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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...

March 9th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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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 bigg...

January 12th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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 "Bulls...

January 29th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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....

February 15th 2008 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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"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 lo...

August 15th 2007 at 10:03am 0 Comments