When you want an image to use for your character portrait, you have two choices:
- Spend years mastering the art of sci-fi / fantasy illustration. Perhaps attend art school. Hone your craft until you can fully realize your character on paper just as you imagine them.
- Use Google Image Search and swipe something that looks roughly like how you want your character to look.
For whatever reason, most players take the lazy way and opt for #2, despite the fact that there is a 90% chance they are going to look like a brooding androgynous goth / punk elf holding the wrong weapon.
The Biggest Game Ever
How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?
Skylines of the Future
Cities: Skylines is bound to have a sequel sooner or later. Where can this series go next, and what changes would I like to see?
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
I'm a very casual fan of the series, but I gave Civilization VI a look to see what was up with this nuclear war simulator.
This Game is Too Videogame-y
What's wrong with a game being "too videogameish"?