Posted by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -
Still a King of Kings

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I am your host as always. Rorie now has his first week on his belt and talks about how he's feeling over here where he's taking your questions. Good news everybody! Matt plans on bringing back his Ramblin' Rorie video series. The High Times magazine announce that it think Jeff is the "Blazingest Bombcaster," I shit you not. Have you ever wondered what Drew looks like when on a motorcycle? Baddass, that's what. Bio2hazard has created a website that help you figure out which games on your Steam account you have never played, and Chaser324 created a Tumblr showcasing animated .gifs of people doing stupid stuff with the Oculus Rift. Here's some featuring our very own staff looking like crazy people:

Community Activities

  • Official Giant Bomb Community Neverwinter Guild - Join the Guild and Get the Details Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Community Neverwinter Friendlist Thread - Add Fellow Users to your Friendlist By Heading Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Community Soul Sacrifice Co-Op Hookup Thread- Find a Co-Op Partner Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Starseed Pilgrim, Star Command, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine are recent releases that have had good work done on them this week. With the release of Zeno Clash II check out the character pages for Ghat and Golem and realize how crazy the story is for Zeno Clash really is.

Best of Blogs

Aquacat has done the impossible...he's turned a shoe into a Divkick controller. Marvel at his creation, MARVEL I SAY! Chaser324 played a myriad of games from the most recent Ludum Dare game jam and talks about the ones you should possibly check out. Video_Game_King descended into the visually wonderful world of Alone in the Dark and the maddening atrocity that is Rez, wait, I may have gotten those in reverse but whatever. It's a new month which means that BlackLagoon has a list of games and upcoming releases for the PlayStallion Vita; Fattony12000 ponder upon the addition of Rorie as well as BioShock and other recent releases; and Mento continues to try and convince you that there may just be "good" games on the TurboGrafx-16. Mento also wrote three additions of his May Madness blog series worth checking out. takashichea shares a case of ridiculous censorship and king9999 has written a surprisingly coherent and reasonable rant about fighting games. Speaking of fighting games wumbo3000 defends his love for e-sports and fighting game streams. MajorMitch wrote a passionate blog about why immersion, and not story are more important to him when playing video game. Continual friend of the site EpicSteve shares how important video games have been in his life and how they have changed him as a person. Inflammatory Youtube personalities may have already informed about how bad Fester's Quest is on the NES but that didn't stop theuselessgod from writing a blog about it and Faxanadu. Mrcraggle explains why Game Dev Tycoon on Widnows 8 is a fine addition to the Game Dev series, whereas resident old school PC game expert ArbitraryWater talks about a slew of PC games that he played recently. thephantomstranger compares and contrasts Batman: Arkham City to Metal Gear Solid 4 and writes about which game he though had a better ending, and finally maestro Hamst3r has a bunch of music he's made that you can listen to.

Fantastic Forums

With the recent release of Fez for the PC join the newcomers discussion and help thread if the PC version is the first time you have played the game. If you are in the Neverwinter beta discuss what you have played on the official discussion thread for the game. Was someone a dick to you while you were playing Dota 2? Don;t fret, we have a community Dota 2 venting thread where you can feel free to describe your less than fantastic experiences in the game. GoranP is planning on starting a Giant Bomb "Video Hall of Fame" and wants to see if your are interested in this feature happening. Finally take pictures of your video game collection and post them on the collection bragging thread.

Lovable Lists

The lone list for the week comes from patanu who examines recent video game franchises that could have been big or interesting, but didn't make it.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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#1 Edited by Animasta (14464 posts) -

You should add my Zeno Clash 2 review, I hear it's pretty dope

#2 Edited by Gamer_152 (13976 posts) -
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#3 Posted by Demoskinos (13908 posts) -

A complete overload of VGK this week I see.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (34653 posts) -

A complete overload of VGK this week I see.

I only have three things :{.

#6 Posted by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

A complete overload of VGK this week I see.

I only have three things :{.

Also, someone else has four items on the Spotlight.

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#8 Edited by takashichea (339 posts) -

Congrats everyone! Thanks, ZombiePie.

#9 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (5806 posts) -

I'd love to know how the eff anyone is posting user reviews at this point. It's broken as hell for me.

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#10 Posted by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -

I'd love to know how the eff anyone is posting user reviews at this point. It's broken as hell for me.

Also, the lack of a search feature or "User Reviews" tab anymore makes it impossible for me to keep track of any reviews that aren't for new releases. Using the Activity feed is less than optimal.

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#11 Edited by theuselessgod (295 posts) -

I'd love to know how the eff anyone is posting user reviews at this point. It's broken as hell for me.

Yeah, I stopped after pasting in images became a pain. The whole "text format" method on the new site is kind of borked, for reviews, blogs, or otherwise.

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#13 Posted by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -

@sparky_buzzsaw said:

I'd love to know how the eff anyone is posting user reviews at this point. It's broken as hell for me.

Yeah, I stopped after pasting in images became a pain. The whole "text format" method on the new site is kind of borked, for reviews, blogs, or otherwise.

Looks like were aren't going to have any reviews this week because of all these issues...maybe one day we can back to our original levels of reviews.

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#14 Posted by Mento (2261 posts) -

Seven days of May Madness means seven new blogs from me. I don't know how you wanna do this - maybe just link to my "blog/" overview? Or you could link to the first one again as I've added a table of contents. Honestly, it's pretty difficult to do much of anything with all these text editor bugs, so whatever's the most convenient for you.

I can't recall anything posted by other people. I think they've been scared off by the bugs. Dankempster did post a new update on the MGS thing he's doing though. Might be an idea to check in on him frequently this month.

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#15 Edited by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -

@mento said:

Seven days of May Madness means seven new blogs from me. I don't know how you wanna do this - maybe just link to my "blog/" overview?

If you are okay with it that's how I plan on doing it. I think that's how I did it last time you had a daily blog series.

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#16 Edited by Demoskinos (13908 posts) -
#17 Edited by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -
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#18 Posted by ZombiePie (5375 posts) -

I guess the latest Spotlight is up now? Check it out over here.

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#19 Edited by Demoskinos (13908 posts) -

@zombiepie: I had the same exact issue trying to post my Dogma thing the other day. I hit the button and it 500'ed but you retry a few times you can post it proper. But yeah, the blog stuff is kind of busted right now.