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Have You Seen The Luchazine?

The community is still a threat.

It was something I always felt when I was just a user: there's something about Giant Bomb that makes the people who visit this site want to take every aspect of the site--its iconography, its dumb game pitches, its "cast of characters" and terrible inside jokes--and continue to build on them. I feel like Giant Bomb serves as this incredible conduit for artwork, music, clothing, photoshopped images and self-supported features, all because you guys have latched onto the site and want to be involved in its future. It's totally crazy and bewildering and bananas and awesome
 
Crazy and bewildering and awesome are the apt words to describe The Luchazine, an entire damn magazine created by members of the Giant Bomb community and hosted online. Helmed by users GoranP and indian_boy, The Luchazine features a swath of community interviews, contributor articles and discussions, reviews, and interviews with industry professionals. 
 
 

 Dude, what?!
 
And I'm not talking about interviews with people loosely connected to game creation. I'm talking about how The Luchazine was able to get an audio interview with former Capcom director of production/rum drinker Adam Boyes. No small feat for any publication!   
 
Huge props to everyone who worked on the two issues of The Luchazine so far: GoranP, indian_boy, aurahack, buzz_clik, Danielle J, Count Rockula, Pepsiman, ThatFrood, natetodamax, Origina1Penguin, nofx4208, LordXaviorBritish, RecSpec, Bo17, RenMcKormack, JJWeatherman, XII_Sniper, MattyFTM, EpicSteve, TurboMan, Mmmslash, and Vinchenzo. You folks are out of your damn minds. Keep it up!
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Edited by DeadFish

That's really interesting. As a guy who isn't involved in the forums that much, have there been any community podcasts? I've seen a few major sites have that sort of thing.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Great to see this getting more recognition, especially from the front page of Giant Bomb itself!

Posted by OroJackson

nice to see the community moving on up

Posted by Yummylee

Mad props, bitchz!

Posted by EpicSteve

Thanks for the plug Kessler. Tell the Bombsquad I appreciate the news story.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

Awesome!

Posted by MattyFTM

It is a fantastic piece of community content, and I'm proud to be involved in it. Everyone involved deserves a medal, with GoranP and indian_boy both deserving several medals. It's great to see it featured in an article on the site.

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Posted by Kontrapunkt

lol Adam Boyes former "Rum Drinker" 
 
That's really cool, I think I'll go read it. :D

Posted by AjayRaz

i have 

Posted by Hamz

Indeed, as crazy as our community here is I always enjoy their creativity.

Posted by jonnyboy

The Luchazine is the epitome of this site. It's just one of many things that make the GB community unlike any other on the web. Long may it reign.

Posted by Mmmslash

Being tagged in a front page story of Giantbomb is kind of mind-boggling.

Posted by Jenny101

congratz guys! yay steve is working in it!

Posted by AjayRaz
@DeadFish said:
" That's really interesting. As a guy who isn't involved in the forums that much, have there been any community podcasts? I've seen a few major sites have that sort of thing. "
yup. there are a ton of community podcasts. you should check out the community spotlight
Posted by MikkaQ

Hell yeah! It's awesome to see that up there, thanks for the attention.  
 
And mad props to Goran and Abhishek for putting this together. 

Posted by ZeroCast

Dude, Hell Yes.

Posted by SPACETURTLE

=)

Posted by Hot_Karl
@AjayRaz said:
" i have  "
WELL HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NCP?????
Posted by Bollard

Best title on the front of that magazine cover? 
 "Skittles behind bars" hahaaha

Posted by bonbolapti
@VinceNotVance said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" i have  "
WELL HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NCP????? "
OH DUDE, IS THAT ONE OF THOSE COOL PADCASTS?! 
 
Lucha-whatt? 
 
(lol)
Posted by DerekDanahy

This news article just reminded me of the Age of Booty preview/drinking video. I watched it again and that shit is still awesome.

Posted by GoranP

Matt, thanks a bunch for the front page spotlight.
 
And, again, thank you to all of the contributors as well everyone posting in the thread. We will continue reading everything and always replying.

Posted by Matthew

Dude, front page recognition.  This thing is awesome.  Way to bring it to the light Kessler. 

Posted by MeatSim

Who said video game magazines where dead!?

