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Ultimadrago
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(10-06-2017, 03:56 AM)
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That's fucked up, Telltale. Though I honestly had no idea that image was not from a film. It has strong composition. Granted I'm not very up-to-date on these things.
WaterAstro
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(10-06-2017, 03:57 AM)
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This is the worst of the "googled image copy" incidents. Even worse than the Okami IGN watermark. lol
BTA
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(10-06-2017, 03:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Renkax

Broteampill with the hardcore findings

Given that it's scum like them I imagine they're just reposting from 4chan or something.
Marcel
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(10-06-2017, 03:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jedi2016

Somebody probably thought it was a stock photo.

Always source your assets, people. Keeps stupid stuff like this from happening.

Whoever at Telltale thought the photograph of a recent and newsworthy assassination of a Russian diplomat was a stock photo is an idiot.
dreamer3kx
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(10-06-2017, 03:57 AM)
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wtf, who thought this was a good idea, come on, just wrong.
chrisPjelly
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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How was this only found out now?????
Rellik
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Demoskinos

Yeah, I thought that was fishy too but if you do a reverse search for the photo you'll find the original CNN article from last December. Basically, guy was speaking at an art gallery and was shot moments later.

Because yeah, at face value even the second shot doesn't look "real" but it in fact is.
Here is the article on CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/20/europe...ter/index.html

I mean this isn't some unknown thing. The video was everywhere at the time.
WickedLaharl
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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Sou Da
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by BTA

Given that it's scum like them I imagine they're just reposting from 4chan or something.

Oh there's zero doubt they got this from /v/
Smokey_Run
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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Honestly, unless you were aware of the assassination, the real image looks like a production still released for a movie.
Nagito
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(10-06-2017, 03:58 AM)
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wow how does something like this get through man some people at the studio are about to feel the heat.
Brock Reiher
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(10-06-2017, 03:59 AM)
Stay woke
Antiwhippy
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(10-06-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Wonder how much more unsourced assets are used that aren't as well known.
Renkax
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(10-06-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by chrisPjelly


How was this only found out now?????


Not everyone plays their games :p jk
Previous
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(10-06-2017, 04:00 AM)
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how the hell does an oversight like this happen.
Rumblebones
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(10-06-2017, 04:00 AM)
This is disgusting.
dreamer3kx
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(10-06-2017, 04:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smokey_Run

Honestly, unless you were aware of the assassination, the real image looks like a production still released for a movie.

Thats true.
Demoskinos
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(10-06-2017, 04:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

I mean this isn't some unknown thing. The video was everywhere at the time.

I mean yeah. I don't doubt it. I somehow managed to miss this story last year though so just providing context for those who didn't know.
RecRoulette
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(10-06-2017, 04:01 AM)
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How the fuck does that even happen?
benicillin
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(10-06-2017, 04:02 AM)
That is one hell of an oversight. Some junior art person is about to get canned.
guybrushfreeman
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(10-06-2017, 04:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Common Knowledge

Why, have they done something similar?

Using stock photos as the basis for in game art is very common (this thread mentions a few examples).

It looks like this person confused this image from the news with a stock photo (which they shouldíve paid for anyway) instead.

Stock photos get used very often and when itís really obvious it can be weird so you might get a news article or two and some complaints on forums.

This, however seems to be a very very very bad mistake. Not only was the image used copied completely but it seems they just grabbed any old image without properly vetting it. Itís pretty much a worst case for them
Marcel
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(10-06-2017, 04:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smokey_Run

Honestly, unless you were aware of the assassination, the real image looks like a production still released for a movie.

Regardless of Telltale being stupid that image is the property of an AP photographer and was obviously used without his permission. It won fucking awards. This is why you have staff look into these things before release. What a fuck up.
BurritoBushido
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(10-06-2017, 04:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

How the fuck does that even happen?

