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6:30 PM on 04.22.2010

Saints Row 2 Avatar items hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace

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...

Nick Chester

10:00 AM on 04.20.2010

Super Street Fighter IV 360 Avatar items incoming

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...

Nick Chester



Free Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles photo
Free Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles
by 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! Just think how adorable they'll look on your avatar's cartoonish little head.

Hey, it's free. No reason not to download it, I guess. And, on a happy side note, if you managed to get suckered into buying this junk for your avatar prior to the start of the promotion, you're getting a refund for the points you spent so you aren't getting screwed (by anybody other than yourself) with the purchase.

If you want to queue it up for downloading to your 360, it's right here for you. If you're going to hold out, just keep in mind that the promotion ends on April 4th. Wouldn't want to miss out on this one, now would you?

Free MW2 Night Vision Goggles for your Avatar [Major Nelson]

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Here are some free Bing shirts for your 360 Avatar! photo
Here are some free Bing shirts for your 360 Avatar!
by 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 is search for the right thing, and you'll receive redeemable codes for the virtual item. Or, I can just save you some time and give you those codes now:

  • Male Shirt: PHT9P-KXR4Y-BB6BY-VFMPD-THT4T
  • Female Shirt: VFH6P-9FJKK-KKP9G-H4DRH-WTCFM

Damn, you really do look nice promoting Microsoft's search engine...

Free Bing T-Shirt for your avatar [Major Nelson]

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8:40 AM on 03.18.2010

Alan Wake, Perfect Dark Avatar clothing hits XBL

Has Microsoft's insipid MS Points system left you with some spare fake cash that is utterly useless on its own? Good! Some new Avatar gear is hitting Xbox Live Marketplace today, allowing gamers with too much money and not en...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 03.01.2010

Gears of War Avatar stuff is probably cheaper now

This week's Deal of the Week isn't a 3D Realms or an EA DICE joint. Hell, it's not even a downloadable game or add-on. According to Major Nelson, this week's offer at a reduced price is Gears of War Avatar crap. Until next Mo...

Brad Nicholson

6:00 AM on 02.26.2010

Star Wars invades the Avatar clothing store thing

The Xbox LIVE Avatar store needs Nolan North masks. Period. But while we wait for the anointed one to receive his digital due, we wouldn't mind dressing up our digital likeness as a Sith Apprentice. Or a Storm Trooper. Or as ...

Brad Nicholson

7:00 PM on 02.14.2010

Better than sex: Rockman 10 animated Twitter icons

Having a sh*tty Valentine's Day? Well don't worry about it, because nothing, and I mean nothing could make your Hallmark Holiday better than these Rockman 10 Valentine-themed Twitter icons. They're right here, and they're hot...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 02.09.2010

BioShock 2 crap available for your Avatars

If you're not yet sick of spending pretend Microsoft money on present toys for your pretend people, then BioShock 2 has you covered. A range of items based on the 2K Games sequel has hit Xbox Live, ready to suck up your money...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 01.14.2010

Xbox Live Avatars get Darksiders gear

Fans of Darksiders rejoice! Microsoft's innovative and unique Avatar characters now have clothing and items based on Vigil's excellent action-adventure game. If you want to spend your hard-earned money on a fake horse head fo...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 01.02.2010

Chocobo Avatar pets are selling fast on eBay ... really

Seriously? I mean, seriously?  The free Avatar Chocobo pet codes that Square Enix gave away to anybody who promoted Final Fantasy XIII online have apparently become huge commodities on eBay. This of course lends itself t...

Jim Sterling

1:00 AM on 01.02.2010

For the right price, your Avatar can become Isaac Clarke

I know this is Xbox 360 Avatar news, but don't run away just yet! For once, the new merch is actually quite cool. Of course, as always, it probably costs more than you'd ever be willing to pay. The Marketplace has been update...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 12.22.2009

Why 'Avatar' didn't change anything for gamers

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho...

Anthony Burch

11:00 PM on 12.19.2009

Microsoft wants Jim Sterling's Avatar to be as fat as him

If the state of Avatars in my Xbox Live Friends list is any indication, all my friends are apparently closet Master Chiefs, attendees of PAX 09, steam punk aficionados and Halo Waypoint award whores. Seriously, that floating ...

Ben Perlee

10:20 AM on 12.02.2009

Pets are coming to Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace

Because Microsoft can, Microsoft is unleashing downloadable pets over the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace tomorrow. According to Major Nelson, the platform publisher plans to release the following twelve pets for download: Large...

Brad Nicholson





4:00 PM on 11.28.2009

Study says if your avatar wears black you're a douche

In gaming we are often (if not always) tasked with taking on the role of someone else. We put ourselves into a virtual representation, an avatar. Sometimes we're forced into a certain avatar and other times we're left alone t...

Matthew Razak