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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! E3 is drawing nigh my friends, and Vinny has officially relocated to New York! Issues with the chat should be fixed, however many of you may have noticed that there are issues with the notification system. For now file a big report over here to keep the engineers updated. Mr. Rorie would also like to inform everyone that he has a survey pertaining to Giant Bomb's subscription model. Mr. Rorie is also polling the community in regards to the status of the "Friends tab" on the Giant Bomb Live Chat. If you hate to see that feature go, tell him! Oh and for those of you that are looking forward to the Giant Bomb Moderator Run E3 Banner Contests...they are coming soon!
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Clip of the Week
Great recent work has resulted in impressive wiki pages for the latest Wolfenstein game as well as our Beam Breakers page. Do you know anything about Drakengard games? Because I sure as Hell don't!
Best of Blogs
As indicated above a big special thanks goes to MaddenedMan for creating his tribute ballad to Ryan Davis! thatpinguino on the other hand got meditative with a blog on how player choice allows for gamers to learn more about themselves. TurboMan wants you to provide some input on his latest and awesome Best of Giant Bomb video. bdhurkett went through Hell and back again to just install Microsoft Flight Simulator X, and talks about what went so horribly wrong. FinalDasa discusses the importance that KOTOR has had on him, and why he is interested in re-exploring it. bobafettjm has another wiki update on his GB wiki activity as well as his Steam Card plans. Mento and MikeLemmer both hit it out of the park this week for continuing their respective blog series, and then some. Video_Game_King dabbled in the Land of the Rising Sun, but didn't make any The Vapors jokes...so good on him. Speaking of Japan, DocHaus only partially dabbled in the dark world of "anime," but also has video games on his latest blog. DevourerOfTime wraps up his countdown of games he is excited to play this year, whereas demoskinos summarizes his gaming year thus far. Praxis has another user created map pack that you should read about. MooseyMcMan finished Transistor and shares his mostly positive thoughts about the game. Tarfuin may be playing catch up but he finally finished Dark Souls II and wrote all about his final thoughts on the game. dankempster extrapolates on his victory in Fuchsia City on his latest Nuzlocke Challenge blog, and finally StarvingGamer hosts his own TANG related to Street Fighter: Assassin's Fists.
- I Recorded a Song: "The Ballad of Ryan Davis" (By: @maddenedman)
- Using Games to Learn About Ourselves (By: @thatpinguino)
- Best of Giant Bomb 62 - Warm Soda (By: @turboman)
- How to Install a Planet (By: @bdhurkett)
- Coming Back to KOTOR (By: @finaldasa)
- Weekly Wiki Update - Friday, May 30th 2014 (By: @bobafettjm)
- The Comic Commish: The Previous Generation (Jul-Dec 2010) (By: @mento)
- Mento's May Madness Melange: #10 - Miscellaneous Marvels [Part #9: Obligatory Puzzle Platformers] (By: @mento)
- Possibly the Most Japanese Blog I've Written in a While (By: @video_game_king)
- A Blog Thing That Is [Mostly] Not About Anime! (By: @dochaus)
- Tropico Tourist Trap Pt. 4: Rumming on the Threshold of Time [Part 3, Part 2, Part 1] (By: @mikelemmer)
- Top 30 Most Anticipated Games for (The Rest of) 2014 - #10 - #1 (By: @devoureroftime)
- Year in Review 2014 Part 1 January - June (By: @demoskinos)
- Doom Travelogues 02: Dark Corridors and Other Scenic Venues (By: @praxis)
- Transistor? I Hardly Know Her! (By: @mooseymcman)
- The Issue with Transistor's Ending (SPOILERS) (By: @mikelemmer)
- So I Just Played: Dark Souls II (By: @tarfuin)
- Pokémon FireRed Nuzlocke Challenge - Part Nine (By: @dankempster)
- TANG: Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (By: @starvinggamer)
WE HAVE ENTERED THE UNCANNY VALLEY EVERYONE! That is to say that jman204's attempts at pasting Bard's face on a Dota 2 hero have resulted in..."results." Sweep wants you to join him in discussing what goes into a good in-game mini-map, whereas emofratparty wants you to join him in sharing your ideas for future video content on Giant Bomb, either for GBNY, SF, or Chicago. All that and plenty of discussion thread pertaining to the slew of big games that came out this week.
- Brikimaru (Brad's Face on Rikimaru) Lives! (By: @jman240)
- Impressions of Early Access to The Forest (By: @brettuss)
- Watch Dogs Ending Discussion Thread (By: @white)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order Ending Discussion Thread (By: @oaktownacid)
- Drakengard 3 Reviews/Discussion Thread (By: @steadyingmeat)
- Bad Game Design Fundamentals; Minimaps (By: @sweep)
- Content Ideas for Giant Bomb (By: @emofratparty)
Many of you may be surprised to learn that resident Resident Evil fanatic Yummylee hasn;t actually played every game in the franchise. Check out list to see which games he hasn't played in his "beloved" franchise and why. fisk0 on the other hand has created a comprehensive list of very single games he owns for Nintendo consoles.