The Community Spotlight - 01/10/2014

Special Thanks to Fobwashed for the Banner This Week!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well there's no going about it, we are in the Winter game drought! With Vinny defeating Dark Souls, and Brad "completing" Volgarr two main stays for premium content have met their end. However, don't worry as the staff are all committed to satiating your desire for more video content, free and premium! For those wondering about new merchandise Rorie would like for you to know that the 2014 premium members only t-shirt will release sometime this month. Also worth noting that a "potential" discount for Giant Bomb subscriptions could happen near the end of this month. Another piece of housekeeping for all of you ne'er-do-wells, if you see a giant notification pop up during a live stream, you've said something inappropriate on the chat. Those one-on-one notifications are your first warning to chill before you get into real trouble. Please, don't be a jerk. With that let's get on with the Community Spotlight!

Clip(s) of the Week

As Vinny put it on Twitter when he saw this video "All I ever wanted out of Dark Souls, really...THANKS:"

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Marvel Heroes Guild - Join the Community Guild Over Here!
  • Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 - You Still have Time to Donate Money and Discuss the Streams Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

The newly re-titled "Mid-development IP Split" concept page has seen some awesome TLC. Also, do you like micro-transactions? Well you can read more about how to be a sucker on....

Best of the Blog

As seen above and below, we have two pieces of AMAZING Patrick x Spelunky fanart from DorkyMohr and Fobwashed! Comment on their works of art on their respective blogs. Rays_Gaming_Rants recently played through Bravely Default's demo and has written about how it does what all demos should do, similarly Chemystery gave the Bravely Default demo and shares his thoughts about that and Papers, Please. Video_Game_King is slowly becoming John Carmack with his most recent blog all about demons and devils, whereas Sparky_Buzzsaw blogged about spewing fire after trying Hoy Fong hot sauce and playing through AC IV. Mento shares an assortment of games that subvert the co-op experience and challenge the term "co-op altogether. BlueFish finally saw Indie Game: The Movie, whereas JayEH joined Vinny in defeating Dark Souls this week. TheMasterDS tried out Chrstina Love's "It Just Ain't Your Story," and extrapolates on why he absolutely hated it. VILLHAVER also shares his rage this week and has a case study of his terrible experience with Chrono Trigger for Android. After taking a medical leave of absence MooseyMcMan has his much belated GOTY Awards, The Moosies. Hailinel details how A Link Between Two World has helped him rediscover the Zelda franchise. Check out dankempster's gaming resolutions for 2014 and join him in creating easy and hard resolutions. Finally MajorMitch shares a monthly update on the games he has played, and KnifeySpoony has his late, but great, 2013 GOTY blog.

Fantastic Forums

Have you ever bought a game based solely on its box art? Or, which game that you have played do you think has the best A.I.? How about the potential direction of Resident Evil 7? All of these are topics where you can share your constructive and civil opinions about! We have many more discussion thread worth partaking in! The Giant Bomb Final Fantasy XIV community Guild wants you to see what they have been doing in the game

Lovable Lists

Here we have a return to normalcy. PoisonJam7 has created a list where he explains why his 2013 Game of the Year is for a JRPG from 2007.

Useful User Reviews

Here's Some More Awesome Fanart, This Time By DorkyMohr!

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Ty for the shoutout =] Weekend commence!

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Love the Scooplunky fan art!

Posted by Demoskinos

Someone seriously needs to take this scooplunky stuff to the next level and mod a skin for the game. Can you imagine Patrick playing as himself? Also, everyone come over to Explosive Runs as linked at the top of the page. Today is the end of AGDQ and closing out are cosmo with am awesome Wind Waker HD run and Chrono Trigger.

If you haven't been watching you e missed some amazing things like a blindfolded punchout run the fever dream that is Zoo Race and the most amazing 4 player Super Metroid race you'll ever see. Join up and catch the last few hours today!

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Can you imagine Patrick playing as himself?

You know I can't.

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Posted by sebmal

Oh hey cool my video :)

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@sebmal said:

Oh hey cool my video :)

Hot damn that video is good.

Posted by Chaser324

I wrote a review of 3D Super Hang-On on the 3DS.

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Just wrote up my Dead Rising 3 review. Hopefully it's worth being on the spotlight!

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@zombiepie said:

@sebmal said:

Oh hey cool my video :)

It's a great video! Keep up the good work.

@bollard said:
@sebmal said:

Oh hey cool my video :)

Hot damn that video is good.

Thanks!

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