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Ahoy, there maties! Did you know that next Saturday is Talk Like A Pirate Day? Well, now you know! And to celebrate it, let’s walk the plank and other pirate things.

Your challenge this week: Turn non-pirate game characters into pirates!

You can add some eye patches, some peg legs, or a hat. Or maybe put them on a big pirate ship, y’know, with the large wheel you use for steering. Whatever it takes to turn folks like Spider-Man and The Master Chief into seafaring thieves.

Next week, I’ll pick a winner and some of my favorites.

Please note that the image submissions rules have changed just a little bit. We’re looking for images that are 800 pixels wide now!

How To Submit — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 800 pixels wide.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click “Choose file” if you’re uploading your ‘shop from your desktop

4. 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.

5. 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 will look at it.

6. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some 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.

source: gamezpot.com

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