Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always and we have video games this week! Actual games worth talking about! Anyways this week is PAX, meaning that the staff will be gone and away from the site mid-week. As such Unprofessional Fridays is cancelled for this week. For those that don't know the site engineers are working with the GameSpot engineers to make both sites amazing. Here's Alexis's hint as to how the GameSpot relaunch is going to look like. Brad finally has finished Devil May Cry, but where were you when he lost his shit? Well with that let's get the Spotlight started!
Clips of the Week
I have more clips than I could have ever hoped for. We have the return of the Animated Giant Bomb video clips, an animated rendition of the "Ready to Ride" moment from the Bombcast, and some Unprofessional Fridays madness. All good stuff to say the least!
Splinter Cell Blacklist Spies vs. Mercs Friends List - Hook Up With Other Users Here!
Divekick - Steam/PSN Friends List - Play Online With Fellow Users By Heading Over Here!
Games are coming out everyone! Do you want to know the amazing thing about our wiki page for Divekick? It's a better explanation of the characters and mechanics in the game than the actual tutorial! Where is Dave Lang now?
Despite being "bad at fighting games" perfidioussinn decided to give Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 a shot, and addfwyn did the same with the Hearthstone Beta. GrantHeaslip has started a new blog series discussing the good and bad of Final Fantasy XIII-2. BigHeart711 shares a Japanese card game that he recently played, and Video_Game_King has another blog discussing the merits of two games you probably have never heard of. lethalk11ler actually went to Gamescom and details all of the demos he did and didn't get to play. GunstarRed explains why he think The Wonderful 101 is equal parts wonderful and equal parts frustrating controls, whereas ArbitraryWater has the challenge of explaining the insanity of Bayonetta. CornBREDX, Asmo917, and granderojo all share their spoiler filled thoughts about Gone Home and you can join the emotional gravy train on their blogs. LordofUltima breaks down how you to can do your own speedrun of Castlevania III using Trevor. after having finally sunk in 100+ hours into Borderlands 2 machofantastico has his final impressions of the game. Mento takes females in video games but add some humor when talking about the ways female protagonists are utilized in video games. Finally, Gamer_152 defends Super Mario 2.
The "hero" of the week easily is LackingSaint, the creator of the latest Giant Bomb animated ass seen above. Take the time to tell him if you liked his clip or not. ScreaminGhost created the Nighthawks cross Giant Bomb banner as seen on this week's Spotlight as well and you can have Wallpaper version on his forum topic. If you have been playing Divekick talk about your main character. If you got in the FFXIV open beta discuss that as well. Finally, if you are one of the many users that has completed Gone Home join the discussion about the game and talk about your favorite moments in it.
List master Mento is on twice, once for talking about birds in video games and another time for taking the time to detail all of the JRPGs he has played. TurboMan takes up Brad's challenge and lists all of the games he thinks are better than Brothers. Finally C0V3RT has his video game bucket list.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always, and Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end. If you are a premium subscriber give the official Giant Bomb Wrestling Discussion podcast, The Power Bombcast, a listen to. If not here's a brief clip of the podcast to give you an idea of what you are missing out on. If you have artistic talent our very own Patrick Klepek wants user created art to be the banner for the new "Bombin' in the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf" podcast. Oh yea, notifications are back in action! With that let's get on with the Community Spotlight:
Clip of the Week
Fellow community moderator @pseg has been going steady with with efforts to be good at iRacing. Here's his video of the latest community race for the game. If you like what you see feel free to join the madness, I mean the racing league for the game here. Does this Spotlight have an agenda? Well yes, they all do.
Official Giant Bomb GTA V Crews (360 / PS3) - Get Ready for GTA V Online Over Here!
Humble Bundle Key Trading and Gifting Thread - Trade or Giveaway Your unWanted Humble Bundle Key Over Here!
Melbourne Australia Board Game Meetup - Sign up for this Community Board Game Match Over Here!
Fantasy Football, ESPN Giant Bomb League - Join the Legaue Here!
Shoemaker's Army Steam Group - Join the Steam Group for New Players Here!
DuckTales and Gone Home are the big releases this week with informative wiki pages. Games for Windows Live is dead, much to the delight of many PC gamers so I guess check out our wiki page for teh service for the last time.
