Avatar Awards for Xbox?

I've noticed a strange Beta 2009 icon appearing on my Xbox 360 'Played Games' profile. My friends told me it is related to Avatar awards. What is it all about?

asked by Kyte in Xbox | 7136 views | 08-11-2009 at 09:19 PM

Yes some people have noticed a strange Beta 2009 icon appearing on some Xbox 360 'Played Games' profiles. While speculation was that the icon was related to something important, Microsoft is internally testing Avatar awards.

The test is an executable built for Beta users to play with the awards program before it launches. Avatar awards are triggered by in-game achievements: when a player unlocks an award -- clothing was the only specific award mentioned -- it is made available in the Avatar customization menu of the NXE. Select Xbox 360 users are already sporting fancy new threads, which are presumably related to this beta test.

Avatar awards were one of the many new features coming to the NXE revealed at E3 2009 -- including the smart evil idea of charging users for the real "cool" stuff.

answered by Dami | 08-11-2009 at 09:21 PM

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