What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out.
Microsoft removed a Confederate soldier's uniform and cap from an Xbox Live avatar items collection, following complaints from users about what the symbols represent.
While I don't read any statements or endorsements of historical viewpoints behind this, Microsoft had to figure someone would notice that it's now selling a Confederate Army uniform for your Xbox Live avatar's virtual dress-up and call it out as a borderline offensive gesture. One of our readers saw it, and did.
In Chase Mii, up to four players work together to catch a single person, chasing them through Mario-esque environments. The twist is that the player being chased uses the new Wii U controller, which gives them a tactical advantage by allowing them to see a map.
Going live on the Xbox 360's Kinect hub later this morning, Kinect Fun Labs is a series of gadgets that deliver enhanced functionality to Microsoft's magical camera peripheral, including scanning in your face to create realistic avatars and unrealistic bobbleheads.
Microsoft wants to enlist your help in testing the Xbox Live network, rewarding volunteers willing to donate up to six hours of Xbox 360 time with crazy mad scientist goodies once the testing's done. Here's how to participate.
The Central Plaza of Sony's PlayStation 3 virtual playground PlayStation Home has never looked quite as attractive as it will this Thursday. To think all it needed was an alien invasion.
Full House Poker is both an Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 game. A poker title that tracks your card-playing skills and pot across both platforms.
Pugs are cute. They're so...pugnacious. And it's not just real pugs, Xbox 360 Avatar pugs are pretty cute, too. Know what's cuter than all that?
Sony's PlayStation Home virtual world launched two years ago tomorrow with nine games, 114 virtual items, and 25 community events. On the eve of its second anniversary, PlayStation Home is much, much bigger.
Tomorrow morning at 5AM Eastern Xbox.com will be going down. When it comes back, it'll have a fresh new look and some extra-added functionality. Let's take a look!
Preordering NBA 2K11 via GameStop delivered a free Chicago Bulls road jersey for your avatar; NBA 2K11 now has six different pairs of classic Air Jordan sneakers to help complete the look.
Sure, the new look for the Kinect-compatible Xbox 360 avatars isn't that different than the old look, but there is a certain je ne sais quoi.
Microsoft's 360 avatars are looking a little on the portly side, because come the release of Kinect in November, they're in for a little redesign.
If you've ever wanted to cross dress your avatar as Lara Croft, your chance is coming. The tomb raider's super-tight shorts are among a set of themed outfits hitting Xbox Live Marketplace on Thursday.
We're into week two of Red Dead Redemption hype, so you know what that means: Avatar items for your little varmint. Yah! Yah avatars! Git along! Git!
Show your Rebel pride, your Imperial allegiance or your carefree bounty hunter love with new The Empire Strikes Back-themed Avatar gear, adorable enough to force almost any Star Wars fan to drop Microsoft Points on virtual clothing.