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Xbox One avatars are getting an extreme makeover

The underrated anouncement from Microsoft at this year's E3 is the fresh new avatars coming later this year. They are much more animate and have higher quality models than before, now resembling the park-goers from Planet Coaster. There is...

 
 
 
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Here's what you'll look like to other Switch players

Ever since consoles began connecting to the internet, choosing an avatar for your online persona has been part of the experience. While prior Nintendo consoles made you create Miis as your online representation, it looks like the Switch wil...

 
 
 
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Xbox avatars to get wheelchairs, possibly new designs

In a great win for inclusiveness in gaming, Xbox has let tell that wheelchairs are being introduced for the Rare created Xbox avatars. In a Twitter conversation, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was told "depending on how skeletons are done on ava...

 
 
 
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My Little Pony avatars available for PS3 at $3.99 each

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 at $3.99 each. ...

 
 
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Hey! You can buy a Mr Destructoid helmet for your Xbox Avatar

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 hoodies and st...

 
 
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Contest: Win Rocky movie swag and MS Points from Dtoid!

[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 favorite Italian S...

 
 
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MS overdelivers value with free Xbox One Avatar shirt

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 gathered en mas...

 
 
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Contest: Win 3200 MS Points, Star Trek swag, and more!

[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 clothing, cost...

 
 
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Venture Bros all up in Team Fortress 2 and Xbox Live

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 Xbox 360 for fre...

 
 
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Buy four XBLA games, get a free month of Xbox Live Gold

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 hours of any c...

 
 
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FAIL: This Xbox Live Arcade avatar is NOT a corgi

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 avatar had me ho...

 
 
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Mega Man 25th anniversary celebrated with Avatar GLORY!

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! Dress up your maw...

 
 
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Contest: Win some awesome Mega Man swag!

[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 forces with Destr...

 
 
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Xbox Live Marketplace holiday discounts are live

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 the former if you...

 
 
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PAX: Avatar Motocross Madness is actually decent

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 sits in a neglect...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: It's poker time!

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 keyboards, mi...

 
 
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Join Dtoid tomorrow for an Xbox Community Playdate!

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 Eastern, join the ...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Dead Space 3, Sleeping Dogs, & SWAG!

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 hard. Anyway, t...

 
 
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Destructoid merch hits the Xbox 360 Avatar marketplace!

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 160 MS Points. ...

 
 
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Joke's over: Skyrim 'Arrow in the Knee' is an Avatar prop

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 legitimacy in the form o...

 
 
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Signs of impending doom: Hot or Not for Xbox Live Avatars

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. Like this morning...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Xbox Live Tattoos, ME3 guns, & Vita Sales

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 for news, it l...

 
 




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