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#1  Edited By YoungFrey

It's always a crap-shoot with avatar awards.  You never know which games will get them and then excellent games with real budgets will have crap awards (I look in your direction Blur).  And minor unknown XBLA games will have great gear.  Gears 3 looks to do allright for itself.  While it does have one T-shirt, it has a really great headpiece, and one ok one.   
 
Marcus' Doo-Rag - Complete the campaign 
Horde T-Shirt - Survive the first 10 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map). 
Locust Head - Survive all 12 waves of Beast mode (any difficulty, any map).  
 
 
All image credit is to Zebrasqual over at ThemeXBox
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#2  Edited By Slaker117

It's always nice to see that feature supported, even if it's a little bit silly.
 
Also, slightly off topic, but what's up with the avatar chainsaw-machine gun? I thought one of the rules for avatars was no weapons. I understand how they could stretch that for something fantastical (and extremely popular) like a lightsaber, but the lancer seems like it was exactly the type of thing they had in mind when they decided to disallow guns.

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#3  Edited By Vexxan

That Locust head looks kinda neat.

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#4  Edited By Crixaliz

I am thankful that they are not unlocked through the multiplayer.

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#5  Edited By YoungFrey
@Vegsen said:

That Locust head looks kinda neat.


All of the avatar head replacements tend to be on the hydrocephalic side, because they have to be shells that fit around the whole existing head.  So the Locust will probably look pretty scary in use.   Doubly so when it's paired with Hot pants and a Unicorn Poop shirt.
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#6  Edited By YoungFrey
@Crixaliz said:
I am thankful that they are not unlocked through the multiplayer.

Yes, that is something Halo: Reach botched.   Just like achievements, hooking them to weird actions in multiplayer is terrible.  They would be fine on raw progression or kills.  Stuff you can't do wrong.    Well, kill chasing to the exclusion of goals is bad, but it's something people do even without achievements attached already.   
 
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#7  Edited By buft
@YoungFrey said:
@Vegsen said:

That Locust head looks kinda neat.

All of the avatar head replacements tend to be on the hydrocephalic side, because they have to be shells that fit around the whole existing head.  So the Locust will probably look pretty scary in use.   Doubly so when it's paired with Hot pants and a Unicorn Poop shirt.
man its been so long since i busted out the unicorn poop shirt. 
 
I like that none of them are competitive multiplayer unlocks but must every game award a t-shirt?
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#8  Edited By YoungFrey
@buft said:
man its been so long since i busted out the unicorn poop shirt.  I like that none of them are competitive multiplayer unlocks but must every game award a t-shirt?


 
 
Not technically.  There are a few with no t-shirts.  I've yet to see the full details behind the development of avatar awards.  But the game designers don't make them. As hinted at on the recent TNT (with Bastion devs) the avatar gear crafters work with the game artists to make stuff.  I suspect that for avatar awards, it's done for a variable fee.  Which makes sense, if they all cost the same, what game wouldn't ask for the best thing out there?  And until recently, the number of awards seemed to be fixed at 5 for retail and 2 for XBLA.  So using Ts as filler makes a lot of sense since they are almost certanily the cheapest (followed by baseball caps).  Why you would do all Ts like Blur I have no idea though. 
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#9  Edited By Slaker117
@buft: I assume that that's just really easy to do, so it's pretty much free to make.
 
@YoungFrey: Maybe I'm crazy, but I like exclusionary achievements. Getting an S-rank should be a commitment for hardcore fans, not something everyone gets. It's not like they are anything inherently meaningful, so more casual players aren't missing anything, and it's more rewarding to chase after a ridiculous requirement and get it after hours of trying.
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#10  Edited By YoungFrey
@Lebensbaum said:

I want to meet the dudebro out there so amped about a wave-based survival mode in his game that he wears that shirt with pride.


It also doubles as a WoW shirt. 
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#11  Edited By afrokola

They've already supplied some pretty cool stuff via the Marketplace, I'm definitely interested in seeing what they do for Avatar Awards. The stuff in that first post looks interesting, thus far.

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#12  Edited By zombie2011

Locust head looks awesome.

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#13  Edited By Enigma777

Meh

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#14  Edited By YoungFrey
@texaseanacre said:

They've already supplied some pretty cool stuff via the Marketplace, I'm definitely interested in seeing what they do for Avatar Awards. The stuff in that first post looks interesting, thus far.


It's fairly cool that a series which already makes good money from selling avatar gear would put some into be earned.  It might not be the best you can get but it's better than it has to be.
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#15  Edited By Juicebox

Is this game 60 fps if anyone knows?

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#16  Edited By FritzDude
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It is 30 FPS.
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#17  Edited By Sooperspy

Pretty cool. I always appreciate it when games have Avatar Awards.

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#18  Edited By 234r2we232

Would prefer in-game unlocks :/

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#19  Edited By Arker101

They're all right.

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#20  Edited By tim_the_corsair

Awww c'mon!

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#21  Edited By Dany

I would like more games to do this, it is a cool thing to add.

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#22  Edited By Slaker117
@sofacitysweetheart said:
Would prefer in-game unlocks :/
Pretty sure they have those as well.
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#23  Edited By Reluctant_Hero

Not bad...

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#24  Edited By RobertOrri

@Slaker117 said:

It's always nice to see that feature supported, even if it's a little bit silly.

Also, slightly off topic, but what's up with the avatar chainsaw-machine gun? I thought one of the rules for avatars was no weapons. I understand how they could stretch that for something fantastical (and extremely popular) like a lightsaber, but the lancer seems like it was exactly the type of thing they had in mind when they decided to disallow guns.

Once Microsoft figured they could easily charge $3 for a slightly reworked in-game model, and then multiply that with the massive popularity of a franchise like Gears of War, that rule was probably quickly abandoned. Even if only 0.5% of the fans end up buying it, that's still, what, around $75,000 of cash?

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