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dark lord me
06-02-2009, 01:53 PM
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/kotaku/2009/06/avatar_marketplace.jpgMicrosoft announced today that the Xbox 360 (http://kotaku.com/tag/xbox-360/) Avatars will be getting an upgrade, with new items, known as Awards and Props, coming soon to add further personalization to your New Xbox Experience character.
That includes free items, add-ons and outfits that you can win, as well as Avatar items that you can purchase from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Xbox general manager Marc Whitten showed off some of these new items, much of them placeholder, that will be coming to the Xbox 360. These included outfits based on Halo: ODST and pom-poms for your avatar.
Both are shown in action after the break.
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/kotaku/2009/06/odst_avatar.jpg
Whitten didn't date the release of the new Xbox 360 Avatar upgrades, but did say that those won as awards and purchased through Marketplace would be launched simultaneously worldwide.

Source http://kotaku.com/5274407/xbox-360-avatars-getting-new-outfits-props-marketplace
Sweetness =)

InkedUp
06-02-2009, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the info, the only thing about this on the dashboard was the first pic. Looks good, I just wonder when they plan on releasing the store

IIIDEFAULTIII
06-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Finally!!!! some pom poms yes! lol jk i cant wait for the avatar store i think its a great idea

OneSweetShannon
06-02-2009, 02:38 PM
I'm looking forward to this. I hope it works like unlockable gamerpics - it'd be cool to unlock some cool new (free) outfit by doing something in-game. (Too bad Eternal Sonata is so old now - I'd love to unlocksome Eternal Sonata outfit!)

I doubt I'd use my points to buy anything unless I had a small number of leftover points hanging around. But I'm hoping the free stuff will give us females more options.

Xedoss
06-02-2009, 02:47 PM
Yes :). I like this!

Hope they'll add awards for Left 4 Dead or Dead Rising 2.
I want to dress my avatar as a zombie....

CunningFox
06-02-2009, 02:54 PM
Noooooo, not virtual clothing that costs real money!!
Only as free rewards for getting difficult achievements from games but like hell will I pay for any of it!

Deadly Moves
06-02-2009, 03:07 PM
About time! That ODST outfit looks awesome! I want a Carmine outfit for my avatar

Muhnamana
06-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Noooooo, not virtual clothing that costs real money!!
Only as free rewards for getting difficult achievements from games but like hell will I pay for any of it!

I agree 100%. This is a horrible idea. I can seeing winning avatar clothing and etc but paying for it? Please, like Microsoft is really hurting for money these days.

Rowey 94
06-02-2009, 05:18 PM
oh my goshh this might actually keep me in this summeer ! Lol
sounds mint

XBLsFinest
06-02-2009, 05:47 PM
Hopefully there will be no cost involved, but atleast they took up the idea of adding gaming clothes.
News just in Bill Gats and Microsoft associates have been jailed for extensive rape to Sony and Nintendo at an E3 conference, Bill and Microsoft accept all charges and accolade;)

Barad
06-02-2009, 06:33 PM
WOW this avatar store looks sick!..cant wait! :woop:

Bleeding Star
06-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Also appears you can change the colour of the items now

D.A.N.
06-02-2009, 06:57 PM
The only time I will ever pay for fake clothing is if it's dirt cheap and I have those odd spare Microsoft points, like 60 or 80. Otherwise, you should get some cool avatar shit just for buying some games and unlocking achievements.

Thegreatest7884
06-02-2009, 08:19 PM
It shouldn't cost money, but that ODST suit is awesome!

sinista12
06-02-2009, 08:40 PM
I think that unlockable clothing for getting achievements will be sweet. I'm not paying for any clothing Its pointless. I just hope they make the unlockable clothing only obtainable through unlocking it not able to be purchased that way you know if somebody has that outfit they beat the game on expert or killed number of ppl. They can do a lot of cool stuff with this so I'm interested to see where they take it. I just hope they don't charge a lot of all of the good costumes.

