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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I am your host as always. As the staff and community still reels from the death of Ryan the site is slowly but surely moving towards normalcy. Ryan will always be in our thoughts as the show goes on. For those of you that are wondering about the Ryan Davis t-shirts, they have been pulled from the marketplace. Also, if you have any suggestions on how to make the video player better, or are experiencing bugs/issues with it drop a comment over here, and Rorie will get to the bottom of it! With that all said it's the Summer Game Drought! Luckily it's also the Steam Summer Sale.

Clip of the Week

@turboman strikes again with another great Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look video! This video concludes his retrospective of the best moments from the Backflips 'n Bioforge feature:

Community Activities

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Wonderful Wikis

This week the big game releases are Shin Megami Tensei IV and Civ V: Brave New World, and you can learn more about them on their wonderfully detailed wiki pages. The same goes for increasingly popular Rogue Legacy. Finally, your interesting new concept page of the week is "Company's Name in Title."

Best of Blogs

This week jouseldelka talks about finally giving New Vegas a playthrough and discusses why he enjoyed it. ShawnS talks about why he hates the Clickers from The Last of Us, but how they could be better. StarvinGamer performed for Video Games Live, but also shares the worst Burger King he has ever been to. In honor of Ryan Granderojo has created a list of his favorite 2013 Summer Jams and asks you to join him. Video_Game_King stomached through a South Park and Tiny Tunes game and you can read about his pain on his latest blog. Sparky_Buzzsaw talks about the time he has sunk into Brave New World, and he is joined by ArbitraryWater who in addition to Brave New World played Resident Evil 6. EarlessShrimp explains why you should give Tyrian 2000 a try since it's free on GOG.com. Sooty blogs about why the announcement of Street Fighter IV Ultra isn't that big a deal, but YukoAsho talks about why he doesn't plan on buying Ultra. Finally RecSpec pontificates upon who he thinks the fifth new character will be and you can humor his insanity on his blog. Finally CharlesAlanRatliff has a video of him playing a demo for the Oculus Rift and Mento commemorates Ryan's death with a blog about Planscape: Torment.

Fantastic Forums

EpicSteve, Pascual, and Bodega got to interview Dave Lang and asked him questions about Divekick and you can listen to their descent into the Lang Zone. If you have been made any big or notable Steam purchases thanks to the Summer Steam Sale talk about them on the discussion thread. Have you ever screwed up while playing a game and it bit you in the ass? Share your story on the community discussion thread about such screw ups. Have you been playing Shin Megami Tensei IV? If so talk about your experiences with the other Giant Bomb users on the first impressions thread for the game. Finally...why am I recommending the "Do Moderators Get Paid?" thread? Well, it's funny.

Lovable Lists

If you have a bunch of un-played Steam games before and thanks to the Steam Sale take comfort that you are joined by Rorie and The_Nubster. Also, Mento marks the 30th anniversary of the Famicom with a list of the best obscure games of the platform.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

#1 Posted by Landmine (526 posts) -

Got some reading to do now.

#2 Posted by Fobwashed (2119 posts) -

Very happy that this week I get both the community spotlight and a worth reading =D

#3 Posted by Tireyo (6446 posts) -

I wouldn't be in such a gaming drought now if I just had Earthbound and Shantae to play! It's a shame that even a fucking dollar is too expensive to me now. =-( I SO NEED TO DROWN MYSELF IN MUSIC RIGHT NOW!!

#4 Posted by pyromagnestir (4326 posts) -

I always read this thread's title as the communist spotlight.

This also helps me cope with never doing anything that would be worthy of the spotlight, as I don't want nothing to do with you damn dirty communists.

#5 Edited by ZombiePie (5710 posts) -

I always read this thread's title as the communist spotlight.

This also helps me cope with never doing anything that would be worthy of the spotlight, as I don't want nothing to do with you damn dirty communists.

I am the opposite of being a communist. Just ask @gamer_152 and @mattyftm

#6 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

I always read this thread's title as the communist spotlight.

This also helps me cope with never doing anything that would be worthy of the spotlight, as I don't want nothing to do with you damn dirty communists.

I am the opposite of being a communist. Just ask @gamer_152 and @mattyftm

You've only convinced me that the entire moderation team is communist.

This certainly isn't helping.

#7 Edited by Chaser324 (6650 posts) -

Moderator Online
#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11914 posts) -

Sooo... I'm glad that my thing is on this spotlight.

#9 Edited by takashichea (355 posts) -

Congrats everyone! It feels like forever since I get on GB. I should get back on the wiki like old times. I didn't know one of the founders had passed away recently. I don't know how to express this. I offer my condolences for his family and the community.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

I have a couple of items for the next spotlight. This, and this.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I have some clever comment for this shout-out, but since it's inflammatory as hell, I'll just post the damn link.

#12 Edited by Demoskinos (15017 posts) -
#13 Edited by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

Got a new review up here and a new blog up here. That picture of Jeff is pretty rad.

Moderator
#14 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (750 posts) -
#15 Posted by Mento (2692 posts) -
Moderator
#16 Posted by ZombiePie (5710 posts) -

Guess who is still using Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2010 @brackynews?

#17 Edited by Brackynews (4094 posts) -

@zombiepie: Why you gotta be a rebel, son? I only want what's best for you. It's all I've ever wanted. You can clean up, move back in, we'll forget the whole thing and start over.*

#18 Posted by ZombiePie (5710 posts) -

@zombiepie: Why you gotta be a rebel, son? I only want what's best for you. It's all I've ever wanted. You can clean up, move back in, we'll forget the whole thing and start over.*

One day this prodigal son shall return, one day.

Anyways the latest edition of the Community Spotlight is available for your viewing pleasure over here.