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I Love Giant Bomb - April 21, 2009

People create some weird pages on Giant Bomb. Here's a sampling.

Internally the engineering team behind Giant Bomb uses the term "wikid" for the publishing system that works behind the scenes and lets everyone contribute content to the site. We arrogantly named it so because we thought we were such wicked (we're so clever) code-monkeys, but every time I come across the daily randomness on the browse pages here at Giant Bomb I think it's a better term for our actual user-base. There is some wild/cool stuff out there.


On a hunt for some of those pages I threw up a quick twitter (@enemykite) a couple minutes ago asking members to send in their favorite pages. While this list initially looks very questionable or childish, let's remember, this stuff actually exists in games so it's something we can totally get behind. Plus if you can't laugh at video games, you likely haven't played them. In any case, here's a sampling of what some of you guys and gals have created over the last six-months or so. This is just a small fraction of what's actually out there, so hopefully I'll return to this feature next week if there's enough interest.

I'll never think of Sonic the same way ever again.
Vore
"Vore" is an internet term for a sexual fetish for the act of a creature swallowing someone else whole while they are still alive. The act is also seen in many video games, in a decidedly less sexual manner.

Games where the crotch is used to the players advantage or disadvantage.

Never 'just' a nosebleed. Nosebleeds in video games have stories behind them, indicating past violence, drug abuse, or sexual arousal.

A wonderful collection of the most valiant product placement titles of all time.

A Palette Swap is a concept most commonly found in fighting games. Palette Swaps occur when two or more characters share the same same sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, pallet swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.

S-Rank system performance in DMC4.
S-Rank
‘S-Rank’ is a term used in games, most commonly awarded at the end of stages with graded missions or side objectives.

When a developer creates a game that could be perceived as a new installment in an existing franchise that they've worked on before, but doesn't share the same name due to licensing issues or other reasons, it's called a called a Spiritual Successor.

When the President wants to go for a burger, you know the cake is a lie.

Oversized pests such as rats or bugs are often used as low level enemies in role playing games. They can be found in most any Western RPG, especially ones that use the Dungeons and Dragons rule set.

When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that were also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
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Posted by snide

Internally the engineering team behind Giant Bomb uses the term "wikid" for the publishing system that works behind the scenes and lets everyone contribute content to the site. We arrogantly named it so because we thought we were such wicked (we're so clever) code-monkeys, but every time I come across the daily randomness on the browse pages here at Giant Bomb I think it's a better term for our actual user-base. There is some wild/cool stuff out there.


On a hunt for some of those pages I threw up a quick twitter (@enemykite) a couple minutes ago asking members to send in their favorite pages. While this list initially looks very questionable or childish, let's remember, this stuff actually exists in games so it's something we can totally get behind. Plus if you can't laugh at video games, you likely haven't played them. In any case, here's a sampling of what some of you guys and gals have created over the last six-months or so. This is just a small fraction of what's actually out there, so hopefully I'll return to this feature next week if there's enough interest.

I'll never think of Sonic the same way ever again.
Vore
"Vore" is an internet term for a sexual fetish for the act of a creature swallowing someone else whole while they are still alive. The act is also seen in many video games, in a decidedly less sexual manner.

Games where the crotch is used to the players advantage or disadvantage.

Never 'just' a nosebleed. Nosebleeds in video games have stories behind them, indicating past violence, drug abuse, or sexual arousal.

A wonderful collection of the most valiant product placement titles of all time.

A Palette Swap is a concept most commonly found in fighting games. Palette Swaps occur when two or more characters share the same same sprite or character model with only minor color or cosmetic changes. Although visually similar, pallet swap characters may have very different moves and personalities.

S-Rank system performance in DMC4.
S-Rank
‘S-Rank’ is a term used in games, most commonly awarded at the end of stages with graded missions or side objectives.

When a developer creates a game that could be perceived as a new installment in an existing franchise that they've worked on before, but doesn't share the same name due to licensing issues or other reasons, it's called a called a Spiritual Successor.

When the President wants to go for a burger, you know the cake is a lie.

Oversized pests such as rats or bugs are often used as low level enemies in role playing games. They can be found in most any Western RPG, especially ones that use the Dungeons and Dragons rule set.

When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that were also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Posted by AvD

Haha, nice.

Posted by DECA555

lololol 


i DO love giantbomb 
Posted by TekZero

My love for all things Giant bomb are endless.

Posted by MattyFTM

Some awesome pages there. Great feature. I'd like to see more wiki content featured on the front end of the site. Why don't you do something like the Featured User Review at the bottom of the front page, but for wiki pages? That would be awesome.

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Posted by LordAndrew

I added Kanji to that Nosebleed page yesterday, but didn't get any points for it. Oh well.
Been Here Before links to the Giant Vermin page.

Edited by Death_Burnout

Im starting to not love GiantBomb, but that's cool.

Edit: I'd like to clarify, i do love things like this though. 

