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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am always happy to be your host this week. We have a few fun items worth going over for the housekeeping this week. First off CBSi is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer that specializes in bug fixing. Please not that the position is full time. Secondly have you ever wanted Jeff yelling “THE BIG DOG PITBULL IS IN THE BUILDING" as your ringtone? Well burgerwave on Tumblr now has you covered. With that let's get on to the Spotlight after trying to figure out what this is:
Game of the Year 2014!
Well it is that time of the year again...yup it's time to start hitting the Game of the Year content! Just a friendly reminder, if you have not yet submitted your list of games to the Community Game of the Year Voting thread, you should do that now. As is par for the course I am going to forego bios for the Game of the Year section to save me some time, but please do check out and provide your own links on the current Spotlight.
- The Annual "I Think I Played Ten Games This Year" Awards - 2014 Edition: Day One Edition, Part Five Nights At Freddy's (By: @hunkadunkasaurus)
- December Rush Week (By: @blzzzrrttt)
- Nightriff's Top Games of 2014 (By: @nightriff)
- PimblyCharles - Top 8 - Game of the Year 2014 (By: @pimblycharles)
- Best of 2014 (By: @lordofultima)
- GOTY 2014: The Year We Hailed Slightly Less Broken as the Dawn of a New Age (By: @yodasdarkside)
- GOTY 2104 (By: @irvandus)
- My 2014 Game of the Year: Top Seven (By: @redefaulted)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @bassman2112)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @l4wd0g)
- BBAlpert's 2014 GOTY Spectacular! (By: @bbalpert)
- Game of the Year 2014 (By: @xeirus)
Clip of the Week
Audiopedia, which is a text to speech service for the blind, has a reading of Jeff's Wikipedia pages. The result are...strictly in the uncanny valley.
- Giant Bomb Community 2014 GOTY List Voting - Join the Effort to Crown a Community Game of the Year Over Here!
Persona, The Crew, and Borderlands round out the year as we draw closer and closer to the beginning of a new year. Luckily they both have awesome wiki pages to show for.
Best of Blogs
Bravo to Fobwashed for making yet ANOTHER awesome t-shirt which you share your input on. Also check out regularassmilk who shares his skepticism of The Crew after playing a good deal of the beta. Mento has two blogs this week. The first being his end of the year wrap up, and the other being his boss blog for Dark Souls II. MikeLemmer continues to share his travelogue on his efforts to kill a Titan in Eve Online, whereas perfidioussinn continues to improve his online fighting game skills but this time with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. MooseyMcMan, MajorMitch, and VincentAvatar all used last week to knock some games off of their backlogs, and you can read all about their awesome impressions of the games they played. Raven10 preps for his 2014 GOTY list by first listing out his favorite games from the last generation. bobafettjm has another awesome update on his work on the Giant Bomb wiki, and a new month means that BlackLagoon has a new blog annotating all of the games coming out for the Vita. ArbitraryWater extrapolates on why you can fully expect to see Bayonetta on his GOTY list, and Cornbredx has a comprehensive unboxing of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 . Finally Yummylee shares why he is not entirely "sold" on Dragon Age: Inquisition, whereas mason20 joins the blogging community by talking about his foray into Bravely Default.
- Dirty Dan Ryckert Shirt (By: @fobwashed)
- The Crew Comes Out Tomorrow. It Probably Won't Be Very Good. (By: @regularassmilk)
- Go! Go! GOTY! ~Day Five~ (Magicians & Looters) [Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4] (By: @mento)
- Titan #2 Down: Tackled at HED-GP (By: @mikelemmer)
- I Suck At Fighting Games: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (By: @perfidioussinn)
- Dark Souls II: Bosswatch (Part 2) (By: @mento)
- A Not So Far Cry, a Smashing Good Time, and the "Return" of a "Holiday" "Tradition." (By: @mooseymcman)
- My Top 20 Games of Last Generation (11-20) (By: @raven10)
- Monthly Roundup, November 2014 (By: @majormitch)
- Weekly Wiki Update - Monday, December 1st 2014 (By: @bobafettjm)
- December Vita Lineup and Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)
- Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix Collector's Edition Unboxed (By: @cornbredx)
- Professor Layton Versus ArbitraryWater (and Other Wonderful Uses of Time and Money) (By: @arbitrarywater)
- The Backlog, Entry 15: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (By: @vincentavatar)
- I Have Some Criticisms for Dragon Age: Inquisition (By: @yummylee)
- So Bravely Default? A First Blog Attempt? (By: @mason20)
The poll of the week asks if you play bad games to the end, where as our big community debate this week is a brainstorm on good premium content features for Giant Bomb East. Feel free to also discuss the story to Shadow of Mordor, as well as party strategies for Persona Q. Finally was 2014 a disappointing year for you in terms of gaming?
- Do You Finish Bad Games [Polls] (By: @kaos_cracker)
- What Should Alex and/or Vinny's Premium Content Be? (By: @bisonhero)
- Persona Q Party Advice Discussion Thread (By: @punisherkaos)
- Shadows of Mordor Story Discussion (By: @imsh_pl)
- Has 2014 Been a Disappointing Year for Games? (By: @j0lter)