The Community Spotlight - 10/19/2012

Many Thanks to B0nd07 for the Banner This Week! 
 Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! If you didn't know this weekend is the ExtraLife charity weekend. Even if you are not able to set up your own livestream check out the streams run by your fellow users on the ExtraLife thread. Also Alexis and Drew will be running their very own 24 hour Halo marathon this weekend so check out the chat this weekend whenever you can. Also dannyodwyer gives you the skinny on what GameSpot has planned for ExtraLife. I know a number of you reading this are Giant Bomb t-shirt buyers still waiting for you China Don't Care shirts. All your shirts have been printed, and will be shipped out no later than the end of the week! If you haven't received your shirt you need to contact orders@socialimprints.com. In another case of amazing user creativity check out this Forza Horizon design based on the GB 2013 Membership shirt design. Finally check out GB user cuxun's awesome animated video of Jeff's lame Unfinished Swan pun: 
  

Community Activities and Game Nights 

Every Bit Counts! Help Raise Money for Children Charities This Weekend! 
  • ExtraLife 2012 GiantBomb Team! - Play Games, Heal Kids October 20th - Join the Community Effort Here!
  • Giant Bomb Horizon Race Night - Set for Tuesdays, 8:00 PM ET - Join the Giant Bomb Race Night Community for Forza Horizon Here
  • Join the Giant Bomb PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Tag Team Group Over Here!
  • Final Game Night On GB's Battlefield 3 Server - Set for October 25th - Join the Final Send Off of the Server Over Here

Wonderful Wikis 

Forza Horizon is the big game and has been getting a great deal of buzz and to be expected the Forza community have ensured the wiki page for Horizon is awesome and worth checking out. I had no idea what Mugen Souls was before checking out the wiki page game and if you don't have any idea you should check out the page as well. Carmageddon is coming out for a lot of digital platforms now and as a result users have added a lot of good content on the page. The NES is 27 years old! Crazy, right? Doom 3 got a redux, but check out the main wiki page to see what Doom 3 is all about. However the big highlight this week is Praxis joining the 200,000 wiki point club in large part due to his amazing work on the Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession War wiki page. Congratulations to him and the wonderful work he has done on this site! 

Best of Blogs

Due to the fact that the last Spotlight went out a whole day late we do not have as many blogs this week as normal. Anyways user FluxWaveZ went back and played Persona 2: Innocent Sin and discusses how he feels it's a perfect old school JRPG. Simultaneously, FluxWaveZ was far less enthused with PlayStation All-Stars and explains what isn't hooking him from the beta so far. Alaska_Gamer decided to play Resident Evil 4 for the first time and details why something feels lost to him trying to play it nowadays. Mento continues his always entertaining "Brief Jaunt Through" blog series, this time he shares his hilarious adventures with Age of Wonders. Fallen189 wrote a blog detailing why the procedural gameplay of XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes it a tense and always rewarding game to play. ArbitraryWater also played XCOM: Unknown and went into the game as a fan of the original and breaks down why he's having a lot of fun with the game. PerfidiousSinn gave the most recent Mortal Kombat game as someone who "sucks at fighting games" and describes why he struggle with the games' stiffness. User wumbo3000 wrote a blog about why he enjoys both L.A. Noire and Phoenix Wright for bringing back the investigative crime genre despite being completely different styles of game. StarvingGamer analyzes what he feels is one of the biggest problems with Resident Evil 6, the dissonance between the games' tone and mechanics. Little_ Socrates isn't able to play The Walking Dead anymore thanks to a massive bug and describes his general feelings about bugs in games. Finally MajorMitch details why he wasn't all that amused by Tokyo Jungle, but had a lot of fun with XCOM. 

Fantastic Forums 

If your still interested at tackling Tokyo Jungle DarkestZam just made your time with the game a whole lot easier with a complete map of the game with all of the locations on it. Finally we have reach that time of the year again...yes that's right it's time to discuss which games you think are worthy of being called "Game of the Year." However, don't let that forget about the games of ill-repute. Talk about the worst games you played this year also on the official discussion thread for "Worst Game of 2012." 

