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Link's Friendlist is an art collaboration where 30 Legend of Zelda Protagonists and Allies of Link were illustrated by over 50 artists

Current and upcoming Art Collaborations on Game-Art-HQ:

KOF 20th Anniversary Tribute: 25th August 2014

Mario's Blacklist!: 30 September 2014

PSX 20th Anniversary Tribute: 03.12.2014
Tekken 20th Anniversary Tribute: 09.12.2014

About me:

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

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Thought I share my tale about a really nasty and super stupid accident which was my fault.

The blog header image is more fitting than ever.

Last Wednesday (For me it really was just a Wednesday) my Website run quite slow and had loading times like 5 seconds. So i called my webhoster and asked whats up. They told me it would have to do with the database behind the website which would need to be optimized.

Okay I thought...never had to do something with mySQL databases but why not..I am Hoffmann..and there is nothing a Hoffmann can not learn!

Well..fuck. After optimizing the damn thing which was pretty easy and shrinked the size from over 250 mb to around 90 i looked a bit more at the tatabase and also another one. Both were from 2011 and one was made for a forum with the same name (ga-hq) ..i was not completely sure which was the right one and well....deleted the important one...without caring for a back-up before.

Argh....dumbass move X666%† Hooray...3 years of work on countless game character profiles, image galleries, art collaborations and fan tributes like Link's Blacklist or the 20th Anniversary of Super Metroid are all fucking lost.

Well..not completely..after another call at the webhoster I received the good news that they have a backup and send it in 2-3 days. Somewhen today or in worst case on Monday I should have it and be able to restore the site. But goddamn..what a shocker.

On the positive side, I tried out some different stuff bought a software which will improve the navigation through better menus (I am no programmer) and learned an ugly lesson for life =S

Happy Weekend @ all

ps, that King of Fighters Anniversary Art Tribute comes together damn nicely and more artists than I thought are participating in it. Have a Glimpse to August 25th, the date when KOF'94 was released 20 years ago for Japanese Arcades and the Art Tribute will be published on Game-Art-HQ

by http://doghateburger.deviantart.com/

by http://mancomb-seepwood.deviantart.com/

by http://marvin000.deviantart.com/


Seems around 40-50 illustrations of the KOF Teams will come together.

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