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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Midnight Mario

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It was great to finally get a real look at the Nintendo Switch and some of the things it’s capable of. But even if the future of Nintendo’s latest console remains uncertain, what I’m really worried about is Mario. I just have a feeling New Donk City is going to eat him alive.

Not only is our favorite little overalled meatball apparently half the size of the city’s other citizens, but, well, the city can be a rough place. Especially one with a name like New Donk City. Sure, everything looked nice and whimsical in the trailer, but take a wrong turn down a dark alley, and who knows what kind of trenchcoat wearing goons you might run into.

So this week, as the ‘Shop Contest makes its triumphant return for 2017, scarf down some of your grandma’s Sunday pasta and get shopping Mario into any and every situation that might befall him as he hops around New Donk City’s lesser known locales. I don’t have any PNG files to get you started this week, cause life can be cruel like that. You think Mario had a single coin to his name when he showed up in the Donk’s East bay?

How To Upload Images — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 800 pixels wide. If they aren’t, you will be shot. I mean it!

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.