PAX Prime is looming and that means Marino has another PAX Survival Guide for newcomers and veterans of PAX alike. Gamer_152 tackles the thorny issue of repetition in MMORPGs and fox01313 talks about Wizardy Online and what it's like. Fobwashed made his own Picross game and you can read about the development process. SgtSphynx discusses how Go Home impacted him emotionally, whereas Artie defends why he thinks Go Home isn't worth its price of admission. buzz_clik got the Salty Bet bug, but takes the time to explain why he thinks it's no different from a masocore game. Granheaslip pontificates upon why he is not a fan of Rayman Origins, and Video_Game_King played two bad game from the 90's. Machofantastico spent over +50 hours with Dota 2 and has his thoughts of the game thus far. Mento has his monthly MS Paint webcomic for your enjoyment. Soulharvester45 and YukoAsho both have blogged about Microsoft's continual flip flopping. Granderojo explains why fans of Hotline Miami and the new wave of roguelikes should give Teleglitch a try, and animasta shares his play through with Europa Universalis as Finland. ArbitraryWater blogs about KIngdoms of Amalur and Quest for Glory, but you'll have to read his blog to find out which one he actually liked. wemibelec90 felt that Papers, Please struck a cord with him and explains why. MooseyMcMan knocked a slew of games form his backlog and Astonish sides with Brad about hos graphics aren't as mind blowing as they use to be. Finally MMMman wonders where video game violence will be going in the next generation and daneian talks about his recent play through with Super Mario World.
What do your custom Saints Row IV characer look like? Post pictures of your character on the Inauguration Station thread. StarvingGamer has early access to SolForge and if you have any questions about the game ask them on his "Ask Me About..." thread. Tireyo has done a jukebox of anime music this week. Share your thoughts about the endings to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Papers, Please as well as your thoughts about Payday 2 on top of that if you feel inclined to do so.
Mento this week has a list of games with clowns in them...how horrifying, no? drath has updated his list of games that feature surviving in the wilderness with plenty of new examples of the trope. believer258 on the other hand has a list of games that he has for his laptop.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always. As some of you may be aware there have been a couple of annoying bugs on the site. All bugs and issues with being unable to delete blogs from the site. Issues with the "Recent Topics" on the front page have recently been fixed. Issues with the notification system are still being worked on and will be addressed. If you are still getting e-mails for notifications feel free to give @rorie a yelp. On a happier note this Monday will feature the first edition of the Giant Bomb Wrestling podcast, the Powerbombcast, which is planned on being a monthly podcast.
Clip of the Week
Today we have Jeff threatening Alex with an energy drink which you can view on Vine.
Giant Bomb iRacing Racing League - Join Other Users in iRacing Over Here!
Warframe Community Event Operation Arid Fear Event - Help the Heavy Industries Clan Over Here!
Dota 2 Noob Guild - Play Dota 2 with Other Users That are New to it Over Here!
Official Scrolls Friends Thread - Post Your Scrolls Names Over Here!
Fantasy Football (Soccer) 2013/2014 Premier League - Join the Fantasy League Over Here!
Surprise! The wiki page for EverQuest Next is absurdly detailed! I wonder which maniac is responsible for that? Paper's Please is the sleeper hit of the week and you can learn more about it on the wiki. The character pages for Ness's Mom and Dad didn't exist until this week, and the character page for Faldio Landzaat is new and improved. Finally we have two new interesting wiki pages: "Echolocation," and "Hide In a Container to Get Past Security."
SaltyBet has taken the site, and the community, by storm! Tycobb wants your help in creating Google Doc stats sheets for the insanity. Phatmac explains why he has had a great time betting money of AI controlled Mugen characters. Mento, on top of the games he actually played, dabbled in the dark arts known as SaltyBet. That didn't stop Video_Game_King and GrantHeaslip from giving a weekly update on what they have been doing. Music maestro Hamst3r has a song and banner to share to you. PsEG is now at day 76 in playing iRacing. Halomaste19 questions whether or not we can, or should criticize old games. Buckybit completes his three week journey to download 50 games to his Linux computer. tidel discusses the art of Dragon's Crown from the perspective of a gay male. MooseyMcMan went back and played Super Mario RPG, whereas Alaska_Gamer directed his attention to Devil May Cry IV and Shin Megami Tensei IV. blueneurosis has finally completed Dark Souls and shares his postmortem thoughts. CharlesAlanRatliff has a blog and video of him playing the Oculus Rift. Finally MajorMitch has gotten back to blogging with a monthly update and BlackLagoon has an annotated list of all of the games coming out for the Vita.
