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It’s getting tougher and tougher to determine what’s real on the Internet.

by • March 24, 2016 • No Comments

Last week a fuzzy photo of an unannounced Nintendo controller which looks like a Nintendo patent filing appeared on Reddit. So a few days later crisper photos of a 2nd user appeared. Whilst redditors and newsrooms tried to determine if these were in fact leaks of an next console (Engadget decided not to cover the photos for the reason they looked sketchy), the two individuals responsible for the fakes decided to come clean.

The original image was made by David Im. He only introduced a 3D version to a photo in Photoshop. This is definitely it.

The 2nd fake was made via Im’s original photo as inspiration. Frank Sandqvist who only takes place to be the co-founder of CNC Design in Finland 3D printed the majority controller and utilized laser-cut black acrylic for the screen and front-facing camera. After hitting it with a few black spray paint, adding the “display,” and adding a few labels he took a few photos and posted them to Reddit.

The guys in fact worked independently of every other. One made the initially fake and the 2nd elaborated on the ruse. Whilst a few Nintendo fans can have gotten their hearts broken (or were relieved to understand which the awkward controllers can never see the light of day), it is actually really great to understand the internet yet brings individuals together.


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