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Published: November 19, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 contraomnes
Personal piece for fun. The first in a slew of Gaming illustrations I did. This had a brief moment in the limelight on well known gaming website Kotaku.

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I found it hilarious that people were offended by this. Which made me think, 'don't be ridiculous. I can be much more offensive than that.' Seriously though, it's a parody piece about outsourcing and I thought it was a clever way to show it. Please, don't actually create an arcade machine powered by child slave labor.
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ZeusThundererStudent Digital Artist
Open-source government is the solution i think. Right now there is no transparency in government because it behaves like a cartel for big business.
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TheStripelessTigerHobbyist General Artist
Speaks volumes.
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I just don't see how this could work.
I mean look at this little guy.
He has to compensate for hadokens, and shoryukens. Cancels, dashes, How does he do the partical effects? I mean what about the people in the background who are cheering for him, does he have to make that happen to.
I mean there has to be atleast 6 other children stuff in there. I think that arcade cabinet could atleast handle 6. Sure, they'd have to be disfigured a little, but to make the game run. It's a small price to pay.
Sorry I give this peice an Unrealistic/10
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BFTUProfessional Digital Artist
Very cool!
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A very brilliant concept. Superb
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jynx61Student Filmographer
awesome insight. your work is as inspirational as it is abstract .
GREYY's avatar
that's alltime right there... unbelievably clever.
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jenniferlmackStudent General Artist
This is really great because there are so many ways that a person could interpret this. I see it as a piece about how products that people enjoy sometimes rely on child labor. The style is really beautiful as well, I really like the tones that you painted the child with.
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KarintaStudent General Artist
I like this piece. It makes you think.
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Very fun..
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simple and nicely outstand 0_0
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VincentJAlcareseProfessional Traditional Artist
wild concept, love the simplicity and the depth!!
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"i can be much more offensive than that"
perfect way to respond imo.
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Xpac360Hobbyist Digital Artist
slavery of the future
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gingerbreadcatProfessional Digital Artist
I love this! It's so fun and simple! :D
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anotherdamianProfessional Digital Artist
I work in video games, and I can attest to this images accuracy.
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Offensive ? lol. Nice work
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sheepiesProfessional Digital Artist
i love this! (・‿・)
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I'm really curious about the actual idea/message behind it, your version. I come from a country where people (especially programmers) are contracted for outsourcing. You seem to imply there's some sort of exploitation going on, but that's simply not the case. What counts as a meager salary in the US is a decent sum in Eastern Europe, for instance. The only country that's actually harmed by this is the one that outsources, not the little "slave" inside the arcade machine :) That's why I feel the drawing's a bit misguided (though the concept's interesting for sure).
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When you speak in absolutes about a great many people you are doomed to be mistaken.
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