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A God Among Men

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Lets get right into the big news of the week and that's the announcement that Dave is unfortunately no longer a member of the Giant Bomb team. Wish your farewells and best wishes to Dave on his goodbye thread, and join the community inchanging your avatar to hardcore Dave as a final "thank you" for all that he has done for the site. You can expect that he'll be back to guest in videos from time to time, including the inevitable video conclusion of Blade Runner, but from now on he's visiting the site and forums as a guest and not an employee. This news coincides with the announcement that Matthew Rorie will take up Dave's duties as "Product Manager" of Giant Bomb. Wish Rorie the best and share your word of encouragement over here if you haven't done so already. With that let's start a new era of good feelings the only way I know...staff fan-art:

Community Activities

  • GRID 2 PC Racers Unite! (Steam Friends List) - Post Your ID to Play With Other Users Online Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Community StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm Tournament #2 - Set for April 27th - Get the Details and Sign Up Over Here!
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Pawn Recruitment Thread - Trade Pawns with Other Users Over Here!
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine Steam Co-Op Thread - Post Your Steam ID to Play Monaco Online Over Here!
  • Beat your Backlog Competition - Compete with Other Giant Bomb Users to See is the Best in Completing Games on their Backlog List Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Learn all about the characters and mechanics in Don't Starve and Poker Night 2, which are the big releases this week. Finally love it (yes I said "it") or hate it Giant Bomb has a surprisingly detailed wiki page for Yoshi, much to Ryan's chagrin, and a great wiki page for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, much to Jeff's chagrin.

Best of Blogs

If you are in the mod for some video entertainment check out RJPelonia's video compiling all of the intros for the Vinny/Jeff Deadly Premonition Endurance Run. If however you want to view the stuff of nightmares check out Supernormalstep's composite image combining the faces of every staff member into one single image. Related to madness and insanity is Video_Game_King who thought it was a good idea to play Cthulhu Saves the World and some Japanese Alice game, and he is followed by Mento who has attempted to formulate a solid definition of what "Metroidvania" is and good examples of the concept. theuselessgod continues to battle his old school video game collection, and FLStyle has another event list and discussion blog for a Fighting Game Community event worth checking out. MooseyMcMan talks about his weekend playing Guacamelle, meanwhile Colourful_hippie detail his disappointment with Gears of War: Judgement as a long time fan of the Gears of War franchise. Gamer_152 discusses the good and negative implications of an online always future for video game consumers, whereas fobwashed discusses the difficulties of making good shading and lighting in video games. EpicSteve conducted his very own interview dumptruck with the artist of Divekick, and animasta has two blogs that I have long neglected to showcase and continues to highlight the need for the followed users feed to come back on profile pages.

Fantastic Forums

Hamst3r is thinking about doing another project involving him working with the Giant Bomb community! Help him decide what that would look like on his thread about his potential ideas. We have discussion threads for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Starseed Pilgrim. Finally it has been four years in the making, but we FINALLY have a staff look-alike thread so people can stop posting individual threads about people that they think look like Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, Brad, and everyone else.

Lovable Lists

Mento had a bit of a challenge for his list for this week. He challenged himself to create a list of every single Zelda game he has played and provide biographies for each game with less than sixty seconds on each without describing the art styles of each game. Check it out and see if you can do the same. Deoppelgamer on the other hand has taken the time to create a list of all of the license games, from movie to comic book adaptations that he thinks are great.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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#1 Posted by ZombiePie (5643 posts) -

Well then...thanks to some website weirdness the original forum version of this edition of the Spotlight died and went to heaven.

Sooo....yeah anyone who commented on the previous version re-post your comment here again.

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#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Sooo....yeah anyone who commented on the previous version re-post your comment here again.

Would it make sense when the typo in question no longer exists?

#3 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Let's endeavor to recreate the comments so nobody will be able to tell they were lost.

FIRST!

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#6 Edited by Chaser324 (6434 posts) -

I made a Tumblr blog about people trying the Oculus Rift. I'm also writing a blog thing about entries from this past weekend's Ludum Dare game jam/compo, but it isn't finished yet.

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#7 Edited by takashichea (351 posts) -

Congrats everyone!

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#9 Posted by ZombiePie (5643 posts) -
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#10 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#11 Posted by Fattony12000 (7310 posts) -
#12 Posted by wumbo3000 (960 posts) -
#13 Posted by Chaser324 (6434 posts) -

Alright, I finally got around to writing a blog about as many Ludum Dare games as I could manage. Unfortunately, I hate to disappoint everyone, but I didn't manage to play all 2300+ entries. Sorry.

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#14 Edited by Mento (2512 posts) -

May Madness More has begun, so here's the first three entries: uno, dos, tres. I also wrote the fourth episode of TurboMento-12 over here (warning: there are a LOT of pictures).

As for stuff I don't have anything to do with, I'll submit dankempster's threat announcement of a similarly mad project which he's gearing up to do throughout the month. There's also Rorie's AmAA of which I'm sure you're aware. Dude never seems to slow down with all his aiming to please - he might end up becoming the best hire since Patrick for getting stuff done around here.

Also, for whatever reason, I can still access the previous incarnation of this thread and those missing comments you mentioned. One was Animasta talking about filling out a lot of the Zeno Clash wiki pages (such as protagonist Ghat and enigmatic wild card Golem). There was also this image from Darkstar_KoP and an ArbitraryWater blog from a few weeks back.

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#15 Posted by ZombiePie (5643 posts) -

@mento said:

May Madness More has begun, so here's the first three entries: uno, dos, tres. I also wrote the fourth episode of TurboMento-12 over here (warning: there are a LOT of pictures).

As for stuff I don't have anything to do with, I'll submit dankempster's threat announcement of a similarly mad project which he's gearing up to do throughout the month. There's also Rorie's AmAA of which I'm sure you're aware. Dude never seems to slow down with all his aiming to please - he might end up becoming the best hire since Patrick for getting stuff done around here.

Also, for whatever reason, I can still access the previous incarnation of this thread and those missing comments you mentioned. One was Animasta talking about filling out a lot of the Zeno Clash wiki pages (such as protagonist Ghat and enigmatic wild card Golem). There was also this image from Darkstar_KoP and an ArbitraryWater blog from a few weeks back.

Thank you so much for this post.

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#16 Posted by takashichea (351 posts) -
#17 Posted by ZombiePie (5643 posts) -

The latest Community Spotlight is available over here.

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