The Community Spotlight - 11/21/2014

Special Thanks Go to @pimblycharles (aka Jackson Pollock Jr.)

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host. Remember when I said I was going to send Patrick recommendations last week? Yeah I dropped the ball on that one. Anyways, I promise to get to it this week. Also, please drop a comment on the Spotlight not just linking me to your stuff, but also other user created content. I need help keeping up with the community. Last week the Community Endurance Run ran their charity stream, and if you missed it their Fundly account will still be up for another thirty days. The effort still needs help getting to their $3,000 goal for Pencils for Promise.

Awesome Art

We have a sketch of @pimblycharles's final painting and a sketch of Jeff in a penguin suit from Milkcrates.

Clip of the Week

We have an awesome mash up of Jeff and The Birds from @electricboogaloo, and a "Best of..." of Extra Life from @renegadedoppelganger

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Guilty Gear Xrd Tournament - The NA Release is a Month Away, but Sign-ups are NOW OPEN!
  • Community Humble Jumbo Bundle 3 Insurgency Trading Thread - Share Copies of Insurgency Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Our Dragon Age: InQuisitiion wiki page is truly a work of art worth looking over. Our Far Cry 4 and Super Smash Bros. pages ate no slouches either. Also, the staff do not plan on re-reviewing the status of splitting the Super Smash Bros. page.

Best of Blogs

Special thanks once again go to PimblyCharles for his awesome work of art, <Roscoe>, this week. TheMasterDS decided to host a retrospective of Donkey Kong Country now that the franchise is over twenty years old. Speaking of the twenties, renegadedoppelganger took approximately twenty two hours worth of Giant Bomb and Iron galaxy's Extra Life content and boiled it down to a single one hour video clip. FreezyFrog's wiki showcase blog is still going strong this week, whereas Regularassmilk contemplates on how open world games can improve the quality of their side missions. Ford_Dent shares his comprehensive thoughts on the latest Dragon Age game, and N7 details exactly why Assassin's Creed: Rogue is a passable experience at best. Yummylee continues to pontificate upon the legacy and history of the Dino Crisis franchise with Dino Crisis 2, whereas thatpnguino provides a guide on how to beat Ultimecia from Final Fantasy VIII. MooseyMcMan played a smattering of PlayStation Plus games, and Mento share why he thinks he's playing Smash Bros. games incorrectly.

Fantastic Forums

We have plenty of threads discussing the various new releases this week ranging from Dragon Age to Far Cry 4 and This War of Mine. Feel free to join our discussion over the status of The Master Chief Collection, ecosystems in video games, and the ending you went with in Far Cry 4. Also remember to thank ElectricBoogaloo for his awesome Jeff vs. The Birds video mash up.

Lovable Lists

LackingSaint has the distinction of having the first Game of the Year List for 2014 that I'm promoting. Psykhophear annotates his favorite Shinji Mikami games, and arbayer2 looks back on vague PC games worth checking out in 2015.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 11/14/2014

Special Thanks to @buzz_clik for This Work of Art!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I'm still on the raod to recovery, but was feeling alright when making this.For those wondering I plan on start re-submitting community recommendations to Patrick this week for his Worth Reading article. However, the big announcement this week that the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run is LIVE THIS WEEKEND! Watch their streams and help them raise money for a good cause over here. @m16mojo on the other hand is looking to set up a Portland, Oregon PDX LAN meet-up. Finally our very own @rorie is holding a lottery to give away his Collector's Edition stuff for Warlord of Draenor. With that let's get on with the latest edition of the Community Spotlight!

Awesome Art!

We have @sanj and @oddbit to thank for the awesome images this week.

Clip of the Week

Our clip this week comes from @theburlaplemur who has a new edition of his Bitesize Bomb video series. For those that do not know TheBurlapLemur's video series seeks to locate the funniest moments of every Quick Look on Giant Bomb.

Community Activities

  • GIANT BOMB COMMUNITY ENDURANCE RUN CHARITY STREAM - LIVE THIS WEEKEND!!!! LEARN MORE HERE!
  • Dragon Age: Inquisitor Multiplayer ID Sharing Thread - Share Your ID (FOR ALL PLATFORMS) Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gamertag Exchange - Post Your Gamertag Here!
  • Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Club - Learn How to Join It Here!
  • Assassin's Creed Unity PS4 Club - Learn How to Join It Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Halo is here, well kind of. Our wiki page for The Master Chief Collection nicely breaks down the improvements made to the games in the collection. We have @bobafettjm for an almost 200 point wiki page about poker, and finally the PC port of Valkyria Chronicles reminded me that we have an AMAZING wiki page for the game.

