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The 'bullshot' dates back to Alone in the Dark

In the games industry, a 'bullshot' is a screenshot that's been manipulated to appear prettier and more exciting than the actual game. It happens more commonly than our tag would have you believe. The thing is, scientists have been trying to determine the genesis of this heinous act for quite some...

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands screens seem too good to be true

Though IGN is calling the Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands images it posted screenshots, we're not sure we buy it. They're absolutely pretty, but the amount of motion blur and polish we're seeing leads us to believe that these are way retouched. We've asked Ubisoft for clarification. The bi...

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Activision now hiring Bullshot Artist

A recent Activision job listing for an "Art Services Screenshot Associate" has a very telling description of the required duties: "Perform advanced retouching of screenshots and teach skills to others as needed." Basically, beyond the laundry list of other duties, Activision is looking for a "Bull...

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Today's least representative video: TrackMania DS trailer

We love the idea of the bullshot. Since the term was first coined by Penny Arcade, we've been seeing the phenomenon absolutely everywhere. Well, tonight we're here to tell you something potentially obvious but nonetheless important -- the bullshot phenomenon doesn't apply exclusively to screenshots....

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EA shows clearest 'bullshot' in a long time

"Bullshot" is a term used for a screenshot that's been altered through the Devil's workshop Photoshop to be more than it is. A large majority of screenshots are altered before they go out for public consumption. Things will be a little crisper, glossier and/or just plain altered to make the game l...

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