Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! The coupons for GameSpot Total Access have been sent to all Giant Bomb subscription members. If you have any issues contact Dave. With Drew back things are getting back on track in terms of providing the site with video content. Johnathan Frakes has sent a letter to Jeff and the rest of the crew a letter of apology for Multimedia Celebrity Poker. Friend of the site, Steve Beynon, aka EpicSteve is asking the community to keep him updated on Giant Bomb's reviews while serving the military. If you can send any reviews and important news to firstname.lastname@example.org. New Flight Club T-Shirts are available to purchase at the Giant Bomb Emporium (it's really called that by the way). Brad was on the Tested podcast which you should listen to. Finally the Alexis and Dave design talk has finally been uploaded for subscribers to watch and listen to after the file got corrupted. Finally never underestimate a crazy old lady as seen in this video of the best moments of the Random PC Game for SWAT:
Community Activities & Game Groups
- Alex Navarro Photoshop this Image Challenge! Show off Your Photoshop Skills Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #13, April 29th! - Sign Up Over Here!
- Democracy: A Giantbomb Community Collaborative Civilization IV Game - Participate in the Experiment Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Community Super Monday Night Steam Group - Play with Other Users Online on Steam Over Here!
Prototype 2 and The Walking Dead are the big releases of this week which you can learn about thanks to their nicely detailed wikis. The community shows its love for the indie horror game Lone Survivor on the wiki. Darkstalkers 3 is coming out for the PlayStation Network and the ZX Spectrum celebrated its 30th birthday! If you don't know why these are big deals check them out.
Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums
Sackmanjones has begun an effort to play all of the Silent Hill games this week as jbn566 continues his effort to play all of the old school baseball video games. AlexW00d has finally played a game from the 1C Complete pack that he was excited about. pickassoreborn reminisces about the ZX Spectrum in light of the platform's 30th birthday. Mento talks about puzzle game design theory in light of Fez. MajorMitch continues his tradition of sharing awesome video game music. MooseyMcMan and AlisterCat talk about their marathon sessions in Xenoblade and Skyrim respectively. dantey discusses how he feels about DOTA 2 after playing League of Legends for over two years. CharlesAlanRatliff talks about his memories with Duck Hunt, while dankemspter talks about going back to Soul Reaver. nintendoeats showcases his video game set up and encourages that you share and discuss your own. Video_Game_King and Psycosis provide their weekly gaming updates. ahoodedfgure shares his first impressions of Legend of Grimrock as a fan of classic CRPG games. PerfidiousSinn discusses how he is using SKullgirls to get better at fighting games, and shoddyrobot shares some great fan art of our Ryan Davis.
- I Need a Vacation (A Trip Through the Silent Hill Series) Part 3 [Part 1] [Part 2] (By: Sackmanjones)
- Wrath of Heroes is A Game! You Should Maybe Check it Out! (By: FateOfNever)
- The 1C Complete Pack and Me. Cryostasis. (By: AlexW00d)
- Logic was Harmed in the Writing of this Blog. (By: Video_Game_King)
- Happy Birthday, Old Friend (By: pickassoreborn)
- Perplexing Puzzle Design (By: Mento)
- Awesome Video Game Music: Quickies 4 (By: MajorMitch)
- History of Baseball Video Games #15 - Nintendo's Tecmo Baseball (By: jbn566)
- 26 Hours with Xenoblade Chronicles! (By: MooseyMcMan)
- Going from One MOBA to Another (By: dantey)
- Duck Hunt (By: CharlesAlanRatliff)
- GB Cartoon Fan Art - Ryan Davis (By: shoddyrobot)
- Blog #057 - Three Hundred Hours in Skyrim (By: AlisterCat)
- Personal Achievement: My Bombing Room (By: nintendoeats)
- A Soul-Crushing Blow (By: dankemspter)
- I Play Porn Games for the Story // 04.22.2012 (By: Psycosis)
- Thinking Not Required (By: leebmx)
- Grimrock: Mid-Game Impressions (By: ahoodedfigure)
- [insert title] 4-21-12 (By: Alaska_Gamer)
- I Suck At Fighting Games: Skullgirls (By: PerfidiousSinn)
- Playing All the Video Games - Part 000004 (By: F1000003)
Giant Bomb user Mento has begun his effort to create a comprehensive list of every sentient species in video games. Check out his progress and point out any examples that he has missed on the list.
Useful User Reviews
- JTB123's user review of Prototype 2
- TrueEnglishGent's user review of The Walking Dead: Episode One
- zamaeri09's user review of The Walking Dead: Episode One
- GUnitVer1's user review of The Walking Dead: Episode One
- ShawnS's user review of World Gone Sour
- Gamer_152's user review of Fez
- Humanity's user review of Fez
- EvilKatarn's user review of Trials Evolution
User Created Podcasts
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