The 7th Annual E3 Banner Contest

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Alright, duders...E3 2015 is a week away. It’s the 20th Anniversary of the very first E3 too, which for those of you who are not mathematically inclined, that means it’s the 21st E3! Well, if you've been around Giant Bomb for a while, you know that ever since 2009, the moderators have held a contest for the community to create the banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread. Whether you're a Photoshop master or a can't find the color red in MS Paint, you could win! So, read the rules carefully and start making pretty, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff!

The Prizes

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That feeling you get the first time "Lockdown" starts playing.

Each of the eight winners will get a free month of premium membership on GiantBomb.com. If you're already are a premium member, an extra month will be added to your current subscription.

As an added bonus this year, each winner will 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 that we will remove this privilege if you abuse it.

The Rules

  • You each can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius ideas for these newcomers, Bethesda and Square, have at it!
  • Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. For example, if you win Microsoft, you can't win Sony. We gotta spread the love.
  • All banners must be 650 x 150.
  • In spite of @zombiepie and @Trace, animated GIFs are still legal.
  • General forum rules apply (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff).
  • Deadline is the night of Saturday, June 13.
  • While everyone is encouraged to discuss and pick their favorites, winners are chosen only by the moderators.
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The Info

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. I've also created a link for you that will automatically translate Pacific Daylight Time into wherever you are.

The Bethesda E3 Showcase

  • Sunday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM PDT - Dolby Theatre (Local Time)

Xbox E3 2015 Briefing

  • Monday, June 15 @ 9:30 AM PDT - Galen Center (Local Time)

EA World Premiere: E3 2015 Preview

  • Monday, June 15 @ 1:00 PM PDT - Shrine Auditorium (Local Time)

Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2015

  • Monday, June 15 @ 3:00 PM PDT - Orpheum Theater (Local Time)

PlayStation E3 2015 Press Conference

  • Monday, June 15 @ 6:00 PM PDT - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Local Time)

The Nintendo Digital Event

Square Enix E3 Conference 2015

AMD presents PC Gaming Show: Powered by PC Gamer

  • Tuesday, June 16 @ 5:00 PM PDT - Belasco Theater (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! If you need some inspiration, just check out all of the past winners below.

2014 - Microsoft - bigjeffrey
2014 - Microsoft - bigjeffrey
2014 - Electronic Arts - vincentvendetta
2014 - Electronic Arts - vincentvendetta
2014 - Ubisoft - alcor741
2014 - Ubisoft - alcor741
2014 - Sony - aurahack
2014 - Sony - aurahack
2014 - Nintendo - face15
2014 - Nintendo - face15
2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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#1  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

Woo hoo! My favorite part of the year as a mod!

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Those Nintendo and Ubisoft ones are pretty good. Looking forward to what people will come up with it.

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The last time I read the initials AMD was like 2005 or something. The hell is that conference?

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Goddamned girl wood. Memories.

This community is awesome.

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The Jack Tretton one from 2013 is still my all-time favorite.

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#6  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

@supercubedude: That one is hard to top. Definitely a personal favorite too.

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#7 SgtSphynx  Moderator

I'm no good with making gifs but I may submit something, VIP status during E3 chats is a tempting prize to try for.

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The Jack Tretton one from 2013 is still my all-time favorite.

Yeah. It's perfect.

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This is really cool. If I can find the time, I'll definitely be taking part in this.

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How do we submit them?

That Jack Tretton one is amazing.

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I should finally have a go a this...

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Beyond stoked to see what awesome banners people make!

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BTW your chances of winning exponentially increase the more animated your banner is.

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I hope I can find the time to work on some again this year. Unfortunately, things have gotten really busy at work, on top of everything else I have going on.

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One of my favorite that we started for the community. I can't wait to see all of the submissions!

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@sil3n7 said:

@supercubedude said:

The Jack Tretton one from 2013 is still my all-time favorite.

Yeah. It's perfect.

Amazing :P

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@winternet: AMD is still going pretty strong. Their graphics cards aren't as popular as nVidia's, their processors aren't as popular as Intel's, but they are viable alternatives.

