Hello and welcome to the latest and last edition of the Community Spotlight for the year of 2012! It would appear that most of you, and hopefully all of you, survived the Winter holidays as well as false warped apocalyptic prophecies to see the last week of 2012. With the Game of the Year content coming to an end Giant Bomb is about to initiate it's week-long New Years hibernation, and as such the staff will be away for a while. If you have been enjoying the Game of the Year video content on the site remember to give Vinny and Drew a big thank you for all of their hard work and making it possible. The other notable news this week comes from our East Coast correspondent Alex Navarro who is taking suggestions in regards to his own video feature on the site. Next Patrick recorded his own video podcast discussing Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors that you should give a listen to. Anyways here's to another great year!
Community Events & Game Nights
- Giant Bomb Anarchy Reigns Tournament Interest Thread - If You are Interested in Organizing or Participating in an Anarchy Reign Tournament Comment Here!
- Giant Bomb Community 2012 Game of the Year Voting - Voting Ends on New Years Eve! - Help Determine the Community's GOTY By Heading Over Here!
Wonderful WikisLet's go the Hufflepuff route this week and list all of the "other" big notable video games that a lot of users have been listing as their favorites.
- Guild Wars 2
- Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
- Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
- Final Fantasy XIII-2
- Sleeping Dogs
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Asura's Wrath
Best of BlogsGame of the year...so much game of the year stuff....Some users listed their favorite games and game experiences whereas others handed out their own awards. Either way give jakob187's blog as he took the time to tabulate all of the votes for his "Most Disappointing Game of 2012" nomination thread. The results may or may not surprise you...they probably wont.
- Giant Bomb Community's Most Disappointing Game of 2012 (By: jakob187)
- My End Of 2012 Awards - Part One (By: dankempster)
- BlazeHedgehog's Game of the "Year" 2012 (?) (By: BlazeHedgehog)
- AlexW00d's GOTY Blog - 2012 Edition (By: AlexW00d)
- The Fourth Annual Moosies Video Game Awards Winners! (By: MooseyMcMan)
- I Played These Games a Lot This Year (By: Vinny_Says)
- Rap Game Awards (By: Milkman)
- THE LOLTIMA GOTY's: Not 2012 Edition (By: lordofultima)
- 2012: A Year Of Dumb Screenshots (B: Rorie)
- My Top Five Games of 2012... Sort Of (By: Gamer_152)
- The Mento VGAs: 2012 (By: Mento)
- Aura's Annual Award Bonanza: 2012 Edition - Day Three [Day Two and Day One] (By: aurahack)
- Dan's 2012 Christmas Mega-Blog - Part Three [Part Two and Part One] (By: dankempster)
- Beforet's Super Awesome End of the Year Gaming Wrap-Up! (By: Beforet)
- ArbitraryWater's Best Games of 2012 (That Came Out in 2012) (By: ArbitraryWater)
- GOTY 2012 (By: YI_Orange)
- Backlog Log Blog Holiday/End of School Edition (By: DoctorWelch)
- I Give Out Awards. Lots And Lots of Awards. (By: Sparky_Buzzsaw)
- Some Honorable Mentions for this Year (By: believer258)
- IPPGFTS Special Report: GotY 2012 (By: Psycosis)
- My Top 10 Games of 2012 (By: RecSpec)
- Festive Final Fantasy VII (By: Fattony12000)
- RecSpec's Top 10 Video Game Songs of 2012 (By: RecSpec)
Fantastic ForumsFor anyone afraid of listening to the GOTY Bombcasts due to spoilers check out the time stamp thread to get a detailed list of all of the potential game spoilers for the GOTY Bombcasts. There are still plenty of end of the year debating threads to give a go ranging from discussing the biggest "fiasco" to whichever game you think has the best music. On the musical note McGhee provides a forum post listing the best K Pop has to offer from 2012. TohruAdachi has taken some time out of his schedule from being a creepy raper guy to provide a skill evolution guide for Persona 4: Golden.
- 2012 GOTY Bombcast Unofficial Time Stamps (By: pyromagnestir)
- Favorite VGM of 2012 (By: mracoon)
- Persona 4: Golden Skill Evolution Info (By: TohruAdachi)
- McGhee's Kpop Top 10 of 2012 (By: McGhee)
- What was the "Fiasco" of the Year? (By: JoeyRavn)
Lovable ListsI have actually reached the point where I'm pronouncing GOTY as "Goat-e," but not "goatsie" you sick pervert.
- Pixel's Top 10 of 2012 (By: PixelPrinny)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Pepsiman )
- GOTY 2012 (By: MjHealy)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Undeadpool)
- GOTY 2012 (By: rmanthorp)
- GOTY 2012 (By: HBK619)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Hizang)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Mento)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Bigheart711)
- GOTY 2012 (By: Demoskinos)