Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The Winners

Know how I can tell this picture of a father and son buying a Wii U on Black Friday is staged? There are no police barriers in the background. A publicity photo from Nintendo was the grist for last week's 'Shop Contest. We've got a dozen more interesting takes on this tender moment, plus overall winner francispwilson inside!

Aman Hardy (2) takes the happy family back to another groundbreaking hardware launch. Krakn3Dfx (9) put them in a more mature setting. sciteach (11) gave them the survival tools they'd need at the head of a Black Friday line. AirCairo (1) uncorks an oldie-but-goldie. Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald, the ultimate exploitables. But for my money, the best was francispwilson (6), putting father and son in with the infamous Laker Bros.

Thanks to everyone who entered. New contest tomorrow.

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

Aman Hardy

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

Krakn3Dfx

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

Rurouni Zanza

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

Sciteach

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Bleak Friday: The WinnersS

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