AMD are likely going to unveil their new 300 series video cards at the event themselves, but they're trying to make this thing a big PC gaming press conference. There are a bunch of companies stated to appear, including Blizzard, Microsoft, Square, Bohemia, Devolver, Paradox and a bunch more.

It has the potential to be pretty cool having a press conference dedicated to PC gaming stuff, when that stuff is normally very console driven. The only issue is that it's on Tuesday evening, after the show floor has been open for an entire day, so there probably aren't going to be any big announcements of things that are actually being shown at the show.

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@marino Looks like the article isn't showing up in the forums, that should help bring attention to this.

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#22  Edited By Substance_D

Whoah, E3 starts sooner than I thought. I hope Scalebound makes an appearance. Sadly, that's one of the few games I bought an Xbox One for...

@dirtysammiches: That first one is amazing. Never would have even thought to include her, but she pretty much is the face of Ubisoft at this point.

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Just something quick I put together. Not expecting to win this as there are much better photoshoppers out there than me, but I think I have a VATS shot.

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Didn't have anything going on this morning, pumped these out. I'm sure there will be better ones, but I had fun with it. Thanks!

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#35  Edited By Hardtarget

whelp, shut down the contest, we have a winner for every category somehow

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Can't believe I didn't notice the banner for last year's Xbox Press Conference, that one is the best.

And AMD is doing something this year? Wtf?

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The last time I read the initials AMD was like 2005 or something. The hell is that conference?

Basically, AMD and PC Gamer fronted the cash for an event with their names on it. Expect lots of stuff that either isnt on consoles or didnt get into one of the big three. Not sure if Valve will be there, but i'll be surprised if they aren't somewhere, and that seems like the place for "Hey guys, Steam Machines!"

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Why isn't Lockdown hard-baked into the webpage? I don't even want the option to turn it off.

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this is pretty fuckin fantastic. i think it's pretty funny and somewhat cool that aisha's become the face of ubisoft e3. yeah, some jokes don't land, but she seems like a pretty cool lady, into videogames and such.

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@corvak said:
@winternet said:

The last time I read the initials AMD was like 2005 or something. The hell is that conference?

Basically, AMD and PC Gamer fronted the cash for an event with their names on it. Expect lots of stuff that either isnt on consoles or didnt get into one of the big three. Not sure if Valve will be there, but i'll be surprised if they aren't somewhere, and that seems like the place for "Hey guys, Steam Machines!"

Huh, I haven't heard about this. Sounds kinda interesting.

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#41  Edited By jman240
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Banner 1: Tried to keep this as simple as possible. There's no good quality official logo out there for Fallout 4 (that I could find) and Bethesda's is rather bland, so I made use of the little square in the corner and put everything in it. The gif portion is a little lower quality that I would like, but hey... they're finicky.

Edit: Also, there's not a good loop involving the dog anywhere, but this was probably the most adorable moment from the entire trailer.

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Banner 2: I found a Fallout 4 logo! Simple again, I'm feeling minimalist today and have taken about 6 months off working with photoshop.

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Banner 3: No, I don't know what I was thinking when I made this. Deal with it.

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Banner 4: I think this speaks for itself.

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Banner 5: Rejoice for Ubi is Soft.

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@jman240 said:

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Tried to keep this as simple as possible. There's no good quality official logo out there for Fallout 4 (that I could find) and Bethesda's is rather bland, so I made use of the little square in the corner and put everything in it. The gif portion is a little lower quality that I would like, but hey... they're finicky.

Edit: Also, there's not a good loop involving the dog anywhere, but this was probably the most adorable moment from the entire trailer.

Brings a tear to my eye

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#45  Edited By whitegreyblack

Some quick n dirty ones:

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I couldn't resist.
I couldn't resist.

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#49 chaser324  Moderator

If you're going to post a bunch of banners at the same time, please put them all in one post. There's no need to make a separate post for every banner.

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I really want this to be the Square Enix one, like with every fiber of my being.

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