The Community Spotlight - 07/07/2011

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As we reach the halfway point of the summer it is quite apparent that Giant Bomb users have not been enjoying the wonderful weather outside. This joking aside the staff and heads of Whiskey Media have been providing you with the very best content to enjoy while you relax in front of your screens. Andy would like you to know that videos should be fixed and the buffering and loading issues should be remedied. Intern EpicSteve has created a blog about his internship and living with Matt Kessler. The intern invasion continues as they have created their own podcast and have been using the very recording room for the Bombcast even! Finally I guess Jeff has confirmed the return of TANG? Not really though.....Well with that bit of housekeeping completed let's get on with the latest edition of the Spotlight!

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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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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As we reach the halfway point of the summer it is quite apparent that Giant Bomb users have not been enjoying the wonderful weather outside. This joking aside the staff and heads of Whiskey Media have been providing you with the very best content to enjoy while you relax in front of your screens. Andy would like you to know that videos should be fixed and the buffering and loading issues should be remedied. Intern EpicSteve has created a blog about his internship and living with Matt Kessler. The intern invasion continues as they have created their own podcast and have been using the very recording room for the Bombcast even! Finally I guess Jeff has confirmed the return of TANG? Not really though.....Well with that bit of housekeeping completed let's get on with the latest edition of the Spotlight!

Upcoming Fun Stuff

  • Giant Bomb Moderators Game Giveaway! Win Some Free Games HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #26! Due Sat., July 9th - Win a Free Game Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community SC2 US Tournament #10 - July 9th - Sign Up HERE!

  • Official Giant Bomb EU Team Fortress 2 Server - Sign Up Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Leaderboard Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax - Sign up HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community WipEout Wednesdays! Sign up over HERE!

  • Official PC SSF4: AE Community Thread - Be Part of the Community by Going HERE!

Wonderful Wikis

Lovable Lists

Fantastic Forums/Best of Blogs

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

James Buchanan? Now that's just obscure. Glad to see that you're making the examples fit the crown.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

No starlet? Come on ZombiePie.

Posted by Mento

Too bad you (or mracoon, I guess) couldn't get a Starlet written up in time. I guess the last guy (whoever that was) will have to remain the current one for another week.
 
Honestly, I'm impressed so many GBers managed to contribute something this week considering how busy the Steam sale must be keeping everyone. Not to mention that bug that blew up certain people's profile pages. Kudos duders. Kudoders?

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Posted by ahoodedfigure

Are ArbitraryWater and I that easy to confuse? :P
 
Thanks as always for these lists. Helps make the effort feel more worthwhile :)

Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone! I wish I had some time leftover from AV's wiki work and family stuff to contribute. Just got to add info once a month or biweekly to my favorite games.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Unknown_Pleasures: Good things need time. So far we have been publishing Starlets at a faster rate than when they were intern/staff articles.

@ahoodedfigure: I have no idea what you are talking about. (85% Chance of Success using Speech)

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Posted by KennyIsMe93

It's cool that you guys give members of the site credit for stuff they do. I've got reading to do now!
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Hey

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I like pie.
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@ZombiePie: Ahh, that's better. Thank you :)    (Ego Score returned to normal)
Posted by PatVB

This blog sucks. Especially compared to the Screened Community Showcase which is much more professional and classy.

Screened.com--tell your friends!

Posted by Claude

Fireworks are cool.

Posted by sirdesmond

Yay! Excited to see that my contributions to the Maniac Mansion page made it into the spotlight this week!

Posted by Gamer_152

I have this thingy for next week's spotlight. Also, that picture of Ryan is excellent.

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Posted by Psycosis

Thanks a bunch for featuring my blog for the last few weeks! I try to post 4pm on Saturdays, which really isn't that convenient for this going up on Thursdays. So whoops.

On that note this week's blog is totally up, but I'm really here to pimp the Nimbus review I recently wrote because I badly want the review quests it'd be cool if more people played Nimbus!

Posted by Video_Game_King

As long as people are recommending their blogs, I might as well do the same. Also, I should probably have my next one finished in time for the next Community Spotlight.

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@Video_Game_King said:
As long as people are recommending their blogs, I might as well do the same. Also, I should probably have my next one finished in time for the next Community Spotlight.
And the next one is up. Hooray!
Posted by ZombiePie

I'm making the Spotlight earlier, smaller, and probably without a Starlet this week. I have to take my sister to the Harry Potter premier as a Birthday present promise.

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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

@ZombiePie: Damn you! Now I have to stop being lazy and go make VGG #28!

Posted by ZombiePie

@pat4327: Also once again I got more comments and views than the Screened Community Showcase.

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Posted by Brackynews

@ZombiePie: You are So Wizard for the movie trip. Hope it's as good as my Potter friends hope it's good. :) I usually watch 'em about 6 months later.

PROTEGO!

Posted by Mento

Yo, I made another developer retrospective. But because I didn't call it a "Mentospective", no-one read it. Lesson learned: Stick with the terrible self-aggrandizing portmanteaus in the future (though wiser folk than I might've perceived the lesson as "write more interesting articles" instead.)

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@Mento said:

Yo, I made another developer retrospective. But because I didn't call it a "Mentospective", no-one read it. Lesson learned: Stick with the terrible self-aggrandizing portmanteaus in the future (though wiser folk than I might've perceived the lesson as "write more interesting articles" instead.)

That's not how you get views. The best way to get views is to make a controversial title. How do you get the comments, though? Express a controversial opinion. Why else do you think my last two blogs didn't do so well, even though they're pretty damn good?
Posted by AlexW00d

@Video_Game_King said:

@Mento said:

Yo, I made another developer retrospective. But because I didn't call it a "Mentospective", no-one read it. Lesson learned: Stick with the terrible self-aggrandizing portmanteaus in the future (though wiser folk than I might've perceived the lesson as "write more interesting articles" instead.)

That's not how you get views. The best way to get views is to make a controversial title. How do you get the comments, though? Express a controversial opinion. Why else do you think my last two blogs didn't do so well, even though they're pretty damn good?

This is exactly the way. When I have written blogs concerning things people are less likely to disagree with then no-one read them, but the one I wrote about not liking something the majority of the community liked I got a load of comments and like 1500 views.

Posted by ZombiePie

Latest edition of the Spotlight is up now.

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Posted by PatVB

@ZombiePie: BUT Giant Bomb has seven times as many registered users. So adjusted for inflation, Screened is still better.