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The Giant Bomb E3 Banner Contest. Where Legends Are Made.
The Giant Bomb E3 Banner Contest. Where Legends Are Made.

After taking a year off for... reasons, the E3 Banner Contest is returning for a twelfth installment. Since 2009, the moderators here have held a contest challenges anyone in the GB Community to create E3 banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread in the forums.

This year's E3 is a little over a week away, and it is obviously going to be a bit different than the last twenty-five. On top of that, as of this posting (June 2), we don't have a complete schedule of presentations, but that ain't gonna stop us from making some jpegs and gifs.

That means we're going to be doing this year's contest a little bit by the seat of our pants. So, make sure to carefully read the rules below. Once you've done that, feel free to start making beautiful, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff. Then, just post your creations in the comments. Whether you're a Photoshop master or can't find the color blue in MS Paint, you could win!

The Prizes

Firstly, 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.

Secondly, each winner will have VIP (Blue) status in Giant Bomb chat throughout E3. That means no cool-down for you! Just keep in mind that we will remove it if you abuse it.

The Rules

We're watching what you do. Always watching.
We're watching what you do. Always watching.
  • 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, have at it!
  • Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. For example, if you win Ubisoft, you are ineligible for later shows.
  • All banners must be 650 x 150.
  • In spite of @zombiepie, animated GIFs are still legal. 15MB limit.
  • General forum rules apply (i.e. nothing that's considered NSFW).
  • While everyone is encouraged to discuss their favorites, winners are chosen only by the moderators.
  • DEADLINE for Summer Game Fest is 7 PM ET on Wednesday night, June 9th.
  • DEADLINE for everything else is 7 PM ET on Friday night, June 11th.

The Info

As of June 2, only three presentations have solidified a time and date. Currently, we want you to make stuff for these six events.

We will update the info on this list whenever details are announced. If a new event is announced, we might decide to add to this list. In the mean time, have fun with the loose details if you'd like. You'll have a chance to update your banner with accurate time info before the deadline. If for some reason one of them doesn't do some kind of presentation, it doesn't matter. We're here to have some fun, so you can still win the prizes.

Summer Game Fest KickOff Live!

Ubisoft Forward

Devolver Digital

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase

Square Enix

Nintendo Direct

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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 here.

Just remember. This is a contest. It's really fuckin' hard. But, you know what we gotta do?

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So excited to see what monstrosities the community creates this year!

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I should not be given this much free time and video editing software.

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Love the banner contests. Good luck, folks.

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Excited! I wish I knew when Nintendo was going. It's usually a Tuesday. So I put Tuesday.

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#10 Marino  Staff

Updated the article with Nintendo's time/date.

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#11  Edited By panicswitch  Staff
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Oh finally getting to justify this Photoshop subscription.

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#12  Edited By TheAdmin
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https://www.pcgamingshow.com/

(the banner is a joke of course)

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#13 Marino  Staff

@theadmin: We don't include this because it's presented and run by a publication/site, which would be fairly awkward to feature in a contest on a separate site.

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I was literally already in bed when this inspiration hit me and I had to get up and make it.

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@marino said:

@theadmin: We don't include this because it's presented and run by a publication/site, which would be fairly awkward to feature in a contest on a separate site.

I know - it's my annual joke. Maybe we could make a non-descript general PC gaming thread for around that time just for discussion ;)

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#19  Edited By Genji-Gloves

These are great.

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Can somebody post the everybody point to weed clip? Thanks

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The One Billion "Twoops" joke probably hasn't aged well in 2021...

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June nine-twevlth?

These are bangers.

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This one always gives me a laugh.

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@theadmin: You just made my day! Thank you :p

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#31  Edited By MichiganJack

It's Brilliant! LFMAO!

@theadmin said:
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https://www.pcgamingshow.com/

(the banner is a joke of course)

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Someone for the love of God help me I can't stop.

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#33  Edited By willin
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How much money do you all want to bet that more people will see the ending to Balan Wonderworld through this banner than those who actually beat the game?

Also spoilers of Balan Wonderworld?

@marino: Updated with date and time plus better logo.

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Bravo! Love these things!!

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These are all flawless

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I want to like each of your posts. These are quality and amazing!!!

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@theadmin: I just looked at the timing of this show. I wonder if Microsoft's presser will only by 60 minutes? Otherwise, those two conferences will overlap which isn't something I think happens very often (if ever). Though the PC Gaming show, as you joked about, is certainly overlooked by a lot of folks.

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#43  Edited By Arebuckle

Okay, this is a dumb thing that I had thought of a few years ago (as you can plainly tell from the video used), but never had time to do it. In spite of tenuous relevance I thought I'd do it now, just to do it. So here it is, 3 years late. (I'll be honest, I thought it was longer)

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Not worth the the wait in the slightest, but feck it. Unfortunately, some of the editing is bit rough so I could get this number of frames. Here's the longer; lower framed version.

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The loop is a lot nicer in this one, but I could never mask the seam.

**From fixing the Nintendo banner, I realised it's dimensions weren't right. I thought I'd check this and yeah, this is as well. Don't have the source anymore, so it is what it is.

You should always check your settings as you go.

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#44 Marino  Staff

Updated Square Enix date. No time yet.

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#45  Edited By Marino  Staff

Square is now 12:15 PM on June 13.

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I spent way too long on this...

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These are all so good.

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#50 sweep  Moderator

As always, to counter @zombiepie 's anti-gif policy I shall only and exclusively vote for gif banners.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

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