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Grown men who feel connected with female ponies from a cartoon aimed at young girls are currently celebrating and throwing money at their TV screens as five My Little Pony avatars are now available for the PlayStation 3 ...
You may recall about a year-and-a-half ago, when we unveiled the Destructoid line of merchandise for your Xbox Live Avatars. At the time, the biggest request was that we get a Mr Destructoid helmet to join the cool shirts and...
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Marche100, MJMyLover, and Michael Peditto!] Our friends at Flashman Studios and MGM recently unveiled a collection of clothes and items in the Xbox Avatar Marketplace based on everyone's fav...
Oh, Microsoft. Again you open the floodgates of charity and let the waters of value drench your consumers until they're to the point of drowning in hot deals and fun times. It's no surprise that the people, your people, have ...


[Update: Contest over! Winners are ZeroForte, Pixielated, dunnace, A Char, WSwan, Swishiee, DrippingSins, Shawn Kelfonne, Char Aznable, and Matt Evans.] Our friends at Flashman Studios recently unveiled an awesome new line of...
Venture Bros is back! Season 5 started up this past Sunday, and for those of you that missed the first episode it's available to stream in full on Adult Swim's YouTube channel. Or you can download the first episode on your X...
Microsoft is rolling out additional Xbox Live Rewards offers on April 1 in the form of MyPunchcard, which is more or less what it sounds like. At least for the month of April, this promo is Xbox Live Arcade-oriented: Play 20...
I'm on vacation this week. I was looking to take some down time before this crazy year for videogames officially kicks off. With both PAX East and GDC coming up later this month, I'm trying to rest up, but this busted corgi a...
Capcom has today revealed its ultimate gift to Mega Man fans everywhere. To celebrate the blue hero's 25th anniversary, Capcom has seen fit to grace the world with the only gift that measures up -- Xbox Live Avatar items! Dr...
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been notified via email!] In celebration of Mega Man's 25th anniversary (which we've been covering all week!), our friends at Capcom, Capcom-Unity, and Flashman Studios have joined fo...
Xbox Live has already started discounting games and digital trinkets for this big shopping week. Most notably, Spelunky and Rock Band Blitz are down to 600 Microsoft Points each. You should probably buy those, particularly th...
The Xbox 360 indie scene is filled with a ton of throwaway games and "experiences" that incorporate your Xbox Avatar into the gameplay. It's not surprising that Microsoft's own Avatar Motocross Madness for Xbox Live Arcade si...
Welcome to another BIG night in the realm of FNF! First up, King Foom will be playing RaiderZ again with the folks from Perfect World, and giving away a ton of PC peripherals in the process! Up for grabs are $400 worth of&nbs...
Destructoid is joining forces with 360Sync, Platform Nation, and the rest of the gaming communities featured in the latest batch of Xbox 360 avatar gear for a massive Xbox LIVE Community Playdate! Tomorrow from 8 to 11 PM Eas...
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today's news was fairly light due to Max and I both feeling like we got run over by a bus, but don't let that affect your enjoyment of our fine program. We still tried really hard! ...Okay, mildly ...
Destructoid clothing items have officially arrived on the Xbox 360 Avatar marketplace today! We have Destructoid branded wristbands, hats, hoodies, t-shirts, and varsity jackets for male and female Avatars ranging from 80 to ...
Folks, time to pack your shit up and leave, because the Joke Boat has officially set sail for cleaner waters. The long-running and increasingly tired "arrow in the knee" meme has been embraced by Bethesda, and given legitimac...
Our world is an truly amazing place sometimes. Despite two decades of online interactions which have exposed me to the very stupidest things humanity can offer, it nevertheless manages to sneak in a surprise now and again. Li...
Hey guys! Here's our first official episode of The Destructoid Show of the new year. Like, in the studio. With a script. For starters, we briefly discussed our stance on SOPA and encouraged you guys to go make a fuss. As...
In a rather strange, although not at all surprising move, CafePress has announced it's new partnership with Microsoft to bring your very own Xbox Live Avatar to life on various gear. CafePress has always been an online retail...
Do you love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim so much that you want to spend extra money on loosely related digital content? I knew you would! Let me point you to the new Skyrim launch avatars on Xbox Live Arcade. They're available...
You had to know it was only a matter of time. They've been out there, watching us for years just waiting for the chance to force themselves on to your XBLA avatars. They've plotted their hostile attiring and have chosen ...
In past weeks, publishers have announced copious amounts of avatar gear in support of their games. T-shirts, hats, pets, props, etc... but nothing truly worth the price tag. This, however, justifies the existence of avatar g...
We know you all love that spiffy avatar gear, and THQ's got your back this time out with an assortment of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine apparel and pets for your Xbox Live avatar. Seriously, get excited. Do it. For 80 points...
In a not so surprising turn of events, it seems people are really excited about id's open-world FPS Rage. So excited, in fact, that a set of Xbox Live avatar items has been released to the wilds of the Marketplace. Now your a...
SEGA's Rise of Nightmares is coming to Xbox 360 next month, giving you the ability to flail in terror at a horror game and maybe have it mean something. And if you want to creep yourself out even further, you can go pre-order...
