DarkZero: Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's group product manager for Xbox 360, has revealed that all Xbox owners will be forced choose/create an avatar once they download and boot up the new dash for the first time.
I was kinda hoping i could keep the blades, oh well bring it on.
Before the trolls get here: "Greenberg went on to stress that those who are not interested in avatars would able to complete the process in under a minute, and then never have to look at their creation ever again if the so wish. There will even be pre-made choice available if you really don’t care." No point in posting this in the open zone, they already got here before anyone else.
the thing i like about the new update is that it bring u a mini version of the original dashboard with the touch of the guide button which i think is awesome. it would be cool if i can browse the marketplace while playing a game, get a demo, arcade game, or DLC, then continue playing my game.
Home can be downloaded and not entered at all or forced on you to enter to play any games, now that's a choice. Your paying $50 a year and you don't have a choice to skip avatars, sounds like another M$ scam to me.
Thoas can't you read?
****@ss Sony makes you pay for demos... and live is still better than PSN. Btw, you can just create another account if you're to cheap to pay $50 a year (cost even less than a game).
Ok here's my flaming question. If all you have to do is make it and never have to look at it again... What's the point of adding the avatar feature in the first place? What are you supposed to do with it then? Makes me think that Miis have more functionality than xiis?
Because if people are into avatars, they will be seeing their friends as avatars, whether they are interested in them or not. Ofcourse, MS could have opted to assign a random avatar based on gender age, locality etc., but this is a better solution.
No one over the age of 16 wants a avatar, I like my gamer picture just fine. O ya F%#@ cover flow the blades are fine as is.
Try telling that to a ps3 owner...
Home doesn't force people to buy a memory card.
"Greenberg went on to stress that those who are not interested in avatars would able to complete the process in under a minute, and then never have to look at their creation ever again if the so wish." So no big deal, use the default and never look at it again. I have no idea where he gets off saying: "But you can make a pretty badass avatar.” Because everything I've seen is absolute childish rated G lameness like some type of anorexic Mii.
anybody seen any cool avatars like borat or spiderman yet,that's the best thing about the mii's,especially the mii channel,it's cool downloading other peoples mii's
with xbox live support,this put nintendo's mii to shame
I concur. People -- and it just *BLOWS MY MIND* -- pretend that nintendo invented 3D human-like avatars, its just stupid. The fact is that these companies all "steal" from each other, and *very clearly* MS's implementation is leaps and bounds better than Nintendo. And, as an Xbox 360 owner, I'm very happy to see it. The NXE is going to be great. I cant wait.
how is it leaps and bounds better if you're asked to make avatars but never have to look at it or use it again? Is it going to be like MS BOB or the paper clip where your avatar dances around when you switch between "blade sections?" Or is it going to be like LBP where when you talk the mouth opens and closes next to the other xii/player you are chatting with? I'm just asking a question.
it looks nice than the bland blade system, imo. i don't think all the "manly" xbox lovers will like it though, lol.
Isn't it obvious they're going after the casual market now? All the pre-teen squirts and boys/girls that outgrew the wii.
Was the story about the avators requiring 256MB of storage wrong or something? If it was true then what will happen to owners who only have a smaller than 256MB memory card?
that's why I called it as fake. don't see any way it could be true.
someone told me it was optional and i was relieved but then this....f**k i dont have a problem with the dashboard in general, just didnt like the avatars...guess ill just have to make joker then
but you will still have access to system blades if you don't want to use them. I wasn't thrilled about the avatars at first, but when I actually seen what they are using them for it changed my mind. The avatars are simply a 3d representation of your Gamercard. If they didn't come up with 3d avatars, the new community functions of Live would look very flat. As much as everyone wants to say it's a Mii ripoff, once you see how they function with the new Xbox Experience you will understand that they are simply a natural evolution of what we have now. -Death
i know about the system blades with the guide button which is awesome but the avatars....if theyre supposed to a "new" version of the gamercard then that means gamerpics i paid for are useless and i want my mspoints back. if i can still use my gamerpics then fine then im happy, ill rush through an avatar then ill just replace it with my flat 2d image.
I am not so much against a 3D avatar as I am against the fact that its just stupid looking little people. Now if I could make a robot, or a dog, or a wookie (ok big foot wouldnt want to step on copyright) or just something other then stupid little big head looking people I would be happier. I hate people, and I certainly dont need a little mini-me walking around so people can know more about me but I also don't want to be "labled" because I picked an avatar that didnt represent me at all...or picked one at random which "represented" me badly. At least with the gamerpics there were actally a large variety on differing themes not all little cutesy cartoons.
Theyve said you can still use your gamepics. Most likely you have to create an avatar then if you want to use a gamepic instead go in the the opinions and switch it over to a gamepic from the avatar.
So this means Arcade owners just spent their entire memory card for the new Dashboard. MS must love the fact that will generate new memory card sales.
Are you a total toolbox? The NXE is going to be written to Flash, that is where all the Avatar data will reside. The "Avatar" will be nothing more than a tiny file that *describes* what the avatar looks like. Are you people *really* trying to spread FUD that avatars are going to take up too much space? Get real.
http://www.xbox360fanboy.co... "Verbatim, the Avatar disclaimer reads "customizing avatars requires a 256 MB memory unit or greater" which really isn't that big of a deal, unless you are a Core or Arcade 360 owner. 256MB of storage would mean that Core owners are totally out of Avatar customization luck (though, we doubt they care) and Arcade owners would have to max out their bundled 256MB memory card. That means our Arcade friends would have to choose: Avatar customization or saving game progress. Decisions, decisions ..." PS - PWNED http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... An entire thread of crying.
Every time i see him, he is always downplaying 360. Wtf are you doing in 360 threads anyway? Like you care.
Look, it's you in PS3 threads: http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Your remarks above are hypocritical...at best. Nothing like watching a person open their mouth and own themselves with their comments.
Why am I in 360 threads? I own one. Why are you in PS3 threads?
i have no problem with the avatar. im 25 i hope that later they will have other creations but for now its str8. why the big deal with some ppl? most the time you will be playing games any way. how does micro force all things? they didnt force wifi, blu ray, hdd, you know the things that realy add nothing to games things that should be added as needed/wanted... i dont "HAVE" to install all games come nxe so i wouldnt waste all my gigs. sounds like you wanted choices for your console but chose the wrong console.
ikaw ay mabaho at mapanghe ang utot mo.
Everyone will have some pretty cool avatars. I fear for the arcade owners though. That 256 Mb is all that they have.
Avatars are pointless for gaming,i thought the xbox 360 was all about games what is this avatar nonsense
Microsoft makes allot of things mandatory.
:-) Hmmm Disagrees?!?! Looks like a few people on this site seem uninformed. http://x2theg.blogspot.com/...
not all 360's have a harddrive
For a company that made a huge deal about giving gamers "a choice", they really need to look up what the word means. Seems like Sony's the one giving people a choice. When Home launches, you DON'T HAVE TO make an Avatar, or even use the service, if you don't want to. Nice "choice" that Microsoft is giving people.
LOL! You have **GOT** to be kidding? You are trying **WAY** to hard! LOL.
I love people who think they're funny, only to find out that the only one laughing is themselves. Case in point, cherrypie.
I like my gamercard.and the little icon in it.I was keen on the idea of having this NEW XBOX EXPERIENCE but now. . . .yeah,my hype for its. . .meh.I just want to install games MSFT! not play the Sims3!
$50 a year $4.50 a month What $1 a week? I don't mind paying for that.
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