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Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 09:54 PM)
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So I've had this thread in the making for a while, but I never got around to posting it. However with the latest Watch Dogs "downgrade" stuff, I thought the timing was right to have a little fun with counter programming.

There's lots of threads devoted to the art of taking amazing in-game photos, and I love them. But I thought it'd be an interesting experiment to try the opposite: find a game that most people agree is beautiful, and try to find the ugliest moment you can and snap it.

RULES:

1. It'd be kind of unfair if we just opened up the latest PC game and turned everything to the lowest settings, so don't do that. Post games at 720p-1080p or higher PC shots, and at least "high" settings where applicable.

2. Make sure the shots are your own. Where possible, capture them on PS4 or XB1 or Wii U (or Vita, PS3, etc) using the in-system photo capture tools. Off-tv shots are OK only if you have no other way to capture a shot for whatever reason. Don't just go on a website and find some examples of old build photos from games and show them :)

3. This is for fun, we're not out to prove any points here (other than perhaps that every game has ugly moments), so let's not use it to front our console agendas. So don't just show a game most people think is already not a stunner and then use it to, say, suggest a console's technical prowess (or lack thereof).

4. For the sake of consistency, let's also try avoiding shots of games where they glitch out or showcase a bug (like say all face textures disappearing or something). Since that's not actually a regular part of the game's presentation, it'd be pointless for this topic.

I'll be posting my own as soon as I get the perfect angle on a few games, but I'm interested to see what people come up with!
EvilKatarn
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(03-06-2014, 09:57 PM)
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Something like this?

HAWX 2

The Grim Heaper
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(03-06-2014, 09:57 PM)
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If only Sajjaja didn't upgrade his PC.
oneida
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(03-06-2014, 09:58 PM)
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stealth GT5 v Forza 4 revival thread
Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilKatarn

Something like this?

HAWX 2

hahha, what the heck. But yes. I think that's fits the rules in the OP (is that the console version, or the PC version set to medium settings?). That's like adventures in the haunted pixel forest lol
EvilKatarn
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(03-06-2014, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

hahha, what the heck. But yes. I think that's fits the rules in the OP (is that the console version, or the PC version set to medium settings?). That's like adventures in the haunted pixel forest lol

PC, all max.
Overdoziz
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(03-06-2014, 10:04 PM)
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Will we get paid just like whoever takes screenshots for the Dark Souls marketing?
Platy
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(03-06-2014, 10:08 PM)
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Reminds me of that "lowest spec ever" screenshot thread ... that was hilarious... we should have another soon =P



Also, lets see someone try to grab a bad Wind Waker screenshot
Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilKatarn

PC, all max.

wow, just wow lol

my challenge is to see if I can find an awful part of South Park Stick of Truth. Because of its visual style it's a particularly devious challenge :P
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(03-06-2014, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Platy

Reminds me of that "lowest spec ever" screenshot thread ... that was hilarious... we should have another soon =P



Also, lets see someone try to grab a bad Wind Waker screenshot

I could grab my old netbook and boot up WoW for that. Rocking 2 FPS.
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(03-06-2014, 10:09 PM)
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Don't ever get close to the ground in flying games.
H3XAntiStyle
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(03-06-2014, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

wow, just wow lol

Well normally you wouldn't have a tree in between the plane and the tree, and normally you'd be way above the trees to begin with, so that's actually not too terrible haha.
Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by H3XAntiStyle

Well normally you wouldn't have a tree in between the plane and the tree, and normally you'd be way above the trees to begin with, so that's actually not too terrible haha.

Well yeah of course, that's what fascinating to me about the idea of trying to capture really bad screens of games that generally look really good. Most games have areas like this if you try just a little hard to go to areas that are "out" of the way of the core mission directive. Developers spend less and less time on areas depending on how often you'll see it and for how long.
kulapik
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(03-06-2014, 10:14 PM)
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Paging Sajjaja
FunkyLounge
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(03-06-2014, 10:16 PM)
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This is a wonderful idea! I hope this thread stays active through the year with all the high budget games.

Unfortunately I doubt it, there were many threads like this and went off to be forgotten. I will try my best to contribute and keep it relevant!
Cosmozone
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(03-06-2014, 10:21 PM)
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I have no screenshot, but in certain situations, Mario 64 DS shows nothing but a single giant pixel.
Dinjooh
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(03-06-2014, 10:22 PM)
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I know this is from a PS2 remake, still - he looks so incredibly out of place.
Kurdel
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(03-06-2014, 10:22 PM)
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Oh shit yes, I will be right back.
Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmozone

I have no screenshot, but in certain situations, Mario 64 DS shows nothing but a single giant pixel.

I dunno if I'd call that an "otherwise gorgeous game", but I'd love to see that. I don't remember that lol

Originally Posted by Dinjooh



I know this from a PS2 remake, still - he looks so incredibly out of place.

