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#1 Edited by Marino (6232 posts) -

Alright, duders. E3 2012 is next week. I know! Crazy, right? Well, if you've been around Giant Bomb for a while, you know that the last couple years, the moderators have held a contest for users to create the banners that will be placed at the top of each press conference's discussion thread.

The Rules

  • You each can submit up to THREE banners for EACH press conference. So, if you've got multiple genius ideas for Konami's insanity. Have at it!
  • Although you can submit many banners, you can only win once. We gotta spread the love.
  • All banners must be 600 x 100.
  • No animated GIFs.
  • General forum rules apply. (i.e. no nudity or otherwise NSFW stuff)
  • Deadline (except for Konami) is Sunday night-ish.
  • Moderators will devise some type of unscientific means of selecting the winners.

The Info

  • Konami - Thursday, May 31 @ 10:30 PM PDT
  • Microsoft - Monday, June 4 @ 9:30 AM PDT
  • Electronic Arts - Monday, June 4 @ 1:00 PM PDT
  • Ubisoft - Monday, June 4 @ 3:00 PM PDT
  • Sony - Monday, June 4 @ 6:00 PM PDT
  • Nintendo - Tuesday, June 5 @ 9:00 AM PDT

Now you know the rules and the basic info you should probably to include. So, get to photoshopping! Here's a template that CitizenKane made last year if you need a visual aid. And, if you need some inspiration, just check out some of the past winners below.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/502/template.png

Past Winners

  • by @buzz_clik
  • by @eeegac
  • by @Twilight
  • by @face15
  • by @cookiesforbreakfast
  • by @buzz_clik
  • by @bonorbitz
  • by @skarinator
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#2 Posted by The_Last_Starfighter (439 posts) -

What's the deadline on this?

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#3 Posted by Marino (6232 posts) -

@Gunslinger0130: The Konami one needs to be done pretty quickly. Deadline the rest should be...let's say Sunday night. We'll need a little time to get input from the other moderators on who should win each one.

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#4 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -

@Marino: I'll see if I can come up with a pretty painless way for the mods to toss their votes together.

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#5 Posted by B0nd07 (1748 posts) -

Working on something right now.

@Marino: FYI, the link to "last year's thread" actually links to 2010's thread. Also, the template link seems to be dead.

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#6 Edited by zidd (1931 posts) -
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#7 Edited by B0nd07 (1748 posts) -

Threw something together for Konami:

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And here are mine for the big 5:

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And my second design:

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Side note: anyone else having issues embedding multiple "large" files at a time? It keeps stalling at the second image I try to post.

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#8 Posted by Marz (6016 posts) -

did some ubisoft ones.

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#9 Posted by Willin (1387 posts) -

@B0nd07: I like how the little cross section part in the EA banner has nothing in it. Good play, sir!

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#10 Posted by RedRoach (1401 posts) -

I was beginning to think this wan't going to happen. Glad I'm wrong,

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#11 Posted by BeachThunder (14578 posts) -
@B0nd07: Crysis 3; Dead Space 3.
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#12 Posted by dudeglove (12577 posts) -

What, no E3 mysteries?

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#13 Posted by ShadowVirus (849 posts) -

I probably won't be able to do a Konami one as I'm gonna be pretty busy these next few days but when I get some time I'll get cracking on these.

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#14 Posted by B0nd07 (1748 posts) -

@Willin: Only because I couldn't remember anything they were working on, lol.

@BeachThunder: Thanks, I completely forgot about Crysis 3.

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#15 Edited by rachelepithet (1646 posts) -

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#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

And here.. we.. go! 
  

@BeachThunder said:

@B0nd07: Crysis 3
I hate you Beach. I hate you.
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#17 Edited by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

Thought I'd knock something up for a couple of them as I had some time spare this afternoon, nothing earth-shattering, though.

Maybe I'll take another crack at it if I get more time later...

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#18 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -

@MoleyUK: No Alex love?

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#19 Posted by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

@Winternet: Holy Cra...! What an omission.

Totally unintentional I swear.

Better get onto fixing that.

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#20 Edited by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

OK. Apologies for leaving Alex out of the last one...

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#21 Posted by Coafi (1520 posts) -

Saving a spot for my banners.

Great job so far, everyone.

@Marz: I love how you added Mr. Caffeine, good job.

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#22 Posted by RobotHamster (4250 posts) -

Made some for fun, can't wait for E3!!

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#23 Posted by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

Not a real entry, but I I'll chuck it in anyway...

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...and that's enough from me!

GLHB everyone.

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#24 Posted by Cirdain (3768 posts) -

@RobotHamster said:

Made some for fun, can't wait for E3!!

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This actually is the most appropriate.

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#25 Posted by aurahack (2539 posts) -

You guys have no idea how much I am dying for Ginant Bomb 2,011 to make a return in this thread.

Also, working on my stuff at the moment. Will probably be up tomorrow morning or some shit.

