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Avatar Kinect available now, Kinect Sparkler this week

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Avatar Kinect available now, Kinect Sparkler this week

If you have a Kinect and want a few free Achievements, you'll be pleased to know that Avatar Kinect is now available. You can find it under the Kinect Fun Labs heading in the Xbox Live Marketplace, and it's a free download. It comes complete with 50 points worth of Achievements, for activities like chatting with a buddy or posting "soliloquies." Never thought you'd hear that word outside of AP English, did you?

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"Yea, I don't see Sparkler getting the use that the other Labs gadgets did."
- mancide    See all 6 comments

Rumor: Xbox 360 May updates bring PayPal, Avatar Kinect

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Rumor: Xbox 360 May updates bring PayPal, Avatar Kinect

According to an email a Microsoft tech support employee sent to Joystiq, the Microsoft Spring 2011 Dashboard update will launch on May 19, adding PayPal support to the console's growing list of online features. PayPal support for Xbox Live was added (in the U.S.) a while back, but the Spring update will add it as a Dashboard feature.

While PayPal support is the only user-facing feature of the May 19 update, support is also being incorporated for Microsoft's new disc format, which greatly streamlines on-disc protection measures to free up about an extra gigabyte of usable space. Read more »

"failed agrument my friend lol...... if you dont know how to use the ps3 settings to mute people ..."
- Dark Drakonis    See all 14 comments

Microsoft at CES: Torchlight on XBLA in 'House Party' Event, 8 Million Kinects Sold and More

An Xbox Live Arcade release of the splendid Torchlight and the opportunity to hold eerie chat shows with your friends Live Avatars via Kinect are amongst the goodies revealed yesterday by Microsoft at the ongoing 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Torchlight will arrive as part of Microsoft's 'House Party' event on Xbox Live Arcade, which will see five big releases over five weeks. The others will be Ubisoft's revamped Beyond Good & Evil HD, Contra prequel Hard Corps: Uprising, Microsoft's Full House Poker and PopCap's Bejeweled Blitz Live. It all kicks off on February 16 with Hard Corps. Read more »

"You keep on saying the numbers speak for themselves. But what you don't fucking get, is that we ..."
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