My, this "bubbling" trick is really something

A few weeks ago, someone named UltimusMormon (careful with that link!) claimed he had invented “bubbling,” a strategic method of altering photos to make girls in bikinis appear totally nude. Inherent creepiness aside, we were admittedly impressed by how well it actually works, tricking your brain into thinking “hey, she’s naked!”

So naturally we thought we should attempt this with videogame characters. And of course, the first thing that came to mind was Dead or Alive.

Above: Unaltered shot from thinly veiled fap simulator

Above: Bubbling!

DOA screens bubble well because they’re girls in bikinis, which is how it apparently got started in the first place. But how well does it work with other game girls? Aren’t they all stereotypically scantily clad anyway? Shouldn’t this translate perfectly to game-girl art?

Above: Lara Croft kinda-sorta works

Above: The Force Unleashed’s Maris Brood fares about the same

Above: Uuuh, we really thought Ivy’s completely absurd Soul Calibur IV costume was a definite. Apparently all that other ornamentation gets in the way

Above: When your bikini is only 16 pixels, bubbling works like a charm

It wouldn't be fair to leave the guys out of this, and while most leading game men are covered head to toe, some fit the bill quite nicely. Surely the next page is of immense interest!



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  • habeeb - May 17, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    hey OP, maybe your images would look a little better if you weren't incredibly unskilled at bubbling and selecting appropriate pictures. Idiot.
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 25, 2010 5:03 p.m.

  • papergoon - September 18, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    HAHAH. Unnecessary censorship.
  • philipshaw - September 17, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    This is the first I have heard of the bubbling trick but cool article Brett
  • elpurplemonkey - September 17, 2010 7:09 a.m.

    I must admit, I laughed heartily at that WWE one.
  • Chickenfoot - September 17, 2010 6:38 a.m. Hmm... it DOES work
  • lhjwamangoo - September 17, 2010 5:37 a.m.

    bubble bubble bitxx bitxx
  • CaptainHead - September 17, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    That descended into hilarity before I realized it!
  • lordvader178 - September 17, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    This guy didn't invented, it's been around for months.
  • batmanboy11 - September 17, 2010 1:22 a.m.

  • Thelonius - September 17, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    Fucking hilarious Article Brett. That last image killed me lmao
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 16, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    Bubbling only covers up more than before.
  • Unoriginal - September 16, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    WWE Shots: Shane Pattersons dream come true
  • Clovin64 - September 16, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    I should have expected naked Raiden to appear here. Now I'm afraid that every Gamesradar article I click on will feature a raunchy nude image of everyones least faveourite MGS2 hogging lady boy.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - September 16, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    The WWE one was brilliant.
  • smloveskittycats - September 16, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    That guy who claimed he "invented" it is most likely lying. This has been going on for months if not since last year on a couple of forums. While it's not the classiest thing, tis still good to note.
  • Redeater - September 16, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    Am I the only one wanting to see some Pikachu and Clefairy bubble pictures?
  • FauxFurry - September 16, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    Further dwelling on the failure of the page 2 boys, where are the guys of Dead or Alive. Almost every game in the series has topless models for each of the guys save for the old man. It would have fit perfectly with the DOA girls' pictures!
  • garnsr - September 16, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    The male ones all look like the guys are doing something sordid. We need some action shots of the ladies, to see if they do disturbing things in the nude, too.
  • FauxFurry - September 16, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Not enough Kratos or 'Sumo Link' or Devil May Cry 3's Shirtless Dante model. That renders page two of this article nigh worthless. The reCAPTC thing is more appropriate than usual this time. FICTION bublee

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