The Community Spotlight 06/30/2011 (Starlet Included!)

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! The updates continue at a steady pace just look at the new News Page. That's not the only good news as the second Big Live Live Show is all set for September 9th.  The interns have been belting out the enjoyable video content with a new Kessler Kam and an anime edition of Dog Deep by Lemon. Sadly but true interns aren't to last forever. So with that please check out Intern Undeadpool's send off as his internship has ended. With all of that in mind please check out the latest edition of the Community Spotlight as presented by mracoon:
 

Community Starlet- Featuring Mento!

When bringing back the Community Starlet one of the things I wanted to do was highlight not just users who are well known for their community content but those that might fall under the radar. That's why this week's ComStar is awarded to Mento.

Those searching for insightful, humorous and atrociously-named discussion about videogames would be wise going through Mento's blogs. He covers a plethora of topics from a comparative look at Baldur's Gate II vs. Dragon Age II to what makes a good achievement and even a hideously-named retrospective on From Software. People ask where all the thoughtful and well written content is and it's right here.

Mento also has a thing for lists as he's created 19 of them. Some select choices are 'Fun With Anagrams', 'List of Wizards & The Things They Find F'd Up', 'Character's Better Suited for Tycho's Chair in "Poker Night at the Inventory"' and 'Acrostatic' reviews.

I haven't even got to the best part yet, wiki subs! Yes, Mento has earned over 6500 wiki points and they were mostly gained from two pages: War Wind and Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance. Never heard of them? Me either but thanks to Mento we have more information that we'll ever need about these two classic PC titles. One other page to look out for is the, for once, brilliantly-named Jelly Boy whose titular character, from reading the page, doesn't sound like he's actually made out of jelly.

 

Important Fun Stuff

  • Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #10 - July 9th, 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PDT - Sign Up HERE!

  • The Giant Bomb Team Fortress 2 Bombing Run Thread - Get the Game Times HERE!

  • Halo Reach Community Night - Say if You are Interested HERE!

  • Star Wars Galaxies Send Off Community Project! - Sign Up HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #24 - Due July 2nd - Win Free Games HERE!

Wonderful Wikis

Lovable Lists

Fantastic Forums/Best of Blog

User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight! The updates continue at a steady pace just look at the new News Page. That's not the only good news as the second Big Live Live Show is all set for September 9th.  The interns have been belting out the enjoyable video content with a new Kessler Kam and an anime edition of Dog Deep by Lemon. Sadly but true interns aren't to last forever. So with that please check out Intern Undeadpool's send off as his internship has ended. With all of that in mind please check out the latest edition of the Community Spotlight as presented by mracoon:
 

Community Starlet- Featuring Mento!

When bringing back the Community Starlet one of the things I wanted to do was highlight not just users who are well known for their community content but those that might fall under the radar. That's why this week's ComStar is awarded to Mento.

Those searching for insightful, humorous and atrociously-named discussion about videogames would be wise going through Mento's blogs. He covers a plethora of topics from a comparative look at Baldur's Gate II vs. Dragon Age II to what makes a good achievement and even a hideously-named retrospective on From Software. People ask where all the thoughtful and well written content is and it's right here.

Mento also has a thing for lists as he's created 19 of them. Some select choices are 'Fun With Anagrams', 'List of Wizards & The Things They Find F'd Up', 'Character's Better Suited for Tycho's Chair in "Poker Night at the Inventory"' and 'Acrostatic' reviews.

I haven't even got to the best part yet, wiki subs! Yes, Mento has earned over 6500 wiki points and they were mostly gained from two pages: War Wind and Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance. Never heard of them? Me either but thanks to Mento we have more information that we'll ever need about these two classic PC titles. One other page to look out for is the, for once, brilliantly-named Jelly Boy whose titular character, from reading the page, doesn't sound like he's actually made out of jelly.

 

Important Fun Stuff

  • Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #10 - July 9th, 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PDT - Sign Up HERE!

  • The Giant Bomb Team Fortress 2 Bombing Run Thread - Get the Game Times HERE!

  • Halo Reach Community Night - Say if You are Interested HERE!

