Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 10, 2016

How A Fake Video Game Screenshot Is Made

This article on bullshots is pretty interesting. It's mind boggling how game developers and publishers, in this day and age, can think this is a good idea.

Consumers are smarter today than they used to be, but that hasn’t stopped video game publishers from releasing what have become known as "bullshots," doctored images that are meant to show what a video game looks like, but end up being so modified and fancified they’re often nothing of the sort. Think of it as a nip and tuck, only for a video game. While they’re useful for a publisher - the better their games look, the more they’ll sell - they’re the opposite for a gamer, as we’re essentially being told tiny lies, shown one thing then sold something else.