Community Spotlight - 05/05/2011 (Now Featurning a Starlet!)



Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! A few things worth going over for this week. Firstly staff member Ethan Lance has published the latest edition of Data Porn. So if you want to see if you are in the running for being a top tier user check that out. On the Whiskey Media site Dave Snider talked about web design and what he has learned over the years. Also Giant Bomb user X19 has constructed a massive and comprehensive TNT User Guide for your convenience that's worth checking out! Other than that Anime Vice is now officially hentai free, Shadow the Hedgehog was Wikipedia's article of the day, and finally Jeff was on the Bonus Round.


Community Starlet - Featuring ahoodedfigure

 The Giantbomb Community Starlet is back after a 2 week hiatus, and this week is awarded to ahoodedfigure. If you look at his top contributions you will see classic games such as Darklands, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Millipede, and Spacewar! According to Giantbomb's wiki point system these are the pages he made his biggest contributions to, and they are great contributions. However, we all know the point system isn't perfect and if you asked him yourself what page he thinks is his finest his answer would be a game not featured in his top wiki contributions. That game is Star Raiders. Speaking to him directly about his Star Raiders article, here is what he had to say:

I put more work into that Star Raiders entry than about anything else, but it was done toward the site's beginning so it didn't really get that many points. I think it might be my single biggest entry. Still, I'm proud of the fact that GB's own JG featured it in one of his lists, and as a piece of writing I'd probably have to sharpen it up, but it still was one of the most comprehensive pieces I've ever done on a video game. Sort of like a core dump of all my experiences on that thing, and all the time I spent as a kid learning every little trick.


The list he is speaking of can be found here. Jeff calls his entry, "Definitely one of the most in-depth Star Raiders pages on the entirety of the Internet." I have to agree with Jeff on that, if there is a more in-depth Star Raiders page on the internet, I haven't found it.

Wiki editing isn't all ahoodedfigure does, he also has a plethora of amazing lists, many of which haven't gotten any recommendations yet so you should get in there and check them out. You should really check them all out but a few to look out for to get you started are Apocalyptic Toolkit, I've watched these all the way through but never played them, and Games with Music that Haunts Me

And that is all for another edition of the Giantbomb Community Starlet, everyone congratulate ahoodedfigure for being this weeks starlet and remember to make recommendations for who you think should be the next starlet.

-This edition of the Community starlet was authored by GB user Unknown_Pleasures-

Important and Fun Stuff

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #16 + Bonus Portal Contest - Due Saturday May 7th - Get some Free Games HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Darkspore Matchmaking Thread - Sign up HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community StarCraft II Tournament #9 - May 7th 2:30 PM EST/11:30 PST - Check out the details HERE!


Wonderful Wikis


User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blogs

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Edited by ZombiePie


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! A few things worth going over for this week. Firstly staff member Ethan Lance has published the latest edition of Data Porn. So if you want to see if you are in the running for being a top tier user check that out. On the Whiskey Media site Dave Snider talked about web design and what he has learned over the years. Also Giant Bomb user X19 has constructed a massive and comprehensive TNT User Guide for your convenience that's worth checking out! Other than that Anime Vice is now officially hentai free, Shadow the Hedgehog was Wikipedia's article of the day, and finally Jeff was on the Bonus Round.


Community Starlet - Featuring ahoodedfigure

 The Giantbomb Community Starlet is back after a 2 week hiatus, and this week is awarded to ahoodedfigure. If you look at his top contributions you will see classic games such as Darklands, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Millipede, and Spacewar! According to Giantbomb's wiki point system these are the pages he made his biggest contributions to, and they are great contributions. However, we all know the point system isn't perfect and if you asked him yourself what page he thinks is his finest his answer would be a game not featured in his top wiki contributions. That game is Star Raiders. Speaking to him directly about his Star Raiders article, here is what he had to say:

I put more work into that Star Raiders entry than about anything else, but it was done toward the site's beginning so it didn't really get that many points. I think it might be my single biggest entry. Still, I'm proud of the fact that GB's own JG featured it in one of his lists, and as a piece of writing I'd probably have to sharpen it up, but it still was one of the most comprehensive pieces I've ever done on a video game. Sort of like a core dump of all my experiences on that thing, and all the time I spent as a kid learning every little trick.


The list he is speaking of can be found here. Jeff calls his entry, "Definitely one of the most in-depth Star Raiders pages on the entirety of the Internet." I have to agree with Jeff on that, if there is a more in-depth Star Raiders page on the internet, I haven't found it.

Wiki editing isn't all ahoodedfigure does, he also has a plethora of amazing lists, many of which haven't gotten any recommendations yet so you should get in there and check them out. You should really check them all out but a few to look out for to get you started are Apocalyptic Toolkit, I've watched these all the way through but never played them, and Games with Music that Haunts Me

And that is all for another edition of the Giantbomb Community Starlet, everyone congratulate ahoodedfigure for being this weeks starlet and remember to make recommendations for who you think should be the next starlet.

-This edition of the Community starlet was authored by GB user Unknown_Pleasures-

Important and Fun Stuff

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #16 + Bonus Portal Contest - Due Saturday May 7th - Get some Free Games HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Darkspore Matchmaking Thread - Sign up HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community StarCraft II Tournament #9 - May 7th 2:30 PM EST/11:30 PST - Check out the details HERE!


Wonderful Wikis


User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blogs

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Edited by Guided_By_Tigers

First again.....good stuff ZombiePie

Posted by LordAndrew

No starlet again? mracoon must really like sleep.

Posted by Wrighteous86

Do people ask for mention on these, or does ZombiePie compile the list himself?

Posted by clush

Well, I think my first review here on GB landed pretty well, then... Guess I'll start doing more. I'm still looking for any criticisms people can help me with going forward (huge shoutout to Legend for sharing his thoughts).

There's some pretty impressive stuff in the blogs. The wheatley render and tabletop arcade blew my mind.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@LordAndrew: He's studying for exams, I will probably write for the next starlet after ZombiePie gave me permission.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Wrighteous86: A bit of both, people give him recommendations and he finds is own stuff as well, if you found something you want him to feature....send him a PM.
Posted by Claude
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" First again.....good stuff ZombiePie "
Man, I had an early roll. I've lost my touch. Beauty Zombie.
Posted by ArbitraryWater
@Wrighteous86:  Both. He seems to pimp my blogs automatically whenever I write them now, but that's only because I wrote on his wall that I would like one of them to be on the spotlight a while ago.

It's a pity that I couldn't finish part 2 of my bad RPG blog in time, but I am in the process of writing it, as it's a piece of writing too big for me to not have to put it in a word document. Nonetheless, tomorrow will probably be the day. Unless that day is Saturday.
Posted by BraveToaster

P-I-Z-Z-A. I want pizza!

Posted by Yanngc33

PIZZA IT LOOKS SO GOOD

Posted by RelentlessKnight

Almost didn't know that I'm on the Community Spotlight! Thanks

Posted by JJWeatherman

Congratz on the feature ahoodedfigure! I definitely will be checking out that Star Raiders page.

Posted by ethan

Nice work everyone. Wow,  ZombiePie how long does it take you to write these posts.  So much research.

Posted by ZombiePie
@ethan:  It depends. Right now I have it down to about two hours.
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Posted by Mento

Anyone who loves old-school stuff as much as ahoodedfigure can't be a bad dude. Unless Hitler liked them (I hear the Master System was pretty big in Brazil, so it's possible). AHF also seems to be the only other dude on the site who played Transarctica at all. Which reminds me, I should chase up on more Atari ST/Amiga games on this site to see if they have wikis yet, since they barely get any love outside of Europe.

Great mix of forum news and articles as always. It's always surprising how much you find. Also, belated thanks for plugging my ridiculous War Wind wiki last week.

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Posted by mattjam3000

I love the Community Spotlight, although more Pie and Zombies would be nice!

Posted by Hardgamer

MMMM!!! Pizza!!

Posted by commandercup

That pizza looks spectacular. Except for those damn olives.

Posted by Sarumarine

Awesome spotlight with awesome pizza and all kind of awesome people and things. I'm really surprised that two of my lists made it on there, especially since I made them awhile ago. But that's cool. Congrats to everyone involved.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Glad I could help fill in for mracoon since he his still studying for exams.....hope people enjoy the starlet and let me or Zombiepie know who you want to be featured!

Posted by evildeadron


good stuff as always zombie, alas my podcast didn't make it on here this week..even though Jenn and I interviewed Adam Boyes (who is much calmer without Johnny V around)

 

keep up the great work as always

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Feel very honored for this. Thank you!

Posted by LordAndrew

Back in my day Spacewar was all we had, and we liked it that way. You kids today with your Halos and your Computer Spaces don't know it was like back then.

Posted by guildenstern

  Wow. I was wondering why my review was suddenly getting a random burst of attention!

Posted by Little_Socrates

Hey, dropping in to give you my requests for entry into the Community Spotlight. I've written two reviews this week, one of Tiny Wings that nobody's commented/recommended yet, and one more popular one of Brink. Last week's episode of Nerf'd also went especially well, so I'm happy to put this episode up for the spotlight.

Posted by Hardgamer

I still want some Pizza.