Dude, his "eyes" are stealing our souls :o
Timu
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(03-06-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x


2. Make sure the shots are your own. Where possible, capture them on PS4 or XB1 or Wii U (or Vita, PS3, etc) using the in-system photo capture tools. Off-tv shots are OK only if you have no other way to capture a shot for whatever reason. Don't just go on a website and find some examples of old build photos from games and show them :)


X1 doesn't even have a built in screen capture system so can we use external capture cards as well?
MasterBalls
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(03-06-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Those in-game camera shots of Tearaway where everything is blurry.
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Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 10:30 PM)
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^^ holy shit kazebyaka lol

he's orgasming on the dread texture wall lol

Originally Posted by Timu

X1 doesn't even have a built in screen capture system so can we use external capture cards as well?

Really? I could have swore it did, I thought my friend captured an image. Maybe I heard him wrong. But yes of course, as long as it's your own capture :)
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(03-06-2014, 10:31 PM)
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Someone could post Dennis's GTA V screens from before it came out where he zoomed in on those little textures.
Mr. Smiley
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(03-06-2014, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka

Laughed way harder than I should have.
JLeack
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(03-06-2014, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka




You win this time.
Neuromancer
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(03-06-2014, 10:36 PM)
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Hopefully I can get around the rules (not my screenshot) if I quote someone from another thread.

Originally Posted by mik

This is one of my favorite screenshots that I took in the game (PC version, Ultra settings):



The game is a fucking visual feast.

The game is Bioshock Infinite.
rvy
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(03-06-2014, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka

he ded
Timu
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(03-06-2014, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

^^ holy shit kazebyaka lol

he's orgasming on the dread texture wall lol



Really? I could have swore it did, I thought my friend captured an image. Maybe I heard him wrong. But yes of course, as long as it's your own capture :)

He must had used something from Upload Studio because X1 doesn't allow direct feeds, and ok, I'll try to get some in as well.
Rygar 8 Bit
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(03-06-2014, 10:37 PM)
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that bf3 one is amazing
PeakPointMatrix
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(03-06-2014, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka


lmao

Come on, I need some context for those Uncharted screens. I mean.. that Elena *needs* an explanation.
Timu
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(03-06-2014, 10:41 PM)
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I have a capture card so I can get 360, PS3, Wii, X1, etc. since PS4 and Wii U have their own capture device inside though I prefer to use mine still.



Low detail bodies everywhere!!!
Adaren
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(03-06-2014, 10:46 PM)
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Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

Replicant
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(03-06-2014, 10:49 PM)
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Holy LOL @ some of those shots.
Rodney McKay
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(03-06-2014, 10:49 PM)
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RAGE (and the awful colored filters that certain areas paste on top of everything)


Mirror's Edge (terrible cutscenes with equally terrible subtitle placement)

Borderlands 2 (give me ALL THE PHYSX!!!)

Last edited by Rodney McKay; 03-06-2014 at 10:53 PM.
oneils
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(03-06-2014, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

yikes, looks to be about 4 polygons
Kinyou
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(03-06-2014, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

lol, why is it watermarked? Is it from an official screenshot?
Adaren
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(03-06-2014, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by oneils

yikes, looks to be about 4 polygons

I was thinking that the polygon count might be yet another of the game's allusions to the number 13.
Paches
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(03-06-2014, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kinyou

lol, why is it watermarked? Is it from an official screenshot?

The game auto-watermarks screenshots you take in game.
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(03-06-2014, 10:54 PM)
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this thread is already the best
Kinyou
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(03-06-2014, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paches

The game auto-watermarks screenshots you take in game.

Ah, got it. Really works against them here
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(03-06-2014, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

This actually looks amazing.
SystemBug
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(03-06-2014, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka

avatar'd
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(03-06-2014, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

Hopefully I can get around the rules (not my screenshot) if I quote someone from another thread.

The game is Bioshock Infinite.

Bioshock Infinite is full of this stuff, and some of it isn't hidden or tucked away at all.

Last edited by Zombie James; 03-06-2014 at 11:01 PM.
PeakPointMatrix
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(03-06-2014, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Timu

I have a capture card so I can get 360, PS3, Wii, X1, etc. since PS4 and Wii U have their own capture device inside though I prefer to use mine still.



Low detail bodies everywhere!!!

Uhh.. this actually looks pretty good? Great lighting. Very specific blood detail on all of them. Not seeing it.
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

Hahaha fucking hell!
Amir0x
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(03-06-2014, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

DERP DOG IS DERP'D
castaction
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(03-06-2014, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

looolll damn that's ugly
Chobel
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(03-06-2014, 10:58 PM)
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Subbed, and lol at kazebyaka shots.
NinjamicWZ
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(03-06-2014, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adaren

Lightning Returns has some gorgeous areas, but...

Tokyo Jungle for life.

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