Is Peter Molyneux the STOS Game Creator....?

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Is Peter Molyneux the STOS Game Creator....?

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Is Peter Molyneux the STOS Game Creator... or is the man on the STOS Basic Box just a look-alike?!

Judge for yourself:

Box (1988):
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Peter Molyneux, creator of Populous (ca 2008):
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I think there is an extreme similarity between both men!
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Hehe.. That's best of the year so far :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Nice discovery !
Yes the face is similar to peter Molyneux :)
Maybe it was a tribute !
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I have now clarified that the box is from 1988 and the picture of Molyneux is from ca 2008.

I have also scanned in a picture of Molyneux from ST Format, March 1992.

Peter Molyneux (pre-March 1992)
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Nota Bene: I have some trouble with this picture... but when choose to open it in a new tab it is visible. Odd. :-/

I like the idea of it being a tribute - in this case the tribute predates the photo of the man by 20 years! Excellent! :)
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mib5150 wrote: I like the idea of it being a tribute - in this case the tribute predates the photo of the man by 20 years! Excellent! :)
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wow! someone should forward the thread to the man.
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surely its Peter Cushing?
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distantminds wrote:surely its Peter Cushing?
Yes, is definitively Mr Cushing in The Curse of Frankenstein
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Probably the idea come from that... but I'm sure it not Mr Cushing because he be asking for royalties then. :mrgreen:
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I agree with wongck, cushing in the laboratory seems to be the inspiration for the picture.

And I personally think it is way way cooler that the 1988 STOS Game Creator on the box looks like the real life 2008 Game Creator Peter Molyneux! :) It sort of makes him THE Games Creator. :)
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