The Community Spotlight - 10/13/2011

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! There a couple of important site related things worth mentioning. If you haven't already check out the new and improved Bombcast page. Subscribers rejoice because the Whiskey Media Radio Show will now on be available in podcast form and has it's own tab on the Podcast Portal. This Friday at 9AM PST the Subscriber Live Stream will be an edition of Random PC game Crusader: No Remorse edition. Rorie is holding a Blog version of Ask Me Anything for the Diablo III beta. Also if you want any of your Spotlight content to appear on the "Rad Stuff Made by the Community" just send an email with links to the content to INTERNS@WHISKEYMEDIA.COM. Beyond that remember to check out the latest intern video content on the Giant Bomb YouTube account and the latest great works by the Community in the Bomb Shelter. With that I leave you with the latest edition of Giant Bombcast Illustrated:

Also because link it isn't the same as showing the video here's the first Best of the Fear Gauntlet video by TMThompson:

Noble Notables

  • Giant Bomb Forza 4 Race Night - Thursdays, 10:30 PM ET - Join the Community that Just Wont Die Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Forza 4 Car Club - Join Now Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Community Game Giveaway #55! New Games/DLC - Due Wednesday, Oct. 19th - Try to Win a Free Game Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Extralife Charity Run is this Weekend! On Oct 15th - Donate or Join if you Can Over HERE!
  • Whiskey Media's Minecraft Server: Part Deux! Check out the Changes to the Server over 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 ZombiePie
Many Thanks to User FoxxFireArt for the Banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! There a couple of important site related things worth mentioning. If you haven't already check out the new and improved Bombcast page. Subscribers rejoice because the Whiskey Media Radio Show will now on be available in podcast form and has it's own tab on the Podcast Portal. This Friday at 9AM PST the Subscriber Live Stream will be an edition of Random PC game Crusader: No Remorse edition. Rorie is holding a Blog version of Ask Me Anything for the Diablo III beta. Also if you want any of your Spotlight content to appear on the "Rad Stuff Made by the Community" just send an email with links to the content to INTERNS@WHISKEYMEDIA.COM. Beyond that remember to check out the latest intern video content on the Giant Bomb YouTube account and the latest great works by the Community in the Bomb Shelter. With that I leave you with the latest edition of Giant Bombcast Illustrated:

Also because link it isn't the same as showing the video here's the first Best of the Fear Gauntlet video by TMThompson:

Noble Notables

  • Giant Bomb Forza 4 Race Night - Thursdays, 10:30 PM ET - Join the Community that Just Wont Die Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Forza 4 Car Club - Join Now Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Community Game Giveaway #55! New Games/DLC - Due Wednesday, Oct. 19th - Try to Win a Free Game Over HERE!
  • The Giant Bomb Extralife Charity Run is this Weekend! On Oct 15th - Donate or Join if you Can Over HERE!
  • Whiskey Media's Minecraft Server: Part Deux! Check out the Changes to the Server over 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 takua108

You might also want to mention this...

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

This thread isn't featured?....shame on you.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Mento

Yay, moving up to twins. Still just as many douchey blond guys in these mint commercials though. Maybe that was a thing in the 80s, where the aspirational advertising experts assumed everyone wanted to be Aryan.

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Posted by ArclightBorealis

Glad to see my blog featured again, and I didn't even need to ask.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures
 
Odd that you were the only person to comment on my Battlefield blog. I shall win them back, though, with more Temple of Elemental Evil madness! Also, more games that people may have heard of.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@Video_Game_King: I'm a pretty big Battlefield fan and seeing that you didn't play the main part of the game (the multiplayer) I just had to comment....however I was too quick to comment as I forgot the music!....so here is another one to make up for it.

Posted by ZombiePie
@Video_Game_King: @Unknown_Pleasures: What in the world was I thinking when I supported both of you getting free memberships.......
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Posted by buzz_clik

@ZombiePie: I actually managed to churn out a SID-licious entry recently. And I may even put another one up today, almost as if I'm going to do it weekly like I said I would! (audience gasps)

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Posted by LordXavierBritish
Posted by NekuSakuraba

@ZombiePie: Thanks for featuring my blog!

Posted by kalmis

Thanks for including my review.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@LordXavierBritish
 
What about your Chessmaster Challenge thread? That was pretty cool.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@Video_Game_King: It was pretty cool cause you got a free game.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures
 
Are you angry at yourself for not realizing that he was giving the game out to everybody who Photoshopped what he wanted?
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@Video_Game_King: It was chessmaster so no.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures
 
Given what I've played of it, you're pretty justified in saying that.
Posted by spilledmilkfactory

Yessss 5 Star Kirby Mass Attack review. I've been meaning to write one myself but let it be known that I second TehFlan's opinion

Posted by Hizang

Thank you for the continued support.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

After putting it off for the longest time I finally fixed up the NBA Jam (2010) page....this page was an absolute mess before I came in and added a ton of content and fixed some major formatting problems....guess its good enough to deserve a spotlight.

Posted by takashichea

Congrats Everyone! Thanks ZombiePie for spotlighting Sothe's page.
@Video_Game_King
said:

@ZombiePie:

Why the sudden shift to Fire Emblem? Are you running out of real world leaders?

