Posted by ZombiePie (5731 posts) -

 
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. For those that do not already know the beta for the Giant Bomb site re-design is now up. For those of you that are subscribers you can join in now. Please realize that it is a beta and once the beta has ended all of your forum posts, wiki edits, and other user creations will be wiped clean forever. Also recognize that the beta is a beat and the re-design is not finished. With that aside we have reached that time of the year when everyone is talking about their personal "Games of the Year," and as such this edition of the Spotlight is filled to the brim with Game of the Year user created goodies. In case you created a Game of the Year list sign up to participate in the yearly community game of the year voting to help determine the Giant Bomb Community's GOTY. 

Community Events & Game Nights 

  • Giantbomb Community 2012 Game of the Year Voting - Make Your Vote Count By Signing Up Over Here
  • The Official Game/Code/Credit/Key Giveaway Thread! - Get Into the Spirit of Christmas and Give Away Free Codes to Fellow Users Over Here!
  • Gerstmas 2013 - Join the Giant Bomb Community Game Giveaway Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

The winter game drought is here! Yes that's right, there are almost no games coming out this week. Double Fine officially released tehir first iOS game, Middle Manager of Justice and Party of Sin has had some nice work done to it. Also give the Wonder Boy franchise page a look in case you have never heard of it before. 

Best of Blogs

SURPRISE! There were a lot of Game of the Year blogs this week!Check them all out to see if there were any users that felt the same or different about the most notable video games of this year. Now in terms of the notable non-GOTY blogs there were plenty this week. Little_Socrates offered a rebuttal to the growing sentiment that The Walking Dead is not a video game, whereas biospank discussed how despite the fact that he enjoyed Silent Hill: Downpour he wouldn't consider that game a "true" Silent Hill game. Goran_P offers a picture book of his adventures in far Cry 3 whereas IrrelevantJohn shares his continual efforts to learn how to play fighting games using a fight stick for the first time. TrashMustache blogged about coming to the shocking conclusion that he has never beaten a Mario game. Mento completed his blog series about Desura indie games while F1000003 continues his effort to play all of the video games with 0D Beat Drop. Blogging menace Video_Game_King played through Asura's Wrath and Coron Land, and the always steady MajorMitch blogged about Little Inferno and XCOM. MetalGearSunny discusses the numerous games he has played recently ranging from Psychonauts to Persona 4, and SirOptimusPrime talks about Hotline Miami's soundtrack as an amateur musician. 

Fantastic Forums 

There's still plenty of end of the year stuff to discuss this week. From your favorite Giant Bomb moments to your favorite box art. Don't be afraid to share your thoughts on any of these subjects. However, the fun highlight of the week comes from IcyEyes who has created a highlight reel of Vinny's attempts to fly during the Ravaged Quick Look. 

Lovable Lists

As already mentioned we have a bunch of Game of the Year lists this week. If you haven't made your own get some ideas as to which games would appear on your own and sign up for the Community Game of the Year Voting over here. Our two non-GOTY lists come from Mento who looks at the best forest music in video games, and afrofools who has created a list of his favorite console platformers. 

User Reviews 

User Created Podcasts 

#1 Posted by ZombiePie (5731 posts) -

 
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. For those that do not already know the beta for the Giant Bomb site re-design is now up. For those of you that are subscribers you can join in now. Please realize that it is a beta and once the beta has ended all of your forum posts, wiki edits, and other user creations will be wiped clean forever. Also recognize that the beta is a beat and the re-design is not finished. With that aside we have reached that time of the year when everyone is talking about their personal "Games of the Year," and as such this edition of the Spotlight is filled to the brim with Game of the Year user created goodies. In case you created a Game of the Year list sign up to participate in the yearly community game of the year voting to help determine the Giant Bomb Community's GOTY. 

Community Events & Game Nights 

  • Giantbomb Community 2012 Game of the Year Voting - Make Your Vote Count By Signing Up Over Here
  • The Official Game/Code/Credit/Key Giveaway Thread! - Get Into the Spirit of Christmas and Give Away Free Codes to Fellow Users Over Here!
  • Gerstmas 2013 - Join the Giant Bomb Community Game Giveaway Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

The winter game drought is here! Yes that's right, there are almost no games coming out this week. Double Fine officially released tehir first iOS game, Middle Manager of Justice and Party of Sin has had some nice work done to it. Also give the Wonder Boy franchise page a look in case you have never heard of it before. 