Posted by KillerFly
@DeadFish said:
" That's really interesting. As a guy who isn't involved in the forums that much, have there been any community podcasts? I've seen a few major sites have that sort of thing. "
Funny you should ask that in this thread of all places, since part of what got Matt Kessler recognized in the community was making his own, now defunct, Giant Bomb community podcast.
Posted by ZombiePie
@AjayRaz said:
" @DeadFish said:
" That's really interesting. As a guy who isn't involved in the forums that much, have there been any community podcasts? I've seen a few major sites have that sort of thing. "
yup. there are a ton of community podcasts. you should check out the community spotlight.  "
'Tis true we have plenty of community podcasts. Also I've been toiling away on the Spotlight for over a year now.
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Posted by MachoFantastico

Sounds like a great idea Kessler, GB as an awesome community and I'm honoured to be part of it. 

Posted by Icil

Awesome article. Good to see the community collaborating on more GB content. 
 
You can nary get enough Giant Bomb, I say!

Posted by TheAdmin

Now if they'd just show some love to us developers with some API improvements... boy oh boy... We could really get cooking... 

Posted by DeadFish
@ZombiePie: 
Cool! Now I feel dumb for asking and not checking out the forums more often. ^^
Posted by SoftCoreDave

GB community, crazy. But the best kind of crazy.

Posted by Jeffsekai

News!

Posted by Mordi

Little Nemo? 
 
I'm interested.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Trust you Kessler to put a spotlight on this.
 
Also, not to be too much of a scrooge...but the whole <> thing is getting old real real fast, i just hope people tone it down so it doesn't become a new 8.8 or something, please keep it fresh. Having it on the front is both clever...and extremely painful.

Posted by RenMcKormack

i should update my profile now that i have been mentioned in the news.  thanks. 

Posted by damnboyadvance

Thanks for giving this stuff front page recognition!

Posted by JeffGoldblum

This magazine is better than some things I've seen in actual game magazines. Excellent work guys.

Posted by Diamond
@DeadFish said:
That's really interesting. As a guy who isn't involved in the forums that much, have there been any community podcasts? I've seen a few major sites have that sort of thing.
Yea I'd like to see our BonusEXP podcast featured on the main page too.  Although we are more of a separate entity from the Giant Bomb forums than some of the community podcasts, Giant Bomb is my only forum, and same for sodiumCyclops.  The site is very much inspired by Giant Bomb too, although we try to do our own thing.
Posted by Daryl

lol.

Posted by TrulyAlive

Jesus. I got front page name-dropped. This is fame. 
I now expect you all to follow me, shower my articles in praise and offer me free incongruous sexual favours, until I give a seemingly great game a middling review and you all accuse me of selling out, except for a few freaks and weirdo's (you know who you are) who think I'm entirely correct in my obviously attention seeking bullshit article. Goran fires me and I drink myself into a hole. Everyone's happy...at some point or another...=/
Edited by Willy105

Brilliance! You got competition, Giantbomb. STEP IT UP.

Posted by El_Derrico

I knew that freaking Skittles would maul someone eventually.

Posted by JJWeatherman

The time of The Luchazine is upon us. With this attention bringing article, we shall finally realize our plans of world domination! 
 
I mean uhh... I didn't just say that.

Posted by Mattalorian

Absolutely phenomenal work. In terms of talent and ability, the Giant Bomb community is unmatched.

Posted by Claude

I need to download that stuff, got it bookmarked, but too lazy to turn on the laptop, not enough space on my PC where I usually hang.
 
Looking forward to digging in, maybe this front page mention will get me motivated.
 
Way to go community, you have a voice.  

Posted by RobJ

Not a big fan of this. I think an online community being able to do more than post in forums is a bit much. I'll stick with the staff if I need opinions and news thank you. At least they have the credentials for it.

Posted by StarFoxA

Wow, no mention of me at the end, eh Kessler? :C

Posted by GoranP
@StarFoxA:  Clearly the only solution here is to light him on fire. Duh.
Posted by Doubt

hmmm i dunno duder....

Posted by Zaxex

Thanks for posting this under news. Reading now, loving it tbh. Wouldn't have found it otherwise, don'y frequent the forums perhaps as much as I should.

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