Avatar awards anyone?

#1 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -

I have to ask: Where are they?
 
While everyone goes ga ga over the concept of paying $20 for Sonic 2006, the Xbox avatar marketplace was my point of interest with this new update.
More specifically the Xbox Live Avatar Awards, which as of writing, I still see none
 
Does anyone know what's the deal with not even having an award to try out with your newly launched online update?
 

#2 Posted by Lukeweizer (2763 posts) -

They're not retro active. No games have them yet. Splosion Man is supposed to have an update soonish to include them.

#3 Posted by DRE7777 (398 posts) -

Yeah, I was just about to say i thought Splosion man had some, but i got almost all the achievments and havent gotten any awards. I just think its kind of strange that they didnt put out the the update with the awards at the same time that they were updating everything else.

#4 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i think microsoft didn't make it so u can unlock them yet. i think the other update will have it. i heard that there is going to be another update soon that will have the netflix update to make it so u can download the movies through the 360 instead of going on the computer.

#5 Posted by Palantas (109 posts) -

It sucks ass there won't be retroactive ones.
#6 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose?

#7 Posted by spaded (170 posts) -

ummm yeah, well is up to the developer to create these awards so if you had an old game, you have to have to go back make it and update teh game, until Microsoft encourage people to make them, i doubt we will see it at all really, 

#8 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose? "
this
#9 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -
@PeasForFees said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose? "
this "
The profit on these things has to be crazy too. It probably takes some 3D artist about a few hours to make a piece of clothing.
#10 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @PeasForFees said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose? "
this "
The profit on these things has to be crazy too. It probably takes some 3D artist about a few hours to make a piece of clothing. "
I'd be suprised if it was anyway more than 1-2 hours work, so about $20 to make and then sold to idiots, Home proved that there was a market for this so yeah, People are stupid
#11 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

They can't be retroactive, because developers would have to go back and patch their old games to add them in.. patching isn't free as it costs them bandwidth, and how many are going to do this when they can just sell the costumes?
 
Hopefully we'll see them in a lot of newer games, but I wouldn't expect any older ones to get them.

#12 Posted by Alphazero (1548 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
"The profit on these things has to be crazy too. It probably takes some 3D artist about a few hours to make a piece of clothing. "
It probably takes more time than you think. Some of those props have some pretty involved animations attached to them.
 
Still, $5 for Clone Trooper armor? No thanks.
#13 Posted by superfoot (50 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
"Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose? "

All depends on the property really. 
They would never give away much Star Wars, Halo or anyother big franchise when they know they can sell the game and the extra stuff too. 
But a game that not such a sure seller might be prepared to have huge wardrobes of unlockable clothes.  
A relatively inexpensive way to add some extra value to your product just like the whole achievement system.
#14 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -
@superfoot said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
"Im willing to bet this feature wont be used very often. As a developer if you can give away a piece of clothing or make $3 off of it which are you going to chose? "
All depends on the property really. They would never give away much Star Wars, Halo or anyother big franchise when they know they can sell the game and the extra stuff too. But a game that not such a sure seller might be prepared to have huge wardrobes of unlockable clothes.  A relatively inexpensive way to add some extra value to your product just like the whole achievement system. "
my thoughts exactly
#15 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

A few hours, more like an hour at the most, 3D modeling tools are quick and easy to use these days.

#16 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

the awards are gonna come out in games that are released during and after august 25th i think

#17 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -

If The Sims ever made it's way onto 360, it would be a pretty good candidate for them.

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