Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

So, after consultation with some readers, it's been decided that former Xbox boss/current Zynga overlord Don Mattrick should be our next victim subject, coming from his appearance 30 years ago on a Canadian TV quiz show. Don't worry, I have more than just that one image for you smart 'Shoppers to use.

If Mattrick appearing to say "What has two thumbs and, one day, an awesome house? This guy!" isn't exploitable enough, I've got some other scenes for you to doodle on, Presto Magix style. Let's have a look.


Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

That's two shots of Mattrick and Jeff Sember, with mildly exploitable expressions, facing questions on CBC's Front Page Challenge in March 1983. The two had founded, at age 17, the studio that would become EA Canada today.


Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

Here are a couple of frames that get the panelists into the action.


Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS

Couple shots of the host and a panelist, in case you're going for a reaction guys-type joke.


Finally, the shot that led our item yesterday. Most of you will probably use something from this.

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest: Let's Make a DealS


Alright! That should be enough ammo. Get to it.

While most of you are smart enough to figure out how to upload images, here are some simple steps to take for those less familiar with the practice.

1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop.

2. Go to the bottom of this post and click "Discuss."

3. This brings up a comment window. Click the icon that looks like a picture.

4. This brings up another window called "Insert Image." Click "Choose file" if you're uploading your 'shop from your desktop

5. Alternatively, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image's URL into the field that says "Image URL." Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

6. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.

7. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some big-ass animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.

Alright! Have at it. Thanks very much for your participation.

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