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Old 01-09-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
PIGSgrame
Commander Keen store page artwork
I think the artwork used on both of the Commander Keen store pages is very misleading and should be replaced.

For the Inversion of the Vorticons trilogy, the store page shows this box shot:
https://static.3drealms.com/media/bo.../box_keen1.png
Although the line "Inversion of the Vorticons" was added below "Commander Keen" and the file name claims that it is the box for Commander Keen 1, it actually is the artwork of the Commander Keen 6 retail box:
http://downloads.pigsgrame.de/bilder/commanderkeen6.jpg

The store page of the Goodbye, Galaxy series has this background image:
https://static.3drealms.com/media/ga...nds/KEENbg.jpg
The right part of this image shows the title screen of Commander Keen 6:
http://downloads.pigsgrame.de/bilder/keen6title.jpg
So the image used to advertise the games combines artwork of Commander 5 and 6 instead of 4 and 5, which are the games you actually get if you buy the package.

You often read that 3DRealms do not own the rights for Commander Keen 6, but I don't care much about the question whether they are even allowed to use foreign content for advertising their games. My problem is that since 3DRealms keep telling it would not be legal to download Commander Keen 6 from anywhere, I think it's a very bad idea to advertise with artwork from a title you can't even get. It is not only misleading to buyers, who could easlily think they will get Commander Keen 6 with the purchase of one of the packages. Since both images show a "Bloog", which is a Commander Keen 6 exclusive monster, the images also show content that is not in the games that are purchased.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Commander Keen store page artwork
I've pointed it out before, and this was the response:

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Originally Posted by Frederik Schreiber View Post
This is nitpicking down to the extreme, and has absolutely nothing to do with the functionality and purpose of the site.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: Commander Keen store page artwork
So what if paying a price for something... say 20.00 is the cost... so I pay 19.98 and I am told that isn't good enough. When my response is "it is close enough, this is nitpicking down to the extreme."
Wonder how well that will go over? Is all about priorities I suppose.

"Money is different." I am sure.
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