The Community Spotlight - 07/14/2011

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Due to personal commitments I'm keeping it brief and punctual with this edition of the Spotlight. Now as for the news of the site and housekeeping there are a few things to go over. Firstly wish Whiskey Media Community Podcast extraordinaire SparklyKiss a belated Happy 21st Birthday! What in the world is "Anami Vice" presented by "Whiskaye Films?" The Giant Bomb community is investigating! EpicSteve wrote a farewell blog about his internship a Whiskey Media as he leaves for Afghanistan. Sean Coonce would have you know that they are working to reduce the number of 500 errors you encounter while surfing Giant Bomb. With that aside I have plenty of podcasts, wikis, and forum topics for you to peruse for your own personal enjoyment.

Community Starlet: JJWeatherman

Howdy folks and welcome to another Community Starlet. This week the award goes to 38 Studios' own Rich Gallup, known on the forums by his alias of JJWeatherman. He claims that he's just a 'fan' but the evidence is clear, concise and irrefutable.

While not hard at work producing games that don't seem to exist, JJ is busy contributing to the site in any way he can. A constant presence on the forums with an enormous 12,500 posts, he's always got something to say about the what's going on in the community. If you want to know more about his thoughts on games and what he's been up to then his blog is a great place to start. One thing you should definitely check out is his (irregular) series 'Cloudy With a Chance of Gaming' and hopefully we'll get another entry soon. JJ is also the caretaker of Giant Bomb Twitter thread so if you want to see what other Bombers are tweeting or want some more exposure yourself then post your name there.

Highlights of some of JJ's other work on the site include great lists like games which would be better with Dave as the protagnoist, games that make him question society and the quintessential pile of shame. From a wiki perspective some of his top contributions are to the pages of the Apple II, the original Yars Revenge, the Rock Band 2 Wireless Drum Set and the classic Origin Systems RPG Knights of Legend. Finally, I have to mention his involvement in Pass the Whiskey, the Whiskey Media community podcast alongside fellow users Sparklykiss and slowbird. The latest episode can be heard here and it's highly recommended.

Once again join me in congratulating Rich/JJ for all he's done on the site and also continuing to berate him until he finally releases a game.

(written by mracoon)

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Edited by ZombiePie

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Due to personal commitments I'm keeping it brief and punctual with this edition of the Spotlight. Now as for the news of the site and housekeeping there are a few things to go over. Firstly wish Whiskey Media Community Podcast extraordinaire SparklyKiss a belated Happy 21st Birthday! What in the world is "Anami Vice" presented by "Whiskaye Films?" The Giant Bomb community is investigating! EpicSteve wrote a farewell blog about his internship a Whiskey Media as he leaves for Afghanistan. Sean Coonce would have you know that they are working to reduce the number of 500 errors you encounter while surfing Giant Bomb. With that aside I have plenty of podcasts, wikis, and forum topics for you to peruse for your own personal enjoyment.

Community Starlet: JJWeatherman

Howdy folks and welcome to another Community Starlet. This week the award goes to 38 Studios' own Rich Gallup, known on the forums by his alias of JJWeatherman. He claims that he's just a 'fan' but the evidence is clear, concise and irrefutable.

While not hard at work producing games that don't seem to exist, JJ is busy contributing to the site in any way he can. A constant presence on the forums with an enormous 12,500 posts, he's always got something to say about the what's going on in the community. If you want to know more about his thoughts on games and what he's been up to then his blog is a great place to start. One thing you should definitely check out is his (irregular) series 'Cloudy With a Chance of Gaming' and hopefully we'll get another entry soon. JJ is also the caretaker of Giant Bomb Twitter thread so if you want to see what other Bombers are tweeting or want some more exposure yourself then post your name there.

Highlights of some of JJ's other work on the site include great lists like games which would be better with Dave as the protagnoist, games that make him question society and the quintessential pile of shame. From a wiki perspective some of his top contributions are to the pages of the Apple II, the original Yars Revenge, the Rock Band 2 Wireless Drum Set and the classic Origin Systems RPG Knights of Legend. Finally, I have to mention his involvement in Pass the Whiskey, the Whiskey Media community podcast alongside fellow users Sparklykiss and slowbird. The latest episode can be heard here and it's highly recommended.

