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Many Thanks to B0nd07 for the Banner This Week!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Mike Horn was the guest player for this week's TNT and Matthew Rorie will be making some guest appearances on some videos to be released sometime next week. Despite this being the Summer Games Drought the site has a slew of Wiki tasks for recent releases you should all be welcomed to work on for extra points. Jeff has stated on Formspring that Dave is tinkering around with sub-categories for "Concept" wiki pages. Beyond these small tidbits I've got nothing in terms of major announcements other than the special Premium members livestream for next week is going to be Dave playing Dwarf Fortress. Finally always remember to follow me on Twitter @GiantBombSquad and PM Marino to get stuff on the Front Page Community Promo thing.

Game Nights and Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Steamgifts Giveaway Thread - Look for Opportunities for Free Games or Set Up Your Own Giveaway Here!
  • Giant Bomb Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Community Gamertag List - Share Your Gamertag Here!
  • Official Giant Bomb Flight Crew for Pocket Planes - Post Your Gamecenter Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

With the Summer Gaming Drought in full effect the biggest wiki entry for a game coming out this week is Sid Meier's Civilization V: God's & Kings. Beyond that we have the classic game Primal and two major undertaking by the Fire Emblem community worth checking out.

Lovable Lists

User Video_Game_King has created a list of Kanji characters featured in Xenoblade Chronicles and what they mean on his list. Mento on the other hand has created a list of characters and games that feature battle coliseums that hearken back to the Roman times.

Best of Blogs

Marino is the true highlight this week with a comprehensive stats blog of all the staff and their reviews now that the site has reached the 500 review point. ArbitraryWater continues his trend of playing old games but with a game only released in Japan this time, which Video_Game_King is all too familiar with as seen with his blog about Vandal Hearts and King Kong 2. Mento has begun playing Master of Magic while Irvandus has started playing SMT: Imagine. User metalsnakezero has written a blog about his Vita while buzz_clik is up to his old tricks with a blog about awesome music from C64 games. Both TrueEnglishGent and Gamer_152 say the hell with punctuality and have written E3 2012 blogs, but all joking aside are both worth reading. Hailinel continues his video game final boss series with Dragon Age: Origins most recently. PerfidiousSinn talks about how Soulcalibur V is a fun game even for someone who sucks at playing it. Sparky_Buzzsaw concludes his review of the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss. CharlesAlanRatkiff updates you on his adventures in Japan similarly AlexW00d provides videos of the hilarious shenanigans of the PC Gamming Hub. Demoskinos and Hizang contemplate their favorite games of the year so far now that we have reach the halfway point of the year. MajorMitch, Alaska_Gamer and MMMman all provide interesting updates in their gaming weeks. Sweep reveals and discusses his profession in the movie making industry while dankempster strikes Vagrant Story off his pile of shame. Finally StarvingGamer tells the wonderful tale of singing for Video Games Live and meeting Tim Schafer.

Fantastic Forums

User papercut continues his trend of making review avatars for staff the don't have any with Alex this week. While Irvandus and nintendoeats have created forums with interesting discussions about outside things affecting games and if reviewers are obligated to play games all the way through.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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#1 Edited by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -
Many Thanks to B0nd07 for the Banner This Week!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Mike Horn was the guest player for this week's TNT and Matthew Rorie will be making some guest appearances on some videos to be released sometime next week. Despite this being the Summer Games Drought the site has a slew of Wiki tasks for recent releases you should all be welcomed to work on for extra points. Jeff has stated on Formspring that Dave is tinkering around with sub-categories for "Concept" wiki pages. Beyond these small tidbits I've got nothing in terms of major announcements other than the special Premium members livestream for next week is going to be Dave playing Dwarf Fortress. Finally always remember to follow me on Twitter @GiantBombSquad and PM Marino to get stuff on the Front Page Community Promo thing.

Game Nights and Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Steamgifts Giveaway Thread - Look for Opportunities for Free Games or Set Up Your Own Giveaway Here!
  • Giant Bomb Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Community Gamertag List - Share Your Gamertag Here!
  • Official Giant Bomb Flight Crew for Pocket Planes - Post Your Gamecenter Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

With the Summer Gaming Drought in full effect the biggest wiki entry for a game coming out this week is Sid Meier's Civilization V: God's & Kings. Beyond that we have the classic game Primal and two major undertaking by the Fire Emblem community worth checking out.

Lovable Lists

User Video_Game_King has created a list of Kanji characters featured in Xenoblade Chronicles and what they mean on his list. Mento on the other hand has created a list of characters and games that feature battle coliseums that hearken back to the Roman times.

