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Special Thanks to B0nd07 for teh Banner and Best of Luck to the Giant Bomb Racing League!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As seen below Patrick's TEDx talk went well. For fans of the Bombcast that are looking for a recording of Vinny's Bombcast remix, here you go. Also from Tumblr is Jeff inverting your understanding of the Giant Bomb reviewing system. For those of you that may have had issues with the site earlier they have been fixed, and were a result of the operations layer shutting down. @alexisg would like you to know that if the font on the site look weird or poorly compress that's because of the Windows Chrome dev team. Now with that housekeeping done let's get on with the Spotlight, as you will quickly see we have a myriad of event coming up, most notably for raising money for charity!

Clip(s) of the Week

The first clip of the week that we have is Patrick's TEDx talk, which is a must see for everyone who hasn't seen it yet. If everyone on the internet obeyed Patrick's logic I wouldn't have to moderate the forums....The next clip comes from @turboman with yet another episode of his Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look, with this one being themed about the next generation of consoles. The final clip is a compilation by @questionmarkman of every single on of Brad's deaths from his Volgarr livestream:

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run 2! - October 26th - Help Raise Money for Child's Play THIS WEEKEND!
  • Extra-Life 2013 Giant Bomb Team! - Play Games, Heal Kids - Set for Nov. 2nd - Join the Community Effort to HELP SICK KIDS Here!
  • Giant Bomb Official Battlefield 4 PC Server (Details Inside) - The BF 4 Company Needs YOUR Help in Raising Money for a Community Server Here!
  • Giant Bomb Community Pokémon X/Y Trading Thread - Propose or Complete Possible Trades Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Importer Community Thread - Hook Up with Other Users that Plan on Importing the Game Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Batman: Arkham Origins is the big game of the week this week and it has an appropriately detailed wiki page. The same can be said of Sonic Lost World. Finally we have the concept page of the week which is "Butt Attack."

Best of Blogs

Everyone give Marino a round of applause for officially adding his 2,000th wiki page to the Giant Bomb database! This is an accomplishment five years in the making. dain22 decided to throw in his hat with the Bombcast remixes and has created a spicy Latin inspired remix. GrantHeaslip is getting around to a couple of games that he's been meaning to play such as Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and his first Kingdom Hearts game. Mento is still dabbling in the dark arts known as TurboGrafx-16 games, with Parasol Stars being his most recent adventure. Menace to society Video_Game_King played a couple of action bullet hell games in the form of Liberation Maiden and Ikaruga and breaks down why he recommends both. MarkWahlberg has written a blog explaining why he felt compelled to write a review for GTA V, and also what he thinks of Gone Home and The Stanley Parable. halomaste19 pontificates upon how long it will be until we see a Next-Gen only Call of Duty game, seeing how FIFA 14 is still coming out for PS2. Phatmac has finally bit the bullet and decided to buy his first Pokemon game in a while and discusses how he perceives the evolution of the franchise. Stubbleman has the third part to his blog series about the voice acting credits of Liam O'Brien. MooseyMcMan has struck out a slew of games from his gaming backlog from GTA V to Ico. TepidShark has created a video mashup of singing a short song eloquently titled "Race Truckin.'" The_Nubster has finally completed Minerva's Den for Bioshock 2, and explains why the experience is well worth the price of admission. Finally Granderojo examines the first episode of The Wolf Among Us as a fan of the Fables comic book series.

Fantastic Forums

IrrelevantJohn is joining the ExtraLife fundraiser next week but he wants YOU to join him as he plays Rock Band 3 as part of his 24 hour pledge. PAX East 2014 has already sold out all of its three day passes, so how many of you are going? If you are join the roll call and possibly hook-up with other users going as well. Not be left out the next PAX Australia has been announced, and Aussies should feel free to talk about the new location on the discussion thread. Candy Box 2 has rolled out and if you need help with a quest or riddle drop a yelp on the thread. iRacers should feel free to talk about the new season, and everyone else should join the war against those that are racist against mustard.

Lovable Lists

If you are in the mood for something a little on the NSFW side alo81 is working on a list of every commercial game released with an AO ESRB rating. Mento on the other hand...should be shot for the title of his list about video game ladies with spears.

Useful User Reviews

Potent Podcasts

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#1 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#2 Posted by TruthTellah (8753 posts) -

I demand that "anal assault" be added as an alias.

As the accidentally second biggest contributor to this Wiki page I initially mocked, I would second this fine alias.

