Xbox Live avatars of the not-so-rich-and-famous

Pictures of real-life people plus their virtual doppelgangers produced with the new Xbox avatar system.

The guys at one of our favorite video game blogs, Joystiq, have put together a gallery of what they call "NXE Avatars of the Rich and Famous." The NXE stands for New Xbox Experience, also known as the big new dashboard update for the console, which we previewed this week. The gallery takes pictures of real-life people and contrasts them with virtual doppelgangers produced with the new Xbox avatar system.

We assume the gallery was put together with tongue firmly in cheek, since the people profiled would be totally unknown outside of the relatively cloistered world of the video game industry. To show you just how far down the ladder they went, even I was included.

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.


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