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Posted by Marino (7243 posts) -
That feeling you get the first time
That feeling you get the first time "Lockdown" starts playing.

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.

The Rules

  • 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.
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The Info

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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

Xbox E3 2017 Briefing

The Bethesda E3 Showcase

Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2017

PlayStation E3 Media Showcase

Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017

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.

Will this masterpiece from face15 ever be topped? That's up to you!
Will this masterpiece from face15 ever be topped? That's up to you!

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#1 Posted by Marino (7243 posts) -

Past Winners

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2016 - Nintendo/hach - Ubisoft/tovan - Microsoft/deliciousbees - Bethesda/gundogan - EA/citizencoffeecake - Sony/nihlus4
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2015 - Microsoft/pickassoreborn - Ubisoft/casty - Square/gmm - Sony/indiana - PC/hashy - Nintendo/gnomeonfire - EA/feckhead - Bethesda/zzombie13
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2014 - Sony/aurahack - EA/vincentvendetta - Nintendo/face15 - Ubisoft/alcor741 - Microsoft/bigjeffrey
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2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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Year of the memes. LET'S GO

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#4 Posted by emtee (160 posts) -

Who will be the first to use "covfefe"?

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#5 Posted by rmanthorp (4632 posts) -

Am I feeling GIFs this year?? HMMMMMM

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#7 Posted by cyborgx7 (147 posts) -

Nothing for the Devolver Digital press conference? Slightly dissapointed.

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#8 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (597 posts) -

Man why haven't i seen the 2016 Sony banner before? It's glorious!! I miss that guy.

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#10 Posted by Jesus_Phish (3766 posts) -

@benfoldsone: Shut it down already. We're not getting better than this.

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"Can you tell me about your secret weapon?" "It's the bomb"

Not sure if I should add to this comment or just add new comments? I'll add further entries here unless otherwise instructed. (I probably don't have time for any more entries.)

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(fixed date and edges. heh)

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I feel dirty.

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A E S T H E T I C.

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#14 Posted by PaulKemp (218 posts) -

yeah, after seeing last years, im not going to even enter. The gif skill level is high!

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#17 Posted by Marino (7243 posts) -

@cyborgx7 said:

Nothing for the Devolver Digital press conference? Slightly dissapointed.

They still haven't announced when, where, or what theirs is. I may be able to add it at the last minute, but I dunno.

@turboman said:

@marino Bethesda moved their presser to 9PM PDT https://be3showcase.bethsoft.com/

I saw this, but I'm still not convinced it's not just an error on that page. Why would they open the gates 2.5 hours before the show?

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BOTW manuals update when

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#21 Posted by funkyman50 (14 posts) -

I'm not any less hype for E3 this year, but I loved it all being on Monday. For the last two years I'd take the day off of work, but I'm not going to take two days off.

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What is FIFA?

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Another entry. A bit more abstract.

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Testing out the 'Gif' format. Hope you enjoy.

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Microsoft sniper evasion.

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Save Patrick this E3 2017.

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Explore Montana

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Kinda feel like Ubisoft's wild patterns and stuff is just too easy of an excuse.

Also, if there's nothing there for you, click the image. For some reason a bunch of them aren't showing.

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#27 Posted by face15 (1383 posts) -

It's so good that the Jack Tretton banner still gets love every year.

I missed the banner contest last year which is a shame cause it's pretty much a yearly tradition for me at this point. Will definitely be joining in again this year.

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#29 Posted by Marino (7243 posts) -

@jman240: You might want to check the size requirements so that this will be eligible.

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My first attempt at this contest and animated GIFs.

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#35 Posted by daltimond (286 posts) -

@knightdehumidifier: This is my personal favorite right now. It's so good for so many reasons. GG.

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e: Edited to reflect updated 9pm start time

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#37 Posted by macglaspyn (40 posts) -

@a_rad_skull: I can easily see this one being a winner, holy crap.

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@paulkemp said:

yeah, after seeing last years, im not going to even enter. The gif skill level is high!

Yeah!

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I feel dirty.

That's the good kind of dirty though.

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#43 Posted by andythemeZ (396 posts) -

Congratulations to whomever combines the Mario rabbit guns and Farcry duck dynasty pick up artists into one idea.

And to whomever is first to get Guillermo Del Toro double flipping off on a Konami banner.

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#44 Posted by dudeglove (13684 posts) -

Oh my god you people are disgustingly talented. Some of these are incredibly smart.

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bonus black and white version just because
bonus black and white version just because

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Who wants to see Montana?

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