Best of Blogs

Once again, thanks are ins tore for buzz_clik for making the "Dan's Diner" artwork this week. Raven10 has a highly technical, but enlightening blog about the new consoles and their ability to process textures.Equally eye opening was StarvingGamer's blog about a recent controversy with the Fighting game Community over an alleged fraud. TheHBK has assumed the responsibilities for our annual Black Friday reporting thread. Ford_Dent extrapolates on how Crypt of the Necrodancer became his latest gaming obsession. As always bobafettjm has a blog breaking down his contributions to the Giant Bomb wiki, and Mento has started a new blog detailing his humorous foray into Metal Gear Solid 2.MooseyMcMan dabbled with Bayonetta 2 and Advanced Warfare this week, whereas Yummylee decided to scratch Umbrella Chronicles from his list of un-played Resident Evil games.

Fantastic Forums

We have discussion threads for birds, assassin's, (NOT)the Spanish Inquisition, and World of Warcraft this week.Our weekly community debate this week discusses the merits of being picky when buying video games.

Lovable Lists

We are starting to enter GOTY territory...I am going to hold off for now in that regard. Moving on MajorMitch has tackled the prickly issuing a personal "Game of the Generation."SMTDante and ILikePopcans both have annotated the games they played this year, whereas skyebaron has a list of his favorite Dreamcast games.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 11/07/2014

Special Thanks go to @graboids for Making this AWESOME Work of Art!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! I'm back again, and hopefully on the road to a speedy recovery. This week our housekeeping has to do with recent changes to the site code. Firstly, the site engineers are indeed aware that there have been site instability issues this week. As a result the engineers have released some significant changes to the codebase to help with some of those problems. If you have noticed any issues related to that please report them over here. Otherwise the site should be running smoothly soon. Now with that let's get on with the Spotlight, and preferably without any flare ups.

Awesome Art

This week we have a fancy graph mapping out the placing of the staff during their Mario Party 2 stream. glenmanalo on Tumblr has Jeff in a penguin suit, and @oddbit envisioned Dan as a magical girl anime character.

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Advance Warfare Clan Creation Thread - Head on Over to Here!
  • PAX South 2015 Roll Call - If you Plan on Going to PAX South Coordinate a User Meetup Here!
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Seed Sharing Thread - Post Your Codes and Descriptions Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Video games are coming out! We have our annual release of a new Call of Duty game, and a re-release of an indie darling from three years ago, what more could you ask for? Special thanks also go to @yummylee for sprucing up the Clock Tower 3 page, and @bobafettjm for his awesome work on Bomberman Quest and Hot Shots Golf 3.

Best of Blogs

The user formerly known as PsEG, Trace, has been hosting Forza Race Nights on Giant Bomb for five years now! Read his touching retrospective about the highs and lows of running a community event. Mento has been plugging along with Wizardry 8 and finally jots down his final impressions of the game. GunStarRed read a book! Crazy I know, but the good news is that the book was about the Genesis and you can read his review on the book. Our resident, Resident Evil expert Yummylee looks back on Dino Crisis which he characterizes as the "red headed step-child" of Resident Evil. wemibelec90 looks back on his gaming "Shocktober" which included the likes of Clock Tower and Alien: Isolation. Speaking of horrorFord_dent confesses to loving Vampire: The Masquerade, but hating vampires as a concept. GrantHeaslip extrapolates on why Tidus and Yuna still remain as some of his favorite video game characters of all time. ArbitraryWater combs over the good and bad, but mostly bad, of the new game from Sid Meier. bobafettjm continues to give you a nice snapshot of his awesome work on the Giant bomb wiki, and BlackLagoon is back with a wonderful list of the games coming out for the Vita. Finally MooseyMcMan played catch-up as well as MajorMitch, and hunkadunkasaurus is still on a journey to collect every single Star Trek: The Next Generation pog.

Fantastic Forums

Special thanks again go to graboids for providing the banner/t-shirt design this week. Feel free to join our discussion for the Evolve Alpha or The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. If you are still playing Destiny share which class you have finally settled on. Finally are you a wizard? If so, can you tell the community which games allow you to be the most awesome wizard in games?