Best of Blogs

Marino is the true highlight this week with a comprehensive stats blog of all the staff and their reviews now that the site has reached the 500 review point. ArbitraryWater continues his trend of playing old games but with a game only released in Japan this time, which Video_Game_King is all too familiar with as seen with his blog about Vandal Hearts and King Kong 2. Mento has begun playing Master of Magic while Irvandus has started playing SMT: Imagine. User metalsnakezero has written a blog about his Vita while buzz_clik is up to his old tricks with a blog about awesome music from C64 games. Both TrueEnglishGent and Gamer_152 say the hell with punctuality and have written E3 2012 blogs, but all joking aside are both worth reading. Hailinel continues his video game final boss series with Dragon Age: Origins most recently. PerfidiousSinn talks about how Soulcalibur V is a fun game even for someone who sucks at playing it. Sparky_Buzzsaw concludes his review of the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss. CharlesAlanRatkiff updates you on his adventures in Japan similarly AlexW00d provides videos of the hilarious shenanigans of the PC Gamming Hub. Demoskinos and Hizang contemplate their favorite games of the year so far now that we have reach the halfway point of the year. MajorMitch, Alaska_Gamer and MMMman all provide interesting updates in their gaming weeks. Sweep reveals and discusses his profession in the movie making industry while dankempster strikes Vagrant Story off his pile of shame. Finally StarvingGamer tells the wonderful tale of singing for Video Games Live and meeting Tim Schafer.

Fantastic Forums

User papercut continues his trend of making review avatars for staff the don't have any with Alex this week. While Irvandus and nintendoeats have created forums with interesting discussions about outside things affecting games and if reviewers are obligated to play games all the way through.

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I wasn't listing Japanese words; I was listing kanji. Huge difference, man.

#3 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

I wasn't listing Japanese words; I was listing kanji. Huge difference, man.

It has been fixed. 
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#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I wasn't listing Japanese words; I was listing kanji. Huge difference, man.

It has been fixed.

@ZombiePie said:

Kanji words

Sort of.

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6155 posts) -

Holy crap, that's a lot of blogs I need to catch up on. I leave the joint for a month, and see what happens? A bajillion great writers show up!

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#6 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (520 posts) -

If it isn't too late, please add the new episode of The Brewcast to the podcast list :)

#7 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5413 posts) -

Thank you for the mention! I'm glad to see the Steamgift thing doing so well.  
 
Now to check out some of the stuff listed!

#8 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

@Brewmaster_Andy said:

If it isn't too late, please add the new episode of The Brewcast to the podcast list :)

It's up now, keep up the good work.

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#9 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (520 posts) -
@ZombiePie
#10 Posted by wumbo3000 (960 posts) -

I wrote a blog about my experience with Persona 3: FES. I would be grateful if I could be on the spotlight next week!

#11 Edited by takashichea (351 posts) -

Congrats everyone! Another busy week flies by fast in Giant Bomb.

Edit:

Thanks ZombiePie for helping me with the quest, The Great Wall.

#12 Edited by Mento (2509 posts) -

Apologies for my underwhelming pseudo-LP blog, peeps. It's now a three-parter, so that hopefully alleviates the underwhelmy-ness. (Real word.)

As always, thanks to ZombiePie for highlighting my junk and Marino too for some of the stuff of mine he's deemed worthy enough for the front page.

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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#14 Edited by takashichea (351 posts) -

Wiki pages: Kieran, Lyn, Sniper

Thank you, ZombiePie, you're awesome.

Edit:

I just wish I can find some good screenshots for the Fire Emblem wiki pages.

#15 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

@takashichea said:

Wiki pages: Kieran, Lyn, Sniper

Thank you, ZombiePie, you're awesome.

Right back at you.

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#16 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
 Kisses from Claude
#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Claude said:

Kisses from Claude

Fun fact: today, I learned that the Japanese language doesn't have a word for "kiss". It has to borrow it from English. And just like that...depression sets in. Amazing.

#18 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
@Video_Game_King
 
  
#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Claude:

You know, I was going to post a random IASIP clip in response to that, but after watching enough of them, I am convinced that you're just Charlie in Frank's body. It makes the most sense of anything ever.

#20 Posted by Mento (2509 posts) -

The Resonance comic blog/review isn't going to come in under the time limit, so here's a consolation prize of a daffy new list and that Lands of Lore two-parter.

More from me next week, I know y'all can't wait.

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#21 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

The late but latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight is up now

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