The Community Spotlight - 07/21/2011

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. With Bastion finally out remember to check out the wonderfully produced video content that Giant Bomb has created to give you the behind the scenes information about the game you can't get anywhere else. Also it seems that our very own Brad has used his behind the scenes knowledge to dominate the Bastion Leaderboards across the globe. However dominating the world isn't the only gift that Brad has to tote this week as he received a very awesome StarCraft theme cake to celebrate his birthday. Yet Brad doesn't have a monopolistic grasp over celebrating birthdays this week as Giant Bomb, the site we know and love, is celebrating its founding. If you forgot a present see if you can run over to the gas station or the pharmacy to get something to give as a gift. Giant Bomb's wiki grows stronger as our first Task Initiative has been launched, the interns talked about comics, and finally because talking about it isn't as successful as just posting it here's the latest edition of the Best of GiantBomb Quicklooks by TurboMan:

Notable Upcoming Events

  • Giant Bomb Community Bastion Friendly Leaderboard - See if you can Dethrone Brad from his #1 Spot by Joining HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #30! - 10 New Games (5 PS3, 3 360, 2 PC)! - Try to Win Free Games Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Summer Jamz 2011 Spotify List - Expand the Music List HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Extralife Team - Learn About the Fundraiser 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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Edited by ZombiePie

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. With Bastion finally out remember to check out the wonderfully produced video content that Giant Bomb has created to give you the behind the scenes information about the game you can't get anywhere else. Also it seems that our very own Brad has used his behind the scenes knowledge to dominate the Bastion Leaderboards across the globe. However dominating the world isn't the only gift that Brad has to tote this week as he received a very awesome StarCraft theme cake to celebrate his birthday. Yet Brad doesn't have a monopolistic grasp over celebrating birthdays this week as Giant Bomb, the site we know and love, is celebrating its founding. If you forgot a present see if you can run over to the gas station or the pharmacy to get something to give as a gift. Giant Bomb's wiki grows stronger as our first Task Initiative has been launched, the interns talked about comics, and finally because talking about it isn't as successful as just posting it here's the latest edition of the Best of GiantBomb Quicklooks by TurboMan:

Notable Upcoming Events

  • Giant Bomb Community Bastion Friendly Leaderboard - See if you can Dethrone Brad from his #1 Spot by Joining HERE!

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #30! - 10 New Games (5 PS3, 3 360, 2 PC)! - Try to Win Free Games Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Summer Jamz 2011 Spotify List - Expand the Music List HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Community Extralife Team - Learn About the Fundraiser 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

Are you implying that everybody in my country is a trillionaire? Granted, the Lunar economy is pretty decent, but there aren't a lot of trillionaires up here. Hell, I just barely made it over the line.

Posted by Mento

It took a lot of courage to put up that anti-ZombiePie PTW podcast for the sake of everyone else. Your bravery will not go unsung.

But not by me, because instead I'm going to be a butt and say you forgot a dumb thing I wrote about Alien and the excellent continuing SID blog of buzz_clik whom, unlike myself, is too polite to mention it.

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Posted by buzz_clik
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Posted by Mento

@buzz_clik: Dude! We had a scheme going to get your blog in this week by making you seem too humble to bring it up!

..Which I totally didn't tell you about!

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Posted by buzz_clik

@Mento said:

@buzz_clik: Dude! We had a scheme going to get your blog in this week by making you seem too humble to bring it up!

..Which I totally didn't tell you about!

S'okay, it was really just an excuse to post Sad Don Draper anyway.

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Posted by ZombiePie
@buzz_clik: @Mento: Both of you have been retroactively added.
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Edited by critThreat

Thanks for the love for not only my Blog, but my Heterosexal Life Partner, sirdesmond's, Blog, AS WELL AS our podcast, Joystick Tuggers! Awesome!

Posted by sirdesmond

@critThreat said:

Thanks for the love for not only my blog, but my Heterosexual Life Partner sirdesmond's blog AS WELL AS our podcast Joystick Tuggers! Awesome!

Agreed. Thanks indeed!

Edited by MattyFTM
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Posted by Claude
Posted by MattyFTM

@Claude said:

@MattyFTM said:

@ZombiePie said:

FUCK YOU ZOMBIEPIE!!!! FUUUUCK YOUUUU!!!!!!!

Haha, I love when ZombiePie fucks with you guys.

He's lucky I'm kind hearted. I had a perfect plan to fuck with him back. It was an amazing plan. But I realized it would affect some other people too, so I decided against it. He'll get his comeuppance sooner or later though.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@MattyFTM said:

He's lucky I'm kind hearted. I had a perfect plan to fuck with him back. It was an amazing plan. But I realized it would affect some other people too, so I decided against it. He'll get his comeuppance sooner or later though.
You mean you didn't just ban him, like (I assume) you always do?
Edited by MattyFTM

@Video_Game_King said:

@MattyFTM said:

He's lucky I'm kind hearted. I had a perfect plan to fuck with him back. It was an amazing plan. But I realized it would affect some other people too, so I decided against it. He'll get his comeuppance sooner or later though.
You mean you didn't just ban him, like (I assume) you always do?