Pashos
06-02-2009, 08:46 PM
That's cool. I hope you can unlock some cool outfits by getting achievements, like the Fallout 3 Power Armor. That would be awesome.

I don't get why people are complaining about having to pay for some clothing though. It's just like you had to pay for most gamerpics.

Pure Efficiency
06-02-2009, 08:55 PM
This could turn out to be really could. It'd be awesome to dress your avatar up like a Big Daddy!

Chocolate Disqo
06-02-2009, 09:43 PM
I want a Chun Li outfit for my avatar. Preferably the pink version.

Gage3Wade
06-02-2009, 09:52 PM
Sweet! Ive always wanted something like this

Th33Troop33r
06-02-2009, 10:06 PM
gimme that assassins creed outfit

ToXiCRalN
06-02-2009, 10:06 PM
The ODST avatar looks sick. This new feature will be sick.

RaidenX52
06-02-2009, 10:40 PM
If the new MGS comes out around this time and there's a Raiden battlesuit, my life will be complete, Avatar-wise

OneSweetShannon
06-03-2009, 02:58 AM
I want a Chun Li outfit for my avatar. Preferably the pink version.

YES. I want one too!

ChrisDeston
06-03-2009, 04:08 AM
Finally :) They said this'd happen before the New Xbox Experience. 'bout time imo, but it's looking good. As long as it doesn't get all Microsoft Point based I'll be happy.

Darth Grif55
06-03-2009, 06:12 AM
I want Iron Man & Deadpool costumes. Maybe with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, or for IM along with Iron Man 2.

IncensedCape
06-03-2009, 10:12 AM
Giving an unlockable costume for each 1000'd game might persuade me to go back and grind out most of the games on my Gamertag, as I've never really been bothered before. Having the Fallout power armour would be sick :)

Pheonix_Assassin
06-03-2009, 10:39 AM
Thanks for sharing this infomatiion with x360a.

Looks good, i like the ODST armour suit, i wonder if that will be unlocked if you purchase the ODST game?

Im guessing yes

ghostmayne
06-03-2009, 11:28 AM
looks really cool... I just dont wanna have all the cool items cost microsoft points and all the lame ones be free... but that armor looks really good

DTwirler
06-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Gimme some Gears armor, and I'd be a happy camper. At a reasonable price, or course! ;)

SHawk996
06-03-2009, 01:54 PM
I'll keep my "free" outfit that I currently got...thanks but no thanks. ;)

Jappe XBA
06-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Ohhh mama... Microsoft going to better direction :) You get almost all my money you bastards :p

EvilestBean
06-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Its going to be awesome, cant wait.

Seany Show
06-03-2009, 04:12 PM
I really hope that these game unlocking avatar clothing items are half decent and actually clothes that we will want but I imagine if this does happen then everyone and their mother's avatar will all have the same items on.

Brutalsleeper
06-03-2009, 05:00 PM
This could well be amazing.Im hoping you get plenty of clothes based on the achievements though.But it would be a shame if it became to hard to get them and it was only like 1 piece of clothing per game.
I would like it to be like you get small pieces of clothing depending on achievements and then 1 amazing outfit for getting 1000 G.(e.g. In Halo:ODST as you play through the game you pick up pieces of the ODST uniform and when you get the full Gamer Score you get a entire Convent brute outfit or something like that)

dakisbac
06-03-2009, 05:08 PM
Wow, I'm totally surprised that they would start selling pointless clothes and accessories for avatars. Oh wait... I saw that coming a mile away.

It's about time we start unlocking gamer pictures/themes/avatar shit for achievements though, it's been a long time coming

Twilight Star
06-03-2009, 05:29 PM
I want some licensed stuff like some Nike dunks, (the current avatar hi-tops suck) New Era hats and some stuff from Topshop.