Best of Blogs

SURPRISE! There were a lot of Game of the Year blogs this week!Check them all out to see if there were any users that felt the same or different about the most notable video games of this year. Now in terms of the notable non-GOTY blogs there were plenty this week. Little_Socrates offered a rebuttal to the growing sentiment that The Walking Dead is not a video game, whereas biospank discussed how despite the fact that he enjoyed Silent Hill: Downpour he wouldn't consider that game a "true" Silent Hill game. Goran_P offers a picture book of his adventures in far Cry 3 whereas IrrelevantJohn shares his continual efforts to learn how to play fighting games using a fight stick for the first time. TrashMustache blogged about coming to the shocking conclusion that he has never beaten a Mario game. Mento completed his blog series about Desura indie games while F1000003 continues his effort to play all of the video games with 0D Beat Drop. Blogging menace Video_Game_King played through Asura's Wrath and Coron Land, and the always steady MajorMitch blogged about Little Inferno and XCOM. MetalGearSunny discusses the numerous games he has played recently ranging from Psychonauts to Persona 4, and SirOptimusPrime talks about Hotline Miami's soundtrack as an amateur musician. 

Fantastic Forums 

There's still plenty of end of the year stuff to discuss this week. From your favorite Giant Bomb moments to your favorite box art. Don't be afraid to share your thoughts on any of these subjects. However, the fun highlight of the week comes from IcyEyes who has created a highlight reel of Vinny's attempts to fly during the Ravaged Quick Look. 

Lovable Lists

As already mentioned we have a bunch of Game of the Year lists this week. If you haven't made your own get some ideas as to which games would appear on your own and sign up for the Community Game of the Year Voting over here. Our two non-GOTY lists come from Mento who looks at the best forest music in video games, and afrofools who has created a list of his favorite console platformers. 

User Reviews 

User Created Podcasts 

#2 Posted by Bollard (5756 posts) -

Oh my, that rap! Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention :O

#3 Posted by pyromagnestir (4336 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

Also recognize that the beta is a beat

Hell yeah it is...

#4 Posted by RetroVirus (1486 posts) -

Woo! Spotlight time!

#5 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -

Thanks for the mention

#6 Posted by Little_Socrates (5693 posts) -

Thanks for the blog spotlight!

Maintaining the thread is gonna get ROUGH for the next couple weeks with GOTY lists springing up.

#7 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2030 posts) -

I don't know why I've never read these threads, there's so much to chunk into that I've missed.

Either way, thanks for the mention!

#8 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Hey there. I normally wouldn't request to be on here (and now for the word that always follows such a sentence) BUT:

We just finished our term project and this is the only place on the internet I've posted it. It's been an exhausting experience and...well...while it needs a few months of work to be retail ready, I'm a heck of a lot more proud of this than that Earthbound post you spotlighted a month ago.

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/we-made-a-gameabout-space-miningand-its-free/570178/

#9 Posted by TheNesta (17 posts) -

Hooray! I made it onto the Spotlight. Thanks

Keep up the good work!

#10 Posted by Fobwashed (2168 posts) -

@ZombiePie: Woo! Thanks for the ups again. Just an update. I finished it. And it's available for download and play =D Link to post here~

#11 Edited by Bollard (5756 posts) -

Also I totally made a game too, although for a different reason to the above.

Ludum Dare 25, finished my game just but a moment ago. Will update that post with download links and a timelapse very soon!

EDIT: Freshly updated with my game.

#12 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Well done guys, I checked out the Paper Mario review, turns out its not great. I've played a bit and I like it, but both reviewers gave it 2 stars.

#13 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -
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#15 Posted by bonbolapti (1617 posts) -

I would suggest my latest sunday social club for the next community spotlight, because when do I ever blog about videogamessss :P

#16 Posted by awesomeusername (4230 posts) -

@ZombiePie: Do you have a schedule for when you put threads on the Spotlight?

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#18 Posted by Mento (2735 posts) -

The December comic commission blog and a pre-emptive list of games I intend to play through next year. I'll be doing all my GOTY stuff after Christmas, most like. Provided there's a Spotlight for the 28th, I'll have a whole mess of navel-gazing yearly reflections done and dusted for it.

Until then, happy holidays everyone!

Moderator
#19 Posted by ZombiePie (5731 posts) -

The latest Spotlight will be late this week. 

#20 Posted by ZombiePie (5731 posts) -

The latest Spotlight is available for your viewing pleasure over here