The Community Spotlight - 11/15/2013

If You are not Following the giantbombconfessions Tumblr Account...You are Missing Out

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Hey everyone the PS4 is out! As a result we have a bunch of PS4 goodies for you to enjoy this week. If you missed out on Giant Bomb's PS4 live stream here's a link to the best part. For those that are fans of Bombin' in the AM Greg Kasavin is going to be the featured guest for this Monday's episode. For those wondering Patrick is working to ensure that every Monday episode has a guest of some sort. For those that wanted an update on the Giant Bomb Extra Life team, the team has now raised over $117,000! Remember you can still donate until the end of the year!

Clip(s) of the Week

Our very own @turboman has created a new edition of his Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look video feature, but this time he has compiled the best moments from the Extra Life stream! The second video is from the YouTUbe account "The Mystery Zone," which has mashed up Giant Bomb with team Fortress.

Community Activities

  • GB Community Game of the Generation Bracket - Round 2 - Join the Community Effort to Elect a Game of the Generation Here!
  • PS4 PSN ID Exchange Thread - Add Fellow Giant Bomb Users to Your PS4 Friends List By Heading Over Here!
  • Season 8 of Star Trek Online! Join the GB STO Guild Space Neon Lobsters in Rediscovering STO Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Hey the PS4 came out. That's kind of a big deal. the wiki pages for Need for Speed and Blacklight Retribution are great pieces of work. Also, learn about why you would want to return to the world of XCOM and what the heck Contrast is all about.

Best of Blogs

With a the PS4 official launched Dalai would like to remind you how weird and raw the first year of a console's lifespan can get, whereas rempresent reminisces about attending the midnight launch of the Wii. MMMman becomes the first and last person to refer to Saints Row IV as "lovely," but defends his words. GrantHeaslip has finally decided to bite the bullet and play the very first Kingdom Hearts game using the 1.5 release. Similarly Hailinel provides his thoughts on Assassin's Creed IV on the WiiU as someone who has never played a an Assassin's Creed game, whereas ArbitraryWater discusses why Assassin's Creed III is "less than the sum of its parts." Blogging veteran Video_Game_King hacked up some fools this week with Hotline Miami and Soul Blazer. Mento has started a new blog series, but this one showcases a slew of Humble Bundle games. thatpinguino's blog series examining the depiction of amnesia in the Final Fantasy franchise is back! Phatmac joins the "Game of the Generation" fray with a blog about his personal favorites of this generation. YukoAsho pontificates upon what she thinks are the real reasons for Blockbuster's closing, and the impact it has on the gaming industry. PerfidiousSinn breaksdown the gameplay mechanics from Sonic Unleashed that Sonic Lost Worlds could have used or learned from, whereas leebmx has a film and game analysis of the similarities between GTA V and To Live and Die in LA. Peezmachine is not giving up on making a Windjammers game featuring the Giant Bomb staff, and Sammo21 explains why he thinks Batman: Arkham Origins is a "lie" to fans of the Arkham games. Finally JasonR86 gives you an update on how Rocksmith is improving his guitar skills.

Fantastic Forums

Everyone has a story about how they lost a save or an important game file got corrupted, so join the therapy group discussion thread about experiencing such misfortune! If you have tinkered around with the latest Burial at Sea DLC for Bioshock Infinite feel free to share your spoilerific impression about the DLC on the discussion thread. Finally Viking_Funeral has taken the time to compile some stats from the Giant Bomb Community Game of the Generation voting that has been going on.

Lovable Lists

We have two very distinctive and well thought out Game of the Generation lists from Sparky_Buzzsaw and Demoskinos. Check them both out and feel free to come up with own lists. Mento on the other hand looks at the best and most well known video game characters named "James."

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Posted by Video_Game_King

I now feel inspired to learn MMD just to make the Japanese equivalent to this.

Mento has started a new blog series, but this one showcases a slew of Humble Bundle games, and on the flip side thatpinguino's blog series examining the depiction of amnesia in the Final Fantasy franchise is back! Phatmac joins the "Game of the Generation" fray with a blog about his personal favorites of this generation.

Also, these are apparently polar opposites.

Posted by BisonHero

Oh dear god, why is DrewScout, VinnyEngineer, and JeffHeavy so perfect? IT'S SO PERFECT.

Edited by YukoAsho

"he"? >.> <.<

Posted by Video_Game_King

@yukoasho said:

"he"? >.> <.<

I can never tell if you're actually a woman or if you just take your character super seriously.

Posted by Hailinel
Edited by YukoAsho

@yukoasho said:

"he"? >.> <.<

I can never tell if you're actually a woman or if you just take your character super seriously.

Sorry, had to go there.

@hailinel said:

@yukoasho said:

"he"? >.> <.<

At this point, I think @zombiepie is doing it on purpose.

Entirely possible.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@yukoasho:

  1. Why are there people fucking in the thumbnails?
  2. I didn't even realize that was an option.
  3. :
Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum

That Giant Bomb Confessions tumblr is the beeeeeeest.

Edited by Nightriff

I can't wait to watch the Extra Life stream and take in all that Windjammer action, that was a great best of GB video. Jeff falling asleep is the cutest thing.

Posted by YukoAsho

@yukoasho:

  1. Why are there people fucking in the thumbnails?
  2. I didn't even realize that was an option.
  3. :

I'm not sure I get that first one... o_O

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Man, I have such a large backlog of streams from the past several weeks. Oktoberfest, GB charity stream and now the launch day streams are behind us. I'm gonna love slowly watching that stuff over the next month or so.

Edited by Abendlaender

Oh dear god, why is DrewScout, VinnyEngineer, and JeffHeavy so perfect? IT'S SO PERFECT.

Vinngineer and Jeavy are pretty awesome. I played a bit around with the source movie maker but doing that has tot ake so much work....wow

Posted by jiggajoe14

I would love some illegal drugs.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

That TF2 video captured one of the better moments in that already amazing ARMA III Quick Look.

And always, thanks for putting my silly internet blogs on here.

Posted by ZombiePie

@yukoasho said:

"he"? >.> <.<

I can never tell if you're actually a woman or if you just take your character super seriously.

Proper corrections have been made on this edition of the Spotlight.

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Posted by ZombiePie

I revoke my endorsement of the Giant Bomb Confessions Tumblr. I recommend that anyone who currently is following that Tumblr unfollow it immediately.

After a further examination of the more recent entries of that Tumblr I feel that it is wildly inappropriate to support that blog anymore. At this point it is essentially an endorsement of trolling and stalkerish behavior. I cannot in good consciousness do this.

Seriously everyone, don't be creepy. Unfollow that blog immediately, and stop submitting bullshit to further fuel this smut. Then let's pretend this never happened.

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Posted by BisonHero

@zombiepie: Well that escalated quickly? I still haven't looked up whatever this confession thing is.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Gamer_152

I got a blog on console stuff this week and this review of The Stanley Parable. So yeah.

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Posted by Mento

Second part to that Be Mine bundle impressions blog (Part 3 ain't happening at this point) and a list of my favorite characters from the last gen.

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Posted by ZombiePie

The latest edition of the Community Spotlight is available for your viewing pleasure over here.

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