What’s the Difference Between “Being” and “Controlling” Your Video Game Avatar? PBS Idea Channel Explains

Living in Tron-world makes this whole thing a moot point.

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When playing a video game are you simply controlling an avatar, or are you being that avatar? It’s a complicated distinction without a true binary, but that’s not going to stop PBS Idea Channel from tackling it. When does a game’s avatar cross from being controlled into simply being? Watch and learn.

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