It's likely this was a piece of reference that was mistakenly left in the game instead of getting redone. I really doubt they would do this on purpose given that it is:
A) Super fucked
B) Illegal
Hoho for breakfast
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(10-06-2017, 04:05 AM)
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oh wow. Thats no good.
Duchess O'Death
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(10-06-2017, 04:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheat Code

Hahaha fucking Telltale.

Stop buying their shitty games for fuck's sake.

No wonder you're on my ignore list.
frontovik
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(10-06-2017, 04:06 AM)
Wow, Telltale.
Mercador
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(10-06-2017, 04:06 AM)
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Wow. Incredible... I guess Googling photos for "inspiration"...
Ploid 3.0
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(10-06-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Holy crap!
Brazil
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(10-06-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Telltale Games about to get a call they surely won't forget.
jabuseika
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(10-06-2017, 04:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Marcel

Regardless of Telltale being stupid that image is the property of an AP photographer and was obviously used without his permission. It won fucking awards. This is why you have staff look into these things before release. What a fuck up.

Yup, someone googled it and used it without permission. Now you have to wonder what else they used without permission.
Salty Rice
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(10-06-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Holy shit thats some forgotten concept art/placeholder of the most extreme.

Putin wont be happy.
Pai Pai Master
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(10-06-2017, 04:08 AM)
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that's tasteless as fuck
Ahasverus
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(10-06-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Maybe they just Googled dead man on the floor and that happened.
Spukc
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(10-06-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Woops said the intern googling material.
WickedLaharl
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(10-06-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duchess O'Death

No wonder you're on my ignore list.

they're on your ignore list but you still read their posts
thebigmachine
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(10-06-2017, 04:09 AM)
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That original image looks like it came from a film or something.

So this comes from Ep2 and no one else noticed all this time, that's amazing. This should be getting patched real quick.
Secret Fawful
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(10-06-2017, 04:09 AM)
Oh my fucking god, Telltale. What the FUCK.
guybrushfreeman
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(10-06-2017, 04:09 AM)

Originally Posted by jabuseika

Yup, someone googled it and used it without permission. Now you have to wonder what else they used without permission.

Thereís actually a possibility it was illegally uploaded to a stock photo site by someone else trying to profit for the image. Thatís unfortunately not all the uncommon. Which is exactly why itís the artists responsibility to double check this stuff before itís published
Duchess O'Death
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(10-06-2017, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by WickedLaharl

they're on your ignore list but you still read their posts

lol I was about to remove them from it and then I remembered why they're there in the first place.
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Originally Posted by WaterAstro

This is the worst of the "googled image copy" incidents. Even worse than the Okami IGN watermark. lol

lol forreal. This is so awful that it's just too funny.
benicillin
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(10-06-2017, 04:11 AM)
Hopefully Telltale will investigate and find out how that happened.
Kinyou
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(10-06-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Talk about macabre
goldsoundz
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(10-06-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Iím surprised anyone was able to make it that far without losing their save file.
V-Faction
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(10-06-2017, 04:13 AM)
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LionPride
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(10-06-2017, 04:13 AM)
Yikes
Ashtar
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(10-06-2017, 04:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by ViolentP

Ineptitude in game development. Shocked.

Yeah, clearly this shows that all developers are completely inept /s if you think game developers are so inept why are you even on a gaming forum?

But on topic yeah that's a huge oversight, and shows the importance of sourcing.

I look forward to the patch and apology
low-G
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(10-06-2017, 04:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

Wonder how much more unsourced assets are used that aren't as well known.

Brutal Doom was originally based on murder photos too, because that guy is a legit psycho.

Dead Space used licensed dead people only.
texhnolyze
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(10-06-2017, 04:14 AM)
"That's how you cut development cost."

- Telltale Games
New002
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(10-06-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Holy shiz...
Marcel
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(10-06-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by benicillin

Hopefully Telltale will investigate and find out how that happened.

They won't have to look far for who is responsible since that's on everyone at the company that OK'd the game for release with assets that are functionally stolen.

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