Mixed messages in Madden's marketing copy gave rise to last week's 'Shop Contest challenge, which asked everyone to mash up Assassin's Creed with another video game. We've got the weekly winners inside, plus overall No. 1 Johnny Stanley inside!
[Correction] An earlier edition of this story misattributed the winning entry. Johnny Stanley is this week's overall No. 1.
Leading off, longtime all-star arniejolt (3) sends Madden cover boy Calvin Johnson to the hospital with more than a torn rotator cuff. vigafray (17) crosses over with actual football, while SuperZee (14) employs another EA franchise. Snakewise (13) calls in the Ghostbusters to deliver the funny.
PootisMonk395 (10) plays czar of the telestrator (chosen mostly because its BRT 3-2 ASS). Misc_Remedy (8) supplies us with a grimmer, grittier Kirby. ChubbyChris (4) reminds everyone who America's real founding father was: Batman. Angryrider (2) summoned the memory of Canada's greatest heroes in his winning entry.
For overall finalists, toolsoldier's (15) crossover with SSX was superbly executed in all phases. But the image of a kraken-like Tebow raising out of the swampy muck, like the Legion of Doom headquarters, was too much for me to pass up. Congratulations to Johnny Stanley (6). Thanks to everyone who entered, we'll have another contest ready tomorrow.
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