Posted by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! If you want some fun stats related to the site apparently Divekick was the #1 most frequented game page this week. If you are interested in reading Ryan's scathing review of Fuji Mongolian BBQ, which you may recall from the most recent Bombcast, someone found it on Yelp. Also related to food is Drew's recipe for his Fritos-Breaded Chicken sandwich that you may have seen on this weeks' "I Love Mondays" video. sgt1shot1kill is the user that sent the amazing poster for the last Mailbag and has uploaded it to the site over here. Finally someone mashed up Rap Man with the theme song to Space Jam...the results are amazing:

  • Let's Make a Game 2013 - Join the Let's Make a Game Community Project and Make an Actual Video Game - Get the Details and Sign Up Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Well if you have been keeping up on the news you know that both Atari and THQ have fallen on less than fortunate luck. THQ is essentially no more, which is unfortunate as our wiki page for the company is stellar, and the same can be said about Relic's page. This also unfortunately means that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online may never see the light of day. Atari has two company pages on the site and you should check both of them out as they are extremely detail and explain why.

Best of Blogs

The Metal Gear Rising demo has struck a cord with numerous users on the site and Mikey2D in particular who broke down his impressions of the demo on his latest blog this week. JJWeatherman blogged about why he would encourage anyone to play Kentucky Route Zero despite its short game time, whereas I_smell celebrates the release of his indie game on Steam after failing before. Colourful_Hippie talks about why he thinks it is time to retire his 360 despite all of the fun he has had on the platform. Video_Game_King strikes yet again this week and blogs about his adventures on a couple of fun but weird JRPGs, and he is joined by Mento who tackled numerous "weird" Wii games including Fragile Dreams. Having played BlazBlue CSE FluxWaveZ compares the two games and discusses what features from BlazBlue he'd like to see featured in Persona 4 Arena 2, and on the note of Persona 4 fellow moderator Marino popped his Persona 4 virginity by playing Persona 4: Golden and talks about how it was the best 96 hours he has spent in a long time. Now I know that most of you are done with Game of the Year blogs, but plainplease has created a highly humorous 2012 award blog listing the best examples of rolling in 2012. RecSpec finally got around to Mass Effect 2 as part of his effort to finally get through the entire Mass Effect franchise, simultaneously MarkWahlberg got around to blogging about his thoughts about Mass Effect 3 as someone who only knows the Extended Cut Ending. Gamer_152 was completely enamored with Thirty Flights of Love and talks about why on his blog this week, whereas bonbolapti talks about his dislikes of Final Fantasy: All the Bravest as well as DmC. MajorMitch finally got to Torchlight II and found it's similarities with Diablo II a little uncanny and Sarumarine recently played FTL much to his delight. GrantHeaslip played catch up with his Final Fanatsy XIII blog series with two entries this week whereas MisterBananaFoam returned to the curious world of Donkey Kong 64 for his. Finally aurahack compares the relationship and progress of the Souls franchise to that of Persona 3 and 4.

Fantastic Forums

The forums are alive with discussions about recently released games this week. The Cave, Metal gear Rising: Revengeance's demo, and the current state of violent video games all have particular discussion thread worth checking out. If you have ever dabbled in the dark arts of custom video game box cover art show off your art or print outs on the thread about them. If you bought the PC version of DmC post your high-res screenshots on the screenshot thread. Finally, if you can recall the last time you really wanted to go back to an old game just for nostalgia sake describe your last "nostalgia attack" on the thread discussing them.

Lovable Lists

As always list maniac Mento graces us with a new and creative list, and this time it annotates the notable games with towers in them. Hizang went with a personal list of the top games that made him care about video games, and jonnyflash80 has taken the task of creating a list of every single terrible movie licensed game. It goes without saying that Jonnyflash80 needs and wants your help for his list.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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#1 Edited by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! If you want some fun stats related to the site apparently Divekick was the #1 most frequented game page this week. If you are interested in reading Ryan's scathing review of Fuji Mongolian BBQ, which you may recall from the most recent Bombcast, someone found it on Yelp. Also related to food is Drew's recipe for his Fritos-Breaded Chicken sandwich that you may have seen on this weeks' "I Love Mondays" video. sgt1shot1kill is the user that sent the amazing poster for the last Mailbag and has uploaded it to the site over here. Finally someone mashed up Rap Man with the theme song to Space Jam...the results are amazing:

  • Let's Make a Game 2013 - Join the Let's Make a Game Community Project and Make an Actual Video Game - Get the Details and Sign Up Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Well if you have been keeping up on the news you know that both Atari and THQ have fallen on less than fortunate luck. THQ is essentially no more, which is unfortunate as our wiki page for the company is stellar, and the same can be said about Relic's page. This also unfortunately means that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online may never see the light of day. Atari has two company pages on the site and you should check both of them out as they are extremely detail and explain why.

