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You can finally get this elusive The Stanley Parable achievement

The Stanley Parable was released on October 17, 2013. Today is October 17, 2018. And in case you'd forgotten, designer and writer Davey Wreden took a moment to remind us all why that's important. 

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Some players have apparently claimed Go Outside already by horsing around with their PC's clock (you know who you are), but now you can do it for real. And that makes all the difference, doesn't it?

Believe it or not, Go Outside is not The Stanley Parable's oddest or most difficult achievement. There's one for clicking on door 430 five times, called "Click on door 430 five times," and another called 8888888888888888, which is achieved for "888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888," whatever that is. 

Unachievable, which is apparently impossible to get, has nonetheless been gotten by 4.4 percent of Stanley Parable players (it is actually possible, just a monumental hassle), and the rarest achievement on the list—claimed by 1.6 percent of players—is Commitment, which requires playing the game "for the entire duration of a Tuesday."

So far, 7.4 percent of players have claimed the Go Outside achievement. For myself, I still have quite a wait: I thought I might be close, but according to Steam I fired up The Stanley Parable in May. See you in 2023, I guess.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.