A couple weeks back, some old lady in Spain attempted to "restore" a peeling fresco and ended up turning Jesus into, quite ironically, a caveman. As the Kotaku 'Shop Contest is the highway to hell upon which all good intentions are paved, we're gonna take it upon ourselves to fix some classics this week.
This 'Shop challenge is open-ended, and those who did well in the old TAYpic derbies will probably feel right at home (*looks at Pan1_da7*) Your job is to take any recognizable piece of art and make it better through the magic and love of video games. Conversely, you may take a recognizable video game scene and art it up. I'm not saying you should put a Spartan helmet on Michelangelo's David, or the Bad Dudes guy in Da Vinci's The Last Supper because that would be cliché, but that's an example of what we are talking about here.
Special thanks to @iamnotatwit for this week's challenge. I do take suggestions. Send them to my Twitter or email. Thanks.
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 automatically 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!