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.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
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PC Gaming Golden Age
It's not a legend. It was real. There was a time before DLC. Before DRM. Before crappy ports. It was glorious.
The Biggest Game Ever
How did this niche racing game make a gameworld so massive, and why is that a big deal?
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.