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Robbie Cooper photographie les gamers de MMORPG et leur avatar

Robbie Cooper, est un photographe américain. Il y a quelques années, il commença un voyage à travers la Corée, la Chine, la France et l’Allemagne afin de photographier des « Gamers » jouant à des MMORPG. Il s’est intéressé à leur alter ego dans ces mondes virtuels. Un travail intéressant montrant la grande différence (ou pas) entre le physique de la personne et leur avatar incarné dans le jeu.

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13 Responses to “Robbie Cooper photographie les gamers de MMORPG et leur avatar”
  1. comme quoi, quand l’avatar est une jolie elfette c’est souvent un coréen tout moche derrière :D

  2. les dit :

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  3. Xino dit :

    I don’t get it:/

    but good…

  4. I_RAPE_FATS dit :

    LOL I WOULD TOTALLY BANG THAT CHICK IN THE BLUE

  5. ZegWee dit :

    Wow, no way man is that like cool or what? Wow.

    http://www.totally-anon.at.tc

  6. tomsh dit :

    A little unrealistic when almost all of these are MMOs almost nobody plays.

  7. HomeList dit :

    That’s a really cool idea, I like seeing how some people matched their MMO avatars and others were completely different

  8. I_LAPE_CAETS dit :

    amazing pics, btw go diggers!

  9. Wintermute dit :

    It’s interesting how some of them are so similar (see: dude in business suit) while others are so different (see: fat guy). I wonder if there’s a higher frequency of avatars that look like their users.

    • Philip dit :

      Firstly, most games don’t REALLY give you the choice to be a fat guy (at least none that I’ve played).

      But mostly I think it’s all down to personal taste. As far as mimicking my actual looks, I’m mixed race and find it extremely hard to customise a character to look the way I do. I’m not ugly (or so the girls tell me!) so it’s isn’t about « escaping » from my physical look. I guess it’s partially the « uncanny valley » syndrome. I don’t want to go around a game world with something that looks me with a blocky face or rubbish hair. So I’d rather create a new character that has no reference to the real world. The only game that I’ve attempted to immitate my outward look is Little Big Planet, probably because it is a characterized carricatured verison.

      I’s rather not create a virtual version of me in a game because I don’t feel I’m that far removed from reality that I want to see myself in a virtual world. Or, if I fail to create a virtual version of me, does that mean that I have low self-esteem and « wish » I looked different?

      Subsequently, if I enter a virtual world, surely I might as well be a virtual person that is completely different from myself? I like to tell stories, so when I play a game, I want the protagonist to be a new character, not myself. Would you want to see yourself in a film you like for example? Or would you rather go into someone else’s world/story?

      I think we can’t really categorise. Everyone creats their own avatars for their OWN reasons. Don’t even presume it could be generaised…

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