Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Well the year is coming to an end as the staff take their two week break from the site, but as their end of the year gift they are selling a limited supply of discounted premium memberships. The other major news is related to the Giant Bomb moderation team, and if you haven't heard Chaser324 and Sparky_Buzzsaw are the latest members of the mod team! Did you miss the Unarchived LiveStream on Friday? Don't sweat it, it's on Twitch for you to watch right here. Finally Merry Christmas to those celebrating it this week:
Community Events & Game Nights
Giant Bomb's 2012 Moment of the Year Community Poll - Vote for Your Favorite Moment of the Year Over Here!
Giant Bomb Community 2012 Game of the Year Voting - Help Determine the Community's GOTY By Heading Over Here!
The Official Game/Code/Credit/Key Giveaway Thread! - Get Into the Spirit of Christmas and Give Away Free Codes to Fellow Users Over Here!
Gerstmas 2013 - Join the Giant Bomb Community Game Giveaway Over Here!
Wonderful Wikis GOTY Edition
This list of games is just the tip of the iceberg of all the notable games on user created Game of the Year lists with impressive wiki pages. If you have the time check them all out especially if you haven't played some of these games.
We have an unbelievable number of blogs this week, however the highlight this week handily comes from Fobwashed who has created a browser game where you can fight boss versions of the staff as Mega Man. Joining him in the game creation front are nintendoeats and Chavtheworld and you can check out their respective games as well. Marino gives you another snapshot of his adventures in EverQuest, and Mento provides another entertaining MS Paint webcomic for you this week. warsnake was a weapon designer for Far Cry 3 and shares which weapons he designed personally on his blog. BisonHero finally got his hands on Deus Ex: Human Revolution and discusses how it could have been a better experience. aurahack shares a blog listing the best albums of the year and Pepsiman explains why Neon Genesis Evangelion is more than just a bad game after livestreaming it. Video_Game_King had Galerians and Sonic Pinball Party as the targets for his weekly blog, and wumbo3000 decided to examine the entire Ace Attorney franchise with his blog. Finally we have Game of the Year blogs...so so many game of the year blogs that it damn near killed me this week.......
As already mentioned there is new blood in the Giant Bomb moderation team. If you haven't already done so wish Chaser324 and Sparky_Buzzsaw the best in their welcome thread. If you find any good deals for the Steam Winter Sale post them on the Steam Sale discussion thread. Also post pictures of your pets if you have any and discuss if you'll still find the videos of Giant Bomb funny thirty years from now.
We have a myriad of Game of the Year lists which show the various taste and preferences of the community. Of all the game of the year lists do try to check out the eloquence of slowbird's list...it is nothing short of genius let's just say. Finally Mento has created his 2013 backlog list so if you are in the same boat as him get ideas for your own by checking out his.