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CES: Avatar Kinect is your new virtual chat room

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 using your Xbo...   read

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

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 for the privilege...   read

 
 
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Happy Mass Effect 2 DLC deal day!

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, "Lair of the ...   read

 
 
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Hydro Thunder XBLA more than half off today

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 only. That's 67% o...   read

 
 
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World of Keflings makes beautiful music

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've whiled away m...   read

 
 
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Dress up your Xbox 360 Avatars like Tron characters

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, Abraxas, Gibs...   read

 
 
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Free Black Ops 360 avatar clothes for the ladies

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 avatar clothes...   read

 
 
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Meat Boy shirts on 360 avatars, and Spelunky on Meat Boy?

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 probably equally...   read

 
 
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Rock Band Avatar 'rocks' Xbox Live or something

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 them. Well, it...   read

 
 
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Fate of Gears of War's Carmine not yet sealed

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 Gears outing. ...   read

 
 
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Avatar 2.0: MS Avatars get redesigned for Kinect

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 Avatar 2.0. Expec...   read

 
 
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Scott Pligrim avatar goods up on Xbox Live

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: Air Quotes Tee (8...   read

 
 
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Avatar sexy time: Lara Croft items and theme coming

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 mid-section an...   read

 
 
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Rare teases E3 announcement, probably not Killer Instinct

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" the site curr...   read

 
 
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Lost Planet 2 getting patched

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 player can start f...   read

 
 
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Lost Planet 2 Avatar items include pet salamander

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 Gamerpoints, mone...   read

 
 
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Family Game Night 3 brings Twister, more to Wii, PS3, 360

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 3, Xbox 360 and...   read

 
 
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Xbox Live's May schedule of content detailed

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 will include Super...   read

 
 
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Dante's Inferno Avatar items feature best 'pet' ever

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), Beatrice Costume...   read

 
 
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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 stuff will range...   read

 
 
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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 handful of character...   read

 
 
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Free Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles

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 ...   read

 
 
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Here are some free Bing shirts for your 360 Avatar!

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 t...   read

 
 
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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 enough sense the ...   read

 
 
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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 Monday, Gold memb...   read

 
 
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