Last week I asked our Photoshop-savvy readers to bring a little bright and fluffy to the dreary world of Dark Souls. This is the prettiest ‘Shop Contest winners post ever.
I know that fans of From Software’s brutal action role-playing games love their darkness, but with the third game hitting shelves last week I am getting sick and tired of dreary screenshots. Let’s brighten ‘em up a bit, shall we?
I know it feels like we’re piling up on Trump a little today, but in a Photoshop contest about a Pokemon that can copy anything, lharm explained so much with a single image it had to win.
Ditto is a Pokemon that can transform itself into a near-perfect copy of any opponent. With rudimentary image manipulation skill, anyone could be a Ditto. Anyone.
I promised myself I would never give our readers my picture to play around with, but the reaction to my recent beard loss was too much to ignore. The facial hair is gone but you can rebuild it. Make it strong. Faster. You have the technology.
And so a last-minute idea results in one of the best Kotaku ‘Shop Contests ever, with so many excellent entries there was no way I could pick one for the top. So I picked three.
Apparently I wanted to see Pokken Tournament and UFC 2 mashed together so badly that I couldn’t stop with just one image. Perhaps you nice people can help.
After several painstakingly thorough seconds of consideration, I give you the winner and subsequent other winners of our Stardew Valley-themed Photoshop contest. It was a tough decision, only it really wasn’t.
We’ve gone just a tad Stardew Valley crazy here at Kotaku, but that’s okay—so have plenty of other folks. So much so that the pixels have started bleeding into real life scenes of rural living. Or at least they will have once this week’s ‘Shop Contest is done.
They probably should have gone with “Bright Sun” and “Dark Moon” or something to that effect for the next two Pokemon games, but they didn’t. Pokemon S&M it is. All we need now is a Pokemon wearing a gimp mask and . . . ah yes, Banette. Close enough. Let’s do this.
Batman’s son, Damian Wayne, has a sad. I’m pretty sure we can fix this.
Earlier this week Mattel introduced its 2016 Barbie lineup, packed with new shapes and sizes and one exciting new profession. Game developer Barbie is a great idea, though while I’ve seen plenty of devs working from a laptop on a crystal cylinder, I think we can do better.
The future of looking at fake things is upon us, and it costs $600. Many people are upset over the official price tag for the Oculus Rift, but as the image manipulators in our community will no doubt prove, it could be worse.
The winner of the final Kotaku ‘Shop Contest of 2015 took everything we loved about the original ‘Shop Contests and combined them into one highly derivative yet incredibly entertaining image. Congratulations, J.J. Abrams!