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I made this back when we had the spammers advertising football*:

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I probably should've made it a hockey puck... I think that would've been more popular.

 

*which, funny enough, some googlers bought GDNet+ because they thought it would get them the football TV subscriptions being advertised

 

Michael should definitely have that logo up during Super Bowl weekend.

 

And I still think we should have a logo contest for the fun of it.

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GaméDex logo

 

...back when we had the spammers advertising football*:

*which, funny enough, some googlers bought GDNet+ because they thought it would get them the football TV subscriptions being advertised

 
I remember that incident. One of the staff members even had someone look up their phone number and called their personal phone complaining that they couldn't watch the football game. laugh.png

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gdlogo.png

 

GaméDex logo

 

...back when we had the spammers advertising football*:

*which, funny enough, some googlers bought GDNet+ because they thought it would get them the football TV subscriptions being advertised

 
I remember that incident. One of the staff members even had someone look up their phone number and called their personal phone complaining that they couldn't watch the football game. laugh.png

 

That was classic. Oh, the lols were abundant those days. :D

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GaméDex logo

Did you do that yourself?, that looks AMAZING!

 

I stole a Pokeball from Google Images (which I recolored and scaled down), and rotated the GameDev.net logo's "G" over it. Neither the Pokeball nor the GameDev logo was made by me. So I guess it's a 'mashup'. [see]

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The logo itself was good, but I think the current graphic of it at the top reeks of programmer art.

 

Damn, and we actually paid someone to do it for us in vector format in a bunch of variations.   Come to think of it, I'm wondering why it is so blurry.. hrmm

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I think the shape of "G" is a problem... Its contour is not evenly distributed which violates the esthetic rule.

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I don't think it reeks of programmer art. I think a calligraphic "G" is perhaps a bit "out of place" (calligraphy + technology + game development... which one is the odd one out?), but I don't think it's terribly out of place, and it's become an iconic symbol of this site. Besides, it's made finding the g-spot easy... (I just had to link to that xkcd)

 

Unless people can point out very specific things that aren't great or other (specific) ways to improve it, I think it's kind of a moot point to be making, in my opinion. And I can't make any specific critiques myself.

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The logo itself was good, but I think the current graphic of it at the top reeks of programmer art.

 
Damn, and we actually paid someone to do it for us in vector format in a bunch of variations.   Come to think of it, I'm wondering why it is so blurry.. hrmm


It looks like they took the G and put it on top one of those standard photoshop template shiny button presets. https://www.google.com/search?q=shiny+button The one before that was the same, but with the bevel tool applied. The tilted 3D one, minus the reflection, looked great, and like more than 5 minutes of effort went into it.


edit: Why not... http://p3d.in/qWH61/wireonsmooth+spin Edited by Daaark

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I liked this one the most out of the ones we had.. though I didn't use a bevel tool to make it.   I created a heightmap and shaded it in a few areas and used photoshops lighting effect.   Then layered it with some internal reflective layers.    The G was actually formed by the negative space caused from two solid pieces that never actually touched.

 

http://archive.gamedev.net/www.gamedev.net/pics/themes/gdwhite_header/hdrmain-new4.png

 

At this point I'd love to see ideas that think entirely outside of the box and not make it a G at all.

 

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Edited by Michael Tanczos

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Considering the G been the site's logo since it started - http://public.gamedev.net/images/about/gdnetv1big.jpg - changing is kind of like asking McDonalds to change their iconic golden arches.

 

Also, I don't see how a logo can "declined[sic] the feeling of gamedev to a lower status" at all.

 

 

Oh man, I've been visiting here since ????, and not once did I EVER notice that big "G".  It looks like it was ray-traced with fancy (at the time) reflection and everything! (Povray?)  Not sure why but I kind of miss that old site layout.

 

The current stands out quite nicely, though, I like it.

Edited by Tebriel

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