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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Somewhere A Place For Kinect

Now that Microsoft has realized that more people might be willing to purchase an Xbox One if it didn't come with $100 worth of do-not-want, what's the company going to do with the all of the unwanted Kinect cameras? Perhaps our army of image manipulators has some suggestions.

I've been amusing myself imagining factory workers sitting in front of piles of Xbox One boxes, stripping the contests, tossing the Kinects into a big pile and packing the rest into smaller packages for resale on June 9. Every once in awhile a group of executives gathers around the Kinect pile, scratching their heads and shrugging. Obviously these imagined executives need your help.

While the rational mind realizes the Kinect sensor will continue to be sold until people stop buying them, we're not into rationality here. No, we see Kinect sensors given away in cereal boxes, used to construct speed bumps, or implemented by the TSA to see through people's clothing. The only thing we don't want to see is the Kinect dumped in the E.T. landfill — that's too easy.


Speaking of too easy, I've included a couple of transparent PNG files to get you started. Good luck. We'll be watching you.


Not sure how to upload images? Follow these simple steps and you'll soon be uploading pictures to the internet like a pro.

1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop.

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.



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