Microsoft Wants You Unleash Your Xbox Live’s Avatar

Posted on March 04, 2011

Microsoft asks; What if you could bring your Xbox Live Avatar to life? Pondering your answer? Well while you try to figure that conundrum out, Microsoft may have provided the answer by introducing three new ways for Xbox Live Avatar Fanboys to show off their love for their digital self in dimensions never thought possible.

That’s right! You can now transform your virtual doppelganger into an actual 3-D action figure, a Fathead poster to offend your wall with or forever etched unto a Microsoft Zune HD.

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Red Dead Redemption multiplayer XP challenge for Avatar awards begins

Posted on January 19, 2011

With all of the planned DLC out the door and a shelf full of Game of the Year awards to display, you might think Rockstar is done riding the Red Dead Redemption train — but not so fast, pardner. A Rockstar XP challenge is now underway in the Wild West shooter which has players collectively earning XP in the multiplayer modes towards unlocking special Avatar awards for Xbox Live and PlayStation Home for everyone. The items include system-specific versions of both the RDR T-shirt and John Marston’s in-game Elegant Suit.

Of course, each system’s goodies will only unlock when the totals for the platform are met. You can watch the bars rise on the official Rockstar Games newswire or Social Club site. What’er you waitin’ for, cowboys and cowgirls? Get to yer XP earnin’!

JoystiqRed Dead Redemption multiplayer XP challenge for Avatar awards begins originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft announces Avatar Kinect and it actually isn’t too bad

Posted on January 07, 2011
Microsoft releases their latest service for the Kinect.

Last night Microsoft held their CES conference and unlike Sony’s offering, which once again was dry and a bit boring, some game related goods were shown off. After revealing that Xbox 360 owners would be able to use Netflix and Hulu via Kinect (yay at that I guess), the company finally revealed their latest endeavor: Avatar Kinect.

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