Discuss TR's screenshot contest

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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:25 pm

SUSHRUKH has been disqualified from the contest.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:54 pm

Dposcorp wrote:The mods have been getting reports of stolen photos, and also someone made a report about a pic that was not "family friendly." I think it was the one with all the porn folder names.

I closed the reports because they didn't seem to be a big deal, but did want to bring it up in this thread so that Dissonance can address it it if he likes, and also to let the people making the reports know we are not ignoring them.


I'm a little confused by what you mean. If someone stole a photo I'd say that qualifies as a big deal, especially if they won. I mean closing the reports almost sounds exactly like ignoring it. Unless you meant you looked into it and found plagiarism to not be present.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:00 pm

Derfer wrote:I'm a little confused by what you mean. If someone stole a photo I'd say that qualifies as a big deal, especially if they won. I mean closing the
reports almost sounds exactly like ignoring it. Unless you meant you looked into it and found plagiarism to not be present.


Come on now. He brought the complaints to the attention of the people that needed to see them. As you might have seen, the person in question has been removed from the competition. Let's move on now.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:27 pm

DancinJack wrote:
Derfer wrote:I'm a little confused by what you mean. If someone stole a photo I'd say that qualifies as a big deal, especially if they won. I mean closing the
reports almost sounds exactly like ignoring it. Unless you meant you looked into it and found plagiarism to not be present.


Come on now. He brought the complaints to the attention of the people that needed to see them. As you might have seen, the person in question has been removed from the competition. Let's move on now.



That's exactly it. I wont be going around trying to prove or disprove whose screen shot is what, but I did want to acknowledge that we have a the report and it was being looked into, so that more reports dont have to keep being made. Also, some posters have stated "this is my friends / brothers / wife's" screen shot; should that be brought up? Maybe, but not my call; just wanted it out in the open. :)
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:42 pm

Last contest had over 1000 entries. I'd say ~100 entries in this one gives you pretty good chances to win! Crazy that a tiny bit of effort can deter so many people from entering. You know, cause gaming and taking sweet screenshots really is a chore.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Y'know pouring over my games thinking of cool screenshots to take was a bit of a chore. Still worth it if a new card comes with the deal though!

Too bad there won't be time for some self taken Dragon Age 2 screens :(
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:39 pm

Is there a minimum size limit? i was looking at my entries and i thought they seemed a little small.....is that okay?
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:11 pm

I don't know about a minimum but I'd say it's safe to assume you aren't doing yourself any favors making a pic too small. I've been sticking to 1024x576 as that's the large size on flickr and fits nicely in a forum post.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:44 pm

Well i for one found the crayon physics deluxe photo to be hilarious.Verry amusing if you will.Quit possibility the MOST amusing.Not to mention that poor saps pc they could really use a nice 560. :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:06 pm

Ok sooo I've uploaded all of my best Halo\ODST\Reach screenshots.. Here's hoping.

You can find all of mine can be found on Bungie, XBL tag "Apollyonis" (to ensure I get no accusations of cheating).
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:11 pm

Derfer wrote:I don't know about a minimum but I'd say it's safe to assume you aren't doing yourself any favors making a pic too small. I've been sticking to 1024x576 as that's the large size on flickr and fits nicely in a forum post.




Thanks i will fix my photos
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:15 pm

I can't run games on my system...
I attempted StarCraft II at the lowest settings and managed one of the base layers of texture after 3 or 4 minutes. C&C Renegade doesn't even run and it's 10 years old (maybe a little older). I wish I could find my old HL2: Lost Coast screen shots. Played on a different computer, but that game is beautiful. Especially with impulse 101 and a portal gun :)
I'll go for the pity vote without even attempting to upload a screenshot by saying that I'm planning on upgrading to a GeForce 7500LE if I can get it fixed. Only 4 generations behind... And because it's an LE it's equivalent to the low end of the previous generation.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:01 am

Did some more shots today for the contest, would really like to win one of those cards.

My HD 4850 needs to be retired before Battlefield 3!

Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:52 am

Ahhh!! Bulletstorm looks amazing, UE3 engine is still kicking ass.