Lovable Lists

We have a trio of simple, but great lists this week. djames216 looks back on his favorite old school adventure games. RadleyDuder annotates the games he has found to be difficult to discuss with people due to their "divisive" nature. Finally, zeeco has a handful of games that he owns...but has yet to play. A gaming sin that we are all guilty of to be honest.

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The Community Spotlight - 10/31/2014

Special Thanks to @tessawracked for the Banner This Week!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! It is my pleasure to once again be your host. As many of you may have noticed, last week was the first time in my four year term that a new edition of the Community Spotlight was not published by myself, and the reasons for which I have already gone over.I hope and plan that I will no longer miss any future editions of the Spotlight. However, as you will see this week my medical leave has left this edition sparse in comparison to what I normally publish. So please bear with me as I try to re-establish my bearings. I promise things will get better from this point forward.

In terms of housekeeping you may have noticed that the Giant Bomb interface has gotten a bit of a facelift. Feel free to discuss and share your input on the new header update over here, and also share any bugs that you have found. Finally THANK YOU to everyone who donated and participated in Giant Bomb's Extra Life event and fundraiser! You all did great work last week!

Awesome Art

We have plenty of GREAT Extra Life and Staff themed works of art this week thanks to @aurahack @darkbeatdk @fram @ericfine @nonekjr @oddparticle @spacedongle and @pixelrat

Clips of the Week

@turboman not only has compiled the best moments from the Metal Gear Scanlon video series, but he is also asking for you input for locating the best moments of Giant Bomb's Extra Life coverage.

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Destiny Raid Table - Set Up a Raid Group Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Everyone...we are almost there. The Winter game boom is just around the corner. That said this week was no slouch with the oft delayed Dreamfalls Chapter releasing its first chapter, and the much anticipated Xbox One release of Sunset Overdrive.

Best of Blogs

Mento has finished his Octurbo blog series with Dead of the Brain 1 & 2 for the TurboGrafx-CD, similarly meatsofevil finishes his long running Persona 3 blog series for Extra Life this week. Takashichea mixes anime with video games with his latest blog, and SgtSphynx decided to play up "Shocktober" by looking at a handful of Lovecraftian inspired video games. thatpinguino is still chugging along with Final Fantasy VIII and this week discusses what his speed running strategies are for the game. hunkadunkasaurus is an avid pog collector and shares his really awesome, and complete, Star Trek: The Next Generation pog set. With the game now on GOG kevin_cogneto has a highly educationa blog on how he was able to McGuyver TIE Fighter to detect a 360 controller. Ford_Dent and FCDrandy both share their recent forays into Persona 4, and thatthereitalian expresses why he has really enjoyed his time with Beyond Earth. Finally bobafettjm has another great update on his awesome work on the Giant Bomb wiki.

Fantastic Forums

If you have not yet checked out the official .gif, screencap, and image thread for ExtraLife then you need to correct that. Our image thread for the event is an endless supply of delights. Can you also think of the games with the worst hardcore modes, or even the games with the best soundtracks this year? If you can join the community debates for those topics, or one of our many game discussion/impressions threads. Also...begun the haiku, wars have on our fun site of, video game stuff:

Lovable Lists

Resident, Resident Evil expert Yummylee has finally sat down and annotated all of the games from the series that he has played from best to worst. He is joined by Sleepinglesson who has done the same thing, but with the Legend of Zelda franchise, and finally FCDandy has created a top ten list of his all time favorite games.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 10/17/2014

Special Thanks to @humanity for this Work of Art! And Special Thanks to Alexis for All of his Work!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always! Now the Community Spotlight has, and always will be a personally run blog that seeks to showcase the best of the Giant Bomb Community. However, in light of recent events it is important to link to staff written pieces and articles on the site. Please if you have not done so already read @jeff's "Letter From the Editor," and I really do mean sit down and read it. Understand also that we have a separate discussion thread pertaining to this article over here. If the comment thread is locked please wait for it to become unlocked, as these "breaks" from discussion are temporary. Similarly, please read and review our new Community Rules. These Community Rules are a reformed and improved version of the old Forum Rules, and if you would like to discuss particular rules, notable changes, and/or why this was done to head on over to our Community Rules Discussion Thread here.

With all of this housekeeping completed I would like for all of you to join me in thanking @alexisg for all of his hard work on the site. The current site that we are using right now owes a great deal to him and his team. For those that do not know, this was Alexis's last week as an employee of CBSi, and if you have not done so already please wish him the best here.

