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English citations of bullshot

Noun: cocktail made from vodka and beef bouillon[edit]

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  • 1959 June 28, Fleming, Ian, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, in For Your Eyes Only, 20th edition, New York: Signet, page 124:
    Mr. Krest drank three double bullshots–vodka in iced consommé–before luncheon, and beer with the meal.
  • 2002 May 3, Yates, Richard, “Saying Goodbye to Sally”, in The Collected Stories of Richard Yates, New York: Picador, ISBN 9780312420819, page 323:
    And the point is simply that I'd like to know how the fuck I can make bullshots without any fucking bouillon, you follow me?
  • 2003 June 3, Chamberlain, Richard, Shattered Love: A Memoir[1], HarperCollins, ISBN 9780060087432, OL 3684919M:
    She said, "A bullshot?" A bullshot is a fairly mean concoction of vodka and beef bouillon.
  • 2012 May 12, Sharland, Elizabeth, Love Beyond the Footlights, iUniverse, ISBN 9781475923124, OL 25352750M:
    We went to the Ritz, sat in the Palm Court, drank Manhattans, ate all the nuts, then took a cab to the Savoy, went upstairs into the American Bar and ordered two bullshots, as we knew Noel Coward always drank them whenever he was there.

Noun: a phony screenshot[edit]

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  • 2005 September 12, Holkins, Jerry; Krahulik, Mike, “Potent New Lingo”, in Penny Arcade[2], retrieved 2012-06-15:
    Exhibit A is a textbook example of a bullshot, an image ginned up by marketing and foisted on people who don't know any better.
  • 2007 August 15, Silwinsky, Adam, “EA shows clearest 'bullshot' in a long time”, in Joystiq[3]:
    "Bullshot" is a term used for a screenshot that's been altered through the Devil's workshop Photoshop to be more than it is.
  • 2008 January 15, Snow, Blake, “The truth behind doctored screenshots”, in GamePro[4], ISSN 1042-8658, retrieved 2012-06-16:
    Faked, enhanced, or otherwise augmented screenshots are commonly called "bullshots." Their intent is to make a game look more appealing than it actually is, and their occurrence has largely existed since video games were first commercialized. So are bullshots misleading or just good marketing?
  • 2008 October 20, Crossley, Rob, “Ten Ways to Overhype a Game”, in Edge[5], ISSN 1350-1593, retrieved 2012-06-16:
    Bullshots live a dishonest existence from the moment they are released, with just a single image providing a thousand reasons to be let down by a finished product.
  • 2009 August 15, Leadbetter, Richard, “Media Manipulation: the "Bullshot" phenomenon”, in Eurogamer[6], retrieved 2012-06-15:
    Even the world's most technically proficient game-makers — industry leaders in graphical and gameplay innovation — seem shy to release actual screenshots of their forthcoming games, preferring instead to unleash super-scaled bullshots, or enhanced videos.
  • 2010 June 24, Francis, Tom, “Watch 8 minutes of Brink in action”, in PC Gamer[7], ISSN 1080-4471, retrieved 2012-06-15:
    If your bullshot detector said anything along the lines of “MEEEP”, “BOOOP” or “CLANG” at the time, you may prefer this eight minute, high-def video of the game in action, taken by German site Xbox View.
  • 2012 March 9, Hinkle, David, “The ‘bullshot’ dates back to Alone in the Dark”, in Joystiq[8], retrieved 2012-06-15:
    The thing is, scientists have been trying to determine the genesis of this heinous act for quite some time now — and we think we've found a prominent example of one of the earliest bullshots in Alone in the Dark.
  • 2012 March 19, King, Ryan, “7 Marketing Trends That Need To Stop”, in Play[9], ISSN 1747-7859, retrieved 2012-06-16:
    Sometimes they’ll fall under the ambiguous label of ‘visual target renders’, the small-print description of bullshots at the highest level.
  • 2012 June 4, Barnes, Adam, “Crysis 3 Coming February, CryEngine 3 Looks Outstanding”, in NowGamer[10], retrieved 2012-06-16:
    They might look like bullshots, but after what we've seen of the game in action they're very believable.
  • 2012 December 6, Plunkett, Luke, “The Year’s Worst Bullshots, aka, Screenshots That Lied To You”, in Kotaku[11], retrieved 2012-12-06:
    It was back in 2005 that Penny Arcade first coined the term "bullshot", giving a definition to the practice of doctoring video game screenshots to make them look better than the game actually is.