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You're looking sharp on Xbox One - your Avatar is, anyway

Virtual representations of players were all the rage last generation; Nintendo introduced Miis, Microsoft had Avatars, and even Sony had the soulless husks that wandered around PlayStation Home. Although the Xbox One all but abandoned Avatars, they're coming back in a big way with the upcoming New Xbox Experience update.

Avatars will be higher resolution and a bit more properly proportioned starting November 12, when the New Xbox Experience launches. No longer shuffled away behind layers upon layers of menus, Avatars will show up in your social feed and friends list, reacting to posts and activity. In the video above, for example, you can see an Avatar cheering in response to being added as a friend.

D'aww, he's so happy to be back!

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Sam is a former News Editor at GamesRadar. His words have appeared on Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.