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Avatar Kinect out today, 240 MS Point 'Sparkler' out soon


Jul 25
// Nick Chester
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...
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Be the King of Pop with Michael Jackson avatar outfits


Jul 22
// Bob Muir
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...
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Because you asked for it: Hitman: Absolution Avatar items


Jun 22
// Nick Chester
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...
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E3: Ubisoft & Assassin's Creed: Revelations avatar tripe


Jun 09
// Maurice Tan
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...
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Get a real-life statue of your Xbox Live Avatar


Apr 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Get your PAX-exclusive Cole plushie Avatar item... at PAX


Mar 11
// Nick Chester
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 ...
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Beyond Good & Evil Avatar stuff for the uber fan


Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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...

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Xbox Live's Deal of the Week is a bunch of avatar stuff


Jan 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Happy Mass Effect 2 DLC deal day!


Dec 28
// Nick Chester
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...
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Hydro Thunder XBLA more than half off today


Dec 27
// Nick Chester
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...
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World of Keflings makes beautiful music


Dec 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Dress up your Xbox 360 Avatars like Tron characters


Nov 24
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Free Black Ops 360 avatar clothes for the ladies


Nov 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Meat Boy shirts on 360 avatars, and Spelunky on Meat Boy?


Sep 11
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Rock Band Avatar 'rocks' Xbox Live or something


Sep 02
// Nick Chester
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...
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Fate of Gears of War's Carmine not yet sealed


Aug 19
// Nick Chester
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...
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Avatar 2.0: MS Avatars get redesigned for Kinect


Aug 17
// Dale North
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...
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Scott Pligrim avatar goods up on Xbox Live


Aug 13
// Dale North
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...
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Avatar sexy time: Lara Croft items and theme coming


Jul 24
// Matthew Razak
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...
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Rare teases E3 announcement, probably not Killer Instinct


Jun 08
// Nick Chester
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...
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Lost Planet 2 getting patched


Jun 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Lost Planet 2 Avatar items include pet salamander


May 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Family Game Night 3 brings Twister, more to Wii, PS3, 360


May 12
// Nick Chester
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 ...
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Xbox Live's May schedule of content detailed


May 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Major Nelson has detailed this month's scheduled Xbox Live content. This week, Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition and RayStorm HD will be hitting Arcade. Some more Game Room games will be added tomorrow as well and that content wil...
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Dante's Inferno Avatar items feature best 'pet' ever


Apr 30
// Nick Chester
Likely to celebrate yesterday's release of the "Trials of St. Lucia" add-on pack for Dante's Inferno, a slew of related Avatar items have hit the marketplace on Xbox LIVE. Here's what's available: Dante Cap (80 MS Points), B...
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Saints Row 2 Avatar items hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace


Apr 22
// Nick Chester
For those waiting patiently to dress their Avatars as a pimp or in a hot dog costume, your day has come. THQ has announced that it has released a slew of Saints Row 2 Xbox 360 Avatar items on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. This s...
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Super Street Fighter IV 360 Avatar items incoming


Apr 20
// Nick Chester
During a presentation at Capcom's Captivate press event last week, producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that Xbox 360 gamers will soon be able to dress up their Avatars as their favorite Super Street Fighter IV characters. A handf...
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Free Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles


Apr 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Yep, that's right. To celebrate the release of the "Stimulus Pack" expansion for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Microsoft and Activision are giving every Xbox Live user a free set of night vision goggles... for their avatars! ...
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Here are some free Bing shirts for your 360 Avatar!


Mar 23
// Nick Chester
If you love Xbox 360 Avatars, search engines, and free stuff, this is the deal you've been waiting for. To promote its search engine Bing, Microsoft is offering up free Bing logo t-shirts for your Avatars. All you need to do ...

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