The Community Spotlight - 11/22/2013 (New Console Time!)

Ryan Davis, You Magnificent Man. Making us Laugh from the Grave!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! The Xbox One is here and the "Next Gen," is officially this gen. That's not the only thing notable about this week, as the Giant Bomb Game of the Generation voting has ended with Mass Effect2 being the victor! Regardless of how you may feel about the result let's give @mracoon a round of applause for setting up and managing the whole event on his own prerogative. If you want some more context about the image above, check out Ben Kuchera's Vine recording of the actual reading of Ryan's Tweet. With that I would like to remind you that Giant Bomb is a website about video games.

Clip(s) of the Week

@lackingsaint returns with another Animated Bombcast video, with this episode bringing new life to Jeff's Oculus Rift. @turboman also graces us this week with a "Best of..." clip compiling the best moments from Giant Bomb's PS4 live stream.

Community Activities

  • Xbox One Gamertag Exchange Thread - Grow Your Xbox One Friends List By Posting your Gamertag Here!
  • Giant Bomb Forza Race Night - Set for Thursdays, 9:30 PM ET - Race with Other User Over Here!
  • Spelunky PSN Daily Challenge Friends - Join the Friendly Competition Over Here!
  • Characters of the Generation! Now Accepting Nominations! - Join the Follow Up to the Giant Bomb Community Game of the Generation Event Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Hey the Xbox One came out this week. If you like cars check out our wiki page for Forza 5. If Killer Instinct is intriguing you check out our wiki page for the game to learn about the different tiers of the game. Also, support zombie genocide by checking out our wiki page for Dead Rising 3.

Best of Blogs

GoranP has gone down the game development rabbit hole and shares his experiences on his latest blog. TruthTella provides a breakdown of the Xbox One launch event as well as its insanity. Gamer_152 explains why little changes to console architecture can translate to a lot more than you would anticipate. CharlesAlanRatliff and GERALTITUDE both bought PS4s at launch and detail their thoughts and launch woe experiences. Video_Game_King is here this week with summaries of his impressions and adventures with Planet Laika and Illusion of Gaia. DarthOrange detailed the games of the last generation he was most fond of, whereas SeconPersonShooter looks back at 2013 and the games he thinks are better than Brothers. Cybexx talks about a presentation by Crytek related to Ryse, and how it made him respect the game at least from a technical perspective. Have you ever heard of the Senran Kagura franchise? If not then check out Apathylad's brief synopsis about Senran Kagura Burst for the 3DS. Endrdoug finally got around to playing Element4l, but pontificates on why he liked everything about it, except for the actual "game" part. Mento continues to blast through his Humble Bundle backlog; MooseyMcMan gives you a snapshot of his adventures in Dragon's Dogma; and finally JasonR86 gives you a day ten update on his time with Rocksmith and how it has improved his guitar playing skills.

Fantastic Forums

As mentioned LackingSaint has created a new and wonderful edition to his Giant Bomb Animated series, and you can provide your input about his video on his thread. Also previously hinted was Ryan's "guest" appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Read more about the revelatory event on the thread. You can also join in on discussions about the strongest gun in video game history and which is the best hot sauce.

Lovable Lists

Inspired by Hailinel's effort to crown a "Character of the Generation," Mento has decided to create a list of his personal favorite characters from this generation. Sparky_Buzzsaw on the other hand points out that there was plenty to be disappointed about with the 360, PS3, and Wii era of games on his list of disappointments.

Useful User Reviews

Potent Podcasts

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Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Thanks for the shout out. I need to get around to finishing that list.

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Posted by TruthTellah
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Posted by Demoskinos

LackingSaint really hitting home runs with those animated things man.

Posted by TruthTellah

@zombiepie Oh, I just wanted to let you know that it looks like that "Giant Bomb Confessions tumblr" that you highlighted last week has shutdown after the person running it apologized for letting things get out of hand; so, at least that's over, eh? Shame it went so wrong.

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Posted by LackingSaint

Thanks for the shout-out!

Posted by Hailinel

@zombiepie Oh, I just wanted to let you know that it looks like that "Giant Bomb Confessions tumblr" that you highlighted last week has shutdown after the person running it apologized for letting things get out of hand; so, at least that's over, eh? Shame it went so wrong.

It really shouldn't be surprising, though. That sort of thing will always attract the real weirdos. The sort that usually get shut down on the forums because their, uh, "appreciation" of the staff gets severely out of hand.

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@zombiepie Oh, I just wanted to let you know that it looks like that "Giant Bomb Confessions tumblr" that you highlighted last week has shutdown after the person running it apologized for letting things get out of hand; so, at least that's over, eh? Shame it went so wrong.

Yeah I made a statement on my Tumblr about the whole situation. Twice.

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Edited by TruthTellah

@truthtellah said:

@zombiepie Oh, I just wanted to let you know that it looks like that "Giant Bomb Confessions tumblr" that you highlighted last week has shutdown after the person running it apologized for letting things get out of hand; so, at least that's over, eh? Shame it went so wrong.

Yeah I made a statement on my Tumblr about the whole situation. Twice.

Yipes! Well, glad it ended and all is good now. :)

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Posted by ZombiePie
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Edited by Video_Game_King

You'd better mention how that thread went off the rails within maybe four posts.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

As a history student, I'm sure this blog will give you plenty of reasons to yell at me.

Posted by Gamer_152

Here's a review for this week, you old dog, you.

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Posted by Mento

No lists, but two blogs: This one and this one. That's two, that is. *does a chimney sweep dance*

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Posted by ZombiePie

As a history student, I'm sure this blog will give you plenty of reasons to yell at me.

You are two years too late for that title. I'm not a history student.

I'm a high school history teacher.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Aren't you always a student of life? Or some other sappy shit like that?

Posted by ZombiePie

The latest Spotlight is available for your viewing pleasure now!

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Edited by Aegon

Uh, I guess I was mistakenly tagged?

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