Reinhold Hoffmann is my name..i am German am born in 1980. Played thousands of video games, especially Fighting Games.
I like to write about video games and their characters and organize art collaborations and tributes and sometimes art contests via my Website / Community Game-Art-HQ
In March 2014 I started working to add a video game character database to Game-Art-HQ.
It is still small but it is possible now (May 2014) to see when and where around 250 different game characters made their debut and some other details from them as well. About 10-20 more characters are added per week including articles about them with official illustrations as well as fanart and cosplays.
You can find this growing database here
Since last 2012 i start a new year with a 2 month longing art contest in the deviantART group Fighting-Games-Elite which is now the biggest fighting game related community there with almost 8000 members including artists like Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, known through his art made for Street Fighter III 3rd Strike online edition as example.
This year it is about Capcom's fighting games and beat'em ups with the exclusion of Street Fighter and Darkstalkers games.
All others like Rival Schools, Star Gladiator, Capcom vs. SNK, Marvel vs. Capcom, Red Earth Final Fight, Power Stone Alien vs Predator, Punisher, etc. are allowed.
Something like Ryu vs Morrigan is okay as long as the artist makes it clearly related to CVS or MVC
Prizes are $25 or a 12 Month dA Premium Account for the 1st winner, 3 Month dA Accounts for the 2nd and 3rd winners and 1 dA Month as 4th and 5th prize.