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Special Thanks to Pabba for This Work of Art

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I am your host as always. So stuff happened during one of the livestreams this week that requires a bit of clarification. Even if the Giant Bomb staff discuss items or topics that may be in violation of the Forum Rules, be it pornography or drug use, you will still be held accountable for your comments. With that we have two awesome dedications to Ryan that are worth showcasing. As many have discovered Divinity has a tribute to Ryan. Not to be topped by that the Giant Bomb Eve Online Corp., Kite Co., has finished constructing an awesome outpost christened as "Ryan Davis," as you can see here":

Status: Invulnerable

Clip of the Week

As always you can count on @turboman to hit it out of the park with his "Best of Giant Bomb" video series. This episode about robots interacting pepper grinders and bicycles is no exception.

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb East Meetup in Early August - Discuss Times and Places for a Manhattan Meetup Here!
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Wonderful Wikis

Abyss Odyssey and Abe's Oddysee both have had some recent, and impressive work done on them. Also, special thanks to @fitzgerald for doing a bang up job on the Adventure Time Card Wars wiki page.

Best of Blogs

We have a myriad of users showing off their creative talents this week! Pabba and Saik0u are both responsible for the works of art that grace this edition of the Spotlight, and StarvingGamer has created an impressive fight stick featuring the female characters in the Street Fighter franchise. The other major trend for this week is that a number of users have started new multi-part blogs. AlisterCat is starting a retrospective of the Ace Attorney franchise from the perspective of a hardcore fan; GrantHeaslip is staring a hunting diary for his foray in Monster Hunter; finally supermike6 is starting a deep examination of Deadly Premonition with a look at its use of exploration. Even then we have plenty of the "usual suspects" for this week. Mento has a new Comic Commish with a re-examination of the Summer and Winter of 2011; Video_Game_King has Hacker Evolution and Bomberman to thank for adding him to the FBI database; and MikeLemmer is now on his third week of plugging along in Eve Online. Speaking of plugging along CottoneUD has two editions of his Let's Play for Persona 4 Golden, smcn has a new edition of his picturelog of his adventures in 999, and bobafettjm still has a showcase of his awesome work on the wiki. GunstarRed is all about hot lead this week with a blog about Bullet Witch and 10,000 Bullets. development on the other hand extrapolates on why he thinks Final Fantasy X-2 could be found to be a war crime in the Hague. FLStyle shares his hopes for Tekken 7 as someone who has an on again, off again relationship with the franchise. theyouthfuls finally struck Ico from his backlog, whereas tarfuin wrapped up every episode of The Wolf Among Us. Ockman explains why the original Xbox is one of his all time favorite game consoles, and BlaineBlaine weaves a tale for Dottori-kun. thatpinguino keeps up his streak of publishing two blogs per week with one about the fall of Rapture and another on the role of randomness in Rogue-likes. Finally SunBrozak and FakeKisser both have their end of the week gaming summaries.

Fantastic Forums

As already mentioned please join the rest of the community is telling the GB community Eve Online corporation, Kite Co., a job well done for finishing their 130 million ISK "Ryan Davis" outpost. There is plenty to discuss about the Destiny beta so feel free to share your thoughts about it. We have a community tips and tricks thread for Divinity, and a discussion thread for Abyss Odyssey. Finally feel free to vote on your favorite game with "cry" in its title, and share games that you never managed to finish.

Lovable Lists

Doppelgamer graces us twice with two creative lists. The first examining games from Japan that were dramatically altered for Western audiences for the worse. The second lists out his least favorite sidekicks and companions in video games. kablammo is seeking to create a list of games that have inspired "-like" terms (i.e. rogue-like) in the industry. Finally, Eder asserts his status as a contrarian with a list of unpopular games from well known franchises that he thinks are the best.

Useful User Reviews

Special Thanks to Saik0u for This Work of Art!

#1 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, what was going on in the livestreams that I missed? Was Alex attempting a world record X-Change speed run?

#2 Edited by PerfidiousSinn (762 posts) -

Wasn't home to submit my blog, so here's for next week hopefully!

http://www.giantbomb.com/grand-theft-auto-v/3030-36765/forums/gta-online-100-tiny-cuts-1489803/#0

#3 Edited by supermike6 (3605 posts) -

Happy to be on here again! It's been a very long time since I've written anything on Giant Bomb. Excited to get back into it.

#4 Posted by FLStyle (4838 posts) -

Many thanks!

Well done to everyone else who's work is on this week's spotlight!