Awesome Art

@joshwent made an anime Vinny...@babaoriely has an awesome Dr. Tracksuit poster, and Tina Amini from Kotaku has a screencap from the Destiny live stream earlier this week.

Clip(s) of the Week

@turboman has a new episode of his "Best of Giant Bomb" video series, and this episode features some of the best moments from Unprofessional Fridays. @theburlaplemur is still making episodes of his "Bitesize Bomb" series which seeks to locate the best moments of every Quick Look. Finally someone on YouTube decided to input musical segments from the Bombcast into Vib-Ribbon.

Community Activities

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Steam Co-Op Hookup Thread - Get a Partner Over Here!
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! PS3 Co-Op Hookup Thread - Get a Partner Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

BIG GAMES ARE STARTING TO COME OUT! The Evil Within, Bayonetta 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-sequel all grace us this week and all feature impressive wiki pages worth checking out!

Best of Blog

The top blog of the week comes from BlazeHedgehog who systematically details the horror game he almost made. Speaking of spooky blogs this week TheManWithNoPlan has Dead Space for part three of his Shocktober blog series, and he is joined by CornBREDX who used October as an excuse to re-play the original Alone in the Dark. Mento published a smattering of blogs this week as part of his "Octurbo" blog series pertaining to the TurboGrafx-CD, ranging from Star Parodier to Strider this week. Speaking of long running blog series MeatsofEvil has another update on his Persona 3 marathon run for Extra Life 2014.TurboMan not only has a "Best of Giant Bomb" video this week, but is also looking for suggestions for a proper tribute to Alexis. Regularassmilk defends Kiefer, but is talking about the new voice actor for Big Boss and not the breakfast yogurt. Having recently played Shadow of Mordor Kierkegaard explains why he enjoys how the game makes even the simplest kills complicated, whereas ZZoMBiE13 extrapolates on the game concepts from Shadow of Mordor that he hopes future games steal. GrantHeaslip decided to give character action games a shot, and Metal Gear Rising is the game he decided to use to help introduce the genre to himself. Demoskinos has an anime nightmare of a game called Shinobi Versus that he is sharing with the community. thatpinguino continues to get introspective about the original Mass Effect and this week he discusses why he enjoys the wonkiness of the combat in the game. Granderojo shares why Contrast is an independent oddity worth experiencing, and finally ArbitraryWater makes his triumphant return to blogging with a couple of recent CRPGs.

Fantastic Forums

We have BabaORiely to thank for the Dr. Tracksuit "Push" sign, which was inspired by an episode of WWE RAW. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out, and if you have been enjoying a particular character build remember to share your skill tree on our thread. Also, feel free to share your early impressions of the game as well. If Lords of the Fallen is in your radar share why you plan on purchasing the game, and finally we have a discussion thread over what the most "beautiful" open world game is.

Lovable Lists

This week we have joe423 annotating his favorite games of all time, and oraknabo not only takes some of his favorite games, but lists out the flaws to all of them as well.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 10/10/2014

Special Thanks to @sanj for This Work of Art!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always! As you may all be aware of our very dedicated site engineer and friend of the site, Alexis, will be leaving us to pursue a new career elsewhere starting two weeks from now. If you have not done so already please join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in wishing him the best over here. For those that are concerned about the status of the Extra Life 2014 feature rest assured that Alexis will be present during the site stream for the event on the 25th! Which reminds me, EXTRA LIFE 2014 IS JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! Click that link to show your support or get involved with the effort this year. With that let's get on with the latest edition of the Community Spotlight!

Awesome Art

This week we have great works of Metal Gear Scanlon art from @sanj and @twolines. We also have some great stats related to Drew's deaths during the Metal Gear Scanlon feature, and a (potentially) new t-shirt design from @fobwashed

Clip of the Week

Special thanks to @pepsiman for posting a a Japanese translation for Giant Bomb's roller-coaster video and also releasing that translation on NicoNico in attempt to spread the Giant Bomb hilarity even more. Another special thanks go to @thefakepsychic for posting video footage of the Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Community Tournament to YouTube!