Posted by GregIsRad

That nosebleed article finally made me understand why Chie and Yukiko pushed Kanji into the river in Persona 4 when they saw his nosebleed.

Posted by snide

@LordAndrew Thanks for the spot.

Posted by Dethfish

I also love giantbomb. We have so much in common. Wikid is a great name.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

Those April fools top-lists were only for the first of the month, Dave.

lol, j/k j/k... Crotch Damage is a pretty fucking awesome page.

Posted by Reverseface

Gonna S-RANK the F outta this Batch !!!!

Edited by crunchmonkey

That S-Rank picture from DMC4 was added by me. Awesome. I love Giant Bomb.

Posted by Media_Master

ok

Posted by Disgaeamad

It's great to see people create hilariously stupid wiki pages which are, in fact, completely relevant to video games. This is the reason that Giantbomb is the best site for gamers looking for information regarding games: on one hand there's great, overly informative articles, and on the other, there's pages such as the ones listed by Dave.

Long live GiantBomb!

Posted by Lumley

Haha, i suggested Crotch Damage. =D

Posted by Trnck

Yeah, me too.

Posted by Kohe321

Man, I do love giantbomb.

Posted by captainawesomo

I Love Giantbomb. It makes my day bearable.

Posted by Hamz

Haha nice to see the oversized vermin page included in this list. That is always something so obviously overused in RPG games but yet perfect for this site. It just goes to show that yeah, having a site like this dedicated to video game knowledge and information allows us to really expand and inform people about the smallest and most unusual of things within video games.

Posted by Delta_Ass

I was wondering what an S-Rank was. Thanks Giantbomb.

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Posted by coonce

great post dave.... 

Posted by CitizenKane

Those are great wikis.  I Giant Bomb and Giant Bomb s me back(or at least I like to think it does).

Posted by StarFoxA

Haha, awesome stuff. Now you should do a post showcasing the 'seriously awesome' (information-wise) pages on Giant Bomb.

Posted by Jayzilla

this is a perfect example of why giant bomb is the best.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

That is why I love Giant Bomb .

Posted by TwoOneFive

i added spam, lol

Posted by Kinarion

My nosebleed article made it to the front page!!! Ahhh!!!!

Posted by Kraznor

Dang, never realized asking about Battletoads was some kind of thing. I have been asked that at work, though I currently work for a different video-game retailer. I merely responded with "no, try cash converters" or something. Neat feature though, highlights some of the weirder pages out there.

Posted by RHCPfan24

That "Meme origin" page is great stuff. I really like this article, and I love this site, of course.

Posted by ReyGitano

I see my invincible pants page was left out... I wish I had time to add more too it.

Posted by Jost1

A miserable pile of secrets!

Posted by ElectricHaggis

Oversized Vermin has to be one of the most perfectly names pages on the site.

Posted by BabyFart_McGeezaks

No [+], no [-], no love

Posted by MattyFTM
BabyFart_McGeezaks said:
"No [+], no [-], no love"
You don't need +'s and -'s to show love. Just saying it is far better.
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Posted by giyanks22

lol at all of them

Posted by JackiJinx

Dude. I didn't realize people liked my Games Based on Food Products page!

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Posted by FlipperDesert

It's still much funnier to imagine Kanji's got a nosebleed because of some undisclosed head injuries caused by the girls, so I'll pretend I didn't hear otherwise.

Posted by Snail

:'D

Posted by Carlos1408

Dude I fucking love GIANTBOMB.COM!!!

Posted by jakob187

Shouldn't "Been Here Before" be called "Backtracking"?  Just throwing that out there.

Posted by SinGulaR

Nice list.

Posted by ZeroCast

Is this also going to be like a weekly feature?

Posted by crunchUK

WTF they forgot about all your base are belong to us in the meme games page

Posted by Deusoma

I gotta be honest, I changed the blurb on the vore page to annoy the people who started it, since I thought it was ridiculous that they named the page about swallowing people whole after the Internet fetish that finds the subject sexually arousing. I didn't think I'd see that blurb staring me in the face on a news page.

Edited by MattyFTM
ZeroCast said:
"Is this also going to be like a weekly feature?"
Good Job reading the article :P
snide
said:
"This is just a small fraction of what's actually out there, so hopefully I'll return to this feature next week if there's enough interest."
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Posted by MSG

Wow I'm really surprised to see my Vermin page on here.  I remember when I initially submitted a giant rat page popped up soon after and I kinda figured my page was dead.  It must be the image...

Posted by theMcNasty

This made me want to start editing articles.  I guess that's what this site is about after all... right?

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Haha. Nice to see something ReTarDedFisHy calls Giant Bomb Community Ingenuity.
Keep up the good work, guys.

Posted by ZeroCast
MattyFTM said:
"ZeroCast said:
"Is this also going to be like a weekly feature?"
Good Job reading the article :P
snide
said:
"This is just a small fraction of what's actually out there, so hopefully I'll return to this feature next week if there's enough interest."
"
 I have totally missed that, thanks for pointing it out though.
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