The Community Spotlight - 08/25/2011

Special Thanks to FoxxFireArt for the Banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! You can always count on the Top Men to provide you with the best of the best. Case and point Dave Snider whose Blue's News account has been released to the Giant Bomb Community. Not only that but there's now a Young_Snide Twitter account that's worth a good chuckle. Not to be left out of the embarrassment Gary Whitta who started writing reviews professionally at the tender age of 18 wrote this "interesting" work of video game criticism. Now if you haven't checked out the Giant Bomb YouTube Channel then you are missing out on intern Walkthroughs for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Top Man Daniel wants to know what kind of Giant Bomb/Whiskey Media merchandise you would like to see in the future. On a more serious note the heads of Whiskey media would like for subscribers to know that Whiskey Media yearly members should not cancel your membership in order to change your credit card details before your re-up date on 9/9 as a CC change form is being made. Finally Ethan would like for all users that would like to see any of their blogs or features showcased on the Community Tab to know that if you send him an email at interns@whiskeymedia.com. If you send them a link to the content they will be sure to put it up!

Noble Notables

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #35! - Due Aug. 31st - See if you Can Win a FREE GAME!

  • Official XBLA Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Matchmaking Thread - Play with the Community Over HERE!

  • Official PSN Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Matchmaking Thread - Play with the Community Over HERE!

  • The Official Giant Bomb 360 Madden Online Franchise - Fill in the Empty Spots HERE!

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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Special Thanks to FoxxFireArt for the Banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! You can always count on the Top Men to provide you with the best of the best. Case and point Dave Snider whose Blue's News account has been released to the Giant Bomb Community. Not only that but there's now a Young_Snide Twitter account that's worth a good chuckle. Not to be left out of the embarrassment Gary Whitta who started writing reviews professionally at the tender age of 18 wrote this "interesting" work of video game criticism. Now if you haven't checked out the Giant Bomb YouTube Channel then you are missing out on intern Walkthroughs for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Top Man Daniel wants to know what kind of Giant Bomb/Whiskey Media merchandise you would like to see in the future. On a more serious note the heads of Whiskey media would like for subscribers to know that Whiskey Media yearly members should not cancel your membership in order to change your credit card details before your re-up date on 9/9 as a CC change form is being made. Finally Ethan would like for all users that would like to see any of their blogs or features showcased on the Community Tab to know that if you send him an email at interns@whiskeymedia.com. If you send them a link to the content they will be sure to put it up!

Noble Notables

  • Vito's Game Giveaway #35! - Due Aug. 31st - See if you Can Win a FREE GAME!

  • Official XBLA Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Matchmaking Thread - Play with the Community Over HERE!

  • Official PSN Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Matchmaking Thread - Play with the Community Over HERE!

  • The Official Giant Bomb 360 Madden Online Franchise - Fill in the Empty Spots HERE!

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 natetodamax

Thanks for including my Bodycount blog!

The recent discovery of Dave Snider's past life is truly one of this year's best moments. So good.

Posted by critThreat

Once again, ZombiePie, thanks for featuring my Arm Champs II blog, as well as our podcast (Joystick Tuggers). It looks like I have enough content here to keep me happy for the next week!

Posted by TurboMan

somebody (I wonder who) just opened up a fake brad account also:

PullingABrad Not Brad Shoemaker

Played some more Zelda 3D on the plane today. I wish there was a way to just switch between night and day... It is real tedious sometimes.

PullingABrad Not Brad Shoemaker

I got to play Quantum Conundrum tonight. For some reason, the game wouldn't let me pick up the chair in the first room and I got stuck. #PAX

Posted by sirdesmond

Looks awesome. The spotlight is always one of my favorite parts of the week. It's great to have so much content to look forward to! Also, thanks for featuring the podcast!

Posted by Tebbit

I am now... IMMORTAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, @ZombiePie

Posted by Psycosis

I find the fact you changed the date structure in my blog title to month/day/year extremely racist.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Psycosis said:

I find the fact you changed the date structure in my blog title to month/day/year extremely racist.

Let the records show that British people make for terrible accountants.

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Posted by Swoxx

Love the banner this week. Awesome work as always @ZombiePie

Posted by Mento

Great spotlight as always. I think we need to hold a competition - or something like a competition where you don't win anything - to get people to make more lists, because it seems like it's always something you struggle to find enough of each week. It'd be nice if new lists from your followed people appeared in the sidebar like new blogs do. Or, hell, just being able to search for them (though I realize that there would be a huge number of "games owned", "GOTY" and "E3 stuff I want" to sift through.)

Ethan is requesting that people email links to their awesome community stuff to the interns because they're busy having chats to man and games to be frightened by, but couldn't they just visit this thread and pick out the best ones? I mean, you've pretty much done most of the work for them.

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Posted by JJWeatherman

I wrote a blog! What does this mean?! I can't be sure, so I'll shut up now.

Posted by ShadowVirus

Thanks for putting my blog up their Zombie.

Posted by keris

Why is Video_Game_King linked to different person pages? What does it all mean?

Edited by Mento

@keris: ZombiePie's been switching VGK's profile link with wiki links to history's worst tyrants for a while now. I almost missed the subtle one this week, so thanks for that.

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@Mento said:

I almost missed the subtle one this week, so thanks for that.

Yea, I did, too. I don't even know who Derek Smart is, so this should be interesting. Also, I think Zombie Pie just downvoted my list of all this. Who's the tyrant now? Hmm? Hmm?
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Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King said:

@Mento said:

I almost missed the subtle one this week, so thanks for that.

Yea, I did, too. I don't even know who Derek Smart is, so this should be interesting. Also, I think Zombie Pie just downvoted my list of all this. Who's the tyrant now? Hmm? Hmm?

Derek Smart is the developer of Battlecruiser 3000AD and perpetuated what Wikipedia calls "the longest flame war in Usenet history." Our very own Dave Snider got into an altercation with Mr. Smart on Blue's News all the time. Read this really old Gamespy article if you have never heard of him before.

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Posted by CraigAA1028

Appreciate putting my Deus Ex review on there, even if no one bothered to read it lol

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@Claude
 
The hell is that??
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Posted by Claude

@Video_Game_King said:

@Claude: The hell is that??

It's a big bomb in the spotlight with the word community underneath it.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Claude
 
You mean adventure game logic?
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Posted by Claude

@Video_Game_King: Maybe, but that particular bomb is called "Little Boy". So in some ways, it goes deeper.

Posted by Fobwashed

Hey! My name is misspelled! =P As usual, great collection. Look forward to seeing what I've missed on a weekly basis.

Posted by rmanthorp

@ZombiePie said:

@Psycosis said:

I find the fact you changed the date structure in my blog title to month/day/year extremely racist.

Let the records show that British people make for terrible accountants.

DD/MM/YYYY IS RIGHT. IT GOES UP IN ORDER OF VALUE. Like hour:minutes:seconds goes down in order, imagine if it was minutes:hours:seconds, that is silly. :<

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Posted by mubress

I tend to stick to the fighting game side of these forums so I've only just noticed this regular blog, good stuff ZombiePie :)

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Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

If you need a wiki to spotlight next time you can spotlight my Blitz: The League page....originally I was just going to add credits but when I saw how horribly written the main page was I decided to fix it up and add a lot more written content.....not my best work but its a lot better than it was that's for sure.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Might as well advertise my latest two blogs. (It would have been three, but I am not (that) insane.)

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Posted by ZombiePie

Latest edition of the Community Spotlight is up now!

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