We're talkin' 'bout that triple again! That's right. E3 2017 is less than ten days away. Well...EA's event is, which technically isn't officially part of E3. Look, it's confusing this year. Regardless, in a tradition that is nearly as old as Giant Bomb itself, the moderators here have held a contest for users to create E3 banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread. Whether you're a Photoshop master or can't find the color red in MS Paint, you could win! So, read the rules carefully and start making beautiful, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff!
Once again, each of the winners will each get a FREE MONTH of GIANT BOMB PREMIUM. If you are already a premium member, an extra month will be added to your current subscription.
As an added bonus, each winner will once again have VIP (Blue) status in Giant Bomb chat during E3, which includes the press conferences and the nightly Bombcasts. That means no cooldown for you! Just keep in mind we will remove it if you abuse it.
- You can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius and/or idiotic ideas for one company, do it!
- Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. So, for example, if you win Bethesda, you can't win Sony. We gotta spread the love.
- All banners must be 650 x 150.
- In spite of @zombiepie, animated GIFs are still legal.
- General forum rules apply (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff).
- Deadline is Friday night, June 9.
- While everyone is encouraged to discuss and pick their favorites, winners are chosen only by the moderators.
Here are the details about when each conference is being held. Use these as you wish. Or don't. Or use incorrect information if you want! It hasn’t stopped people from winning in the past. To the right, you'll see a nifty chart that will translate Pacific Daylight Time for you. If that's not enough, I've also created a link for you that will automatically translate PDT into wherever you are.
EA Play 2017
- Saturday, June 10 @ 12 PM PDT - The Hollywood Palladium (Your Local Time)
Xbox E3 2017 Briefing
- Sunday, June 11 @ 2:00 PM PDT - Galen Center (Your Local Time)
The Bethesda E3 Showcase
- Sunday, June 11 @ 9:00 PM PDT - Dolby Theatre (Your Local Time)
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2017
- Monday, June 12 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater (Your Local Time)
PlayStation E3 Media Showcase
- Monday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium (Your Local Time)
Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017
- Tuesday, June 13 @ 9:00 AM PDT (Your Local Time)
It's a Lockdown, Baby
Now you know the rules and the basic info you should probably include. So, get to photoshopping, drawing, or even photographing! There's a template if you need a visual aid. And, if you need some inspiration, just check out all of the past winners below.