Community Activities

  • Extra Life 2014 Giant Bomb Team -Set for Oct. 25th - Join the Effort to Raise Money for Charity Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Racing League - Sign-up for Season 4 Over Here!
  • Driveclub Community Club Creation Thread - Form Your Own Clubs of Six Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation are the big games of the week, and luckily both have impressive wiki pages to boot! Vib-Ribbon has been re-released and if you still have no idea what the game is about check out our page for it.Finally our Drop Target concept page reminds you that Giant Bomb approves of pinball on our database.

Best of Blogs

Metal Gear Scanlon might be done, but that does not mean that the fanart for the series has come to a screeching halt! Just check out Sanj's great works of art featuring Jeff, Dan and Drew; as well as TwoLine's great Drewden/Raidrew artwork! Dantey had the pleasure of witnessing a Hearthstone tournament for the first time and shares why he enjoyed the experience; similarly a certain communist panda attended Eurogamer Expo 2014 and talks about what he saw and experienced there. thatpinguino had two blogs as always this week with one discussing the strategies of deck building in Magic, whereas the second uses the first Mass Effect as a case study of the limitations on the portrayals of relationships in games. Mento has been consistent with his Octurbo blog series with a blog featuring a new TurboGrafx-CD game everyday. If you wish to see previous entries click the link to his directory. Speaking of October themed blogs TheManWithNoPlan played Outlast as part his "Shocktober." MooseyMcMan explains why his interest in Destiny is tapering off and what his thoughts on Shadow of Mordor are. Ford_Dent blogs on why the orcs and the Nemesis system are what are drawing him into Shadows of Mordor, similarly VincentAvatar decided to go back to Lord of the Rings: War in the North given the recent release of Shadow of Mordor and discusses if it is worth going back to. The user run podcast from shinboy630, The Scotchcast, gives you the skinny on the plans for Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2014 event and explains how you can help. Meanwhile MeatsOfEvil shares his week #4 update to his Persona 3 marathon run. Fobwashed has a Vib-Ribbon x Giant Bomb themed t-shirt design that he's thinking on using for PAX East 2015. bobafettjm has a new Wiki Update about all of his awesome wiki related activities, and MajorMitch summarizes his gaming activities for the month of September.

Fantastic Forums

As already mentioned please take the time to Alexis the best in his future endeavors if you have not done so already. Do you have any awesome card designs in Forza Horizon 2, first impressions of Alien: Isolation, or neat finds in Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system? Feel free to join one of those disccsuion threads, or share who you are maining in Smash Bros. for the 3DS!

Lovable Lists

Eder has taken the time to annotate his favorite consoles this week whereas JeanLucAwesome has created a list ranking the eight main games from the Mega Man X franchise as a die hard fan of the franchise.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 10/03/2014

Special Thanks to @soap for This Work of Art!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always! If you have been having issues with paying for a subscription on Giant Bomb Rorie has a detailed explanation about the issues over here. In summary, a new payment process is coming in the future. The Giant Bomb engineers plan on retiring the old Giant Bomb API as seen here. Warmachine not only has made some great Metal Gear Scanlon fan-art, but has also made the PSD file accessible for everyone to edit and play around with! With that let's get on with the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

Awesome Art

The Metal Gear Scanlon Fan Art thread continues to please as the video series comes to a close this week! Special thanks to @zleunamme @warmachine @gunstarred @randiolo @humanity and @soap(above) for the great works of art this week!

Clip of the Week

  • Special thanks go to @hamst3r for making a promo video for the Giant Bomb Extra Life effort! Also @turboman has a new "Best of Giant Bomb" video worth checking out!

Community Activities

  • The Giant Bomb Forza Horizon 2 Car Club - Learn How you Can Join the Car Club Over Here!
  • Smash Bros 3DS Friend Code Exchange Thread - Hookup with Other Users Here!
  • rFactor 2 Race League - Join the Community Race League Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Dota 2 Fantasy League - Sign Up for Season 2 Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Forza Horizon 2 and Smash Bros 3DS are the big games this week and you can learn more about both on our wiki pages! Also special thanks go out to @yummylee for doing a bang up job on the Resident Evil: Deadly Silence wiki page.

