The Community Spotlight - 02/03/2011

 

 Once Again Many Thanks to user FoxxFireArt for the Banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! This week we have a lot to talk about so let's get into it! Achievement lover rejoice as 360 achievements are now synced and working as intended. Jeff predicted the future during the Persona 4 endurance run and dropped a creepy Inception reference for you to think about. Ethan provided your monthly helping of Data Porn. The NintenDownload X-press is taking the world by storm. And finally...let's talk about Cnet and how Giant Bomb is being used to test smart phone browser loading speeds for their reviews:
  
  
 

Game Give Aways

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #3 - Due Feburary 5th - Check out the details on THIS THREAD!

 

Gaming Tournaments/Game Days

  • The Giant Bomb Killzone 3 Community Clan - Sign up HERE

 

Wonderful Wikis

This week we have an usual mix of new and old. Bowling and Spelunker are oddly detailed wiki entries that the average user has yet to appreciate. The section on the Bowling wiki that describes how to deal with and avoid splits is especially crazy. With the Cyrsis 2 multiplayer beta getting some attention check out the wiki entry for the first game. With the recent Quest related to Bionic Commando I thought I would help in a way that is appropriate in directing you to a couple of the better wiki entries for games in the Bionic Commando franchise. Finally friend of the site Jared Rae REALLY likes Spelunker...he's the guy to the right in the Spelunker cosplay picture. 
 

User Reviews

 

Lovable Lists

User X19 once again bring his skills in creating lists with one that directs you to good Let's Play videos he is watching or has enjoyed. PixelPrinny is going for more brevity with her list when she describes a handful of important games in her collection. Dalai...Dalai has made a list that tells you that absinthe and Rich Gallup can help you predict the future...yes.
 

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

A lot of the blogs this week are actually massive undertakings with the MvC3 FAQ thread being the most notable. Check out that thread if you have any interest in playing the game. Join other users in an attempt to re-live the endurance run on Make_Me_Mad's thread. Sweep is trying to get you better at playing Nazi Zombies mode on Black Ops. Enigma777 talks about the future of the PSP. PhatSeeJay is revisiting Star Wars Online and talks about the new updates to the MMO.  Finally user gunstar has created a thread where fellow users help out each other in finding goodies and working out of trouble spots in his Bionic Commando help thread.
 

User Created Podcasts

 
Author's Note: Did I forget something? I probably did due to me rejoicing in the fact that I'm the #1 wiki mod on Giant Bomb! Anyways if I forgot to showcase something you did just drop a comment on this thread with a link to the content and I'll promise that it will be up for next week. Also please in the event that you find something great that deserves more recognition contact or drop a link to the content on this blog. I appreciate any help I can find. 

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Posted by ZombiePie

 

 Once Again Many Thanks to user FoxxFireArt for the Banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! This week we have a lot to talk about so let's get into it! Achievement lover rejoice as 360 achievements are now synced and working as intended. Jeff predicted the future during the Persona 4 endurance run and dropped a creepy Inception reference for you to think about. Ethan provided your monthly helping of Data Porn. The NintenDownload X-press is taking the world by storm. And finally...let's talk about Cnet and how Giant Bomb is being used to test smart phone browser loading speeds for their reviews:
  
  
 

Game Give Aways

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #3 - Due Feburary 5th - Check out the details on THIS THREAD!

 

Gaming Tournaments/Game Days

  • The Giant Bomb Killzone 3 Community Clan - Sign up HERE

 

Wonderful Wikis

This week we have an usual mix of new and old. Bowling and Spelunker are oddly detailed wiki entries that the average user has yet to appreciate. The section on the Bowling wiki that describes how to deal with and avoid splits is especially crazy. With the Cyrsis 2 multiplayer beta getting some attention check out the wiki entry for the first game. With the recent Quest related to Bionic Commando I thought I would help in a way that is appropriate in directing you to a couple of the better wiki entries for games in the Bionic Commando franchise. Finally friend of the site Jared Rae REALLY likes Spelunker...he's the guy to the right in the Spelunker cosplay picture. 
 

User Reviews

 

Lovable Lists

User X19 once again bring his skills in creating lists with one that directs you to good Let's Play videos he is watching or has enjoyed. PixelPrinny is going for more brevity with her list when she describes a handful of important games in her collection. Dalai...Dalai has made a list that tells you that absinthe and Rich Gallup can help you predict the future...yes.
 

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

A lot of the blogs this week are actually massive undertakings with the MvC3 FAQ thread being the most notable. Check out that thread if you have any interest in playing the game. Join other users in an attempt to re-live the endurance run on Make_Me_Mad's thread. Sweep is trying to get you better at playing Nazi Zombies mode on Black Ops. Enigma777 talks about the future of the PSP. PhatSeeJay is revisiting Star Wars Online and talks about the new updates to the MMO.  Finally user gunstar has created a thread where fellow users help out each other in finding goodies and working out of trouble spots in his Bionic Commando help thread.
 

User Created Podcasts

 
Author's Note: Did I forget something? I probably did due to me rejoicing in the fact that I'm the #1 wiki mod on Giant Bomb! Anyways if I forgot to showcase something you did just drop a comment on this thread with a link to the content and I'll promise that it will be up for next week. Also please in the event that you find something great that deserves more recognition contact or drop a link to the content on this blog. I appreciate any help I can find. 

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Posted by TurboMan

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Posted by X19

Thanks ZombiePie :)

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Posted by 5socks5

Thanks for mentioning the Re-Endurance Run Zombie.

Posted by ethan

Thank you for this post.  It's beautiful.

Posted by Claude

Oh and the spotlight looks great. Thanks ZombiePie.

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@Claude: I am still getting a 404 error. 
 
Edit: Never mind! I wasn't clicking your original post.
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Posted by Marino

Cool, my SOE page made it.  I guess I need to update it to include 2010-2011.

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Posted by Dalai

Just one short of a hat trick. If only I wrote a kickass review. 
 
Anyway, if you want another opinion on the NGP, Valkyr has some insight.

Posted by ZombiePie
@ethan:  Fun fact is that I get more views than Rorie's Community Showcase. Sometimes he beats me in comments but I always get more views than him.
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Posted by DocHaus

FWIW I'm making a guide for DoW2 Retribution. It's still a work in progress right now, as the official release isn't for another month, but the beta is giving me some good information.

Posted by Pessh

Thank yoooooooooooooooooooooooou

Posted by gingertastic_10

Whew, bowling page!   

Posted by Mento

I have to say, I was expecting the Bowling page to be a single sentence about how GTA4's Gobble Gobble achievement is the worst thing ever devised by man or machine. But the actual wiki is extensive as hell. Kudos to whoever put in so much work about video game bowling.
 
Good work on the spotlight, incidentally. I made a list this week but I didn't put it forward for spotlight inclusion because it's a glorified "games I like" list with yet another linguistic gimmick. However, I am mentioning it here anyway because apparently I'm a hypocrite?

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Posted by fwylo

Fantastic as usual. Thanks Zombie.

Posted by Tireyo

I'm scared to find out what 3 nerds are doing in the basement. 

Edited by Enigma777

Thanks for mentioning the KZ3 clan page!

As always name suggestions are extremely welcome!!! Even if you don't want to be part of the clan, feel free to drop off one. 
 
Edit: Also thanks for mentioning my blog. 

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Posted by Killroycantkill

Thanks for mentioning the podcast! Hopefully we'll get more people to hate us!

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@Agent47: Other users and myself find the creativity of the concept of his list to be very entertaining thank you very much. Now unless you have a list by yourself worth or something else worth showcasing I'm not going to tolerate smack talking on this blog.
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