This Guy Is Getting A New Gaming Setup

We’re giving away a smart home entertainment unit for gamers to the reader with the worst gaming setup. And that winner is…

… going to receive the Roam Entertainment Unit!

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The Roam Entertainment Unit has been designed with a gamer’s needs foremost in mind. It’s got five bays for your consoles, two vertical and three horizontal, and all of them open for vital ventilation. It also comes with a cushioned storage bench that you can wheel out to sit on while you play as well as keeping all your controllers, plastic guitars and even games hidden away safely.

*switch off TV voice-over guy*

Yesterday we asked for your feedback on some of the entries we’d received so far. We even got you to vote for your favourites. Your vote wasn’t binding, but we did take it into consideration when Seamus and I judged the winner this morning. And here’s how that judging went…

First, we had to disqualify two of yesterday’s twelve: Rich had ‘shopped in the Kotaku logo while Jin did not include one at all.

After we ummed and uhhed over what constituted the “worst gaming setup”, we filtered out those we felt looked like they didn’t need a new entertainment unit as much as they needed a good tidy up and clean: out went Cole and Yiani.

Next, we realised we had to choose between legitimate setups and those that had been, well, set up purely for the comp. We then immediately realised it was impossible to be certain whether each entry was, in fact, legitimate. And so we wondered if it should matter at all?

In the end we felt we had to sacrifice Jack (surely that’s just his little retro gaming corner setup in the poolroom? Nice jumper though) and Piznarski (it looks a little too much like he’s just cleared some space on the floor) because in terms of the (probably) fake setup they’re both beaten by Dean‘s hilarious entry.

And at the same we let go Ben and Jackson whose entries sure look like their real gaming setups, but aren’t quite as disgracefully pathetic as Sam‘s. Look at that tiny shelf, the piles of games wedged against the TV, that tangle of cables, the chair, oh god the chair.

Then we came to John and Tomas. We looked at both these entries and couldn’t decide whether or not they were genuine or had been staged for the comp. They could go either way, to be honest. But was John’s as funny as Dean’s or as miserable as Sam’s? No, not quite. And the same went for Tomas. Sorry guys, you were so close!

That left us with Sam and Dean. Dean and Sam. Sam or Dean? Dean… or Sam…?




OK, fine, Sam, you’re the winner.


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