The Community Spotlight - 03/30/2012

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! You may have noticed on your browser tabs that Giant Bomb has a new favicon, so don't freak out if you are just noticing this. Also the new favicon was designed by Giant Bomb user BryanYoung so tell him want you think if you can.  If you haven't heard, our own Vinny Caravella has become a father. As far as the Wiki goes please keep in mind that from now "International Versions" of video games do not warrant new wiki pages, instead describe them on pre-existing pages. There's a Temporary Giant Bomb FAQ in light of the CBSi buyout, but keep in mind there have not been any changes to the Forum Rules. If any of you are excited about the upcoming re-haul for the Giant bomb Wiki you can see hints of it on Dave's computer screen on this video. Also Dave news is if you plan on going to PAX East 2012 keep in mind Dave will holding free drinks after their panel at JJFoley's like last year. With that let's get on with the Spotlight and remember. Jeff is not a hoarder even though it may seem like that: 

Community Activities

  • Guess that Quick Look: Shoemaker Edition - Test Your Memory of Giant Bomb's Quick Look's Over Here
  • Official Kid Icarus: Uprising Matchmaking Thread - Hook Up with fellow Users Over Here!
  • Armored Core V UK/EU/AU Online 360 Community Team - If Interested Sign Up to Join Over Here!
  • Armored Core V PS3 Online Team Coordination Thread - Join and Help Plan Events for the Group Over Here!
  • Favorite Old Videos of Giant Bomb - Talk About and Link Your Favorites Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

PAX East is coming up and Giant Bomb will be there to host a panel and Dave is going to be hosting and after panel party at JJFoley's. The recent release of Kid Icarus: Uprising has inspired the community and users to add to its Wiki Entry as well as Pit and Palutena's Wiki Entries. The downloadable games Sine Mora and Closure both have accrued well detailed Wiki Entries. The concept page for Controller overlays is an amazingly detailed wiki and the tradition of Fire Emblem character having great Wikis continues this week. 

Best of Blogs 

The biggest notable for this week is user Vager changing the name for the WhiskeyMedia livestream Twitter bot to GiantBombLive and has some custom scripts that make exploring Giant Bomb more interesting. User buzz_clik shares his latest work of amazing art. Users Mikey2D and dankempster look back at old new games with a more critical eye. User jbn566 is going back and making a series of blogs that chronicle the evolution of baseball video games all the way back to the cartridge days. somnambulist and Psycosis talk about enjoying games the staff have dismissed. User yeah_write wrote about Mass Effects great middle and shares his entry to GameSpot's pixel art contest. Mento talks about games with insect protagonist and MajorMitch talks about how StarCraft and eSports as a whole can learn from professional tennis. 

Lovable Lists

 User Mento seems to have gotten back his mojo with a fun and entertaining list of video game characters that show how four arms are better than two. User foxonfire is going back to the last decade and listing all of the games he think count as milestones for the medium. 

Useful User Reviews 

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

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! You may have noticed on your browser tabs that Giant Bomb has a new favicon, so don't freak out if you are just noticing this. Also the new favicon was designed by Giant Bomb user BryanYoung so tell him want you think if you can.  If you haven't heard, our own Vinny Caravella has become a father. As far as the Wiki goes please keep in mind that from now "International Versions" of video games do not warrant new wiki pages, instead describe them on pre-existing pages. There's a Temporary Giant Bomb FAQ in light of the CBSi buyout, but keep in mind there have not been any changes to the Forum Rules. If any of you are excited about the upcoming re-haul for the Giant bomb Wiki you can see hints of it on Dave's computer screen on this video. Also Dave news is if you plan on going to PAX East 2012 keep in mind Dave will holding free drinks after their panel at JJFoley's like last year. With that let's get on with the Spotlight and remember. Jeff is not a hoarder even though it may seem like that: 

Community Activities

  • Guess that Quick Look: Shoemaker Edition - Test Your Memory of Giant Bomb's Quick Look's Over Here
  • Official Kid Icarus: Uprising Matchmaking Thread - Hook Up with fellow Users Over Here!
  • Armored Core V UK/EU/AU Online 360 Community Team - If Interested Sign Up to Join Over Here!
  • Armored Core V PS3 Online Team Coordination Thread - Join and Help Plan Events for the Group Over Here!
  • Favorite Old Videos of Giant Bomb - Talk About and Link Your Favorites Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

