Win! A Sony Bravia 3DTV Thanks To de Blob 2!

This probably one of the biggest competitions we've run on Kotaku since I've been here. Thanks to THQ and de Blob 2, we're giving away a Sony Bravia 46-inch 3DTV - details on how to enter and win can be found below. Today is your last chance folks!

But first the sweet, sweet swag.

1st Prize 1x Sony Bravia KDL-46HX800 2x TDGBR100B 3D Glasses: 1x TMRBR100 3D Transmitter 1x PlayStation 3 1x Copy of de Blob 2

Runners Up 5x Copy of de Blob 2 5x de Blob 2 poster 5x de Blob figurine

Since it's such a huge prize, I want to make sure that as many people as possible can get involved. Therefore entering the competition is simple: you must invent a new colour and name it. As simple as that - drop your entries (no more than three per person) into the comments below and we'll chose the winner by the end of next week.

Good luck everyone.

Terms and Conditions can be found here.


    Known simply as Blurg, this name itself is far too interesting for this colour. Descriptions for it typically describe it as a kind of grey-brown, however, that does not truly capture the true essence of just how boring it is. This is the colour of accountants and commercial lawyers. To look upon this colour is to feel your very soul being sucked away through ever pore in your skin.

    Blurg: Like falling asleep.

      All colours brought together
      Wonderous medley

      Not quite green and red
      Or purple, blue and yellow
      Smash them into one

      Very beautiful
      Fireworks on a night sky
      Haiku of colours

      Pisha: Subtle notes of summer infused with the cold memories of loves lost.

      Glim: The color of the air disturbance left in the wake of me fleeing from a fair fight in any FPS game.

      Snippiloo: The color of the nipples on boobroses, which are found only on the third moon of Snij.

      Charbuul: The color of the fumes emitted from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's smoking corpses immediately after we- er, "somebody" -killed them.


      A colour, similar to red, which is seen by those raging against those who wish to simply propel their comment to the top of a list with the vain hope that it will make their comment noticed more by the editor, because he is clearly far too lazy to care enough about the community and fairness in a competition to *shock, horror* read through every actual entry.

    AmbroseIV faints with excitement

    I just have to correct one thing Mark, this is *the* biggest competition you've run D:

    Ragigo: That distictive colour that forms around the face of an enraged gamer as he screams "hax! you cheating hack!". It should be noted to create this colour the accused hacker must not actually be hacking, and is just a better player.

    Nostalgiarine, only perceivable on a heretofore unknown rose-tinted spectrum.


    The colour "derp"...

    It's kind of a brownish-reddish-green, and it's the colour that appears in your vision whenever you facepalm at a stupid person making comments/forum posts. Instead of being angry and "seeing red", you get facepalm and see "derp".

    For example: "This next Call of Duty game will be revolutionary"... DERP!

    Kamogulous (pronounced kah-moj-ju-lus) - The colour ones face turns when you realise one of your friends has shown up to an outing wearing camoflage pants

    Periphigem - The colour you can't quite see just at the edge of your vision


    Close to black, with a little "erk, what is THAT?" added in.

      Redshirt. (Pr. "Rej-hurt")

      The colour you turn when facing a fight-or-flight situation, if you're unsuitably equipped/skilled/just plain unlucky.
      Coincidentally, it's also the color you turn a few seconds before death/KO.

    It shall be called "Sky"- like you know how an Orange is well- orange. The Sky is well Sky. You see in logical sense the sky isn't blue- its because of the atmosphere it gains that color. Which is why the true colour of the sky is my magical new color. It's a very calming elemental mix between Silver, Black and Blue oh and Green. Cause everything has to be green these days.

    Loquacious: 70C0D8

    At the end of a hard day - the boss is on your ass, the wife is giving you shit, and your kids are just plain unappealing - you need Loquacious.

    Loquacious isn't as much a colour as it is a way of life. Loquacious makes it alright, Loquacious makes it better, because Loquacious makes it bearable.

    Bachelor White - not to be confused with off-white, eggshell, cream, beige, ecru - is the colour achieved by non-separation of whites and colours followed by repeated bleachings which never quite bring that shirt back to white. But the shirts clean so you wear it anyway.

      I have had many shirts this colour over the years.

