The Community Spotlight - 08/18/2011

 

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well folks we finally did it! Time Magazine has named Giant Bomb the 42nd BEST WEBSITE IN THE WORLD! Also Time's Official Twitter account may have accidentally linked to my Community Twitter account instead of the Official Giant Bomb Twitter Account...so thanks for that Time Magazine! The Interns are planning a video game Olympics style event where you can pick your favorite and potentially win some free stuff. With them leaving this week to pursue their educations try and wish them the best for providing the site with some awesome video and audio content. All on top of this the Giant Bomb Community discovered the amazingness of Jerry Rice Nitus' Dog Football! So with that under our belts lets get on with the Community Spotlight!

Noble Notables

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #34! - Due August 24th - Win a Free Game Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Co-Op and Vs Age of Empires Online Community Thread! Check out Who Else is Playing Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb League of Legends Steam Group - See if you Can Play with Some Fellow GB Users in this Group!

Wonderful Wikis

Fantastic Forums/Best of Blogs

Lovable Lists

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 Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well folks we finally did it! Time Magazine has named Giant Bomb the 42nd BEST WEBSITE IN THE WORLD! Also Time's Official Twitter account may have accidentally linked to my Community Twitter account instead of the Official Giant Bomb Twitter Account...so thanks for that Time Magazine! The Interns are planning a video game Olympics style event where you can pick your favorite and potentially win some free stuff. With them leaving this week to pursue their educations try and wish them the best for providing the site with some awesome video and audio content. All on top of this the Giant Bomb Community discovered the amazingness of Jerry Rice Nitus' Dog Football! So with that under our belts lets get on with the Community Spotlight!

Noble Notables

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #34! - Due August 24th - Win a Free Game Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb Co-Op and Vs Age of Empires Online Community Thread! Check out Who Else is Playing Over HERE!

  • Giant Bomb League of Legends Steam Group - See if you Can Play with Some Fellow GB Users in this Group!

Wonderful Wikis

Fantastic Forums/Best of Blogs

Lovable Lists

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

Awesome sauce. I do love the spotlight.

Posted by Sarumarine

Congratulations to everyone who made it in. Awesome spotlight sauce. It's delicious.

Posted by JackiJinx

Mega Mall Story! Woo!

I need to read up on some of this other stuff. Right on.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

Thanks for including my blog in the Community Spotlight. Everything else is great as usual.

Posted by kalmis

Thanks and good job everyone.

I can't see which game Gladiator_Game's reviewed

Gladiator_Game's review of

just blank here

Posted by Taiyo

Maybe you were joking but the Time magazine websites weren't ranked. They were just grouped by category.

Posted by sirdesmond

@Taiyo said:

Maybe you were joking but the Time magazine websites weren't ranked. They were just grouped by category.

There was definitely a number 42 attached to the Giant Bomb page. That's all I know.

Posted by JackiJinx
@sirdesmond While it most certainly has 42 attached to it, if you look at all of the sites by ranked, they are categorized by subject order numerically. In the five game sites listed there, GB is number two.
Posted by sirdesmond

@JackiJinx said:

@sirdesmond While it most certainly has 42 attached to it, if you look at all of the sites by ranked, they are categorized by subject order numerically. In the five game sites listed there, GB is number two.

So let me get this straight. Giant Bomb is the second best website in the world according to Time Magazine?

Posted by JackiJinx

@sirdesmond: Second best video game website. They did not order any sites by best overall website.

Posted by sirdesmond

@JackiJinx: I was joking!

Posted by JackiJinx

@sirdesmond: Sorry, mate. Hard to tell in text form. Plus, after reading so many stories from Not Always Right..you never know.

Posted by sirdesmond

@JackiJinx: Haha, that's definitely true. Also, thanks for re-introducing me to that site. I had forgotten all about it and it is great.

Posted by JackiJinx

@sirdesmond: You are most welcome!

Posted by Halberdierv2

nice, my first GB spotlight!

Posted by JJWeatherman

Zombie, I love the spotlights, but you need to let me make you banners each week. :P

Seriously though. I'd be willing.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@JJWeatherman said:

Zombie, I love the spotlights, but you need to let me make you banners each week. :P

Seriously though. I'd be willing.

Why not make it into a contest of some type? Whoever wins gets a subscription gifted to them or something (emphasis on "or something").
Posted by JJWeatherman

@Video_Game_King said:

@JJWeatherman said:

Zombie, I love the spotlights, but you need to let me make you banners each week. :P

Seriously though. I'd be willing.

Why not make it into a contest of some type? Whoever wins gets a subscription gifted to them or something (emphasis on "or something").

How would that work? You mean each week have a banner contest? Seems like a lot to keep together week after week for something that's not super important.

Posted by Swoxx

@JJWeatherman: aww hell naaw, I know you didn't just belittle our community!

Posted by JJWeatherman

@Swoxx said:

@JJWeatherman: aww hell naaw, I know you didn't just belittle our community!

If you mean the "not super important" thing, I was just referring to the banner parrrrt! D: D: D:

:P

Posted by Swoxx

@JJWeatherman said:

@Swoxx said:

@JJWeatherman: aww hell naaw, I know you didn't just belittle our community!

If you mean the "not super important" thing, I was just referring to the banner parrrrt! D: D: D:

:P

;) I'm glad that's cleared up!

Posted by Video_Game_King
@JJWeatherman
 
I was thinking of it more like a permanent banner he could reuse week after week.
Posted by JJWeatherman

@Video_Game_King said:

@JJWeatherman: I was thinking of it more like a permanent banner he could reuse week after week.

Ohh, I see. Yeah, that could be cool. Although I have taken a liking to the week specific banners.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King: @JJWeatherman: Ehh I use a free source version of Photoshop for the banners. Also I'm not ready to manage a community contest right now.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@ZombiePie said:

a free source version of Photoshop

You mean Paint.Net :P?
Posted by nintendoeats

Oh god, I haven't written a blog post in a week :(

I wish I wasn't so busy.

Edited by sirdesmond
Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King said:

Might as well shamelessly advertise my latest blog.

Calling anything you post shameless is redundant.

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Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by popelm

Thanks for including my blog in the Community Spotlight. Everything else is great as usual.

Posted by ZombiePie

I could use some more recommendations about User Lists and Wikis for the next Spotlight

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Posted by CraigAA1028

Just put up my review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution(Xbox360)
 
I should have a video review put together and embedded within the next day. I'd do it sooner but Burn Notice and Suits come first.

Posted by mixedupzombies
Posted by ZombiePie
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