After class on Tuesday, I was puzzled by our discussion on Lara Croft and her…ehem…bodily proportions. So, in an effort to understand why this matters so much to some people, I started looking for pertinent articles. Thus, the reason for my first link. This article is a simple discussion on the effects of video game characters’ appearances on players. In it, Lara Croft is mentioned, as well as how increasing muscularity in male characters is affecting male players. At the end, the term “Uncanny Valley” is mentioned. Having absolutely no idea what this was, I again started searching for an explanation. This leads me to my second link, another article that explains how we perceive video game characters in terms of how human they appear. Just read and you’ll understand.
Of course, you all probably don’t want to read another article. So, here is a very funny video that also explains the “Uncanny Valley.” Enjoy!