Pure Sophistry takes a look at the art and culture of gaming- specifically the nuances of avatars as masks-
"Online games have a kind of power that is rarely found in the day to day world; These platforms allow you to be someone else. While more than a few people see this as a massive problem with the internet, I can’t help but think that this is one of the reasons internet forums, MMO’s and any game you can play online are so popular. People crave masks. Using a pseudonym or avatar to represent yourself allows you to do things you’d never be able to in real life, or act in a slightly different way than you’d choose to from day to day."