Virtual reality: Avatar inspires gamer to hit the gym

Story highlights

  • Marcus Dickinson has lost 45 pounds and toned up to be more like his character
  • Roc Wieler is a retired colonel from the Minmatar tribes with an affinity for discipline
  • Dickinson blogs as Roc, in addition to creating 3-D artwork and music albums
The world of "EVE Online" is brutal. There are enemies and alliances, death and destruction. Gamers fight for territory, profit and fame in a never-ending quest to top their opponent