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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I am your host as always, and it's time to rejoice! The new GameSpot has been launched! Now a majority of the Giant Bomb engineering and design team will be moved back to fix the bugs and issues related to the site. A new revision of the video player is coming soon, but in the mean time try out the GameSpot 404 error mini-game. For those wanting their minds blown someone on YouTube has discovered that Jeff referenced Ryan's cake sitting story two years before the tale was actually told. Finally for some reason I have a lot of fan art inspired by the Pathfinder video. So I'll put a gallery of the best ones right here:
Clip(s) of the Week
Another unusual thing about this week is that I have more clips and videos than I can shake a stick at. So go ahead and pick your poison, they are all great!
- Pokémon X/Y Friend Code Sharing - Join the Collective Pokemon Madness Here!
- The Giantbomb 1.2 Terraria Community Server - Join the Server Over Here!
- Giant Bomb Crew GTA: Online Meet-up Thread - Hook Up with Other Users Here!
POKEMON! Catch them all!!!! Also Skylanders and Beyond: Two Souls have good wiki pages, as well as the Mondo Zappa character page.
Best of Blog
Bravo to Gold_Skulltulla for "making it!" His non-trolling blog matching game consoles to Game of Thrones characters was reported on Kotaku and a top post on Reddit! wemibelec90 has been playing a good deal of FFXIV and shares a slice of the roleplaying fun he has been having in the game. Sparky_Buzzsaw wants you to enjoy the Disgaea as much as he does and provides an introductory course on the franchise. TurboMan has another great edition of his Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look feature and this one is filled to the brim with Dave Snider and the GB Flight Club. Marokai decided to finally strike Dark Souls from his backlog, similarly dankempster lists out which games are on his end of the year bucket list. Vermisean questions if RockStar was a game studio that should have attempted to tackle the prickly issue of torture. Gamer_152 on the other hand discusses why Trevor is quickly becoming a fan favorite, but is still problematic. SharpShotApollo discusses his thoughts and experiences with free to play games. In lieu of recent events Hailinel shares his thoughts on the current state of Capcom and what he really wanted to see in Resident Evil 6. GrantHeaslip played Fire Emblem and Super Mario Galaxy this week, whereas Video_Game_King wrapped up Bioshock Infinite and Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest. Verendus shares what he though of the Battlefield 4 beta, and stubbleman details why Ridge Racer 4 is his favorite racing game. Finally Mento continues to write up daily blogs about TurboGrafx games and the gamut runs from dungeon crawlers to Japanese porn games.
- Game of Thrones Characters as Video Game Consoles (By: @gold_skulltulla)
- Chapter 0: Mirabelle's Arrival in Ul'dah - One FFXIV Character's Journal (By: @wemibelec90)
- Sparky's Update - An Introduction to Disgaea for New Players (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)
- I Played an Old Video Game and Would Like to Write About it (Kameo: Elements of Power) (By: @arbitrarywater)
- Best of Giant Bomb 36 (By: @turboman)
- Journeying Through my Backlog: Dark Souls (By: @marokai)
- Satire or Sadism: Interactive Torture and GTA V (By: @vermisean)
- The End-Of-Year Agenda (By: @dankempster)
- Free-to-Pay: One Man's Look at the Rise of Free-to-Play Gaming (By: @sharpshotapollo)
- Capcom's Troubles, and What Could Have Been Different (By: @hailinel)
- Games I've Played: Fire Emblem: Awakening (Chapter 19/26), Super Mario Galaxy (By: @grantheaslip)
- Anarchy, Insanity, and Pliers (By: @gamer_152)
- Ridge Racing Through the X-Zone World of Columbia, One Harvest Moon at a Time (By: @video_game_king)
- Octurbo: Dragon's Curse [More Entries Can Be Found Here] (By: @mento)
- Real Racing Roots Retrospective - Part 2 (By: @stubbleman)
- My Thoughts about Battlefield 4 So Far (By: @verendus)
datarez has created a Great Guide for iRacing! Now you drive like a pro just like @pseg! Jayzz on the other hand has a compilation video of Vinny being a jerk while playing GTA V. As mentioned there's a new GameSpot! Share what you think of their new site on the discussion thread. Hopefully you've been watching Patrick as he hosts weekly Spookin' with Scoops, and if you have a favorite moment go ahead and share it on the discussion thread for the feature. Finally feel free to share what you think of Beyond: Two Souls if you have been playing it.
- Getting Faster - iRacing Guide (By: @datarez)
- My Highlight Video of Vinny's Journey into GTAV (By: @jayzz)
- New GameSpot Site Discussion Thread (By: @blu3v3nom07)
- Best Spookin With Scoops Moments? (By: @turboman)
- Beyond: Two Souls Impressions Discussion Thread (By: @demoskinos)
If you still haven't bought a PS3 Humanity has a list of games that would instantly justify the platform. AsgardWulf39 introduces himself by sharing a list of his fifteen favorite games of all time.
- PS3 Exclusives you Should Think About Owning (By: @humanity)
- Top 15 Favorite Games (By: @asgardwulf39)
Useful User Reviews
- @i77ogical's user review of Beyond: Two Souls
- @soulharvester45's user review of Beyond: Two Souls
- @vermisean's user review of GTA V