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23 minutes ago, PK said:

Am I misremembering, or between the initial trailers and release did they tone down the physical likeness of Ellie in The Last of Us to Elliot Page? I clearly remember assuming he was playing her when I saw the first trailer, and a lot of his mannerisms are still in the character.


The likeness wasn’t authorised and he complained so it was changed. 
 

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21 minutes ago, dumpster said:

There's also the famous Sega covers where the faces are Arnold Schwarzenegger etc, all copied from photos.  I'd Google for them and post them here, but I've been drinking gin.

 

 


I insist you end all future posts with “but I’ve been drinking gin.”

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44 minutes ago, Doctor Shark said:


The likeness wasn’t authorised and he complained so it was changed. 
 

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This explains why my mind can’t deal with TLOU and Beyond: Two Souls being different games. Pretty sure they came out at fairly similar times as well.

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6 hours ago, Fry Crayola said:

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake liberally used real people for the codec images in-game, and they were redone for the re-release on phones, and later on Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

 

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I'm not seeing the Bob Hoskins one. Looks more like Buddy Hackett being replaced by Kryten.

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50 minutes ago, Timmo said:

 

What the hell, I'd always assumed Ellie was motion-captured and voice-acted by (then) Ellen Page. The likeness is ridiculous. 

Page was motion captured and voice acted in Beyond Two Souls

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1 hour ago, Doctor Shark said:


The likeness wasn’t authorised and he complained so it was changed. 
 

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I always thought that that was insane of Naughty Dog. Page was famous at the time, how in the name of Jesus did they think this was ok?

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8 hours ago, Pob said:

Every time I looked at the Battlefield 2042 loading screen during the recent beta, I wondered if the actor Shea Wigham had deliberately been used as the likeness, or whether he's miffed about it. Or is it just me that sees the likeness?

 

I know Naughty Dog got in trouble because Ellie in TLOU looked so much like Ellen Page, which she  he wasn't happy about.

 

What other game characters/posters have likenesses clearly ripped from real life or elsewhere?

 

 

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FTFY

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7 hours ago, deerokus said:

Naughty Dog do that a lot and I don't know how they got away with it. Uncharted 3 has a fake Helen Mirren AND a fake Jason Statham. Both with American's ideas of English accents.

 

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The Jason Statham alike, Cutter, is voiced by Graham McTavish, who is Scottish. 


Katherine Marlowe is voiced by Rosalind Ayres, who is from Birmingham. 
 

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Whilst I know they're two models based on the mo-cap artists, Spider-man PS4 was very much an Andrew Garfield look-a-like and the updated Spider-man PS5 actor very clearly a Tom Holland stand-in.

 

As mentioned earlier in the thread - Ellen Page in TLOU is the one I remember the most though.  It was very clearly meant to be like her, and was all the more weird being that she was starring in another Sony exclusive released later that year.  When someone copies the likeness of someone who wouldn't go near a videogame, that's one thing, but she was literally working on a game at the same time so was not really an unrealistic 'get' for TLOU.  I assume Naughty Dog never actually offered her the role, as if they had it would've been a monumental mistake to opt for David Cage's project over theirs.

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20 hours ago, Fry Crayola said:

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake liberally used real people for the codec images in-game, and they were redone for the re-release on phones, and later on Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

 

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I thought the first picture was more Bill S Preston Esquire (Alex Winter) and less Mad Max.

 

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That Sean Connery one is amazing though. :lol:

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9 hours ago, deerokus said:

Naughty Dog do that a lot and I don't know how they got away with it. Uncharted 3 has a fake Helen Mirren AND a fake Jason Statham. Both with American's ideas of English accents.

 

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I always thought the guy in that was Ralph Brown from Alien 3...

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18 hours ago, Hitcher said:

Surprised no-one's mentioned Hitman yet. Apart from the Celebrity Targets most have a passing resemblance to other actors.

 

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