Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Autumn Game Harvest, Winners!

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Everything’s falling, from the leaves to the President’s approval ratings, and even Assassins!

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If you live in the Northeast, autumn hit hard this week. Monday it was shorts and a t-shirt in the most humid 80s I can remember for the end of summer. By Friday I was closing windows and raking leaves after temps plummeted by about 30 degrees. It’s weird weather these days.

But the upshot is that this weekend’s ‘Shop Contest winner feels all the more timely.

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The prompt was to combine fall games with fall rituals. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this meant a lot of Marios and Starbucks. Ihsus’s entry stood out though for being both following the rules and being a great ‘shop, not to mention picking the best seasonal past-time there is: diving into a pile of leaves to hide from unsuspecting guards who stand a mere five feet away.

The contest generated a number of other cool entries as well. The rest are below, but don’t go anywhere because the ‘Shop Contest is totally coming back again tomorrow as well. Three consecutive weeks in a row!


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Phobox made one that looks great even though I don’t have any idea what it is.

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sciteach had a great Crash entry that reminded me people like to do some weird shit.

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slicetoast discovered a lost level from Mario Odyssey.

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theomeganerd’s favorite autumn activity apparently running sideways.

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This nice relaxing stroll from SteveFish is a perfect preview of Origin’s recently announced tour mode. Less fighting, more foliage please.

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LucianoCo gives us Stranger Pokémon, aka Monster Rancher.

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Get_crazy was kind enough to spare us the part where shirtless Mario gets maimed by a train.

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cecil_banon got extra points for picking an obscure movie reference and an even more obscure (but totally rad) indie game.

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Done with Kinja is giving away free DLC ideas. Too bad Capcom is busy working on a Ghosts ‘n Goblins anthology.

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Voyd Dixon “Outta the way, lady! The REAL spirit of the season is comin’ through!!”

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Chewook had the best Starbucks entry by far.

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AsmodeusNOIR’s is ruthless but effective.

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rogueIndy has some ideas for that office costume party.

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Doctor Nein is hopped up on the Bucks and I respect that.

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Bring Back Duckman! had an adorable cross-over within a cross-over.

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Crocodile Hung T had a great entry, although left money on the table with “Blazkowicz Friday.” 

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BUrban knows Mario’s tyranny is on borrowed time.

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Lady Goggles was kind enough to provide us a two-fer.

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You like parks? Gold leaves? Goombas? Cause Arayne has’em all.

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LinkToFuture titled their entry “Shadow Of Starbucks,” which is fitting because that place really is run on a nemesis system.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

DISCUSSION

cecilbanon
cecil_banon

I didnt know Destiny 2 was that obscure!

Anyways the winner was my choice hands down. Good job!