The Community Spotlight - 02/02/2012

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! With this week coming to a close I see you have all survived a complete week without the Giant Bomb Chrono Trigger Endurance Run. Anyways let's get on with site announcements. If you had any issues with creating or adding games to user created lists earlier this week rest assured the issue has been fixed. A Giant Bomb pull over black hoodie is available to purchase at the Whiskey Media Store. Jeff has reset the Trackmania 2 server tracks so if you feel like there omissions in the track selection comment over here. A new Jeff fact is that he is now Reddit famous...which is a lesser form of internet famous.   Finally as always remember to check out the Bomb Shelter  and to email interns@whiskeymedia.com to get content on the "Rad Stuff" tab on the front page of Giant Bomb. With that I implore you to watch this video and see how many time Ryan has said "Uh" in the last week on Giant Bomb videos:

  

Community Events

  • TNT Promo Banner Creation Thread - Get Your Photoshop Skills on the Front Page of Giant Bomb by Heading Over Here!
  • Official Soulcalibur V Live Stream Thread - See How the Best of the Best Are Playing Over Here!
  • Quarrel Gamertag Sharing Thread - Skip the A.I. and Hook Up With Fellow Users Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

Lovable Lists 

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

Author's Note:  Did you find or create any showcase worthy content on Giant Bomb be it related to the wiki or forums? Well then drop a comment on this here feature with a link to anything you have created or found and I promise to showcase it next week. Also to stay up on the best of the best of the Giant Bomb Community follow me on Twitter    @GiantBombSquad
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Posted by ZombiePie

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! With this week coming to a close I see you have all survived a complete week without the Giant Bomb Chrono Trigger Endurance Run. Anyways let's get on with site announcements. If you had any issues with creating or adding games to user created lists earlier this week rest assured the issue has been fixed. A Giant Bomb pull over black hoodie is available to purchase at the Whiskey Media Store. Jeff has reset the Trackmania 2 server tracks so if you feel like there omissions in the track selection comment over here. A new Jeff fact is that he is now Reddit famous...which is a lesser form of internet famous.   Finally as always remember to check out the Bomb Shelter  and to email interns@whiskeymedia.com to get content on the "Rad Stuff" tab on the front page of Giant Bomb. With that I implore you to watch this video and see how many time Ryan has said "Uh" in the last week on Giant Bomb videos:

  

Community Events

  • TNT Promo Banner Creation Thread - Get Your Photoshop Skills on the Front Page of Giant Bomb by Heading Over Here!
  • Official Soulcalibur V Live Stream Thread - See How the Best of the Best Are Playing Over Here!
  • Quarrel Gamertag Sharing Thread - Skip the A.I. and Hook Up With Fellow Users Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

Lovable Lists 

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

Author's Note:  Did you find or create any showcase worthy content on Giant Bomb be it related to the wiki or forums? Well then drop a comment on this here feature with a link to anything you have created or found and I promise to showcase it next week. Also to stay up on the best of the best of the Giant Bomb Community follow me on Twitter    @GiantBombSquad
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Posted by Video_Game_King

You forgot an X. That X is very important, apparently.

Posted by Wunder_

Hey, you should click that Dustforce review, it's a REALLY good review. So I've heard, anyway...

Posted by Claude

Fuck, I wasn't first. I hate you all. I wish I were never born.

Edited by Brackynews

@Claude: Shhh, you're spoiling the Claudeverse mythos. We need to believe you've always been here or everything falls apart!

Edited by Claude
@Brackynews said:

@Claude: Shhh, you're spoiling the Claudeverse mythos. We need to believe you've always been here or everything falls apart!

If I had a choice in the Claudeverse mythos, I would pick Other Motherfucker.
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Hey, ZombiePie, by the next Community Spotlight, dankempster's blog on his 31 days of Skyrim should be wrapped up. I think he deserves one hell of a shoutout for that one. Linked... for your pleasure. Thanks man.

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Posted by Slab64

Does anyone have a link to the vocal mix of Gato's theme that hamst3r did? It was mentioned on the Bombcast this week...

Posted by Sinclose

Thank you for the spotlight. My first blog landed very little views, but at least I have an idea of where I stand if it was good enough to be showcased. I'm appreciative of both this and the tweet.

Posted by mixedupzombies

Its been awhile since I have posted here. I also have been doing a ton stuff while away. I have Episodes 6, 7, and 8 of TheReviewCast Podcast. I also have the new more freeform Side B Podcasts of Episode 7 and 8. I have First Impressions of the Gotham City Imposters Beta and A World of Keflings: It Came From Outer Space DLC. I also have a new series I'm working on called Ultimate Battling the Backlog. Finally I have started a new podcast interview series focusing on the gaming industry. Its called the State of Games.

