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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.
Clip of the Week
- 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!
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.
- <Roscoe> Art. Warning to Those with Sensitive Eyes (By: @pimblycharles)
- 20 Years of Donkey Kong Country (By: @themasterds)
- So I Edited Together 22 Hours of Giant Bomb/Iron Galaxy's Extra Life Stream Into a 1 Hour Video (By: @renegadedoppelganger)
- Wiki Shout-outs Week 2: It's True What They Say (By: @freezyfrog)
- "At Some Point You Have To Make a Choice On Where Your Focus Is": Making Side Content Meaningful (By: @regularassmilk)
- Dragon Age Inquisitional Thoughts (By: @ford_dent)
- Going Rogue - Assassin's Creed Rogue Tries to Stray from the Usual Path and Ends up Getting Lost Along the Way (By: @n7)
- Resident Evil's Red Headed Stepchild: A Look Back at Dino Crisis 2 (By: @yummylee)
- Deep Look: Final Fantasy 8- Speed Run Tips: Killing Ultimecia (By: @thatpinguino)
- PlayStation Plus Catch Up - November 2014 (By: @mooseymcman)
- A Super Smash Catastrophy (By: @mento)
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.
- Jeff Gerstmann vs The Birds (By: @electricboogaloo)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition First Impressions Discussion (By: @nightriff)
- Show Off Your Inquisitor (By: @altairre)
- This War of Mine Impressions Thread (By: @l33t_haxor)
- Ecosystems in Open World Games (By: @mooseymcman)
- The Master Chief Collection Post Patch Performance Discussion Thread (By: @a_cute_squirtle)
- Far Cry 4 Ending/Choices Discussion Thread (By: @basm321)
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.
- Favourite Games Directed By Shinji Mikami (By: @psykhophear)
- arbayer2's Vaguely Obscure PC Title List 2015 (By: @arbayer2)
- Game of the Year 2014 (By: @lackingsaint)
Useful User Reviews
- @mento's review of Wolfenstein: The New Order
- @gamer_152's review of Haunted Memories
- @gamer_152's review of Only If