Best of Blogs

The Metal Gear Rising demo has struck a cord with numerous users on the site and Mikey2D in particular who broke down his impressions of the demo on his latest blog this week. JJWeatherman blogged about why he would encourage anyone to play Kentucky Route Zero despite its short game time, whereas I_smell celebrates the release of his indie game on Steam after failing before. Colourful_Hippie talks about why he thinks it is time to retire his 360 despite all of the fun he has had on the platform. Video_Game_King strikes yet again this week and blogs about his adventures on a couple of fun but weird JRPGs, and he is joined by Mento who tackled numerous "weird" Wii games including Fragile Dreams. Having played BlazBlue CSE FluxWaveZ compares the two games and discusses what features from BlazBlue he'd like to see featured in Persona 4 Arena 2, and on the note of Persona 4 fellow moderator Marino popped his Persona 4 virginity by playing Persona 4: Golden and talks about how it was the best 96 hours he has spent in a long time. Now I know that most of you are done with Game of the Year blogs, but plainplease has created a highly humorous 2012 award blog listing the best examples of rolling in 2012. RecSpec finally got around to Mass Effect 2 as part of his effort to finally get through the entire Mass Effect franchise, simultaneously MarkWahlberg got around to blogging about his thoughts about Mass Effect 3 as someone who only knows the Extended Cut Ending. Gamer_152 was completely enamored with Thirty Flights of Love and talks about why on his blog this week, whereas bonbolapti talks about his dislikes of Final Fantasy: All the Bravest as well as DmC. MajorMitch finally got to Torchlight II and found it's similarities with Diablo II a little uncanny and Sarumarine recently played FTL much to his delight. GrantHeaslip played catch up with his Final Fanatsy XIII blog series with two entries this week whereas MisterBananaFoam returned to the curious world of Donkey Kong 64 for his. Finally aurahack compares the relationship and progress of the Souls franchise to that of Persona 3 and 4.

Fantastic Forums

The forums are alive with discussions about recently released games this week. The Cave, Metal gear Rising: Revengeance's demo, and the current state of violent video games all have particular discussion thread worth checking out. If you have ever dabbled in the dark arts of custom video game box cover art show off your art or print outs on the thread about them. If you bought the PC version of DmC post your high-res screenshots on the screenshot thread. Finally, if you can recall the last time you really wanted to go back to an old game just for nostalgia sake describe your last "nostalgia attack" on the thread discussing them.

Lovable Lists

As always list maniac Mento graces us with a new and creative list, and this time it annotates the notable games with towers in them. Hizang went with a personal list of the top games that made him care about video games, and jonnyflash80 has taken the task of creating a list of every single terrible movie licensed game. It goes without saying that Jonnyflash80 needs and wants your help for his list.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

Moderator
#2 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

Finally arahack compares the relationship and progress of the Souls franchise to that of Persona 3 and 4.

Are you typing with an accent? I hate when writers do that.

You fixed a typo with a typo now.

#3 Posted by Fobwashed (1985 posts) -

MMMmmmmm. . . . More lists =)

#4 Posted by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@ZombiePie said:

Finally arahack compares the relationship and progress of the Souls franchise to that of Persona 3 and 4.

Are you typing with an accent? I hate when writers do that.

You fixed a typo with a typo now.

I give up in life.

Also, everyone needs to check out the Ni no Kuni wiki page on the beta site. I suspect a certain Giant Bomb moderator would get a good laugh over that page.

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#5 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Thanks for mentioning the "Let's Make A Game" project @ZombiePie

#6 Posted by plainplease (187 posts) -

thanks for including me in the spotlight!

you should create "a best of list of best of lists"

#7 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4338 posts) -

Oh cool, the DmC screenshot thread got a mention, thanks.

#8 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

I've heard it before, but that Space Jam/Rap Man mix is great stuff.

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#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

Daww was hoping my DmC review would have been on the docket this week.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Daww was hoping my DmC review would have been on the docket this week.

You could probably recommend it here for next week. That's how my stuff gets here, anyway.

#11 Posted by Agraba (16 posts) -

Am I the only one that think's Rap Man simply stole sir-mix-alot's flow from the very first word he utters?

Other than that, nice collection of stuff to read.

#12 Posted by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

So...the beta site just went public to all users.

Needless to say this is going to keep me a little busy for the remainder of the week.

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#13 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3070 posts) -
#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#15 Edited by takashichea (351 posts) -

Congrats everyone! I need to try out Persona 4 someday. Back in January, I had an enjoyable experience with Valkyria Chronicles. While Final Fantasy 7 was purchased first (for my little sis), Final Fantasy XIII was my first Final Fantasy game. It was an okay game after I got used to the battle mechanics.

#16 Posted by takashichea (351 posts) -

Wiki Works

Whoo, it's thanks to the LPers for providing excellent snapshots. I'll try to put in more wiki pages before this night is over!

#17 Posted by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

@takashichea said:

Wiki Works

Whoo, it's thanks to the LPers for providing excellent snapshots. I'll try to put in more wiki pages before this night is over!

So the Fire Emblem wiki community has returned? I must say that I've missed you all.

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#18 Posted by Yummylee (21498 posts) -

I think this shall make for the perfect video to headline your next Community Spotlight, coming straight to you from ''giantbomb.ru''. It's kinda disrespectful if you ask me; they're clearly ripping their ideas off of Gamebomb.ru!

#19 Posted by Mento (2507 posts) -

As usual, I have a blog, a review and a list for your Spotlight. Hope all that bad Beta business isn't keeping the mods too busy.

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#20 Posted by ZombiePie (5637 posts) -

The latest Spotlight is up over here

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