It's been a while since we've visited the world of Fake Gamers, those pretty people playing at playing games in the pristine world of stock photography. Fake Gamer of the Week is no more, but that doesn't mean we can't visit our pretty friends now and again, marveling at their sublime disconnection from everything we hold dear.
We once held the GameCube controller dear. That yellow C-stick, the red and green A and B buttons—it's an incredibly distinctive piece of gaming equipment. Those striking colors are likely why photographers love putting it in the hands of people that probably have no idea what it is.
Whether they're attractive men not playing video games...
...attractive women not playing video games...
...or a group of young men eating popcorn and jostling playfully while staring at someone taking a photo, it's impossible to be unhappy while not playing a game with a GameCube controller.
See? Here comes the smile. Thanks, GameCube controller.
Photo credit: Nieto Angel | Stockfresh