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Buying these awful PlayStation avatars might be the biggest mistake of your life

"Lady Liberty Rocks Avatar"

"As one of the nation's leading conspiracy theorists, this avatar perfectly captures my beliefs. The Statue of Liberty, with a 747 in one hand and the Eiffel Tower in the other, photographed during a lightning storm caused by an incoming planet. The truth is right there in front of your eyes, sheeple - wake up."

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"Animal avatar 10 Angry Wolf"

"In a perfect world, all wolves would have pig nose nostrils."

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"Theodore Roosevelt"

"I derive great mirth from imagining historical figures commenting on things that only exist in the modern zeitgeist. Also, I'm insufferable."

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"EVERYTHING SUCKS AVATAR"

"I've always had a knack for sharing my overtly cranky insights with others, especially in the hours before I've had my morning coffee! I feel a kindred connection with this large-headed cartoon fellow, who also understands that nothing in life is worth living for."    

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"Press Harder Avatar"

"I loved the pressure-sensitive analog face buttons of the PS2 and PS3 controllers. And even if that function didn't carry over to the DualShock 4 - pressing the buttons harder will absolutely not make the attacks stronger - I'm going to live my life pretending like it does, and inflicting that misinformation upon others."

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"AWSD - It's What Moves Me"

"My PC-centric humor is going to go over great with these console gamers! I'm also willing to financially support someone who calls the iconic key layout 'AWSD' instead of 'WASD'."

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"Pro Gamer Avatar"

"People need to know two things about me: I consider myself to be so good at games that I could be a paid professional, and I really love replacing the 'r's I write with little icons of sideways handguns."

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"CAUTION ELITE GAMER AVATAR"

"This hastily Photoshopped text should give people the appropriate warning about my next-level skills. It's the lens flare that really sends the message home."

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"THUG LIFE AVATAR"

"After spending dozens of years bouncing in and out of correctional facilities, this avatar is the only image that can properly convey the pain of my upbringing on the mean streets and the realness of my gangster lifestyle." 

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"Five minutes Avatar"

"Even though they're all actively using a game console, I think I ought to give my friends something to do in my absence. And what do you know - it took me five minutes to read and comprehend this sentence, so this should help them pass the time."

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