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.
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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:
ilomilo was developed by SouthEnd Interactive and published by Microsoft. It was secretly released on XBLA last week and is scheduled for an official release on January 5th. It will be a part of the “Games for the Holidays” promotion starting on December 22nd. If you want to get the game early, you can read how to get it in the XBLA Fans preview post.
Most XBLA enthusiasts have heard about the game ilomilo. It’s puzzle game that looks very promising. But what if I told you that you could stop looking and actually play it right now? You would probably jump at the opportunity, right? I know I did, and here is the scoop on this secret launch.