Lovable Lists 

Video_Game_King has started a very difficult project of trying to list every game that calls out the player by name during the game. He needs your help with coming up with more examples to put on his list! Mento is getting into the spooky spirit just like Patrick and has created a list of all the games he has played that feature ghost ships. Hunter5024 created two lists this week. One listing his favorite video game endings and another of prominent game companies that he thinks can do better than what they have been doing so far. User rockyhorrorgerri is a better person than most of us and likes to sit through the credits sequences for games all the way through and has created a list of all the games she has viewed completely. Finally TepidSharks is a dreamer, but a dreamer with a great idea. He's decided to create a list of characters taht would be great in a potential Avengers vs Street Fighter game. 

Useful User Reviews 


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Posted by ZombiePie
Many Thanks to B0nd07 for the Banner This Week! 
 Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! If you didn't know this weekend is the ExtraLife charity weekend. Even if you are not able to set up your own livestream check out the streams run by your fellow users on the ExtraLife thread. Also Alexis and Drew will be running their very own 24 hour Halo marathon this weekend so check out the chat this weekend whenever you can. Also dannyodwyer gives you the skinny on what GameSpot has planned for ExtraLife. I know a number of you reading this are Giant Bomb t-shirt buyers still waiting for you China Don't Care shirts. All your shirts have been printed, and will be shipped out no later than the end of the week! If you haven't received your shirt you need to contact orders@socialimprints.com. In another case of amazing user creativity check out this Forza Horizon design based on the GB 2013 Membership shirt design. Finally check out GB user cuxun's awesome animated video of Jeff's lame Unfinished Swan pun: 
  

Community Activities and Game Nights 

Every Bit Counts! Help Raise Money for Children Charities This Weekend! 
  • ExtraLife 2012 GiantBomb Team! - Play Games, Heal Kids October 20th - Join the Community Effort Here!
  • Giant Bomb Horizon Race Night - Set for Tuesdays, 8:00 PM ET - Join the Giant Bomb Race Night Community for Forza Horizon Here
  • Join the Giant Bomb PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Tag Team Group Over Here!
  • Final Game Night On GB's Battlefield 3 Server - Set for October 25th - Join the Final Send Off of the Server Over Here

Wonderful Wikis 

Forza Horizon is the big game and has been getting a great deal of buzz and to be expected the Forza community have ensured the wiki page for Horizon is awesome and worth checking out. I had no idea what Mugen Souls was before checking out the wiki page game and if you don't have any idea you should check out the page as well. Carmageddon is coming out for a lot of digital platforms now and as a result users have added a lot of good content on the page. The NES is 27 years old! Crazy, right? Doom 3 got a redux, but check out the main wiki page to see what Doom 3 is all about. However the big highlight this week is Praxis joining the 200,000 wiki point club in large part due to his amazing work on the Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession War wiki page. Congratulations to him and the wonderful work he has done on this site! 

Best of Blogs

Due to the fact that the last Spotlight went out a whole day late we do not have as many blogs this week as normal. Anyways user FluxWaveZ went back and played Persona 2: Innocent Sin and discusses how he feels it's a perfect old school JRPG. Simultaneously, FluxWaveZ was far less enthused with PlayStation All-Stars and explains what isn't hooking him from the beta so far. Alaska_Gamer decided to play Resident Evil 4 for the first time and details why something feels lost to him trying to play it nowadays. Mento continues his always entertaining "Brief Jaunt Through" blog series, this time he shares his hilarious adventures with Age of Wonders. Fallen189 wrote a blog detailing why the procedural gameplay of XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes it a tense and always rewarding game to play. ArbitraryWater also played XCOM: Unknown and went into the game as a fan of the original and breaks down why he's having a lot of fun with the game. PerfidiousSinn gave the most recent Mortal Kombat game as someone who "sucks at fighting games" and describes why he struggle with the games' stiffness. User wumbo3000 wrote a blog about why he enjoys both L.A. Noire and Phoenix Wright for bringing back the investigative crime genre despite being completely different styles of game. StarvingGamer analyzes what he feels is one of the biggest problems with Resident Evil 6, the dissonance between the games' tone and mechanics. Little_ Socrates isn't able to play The Walking Dead anymore thanks to a massive bug and describes his general feelings about bugs in games. Finally MajorMitch details why he wasn't all that amused by Tokyo Jungle, but had a lot of fun with XCOM. 