Edit: footty kits nuff said

II RUFF II
06-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Exactly what ive been looking for! Hoping for some gears armour and footy kits and ill be a happy person.

Ebonix
06-03-2009, 09:02 PM
I'm glad this has finally arrived. I'll echo what others have said, its about time.

My only problem is that I anticipate it will be just like unlockable gamerpics and disregarded by most games.

The Avatar marketplace also, I've seen hundreds of people say they won't pay for it. I doubt thats true either. I always said that about gamerpics and I think I've spend about 300 MS moon money on them.

A Meat Pie
06-04-2009, 08:10 AM
Damn, this looks fucking sweet. I can't wait!

Ryot Control
06-04-2009, 08:49 AM
Why does it look like there is a guy holding a sword and shield in the first picture? I thought there would be no weapons?

Royle
06-04-2009, 08:54 AM
This looks pretty awesome but why do Microsoft make you pay for everything?

DDcup x
06-04-2009, 08:57 AM
ODST'd avatar.
Would be cool to get an MC helmet tho.

@ royle.
Because they're money grabbing b*stards.

iKiddo
06-04-2009, 09:19 AM
ODST'd avatar.
Would be cool to get an MC helmet tho.

@ royle.
Because they're money grabbing b*stards.

More like because they are a business. The idea of a business is to profit.

Bleeding Star
06-04-2009, 11:59 AM
whats amusing is I bet over half the people complaining about paying for avatar clothing bought gamerpics and themes

its EXACTLY the same thing!

ZundayXx
06-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Please give me some Funny/Band T-shirt's. PLEASE!!

TheColdWolf
06-04-2009, 05:41 PM
Very cool idea can't wait for it now the only thing were missing is gamefly on xbox360 like netflix;)

SiL3NTxMAGGOT
06-05-2009, 04:00 AM
they should make it so you unlock clothes for your avatar once you unlock an achievement, for example if you recieved the mile hihg club achievement you unlock a parachute for your avatar

Gackt
06-05-2009, 09:01 AM
This is great, I would not mind spending a bit of left over MS points on cool avatar accessories :D

CyberSh3ff
06-05-2009, 09:51 AM
i think its a move in the right direction, and the avatar marketplace looks sweet.

yeah some people might have the same stuff on but i hope that they dont try to sell them off to us at a ridiculous price.

Senate4242
06-05-2009, 10:00 AM
As long as they are unlockable, great! I still havent purchased a single gamerpic or theme and dont plan on it.

radar616
06-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Looks good but I'm not paying for clothes I cant wear myself. I've havent bought any DLC or gamer pics in over 2 years and thats not likely to change with this.

Emfulz
06-05-2009, 01:38 PM
I want a Skateboard under me while wearing ODST or Spartan Armor and having a Lightsaber in my hand while Cortana in the background ^.^

Hopefully you can earn tons by playing games and I will never buy from EA because there prices will be to high and/or the items will be junk.

Shiny Pidgey
06-05-2009, 09:14 PM
I think this is a great idea. It's sure to see a lot of complainers, but I don't look at it as paying for virtual clothes so much as I look at it as finally a use for the leftover points they've been forcing us to have since day 1 with their fixed-amount MS point bundles.

Purge
06-05-2009, 09:33 PM
Bring on the Green Arrow costume! That or some sweet Altair costume.

Br0kenAssass1n
06-05-2009, 10:57 PM
Giving an unlockable costume for each 1000'd game might persuade me to go back and grind out most of the games on my Gamertag, as I've never really been bothered before. Having the Fallout power armour would be sick :)

That sir, is a brilliant idea! Completion and Clothes! Not that many people need another incentive to get achievements.

v_thorne
06-06-2009, 03:21 AM
Oh man, I see color palettes there.
Hopefully we can change our shirts, pants, and boots colors too!!

GhOsT SLaYeR
06-06-2009, 03:24 AM
its sweet, hopefully you unlock all the stuff you unlocked b4...

