The Community Spotlight - 04/07/2011



Hello and welcome to the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! A lot has happened since we last hosted a Community Spotlight. For one thing the site has been completely re-designed! There was some tweaking since the launch and some hiccups but everything appears to be in place for this to be the face of Giant Bomb for days to come! Secondly you can now buy Whiskey media subscriptions via PayPal! As I have said before and I will say again...PayPal customer service is the worst so you better make the most out of this. As always there are a handful of Wiki Tasks you should feel free to reap to get some bonus wiki points! Other than that let's get this party started with the now notorious You-Tube video of the Diablo II rap featuring members of the Bastion development team:
  
  

Upcoming Events/Useful Information

  • The Official Giant Bomb 3DS Friend Code Exchange - Post your codes HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #12 - Due Sunday, April 10th - Win some FREE GAMES HERE!

  • Banjo-Kazooie N7B Game Club! - Help Bring Back the Multiplayer Community for this game by Checking out THIS THREAD!


Wonderful Wikis

The theme for this week is Tasks. A majority of these wonderful wikis were once not so wonderful but thanks to the oh so fabulous Wiki Task system they are now all fantastic sources of gaming information! Also worth noting is the realistic magazine management wiki page which is just crazy detailed.

Useful User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blog/Fantastic Forums

We have a wonderful slew of user created blogs and forum topics this week. Firstly Giant Bomb user B0nd07 has his third TNT Promo Gallery archive and a GB Warlords T-shirt design to toot. ThePhantomnaut talks about going to WonderCon. Vidiot describes how the achievements for Beyond Good and Evil HD are. Tebbit has created a cool theme for the Bombcast. EpicSteve professes his love for Resident Evil 4 and ahoodedfigure ponders the appeal and temptation of EVE Online. Mento keeps talking about game mechanics and ARbitraryWater rants about Dark Spire. Now aren't we all a happy functioning family?

Author's Note: Did I forget something? That because I'm reading up about what it's like being a private eye! Anyways Giant Bomb is a big site so in order to ensure the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight is a well versed feature with plenty of variety I need your help! When you see anything that's worth showcasing just drop a comment on this webzone with a link to the content and I'll remember to showcase it!
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33 Comments
Posted by ZombiePie


Hello and welcome to the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! A lot has happened since we last hosted a Community Spotlight. For one thing the site has been completely re-designed! There was some tweaking since the launch and some hiccups but everything appears to be in place for this to be the face of Giant Bomb for days to come! Secondly you can now buy Whiskey media subscriptions via PayPal! As I have said before and I will say again...PayPal customer service is the worst so you better make the most out of this. As always there are a handful of Wiki Tasks you should feel free to reap to get some bonus wiki points! Other than that let's get this party started with the now notorious You-Tube video of the Diablo II rap featuring members of the Bastion development team:
  
  

Upcoming Events/Useful Information

  • The Official Giant Bomb 3DS Friend Code Exchange - Post your codes HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #12 - Due Sunday, April 10th - Win some FREE GAMES HERE!

  • Banjo-Kazooie N7B Game Club! - Help Bring Back the Multiplayer Community for this game by Checking out THIS THREAD!


Wonderful Wikis

The theme for this week is Tasks. A majority of these wonderful wikis were once not so wonderful but thanks to the oh so fabulous Wiki Task system they are now all fantastic sources of gaming information! Also worth noting is the realistic magazine management wiki page which is just crazy detailed.

Useful User Reviews


Lovable Lists


Best of Blog/Fantastic Forums

We have a wonderful slew of user created blogs and forum topics this week. Firstly Giant Bomb user B0nd07 has his third TNT Promo Gallery archive and a GB Warlords T-shirt design to toot. ThePhantomnaut talks about going to WonderCon. Vidiot describes how the achievements for Beyond Good and Evil HD are. Tebbit has created a cool theme for the Bombcast. EpicSteve professes his love for Resident Evil 4 and ahoodedfigure ponders the appeal and temptation of EVE Online. Mento keeps talking about game mechanics and ARbitraryWater rants about Dark Spire. Now aren't we all a happy functioning family?