The problem with banning him is that as soon as he realized, he would just ban me. And then we'd both be stuck until we either formed a truce and unbanned each other, or we got one of the other mods to unban us. It's a largely pointless exercise.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@MattyFTM said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@MattyFTM said:

He's lucky I'm kind hearted. I had a perfect plan to fuck with him back. It was an amazing plan. But I realized it would affect some other people too, so I decided against it. He'll get his comeuppance sooner or later though.
You mean you didn't just ban him, like (I assume) you always do?

The problem with banning him is that as soon as he realized, he would just ban me. And then we'd both be stuck until we either formed a truce and unbanned each other, or we got one of the other mods to unban us. It's a largely pointless exercise.

I do this because I love you. You do your smite out of revenge. How is that even fair?

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@MattyFTM
 
You mean mods can ban others while they're banned? How? Why? Is it a glitch that ethan never caught onto? Or do they like weird mind games? Also, can you ban yourself?
Posted by Alpha1
Edited by MattyFTM

@Video_Game_King said:

@MattyFTM: You mean mods can ban others while they're banned? How? Why? Is it a glitch that ethan never caught onto? Or do they like weird mind games? Also, can you ban yourself?

It's not a glitch, it's just the forum ban tools aren't designed to be used to ban mods. If anything, the fact that we can ban each other at all is a glitch. The ban tools have the same effect on mods as they do on everyone else. They prevent posting on the site. There wouldn't be much point in them affecting mod tools. Even if a mod went rogue and abused his mod tools (which would never happen, all the mods are great guys) if a ban effected mod tools he could just ban all the other mods before going on his spree and we'd all be rendered useless. If such a thing were to happen (and I stress again, that it would never happen) it would be up to the staff to sort it out. The mods are all on a level playing field. Anything one mod can do to another can be done just as easily in reverse, which makes any tools we have against each other pointless.

@ZombiePie said:

I do this because I love you. You do your smite out of revenge. How is that even fair?

Don't give me a reason to smite you out of rage, and I won't smite you out of rage!!!

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Posted by natetodamax

Thanks for putting my Bastion review up there!

Posted by ZombiePie

@MattyFTM: I changed your username...

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@MattyFTM
 
Can you ban yourself, though? Or is mod suicide impossible?
Posted by MattyFTM

@Video_Game_King said:

@MattyFTM: Can you ban yourself, though? Or is mod suicide impossible?

No, we can't do anything to ourself.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@MattyFTM
 
That's a glaring oversight in the mod tools, then. What if you go on a power-hungry rampage, and you're the only one there to stop you? What then? WHAT THEN!?
Edited by sirdesmond

@Video_Game_King said:

@MattyFTM: That's a glaring oversight in the mod tools, then. What if you go on a power-hungry rampage, and you're the only one there to stop you? What then? WHAT THEN!?

I also think the GB mod tools needs to have some sort of system in place in which we could talk a mod into destroying (read: banning) themselves, Fallout 1 style. It's only fair for those of us with really high skill points in speech and persuasion but lackluster laser weapons and melee combat.

Posted by Claude

Mod on Mod crime is the best.

Posted by bobafettjm

Yay the Donkey Konga 3 page made it into the spotlight!

Posted by PerryVandell

Since I'm pretty late to the party I'l just submit my review of The Witcher 2 for next week's community spotlight. Keep up the good work Zombie!

Posted by rmanthorp
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Posted by Immuniity

Oh wow, i made the community spotlight. I'm pretty happy for myself!

Posted by redart

metamorphosis. yea you heard me... xD

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Still lacking that spotlight bud.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Unknown_Pleasures: There was one last week. Look the Starlet isn't going to be a weekly feature. I thought I already told you this.

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Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Look its my duty to remind you every time you don't feature a starlet. I thought I already told you this.

Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle
Posted by sirdesmond

@A_Cute_Squirtle: This is a great idea, especially considering the fact that you are just barely too young as to not remember much about the system. I'm looking forward to checking out your thoughts.

Posted by ZombiePie

No Spotlight this Thursday, but I'll definitely get one out on Friday.

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Posted by cabelhigh

I just wrote about a bunch of games I saw at Comic Con last week. Check 'em all out here

Posted by sirdesmond

I wrote a blog post about a bit of the history of virtual card games as part of the bi-weekly series I do for my podcast.

Posted by mixedupzombies

I did an interview with Greg Kasavin the creative director behind Bastion you can find the link here.

Posted by ZombiePie

The latest one is up.

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Edited by Claude

Sweet dreams.