Kotaku Shop Contest: A New Ken: Winners!

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Capcom gave Ken Masters a makeover for Street Fighter V, so last week I asked our image manipulation savvy readers to see if they could do it better. I believe the results speak for themselves.

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There were two entries that particularly stood out this week. The first was TulsaMtnBiker’s amazingly subtle application of bacon to one of Capcom’s preexisting screenshots. Here’s the original shot:

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...and here is Tulsa’s take:

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I shall name him Ba-Ken, as he is found everywhere and many people are already sick of him.

The other major stand-out image came from DeadpoolVariant. I asked for a new Ken, and he delivered.

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Unfortunately there is only really one rule for the ‘Shop Contest, and the submitted image was only 600 pixels wide instead of 636. So instead of being a winner and featured in the post, DeadpoolVariant winds up featured in the post anyway, but as an example of some sort. I probably should have thought this through.

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Too late now, we’re already onto...

This Week’s Knights Ken-Dragon

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TGS1985 — largely due to my wife currently working her way through Brootherhood.

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Hundredgunner — that face always gets me.

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Ganonthegreat1 — for making Trump slightly more likable.

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Pedro Silva — as long as he doesn’t face-off against any birds.

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Nothuman99 — the hills are alive. >.>

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Fizziks — for doing it the Ken-way.

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sciteach — for adhering to healthy school lunch guidelines.

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Soniku — for a slightly more realistic Ken.

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Cakegolem — because it’s totally extreme.

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uscg_pa — because you need no excuse for Thundercats.

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DistractedObserver — for fixing Dragonball Evolution’s hair.

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Kaploy9 — and now I am hungry.

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My other car was the other woman — for the vigorous Fisting.

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bluehinter — for trying to explain that hand.

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Mrichston — for my favorite Barbie reference entry.

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BDM — because he’s worth it.

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Mark — for actually attempting to fix it.

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Nonmanual — because that’s fucking Arya Stark.

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MrDeadScott — out of sheer habit.

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nobody231 — another attempt at serious design!

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T16 — for taking my joke and running with it.

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CityShrimp — for Ken Masters of the Universe.

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yokld! — for what’s actually a pretty neat image.

And of course...

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TulsaMtnBiker for the win!

Join us later today, when other things shall happen!

DISCUSSION

nezuko

My mistake, I saw the last line that said, “try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels” and had that in my head, but it was a tip for uploading trouble. Oh well.