The Community Spotlight - 10/5/2012


Many Thanks to dennisthemennis for the Banner This Week! 
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! For those of you who are interested at listening podcasts that the staff have been guesting on then this is the week for you. Brad was on a Resident Evil 6 Spoilercast at Gamespot, and Patrick guested on the Idle Thumbs podcast with his old 1up.com buddies. Also related to Patrick is that he's getting close to producing his own video series titled "Spookin' With Scoops," if you have any suggestions as to what scary games he should play recommend them over here. Also check out Patrick's Twitch.tv account to watch he first test editions of Spookin' with Scoops. Our very own professional sexual hamburger, Sweep celebrated his birthday this week! If you enjoy GB user TurboMan's Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look videos he's taking recommendations as to what he should include in his next video. Also if you haven't seen them already the old Whiskey Media interns are getting back together to make new Metagame videos for you to enjoy. Finally someone on YouTube took all of the Persona cross Giant Bomb fanart and made this mash-up video: 
  

Game Activities & Communities 

  • Giant Bomb Community Persona 4 Arena Tournament #3 (PS3) - Set for Oct. 6-7 - Sign Up or Watch the Livestream Here!
  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena (PS3) Team 2 vs. 2 Tournament - Set for Oct. 6-7 - Sign Up or Watch the Livestream Here!
  • Giant Bomb Guild Wars 2 Community Guild Membership Reset Upcoming! - Get All the Details of the Guild Reset Over Here
  • Resident Evil 6 Co-Op Hookup Thread - If You Want to Find a Co-Op Partner for the Campaign Head On Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

So Resident Evil 6 came out this week...and everyone proceeded to have conflicting opinions about the game. Well don't let that discourage you to check out the crazy detailed wiki pages for everything Resident evil this week because they are all crazy good. Once you are done looking over those pages check out the detailed pages for a couple of PC games that came and went this week, those being War of the Roses and Carrier Command. Finally get nostalgic by reading over the Marvel Super Heroes wiki if the Quick Look for Marvel vs. Capcom Origins peaked your interest, and check out the Sid Meier's SimGolf wiki to see why Ryan thinks it's nothing short of amazing. 

Best of Blogs 

Yummylee being the resident Resident Evil expert has written an incredibly detailed and impassioned blog post about his thoughts and issues with Resident Evil 6 for you to read. User CornBREDX went retro and went back and played Heart of Darkness and discusses how it was ahead of its time and if it has held up. Video_Game_King also followed the trend of writing length blog posts with a blog detailing his adventures and thoughts about Xenoblade Chronicles as well as Clock Tower. Sarumarine finally go around to playing Demon's Souls but talks about why he prefers Dark Souls instead. FluzWaveZ  go his hands on Zero Escape: VLD's demo and shares his first impressions of it, simultaneously user Yadilie imported Ys Celceta and shares his first impressions of the game as well as shares what the import process was like. Apocralyptic's monthly update blog was admittedly digital with much of his time spent on Spelunky and The Binding of Isaac whereas Fattony12000's monthly update blog was predominately about Borderlands and Magic the Gathering. Mento complied a list of random thoughts about Borderlands 2 and how he thinks it could have been better while Marino compiled the stats for the month of September on which of you were the most active users last month either on the wiki or forum side of Giant Bomb. DoctorWelch accomplished his goal of learning the programming language C and gives you an update on his future plans whereas BlazeHedgehog provides his final impressions of Black Mesa Source. MMMman  explains why he can't sink in the same amount of time he spent with Borderlands 2 as he did with the first game and dutchbear10 provides a spoilerific blog about his choices in Episode 3 of The Walking Dead. EpicSteve provides his take in the growing controversy of video games depicting war as someone who served in Afghanistan. and Gold_Skulltulla has written a recap of Bennett Foddy's talk at the NYU Game Center conference. 

Fantastic Forums  

The forum highlight for this week handily is gravitypenguin who shares his rather impressive Aigis Persona 4 Arena fight stick. Now that the NDA for MechWarrior Online has lifted ask people who were in the recent closed Beta any questions you have about the game. Or if you were in the MechWarrior Online Beta share your thoughts on the official discussion thread. Also if you have purchased Resident Evil 6, much to Brad Shoemaker's chagrin, talk about how you feel about the game, good or bad, on the discussion thread for the game. 

Lovable Lists 

GB user VikG is a new user who has started his Giant Bomb usership by making a couple of personal lists related to his most notable PC gaming moments as well as people he consider to be important to the development of the video game industry. Finally we see the return of Giant Bomb list master Mento with a list of notable guns that are not in or referenced in Borderlands 2. 

