The Community Spotlight - 02/17/2011

 

 Many Thanks to User FoxxFireArt for the Banner This Week!


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Luckily this week I encountered far fewer technical difficulties than the last Spotlight so this week I'm in a far better mood. The house keeping this week is brief but still worth going over. Firstly MB's Black Ops Funny/Offensive emblem thread has broken 2,000,000 views...which is a Giant Bomb record. MB and myself would also like to remind all Giant Bomb users to please post your forum topics in the correct forum. Vinny made a trailer mashup of the recent Dead Island trailer and the song Mad World...and musician Ice-T thought it was so impressive he re-tweeted it. Also I apparently have become a Guest Author on Anime Vice? I'm not quite sure how that happened....
 
Also even though the meme is over week old now the Magician images are still trickling like a leaky faucet! Here are some of the notable I'm a Wizard images this week:


Further proving the artistic talents of the Giant Bomb Community was the recent Staff giveaway. Something you may have been aware of is that the staff hosted a Stacking game giveaway with the catch that users submit photoshopped images themed to Russian stacking dolls in order to be in the running to win copies of the game. The winners have been announced and copies of Stacking have been giveaway, but there were more than a couple of hilarious and skillful images that didn't win any prizes but were pretty awesome anyways. So here's a small showcase of the other creative works the Giant Bomb community was able to create:
 

Notable Events

 

Wonderful Wikis

No surprises for this week as all of the wikis being showcased are prevalent and well known heavy hitters. Marvel vs. Capcom has an amazingly substantial wiki entry worth a look. With all of the talks about an HD remake of the first Halo game why not check out the amazing wiki entry for Halo; Combat Evolved. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has a wiki entry as substantial as the world it is set in. With the remake of Yars' Revenge looking more and more crazy check out the Giant Bomb wiki to see what the original was all about. Finally check out the history section of the Daikatana wiki entry. Some really cool history there.
 

User Reviews

 

Lovable Lists

 

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

The big theme this week are all of the threads organizing the MvC3 playing segment of the Giant Bomb Community. So if you have any desire to play the game online please feel free to check out any of the stickies on the MvC3 board! As to be expected we have plenty of blogs where users talk about what they have been playing. Finally other threads of note are the GB Community Music Playlist and the Tested Folding Tea recruitment thread1 Help cure cancer in that last thread!
 
Author's Note: Have anything you have personally done that's worth a yelp/ Well just drop a comment on this blog and I will see if I can get you the attention that piece of content deserves!
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Posted by ZombiePie

 

 Many Thanks to User FoxxFireArt for the Banner This Week!


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Luckily this week I encountered far fewer technical difficulties than the last Spotlight so this week I'm in a far better mood. The house keeping this week is brief but still worth going over. Firstly MB's Black Ops Funny/Offensive emblem thread has broken 2,000,000 views...which is a Giant Bomb record. MB and myself would also like to remind all Giant Bomb users to please post your forum topics in the correct forum. Vinny made a trailer mashup of the recent Dead Island trailer and the song Mad World...and musician Ice-T thought it was so impressive he re-tweeted it. Also I apparently have become a Guest Author on Anime Vice? I'm not quite sure how that happened....
 
Also even though the meme is over week old now the Magician images are still trickling like a leaky faucet! Here are some of the notable I'm a Wizard images this week:


Further proving the artistic talents of the Giant Bomb Community was the recent Staff giveaway. Something you may have been aware of is that the staff hosted a Stacking game giveaway with the catch that users submit photoshopped images themed to Russian stacking dolls in order to be in the running to win copies of the game. The winners have been announced and copies of Stacking have been giveaway, but there were more than a couple of hilarious and skillful images that didn't win any prizes but were pretty awesome anyways. So here's a small showcase of the other creative works the Giant Bomb community was able to create:
 

Notable Events

 

Wonderful Wikis

No surprises for this week as all of the wikis being showcased are prevalent and well known heavy hitters. Marvel vs. Capcom has an amazingly substantial wiki entry worth a look. With all of the talks about an HD remake of the first Halo game why not check out the amazing wiki entry for Halo; Combat Evolved. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has a wiki entry as substantial as the world it is set in. With the remake of Yars' Revenge looking more and more crazy check out the Giant Bomb wiki to see what the original was all about. Finally check out the history section of the Daikatana wiki entry. Some really cool history there.
 

