Today's Takeaway - Love your Avatar, buy some crap
Like my martial arts stance? Yeah, I've been working out my Xbox Live Avatar a lot lately. He is looking a whole lot more fit than I feel. Now I just wish I could show everybody how cool my digital persona is. Oh, what's this? Cafe Press is telling me I can show everyone, in a variety of ways!
Yup, Microsoft is working with Cafe Press, letting users put their Avatar on a number of shirts, mugs, or even a duffle bag. On top of this, you can put them in 13 different poses. I am not really too sure who wants these, as wearing a picture of yourself is kind of pretentious (this isn't that different). Maybe if I were a kid, it wouldn't be too big a deal, but you know what they should really do... let my Avatar wear a t-shirt with my Avatar on it. Now that would be Meta.
Head over to the website to mess around by entering your Gamertag and making your Avatar roll through the gambit of silly poses. Just don't be fooled into buying any expensive clothing. Yeah, $22 is a little pricey for having such a small graphic on it. Also, wearing this on a date will repel the opposite sex. The more you know.
but wait? dont avatars suck?
Only problem is... some licensed materials can't be used. So my Avatar, who wears the Undertaker outfit plus Garrus's (Mass Effect) eye piece would not appear :(
Oh wait. Apparently with this one you can. It was the posters and stickers from a previous thing that couldn't I guess.
For half that, I could create my own tee. It would have a message that reads, "Give me liberty or give me a bucket of peaches."
Thanks a lot. Now, I've gotta wipe the brain matter off my laptop screen. :)
Can I take a picture of myself wearing my shirt with my avatar, and put it on my avatar's shirt? MIND BLOW!!!
$22 for a tiny graphic? Sheesh, daylight robbery much?
Also, I hate to get off topic, but I'm not sure where to inquire about this. I got an e-mail saying a post of mine was going to be Community Showcased... only to find it not published (well, de-published and not re-published. This was... roughly 4 or so hours ago). I thought it was a slight slip, hitch, whatever. Figured it'd get resolved, but after that long wait and nothing, I was getting concerned it'd be lost in blog limbo forever. Any help/ insight would be appreciated.