We've got black boxy consoles, white boxy consoles and limited-edition recolors that are either beyond our reach or too ugly to live. If you were a custom console painter, what would your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Wii U look like?
Last month at a special event in Hong Kong, clothing line A Bathing Ape gave away a special camouflage Xbox One console. Luke loved it. Just about everyone else despised it. That's the problem with limited edition console recolors — we've got no control.
Thankfully there are places out there that will take your custom artwork and craft special decals for your consoles and handhelds. For significantly more you can have your console shipped out and professionally painted to your specifications. We have the ability to make our gaming gear as colorful (or horrible) as our gaming hearts.
So show us what your dream console looks like. Is it game-themed? Is it covered with pictures of your face? Does it feature your favorite comic book character? Is it scratch and sniff? On purpose?
Here are some basic console images to get you started. Feel free to gussy up something other than one of these three.
Now make them all pretty-like!
How To Upload Images — Instructions
1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 636 pixels wide. If they aren't, you will be shot.
2. Go to the bottom of this post
3. This brings up a comment window. Click
4. This brings up 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.
To contact the author of this post, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter @bunnyspatial. Thanks to frequent 'Shop Content contributor uscg_pa for helping me brainstorm ideas. One day I'll let him win. Death image via Shutterstock.