Dposcorp wrote:Also, some posters have stated "this is my friends / brothers / wife's" screen shot; should that be brought up? Maybe, but not my call; just wanted it out in the open. :)


I think so, accountability is always good.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:55 am

I don't think Photoshops and real life photos count as "in-game" lol.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:33 am

Derfer wrote:Tinyeye is turning up a lot of hits on these. I can't tell if people think they can't check if content is original or if they thought it was a google image search competition.


At least there's a way to check for fraud. People are dishonest and it really sucks.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:07 pm

Spotpuff wrote:
Derfer wrote:Tinyeye is turning up a lot of hits on these. I can't tell if people think they can't check if content is original or if they thought it was a google image search competition.


At least there's a way to check for fraud. People are dishonest and it really sucks.


Couldn't agree more.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:04 pm

Lots of good looking shots for the contest, last day so get that stuff up there.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:31 pm

Dangit it people stop making new entries.My chances decrease with every new post :evil: ..... eeerrr i mean best of luck to everyone :D
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Did a tineye search of my pictures and it only found results for my half life picture. Mine is obviously different, but it's upsetting that I'm so unoriginal that others had the idea for the same screenshot.
At least I got rid of the crosshair in mine. :)
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:28 pm

MrBojangles wrote:Dangit it people stop making new entries.My chances decrease with every new post :evil: ..... eeerrr i mean best of luck to everyone :D


Sorry, I'm a horrible procrastinator :D
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:06 pm

I posted my screenshots of Just Cause 2.

I think I got it looking pretty good at a solid 30-35fps with my trusty old 9800 GTX.


But alas, no AA.

And alas, only 1680x1050. But that's really okay until I get a bigger monitor, anyway.



That Twin Frozr would be a milky prize, indeed. :D
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:08 pm

I wasnt going to enter but decided to last minute. I posted a shot of War from Darksiders. :)
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:12 am

MrBojangles wrote:Dangit it people stop making new entries.My chances decrease with every new post :evil: ..... eeerrr i mean best of luck to everyone :D


Well a lot of people didn't follow the rules so chances are still good! The rules specifically asked for "in-game" screenshots and no larger then 1600x wide. I saw screenshots that were much wider then 1600. There was also screenshots that weren't "original work", screenshots of Windows desktops, MS paint screenshots, stuff made in photoshops, photos of real life stuff, screenshots that other people made etc. So I would assume none of those count since they did not follow the rules.

But for those screenshots that did follow the rules, there was lots of awesome ones! So good luck to everyone and thanks again for another TR contest! :D
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:21 am

Good Luck everyone that entered :) I hope I win. I wasnt going to enter b/c I figured I would get enough B-day money to cover most of the cost of a new MSI GTX 560-TI, but alas didnt get enough so I decided to enter last minute with a couple screen shots of War from Darksiders. I think he looks awesome while holding they Sycthe, wish he would hold the chaoseater like the sycthe after a swing, would have been nice to get a screen of him holding a maxed chaoseater in attack stance.

I just relized that tinypic cropped the photo's for the forum post :( IMO the pic still looks good just the right side seems to be cropped some.

Edit: the pic's are ok on tinypic its the forum entry that has it cropped :( OH well good luck everyone :)
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:56 pm

As long as they're under the 1600px wide limit it doesn't matter if they're cropped by the forum. All they have to do is right click and "view image", assuming firefox.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:04 pm

I am hoping some editing to create my TR super mario world rom will pay off :D

The best part is the game is playable on an emulator. Maybe I will create my own Super Mario World.
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:57 pm

I'm curious what the meeting is like where they're reviewing the screenshots, any inside info??
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:39 pm

Some really great and impressive screenshots. The Just Cause 2 shots are particularly impressive. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Discuss TR's screenshot contest

Postposted on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:56 pm

JMTR wrote:I'm curious what the meeting is like where they're reviewing the screenshots, any inside info??

Yeah, it looks a bit like this. Keep this info under your hat, though -- we might both get banned if they ever find out! :P
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