Good news for those of you worried about the possibility of seeing Avatars running around in future versions of games like Call of Duty - Microsoft's admitted that the upcoming NXE feature "doesn't lend itself" to some hardcore titles.
No and they dont tend to lend themselves towards the "hardcore gamer" following MS managed to achieve with the 360. I absolutely detest the avatars, I think they are the worst idea MS has had for the 360. Basically they're trying to attract the casual audience, but they seem to have completely forgotten or even betrayed their current largest denominator, us, the "hardcore". Maybe you feel differently, but personally, the more and more I start seeing of these avatars the less I'm going to want to turn on my 360. I prefer the standard gamercard, even if it is a picture of my mates ass, thats better than these avatars. Anyone know if there will be the option to complete eradicate them from your system? I hope there is.
I agree with this, they seem to have been shoehorned into the OS just for the purpose of casual gamers. I will be sticking with the blades (unless Microsoft lied and it's not an option) because not only do I hate the avatars, I hate this whole iTunes/Wii GUI... wouldn't be Microsoft if they weren't ripping off Apple.
I personally think the blades are better.
so...why can't anybody enjoy this as a free stuff? I don't think the avatars will start killing your dogs or something once there are released, right? I also don't think people will laugh at you if you have them on screen but if they start appearing in games like the Miis, then that's what I would love to call HUMILIATION!! if that happen, better of and go buy a Wii instead! hmm...(imagine controlling avatar in Gears2!)...OMG, I'm gonna be SICK!!
You will only be required to create one the first time you log on. After that...you will most likely not see it again unless you wish. The good news is that MS is not forcing this on publishers and recognizes the fact that it is not always appropriate to game type. I would imagine if you stick to hardcore games it will never be an issue. Should you play a non-hardcore game and see them then I guess you have no reason to b*tch since your not really hardcore gaming at that moment.
that do now own xbox 360s with opinions on something they not know much about.. who cares what ya think. your not part of the xbl community.
...Bomb, what a fanboyish statement. I have played on the 360 before. That's how much you know about me. So I have to be part of the group in order to say I think the blades look better? Lol.
I can't wait to get my Avatar.its going to be my little buddy.
I bet you have been waiting for a little buddy. Funny your first buddy is a pixelated avatar and not a real person. Might say something for your social inabilities.
You're going to need it - because once your friends find out about your new little buddy, they'll all see you for the sad little boy you really are and ditch you. If i can avoid making an avatar i will, but if not - it looks like i'll just have to make something that looks really stupid to try and down play the whole thing as a joke. The hardcore image will be gone when this update comes out, the way i looked at the consoles was (Based on present and future titles): Wii: Casual 360: Hardcore PS3: Hardcore with a hint of casual.
I think PS3 should be labeled as Mainstream.
why r u guys so sour? i mean.. who cares! jus go play yer PS3's instead.
I see your second post on N4G isn't any better than your first.
I hardly spend any time on my 360 as it is, and this doesn't exactly make me want to spend much more time on it.
You will be the little buddy of your avatar
This is what's called pure jealousy coming from ps3 droids now go back waiting for your home.
Wii = genral gamer 360 = Harcore only Ps3 = Geeks,Fatties,Homosexuals,Geor ge W.Bush.
Says the guy with gaylo 3 avatar
Lol what an idiot, you do know a hardcore gamer is a Geek don't you? I'm a PS3 owner as well as a 360 owner, but neither a Geek(hardcore gamer), Fattie or Homosexual. As I'm married, have 5 kids and weight in at around 283lbs of solid prime british beef (only 7% body fat)
I own all three, guess I win.
kid needs to learn some logics
Here comes the whaaaambulance! The avatars will be interesting, and i think they'll end up being appreciated more than not even by those who say they don't like them now.
If you're truly hardcore then you won't be spending that much time on the dashboard anyway. Just set your 360 to boot to game and then use the in-game guide instead as it is based on the blades you love so much.
Geeks fall under the "Hardcore" part, you know? And that the 360 is most popular in america so i'd say the 360 was "George W. Bush", same for fatties and homosexual. Damn, for the most part you just described america, the 360s best selling territory. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
Ereeeee Im English therefore an EPIC WINNER, "FACT".
I can't wait to play with my dolls
I never said you were american, i was just saying the description for the ps3 sounded so american, something the ps3 really isn't.
Deathro, that is offensive. I will refrain from any slanderous remarks to sling back at you, but come on man.. grow up.
to me..akin to home....is a waste. I never do gamercards, achievements/trophies. Just want to play games online MS knows it, hence the reason they wont allow Free Online gameplay, and charge for the rest of this stuff, because gameplay is what most "hardcore" gamers only care about.
I stopped buying multiplat on my xbox, because MS knows they can make money off us by charging for the most important aspect........which sucks because it's free elsewhere (PS3, PC, Wii)
Home = Second life = Perverts = Droids = Gays
Home and the avatars will both suck.
xbox avatars are copies of miis just slightly bigger they look gay compared 2 home and home is gonna be 10x as better and you know it...motherfu**ers
Shouldn't read Jtorry news posts even more so if he's looking for certain 360 news.
All of you think you're so bad ass (Oh, I hate these avatars I'm not turning on my 360 anymore, these are dumb. I'm turning in my 360 with this free update) Jesus Christ! Shut up, you're trying to act all tough and the sad thing is in reality when this update comes out you're all going to have a blast making one, so stop trying to act all hardcore cause you sound very retarded. It's freakin FREE! If I was MS I wouldn't want you guys playing my console cause you're all f***ing dumb as hell.
i like the new dash but these avatars are pushing it
the way people get on in here its like the election. democrats vs republicans lol
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