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Discussions surrounding the avatar-figure have tended to focus on its status as a manifestation or embodiment of the player. This paper complicates this understanding by arguing that the avatar is also an embodiment as a distinct character. Philosophical models of embodied phenomenology and naratological theories of character are drawn upon in order to(More)
When game studies has tackled the player-character, it has tended to do so by means of an oppositon to the notion of the avatar, with the result that the ontological and semiotic nature of the character in itself has not been given due attention. This paper draws on understandings of character from the fields of narratology and literary theory to highlight(More)
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