May 19, 2014
Nick Yee, a senior research scientist at Ubisoft, offers a not-entirely-convincing explanation for why men gender-swap more often than women in World of Warcraft. See also: I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone.
December 15, 2011
Portraits of Online Gamers Next to Their Alter Egos. For his project Alter Ego, photographer Robbie Cooper traveled around the world to shoot portraits of online gamers. He then combined his portraits with screenshots of the gamers’ avatars in the various games they play, showing an interesting side-by-side comparison of what the people look like in the real world compared to what they choose to look like in their fantasy worlds.