The Community Spotlight - 10/11/2013

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!

Community Activities

  • 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!

Wonderful Wikis

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.

Fantastic Forums

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.

Lovable Lists

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.

Useful User Reviews

Potent Podcasts

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Posted by Video_Game_King

How awesome is Rorie compared to a triple rainbow, though? THAT is the question.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

That banner couldn't more true.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

For shame pie of zombies.

Also those videos are great. All of them.

Edited by Gold_Skulltulla

Hey, thanks for the mention! Wish I could say I had a top post on Reddit, but afraid that was an older meme from a few months ago. My piece did pop up a bunch of different places though (been trying to track as many down as I can) like NeoGaf, a couple other Reddit threads, and Cheezburger (where they unashamedly just republished the whole thing). Been a fun week. Those videos you posted are hysterical btw.

Edit: Also, being recognized by Bill Corbett of MST3K fame was really cool.

Posted by ZombiePie

For shame pie of zombies.

Also those videos are great. All of them.

This error has been rectified.

How awesome is Rorie compared to a triple rainbow, though? THAT is the question.

You can end the universe if you combine rainbows with Rories.

Hey, thanks for the mention! Wish I could say I had a top post on Reddit, but afraid that was an older meme from a few months ago. My piece did pop up a bunch of different places though (been trying to track as many down as I can) like NeoGaf, a couple other Reddit threads, and Cheezburger (where they unashamedly just republished the whole thing). Been a fun week. Those videos you posted are hysterical btw.

Edit: Also, being recognized by Bill Corbett of MST3K fame was really cool.

Still great accomplishments! The last time we had a forum/blog reported by another news site it was BiffMcBlumpkin. You are in "good" company to say the least.

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Posted by Fobwashed

That crazy Game of Thrones blog comparison thing is amazing. Also, those videos =D So great!

Posted by datarez

Thanks for the mention for the iRacing guide. Hopefully duders find it helpful.

Posted by Blu3V3nom07

I just noticed a made a contribution to this spotlight-thing, yay! And its the 2nd time now, too. :D

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Posted by ZombiePie
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Posted by Vermisean

Yay! Thanks so much ZombiePie!

Edited by NekuSakuraba
Posted by jiggajoe14

Oh god I need to watch that Phantasmagoria video. I was near tears.

Good stuff as always.

Edited by Video_Game_King
Posted by Gamer_152

That is not what I said about Trevor, bad Zombie! But uh, here's a GTA V review.

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Posted by Mento
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Posted by ZombiePie

That is not what I said about Trevor, bad Zombie! But uh, here's a GTA V review.

I don't understand anything you write. It's like you are magically incapable of developing clear and basic thesis statements.

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Posted by Gamer_152

@zombiepie said:

@gamer_152 said:

That is not what I said about Trevor, bad Zombie! But uh, here's a GTA V review.

I don't understand anything you write. It's like you are magically incapable of developing clear and basic thesis statements.

So 10/10?

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@zombiepie said:

@gamer_152 said:

That is not what I said about Trevor, bad Zombie! But uh, here's a GTA V review.

I don't understand anything you write. It's like you are magically incapable of developing clear and basic thesis statements.

So 10/10?

Well, you get an A for effort, which I understand is all the rage.

Posted by irishalwaystaken

Gonna bookmark that disgaea link, keep meaning to get back into it.

Also I wrote my first review for a game I really enjoyed and seems to have flown completely under the radar: linky

Posted by ZombiePie

The latest edition of the Spotlight is here.

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Posted by cooljammer00

That cake thing is so mind blowing