Kotaku: Some people probably used the 360's avatar creator when they first got hold of the New Xbox Experience, and that was that. One use only. But other people use it a bit more often.
I should create an avatar fighting game thats similar to Nintendo's Super Smash Brother. With better costumes and a section that you could customize your fighting style and special powers. My avatar would kick butt!
They already have the kart racing Avatar one. So a fighting game isn't too far out of the equation.
I do have to admit that I get a kick out of messing with the avatar. At first I thought it would be a waste of time, but it kind of grows on you... kind of like the achievements!
I wouldnt say no to my avatar having a gears chainsaw lancer or half-life's crow bar!
As much as I would like to believe that, spending twenty minutes on COD4 tells me otherwise. Both consoles have their share of mature audiences and both have their share of kids/American Idol Wannabe's/homophobes/trash talking morons. As for the Avatar Editor... I used it once... Once. Once I had my likeness, I felt no need to change him.
@BattleAxe: That's funny... cause the 360 fanboys think PS3 fans are the juveniles. And we don't have to go play a game online to show that. We just load up N4G...
The 360 fanbase Jizz all over stuff like this for these 2D avatars that do absolutely nothing but stand there in the most gayest of stances (no offense to all my gay gaming brothers and sisters but even you all know that 360avatar stance is fruity as hell) but when you all see PS3 HOME avatars that have and do 100 times more stuff you all go "meh, HOME is teh boring and teh fail" UNBELIEVABLE!
Can the Home avatar drive race karts? I know there is a racing minigame in the EA Sports Complex, but you don't really "drive" it.
I'm always changing my avatars clothes. got to look good. =)
and me . Mines got a tan now
Don't get me wrong and glad you guys get so much out of them but having to first make and now look at my damn avatar whenever I turn on my 360 makes me die a little every time I do. Is there no way I can get away from it? Seriously, I just find it baffling and not at all to my tastes. I went away fom 360 ownership a while ago and when I returned there it all was prompting me to make the thing-is there any way I can kill mine off? For ever? There really should be a way to opt out of it if you don't like it, shouldn't there? Even the Wii doesn't make me look at one that often! I now it sounds extreme but it does really wind me up(usually I get the missus to put a game on while I make a brew just to avoid the effort looking at me!)and if anyone could help rid me of my mocking, gimpy avatar I'd happily show them where the leprechauns really live!
Same here. If I get my hair cut or trim my goatee or beard, I change my avatar.
Mine has some sunburn... [and a balding spot..]
Ok, this has nothing to with the article, but does anyone know if there's a "list of activity" of PSN. Just curious.
Its popular indeed. even my sister who's not into gaming unless its SIMS always wants to make Avatars. lmao.
I thought the NXE was horrendous but one thing it has going for it is that it is very easy to create a person that looks like yourself where in Home the same is never possible unless you are a model. In that sense the Avatar system gets a big thumbs up with me.
Funnily enough my Mii is exactly like me, my avatar looks like a camp, slightly constipated version of me and in home I'm actually a girl as , by then, I was COMPLETELY sick of the damn things. Don't like any of them-why can't I just be a dog if I want anyway? I like dogs and I don't like Mii's/avatars.I'd make a nice dog if they'd allow it. With big chops too! OOH and a nice kennel as well. Wouldn't dress it up like Paris Hilton would though- that's plain evil. No, a dog version of me. *imagines sniffing bums in Home-sigh*
Would be cool to be like Scooby Doo. Being able to walk upright drive the cars in the kart game coming up could be fun. LOL at sniffin bums in home.
poor botaku. Still hyping the poor mans PS3... poor bots
poor bots playing dress up to pass the time when not just sitting there staring at their dashboard or playing old a** games poor bots
Keep crying Nasim
Poor PS3, still playing catch up to Live, multiplats still lose to the 360, still losing exclusives, still waiting, 2009 lineup shrunk to 3 games, still no voice chat, no custom soundtracks, 360 gaining in Japan, and is still in last place. Poor Droids :(
man i keep changing the avatars clothes like every week ... plus they keep bringing in more clothes so that helps
of course the xbox avatars are great. they are way better than those ugly models on playstation home. :cough: i never heard of nintendo mii
I personally wish it wasnt a forced feature
Doesn't bother me anymore though. I can't explain why. And I change my clothes with the season too (I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that though).
Well i know i'm in ther minority but it quite annoyed me . I have no use whatsoever for it , i dont plan on spending money on it . I fact , i'll get disagree maybe , but i dislike the NXE dashboard . It takes half my screen with "useless" stuff , while all i'd wish for was a clean screen that display at least most of your wallpaper , with a "transparent" menu like on a pc or the xmb . It's not really that important , and i at least can ignore the whole thing with the xbox guide submenu , but it's annoying .
I'll never pay a dime for anything for my avatar. That's just silly.
@baka Do u even have a 360? Cuz you are borderline trolling here. The way you are complaining as if you need to go through creating avatar everytime you log in or you have to go through number of menus to access your game. Man if you have used XMB then there is no need to cry about anyting.
"I personally wish it wasnt a forced feature " I agree %10000000000000000! Geesh do I hate those fruity looking things. I wish they could at least let you skin them in your favorite game character or something. Home is soooo further along with their avatars than what MS has so they need to get cracking. They are so annoying that I have my system setup to where it boots into Media Center and I can just use the guide to launch my games. I can't even stand looking at the NXE these days.
@frayer ohh ps3 only used to watch blu-ray movies. Only 19% of ps3 owners play games.
40% percent of box boys are waiting for a return package!
Actually xdye017, the other 81 % watch full HD BR Movies AND play games.... Who the hell buys a PS3 just to watch movies ? Its like Buying a certain box just to warm up the house in winter. PS. 33% of 360's have ended up doing neither. <3 OZ ...
the typical iq of a xbox fangeek
I don't really like avatars... they look like they were designed for 10 year old girls, I've got nothing against the Xbox, but God those things loook queer! All the other features of live are awesome, all the avatars do is slow down the OS in my opinion. If people like them though, that's cool, I respect that. But, for the people like me they could at least give people the option of having these c0ck magnets optional.
You must have some serious insecurities in your life.
I personally don't like avatars, I think there is not much point to them and think they are very kiddy like (But then I think the whole NXE has changed very kiddy i.e. big bold colours and chunky.)
Does vibrant, clear and obvious mean it's kiddie? Does having a good interface mean it's not adult anymore? What kind of person strives to have a difficult interface to be 'less kiddie'.
It is easy enough to navigate and use, but it just looks too kiddy, like a fisher price toy. You might like the look of it, but personally I don't.
I think my avatar girl is cute... but that's it. There's not really a need to have one. I have a gamertag, my friends can add me that way. They don't need to see an avatar of me standing beside a pile of boxes and the game I'm playing.
And indeed they don't if they use the blades.
got to look hot dancein in 1 vs 100 every-night i like to switch it up.....sometimes im even a vampire..muahahhaha
sure...they´ve got limited options... but i dress him and make him look like me in real life at that time. if i change my clothes, styling, hair...etc, then i´ll try to match that with the editor. though i like it to experiment with the options you´re given, i always try to keep it as real as possible (in every game where you have the option to create yourself) ...maybe im loving myself too much??? ;-) *joking*
My avatar is teh best.
Wish the avatars looked more realistic. :(
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