Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Cloud-Based Gaming: Winners!

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The announcement of Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud for Super Smash Bros. got us thinking about which other games he could be in, which led to a Photoshop contest, which led to hilarity.

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Our image manipulating readers sure make judging contests like this difficult, especially when the people entering know my penchant for animated Persona dancing GIFs. In the end I was able to put my persona(l) bias aside and pick the winner I think best meshes the character’s distinctive qualities with the game in question.

The MASSIVE sword. The limit gauge, the obscured vision—billysan wins the battle robotic hands down.

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Of course that’s not saying there weren’t other amazing entries. Check these out:

This Week’s Creative Clouds

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2ndopp-- but make no mistake, this is the end.

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PorkchopSanderson — because I know a guy we can talk to about this.

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Kyo Hamashi — because I’d play this twice.

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Gio —because that sounds delicious.

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BrineBlade — because if the sword fits...

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Designasaurus — no.

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WD333 — I SAID NO.

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SonicBoom — Though I am not seeing the berries. Maybe I don’t want to.

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kaploy9 —because I want a really big keyboard.

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Mrichston —same company, right? Make it happen.

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Dylan Sunkel — Heavy Raincloud? BWAHAHAHAHA.

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kyxsune — this really, really needs to happen.

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Zedrue — PERFECT.

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OstegoAmigo — this is a really tough call.

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uscg_pa — now that’s a lightsaber.

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AirwaveRanger — because Cloud is best girl.

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Sora Hjort — wrong cloud!

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Drakn Reznall —for Soul Cloudibur.

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discoron77 — NEVER DO THIS AGAIN!

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MrDeadScott — figures he’d be the $1 case.

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codexcdm — because there is no escaping Bob Ross.

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DistractedObserver — mainly because this Cloud sprite is awesome.

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billysan’s other entry —because I have the weirdest... image right now.

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Merylas — for teasing us. Seriously. We want this.

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amazingmao — because this is going to happen. Well, without all the doughnuts.

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Ihsus — because there is never enough love for Cloud Mario.

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Kaiochi — NO ESCAPE!

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Taurenrider of the Awesome Chips — who knows how hard this choice was.

And of course...

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billysan for the win!

Join us next time, when the Photoshop contest will involve making giant white squares, though probably not.

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DISCUSSION

Awww! I totally missed this. What a coincidence that I missed this weeks shop contest because I was working on a still scene with the buster sword.

Oh well, this seems like an appropriate place to shamelessly plug my work anyway. Enjoy!