    "The promotion commences 14.00pm AEDT on 17 February, 2011 and closes at 11.59pm AEDT on 23 January, 2011 ("the Promotional Period")."

    The competition closes before it opens?

      "Conditions of Entry: Ownership of one (1) DeLorean DMC-12; one (1) flux capactior; one point twenty-one (1.21) jiggawatts."

        I believe this man should win, simply for the amount of awesome radiating from his post.

      I better dust my Tardis off then!

    Intoximulen - The colour all of your memories when trying to remember what the hell happened last night

    Crilight. It's a deep blue with a hint of yellow and a drop of green and splash of brown.

    Invisibool: The colour of Mark Serrel's pants.

    Also I would like to point out that there is an error in the terms and conditions. apparently the comp ends before it commences :-)

    Trollple - considered a most hideous colour by the general populous, though to those who seek anonymity it is the bright luminous calling colour of kin. Some would describe it as a morose mix of brown and khaki green others have reported it to be akin to a mixture of all the rays of the rainbow mixed with pubbie tears.

    Spindigo: The last colour you see before falling over from dizziness.

      My second entry: Andkog.

      One cannot, in nature, comprehend additional colours in the visible spectrum of light. We each have three receptor cones capable of sensing colour in our retinal sensors, each one observing a different range of the spectrum. This is because the radiation hits those sensors and creates a potential difference within them, which our brain interprets as colour. Given this, then, it is impossible to "create" a new colour which can be shown to other people, as they have no way of seeing it. Instead, we can comprehend additional colours by applying the opposite potential difference to the optical sensors. Thus, rather than the brain receiving that there is red being sensed, it will in turn sense an inverse of what we perceive as red. To attempt to comprehend what such a colour such as this would look like is impossible, as the natural realm is unable to conjure up such images.

      In 1987, the United States commissioned several experiments to incite this kind of stimulation, but at the time the technology was insufficiently advanced to surgically attach wiring to individual sensors on the eye. As such, they attempted to perform the surgery on the entire eye. Prisoners were used in these trials, but all attempts were failures and they turned completely blind as a result.

      More recently, in 2006, experiments attempting to restore sight to the blind were performed. Their eyes were directly connected to cameras which parsed the visual information into a form they could comprehend. These experiments met with undeniable success, and each of the 40 volunteers were able to perceive some of the stimuli. While it may be impossible to let the sighted see the impossible hues, it is ironically only the blind who can observe the Inverse Spectrum.

      However, these people could not properly explain what they saw. As difficult as it is to explain the concept of colour to the blind, it was equally frustrating to them as they had no words to describe such things. The experimenters logically named the colours Anti-Red, Anti-Blue and Anti-Green. Such colours cannot be turned into a paint, of course, as they do not correspond to physical colours. They were directly fed to the participants' augmented optical nerves from a computer interface, one which was designed to turn the data into electrical signals that they could comprehend. This worked well, and the colours mixed as one would expect in the visible spectrum: Anti-Red and Anti-Blue formed Anti-Purple, and so on.

      However, Anti-Red, when mixed with Red, turned to black, and similarly with other colours. Such comprehensions were difficult for the scientists to conceptualise, but the blind, who had only known sight as science had gifted them, took such perceptions as standard. They then thought to introduce a colour in an abnormal format. They passed information to the nerves which violated the typical Red, Green and Blue notation that computers use most frequently to represent colour. In their implementation, they did not use a byte for each colour's magnitude, but 32 bytes. This was how they had formed the negative colours, after all. Their representation as a "long" integer meant a greatly expanded array of potential colours.

      They planned a set of testing colour codes for the subjects. #FG0000 was the first of the Ultra-Reds to be found, similarly, Ultra-Green and Ultra-Blue. However, there were points of each colour cone at which the subjects would scream uncontrollably until the colour was removed from their sight. Upon recovery, they explained that this was not because they were feeling pain, but simply a reflex panic response from their bodies. For Ultra-Red, this colour was #&K0000, the Ultra-Green Limit was #00O=00, and Ultra-Blue's was #0000G/.

      They united these theoretical hues into one input, #&KO=G/, colloquially referred to as Andkog from this Unicodal Representation.

