Lifting screenshots from the internet is a risky business, as ABC News are about to discover. In their incredulous story about Dead or Alive Dimensions being banned in Sweden over child pornography laws and its subsequent (and admittedly ironic) 'PG' rating from the Autralian ratings board, they made a tiny mistake. In order to illustrate the article, they used what seemed to them like a perfectly normal screenshot of Dead or Alive. Only it wasn't - it was one of GamesRadar's very own daft Photoshops. Egg, meet face.
Above: ABC News' website, as screengrabbed this morning. What's wrong with this picture?
The image in question is the work of former radarite Dave Meikleham and came from this feature. I remember him making it, because it had said Scotsman chuckling away to himself for ages. Take a look at it again at full size and try not to laugh:
Above: It's understandable really. If you've never played a videogame, this probably looks exactly like one
ABC readers will be shaking their heads and tutting at the nonsense that passes for entertainment these days. Gamers will see Ayane running towards the group, horrified that she's looking at a circa-1998 CG render of herself with the newly-attached pterodactyl head and wings of Metroid boss Ridley. Us? Favourite story of the week so far.
01 Jun, 2011