Shopping met 'shoppin in last week's contest, challenging our artful dodgers to imagine virtual retail as a brick-and-mortar storefront.

We had some outstanding visual one-liners. Zinger314, Metallipod, STiX and, most especially, NecroMerlin and Vespene, take a bow. Salari and Quest both went the Valve menu route at Costco. I still prefer the churros.

Mr. S., you buried the lede!!! Kotick Fried Chicken? It should have stood alone! Spy collecting carts in the parking lot was a nice touch though. If Walmart wasn't enough of a slander on Activision's mass-market line, Dangerwillrobinson showed up with the more obvious McRendering of the idea.

Other worthy finalists; FouFromage, because I like Borderlands, and Lilith's ass; Jimmy_Jazz with the meta-entry o' the week; zekeknight for overall quality. For the winner, I battled like hell. Vespene was a close-runner up as Tanarchi and pete359 went to a photo finish. I declare both of them the winner in a dead heat. Good job all. See you in here tomorrow.

Update: Dimipapa is our very special 21st Musketeer this week, for a great 'Shop and the Mann Co. gag.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

billysan

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Bouzi: Go Habs Go!

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Dangerwillrobinson

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

firerocker89

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

FouFromage

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

jamesmorganiii

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Jimmy_Jazz

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Kharon

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Kobun

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Metallipod

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Mr. S

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

NecroMerlin

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

pete359

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Quest

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Salari

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

STiX

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

tanarchi

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Vespene

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

zekeknight

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

Zinger314

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: The Big Box

No. 21 - Dimipapa