  1. Forza Horizon 2
  2. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
  3. Super Smash Bros.

Best of Blogs

Raven10 writes about why he thinks The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is one of the most beautiful games he has ever played with pictures to prove his point. With October in full swing Mento has started a new Octurbo blog series all of which follows his entertaining picture format! He is joined by TheManWithNoPlan who used October as an excuse to play Symphony of the Night. A new month also means that BlackLagoon is back with a list of all of the games coming out for the PS Vita. Speaking of great round ups FLStyle is back with a blog about the upcoming events for the FGC. GunStarRed continues to examine the questionable Simple Series franchise with Special Forces this week. TurboMan has his most recent Best of Giant Bomb video in blog form and is asking for suggestions for his next episode. Colorwind discusses the great games from the past he wished would be ported to next generation consoles, whereas Tireyo expresses his disappointment with the social aspects of the Miiverse. Podcasts are back! Well not really, but Sparklykiss is working on a new podcast featuring members of the Giant Bomb moderation team. thatpinguino not only has a "Deep Look" of Brave Fencer Musashi, but also a blog about the inner intricacies of Magic the Gathering. bonbolapti bats for Hyrule Warriors and blogs about why it's a great game for him. billygoat117 extrapolates upon what he thinks are the biggest problems facing Destiny going forward. MeatsofEvil continues to share his Extra Life 2014 Persona 3 experiences. MooseyMcMan played catch up with his PSN+ games, whereas Ford_Dent continues to examine the madness of Killer7. Finally bobafettjm is back with a blog showcasing his work on the wiki.

Fantastic Forums

If you have been playing Smash Bros. 3DS or Cookie Clicker RPG join our discussion threads for both on the site! With the Fall season in full effect talk about the games you are excited to get your hands on, and also feel free to discuss what you think is the best zombie game ever.

Lovable Lists

The always irreverent and nonsensical supermike6 has a list of his seven all time favorite driving games! OF COURSE IT'S A JOKE LIST! TobbRobb lists out the games that are preventing him from making progress with his gaming backlog, a situation we are all familiar with.

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The Community Spotlight - 09/26/2014

Special Thanks to Mashermallow for the Banner this Week!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always! With the summer season officially done the big games are starting to trickle through. However, there is some unfortunate news that needs to be addressed. As many of you have already heard, Jeff's father has passed. If you have not done so already please send Jeff your condolences over here. Jeff has also set up a Giant Bomb Staff Steam Curator page that you can feel free to follow over here. Now with that housekeeping aside let's get on with the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

Clips of the Week

Our first clip comes from the Giant Bomb Warframe clan, Heavy Industries, and their efforts during the Operation Cryotic Front Event. The second video is a friendly reminder that way back in 2011 Ryan gave Dan shit for his love of Waluigi.

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb FIFA 15 Community Tournament - Currently in the Planning Stage - Sign up for a PC or PS4 Tournament Here!
  • FIFA 15 ID Sharing Thread - Hookup to Play FIFA with Fellow Duders Online Over Here!
  • Fibbage Match Making Thread - Setup a Fibbage Match By Heading Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Giant Bomb moderator @mento has embarked on an ill-fated quest to ensure that every single SNES game page has some form of text on it. The first trio of pages are part of his effort. Also Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is out.

Best of Blogs

Three cheers to Mento for committing himself towards making the Giant Bomb wiki a more awesome place. Mento has a massive blog detailing his latest wiki related project, and he is joined by bobafettjm who has his daily wiki update on his editing activities on the site. regularassmilk may have missed out on the golden era of arcade games, but shares his curiosity about experiencing classic arcade games in their original format. We have plenty of blogs tackling Destiny this week. MooseyMcMan pontificates on Destiny's use and over-use of grinding, whereas JadeGL uses Destiny and Diablo III as case studies in a blog examining loot systems. TheManWithNoPlan played his fair share of Destiny on top of Wolfenstein, and spraynardtatum examines Destiny's troubled launch and consumers' expectations for the game. Drakengard 3 was already a weird game, but wemibelec90 dabble into the game's insane and baffling DLC, and he is joined by GunstarRed who decided to dabble in the "wacky" side of Japanese games with a blog about Paparazzi...the game. wumbo3000 shares a rant on why he thinks Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton was a wasted opportunity, and similarly AlisterCat has another edition of his Phoenix Wright retrospective blog series and this episode concludes the Turnabout story-arc. MeatsofEvil has another update on his Persona 3 Extra Life 2014 livestream. Daneian pontificates on the legacy of Chrono Trigger's game design, whereas thatpinguino details why Chrono Cross features one of his all time favorite game soundtracks. thatpinguino also has a new "Deep Look" pertaining to why he still enjoys playing Banjo-Kazooie all these years after the fact. Sparky_Buzzsaw jumped into the next generation this week with his purchase of a PS4; GranHeaslip nails down what he thinks are Heavy Rains' greatest failure; and Mento concludes his Previous Generation Comic Commish blog series.

