Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

We're kind of late on this one, but there was a major game announcement back in July: Farming Simulator 2013 arrives in October for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, in Europe, of course. Now, I can't understand why they don't release Farming Simulator every two or three years, with the latest and greatest genetically modified seeds as DLC updates in between, but they've got a cash cow that they're gonna milk for all it's worth. Get it?

Alright, fine. As a console game, especially, Farming Simulator 2013 to me sounds about as compelling as Cooking Bachelor 4: Cereal for Dinner, Again. So its our job this week to sex up these screenshots and turn this video game into an action-packed thrill ride full of intrigue and suspense.

Source Images: Farming Simulator 2013 screenshots. (Gallery above)

I don't care what you have to do—stick a Gears of War HUD on that, make Engineer milk a cow, whatever, this is a video game, let's make it look like one, dammit.

Remember, you have to post submissions in the new forum for the Kotaku 'Shop Contest. I know it's not as fun as seeing everyone's creations underneath this post, but this way displays them in chronological order, which everyone seems to prefer.

Because of this, comments are disabled in this post to avoid confusion. You must visit the 'Shop Contest Forum to participate or to see this week's subissions. After you create your 'Shop, you'll need to post it there. Here are the rest of the guidelines for doing so.

1. Go to the 'Shop Contest Forum
2. Click "Add Image" in the upper right above the comment window.
3. Click "Upload an Image Instead." Then click the "Choose File" button. Browse your desktop, find the image, and click "open."
4. If you prefer, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then click "Add image" in the upper right above the comment window. Paste the image URL into the field that says "Image URL."
5. You can add editorial commentary if you want, but then just hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, paste the image URL as a comment.
6. This is important: Keep your image size under 1 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels.

All set? Great. Now, Gentlemen, start your 'shopping!

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Raising Excitement