We’re starting yet another feature here at XBLAFans that will showcase any newly announced Xbox Live Arcade-based avatar awards from are friends over at AvatarAwards. They’re a great site that somehow gets news on avatar awards for all 360 games before they’re released. Be sure to check them out if you’re curious about any non-XBLA related avatar awards. For simplicity’s sake and so that we don’t leech from them, each of the links below will take you to their site. Remember, these are awards, so they’re given out to the player by completing criteria in each game. For more detail hit up the Avatar Awards site. You can also follow them on Twitter at @AvatarAwards360.
We’ve got a big backlog to fill between the AvatarAwards and things that pre-date their site, so this one’s a lot longer than usual. Hit the jump to see the list. Also, let us know if we missed one.
Today the voting for Xbox Live Arcade Awards has officially opened. All you need to do in order to vote is visit the “Spotlight” section of the dashboard and select the advertisement pictured above. You can vote for 8 different awards and apparently you can cast a new set of votes everyday until the polls close. The nominees are:
Tim Schafer’s development studio Double Fine recently ventured into the realm of downloadable game with the fantastic Costume Quest, as part of a new download iniative within the company. They have just announced the 2nd game in that iniative, Stacking and it’ll be coming to XBLA next year. Click below to find out more.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Double Fine by now. The main figure behind the studio is none other than Tim Schafer. The game designer responsible for classics like Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and more recently, Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.
With such an acomplished and obviously talented leader at the helm, saying expectations for the studio are high is certainly an understatement. So when Double Fine reveals its sources of inspiration for their newest downloadable title Costume Quest, we pay attention.
Hit the jump to know what they are.