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Photography in games

cccpzzzcccpzzz Registered User new member
edited June 2009 in Games and Technology
Hey, all...

Doing a little research on the presence of photography/photojournalism in video games and I'm hoping the mass mind of the forums can help me out.

Any ideas? Right now (top/bottom of head) I've got...

Dead Rising
Pokemon Snap
Beyond Good and Evil
Fatal Frame

Little help...?

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    pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Afrika? I seem to remember that game being about photography in the savannah

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It's not a big part of the games, but Zelda: Majora's Mask and Zelda: The Wind Waker has cameras in them.

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    mkissinmkissin Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bioshock uses a camera for performing research too. It's hardly photojournalism, but it does use a camera.

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    Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hm, Half Life 2 has graffiti, but I don't think that's what you're looking for.

    Some of the more obscure puzzle/point-and-click games might have photography involved; I'm thinking of the murder mystery ones.

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    stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dark Cloud 2. You used tha camera for making inventions.

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    InterpreterInterpreter Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dark Cloud 2(aka Dark Chronicle) had lots of photography in it. Eternal Sonata as well.

    edit: Beated

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    tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    There's a Splinter Cell clone that takes place during the Cold War where you play a journalist, I don't know if any photography was involved though.

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    TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bioshock

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Photography is a major part of Endless Ocean.

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    MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHLqMOncos4

    The whole MGS serries had photography in it but the dude in this video has some insane setups.

    Edit: The one at 8:45 is solid gold.

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Afrika/Hakuna Matata is basically a Sony sponsored photography simulator in the African savannah.

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    MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    GTA San Andreas has the photograph the landmarks side-quest thing. I don't know if that would count though.

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I just remembered infamous has photography as well, though you're on the receiving end of the camera. Some side missions require you to do stuff while a journalist photographs you, showing you the resulting photo as well.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bully (or at least the Scholarship Edition) has a camera and Photography class. There's also a bit of an optional sidequest to photograph every other student.
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I just remembered infamous has photography as well, though you're on the receiving end of the camera. Some side missions require you to do stuff while a journalist photographs you, showing you the resulting photo as well.

    If you're going for that angle, then Skate counts as well.

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    NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    how about Skate ? (or skate 2, which actually has a robust video editor in the game.)

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    mspencermspencer PAX [ENFORCER] Council Bluffs, IARegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Also be sure to mention the parallel between the two game mechanics: pointing and shooting a gun, and pointing and shooting a roll of film.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Donkey Kong Country 64? I seem to remember taking pictures of banana birds or something insane like that. Am I mixing up my memories?

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It is pretty much best in Dead Rising. You can basically fire up the game with the sole purpose of taking awesome pictures.

    And while Beyond Good and Evil basically revolved around photography, as I recall you can't just save pictures of anything, it only saves pictures you are required to take for missions and stuff. I think.

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Photograph Boy for the PC Engine. Review here. Review calls it Gekisha Boy, or something, but it is Photograph Boy. Awesome game.

    Edit: There is a patch that translates it into English, but you don't really need the patch unless you want to know the exposition/story your boss is telling you between rounds.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Team Fortress 2 freeze frames your killer each time you die to give you a chance to take a screenshot.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2009
    Duck Tales (the PC one)
    Eternal Sonata
    Baten Kaitos
    Anachronox
    Harvest Moon 64
    Earthbound
    Boktai 2

    Okay. I'm tired of this game now.

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    VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    -Loki- wrote: »
    I just remembered infamous has photography as well, though you're on the receiving end of the camera. Some side missions require you to do stuff while a journalist photographs you, showing you the resulting photo as well.

    That sounds so simple, yet really cool.

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    ironsizideironsizide You must whip it Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Gran Turismo 4 has a whole photography section to it.

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    Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Pokemon Snap

    Best Pokemon game.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The photo elements of Project Gotham Racing can produce incredibly gorgeous results.

    Halo 3 isn't too shabby either.

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    theparttimetheparttime Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Every game should have camera and fishing segments. aand maybe bullet time slow mo.

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    nlawalkernlawalker Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That Afrika game they've been talking about forever on PS3. It appears to be 100% photography based - you are a photographer, and your job is to take nature photos.

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    kpeezykpeezy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Donkey Kong Country 64? I seem to remember taking pictures of banana birds or something insane like that. Am I mixing up my memories?

    Yeah in DK64 you took pictures of Fairies.

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    slurpeepoopslurpeepoop Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Also on the N64, there were a few missions where you had to take pictures in Pilotwings 64, and IIRC there was a free mode where you could fly across the entire USA and take pictures of the monuments, like Mario/Wario in Mount Rushmore and the space shuttle place in Florida or Texas (don't remember which).

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    GarthorGarthor Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Every game should have camera and fishing segments. aand maybe bullet time slow mo.

    All at the same time.

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    wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    You have to take pictures of crime scenes in a couple of the Police Quest games.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    Bully (or at least the Scholarship Edition) has a camera and Photography class. There's also a bit of an optional sidequest to photograph every other student.

    It's in the original edition, too (which, ironically, is quite a bit superior to the expanded version).

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Malechai wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHLqMOncos4

    The whole MGS serries had photography in it but the dude in this video has some insane setups.

    Edit: The one at 8:45 is solid gold.

    hahahahahaha oh my sweet lord that's hilarious

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    GunstarGunstar Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh yeah! Condemned and Condemned 2 during a few segments had you taking pictures of crime scenes.

    Also Link's Awakening DX had that guy who took pictures of you in front of important places.

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    BladeXBladeX Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    There's an Xbox 360 Arcade game that's pretty much Pokemon Snap but underwater...Sealife Safari I think it's called.

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    kpeezykpeezy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I guess you could include Super Smash Bros. Brawl (possibly melee, I can't remember). When you pause you can take pictures of the scene and save them. You can change the camera angle, height, distance, etc.

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    RichardTauberRichardTauber Kvlt Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wing Commander 4 had a mission where you took pictures of some military installations on some planet. Mission 6 or something like that.

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    MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wipeout HD has a realy fantastic photo option. Even had the ability to adjust the focus and depth of feild.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=55918&highlight=wipeout

    Some preaty good examples in a spoiler in the OP contributed from some of our forums own.

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    seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Pilotwings 64

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