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How much does the size of our virtual bodies influence our behaviors? It doesn't seem like it'd have much of an effect, but according to a recent study it can cause a greater impact than you might speculate. Researchers placed several subjects in special motion-capture suits, then presented the sub...

July 16th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The seventh installment of Star Trek Online's Legacy of Romulus dev blog is live. This time, the subject is character creation, and Cryptic has apparently revamped the system from the ground up to coincide with the introduction of the game's third faction. The dev blog talks everything from desi...

April 16th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The Xbox Live Marketplace has checked its watch and observed the little hand is squarely on "Adventure." A lineup of Adventure Time avatar items is live on XBLM, including shirts with Jake, Finn, Lady Raincorn, Ice King and Marceline, along with extra items such as Marceline's Axe Bass, Finn's Toy...

October 12th 2012 at 1:15am 0 Comments
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Orbitron Revolution developer Firebase Industries today unveiled Arcadecraft, an upcoming arcade management sim for PC and Xbox Live (though the developer hasn't clarified if it's coming to Arcade or Indie Games). As the above trailer shows, finally we'll all be able to realize our universal life g...

August 30th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Your Avatar is dumb. There's no brain in there; no independent thought. Kinda like Beavis and Butt-Head, quite possibly the world's most idiotic duo.If you want your Avatar to reflect the lack of sentience hiding inside its digital skin, you may want to check out the recent Beavis and Butt-Head the...

February 25th 2012 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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Just when you internet-spaceship-only types thought it was safe to resume your relationship with CCP, the EVE Online studio has dropped a dev blog detailing its plans for further Incarna-style avatar development. The recent CCP reorganization put bidpedal gameplay on the back burner due to a pla...

February 23rd 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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On January 1, 2012, Microsoft will remove firearm props it deems unsuitable for Xbox Avatars. What does that entail? Your guess as good as ours, since our request for a comprehensive list is still working its way through the machine. What we do know is that Gears of War weapon props are out. "Xb...

December 30th 2011 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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An official post on the Epic Games forums states that the Lancer and Hammerbust items for Xbox Avatars will not be available starting January 1, 2012. Those who have purchased the items prior to the new year are in the clear and can keep them. The post notes that the removal of the Lancer and Ha...

December 23rd 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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From Dec. 2 to Dec. 16, sales of all Modern Warfare 3 avatars from the Xbox Marketplace will benefit real-world soldiers returning from war via Activision's Call of Duty Endowment. Proceeds from avatar sales will go directly to help veterans transition from service to civilian life through the En...

December 4th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments