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Activision & "Bullshots"?

IGN has an interesting tidbit from an Activision job listing on Gamasutra for an Art Services Screenshot Associate, "to produce high-quality screenshots, model renders and other art assets…for editorial, packaging, advertising, manuals and more, as needed." One of the skills the job listing calls for is: "Perform advanced retouching of screenshots and teach skills to others as needed," suggesting that one of the roles of such a position is to create doctored screenshots of upcoming games, the type of deceptive images cynical gamers have dubbed "bullshots." Thanks Ant.

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6. Re: Activision & "Bullshots"? Jan 29, 2009, 11:08 Creston
 
Not exactly a revelation. Anyone remember those Unreal 2 screenshots? The graphics in those screenshots can STILL not be done today at any decent framerate. I bet their shitty engine ran at 1 frame per hour for those screenies.

It'd be nice if the industry would just put actual in-game screenshots on a box. Or shots of stuff that even EXISTS in the game. But this has been going on ever since TEH GRAPHICS became THE most important feature of a game.

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