The Community Spotlight - 08/03/2012


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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well then we have a bit to go over this week so let's get to it. First off Jeff's birthday was this week, August 1st to be exact. On top of that Jeff wants you to help design a new Cover Image for the Giant Bomb Facebook Page. If you wanted to know the name of the "Year of the Bow/Bo" song that Vinny and Drew have been using and was prominently used during the Max Payne 3 TNT it's called "Pimp My Bass," and you can listen to the entire song over here. Finally Patrick has written up a missive about the general negativity directed towards himself on the site. Seriously everyone, have some decorum. Anyways 

Game Nights and Activities

  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena PS3 Community Tournament - August 10th - Sign Up If You Plan on Playing the Game Here!
  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Xbox 360 Community Tournament - August 10th - Sign Up  If You Plan on Playing the Game Here!
  • Dwarf Fortress Succession Game - Join the Madness with Fellow Users Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

Well there really isn't that much to talk about this week other than Persona 4 Arena a game that predictably the Giant Bomb community is excited about. Beyond that heck out the recent good works from the Fire Emblem wiki editing community and the wiki page for The World Ends With You now that Neku has made a guest appearance in the new Kingdom Hearts game. 

Best of Blogs 

GB mod Marino has crunched the number and has created a data dump of the Giant Bomb Community for the month of July. Marino has also written up another blog about his memories with EverQuest, a game that he may or may not have played at some point. User thatpinguino has written a massive blog about how Kuja is one of the best Final Fantasy villains. GB user Valames has created the stuff of nightmares with fan art of the Giant Bomb staff as babies....Irvandus looks back at the time he's spent with World of Warcraft and wonders about its future while ahoodedfigure reflects on having played The Old Republic for around three months. GB user compares the Magic the Gatehring concepts of Timmy, John, and Spike to playing video games in general whereas Alaska_Gamer compares and contrasts Mad World to Anarchy Reigns. DolphinButter has whipped up a comprehensive guide to having a good Online experience with Persona 4 Arena. Video_Game_King keeps up with his tradition of writing multiple blog posts in a week. MisterBananaFoam has started a retrospective blog series about Donkey Kong 64 and metalsnakezero wraps up his retrospective of the Assassin's Creed franchise with Brotherhood. Sweep explains how The Walking Dead does moral choices better than most games wile MMMman discusses how modern game mechanics like achievements hurt games like Spec Ops: the Line. user Sunjammer continues to ponder on the DCS: Black Shark 2as Cincaid lists 5 improvements he wants to see in Dead Island Riptide as someone who enjoyed Dead Island. RecSpec, Apocralyptic, and c0l0nelp0c0rn1 all give you wonderful weekly updates on their gaming and finally oldjack327 discusses how he was finally able to have fun with Spelunky after dying all the time. 

Fantastic Forums 

Matthew has created a poll asking you to look back at 1991 and name what the first game you would play if it was that year right now. Aegon has created a repository for any and all unread or rejected emails you may have sent to the Bombcrew to read during the Bombcast.  

Lovable Lists 

Mento has created a list of old school adventure games that he has on his docket to play. Dopplegamer lists his Sega Saturn collection and Marcelloz has created a list of all the wiki pages on the site where he's the top editor. Finally Brodehouse has created a list of all of his gaming memories in his video game collection. 

User Reviews  

User Created Podcasts 

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Posted by ZombiePie

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! 
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well then we have a bit to go over this week so let's get to it. First off Jeff's birthday was this week, August 1st to be exact. On top of that Jeff wants you to help design a new Cover Image for the Giant Bomb Facebook Page. If you wanted to know the name of the "Year of the Bow/Bo" song that Vinny and Drew have been using and was prominently used during the Max Payne 3 TNT it's called "Pimp My Bass," and you can listen to the entire song over here. Finally Patrick has written up a missive about the general negativity directed towards himself on the site. Seriously everyone, have some decorum. Anyways 

Game Nights and Activities

  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena PS3 Community Tournament - August 10th - Sign Up If You Plan on Playing the Game Here!
  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Xbox 360 Community Tournament - August 10th - Sign Up  If You Plan on Playing the Game Here!
  • Dwarf Fortress Succession Game - Join the Madness with Fellow Users Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

Well there really isn't that much to talk about this week other than Persona 4 Arena a game that predictably the Giant Bomb community is excited about. Beyond that heck out the recent good works from the Fire Emblem wiki editing community and the wiki page for The World Ends With You now that Neku has made a guest appearance in the new Kingdom Hearts game. 