If you haven't already seen the Ryan Davis Community Art Memorial, then have at it. It's the most comprehensive archive of all of the art made in honor of the late Ryan Davis. Also in tribute to Ryan is the This Year's Ryan Davis Summer Jam Memorial. Altairre has already created the entire Giant Bomb staff using the character creator in Saints Row IV. brianfolchetti has his idea of the tier one t-shirt reward for backers of Vinny's magnet based arcade cabinet moving Kickstarter. Finally we have discussion threads for Tales of Xillia and the insanity that is SaltyBet.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always and we have a good deal of stuff worth going over this week. Ryan now has his very own Wikipedia article! Please do not try to fill it in with ridiculous information. If you are the artistic type Rorie is interested in user created banner art for the Giant Bomb YouTube Channel. Finally for any of you that were fans of teh NDX podcast Jeff has posted a .zip file containing every episode over here.
Clips of the Week
TheBurlapLemur has the latest edition of his Bitesize Bomb video feature that works to encapsulate the best moments of every Quick Look on Giant Bomb. Also, and I am going to go to Hell for this, here's the ending to Man Enough," as seen on this week's Unprofessional Fridays:
The Giant Bomb iRacing Racing League - Learn How to Join the Driving Madness Over Here!
There have been issues with the wiki so all I have is the wacky concept page of the week which is "Windshield Wipers."
Silentz0r created the banner for this week. Video_Game_King on the other hand played Bit.Trip Runner and 3-D Worldrunner and shares his thoughts about them MarkWahlberg finally struck The Witcher 2 and Castlevania Lords of Shadows whereas Colourful_Hippie discusses why he's ready for the next generation. Hamst3r went on another roadtrip and has a video of his latest adventure for you to enjoy. ArbitraryWater played a bunch of random games including Shadowrun Returns, whereas Mento took a note from him and played a handful of old PC games. Chaser324 gives you a list of games from a recent Game Jam. Sparky_Buzzsaw confesses his love for Omerta and Blackwell Legacy. Gamer_152 tries his best to give comprehend and respond to the Phil Fish controversy, whereas RecSpec gives a summary of a recent Fighting Game controversy. Stubbleman decided to give Death by Degrees a shot, and similarly MooseyMcMan revisited Dead Rising to complete some unfinished business. Having finally gotten around to BioShock Infinite GrantHeaslip discusses his disappointment with the game part of the game. Pufferfiz recently participated in a game jam and shares what he was able to make. Buckybit is still trying to download 50 Steam games on his Linux computer and gives a status update, similarly dietomaha shares how he plans to make enough money to buy a full priced game selling Steam Cards.
What happens when you mix Napoleon with Ryan? Check out Rexcellent's work of art to find out! jgray on the other hand has created a musical tribute to BioForge worth giving a listen to. TurboMan has created a new and improved version of the Wrestling Discussion Thread. If you have been playing Cloudberry Kingdom talk about the crazy levels that you have seen or experienced on the discussion thread. Also feel free to talk and discuss the release of Super Drake Tracker 2000 EX and support stalking John Drake. Finally name and explain your favorite video game characters that have never been playable.
Sparky_Buzzsaw has a problem, he's noticed a recent trend in games that he thought would be bad are actually good and has started creating a list of said games that you can check out. l33t_haxor on the other hand ranks every single game in the Mario franchise in order of his preference.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always and as the Summer weeks draw frightening close to their conclusion the community remains active as ever. Unfortunately for undisclosed reasons the re-issue of the "Fuck Ryan Davis" t-shirts have been cancelled. For those of you that purchased a shirt your money will be refunded. For many of you that have been having issues using site fixes for posting comments, editing releases on wiki pages, reviews displaying the incorrect scores, and user avatars not displaying have all been rolled out! If you are still having issues contact @rorie or @mrpibb. If you see someone trying to convince you that there's a papal conspiracy...just flag the guy or send us a PM...don't bother trying to respond to him/her/it. Even more baffling are users re-discovering Jeff's old Google Group, alt.sports.gerstmann. If you want to read the insane and vulgar ramblings of the staff and friedns of teh site when they were twenty...well there you go!
Clips of the Week
We have two clips for this week. The first is the latest user created Bombcast Animated clip, but this one is for the e-Shop rabbit sequence from the 7/23/2013 Bombcast. The second clip comes from the GB PC Gaming Hub and showcases the insane fun that they have been having with the Just Cause 2 multiplayer beta, hint, there were vehicles:
Giant Bomb Divekick Tournament (PS3 & Vita) - Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th - Sign Up to Fight Over Here!
