Last week we served up 13 of the most exploitable cosplay pics from at Comic-Con 2011 for you to corrupt even further. Many entered, only one will win! Who is it? OK, yeah, it's that guy above. But see inside for the other 19 finalists!
Last week's 'Shop Contest posed the challenge of creating downloadable content well ahead of its time—like, back in the 1980s and 1990s. Could our smart shoppers take classic franchises and serve them up with virtual tchotchke's just as money-grubbing and half-assed as modern games? Find out inside!
There's box art and there's box art, and just as CD insert is no comparison to an album cover, so is a DVD case no match for the artistry of a board-game box. Last week's 'Shop Contest asked everyone to reconcile the latter two.
The big moosie slobbering all over me, that was Bob. Kotick.
Asshole Dog. Bad Dudes. Cake jokes. Memes are, by definition, overdone, but the last one went past its expiration date in last week's 'Shop Contest, according to everyone. So let's put it to bed with this week's look at the MLB 2K11 Million-Dollar Perfect Game.
There are a million ‘Shops in the Naked City. Here are 20 of them.
Last week's contest asked you to present an allegorical illustration for the glory of PlayStation Network's return, after an agonizing 23-day outage. We ended up with one of our most-entered contests of the past four months. There are 20 finalists, but aren't all of us the winners here?
Some people misunderstood me last week. I didn't say Michael Phelps was a jackass, only that he looked like one in a picture of him playing Kinect. Truth be told, everyone looks like a jackass in still photos of them playing Kinect.
Last week's 'Shop Contest asked readers to imagine the 3DS' AR Games as a kind of special lens through which we see the world as it really is, not as our feeble minds perceive it. What they showed us was quite disturbing, indeed.
In-game advertising's creep has been slowed only by a terrible economy damping all advertising channels. That hasn't stopped one Silicon Valley startup's vision of inserting it into your achievements and trophies. Last week, Kotaku's skilled 'shoppers went the extra mile and inserted ads into them all.
This past week the rumor mill spit out nearly every conceivable detail about Nintendo's Wii successor, except for, of course, what the thing actually looks like. We put it to you, the Kotaku community, to come up with a credible artist's rendering. Or, in lieu of that, something hilarious. Here's what we got.
Some snippiness from Sony's CEO provided the grist for last week's 'Shop Contest challenge, in which we explored the challenges of child rearing by those who gave us the PSP. We've got 20 hot and fresh 'shops waiting for you inside!
Let's get things started with frequent flyer boopadoo (4), who racks up the Sony gang…
Last week, we asked you to reimagine the summit of Isaiah "Triforce" Johnson and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at the Nintendo 3DS launch event two weeks ago in New York. As a316sob's entry (1, above) shows, many items changed hands, and many heads swapped places. Let's round up the winners.
Last week's challenge produced only the second time in Kotaku 'Shop Contest history that one artist got two submissions featured in the final gallery. Who scored this rare double eagle? See inside!
A cache of storyboards for the abandoned game "Milo," which was supposed to have been a Kinect title about a little boy's adventures, provided the grist for last week's 'Shop Contest. We've got 20 winners for you, hot and fresh!
Evonyizifying video games was the name of the last 'Shop Contest challenge, and either way it figured to be not half as obnoxious as the ads for the freemium online game. We raked in over 900 submissions. Over 900!
AlanMooresBeard (1) took care of the obligatory Bad Dudes entry. BigMike McCarthy (2) supplied the…
A maternal reproach of Dead Space 2 served as the inspiration for last week's 'Shop Contest challenge. We received more than 800 submissions, so, inevitably, someone's getting left out of this roundup.
Facebook games' lack of a soul and ability to steal yours was the subject for last week's 'Shop Contest. Not as many people entered this week's showdown as the last making it appropriately, a more casual affair.
Our efforts to meme-ify a moment from the big 3DS public event in Japan last weekend bore prodigious fruit - more than 600 entries. But we still haven't answered who that guy was.
I'll be candid, I thought I was copping out with last week's challenge. Turn everything into Tron? Giving you no source images? Yet we got more than 700 entries, one of the biggest 'Shop Contests, by entry, ever.