Best of Blogs 

GB mod Marino has crunched the number and has created a data dump of the Giant Bomb Community for the month of July. Marino has also written up another blog about his memories with EverQuest, a game that he may or may not have played at some point. User thatpinguino has written a massive blog about how Kuja is one of the best Final Fantasy villains. GB user Valames has created the stuff of nightmares with fan art of the Giant Bomb staff as babies....Irvandus looks back at the time he's spent with World of Warcraft and wonders about its future while ahoodedfigure reflects on having played The Old Republic for around three months. GB user compares the Magic the Gatehring concepts of Timmy, John, and Spike to playing video games in general whereas Alaska_Gamer compares and contrasts Mad World to Anarchy Reigns. DolphinButter has whipped up a comprehensive guide to having a good Online experience with Persona 4 Arena. Video_Game_King keeps up with his tradition of writing multiple blog posts in a week. MisterBananaFoam has started a retrospective blog series about Donkey Kong 64 and metalsnakezero wraps up his retrospective of the Assassin's Creed franchise with Brotherhood. Sweep explains how The Walking Dead does moral choices better than most games wile MMMman discusses how modern game mechanics like achievements hurt games like Spec Ops: the Line. user Sunjammer continues to ponder on the DCS: Black Shark 2as Cincaid lists 5 improvements he wants to see in Dead Island Riptide as someone who enjoyed Dead Island. RecSpec, Apocralyptic, and c0l0nelp0c0rn1 all give you wonderful weekly updates on their gaming and finally oldjack327 discusses how he was finally able to have fun with Spelunky after dying all the time. 

Fantastic Forums 

Matthew has created a poll asking you to look back at 1991 and name what the first game you would play if it was that year right now. Aegon has created a repository for any and all unread or rejected emails you may have sent to the Bombcrew to read during the Bombcast.  

Lovable Lists 

Mento has created a list of old school adventure games that he has on his docket to play. Dopplegamer lists his Sega Saturn collection and Marcelloz has created a list of all the wiki pages on the site where he's the top editor. Finally Brodehouse has created a list of all of his gaming memories in his video game collection. 

User Reviews  

User Created Podcasts 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Edited by Video_Game_King

@ZombiePie said:

Video_Game_King keeps up with his tradition of writing multiple blog posts in a week.

That's a tradition? Man, I like how I'm setting trends and traditions every other week.....even though that sentences sounds all kinds of inappropriately bitter. Kinda like that quote at the top of Patrick's Tumblr post. I just made things worse, didn't I?

Posted by SexyToad

I need to get on this. I'm gonna make a review and it's going awesome.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I hadn't read that post by Klepek. That's a powerful... blog? Statement? Regardless, sometimes the hurtful shit people can say about others is really just taken to insane levels.

And creepy GB babies.... brrrr....

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Posted by Phatmac

BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone! That banner remind me of Rugrats.

Posted by Daveyo520

@ZombiePie: Thanks for the Dwarf shout out.

Posted by Pabba

Congrats to all! Those baby images are pretty scary.

Hi, ZombiePie! I'm trying to figure out the proper way to let you know I've been doing some wiki work on The Sword of Hope 2, recently re-released for 3DSWare. Is it here? Was I supposed to private message you? Sorry for my n00bness.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Pabba:

Nah, this is the right place.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Pabba said:

Congrats to all! Those baby images are pretty scary.

Hi, ZombiePie! I'm trying to figure out the proper way to let you know I've been doing some wiki work on The Sword of Hope 2, recently re-released for 3DSWare. Is it here? Was I supposed to private message you? Sorry for my n00bness.

Nope this is the right place and if you do anymore wiki pages like that feel free to drop a comment as well.

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Posted by Pabba

Thanks, ZombiePie!

Posted by Video_Game_King

This blog will make you twenty times manlier just by virtue of looking at it.

Posted by Hamst3r
Posted by Fattony12000

@ZombiePie: Thanks for making me sound like a real sad sack!

I could not have asked for anything more!

Does you tweeting this mean I get on the show for tomorrow's spotlight? THIS IS ALL SO NEW AND EXCITING TO ME!

Posted by ZombiePie

@Fattony12000: I actually use a thesaurus when creating tweets so they don't all sound the same but sometimes I just say "the Hell with it."

Also yes.

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Posted by Mento

I blogged and made a list that expanded on a thing I made in the blog. Yes. That sure was my whole week all right.

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Posted by TrashMustache
Posted by Gamer_152

Some good stuff this summer. Here's a blog I did this week, and here's a review.

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Posted by Brackynews

My latest list seems to be getting some good traction. Would appreciate some crowdsourcing on it, as featuring is guaranteed to provide.

For a lighter, sweeter morsel, this one was a quick way to avoid an impulse concept page.

And I don't remember if this ever got featured before, but LordAndrew liked it recently and he usually stays off my lawn these days, so it must be ok. lol <3

Posted by ZombiePie

The latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight is up now over here

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Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Guess I was just too late with my blog this time, shame!