Useful User Reviews 

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Many Thanks to dennisthemennis for the Banner This Week! 
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! For those of you who are interested at listening podcasts that the staff have been guesting on then this is the week for you. Brad was on a Resident Evil 6 Spoilercast at Gamespot, and Patrick guested on the Idle Thumbs podcast with his old 1up.com buddies. Also related to Patrick is that he's getting close to producing his own video series titled "Spookin' With Scoops," if you have any suggestions as to what scary games he should play recommend them over here. Also check out Patrick's Twitch.tv account to watch he first test editions of Spookin' with Scoops. Our very own professional sexual hamburger, Sweep celebrated his birthday this week! If you enjoy GB user TurboMan's Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look videos he's taking recommendations as to what he should include in his next video. Also if you haven't seen them already the old Whiskey Media interns are getting back together to make new Metagame videos for you to enjoy. Finally someone on YouTube took all of the Persona cross Giant Bomb fanart and made this mash-up video: 
  

Game Activities & Communities 

  • Giant Bomb Community Persona 4 Arena Tournament #3 (PS3) - Set for Oct. 6-7 - Sign Up or Watch the Livestream Here!
  • Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena (PS3) Team 2 vs. 2 Tournament - Set for Oct. 6-7 - Sign Up or Watch the Livestream Here!
  • Giant Bomb Guild Wars 2 Community Guild Membership Reset Upcoming! - Get All the Details of the Guild Reset Over Here
  • Resident Evil 6 Co-Op Hookup Thread - If You Want to Find a Co-Op Partner for the Campaign Head On Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

So Resident Evil 6 came out this week...and everyone proceeded to have conflicting opinions about the game. Well don't let that discourage you to check out the crazy detailed wiki pages for everything Resident evil this week because they are all crazy good. Once you are done looking over those pages check out the detailed pages for a couple of PC games that came and went this week, those being War of the Roses and Carrier Command. Finally get nostalgic by reading over the Marvel Super Heroes wiki if the Quick Look for Marvel vs. Capcom Origins peaked your interest, and check out the Sid Meier's SimGolf wiki to see why Ryan thinks it's nothing short of amazing. 

Best of Blogs 

Yummylee being the resident Resident Evil expert has written an incredibly detailed and impassioned blog post about his thoughts and issues with Resident Evil 6 for you to read. User CornBREDX went retro and went back and played Heart of Darkness and discusses how it was ahead of its time and if it has held up. Video_Game_King also followed the trend of writing length blog posts with a blog detailing his adventures and thoughts about Xenoblade Chronicles as well as Clock Tower. Sarumarine finally go around to playing Demon's Souls but talks about why he prefers Dark Souls instead. FluzWaveZ  go his hands on Zero Escape: VLD's demo and shares his first impressions of it, simultaneously user Yadilie imported Ys Celceta and shares his first impressions of the game as well as shares what the import process was like. Apocralyptic's monthly update blog was admittedly digital with much of his time spent on Spelunky and The Binding of Isaac whereas Fattony12000's monthly update blog was predominately about Borderlands and Magic the Gathering. Mento complied a list of random thoughts about Borderlands 2 and how he thinks it could have been better while Marino compiled the stats for the month of September on which of you were the most active users last month either on the wiki or forum side of Giant Bomb. DoctorWelch accomplished his goal of learning the programming language C and gives you an update on his future plans whereas BlazeHedgehog provides his final impressions of Black Mesa Source. MMMman  explains why he can't sink in the same amount of time he spent with Borderlands 2 as he did with the first game and dutchbear10 provides a spoilerific blog about his choices in Episode 3 of The Walking Dead. EpicSteve provides his take in the growing controversy of video games depicting war as someone who served in Afghanistan. and Gold_Skulltulla has written a recap of Bennett Foddy's talk at the NYU Game Center conference. 

Fantastic Forums  

The forum highlight for this week handily is gravitypenguin who shares his rather impressive Aigis Persona 4 Arena fight stick. Now that the NDA for MechWarrior Online has lifted ask people who were in the recent closed Beta any questions you have about the game. Or if you were in the MechWarrior Online Beta share your thoughts on the official discussion thread. Also if you have purchased Resident Evil 6, much to Brad Shoemaker's chagrin, talk about how you feel about the game, good or bad, on the discussion thread for the game. 

Lovable Lists 

GB user VikG is a new user who has started his Giant Bomb usership by making a couple of personal lists related to his most notable PC gaming moments as well as people he consider to be important to the development of the video game industry. Finally we see the return of Giant Bomb list master Mento with a list of notable guns that are not in or referenced in Borderlands 2. 

Useful User Reviews 

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Posted by Ben_H

Yes! Go visit the SimGolf wiki! I redid the whole thing in preparation for the livestream today. Only a couple things are original and over 900 points of new content has been added. I still have even more to add too.

Edited by Video_Game_King

@ZombiePie said:

Now that's just mean.

Video_Game_King also followed the trend of writing length blog posts with a blog detailing his adventures and thoughts about Xenoblade Chronicles as well as Clock Tower 3.

Also, I didn't know that. I guess even I don't know where I find the games I play.

And how did beat me here by two minutes? I thought I was the unreasonably fast one.

Posted by Ben_H
@Video_Game_King: MAGIC 
 
Actually I just happened to be on Twitter and it said the community spotlight was posted so I read it.
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Posted by Phatmac

That's a great banner.

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Posted by CornBREDX

Thank you for featuring me. Appreciated as always =)

Posted by takashichea

Congrats everyone!

Posted by Video_Game_King

Hey, remember our time in Plug.DJ? Consider this a callback.

Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King said:

Hey, remember our time in Plug.DJ? Consider this a callback.

I got into a bit of trouble with some users I have never heard from before when I wrote a bit of a critique about the vocaloid software on FormSpring.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Wait, did you ask the critique as a question, or did you answer a question about Vocaloids with a critique? Because those are two very different things.

Posted by ZombiePie

Something has come up in my personal life. I may not be able to get the next Community Spotlight published until Saturday. If that is the case I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Posted by ZombiePie

The latest Spotlight is up here.

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