Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, which doesn’t give us a lot of time to decorate eggs. Guess what this week’s ‘Shop Contest entails!
And time! Judging has begun!
With last week’s new ‘Shop Contest ending in a cliffhanger (a nice way to say we didn’t end up having one) and me being on vacation next weekend, we’ve got to make the most of the time we have together. Thankfully we’ve got an incredibly convenient holiday just around the corner, so we shall find solace and salvation in gleefully-colored ovoids. We’re looking for video game-themed Easter Eggs. Not secrets hidden in video games, but real eggs decorated digitally in a video game fashion.
Simple enough, right? Here’s the kicker — entries must be in by 9 AM Eastern tomorrow morning. I won’t be here to judge next week, and no one will give a damn about eggs two weeks from now. So here we are.
I present you with exhibits A and B, a pair of egg-shaped transparent PNG files, perfect for being colored, tweaked, turned, pasted and even hidden inside iconic video game scenes.
Use these, or Google image search your own, as long as your end result is mildly gaming-centric.
Ready? Get set. Hop!
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.