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Posted by Marino (7537 posts) -
A decade of destruction.
A decade of destruction.

For ten years now, the moderators here at Giant Bomb have upheld a tradition unlike any other. This contest challenges anyone and everyone 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. Whether you're a Photoshop master or can't find the color blue in MS Paint, you could win!

E3 2018 is now ten days away! Well, unofficially. EA is doing their thing outside of E3 again and...just go with it. Read the rules carefully and start making beautiful, awesome, terrible, and/or funny stuff!

The Prizes

This is the only EA logo that exists.
This is the only EA logo that exists.

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. This includes the press conferences and the live night shows. That means no cool-down for you! Just keep in mind that we will remove it if you abuse it.

Thirdly, for the first time ever, your banner might be featured...somewhere else during Giant Bomb's E3 festivities.

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, have at it!
  • Although you can submit many banners, you can only win ONCE. 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. 15MB limit.
  • General forum rules apply (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff).
  • Deadline is 7 PM ET on Friday night, June 8th.
  • While everyone is encouraged to discuss 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.

EA Play 2018

  • Saturday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM PDT - The Hollywood Palladium (Your Local Time)

Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

The Bethesda E3 Showcase

Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018

Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing 2018

PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase

Nintendo Direct: E3 2018

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?

Let's feast, y'all.

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#2 Posted by dialthedude (40 posts) -
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Let's get this party started!

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#3 Posted by Nick (1039 posts) -
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Let's get this party started!

lol, that's great

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I'm assuming this is where this stuff is posted.

More soon, maybe.

EDIT: I have no idea why that third one isn't showing up embedded. Click it, I guess?

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#6 Posted by Wooderon (37 posts) -

The very first one posted already feels like a winner to me.

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#8 Posted by dudeglove (13746 posts) -

God, has it really been ten years.

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#11 Posted by gnomeonfire (1124 posts) -
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I'll make more later, probably.

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#12 Posted by Avioto (301 posts) -

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Let's get this party started!

Shut this thing down, we have a winner!

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#13 Posted by Firepaw (3136 posts) -

Wish I had the skillz to join in on the fun... Anyway, best of luck everyone! Hope to see some real silly stuff :)

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Let's get this party started!

This one, this one is pretty much perfect, brings a tear of laughter to my eye.

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A winner is you!

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Let's get this party started!

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#16 Posted by EvilMonkeySlayer (27 posts) -

There needs to be an "EA - We have changed our privacy policy" GDPR one.

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#18 Posted by briarpack (335 posts) -
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Just uh... Gonna hope that Bethesda keeps that stream going until E3.

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Let's get this party started!

This is fantastic.

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#20 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8888 posts) -

@briarpack: That second Bethesda one is great and terrible and great.

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#22 Posted by bWo (116 posts) -

Love the Nintendo ones. Well done, @dialthedude and @gnomeonfire !

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#23 Posted by processr (188 posts) -
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peperony and chease

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#24 Posted by rmanthorp (4634 posts) -
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#25 Posted by fattony12000 (8530 posts) -

we feastin

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#26 Posted by JohnyMyko (1889 posts) -

Already starting the show with a show-stopper! These are great!

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Let's get this party started!

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Just uh... Gonna hope that Bethesda keeps that stream going until E3.

E3 HYPE!

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#27 Posted by borklund (321 posts) -

Another winner right here imo, excellent job my dude

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Let's get this party started!

Fuck it, just use this for every conference.

Online
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#31 Posted by GentlemanlyGentleman (352 posts) -

Going into this years E3, the only MS game that I knew would be there was Crackdown 3 (this was pre Walmart leak). So I tried making a LockdownXCrackdown trailer banner. And boy, I am not a lyricist.

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I've got a few ideas for gifs later this week, but here are so straight-up static banners.

You may notice a theme here...

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Oh by the way, there is an uncensored version of that Ubisoft banner, but I'm not gonna publish it - yet.

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#35 Posted by Vetterli (171 posts) -
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Let's get this party started!

Holy... shit...!!

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#37 Posted by skinnyluigi (107 posts) -

@processr said:
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peperony and chease

hahaha

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I saw the only Electronic Arts logo, and I knew I had to do it justice the only way I knew how. With Paint. LET'S FEAST

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@sweep: I know though, right? Right?

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Here's Another one for the Xbox Showase, This time, it's Inspired from My Middle School Days of messing around with PowerPoint! I made this exclusively in Powerpoint and Google Images, like the old days! Just as fun to make as to watch!

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Oh JFC, you didn't have to completely murder their public image like that.

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Here's what I've got so far. May do a few more if inspiration strikes.

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#44 Posted by rgdraconic (77 posts) -

I just had to get this out of my head rather than expect it to go anywhere.

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#45 Posted by Marino (7537 posts) -

Pretty great start to the contest this year. I love seeing former winners and other recognizable names return each year.

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Well, that's a batch. Now if any specific inspirations strike me I'll be back.

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oh my god. it's fantastic.

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#49 Posted by GeneralVicinity (15 posts) -

@durman667: Damn, I really like the Sony one you made! It's got some serious A S T H E T I C to it

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Let's get this party started!

Straight off the bat, and already the winner