The Community Spotlight - 03/29/2013

GDC Got Weird...In a Good Way!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! There was a lot of GDC madness this week...you probably already knew that though. There were crimes against pies and cakes committed by Ryan and a lot of great roundtable discussions during the livestreams. In other news the 28th was Sean Coonce's birthday! The PM glitch has been fixed! That means that when you read all of your site messages your inbox should tell you that you have 0 messages. With that here's @turboman's latest Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look video:

Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Community Hunting Nights - Get the Details and Join the Fun Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Bioshock Infinite is the big game of the week...and probably for the rest of the year, and if you haven't been able to play it read up about the game before you jump in. The madness of Divekick has overtaken the Giant Bomb community in the form of it's Dave Lang Approved wiki page. Luigi's second mansion caper and the concept page for GDC both also deserve looks if you have the chance.

Best of Blogs

Mento explains how he played a "perfect" game of Yakuza 2. Video_Game_King shares his thoughts on Jet Grind Radio as well as A Reckless Disregard for Gravity. Phatmac reviews Tomb Raider on his latest blog and UnhappyCanadian shares his interpretation about the controversy associated with Tomb Raider. IrishDoom explains why he think Mass Effect 1 is the best entry in the franchise whereas MooseyMcMan details his thoughts on the Mass Effect 3 DLC and Rayman Origins. Somberowl contemplates on games that he would be interested in being set in an open world. With the release of Bioshock Infinite Sunjammer blogs about the little things that bugged him about the game, and TwoLines felt inspired to go back to System Shock 2, a game he still loves. EpicSteve, Marino, and Fistfulofmetal all had plenty of fun at PAX East 2103 and have blogged about their time at the event. FLStyle gives you another update on the upcoming events of the Fighting game Community. Finally Pepsiman has created the most objective reviewing system for any games in the New Super Mario Bros. franchise...that system being Start to Wah-Wah.

Fantastic Forums

The poll of the week for this week asks which of Giant Bomb's GOTYs you think is your favorite. Mezmero asks you to contemplate on your favorite dive kicking characters in fighting games. Then we have a slew of BioShock Infinite related threads ranging from discussing the plot to the little things that you noticed and liked.

Lovable Lists

Supermike has created a list detailing why he thinks 2010 was the absolute best year in video games ever. BabyChooChoo on the other hand has created a list of his favorite video game characters.

Useful User Reviews

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Posted by Fobwashed

For a second, I thought @video_game_king didn't have a blog up this week and I was about to tear shit up. I've since calmed down. Lots of Infinite related material this week and deservedly so, that game is pretty damn awesome with one of the greatest Vidja game endings I've ever seen. Off the top of my head, I can't right think of one I enjoyed more. . . Maybe that makes it the best?

Posted by BabyChooChoo

Yay! Another one of my random lists were featured again wooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Sadly though, it always makes me go back to read what I wrote only to notice a horrifying amount of godawful grammatical errors lol.

In any case, there's some good stuff again this week. Time to get my reading on.

Posted by EpicSteve

I also interviewed the Soda Drinker Pro guy, http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/epicsteve/blog/getting-to-know-soda-drinker-pro-s-will-brierly/100140/

Posted by ZombiePie

Oh hey! Today marks that I've been a moderator for three years!

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Don't spend a lot of time in the forums, so this is just about perfect!

Edited by Dalai

EpicSteve, Marino, and Fistfulofmetal all had plenty of fun at PAX East 2103 and have blogged about their time at the event.

It's a shame I didn't get to time travel 90 years into the future like these guys.

By the way, here's my blog about my trip to PAX.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@dalai said:
@zombiepie said:

EpicSteve, Marino, and Fistfulofmetal all had plenty of fun at PAX East 2103 and have blogged about their time at the event.

It's a shame I didn't get to time travel 90 years into the future like these guys.

By the way, here's my blog about my trip to PAX.

A WILD DALAI APPEARS:

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@dalai said:
@zombiepie said:

EpicSteve, Marino, and Fistfulofmetal all had plenty of fun at PAX East 2103 and have blogged about their time at the event.

It's a shame I didn't get to time travel 90 years into the future like these guys.

By the way, here's my blog about my trip to PAX.

A WILD DALAI APPEARS:

Where? I see no llamas.

Posted by Dalai

@video_game_king: I decided to cosplay as a human in case the convention center didn't allow animals.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@dalai:

I think they'd be fine with animals. Cud-chewing, on the other hand....

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@video_game_king: I think they sold cud at the BCEC, but it's ridiculously expensive.

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Posted by ZombiePie

So that EVE Online community thing just got crazy....

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Posted by Mezmero

Jump, then kick downwards at an angle.

Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone! I was busy with the Spring 2013 Anime guide with my teammates, and it finally got posted. Whoo! I'll be back with some Fire Emblem pages.

Why is Zombiepie pink? I better go read some cool blogs about PAX.

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Last minute wiki page! Stahl

Posted by ZombiePie

Check out the latest Spotlight over here.

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