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One of the fun things with the Wii is creating your “Mii” — that is, an avatar used in some of the games.

While the kids got busy creating some favourite fictional characters, my avatar looks like me.

Here’s mine, seen in Wii Sports Resort, playing table tennis.
Daniel's avatar in Wii Sports Resort

Guitar Hero doesn’t use the standard, cartoon-like Miis, but has its own rock music-oriented avatars. They look more realistic, but despite my efforts, I think this one looks less like me.
Daniel's avatar in Guitar Hero

What do other people create? Your likeness, or something else?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

3 replies on “Avatars”

On Guitar Hero, I create the Mii I want to be–rockin’, bad-ass, thinner, cool hair, bigger head. I keep the big booty and Chuck Taylors.

For Wii Sports, I make ugly people. My kids have made some pretty funny ones trying to re-create celebrities. Their Michael Jackson is so spot-on it’s frightening.

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