TRAILER | X360 Friday, July 31, 2009 | 2:45 PM

The Avatars in Guitar Hero V

The Avatars in Guitar Hero V

Everyone thought it would happen some day, and now it's official: The Xbox 360 Avatars will be in Guitar Hero V. And the video showing them in action doesn't actually look as bad as I thought it would.

Avatars

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Commented on 2009-07-31 15:12:40
They are sooooo expressive..... ¬¬
Commented on 2009-07-31 15:22:34
yeah...not bad at all....they just need lip-sync and that's it.
Commented on 2009-07-31 17:12:35
yhea, i though they would look really bad like some Miis in other games non-Nintendo, but they really mesh really well with this kind of game.
I like more the look os the Avatars than the first Guitar Hero Fugly rendition of musicians.
Commented on 2009-07-31 17:37:02
Are you forced to use them? I mean considering the ingame character creator since GH3 and Rockband is way more advanced than the xblive avatars, it feels like taking two steps back ;/
Commented on 2009-07-31 18:49:32 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
Are you forced to use them? I mean considering the ingame character creator since GH3 and Rockband is way more advanced than the xblive avatars, it feels like taking two steps back ;/
why would you be forced to? its obviously an optional thing
Commented on 2009-07-31 19:13:26
Sometimes I forget just how blatantly MS ripped off Nintendo with the whole Mii thing. Always good for a laugh
Commented on 2009-07-31 19:41:05
WTF? Well, I have to hand it to Microsoft's marketing. I personally thought there were way to many beat and rythm games coming to the market. This feature alone may have been one of the most brilliant marketing tattics to drive sales of a game that keeps on going regardless whether it does anything new in each version. I won't be buying it, but you have to admit Microsoft's getting better at this. Now if only they'd stop robbing its fans with the overpriced marketplace (mainly microsoft points).
Commented on 2009-07-31 20:18:45
Sooo...animation looks pretty crappy, teh avatars look boring and soulless and i don't much care for the game. Instant win.
Commented on 2009-07-31 20:21:11
Stuff like this just shows how badly Microsoft has lost the plot in it's attempts to copy everything Nintendo is doing. Just embarrassing.

The 360 used to be the ultimate hardcore console, but now every time I turn it on I see those stupid little avatars waving at me. The damn things are everywhere, and boy do they look terrible. Worse even than Miis, if that's possible.

At least Sony had the common sense to hide everything to do with the train wreck that is Home completely out of sight behind a menu icon.
Commented on 2009-07-31 23:31:50
I've waited all my life for this.

GOTY 2009
Commented on 2009-07-31 23:58:40
Aren't Avatar's merely a continuation of what they were doing already on Messenger for years? I'm pretty sure the concept has been around for years.
Commented on 2009-08-01 02:04:43 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Stuff like this just shows how badly Microsoft has lost the plot in it's attempts to copy everything Nintendo is doing. Just embarrassing.
I didnt realise Microsoft made this franchise.
Commented on 2009-08-01 02:09:18 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
I didnt realise Microsoft made this franchise.
You know what Avatars are, right?
Commented on 2009-08-01 02:19:37 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
You know what Avatars are, right?
No i'm completely new to the world.

Ofcourse i do. But you also realise that Microsoft is not behind this game. If Avatars are written into the code its because Activision desire them to be so.
Commented on 2009-08-01 02:31:53
OMG............that was so funny. Man, I died laughing at 26 seconds into the video when they were packed together and said woohoo. They were just moving and man that was some funny ****.
Commented on 2009-08-01 02:54:02
I can see the appeal of this. Playing 1vs100 the avatars give instant recognisability and add a bit of personality.

But no, I hope Activision chokes on it's billionth rehash of the same game.
Commented on 2009-08-01 06:32:34
I'll be honest. I think the avatars playing the insruments look better than regular shit models, If only the lip syncing was better.
Posted by broman
Sometimes I forget just how blatantly MS ripped off Nintendo with the whole Mii thing. Always good for a laugh
uh, Sony and there six axis, yeah they had that planned all along. Well, at least they did after Nintendo showed off the Wii mote. So that isnt copying. Let's see. Sony's wand(s), those sure as shit look like wii remotes to me. Sony has home also, guess they had that planned before the Mii's too.

Youre a douche bag. Everybody is copying everybody.
Acheivements/Trophy's
Mii's/Avatars/Home people
Sonys failed attempt with SixAxis/Sony's Wands/MS's motion\body controller/ Wii Remote
Commented on 2009-08-01 10:55:50 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Stuff like this just shows how badly Microsoft has lost the plot in it's attempts to copy everything Nintendo is doing. Just embarrassing.
Its not like Nintendo invented the whole thing.
Its like saying WiiWare is copying XBLA...
Commented on 2009-08-01 11:06:43 In reply to uzivatel
Posted by uzivatel
Its not like Nintendo invented the whole thing.
Its like saying WiiWare is copying XBLA...
No see this is how it works: Nintendo is good. They are innovative and brilliant (the fact that they still release the same games over and over is irrelevant). MS is bad. Whenever MS releases something it's either broken or a blatant ripoff of something someone else did.
Commented on 2009-08-01 12:28:53
yes.. and dont forget they pay to make multiplatform games look bad on other consoles - they are very very naughty!
Commented on 2009-08-01 13:13:31
_VERY_ NAUGHTY!
Commented on 2009-08-01 13:18:59 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
why would you be forced to? its obviously an optional thing
Obvious? They'd look incredibly out of place and stupid with "normal" guitar hero band members.
Commented on 2009-08-01 15:32:03 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
No see this is how it works: Nintendo is good. They are innovative and brilliant (the fact that they still release the same games over and over is irrelevant). MS is bad. Whenever MS releases something it's either broken or a blatant ripoff of something someone else did.
I swear, you people's comments get dumber in each reply.
Commented on 2009-08-01 15:35:41 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
I swear, you people's comments get dumber in each reply.
You do realize that i think MS did not rip anything and that i don't really have anything against them, right? I might have a small personal beef with Nintendo for making the wii something only for casuals, but then i also realize and accept that that's exactly what it was made for: attracting casuals.
Commented on 2009-08-01 18:03:18
I read Megido's comments with tears slowly flowing out of my eyes. I think the Megido has so much negative energy pushed into his comments that he should go see an astrologist and practise some cleansing feng shui.
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