Micrsoft's Avatar-based chat and "social entertainment experience," Avatar Kinect, is available today for Xbox 360. The program will be accessible to both Gold and Free Xbox Live members between July 25 and September 8. After...
Ubisoft released Michael Jackson: The Experience for Kinect back in April, but they're just now getting around to offering up the usual avatar tie-ins. You can adorn your avatar in duds based on Michael Jackson's most popular...
Hitman: Absolution isn't out until next year, but that doesn't mean you can't start spending money on crap related to the game right now. Today's crap comes in the form of Avatar items, including a classic Agent 47 outfit. It...
Ubisoft has released some Xbox Avatar malarky for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. You can buy one of the following: Codex (prop) - 240 MS Points Eagle (pet) - 240 MS Points Desmond Black Hoodie (male and female) - 160 MS Poin...
Here is news so amazing that nobody seemed to pick it up when it was announced over a week ago! Figureprints is teaming up with Microsoft to create real-life statues of Xbox Live Avatars. That's right, your Halo-helmeted gimp...
If you're at PAX this weekend, you shouldn't be reading this. You should be off waiting in some line somewhere, or sleeping off a hangover before waiting in line somewhere. But if you ARE reading this, heads up: Microsoft is ...
Ahead of Beyond Good & Evil HD's Xbox Live Arcade release, which is set to roll out on March 2, Ubisoft has put out a number of items for your Xbox 360 Avatar to interact with and possibly even wear. You best strap in, be...
Microsoft's Cheney-esque powerhouse Steve Ballmer just announced that Kinect is getting a virtual chat service. Dubbed "Avatar Kinect," this new Xbox Live service will allow you to communicate with friends in a virtual space...
Try not to trip while racing to your console to purchase all of the great deals Microsoft is offering on Xbox Live this week. You can make your Avatar dress up in a bunny costume for only half of what is normally requested fo...
What do you do when a game makes an appearance on every outlet's "Game of the Year" lists? You discount the hell out of the expansion content, of course!Today's Xbox 360 "Countdown to 2011" deal is on Mass Effect 2's adds-ons...
Microsoft continues its "Countdown to 2011" Xbox Live Marketplace deals today, this time with Hydro Thunder Hurricane and a… Minotaur. The updated version of the classic water racer will run you 400 MS Points today onl...
Above you will see a video of World of Keflings which demonstrates the musical cannons in the game. So, basically, looks to me to be a more complicated version of Mario Paint.  That's not a complaint, mind you. I'v...
Hey! Bullsh*t digital clothing! Neat! Yes, starting tomorrow you'll be able to dress up your Xbox 360 Avatar like Tron characters. The Avatar items will include the Anon gridsuit and helmet, Quorra's gridsuit, TRON's gridsuit...
Activision made a tactical error in printing up the pack-in download codes for the limited editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Seems they completely neglected to include one gender in the process and only codes for male...
This post is half solid, half rumor. The part about the Meat Boy shirts coming to Xbox 360 avatars is definitely legit. This image, spotted on Super Meat Boy's twitter, is the real deal. The second part part of this post is p...
I've spent a lot of MS Points on Rock Band songs, but very few on Avatar items. By "very few" I mean zero. So Harmonix and MTV Games introducing Rock Band Avatar items seems like some kind of ploy into tricking me to purchase...
As it stands right now, the Carmine that will appear in Epic's Gears of War 3 -- Clayton Carmine -- will live. This based on sales of real t-shirts and Xbox Live Avatar t-shirts… gamers want Carmine to survive the next...
Rare says that the silly old Xbox avatars are getting an overhaul for Kinect. They told OXM that their lanky, non-manly bodies will become more realistic. Rare senior programmer Nick Burton says that they'll essentially be Av...
Right in time for the hype, new Scott Pligrim-themed Xbox Avatar clothing has hit the Xbox Avatar store. There's new outfits for guys and gals, shirts of different types and a guitar prop. Here's a list of what they have: Ai...
Ah, Lara. I can't count the amount of times I've put on your outfit and hung around in bars (I'm a lumberjack). But on the days when I'm feeling like hanging out in booty shorts, a shirt that simply refuses to cover my entire...
Following its rebranding, Rare has updated its website to tease us… with something. The UK developer of titles like Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie has taken down its home page and replaced it with a countdown. "07 Days...
Lost Planet 2 is getting patched! Yay! The patch will fix a bunch of bugs and will rebalance a number of things. Here's the break down from Capcom-Unity of what's getting fixed: Respawning points are changed - e.g. the playe...
OH MAI GWAD! LOOK AT HOW CUTE THE SALAMANDER IS!!!!!!! The Gordiant salamander, along with a bunch of stupid pointless digital clothing based on Lost Planet 2, are now available as Avatar gear. Prices range from 160 to 320 Ga...
Electronic Arts and its EA Play label is justifying your decision to throw away all of those dusty physical board games, today announcing Hasbro Family Game Night 3 for a Fall 2010 release. The title is headed to PlayStation ...