Game Nights and Activities
- Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Tournament (PS3) - Set for August 10th-12th - If You Plan on Playing the Game Sign Up Here!
- Steam Sale Bulk Pack Co-Op July 2012 - Buy Steam Packs With Other Users Over Here!
- Secret World Giant Bomb Guild - Join the Community Guild if You're Playing the Game Over Here!
Wonderful WikisThe Quantum Conundrum and Exile III: Ruined World wikis have both improved improved immensely from last week. Phantasy Star Online 2 finally has a release date for North America and Europe so head on over to the wiki page to see why there's so much fuss about the game. In case you missed the EVO 2012 Livestreams check out the EVO Championship Series wiki to see who won what. If you still have no idea what any of the special powers or modes are for Tetris Battle Gaiden check out the newly improved wiki page for the game.
Great GuidesGB user FinalDasa provides a basic but helpful game guide for users interested in Dwarf Fortress but have no idea how to play the game. GB user Villainess continues to write up English translation walkthroughs for old Japanese only games with a walkthrough for Ray-Gun this week.
- Starting Out With Dwarf Fortress (By: FinalDasa)
- Ray-Gun English Translation and Walkthrough (By: Villainess)
Best of BlogsGB user AlisterCat has written up a blog detailing the various games he has finally completed this week. GB user Jan continues his trend of showing off his fan made 3D models of gaming icons this week with a 3D model of Majora's Mask while GB user CharlesAlanRatliff showcases what he was able to make from the Source Filmmaker beta. GB user mscupcakes asks you to get personal about your top wiki edits and provide an explanation of why you spent so much time on various wiki pages. User skyline7284 professes his regret over all the money and time he has spent on The Sims franchise while GB user Apocralyptic details the various homes he has owned in video games and the way he has furnished them. Video_Game_King finally got around to playing Skyrim and Dead Rising 2 and wrote up his impressions of those games on his very humorous blog. GB user believer258 discusses certain gameplay mechanics from Bulletstorm he would like to see embraced in other shooting games whereas user yeah_write details some small touches game designs and gameplay choices do can to make him like their games more. Speaking of shooters ahoodedfigure went back to System Shock 2 and starts top connect the dots between that game and Bioshock, whereas MooseyMcMan played a slew of shooters and other games ranging from Crysis to Closure this week which you can read about on his two blogs. Sarumarine details the best way to get the "Public Enemy" Spelunky achievement where you have to kill the shopkeeper likewise GB user Doctorchimp details how building his first PC was like and why he recommends it to anyone who can do it. Tomorrowman postulated how violence and the need for killing in games has possibly hurt creativity in video games. GB user JJWeatherman details how he fought his boredom and why he bought an N64 this week. Mento continues his Brief Jaunt Through series on top of a blog about absurd and surrealist humor in video game as dankempster continues his Final Fantasy VII endurance run. Apathylad has written the second part to his blog about what he saw and experienced at the 2012 Anime Expo, Alaska_Gamer discusses how he feels about Catherine and Bayonetta, and finally wumbo3000 provides and update on his Persona 3 FES endurance run.
- Blog #059 - Finally Finishing Games! + DOTA2 Giveaway! (By: AlisterCat)
- Majora's Mask 3D Model (By: Jan)
- Being Top Editor on a Wiki Page and Why (By: mscupcakes)
- 12 Years and 19 Games Later (By: skyline7284)
- Distilled Reality (By: Apocralyptic)
- Late to the Party in So Many Ways (By: Video_Game_King)
- Bulletstorm Shows Some Things Shooters Need To Change (By: believer258)
- Playing with Fire (By: CharlesAlanRatliff)
- Speaking of "Old": System Shock 2 (By: ahoodedfigure)
- First Time Builder, Second Time, Whatever I Gotta Fit in Shalamar (By: Doctorchimp)
- A Crysis in Gotham City (Impostors) (By: MooseyMcMan)
- Renegade Ops, Closure, and Just a Fraction of Just Cause 2 (By: MooseyMcMan)
- Shopkeeper Killer (Public Enemy) (By: Sarumarine)
- What Are the Little Things You Look For in Games? (By: yeah_write)
- Violence is Killing Our Creativity (By: Tomorrowman)
- Boredom and Blogging (By: JJWeatherman)
- Enduring Final Fantasy VII - Episode Twenty-Nine (By: dankempster)
- Abject Absurdism (By: Mento)
- A Brief Jaunt Through: FTL's Dungeon Master (Part 2) (By: Mento)
- Anime Expo 2012 - Part Two (By: Apathylad)
- [insert title] 7-7-12 (By: Alaska_Gamer)
- Wumbo Wonders: Part 2 (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES) (By: wumbo3000)
Fantastic ForumsThere are a lot of notable threads this week related to the Summer Steam Sale. Fattony12000 has created a list of all the games on sale in case navigating Steam gets slow and hard to navigate. There's an official discussion thread for the Summer Steam Sale as well as a thread where you can post the list of games you have purchased so far. Beyond the Summer Steam Sale discuss games for the SNES that you'd like to see played on the next SNES Party on BeachThunder's forum topic, and post your top 3 games ever on Imephisto's forum topic.
- Your Guide to the Steam Summer Sale 2012 (By: Fattony12000)
- 2012 Steam Summer Sale Event Discussion Thread (By: c0l0nelp0c0rn1)
- Your Summer Sale Purchase List (By: Sackmanjones)
- What Games Would You Want to See in Another SNES Party? (By: BeachThunder)
- Your 3 Top Games Ever! (By: Imephisto)
Lovable ListsGB user Mento provides a list version of his blog about absurd and surreal humor in video games with a list of games that employ such humor. Inspired by the "Top 3 Games Ever!" forum topic user Falconer has created a more comprehensive list of his favorite games ever. Doppelgamer lists games from the Dreamcast he'd like to experience having never played game s on a Dreamcast and Zaxxex lists the damage that the Summer Steam Sale has done to his wallet.
- Video Game Absurdity (Now In List Flavor!) (By: Mento)
- Favorite Games Ever (By: Falconer)
- Radical Dreamers (By: Doppelgamer)
- Steam Summer Sale 2012 - The Damage (By: Zaxex)
Useful User Reviews
- ZZoMBiE13's user review of The Amazing Spider-Man
- MrTom's user review of Bellator: MMA Onslaught
- WJist's user review of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy