Kombo writes, "The New Xbox Experience is completely redefining the way that users will interact with their Xbox 360. Among the most notable additions are Avatars that are associated with a user's gamertag. From November 19th forward, you will be living vicariously through your character, with some games even allowing you to play as your Avatar, Mii style.
Unfortunately, not only is this bringing new innovations to gameplay on the Xbox, but it also introduces a new way for Microsoft to nickle and dime subscribers into bank account oblivion. Plans to open an Avatar Store have been detailed by Robin Burrowes, a product manager for Xbox LIVE...."