PAX East is coming up and Giant Bomb will be there to host a panel and Dave is going to be hosting and after panel party at JJFoley's. The recent release of Kid Icarus: Uprising has inspired the community and users to add to its Wiki Entry as well as Pit and Palutena's Wiki Entries. The downloadable games Sine Mora and Closure both have accrued well detailed Wiki Entries. The concept page for Controller overlays is an amazingly detailed wiki and the tradition of Fire Emblem character having great Wikis continues this week. 

Best of Blogs 

The biggest notable for this week is user Vager changing the name for the WhiskeyMedia livestream Twitter bot to GiantBombLive and has some custom scripts that make exploring Giant Bomb more interesting. User buzz_clik shares his latest work of amazing art. Users Mikey2D and dankempster look back at old new games with a more critical eye. User jbn566 is going back and making a series of blogs that chronicle the evolution of baseball video games all the way back to the cartridge days. somnambulist and Psycosis talk about enjoying games the staff have dismissed. User yeah_write wrote about Mass Effects great middle and shares his entry to GameSpot's pixel art contest. Mento talks about games with insect protagonist and MajorMitch talks about how StarCraft and eSports as a whole can learn from professional tennis. 

Lovable Lists

 User Mento seems to have gotten back his mojo with a fun and entertaining list of video game characters that show how four arms are better than two. User foxonfire is going back to the last decade and listing all of the games he think count as milestones for the medium. 

Useful User Reviews 

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 Guided_By_Tigers

First!......oh, and good stuff ZombiePie

Posted by Sarumarine

Come on down to the Community Showcase! Nice work for everyone involved.

Posted by StarFoxA

Good stuff, as always. That controller overlay page is awesome.

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Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone! The Palutena, Pit, and Kid Icarus: Uprising wiki pages looks awesome. Thanks for spotlighting the Guilty Crown blog, Zombiepie. Sweet, a Kirby and Kingdom Hearts blog!

Posted by Video_Game_King

@takashichea said:

Sweet, a Kirby and Kingdom Hearts blog!

OK, I know that those are two separate blogs, but wouldn't it be awesome if they were one thing? I mean, Dream Drop Distance is already a pretty Kirby name, so it's not like this would be unprecedented or anything.

Posted by Mento

@Video_Game_King: Dreamland Drop Distance. There you go. It's even "Dedede" for short.

Hooray for being a triple threat this week. Probably be a while before I'm that constructive again.

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Posted by Deltex

Thanks for spotlighting the Armored Core V UK/EU/AU thread :)

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Thanks, as always, for throwing my name in there. That wiki on the controller overlays is clever as hell!

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Edited by metalsnakezero

Nice to see that I'm on the community spotlight. Thanks you ZombiePie and to all those who read my review.

Posted by Claude

I've been sucking ass lately. And not in the brown nosing way.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Claude said:

I've been sucking ass lately. And not in the brown nosing way.

Same here.

Posted by Claude
@Video_Game_King: Well, at least you got one reply.
Posted by ZombiePie

This is going to be late, but it will go up today.

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Posted by Mento

Blog and list. I technically did a second blog (the CBS comic thing) earlier in the week, but the main one links to it so it's perhaps unnecessary to include both.

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Posted by Gamer_152

I hadn't seen that Hoarders video before, great stuff. Since you're short on content; here's a blog, and here's a review.

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Posted by ZombiePie
@Gamer_152 said:

I hadn't seen that Hoarders video before, great stuff. Since you're short on content; here's a blog, and here's a review.

I already have those, but thanks...asshole. 
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Posted by Gamer_152

@ZombiePie said:

@Gamer_152 said:

I hadn't seen that Hoarders video before, great stuff. Since you're short on content; here's a blog, and here's a review.

I already have those, but thanks...asshole.

Back off Zombie, this is a no disrespect zone.

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Posted by ZombiePie

Latest Spotlight is up here

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