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#26 Edited by CapnMango (12 posts) -
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Well that took longer than I expected. It was fun though!

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#27 Edited by ShadowVirus (849 posts) -

Here's my first set of attempts.

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Will have another go later today or tomorrow.

@CapnMango: That is awesome! Welcome to the forums.

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#28 Edited by avantegardener (1880 posts) -

Cool, will get cracking.

Got 3 started before bed.Got them all up anyway, I'll continue working on them.

I think they are clean but bit too sterile, plus ShadowVirus is killing me above :)

Right Done, went with a colourised version.

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#29 Posted by aurahack (2539 posts) -

@ShadowVirus said:

Here's my first set of attempts.

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I'm thrilled to see the legacy I established last year of using EA's classic logo carries on this year. Doing me proud, Giant Bomb. :'D

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#30 Posted by ShadowVirus (849 posts) -

@aurahack: It's a tradition :)

Quickly through together a Konami one, hope its not too late?

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#31 Posted by nick_verissimo (1447 posts) -

@ShadowVirus: I pretty much think you should win for using the OG EA logo. Well done!

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#32 Posted by B0nd07 (1748 posts) -

I'll be updating my first post (first page) with any updates I make. Consider that post as my final entry when the deadline arrives.

Anywho, I've made a some changes to mine. Here's a sample:

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I also toyed around with this design a bit, but couldn't make it work for me. However, looking at it now on the site, I might continue with it some more.

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#33 Posted by Marino (6232 posts) -

@ShadowVirus: Definitely not too late. I'll probably post the Konami thread around 11 PM tonight (since I may have to go to sleep before it starts). So, everyone's got another 8 hours or so to get in a Konami banner.

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#34 Posted by myketuna (1880 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

What, no E3 mysteries?

I actually have ideas swirling in my mind for an "E3 mysteries" themed set of banners. I also imagine P.O.D.'s (terribad) "Sleeping Awake" as the official Giant Bomb E3 2012 theme song only because I imagine the group singing about the E3 mysteries and not the Matrix.

But maybe these are better kept as ideas.

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#35 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

@MoleyUK said:

OK. Apologies for leaving Alex out of the last one...

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I like this set.

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#36 Posted by Brendan (9038 posts) -

@MoleyUK: Yours are definitely my favourites so far. Nice work!

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#37 Edited by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

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No Contest! That's frikkin' perfect! Great Stuff.

, : Thanks, chaps.

All the entries are pretty strong so far. I'm sure they'll only get better too.

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#38 Edited by aurahack (2539 posts) -

Done with mine, though I think I'll work on a second set. Another design or something, because I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with how these look.

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#39 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -
@CapnMango that looks cool as fuck.
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#40 Posted by Marino (6232 posts) -

We're getting close to having to shut off Konami submissions. Only have four so far. We've got European mods that have to go to bed soon.

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#41 Edited by SerHulse (710 posts) -

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This one is pretty swanky!

I prefer this design (out of the two) though the smoke effect in the middle looks a little weird...

EDIT: weird, it didn't post the other picture :\ anyway, I was referring to the second retooled design of your Nintendo banners.

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#42 Posted by Firepaw (3053 posts) -

A lot of good looking banners here, though I would like to see some more fun ones or related to E3 Mysteries... but I guess vidja gaems r srs bizniz... or something.

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#43 Posted by Bollard (7557 posts) -

All of these banners are really sweet. It's a shame most of them can't win!

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#44 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

@MoleyUK said:

OK. Apologies for leaving Alex out of the last one...

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If it were up to me, You're Winner.

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#45 Posted by Coafi (1520 posts) -

@aurahack: Duder, I love your banners! I love the fact that you use a different shape for the banners, maybe use bolder type for the dates they get a lil bit lost. I can't wait to see your second set.

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#46 Edited by aurahack (2539 posts) -

@Coafi: Thanks! The font was a problem for me. :( Couldn't get it to work the way I wanted to. S'why I decided to make a second set.

Second set is here. I like these a lot better, although there's no space in them. :( I love space. Space is so cool, I want to put it in everything. Also, Konami one!

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Alternate Microsoft one because Bing is fucking stupid and I feel the need to celebrate that.
Alternate Microsoft one because Bing is fucking stupid and I feel the need to celebrate that.
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#47 Posted by Marino (6232 posts) -

@aurahack: Those are pretty sharp. Nitpicking technicality: The time should be PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) instead of PST (Pacific Standard Time).

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#48 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (851 posts) -

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#49 Posted by face15 (1377 posts) -

Oh wow, I had no idea that my Nintendo banner was used last year. That's awesome.

I'll make some up for this year later today.

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#50 Posted by Marino (6232 posts) -

Okay...

NO MORE KONAMI BANNERS!

I'm giving some other mods some time to vote. I'll be posting the thread in a few hours (well before the thing starts).

Thanks!

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