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Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014

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Camp like 'Avatar' in a floating hammock-tent cocoon

A suspended hammock shelter on Kickstarter lets you camp up in the air, away from bugs and the hard ground.

By August 19, 2013

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Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014

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FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

How would you look as a demon? A software program seeking funding on Indiegogo uses a Webcam to map your facial expressions and movements onto the face of an animated character.

By January 9, 2014

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Poll: Will you be buying the 'Avatar' 3D Blu-ray?

"Avatar" is finally available on 3D Blu-ray from October 16, but after a three-year wait is 3D still enough of a draw to warrant buying it again? Vote in CNET's poll.

By October 16, 2012

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You could lose weight when your avatar exercises

Researchers find that women who spend 15 minutes once a week watching an avatar demonstrate healthy weight loss behaviors end up losing on average 3.5 pounds in a month.

By July 1, 2013

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Feeling kind of blue? This digital avatar can tell

University of Southern California researchers are developing SimSensei, an avatar that uses facial recognition tech and depth-sensing cameras built into Microsoft's Kinect to conduct mental health interviews.

By April 3, 2013

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Lord British seeks $1 million for Shroud of the Avatar

Richard Garriott is back with plans for a new RPG that's already attracting thousands of backers.

By March 11, 2013

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DARPA plans 'Avatar' surrogate robots

The agency apparently wants to create remotely operated bipedal machines that could perform some soldiering duties. Flying dragons not included.

By February 19, 2012

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New iTunes-only 'Avatar' offers rich interactive viewing

Twentieth Century Fox is making a new version of James Cameron's mega-hit film available that will let fans see how the final version of the film compares to the original motion-capture footage, as well as the initial template visual effects.

By December 16, 2011