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 Post subject: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Look who's on the left there. That's kinda neat.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:30 pm 
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That one looks like Roger Wilco! He never paid for the spaceship in Sarien. :alien:

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Looking nice. I also recognize Samus, Fox McCloud, Master Chief and Nei. Not certain about the others though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:34 pm 
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wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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There's also Ulala from the Space Channel, the Moais from Gradius, and at the left we have the Space Invaders and Arkanoid. At the bottom, and well hidden, I can discern some "Asteroids", heh. I'm not sure, but behind Ulala there might be a Killrathi from the Wing Commander series.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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DrJones wrote:
I'm not sure, but behind Ulala there might be a Killrathi from the Wing Commander series.


It sure is! So cool! Are the easter island heads from "Space Harrier?"

I love this painting.

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I'm not sure, but behind Ulala there might be a Killrathi from the Wing Commander series.


It sure is! So cool! Are the easter island heads from "Space Harrier?"

I love this painting.
I think they are from Gradius 3. Two reasons, their disposition looks like this phase of the game, and also because the ship immediatly above them is the one from Gradius 3.

However, Moais feature in a lot of space-themed games, including Arkanoid II, so it's fair assuming that they stand for a lot of games.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Ahhhh. Gradius. So coooool.

I love this painting.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:18 am 
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This is just so beautiful and epic-looking. What I'd also love to see is a similar painting of this caliber with all the big adventure game characters (across the different genres and from various companies) in the same kind of fashion as the one above. That would be amazing. Would something like that (using others' intellectual property) be ok to make and reproduce, as long as the artist isn't charging for it? That you guys know of, has there ever been anything like that?


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Well this was, it looks like, for editorial which is fair usage.

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Fanart can't be illegal, can it? You can't stop somebody from drawing a picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Correct. Editorial usage as on the web for articles, in print for an article about the history of games, etc. is fair use.

Once you place a value (monetary) on an artwork, you are violating trademark and rights-usage laws. And, with a collage like this... you're breaking ten or more licensees! Ouch!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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I'm more referring to pbpb33's post about an adventure game hero collage which would obviously not be for monetary gain, being simply fanart. Not in any magazines or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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I was answering your question - fan art is not illegal unless it's sold for profit. So if the artist who drew the above article created it for a Swedish magazine, I'm sure he didn't get sued. ;)

It's a great painting. I want the original on my wall. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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I would have preferred the classic mysterious version of Samus instead of the bimbo, but oh, well.
Roger looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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I would have preferred the classic mysterious version of Samus instead of the bimbo, but oh, well.

What, the second Samus takes off the helmet revealing she's a blonde-haired woman, she becomes a bimbo? How rude. :p

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Actually, in Metroid Fusion she takes more off than just her helmet.
The better you play the game, the more undressed she becomes, I remember.
example of ingame ending;
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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Actually, she did that in just about every Metroid game ever depending on how fast you beat the game.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Actually, not on the NES, right? Also, the Prime & Super Metroid endings are less uhm...revealing, graphical....can't put my finger on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Yes, on the NES. That's where the craze started. You can get her helmet off, get her down to a one-piece suit, and also a two-piece bikini. Also on Return of Samus (GB), Super Metroid (though admittedly not as much here), and Fusion. In Prime 1 all she does it take her helmet off (she leaves it on if you don't beat it under a certain time or don't get all the items or something) and she doesn't look like as much of a fashion model. Nintendo made Retro change that for Prime 2, though, turning her into a Japanese pop star.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Yeah, I remember the Prime ending very well, very stylish.
I never played II thouroughly, but 'Japanese popstar' IS a fitting description. :rollin

After I saw it in Fusion, I prefer helmet on. The graphic from the magazine is actually very nice.

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Considering the nature of most video game leads (especially back in the NES days), the simple fact that "Samus is a Girl" is actually rather impressive; she's one of the real contenders for the first action heroine/non-damsel roles in gaming. Granted, the end-game artwork in Fusion and Zero Mission can get a little fanservicey, but overall, it's been pretty tasteful (at least in official circles). The added endgame artworks for Fusion in Japan (accessible elsewhere in the world by linking Zero Mission with Fusion) actually serve to expand the backstory of Samus. Also, I'm rather partial to the "Hard Mode with 15% or less" image from Zero Mission:

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Can't see the image, Brain.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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Spikey wrote:
I would have preferred the classic mysterious version of Samus instead of the bimbo, but oh, well.


Isn't that a sexist comment? :eek

I'm just teasing you, considering a discussion in another thread. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming's Science Fiction Heroes (Swedish Magazine Artwork)
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pbpb33 wrote:
Spikey wrote:
I would have preferred the classic mysterious version of Samus instead of the bimbo, but oh, well.


Isn't that a sexist comment? :eek

I'm just teasing you, considering a discussion in another thread. ;)


Don't really think his comment was sexist. But sometimes I wonder which would be better dating Samus or looking like her. I mean without the armored suit definitely not my style. Unless I could transform it from a armored suit to a pink silk mini dress with black lace lining and ribbons.... *sigh*

But then again in space anything could happen.

Edit oh BTW guys Samus take off more than just the helmet depending on how much time you spend on the all the games. I got this from another web site so I hope I don't get in trouble it's from the first metroid ending. If it's against the rules let me know and I'll delete it.

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