An E3 that began so promisingly for Nintendo ended with a shoulder shrug—no price, no release date for Wii U, and no real news out of the 3DS, either. It sure looked a lot more awesome in our smart shoppers' retelling of the week in L.A. for the company's big three. We've got 20 hilarious finalists inside, including overall winner Jamir!
Getting started, GiantBoyDetective (2) offers a very subtle entry—you're probably gonna have to Where's-Waldo it for the punchline, but it's there. Likewise, indysgill (4) is lite on 'shoppage but heavy on the laughs. Good work. Speaking of subtle, my colorblindness or my computer monitor might mean I see this a little differently, but is Reggie green in MJDeviant's (8). If not, he should be.
The Password is Taco (13) went over the top in his efforts. toolsoldier (16) likewise turned in a reader favorite. VanguardRose (19) gave us the best take on the Three Stooges. How'd I know Reggie would end up as Curly and not Moe? Velduanga (20) takes everyone out for a night at the Roxbury. Too soon, NickKnack? (10). I guess we could say that most any year. I'm a little hesitant to go to 'shops that feature my sleeping bag-suit photo, but the big-head mode supplied by TheMightySoap (15) was too good not to reward.
Overall winners? Candidates included arniejolt (1) who wants it known he ordered the players at Yalta according to how they appeared at L.A., no other symbolism is implied. Pan_1da7 (11) turned in an amazing homage to fellow 1980s/1990s staple of the rec room TV. But I'll take Jamir, whose credit was good with me the moment this came in. Great work.
Thanks again to everyone for entering. We'll have another 'Shop Contest tomorrow.
The Password is Taco
The Summer is George