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What is an avatar?

An avatar is a computer created character that’s main role is to have a connection with the player. The creators are always trying to design a memorable face in the gaming industry such as Lara Croft, Mario and Master Chief. When an avatar is first introduced to the player he or she will instantly make a first impression based on their appearance and personality it is then down to the avatars if they have created a good enough character to be memorable to the public. Avatars are not only seen in popular video games, there are also on websites where you can create your own character, clothes etc.

Another type of avatar is the animated avatars which are the ones which are seen on products such as the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. These types of avatars are made to represent you as a person. With these you can dress them in many different ways which people like but cost money. The public will pay money for special costumes of their other favourite avatars.

My opinion on avatars.

Avatars can be brilliant things in the gaming industry if they are made correctly for that player. But the thing I personally don’t understand is the animated avatars, I know they are there for people to customize but personally I don’t see any point in buying clothes for them that cost money, I see it as a waste of money.

Next I will be researching player created avatars


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