Rumor: "Avatars" are Xbox's Mii's

X3F: Well, well, well, what have we here? Looks like we're finally getting some real evidence that Microsoft really does have some sort of response to Nintendo's Miis on the way. It's been rumored for some time now and the above shot of the linked flash page seems portend the end of the rumors. Given more credibility by the fact that the link mentions an NDA (that we, and the person who sent us the link, never saw or signed) these "Xbox Avatars" certainly look to do everything that Mii's do and more.

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Condoleezza Rice3836d ago

Nintendo already have Miis,Sony have Home,so this is seen as a 'desperation' and a 'copycat' move.

Personally,I welcome 3D avatars,but I don't see the significance if it's not implemented in the same way they are with the Wii and Home.

player9113836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

I don't know how they'll implement it, but i dunno. A free simple overhead diablo style social network would be very cool.

plenty a tool3835d ago

lol. really? because mii's sell wiis right?? and i'm sure that there's millions of people just waiting for home to launch before they buy a ps3?

home and mii's dont sell consoles! it's the games which do that. avatars are just stupid, i see in this thread, aswell as every other 360 thread, the only people caring are the ps3 usual!!

i can guarantee that apart from kids, no-one will care about such stupid things. i'm far to busy on-line or playing quality games like mass effect which i'm playing through at the mo to care about someting so trivial and stupid.

man this is the saddest site on the net.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3835d ago (Edited 3835d ago )

Any video game that allows you to customize your character is considered an avatar. So you're saying it's pointless to have customizations for avatars to give every individual a unique identity. Technically speaking every online / off-line game you'll have an avatar. So if you're saying avatars in general are stupid you have no argument.

An avatar (abbreviations include av ,and avi and "avvie") is a computer user's representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities, or a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon, Domain or Dimension). It is an “object” representing the embodiment of the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.


plenty a tool3835d ago

when i stick my wii on, me and the missus dont start oohing and aahing about our silly avatars. we made them when we first set-up the console, then that that was it.

just look at the avatars on here, they rarely represent the people, just in some cases the persons favourite games or just trying to be the coolest picture.

rarely do they represent the actuall person.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3835d ago (Edited 3835d ago )

You're taking the term to literal like for example I can be an elf in on online game. That would represent me in that particular online world as an elf. It doesn't have to be exactly like you but in other cases it can be.

plenty a tool3835d ago

because i cant seem to get your point.

in one setence your saying avatars are good because they give everyone a unique individual identity. then you're saying that they can be different for different games on and off-line?? like an elf in one game and a different charcter in another????

isn't that what most games with customisable characters do anyway??? give you the option to change the appearance of the character?

i'm not talking about that, i'm talking about silly things like mii's which you would have on the dashboard, or for the people on your frind list to see. i've already met a few friends off of my friend list in the flesh. and if i wanted the rest to see me, i'd put my picture as my gamercard like some people do.

having some stupid mii with customisable clothes is nothing imo. somethig for the kids to play with.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3835d ago

Oh, now I know what you're talking about.

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Light Yagami3836d ago

Desperate are we Microsoft? Remember that news that said MS will do a desperate, yet funny revealing in E3. I wonder if this is it.

eagle213836d ago

Read the comments on from 360 fans. It ain't too pretty. Are you 360 guys ready for your Mii's?

What did you guys have the nerve to say about the truly innovative and dynamic Home? You wish! LMAO.

This is what happens when you launch a year before Nintendo and Sony.

Snukadaman3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

hahaha you just called home innovative and dynamic....maybe in 2006 but as of now...roflmao on topic..what a horrible also hoping they dont create a environment where you can purchase furniture and interact with about a boring idea..let ps3 fans think its "innovative and dynamic" roflmao ..this would just plain suck.

eagle213836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

It is just plain sad what half of you would say if Microsoft had the Mii's and Nintendo or Sony ripped em' the Fuc$ off.

Pathetic. We didn't write the article, Gamepro did. 1up wrote about the underwhelming RPG conference. Some other site called Microsft desperate with these whole "Mii rumor"...."Blu-ray rumor"..."Wii mote rumor"....

To third place they go. And if you think Sony and Nintendo can't counter any of their pathetic little efforts, you must have been born yesterday!!!

@psych360...360 has the worst 2008 exclusives so far and by far. What the hell are you guys playing? Nothing. Adam Sessler was playing halo 3 the other day during his Soapbox. LOL. Go play halo. Bioshock, your best exclusive is going, going, GONE.

t-0_ot-3835d ago

And, Oh, the things you would say about Home if MicroSoft had it and Sony didn't. Shutthefckup. Thanks.=]

iceice1233836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

Why Sony fanboys are so interested in 360 news? You guys are reading news about the 360 more then your own console, you must really envy it. It's okay, probably a price drop soon you can then afford to get one, I know that PS3 really set you guys back.

Yeah you did, it's just too bad it isn't nearly as severe. That's what I'm talking about, they're ALL more interested in the 360 than their PS3. I think they made the wrong purchase and now troll to make themselves feel better.

The gaming GOD3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

There you have it

You asked a simple question


I gave you a simple reply

And I doubt people were "set back" when they purchased their ps3. If they had money for a ps3, then they DAMN sure had enough money for a 360. So your argument is kinda backward

It's almost as if you don't realize that all these "troll" claims you spout can just as easily be directed to the other set of fanboys as well

whoknew3836d ago

Because they are low life pieces of SH1T!! They hate everything Microsoft does. And to them everything sony does is gold and innovated. Im sick of all Sony "Fanboys" I wish i could find them in the street so I can beat the living hell of of their candy ass!!

heyheyhey3836d ago

i peek into nearly every article (that's interesting) wether it be PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, DS, PC or even (rarely) Mobile-related

what section i go into most depends on for which platform the news is rolling in

i give my opinion on a lot of articles..... ignore it if you want, but il still give it

if you have a problem with it.. be a man and come and prove me wrong, or just cower away and hit ignore :)

GiantEnemyCrab3836d ago

@The Gaming God

Can you please point me in the direction of a PS3 thread where 360 trolls have basically taken over the converstation? If you need some PS3 troll examples I can paste you about 10 just on the first page alone today.

I know both sides have their moments but you have to be messed up in the head to think that the level of PS3 trolling on this site is the same level or below that of 360 trolls.

I guess this is still all part of the "payback" the mentally ill fishheads on this site use to justify their stupidity. I've gone back to the old stories and looked for myself because I wasn't around it is absolutely nothing like it is here today.

The gaming GOD3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

Are you out of your mind?

Do you honestly think I go around "documenting" articles and threads where trolls exists on this site. If you want THAT kind of proof, you can find it yourself.

Second, if you are trying to say one side is worse than the other, then you CLEARLY wasn't here last year and the year before. But then again, you did said you weren't around.

Big deal, you looked at old articles and threads. So I take it you looked at exactly how many? ten, fifteen tops?

Get serious. There are hundreds and thousands

Plus you're pro-360 from what I've seen. So you might only be looking with one eye open if you know what I mean.

But if the sony fanbase are "mentally ill fisheads that use payback to justify their stupidity" (as you just said) now, then what grounds were the "mentally ill fisheaded 360 fanbase" basing THEIR stupidity off of last year and the year before?

t-0_ot-3835d ago

"i give my opinion on a lot of articles" Ha! Is that what you call it? An.. "opinion" Now, that's classic.

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