Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I am honored to be your host as always. Let's enjoy our very own Mario party this week!
State of the Site and Housekeeping
A lot of users have been reporting issues in regards to the Giant Bomb chat and live stream systems. If you have been having issues site engineer @jslack would like for you to click a link that he has to try and locate/determine the source of the issue. @rorie wants for all users that were not able to purchase a premium account during at any point last week to send him a yelp at support at giantbomb.com. Finally, friend of the site Pat Baer has posted the video recording of his 404ing It panel during PAX South which features Jeff, Samantha Kalman, and Trin Garritano.
This week we once again have a slew of emblems from the Giant Bomb Warframe Clan, but this time they are asking for YOUR INPUT on which emblem they should use. @saik0u has created a banner for the Mario Party 3 stream, whereas @fobwashed gives Dan the victory he secretly wants in his wrestling inspired artwork. jackelzxa has an idea of what Dan's two favorite things are in a pencil sketch. jrdizon went to PAX South and took pictures of himself with the GB staff and the Dr. Tracksuit alpaca toy he made. Finally arcanesylph is on a roll with great artwork about the staff and their feelings about another Mario Party stream.
- Giant Bomb Guild Thread Mk. III - Lincoln Force Has Been REBOOTED - Check out the New Guild Thread Here!
Mario Party 3 is a good game, and I enjoy playing Mario Party. There I said it. So if you have a heart and a soul check out our awesome Mario Party 3 page as well as our well done Waluigi page. Also, good work has recently been done to our Teslagrad page.
Best of Blogs
It is all about the artwork this week, and as you can see one of the big highlights comes from @aurahack and @bboymaestro. Mento and thatpinguino both have the distinction of creating multiple blogs this week. Mento spent the week pontificating upon Lightning Returns, whereas thatpinguino shared his thoughts on Magic the Gathering and his progress as a blogger and a writer about video games. Yummylee has written the MOST COMPREHENSIVE breakdown about the good and bad of the recent Resident Evil HD Remaster. JBG4 once again welcomes you with a weekly update on what he played in the last week, in the meantime FLStyle welcomes you to discuss the latest Fighting Game Community event. armaan8014 finally completed Assassin's Creed: Unity and details his final thoughts on the game, and why he disliked it overall. el_tajij admits to being a League of Legends fan, and from that perspective writes about his thoughts on his time with Heart of the Storm. Finally, Ford_Dent has the second part to his blog series about visiting a modern arcade and the sorry state of them.
- You Have Once Again Entered... The World of Survival Horror... Good Luck! (By: @yummylee)
- What Is Lightning Returns? (Part 1) [Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4] (By: @mento)
- Deep Look: South Park: TSOT- The "Less Is More" Combat (By: @thatpinguino)
- ThatPinguino's Magic Lessons: Morph Shenanigans (By: @thatpinguino)
- Looking Back on a Year of Video Game Writing (By: @thatpinguino)
- Aha! Is This Our Chance (to Pet Puppies)?? Giant Bomb x Persona Fanart (By: @aurahack)
- Happy Monday Duders - Far Cry 4, Wrestling, Big Reveal for Next Month 01/26/15 (By: @jbg4)
- APEX 2015 Preview (Jan 30 - Feb 1) PLUS EVO, Curleh, Reptile & PR Balrog Retiring (By: @flstyle)
- Final Impressions of AC: Unity (Story and impact) + Video Tribute! (By: @armaan8014)
- A Seasoned League of Legender's Take on the HotS Beta! (By: @el_tajij)
- Cavalcade of Arcade Sadness, Pt. 2 (By: @ford_dent)
Do you think we will ever see a Mario Party 4 stream? Join the degenerate bet thread below. On top of that Resident Evil expert Yummylee wants to see which save room theme you think is the best in the series. Did you pick up any of the PS+ games for February, or have any of you had any luck running Dying Light on PC with reasonable settings? If none of those threads tickle your fancy we also have discussion arenas for Life is Strange, the Indigo Prophecy re-master, and the latest expansion for Guild Wars 2.
- Should the Bombcrew do Another Mario Party Party? (By: @imsh_pl)
- Favorite Resident Evil Save Room Theme? (By: @yummylee)
- Life Is Strange Episode 1 Discussion Thread (Spoiler Warning!) (By: @d_w)
- PS+ Games for February Discussion Thread (By: @altairre)
- Indigo Prophecy Re-Master Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)
- Heart of Thorns Expansion Details/Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @jack_lafayette)
- Dying Light PC Performance Sharing Thread (By: @doctordonkey)
Well I'm pretty sure that I said that I was going to put the kabosh on more 2014 GOTY list, but here we are and I still have some to share! Please check out joe423's and Karkarov's lists as they are worth reading over.
- Games That Didn't Come Out in 2014 That I Enjoyed a Lot in 2014 (By: @joe423)
- Day Late, Maybe Buck Short but 2014 Top 10, Here We Go! (By: @karkarov)