FourChan
06-06-2009, 06:48 AM
Pssh, I want a COG Uniform, ODST Helmet, and Some weird shoes and boots to go with it. XD Well Gloves.

khamelion
06-06-2009, 12:58 PM
hopefully there are unlockable avatar parts for getting certain achievements, like getting the full odst armor for all achievements (similar to getting armor in halo 3) or racing gear from forza 3. im hoping for unlockable ezio avatar myself.

InkedUp
06-06-2009, 01:56 PM
I'm hoping for some AF1's and other name brand clothing to be added, that would be awesome. I'm also hoping for some NFL jerseys to be released, but with EA's track record on releasing alternate jerseys so late on Madden and NCAA, it could be a long time before that happens. Did they hint at any kind of time frame for the store to be opened? I'm guessing fall

Ebonix
06-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Didn't Microsoft originally say about Spring for the Avatar Marketplace?

Maybe I'm just imagining things...

Darth Grif55
06-07-2009, 02:54 AM
I hope MUA will do this. Except for that game there'll be a bunch of costumes. I'd like to have Deadpool, Iron Man, Spidey, Wolverine & Captain America.

Shinjukugarb666
08-12-2009, 01:09 AM
Do we know if we'll get awards for games we already have or what?

Chocolate Disqo
08-12-2009, 01:10 AM
I want a Nazi SS Officer uniform for my avatar.

neok182
08-12-2009, 01:16 AM
Do we know if we'll get awards for games we already have or what?

NO game released before today will have awards (other than splosion man)

Only future releases will have awards.

This is final from microsoft.

Bombstriker
08-12-2009, 03:03 AM
Any word yet on what kind of awards there will be? Like are these going to be just another thing like Achievements or what....

OnEdEcK
08-12-2009, 03:45 AM
Noooooo, not virtual clothing that costs real money!!
Only as free rewards for getting difficult achievements from games but like hell will I pay for any of it!

He says this with his 160 point guitar in his hand

IncensedCape
08-12-2009, 03:52 AM
I want a Nazi SS Officer uniform for my avatar.

I'm sure that will be on the marketplace soon...

Coadster1
08-12-2009, 05:02 AM
I just bought the guitar for my avatar this morning. XD!

Hollywood!
08-12-2009, 06:23 PM
I immediately wanted the lightsaber as soon as I saw it, but immediately didn't need it as soon as I saw the "400 mspoints" tag on it.

That's just crap! If I'm going to spend 400 points, it's going to be on an XBLA game, or a game add-on that will further enhance my gaming enjoyment.

The lightsaber (or whatever else costs money) does nothing but look neat. It's like buying an empty jar and opening it to get some more 'air'. Useless.

Hmmm... I sound pretty bitter in those statements. I'm not bitter, just annoyed that they're trying to squeeze more money out of us.

Stage 1: Give the user something for free to get them hooked.
Stage 2: Give the user something similar to first thing, but a little better - and charge them up the ying-yang for it.

Micro$oft is like a drug-pusher... LOL. I don't know how much longer I can hold out on cool crap that I don't need. Fortunately, the prices were way too high to tempt me.

BlazingCheerio
08-13-2009, 08:33 AM
no one is forcing you to buy anything. you can buy stuff or just get free stuff from playing games.

ChaosHurricane7
08-13-2009, 08:46 AM
Anybody know how you get the unlockable clothing in splosion man yet?

BlazingCheerio
08-13-2009, 08:58 AM
Anybody know how you get the unlockable clothing in splosion man yet?

there should be an update coming soon. it was delayed though, so not sure when.

http://twitter.com/TwistedPixJason

Ninja Kaspyr 83
10-25-2009, 12:52 AM
i personally think that the avatar add ons are pretty cool....BUT for the price of some of those things, id rather get and add-on to a game or download an arcade and boost that acheevo score.