  • Star Wars Galaxies Send Off Community Project! - Sign Up HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #24 - Due July 2nd - Win Free Games HERE!

Wonderful Wikis

Lovable Lists

Fantastic Forums/Best of Blog

User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

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 Video_Game_King

So now I surrender shit to the Nazis? Why?

Edited by GJSmitty

Oh man, thanks for having my blog on this!

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Good to see that my last minute plead for attention came through. I am truly a desperate person. That, or a prima donna who needs his time in the (community) spotlight. 
 
Congrats to Mento. You probably deserve it. Thanks to your work on that Birthright page, I am now in the active process of looking up videos for it, as well as reading Wikipedia pages about every D&D setting. (Is it just me, or is every single setting way cooler than Forgotten Realms? Ok. Maybe not Greyhawk. But still, Dark Sun and Ravenloft are both settings that deserve more than two fairly obscure DOS era games respectively to their names.)

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Posted by bonbolapti

I like it, because this week has been the most social "Sunday Social" hahahaha.  I don't know why I give things certain names, but goddamnit it sticks.
 
Although I guess we should be getting back into the habit of doing the TL;DL podcast so I should remind myself to keep it posted for the community spotlight

Posted by Kyreo

That Game Logic thing was totally lame. I hated it.

Posted by Yanngc33

I really wish they'd put followed blogs back on the homepage but good post nonetheless :)

Posted by nintendoeats

Thanks for putting me on! As dumb as it is to ask to have myself moved to the more crowded category, I really ought to be filed under blog. But hey, I leave that to the powers that be.

Posted by Mento

Daaaamn, that's a surreal thing to wake up to. Super appreciated, guys, thanks!
 
Now for an influx of "Who?", "What, why?" and "Should've been Pepsiman/Turboman/Claude" posts to bring me back down to Earth. Chop chop, duders.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@Mento said:
Now for an influx of "Who?", "What, why?" and "Should've been Pepsiman/Turboman/Claude" posts to bring me back down to Earth. Chop chop, duders.
Somebody should make a list of all the spotlighted users. All I know are me, X19, and you.
Posted by Bass

I wrote a blog about my thoughts on Darksiders as a Dark Zelda game, along with a review of Darksiders. Both are fairly extensive pieces and I would appreciate if they got a little attention.

Posted by Claude

@Mento said:

Daaaamn, that's a surreal thing to wake up to. Super appreciated, guys, thanks! Now for an influx of "Who?", "What, why?" and "Should've been Pepsiman/Turboman/Claude" posts to bring me back down to Earth. Chop chop, duders.

I'm more of a whore than starlet. You deserve it, congrats.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Well established users should never be featured as a starlet.

Posted by vidiot
Posted by Gamer_152

Congratulations to Mento, good to see one of the more unfairly overlooked community members featured. Oh, also, I haz a blog.

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Posted by Mento
@Video_Game_King: Here you go:
 
Lemon's Starlets (thanks to X19 for putting all the links to these in one place. Someone should make him a Starle.. oh, right.)
B0nd07 (10/15/10)
buzz_clik (10/28/10)
Takua108 (11/08/10)
Evilmax17/BuggeX (11/15/10)
PSeG (11/19/10) (I think being a mod sort of trumps being a starlet though)
 
ZombiePie/mracoon's Starlets
StarFoxA (04/14/11)
Killjoi (04/24/11)
ahoodedfigure (05/05/11)
X19 (06/16/11)
Video_Game_King (06/23/11)
Mento (06/30/11)
 
If anyone wants to make an official list, have at it. I don't know how to make one with users.
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Posted by Video_Game_King
@Mento
 
LordAndrew should be able to do it. Hell, X19 probably knows how to fuck with HTML enough to get it to work.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Mento: Good list....just for clarification though I picked ahoodedfigure and wrote the starlet for him, it was when mracoon was studying for finals and zombiepie said I could pick someone to write about.
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Posted by meatsounds

@ZombiePie: I've got a review of Puzzle Agent 2 I spent a bit of effort on, if you're interested.

Posted by Count_Zero
Posted by ZombiePie

Check out the latest edition of the Spotlight here!

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Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone!