The Community Spotlight - 12/08/2011

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Now I hate to start the Spotlight with sad news but this week it looks like I will have to. Video magician Ana of Tested fame is leaving Whiskey Media, and if you haven't done so already give her you thanks and goodbyes. As for good news engineer Mike has said that in "[The Engineers] are in the process of 'optimizing' our site now." What does this mean? The site will probably get faster. Also you may have noted some format changes on the forums. Don't freak out this is normal. If you are interested in winning free games GB user CharlesAlanRatliff is hosting a Community Game Giveaway everyday for a while so keep an eye on his blog feed to try and win some free games! Finally as always remember to check out the Giant Bomb YouTube Page as well as the Bomb Shelter for all of the best of the best of Giant Bomb. So with that here's Lemon's latest Bombcast Bombination video:

Major Community Highlights

  • Official GB Saints Row: The Third Community Thread - If You Want to Play With Other Users Post you PSN or Gamertag Over Here!
  • Official Mario Kart 7 Community Thread - Try to Play Online With Other User by Heading Over Here!
  • Kessler Run - A Giant Bomb EU/US SWTOR Imperial Guild - Sign up Over Here!
  • Good Luck Have Bothans - Giant Bomb PVE Server - Sign Up If You are Interested Over Here!
  • Battlefield 3 Gamenights & Community Wars - Get the Details and Events List Over Here!
  • Trackmania 2 Race Nights! - Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central U.S. - Sign Up Here!
  • The Giant Bomb Uncharted 3 Hub - Get All of the Information About the Community Game Nights Here!
  • Official GB Modern Warfare 3 Community Thread! Organize Game Nights Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Best of Blog/Fantastic Forums

Lovable Lists

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

Author's Note: Did you find or create any showcase worthy content on Giant Bomb be it related to the wiki or forums? Well then drop a comment on this here feature with a link to anything you have created or found and I promise to showcase it next week. Also to stay up on the best of the best of the Giant Bomb Community follow me on Twitter @GiantBombSquad

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Edited by ZombiePie

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Now I hate to start the Spotlight with sad news but this week it looks like I will have to. Video magician Ana of Tested fame is leaving Whiskey Media, and if you haven't done so already give her you thanks and goodbyes. As for good news engineer Mike has said that in "[The Engineers] are in the process of 'optimizing' our site now." What does this mean? The site will probably get faster. Also you may have noted some format changes on the forums. Don't freak out this is normal. If you are interested in winning free games GB user CharlesAlanRatliff is hosting a Community Game Giveaway everyday for a while so keep an eye on his blog feed to try and win some free games! Finally as always remember to check out the Giant Bomb YouTube Page as well as the Bomb Shelter for all of the best of the best of Giant Bomb. So with that here's Lemon's latest Bombcast Bombination video:

Major Community Highlights

  • Official GB Saints Row: The Third Community Thread - If You Want to Play With Other Users Post you PSN or Gamertag Over Here!
  • Official Mario Kart 7 Community Thread - Try to Play Online With Other User by Heading Over Here!
  • Kessler Run - A Giant Bomb EU/US SWTOR Imperial Guild - Sign up Over Here!
  • Good Luck Have Bothans - Giant Bomb PVE Server - Sign Up If You are Interested Over Here!
  • Battlefield 3 Gamenights & Community Wars - Get the Details and Events List Over Here!
  • Trackmania 2 Race Nights! - Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central U.S. - Sign Up Here!
  • The Giant Bomb Uncharted 3 Hub - Get All of the Information About the Community Game Nights Here!
  • Official GB Modern Warfare 3 Community Thread! Organize Game Nights Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

Best of Blog/Fantastic Forums

Lovable Lists

Useful User Reviews

User Created Podcasts

Author's Note: Did you find or create any showcase worthy content on Giant Bomb be it related to the wiki or forums? Well then drop a comment on this here feature with a link to anything you have created or found and I promise to showcase it next week. Also to stay up on the best of the best of the Giant Bomb Community follow me on Twitter @GiantBombSquad

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Posted by yoshimitz707

Aww yeah, top of the fantastic forums list!

Posted by Tireyo

= - ) I see my review up there. Thanks!

Posted by Thatamos

Aww yeah, top of the useful user review list!

Posted by Hizang

Awesome to see the Saints Row CT up there, I'm surprised at the lack of users on it

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I saw this in my activity feed and was like whaaaaaaat

Thanks for the mention!

Posted by Claude

Faster always sounds better. 
 
  

Posted by gamma_male

I'd like to highlight this piece by Apocralyptic (try saying that after a few gallons of gin). It's thoughtful, beautifully written and very funny.

And thanks very much for the mention.

Posted by RecSpec

Thanks for the two mentions.

Posted by TurboMan

OH NO! ANA! :(

First I had read about that. That sucks, her chemistry with Will & Norm was perfect.

Edited by InsidiousTuna

A lot of good stuff this week! I would totally purchase and wear an IBIB shirt. And yeah, I'll miss Ana too.

Also, I did one of those Best Of lists, like we all did last year.

@InsidiousTuna on Twitter, by the way.

Posted by Mijati

I'm currently counting down my top 15 games of the year each with an explanation (And have a couple of other mentions in there). Currently on #13 and should be done on the 25th if all goes to plans. (Would link them all so far but it won't let me link more than one for some reason).

#15 - MvC3

Posted by LentFilms

Thank you so much for putting "Beat'n My Games" in your Best of Blogs list. I did my best to express my opinion on Corpse Party and I'm happy someone thought it was good. Thanks again.

Edited by Claude

I wish they would hurry up and optimize this site. It's loading slower than shit.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Claude:

Nobody wants to hear about your bowel movements, Claude :P.

Posted by Claude
@Video_Game_King: Hey, I've pooped all over this site. People love my poop.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

If this hasn't been brought to your attention already, a user has made these amazing mashups of the Persona 4 anime with the endurance run, both of which deserve recognition.

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Posted by Bollard

Thanks for including The Mighty Electronic Box again!

Please could anyone checking this list out be sure too look into our triple bonanza of Game of the Year podcasts this week!

Part 1 is already up here, and Parts 2 and 3 are going up today and tomorrow respectively!

Posted by Mento

Pre-emptively posting this week's list before you even remind me. Since my puppy list is getting a lot of exposure due to the newest Quest, I figured I owe it to cat lovers to make an equivalent.

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Posted by ZombiePie

The latest Spotlight is available over here

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