Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! A lot of stuff has happened this week, good and bad, worth talking about for a bit. First off, in light of the latest Lantern Run please realize that the Giant Bomb staff and moderation team do not permit the use of homophobic or racist slurs on the forums. That and Ryan is truly sorry for anyone whom he has offended. You may have noticed that there is a new video player on the site. Please be aware that the new player is still being retooled and improved, and that the engineering staff are aware of issues with the new player. On Twitter site engineer Alexis Tweeted this picture of what the new site may look like. GB user Claude has lost his wife, if you have the time please share your condolences to him. Finally here is some ridiculousness provided by the Giant Bomb community:
Community Activities & Game Groups
- Giant Bomb Golden Duder World Championship - Who is Your Favorite Giant Bomb Guest? Learn About How to Vote for Them Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Tera Guild - Join Other Users in Tera Over Here!
- Portal 2 Perpetual Level Sharing Thread - Share What Levels You Have Created With the Portal 2 Level Creator Over Here!
- Giant Bomb MineCraft (360) Community Thread - See Who Else is Playing MineCraft on the 360 Over Here!
- Mortal Kombat Vita - Kommunity PSN ID Swapping Thread - Hook Up With Other Users Over Here!
Wonderful WikisHolly molly do we have a lot of wikis to talk about today. Starhawk is the recent release which has caught the attention of the Giant Bomb community worth checking out if you don't know what it is about. Over the week Natural Selection 2 has gained a truly detailed wiki worth viewing. GB mod Marino has created the hilarious concpet page "Consolation Game," which has an appropriate default image. The Hulk Hogan and Bret hart wikis have been wonderfully re-hauled after being Wiki tasks. Finally the Fire Emblem sub-community...continue to hit it out of the park with their continual efforts to make Giant Bomb a great source of information about Fire Emblem.
- Natural Selection 2
- Consolation Game
- Hulk Hogan
- Bret Hart
- Super Bomberman 2
- Fire Emblem: Kakusei
Lovable ListsIsnpired by the Quick Look for Datura user Mento has created a list of the "Best Giant hands" in video games he has experienced. I have finally decided to go back and systematically update my list of Wikis that I have showcased. Now you can see the 500+ wikis that I have put the effort to try and bring attention to.
Best of BlogUser Egge talks about how in the world he has ended up donating $700 on various Kickstarter video game projects. Mento continues his madness with his effort to get through his indie game backlog and shows off his MS Paint skills. wumbo3000 discusses his favorite intros in video games. I_Smell provides an update on his forays at making indie games. Sparky and dankempster both went back to some personal favorites this week. MjorMitch describes why he walked away from and stopped playing Xenoblade Chronicles. troidy continues his effort to play every single Oregon trail game and AlexW00d struggles to defeat the 1C Complete Pack. DoctorWelch talks about the beginning of his summer video gaming. Gamer_152 breaks down why users can't use slurs on the forums. nintendoeats talks about why true innovation is rare in the video game industry. xyzygy reviews and discusses why anyone who can't play The Witcher 2 on the PC should check it out on the 360. Finally JBG4, Psycosis, and Alaska_Gamer all have provide great updates on what they have been doing this week.
- How to Spend $700 on Kickstarter (By: Egge)
- Mento's May Madness: #9 - Lume (By: Mento)
- A Brief LP of a Potential MineCraft Killer (By: Mento)
- Devolution (5/7/2012) - Old Man River City Ransom (By: JBG4)
- My Favorite Gaming Introductions (By: wumbo3000)
- Transitioning from 2D Games to 3D Games (By: I_smell)
- RPG Retrospective - Tales of the Abyss (By: Sprarky_Buzzsaw)
- Finishing the Fight (By: dankempster)
- Letting Go (By: MajorMitch)
- Traveling the Trails - Part Three (The Oregon Trail Deluxe) (By: troidy)
- The 1C Complete Pack and Me. Faces of War. (By: AlexW00d)
- Summer, Sickness, and Greatest Games: Ocarina of Time (By: DoctorWelch)
- Discriminatory Speech, Giant Bomb, the Gaming Community, and You (By: Gamer_152)
- Why Innovation is Hard (By: nintendoeats)
- Review: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (By: xyzygy)
- I Play Porn Games for the Story // 05.06.2012 (By: Psycosis)
- [insert title] 5-5-12 (By: Alaska_Gamer)
Fantastic ForumsYour eyes do not deceive you! I've finally decided to split up Forums and Blogs posts on the Spotlight so is that content is easier to digest and you don't have this giant blob in the middle of the Spotlight. So in case you ignored the Hardy Boys x Giant Bomb fan art created by I_smell check out his forum post and tell him what you think about it. User Matthew asks you to go back to 1992 and decide on which game you would have been most excited about. Drew has posted all of his photos from his trip to North Korea in forum post form that anyone can view. Finally Winternet discusses and asks you to comment about if the site really needs formal reviews.
- E3 Mysteries Fan Art (By: I_smell)
- Choose Your Game - 1992 ed. [Poll] (By: Matthew)
- Photos from North Korea (By: drewbert)
- Reviews: Can Giant Bomb Live Without Them? (By: Winternet)
Useful User Reviews
- nintendoeats's user review of Sniper Elite V2
- hsvlad's user review of Sniper Elite V2
- MajorBrusselsXI's user review of Paint Park
- Shaden's user review of Warlock: Master of the Arcane
- theuselessgod's user review of Really Big Sky