A Gallery of MMO Players in Game and in Life

I found these on some French site I can’t read, but I get the general impression of what’s going on here. A photographer named Robbie Cooper set out to see how MMO players matched up in real life to their characters.

The results were all over the board, and it really is a fascinating project. Some wanted their avatars to look exactly like themselves, (though usually a few pounds lighter, or a few more muscles) and others wanted to be free of their usual constraints of race or gender.

It is my first reaction to say that guys playing hot girl characters are “weird,” but is there anything really weird about it? Then I remembered my own Saints Row 2 self-created heroine, and shut my mouth.

Check out the project below:


  1. Gabriel May 12, 2011
  2. Serial-Critiker May 12, 2011
  3. Aki May 12, 2011
  4. Ayelet May 12, 2011
  5. VOH May 13, 2011
  6. Aki May 13, 2011
  7. Serial-Critiker May 13, 2011
  8. bigger May 16, 2011

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