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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! I am your host as always. As many of you already know it is PAX East 2014 this week! As always expect an awesome Giant Bomb panel on Saturday, 9pm EST. This panel will be stream on the site through Twitch. Anyways if you would like to see more embarrassing high school pictures of Jeff, relax! There are indeed more on Spam Musubi's Tumblr account. Speaking of funny images on Tumblr that are Giant Bomb related, GB mod Mento has "envisioned" the staff as contestants in Jeopardy. For many of you wiki editors may have noticed we have a major bug with the wiki system in regards to associations. Please rest assured that the bug has been reported, and if you have any issues report them to the mod team. With that let's get on with the next edition of the SPotlight!
Giant Bomb PAX East 2014 Stuff
- Giant Bomb/Gamespot Meet and Greet
- Marino's PAX Guide v4.0
- Brewing Beer with Andy - PAX East 2014 Edition
- PAX East 2014 Roll Call
- GB Family and Friends PAX Button eSports - CHANGE OF PLANS
- PAX Travel Log!
Clips of the Week
@turboman is back with another great edition of his "Best of Giant Bomb" video series. This edition has the best moments from the Dark Souls II, Betrayer, Ground Zeroes, and Elder Scrolls Online Quick Looks (with a hint of Rorie). Oh and Dr. Tracksuit is back...remember that Dr. Tracksuit only accepts cash for operations.
- Luchadeer Crusaders GB Recruitment Thread for a North American Server in The Elder Scrolls Online - Join the Server By Heading Over Here!
If you have any interest as to which games are being shown at PAX East this year check out our awesome concept page for the event. Finally if you want help trying to discern the insanity of Goat Simulator, or the obscurity of Wargame: Red Dragon, check out our game pages for either.
Best of Blogs
Cottoneud has started a new play through of Persona 4 Golden, but this time it's for New Game+ and he's going to blog about it! thatpinguino also started a new blog series, but his is all about Lost Odyssey, and he also shares how his attempt to play Dark Souls II with a "naked" character went. Daneian discusses why Asura's Wrath is the best anime he has "experienced" in a long way. ArbitraryWater played a bunch of games ranging from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow to FTL Advanced Edition. Mento got a bit creative this week with a blog on games from franchises or developers he considers himself "loyal" to. Mento also circumnavigated the issues with the review system by publishing his negative review of Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall as a blog. Pufferfiz is going to be participating in an April Game Jam and details how he is preparing himself for it. Video_Game_King became a pretty princess this week with Code of Princess and Princess Tomato as the subjects of his latest blog. RJPelonia confesses to having played Viscera Cleanup Detail for over two hours and extrapolates on why. Dankempster languishes on the Rock Tunnel kicking his pants on the latest edition of his Nuzlocke Challenge blog, for Pokemon FireRed. Finally granderojo has written a passionate defense that 2048 is a legitimate game.
- Persona 4 Golden New Game Plus -- Starting Today, One Day at a Time! (By: @cottoneud)
- Embarking on A Thousand Years of Dreams (By: @thatpinguino)
- What I Learned on My 99% Naked Run [in Dark Souls II] (By: @thatpinguino)
- Asura's Wrath: The New Anime (By: @daneian)
- Strategy Games, Dracula, Thievery, and Other Wonderful Uses of Time and Money (By: @arbitrarywater)
- Loyalty and Languor (By: @mento)
- Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall Review (By: @mento)
- April Game Jam Week 1 (By: @pufferfiz)
- All Must Follow the Code of Tomato (By: @video_game_king)
- I Just Spent Over Two Hours Virtually Cleaning (My Time with Viscera Cleanup Detail) (By: @rjpelonia)
- Pokémon FireRed Nuzlocke Challenge - Part Six (By: @dankempster)
- In Defense of 2048 (By: @granderojo)
First thing, if you haven't seen any of the N64 PAX East 2014 Royal Rumble videos...you are missing out and should check our discussion thread for the videos to catch up. Have games ever caused you to utter "whoa," or are there any big new games that you just don't care about? Well join the community discussions about both issues! That and we have a BUNCH of game discussion threads this week.
- N64 Royal Rumble Promo Video Discussion Thread (By: @h83r)
- The NON Beta The Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot Thread (By: @karkarov)
- Games you Wish you Were Interested In, but Aren't? (By: @beachthunder)
- Dark Souls Version 1.03 Patch / Calibration 1.04 Discussion Thread (By: @turambar)
- Divekick: Addition Edition Discussion Thread (By: @flstyle)
- The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 Discussion Thread (By: @beachthunder)
- Games That Made You Go...Whoa (By: @pontron)
The first list comes from fisk0 who examines the history and evolution of Westwood's Command & Conquer franchise as well as the games that "borrowed" their gameplay ideas from the franchise. Rays_Gaming_Rantson the other hand is embarking on an effort to list out his favorite games of all time.
- C&C Clones, or Westwood Style Real Time Strategy Games (By: @fisk0)
- My Twenty Favorite Video Games Part One: 1-10 (By: @rays_gaming_rants)
Useful User Reviews
- @macholucha's review of Luftrausers
- @gamer_152's review of World Series of Poker: Full House Pro
- @gamer_152's review of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney