The Community Spotlight - 12/07/2012

 Many Thanks to deathstroke75 for the Banner This Week!
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! This week the staff are getting prepared for Game of the Year articles and videos for your enjoyment, but the site keep rolling on. On a related note our sister site Comic Vine celebrated its sixth anniversary this week! Whiskey Media and Giant Bomb for that matter came to be thanks to the dedication of Dave Snider and Ethan Lance so many years ago. While the TNT banner making community always tends to provide great content, this week deathstroke75 really hit it out of the park with his banners this week. Also for some reason we had not one, but two examples of odd Brad Muir fan art on the site pop up this week. Prepared to be disturbed by "Muir Cat," if you plan on checking out that second link. Finally the true highlight for this entire week comes from DrWhat who created a fake opening credit video as if Giant Bomb were a 1980s T.V. show: 
  
  

Community Activities & Game Nights

  • Humble Bundle Extra Key Sharing Thread - If You Have Any THQ or Other Humble Bundle Game Keys Post Them Here!
  • Christmas Hat Avatar Thread - Change You Avatar to Have a Christmas Hat Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

Far Cry 3 is the big release this week...and it's the last major video game release for a while. If you haven't gotten your hands on the game check out it's fairly detailed wiki page to get an idea about what it's all about. Forge and Mutant Mudds are games that were released this week and if you have no idea what they're about the Giant Bomb wiki pages for them have you covered. I created a concept page titled "Secretly a Robot," and finally with all this talk about human breast milk check out the Milk object page to clean your palate as well as your soul. 

Best of Blogs 

It's a new month, and like clockwork moderator Marino has all of the statistics on the community worth checking on his Data Dump blog. GoranP is creating a journal blog series detailing all of the crazy and fun adventures he's having in Far Cry 3, while TrashMustache pontificated on his favorite video game soundtracks. Mento has started a major blog undertaking where he plans to play through various Desura indie games, whereas D_Bones continues to detail the notable games from his backlog that he managed to complete this year. FLStyle responded to the news that Capcom had given IGN's IGN Pro League its blessing to use its games, whereas MMMman examined the use of inappropriate language in all video game communities. Blogging menace Video_Game_King strikes again this week with a blog detailing his thoughts on Tecmo's Deception and Haunting Starring Polterguy. CharlesAlanRatliff gives you an image blog about the hilarity that ensued on Shuhei Yoshida's Wii U profile. ArbitraryWater wrote an epic piece on The Walking Dead and Dishonored, simultaneously MajorMitch provides his final thoughts on The Walking Dead on his blog this week. BlackLagoon gives you a detailed lineup of all the games coming for the PlayStation Vita, and moderator Gamer_152 wrote a massive dissertation about the good parts of Halo 4's story. Finally a lot of users are getting into the GOTY spirit this week with Colourful_Hippie discussing the surprisingly good games this year, and BitterAlmond's latest entry on why Hotline Miami is a masterpiece.  

Fantastic Forums

Far Cry 3 didn't just invade everyone's home, but it also invaded the forums with various topics related towards giving you and opportunity to discuss as well as detail your thoughts and adventures related to the game.  BRYN created the Giant Bomb staff as well as Will Smith and Norman Chan of Tested in Scribblenauts Unlimited, whereas TheMightySkullboy created the Giant bomb team on WWE '13. If you have any idea which video game character you would most want to party with or which game you were most disappointed with discuss them in their respective forum threads. Finally breast milk...you should all be ashamed of yourselves. 

Lovable Lists 

We have reached that time of the year again where everyone is tarting to make their Game of the Year lists. Check out all of the notable ones from this week and get your own ideas for your list. The only non-GOTY list this week comes from the always pleasing Mento who has created a list of all the games he would like to see on the video game based GCCX T.V. show. 

Useful User Reviews 

User Created Podcasts 

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Posted by ZombiePie
 Many Thanks to deathstroke75 for the Banner This Week!
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! This week the staff are getting prepared for Game of the Year articles and videos for your enjoyment, but the site keep rolling on. On a related note our sister site Comic Vine celebrated its sixth anniversary this week! Whiskey Media and Giant Bomb for that matter came to be thanks to the dedication of Dave Snider and Ethan Lance so many years ago. While the TNT banner making community always tends to provide great content, this week deathstroke75 really hit it out of the park with his banners this week. Also for some reason we had not one, but two examples of odd Brad Muir fan art on the site pop up this week. Prepared to be disturbed by "Muir Cat," if you plan on checking out that second link. Finally the true highlight for this entire week comes from DrWhat who created a fake opening credit video as if Giant Bomb were a 1980s T.V. show: 
  
  

Community Activities & Game Nights

  • Humble Bundle Extra Key Sharing Thread - If You Have Any THQ or Other Humble Bundle Game Keys Post Them Here!
  • Christmas Hat Avatar Thread - Change You Avatar to Have a Christmas Hat Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis 

Far Cry 3 is the big release this week...and it's the last major video game release for a while. If you haven't gotten your hands on the game check out it's fairly detailed wiki page to get an idea about what it's all about. Forge and Mutant Mudds are games that were released this week and if you have no idea what they're about the Giant Bomb wiki pages for them have you covered. I created a concept page titled "Secretly a Robot," and finally with all this talk about human breast milk check out the Milk object page to clean your palate as well as your soul. 