Giant Bomb Steam Divekick Tournament - Friday August 23rd-Sunday August 25th - Sign Up and Fight Here!
Official Giant Bomb Warframe Clan - Join Heavy Industries, the Official Clan, Over Here!
Summer Games Done Quick [Raising Money for Doctors Without Borders] - July 25th-29th! - Help Raise Money or Donate Here!
Learn about Shadowrun Returns' journey from being a Kickstarter to finally coming out as a purchasable product. There's Dynasty Warriors sub-community on Giant Bomb! How else can you the explain the new improve wiki page for Zhang Chunhua. Alex's latest Bombastica is all about Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! which unsuprisingly has a well done wiki page. Finally, your new oddball amazing wiki concept page of the week is "Villainous Moon."
Hailinel takes Jeff's challenge and explains why he likes Dynasty Warriors and why that's not as weird as you may think. Gamer_152 talks about why he misses 1 vs. 100 and why it was a missed opportunity for Microsoft. Despite "sucking" at fighting games perfidioussin gave Tekken Tag Tournament 2 a try and explains what his experiences were. Mento gives you his latest monthly MS Paint webcomic as well as a blog about the obscure TurboGrafx game Genji Tsuushin Agedama. stoo99 recently played through Little Inferno and shares why he thinks it is one of the better examples of satire in video game writing. Inspired by EVO Fat OfNever has fallen down the STreet Fighter IV rabbit hole and explains which character he likes from what he has played. Similarly PsEG continues to play iRacing and has been doing so for 58 days now. Video_Game_King explains why he wasn't impressed with 999's story and also discusses Cadash is all about. DarthOrange only owned six SNES games, but shares his top five games for his first video game platform. Phatmac pontificates upon why he has fallen in love with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and his animal neighbors. Sparky_Buzzsaw finally decided to give Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen a shot and reveals why he's willing to overlook all of the problems in the game. Marino presents the sneakers that he got custom made with "Baller Time" written on them as well as his VHS recordings of E3 2004. Lydian_Sel went to PAX Australia, but wonders if it was a "real PAX," like in the US. briggs713 talks about spending and enjoying his summer with the Souls franchise. Finally dankemspter writes about his latest attempt to clean out his backlog, and Alaska_Gamer discusses his thoughts about The Binding of Isaac.
What are your thoughts about monsters joining you as party members in RPGs? What if they talk? Share you thoughts about them on the discussion thread about the matter. If you have been playing the WiiU version of Earthbound, as a vet or newcomer, discuss the port on the discussion thread about the game. Finally DetectiveSpecial has pictures from the community Ryan Davis memorial Chicago meetup, and you can check out the things the users did to honor Ryan over there.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I am your host as always. As the staff and community still reels from the death of Ryan the site is slowly but surely moving towards normalcy. Ryan will always be in our thoughts as the show goes on. For those of you that are wondering about the Ryan Davis t-shirts, they have been pulled from the marketplace. Also, if you have any suggestions on how to make the video player better, or are experiencing bugs/issues with it drop a comment over here, and Rorie will get to the bottom of it! With that all said it's the Summer Game Drought! Luckily it's also the Steam Summer Sale.
Clip of the Week
@turboman strikes again with another great Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look video! This video concludes his retrospective of the best moments from the Backflips 'n Bioforge feature:
Trackmania 2 Valley Giant Bomb Community Server - Get the Server Details Over Here!
Giant Bomb Community Pocket Mobsters Cartel - Join the Cartel Over Here!
This week the big game releases are Shin Megami Tensei IV and Civ V: Brave New World, and you can learn more about them on their wonderfully detailed wiki pages. The same goes for increasingly popular Rogue Legacy. Finally, your interesting new concept page of the week is "Company's Name in Title."
This week jouseldelka talks about finally giving New Vegas a playthrough and discusses why he enjoyed it. ShawnS talks about why he hates the Clickers from The Last of Us, but how they could be better. StarvinGamer performed for Video Games Live, but also shares the worst Burger King he has ever been to. In honor of Ryan Granderojo has created a list of his favorite 2013 Summer Jams and asks you to join him. Video_Game_King stomached through a South Park and Tiny Tunes game and you can read about his pain on his latest blog. Sparky_Buzzsaw talks about the time he has sunk into Brave New World, and he is joined by ArbitraryWater who in addition to Brave New World played Resident Evil 6. EarlessShrimp explains why you should give Tyrian 2000 a try since it's free on GOG.com. Sooty blogs about why the announcement of Street Fighter IV Ultra isn't that big a deal, but YukoAsho talks about why he doesn't plan on buying Ultra. Finally RecSpec pontificates upon who he thinks the fifth new character will be and you can humor his insanity on his blog. Finally CharlesAlanRatliff has a video of him playing a demo for the Oculus Rift and Mento commemorates Ryan's death with a blog about Planscape: Torment.
