Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and Happy Birthday to the Bombcast! That's right the sickly podcast for this week marked the fifth birthday for the Giant Bombcast! PAX East 2013 is all set for this week and if you plan on going remember to check out Marino's PAX Guide to PAX, and check out the floor plan.
- Giant Bomb Community Tournament #1 - Set for March 23rd, 19:00 GMT - Get the Details to the Event Here!
- Official StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Matchmaking Thread - Play Online Matches with Fellow Users Over Here!
- Darkstalkers Resurrection Matchmaking Thread - Hook Up with Other Darkstalkers Fans Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Corporation and Community - Join the Kite Co. Space Trucking Corporation in Eve Online Over Here!
Have you heard about this game called StarCraft? Another StarCraft came out this week! I have to say I don't understand why the call it StarCraft when there's no real "crafting" in it. Minecraft has more crafting than StarCraft for goodness sake! Read all about it on the wiki page for that space madness! Also a new God of War game came out and you can read all about that too.
Best of Blogs
Check out the latest edition of the community round table discussion featuring all sorts of community members' opinions about The Binding of Issac. After having discussed the hardware of the PlayStation 4 Gamer_152 has written up a comprehensive blog related to the announced games thus far for the platform. Video_Game_King continued his recent trend of playing water themed video games with Hydrophobia, and bucked that trend by also playing Marchen Adventure Cotton 100%. Mento entertains with his latest MS Paint webcomic for this month. aurahack celebrates his 100th blog by writing about 999, Fire Emblem, Crashmo and other things. believer258 pontificates upon his controversial position of thinking that Uncharted 3 is a mediocre experience, whereas Animasta defends The Last Remnant for being a fun and interesting game worth playing. User nate still is playing through and discussing his problems with Assassin's Creed 3. After having bought the game for cheap zoozilla talks about his adventures with El Shaddai. Finally Alaska_Gamer provides a sane blog related to his thoughts of the craziness of Metal Gear Rising.
- Dialogue Options Vol. 5: The Binding of Isaac (By: @mosespippy)
- The Playstation 4 Event- Part 2: The Games (Part 1: Hardware) (By: @gamer_152)
- A Thematically Confused Renegade Ego This Week (By: @video_game_king)
- The Comic Commish - March '13 (By: @mento)
- dot dot dot - seven: Asymmetrical Gameplay (By: @aurahack)
- Uncharted 3's Mediocrity And A Dilemma Between P3FES And P3P (By: @believer258)
- Blogimasta: Subverting Expectations (The Last Remnant) (By: @animasta)
- Assassin's Creed 3 Journal (part 3) - An Angry Rant (By: @nate)
- My Week in Gaming: March 10, 2013 (By: @zoozilla)
- [insert title] 3-9-13 (By: @alaska_gamer)
If you do plan on going to PAX East this week then join the meet-up thread in picking out a meet up event before the Giant Bomb panel. There is also an Arma 3 Alpha Steam code trading thread, a thread discussing the origins of everyone's usernames, and an appeal by the Guild Wars 2 community to join their cause. Finally the poll of the week is whether or not Patrick should shave his facial hair.
- Pre-Giant Bomb Panel Meet-up (By: @bassman2112)
- Arma 3 Alpha Lite Steam Gift Thread (By: @Hugh_Jazz)
- Patrick's Facial Hair: Yay or Nay (Poll of the Week) (By: @ramone)
- What's the Origin of Your Username? (By: @blu3v3nom07)
- Shinboy's Appeal to the Masses to Join the GB Guild Wars 2 Guild (By: @shinboy630)
We have a good deal of lists this week with DoppelGamer creating a list of all the super hero themed video games he has played in order of preference. oldskooldeano has taken up the task of creating a list of games that exclusively take place underwater and patanu is working on a list of normal video game couples. If you can think of any games that could potentially be on their lists, help them out!
- Excelsior!! - A Super Hero Game List (By: @doppelgamer)
- Games That Take Place Underwater (By: @oldskooldeano)
- Some Actual Couples in Video Games (By: @patanu)
- BabyChooChoo Presents BabyChooChoo's Top Games and/or Franchises I Wish Had A Sequel (By: @babychoochoo)
Useful User Reviews
- @mento's user review of Tomb Raider
- @chickdigger802's user review of Tomb Raider
- @tidel's user review of God of War: Ascension
- @earthbowl's user review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
- @heatdrive88's user review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- @_mattallica's user review of Hitman HD Trilogy
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