Fantastic Forums

Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in giving marshermallow input on his awesome Giant Bomb East logo. If you are looking for gaming related discussions we have a thread for the Destiny update, Danganronpa 2's story, Hyrule Warriors, and Defense Grid 2. Remember that if you create a discussion thread for any game to link them here so I know where all of the great debates are happening!

Lovable Lists

Mento has a depressing list of Japanese games that received European translations, but never were officially released in North America. Hassun is a bit moribund with a list of fast paced shooting games that feature slow moving projectiles...for the worse.

Useful User Reviews

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The Community Spotlight - 09/19/2014

Thank You for "Making it So" This Week Garudoh

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Do not adjust your PC monitors, this edition of the Spotlight is indeed a day late, a first in my four year management of the feature, but hey sometimes things happen. Here's Duane Gerstmann to assuage any other recalcitrant feelings. Anyways we have a ton of great artwork this week, and plenty of user created videos worth checking out.So if your day continues to be crappy just laugh like Drew does when he faces adversity. That or watch Dan stab a dude in the junk repeatedly with a cigarette lighter. Anyways with that lets get on with the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

Clip of the Week

The Bitesized Bomb is back which means that TheBurlapLemur is back to compiling the best moments of every single Quick Look on Giant Bomb! Nathhaw also has an awesome PAX Prime 2014 video that is filled to the brim with Giant Bomb related footage. Finally our last video comes from the GB Community EVE Online Corp., Kite Co., and shows off their recent adventures in the game.

Awesome Artwork

Special thanks to @bdhurkett for locating some great pie graphs on Drew's Metal Gear Scanlon deaths, @supernormalstep for his staff webcomic, @halidyusein made a crack at desktop art, and someone on Tumblr has a cat that enjoys watching Drew play Metal Gear Solid.

Community Activities

  • EGX Giant Bomb UK Duder Meetup - All Set for September 27th - Get the Details on the Location Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Wasteland 2 and D4 are the two newish games with impressive wiki pages. Also check out @bobafettjm's great work on the Sega Channel and Kinect Sports pages!

Best of Blogs

bdhurkett mad some fancy pie charts for Brad's deaths during his old Breaking Brad for Doom II. NathHaw had gigabytes worth of footage for PAX Prime and has a great, Giant Bomb heavy, video of his adventures. MetasofEvil details how his first week of streaming for Extra Life went, whereas Supernormalstep has a webcomic project featuring the Giant Bomb crew that is worth checking out. MikeLemmer extrapolates on why he thinks leveling is what really prevents him from getting "into" MMO games and uses EVE Online as a case study. ThatPinguino went for a trifecta this week with one blog on his interest in Magic the Gathering, another on the keys to a good video game ending, and finally one advocating that Vivi from Final Fantasy IX is the best FF character ever. noahtheboa999 blogs on how he feels about Destiny now that he has reached level ten, and shares why he doubts he complete anther ten. Ford_Dent rediscovered why Killer7 is one of his favorite games ever made, similarly GrantHeaslip finally got around to playing and completing Final Fantasy VII for the first time. Mento and Sarumarine both discussed the Metal Gear Solid franchise to an extent with Mento sharing his stray thoughts on MGS, whereas Sarumarine joins Dan and Brad in regards to Peace Walker. Regularassmilk also joins the Metal Gear fray with a blog on why the Metal Gear Solid franchise is a part of his gaming DNA. Finally bobafettjm has another great update on his wiki editing work.

Fantastic Forums

As seen in the "Banner," Garudoh deserves a round of applause for meeting Jonathan Frakes and getting the most Giant Bomb autograph in the history of the site. Westill have plenty of Destony discussion threads with one on the ending and another one debating the merit of super in The Crucible. If you still do not have any interest in Destiny feel free to talk about ArcheAge or the Forza Horizon 2 demo. Finally share you dream license game pairing...hopefully it does not involve a grabage anime.

Lovable Lists

audioBusting has what likely is the list of the year, with a list of games when you can play a character that is able to open umbrellas in the rain. Slag laments over his re-purchase of games he already owns thanks to the digital age of video games. Finally FakeKisser is tinkering around with a list of games he plans on playing during the season of Fall.

Useful User Reviews

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