Avatar Accessories Will Be Achievement Rewards

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  1. markgodley

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    Achievements are great and all, but progress marches on. Avatars may soon be the latest and greatest way for Xbox 360 owners to try and show off their sizable... skills.
    Speaking with Videogaming247, Rare said that special clothing and accessories for NXE avatars will soon be given out like achievements. At the moment, the only clothes are those available at launch and a few free packs.
    "We are currently working with multiple partners who have expressed interest in using Avatars," said Rare producer Stacey Law.
    Rare wouldn't divulge exactly which partners were interested in making clothing for avatars. But if this is all true, we wouldn't be surprised if, say, avatars toting Lancers eventually started popping up in a lot of profiles.

    Rare Says NXE Avatar Accessories Will Soon Be Achievement Rewards: News from 1UP.com

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    Sounds interesting. I wish MS would add more variety to avatars, loads of people all wearing the same thing lol. Why can't you create graphics on the 360 with some cheesy pixel paint program and make your own designs to go on the t shirts etc and change the colour of every item?!
     
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    Its early days. IMHO its been supported fairly well considering they were only introduced a couple of months ago. Game themed avatars are definitely where its at tho and its surely only a matter of time before we get movie related ones in the same way we get free themes and gamerpics.
     
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    I think its a fantastic idea. It would be nice to get some kind of reward for completing "Hard to get" achievements.
     
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    Are you telling me that if you had this option you wouldn't draw a penis on your shirt? :thumbsup:
     
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    changing the colours of tops is basic stuff - that should be in there and should have been from the outset
     
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    This would be quality. Imagine CoD style army uniform with a nice M4. Would certainly spice things up a bit! :thumbsup:
     
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    This was mentioned about 6 months ag, i think there was a thread somewher

    sorry matt what did you say :D
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    I did do a search but it returned nothing, codehead started the same topic as me like 4mins later after i posted.

    Anyways i think it deserves a topic of its own :)

    Maybe some people can photoshop some ideas that they would like to see for clothing, items etc for their avatar's :smashin:
     
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    There'd be loads of Master Chief avatars too I reckon.

    It'd be great to have Lego game avatars too, imagine having a Lego 'Chewie' or 'Darth Vader' avatar!!! That'd be so cool!!
     
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    Id love that!

    something like this:
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    Lol, reminds me of Superbad. I'm gonna draw them everywhere now! lolol

    It'd just be neat if there was a quick easy way to convert existing images or draw your own designs and add them to your avatar. I appreciate there might be some rude ones but it's not like you can't do that with the camera anyway.

    I do like the avatars and they have added some extra items here and there. They cold do a lot more though. I mean, why implement them and then do nothing with them?! I can understand if the 360 always had avatars and they were just a quick and simply implemented idea. But to actively make the avatars post launch and make a big thing about them, they should be adding a lot more content and justifying them.
     
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    Great idea.
     
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    I would be interested to see how this works as I have added comments to other threads about how they will actually achieve this.
    For example a Master Chief or Lego Avatar is a good idea but there will be times surely that they will need to go outside of the generic model that everyone currently has? i.e. The shape of the character cannot be the same for all of the possible avatars they may want to introduce?

    I guess from a technical point of view this is not difficult to create but my main concern is the avatar friends area is so slow at the moment that I rarely venture in there, far easier to bring up the old blade interface. I guess it will also have to download extra content i.e. clothes and props every time you 'look' at a friend's character.
    If all they are going to do is add t-shirts and clothing then maybe it won't be such an issue.

    As it stands at the moment do you think everyone on NXE has the exactly the same clothing as everyone else. Not just because they are giving free stuff away but because it simply downloads it automatically to your wardrobe. The recent football shirts are a good example.

    I hope this makes sense and perhaps I am looking too far into it!
     
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    I'm not a SW fan by any stretch but that is really cool!

    Where do you get them and for how much?

    Ta ;)
     
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    My thoughts were that the developer of the relevant game could design/supply the avatar to MS as a 3D image (or whatever), but!! - you can only have that avatar if you own that game!! Can you tell I work in marketing?!?!?
     
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    Yes.:D
     
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    It is a great idea.

    If they gave a Gears related one for the people who have got Seriously and Seriously 2.0.

    But also, a Left 4 Dead zombie avatar would be great for one of the more difficult achieves...
     
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    Yes I agree that this would be the best way to market it.
    I was thinking of the technical way of how this was going to work and whether it would use the same avatars.
    Can you tell I work in IT! :rotfl:
     
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    Yes!!

    Right, how do we go about getting this done??!?! lol

    I'll bet MS have already thought of this but it's probably going to stay a pipedream until they get enough feedback that people actually want it.

    Might email them this thread so see what they think, just for a laugh.
     

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