By ZombiePie 16 Comments
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always, and the doldrums of Autumn are drawing nearer. For those that are interested in some site insanity Jeff has posted his phone number for his Google voice account, it's 707-925-BOMB. Maybe he'll do something with the messages you leave, but no guarantees. Former Whiskey Media intern and Giant Bomb butt monkey, @mattbodega has gotten a job over at Sony! If you can wish him your congratulations. Matthew Rorie on the other hand had his PS3 die on him, but you can read about his efforts to fix his doomed consoles.
Clip(s) of the Week
We have two big and awesome clips for this week. One comes from a Giant Bomb themed mod for Pac-Man CE DX+. That and we have another animated Bombcast video segment with this one about Vinny's Terrible Wii Club Party.
- Official Giant Bomb GTA V Online Crews (360 / PS3) - Sign Up for a Crew Here!
- Warframe GB Clan Taiko Drum Contest - Help the GB Warframe Community Win the Taiko Drum Contest By Signing Up Here!
- Extra-Life 2013 Giant Bomb Team! - Play Games, Heal Kids - Help Raise Money for Kids Over Here!
The Giant Bomb staff aren't the only ones to jump into the insanity of ArmA III, look at what the Giant Bomb community has done on the wiki page. Windjammers is the surprise game of the week. Finally your awesome new wiki concept page of the week is "Loot Pinata!"
Best of Blogs
GTA V has been out for a while now, but the community is still a buzz about it. Mintyice discusses the trials and tribulations that he has had in trying to play Grand Theft Auto Online. Meanwhile xxizzypop shares a slice of the role playing madness that he has been engaging in while playing GTA V. MMMman on the other hand explains why he feels like GTA V and the violence in it does not work for him. Gamer_152 wants to remind you of the significance of The Sims franchise on the gaming industry, whereas Atlas extrapolates on why Half-Life 2 is still a great game despite being over nine years old. Video_Game_King decided to delves into world of high fantasy with Magika and The Wing of Madoola as the victims of his weekly video game blog. ArbitraryWater still hasn't touched GTA V, but played a slew of indie RPGs this week and shares which ones are worth your time. Mento ends his TurboMento blog series, but still keeps his TurboGrafx pain train a rolling. Stubbleman continues his blog series about video game voice actors with the second part of his retrospective of Liam O'Brien. The perennial starts of a new month means that BlackLagoon has annotated what's coming out for the PlayStation Vita, but he also shares what it has been like doing his Vita games lists for a year now. Matthew has another breakdown of a Bombcast with annotations of the best moments, and rmanthrop breaks down what he saw at the 2013 Eurogamer Expo. OneKillWonder_ points out his favorite games from this long generation cycle. GrantHeaslip finally played through Saints Row IV, but details why he was disappointed with it. On top of that a new month means plenty of monthly gaming updates and Sparky_Buzzsaw has plenty to say about GTA V; dankempster has struck out plenty of games from his backlog; MajorMitch rounded out Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends; and finally Hailinel is still talking about Vocaloids.
- So I Spent Some Time with Grand Theft Auto Online... (By: @mintyice)
- A Salute to The Sims (By: @gamer_152)
- Octurbo: Alien Crush [More Entries Here] (By: @mento)
- The TurboMento-12: Blue Blink (By: @mento)
- Feel the Magic this Week. FEEL IT. (By: @video_game_king)
- Grand Theft Auto V is an Unnecessarily Violent Facsimile of your Boring Life (By: @mmmman)
- Sparky's Update - Back to Good (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)
- Monthly Roundup, September 2013 (By: @majormitch)
- Behind the Voice: Liam O'Brien - Part 2 (By: @stubbleman)
- October Vita Lineup and Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)
- Bombcast Breakdown!! - 8.30.2008 - #39 (By: @matthew)
- Eurogamer Expo 2013 (By: @rmanthorp)
- ArbitraryWater Versus Independently-Developed Role Playing Games (By: @arbitrarywater)
- My Favorite Games of This Agonizingly Long Generation (By: @onekillwonder_)
- My Accidental Mental (GTA V) Breakdown (Spoiler-Free?) (By: @xxizzypop)
- Sunday Musings: Nine Years Later, Why Half-Life 2 is Still a Phenomenal Game (By: @atlas)
- Games I've Played: Saints Row IV (By: @grantheaslip)
- It's A Blog. About Video Games. (By: @dankempster)
- More Vocaloid Madness! Project Mirai! (By: @hailinel)
TheThirdRLM is making fan art based off of the Pathfinder characters the staff have "created" for their livestream. The_Vein on the other hand is the person responsible for sending the staff the Pathfinder beginners pack in the first place, and he wants to convince YOU to play Pathfinder as well. Beyond that we have Jimmyfenix sharing his first impressions of GTA Online and an impressions board for Battlefield 4.
- V Bomb of The Last Canadians (By: @thethirdrlm)
- GTA Online - My Early Impressions of It...Oh Boy (By: @jimmyfenix)
- So, Want to Pathfind? (By: @the_vein)
- Battlefield 4 Beta Impressions (By: @seppli)
With the new consoles months away ZZoMBiE13 has taken the time to list out his favorite games from this generation of consoles. TobbRobb on the other hand has listed out his favorite games of all time.
- My Favorite Games of the 7th Gen (As of 9-23-13) (By: @zzombie13)
- TOBBROBB'S TOP TEN GAMES OF ALL TIME! (By: @tobbrobb)
Useful User Reviews
- @markwahlberg's user review of Grand Theft Auto V
- @rooktakespawn's user review of Grand Theft Auto V
- @moonlightmoth's user review of Fuse
- @wemibelec90's user review of Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon