Viral Month 2012 Has Begun

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
TAers, it has begun! Viral Month is here and the infection is already spreading like crazy! According to our fancy hub for the event, more than 500 of you have signed up to host, which is awesome, but we'd love to see even more involvement!

With that little intro over, let's turn the floor to Community Events Team manager Chad and Jessie, who took some time on this lovely October day to sum up some of the early happening for Viral Month 2012.

Hello Fellow TA’ers,

It has begun and it is spreading fast. In the first 12 hours of Viral Month sessions we’ve already surpassed 100 Viral Achievements spread from just the Viral Month Community Event Sessions. At this rate, I can see this is going to be one crazy month.

Huge thanks to all the TA’ers who have already registered to spread their Virals as this event isn’t possible without infected volunteers. We’ve had GREAT response with some very generous allotment of time being set aside to selflessly help others. If you have some virals you wish to share, visit the Viral Month Hub and Register for Viral Month 2012 .

The Community Events Team is actively working on getting sessions set up 3 to 7 days in advance and will continue working in that time frame throughout the month. Make sure you’re checking out the Community Event Sessions and adding games to your boost list so you don’t miss your chances at gaining These Virals.

As mentioned before we are including some achievements in the event that require no matching up or meeting online, as you just need to be LIVE friends with the host; for example
DeadlightSpreading the diseaseThe Spreading the disease achievement in Deadlight worth 15 pointsGet infected by a friend on the leaderboards
Bejeweled Blitz LIVEPopularity TycoonThe Popularity Tycoon achievement in Bejeweled Blitz LIVE worth 81 pointsFriendscore is all your friends' scores added up. You've hit 1 million all-time! (Classic/Twist)
Kinect PlayFitMount Everest RelayThe Mount Everest Relay achievement in Kinect PlayFit worth 32 pointsBurn 100000 calories between yourself and your friends
These sessions are set up at the approximate time the host is going to send the Friend Request. Remember, you DO NOT need to be online for the session, but you will need to accept the friend request and load up the game within 24 hours after the session or you will lose your LIVE Friend Request.

This week in sessions:
Throughout the month we’ll be highlighting some sessions, drawing your attention to opportunities that might not come along only once in a blue moon. Here are a few for this upcoming week:

Community Gaming Session for Need for Speed: Carbon
Community Gaming Session for Need for Speed: Carbon
Community Gaming Session for Need for Speed: Carbon
EA Mod achievement for Need for Speed: Carbon up for grabs here. With a very very limited number of hosts for this achievement, you’ll want to jump while you can.

Community Gaming Session for Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise already full
Community Gaming Session for Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Community Gaming Session for Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Community Gaming Session for Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Community Gaming Session for Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Come one come all. Come to the finest show the Viva Pinata world has to offer. That’s right, come see the Famous Pinata un-caged. Don’t worry, they are 100% tame and only eat candy, but you’ll probably want to leave the Reese’s at home for these sessions.

Community Gaming Session for Red Dead Redemption
Not only can you earn the Viral, but you can earn it while shooting TrueAchievement in the face. That’s right, Rich, the man behind the site, has set an hour aside to get shot over and over and over again just so you can earn an achievement. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss this one.

Let's get out there and spread some of these infectious achievements around.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.