In computing, an avatar (usually translated from Sanskrit as incarnation) is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. It can also refer to a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an object representing the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.
Posts about Avatars
  • Microsoft has plans for Avatars on Xbox One

    … As many Xbox One owners have realized by now, the avatars, introduced on Xbox 360, are not present on Xbox One other than Gamer Pictures. But, this may not be the case for long, as Albert Penello of Xbox has come forward to talk about the plans for Avatars on Xbox One. In an interview with Total Xbox, Penello talked about how not everyone liked…

    Brandon Blicharz/ The Gamer Headlines- 3 readers -
  • Free-to-Play MOBA Dragons & Titans Removes Microtransactions

    … In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher today, Indie developer Wyrmbyte announced that it has changed the business model for free-to-play MOBA Dragons & Titans. Play for Free or Buy All Content for a Low, One-Time Price Austin, TX — September 10, 2014 — Indie developer Wyrmbyte today announced that it has changed the business model for its…

    Galit Gordon/ Gaming Cypher- 5 readers -

  • Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Sept. 9)

    … their avatars. It will be also possible to change the hair style and make-up of the avatars and make pictures with the avatars of friends. The market for such games is potentially large in Japan, but so far very few mobile companies (i.e. GREE or CyberAgent) have seriously tried to enter it. Screenshots: Dragon Parade ドラゴンパレード (tentative title) – release…

    Serkan Toto/ Dr. Serkan Toto- 3 readers -