EpicSteve, Pascual, and Bodega got to interview Dave Lang and asked him questions about Divekick and you can listen to their descent into the Lang Zone. If you have been made any big or notable Steam purchases thanks to the Summer Steam Sale talk about them on the discussion thread. Have you ever screwed up while playing a game and it bit you in the ass? Share your story on the community discussion thread about such screw ups. Have you been playing Shin Megami Tensei IV? If so talk about your experiences with the other Giant Bomb users on the first impressions thread for the game. Finally...why am I recommending the "Do Moderators Get Paid?" thread? Well, it's funny.
If you have a bunch of un-played Steam games before and thanks to the Steam Sale take comfort that you are joined by Rorie and The_Nubster. Also, Mento marks the 30th anniversary of the Famicom with a list of the best obscure games of the platform.
Hello everyone and welcome. As you most likely already know now Ryan has passed away earlier this week. Many of you and the staff are still struggling to deal with this news, and there's nothing that I can say or do to stop this grief. In light of this unfortunate news the Spotlight is going to be amended as a tribute to Ryan in order to showcase the words, videos, and works of art that you have all produced to honor and dedicate to Ryan. For those of you that wrote gaming related blogs, review, or lists; the Spotlight will be back next week in its original format. Also, a separate reporting/linking thread will be created next week for all of you to bring anything that you have written or made on the site to my attention for the next Spotlight.
Now I want to thank all of you. What you, as a community, have created in this short amount of time is nothing short of amazing. You talked about crying, laughing, and struggling in relation to Ryan's death These are all important things to feel. The sheer number of blogs further proves how we are and always will be a community. I wont speculate on what Ryan would want you to do, but I will say this. It was great to see so many of you write, draw, edit, and channel your abilities to honor someone that was truly important to you. It is that sort of creativity, humor, and dedication that will help make this a better world to live in. Find comfort in this, and as Matt Rorie pointed out hug your friends and family...and maybe pour a bottle of water on their head to show that you love them even more. With that here's the Ryan Davis Community Spotlight!
Author's Note: It goes without saying that this Spotlight is not complete. With over 200 requests of blogs, images, and videos there is still more to come for this Spotlight. However, due to a bought of hunger and tiredness I elected to publish the Spotlight prematurely with the intention of adding more to it another time. If I missed you just drop a comment and I'll get you on here immediately. Oh God...I have all of the user Tumblrs to put on this........
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always. RYAN DAVIS GOT MARRIED! If you haven't done so already wish him and his wife the best over here! Also...uhhh...there's a fan-fiction of Ryan's wedding already. Don't tell anyone that I directed you to it. http://www.klepekpower.com/ is a secret that keeps on giving with the power of Klepek. Finally a patch was recent submitted to the site related to the notification system. As part of the patch you have to go back to your settings and set them to your preference as they have been reset as a result of this patch. If you are still having issues with the notification or PM system report them over here.
Clip of the Week
Many of you are fans of TurboMan's Best of Quick Look video feature on YouTube. If you are check out the YouTube account TheBurlapLemur which has begun a different but similar video series known as the Bitesize Bomb. This series narrows down the best moments of every single Quick Look ever made and published on the site and here's the latest edition of the series:
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Good news everyone! We now have a complete library for the Famicom Disk System! That and a great biography of what the Famicom Disk System is in the first place. With Patrick starting his own Encyclopedia Bombasticas with Michael Jordan: Cahos in the Windy City read more about the game than you would ever want to know on its wiki page for the game. Finally learn more about LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
Mento has created a two part blog series examining the development and gaming history of Monolith Studios. Similarly stubbleman continues his blog series examining the voice acting career or Karen Strassman. FLStyle has a preview of EVO 2013 and an itinerary of the games that are going to be there, whereas BlackLagoon has a list of all the big and notable games that are coming out for the Vita. Video_Game_King celebrated the Fourth of July with Amnesia and Splatterhouse 2. EpicSteve has another Amateur Bombastica for Godzilla: Save the Earth; Marino has another blog of his VHS tape recordings, but this time for E3 2003. BaconGames discusses why the HD collection of Pheonix Wright on iOS irked him. JJWeatherman shares what it was like building his own PC recently, and enns talks about how flabbergasted he is with the re-release of Final Fantasy XIV. Sunjammer pontificates on what the future of Naught Dog will be now that The Last of Us has been released. ComradeCrash talks about his early impressions of Project X Zone, and Gamer_152 blogged about his thoughts about what the next generation of consoles holds for Nintendo. PsEG had a set back with iRacing.com and talks about it on his latest blog. CornBREDX went back to The Neverhood and discusses why he still enjoyed playing it after all this time. Finally BillytheKid provides an update about his effort to defeat his gaming backlog and ArbitraryWater chastises you for trying to convince him to play Jade Empire.