Fantastic Forums 

If your still interested at tackling Tokyo Jungle DarkestZam just made your time with the game a whole lot easier with a complete map of the game with all of the locations on it. Finally we have reach that time of the year again...yes that's right it's time to discuss which games you think are worthy of being called "Game of the Year." However, don't let that forget about the games of ill-repute. Talk about the worst games you played this year also on the official discussion thread for "Worst Game of 2012." 

Lovable Lists 

Video_Game_King has started a very difficult project of trying to list every game that calls out the player by name during the game. He needs your help with coming up with more examples to put on his list! Mento is getting into the spooky spirit just like Patrick and has created a list of all the games he has played that feature ghost ships. Hunter5024 created two lists this week. One listing his favorite video game endings and another of prominent game companies that he thinks can do better than what they have been doing so far. User rockyhorrorgerri is a better person than most of us and likes to sit through the credits sequences for games all the way through and has created a list of all the games she has viewed completely. Finally TepidSharks is a dreamer, but a dreamer with a great idea. He's decided to create a list of characters taht would be great in a potential Avengers vs Street Fighter game. 

Useful User Reviews 


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Posted by The_Laughing_Man

O wow. Someone featured me! 

Posted by wumbo3000

Awesome, thanks for the shout out!

Posted by pyromagnestir

It's not really a pun, at least as far as I understand what a pun to be, but it is glorious.

Posted by Hunter5024

You know I really should've thought to put "Spoilers" in the name of my list to begin with. Hopefully I didn't add to your list ZombiePie.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Hunter5024 said:

You know I really should've thought to put "Spoilers" in the name of my list to begin with. Hopefully I didn't add to your list ZombiePie.

Hey thanks for reminding to update that list!

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Posted by FluxWaveZ
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Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King: What's a "Devil May Cry?"

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@ZombiePie:

It's what happens when you combine Johnny Yong Bosch with ludicrous amounts of cleavage.

Posted by Mento

Hey Zeeps, here's what I have for this week: A review with the most insidious title pun I think I've ever done, a list about one of my favorite ongoing YouTube series and a blog about how I'd often chide games where you save your hide by hiding, yet nevertheless hied my way through a couple of them. Thanks, and a good Halloween to you all.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@Mento said:

Hey Zeeps, here's what I have for this week: A review with the most insidious title pun I think I've ever done, a list about one of my favorite ongoing YouTube series and a blog about how I'd often chide games where you save your hide by hiding, yet nevertheless hied my way through a couple of them. Thanks, and a good Halloween to you all.

When are you going to make another attempt at your record of most appearances in a single Community Spotlight again?

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Posted by Mento

@ZombiePie: Man, I have no idea. What is the current record?

Actually, don't tell me. It's probably terrifying. And this is definitely not the week for that sort of scare.

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Posted by Gamer_152

Here's a thing for you Zombie. Enjoy.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@Gamer_152: Where's your Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn blog?

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Posted by Gamer_152

@ZombiePie said:

@Gamer_152: Where's your Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn blog?

I fear this blog may exist solely within your imagination.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@Gamer_152 said:

@ZombiePie said:

@Gamer_152: Where's your Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn blog?

I fear this blog may exist solely within your imagination.

Oh I assumed you cared about the latest entry in an overrated console FPS game franchise.

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Posted by Gamer_152

@ZombiePie said:

@Gamer_152 said:

@ZombiePie said:

@Gamer_152: Where's your Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn blog?

I fear this blog may exist solely within your imagination.

Oh I assumed you cared about the latest entry in an overrated console FPS game franchise.

Mods are the best trolls. I dunno, I could write a thing about Forward Unto Dawn but a lot of people are already talking about it and I don't think there's a ton to say which isn't obvious so it's not my top priority.

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Posted by ZombiePie

Check out the latest edition of the Community Spotlight over here

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Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone! Though, I was a bit late.