Best of Blogs 

It's a new month, and like clockwork moderator Marino has all of the statistics on the community worth checking on his Data Dump blog. GoranP is creating a journal blog series detailing all of the crazy and fun adventures he's having in Far Cry 3, while TrashMustache pontificated on his favorite video game soundtracks. Mento has started a major blog undertaking where he plans to play through various Desura indie games, whereas D_Bones continues to detail the notable games from his backlog that he managed to complete this year. FLStyle responded to the news that Capcom had given IGN's IGN Pro League its blessing to use its games, whereas MMMman examined the use of inappropriate language in all video game communities. Blogging menace Video_Game_King strikes again this week with a blog detailing his thoughts on Tecmo's Deception and Haunting Starring Polterguy. CharlesAlanRatliff gives you an image blog about the hilarity that ensued on Shuhei Yoshida's Wii U profile. ArbitraryWater wrote an epic piece on The Walking Dead and Dishonored, simultaneously MajorMitch provides his final thoughts on The Walking Dead on his blog this week. BlackLagoon gives you a detailed lineup of all the games coming for the PlayStation Vita, and moderator Gamer_152 wrote a massive dissertation about the good parts of Halo 4's story. Finally a lot of users are getting into the GOTY spirit this week with Colourful_Hippie discussing the surprisingly good games this year, and BitterAlmond's latest entry on why Hotline Miami is a masterpiece.  

Fantastic Forums

Far Cry 3 didn't just invade everyone's home, but it also invaded the forums with various topics related towards giving you and opportunity to discuss as well as detail your thoughts and adventures related to the game.  BRYN created the Giant Bomb staff as well as Will Smith and Norman Chan of Tested in Scribblenauts Unlimited, whereas TheMightySkullboy created the Giant bomb team on WWE '13. If you have any idea which video game character you would most want to party with or which game you were most disappointed with discuss them in their respective forum threads. Finally breast milk...you should all be ashamed of yourselves. 

Lovable Lists 

We have reached that time of the year again where everyone is tarting to make their Game of the Year lists. Check out all of the notable ones from this week and get your own ideas for your list. The only non-GOTY list this week comes from the always pleasing Mento who has created a list of all the games he would like to see on the video game based GCCX T.V. show. 

Useful User Reviews 

User Created Podcasts 

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Posted by Video_Game_King

@ZombiePie said:

Finally breast milk...you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

This is how you should close your blogs from now on.

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Posted by pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King said:

@ZombiePie said:

Finally breast milk...you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

This is how you should close your blogs from now on.

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Posted by medacris

The Far Cry banner, 80's intro video, and "Secretly A Robot" are my favorite things this week. Been considering drawing my own GB fanart eventually-- what do you think?

Posted by Phatmac

Breast Milk.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@awesomeusername said:

@ZombiePie: I made an "Official Key/Code/Game/Credit Giveaway Thread" that I think would be useful but no one seems to want free stuff. I hear this is the place to try and get the thread on le community spotlight?

I will happily promote that.

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Edited by awesomeusername

@ZombiePie: Great! I hope you're not being sarcastic like ole Lugo.

Edit: Just letting you know, someone just told me to post 6 Steam games they don't want so I posted them in there. Now it's your turn? :D

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Question: will you be moving all GOTY blogs to the Game of the Year Edition board? I mean, we have the page and everything.

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Posted by ZombiePie

@Video_Game_King said:

Question: will you be moving all GOTY blogs to the Game of the Year Edition board? I mean, we have the page and everything.

No, because that page is a concept page for individual games with game of the year editions and not general discussions about games of the year.

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Posted by Animasta

OH, HERE IS MY 2012 LIST PAID FOR BY PARADOX INTERACTIVE*

*not actually paid for paradox intertactive

Posted by TheNesta

I wrote a lot of things about games this year, found here.

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Posted by Mento

Finished up the Desura Dementia thing this week, for a total of 12 blogs. Also wrote this list, since I'm not done with my GOTY one yet.

Feel a little greedy going for a triple threat this week, but I thought this write-up of the bizarre history behind Westone's Wonder Boy series might be of interest to people, given the semi-recent release of that compilation. The page could probably use a bit more formatting to be a little less text heavy though.

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Posted by ZombiePie

Latest Spotlight is up now over here.

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Posted by Leviticus128

My GOTY list: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/leviticus128/goty-2012/46-80567/