It may be a bit iffy considering the Butt Attack is an attack with a butt, not necessarily an attack on a butt, but by the rules of Wimp Lo from Kung Pow, I think this might still work.

#3 Posted by Chaser324 (6404 posts) -

@video_game_king: @truthtellah: Yeah, I'm not a fan of "anal assault". Sounds much more like the butt is the target of the attack rather than the implement being used to perform an attack.

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#4 Posted by TruthTellah (8753 posts) -

@video_game_king: @truthtellah: Yeah, I'm not a fan of "anal assault". Sounds much more like the butt is the target of the attack rather than the implement being used to perform an attack.

Yeah, "anal assault" does seem more like a separate kind of attack, generally used for gags. I'm not sure how common it is in games, but I am aware of some anime using it.

One of the most well-known examples is Naruto's "A Thousand Years of Death" attack which attacks that point, as depicted in the game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2:

#5 Edited by Chaser324 (6404 posts) -

@truthtellah: What the hell? I thought Naruto was an anime for kids.

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#6 Edited by TruthTellah (8753 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

@truthtellah: What the hell? I thought Naruto was an anime for kids.

Kids and teens, yes. This has been a particular gag from the beginning of Naruto, and it is rooted in a popular Japanese prank where one makes your hands like a gun and tries to stick your index fingers up someone's unsuspecting behind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kancho

Considering it further, this has also led me to find that this is the primary gameplay in an actual arcade cabinet called Boong-Ga Boong-Ga, a game not currently in the Giant Bomb wiki.

#7 Posted by andrew2696 (310 posts) -

@chaser324:

It's juvenile, for the kids! Also it's not dissimilar to Boong-Ga-Boong-Ga.

#8 Edited by andrew2696 (310 posts) -
#9 Posted by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -

@chaser324 @video_game_king: @truthtellah:

Butt attack includes the use of the buttocks as a part of an attack and not the targeting of the buttocks as part of an attack. The two examples that you have provided are attacks on butts and not the weaponization of butts.

Your proposed alias is thus denied.

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#10 Posted by TruthTellah (8753 posts) -

@chaser324 @video_game_king: @truthtellah:

Butt attack includes the use of the buttocks as a part of an attack and not the targeting of the buttocks as part of an attack. The two examples that you have provided are attacks on butts and not the weaponization of butts.

Your proposed alias is thus denied.

Thank you for explaining why @video_game_king's suggestion was terrible and I had nothing to do with that monster recommending such a thing.

Though, I am now curious whether there may actually be enough games including butt-targeted attacks to warrant a page...

#11 Posted by Chaser324 (6404 posts) -
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#12 Posted by TruthTellah (8753 posts) -

@chaser324: Well now. Specifically attacking the butt does seem to be a feature of many games. hm...

#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@chaser324: Well now. Specifically attacking the butt does seem to be a feature of many games. hm...

See, you guys? We do need an anal assault page.

#14 Posted by believer258 (11785 posts) -

Only on Giantbomb would you get a friendly discussion of the semantics of posterior-oriented attacks.

@chaser324 @video_game_king: @truthtellah:

Butt attack includes the use of the buttocks as a part of an attack and not the targeting of the buttocks as part of an attack. The two examples that you have provided are attacks on butts and not the weaponization of butts.

Your proposed alias is thus denied.

What about "Behind Blitzkrieg"? Or "Backside Barrage"?

#15 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4600 posts) -

HIS SUBCONSCIOUS ANUS HAS BEEN MILITARIZED

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

The first post in this thread that isn't related to anuses (or is it?): my Dragon Quest V thread has finally come to an end.

#17 Posted by Hamst3r (4481 posts) -
#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

The second post in this thread that is 100% anus free. How do I celebrate? The Walking Dead.

#19 Edited by Mento (2505 posts) -

I've been up to mischief: The end of this stupid thing. The start of this stupid thing. This review of a not-so-stupid game. No stupid list this week; I think I'm probably monopolizing this Spotlight enough.

Good luck to everyone doing the charity streaming this weekend! I'd join you all with a stream of my own, but I max out what little upload speed my ISP deigns me to have just by posting on the forums. I'll definitely be checking in to see sleepy Brad and more VinJammers though.

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#20 Edited by Seroth (716 posts) -
#21 Edited by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -
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#22 Posted by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -

I have a very Extra Life themed Spotlight here.

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