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Submitted by ITFGaming 444d ago | opinion piece

Would you be ticked off if you found your face in a video game?

Darryl Linington from ITF Gaming writes: While I should be doing a lot of important things at this moment in time… I find myself writing this opinion piece. Yip, what would you do if you came across a character that resembled you in a video game? Would you be ticked off, annoyed, or sue the hell out of the company that decided to use your unique facial features within their game? (3DS, Culture, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DarkBlood  +   445d ago
Not for me, i would think it be pretty badass if done right
raytraceme  +   444d ago
i'd be showing off to my friends if that were the case :P
titletownrelo  +   444d ago
Why would anyone be "ticked off" lol, especially to find your face used as a character from the masterpiece that is TLOU.
Murad  +   444d ago
I think Ellen Page has her own reasons to be honest. Specially considering that she is also part of Beyond Two Souls, which seems to be competition for TLOU, considering the demo/ trailer showed something that was on par with TLOU, so I guess that? Also, because TLOU seemed to use Ellen Page as a character to get more attention based off her innocent look, but then again, it could be just the character; we will never know D:
DarkBlood  +   444d ago
Hell i can already imagine it right now me as a terminator lol.
_QQ_  +   444d ago
I wonder how Sarah Palin feels
CrossingEden  +   444d ago
they had her permission -_-
Murad  +   444d ago
Lol, they didn't need her permission.
fsfsxii  +   444d ago
No, i once tried importing my face in Fifa, and it did not end well
GodGinrai  +   444d ago
Only if they made me the last boss on insane-super-super hard. I dont like the idea of being beaten! lol
ylwzx3  +   444d ago
Yes, I would sue for millions of dollars.
titletownrelo  +   444d ago
It's that kind of mentality that makes the world such an effed up place at times.
ylwzx3  +   444d ago
Guess no one can distinguish sarcasm.. :)
GameOn  +   444d ago
But you couldnt.

How many times has family guy or south park been sued for using celeb likeness'? It might look like you but the "creators" can just say it isnt you.
310dodo  +   444d ago
hell no.
Id be happy as a crack head in Detroit!

worst case since they didnt ask me.
Id ask the developers if I could be a janitor or something lol

then work my way into game stuff LOL
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   444d ago
As long as Kazuma Kaneko is the artist, I wouldn't mind at all.
MysticStrummer  +   444d ago
I'd like it.

There are realistically only so many combinations of facial features on a human. With enough time and tech you could make enough virtual people to have one that looks like everyone.

I'd rather my face was used for a cool character, but I wouldn't mind being the comic relief either, like the guy with the runs in Metal Gear. Just give me a cool death if I have to die before the end.
UNGR  +   444d ago
There are billions of people in the world, no matter what most character models are going to resemble someone.
mydyingparadiselost  +   444d ago
This has already happened to me and I did sue and because of it Earthbound hasn't gotten a VC release. I can't believe someone copied my face and used it for Ness! :P
TheRealHeisenberg  +   444d ago
I would only because I look so damn good that I deserve to be paid millions.
Heisenburger  +   444d ago
You're Goddamn right.

;)
snaggdadon  +   444d ago
if that was my job i would be upset, but me as a regular person not working in the gaming industry i would be flattered!
Kos-Mos  +   444d ago
Goldeneye 64: We were supposed to put our own faces on characters in multi-player mode until the us government put a stop to it....Nintendo responded with putting Shigeru Miyamoto`s face in the game.
*Love Nintendo*
aaron5829  +   444d ago
hell no! Naughty Dog... listen to me... use my face
. free of charge! :P i wanna be the bad guy!
Koyes  +   444d ago
I would be flattered. I would still want a tour of the studio however :) I would love to see the creative minds of gaming at work
sincitysir1  +   444d ago
I think it'd be cool but my voice actor would have to be someone with a strong sexy voice like Nolan north or the guy who voices Optimus prime in the movie!

And I'd like a free copy of the game! But shoot besides that idc!
animegamingnerd  +   444d ago
if the game is good i would rub it in people's face
Xof  +   444d ago
Well, I'm in the The Last of Us, more or less.

It's... unsettling.
BATRA  +   444d ago
i'm in super smash bros as a mii
FantasyStar  +   444d ago
I think the whole Ellen Page thing was blown up way bigger than it should have. I was there for the Reddit AMA and it really wasn't a big deal. That is, until the gaming media decided that day was a slow news day.
tubers  +   444d ago
Depends on how big my presence would be.. as a main character, I'd be probably raise a brow.

As a side character or some regular goon. I'm fine with that w/o consent.
aliengmr  +   444d ago
Depends on the circumstance.

If I was an actor where my likeness is part of my trade I would sue if there was no consent.

But, if I was not an actor and my likeness was specifically used, I might also have a problem with it. This assumes that it is proven that my likeness was used, and still had no consent.

If it was done by someone I know personally, no big deal.

But, that's all hypothetical as I am not an actor and I highly doubt anyone would want to go through the trouble of modeling my ugly mug for a video game. Probably hurt sales if they did:P
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nzbleach  +   444d ago
Sounds like homer simpson Mr Sparkle episode
Hicken  +   444d ago
Me: Oh, sh_t! That's me! Look at that dude! He's got my face.
Friend: You sure that isn't one of the other thirty billion black dudes in the world?
wordthrower  +   444d ago
I'm a default white male in real life, so I'm already in like 95% of all the games ever made.
byeldell34  +   443d ago
noting....

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