It’s the sound that many gamers have worked for hours — or even days — to hear. It’s an audible sense of satisfaction, a sign that all that time spent gaming wasn’t wasted. It’s the epitome of the gaming experience, when you’ve completed yet another challenge to increase your oh-so-important gamerscore.
Of course, we’re talking about the “Achievement Unlocked” notification from the Xbox 360.
Until now, users wanting to make use of this iconic sound had to go through less-than-perfect venues to procure it — like extracting the audio from a youtube video of the achievement sound. However, today Major Nelson (an official Xbox rep) released a link to download the sound — completely free — on his blog. There’s even a separate link for the *.m4r format that’ll work on your iPhone.
I don’t know about you, but this will make for a pretty awesome text message notification sound for my phone.