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  • 360 Avatars playable in Guitar Hero 5

    Xbox 360 Avatars will be available as playable characters in Guitar Hero 5, Activision just confirmed. That’s it, really. It’s got 85 tracks, yada yada. IGN just posted a video of it all working: get it, and a press release, after the break.

    10 years ago
  • Gears of War clothing for Avatars coming soon

    It’s been announced that Gears of War Avatar clothing for will be coming soon to an Xbox 360 near you. The new items were premiered at Comic Con at the “Gearsiverse,” panel during the event this past weekend. The clothing sees you suit up as a COG from the game with armor and helmet, just […]

    10 years ago
  • Avatar clothing colour selection included in 360 dash update

    The imminent Xbox 360 dashboard update is to allow you to select colours for certain items of Avatar clothing, according to Joystiq. There’s a video of it working over there. All the new stuff goes live on August 11. Get more general detail here.

    10 years ago
  • Upcoming Xbox 360 dashboard update detailed to death

    Engadget’s posted a huge amount of information on the upcoming Xbox 360 dashboard summer update, as seen here. The download will include updates to account management, video display options, user ratings and tons more. There’s too much to post here. Hit the link. The first official shots of the update – premium Avatar clothing included […]

    10 years ago
  • Microsoft confirms premium Avatar clothing

    Microsoft’s released some official shots of the rumoured upcoming 360 dashboard update, confirming that premium Avatar clothing is soon to be with us. Get them all from Gamersyde. You’ll soon be able to buy a jacket for 160MSP. Cool. We think. Other additions include content rating, Friends list sorting, and an ‘overall Achievements/Gamerscore’ tab. Take […]

    10 years ago
  • Rare - Avatars have "changed the face of the Xbox"

    Rare animation head Louise Ridgeway told VG247 at Develop this week that the developer’s work on 360’s Avatar system had altered consumers perception of the machine as something for “hardcore gamers”. “I really think that we’ve kind of changed the face of the Xbox,” she said. “It’s gone from something that was always perceived as […]

    10 years ago
  • VG247 podcast #2 - Develop wrap-up and Rare on Avatars

    Develop’s been and gone – find out what we thought of the UK show in the second episode of our podcast after the break. There’s also an interview with Rare’s head of animation, Louise Ridgeway, in there, where she talks about Rare’s work on 360’s Avatar system. It’s good stuff, so take a listen. 0.00-12.09 […]

    10 years ago
  • Avatar summer wear out now

    The courageous philanthropists at Microsoft have done yet another good deed for Xbox 360’s little people, this time adding summer clothing for Avatars. Should keep them nice and cool. Here’s what you get. Male Rashguard White Vest Swim Shorts Surfer Shorts Female Flower Vest Surfer Hot Pants Surfer Shorts Surfer Skirt Surfer Dress As ever, […]

    10 years ago
  • Ninjabee hints at flame tossing Avatars via Twitter

    Ninjabee has hinted via Twitter that flame tossing Avatars may be headed our way. Here’s what the Kingdom for Keflings creators tweeted: “Here’s the big news for the day: Ever wanted to throw a fireball with your Avatar?” Which leads to the photo pictured above with the caption: “Soon you’ll be able to use your […]

    10 years ago
  • Avatar development rules revealed: No sex, decapitation, talking

    The rules and regulations that are sent out to developers who wish to use Avatars in their games has emerged via the XNA Creators Club website revealing that no sex, maiming or indeed talking is allowed. The lengthy list (after the break) stipulates that Xbox Live Indie Game that uses Avatars must be reviewed to […]

    10 years ago
  • Avatar updates and improvements coming to Xbox Live

    The Microsoft event yesterday mentioned loads of stuff coming to Xbox Live, and we touched on that briefly here. However, we have been handed more details this morning. Avatar Marketplace: Coming this summer, in-game Avatar Awardables, animated Props, full costumes, premium clothing for purchase all through the Avatar editor. User Ratings: A five star rating […]

    10 years ago
  • Avatar clothing to be unlocked through XBL Achievements

    Xbox Live’s general manager Mark Whitton has said that avatar clothing will unlockable through in-game achievements. A store to purchase clothing is on the way as well. Halo 3: ODST-themed clothing was shown with an avatar dressed as a Spartan driving a Warthog. No word yet when to expect this. Thanks, Shack.

    10 years ago
  • Avatars - a potted history

    Kotaku’s posted an excellent feature on the history of Rare’s 360 Avatars, including tons of old concept art and an interview with lead artist Lee Musgrave. The piece goes from the initial concept, through Nintendo’s announcement of Miis and on to “the future”. Very much worth a look.

    10 years ago
  • New Avatar shoes released

    Megaton. Nelson’s confirmed that Avatars now have new shoes. Here’s what you get: Men Flip Flops High Top Sneakers Socks and Sandals 70’s Leather Platforms Women Sunny Day Sandals White 60’s Boots As ever, there’s no cross-dressing allowed, just in case a child sees something “inappropriate” and suddenly craves homosexual intercourse. Full thing through there.

    11 years ago
  • Achievement-based Avatar gear idea resurfaces

    Microsoft’s surveyed punters in the US on the subject of Avatars, again hinting that Achievement-based gear in the on the way for the Rare-developed virtual men and women. This isn’t the first time Microsoft’s mentioned the concept. Rare art head Lee Musgrave told VG247 in February that, “In time… games will be able to give […]

    11 years ago
  • Avatars get Live business clothing

    Want to pretend you have a “job” in your all-consuming, life-wrecking virtual world? Microsoft is here for you. You can now dress you Live Avatars in business clothing for no cost, according to Nelson. Woot. Here’s what you’ve got: Male Blue formal shirt Moleskin pants Waistcoat and shirt Suit and tie Female Pencil skirt Slacks […]

    11 years ago
  • Age of Booty avatars coming soon to Xbox Live

    Capcom’s Unity blog said today that Xbox 360 owners can expect Age of Booty avatars to arrive soon. March 29 soon. No word on what they are going to look like. Pirates would be a safe guess.

    11 years ago
  • Lost and Damned Avatar clothing available now

    To celebrate the release of GTA IV’s first major bit of DLC this morning, Microsoft’s put out a Lost and Damned Avatar clothing pack. Just to get you in the mood. Here’s what you get. It’s all free. Guys: Rocker Jacket Pixie Boots Grunge Pants Metal Combats Top Hat Skull Ring Leather Biker Gloves Left […]

    11 years ago
  • Formal Avatar clothing released for Live

    To celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend, Rare and Microsoft have released a pack of formal clothing for Avatars. Everyone needs a sort, son. It’s all free. There’s a shot of some of it on Joystiq.

    11 years ago
  • PlayStation Home loves ninjas, hopes you do too

    PS3 users whose Home avatars are in serious need of “coolness” can download some ninja outfits for their pixelated selves on February 12. To celebrate your new ninja duds, head on over to the Gamer’s Lounge community site on February 13 in your all-black attire for the “I Love Ninjas” contest. You can win vouchers […]

    11 years ago

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