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:
- 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!
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.
- 2000 Pages: 5+ Years of the Giant Bomb Wiki (By: @marino)
- Spicy Bombcast! (By: @dain22)
- I'm Playing Kingdom Hearts & Games I've Played: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (By: @grantheaslip)
- Octurbo: Parasol Stars [More Entries Here] (By: @mento)
- EVERYTHING ON SCREEN MUST BE SHOT TO DEATH! (By: @video_game_king)
- Stanley, Space and Videotapes (By: @markwahlberg)
- When Will We Get a Next-gen ONLY Call Of Duty? (By: @halomaste19)
- Pokemon Relapse (By: @phatmac)
- Behind the Voice: Liam O'Brien - Part 3 (By: @stubbleman)
- Grand Theft Amalur: Shadow of the Splinter Cell...Ico (By: @mooseymcman)
- Race Truckin' (By: @tepidshark)
- Playing Old Games: Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den Pt. 2 (By: @the_nubster)
- The Wolf and the Crane (By: @granderojo)
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.
- Rock Band 3 Bandmates for Extra Life 2013! (Xbox 360) (By: @irrelevantjohn)
- PAX East 2014 Roll Call (By: @brewmaster_andy)
- PAX Australia 2014 Discussion Thread (By: @nekusakuraba)
- Candy Box 2 Discussion/Hint Thread (By: @rahulricky)
- iRacing 2013 Season 4 Discussion Thread (By: @datarez)
- Do You Like Mustard? (By: @the_nubster)
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
- @robil's user review of The Stanley Parable
- @sundowner_'s user review of Beyond: Two Souls
- @wemibelec90's user review of Hate Plus: ~Mute’s Golden Days~
- @video_game_king's user review of Liberation Maiden