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Microsoft teases Avatar motorcycle game

Microsoft's PlayXBLA site posted two "Secret Squirrel screenshots" depicting an unannounced Xbox Live game to be announced for real at E3. Of course, even without the title or any real details, we can get a pretty good idea of what the game's like: it's Avatar-shaped people racing and doing stunts...

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Darksiders 2 fashions head to Xbox Avatars

Darksiders 2, which was recently delayed to August, has a collection of premium Avatar gear for the Xbox 360. We're not sure if "adorable" is a word we'd ever use to describe Death, but for 400 MSP ($5) the "Reaper Armor" is just about the cutest outfit (demonstrating demonic power) your Avatar...

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Rampant Speculation Theater presents: Microsoft files for 'Avatar Famestar' trademark

Last monday, Microsoft submitted a trademark filing for "Avatar Famestar" to the US Patent and Trademark Office. The application classifies the trademark for "downloadable software for video game services" and "providing an online portal for video game services and social networking," which leads...

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Threadless goes literally threadless with Xbox Avatar shirts

Your quest to make your Xbox Live Avatar look exactly like you has just gotten a bit easier, provided you own a bunch of shirts from Threadless (or don't mind buying one). The Avatar Marketplace now features a selection of classic t-shirts and hoodies from the retailer, all based on user-submitted...

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Xbox Live Avatar tattoos now available

Firearms may have been too suggestive a topic for the Xbox Live Marketplace to broach, but apparently body modification is an A-OK, family friendly activity for everyone to enjoy. Xbox Live customers now have the opportunity to trade real money for virtual tattoos on fake people via the...

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Look at these adorable Avatar awards for Japan's Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

There may be only a very small handful of Xbox 360 devotees living in Japan, but Kojima Productions doesn't want them feeling totally left out of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. While 360 owners won't be treated to the same free download of Metal Gear Solid 1 that PlayStation owners...

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Robocop avatar items are part Avatar, part machine, all cop

We're always vaguely shocked when something genuinely awesome happens on the Avatar Marketplace, since the very idea of paying for promotional items for the little you on your Dashboard seems to negate awesomeness. But there it is. Robocop avatar items, promoting nothing, apropos of nothing...

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Oblivion expansions, Fallout 3 DLC half off on XBL this week

It's been nearly five years, but that notorious Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion "Horse Armor" DLC is finally on sale. Along with the "Shivering Isles" and "Knights of the Nine" expansion packs, the equine armor is discounted by 50 percent as this week's Xbox Live deal. Keeping with the Bethesda...

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Hitman: Absolution using 'Avatar' mo-cap tech, hollywood actors

Hollywood Reporter has managed to sneak in a few questions to IO Interactive game director Tore Blystad about the forthcoming Hitman: Absolution, and got an earful back about the development process. "We've designed a more stylized, more serious, and darker game this time around in both the story...

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'Family Game Night 4: The Game Show' got bored with board games

The crazy thing is: Yahtzee played with a giant rubber bawl and bowling pins, instead of the traditional cup and dice, is actually a better idea for a video game -- especially one compatible with Kinect and PlayStation Move. The crazier thing is: The Family Game Night 4 video game includes...

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