Lots of stuff woo!

Posted by MattyFTM

Thanks for the mention, as always.

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Edited by B0nd07

TNT promo makers represent! Thanks, ZombiePie.

But in all seriousness, anyone is welcome to try. You don't have to be a Photoshop master, although knowledge of a photo editor beyond MS Paint helps. All you need to do is make something either well designed or funny (sometimes both) involving the game being played. Just about every TNT promo since August of 2010 has been made by a member of the community and no one is guaranteed to have theirs picked.

Now, the only hitch has been that lately the staff has been a bit slow when it come to announcing what's being played. I, and a few others, keep a look out for anything and as soon as we know what it is we make a post in the thread. Sometimes it's a few hours, others a whole week. If it turns out you don't have time, don't worry about it; there's always next week, but at least post to let us know you're interested so we can get you set up.

Posted by Sunesha

Thanks for including some of my work, it is a great site so it is all about giving back.

Also I maybe will have a shot at that 1000 profile views quests. (around 180 something I think)

Posted by Tireyo

Three user podcasts, Two most anticipated games of 2012, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Posted by Toxin45

Must have

Posted by Beforet

Hey, I'm on there! Twice!

I really should write the follow-up to that Planescape blog.

Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone and kudos to the wiki editors who worked on Dark Cloud!

Posted by Fobwashed

Woo, thanks for taking notice of my thinly veiled trolling attempt. Is there any sort of tally list of how many times someone has been on your spotlights? I'd be interested to know whether Claude or VGK has the top spot.

Posted by RainDog505

Thanks for the mention! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to write a review for every game released in 2012 that I play this year...after three reviews I'm starting to realize how much I might have proverbially bitten off...

Posted by kichiku_rose

Ninja gaiden 3 looks alright, looks like it has the same countries as uncharted 3 with, London and Rhub ah kali.

Posted by Claude
@Fobwashed said:

Woo, thanks for taking notice of my thinly veiled trolling attempt. Is there any sort of tally list of how many times someone has been on your spotlights? I'd be interested to know whether Claude or VGK has the top spot.

My writing hardly ever makes the Spotlight. I live on the fringe of video games and art.
Posted by Video_Game_King

@Fobwashed said:

I'd be interested to know whether Claude or VGK has the top spot.

Somebody should really get on that. *stares at *

Posted by Trace

WHO SUMMONED ME TO THIS THREAD?!? HAS THERE BEEN A MURDER?!?

...oh.

Yeah, that's not going to happen. Too many names to count over too many weeks, and I'm terribly lazy, you see. Sorry!

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Posted by Claude
@PsEG said:

WHO SUMMONED ME TO THIS THREAD?!? HAS THERE BEEN A MURDER?!?

...oh.

Yeah, that's not going to happen. Too many names to count over too many weeks, and I'm terribly lazy, you see. Sorry!

Sounds like the Video Game King is too lazy. Just looking back at ZombiePie's blogs, when he started posting the Spotlight in blog form, can give you a small sample. @Video_Game_King:
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Posted by Sweep

@Video_Game_King: please tell me you didn't just stick a crown on Kenji. Please tell me you did not do that.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@Sweep:

I can become Kenji. You know that, right? Would you have preferred that I post that Hanako pic again? Or should I have done something with Rin?

Posted by Little_Socrates
Edited by takashichea

Did you already spotlight this page: Resident Evil 6 (video game)? I didn't do much wiki work this week, so I'm looking for some cool wiki pages.

Thank you.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by ZombiePie

Two things:

  1. This is the most successful Spotlight I have done in a while so thank you for your participation
  2. The Spotlight is being moved to Fridays as I can no longer commit the amount of time they require on Thursdays. It was either that or a stop doing them which would be even worse.
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Posted by Yummylee

@ZombiePie: The most ''successful''? How do you measure the ''success'' of a spotlight may I ask? The amount of content you can find to place?

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Abyssfull said:

@ZombiePie: The most ''successful''? How do you measure the ''success'' of a spotlight may I ask? The amount of content you can find to place?

How many random call-outs to mods you get in it.

Posted by Mento

Thing and another thing.

Guys, you can submit your stuff and pretend you're doing it for the selfless reason of making ZombiePie's work easier. The denial helps.

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Posted by Sparklykiss
@Video_Game_King You are a wretched person.
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Posted by Video_Game_King

@Sparklykiss:

Damn straight I am.

Posted by ZombiePie

Latest Spotlight is up over here

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Posted by medacris

Ryan "Uh/Not The Guy From American Pickers" Davis