Author's Note: Did I forget something? That because I'm reading up about what it's like being a private eye! Anyways Giant Bomb is a big site so in order to ensure the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight is a well versed feature with plenty of variety I need your help! When you see anything that's worth showcasing just drop a comment on this webzone with a link to the content and I'll remember to showcase it!
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Posted by GlenTennis

Great work as always ZombiePie.

Posted by BraveToaster

Never thought that one of my threads would be in the Spotlight.

Posted by TurboMan

First

Posted by B0nd07
@GlenTennis said:
" Great work as always ZombiePie. "
Posted by ArbitraryWater

Always nice to see myself featured on the spotlight. Now I need to continue replaying KotOR 2 in what will no doubt be a significant blog of some sort, probably punctuated with a lot of cursing.

Posted by LordAndrew

Ooh, you know I can't resist a Pepsiman review.

Posted by Daveyo520

Comment!

Posted by Claude

Bind those keys motherfucker.

Posted by Tebbit

I was about to say "Oh, I can't believe that I finally got featured" but then I remembered that I sent you the link.

Posted by LimpingFish

Many thanks for highlighting my review.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Hailinel

Oh, geez.  I just noticed that the Samurai Warriors Chronicles page is featured.  Thanks, ZombiePie!  I put a good deal of work into that one.

Posted by Yanngc33

Yay I got featured :D

Posted by Malakhii

Great work as always! I'm about to dive in to some of this goodness. 

Posted by ZombiePie

Seeing how I was away for the past three days I would greatly appreciate it if people could recommend me to any good blogs that I may have missed.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@ZombiePie:

My last one. In fact, everybody seemed to miss it.
Posted by SMTDante89
Posted by X19
Posted by HS21
@Tebbit said:
" I was about to say "Oh, I can't believe that I finally got featured" but then I remembered that I sent you the link. "
It still counts!
Posted by EpicSteve

At what point do you not take suggestions and just hold out until your next iteration of The Community Spotlight? 

Posted by ZombiePie
@EpicSteve:  Minutes before I hit the publish button. Which is Thursday usually at 7:30 p.m. PST.
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Posted by Tebbit
@HS21 said:
" @Tebbit said:
" I was about to say "Oh, I can't believe that I finally got featured" but then I remembered that I sent you the link. "
It still counts! "
Self-promotion is the only kind I trust!
Posted by pikeplacer
Posted by ZanzibarBreeze
Posted by X19

Ignore the recommendation I made on page one as I have more planned for it and it wont be done by Thursday.

Posted by Mento
@pikeplacer:  I'm glad someone else finally made an A-Z list. Now I can discuss with Glen how he managed to find something that didn't suck for Q, X and Z. ("Quest 64"? Uh.. sure.)

I'm reliably told you already knew about my new Old vs New, so it's old news. I could've phrased that statement better.

I did recently also make a worryingly large list of JRPGs I've beaten, which should be of some interest to... no-one? If you're featuring the blog, don't feature the list. A little Mento goes a long way.
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Edited by pikeplacer
@Mento:  Please don't remind me about Quest 64....
Anyways checked out hat JRPG list. Not that bad if I do say so myself.
Posted by ethan
@ZombiePie: Another great write up.  You should think about putting a link to the @GiantBombSquad twitter account in these posts, some people may not know about it but love to use it.  I follow it to keep up with what's happening on the site.
Posted by ZombiePie
@ethan:  I can't recommend anyone follow that account. I use it for such dark and evil purposes and I'm out of character so much I think you should probably sue me.
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Posted by ethan
@ZombiePie said:
" @ethan:  I can't recommend anyone follow that account. I use it for such dark and evil purposes and I'm out of character so much I think you should probably sue me. "
Exactly why everyone needs to follow @GiantBombSquad
Posted by ZombiePie

The Next Spotlight will also mark the return of the Community Starlet feature!

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Posted by ZombiePie
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