The Community Spotlight - 09/27/2013

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always, and we have a lot to talk about in terms of the state of the site. First off the moderation team has noticed an increasing trend of users responding to and quoting spam bots on the site. Please stop doing this. Starting this week the site got @ltsquigs to process all of the bug reports on the site. If you have a major issue on or with the site contact him. On top of that check out his Giant Bomb/Comic Vine changelog to keep track of all of the major fixes being published. One of those changes means animated .gifs now work through the Giant Bomb image uploader, so everyone can stop embedding, or copying and pasting .gifs directly! Is there still a nagging Wiki or Forum bug that is bothering you? Go ahead and file it on Rorie's blog over here, and he'll fine a direct report to the engineer(s). Now, with that let's get it on with the Spotlight!

Clip of the Week

This week we have another edition of the Bitesize Bomb from TheBurlapLemur! For those that don't know the Bitesize Bomb works to showcase the best moments of every Quick Look into compilation videos! Here's the 46th episode:

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Wonderful Wikis

Have you heard of a game called Top Landing? If not give the wiki page a shot as some excellent recent work has been on it. Keep the sports game Quick Look team busy with more pages like FIFA 14! Finally your interesting new concept page for this week is "Birthday Acknowledgement." If can think of more examples of games wishing you a "happy birthday," put them on the page.

Best of Blog

The blog of the week goes to JeanLuc, who made his own Persona 4 Arena arcade cabinet which is a marvel worth seeing. Phatmac has a problem, he's liked the twenty or so hours he's had playing Shin Megami Tensei 4, but as he explains he's not the biggest fan of the story or characters. Our very own Matthew Rorie's PS3 died. YukoAsho shares a number of digital distribution systems that he thinks should get more love by the gaming press. Is there a correct mindset to have when playing Dark Souls and with approaching Dark Souls 2? announakis thinks so and has some examples on his latest blog. Video_Game_King went for the base sensibilities with a blog about Duke Nukem 3D and Ghost Sweeper Mikami and you can read all about them. DocHaus isn't a jerk, but he has an update on an anime you should keep track of. BlackLagoon has another lineup list for the Playstation Vita for September. Mento has the latest episode of his funny monthly Giant Bomb themed webcomic. ArbitraryWater has done anything but play GTA V, and instead has been toying around with Might and Magic IX as well as King's Bounty. Someone who has played GTA V is Hailinel, and he talks about the game as someone who hasn't played a game from the franchise since Vice City. After GrantHeaslip completed Metroid: Other M he shares why he doesn't feel like he can recommend the game, but also can't recommend it as well. Finally music maestro Hamst3r has a hot new music track that he wants you give a listen to.

Fantastic Forums

There are still plenty of threads centered on picking apart all that can be found in GTA V. For example we have an Easter Egg reporting thread as well as a poll and discussion thread related to the ending(s) for the game. To cap it all off there's a GTA V edition of the "100+ Things You've Learned Playing..." available to anyone who has played the game. We also have a Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 discussion thread, and a discussion thread related to the Call voting initiative for Might No. 9.

Lovable Lists

Mento points out how there are plenty of in game cities that are perpetually stuck in the night with his cleverly titled list. Yummylee on the other hand has started to create his Game of the Year list with plenty of highlights through out the year.

Useful User Reviews

Potent Podcasts

22 Comments
23 Comments
Edited by Hailinel
Posted by ZombiePie

@hailinel said:

@zombiepie: @grantheaslip wrote the Other M blog post.

Alright...I don't know why this is the case, but I have a hard time telling the difference between @grantheaslip and @granderojo. Luckily this is the first time I have published the Spotlight with this mistake, but for the last five or six Spotlights I have been making this mistake every time I have had to type is these two particular usernames.

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Posted by YukoAsho

Um, he?

Posted by DocHaus

DocHaus isn't a jerk, but he has an update on an anime you should keep track of.

Eh...I'll take it.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

I really need to get around to playing GTA V. It's only a matter of time before I have something spoiled.

Posted by ZombiePie

It has come to my attention that for the clip of the week that I should have selected Ray Sipe singing a song in dedication to Giant Bomb. This assessment is correct and I apologize for this grave mistake:

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Posted by BlackLagoon

Hey, thanks for featuring my Vita blog, though I'm afraid it's largely the same one as you featured earlier this month... It's probably the notification systems fault - I believe it gives you the same notification whether I post a new blog or just edit an existing one, and I edit the latest one throughout the month to add titles as they're announced.

I post new entries at the start of the month, so there's one coming on Tuesday.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

@mrcakeisaspy: Welcome, and great job on the picture! A while back, one of the community members @fattony12000 started a Ryan Davis art memorial for people to post their drawings and the like. Here it is if you'd like to add yours to it.

Posted by ZombiePie

@mrcakeisaspy: That's fantastic stuff! I'd love to read how long it took or what you were thinking while making that as a blog or forum post!

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Posted by mrcakeisaspy

@zombiepie: Sorry, wasn't sure how these forums worked or where to post it. I've moved it to the Ryan thread that @themanwithnoplan linked me to. Enjoy your day!

Posted by ArbitraryWater
ArbitraryWater has done anything but play GTA V, and instead has been toying around with Might and Magic IX as well as King's Bounty.

The description for this should have been "ArbitraryWater wrote about these old/niche games, but apparently people just want to talk about Chrono Trigger"

Posted by Fattony12000
Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

@themanwithnoplan: They went did just that! Thanks for pointing them that way!

No problem. Also, thanks for starting a tribute thread for all of us to enjoy. There is so much awesome stuff posted there.

Posted by ZombiePie

@fattony12000 said:

@themanwithnoplan: They went did just that! Thanks for pointing them that way!

No problem. Also, thanks for starting a tribute thread for all of us to enjoy. There is so much awesome stuff posted there.

It's like we are this one big happy family.

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Posted by granderojo

@hailinel said:

@zombiepie: @grantheaslip wrote the Other M blog post.

Alright...I don't know why this is the case, but I have a hard time telling the difference between @grantheaslip and @granderojo. Luckily this is the first time I have published the Spotlight with this mistake, but for the last five or six Spotlights I have been making this mistake every time I have had to type is these two particular usernames.

It's alright. I can't speak for @grantheaslip but I'm not offended by it, honest mistake.

Posted by GrantHeaslip

@zombiepie said:

@hailinel said:

@zombiepie: @grantheaslip wrote the Other M blog post.

Alright...I don't know why this is the case, but I have a hard time telling the difference between @grantheaslip and @granderojo. Luckily this is the first time I have published the Spotlight with this mistake, but for the last five or six Spotlights I have been making this mistake every time I have had to type is these two particular usernames.

It's alright. I can't speak for @grantheaslip but I'm not offended by it, honest mistake.

I for one take extreme offense! But seriously, no problem, I'm terrible with names in all facets of my life.

Edited by ZombiePie
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Posted by Video_Game_King
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Edited by Mento

Last month's TurboMento and then this month's whole... affair started with this blog. It has links to all the others I've done in October so far. Don't bother highlighting all of them, just the one with the links.

Man, I've set this up to be a very TG16-heavy month. I'll see if I can balance it out by covering something that was made within the last 20 years.

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Posted by ZombiePie

The latest Spotlight is available for your viewing pleasure over here.

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