Saturday, August 20, 2005

When is a screenshot not a screenshot?
The answer is : Always.
Before I worked for big retail games companies, I stupidly assumed that people who released screenshots of a game got it to an exciting moment, and then pressed printscreen and pasted the image.
There are two things wrong there.
Firstly, most screenshots these days seem to be 'tarted up' in photoshop by an artist, for reasons that I could not even speculate upon, and secondly (and more annoyingly to me), the screenshots are always taken with the GUI disabled.
Surely the GUI IS part of the game? In fact, with a sim/strategy title, seeing the GUI tells me way more about how the game plays than the engine,which always looks the same these days ayway.
Yet people still do this. Why??????

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