Foursquare Brings Xbox-360-Style Achievements to BarhoppingS

I like going out to bars and everything, but I think I'd like it more if I could nerdily acquire fake trophies and points while doing so. Finally, my dream has become a reality with Foursquare.

This free iPhone app from the creator of Dodgeball lets you tell your friends where you're hanging out, but the real fun is in its points system. Every time you go somewhere you get points. First time trying a new place? More points. First person to try a place? Even more points.

And what if you go on a bender and go to a half-dozen bars in one night? Well, that'll earn you a trophy, something you can show off to all your friends to prove you're both a nerd and an alcoholic.

Really, this seems like a lot of fun to me, but it's one of those things that's entirely contingent on your friends also using it, so if you're curious, hop on board and get a handful of your friends to follow. [iTunes Link via ReadWriteWeb]