Sorry about that. All I know is Fire Emblem due to low variety of games I owned that gives a lot of information, and plus, I'm just a character specialist wiki editor.

@Unknown_Pleasures:

Your NBA Jam page looks awesome with its detailed game play and an excellent table for the teams.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@takashichea
 
I wasn't talking about you; I was talking about the links to my username. I'm a huge fan of Fire Emblem, so more Fire Emblem info on the site is awesome. (I'm slowly working on filling out the Tear Ring Saga wiki.) The only downside to your pages (just judging by the Sothe one) is that you probably shouldn't put player advice in there. That's a bit subjective and more fit for a guide than a wiki.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@Video_Game_King: Too bad no one reads guides though.

Posted by Hailinel

@Video_Game_King said:

@takashichea: I wasn't talking about you; I was talking about the links to my username. I'm a huge fan of Fire Emblem, so more Fire Emblem info on the site is awesome. (I'm slowly working on filling out the Tear Ring Saga wiki.) The only downside to your pages (just judging by the Sothe one) is that you probably shouldn't put player advice in there. That's a bit subjective and more fit for a guide than a wiki.

It's still valid information, though.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Unknown_Pleasures:

Wasn't really talking about this site's guides specifically, but yea, it sucks that guides kind of died out.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Hailinel:

Again, though, the wiki isn't really the place for player advice, since that can be such a subjective thing. It's one thing to say that bosses like Giygas and Saruin are vulnerable to certain status ailments; it's another to recommend that as a valid strategy. Besides, I think a similar conversation was held about the Metal Storm page a while back.

Posted by Hailinel

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel:

Again, though, the wiki isn't really the place for player advice, since that can be such a subjective thing. It's one thing to say that bosses like Giygas and Saruin are vulnerable to certain status ailments; it's another to recommend that as a valid strategy. Besides, I think a similar conversation was held about the Metal Storm page a while back.

If we're talking about character-specific details, then that sort of information fits in the character pages.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Hailinel:

Wait, what are we talking about? I feel like we should clarify. I'm just against the page saying, "This is how you use Sothe. Don't use him like this, because he's not very good at that." That type of thing is just too FAQ-y.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Hailinel: @Video_Game_King: This is not the place for this.

Also player information that read like a guide is not something we encourage

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Posted by Hailinel

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel:

Wait, what are we talking about? I feel like we should clarify. I'm just against the page saying, "This is how you use Sothe. Don't use him like this, because he's not very good at that." That type of thing is just too FAQ-y.

How? It's just advice on how to use him effectively. That sort of information is very specific to the character and to games like Fire Emblem in general. There's no specific guideline as to what information is or isn't appropriate for character pages (aside from no porn).

Posted by Mento

See if I got this straight:

Biography/description = Awesome

Powers, skills, in-game data = okay?

"Yo, you should hit him in the mouth and then on the big band-aid everyone" = not okay?

But like ZP said, probably not the place. So in this place instead is a thing I did for the Tested Octoberkast. For the kids! Not attention! Maybe a little of both!

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Posted by Video_Game_King
@Mento
 
Yea, pretty much.
Posted by Hizang

@ZombiePie: Do you only post links tot blogs and reviews and stuff if people link them here? Because I'd rather earn a mention rather than post a link here to anything I produce.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Hizang said:

@ZombiePie: Do you only post links tot blogs and reviews and stuff if people link them here? Because I'd rather earn a mention rather than post a link here to anything I produce.

If I only went by the stuff people recommend the Spotlight would be barren. I include stuff that I think is cool as well. Also always provide links.

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Posted by ArclightBorealis

I did a massive amount of work on the Aliens versus Predator 2 page, and I'm not done with it yet. What I've got so far is pretty substantial.

Posted by Bollard
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Edited by FateOfNever

This is a little something I'm working on, I don't know if it's "showcase worthy", I'll leave that up to everyone else, but I figured getting it out there might help make it showcase worthy. Ok, so it's probably not, but I might as well try and get it what attention I can, right?

Edited by X19
@ZombiePie
It would be cool if you could promote this guide I made ZombiePie
 
The Giant Bomb Uncharted 3 Hub
 
Also can you sticky and lock this thread link below to the UC3 forum please.
 
http://www.giantbomb.com/uncharted-3-drakes-deception/61-32982/the-giant-bomb-uncharted-3-hub/35-520357/
Posted by CrimsonAvenger

I'd like to submit my first blog here on GB, Casting Call: The Assassin's Creed Movie. It's probably the only one I'll do for this site because I'm too occupied with Screened stuff to write over here.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by AlexW00d
Posted by Mento
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Posted by ZombiePie
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Posted by takashichea

@Video_Game_King: @Hailinel: @ZombiePie:

I apologize for this. I understand that subjective content should be avoided, but I tried to include the collective opinion of other players into the "overall" header because that is all their strategies along with a few things that I picked up in my playthroughs. If that is not allowed, then it is not allowed, and that is the end of the story. I have actually been planning on making in-depth character guides for the Fire Emblem characters, though...when I figure out how to make guides...

Either way, I apologize again because the last thing I want to see is people arguing in the comments. I will go delete the "overall" headers straight away. I'll try to be more careful in the future.