Rare has revealed that it originally pitched Avatars for use with Microsoft's instant messaging service MSN Messenger rather than Xbox 360, but it wasn't until "after the Wii came out" that Microsoft decided to use them for their home console.
Why can't they use them for both MSN and the 360?
my god , dont invade msn please. Or at least have OPTIONAL
if they invade msn i'll find a custom version where i can turn them off !! Not everyone is pleased by the turn of avatars/mii this gen
you always have the option of not using MSN.
or start charging for msn messenger because that's msoft.
This sound like more "Microsoft invented Avatars" spin from Microsoft's PR, but it could be a good thing because maybe they're putting news like this out because they're about to upgrade what the avatars can do in XBL. It could also be a bad thing if they charge for it on top of upping the price of XBL.
That goes some way to explaining why they look like shit then.
Avatars in my opinion are awesome way better than the Playstation home guys BECAUSE of the following reasons 1 it’s easier 2 it’s faster 3 it’s simpler to use 4 they have a wide variety of things (not nearly as much as home thought) 5 I don’t want to spend 30 minutes making up a very realistic person with exact numbers of freckls, how big the fore head is, man boobs and stuff i would also like to see this implemented into home
simpler to use ? they mostly stand there doing nothing but taking half your screen and your money ... outside of games with them of course . And creating a home avatar is nearly the same process ... no ne spend that much time into their design , the rest is with costumes No offense but all i see is a load of bollocks reasons that could be simplified by a justified " i prefer avatars"
@Honest_gamer at least when insulting someone try to have the name right . But thanks for getting worked up and proving my point , and your name tag wrong , anyway
"Simpler to use" i mean simple to create them, hell all i see is two bollocks counter arguments to what I put forward go harass some “girls” on home
try home for once before you go saying stuff about simplicity and harassement ..harassement was active during the first month of home and it went down thank to the new moderation policies and the stuff to do ( yep some people were bored before ) i can spend hours, days with a female avatar without harassement in HOME
playing with avatars lol boy i see why nintendo just gave them up youd thnk MS purchased them to evolve the 360
Sigh.. I don't know what happened but all that work microsoft put into improving their image with the xbox brand has just been utterly destroyed in the past two years. I don't know if it's because of the management, but I miss the days that allard and peter moore were running things and giving us gamers what we wanted. Nowadays it seems like microsoft is acting like a kid that ignores everything by sticking his fingers in his ears and singing his own praise to drown out all the negativity. Such a shame, with bungie leaving microsoft and my xbox 360 just dying on me a couple of minutes ago it's safe to say that i'll be focusing my attention on my ps3 from now on.
i'm so far really thinking that if it somehow dies in the coming year , i'll never replace it . Every few reasons i had to own it are going multiplatforms (i have always gotten multiplatform on pc or ps3 instead , and mass effect was it's last forteress imo) , with the exception of a really interesting halo reach
It will not be long before you can use them with MSN as you can now use them on Windows Phone 7 MS are now doing what apple have done and they are building all there platforms around XBOX live and with the Kinect Cam linking up to MSN its will not be too long before they add this to MSN. I have seen alot of things MS are doing as a company and they are all looking good I also think it will be matter of time before they add xbox live to the pc world and a kinect type of sensor for the PC and you will be able to play xbox players on pc and vise versa which to me sounds a good idea.
While I agree that MS is looking to integrate systems across desktop/living room/mobile in the coming years, I disagree that what they are doing is looking good. It's building on their somewhat pyrrhic victory thus far in the console race. I thought the OG Xbox was awesome, and since it's launch even the types of games and holistic image of the box has moved closer and closer to the generic mainstream space that tends to make gaming a lot less interesting for me personally. Each gen is different and certain MS has had much success during this one, but as I see them becoming more financially focused and less gamer focused I can't help but wonder what the next generation will look like. For that matter, who knows how this generation will look as it moves through the next few years. This year seems to suggest one of the biggest shifts for MS yet, fully embracing the casuals (possibly at the expense of their hardcore following) and doubling down on their reliance of 3rd party development. On topic: I'm glad the avatars aren't in MSN, I think they work well on the dashboard and add to the dynamic feel of the NXE.
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