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The New York Times recently did a neat photo essay comparing real-life gamers to their in-game avatars. It’s worth knowing that the next time you’re playing Lineage II and feeling all proud of yourself for chatting up some cute little number in pigtails and a miniskirt, it’s probably just Mr. Bubble-Tea over there.

30 Littlegrey Comments:

December 26th, 2007 at 1:29 am pissedoff says:

the kid in the wheel chair was unneccacery
i never make fun of people who cant help being w/e it is thats wrong with them

that guy was born like that, i was laughing till i saw him, now im just kinda pissed

he doesnt deserve to be on that article

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July 6th, 2007 at 2:10 am Hazelrah12 says:

People play mmos becuase they want to manifest themselves to people the way they would like to be in real life usually. or just because they're PERVERTS! but usually they play to pretend being someone they're not. For the ALS kid, this menas being someone who isn't dependant on a wheelchair.oxygen pack. I can't really say anything nika hasn't already though, so I'll just stop here.

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June 29th, 2007 at 6:29 pm Rebel975 says:

Yes, but I'm not fat. ;)

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June 28th, 2007 at 6:13 pm JurassicUtility says:

You might suffer from the same symptoms yourself Rebel975. :)

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June 28th, 2007 at 5:37 pm Rebel975 says:

Why? He's having fun. That's all that matters. Exercise? So he can be accepted by people? He doesn't care. Socialize? So He can do what? Be accepted by people? He doesn't care.

June 28th, 2007 at 3:12 am xer 21 says:

that fat kid who spends 55 hours should either pend it getting a job/ exercising/ or getting a social life.

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June 28th, 2007 at 12:31 am The1TrueKnasty says:

This is why MMORPG's are useless to me.

That and the fact that you have to play 45 hours a week.

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June 27th, 2007 at 8:08 pm TopMonkey says:

but I was sticking my tongue out...

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June 27th, 2007 at 7:51 pm Sly Yam says:

My WoW avatar has sideburns.... but I do not =(

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June 27th, 2007 at 7:19 pm ShadoCrytr says:

The one with the W.o.W undead holding hands is pretty good. :D

On the topic of avatars, I put in skully to express myself, not to demonstrate how I look. o.o

June 27th, 2007 at 7:04 pm cynnicysm says:

first of all: fat kid probably shouldn't be wasting 55+ hours a week playing online games.

second: we all agree disabled kid probably could pwn all of us in that starwars game because he's bound to have some sort of stephen hawkings like playing abilities

third: i am pretty cynical.

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June 27th, 2007 at 6:39 pm what do u care says:

some of them looked scary like their creaters while others looked nothing like it i mean the bubble tea guy wow lol but its still really cool

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June 27th, 2007 at 6:17 pm nika says:

I'm always surprised when I get misunderstood- again, it's the media..Sarcasm is a subtle feature that depends on so much more than words ;)

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June 27th, 2007 at 6:03 pm TopMonkey says:

I thought it very well dripped with sarcasm...

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June 27th, 2007 at 5:49 pm edboyxd says:


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June 27th, 2007 at 4:23 pm wyse says:

I've got to side with Nika here. Let the handicapped boy live in a world where he doesn't have any disabilities.

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June 27th, 2007 at 4:04 pm Ripley says:

Well there's a girl and her avatar is a black guy lol.

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June 27th, 2007 at 4:02 pm nika says:

I think that's the point : their avatars represent how they WANNA look.. Which makes some of the people there suitable for therapy.. :P

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June 27th, 2007 at 3:56 pm Ripley says:

The guy in the suit looked close to his avatar except the avatar looked more buff lol.

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June 27th, 2007 at 3:31 pm nika says:

Read your comment again: you made it sound like this guy could be next Stephen Hawking if only he would reduce his time online and stick to books about duality of particles.. Remember, this is a media where a word or even a simple punctuation can cause something to acquire completely different meaning.. ;)

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June 27th, 2007 at 3:19 pm Kiwi says:

this is pretty interesting... although some looked more like their characters because they were dressed like them, wich they probably did on purpose. they were pretty funny though...

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June 27th, 2007 at 3:13 pm TopMonkey says:

Wow, and here I was thinking that ALL people with ALS had a firm grasp on quantum physics. Boy, nika, do I have egg on my face...

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June 27th, 2007 at 3:01 pm cerealmonsta says:

lol the robot kid and the fatty were hilarious. :D

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June 27th, 2007 at 2:33 pm NightHawkXII says:

I was sad to see the scrawny handicapped guy on the project, they probably did it to make fun of him...

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June 27th, 2007 at 12:54 pm Milo says:

I look just like my avatar here on DYOG... Admin, don't you agree?

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June 27th, 2007 at 12:33 pm p00pd0g says:

Yea, just think how it would be if Steven Hawking had played 80 hours a week...

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June 27th, 2007 at 11:48 am nika says:

Well, Stephen Hawking was born with more than an average intelligence which allowed him to create the unique perception of the universe and present it to us... The fact that the other guy might also have ALS or some kind of MD doesn't automatically mean that he has the same brain capacity.. And the fact he's on the mechanical ventilation also tells me his respiratory muscles are too weak for him to breathe on his own..
So I say we let him have his 80 hours a week and go after the obese kid that has 55- he created his disability by himself..

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June 27th, 2007 at 11:14 am TopMonkey says:

I was glad to see that the mother of two only spent 6 hours a week on it. By contrast the handicapped man spend 80 hours a week! I know, you are saying..."but he's handicapped, what else does he have to do with his time?", think Steven Hawking.

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June 27th, 2007 at 10:42 am nika says:

Except the Korean with piggy tailed avatar, they all chose ones that sorta look like them - only difference is that girls are slimmer and guys have bigger packs.. :P

Btw, this is a great idea-another one would be comparing real people with their chat room nicks. I'm willing to bet that anyone who goes by 'hotty19' doesn't even come close to that description.. ;)

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June 27th, 2007 at 10:05 am ThousandFace says:

I learned this lesson a loooooooong time ago, also never trust anyone who wants to "cyb0rz 4 gld"

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