Learn how to make your Avatar frown, laugh and burp the alphabet

Dustin Burg
D. Burg|11.24.08

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Dustin Burg
November 24th, 2008
Learn how to make your Avatar frown, laugh and burp the alphabet
After a few days of messing with the New Xbox Experience Avatars, we have come across a few hidden (and not so hidden) Avatar moves that'll make him (or her) do various expressive feats. You know, certain button presses that'll make your Avatar burp, laugh, get angry and even smack his head on your screen. Don't worry though, Avatar heads are jelly-like and shouldn't crack your television's screen.

Our compiled list of Avatar moves is posted after the break and is broken into two different lists. One for Avatar fun you while in the customizer and one for the 360's dashboard. (Avatars tend to act differently in various surroundings.) We believe our list is rather comprehensive, but we're sure there are other goodies yet to be discovered. Think new hair colors. If you believe you've discovered an Avatar move that isn't listed, please, feel free to share.

While in Avatar Customizer
  • Left Bumper - Makes Avatar do a random expression: depressed, apologetic, surprised, laughing, or angry.
  • Right Bumper - Opens Avatar's mouth
  • Hold Left or Right Trigger - Spins Avatar making it lose its balance.
  • Move Right Thumbstick - Rotates Avatar's head.
  • Move Right Thumbstick Left, Right, Left, Right - Makes Avatar angry.
  • Move Right Thumbstick Up, Down, Up, Down - Makes Avatar happy.
  • Rotate Right Thumbstick in a Circle - Makes Avatar dizzy.
  • Click Right Thumbstick - Makes Avatar burp.
  • Click and Hold Right Thumbstick, Then Move Right Thumbstick - Makes Avatar burp continuously in various pitches.
  • Hold Right Thumbstick Left then move Right - Makes Avatar enthusiastically spin to the right.
  • Hold Right Thumbstick Right then move Left - Makes Avatar enthusiastically spin to the left.
*Exclusive to "My Features" area or anywhere Avatar head is zoomed in on.
  • Move Right Thumbstick Up then Down - Makes Avatar hit its head on the screen, making it dizzy.
While in Xbox 360 Dashboard
  • Move Right Thumbstick - Rotates Avatar's head.
  • Move Right Thumbstick Left, Right, Left, Right - Makes Avatar angry.
  • Move Right Thumbstick Up, Down, Up, Down - Makes Avatar happy.
  • Rotate Right Thumbstick in a Circle - Makes Avatar dizzy.
  • Click Right Thumbstick - Makes Avatar smile and wave.
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