Friday, April 23, 2010

Who's Really Behind that Sexy Videogame Avatar?

Gfest's friends over at The Swedish Bed have done a neat photo project on videogame avatars.  We've all played a game against a user created Avatar.  But do they really reflect the person playing the game?  Often times the answer is yes:

 and then in some cases, the avatar is a bit more of a fantasy:

People create an avatar that represents who they want to be.  Photojournalist Robbie Cooper decided to find out the stories behind these avatars.  He spent three years, travelling to places like Korea, China, France and Germany to photograph people who created an avatar.

Want to see more of Robbie's pictures?  Check it out Here
And Speaking of Avatar, do you want to win a free copy of Avatar on blu-ray?  Just follow us at or on Twitter @therealgfest to be entered into the drawing.  Winner announced this Monday.