Once again join me in congratulating Rich/JJ for all he's done on the site and also continuing to berate him until he finally releases a game.

(written by mracoon)

Notable Fun Stuff

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #28! 8 More Games + Bonus Audiosurf Contest! - See if you can Win Some Free Games HERE!

  • NCAA Footbal 12 Giant Bomb Community Dynasty - Pick a Team and Sign up HERE!

  • Official EVO 2K11 Stream / Discussion Thread - Check out the Fight Times and Hedge your Bets HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Ms. Splosion Man Community List! See if You can Find Some Multiplayer Friends 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 Claude

Spotlight!

Posted by rmanthorp

Fantastic work as always Zombie! Shout outs to Psy for keeping up his insaneness and happy belated Sparkly.

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Posted by mracoon

Added the Starlet.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

You mean my Let's Play wasn't included, even alongside my most recent blog? Also, more obscurity in your insults. Hooray!

Posted by Claude

Congrats JJ. He's such a nice guy. The internet hasn't soured his soul.

Posted by Tireyo

... I need to keep up with this more often. This starlit stuff is pretty neat.

Posted by Sparklykiss

@Rufi91 said:

Fantastic work as always Zombie! Shout outs to Psy for keeping up his insaneness and happy belated Sparkly.

Thanks! It's not exactly belated as of right now, but oh well, that's a secret! Shh!

I'm sure JJ is going to super flattered by this. :D He really does need to write his blog more. He's shameful like that. What a disgrace. :P Good stuff, Zombie (and mracoon.) On behalf of slowbird and JJ, thanks for the shout-outs and mentions, too. And the birthday stuff. Means a lot. :)

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Posted by ZanzibarBreeze
Posted by JJWeatherman

@mracoon said:

Added the Starlet.

:D I'm so honored. Thanks for continuing the tradition of confusing people as to whether or not I'm Rich Gallup. Also, I've been meaning to blog more. I'll get on that soon. :)

@Claude said:

Congrats JJ. He's such a nice guy. The internet hasn't soured his soul.

Not yet... not yet.

Posted by rmanthorp
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Posted by Yummylee

JJWeatherman is actually the test tube bastard child of Gallup and Snider. Either that or he's the true Present Snider, and the Snider we all know and stalk is in fact Future Snider.

Posted by CraigAA1028

Whew. Thanks for putting my blog and review on there
Posted by EightBitShik

Wow thanks for this its the first I have seen. My favorite thing about GB is the duders and I like to see more community

Posted by TurboMan

@JJWeatherman: congrats, sir!

You are my favorite Rich Gallup.

Posted by h0lgr

Thanks for including our little corner podcast amongst these giants of GB community things! :)

Posted by TheRoadHead
Posted by ZombiePie
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Posted by Video_Game_King
Edited by sirdesmond

CritThreat and I do a weekly retro game podcast focusing on obscure, crappy, and under-appreciated games of years past called Joystick Tuggers.

I put up a blog post of our most recent episode here: 13 - Cats and Bananas

EDIT: Also, I would recommend this funny blog post from CritThreat that he put up today: Star Voyager: Bored Game

Posted by Gamer_152

Great to see Rich Ga- I mean JJ on the spotlight, he's one of my favourite users on the site. Also, I have a thingy for next weeks thingy.

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Posted by CraigAA1028

Here's my review for Bastion
 
SHould have a video review in there sometime tomorrow as well

Posted by natetodamax
Edited by mattjam3000

Hope my latest page can make the spotlight. I thought id mark geting over 1k points with a fairly controversial page in my eyes.

http://www.giantbomb.com/real-money-transaction-rmt/92-7104/ Real Money Transaction

(need help adding games to it, already been through MMORPG.com's gamelist and added every item mall game that is in the database. Also, my photoshop skills are really bad, so if anyone can make a better picture to signify RMT, please do!)

Posted by ZombiePie

Spotlight will come out late. I have other things to attend to.

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Edited by Brackynews

Done polishing my CAX megablog. Think I'll just add a Picasa link in the comments when the photos are uploaded.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/brackynews/cax2011-megablog/30-84368/

linky

Posted by ZombiePie
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