      When the colour was passed to the subjects, though, the response was completely unexpected. Rather than inciting the panic response that each of the individual colours had caused, this colour resulted in the subject becoming nonresponsive. Their brainwaves were detected as in the Gamma phase, which was traditionally associated with those of people deep in meditation. The scientists were shocked with the first result, but assumed that it was an anomalous reaction to the colour. After a day of attempted resuscitation the subject was still unresponsive, and so they tried it on two further subjects. These had similar results, bringing the scientists to the conclusion that Andkog would cause these symptoms in all of those who perceived it. The participants in the experiment were returned to their homes, and the experiment was completed. However, those who had seen Andkog remained in their catatonic state for five more years. They were kept alive in hospitals through feeding tubes. None of these three had any immediate family, and nobody came looking for them. Their brainwaves were monitored continuously for this period.

      On the fifth anniversary of their involvement - the Seventeenth of February, 2011 - the Gamma Waves being detected by the machines monitoring their health were replaced by Alpha Waves. These signals are known to be related to the networking that the brain performs between its many systems, and interestingly, all of the Andkog recipients' waves were oscillating in near-harmony. While this information on their neural activity implies that they should be awake at present, they remain completely unresponsive to all external stimuli.

      Due to these recent developments, further Andkog research will be forthcoming in the next few days.

        And, having written this, I realise that I probably shouldn't have spent the last hour writing it :/

          Seconded, Tainted with TL;DR enticement.

      My Third entry:
      Cool Story Brown.

    The ultra bright colour of Yeeek can destroy your vision in the same way that a loud, high pitched scream can destroy your hearing.

    Created using some fancy machine that has lots of lasers and molecules and nano machines, Yeeek paint can be used instead of lightbulbs in lighthouses, as markings on the ground to deter any sort of living creature or in paintings that are meant to be viewed from a really long way away.

    To imagine Yeeek, imagine the sun blowing up in your face. Twice. Then add some green and yellow.

    Prose - a shade of red seen when caught reading romantic poetry.

    "The Great Depression". The colour is already widely used, known primary as the brownish tinge that is layered over the graphics of 'realistic' games in the past 5years.

    it's the colour you see when you're so excited about something that your eye twitches a little, you wink a few times, your knees buckle and you get sleepy.
    like when they announced Skyward Sword...but then it wasn't out for a year and half.

    Everyone has referred to some horrible shade of light greeny brown as "Poo" colour at some point in their life - lets just standardise this crap (pun intended) and get "Poo" on a dulux colour card at all good paint retailers. "4L of "Poo" quarter tint please".

    Entry 1 - I call it: Troll. It looks this:


      Entry 2 - I call it Valvinium. It uses a colour to represent Valve time, and more specifically, the delays that are associated with it. It looks like Orange, but it really isn't. And we can see the effects it's had on its games. TF2, HL2, The Orange Box, Portal 2 have some hint of 'orange', or Valvinium on it. Think about it.

        I should clarify by saying that the official cover art of the retail boxes of the aforementioned games have Valvinium in them.

      Finally, for my third entry, which took a while (I'm not that great at limericks, but here goes):

      I have made a colour called chull
      Which makes everything look so dull
      So they lose their coolness
      Just like a George Lucas
      Who made Kingdom of the crystal skull.

    1) Ecstaticow- the colour of my face after winning this prize!

    B) Prot- The colour of time.

    Left) Cantankaroonidoobigwanur- the colour of an infected ingrown toenail

      Ewww! I know exactly what that third colour looks like.

    As much as I would like to use octarine in this competition, the greenish-yellow purple colour which is the colour of magic, it was invented by Terry Pratchett for the Discworld, and can't be used here.

    I'm going to go with sirulin, the colour that the smell of raw meat tastes like.
    While not consciously recognisable, sirulin pervades the graphics of bad video games, making them repellant to all senses save touch, and is easily recognised subconsciously by experienced gamers.

    Some veteran gamers, after many years of playing games of all types, learn to consiciously recognise sirulin and can identify its pigment in screenshots.

      Ha, the first online competition I ever won was a copy of Discworld Noir, and the question was "What colour is octarine?"

      I think I won with "the colour you don't paint your house if you still want it to be a house in the morning".

      Judging by the entries in most Kotaku comps, you'd have to do a darn sight better than that to win something these days.

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