The most amazing statue ever - StarCraft fans will appreciate this!

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by LinkDrive, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. peter_molyneux

    peter_molyneux Master Guru

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    Haha, I can't say I really disagree about the general sentiment towards modern-day ActivisionBlizzard. But I have to give Blizzard some credit for Warcraft 1&2 and the Diablo series.

    Alright I think people are going overboard with their praise for this statue. I admit it's a cool looking video game character, but the title of this thread is "The most amazing statue ever" and people are raving about its "artistic value." This thing was probably modeled on a computer and machined out of plastic. It stands on a huge ass base and probably has metal support rods up the legs to make it stand up. It's not like Blizzard chiseled this thing out of marble by hand or something.

    This is an amazing piece of art:
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  2. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    you have some thing for naked men statues peter_molyneux ?
     
  3. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Look i am pretty sure everyone knows what is good art. So there is no point for you to argue about the topic. We are talking about this model and nothing else. Its not like we dont understand what a good sculpture is.... is....alright.
     
  4. LinkDrive

    LinkDrive Ancient Guru

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    While it probably wasn't sculpted by hand, it was definitely airbrushed by hand. The simple fact that the airbrushing was so well done to the point where the statue looks realistic, if not real, is jaw dropping.
     

  5. Dahzeal33

    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    Wow, so much hate for Blizzard. I don't care much for WoW, but their other games are top notch, and at least they're still all about the PC.

    You don't see Bliz creating Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 for the 360 and porting it to pc. They're like the last bastion of PC glory or something.
     
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    The artists are embracing modern day tools of our time, it still has a high artistic value, time, knowledge, effort are all encorporated.
     
  7. peter_molyneux

    peter_molyneux Master Guru

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    You're right about them currently developing only for the PC platform, but how long will that last? When Bobby Kotick decides they could make more money developing for the Xbox, that's what will happen.

    The old Blizzard and Blizzard North that made the original Warcraft games and Diablo 1/2 are long gone. The talent behind those games has moved onto other things in the last decade. Blizzard is pretty much a WoW factory now. Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 are promising because they look very similar to their predecessors but with better graphics. When Blizzard has to innovate, create new IP's, significantly change current IP's, or move to multiplatform development, the quality of their games will go downhill fast.
     
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    you`d hit the crack of dawn if you could wake up early enough!!!

    :banana:
     
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    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    You can if you buy part 2 and 3 expansions
     
  10. blinx

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    Wow thats actually pretty cool not something I would want in my home though it would creep me out walking by it at night hehe
     

  11. Dahzeal33

    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    I understand your point, but...

    So, people are hating them for what they MIGHT do, years from now? No wonder everyone is going toward consoles. We as pc gamers have become a bunch of jaded pricks.
     
  12. Flakk

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    That statue is both ugly and cool.


    Blizzard always ported some lower version of their games to some consoles, including Warcraft 2 and Diablo for PSX and Starcraft 64 for N64. They always considered selling their products on the console market but their games arent that console friendly.
     
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    Sorry for double post, please delete this.
     
  14. proFits

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    Specially because they are point and click games... and ports

    People hate ports and mouse just never caught onto consoles

    1+1 = 2
    blizzard would have to make a First person game or game that matches more for the controllers ... which they seem to have no plan for releasing anything in that vein in the next what 4 years ?

    Is it just me or you guys are shelling out information out of your a$$ once again ?
     
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    One could say "you have a thing for insectoid-women?" :p
     

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    Wow, that detail is fantastic. Imagine if that thing went to auction!
     
  17. Flukester

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    It's a plastic statue that's airbrushed. :3eyes: yippee.


    If you get hard on realistic statues, take a look at real works of art not some plastic mold painted by some school kid. http://www.hemmy.net/2006/04/12/ron-mueck-photo-realistic-sculptures/. Give credit where credit is due, not some money hungry self-indulged company like Blizzard who's only pure interest is to inflate their stock and bank accounts.

    I wasn't trolling, I was giving an opinion and my opinion stands as it was stated.
     
  18. LinkDrive

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    Alright...
    All praise Steve Wang FX! The genius artist that sculpted this piece! :D
     
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    If that thing shows up at my door I'd definitely hit it - with a sword or something else that does a lot of damage.
     

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