Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Your Mom Hates 'Shops

Dead Space 2's campaign to appall mothers has been deemed a success. Rather than dismiss the moms from their focus grouping, lets keep 'em around to work on some other games we like - or find equally hideous.

As with most challenges, I'll stay hands off here, but your ingredients today are one of these lovely ladies at the bottom of the page, something identifiably a video game, and, as always, polysaturated funny. You're going to have to think creatively because, as they're facing us, we can't exactly see what they're watching. But we can put it all around them, or put them in a game, or make a two- or multi-paneled gag with mom as a deadpan reaction.

If you want to cut your own screengrabs of the mom videos, you may find links to all of them here:

Post your submissions in the comments. The 20 best will get rounded up and published at the end of next Saturday. Meantime, I and the rest of the starred commentariat will approve and promote as many as we can so folks can see them and pass judgment. Remember, if you're trying to get a comment account approved, turning in a worthy 'shop is an easy path to the privilege.

Also, we seem to be forgetting one of the very few rules here: Post your work only. Don't post someone else's image - unless you're trying to help the community with extra source material. In that case, mark it as such. But "I saw this a few months ago," or, worse, misrepresenting something you didn't do as your own, risks comment moderation. This is your contest, we want to use it to showcase your work, not as a tribute to others, or to confuse people.

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