January 2013: Video Game Wallpaper

#1DetroitDJ(Moderator)Posted 1/1/2013 9:44:35 AM(edited)
In this month's competition, your goal is to make something all of us can enjoy: a video game-themed computer wallpaper. The only requirement is that the image you create must match a standard desktop resolution. The most common one right now is 1366x768, although personally I would recommend 1600x900 or 1920x1080, as those scale downwards but are still usable on high-resolution monitors.

There are no restrictions on what you make, so long as it is video game related, follows the GameFAQs Terms of Use and Board Etiquette requirements, and is your own original work. Your wallpaper can be pure fanart, Photoshopped screenshots, recreated box art, or even something more off-the-wall like an infographic, timeline, or other design. Your wallpaper could include references to its intended purpose as a wallpaper: you could, for example, include places to put icons, references to standard Windows, Mac, or Linux functions, or areas for common desktop widgets.

The main judgment criteria for entries will be their desirability as a wallpaper: how likely would someone actually be to use this as a wallpaper? After that, creativity, quality, originality, and effort will also be considered. The winner will receive 50 karma, and up to five runner-ups will split an additional 50 karma.

To enter, upload your wallpaper to imgur or another image hosting site. Then, paste the link to the image here. Remember to follow all of the GameFAQs rules: no offensive content, no illegal content, and mark any spoilers.

Important! Please submit your wallpapers using the following format:

Entry: http://i.imgur.com/(yourimage).png

I cannot guarantee your entries will be considered if they are not in this format. You can include other text in the post, so long as the above text appears on its own line somewhere in your entry. Please note that this line should appear exactly as is above: a program gathers the entries from the topic, so including numbers, spaces, or other symbols may cause the entry to not be included.

The deadline for entry will be in two weeks, on Monday, January 14th at 11:59PM EST.

Notes
1. Joint entries are permitted. If you and another user (or two, or three, or more) want to work together on an entry and split the prize if you win, that's fine -- just make sure that all entrants' usernames are included in the entry post. Also, after the entry is posted, it'd be helpful if all the entrants would post to confirm they're a part of the entry.

2. Maximum two entries per user, but only one winning entry per user. If you enter twice and both qualify for prizes, your higher-place entry will receive the prize karma, and lower-placed entries will be bumped up. If one (or both) of your entries is part of a joint entry, you can only receive karma for one entry, but the others in the joint entry may still receive karma.

3. All work must be original. Of course, though, if you've put together something like this in the past (or you've made things that could be used for this contest), you're welcome to enter it.

4. The Terms of Service still apply -- don't post any entries that violate any of the Terms of Service. This includes marking spoilers if your entry contains any.

5. To change your entry, delete your original post. I won't be compiling a list of entries until the deadline passes, so as long as your post is visible at the deadline, it'll be added.

6. Acceptable resolutions are, in loose order of preference: 1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768, 1280x720, 2560x1440, 2048x1152, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1440x900, 1280x800, 2560x1600, 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600.

Good luck!
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#2MaxCHEATER64Posted 1/1/2013 1:30:57 PM
Much better.
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#3TimohtepPosted 1/1/2013 2:35:05 PM
Tagging this so I don't forget about it.
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#4941BlazePosted 1/1/2013 6:04:41 PM
Can anybody recommend a free software which can edit and combine pictures and stuff?
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#5Carbuncle009Posted 1/1/2013 6:08:32 PM
Acepilot95 posted...
Can anybody recommend a free software which can edit and combine pictures and stuff?


GIMP. Google it.
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#6DetroitDJ(Topic Creator)(Moderator)Posted 1/1/2013 6:34:55 PM
Acepilot95 posted...
Can anybody recommend a free software which can edit and combine pictures and stuff?


I'd also recommend Paint.NET. It's less full-featured than GIMP, but it's also significantly easier to use (GIMP can be really confusing sometimes).
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#7Airship_CanonPosted 1/1/2013 7:43:47 PM
What do you mean "Original Work"? Does that mean use of Official Art is a nono?
Or, can I use it (fair use) to create something custom for this?
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#8Dark RPG Wizard 06Posted 1/1/2013 9:28:37 PM(edited)
DDJ: There's always GIMPshop, which is GIMP with the layout of Photoshop. (Though given how the developer got ripped off, I don't think it's really being updated anymore.)
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#9DetroitDJ(Topic Creator)(Moderator)Posted 1/1/2013 10:21:56 PM
Airship_Canon posted...
What do you mean "Original Work"? Does that mean use of Official Art is a nono?
Or, can I use it (fair use) to create something custom for this?


Oh yes, that's fine. The point is just that you can't wholesale take someone else's work and pass it off as your own.
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#10Whats_Up4444Posted 1/2/2013 3:13:53 AM
iPhone wallpaper is allowed?

Are screenshots of my entry in use of my actual desktop/laptop allowed, or only the actual wallpaper.
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