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Capcom steals own artwork from IGN for Okami box.

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I admit that I often lend images from other websites when publishing articles, it seems to be the norm on the Internet and not really such a bad thing…

However what is very common is that sites slap a watermark on any images that they put together or were the first to publish. So that they get free marketing as the image does the rounds..

What is incredible though is that Capcom decided to swipe an image from IGN and make it their box art for their new games, what they missed though was the secret IGN logo still on the image…

Now how’s that for embarrassing?

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Last Updated: April 21, 2008


  1. Abe

    April 21, 2008 at 12:09

    This is bizarre, I cant see how they could use a web based image for box art, surely the res wouldnt be print suitable?


  2. LazySAGamer

    April 21, 2008 at 12:13

    I am presuming here that IGN had a high definition image on their site as well…

    otherwise you are quite correct and it would look awful..

    You never know, maybe IGN paid them to do it πŸ˜‰


  3. SlippyMadFrog

    April 21, 2008 at 12:33

    I can’t see it, where is it?


  4. Naudran

    April 21, 2008 at 13:00

    It’s at the top starting point of the 2 black stripes (that was enlarge in the image).

    Yah!!! I win! What’s the prize Lazy? πŸ˜‰


  5. LazySAGamer

    April 21, 2008 at 13:13

    Yeah you see the very very feint icon in front of the wolf’s mouth… that would be the IGN logo πŸ˜‰

    @Naudran, you win a chance to enter our next comp… well done


  6. Naudran

    April 21, 2008 at 13:33

    Woot! πŸ™‚


  7. scotty777

    April 21, 2008 at 14:08

    thats what capcom gets for betraying Sony and making DMC4 a multiplatform game, bastards


  8. SlippyMadFrog

    April 21, 2008 at 14:51

    I guess a game isn’t the same if other people are enjoying it as well… Sony bastards.


  9. Abe

    April 21, 2008 at 15:07

    No ways a website would have had a HD image, a box art quality image would easily be a few megs, hardly web friendly. Something weird about this!!


  10. LazySAGamer

    April 21, 2008 at 15:37

    Hmm good point…

    I am going to guess here that IGN branded a high definition image and then for some obscure reason Capcom asked them for the images back?

    It makes no sense though?


  11. Jinja

    April 21, 2008 at 16:53

    I concur scotty! πŸ˜›

    Jinja’s last blog post..Vernon Koekoemoer Vodacom Ad


  12. doobiwan

    April 21, 2008 at 17:47

    Perhaps it’s not the whole image?

    Possibly just part of the background?

    Alternatively the guy that created the original image is hosing himself right now . . . .


  13. Abe

    April 21, 2008 at 18:07

    Or maybe its just coincidence? Personally I cant see jack!


  14. 2Three

    April 21, 2008 at 21:44

    Wow I really had to squint to see it! Funny though. I bet they’ll end up changing that out now πŸ™‚

    Very cool find, thanks for sharing.

    2Three’s last blog post..Dark Times for a Classic Franchise


  15. RivaZA

    April 21, 2008 at 23:57

    Dude that’s really spiteful and kind of childish.
    Oh I forgot, this is a open forum and it is quite possible that not everyone is an adult.


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