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To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests.

Please limit answers to one theme per answer to allow for voting on individual themes. For submission, please have a short summary like "Glitches and bugs", followed by a small summary.

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    Will answers be removed once the theme has been done? Apr 20, 2020 at 22:53
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    @FabianRöling no, we will reuse themes in the future
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Apr 20, 2020 at 22:54

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Theme Idea: Moments After Disaster

Similar to moments before disaster, but the immediate aftermath.


Theme Featured in:

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Theme Idea: How Fashionable!

Check out these duds! Showcase your character wearing their fanciest, funniest, rarest, coolest, grungiest -- whatever attire you'd like to show off.

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Theme idea: Shiny things!

Stuff that glows, glitters, and sparkles, and that a Magpie would like to steal.

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Theme idea: Modding/Mods

Mods add a whole new experience to games. Show us yours!

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Theme idea: Selfies

Just like in real life: your character face with something interesting on the background

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  • Watch dogs 2 had the selfie feature standing in front of SF landmarks in game. Apr 27, 2020 at 5:30
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Theme idea: Wildlife

Any cool, cute, creepy, terrifying, etc animals, monsters, and other assortments of wildlife.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the week contest #6: Wildlife
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Theme Idea: Constructive Buildings

The best buildings or infrastructures you can find.

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Theme idea: Heroic Women

Any herioc-looking female character!

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Theme idea: Character Customization

Show us those amazing characters that you've spent hours/days creating.


Theme Featured in:

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  • Physical appearance, or customized gear, weapons, etc.? Maybe split the two?
    – Joachim
    Apr 20, 2020 at 21:56
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    @Joachim those all fit. mostly thinking of decking your character out in cool gear and posting a picture of them. that can include customize gear, weapons, etc.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Apr 20, 2020 at 21:58
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Theme Idea: Conquering Nature

The reverse of my previous idea, Screenshots of the devastation to nature for your own personal gain like how much of a forest you demolished for your village, how flattened a mountain got for you to get some ore.

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Theme idea: Cameo

Any spotted appearance of a well-known person/character/sprite from another videogame (or universe).

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Theme idea : TRAITOR

Be it Sylvanas from world of warcraft, to Loki from Avenger, may the best back stabbing character win this round!

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Theme Idea: Out of Context

Let's face it, video game characters are notorious for doing outrageous things in the heat of the moment. The context given during gameplay typically makes their actions appropriate or at the very least, justified. But, sometimes, when these situations are viewed out of context, they become questionable in many different ways. Sometimes games will even remove context from a situation on purpose, just for the sake of entertainment. Regardless of the situation, the perception is generally the same to a wide audience. Some situations are taken in a spicy manner:

Don't touch me, I'm sterile. - Patrick Star

While others make you question what was happening entirely:

Screenshot of Michael Stevens' head in a box.

Show us something in your game that made you or someone else question the situation due to a lack of context. As always, the code of conduct should be followed, so keep the imagery clean!

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    This is a long-winded description for an idea I still don't really understand. Can you clarify it? I also really don't see the relevance of the image. Or maybe just leave it at 'Out of Context' and see how users interpret it?
    – Joachim
    Sep 30, 2021 at 17:53
  • Any picture that it makes perfect sense in the middle of the game, but for someone to see it out of context, it would be very weird.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Mar 3 at 15:31
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Theme idea: Game Over Screens.

Similar to "Loading Screens", some are funny, some are sad, I'm sure there are hidden masterpiece out there.

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Theme idea: Reactions

The kind of images you could use as a response to a situation

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  • You want to start a breeding ground for memes?
    – Joachim
    May 14, 2020 at 10:04
  • @Joachim More like contain them to a single theme.
    – Batophobia
    May 14, 2020 at 15:51
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Theme: Sweet Rides

Show off your wheels (or other vehicles) in your favorite game!


Theme Featured in:

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Theme: Going Fast!

Screenshots of really fast things!

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Theme idea: UI

Another semi-fixed option, but (well-designed / beautiful / hopelessly complex / terrible) UIs need a little love too, every now and then.

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Theme idea: Physics

The joy of ragdolls, completely destructible environments, rigid/soft bodies, real-time simulated particles, ballistics, aerodynamics, &c.

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Theme idea: Small but powerful

A pint-sized character that packs a surprising punch.

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Theme Idea: Difficult decisions

Games often ask us to make hard and meaningful choices. Let's collect the moments in gaming which had us put down the controller and think hard about what's the right course of action.

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Theme Idea: Romance

Living in the sunlight, loving in the moonlight, having a wonderful time!

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Theme Idea: Favourite Companion

This can be any companion; from loyal animal companions, an odd couple entwined eternal in an unpredictable world... to an android friend follower, equally invested in your shared escapades, giving ever-welcome bites of sage advice and backup muscle just when you really need it. ...and everything in between!

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Theme: I got your back

The main character often gets all the attention, but lets look at moments when a side character gets their "15-minutes-of-fame"

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Theme idea: (Good) Jokes

Simple, yet easily found almost everywhere - jokes in games. Be it obscure references, awkward ones or something else - share the jokes you can find with us!

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Theme idea: Bosses

Submit a screenshot of a boss character from a video game.

Examples:

  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • The Ender Dragon (Minecraft)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)

Theme featured in:

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Theme: Out of Doors (IRL)

Show us your epic gaming moment (preferably an outdoor scene), that happens while you yourself and your gaming rig (of small or large proportions) are also out of doors!

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Theme idea: Colored Squares

Submissions must come from pixel-graphic games (8-bit and 16-bit).

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Theme idea: Exclusive

Share your favorite Mario, Halo, Ratchet & Clank, or any number of console-exclusive characters with some that may not know them!

Games must be exclusive to a single company's consoles, for example only on Sony PS3 and PS4. Also acceptable are titles getting a later PC release, such as The Master Chief Collection.

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  • I think this theme is along the same lines as series-specific themes (last discussion regarding this was in SotW 12). Restricting it to a specific console would limit who has the ability post a submission Sep 10, 2020 at 16:28
  • @Wondercricket The exception here is that it's not restricted to one console, but rather any console that has a game unplayable to users without that console (plus PC versions of those games). So anyone can contribute to this theme, regardless of their hardware.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 10, 2020 at 16:34
  • @BoogaRoo It's not that the characters are restricted, but rather the specific game. For example, Cloud Strife can be seen outside PS hardware, but FF7 was exclusive to the first PlayStation and Smash Bros is exclusive to Nintendo, so those games all would work.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 29, 2020 at 16:47
  • @BoogaRoo PC releases do not count against exclusivity for the purposes of this criteria.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 29, 2020 at 17:35
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Theme: Gaming Tatoos, or How do you rep gaming IRL?

Show us how gaming shows up when you are not in front of the screen!

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  • This is an interesting theme. I've been wanting to get a gaming tattoo for a good while now, but never did it. The idea would be getting a Pokeball for each of my kids Sep 8, 2021 at 16:36
  • lol the idea came to me that I have my avatar (the sombrero guy) tatooed on my arm. But yeah I love the idea of a pokeball for each of your kids. The tatoo artist that made mine had as a personal objective to tatoo each of the OG 151 pokemon lol.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Sep 8, 2021 at 18:02
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    I always identified with sombrero guy since I saw it in Paper Mario because I am shy, but I don't mind when I need to put my party on.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Sep 8, 2021 at 18:03
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    Hope to see this in the future, I have one too!
    – pinckerman
    Sep 23, 2021 at 22:37
  • Wait, can I screenshot my tattoos? lol Mar 3 at 20:42

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