Xbox 360 gamerpics were quite popular when they came out around 15 years ago, and many Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S customers are still using them. Recently, Twitter user Gabriel Roland pointed out that his Pac-Man Ghost avatar was displayed in an odd way on newer consoles. Luckily, Xbox Engineering Lead Eden Marie took notice and fixed it.
With each passing generation, Xbox tries to shame my Pac-Man ghost avatar by shrinking it ever smaller and smaller. I will not yield. I bought this gamerpic for 80 Xbox Points in 2006, and I'll be fucked if it won't remain the best dollar I've ever spent until the seas boil over pic.twitter.com/Ji5ttoUVjh
— Gabriel Roland (@noukon) August 19, 2021
In a series of tweets, Eden goes about detailing the exact changes she implemented in order to make the Xbox 360 gamerpics more aesthetically pleasing on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The process is quite fascinating and entertaining, to say the least. You should check out the entire thread.
Also, most 360 gamerpics were designed to be shown as a square and don't deal well with getting clipped to a circle, like Mr. Ghosty here. Many of them have square border adornments that look especially bad when the corners are cut off. pic.twitter.com/34fOl1lBHs
— Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) August 27, 2021
Additionally, the Xbox 360-gamerpic update is now live for Alpha – Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders according to a new post on Xbox Wire. If you're still using an Xbox 360 gamerpic, be sure to check it out if you're part of the program. Alpha – Skip Ahead users are the first to receive new features, and the updates usually include a host of issues. If you're tempted to join this ring, be sure to keep that in mind.