• Xbox 360 avatars limited to E10+ rated games

    Xbox Live GM Eric Kilgore revealed at Gamefest that those fun little avatars we can expect from the new dashboard update will be limited when they first roll out. “We are still developing the final policies,” he said, adding that “The final guide we have this year is to think of them in an ‘E10’ context. That doesn’t mean it won’t change – but… Read More

  • Leaked: Thumbnails of Xbox 360 avatar creator images

    I’m not a big fan of the Wii Mii phenomena, but the Xbox team thinks the rest of us are and as they revealed the new dashboard update at E3 they also rolled out the avatars. A few images (real or not, we’re not sure) were passed on to Xbox 360 fanboy that showcase many, if not all, thumbnail images for the avatar creator. Each icon clearly indicates what you’ll be able to do… Read More

  • New interface + avatars = Totally reinvented Xbox 360?

    Would do you call Nintendo-inspired avatars and a Cover Flow rip-off anything less than a “transformation”? Not if you’re Microsoft, apparently. Speaking at Gamefest yesterday, the CTO of Microsoft’s games division said the following about the upcoming Dashboard re-design: What this does is reinvent the Xbox. I don’t think any one has ever done this before… Read More

  • Video: Down and dirty with the new Xbox 360 dashboard

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=dfa56c1adf1741618476cfc5cc1d3067&vid=129666&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous This whole Web 2.0 stuff is absolute garbage. I’m announcing a moratorium… Read More

  • Meez finally launches virtual world, Meez Nation

    I don’t do the whole virtual world thing that seems to be popular with all the kids, but I hate the iPhone too, so take it for what it’s worth. After millions of requests and painstaking months, Meez has launched their very own virtual world, Meez Nation. Once I get around to fully immersing myself and my avatar in Meez Nation, you can bet your ass I’ll be kicking it with 50… Read More

  • Beema: Add freaky avatars to your video messages

    Poor Jason over at TC had to pretend to be an animated cat to try out a new video messaging platform, Beema. You log in, call a 1800 number, and leave a message. A short time later you get an SMS and an email containing your cellphone ready video. We gave it a go and were amused by the… Read More

  • MyCybertwin Software: Create an Online Version of Yourself To Annoy Your Friends, Family

    An Australian company just released software that acts as your online doppelganger. Called MyCybertwin, the software serves as a go-between between friends, customers, well wishers, etc. and your online personality. In other words, it’s a programmable avatar (God, that word bothers me so) that people can interact with. For example, you may be AFK, but your cybertwin is always online. So… Read More