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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Damien Fate

I don't play Rust but really like this idea. I'm almost tempted to get it just to see how it makes me look.

Jo Yardley

I want more freedom when it comes to deciding what my avatar looks like, not less.
I want my avatar to look like me, not someone totally different.


When I take college students into Second Life for their first time, they seem to always choose an avatar that represents their own ethnicity. I've yet to see a dark-skinned student choose a pale-skinned avatar, for example. So I question the comment about white privilege.

It's fascinating and encouraging that the minority of players who make racist comments, find themselves brought to justice by the majority.

Shockwave Yareach

Are you there to stare at your video game character? Or are you there to play a game?

Thank goodness all these folks weren't around in 1982. "What do you mean my pacman has to be yellow? Do I look yellow to you? I want it to have big bulging muscles and a set of abs that make women swoon -- like I don't have. And why do I have to eat all these dots and run away from ghosts? I have an eating disorder and I don't believe in ghosts..."

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