TepidShark has created a helpful table of the important gaming panels to keep an eye on for the San Diego Comic-Con. If you have played The Walking Dead: 400 Days talk about your choices and thoughts about the game. What have you purchased as part of the Xbox Games on Demand July Sale, or what does you gaming set up look like right now? Talk about it on the respective discussion threads! Finally, in light of the Motorbike and Ride to hell Quick Looks do you have a favorite Quick Look for a "bad" video game? Explain your pick on the thread!
The king of lists, Mento, has two different but highly creative gaming tabulations! One examines the games that feature hostile birds that you have to fight and the other lists the games that he would be willing to do his own Bombastica or Endurance Run for.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! This now marks the end of the first week that the site has not had Patrick in the office. On a happier note Rorie has started a "secret stream" of him playing Dark Souls on Twitch.tv, and you can catch a replay over here. Jeff would like for the entire community to be aware that Giant Bomb did not handout E3 2013 awards. If you see any publishers or developers claiming to have received E3 2013 awards from Giant Bomb report them to Jeff on Twitter on via PM. You may have noticed that notifications have been disabled. The system will be reinitialized on the site when certain bugs have been rectified.
Clip of the Week
The clips of the week are both sendoffs to Patrick is is now in Chicago. So thanks to @typographenia and @truthtellah and a very special thanks to Patrick. We love you man, and already miss you!
Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run - Help Raise Money for Child's Play Over Here!
Giant Bomb Community Animal Crossing: New Leaf Item & Fruit Trading Thread - Trade Stuff Here!
Other than Company of Heroes I never heard about any of these other wiki pages up until now! Luckily the recent work done on the Project X Zone, Zettai Zetsume Toshi 3/Disaster Report 3, and Varris Tethras all do a great job of explaining what the hell they are all about!
EpicSteve and charlie_victor_bravo have both made follow ups to their amateur Encyclopedia Bombasticas. Mento discusses the hell that Rhythm Heaven plummeted him into and also what the heck Gekisha Boy for the TurboGrafx is all about. Hamst3r has a song for you to listen to. ArbitraryWater has gone back to old PC games with a blog about his adventures with Neverwinter Nights 2. Video_Game_King also is up to his old tricks but for this weeks is all about video game adaptations of 90s era animes. Gamer_152 has blogged about why there's a bright side to Microsoft's' flip on their DRM policy. Marino continues to share his old VHS tapes of past E3s with a video showcase of the big games from E3 2002. PsEG played Laguna Seca on iRacing.com and talks about the plight that the racetrack has had on him. rasta_zergling champions Psychonauts' deconstructed level design and Billythekid knocks Arkham City off of his backlog list. FLStyle gives you an event summary of the upcoming FGC event CEO 2013. Finally thatpinguino continues to examine the protagonists of the modern Final Fantasy games and skrutop talks about the depiction of Pittsburgh in The Last of Us.
Aurahack has created, as seen for this week's banner, the new poster for the Daily Dota video feature so check it out. Also Typographenia and Truthtella are the one that created the sendoff videos seen in the clip of the week. TheCheeto has a wonderful desktop wallpaper featuring Big Jeffrey and Roscoe "King of the Everglades." The NDA has lifted for the Final Fantasy XIV beta and you can join other users in discussing what its was like. Finally selfconfessedcynic is compiling every interview and behind the scenes video for The Last of Us and you can check out what he has thus far on his thread.
TheMastersDS has split up his games library and starts with all of the games from his childhood with reviews of each game provided. Photography and video games go hand in hand and Mento has a list of games with photographers as protagonists.