#5 Posted by noahtheboa999 (161 posts) -

@zombiepie: You listed me as one of the people that would be in the spotlight, but I don't see any of my stuff here. Did you mean to put me on the list?

#6 Posted by ZombiePie (5730 posts) -

Wait, what was going on in the livestreams that I missed? Was Alex attempting a world record X-Change speed run?

If you watch the GBNY stream from 07/18/2014 you notice that there was a scene in which hentai was discussed.

@zombiepie: You listed me as one of the people that would be in the spotlight, but I don't see any of my stuff here. Did you mean to put me on the list?

Yup it looks like I forgot to put in your blog. We should be kosher now.

#7 Posted by Sbaitso (558 posts) -

Holy shit. My thread made it onto the spotlight! Thanks @zombiepie! That's so cool! Is it OK if I bump it then cause there's a few comments I'd like to respond to, but nobody has commented on it for over a day.

#8 Posted by noahtheboa999 (161 posts) -
#9 Edited by supermike6 (3605 posts) -

@sbaitso said:

Holy shit. My thread made it onto the spotlight! Thanks @zombiepie! That's so cool! Is it OK if I bump it then cause there's a few comments I'd like to respond to, but nobody has commented on it for over a day.

I think it's perfectly fine to respond to old threads, as long as you are contributing to the discussion and not just saying something inane to bump the thread.

#10 Edited by ZombiePie (5730 posts) -

@sbaitso said:

Holy shit. My thread made it onto the spotlight! Thanks @zombiepie! That's so cool! Is it OK if I bump it then cause there's a few comments I'd like to respond to, but nobody has commented on it for over a day.

I think it's perfectly fine to respond to old threads, as long as you are contributing to the discussion and not just saying something inane to bump the thread.

As long as you reply with something nice and productive in response to another user feel free to respond to anything in your thread or blog.

But whatever you do not ever post "Bump," as a reply or comment on a forum topic. This is Giant Bomb, not Gaia Online.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Two blogs this week, and guess what? Both of them are anime.

#12 Edited by thatpinguino (1241 posts) -

I three-peated this week! Blog, Blog, and Video. I think I'm done with the three in one week thing for a while. I'll stick to a blog and a video. Kingdom Hearts just got me riled up for some reason.

#13 Edited by ZombiePie (5730 posts) -

@video_game_king You have a very nebulous concept of what qualifies as "anime."

I three-peated this week! Blog, Blog, and Video. I think I'm done with the three in one week thing for a while. I'll stick to a blog and a video. Kingdom Hearts just got me riled up for some reason.

You were so close to joining an exclusive club which contains @mento and....@mento

#14 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
Really
now?

I would call this quite anime.

#15 Posted by thatpinguino (1241 posts) -
#16 Posted by ZombiePie (5730 posts) -

@zombiepie: what is the exclusive club?

Four+ blogs in one week.

Anyways set for the next Spotlight I have:

@bobafettjm @mikelemmer @tharrington @raven10 @cottoneud @jadegl @wess @mento @bonbolapti @junior_ain @noahtheboa999 @flstyle @mooseymcman @thatpinguino @billymagnum @bartok @grantheaslip @video_game_king @perfidioussinn @theyouthfuls @drmechano

Great work everyone, you will have something represented on the next edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Also, can I get a Hey Yeah?

#17 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11432 posts) -
#18 Edited by FLStyle (4838 posts) -

@zombiepie: hmmm I'd rather give you a Hell Yeah but that also works

Hey Yeah!

#19 Posted by TheYouthfuls (35 posts) -

@zombiepie: Hey yeah! Honored to be chosen again, thanks ZombiePie! c:

#20 Posted by bobafettjm (1553 posts) -
#21 Posted by billymagnum (837 posts) -
@thatpinguino said:

@zombiepie: what is the exclusive club?

Four+ blogs in one week.

Anyways set for the next Spotlight I have:

@bobafettjm @mikelemmer @tharrington @raven10 @cottoneud @jadegl @wess @mento @bonbolapti @junior_ain @noahtheboa999 @flstyle @mooseymcman @thatpinguino @billymagnum @bartok @grantheaslip @video_game_king @perfidioussinn @theyouthfuls @drmechano

Great work everyone, you will have something represented on the next edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Also, can I get a Hey Yeah?

ive been spotlighted!

#22 Posted by thatpinguino (1241 posts) -

@zombiepie: I guess I'll need to work on joining that elusive club some other week. Also, Hey Yeah!

#23 Edited by noahtheboa999 (161 posts) -
#24 Posted by ZombiePie (5730 posts) -

The latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight is available here.