Tagged: Avatars

Xbox Avatars, What is going on?!

While the beloved (?) Xbox Avatars had to sneak into their own deprecated little Xbox One app, the party is weirder than ever back on Xbox 360. I spent a few minutes poking around the ‘#trending‘ section of the Avatar Store and found pricey homages to Grumpy Cat, Wrecking Ball, Turn Down for What and more.

You can check them out on the Avatar Store website and even see your own Avatar model them right here.

Bejeweled brings you the only Avatar gear you need

I don’t know how often you check out the newest junk for your Xbox 360 Avatar but you can officially stop looking! This gear from Bejeweled Blitz Live is absurd and amazing. That bejeweled gold Bejeweled armor is a wonder to see in motion as every facet refracts the light as your Avatar moves around. Not to mention that you’ve armored yourself with puzzle game pieces. The only thing better would be a boxy Tetris battle suit.

The thing in the middle is one of the most extravagant Avatar items I’ve ever seen as a jewel bursts open and all those lines and readouts spin and move around your Avatar. And the hat just looks sweet with the same refractivity as the armor. There’s plenty more for guys and girls and in case you forgot you can see it right from your browser. And while I’m making a ¬†post about Avatars, this week’s update (new stuff goes live every Tuesday) is a collection of Halo gear and Western items.

Xbox 360 Premium Theme Previews and Free Avatar Junk

On a recent installment of the Xbox 360’s ‘Sent U A Message’ (love that they brought the UK guys over!) a viewer asked if Microsoft would ever incorporate a theme preview feature so we could see exactly what our 240 Smackaroos was getting us. The answer? Check out ThemeXbox.com, an¬†independent, fan-run site that — while it looks and works great — is pretty much admission that they’ll never, ever let you try out themes right on your Xbox.

That’s no slight against ThemeXbox, they really do look to have a Youtube preview of nearly every theme fit for download, it just makes so much sense to let you see it on your own system that I’m kinda bummed it’ll never happen. Ah well, here’s the link you want anyways.

In related Xbox Dashboard news, Microsoft’s disparate divisions are all handing out free Avatar goodies like black and white Bing t-shirts and BBQ grills. Act fast if you haven’t already, supplies of the intangible bits and bytes are somehow limited!

E3: Splosion Man first to offer Avatar Accessories this Summer?

e309-splosionmanMicrosoft teased us with an Avatar Marketplace at their press conference Monday, saying that it would be available this fall alongside game-exclusive Avatar accessories, but a new Xbox.com game page may have revealed that it’s a little closer than expected. Being the generous, caring developers that they are, Twisted Pixel has been sure to reward players with more than just Achievements and downloadable content for their games, throwing in exclusive themes and gamerpics to boot.

Their latest game, Splosion Man, one of this Summer’s Xbox Live Arcade releases, may be the first to dish out exclusive accessories for our Avatars. There’s still no official release date but it’ll definitely be out this Summer and that’s a whole lot closer than Fall when it comes to shiny new things to stick in our Avatars’ hands.

A Little History on the Xbox 360’s Avatars

avatar-bodyOk, the headline is almost as informative as the article itself but I happened to find myself at Kotaku today and happened to read this little ditty about the origins of the Xbox 360’s Avatars. A few quotes from some Rare guys and some concept art is really all there is to it but it provided a few minutes of entertainment and insight into how that little Mii Me wound up looking the way he does. Also, have you noticed our logo? Yeah, I’m kinda fond of Avatars.