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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, I am your host as always. now as you most likely have noticed we have had slowdown issues on Giant Bomb. Unfortunately the reason for this is due to a third party data scraping the site. This activity not only was the reason for the issues related to publishing comments, but also the reason why large forum topics lost many of their comments. The situation appears to have been dealt with and the engineers have IP banned all of the account responsible for this issue. Now on that note let's move onto something different. Vinny has posted an audio recording of the PAX East panel he did with Rich Gallup, "Produced!" now on that note let's move on with the Spotlight!
Clips of the Week
If you haven't seen @hamst3r's "Small Business Man" video...where have you been this week? TurboMan is also back with another edition of his "Best of Giant bomb" video series. Finally Vinny has posted an audio version of the "Produced" panel he did with Rich Gallup about working behind the scenes to make livestreams happen.
- Giant Bomb Community Mario Golf: World Tour Private Tournaments - Ends May 9th - See Where You Stand Among Your Fellow Users By Joining the Tournament Over Here!
- Box Office Winner's League: Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Ending This Monday or Tuesday - Guess the Weekend Gross for The Amazing Spader-Man 2 and Win a Copy of Dark Souls II Over Here!
- Giant Bomb PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 Company Join the New PlayStation 4 Company Over Here!
Special thanks go to @bobafettjm for his fantastical work on The Jetsons and Ultra Golf pages. Remember, just because a game is obscure or odious doesn't mean you can't make a great wiki page! Case and point our E.T. page which has recently been edited thanks to recent events. Also, @lunnington has done excellent work on the Tabletop Simulator page.
Best of Blogs
The blog of the week this time comes from Hamst3r who created the absolutely wondrous "Small Business Man" video seen above. Inspired by by Rich and Vinny's PAX East Panel Mendelson9 has committed himself to watching every episode of "On the Spot." ViciousBearMauling has written a prodigious blog professing his love for Persona 3 and Aigis. Video_Game_King now has added himself to the FBI Most Wanted List with his lecherous blog featuring video game children. Mento has commenced a new blog series "May Madness," and started with three parts featuring inspired by Master's of Magic. bobafettjm has an update on his recent forays on the Giant Bomb wiki. DevourerofTime is excited for Summer and shares his gaming plans for the new season. a new month means that BlackLagoon has an incredibly helpful annotated list of the games this month coming out for the Vita. Reverendhunt noticed some revisions that Nintendo has made to their game icons for their eShop that he thinks will be problematic for consumers. Feel free to prognosticate with Sparky_Buzzsaw over what will be annunciated at E3 which is coming up. MannyMAR shares his opinion over the fabled Project CARS, and please welcome back SparklyKiss to the world of blogging.
- Small Business Man: The Music Video (By: @hamst3r)
- Classic Bomb #1: Let's Watch "On The Spot!" (By: @mendelson9)
- Why Aigis is an Amazing Love Interest. Spoilers Up in Here (By: @viciousbearmauling)
- A List of Reasons Never to Let Me Near Children. EVER (By: @video_game_king)
- Mento's May Madness Melange: #1A - Master (of Magic) Blasters [Part 1B, and Part 1C & Mento's Directory for His May Madness 2014 Blog Series] (By: @mento)
- Weekly Wiki Update - Friday, May 2nd 2014 (By: @bobafettjm)
- 2014: Let's Talk About Those Video Games (By: @devoureroftime)
- May Vita Lineup and Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)
- Nintendo Changed the Icons for Their Downloadable Titles - and I Don't Like It (By: @reverendhunt)
- Sparky's Update - E3 Predictions (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)
- My Experience so Far with Project CARS (By: @mannymar)
- Horrible Things I Do - Could This be a Revival?! (By: @sparklykiss)
As seen above Chronicthehedgehog is the one to thank for the "realistic" Luchadeer fanart. Also, it was GameSpot's 18th birthday and if you haven't done so already wish our sister site a very happy belated borthday. marcusofdown may be Swedish but he didn't let that stop him from interviewing Patrick about internet trolls. PhotovideosampleETC has created a nice summary video of his experience at PAX East. We have a new Dark Souls II Tips and Tricks thread, but this one is for the PC version. Feel free to also join our discussion for Mario Golf for the 3DS, the PS4 update, and mediocre games with good endings. Finally we have another ridiculous user poll this week...this one is a debate over whether or not pizzas are pies. Which they are, and it is a travesty that "False" is the top answer.
- I Made Some Luchadeer Fanart (By: @chronicthehedgehog)
- Happy 18th Birthday to GameSpot! (By: @behardy)
- My Interview with Patrick (By: @marcusofadown)
- Dark Souls II PC Tips and Hints Thread (By: @sackmanjones)
- Went to PAX for the First Time and Took Some Videos (By: @photovideosamplesetc)
- Are Pizzas Pies? (By: @audiobusting)
- Mario Golf: World Tour Impressions Discussion Thread (By: @dandead)
- PlayStation 4 Update 1.70 Discussion Thread (By: @rustafur)
- Mediocre Games with Great Endings? (NO SPOILERS) (By: @beachthunder)
Yummylee pointed a gun at me and said "if you don't showcase my voice actors list for a second time I'm going to force you to play Resident Evil: Survivor." So yeah...humor him. The more respectable GunstarRed has a list detailing how he "cheesed" his way to victory when completing Fire Emblem: Awakening. Bobafettjm on the other hand isn't just doing great work on the wiki, but is also creating comprehensive lists of every game he has played.
- My Voice Acting Super Group (By: @yummylee)
- I Probably/Maybe Beat Fire Emblem Awakening???! (By: @gunstarred)
- Conquests The Third (Games I Beat in 2013) (By: @bobafettjm)
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