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Hello everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always! As you may have noticed design changes to the site are still rolling out. The most notable example this week being the new in-chat reply system. For those that are concerned about the new system just based on the day of its release please rest assured that that version of the system was incomplete and it is still being worked on and improved. For those of you that were or are unable to log onto the live chat try clearing your cache and restarting your browser and seeing if that helps you out. For those of you that have ordered one of the Nighthawks Posters from a while back rest assured that the order for the posters has been placed and they are being made as we speak! Finally the Giant Bomb moderation team would like you to assist us in saving everyone a bit of a headache. Due to a glitch threads and blogs cannot be moved to game specific boards. As a result please ensure that all of your blogs and threads are attached to the correct board.
Clips of the Week
I have THREE videos this week! The first comes from @questionmarkman who has compiled every single one of Brad's deaths while playing Volgarr the Viking...his video is over FORTY MINUTES LONG! @turboman's latest "Best of Giant Bomb" video is all about the best moments of Random PC Game and permanent friend Dave Snider. Finally LieutenantEddy is back with another Bombcast animated clip showing off the staff's latest "Year of Luigi" conversation.
- Officially Unofficial Giant Bomb Titanfall Xbox One Friends and Gamertag Sharing Thread - Post Your Gamertag HERE!
- Earth Defense Force 2025 Online/Multiplayer Hook-up Thread - Post Your Console Preference and Gamertag/ID HERE!
If someone ever asks you to name someone who is excited to play Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2...you a can definitively respond with "VINNY MOTHERFUCKING CARAVELLA!" Finally a special thanks goes to @jeanluc for keeping the character page to Clementine of The Walking Dead up to date and completely awesome.
Best of Blogs
GunstarRed bought and played the new Rambo video game and played and wrote more about than any sane person should. TheMasterDS wants you to join his "Always Be Rolling" club when it comes to playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Raven10 questions why many gamers judge and rate games based on how long they are. Pabba created two humorous webcomic summaries of Brothers and Blood Dragon based on what he played of them this week. Jan is back with another showcase of his CG skills with a fan video of the disco zombie from Plants vs. Zombies. Video_Game_King has three games this week and two of them were actually good. Sackmanjones and tamriilin both played a good deal of the Titanfall beta and share their thoughts on what they think of what they played. Wuddle was also all about multiplayer games this week, and tarfuin vents about why LofR: War in the North is frustrating for a dedicated LotR fan such as himself. SirOptimusPrime went back to the original Myst and comments on its impact on adventure games. Sarumarine breaksdown his latest attempt to complete Blitz the League 2 after trying for over five years, whereas demmetje comments on how Spelunky meets all of the criteria to be classified as an "e-sport." Finally 7force imagine what the boardroom discussions for Asura's Wrath were like, and shonboy630 defends his love for Final fantasy XII.
- They Drew First (By: @gunstarred)
- PSA: Always Be Roll Jumping (By: @themasterds)
- Why Do We Judge Games By Their Length? (By: @raven10)
- 2014 Game Completed Comics #17 – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [Blood Dragon Blog] (By: @pabba)
- I Thought the Disco Zombie Needed His Own Video. So I Made One (By: @jan)
- Three of the Games Here Look Amazing. Only Two of Them Play Amazing (By: @video_game_king)
- Buying Stuff and Shooting Dudes (By: @wuddel)
- My Preview of Titanfall for the Xbox One (By: @sackmanjones)
- So I Just Played: Lord of the Rings: War in the North (By: @tarfuin)
- Titanfall Beta: the First Weekend (By: @tamriilin)
- Point and Autobot - Myst, 21 Years Later (By: @siroptimusprime)
- Asura's Wrath (By: @7force)
- Attempted to Play: Blitz the League 2 (By: @sarumarine)
- Dr. Cid or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love FFXII (By: @shinboy630)
- Why Spelunky Kind of is An (e)sport (By: @demmetje)
If you haven't done so already check out the "Best of" videos that wallofbricks has been making! Thus far both videos show off the best/worst that Brad Shoemaker has to offer. On a more serious not please join the civil and constructive discussion over the lack of playable females in Deep Down. Remember to keep things civil. Then we have plenty of game discussion threads ranging from the Left Behind DLC to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
- Brad Gets Vulgar with Volgarr (By: @wallofbricks)
- Brad & Vinny Do Demon's Souls Best Of (So Far) (By: @wallofbricks)
- Are you Excited for Thief? (By: @geraltitude)
- Will you Buy MGSV: Ground Zeroes? [Community Poll] (By: @geraltitude)
- NaissanceE Impression Sharing Thread (By: @assinass)
- Humble Bundle 11 Discussion and Code Sharing Thread (By: @demoskinos)
- Harmonix's Chroma Reveal and Discussion Thread (By: @razielcuts)
- Lack of Female Characters in Deep Down Discussion Thread (By: @zevvion)
- Left Behind (The Last of Us DLC) Discussion Thread (By: @flstyle)
Jagged85 utilized multiple sources to compile lists of the highest grossing games of 2013 and the biggest game companies in terms of total assets as of 2013. These two lists are highly educational and worth checking out.
- Highest-grossing Games of 2013 (By: @jagged85)
- Biggest Gaming Companies (Assets) As of 2013 (By: @jagged85)