June 14, 2016 william

Shocking! Amazing Results When People Played With Obese Avatars

Ever play video games? What if your avatar looked obese? Would that affect your play? You may be surprised!

1.The Proteus Effect

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Proteus, an ancient Greek god, could change his form at will. This study was designed to see if players would change the way they played depending on how their avatar looked.

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2.Sex Mattered!

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Women who played exercised centered video games with a bigger avatar, tended to play less hard.

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3.But, Men Had A Different Effect

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Their avatar did not affect their games. Researchers think that this is because men may have perceived a bigger avatar as being “bulked up” versus obese!

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