User Reviews

 

Lovable Lists

 

Best of Blogs/Fantastic Forums

The big theme this week are all of the threads organizing the MvC3 playing segment of the Giant Bomb Community. So if you have any desire to play the game online please feel free to check out any of the stickies on the MvC3 board! As to be expected we have plenty of blogs where users talk about what they have been playing. Finally other threads of note are the GB Community Music Playlist and the Tested Folding Tea recruitment thread1 Help cure cancer in that last thread!
 
Author's Note: Have anything you have personally done that's worth a yelp/ Well just drop a comment on this blog and I will see if I can get you the attention that piece of content deserves!
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Posted by Claude

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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Great work as always! Congrats on becoming a guest author! 
 
Those Stacking images are awesome.

Posted by natetodamax
@Claude said:
" First "

 
Oh, and thanks for the blog feature!
Posted by Yummylee

Lmao @ the Tim Schafer stacking pic!

Posted by MooseyMcMan

THE TRAIN WILL NEVER DIE!!!! 
 
Also, great pics and whatnot. Especially the one with the freedom train. 

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Posted by Soap

Aww no love for my JRPG challenge blog :(

Posted by CitizenKano

Thanks for putting my Gears of War picture in with the stacking images. I didn't get any feedback so I felt like nobody actually saw it. 

Posted by ArbitraryWater
@Soap:  I love your JRPG challenge blog. Or at least I love the immense foolhardiness behind it. For one, you played Neir, and everything I have heard about that game suggests it's messed up.
 
Also, I might as well pimp that I am attempting to blog through Neverwinter Nights 2 for no reason other than for the hell of it, in addition to your (ir)regularly scheduled "I play old games". Key word here is attempt. I don't know if I can stand some of the things that game does.
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Posted by Enigma777

Good work as always. If you don't mind adding the KZ3 GB clan thread that would be great! I'd post the link but I'm on my iPhone. It should be the first thread in the KZ3 forum though

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Posted by ZombiePie
@CitizenKano:  This is the first time I have heard about your blog but great work! It will be up for next week.  
@Enigma777:  No problem.
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Posted by Brenderous

Look guys, I'm a WHISKEY MEDIA SUBSCRIBER, and this looks amazing.

Posted by MrWiggles

The site doesn't really give you a good indication of all the up coming stuff so this is great.

Posted by StarFoxA

Hey, thanks for putting my list on here! Guess you've now basically covered every page I've ever contributed to in a significant way.

Posted by Claude
@StarFoxA said:
" Hey, thanks for putting my list on here! Guess you've now basically covered every page I've ever contributed to in a significant way. "
Damn, that's a lot.
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Posted by Underachiever007
@JJWeatherman said:
" Reviews, reviews, reviews. Actually only one review. "
Yeah, that review should definitely be on here.
Posted by GlenTennis

Oh look, my list! makes guitar sounds
Also I wrote another blog.

Posted by JJWeatherman
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Posted by ZombiePie
@ZanzibarBreeze:  More than appropriate. What has the reception been on 1up.com?
@JJWeatherman: I'm not going to cross the streams.
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Posted by ZanzibarBreeze
@ZombiePie said:
" @ZanzibarBreeze:  More than appropriate. What has the reception been on 1up.com?  "
Thanks. :)
 
All has been quiet on the 1UP side so far, but it's been very well received here, and I'm continually thankful for all the support and praise and good feedback.
Posted by Little_Socrates

I'd love to see my podcast put into the Community Spotlight.

Posted by Skald

I'd hate to see my thing go unread, so I'd like to see it get repped somewhere.

Posted by ZombiePie
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Edited by Commisar123

Thanks a bunch for the spotlight on me and my buddies Podcast :)