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Shadowrun - Stabilizer by SteamPoweredMikeJ Shadowrun - Stabilizer by SteamPoweredMikeJ
From the Shadowrun book "Cybertechnology", FASA, 1995
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HELLMANIUS Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Adding the brand name made the picture legendary - at least for me...
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Heh. Glad you enjoyed it! It was a lot easier to do stuff like that, back in the 90s...
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Clever composition. I like how you designed the gun, too.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks! I was pretty happy with how how it turned out.
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Ha ha wrists by Sony.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Well, it seemed like a trust-worthy brand at the time ;)
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jonsan90040 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
sony is a mythical corporation in shadowrun that has nothing to do with the real world ...unless they really do have a dragon on the board of directors? oh nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
That seems likely ;)
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
And re-printed to the Men&Machine of FASA
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Wish I'd gotten a paycheque for that : P
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You hadnīt?!
...awful.....in German law enviroment i would advise a lawyer for that....
xD the Sony brand - i always wondered how FASA/Fanpro get the permission to use existibg brands, not even for guns.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Well... no, we never got permission to use existing brand names in our drawings... but you can see the same thing in comics back in the 80s and 90s, too. Companies never bothered to sue anyone for that back then, so we were a lot more free.

Whereas by the mid-2000s, I was working on a WWII video game where they changed all the US military hardware... because the legal department was afraid they'd get sued by Colt and Jeep. Ridiculous.
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, was a lot easier i know....i mean, i understand the companys, not shure how good this association with RPGīs or computer games will be on the cassual customers, but it has become a very paranoic scale. On the other hand - i remember Battletech hasnīt mind to much also an so came to the point where they stole complete designs from a Manga series.

Hah, on some early CounterStrike-games, the names of guns must changed to not be more "bad" as other guns - so stupid xD
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a good idea for gunfights. I love how a lot of the Shadowrun chrome was eminently practical.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yeah, some good sci-fi design work there... and of course tons of fun to draw.
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CanRay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Writer
A very beautiful and wonderful picture! I love the Sony brandname on the gyrostabilizer as well! :D
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Heh. These days a legal department would feed me to the fishes for doing something like that, but back in the day it was pretty standard in comics and illustration to use real world brandnames...
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danvolodar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Never got why: it's basically a free ad for them!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I agree... but the lawyers and the paranoid execs start double-guessing whether they want their brands 'associated' with the drawing, or the concept of the drawing, or the political stance of the publishers of the book containing the drawing, or whatever. Easier just to say no to everything : P
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CanRay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Writer
OK, I cannot comment how much I love this pic!!!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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CanRay Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Yeah, *Sighs* Those were the days...
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