15K or so. I tend to distribute my game time, and I only obsess over the tougher achievements in games that I really, really, really like. But, I've known a lot of folks who were all about getting those things just for sake of having. It gave them a real sense of achievement. So, more power to him, I guess.

scorp508 said,
Video is offline right now, I wonder if he'll simply turn it on just before hitting it.

Been watching the stream for a bit, he's got a bunch of games lined up to play, just said it'll take around 6 to 8 hours before he hits his target.

Don't like when people write 'no life' comments, what's a freaking life? What you know about the guy and at last who the hell cares

ryoohki said,
Don't like when people write 'no life' comments, what's a freaking life? What you know about the guy and at last who the hell cares

pretty much what I was going to say after reading a few comments on here (and other places).

This is true actually. Like some others here I cannot envisage doing what he does and that too almost continuously for the last decade. Then again there are lots of things people do in this world that I can never ever see myself doing, but I don't begrudge them their way of living their own lives. Who are people to judge? As long as he's not hurting anyone he's free to spend his life however he wants, and anyway no-one besides him can truly know what sort of pleasure he gets from doing this.

I doubt even he knows the actual gaming time (who'll bother keeping track?) but the total time period taken is mentioned.

Game-related, all i wanted was to get ONE platinum trophy on my PS3.
So, as soon i got one, that was the end of my 'career' in achievement/trophy 'hunting' and did not care ever again.
Personally i find it worthless to 'invest' so much time, for, well... nothing!
Now, if MS/Sony had some kind of program that you'd win, free store credit, games, special content, etc. by breaking achievement/trophy records, that would worth something.

But this guy did get something at least out of it, right? Live Gold for life, rare console he could have easily auctioned, free all-expense paid trips courtesy Microsoft and who knows what else.

Romero said,
But this guy did get something at least out of it, right? Live Gold for life, rare console he could have easily auctioned, free all-expense paid trips courtesy Microsoft and who knows what else.

He's probably not alone in this endevour, and seems to be the only one to get those perks for his investment.

Mathachew said,
He's probably not alone in this endevour, and seems to be the only one to get those perks for his investment.
I suppose they could spread the goodies around a bit more but personally I don't see the point. No-one forces people to go after these and for those that do they should be treated as "achievements" in and of themselves, not points to amass in exchange for rewards IRL.

Then again, it might make sense for MS from a pure profit generation angle. For the price of a few incentives for the top achievers they can perhaps get people to buy many more games and spend a lot more on XBox Live.

Wow, this guy must not have a life. Not to mention, that is a lot of work. And when gaming becomes like work, I assume not to play anymore. I go for achievements only if they are the easy ones or if friends are going for them, I will tag along. And I take my time playing the games the first time. Listen to the dialogs, explore the areas.

I guess that's what you want to call doing what he loves and making a living off of it? Wish I would of blown that much of my life then.

......and wallet. That's not chump change!

Say an average of 1500gs/game at say $40/game that's about $26,000!

(obviously some games could have been gotten much cheaper and Windows Phone games are much cheaper as well. This also doesn't include the cost of live which I guess is nothing compared to the total price. Hell even if it's only $10,000, that's tons of cash over the last 8yrs. Also older games didn't go up higher than 1000GS and include lots of the Arcade games too and it's just one big guess on my part ).

Houtei said,
I guess that's what you want to call doing what he loves and making a living off of it? Wish I would of blown that much of my life then.

The problem is he probably doesn't even enjoy the games he is playing. I know people like that. They play all the games released. It's like hey! man Titanfall just got released buy it and come play with us. I buy the game. Play once with them. Then since i work i wait for the next weekend to play more and by then they all don't play the game anymore and moved to the next title. People like this don't take the time to enjoy the games. For them it's like a job. The job of playing all the games and increasing their gamescore and fame online. They like it yes. Like i like my job. But i'm positive they don't enjoy it like i'm enjoying a sunday morning slowly progressing in a game with my coffee while doing the laundry with my daughter watching me play and asking question as to why the ma'am with black hairs is evil and attacks me ...

I still haven't beaten Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005), and the only way to get all the achievements is to beat the game in 15 boss races.

Mr.XXIV said,
I still haven't beaten Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005), and the only way to get all the achievements is to beat the game in 15 boss races.

I eventually managed that, however after playing Perfect Dark i knew i was never going to get 1000gs in every game i owned lol

Roger H. said,
......and wallet. That's not chump change!

Say an average of 1500gs/game at say $40/game that's about $26,000!

.

You would be surprised at how much some consoles gamers invest in games. Like i said i know a couple of crazy console gamers playing almost everything they can (obviously not as much as this guy and not even close to it) and i think last gen one of them invested something like over 8 grands on the 360, live, controllers, collectibles and games. The crazy thing is he doesn't want to buy a PC cause PC gaming is too expensive ... go figure

I don't know how many games 1 million gs represent but i'm sure it must be easily 2 complete games every week and more. It means it is basically a job. Playing games over 40 hours a week.

I'll pass thanks i prefer to keep gaming as a hobby i can enjoy.

Totally agree. I don't care about achievements/trophies at all. I play the game to enjoy it. If one pops up, woo, I guess? But I don't go out hunting for them!

Heck, some of my best weekends are those spent with my Atari 2600 hooked up to the TV! Didn't have achievements back then .