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Archive for July, 2011

New XBL Gamercard generator + new designs

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

As I said earlier, I’m at work to improve my XBL Gamercard generation service lately.

One thing I never put much effort on (shame on me!) is the actual “generator“, where you can choose a design and create your own gamercard. Well I’m trying to fix that, and if you want a sneak preview head on to for the first draft.
Feel free to tell your friends & family about it and do provide some feedback, as I’ll be working on it a lot in the near future. :)

While we’re on the subject, don’t miss the 2 new designs I just added: one replicates the new (it would have been ‘new’ if I did it a few months ago actually) look of gamercards on the forums, and for the other one I have to credit Genio del Male, who gave the idea in a tweet.

Avatar Kinect now available

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

As of yesterday, Avatar Kinect is available for downloading from the Xbox Marketplace.
That also means that the Beta embargo is over and I can finally tell I was able to preview it.. and that I quite enjoyed it!
It isn’t something you will spend days playing with, but it’s a nice proof of the capabilities of Kinect and the fun you can have with it, aside from gaming.

Follow the link and give it a try!

My Xbox Live Avatar is more like me

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

I really mean it. Even more than the pic you see on my blog as – once again – I shaved my head last week, and that instantly reflected on my Xbox alter ego!
Ok, you may now resume your normal day. :)

New gamercard, more designs likely coming

POSTED BY Luigi Violin ON

People have been using my Xbox Live gamercards ever since I first released them a few years ago, and traffic has grown substantially when MGC decided to close down their services ( :( ).

I’ve been actually debating for a while whether I should move my gamercard generator to its own domain, polish it up a little bit (or better yet, A LOT), add more layouts and styles etc.. I’m still not sure if that will happen but I do like doing gamercards.. a lot! So I’ll definitely try to improve them in the short term.
For a start, enjoy a new gamercard design, specifically designed for forum sigs. It’s quite obviously a tribute to the “new” design, that I honestly like a lot.

Feel free to create your own and let me know what you think in the comments or via email. :)