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The year is almost done, and many of you are preparing to take the next couple of weeks off from school to enjoy the site and video games. As Christmas draws near the community has started its effort to create Santa hat wearing avatars. If you need someone to help you out in that regard just drop a yelp over here. Vinny and Alex have finally gotten acclimated to their new office, and both of them recently made guest appearances on CNET's The 404 Show, which you can listen to over here.
Game of the Year 2014 Stuff!
As with last week, please if you have not yet submitted your list of games to the Community Game of the Year Voting thread, do so when you can and join the effort to crown a Giant Bomb community game of the year!
- TheManWithNoPlan's Games I Got Around to This Year (By: @themanwithnoplan)
- My Top 5 Games of 2014 for Cool People Who Like Cool Stuff! (By: @demoskinos)
- GotY 2014: #7 Tomb Raider (By: @ht101)
- My Favorite Games of 2014 (By: @grantheaslip)
- My Game of the Year List 2014 (By: @spraynardtatum)
- GOTY 2014 - What Made It, What Didn’t Make It & Random Musing (By: @sessh)
- My GotY List for 2014 (By: @sgtsphynx)
- Best Soundtracks of 2014 (By: @blzzzrrttt)
- Games Played in 2014 (By: @d_w)
- Best Games of 2014 (By: @l33t_haxor)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @thiago123)
- Emiliano's GOTY Top Ten - 2014 (By: @epr_prime)
- Video Games of the Year of 2014 (By: @jthomeslice)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @mento)
- Best of 2014 (By: @natedagr811)
- The Top Ten Games I Played in 2014 (By: @cornbredx)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @49th)
- Giant Bomb Community Elite: Dangerous Private Group - Lear How to Join Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Steam Gift Pack Coop Community Effort - The Gift Pack Team is BACK IN ACTION! Learn About It Here!
- Steam Holiday Master Thread - Join the Community Discussion and Purchasing Advice Thread About the Steam Sale Over Here!
We have a MASSIVE wiki page for Elite: Dangerous that is absolutely worth checking out, and the same goes for Guilty Gear...yeah I'm not typing out the correct title for that. Finally have you ever heard of a game called "Lisa?" Well you should check out our wiki page because it does a great job of explaining what it is all about for all users.
Best of Blogs
Pufferfiz gave game development a shot, and discusses what his experience at making his first game was like. buzz_clik provided the wonderful art for the banner this week so please do thank him for his work. Dragon Age: Inquisition was MooseyMcMan's first Dragon Age game and he shares his thoughts on the game from the perspective of being an outsider looking in. blzzzrrttt is still making a mad rush to finish as many games on his backlog with Trace Vector and Card City Nights being his most recent targets. The Witcher is the first game in a long time that "beat" thatpinguino as he was forced to bump the game's difficulty down to easy. Mento wraps up his Go! Go! GOTY! blog series after it had such a rip roaring success this week. Instead of playing recent releases Ford_Dent is continuing on with his great Lets Play of Pathologic. Sarumarine finally got his hands on The Evil Withing and shares why he enjoyed the game for the most part. FreezyFrog has a new edition of his wiki shout-out and you can drop a comment with suggestions for his next edition.
- Falldown dot exe (By: @pufferfiz)
- Solid Scanlon and Colonel Ryckert (By: @buzz_clik)
- I Finally Played a Dragon Age Game (By: @mooseymcman)
- The December Rush: Week 3 (By: @blzzzrrttt)
- Baby Deep Look: The Witcher 2 - The Battle That Broke Me (By: @thatpinguino)
- Pathologic Day 2: A Locomotive of Failure (By: @ford_dent)
- Recently Played: The Evil Within (By: @sarumarine)
- Wiki Shout-outs Week 7: Flying Clover Edition (By: @freezyfrog)
Feel free to join our in depth discussion related to the merits of Ken Levine's "Narrative Lego" design theory. Also worth joining is our 2014 gaming backlog progress report, as well as our discussion thread for the new Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer DLC.
- Ken Levine, Shadow of Mordor and “Narrative Lego” Discussion Thread (By: @conmulligan)
- What Older Games Did You Play for the First Time in 2014? (By: @viqor)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer DLC Discussion Thread (By: @zirilius)
ArbitraryWater already knows which games from this will be joining his gaming backlog. Jazz on the other hand has listed out all of his Vita and PSP games as well as his impressions of each.
- Sorry Lads, Maybe Next Year (AKA: Backlog for 2015) (By: @arbitrarywater)
- Vita/PSP circa 2014 (By: @jazz)