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Secrets of the virtual gaming world are revealed in "Avatars Offline," the first feature-length documentary to examine the people and stories behind the seven billion dollar a year gaming industry: the history, the personal dramas and the future of a trend expected to explode in popularity with the upcoming release of the "Star Wars Galaxies" game. A look at what may become the most significant medium of the 21st century - a place where art, technology and social interaction form a hypnotic new whole. Portrayed by media pundits as highly addictive but considered by fans to be the future of entertainment, massively multi-player on-line role-playing games like "Everquest" and "Ultima Online" are forging ahead into mainstream American culture, and changing the lives of those who play them. Written by support@avatarsoffline.com

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`Avatars Offline' gave a delightful and entertaining look at how non-gamers perceive our strange hobby, how we perceive it and more importantly how it affects our lives.
23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Running at roughly 75 minutes, Daniel Liatowitsch's documentary `Avatars Offline' gave a delightful and entertaining look at how non-gamers perceive our strange hobby, how we perceive it and more importantly how it affects our lives.

`Avatars' begins by asking some non-gamers questions about RPGs in general and then more specifically online RPGs. Most of the answers were very humorous and earned the laugh they got. Then he moves on to a more serious tone.

The documentary talks about how people have met each other online, and how they've interacted both through the internet and real life with those people, as well as the affects those relationships have on their everyday life all the while maintaining a light hearted feel that actually makes you proud to be a gamer geek.

Appearances are made by:

Brad McQuaid Jeff Butler Nick `Glip' Parkinson Cindy Archuleta (Fan Faire Organizer) Greg `Baelish' Short (CastersRealm) Scott `Lum the Mad' Jennings Woody Hearn (/Gu Comics -- his story actually made some people cry)

.as well as many others.

I really can't say much more without going over every detail of the picture. But its safe to say that I don't think one person left disappointed. I know I certainly didn't. I expected it to be good, but I was surprised at how well it was put together and how entertaining it was.


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