in defense of my suggestion, i've always associated nvidia with more of a 'snot' color (like this
) and dark green for ati. for emerald, i'm imagining more of a saturated, dark green hue; a darker, richer color with the mildest touch of blue :p
the character has solidified some more in my mind: dude should have a fighter pilot's helmet and wear a motorcycle wind suit. why? because those look close enough to what the general public thinks a fighter pilot would wear, while also looking aggressive and cool. dude should wear a small jacket over the wind suit because that also looks cool and girls think it looks hot for some reason. motorcycle wind suits also hug the body, which is again important for the girls... -speaking of which, i imagine emerald's build to be slighter than traditional western male characters; more of a 'leon' from resident evil 4 or 'kamen rider' than 'cole' from gears of war. for some indeciperhable reason, many girls are turned off by huge, masculine bodies and find slight builds attractive :/
i'm giving him light brown, feathered hair, long in the front, a bit longer than the prince's from prince of persia, a slight goatee and... oh my god i must be gay
the japanese asthetic of tall, thin, impeccably dressed men has irrevocably sunken into my psyche.
there's a reason why i'm targetting the girls here: based on the ones i've known, 'uneducated' female consumers will choose one brand over another based purely on what is depicted on the outer packaging. i imagine a girl would rather choose a package with another girl or a 'hot' guy on it rather than a snarling beast.
dude carries a laser gun. two laser guns. no, three. seven. ten. fifteen. twenty? thirty-five, but that's the max. <cough> forty. forty-five is what i meant to say. ...don't laugh, i'm a product of the 80s and 90s :p
dude must carry a mean looking knife because mean looking knives are ******* awesome. also, it's more phallic imagery for the girls.
again, in defense of my suggestion for the color and name, this could be amd/ati's chance to sneak the color green away from nvidia. ...and actually, many nvidia products have red pcb :/
damn! someone did choose 'emerald' before me. and his version uses big guns, which i must have forgotten to mention mine also favors...
love methious' R.E.A.P.E.R. idea. yes, more guns... more, beautiful, powerful, glorious guns! MORE GUNS!!!
-why yes, of course, i am american
i'm also stealing woofd06's force powers and leet concentration.
my guy is a pluri-talented nerd hero much like many of you are also suggesting. dude flies a raptor into the enemy's base and rappels down the side of a mountain -to save the day by hacking into the enemy's mainframe! :p nerd life, FTW!
also loving the idea of a large black panther with red eyes from daddyrabbit (though i think radeon has typically been associated with a hellhound). hot girls and large cats just go hand in hand.
also loving stev's 'dr. sanders' character -though i can't help thinking his name would be much more punny if it were 'kernel sanders' :p
-forgot that the new platform is called 'spider.' we've got to work that in there somehow. ...my character's codename is henceforth 'the emerald spider.' why, that's not cliched at all! <face breaks>