(((RECON UNLOCKED)))

Ninja Kaspyr 83
10-25-2009, 12:55 AM
I immediately wanted the lightsaber as soon as I saw it, but immediately didn't need it as soon as I saw the "400 mspoints" tag on it.

That's just crap! If I'm going to spend 400 points, it's going to be on an XBLA game, or a game add-on that will further enhance my gaming enjoyment.

The lightsaber (or whatever else costs money) does nothing but look neat. It's like buying an empty jar and opening it to get some more 'air'. Useless.

Hmmm... I sound pretty bitter in those statements. I'm not bitter, just annoyed that they're trying to squeeze more money out of us.

Stage 1: Give the user something for free to get them hooked.
Stage 2: Give the user something similar to first thing, but a little better - and charge them up the ying-yang for it.

Micro is like a drug-pusher... LOL. I don't know how much longer I can hold out on cool crap that I don't need. Fortunately, the prices were way too high to tempt me.
i absolutely agree! EFF MICROSOFT! a multi billion dollar company and they charge for objects for your avatar which cant be used for anything else other then show!

rossdubb1990
10-25-2009, 01:10 AM
hi, my first post lol i wondered if you could help,
im playing lego batman for a laff and i got the last 2 achievements i needed to get 1000 gs the " throwing up" and "down the rabbit hole" 1s, then the power went off half way thru the level so i couldnt save it , i went back on just and it says i havent got them, and ive tried to get them back by doing exactly what i did before and i cant get them

safemachine08
10-25-2009, 09:23 PM
i like the pictures they nice

KillTheft_Echo
10-25-2009, 09:36 PM
i like the pictures they nice

Dude... Seriously?
If your going to post in 14 threads in the span of 30 minutes, Post something useful. I mean, REALLY?

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/192/17562846.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/17562846.jpg/)

?

EDIT: AND YOU'RE Still going?!

The Destroyernatorer
10-25-2009, 11:04 PM
^
LMAO... Bored are we?

KillTheft_Echo
10-26-2009, 02:47 AM
^
LMAO... Bored are we?

Haha. I was a bit flustered, and it annoys me when people just spam to get their post count up.
Overall though, Yes :D
Muahahaha

The Destroyernatorer
10-26-2009, 11:36 AM
Haha. I was a bit flustered, and it annoys me when people just spam to get their post count up.
Overall though, Yes :D
Muahahaha

Lol i was asking him, I understand what you did. If I noticed that first I would have dropped everything I was doing to point it out :p

Yes, I'm bored also...

x2i
10-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Just to let you know, the avatar awards are out now: http://u.nu/5b4p3

The Destroyernatorer
10-26-2009, 06:23 PM
Just to let you know, the avatar awards are out now: http://u.nu/5b4p3

I don't trust that link... It's shortened. People only shorten urls for bad, bad reasons...

Pheonix_Assassin
10-26-2009, 06:25 PM
Dude... Seriously?
If your going to post in 14 threads in the span of 30 minutes, Post something useful. I mean, REALLY?

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/192/17562846.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/17562846.jpg/)

?

EDIT: AND YOU'RE Still going?!

lol That is one busy poster lol

The Destroyernatorer
10-26-2009, 06:54 PM
lol That is one busy poster lol

lol that's 1 lol every 3.5 words lol :p

davhth4
10-26-2009, 07:45 PM
Sometimes I post in loads of threads in matter of minutes but at least when I do it I only post if I feel I add something to the thread and actualy read every post in that thread unlike someone in particular who doesnt do either most the time _.


ON TOPIC: Finally the splosion mat awards are on. I thought they were going to end up scrapping this feature. But trust it to be just tshirts. I have not bought Splosion man yet but I think I will before Xmas so I guess I will end up with a Splosion man T-shirt for Xmas on my Avatar.

Xterma
10-26-2009, 07:57 PM
how about some trials HD awards, or Halo 3 ODST or maybe some FORZA 3 !!!