Community Spotlight - 04/28/2011



Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant bomb Community Spotlight, and I'm glad to say that no servers were harmed in the creation of this feature. There's a couple of major things I need to go over before the showcase starts. Firstly browser based games are formally being allowed into the database. Please read the wiki (AND DON'T EDIT THE RULES!!!!!) and possibly try to work on the massive wiki task on adding browser based games to the database. On Formspring Jeff confirmed that a Giant Bomb homepage re-design is coming soon. For those of you who are WIKI CRAZY check out the slew of Wiki Tasks we have for you to accomplish for massive points! SO without further ado let's turn this Spotlight on!

Community Starlet

Will be added in at a later date, because SOMEONE WANTED TO GO TO BED EARLY!

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Wonderful Wikis


User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blogs


User Created Podcasts

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Posted by ZombiePie


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant bomb Community Spotlight, and I'm glad to say that no servers were harmed in the creation of this feature. There's a couple of major things I need to go over before the showcase starts. Firstly browser based games are formally being allowed into the database. Please read the wiki (AND DON'T EDIT THE RULES!!!!!) and possibly try to work on the massive wiki task on adding browser based games to the database. On Formspring Jeff confirmed that a Giant Bomb homepage re-design is coming soon. For those of you who are WIKI CRAZY check out the slew of Wiki Tasks we have for you to accomplish for massive points! SO without further ado let's turn this Spotlight on!

Community Starlet

Will be added in at a later date, because SOMEONE WANTED TO GO TO BED EARLY!

Important and Fun Game Stuff

  • Giant Bomb Community StarCraft II Tournament #9 - Being held on May 7th (2:30 EST & 11:30 PDT) - Sign Up HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #15 + Bonus Portal Contest! - Due Saturday April, 30th - Try to win some FREE GAMES HERE!


Wonderful Wikis


User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blogs


User Created Podcasts

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Posted by Video_Game_King

I guess I know why you never read my blogs: look at where you put the damn thing on the list. Move it up, at least past the Mentospectives and the regular blogs without recurring names of any kind.

Posted by Daveyo520

Hey! The Henti purge was not made by the user Me!

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: You get a blog featured on every spotlight so your blogs should be at the bottom to give over users a chance....don't be so selfish, pal. ;)
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Daveyo520 said:
" Hey! The Henti purge was not made by the user Me! "
What's henti? Is that like the kinky variant on hentai?

@Unknown_Pleasures:

Oddly enough, my blogs don't get featured that often. I'm guessing it's because everybody already knows about them, maybe? Or maybe I'm not the type of person who always posts in these threads yelling "Hey, everybody should check out my Gish blog, it's totally awesome!".
Posted by Hailinel

Dynasty Warriors 7 getting respect in the community spotlight?  Score.

Posted by TurboMan

Oh, the podcast is up there


(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
Posted by ArbitraryWater

I made it this week. That's pretty good, I guess, as the next two parts will probably be next week. Maybe I'll start making a list of all the horrible game purchases I've made since I created my Ebay account. That should be fun, right?

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Posted by LordAndrew
@Hailinel said:
" Dynasty Warriors 7 getting respect in the community spotlight?  Score. "
It's actually only there so we can ridicule you. That book's 700 years old, why don't you play something more recent? World War II was way more recent. So is Halo, which was actually written in the future. These facts are indisputable.
Posted by Jazz
@TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
Posted by Yummylee

Oh wow, thanks for the placement! Kinda surprised that something of mine got up there without me requesting it. 

Posted by ZombiePie
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Video_Game_King: You get a blog featured on every spotlight so your blogs should be at the bottom to give over users a chance....don't be so selfish, pal. ;) "
Great you guys are going back and forth...just like old times...talk about your favorite consoles or SNES games while you are at it.

@Jazz said:
" @TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
"
You people are so confusing sometimes...you complain when I don't showcase your podcast and now here you are saying that it's not a quality product....I swear you people need to make up your own mind.
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Posted by Jazz
@ZombiePie said:
" @Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Video_Game_King: You get a blog featured on every spotlight so your blogs should be at the bottom to give over users a chance....don't be so selfish, pal. ;) "
Great you guys are going back and forth...just like old times...talk about your favorite consoles or SNES games while you are at it.

@Jazz said:
" @TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
"
You people are so confusing sometimes...you complain when I don't showcase your podcast and now here you are saying that it's not a quality product....I swear you people need to make up your own mind. "
you haven't listened to the podcast in a long time have you?
Nah mate, we appreciate the shout.
Posted by RecSpec

Oh man I should really finish that Dynasty Warriors 7 page.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@ZombiePie:

To be fair, we did have a brief discussion about Final Fantasy VI on each other's walls, along with through PMs. He thinks it sucks, I know I'm right :P.
Posted by JJWeatherman
Posted by Tireyo

Nice audiosurf page.

Posted by Claude

The great porn purge is what caused Amazon Cloud service to shut down. True story.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Claude said:
" The great porn purge is what caused Amazon Cloud service to shut down. True story. "
Add it to the history books.

I just came up with the idea to keep a giant Bomb history book in the form of a guide on the site. It could be open to anyone to edit-in any notable Giant Bomb forum moments or milestones. Yet another idea that will likely never come to be.
Posted by Claude
@JJWeatherman said:
" @Claude said:
" The great porn purge is what caused Amazon Cloud service to shut down. True story. "
Add it to the history books.

