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Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Ultimate Exploitable

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Evan gave us some fine cosplay shots yesterday, but when you need a good exploitable, sometimes you must take matters into your own hands. This is me with the Ultimate Warrior yesterday at 2K Sports’ booth here at PAX. I don’t know what we’ll get from this, but it should make all those bagsuit ‘shops look like refrigerator drawings.


“Mister Warrior,” I said, unsure of what to call him, (“Ultimate?” “Sir?”) “I saw you rassle at Winston-Salem 25 years ago.”

“Ohhhhhh, mannnnnnn,” he groaned. “You were just a little boy then!”

“Actually I was a teenager.”

The title image above doesn’t capture the whole frame, as this is a vertical shot. This should be fish-in-a-barrel easy to exploit. Swap our heads, paint my face, put something else in my hands, put a psyduck hat on both of us, go to town.

Source Image: Owen Meets the Ultimate Warrior

While most of you are smart enough to figure out how to upload images, here are some simple steps to take for those less familiar with the practice.

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

2. Go to the bottom of this post and click "Discuss."

3. This brings up a comment window. Click the icon that looks like a picture.

4. This brings up another window called "Insert Image." 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.


Alright! Have at it. Thanks very much for your participation.

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