Hello and welcome to the latest and belated edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! For those of you that aren't able to join us on the beta site there's some big news to discuss. The Wiki Tasks System is being scrapped and replaced with a flagging system that the engineers are still working the details on. However, there most likely will not be a Task System when the new site launches. For those that are part of the beta check out Jeff's exclusive beta article on problems he has with the Windows 8 App marketplace. Also currently exclusive to the beta site are transcripts of the scripts for the various parody videos for the Game of the Year videos and a new bug report about what has been fixed on the beta site. Matt Pascual is all set for the next Giant Bomb Extra-Life event on November 2nd! Finally ask yourself if you have smashed enough helicopters in your life yet.
Community Events and Game Nights
- Merry Gerstmas! 2013 Giveaway of 500 Games to 300 Duders - See If You Can Win Some Free Games Over Here!
- Southern California Giant Bomb User Meet-Up Group - Play Games With Other Giant Bomb Users in Person By Joining the Meet-Up Group Over Here!
- Clan Wars Group for Natural Selection II - Join Site Engineer idBloc in Playing Natural Selection II Online Over Here!
- Giant Bomb P4A King of the Hill Tournament (PS3) - Set For Saturday January 26th 12pm-3pm PST - Sign Up Here!
Wonderful WikisBoth Drox Operative and Dead Pixels are digital games recently released that have surprisingly detailed wiki pages worth checking out.
Best of Blogrjayb89 shares you his stats for all of the main Mass Effect games as part of his blog looking back at the franchise as a whole. GrantHeaslip started his blog series about trying to get through Final Fantasy XIII from start to finish, whereas DevourerOfTime has created a blog series about his most anticipated games of 2013. pickassoreborn responds to Jeff's recent comments about the ZX Spectrum with a love letter to the platform, whereas Snail extrapolates on Jeff's articles about issues with Windows 8. CJduke is finally going to tackle his backlog starting with Limbo, and a certain hostile hamburger explains why he only uses Steam as his digital PC distribution platform. thabigred defends Patrick discussing spoilers and story details related to Binary Domain during the GOTY Bombcasts. hsvlad restarted his effort to play every game detailed on "1001 Videogames you Must Play Before you Die!" Mento entertains with a MS Paint webcomic as well as a blog related to the miscellaneous games he has played recently, and Video_Game_King has created an equally entertaining blog about a couple of "girl games" he played. MajorMitch explains why he found Thirty Flights of Love to be a bitter disappointment while PsEG grumbles about capacity issues in hosting Race Nights on Xbox Live.
- My Mass Effect Stats Revisited (By: rjayb89)
- [insert title] 1-12-13 (By: Alaska_Gamer)
- The "BackBlog" Game #1: Limbo (By: CJduke)
- Is it Getting Steamy in Here? (By: HamburgerMonster)
- Binary Domain: A Case for Spoilers on the Bombcast (By: thabigred)
- Windows 8 and Surface Are Two Different Platforms in This Trailer (By: Snail)
- No.0028 Ace Combat 6 : Fires of Liberation (By: hsvlad)
- I'm in Your Mind Again, Ladies (By: Video_Game_King)
- Mento Miscellany 11/01/13 (By: Mento)
- The Comic Commish - January '13 (By: Mento)
- Thirty Flights of Scam (By: MajorMitch)
- The ZX Spectrum Love Train Begins Here (By: pickassoreborn)
- Pile of Games: Mass Effect (By: RecSpec)
- Capacity Grumblings and Rally Delights (By: PsEG)
- Top 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 - Part 1 (25-21) [Part 2 and Part 3] (By: DevourerOfTime)
- Final Fantasy XIII (Part 1) [Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4] (By: GrantHeaslip)
Fantastic ForumsIf you haven't seen it yet check out Shimakaze's index in construction of every single Quick Look that Giant Bomb has published, and if you seen anything missing help fill it out. FLStyle gives you the line-up for EVO 2013 and summary of how the event is going to look like. Finally share what game you think will disappoint this year and how you finally feel about the ending of Mass Effect 3.
- The Complete Index of Giant Bomb Videos (By: Shimakaze)
- Presenting the Line-up for EVO 2013 (By: FLStyle)
- Prediction for Most Disappointing Game of 2013 (By: Animasta)
- Poll: With 2012 Over, What's Your Final Opinion of Mass Effect 3? (By: AngriGhandi)
Lovable ListsList machine Mento graces us with his list of his favorite PS2 games. See which games made his list and see if you can think of what your own list would look like.
Useful User Reviews
- JeanLuc's user review of Kentucky Route Zero
- Dinoracha's user review of Little Inferno
- padrino's user review of Far Cry 3
- AllIsHeresy's user review of Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
- RelentlessKnight's user review of Dishonored