I just came up with the idea to keep a giant Bomb history book in the form of a guide on the site. It could be open to anyone to edit-in any notable Giant Bomb forum moments or milestones. Yet another idea that will likely never come to be.
"
Oh man, I'm terrible for doing that. I'll have an idea only to get sidetracked and just forget about it. That might be a good thing, I've had some pretty shitty ideas.
Posted by LordAndrew
@ZombiePie said:
" @Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Video_Game_King: You get a blog featured on every spotlight so your blogs should be at the bottom to give over users a chance....don't be so selfish, pal. ;) "
Great you guys are going back and forth...just like old times...talk about your favorite consoles or SNES games while you are at it.

@Jazz said:
" @TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
"
You people are so confusing sometimes...you complain when I don't showcase your podcast and now here you are saying that it's not a quality product....I swear you people need to make up your own mind. "
It's never been a quality product.
Posted by dudeglove
@Jazz said:
" @TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
"
wat
Edited by Guided_By_Tigers
@ZombiePie: My favorite SNES game is Super Metroid, favorite console game is NBA Jam Tournament edition.....and I've known VGK for years now....back from the System Wars Union at Gamespot.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @ZombiePie: My favorite SNES game is Super Metroid, favorite console game is NBA Jam Tournament edition. "
I'm guessing there's a PS1 version of NBA Jam Tournament Edition, because knowing that it's on the SNES, your statement would make no sense.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: Genesis version is better.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

In terms of Aladdin, yes; in terms of NBA Jam, I have no effing clue.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: In terms of both the answer is yes....You don't even have to get pass the main menu to know the genesis version is better....the title screen song on the genesis is much better than it is on the SNES.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

*goes to YouTube* Eh, neither one is particularly good. I'd lean toward the SNES one, but just barely.
Posted by SMTDante89
Posted by pikeplacer

COME ON, DAMMIT, BUG MRACOON FOR THAT STARLET! :P
Posted by Hardgamer
@LordAndrew said:
" @ZombiePie said:
" @Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Video_Game_King: You get a blog featured on every spotlight so your blogs should be at the bottom to give over users a chance....don't be so selfish, pal. ;) "
Great you guys are going back and forth...just like old times...talk about your favorite consoles or SNES games while you are at it.

@Jazz said:
" @TurboMan said:
" Oh, the podcast is up there

(I recommend not listening to that podcast).
"
As do I.
All is forgiven Mr Pie
"
You people are so confusing sometimes...you complain when I don't showcase your podcast and now here you are saying that it's not a quality product....I swear you people need to make up your own mind. "
It's never been a quality product. "
Dang, Pie must not be pleasant.
Posted by clush

This seems like a good place to plug my first review on GiantBomb.

The Next Big Thing

More than a spot in the community spotlight I'm looking for any constructive criticism anyone can offer, and this seems the place to be. I might start doing more if I feel I'm actually helping anyone with my reviews.

Edited by X19
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King said:
" @Unknown_Pleasures: *goes to YouTube* Eh, neither one is particularly good. I'd lean toward the SNES one, but just barely. "
I know this is 4 days old but are you kidding me?! NBA Jam Tournament Edition genesis main theme is one of the best video game tunes out there! Especially considering that it is a sports game, its really fucking good.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

The best video game tune ever? Although I can't tell you what that specifically is, I can tell you that it definitely isn't that. I've heard much better video game music in my time. I mean, you know who I am, right?
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King:  Key words: one of the best
Posted by RagingLion

Oh wow, browser-based games in the wiki ... that's big news.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

Key words: still, though, that's not true. I think I provided quite a few examples.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: Pssh a bunch of weeaboo games....NBA Jam is a real american game with real american music.....and to me one of the best means its like in the top 100 and for me it is.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: AND you didn't even provide a Donkey Kong Country 2 song as an example, that's an automatic fail.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

Weeaboo games? Poor use of logic. If you're going to call me out for my love of weird Japanese shit, at least use a word that doesn't sound stupid. Otaku, maybe? Also, that doesn't really change the fact that those songs rule. Also, the top 100 is kind of weak. Limit that number a bit more. But even by those standards, I'm not sure the NBA Jam title screen music would fit in. I could probably pick out 100 better and more memorable songs, if I had to do just that.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

You seem to think that examples are exclusive. That's an automatic fail of logic. However, I will throw you a bone in the form of Jib Jig.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: Yeah the term is dumb but hey that's what people came up with....if it was up to me I would just call them Japanese wannabees.....and its in my top 100 that's for sure cause its a classic, you wouldn't understand unless you grew up playing the game, the tune is really nostalgic for me and I think its great....I had both the SNES and genesis versions growing up and I always played the genesis version a lot more because it was far superior.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: I don't use logic you should know that by now.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures:

Not entirely. I wouldn't go with either term, because Japanese wannabee is clunky as hell.

Eh, I wouldn't say that it's a classic. Nostalgia does not make a song classic, even if the songs that get me nostalgic are also the ones I consider to be classics. I'd post some of those songs, but I never know which songs will make me nostalgic.
Posted by ZombiePie
@Video_Game_King: @Unknown_Pleasures:  Guys stop it. It may have been funny the first time but now your just spamming this Spotlight. 
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Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@ZombiePie: I wasn't even aware that it was funny to begin with but alright. When's the starlet going to be added
Posted by ZombiePie
@Unknown_Pleasures:  Probably never. mracoon is head deep with school work, but I'll do one for this week.
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Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@ZombiePie: Nice....my offer still stands as well just so you know.
Posted by Little_Socrates

I guess my podcast this week is probably gonna have to wait till next week's, as I doubt I'll have it ready in time for tonight. What time are you closing acceptances?

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